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post #41 of 105

I'm sorry your blood pressure is wonky, Avery.  Hopefully you can get it under control and go home.  I know it's a bummer, but I'm really glad you went to have it checked.  Have they run a urine sample for you to check for protein?  

 

At 36 weeks, my doctor isn't checking fundal height anymore.  Just checking weight and palpating externally.  But I hope your ultrasound goes well, aeterna!  I have to admit, I'm a little jealous.  I had a dream last night that my skin was stretched so thin that you could see through it if the lighting was right.  First I saw a foot, then an arm, then could make out the face.  In my dream we were having a boy!  I know I'll see him/her soon and 36 weeks is too early to be wishing baby on the outside, but I'm ready now!!  

 

I think I found our pediatrician yesterday, which is nice!  Like OBs, there is a really limited selection here and most of them practice in one of 2 groups.  I'd talked to one from each group and didn't see much of a difference so I was just going to choose the one at the clinic that most of my friends go to.  But I had another interview scheduled yesterday, considered cancelling, but am glad I went!  My biggest problem with doctors (or care providers of any kind really) is that I'm really bad at expressing what's on my mind and so I ask questions that never really get answered.  Like my OB always thinks that I have some kind of agenda behind the questions I ask and will answer what he thinks is the "bigger question", but really, I just want the information/to have a more peer-to-peer type conversation.  Anyway, this lady totally got it!  We talked!  And I'm happy!  

 

Laboring moms, I hope your babies are here safe and sound!  You're in my thoughts.

post #42 of 105

OK, so compared to the laboring moms this isn't too exciting, but I was thrilled... I had a Dr. appt yesterday, and when I told him about the contractions I was having last week he offered to check me. He was "down there" already to do a GBS swab, so I said, "Sure, go ahead." I'm 3 cm already! I am so excited... I know I could still go for quite a while, but it's encouraging that my body really is doing something and making progress. He said there is a good chance I'll go early, and almost certainly won't go past my due date (Dec. 30). Yay! joy.gif

post #43 of 105

I have a m/w appointment today. I can opt out of getting an internal, but I am still curious if I have dilated any more. I was 3cm last check up, and still having contractions, so I am wondering if I am more dilated! I don't like getting checked but I do like knowing!

 

I am trying to finish up my Xmas shopping now. I went yesterday, and am going to go again today in between school and m/w appt. I just have stocking stuffers for DF and one more gift for him, then I am DONE xmas shopping!

 

I have 2 more exams, a rewrite of a paper (that will be done tonight), and a small paper due Friday. Then I am DONE with school! I will probably have to take my exams after the baby comes, unless he is really late, though. That will be fun!

post #44 of 105

DH & I just planned what will probably be our last date before the baby comes! We're going to the spaghetti factory for lunch on Friday... between a lawyer appointment (we're asking XH for permission for DH to adopt the kids or I'm filing to get passports and name changes for the kids/sole guardianship if he won't agree) and DH's neurologist appointment to follow up on his Bells Palsy, which he seems to be recovering from pretty well.  LOL! Sounds romantic, no?

 

We had our last prenatal class last night and one of the couples wasn't there because they already had their baby!

post #45 of 105

Bummer, Avery. But as was said, I'm glad you got it checked! 

 

@cwill, it's gotta be hard being late in the DDC! I thought it was rough being early and seeing other mamas get to bring their babies home before I do but I think it'd drive me more crazy to know I'd have to wait all month, lol... and SUPER HUZZAH for finding a ped you like!! joy.gif Having a doctor that listens to you really does make the difference for me when it comes to health care.

 

@jesusfollower, yay for progress! and @SierraBella, I'm with you there (although getting checked wasn't bad for me) - I like knowing. However, I opted out of getting checked this week just because I know I can't keep my mouth shut if there is anything to share, and I didn't want to have anything "exciting" to tell people who are already insistent I'm gonna have this baby early. ;)

 

@Mummoth, it doesn't have to be romantic to be enjoyable. DH and I frequently have "dates" to the Home Depot to spark inspiration for our next home-improvement project, and we have a great time doing it. thumb.gif

 

My u/s went very well, baby Eli is measuring right at the 50% percentile with an estimated weight of 7lbs 1oz. Fluids look great and we got to see his face - looks like he got my DH's family's nose! ;) That was kinda exciting/fun... but it makes me want him here even more! Only two more days til I can start wishing for him in earnest... gotta get through these finals first!!

post #46 of 105
Mummoth, that sounds oh so romantic! Are you going to the spaghetti factory downtown? My DH works right across the street! We should really meet up sometime..... smile.gif Tiny baby playdate??

So, you know how, when you drink a lot of water, sometimes you can hear it sloshing around in your stomach? That sound is coming from my belly quite a bit this week. After I eat, my stomach makes the sound with every breathing in, and sometimes it comes from lower in the belly, where baby's bum is. DH and I have been giggling at the gulping sound when we cuddle. I can't really find any information about it... Anyone else experienced this?

Aside from that, all is well and gestating. Baby is SO low, I can't even feel it's head above my pubic bone anymore, but I do have quite an ample pelvis wink1.gif. I can't stop thinking every day, ohh, maybe this is the day! The anticipation for the big event is killing me! But I'm also doing little enjoyable things to savor each day, instead of concentrating so much on my discomfort. It's good!

More stupid mil drama about things we've discussed with her millions of times: if my mother is coming to the birth, she should be invited too (ha! Not!), but she'll settle for being here right after (we want a few days to settle in as a family first). And don't even get me started on vaccines and doctors. But DH is handling her-- good, because I'd just yell right now!

Thinking of you, birthing mamas, and you, Avery! Hoping all is going well!
post #47 of 105

I did get checked at my mw appointment. I am Dilated to a FOUR! And, baby is at +1 station!

 

I am almost done Xmas shopping as of this afternoon. I just need to find one more thing for DF's stocking stuffer, and something else that is still undecided.

 

Is anyone else worried about the holidays as much as me? I know I am NOT going to want to go out and go shopping when this baby comes. So, I am really trying to get it all done now, especially since this baby could come any moment.

post #48 of 105

Looks like you may be next SierraBella!  :)  I'm not too worried about Xmas.  We don't do much - though my husbands family and my family are all in town - so we do celebrate, but we keep gifts  only for the children.  I managed to complete 90% of mine on Cyber Monday - so happy about that!  Bought for 11 children (nieces, nephews, 3 younger adopted siblings), plus my 2 children!  

post #49 of 105

HE GOT THE JOB!!! DH finally got the news today! The pay is the same to start, but he's going to be getting a lot more hours and getting benefits!

post #50 of 105

Great news Mummoth!!

 

Shopping-- I've got most of it done...the rest even my DH can do to be honest lol so I am not worried.

 

Sierra- Wow, that is SOOOO exciting!!!

 

Nothing different here...had 8 hours of contractions 5mins apart and then they subsided..argh....at least I didn't call DH home from work - he wanted to come and I told him I still thought the contractions might stop so he better stay. Tomorrow is my last day to open the athletic building at work, Friday I have to cover for one of my supervisors during the day...I figure Friday night would be perfect to go into labor ;-) I don't want to go back to work next week because it will be so expensive working 9-5s every day (I don't have to pay for daycare usually when I work 6-2s; but, understandably my boss wanted me off the opening schedule after this week - I'm 38 weeks tomorrow).

 

I feel like this baby will come a week or so late now though...maybe she will be a "winter" baby and we will have all 4 seasons in our family hehe.

post #51 of 105
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Looks like you may be next SierraBella!  :)  I'm not too worried about Xmas.  We don't do much - though my husbands family and my family are all in town - so we do celebrate, but we keep gifts  only for the children.  I managed to complete 90% of mine on Cyber Monday - so happy about that!  Bought for 11 children (nieces, nephews, 3 younger adopted siblings), plus my 2 children!  



My children are the only children for both our families (besides Xh, but I don't worry about the nieces and nephews on that side anymore, obviously). This baby is DF's parents first [biological] grandchild, (and my 2 older boys are also their only grandchildren) and my kids are my parent's only grandchildren. I think we're going-in on parent's gifts with siblings this year, and I don't think we're buying sibling gifts at all this year, because most of us are unable to.

 

We're contributing money for a giftcard to MIL so that she can come out and visit when the baby is born, and my sister and I are going to make a memory book for my parents from scanned photos from all our childhood photo albums.


 

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HE GOT THE JOB!!! DH finally got the news today! The pay is the same to start, but he's going to be getting a lot more hours and getting benefits!



Yay, Congrats!!!

 

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For Xmas we do, "Something you want, Something you need, Something to play with, Something to read" plus stockings and Xmas eve PJs.

 

We have a few things for the baby, but I really don't know what to get him. I have some recieving blankets and a cute Xmas outfit, and that's pretty much it!

post #52 of 105

After like five hours of a machine taking my blood pressure every 15 minutes, they moved me upstairs (to labor and delivery I think?) and I'm doing a 24 hour urine test (plus they're going to check on me every 4 hrs). So I'm here at least until tomorrow afternoon at 5. They really don't want to induce or anything until after the baby is 37 wks, but it depends upon how she's doing I guess. So far so good tho I think. Just wish I was home!!

post #53 of 105
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After like five hours of a machine taking my blood pressure every 15 minutes, they moved me upstairs (to labor and delivery I think?) and I'm doing a 24 hour urine test (plus they're going to check on me every 4 hrs). So I'm here at least until tomorrow afternoon at 5. They really don't want to induce or anything until after the baby is 37 wks, but it depends upon how she's doing I guess. So far so good tho I think. Just wish I was home!!


I hope everything is OK! You're in my thoughts grouphug.gif

 

post #54 of 105

Thanks!! Been wearing my birth beads necklace all day ^_^

post #55 of 105
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Originally Posted by SierraBella View Post

Is anyone else worried about the holidays as much as me? I know I am NOT going to want to go out and go shopping when this baby comes. So, I am really trying to get it all done now, especially since this baby could come any moment.


Definitely! Though I have maybe one more stop to make - which I'll do tomorrow - and other than that I'm pretty well done, just need to assemble/wrap/ship. But I'm exactly the same... I want to do nothing but stay at home and snuggle once baby comes, so I want to be done early! =)

 


 

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Originally Posted by Mummoth View Post

HE GOT THE JOB!!! DH finally got the news today! The pay is the same to start, but he's going to be getting a lot more hours and getting benefits!


CONGRATS!! joy.gif

post #56 of 105

 

Tenley Harper is here!   She was born yesterday at 3:22pm, 8lb8oz, and almost 22in long, total about 15 hours labor. About 2.5 of that was pushing- so much longer than I wanted! lol.

 

We're at home again now, so exhausted and hoping she'll sleep tonight without being -on- someone for just a few hours!

post #57 of 105

Congratulations, Jenine!  Can't wait to see pictures of Tenley!

post #58 of 105

How thrilling to see the babies arriving... congrats, Jenine and Caitlin! joy.gif

 

I'm losing my mucus plug, I think. And baby has definitely dropped. I can breathe and eat again! Of course, now I'm waddling and my pelvis and hips hurt (and my back... my posture has changed completely!), but I am so glad we're making progress. I'm guessing I still have a couple of weeks, which would be just fine.

 

By the way, after all this time (I kept meaning to tell you guys), my name is Jeannie. User names are fine, but it's more personal to have "real" names, isn't it?

post #59 of 105

 

I've been reading on my phone for the last week+ since my computer died, then Thanksgiving, and general busyness. But, DH got me a new laptop at BestBuy on Black Friday (not a door buster, but a very good deal) so now I can comfortably type more than a few sentences. Whoo hooo. 

 

It's so exciting to see babies coming! My home visit was yesterday (Wed) at just over 37 weeks since Thanksgiving, then another birth, messed up the timing a little. It actually worked out nice, because Tuesday I went to Ikea, Kohls, and grocery shopping with the kids and my little sister and had contractions for a few hours (borderline BH) and baby moved even lower. Anyway, she said baby is really low and in a great position for birth. Yay! She also said I need to drink more water since I'm measuring a little small, but that it was probably just from being out so much and not drinking as much (I mean, really, I already have to stop at the bathrooom every 20 min!) and baby being so low. Oh, and she said to take a bath every night or two since that will help fluid levels. Best think I've ever been told. :-P  No internal, but I checked and I think I've got to be at least 3 cm now and can feel baby's head! I couldn't tell when I tried right at 37 weeks- so maybe I should go to Ikea again. LOL. I tried just walking with the kids out to the back of our 5 acres, but alas, there's no bathroom out there and that doesn't make the walk comfortable on the way back. :-P I've said for months that I think I'll have the baby between the 2nd and the 11th, so I guess tomorrow is fair game. I have a dentist appt today, so I'd like to make it through that- especially since it means my mom is watching my boys. :-) 

 

Mummoth, congrats on your DH's job. I'll bet that just makes things so much more settled.

 

Jeannie, DH and the kids were all laughing hysterically last night when I walked out of the library and they were waiting in the car last night. They were trying to hide it, but I know they were lauging at my waddle. The worst is that every time I get up I have a contraction, so I DO waddle for a minute or two. It's hard to walk that way! No MP signs for me- but I never noticed it except for with my first birth 8+ years ago- and that was a day or two before she was born. In fact, FWIW, I had NOTHING with the boys till my water broke, which was crowing with DS1, and 8cm and 3 min before he was born with DS2. LOL. 

 

Jenine- Congrats! That's a lot of pushing, but I'm sure well worth it.

 

AveryLamb, prayers for you and your little one.

 

Aeterna, I'm mostly done shopping, but not totally. I figure if I go in the next week I'll either have time to order online OR feel find going out with just baby for a few hours. If not, I'll have time to finish before baby as long as I don't put it off. We don't do tons of gifts for the kids and we get photos for the grandmas, etc, and can't do that till baby is here, so it's not that much really.

 

Sierra, that's great you are so far there. I was 4cm a week before DS1 was born, and the mw didn't check with DS2 until the day before when I was 3 cm, but he had been breech for weeks (till 37) so I think I didn't dialate much till he turned vertex. DS1 was low and vertex every time we checked... so different.

post #60 of 105
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Tenley Harper is here!   She was born yesterday at 3:22pm, 8lb8oz, and almost 22in long, total about 15 hours labor. About 2.5 of that was pushing- so much longer than I wanted! lol.

 

We're at home again now, so exhausted and hoping she'll sleep tonight without being -on- someone for just a few hours!



Yay! Congrats!!! I pushed for 2 1/2 hours with my first too. I know how you feel! 

 

Welcome Tenley Harper!!! 

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