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Happyhopeful, I am hoping the extra protein does your baby good along with the rest although I am sure bed rest is probably not the way you wanted to spend the end of your pregnancy. Glad her measurements are proportional even if they are small.

 

AFM, I have been upping my protein too this week - got some greek yogurt and have been eating that as my snacks through out the day. Been laying down and reading through school handbooks for my job so I can get some extra rest.  I am finding that middle of the night baths is helping my aching joints, especially my hips, feel better so I can go back to sleep. Yesterday I worked through washing all of the baby clothes.  Crazy how many loads of wash I did, two loads were towels, diaper changing pads, and sleep sacks, then a load of precious gentle cycle things - hand knitted baby outfits, crocheted blankets and fuzzy blankies, then a load of light colored baby clothes (who knew that baby socks would be so plentiful!) and then a load of dark colored baby clothes. My DH was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of it all - he was home yesterday because there was no power out where he works due to bad storms that went through on Sunday. He was back to work today. I need to dust out the dressers today and get the baby clothes in the dressers. Tomorrow I am going to do the great "return unneeded gifts" in exchange for things I do need. Also yesterday I ordered my cloth diapers from Green Mountain Diapers. I can't wait for them to arrive. Looking at pictures of babies in those diapers makes me so excited. Tonight I am going to a La Leche League meeting where the topic is how to get breastfeeding off to a good start with a newborn.

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Happy, I just wanted to chime in and offer hopefully reassurance as I'm sure waiting and worrying is super hard. My DD was born at 37 weeks and she was just 5lb. 9oz. My placenta was also not performing well, due to pre-e. It was definitely more nerve-wracking having a small peanut of a baby (compared to DS's 9lb 9oz), but she was healthy nonetheless and perfect, of course. :-). I hope your little one grows tons in the next weeks, but if not I hope this helps you feel better that it can still be ok. Hugs!
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My diaper stash has made it to Maumee, OH as of last night. Should be delivered by the end of the day tomorrow.  I went to the La Leche League meeting last night. I am glad I went. They discussed the 10 things to remember about newborn breastfeeding and I got to hear from other moms about their experiences including a lady I met at pre-natal swim class who had her little girl a month ago.  They loaned me a book about breastfeeding multiples that I am looking forward to reading.

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Tear- Thank you so much that is really really encouraging to read! My son was also big 9 lbs and 22 inches and I have been (among a list of other worries) worrying about having such a tiny baby and how different it will be. It's a relief knowing that you had her at 37 weeks and that she was healthy!! Were you able to have a vaginal delivery and were you induced?

 

Lilac- Thanks for the encouragement and no this is definitely not the way I would want to spend my time- especially since I'm missing work/pay and there were a number of things that I wanted to get done before the lil one's arrival and now I can't do anything. Oh well, this is very much worth having a healthy baby- my husband asked me yesterday, "would you go through all of this again?" and I told him, "honey, if at the end I got a kitten, then no. However, for a baby, there is very little I wouldn't go through!!"

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happyhopeful, yeah, I am not sure my DH gets it either about the fact that I would do anything to have another baby even though there have been some rough spots with these two like getting gestational diabetes. To grow a human that belongs to us is such an awesome task that I am glad I have been entrusted with.

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Happy, mine were born at 36 weeks and were just fine!  Julia was 4 lbs 9 oz and Ben was 5 lbs 8 oz.  They were healthy, had great apgars and came home with me.  They are still tiny babies but following their curve and doing well.  Don't let size worry you!

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Also, the perinatologist told me the morning of the day I delivered that both babies were over 6lbs.  Ultrasounds can be way off depending on who is doing the measuring.  

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auraleigh, that is interesting about the size difference between ultrasounds and their birth weights. Tomorrow is 36 weeks for me with my twins. I have an ultrasound on Friday and it will be interesting what they will be then.

 

I had a successful day of returning unneeded shower gifts. With the things I returned at Target,  I will be able to buy the things I really wanted for my babies.  I didn't do the shopping today because my main goal was to get things out of my house and car so I wouldn't have piles of unnecessary things all over the place. The living room looks so much better now.

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Nice work Lilac! I did the same thing, I returned a bunch.  I am still clinging to about $200 in babies r us credits!  

 

I can't believe you're 36 weeks already!  How do you feel?

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I have been feeling pretty good. This morning I woke up with what I think was a real contraction. Best description of it was a seizure of my belly.  I definitely had to breath through it unlike most of the rock hard belly feelings I have felt in the past and I couldn't move.  I haven't had another one and it has been over an hour so I think my body is just practicing. But it is just awe inspiring that I am 36 weeks!  It seems when it takes so long to get pregnant that the time being pregnant just flies by. I am definitely ready for them to be born.

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Hi all:

 

I had baby L on Monday at home. It has been crazy since then, but I will try to post the details and some pictures in a few days. She was 7 lbs 4 oz, and labor was a quick 7 hours (compared to DS's 32 hours!). She is beautiful.

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That is wonderful rcr. Congratulations! Can't to see her!

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RCR- Congrats!!! So good to hear all went well & I can't wait to read your story & see a pic of this little miracle whenever you get around to it. So happy for you!!!!!!!!! Hope Your DS is loving being a big brother!!
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Congratulations rcr!!!

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Oh, so exciting that your little girl has arrived!
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Congrats rcr!!!!
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OMG - Congratulations RCR!!! Woohoo!! I was just going to post that your ticker is almost at the end, but then I went and stalked you and found this! stork-girl.gif :joy

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Congrats on your new baby girl RCR!!!!!
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Yayyyyy, congrats RCR!!! Enjoy your baby moon!
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Yay, yay, yay, RCR!!!! So excited to finally see this day come for you!

 

(And hi, Toothfairy - I miss you!)

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