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post #61 of 683
for beating PUPPPs!

I had a few contractions last night. They were somewhere between BH and a contraction, actually, but I felt that familiar upward pull on my cervix while they were going on. Definitely not just BH. They actually took a little concentration at the peak. I went through weeks of this (just a few a night, starting to get more and more as the time goes on) with both of my other pregnancies, though....so probably still a couple of weeks left.

...wish dh understood that it really might be SOON, though. He's on day two of his "me time" (baseball game, golfing)...which we agreed upon weeks ago...but all of a sudden I'm looking around the house in a complete panic. I have about 10 projects going right now, the house hasn't been cleaned in two weeks, he has a few major house projects going on, and our basement is still a disorganized mess (which is where the playroom is...kinda need that in shape before baby arrives).

35 weeks today. I would really, really, really like to have a 38-40 weeker, though...supposedly they're better sleepers and nurse better, right?
post #62 of 683
...I should add, despite the panic, what are we doing today? Going to the beach.

I think that's one of the "hardest" things about being at this stage of pregnancy with several kids already. It's not just a long list of baby-prep, house-prep, and projects that your nesting mind NEEDS to get done...it's also a whole host of family activities you really, really, really want to see come true before baby arrives. And let's face it...a family activity almost always takes up every free moment of a day. So yeah...beach today, and I can pretty much guarantee that nothing else is going to happen.

Anyone else feel like they can get one good thing done in a day? I love being pregnant, but I'm looking forward to having my old, hugely capable, wildly productive self back again.
post #63 of 683
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Originally Posted by RedOakMomma View Post
35 weeks today. I would really, really, really like to have a 38-40 weeker, though...supposedly they're better sleepers and nurse better, right?
My 36-weeker nursed like a champ from day 1, and slept great for the first three months. As in 5-6 hours at a stretch.
post #64 of 683
Thread Starter 
my 40w3d nursed like a champ and slept through the night...

my 39w2d or so had a few latch-on problems and was weird about sleeping more than 3 hours at a time.

Its more on the baby themselves than when they are born, I think!



http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1501802_n.jpg <---my 6 week old second cousin! Shes well enough to be held on a regular basis by people other than mommy doing kangaroo care... but still too tiny to go home (but, her mommy would only be 32 weeks along at this point)
post #65 of 683
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I think I'm the only pregnant chick (aside from her other moms) who has her pants on until THE day. lol.
I was checked when I was having contractions at 29 weeks, but otherwise, I'm in the same place as you. The nurse asked if I wanted the midwife to check me last week, and I just said no. No plans to be checked at all until I'm ready to be admitted to the hospital, so I get to keep my pants on too.
post #66 of 683
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I was checked constantly with my last two. Certainly did me no good.

This one, the midwife has asked if I wanted her to and I asked her if there was honestly anything it could tell her we do not already know (I am effacing and slightly dilated... this IS my third baby after all)

But no, nothing.

So the only time shes getting down there before the baby comes is to do my GBS test.

I DID get checked at 27 weeks but I had had bleeding and it wasnt a feeling-for-dilation check but rather a visual check to see if there was something going on in there causing the bleeding (there wasnt, did find out my cervix was funneling then though!)
post #67 of 683
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Originally Posted by RedOakMomma View Post
Anyone else feel like they can get one good thing done in a day? I love being pregnant, but I'm looking forward to having my old, hugely capable, wildly productive self back again.


Except, yesterday I *was* wildly productive, which was weird, because I usually feel like a geriatric slug. Made several batches of vegan zucchini muffins from scratch with one of the enormous zucchinis from our garden, made homemade tomato sauce to freeze from a bunch of the tomatoes from the garden, wrote a bunch of student recommendations, and just generally felt like superwoman...

And then I woke up this morning and wanted to die from exhaustion!
post #68 of 683
MP - what a sweet baby! And so glad she's doing well! Awwww.

My MW let me do my GBS test myself, both times. Glad we did it a little earlier with this boy. With DS1, we did the test at my 38 week appt and he was born the next day, well before the results came back. They were neg though.

Ah, that reminds me... my last pee stick was weird. I tried a different technique, where I used a cup and then poured pee over the stick. The sticks are long and I kept getting running dye when I dipped. Well, it did not work so well. Maybe I used too much? But the dye still ran AND my protien and leukocytes came back colors that was not even on the guide! I'm thinking my Floradix and pre-natal enhanced pee might have had something to do with it.
We called it normal, and I'll be doing what I used to at the next ap.
post #69 of 683
Also...I haven't really gotten any BH that I could feel in a few weeks. Besides baby kicking up a storm (and punching/pushing on my intestines, which, wow, hurts), it doesn't at all feel like my body's even thinking about preparing for labor.

Does this mean I'm destined to be pregnant until December?
post #70 of 683
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MP - what a sweet baby! And so glad she's doing well! Awwww.

My MW let me do my GBS test myself, both times. Glad we did it a little earlier with this boy. With DS1, we did the test at my 38 week appt and he was born the next day, well before the results came back. They were neg though.

Ah, that reminds me... my last pee stick was weird. I tried a different technique, where I used a cup and then poured pee over the stick. The sticks are long and I kept getting running dye when I dipped. Well, it did not work so well. Maybe I used too much? But the dye still ran AND my protien and leukocytes came back colors that was not even on the guide! I'm thinking my Floradix and pre-natal enhanced pee might have had something to do with it.
We called it normal, and I'll be doing what I used to at the next ap.
pouring it on could mix the dye from one with another a lot easier, causing completely abnormal colors (it forces the dye from one part to another a lot easier while dipping it, it may run a little but is not forced out of the little sponge-like part)
post #71 of 683
Lit chick - how old is your DS? I'm pondering the presence of DD.
MP _ that baby is so great!
ROM - one good thing a day has been motto for a while now. We went to beach too. Now I'm wiped out.

Regarding the other stuff on the thread: I don't know if I'll get checked at all even on the day. It only broke my spirit last time to know I "wasn't progressing".
"My baby will come at the perfect time for him or her and I WILL be patient." -Hypnobabies

No BH here either, so maybe I'm should be in the December DDC too.
post #72 of 683
foodmachine - I think the only reason I got checked was to see if I was progressing as fast as it seemed, or if I was just being dramatic. I wasn't being dramatic. lol

My DS is really close to your DD - born 11/29/07. He's very precocious though. Easy going personality, adaptable, and easily comforted (unless he's mad). He saw his birth vid, and seeing me yelp freaked him out a bit, but not in a bad way - he got quiet and clingy, but with reassurance that I was OK he was fine. And we've been reading books and watching other birth vids - we started with the sweet ones with quiet moms, and then I found some louder ones, and he does well.

When he was worried about me when we watched our video, I told him that having a baby was a lot like pushing out stuck poopers. That's something he could understand. Stuck poopers hurt a little, and they can make you upset and cry, but they come out and then it's OK. He had bad constipation a little before we started watching the videos, and to help him with that I had him get on his hands and knees, and rock, and hold on my hands... and it worked. So when he saw that on the vids, it was relatable.
post #73 of 683
All of my computers had blue screened so I haven't been on in a while.

All is quiet here. I thought I had gained some weight, but weighed in again at 183.2 today - so that was kind of disappointing.

Anyone know where I can buy 3t husky pants? I hate to buy these and the "label" that comes with them. My father says to just buy the kid pants that fit (I used to have an ED so I'm sensitive about weight, to put it mildly, plus pregnant, oh my).

Liz
post #74 of 683
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All of my computers had blue screened so I haven't been on in a while.

All is quiet here. I thought I had gained some weight, but weighed in again at 183.2 today - so that was kind of disappointing.

Anyone know where I can buy 3t husky pants? I hate to buy these and the "label" that comes with them. My father says to just buy the kid pants that fit (I used to have an ED so I'm sensitive about weight, to put it mildly, plus pregnant, oh my).

Liz
Try SEARS. And think "big and strong", not "fat", when you hear "husky". You know, "strapping young man."
post #75 of 683
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Try SEARS. And think "big and strong", not "fat", when you hear "husky". You know, "strapping young man."
FWIW thats what I always thought it meant, never thought it was fat... just large, like muscular. LOL
post #76 of 683
Husband took a vacation day today because work was slow, and we've been doing To-Do List

Got the tub re-enameled, which was huge. It had lots of rust spots. Now it looks brand-new. Can't wait to take a bath... of course since you have to let it set for THREE DAYS that won't be until Monday. We're going to have to go to his mom's house (only a few miles away) to shower this weekend.

Got the mattress for Em. Now all I need to do is to get a dresser in there and the "kids room" is completed and we may start transitioning Em to her own bed. Which is kind of making me sad. But there's no way I want to co-sleep both of them (Em and husband both violent sleepers, plus Em sleeps really lightly and I'm not trying to have her wake up every time the baby wakes up throughout the night). We got a twin-size mattress and put it on the floor, so it will be a familiar type of bed, plus one of us can lay down and snuggle with her if she wakes up in the night.

Got paint for the kitchen, husband is going to paint tomorrow in there and do a million other little to-do list things in there. So, hopefully, by the end of the weekend we'll have a completed kids' room, a completed kitchen, a half-completed bathroom (that already looks SO much better than when we moved in).

I'm still overwhelmed but at least progress is being made. And if I can pick up a dresser from craig's list this weekend, I'll finally allow myself to wash, sort, and fold all of the baby clothes and put them away.
post #77 of 683
A friend commented that the baby should be about 4lbs now, then said that she couldn't imagine me getting any bigger.

I know it wasn't meant in a mean way but it hurt my feelings and now I'm feeling down.
post #78 of 683
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A friend commented that the baby should be about 4lbs now, then said that she couldn't imagine me getting any bigger.

I know it wasn't meant in a mean way but it hurt my feelings and now I'm feeling down.
*hug*

well, at least she was right about how big baby should be right now...

but I know you can get bigger! Ive been there... lol

Im actually kind of depressed right now because Im NOT that big, well compared to my body. Makes me really anxious to start losing weight after Mae gets here. Once my SPD wears off after the birth we plan on doing family walks every night, plus my breastfeeding, plus eating healthy... I was doing a mile walk and eating healthy pre-pregnancy and lost over 10 lbs... so add in breastfeeding and that weight should (I hope) just melt right off.

Especially since we know this time to watch my thyroid VERY closely!
post #79 of 683
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*hug*

well, at least she was right about how big baby should be right now...

but I know you can get bigger! Ive been there... lol

Im actually kind of depressed right now because Im NOT that big, well compared to my body. Makes me really anxious to start losing weight after Mae gets here. Once my SPD wears off after the birth we plan on doing family walks every night, plus my breastfeeding, plus eating healthy... I was doing a mile walk and eating healthy pre-pregnancy and lost over 10 lbs... so add in breastfeeding and that weight should (I hope) just melt right off.

Especially since we know this time to watch my thyroid VERY closely!
Yeah I was making a comment that I want to keep him in and fatten him up some more and that's when she made the "can't imagine me bigger" comment. Though I told her I don't want to fatten ME up, just him lol and that he has plenty of room to get bigger already.

It came after I had just commented that I thought he had dropped. I was feeling huge, and now I'm not. I can breathe again. I want to compare pictures but can't find the cord for the camera so I'll have to wait. I don't know if he did drop or if I'm just getting used to being this size lol.

I've seen your belly and it's beautiful

I'm already anxious about weight-loss after too. I'm almost up 40 lbs (and on a 5'2" frame that is a lot) and was just a few pounds shy of my "goal weight" right before conceiving (I seem to become really fertile when my weight is in that range though, so maybe I shouldn't be in a hurry lol) so watching me go from eating really well, to trying but having aversions and cravings has been difficult.

I guess I'm at the point in pregnancy where I just want to hear "you look so great, you're glowing!" even if I'm not lol.
post #80 of 683
mommy2cr- I'm with you. I just wish I could stop hearing about it. The baby will come when the baby comes...and I'm actually not huge. Whatever.

We went to see our puppy today. Another week or 2 and we'll bring him home. He's so fuzzy and sweet. The one I've picked has decided that I'm a safety zone, and will come to me and curl up in my lap. I'm so excited.

However, it turns out that dh will be gone at a school (95% arranged) shortly after the baby is born. FOR TWO MONTHS. So, I'm still married to a Marine. Yep. That's right. I'm working myself through the mental gyrations of a newborn and a puppy, AND 3 other children (5 and under), AND the managing of an entire household. One that does not include trash service. Humph.

But, in a way, I'm very happy. Dh is, too. This is our life and we LOVE it. Crazy, huh? We both do well with a little excitement, and a little pressure. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
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