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Hmm that is interesting my breast tissue has been getting more sore in the last two days as well.......
post #22 of 42

My boobs are sore too - and lately, they've been leaking colostrum, mostly when I get out of a hot shower. 

 

I'm over the moon right now, because my partner's application for permanent residence in Canada was approved and it looks like he'll be issued his visa before the holidays, and even more important, before the baby gets here. We started the immigration process in July, so it's so nice to know that it's coming to an end. He's here in Canada on a visitor's permit, but can't work, or anything. At this rate, one of us will be able to start looking for a job after the baby arrives - in which case we hopefully won't completely exhaust our savings completely.  

 

Otherwise, feeling pretty good these days. And we found a great doula who's also a midwifery student and willing to attend our birth for not too much money (a lot of the doulas in our town are PRICEY). 

 

All in all - it's been a good week! 

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hi ladies, figured we could use a chit chat thread again.

 

how is everyone, can believe that we a baby born amongst us and so many not so far off!

 

baby B , my little boy has flipped back head down so both are vertex now and that i just so wonderful! they have been spending the few days since he flipped playing footsies with each other, it is actually really cute to watch!

 

and at 32 weeks now i ended up switching midwifes and wow that feel better now, it was hard to tell the first one that i was not getting from hr what i needed, but i had to listen to my gut and go with it and I'm happy i have.

 

 

How are the rest of you feeling?

My baby B flipped around too, but Baby A is still in a breech position as of last Monday. We'll find out this Monday if they both have turned head down. I'm really, really, desiring a natural birth, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Kudos to you for changing midwives. I know how hard it is to leave a caretaker and move to another, but if you're not comfortable, you're not comfortable.

 

 



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For me, my normal braxton hicks are just random tightening, slightly uncomfortable.  But prodromal labor is regular contractions that last 2-12+ hours that last about a minute and come in a pattern and cause tightening AND cramping/pain in my cervix, without causing dilation.  I have not tried drinking wine or beer, but usually bathing, showering, drinking water, changing positions, resting, etc doesn't get rid of them... they just sorta peter out without a baby at the end.


This is exactly how I've been feeling since Sunday. NOT THE BUSINESS! My babies are stubborn though, so I know the moment that I plan something nice for myself, it will be the moment that I go into labor. I should schedule a massage, and that should do it!

 



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My boobs are sore too - and lately, they've been leaking colostrum, mostly when I get out of a hot shower. 

 

I'm over the moon right now, because my partner's application for permanent residence in Canada was approved and it looks like he'll be issued his visa before the holidays, and even more important, before the baby gets here. We started the immigration process in July, so it's so nice to know that it's coming to an end. He's here in Canada on a visitor's permit, but can't work, or anything. At this rate, one of us will be able to start looking for a job after the baby arrives - in which case we hopefully won't completely exhaust our savings completely.  

 

Otherwise, feeling pretty good these days. And we found a great doula who's also a midwifery student and willing to attend our birth for not too much money (a lot of the doulas in our town are PRICEY). 

 

All in all - it's been a good week! 


We're still trying to find a doula this late in the game. I need someone to be with me while the hubby goes and makes sure that the twins are okay after birth. I'll keep chugging along.
 

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Mrs. Music--I have a Matthias also!  It's not a name I hear very often--in fact, I think I've only seen other people with the name online.  :)

 

Sarah--You are so close that maybe your body is gearing up!  

 

Lillymonster--I hope you are able to work out something that you are comfortable with.  I'm sorry you are dealing with all of this stress about your care providers right now. 

 

Adorkable--I didn't mind having a few extra ultrasounds either.  I was especially thankful for the one right before he was born though since it showed he was head-down (I was certain he was, but it was nice to verify it for the doctors) because with him being a preemie, it would have meant an automatic c-section if he had been breech.  I'm sorry about your kitty.  :(  It is hard when our pets are sick.  I hope you are able to find a wonderful vet.

 

Aleka--I hope the irregular hearbeat is nothing and everything sorts itself out!

 

We are just chugging along with Micah growing.  He just hangs out and all of the nurses comment on how cute he is.  I would have to agree.  :P  My milk is in, but man is it a pain pumping every three hours.  I very rarely actually make it as often as I should.  It is so much easier to respond to a newborn crying than it is to get up in the middle of the night to hook up.  Pumping--all of the inconvenience of having a newborn feeding schedule without the squishy newborn cuddles.  *sigh*

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Lisa- I have only heard it a few times. And only since having my own. I met someone with the name in high school and thought it was awesome.

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Well my "oops" hb with my doula is out.  They are cracking down on home births here so she doesn't want to get thrown into jail because she has kids.  I completely understand so she will still be my doula in the hospital and I will be going in at the last moment possible.  I was looking at some birth ware skirts.  it looked neat.  It is posted on another thread in out DDC.  does anyone have any thoughts on this stuff?  I know that I don't want to wear a hospital gown they are so yuck! 

 

Big Momma

post #27 of 42

Another normal blood pressure appointment. *sigh*  I am happy it is behaving, but upset I lost my HB for this.  I am also GBS negative, and she approved my birth plan, so it is all good.  So yay for boring appointments, but sheesh, I am done now... can I have my little bub?

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SummerRain i just had the strangest hit the moment i say your post. maybe you were just having some strange version of white coat syndrom and in the end in hindsight you will understand why there was some reason you needed to change providers. i have this calm that everything with you is on a smooth trach now and your BP seems to agree. so i am really sory your plans got changed on you, but yeah, YAY for boring apointments!

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here's to more boring appointments for everyone! 

 

we received a sigh of relief yesterday after visiting a pediatric cardiologist who couldn't see a single thing wrong with the baby's heart.  The arrhythmia or skipped beats were gone, so it must have just been a growth spurt fluke.  Or, it could be due to taking a new supplement and drinking a ton of hawthorn berry tea as my midwife suggested.  Either way, yay for healthy heartbeats!  The appointment was over in Palm Springs, so afterward we made a celebratory day of it having an awesome lunch & doing a little bit of shopping for baby.  DH was over the moon and I had to hold him back from going broke.  :)

 

it's weird though; this little scare seemed to connect me more with the baby.  my protective instincts started to come out more & it's all becoming more real at last. 

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SummerRain i just had the strangest hit the moment i say your post. maybe you were just having some strange version of white coat syndrom and in the end in hindsight you will understand why there was some reason you needed to change providers. i have this calm that everything with you is on a smooth trach now and your BP seems to agree. so i am really sory your plans got changed on you, but yeah, YAY for boring apointments!



I get the same feelings too.  I think in retrospect there is going to be something that is going to make me happy things turned out this way.  I wanted to have my younger two sons naturally, but ended up with pitocin and then an epidural both times.  I always called my daughter's birth my healing birth because it was natural and at home, but I wonder if her birth is my confidence birth, and *this* one will truly heal me because of the location...?  It is easy enough to turn down drugs if they are not available, but maybe this will be the birth I can do it when they ARE?

 

In the end though, I think there will be a clear reason things are happening this way.  That is the mindset I am trying to keep at least. 

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here's to more boring appointments for everyone! 

 

we received a sigh of relief yesterday after visiting a pediatric cardiologist who couldn't see a single thing wrong with the baby's heart.  The arrhythmia or skipped beats were gone, so it must have just been a growth spurt fluke.  Or, it could be due to taking a new supplement and drinking a ton of hawthorn berry tea as my midwife suggested.  Either way, yay for healthy heartbeats!  The appointment was over in Palm Springs, so afterward we made a celebratory day of it having an awesome lunch & doing a little bit of shopping for baby.  DH was over the moon and I had to hold him back from going broke.  :)

 

it's weird though; this little scare seemed to connect me more with the baby.  my protective instincts started to come out more & it's all becoming more real at last. 


Diane, this is wonderful news!!  I am so happy for your little family, and yay for extra bonding!

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aleka333, SO glad it's looking good now!

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Thank you guys! 

Hope everyone is feeling good lately & looking forward to some relaxing down time over the holidays.

 

I didn't get my boring midwife appointment this week after all - she measured me at 39.5 weeks and asked if I was sure about my dates.  WHAT???  I'm only supposed to be 35 weeks today. 

I've been telling her since the beginning that I was never entirely sure & of course I didn't get the early dating U/S (now I kinda wish I had).  She seems to think I'm full term and could go at any time.

Since I'm a first timer, this news is scaring the crap out of me for some reason.  I've been reading the whole time & preparing myself, took the Bradley course, usually feel confident & secure about my home water birth.  But now I feel gypped out of a whole month of preparation!  I know a lot of people are usually happy for pregnancy to finally come to end, but I'm the exact opposite - I feel like it's flown by and now I'm a scared little girl trying to process this new information. 

 

I'm also a little disappointed in my midwife for not warning me sooner about this.  Once she said I was measuring 3 weeks ahead, but didn't say anything else about it. She can sometimes be a little distractible.  I'm just glad DH and I have just about everything ready - pool, birth kit, etc.  Now I just have to get my shit together and meditate.  LOL  Of course, maybe this all means nothing & I just happen to measure big or something. 

Sorry for rambling on, I just needed to vent and the hormones are getting to me I think.  I'm 31 years old and sometimes don't feel old enough to be a mom yet!  all right, I feel a little better now. 

post #34 of 42
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Aleka I know just how you feel, I was told that because if a liver issue that I will reallly need to have this twins at 37 weeksand since im at 34w4d now it really threw me for a loop! I really don't feel ready, and I'm not since unlike you I don't have my birth pool here or my classes done!!!!

So sitting here reading about how I can jet things moving right in the first few days of Jan, rather than the mid to late Jan that I was expecting is so so so strange!
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  I'm 31 years old and sometimes don't feel old enough to be a mom yet!  all right, I feel a little better now. 



oh man. I so, totally hear this. And I'm 33.... in the last week or so, it's like the reality of an actual baby/kid/whole other human being to care for just clicked in for me, and whoa. it's a little overwhelming. 

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I got to nurse Micah this morning for the first time!  Woohoo!  He latched on immediately and did get some milk so I'm pretty happy about that!  He had his first bottle 2 days ago and went from taking 7mL the first time (although I'm not sure how much of that made it into his stomach!) to taking 30mL yesterday.  A full feeding for him is 45mL right now, so he is chugging right along.  He also finally moved out of his isolette so he is in an open crib.  His temperature still drops a bit sometimes, but this morning he was right where he should be.  I asked his nurse today if there was a chance he would be home before the end of the year and she thinks that it is a definite possibility.  Yay!
 

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I'm 31 years old and sometimes don't feel old enough to be a mom yet!  all right, I feel a little better now. 



I'm 37 and have an almost 6yo and I still don't feel like I'm old enough to be grown-up, let alone a mom!

 

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I got to nurse Micah this morning for the first time!  Woohoo!  He latched on immediately and did get some milk so I'm pretty happy about that!  He had his first bottle 2 days ago and went from taking 7mL the first time (although I'm not sure how much of that made it into his stomach!) to taking 30mL yesterday.  A full feeding for him is 45mL right now, so he is chugging right along.  He also finally moved out of his isolette so he is in an open crib.  His temperature still drops a bit sometimes, but this morning he was right where he should be.  I asked his nurse today if there was a chance he would be home before the end of the year and she thinks that it is a definite possibility.  Yay!
 


 


I am SO happy for you!!!

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I got to nurse Micah this morning for the first time!  Woohoo! 

this is sooo sooo awesome!!!! congrats little Micah, what a milestone!

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i'm so happy to hear that about Micah! what a wonderful milestone :)

post #40 of 42
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so my BH changed big time this morning, took on a whole new crampy level  hmmmmmmmmm  they were really regular this morning while i was in bed, but thankfully got more staggered as the day went on.

also got a really bad headache at one point this morning, what finally got me to really worry for a bit that i was headed to labor was my little old cat decided to attach himself to my side and not leave for anything, did he know something i didn't?

 

anyway a ton of water a long long nap or two and finally giving in and taking a tylenol and then a bath and things have calmed down a bunch. still having the crampy contractions, but they dont really follow any pattern anymore and that makes me think that i dont have to think about them too much.

 

we managed to go out to a christmas dinner we has scheduled and that was nice, back to bed soon for me.  

 

 

 

eeeek i still have so much to do before these babies come, and before my mom comes in 5 days for that matter!

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