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post #41 of 60

On the moving, we luckily did have lots of help with the packing and the schlepping parts, it was the unpacking part after all the helpers were gone that was bad.  This all occurred during one of the busiest weeks of the year for dh's business, so he was not able to do much, and I was still in a lot of pain from the birth (that never totally went away, and is now getting worse again, see my thread about it here if you have ideas about chronic pelvic pain) and I was trying to figure out my new baby, and I was still a little loopy emotionally from the hormone shifts.  We had boxes sitting around for a long time.  We could have actually waited to move 2 weeks later than we did, but with a lot less help.  And after our landlord had tried to prevent my midwife from coming to my house, and sprung the move surprise on us the week I was due (which he was well aware of) and put the house on the market so we had people coming to look at it just a few days after ds was born, we were just done.  So yeah, we did it, we survived, and it sucked and I never want to do it again, or wish it on anyone else!

 

I've been slowly sorting through drawers and closets in preparation for our upcoming move.  I didn't prepare for our last move very well (a year after the nightmare postpartum one) and I'm determined to make it a smoother process this time.  Especially because it's a much longer distance this time.  It feels good to get organized and to declutter some stuff.  I'm also realizing how many things I could start packing now, (like all my prepregnancy clothes!) 

 

Baby is really kicking everyday now, I can see the kicks when they are high enough that they aren't below my belly horizon!  I can't wait until they are distinct enough for ds to see and feel, I think he'll like to watch.

post #42 of 60

I am so jealous about the kicking! With my dd I felt her kick for the first time around 14 weeks and started feeling a ton of movement around 16 weeks. This time around, at 18 1/2 weeks, I only feel a few little kicks a day.

 

Since we moved we have to find a new midwife this go around. We interviewed one that we REALLY connected with, but she will be gone on a breech baby seminar on my due date greensad.gif . We interviewed another last night that I really didn't care for...she just seemed really burned out. The next closest midwife is 1 1/2 away in a city with lots of traffic. I am so bummed!

post #43 of 60
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Since we moved we have to find a new midwife this go around. We interviewed one that we REALLY connected with, but she will be gone on a breech baby seminar on my due date greensad.gif . We interviewed another last night that I really didn't care for...she just seemed really burned out. The next closest midwife is 1 1/2 away in a city with lots of traffic. I am so bummed!

Where you live, do midwives work in group practices so there are back-up midwives available?

 

I'd probably go with your first choice regardless.  Because, even if she is supposed to be at a seminar on your EDD, how often do babies actually come on their due date? :)

post #44 of 60
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I am so jealous about the kicking! With my dd I felt her kick for the first time around 14 weeks and started feeling a ton of movement around 16 weeks. This time around, at 18 1/2 weeks, I only feel a few little kicks a day.

 

And I'M so jealous you're feeling anything at all! All I've been feeling is the broccoli I ate yesterday. LOL! I'm 21 weeks today and not a peep from this little one yet. Can't wait!

post #45 of 60

Speaking of movement. I have one of those pregnancy journals that you can jot down little notes in ("The Pregnancy Journal")  Every day it gives a little info on what is happening with baby, tips on healthy eating & nutrients (and advocates organic, low meat diets, is overall fairly natural actually) plus info from other cultures around the world (traditions etc)

 

 

So....one of the the tidbits says the baby will generally be born about 147 days (+/- 15 days) from the time you can first feel movement!! Get calculating ladies - ha ha! 

I didn't go into labour with DS, but I'd be curious if others found that to be true with their older ones...

 

I've got to calculate that myself and see if it's even close to my due date....

post #46 of 60

Hmmm, the puts me at 37 weeks (+/- 15 days) .....um a little early, but this little bean is measuring almost a week ahead (my dates are exact) so.....good thing I take everything with a grain of salt when it comes to pregnancy stuff like this :)!

post #47 of 60
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Originally Posted by springmum View Post

Speaking of movement. I have one of those pregnancy journals that you can jot down little notes in ("The Pregnancy Journal")  Every day it gives a little info on what is happening with baby, tips on healthy eating & nutrients (and advocates organic, low meat diets, is overall fairly natural actually) plus info from other cultures around the world (traditions etc)

 

 

So....one of the the tidbits says the baby will generally be born about 147 days (+/- 15 days) from the time you can first feel movement!! Get calculating ladies - ha ha! 

I didn't go into labour with DS, but I'd be curious if others found that to be true with their older ones...

 

I've got to calculate that myself and see if it's even close to my due date....

lol, it was right for ds at 39 weeks (+/- 15 days). He was born at 39 weeks, 6 days. 

 

This go, it puts me at 37 weeks +or- 15! Hope it's wrong! I'd feel more comfortable with a 38 week + birth especially as I'm a little inexact with my dates!

 

As to kicking...holy cow guys. This one never stops. I have no idea how something this small can kick this often and this hard! Ds kicked a lot from the time I first felt him until he slowed down around 35 weeks, but nothing like this one. I couldn't worry about this one if I tried the way it's constantly squirming around and kicking! And here I was looking forward to a mellow second child!

post #48 of 60

The 147 days would put me around 33 weeks...  I'm a short skinny person so I was out of my regular pants by 8 weeks and showing by 12.  Since baby doesn't really have anywhere else to go I'm going to guess that is why I could feel her so early, well that and she is a freaking soccer player!!!  DS didn't sleep at all when he was a newborn, and I don't remember how or when he moved around, but I feel like this little one is following in his footsteps, unfourtnatly. Litlte one kicks all day long, really, pretty consistantly all day.  Which tells me someone is not doing the "babys sleep 18 hours a day" routine. 

 

DS averaged about 4-5 hours of sleep TOTAL thoes first 4-5 months,I always wondered who had the baby that averaged him out because newborns "sleep often" (too lazy to go look up the real number)...

post #49 of 60

ha! Esma- I totally know what you mean...ds never seemed to sleep as much as they say newborns do...and certainly once he was a month or two old, he did the whole catnap routine. lol! I remember those very first weeks being quite trying because he was always AWAKE and couldn't DO anything but yet, seemed to want me to move around and talk to him and just interact I guess. It was certainly more than I had expected!

post #50 of 60

What is with the baby kicking my bladder and lower areas? Holy cow! It feels so strange, but I also love that Pickle is showing me s/he's there. A lot. Sometimes uncomfortably so. love.gif

post #51 of 60

I'm another one with an active one in here! He was seriously upset last night when DS woke and and had trouble falling back asleep - ha!

Otherwise he's starting to settle into some regular patterns for sure, and doesn't wake me at night unless I go to the bathroom. DS was the same and he came out not confused about night & day, but woke every 2 hours for many months.....I was hoping for a more mellow good sleeper this time too!!!

 

Everything about this baby is just bigger, stronger and earlier than DS, so I'm hoping that instead of 37 weeks like that book suggests- I make to 39 weeks!! I even woke up this morning and he started kicking just bellow my ribs for the first time (I'm just 20 weeks!) after dancing on my pubic bone last night....

post #52 of 60

I feel some kicking but not huge amounts. What I get more than a kicking is a feeling like the baby is stretching and just pushing at me in various places all the time.  It's such an odd feeling and I find it pretty amusing.

 

DS has taken to referring to this baby as "my baby" which is so sweet.  Yesterday we were putting finishing details on  many of the items I've been knitting for the baby and he turned to me and said "Mama you make such sweet things for my baby."  I think he's starting to really be excited about the idea of being a big brother.

post #53 of 60

Awww... that is so sweet, OakTree!

post #54 of 60
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Oaktree:  That is so precious!

 

My DD crawled in my bed this morning and immediately put her hand on me (in the wrong spot) and said "I'm trying to feel her". I thought it was sweet. :-) 

 

I think my baby had a growth spurt. I spent all day yesterday feeling like a stuffed pig - even though I hadn't eaten that much. I just felt very stretched. And maybe my stomach is getting compressed now and I don't have room for normal size meals? She is def. getting stronger. I saw my belly move with a kick last night. I can already feel her wiggling all around every time I roll over at night. LOL. I had an anterior placenta last time and I am just marveling at how much I am feeling this time! I had nothing to compare to last time. 

 

I am 22 weeks today. I weighed myself this morning and I didn't gain anything this week! I am so happy. LOL. I'm up 14 lbs so far. So if I gain a lb/week I'll end up at 32 lbs. Right around what I gained last time. Phew. I was gaining so fast in the beginning of the 2nd tri that I was seriously scared I'd keep that up and end up at like a 50 or 60 lbs wt gain. I'm totally fine w/30. I lost it all but 10 lbs within days of giving birth last time.

 

Cindy

 

PS: I forgot to start a new thread at the beginning of this week. I think I'll start a new thread at the beginning of next.

post #55 of 60
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Originally Posted by dandylez View Post

Where you live, do midwives work in group practices so there are back-up midwives available?

 

I'd probably go with your first choice regardless.  Because, even if she is supposed to be at a seminar on your EDD, how often do babies actually come on their due date? :)

My midwife definitely has a backup, that is actually who I interviewed on Tuesday and didn't really care for. She just seemed really burned out. With my last birth I literally went into labor on my due date, and the midwife #1 will be gone 2 days before my due date through the end of November. We decided to go with the midwife #1 for prenatals and her backup for the actual birth. We were already planning on having the midwife "miss" the birth anyways so I decided I wouldn't let myself get to hung up over it.

 

My dd is only 19 months old and still hasn't quite figured out that there is going to be another baby in the house. When we ask her where the baby is, she points to my stomach, but last night we asked her what was in my tummy and she said, "Boobie! Belly Button!" haha.

 

I didn't really lose as much baby weight after my last pregnancy as I wanted to before I got pregnant again. I still had about 15 more pounds to go. I am 19 weeks and have only gained 8 pounds but I already look  6 months pregnant. Last time I didn't even look pregnant until I was 6 months along!

post #56 of 60

Ok, not really pregnancy related, but

 

My diploma came today!!!

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It was actually a big surprise, because when I checked my grades a couple of weeks ago, it looked like I failed my senior project. I legitimately could have, the first trimester really took a toll on how much time I could spend working on it, and my project adviser and I had an informal agreement on modifying the project to be more manageable for me, but when my grade showed up as “unofficial withdrawal” I thought maybe I had misunderstood, or forgotten something I was supposed to do. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks knowing I needed to email him and find out if there was something I could do to make it up and dreading doing it because I was afraid it wouldn’t be possible and feeling like a failure and a fraud after I walked in the graduation ceremony and everything. I finally resolved this morning to send the email tonight, and I’m so glad I checked the mail first! I think he just forgot to turn in a grade at all (until after I checked, which was after the deadline). Not really his fault, seeing as how I didn’t hand in my project until the morning of the very last day of finals, and he left immediately to drive back home to his family out of state.

 

I’m just so relieved! I was feeling so ashamed of thinking I failed that I hadn’t told anyone. Not even dh!

post #57 of 60

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

post #58 of 60

That's awesome, Angel!! Congrats!

post #59 of 60

Congratulations!

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