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post #41 of 105
Hm, my baby does do some bigger rolling movements @ night, but nothing scary or painful or even uncomfortable. In fact I'd say overall he is moving less than he used to. I haven't really done kick counts but maybe I should start?
post #42 of 105

I haven't been so thirsty, but I've been madly craving very juicy fruits (and very cold!) watermelon, strawberries, all sorts of citrus, grapes...

 

baby was super duper active last night. lots of shifting around and wiggling and hiccuping. my sleep was restless for a while and I was wide awake by 3 am (I went to bed at 11, ugh). I managed to fall back asleep after an hour of doing crosswords on my phone, and the baby was either wiggling or hiccuping for most of that time. what shocks me is how strong baby is getting getting. it doesn't hurt, but it forces me to acknowledge that it's growing fast. it feels like just yesterday that baby was lemon-sized and the movement was just tiny little pops.

 

also, it's getting awkward to refer to baby as "it." one of my frustrations is when people refer to other animals as "it," but here I am doing it to an almost full-term baby... I can't wait to meet this kid already.

post #43 of 105

i'm always super thirsty, but especially if my husband turns the heat on. it's been dropping to the high 30s at night so sometimes he puts it on, tho i don't mind the cold and would rather just snuggle in bed with a blanket than have the heat on. but yeah, even if it isn't dry in the house i have been drinking a lot of water and juice. of course i have to get up and pee a lot, too, in the middle of the night. and in the morning i'm so famished, i need a drink right away. the water here tastes weird to me so i always put a lime or lemon slice in it. but YES to the watermelon!!! and i've been making lemonade popsicles, too. and RRL tea. and juice and smoothies. so i drink a lot, every day, but haven't had any issues... i'm just a fish.

 

i wish we had a whole foods, they have really amazing coconut pops with shredded coconut bits in them. probably not hard to make, tho.

post #44 of 105

I am reading every ones post and feel bad for not doing individual responses.

 

Dodi is huge. She is not so active, but has her times.

 

I would bet our ddc is about to have another babe...just a feeling! So exciting!

Regarding food:

I made some org carrot, apple, and lemon juice to drink with my oatmeal breakfast this morning. Then I ate a cadbury carmel egg. Then I snacked on some multigrain crackers with some spinach dip. then I ate some chicken taquitos with sour cream.. Then I made a smoothie out of strawberries, bananas, cranberry juice, coconut oil, chlorophyl, yogurt, cod liver oil, and hemp protein powder ...An hour later I made a blended coffee.
I just ate a handful of pringles. Never fear I have some baked red potatoes in the oven which I do plan on pouring broccoli and cheese over...

 

All I could eat today was junk. Nothing sounded good but I am so starving. :(

 

I did get a little busy today. Cleaned the kitchen and took apart the fridge and sterilized it as best as I could. Cleaned the jars off in the fridge too. Swept, did laundry, changed the bedding on our bed (omg no small feat right now)  but still have the front room all messy. Mw apt is noon tomorrow, but its not the big home visit (all the apts are at home) where she brings the back up mw. Thankful for that, one more week to prepare would be nice...

 

Excuse typos and mis spellings. I am at the point I don't care as much as I should. LOL

 

Part of me is procrastinating my five mile long list cause I dont want to be like I was with the other pregnancies - so prepared that the last 3-4 weeks I was seriously irritated and bored out of my mind.

 

PS) I am getting ready to send Sky's package off (couple weeks late) ---- if any one has anything to add please PM me soon.

post #45 of 105

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Poppy, are you sure we aren't related somehow? "His Daddys name is Forest too?" is my most often repeated quote from that movie (along with "And I met the President of the United States AGAIN" and I just said that like 3 days ago and told DH we should watch that movie again some time.

So weird!

lol - I love Xfiles, but I will pass while I'm pregnant. I am probably at the point I should stop watching the news also. We are way close. Dh is out digging a fence at 8:15 am. He's nesty. I'm not yet but just went to bed at 3 and still feeling tired.

 



 


I love it! We have recently purchased a blu-ray player and agreed FG must be our next purchase. Great movie!

 

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I was feeling excessively thirsty for awhile, and started freaking out about GD or something (since I declined the testing) and then it just kinda went away. Like water was the most amazing thing in the world and I could drink endlessly all day and still feel parched. Then it got less appealing and now i can sometimes go the whole day without drinking anything- oops! I don't know what it was, but it did coincide with this perpetual stuffiness and feeling more out of breath. Even when I can breathe through my nose I feel like I just can't get enough oxygen so start breathing faster and faster and eventually give up and mouth-breathe. The weather also affects it more- we're in a bout of low pressure/rainy weather and I'm more stuffed up and drinking more again.

 

LHM- the big, rolling movements at night and total lack of sleep: yep, feel ya there. I don't think I have ever seen my belly move this dramatically, I was pretty horrified today when I was watching my belly roll and heave it looked... well... scary, actually. And it hurt. Definitely feeling more movement at night then any other time, combined with gastric juices and needing to pee and thinking way too much about stuff I can't do anything about at 3 am. Bah. 

 


Astria, I know exactly what you mean about the water. I still feel like water is the most amazing thing in the world. I can't get enough. (but I don't have GD) The worst is at night, because I get up every two hours, on the dot, to pee so I try to restrict water after dinner. But then I'll take my vitamins right before bed and I'll find myself uncontrollably gulping! :)

 

And this guy is also moving a lot, big freaky rolling moves. I keep thinking he's just going to roll right on out into my arms. He's finding all sorts of nooks and crannies to get into, like around the side of my belly and up under my ribs. It's delightful.

 

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I made some org carrot, apple, and lemon juice to drink with my oatmeal breakfast this morning. Then I ate a cadbury carmel egg.

 

Onemore, that is hilarious! A perfect pairing. We have to be related!

post #46 of 105
Add me to the grapes list! I just bought three pounds of thm - granted DS gets some for preschool snacks but they are almost gone!

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Movements are really intense - would not say painful exactly but not always that comfortable either. definitely feels like baby is growing a lot and I'm wondering how big this one will be -- DS was 8 lbs 11 oz. not small, but not that big... I'm feeling this might be a 9 lber in there...
I was over 9 lbs at birth (as my mother always loves to remind me), so it wouldn't be such a surprise.
post #47 of 105
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I love it! We have recently purchased a blu-ray player and agreed FG must be our next purchase. Great movie!

 


Astria, I know exactly what you mean about the water. I still feel like water is the most amazing thing in the world. I can't get enough. (but I don't have GD) The worst is at night, because I get up every two hours, on the dot, to pee so I try to restrict water after dinner. But then I'll take my vitamins right before bed and I'll find myself uncontrollably gulping! :)

 

And this guy is also moving a lot, big freaky rolling moves. I keep thinking he's just going to roll right on out into my arms. He's finding all sorts of nooks and crannies to get into, like around the side of my belly and up under my ribs. It's delightful.

 

 

Onemore, that is hilarious! A perfect pairing. We have to be related!



Me too!  She kicks all the way over on my side.  I don't remember that at all with DD1.  When I lay on my right side I feel like I'm laying on her legs and/or arms.  It's weird.  It helps keep me on my left side though. lol

post #48 of 105

I feel like I've done a lot of at-home stuff the last few days- lots and lots of laundry (on the clothesline! Yay! First time this year), tidying, sweeping or vaccuming every day, changed the bedding on all the beds, went through toys to get more boxes of donatable stuff, sorted kids clothes, made meals, did dishes... You know, normal house-maintenance stuff. And even doing that every single day, I still feel like I'm behind. I seem to be able to accomplish the regular day-to-day things, but then I'm too exhausted for any of the bigger jobs. (I'm also understanding why I felt like I could never catch up on the day-to-day stuff when I worked full time- no one else in the house was doing anything to help, but hte kids were here 24/7 while I was at work).

I have some hand-sewing/ crafting type things i need to do but I want to watch a MOVIE while I do, but DH always monopolizes the computer and we don't have a TV. Hand sewing is so freaking boring when I can't listen to music, talk to anyone, watch anything, or read anything. I just sit silently by myself while DH plays video games. Blah. I can't do it while the kids are awake either, they both keep trying to help until I lose my temper.

I wish we had grapes and watermelon here! It seems to be not in season or something, it's all still SO expensive. The only thing that's cheap is cantalope so we're eating a lot of that.

I feel like this baby is going to be bigger as well. These huge strong movements are making me feel that way, but who knows? Baby hangs out mostly on my right side until I try to turn her (him?) anterior, then baby goes entirely posterior. The midwife said I should be sleeping more on my right side to encourage an ROA position, which is great because sleeping on my left side for too long gives me horrible hip and back pain.

post #49 of 105

MIL came to pick up SO's kids earlier.  She said nothing about the pregnancy/baby, AGAIN.  It's so awkward and weird.  I'm really curious to see how things are going to play out once she's born.  That could be interesting. 

 

 

post #50 of 105

Weeks/Days along:  36w 1d

Appointments: Midwife tomorrow... awaiting another discussion of baby's positioning and possible size.  I have questions for you guys on this!

Symptoms: Feeling pretty good - overall - but slow moving.  Insomnia is my most complaint-worthy symptom.  I was up from 1-3am last night :(  I was up for two hours the night before as well.... I am still working full-time and have a relatively demanding job, so it's not too fun going into the office both sleepy *and* pregnancy-tired. 

Food: I'm definitely finding that food doesn't have too much appeal, however I am still managing to eat a lot.  Hmm... how does that happen?  Also, TUMS are my 5th food group.

Exercise: Weekly yoga, occasional walks, and - starting yesterday - sitting on a yoga ball at work all day.

Body changes and other milestones: Big belly which is very "forward" and not very wide....which is odd because I have a transverse baby.  I'm in the no-colostrom camp.  I don't have any stretch marks from THIS pregnancy, but my stretch marks from my twin pregnancy from 10 years ago are looking very prominent. 

Thoughts:  I have a bunch of questions that I bet many of you have insights on.  Here are a couple that are

 

First, the trivial:  I've never cloth diapered before and I'm wondering if anyone would be able to weigh in on the best brand/type of diaper pail for cloth and also what brand/type of liners do you like best for the pail? 

 

More weighty:  2 weeks ago at my last mw appt they got concerned about my baby being transverse at 34 weeks.  I had an u/s last week and, yep, she was still transverse then.  The mw gave me a sheet of positions to help turn baby, but these are for breech.  My baby isn't upside down, she's diagonal....so I wonder if encouraging her to "flip" would be a bad strategy?  Meanwhile, I went to my chiropractor and she used the Webster Technique and scheduled me for additional appointments to try to open up and align my pelvis.  She said "say no to a version" (my mw had said that they'd want to do a version at 37w if she's still transverse).  Chiro said baby cannot get into my pelvis properly because I have a 40 hour/week desk job....so now I'm on a yoga ball at my desk and sitting with my legs spread, hips wide and torso upright.  Hopefully that will help!  But I'm not sure about the breech tilt and other positions since I am wanting her to just edge to a more upright position (she's not really sideways, more diagonal with head down in the lower right, butt in the upper left of me).  On top of all this, when I was awake with insomnia at 2am I was doing some research and saw an article that stated that in only "1 in 2,500" births is the baby transverse when mother goes into labor.  What does THAT mean?  Do all the other transverse babies figure it out before labor begins (in which case, why is everyone so worried??) or does it mean most mothers have had a c-section prior to going into labor?  Or does it mean that my 2am logic & reading skills were less than prime and I misunderstood the statistic?  I'd really welcome anyone's knowledge on the subject of transverse positioning.  I've had 2 previous vaginal deliveries:  in the first, I delivered twins with twin B being breech and she was a breech extraction where I had a second OB do an u/s while the first reached all the way up and grabbed my daughter's ankles and pulled her out.  Not too common in a US hospital, but my OB back then was totally onboard with avoiding a C.  My second delivery was a natural hosp birth of a 9lb 14oz baby who came out with zero pushing - she just more or less "shot" out.  So I feel determined to make this one have an equally simple solution.  But of course it's all about the healthy baby/healthy mama end result....

post #51 of 105

Hmm Mlovesj. First off thats pretty awesome about your b/g twin breech delivery, especially the grabbing of the ankles. Reminds me of the story of Jacob and Esau. :D

As for transverse, the few I've known of IRL have been automatic c-section at around 38 weeks. I really imagine that most babes get into a breech or head down position right before birth. I wouldn't stress just yet, I would continue to be proactive (like you are). Just my uneducated opinion.

post #52 of 105

Also uneducated, but I agree with onemore. 

 

It is also my understanding that the breech stuff does work for transverse, too.  It isn't so much getting them to "flip", as in do a 180, as it is encouraging the correct postion in general. 

 

As for me, like Astraia, I'm having a productive day.  I've slept 7 whole uninterrupted hours 3 nights in a row!  I'm a different person.  I still feel heavy in the afternoon, and tireder as the day goes on, but I'm cooking and cleaning, and sewing, and organizing, and schooling, and packing again.  Whew.  I was worried I wasn't going to get anything done in time!

 

I'm mostly excited about supper.  I've barely been cooking, and it's been hard to keep the kitchen clean enough to show the house.  But, today, I put a roast in the crokpot with a homemade mixture of french dip seasonings, and I have french rolls rising on the counter.  I also shucked corn, and have a big bowl of beans the kids and I will snap after naptime. 

 

And, easter has been too much to accomplish, and I don't like the kids having all that candy at once anyway.  So, last night, after they were all asleep, I tucked their new stuffed duckies in bed with them, with an egg full of candy.  Today, I've been randomly hiding them around the house.  The excitement when someone finds one is so cute!  We also made a dirt cake this morning.  I figure we'll just do fun stuff the rest of the week.  I'll keep bringing out eggs here and there, we'll color some one night for breakfast the next day, etc. 

 

Last night I pulled out the newborn clothes for this baby.  I think I'm happy with what I have, but I might pick up a few more outfits.  I think I might get some nb diapers/covers, too.  Not so much because what I have won't work, but because I want them, lol.  And, I can justify it because while I know the dipes are officially clean, I'd like to let the baby get a big bigger before it shares with dd3.  Is that weird? 

 

I went through my leftover birth kit stuff from last time, and have way less than I thought.  That totally stressed me out at first, but then it occured to me to just buy my mw kit, and I'll be good to go.  No biggie.  IIRC, they were pretty laid back last time.

 

Only a week and a half until the farmer's market opens!  Yay!  I'm drooling over fresh cherry tomatoes, berries, and corn!

post #53 of 105

We like Flip dipes but if you are rich I would just get OS AIOs for super duper easiness. I just use a SS trash bin for dipes winky.gif

post #54 of 105

 

Weeks/Days along:  35w5d

Appointments: Midwife appointment was on Monday.  Baby was moving a ton, and the midwife finally identified the large protruding hard thing at the top of my uterus as the baby's hip.  Baby is head down but still wobbly.  Home visit is next Tuesday. My aunt who is coming to support me during birth will be coming to meet the midwife that day as well.

Symptoms: More energy than any time in my pregnancy so far.  My back and legs are sore from moving furniture lase weekend.  I have a lot of pressure in my pelvis.

Food: Craving cake badly, which is not convenient because of my new found gluten intolerance.  Not up to paying $5 for gluten free cake mix to eat one piece.  Have to force myself to eat regular meals, just not hungry.

Exercise: embarking on week two of walking a mile a day with my partner, son, and dog.  It's quickly becoming the nicest part of my day.

Body changes and other milestones: I have crampy legs and it's not fun at all.

Thoughts:


I'm in a better mood with more energy than my entire pregnancy.  I credit eating better, and taking my vitamins regularly, as well as the new walking routine.  We spent the entire weekend (my last weekend off before the due date) working on getting the house ready.  This included rearranging the entire bedroom, moving some large pieces of furniture to other parts of the house, and cleaning everything.  Also did exactly one million loads of laundry.  We set up the used crib I got and found it just isn't going to work.  It's too wide and there's a gap between the side and the mattress.  I don't understand it since they're supposed to be a standard size.  I know i shouldn't have bought a used crib with all the recalls anyway, but was hoping to save some money.  Now we have to buy a new crib, and I can't resell the other one because it's unsafe.  I'm thinking maybe I can donate it to a theater or something to be used as a prop.  Got my birth kit and almost all the supplies on my midwife's list gathered.  Diapers are all washed and put away, clothes are all washed and in drawers.  I have no idea how I managed it, but just about everything on my to do list is done.  I have more done now than I ever imagined I would!

 

This baby never seems to stop moving.  I'm convinced she may never sleep!

 

I'm really upset because the furnace repairman came to my work and found that the furnace is improperly vented and has been leaking carbon monoxide less than 10 feet from where I sit 40 hours a week.  So basically my entire pregnancy I've been exposed to this carbon monoxide leak.  He taped up the ducting where it was cracked and obviously leaking, and is speaking to the building owner about getting it up to code.  At first I didn't really think anything about it, but after a few hours of thinking about it I was practically in tears.  I read the symptoms of low level carbon monoxide poisoning are headaches, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, depression.  All things that I've been experiencing, but all things I can easily attribute to my pregnancy as well. I called the midwife, who is consulting with an OB.  She says that I am right to be concerned, but that since baby is growing and moving well those are good signs.  She is supposed to call me today with more info.  My partner is PISSED, he gets so protective and upset about the idea of something happening to me or the baby.  I have 2 bosses.  One promised to go out and buy a carbon monoxide detector yesterday, but didn't.  When I said something to her about it at the end of the day she pretty much blew me off and said "well, I think it's probably OK."  I bought one on the way to work, but she got one this morning.  She called to tell me that it had been installed, and I told her I was relieved to know that there was not a carbon monoxide leak at the moment, but that I was still concerned about the 6 months of exposure that the baby and I have already had.  She told me that since no one else in the office had any symptoms she doubted there was a problem, and I again felt blown off.  Later my other boss emailed me to say she understood my concern, and was glad that I was consulting my midwife.  That made me feel heard which in turn made me feel much better.  The research I did online seems to say that most women exposed to low to moderate levels of carbon monoxide during pregnancy have normal babies.  But there's still a little part of me that's completely terrified.  In all fairness I am more emotional than ususal.

 

Part of me is hoping the baby comes earlier rather than later (within the full term period of course), because I'm inpatient and want to meet her.  But I am trying to convince myself that the longer she stays in the better.  My son was 12 days past his due date, and although he was a huge baby, he was a happy baby.  I always thought him being so late and big were part of him being so easy, although maybe that's just his temperment.

post #55 of 105
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Weeks/Days along:  35w5d

Appointments: Midwife appointment was on Monday.  Baby was moving a ton, and the midwife finally identified the large protruding hard thing at the top of my uterus as the baby's hip.  Baby is head down but still wobbly.  Home visit is next Tuesday. My aunt who is coming to support me during birth will be coming to meet the midwife that day as well.

Symptoms: More energy than any time in my pregnancy so far.  My back and legs are sore from moving furniture lase weekend.  I have a lot of pressure in my pelvis.

Food: Craving cake badly, which is not convenient because of my new found gluten intolerance.  Not up to paying $5 for gluten free cake mix to eat one piece.  Have to force myself to eat regular meals, just not hungry.

Exercise: embarking on week two of walking a mile a day with my partner, son, and dog.  It's quickly becoming the nicest part of my day.

Body changes and other milestones: I have crampy legs and it's not fun at all.

Thoughts:


I'm in a better mood with more energy than my entire pregnancy.  I credit eating better, and taking my vitamins regularly, as well as the new walking routine.  We spent the entire weekend (my last weekend off before the due date) working on getting the house ready.  This included rearranging the entire bedroom, moving some large pieces of furniture to other parts of the house, and cleaning everything.  Also did exactly one million loads of laundry.  We set up the used crib I got and found it just isn't going to work.  It's too wide and there's a gap between the side and the mattress.  I don't understand it since they're supposed to be a standard size.  I know i shouldn't have bought a used crib with all the recalls anyway, but was hoping to save some money.  Now we have to buy a new crib, and I can't resell the other one because it's unsafe.  I'm thinking maybe I can donate it to a theater or something to be used as a prop.  Got my birth kit and almost all the supplies on my midwife's list gathered.  Diapers are all washed and put away, clothes are all washed and in drawers.  I have no idea how I managed it, but just about everything on my to do list is done.  I have more done now than I ever imagined I would!

 

This baby never seems to stop moving.  I'm convinced she may never sleep!

 

I'm really upset because the furnace repairman came to my work and found that the furnace is improperly vented and has been leaking carbon monoxide less than 10 feet from where I sit 40 hours a week.  So basically my entire pregnancy I've been exposed to this carbon monoxide leak.  He taped up the ducting where it was cracked and obviously leaking, and is speaking to the building owner about getting it up to code.  At first I didn't really think anything about it, but after a few hours of thinking about it I was practically in tears.  I read the symptoms of low level carbon monoxide poisoning are headaches, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, depression.  All things that I've been experiencing, but all things I can easily attribute to my pregnancy as well. I called the midwife, who is consulting with an OB.  She says that I am right to be concerned, but that since baby is growing and moving well those are good signs.  She is supposed to call me today with more info.  My partner is PISSED, he gets so protective and upset about the idea of something happening to me or the baby.  I have 2 bosses.  One promised to go out and buy a carbon monoxide detector yesterday, but didn't.  When I said something to her about it at the end of the day she pretty much blew me off and said "well, I think it's probably OK."  I bought one on the way to work, but she got one this morning.  She called to tell me that it had been installed, and I told her I was relieved to know that there was not a carbon monoxide leak at the moment, but that I was still concerned about the 6 months of exposure that the baby and I have already had.  She told me that since no one else in the office had any symptoms she doubted there was a problem, and I again felt blown off.  Later my other boss emailed me to say she understood my concern, and was glad that I was consulting my midwife.  That made me feel heard which in turn made me feel much better.  The research I did online seems to say that most women exposed to low to moderate levels of carbon monoxide during pregnancy have normal babies.  But there's still a little part of me that's completely terrified.  In all fairness I am more emotional than ususal.

 

Part of me is hoping the baby comes earlier rather than later (within the full term period of course), because I'm inpatient and want to meet her.  But I am trying to convince myself that the longer she stays in the better.  My son was 12 days past his due date, and although he was a huge baby, he was a happy baby.  I always thought him being so late and big were part of him being so easy, although maybe that's just his temperment.


Oh my!  I'd probably be freaking out too.  I'm sure everything is fine though, since baby is growing and moving like she's supposed to be.  Try not to stress too much.

 

post #56 of 105

Oh, question...

 

I ran out of my vitamins today.  I don't really like the ones I was taking (6 pills every day, they're big, and they taste awful).  With only a couple weeks left, should I buy more prenatals or should I just buy a regular multi?  I know I need to take vitamins while nursing, but would a multi be okay then?

post #57 of 105

BrokenFish - big hugs. I would be really pissed too. I don't blame your dh. :( Let us know how it goes with work....

 

 

Midwife appointment today went well...Except we picked up two heart beats, are feeling two baby backs, and I jumped from 39 CM two weeks ago to 50CM.

 

I don't think its twins (the likelihood of two u/s missing twins would be astronomical), but I do believe I am having a healthy big baby. SR midwife is coming to the next apt anyways to palpate...so thats a good thing. With the fetoscope there was one really strong heartbeat on the right side, but definitely feeling the baby back on the left side.

As the mw said "It is mystifying"

 

post #58 of 105


I've been taking Rainbow Light Just once. Yes they have a small amount of dong quai in them which US docs freak out about during preg but in China women take it regularily. Anyways, I love these multis.

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Oh, question...

 

I ran out of my vitamins today.  I don't really like the ones I was taking (6 pills every day, they're big, and they taste awful).  With only a couple weeks left, should I buy more prenatals or should I just buy a regular multi?  I know I need to take vitamins while nursing, but would a multi be okay then?



 

post #59 of 105

Just talked to the midwife, and she recommends doing the ultrasound.  I'm bummed because it's costly and means more time off work, but she assured me that it was a reasonable course of action and not just to make me feel better.

post #60 of 105


Give the bill to your work. Its absolutely the least they can do. I'm being serious.

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Just talked to the midwife, and she recommends doing the ultrasound.  I'm bummed because it's costly and means more time off work, but she assured me that it was a reasonable course of action and not just to make me feel better.



 

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