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post #21 of 183

Ahhh!! I'm a day past my due date and coming down with some nasty cold/flu thingy. I don't want to go into labour like this!!! surrender.gif

post #22 of 183

Baby is officially head-down!  Looks like all the internet flipping tricks may have worked.  And the u/s tech confirmed that yes, she's still a girl. =)  Everything else looks great.  Looks like DH is going to be very close to his guess of 6lbs 9oz as baby's weight.  Seems random, given that my last two were 8lbs 6oz and 8lbs 7oz...nowhere near close to six pounds.  But the measurements show that she's just over 6lbs, currently.  So she'll be a small fry compared to the other two!

post #23 of 183
Yay Nikki!!! So exciting!! Enjoy your big sigh of relief.
post #24 of 183

Nikki: What a relief! Now you want to do a bunch of deep squats to really wedge her in there. Or the tummy-binding thing, if you can manage it... I couldn't. The baby has stayed head-down regardless, fortunately.

 

MaryElizabeth: Has it happened yet? Good luck! Hope everything goes like clockwork for you!

 

Today is my official EDD. I was planning to let it pass with serene disregard, but then last night I couldn't sleep, had a few more BH than usual (or was I just imagining that?) and ended up tossing and turning until 3AM at least. Ehh. I was sort of anxious for labour to start, but I'm over it again - Mum's taking DD tonight so DH and I can go out for a final fling and watch Super 8, and (as DH put it with true paternal tenderness) I'd rather watch a movie than take care of a newborn. :p

 

Had a blood test yesterday - DD had to come along, and was most intrigued as usual by the procedure. (Side note: as a non-vaxxer, I'm kind of in awe of parents who can successfully make their three-year-olds get shots. No way DD would put up with any of that malarkey!) The pathlab tech was most impressed when DD solicitously offered me a glass of water after the test. :) Oh, and two people gave me compliments about my hair! Given that I've felt like a slobby, bulging mess for the past few months, that was nice to hear... as were comments not directed at the size of my tummy. Bless you, pathlab tech and lady in carpark (although, lady in carpark, tugging on someone's braid as you compliment it is possibly a tad creepy. But you're old, so it's OK.)

 

ETA: Oh, you know how I was whining about money issues? Well, last night (after staying up until 1AM to finish an article, poor chap) DH said he'd been asked to do some podcasts on a really big freelancing site, that should hopefully get him heaps of exposure (and therefore, hopefully again, lots of sales of his ebook). Here's hoping this turns things around! He's asked for my help transcribing a few of his podcast video thingies so he can turn them into articles, too, which makes me feel useful.

post #25 of 183

Nikki- I'm so glad your baby turned!  Yay!

 

Smokering...woman, you put me to shame.  LOL  I shipped the kids off to my mom's and I've been lying around in bed in the peace and quiet.  Friends want to get the kids together for playdates and hang out, but I told them I just can't do it.  So tired.  How are you keeping so busy?!

 

I'm wondering how in the world I'm going to know when to go in.  After having 2 homebirths, one that was 3.5 hours and the other 30-45 minutes, I have no idea when I'm supposed to wait it out and see how far apart the contractions are, or just go in.  Having a hospital birth this time around due to hbp and it's 39 minutes away.  Plus, with this baby, I get contractions now and then.  Never happened with the other 3.  If my water breaks, that usually means I have no time, at least with the last two.  Ugh!  Isn't there some manual somewhere that tells what and when everything is going to happen and what you are supposed to do?!  LOL

post #26 of 183

We got our new loveseat delivered! Slight snag, though: we haven't managed to find a buyer for the couch yet. So we can't set up the loveseat, the boxes containing it are blocking most of the stairwell, and there is really too much furniture in the living room because the couch is bigger than the loveseat and now we have wedged in the new rocking chair. Come on, Craigslist, work some magic and send us a buyer for the couch.

 

Not much else is new here, still nesting. I am only 38 wks now and I don't think I'm likely to have this baby for at least another week. I haven't noticed any physical changes, and no symptoms that I haven't already been having. As long as she hangs out a few more days, though, my husband can finish his quarter, and that would really be best anyway.

post #27 of 183
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Hard contractions yesterday from about 4:30pm until after 9pm.  Then nothing.  WTF IS WRONG WITH MY BODY???  I kept telling myself that maybe my body's just trying to flip the baby into a good position.  It hurt so bad, though.  About an 8 on the pain scale, so not as bad as it's GOING to get, but up there for sure.  They stayed between 5-7 minutes apart for a few hours of it, and I was almost sure this was it.  But nope...  I went up to bed and they all but stopped.  I got woken up by a few big ones, but certainly nothing regular.  It's just not fair.  I feel like I'm going to be pregnant forever.  If nothing was happening, it wouldn't be so bad.  I could last a few more weeks without whining.  But all these teasing contractions are just terrible and keep me second-guessing my ability to tell when "this is it."  Heck, it's my third child!  You'd think I'd know!!

 

To make things even more fun, we woke up this morning to a lovely ant infestation.  We've never had bugs of any kind in the house despite country living.  But now we have ants!  I blame the dog.  We didn't have him last summer, but they're definitely attracted to his food bowl.  So I've removed that and won't be able to free-feed him (he's a grazer).  He'll have to learn to eat on a schedule, sigh.  I've ziplocked every bit of food before they get into the cupboards.  They haven't reached the kitchen yet.  I've spread salt down for now to deter them from coming into the house, but I'm still seeing a few making their way across my salt barrier.  The kids informed me that we have a major nest under our back deck, and as they're coming in the back patio door it makes sense that the issue is there.  I'm tempted to go buy a big bottle of something terrible to murder the entire nest, because I REALLY don't want to spend my days killing ants once the baby is here.  I just won't have time to deal with it, sigh.  Having a pet and kids complicates things and really limits what I'm able to use, though.  The dog can't get under the deck...do you think it's safe to try and get them to bring Borax back to their nest?  Any tips?

 

Ants are making me get the heebie jeebies.

 

It sounds like your body is doing exactly the same thing that mine was doing! I can totally sympathize with your frustrations because I was just there. Hopefully you'll be in labor all the way soon and the off and on ctx will be a thing of the past! The good news about all of those ctx is that they helped get me to 5+ cm without much effort. So, annoying yes but also potentially helpful.

 

Ugh ants! I hate bugs of any kind, but ants are terrible. You can get used coffee grounds from Starbucks and just pile them on the ant pile. Ants hate the coffee grounds and they'll relocate their home to be far away from the coffee grounds.



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Baby is officially head-down!  Looks like all the internet flipping tricks may have worked.  And the u/s tech confirmed that yes, she's still a girl. =)  Everything else looks great.  Looks like DH is going to be very close to his guess of 6lbs 9oz as baby's weight.  Seems random, given that my last two were 8lbs 6oz and 8lbs 7oz...nowhere near close to six pounds.  But the measurements show that she's just over 6lbs, currently.  So she'll be a small fry compared to the other two!

 

Yay for a vertex baby! That was always my biggest concern was that he would turn breech at the end of the pregnancy, not go back to vertex and I'd have to have a repeat c/s. So glad your methods worked and baby girl is doing great!



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ETA: Oh, you know how I was whining about money issues? Well, last night (after staying up until 1AM to finish an article, poor chap) DH said he'd been asked to do some podcasts on a really big freelancing site, that should hopefully get him heaps of exposure (and therefore, hopefully again, lots of sales of his ebook). Here's hoping this turns things around! He's asked for my help transcribing a few of his podcast video thingies so he can turn them into articles, too, which makes me feel useful.


Hooray for money issues being fixed! Or at least on their way to being fixed. What great news!



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I'm wondering how in the world I'm going to know when to go in.  After having 2 homebirths, one that was 3.5 hours and the other 30-45 minutes, I have no idea when I'm supposed to wait it out and see how far apart the contractions are, or just go in.  Having a hospital birth this time around due to hbp and it's 39 minutes away.  Plus, with this baby, I get contractions now and then.  Never happened with the other 3.  If my water breaks, that usually means I have no time, at least with the last two.  Ugh!  Isn't there some manual somewhere that tells what and when everything is going to happen and what you are supposed to do?!  LOL

 

That was always a hard one for me to figure out as well. This time I went in after having contractions that were about 3 minutes apart for 2+ hours that were starting to get more intense and longer. I was at 5+ cm when I got there so that seemed to work pretty well for me. I can't wait too long because I go from 6 or 7 cm to baby out in about an hour.

 

 

Well, my kids are off to camp until Sunday afternoon. Yay! My friend took them for me since I'm not really supposed to be driving at all, much less 90+ minutes one way. Not to mention that I'd have a newborn in the car with me and it would be nighttime on the way back. Sounds like a recipe for disaster. So now I'll have a few days where it will be just Ezrah and me at home during the day. I'm excited about that because we'll be able to get sleep and hopefully get better at nursing too.Thank goodness for Netflix. I'll probably move my laptop over to the bed, or near it, and just watch movies and tv shows from bed all day long.

 

When we got home from the hospital yesterday I had a box waiting for me. A friend of mine shipped me her Moby wrap along with about 10 swaddle blankets. The swaddle blankets are so cool! I didn't buy any for myself and neither did anyone else. But now that I have all these free ones I'm using them all the time! Ezrah really likes them too. And I tested out the Moby for the first time today. Actually, he's napping in it as we speak. This thing is amazing! He's all snuggled up and comfy, my hands are free, and it doesn't even feel like I'm wearing a baby.

post #28 of 183

 

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Smokering...woman, you put me to shame.  LOL  I shipped the kids off to my mom's and I've been lying around in bed in the peace and quiet.  Friends want to get the kids together for playdates and hang out, but I told them I just can't do it.  So tired.  How are you keeping so busy?!

Heh. It's crazy, but I actually feel more energetic and socially and domestically inspired right now than I have throughout this entire pregnancy. Maybe my iron tablets have finally kicked in? Anyway, doing stuff sure beats lying around tormenting myself with thoughts of "when will I go into labour?". That said... I just went to Bible study and grocery shopping, and am ZONKED. Mind you, I didn't get to sleep until 3AM last night, so, well, duh. I'm gonna eat some lunch and then crash, or I'll fall asleep during the movie tonight!

 

Got to shock a few people at the supermarket by responding to "When is it due?" with "Today", so that was fun. :p Also, I need more evening primrose oil capsules, but they only had the huge bottles instead of the tiny ones. So what's the odds I'll go into labour tomorrow and have about a billion left? Oh well! Same goes for my new bottle of Gaviscon (heartburn meds) - I'm onto my third bottle now. I swear, at 3AM last night I was starting to think Gaviscon wouldn't be a bad baby name.

post #29 of 183

Frustrated with my baby sister today.  She just doesn't get it.  Yes, I'm insensitive and hormonal.  Stupid comments are going to make me batty, deal with it.  Like, is it REALLY necessary to keep saying things like "I'm so impatient for the baby to come.  Hurry up and have her!!"  Yeah, I'll get right on that?   I told her to back off with the comments because they were making me mental.  After all, I'm only 38 weeks.  It realistically could be four more weeks!  And she goes "What..babies come 1-2 weeks early all the time.  You've never heard of this?"

 

Sigh.

 

Granted, she's never had a child, herself.  And I'm careful to be sensitive to her past, as she HAS been pregnant, but miscarried.  So I don't want to say something stupid about her not understanding because she's never been there.  But you can bet your ass that when she DOES get pregnant again some day, I'm going to start harassing her at 36 weeks!

post #30 of 183
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Originally Posted by ~Nikki~ View Post

Baby is officially head-down!  Looks like all the internet flipping tricks may have worked.  And the u/s tech confirmed that yes, she's still a girl. =)  Everything else looks great.  Looks like DH is going to be very close to his guess of 6lbs 9oz as baby's weight.  Seems random, given that my last two were 8lbs 6oz and 8lbs 7oz...nowhere near close to six pounds.  But the measurements show that she's just over 6lbs, currently.  So she'll be a small fry compared to the other two!



Hurray! Glad everything worked for you!



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ETA: Oh, you know how I was whining about money issues? Well, last night (after staying up until 1AM to finish an article, poor chap) DH said he'd been asked to do some podcasts on a really big freelancing site, that should hopefully get him heaps of exposure (and therefore, hopefully again, lots of sales of his ebook). Here's hoping this turns things around! He's asked for my help transcribing a few of his podcast video thingies so he can turn them into articles, too, which makes me feel useful.


Oh yay. I hope this pans out for you. It's no fun to stress over money!

 

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Originally Posted by Cutie Patootie View Post

I'm wondering how in the world I'm going to know when to go in.  After having 2 homebirths, one that was 3.5 hours and the other 30-45 minutes, I have no idea when I'm supposed to wait it out and see how far apart the contractions are, or just go in.  Having a hospital birth this time around due to hbp and it's 39 minutes away.  Plus, with this baby, I get contractions now and then.  Never happened with the other 3.  If my water breaks, that usually means I have no time, at least with the last two.  Ugh!  Isn't there some manual somewhere that tells what and when everything is going to happen and what you are supposed to do?!  LOL


I'm nervous about this too. I don't have to go anywhere since I'm having a home birth, but I'm nervous about calling my midwife at the right time. I never went into labor on my own with my DS so this is all new for me! And even though super quick labor is not common, this DDC is making me nervous. It seems we've had a lot of really quick deliveries already! I'm nervous that it's going to rub off on me!

 

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We got our new loveseat delivered! Slight snag, though: we haven't managed to find a buyer for the couch yet. So we can't set up the loveseat, the boxes containing it are blocking most of the stairwell, and there is really too much furniture in the living room because the couch is bigger than the loveseat and now we have wedged in the new rocking chair. Come on, Craigslist, work some magic and send us a buyer for the couch.

 

Not much else is new here, still nesting. I am only 38 wks now and I don't think I'm likely to have this baby for at least another week. I haven't noticed any physical changes, and no symptoms that I haven't already been having. As long as she hangs out a few more days, though, my husband can finish his quarter, and that would really be best anyway.


Hurray for new furniture! That's always exciting! I hope you find a buyer for your couch. I know what it's like to have a piece of furniture just sitting there taking up space once you've decided to get rid of it. When we decided we didn't want one of our loveseats anymore we just gave it away because I just wanted it gone asap!

 

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Originally Posted by jshannyn519 View Post

Well, my kids are off to camp until Sunday afternoon. Yay! My friend took them for me since I'm not really supposed to be driving at all, much less 90+ minutes one way. Not to mention that I'd have a newborn in the car with me and it would be nighttime on the way back. Sounds like a recipe for disaster. So now I'll have a few days where it will be just Ezrah and me at home during the day. I'm excited about that because we'll be able to get sleep and hopefully get better at nursing too.Thank goodness for Netflix. I'll probably move my laptop over to the bed, or near it, and just watch movies and tv shows from bed all day long.

 

When we got home from the hospital yesterday I had a box waiting for me. A friend of mine shipped me her Moby wrap along with about 10 swaddle blankets. The swaddle blankets are so cool! I didn't buy any for myself and neither did anyone else. But now that I have all these free ones I'm using them all the time! Ezrah really likes them too. And I tested out the Moby for the first time today. Actually, he's napping in it as we speak. This thing is amazing! He's all snuggled up and comfy, my hands are free, and it doesn't even feel like I'm wearing a baby.


Wow. This just sounds lovely. Time for you and new little babe to snuggle and get to know one another. The Moby is freaking awesome. I used it with my DS and will use it with this new little one. I switched to Ergo once he was bigger, but I love the Moby for the newborn phase - it keeps baby so snuggled and content.

 

 

OKAY - here we go - the superhero bedroom for my DS is DONE DONE DONE!!!!!! This has been a labor of love for months. With our busy schedules it has just taken us insanely long to complete this. DH said he was super excited once he saw it all put together. He told DH that it was the best present we ever got him. I didn't get to see his reaction. I was downstairs with the daycare kiddos and then DS left with my mom for the night. So when he gets home later today we'll go up to his room together and play for a bit. NOW that means we'll make quicker progress on the rest of the house hopefully because DS's stuff that was cluttering other areas of the house is now in his room!!! Also, I think I'm finally done with my birth supply basket. My mom brought some stuff over for me yesterday as she volunteered to knock off a few items for me. So I'm going to go through the baskets today and double check to make sure I have everything.

 

I've been kind of crampy since last night. Nothing regular or anything. I had a BH last night before bed that I think might have progressed into an actual contraction. It started off as the typical BH pressure, but then I felt twingy crampy sensations much lower down. Then it all went away. Does that sound like a contraction? It was just one.

 

I'm crazy excited about all of the birth stories pouring in. It's been so fun and inspiring to read everyone's stories. Hurray for birthing babies!

 

ETA: OMG -  I feel like my pelvis is splitting open. The chiropractor did notice some opening at my appt.last night. This morning it just feels ugh! Anyone else?

 


Edited by swimming-duck - 6/9/11 at 5:48am
post #31 of 183

Hey guys!  I don't post on this thread much, but I was wondering what you all think.  Yesterday about 4 p.m. I started having very strong menstrual type pains in my lower back and lower front.  They were on and off until I went to bed and a few times during the night.  I didn't necessarily feel a contraction with them, but they hurt.  Then when I put my daughter to bed last night, the contractions I did feel put GREAT amounts of pressure down there.  Like I can feel the head pushing against my pubic bone...TMI, but it feels like my clitoris is being pushed out.  No bloody show or anything, but these 'symptoms' are new.  Early labor or still just prepping?

post #32 of 183
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Hey guys!  I don't post on this thread much, but I was wondering what you all think.  Yesterday about 4 p.m. I started having very strong menstrual type pains in my lower back and lower front.  They were on and off until I went to bed and a few times during the night.  I didn't necessarily feel a contraction with them, but they hurt.  Then when I put my daughter to bed last night, the contractions I did feel put GREAT amounts of pressure down there.  Like I can feel the head pushing against my pubic bone...TMI, but it feels like my clitoris is being pushed out.  No bloody show or anything, but these 'symptoms' are new.  Early labor or still just prepping?


I've been feeling this for a bit. I'm curious what others have to say as I never experienced any of this with DS (he was posterior and induced - bad combination).

 

 

OOH...and update - my midwife just called and I'm GBS negative. I'm so happy - even though I'm home birthing and it wouldn't change much anyways, I just feel so happy knowing that I have a negative status on a piece of paper somewhere in the unlikely event of transfer!! YAYAYAYAYA!!!!

 

post #33 of 183
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Hey guys!  I don't post on this thread much, but I was wondering what you all think.  Yesterday about 4 p.m. I started having very strong menstrual type pains in my lower back and lower front.  They were on and off until I went to bed and a few times during the night.  I didn't necessarily feel a contraction with them, but they hurt.  Then when I put my daughter to bed last night, the contractions I did feel put GREAT amounts of pressure down there.  Like I can feel the head pushing against my pubic bone...TMI, but it feels like my clitoris is being pushed out.  No bloody show or anything, but these 'symptoms' are new.  Early labor or still just prepping?


 I felt three contractions like that....crampy, menstrual-like, achy....and then I had my MW appt and the babe is engaged.  She said that is probably what those contractions were working on.  Maybe the same for you?  

 

post #34 of 183
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Hey guys!  I don't post on this thread much, but I was wondering what you all think.  Yesterday about 4 p.m. I started having very strong menstrual type pains in my lower back and lower front.  They were on and off until I went to bed and a few times during the night.  I didn't necessarily feel a contraction with them, but they hurt.  Then when I put my daughter to bed last night, the contractions I did feel put GREAT amounts of pressure down there.  Like I can feel the head pushing against my pubic bone...TMI, but it feels like my clitoris is being pushed out.  No bloody show or anything, but these 'symptoms' are new.  Early labor or still just prepping?


When I had DS, this is exactly how I started, like faint menstrual cramps that gradually got worse and then led into contractions.  Maybe you're almost there!

 

post #35 of 183

Thanks ladies!  I haven't had many contractions this morning and the crampiness isn't as bad as it was last night.  I just showered and checked myself and baby is right there, but my cervix is no where in sight...well, feel!  :)  I keep envisioning having this one at night so maybe my body is waiting until tonight.  I wouldn't mind having one before 40 weeks since I've never done that before, but I'm not holding my breath.  I guess we shall see!

post #36 of 183

I get what feels like the baby's head coming down sometimes, but it doesn't feel like a contraction, so it's not really like what you describe. I guess any progress is progress and most pain means there's progress, unless you've sprained your ankle or something. But it'll be nice once these babies are out and no longer causing that kind of pain! 'Course, then we won't be able to sleep! Oh well.

 

Had my midwife appointment today and I am also GBS negative on last week's swab. I am glad, because though I was prepared to get antibiotics if I were positive, doesn't mean I was really dying to have them.

 

Nice little baby shower given for us by my husband's coworkers. I was prepared to get a bunch of frilly pink stuff, but we got almost entirely gift cards. That, I can definitely work with.

post #37 of 183

Had a slight "Huh, the world is not MDC" moment yesterday. My aunt messaged me to ask if I'd had the baby yet, and said "How long will your doctor let you go overdue?". I gave her an earful about how I a) don't have a doctor and b) have a midwife who won't be "letting" me do anything, because it's not her pregnancy. And then I felt bad and said that I'd probably ramp up natural induction methods at 41 weeks, and consent to NSTs and BPPs at 42. And then she pretty much got scared and stopped asking. :p

 

Anyhoo.

 

Had a nice evening out with DH last night - Super 8 was great. The steakhouse wasn't, but oh well! Today my friend and I are going to see X-Men: First Class. And I'm halfway through making a bunch of ice cream for the party tomorrow night. So I have things to keep me busy... was still kindasorta hoping to go into labour last night, though. But I had the BEST sleep I've had for ages, thanks to rain on the roof and DD not coming into our bed until a respectable hour.

 

Also, I'm reading Love in the Time of Cholera. It's smashing.

post #38 of 183
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Originally Posted by amaayeh View Post

Hey guys!  I don't post on this thread much, but I was wondering what you all think.  Yesterday about 4 p.m. I started having very strong menstrual type pains in my lower back and lower front.  They were on and off until I went to bed and a few times during the night.  I didn't necessarily feel a contraction with them, but they hurt.  Then when I put my daughter to bed last night, the contractions I did feel put GREAT amounts of pressure down there.  Like I can feel the head pushing against my pubic bone...TMI, but it feels like my clitoris is being pushed out.  No bloody show or anything, but these 'symptoms' are new.  Early labor or still just prepping?


This is exactly how I remember feeling last time around a few days before DD was born. I keep waiting for the same feeling now, lol! I think once the baby is engaged like that, labor is just around the corner! thumb.gif

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Had a slight "Huh, the world is not MDC" moment yesterday. My aunt messaged me to ask if I'd had the baby yet, and said "How long will your doctor let you go overdue?". I gave her an earful about how I a) don't have a doctor and b) have a midwife who won't be "letting" me do anything, because it's not her pregnancy. And then I felt bad and said that I'd probably ramp up natural induction methods at 41 weeks, and consent to NSTs and BPPs at 42. And then she pretty much got scared and stopped asking. :p

 

Anyhoo.

 

Had a nice evening out with DH last night - Super 8 was great. The steakhouse wasn't, but oh well! Today my friend and I are going to see X-Men: First Class. And I'm halfway through making a bunch of ice cream for the party tomorrow night. So I have things to keep me busy... was still kindasorta hoping to go into labour last night, though. But I had the BEST sleep I've had for ages, thanks to rain on the roof and DD not coming into our bed until a respectable hour.

 

Also, I'm reading Love in the Time of Cholera. It's smashing.


I have these moments all the time - nearly everyone I know is extremely mainstream and I find myself biting my tongue a lot. A close friend is due just a few days before me and her OB is already talking induction because she had a bad tear last time and she doesn't want her to try to vaginally deliver a "big" baby. Um, okay.... but I just ask a lot of questions like "how do YOU feel about that" and offer my support no matter what happens. It is really amazing just how different pregnancies and births can be.

I think we are going to see Super 8 on Sunday! DH and I haven't been to a movie since - I kid you not - Slumdog Millionaire was out before it won all those awards. So like 2 years ago! I am almost embarrassed to admit that!
post #39 of 183

You guys are giving me encouragement, which I really need right now.  I have been overwhelming exhausted this afternoon.  I fell asleep after dh got home to take care of the kids.  Given, they woke me up after about 10 minutes, but I'll take what I can get.  I feel so drained.  I can't explain it, but not that burst of energy before you go into labor.  I've been crampy all afternoon and the kids have had me running around cleaning up after them, so I'm sure that's contributing.  I would LOVE to fill up my birth pool and relax, but then I definitely wouldn't go into labor and I would waste all that water.  Ugh.

post #40 of 183

I feel like starting an "I'm going to be pregnant forever" thread. eyesroll.gif  Funny how impatient I feel for the pain I've been dreading since before I even got pregnant!  Every little twinge of pain makes me happy!  Oh well! 

 

I had a good day.  I hung out with my mother and DD got to feed chickens and water flower and slide on the slide.  I got to sit, nap, talk to a grown up, and relax about DD getting into mischief.  Oh, then DH came over and my mom fed us dinner. smile.gif

 

DH has been sick with a sore throat/cold type thing.  We're taking vitamin C and echinacea as a family in hopes that somehow, miraculously, DD and I won't get sick.  I've had one or two little times where my right ear feels painfully full and a couple of bouts of nausea.  I think the nausea is a late pregnancy thing that happens when I get really hungry, but who knows! 

 

I know the baby could come anytime and I don't need imminent labor symptoms or anything to make it happen, but as much as the opposite is true, every day that passes makes it seem LESS likely that I'll have the baby soon.  Oh well, I am trying to rest and take care of myself as well as enjoy my pregnancy and DD as much as possible. 

 

Hope everyone else is hanging in there too!

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