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Happy birthday, MarissaMom! Here's hoping the rest of your day is better!

post #62 of 389

thanks for the happy birthdays!. 

 

my dad took me and DD out to lunch, and in a few minutes DF is taking me out to buy me an iPod Touch. and I don't know what we're doing tonight yet, but we'll be doing something. 

post #63 of 389

and because everything was going well, my washer just broke

post #64 of 389

still no baby.

 

last night i though baby was coming... i'll be back later to update

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Marissa~ sorry to hear about your washer. Over all it sounds like a pretty good day with your dad, dd and bf.

 

Aily~~ Come on baby!!! We all want to see you but your mom does more than us. :)

post #66 of 389

Happy birthday Marissa! I thought you said your water broke. Freudian reading on my part?

 

Had an appt with the MW today. Harper has definitely dropped. Last week (37 weeks) I measured 36 cm. This week it was 33 cm. My amnio fluid might be low, too. So it's lots and lots of water for me this week. We also talked about my GBS+ status and what that entails in labor. They didn't have the birth tub that we rented available, as some other moms haven't returned them yet. Had to take one with no heater. I was SO excited to be 'able' to go into labor starting today, but now I feel like I have to wait a week until we get the good tub. Cripes! 

 

 

post #67 of 389

I went to my doc yesterday, all is well. I also had a n ultrasound just to be sure baby is head down and it is! We couldn't see what it is again, so it will be a surprise which is fine with us.  I am paranoid I'll get a call from the doc after the ultrasound, because I did after the 18 week one because baby had a choroid plexus cyst.  I am very low risk for trisomy 18, and the only marker was the cyst, so it is probably nothing, but I was hoping baby would open his/her hands or something so I could be sure now! But baby's hands looked like little balls, lol, I know dd always had her hands clenched after she was born, but it would have been reassuring to see open hands. Oh well, I'm sure all is well, baby's face is soo cute as far as I can see, the tech said everything looked good, baby looks like 6pounds 2 ounces, I'm 36 weeks, so that is good.   Good luck everyone we made it to our birth month!

post #68 of 389

okay so that that I have a moment.

 

things picked up and were looking postive from what i thought last night. called the midwife on call to let her know that things were looking like they might be happening. Wow i so didn't get the response i thought I would.. she told to to go have a bath, take some tylenol gravol and go to bed....

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well had a bath and went to bed they kinda continued through the night.. but i kinda think my feeling toward her attitude was very much a I don't want to have you attend my birth. but something did happen last night as I'm have a much softer cervix and a bit more dilated then i was yesterday. I have been losing mucos like crazy today. Pretty sure my pulg is gone but at 3-4 cm i would be a bit surprised if it was still hanging around....

 

my grandma is in town now, so my extra help with the boys is here. baby can come anytime and I hope it will be soon. but i'm off to bed casue i'm pretty tired today after last night. getting really tired of this predomnal labour stuff. i think this baby may just fall out when it is time

 

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Marissa~ sorry to hear about your washer. Over all it sounds like a pretty good day with your dad, dd and bf.

 


well, kind of. ended up spending about 4 hours (total, not all at once) crying though. 

 



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Happy birthday Marissa! I thought you said your water broke. Freudian reading on my part?

 

 



I wish. I so don't want to have to be pregnant anymore. having a baby sounds so much better than having to go buy a new washer ASAP because I don't think I could handle being more than a couple of days without a washer at this point. 



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I went to my doc yesterday, all is well. I also had a n ultrasound just to be sure baby is head down and it is! We couldn't see what it is again, so it will be a surprise which is fine with us.  I am paranoid I'll get a call from the doc after the ultrasound, because I did after the 18 week one because baby had a choroid plexus cyst.  I am very low risk for trisomy 18, and the only marker was the cyst, so it is probably nothing, but I was hoping baby would open his/her hands or something so I could be sure now! But baby's hands looked like little balls, lol, I know dd always had her hands clenched after she was born, but it would have been reassuring to see open hands. Oh well, I'm sure all is well, baby's face is soo cute as far as I can see, the tech said everything looked good, baby looks like 6pounds 2 ounces, I'm 36 weeks, so that is good.   Good luck everyone we made it to our birth month!



hurray for head down!

 

 

I so don't want to be pregnant anymore. I've pretty much hated being pregnant the whole pregnancy, and I just want to have my baby in my arms. that's probably why I've been in such a hormonal bad mood most of the day. after having all the drama with the car, having the washer break was not what I wanted to happen. it being an older washer that we got really cheap in the first place, we decided it would be a lot easier, and probably less expensive, to just replace it. so my new washer is getting delivered tomorrow. then after dinner (which we had a fight about where we were going to dinner), I came home really wanting to get my new iPod Touch set up and play around with it, but my computer is having some issue where it won't install iTunes. found out that the issue is with the Windows installer, but to call tech support to find out how to fix it would cost $60. so, two hours of researching the issue, and we're no closer to it being fixed. so we gave up for the night and went to bed, at which point we got into a big fight because I was "being inconsiderate" by having most of the blanket (because I had it in between my knees so that my hips weren't killing me). we've been fighting a lot lately. having a hard time seeing eachother's perspectives because we barely ever seem to just talk to eachother without snapping. our relationship is feeling really strained lately, and I'm feeling like it's just about the worst time possible for us to be going through a rough patch. 

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Squrrl- dd2 did that tickling. She was born with a nuchal hand (up by her face). It was not a problem. I didn't really tear (just "skidmarks")

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Originally Posted by Marissamom View Post

and because everything was going well, my washer just broke



So sorry!  My dishwasher broke right before DD1 was born.

 

 

 

I finally got a good night's rest last night.  Yipee!

 

 

I'm 38+2 today.  I plan on hot having any cervical checks until I go into labor.  Anyone else doing this?  If you're not waiting, could you tell me why?  Just wondering if I should rethink this or not.

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Oh, Marissa, I'm sorry!  Telling a 9 months pregnant woman that she's "being inconsiderate"--in bed, no less--sounds like a good way to get whacked!  Go get yourself a blanket, bub!  My DH isn't much USE as soon as his head hits the pillow, but at least he's generally pretty amiable.  If I didn't have him to be my rock...Well, suffice to say that I'm really sorry you're dealing with this.  The worst I can complain of my husband is that he's dealing really poorly with my DD's increased neediness and free-floating stress--and in fairness, I think all of us with older children can agree that they really can be awful little twits when they're stressed out.  Oh...haha...and also, happy birthday.  I even threw a party on DH's birthday, and didn't remember to actually wish him a happy birthday until a friend told me to pass on birthday wishes on computer chat!  Nerrrrr.

 

Aliy--WTH?  You're totally in range to have this baby no problem, so there doesn't seem to be much reason/excuse for the midwife's reaction.  Sounds more like a "I just wanna go to sleep, don't bother me now!" reaction, maybe?  Which, however understandable it may be, isn't really appropriate from a midwife, seems to me.  I surely understand the "do not want you at my birth" thing...I'm not much of a princess about who's present at my birth, but I am a little cranky at the idea of being attended by one of my midwife's office workers who apparently now has aspirations.  The other day she took my blood pressure, and looked at me and said "Oh, honey [gag], I hate to say it, but you don't look like you've dropped--I don't think you're going soon!"  Yeah...head's been buried in my pelvis for nearly a month, so low that the midwife sometimes has trouble finding it.  But hey, you're the expert. :-P

 

I am weepy weepy weepy today and I HATE IT.  I am so not a hormonal, weepy type.  I had a long, restless, painful night filled with long, strange, tiring dreams, and eventually woke everyone up with my tossing and turning so that we all got up several hours early.  And my SPD is KILLING me, and I guess it's deteriorated further, because now my magical homeopathic cream and chiropractic together--each of which was a miracle when I started them months ago--aren't cutting it.  So now DD and I will both desperately need naps, and on a day when somehow we have about a million people coming and going!  All good, and I'll be glad to see them all--MIL to help with DD, dear friend bringing by a waterproof blanket I commissioned from her and visit for a bit, my mother coming in the late evening to help over the weekend...the one I'll be most grateful for, though, even though it's because of otherwise bad circumstances, is if my husband comes home a bunch early.  It'll mean that he didn't successfully scrounge up any work/charge numbers to get him through the day, and the fact that he even has to try so hard bodes very ill for the company and his job, but right now it's hard to get too upset over anything that brings him back home.

post #73 of 389

Ugh. Woke up at 5 am with strong contractions, got up, ate some breakfast, timed a few contractions (3 min apart, 1 min long), read some news for an hour, contractions stopped.

 

Now I'm tired and  have to figure out how to get to my appt today... DH has a meeting at 9 so can't go in to work late. I could get dropped off two hours early and hang out at a cafe but I'm so tired... or I can take an hour long bus ride and pay $5 for it. I can get a ride home, at least. I am getting my membranes swept today so hopefully today is the day, but I'm exhausted and just want to go back to sleep!

 

I hear such mixed things about getting membranes swept that I am trying not to get my hopes up, though my best friend went into labor immediately after so that makes me feel a little hopeful. She is convinced I will go into labor, but I'm just trying to keep an attitude that I'm never going to go into labor so I stop being disappointed! It's not working.

post #74 of 389

Mom's Love, my midwife doesn't even offer checks until labor or, possibly, post-dates.  Her take is that they really don't mean jack, since you can perfectly well go around 4 cm dilated for weeks, so why get yourself worked up thinking something's going to happen soon when only time can tell?  It's hard not to be curious, and I can see wanting to feel that you've made progress with all this prodromal bs, but I definitely see her point.  Come to think, even when she DID take a look before labor last time--to check on my amniotic leak--I think she specifically didn't say if I was dilated/effaced.

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Oh, and thanks for all the comments on the hand issue...I guess it'll just be what it'll be, eh?  Frankly, I needed seven stitches last time, and all the other sensations going on were so intense that I didn't even FEEL the tear until the next day when I had to sit on it.  Heh.  Felt it then!

 

And after all, baby hands are so dang cute that thinking about them can't be all bad.love.gif

post #76 of 389

Wow, lots going on.  Marissamom, happy birthday yesterday!  I'm sorry you had such an awful day.  It sounds horribly crappy.  Hope today is better, and tell him to get his own blanket.

 

Aliy, when is your next MW appointment?

 

Adrienne, I hope you get your tub quick.  It's exciting that you dropped!  And that's a bummer about GBS+!

 

Yo quiero a mi bebe, it sounds like you had a great ultrasound.  I'm sorry you're so stressed. 

 

Katroshka, WTH?  Come out, baby!  I can't believe you still haven't had the baby!  Logistics are hard for us, too, right now with just one car and me being so slow and uncomfortable and DH needing to be everywhere, and I hate riding the bus with more than one kid.  Hope the sweep gets you going!

 

Squrrl, I'm so irritable.  I'd almost rather be weepy.  I'm like some kind of pregnantozilla, I just keep yelling at everyone.  It's stressful that DH's job is kind of up in the air, but I know how you feel.  When DH comes home early or stays to help in the morning, I know we'll pay for it later, but I'm grateful.

 

A Mom's Love, I'm 38+2 today too, and I'm going to hold off as long as I can stand it. 

 

I'm sad today and starting to swell up.  It's great that I have not swelled until now - with my other two I had a desk job and I swelled up pretty early.  DD had a rough day at school Wednesday and I pulled her out yesterday and let her play at DS's co-op preschool and we got pedicures, which was really fun and something I certainly haven't done for years.  She'd never had one before.  She was up all night sick, so she's going to be home again today.  I really, really need that 2.5 hours when neither kid is here to get stuff done.  Our apartment is a mess, and dealing with both of them screaming and running around and fighting and mess-making all day makes me want to cry.  I just want to sleep.  My body feels pretty awful.  I've spent a good amount of this week on my feet and it doesn't really feel good anymore.  It would be awesome if I could have this baby before Wednesday, my next Co-op work day.  Not to mention that I don't want to catch DD's horrible cough and congestion, and I don't want to have the baby when she's too sick to come to the hospital.

 

Question:  When the baby drops, is it her head that drops or her body that compacts?  I think her head engages, right?  This baby seems to have folded over or something, so her body and legs are lower, but I can't feel her head any lower.

post #77 of 389

So excited about these almost-baked babies! Can't wait to see 'em.

 

No news here- she feels lower but that's about it. I'll be 38w on Monday so I'm expecting to remain round a while longer orngbiggrin.gif

 

Lyss- Both! Head drops into pelvis and often baby will settle in a folded position. Like lotus-legs folded up as opposed to curled fetal position. Is that what it feels like she's up to? I feel knees more often at this point than bebe feets.

post #78 of 389
Marissa- sorry about the crappy day. Hug.

On my phone so can't see- whoever wrote about being checked. My midwives don't check for the exact same reason someone else mentioned: you can be 3-4 cm for a long time so it doesn't mean much.

Still having on and off prodromal stuff here. Measured 39.5 last week and 35 yesterday. Baby is indeed way low like I've been thinking. Forced myself to go have breakfast with the preschool moms and I'm glad I did. It was good to chat birth, babies and other things with IRL moms. Now I'm at my babywearing meeting ( I'm a leader) waiting for people to show. Will be nice when I have s real baby to wear when I come back in a few months instead of demo-ing with a doll and a large belly!
post #79 of 389

37w6d here- At my appt on Tuesday I was 3 cm- she said she won't check again- just likes to see at this point where things are, but like someone else said that it doesn't mean much.  I lost some/all? of my mucus plug- didn't experience this with dd, so don't know how much is all of it, or what to expect there.  My midwife also said that she expects to see me at my next appointment (meaning I won't be calling her before then), but that she doesn't think I am going to go into April, but of course she could be proven wrong- so helpful- LOL.

 

Finally got my washer/dryer back in (so I can totally relate to not having one Marissa, I'm sorry, not a cool thing but especially on your birthday!), our carpet comes Monday/Tuesday, my dad comes tonight!  So LOTS of preparations can start- did a bunch of laundry last night- was finally able to wash some things for the baby- hope to pack a bag tonight.  I'm having the same hard time concentrating on the hard things at work- easy tasks to wrap things up, no problem, but I have one project that is just kicking my butt on completing :(  I know there will always be something left hanging, but this one has just been a nightmare from the start.

 

Good luck mammas that are on the brink- I keep checking in thinking there will be a rush of babies, but so far we are definately in like a lamb :)

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feeling a little better today, but still really weepy, plus I only slept for about 2.5 hours. at least DF stayed home from school so he can deal with DD. it's a really nice day out, so maybe we'll go for a walk. 

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