Ada is beautiful.
37 weeks today, and getting antsy to be done. seems like this pregnancy has been going on forever. but I still have some much stuff to get done. I at least got a lot done today.
Awwww, love the pic of Ada!!!! Congratulations on a healthy gorgeous baby!
I am totally climbing the walls... even though I wanted to wait until after my driving test tomorrow anyway the uncertainty is driving me nuts! I had a few hours of pretty strong contractions that lasted about a minute and were about 4- 5 min apart this morning, so of course I'm wondering again if it's actually happening... It's SOOOO annoying.
I totally sympathize with PrimeNumber's shock at having the baby so quick, DD2 was so much faster than DD1 (especially pushing: 10 min vs 2.5 hours) and when they put me on her chest I had this feeling like, "HOW did I get this baby already?" Totally weird.
We are all loving the van, it rides really smoothly and is really quiet, and the girls love to sit in different seats every time, usually far away from each other, so they are very quiet and not arguing like they usually do when they are 6 in away from each other in the civic. Makes for very comfortable car rides!
Look at that! You don't go on MDC all day and someone has a baby! Congratulations, Prime Number!!!!
When the rest of you start having babies post it in the main DDC area so we can shower you with proper congratulations and ask all kinds of personal questions about your birth!
Sorry for all the stop and start labor, ladies. I know that must be frustrating.
It's a chunk of mucous. Ever had a sinus infection? A really bad one? Imagine blowing your nose into your underwear. Maybe slightly more solid than the biggest infected booger you've ever blown.
At least, that's what mine looked like. Most of pregnancy is beautiful and amazing and such, but a mucous plug is unbelievably gross, IMO.
I bought a chin up bar for the birth. I am so excited. A friend is going to loan me her woven wrap and I'm going to put it over the chin up bar and under my arms (and across my back) so I can hang and pull during labor. SO EXCITED.
Plus, it was only $20 and I realized last night that I could probably hang an outdoor infant swing from it and use it next winter so my girls can swing! And since it just goes up in a doorway (with no nails) I don't have to make room for MORE furniture! Best $20 I've ever spent (maybe).
Ada is lovely! Congratulations again! I love her name:)! Take it easy, mama.
Well, we really got a lot done so I'm feeling much better. It was awful having it hanging over my head but I just couldn't get it done before. I think I'm done for the night though. DH goes back to work tomorrow and then I have a MW appt. on Wed.. It's with my MW's partner and we'll do the GBS then. I was positive last time so we'll see what happens this time around. I swore I was going to eat a bunch of lacto-fermented food this time around but that didn't happen.
I gradually lost my mucus plug during the day and then labor started at 6 pm with DD. TMI alert: If I remember correctly, it started out greeny-yellowy
(normal for me-not from infection), then clear, then clear withprogressively more blood. I lost it throughout the day, every time I wiped after peeing. This past Friday and Saturday I lost 2 small globs at the end of the day but nothing since then. Those were days when I felt really bad though, so I think that has to have something to do with it.
So excited for the next babies. I can't totally wrap my head around our first DDC baby though.
I never saw my plug with either of my girls, I wonder if that is because it wooshed out when my water broke? This time around I have been losing it in pieces, but I haven't gotten a huge piece or any blood, so I know it isn't time yet. My dh and I decided to dtd since I'm full term and it is safe now. It was really awkward. And didn't appear to start anything going. But worth a shot and it was nice to be able to be close to him again.
Something is going on with me today. Could be more prodromal stuff, maybe not. Lots of cramps, contractions and diarrhea. I did dtd with my hubby last night, plus I just started taking evening primrose oil. But this isn’t all related to that, is it? If so, I’m never taking epo again, because let me tell you, I’m not feeling great right now!
I'm swinging broadly between feeling like I have another month and I'm in no hurry at all and feeling like I'm crampy and about to explode and that it's going to happen at any moment. I'm getting REALLY excited to meet the new babe! I'm also super excited to be out of work for 10-12 weeks.
Besides that, not much to report. I have a pretty serious laundry situation and I REEEEEALLY need to do some cleaning (now that our garage and basement are so clean and pretty). I'm still not allowed to see the baby room. Jason's been watching way too much "Extreme Home Makeover" and he really wants to have a big, dramatic "reveal". I hope he finishes Thursday (his next day off), so I can see it. If not, I'll have to wait until Saturday (at least). It would just be nice to have everything put in the proper place.
We're going to 2 concerts this weekend (same band, 2 shows). It's at a club and there will be lots of dancing. That should be interesting....... LOL!!!
why do I always have to have contractions that start when I go to bed and continue until it's time to get up? haven't had a decent nights sleep in four days, and I'm starting to get really pissy because of it. at least I know they're doing some work. baby is is a better position and seems to have engaged, and I'm more dilated. I'm feeling like this boy is going to come soon.
Everything that was happening this morning has stopped. Grrr. I'm just extra tired and frustrated now and with a slightly sore belly. I've read that the cleaning out thing can happen a couple days before labor, so maybe I'll be lucky and it will be soon? I'm not loving this though, I'll tell you that.