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Have a great week!!

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Not much to say except that I had an AWESOME squat workout tonight. Thanks to construction traffic I was late getting to the gym & so rushed through my workout so I could catch up to the other ladies (which is usually a baaaaad thing for me 'cause I usually need the warm-up to hit good depth on my squats). After I finished my last set my trainer sighed & said "we should have taped that last set & posted it - 31 weeks pregnant, what's your excuse?!" That made me feel pretty awesome - he was so excited at how well my squatting went!

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Ha! Lifeguard, I am so impressed with your stamina.

 

I went to the dentist again yesterday. I have one more appointment and then I'll be all filled up. It's pretty miserable at this point to be sitting back in the chair--a quite uncomfortable position. Glad next week is the last of it.

 

 

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I hate working legs...lol

 

everythime I ever have I get really bad DOMS....how are you preventing it???

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Don't be too impressed with my stamina - most days I would be content to lie around & eat bon-bons all day! Life won't let me though!

 

I have found that doms improves the more you train - so the first few months I was training it was terrible at times but I find now it's not too bad at all. Some weeks I have it barely at all & other weeks more so - but it is more dependent on the intensity of the workout or doing something different than I usually do (yesterday we really nailed the legs so I expect I will get more sore as today progresses).

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I went to the dentist again yesterday. I have one more appointment and then I'll be all filled up. It's pretty miserable at this point to be sitting back in the chair--a quite uncomfortable position. Glad next week is the last of it.

 

 


I feel for you. I'm just back from 2 hours at the dentist getting a crown on one of my lower molars. Saturday evening I bit down on a crouton and a big chunk of tooth broke off. Luckily I didn't have any pain or anything. Glad to hear you're almost through with your dental ordeal.

 

 

In other news, I've come to realize that baby is persistently transverse with her bum up near my right ribs and her head just below navel level pointing toward my left hip. We saw this on ultrasound a week ago, and now that I'm more conscious of it, I'm aware that she's basically always like this. I've been describing it as having a loaf of baby like a sash across my waist. I'll be 32 weeks in a couple days, and I'm getting concerned about how attached to the position she seems. I've started doing the inversions recommended on spinning babies and have chiro appt scheduled for 2 weeks from today (she's full this week and we're on vacation next week) with someone who does Webster technique. Maybe baby will move on her own before that, but I think she's been in the position most of the time for the past 6 weeks or so. I'd rather be proactive and try to get her to move before she gets too much bigger. 

 

 

 

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I just got back from the dentist where I had a small cavity drilled and filled in an appointment that lasted about 12 minutes from walking in the door to signing the credit card receipt.  Unbelievable!  I also managed to get through the whole thing with no numbing shots, like I had planned.  I hate the numb face feeling and I'm glad I avoided it.  Drilling was shallow enough that pain was not too bad, and it was over quickly.  So, I am very pleased.  My tooth has stopped hurting, I love my efficient little neighborhood dentist's office, and now I can eat lunch without chewing on my numb cheek.  

 

Sorry to people getting more laborious dental work.  

 

I had a dream last night that I was in labor and one of the midwives said I had to have a vacuum extraction because I'm overweight, and I was begging her to let me try pushing and to have a positive attitude for me, and then I was on my hands and knees pushing and talking to the baby, asking the baby to help me and to come out and see me, and it didn't seem to be making progress and I felt like I was running out of time.  It was such an unhappy dream.  The midwife in my dream is the one midwife in the hospital-based practice I see who gets kinda short and snippy and bossy (the other three have been super gentle), so clearly I have some anxiety about how she might treat me when I'm in labor.  I'm pretty sure that's just her style though, and that she doesn't intend to sound unpleasant and is just direct, and it's not meant personally.  I don't think I really need to be worried.  Sucky dream though.

 

Good luck moving your baby, mingus.  A lot of those techniques are supposed to be pretty successful.  My babe wiggles around a lot, but I think she's kept her head down straight through since the 20 wk US.  

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Hi all,

 

I usually have a pretty good idea of my capacity on a given day.  I can tell how much energy I have, how strong I am, that kind of thing.  And, I do a pretty good job of self care and keeping myself productive and well rested/fed-- before pregnancy and during.   But in the past week or so I've hit Empty without even knowing I was close multiple times-- like my gas gauge is broken.  Which is unfortunate because what Empty looks like for me is the complete inability to make any fruitful decision (should I stay or go?  sit or stand? call someone or not?), and last night I ended up just sitting in my office until 10, when my husband finally called and said he was going to come get me.  It's bothering me a lot.  I took today off work, despite the amount of work I have because I'm really unclear what's going on with me.

 

Do I just have so little Oomph right now that I can go from half full to empty in a matter of a few minutes?   Is this normal at this stage in pregnancy (32.5 weeks)?  Or am I having a special kind of dissociative episode? 

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Do I just have so little Oomph right now that I can go from half full to empty in a matter of a few minutes?   Is this normal at this stage in pregnancy (32.5 weeks)?  Or am I having a special kind of dissociative episode? 



Totally normal. Or, at least it's normal for me. I can be going strong and then all of a sudden, I'll hit a brick wall and it feels like even holding my head up is taking all the energy I have.

 

 

I have no idea what position Sunburst is in. I suspect he's head down because I'm constantly feeling a lump moving from right under the right rib to right under the left rib. I think that's probably his little butt that he's moving around in there. LOL!

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I have no idea what position Sunburst is in. I suspect he's head down because I'm constantly feeling a lump moving from right under the right rib to right under the left rib. I think that's probably his little butt that he's moving around in there. LOL!


I'm pretty sure I can feel my babe's little round noggin down low if I press in with my fingers.  My midwife did that a couple months ago and showed me where to feel, and I've been feeling the same thing since then.  I can't be totally sure, but I think it's probably the head I'm still feeling in there.  It's round. 

 

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Yellowdart, I can tell because the movements have always been the same - big, thumping kicks up in my ribs and more fluttery, smaller movements of hands/arms down low in my pelvis. The only time this changed was when he was backwards and in my back.

Baby is doing awesome, I'm feeling great, just really, really miss my husband. I need him right now. My landlord is super shady and it got exponentially worse when DH left on his hunting trip. Our apartment has been entered and shown to countless people without legal notice to me or my consent. I asked him to stop, and it got worse. Now I'm talking to a lawyer because I got home yesterday and my furniture had been moved, DH's gun case was out, and new windows had been installed. I'm not sleeping well because I am so freaked out. However, he should have been careful who he rented to - I used to sue people for a living when I worked for my former company, and I'm currently a regulatory analyst I'n the legal department at my current company - I know the law, and I know my rights. I just wish I felt safe.
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Oh, AKChix, that's not ok. I'm sorry you have to have the creeps while your dh is away. :(

 

I'm so far behind all of you! I'm just 28 weeks. I feel very immature...

 

I FORGOT to go to my ultrasound todayduh.gif. It was the one to see if placenta has risen. They rescheduled me for Friday. Sheesh.

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Yellowdart, I can tell because the movements have always been the same - big, thumping kicks up in my ribs and more fluttery, smaller movements of hands/arms down low in my pelvis. The only time this changed was when he was backwards and in my back.

Baby is doing awesome, I'm feeling great, just really, really miss my husband. I need him right now. My landlord is super shady and it got exponentially worse when DH left on his hunting trip. Our apartment has been entered and shown to countless people without legal notice to me or my consent. I asked him to stop, and it got worse. Now I'm talking to a lawyer because I got home yesterday and my furniture had been moved, DH's gun case was out, and new windows had been installed. I'm not sleeping well because I am so freaked out. However, he should have been careful who he rented to - I used to sue people for a living when I worked for my former company, and I'm currently a regulatory analyst I'n the legal department at my current company - I know the law, and I know my rights. I just wish I felt safe.

 




I get the kicks high and the flutters low too, and then squirms in the middle.  It's great.  Sometimes there's odd unidentifiable thumps in the middle, too.  Could be feet, could be hands, could be... knees?  I'm excited to see how she moves around once she's born; maybe I'll be able to identify things she was doing in my belly. 

 

That landlord business is completely effed up.  I hope you kick his ass.

 



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I FORGOT to go to my ultrasound todayduh.gif. It was the one to see if placenta has risen. They rescheduled me for Friday. Sheesh.


Nice!  I'm pretty sure pregnancy brain is a real thing.  

 

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AKChix - That is just so inappropriate and would make me really nervous, too...especially being alone.  Can you put some kind of extra lock on your door?  At least for some peace of mind when you're home alone. 

 

I'm impressed with you ladies who can tell your baby's position.  I just have no idea, although at my last prenatal the MW thought the baby was head down and said next time I came whoever I saw could show me how to try to figure it out.  I guess I get a little...not squeamish, but uncomfortable....with the idea of pressing hard enough into my belly that I can feel my kid's parts.

 

I'm gearing up for DH to be out of town 8/22-9/5 and my parents (my reliable go-to sitters for DS) to be gone the first three seeks of Sept.  Trying to get various appointments out of the way (car maintenance, dentist, dermatologist, etc.) while I have reliable coverage for my son.  Life feels just so busy right now.

 

And I still am on my aromatherapy kick.  Today I restocked my tea tree oil and my bergamot (my fave) and also got some grapefruit oil.  I have two little spray/mister containers now, so I'm going to make one "Invigorating/Refreshing" (with things like tea tree, peppermint, lime) and one "Relaxing" (with lavender, bergamot).  I'm hoping they will be helpful in labor, too.  I'm just so obsessed with them now.  DS has gotten in on the action now, too, and asks me to put some sprays on his pillow and on him before bed each night.

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I am so there with the energy thing. Today I was outside trimming trees, pulling weeds, hauling compost & all of a sudden I just needed to sit. And I was SUPER hungry but couldn't even get up the gumption to go up the patio steps to get something to eat. Yuck!

 

I am pretty positive she is head down. I can feel her head when I check my cervix & if I push I can feel it sort of bounce up & then back down again but the rest of her doesn't move. Oddly she rarely gets me in the ribs, once ds had turned he had his feet in my ribs constantly!!! She prefers to nudge my bladder continuously!

 

not_telling - I so keep meaning to do more with essential oils but always seem to put it off. I wish I had an "expert" to consult - there seems to be soooooo much information on the subject that I never know where to begin.

 

I got a pedicure tonight!!!! It was wonderful! She massaged my feet & calves which was so great with all the cramping I've been getting lately & now my toes are sparkly red!

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wave.gif to everyone.

 

lifeguard, you are awesome.

 

Karli, ack. How incredibly creepy.

 

Rosemary, oops! Good thing they were able to reschedule! good luck with the end of dental work.

 

puente, totally normal. Brick wall, meet pregnant woman. You may want to try eating a little something in those situations. I don't know if this is true of non-diabetic people, but for diabetics, a total inability to make decisions is highly associated with low blood sugar. (My DH now just automatically checks my sugar when I start being super indecisive.)

 

So an update re: camping at this stage of pregnancy:

- Canoeing: fine.

- Carrying the canoe: fine. (Will upload belly shot with canoe on head later.)

- General backcountry activities: fine.

- Sleeping in a "2-3 person" tent with a sprawly five year old while very pregnant: NOT FINE.

 

Last year, it was becoming apparent that our tent was getting to be too small for us, but I failed to really give it much thought before heading out this year. We came out yesterday and I swear, I slept for a year last night, finally back in a regular bed with adequate space and a body pillow. I am finally over my sentimental attachment to this tent (I've had it for almost 15 years and this thing has been everywhere with me) and am now ready to get a bigger one.

 

Also, note to self: always check with DH about status of bug repellant before checking it off the list. He misinterpreted something I said last year (on a trip in early fall, when we really didn't need Deet) and only packed the citronella-based stuff, which is not powerful enough at this time of year. I think my iron levels have dropped several points over the past few days just thanks to mosquitoes.

 

On the plus side, among other lovely moments, we happened across a mother loon teaching her baby to fish one afternoon and spent a good half hour, just sitting there in our canoe, watching. It was one of the coolest things I've ever seen up that close, and it was so great to be able to have DS see it.

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Pi....

 

I have many questions for you...I would like to talk to you via pm's too!!

 

 

I used to do a lot of back country and winter camping when I was little....loved it!!!

 

I would love to start doing it with my kids....but my parents died when i was small so the "how to" never got passed on...only the great memories of it!!! .....and I don't know where to start

 

1. bears...we used to go for week long portaging trips in Algonquin and I remeber seeing bears, and them seeing us, but no panic.....just the thought of it with my kids freaks me out!!!!

 

2. logistics...type of canoe...etc

 

3. 3 kiddos

 

4. mosquitos....I remember cooking a pot of spaghetti on an islan in Algonquin and eating a mouthfull of the critters with each bite of noodles....lol

 

 

lifeguard...I always had muscle soreness....maybe because I only did lower body once a week....I ran every day, you think that would work it out....back/bis...chest tri....legs and abs

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Thanks StephandOwen, lifeguard, and ~pi!   You made me feel so much better! 

 

I'm dying to know my baby's positioning.  I had a painful night of sleep about a week ago where I was positive she was flipping over, but her movements don't necessarily line up.   I know she's on the left side now, and was on the right before, but head down? Not sure.   My DH is a vet and was messing with his stethoscope last night and he *thinks* her heart was lower left, which would be very exciting.

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spinning babies used to have a great belly mapping tut that I used with dd, but their website is totally different now and i think they charge money for it...?

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I can't tell my baby's position, either!!
I palpate babies for a living and it helps NONE. NOT AT ALL. Lol. eyesroll.gif

I cornered a student midwife last week and made her tell me WHERE IS MY BEBE??!!!!? redface.gif

I do think he's stuck head down at this point. He's been head down for 5 weeks, as much as I can tell.
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