Hello ladies! Long time listener, first time caller Thought I'd jump in for a little while before I'm nursing and can barely type!
Lily - I'm so happy to hear that you finished your manuscript. Everytime I looked at my "to-do" list and felt overwhelmed, I would think, "yeah, but at least I don't have a manuscript to finish!" lol
Andaluza- I wonder if your faster walking has to do with the fact that baby isn't squashing your lungs, and is giving you more breathing room, and ability to oh, oxygenate yourself while walking! I'm with you on the strange sleeping patterns.
Poppylove - Sorry to hear about bad dreams. I've been really cranky with DD and DS lately, and unhappy about that, and having some bad dreams, too. i think due to stress related to that. Hopefully your strange bad dreams go away soon!
About cloth diapering - I borrowed cloth from a friend in the first 2 sizes, so I have to buy whatever I want for the first 6 months or so. DH has never been much into cloth (though he minds it much less when baby is exclusively breastfed still!) I have bought disposable for the newborn size, since it will be me, DH, and my parents helping in the the first few days, and I don't want to deal with meconium poo on cloth. Honestly, I am not that thrilled with how bulky cloth can be on an itty bitty baby (though I like the cloth against their skin!), and I feel like its a stage that they grow out of quickly, for the investment necessary. So, not quite sure what I am going to do about cloth past the first package of disposables, though I haven't put in an order, so at this point, I think I am just going to wait until baby reaches size small to do cloth.
Lakeruby - I highly recommend the swimming! I take my kids to the local town reservoir to swim, and usually I am not that much on getting in the water, but now it is just LOVELY!!! Once I get in past my belly, all the weight just drops away, ad I could stay in there forever. Unfortunately when I do finally have to get out of the water, I feel like a beached whale as all the weight hits me again!
Pennywhistle - *fingers crossed* that your BP and protein levels stay down!!!! Will they let you know at one point or another whether you can go to the birth center?
NewMumJoy - Happy EDD day! I hope you are able to stay zen and calm about labor starting. Remember, first time moms go into labor naturally on average EDD + 8 days.... so here's hoping you have a pleasant wait until whenever that is for you!!!
Tizzy - so sorry to hear about the ear infection I hope it clears quickly for you. Were you at least able to show up at the family BBQ without bringing 3 dishes? How were your afterpains in your last births? I never remember them after having DD, but after DS was excruciating!! If my labor had been like that, I would have been signing up for an epidural, and every other drug they could give me (this after having unmedicated labors) My OB said that if I religiously alternated tylenol and motrin, each every 6 hours, it would approach narcotic pain relief. But if that doesn't work, I am going to be calling her, because the afterpains were so awful last time, I was starting to stretch out DS's feedings, and I think I made his jaundice worse because of it. Not good.
Ninetales - I hope you get good (not as bad?) news tomorrow about your tooth. What a thing to be dealing with on your baby's birthday! I hope you get in and out quickly so you can focus on the exciting arrival of your little (big!) one! Can't wait to hear the birth announcement!!!
AFM - I had my 37.5 week appointment today. Depending on my O date, it could be 38 weeks, or if I go by what my OB thinks, 37.1 weeks, or if I go by what I think, 37.3 weeks. So, who knows! I'm measuring about 35 cms, but haven't gained hardly any weight in the past few weeks. In any case, everything is looking good. I was so aggravated though - as DH and I were going to bed last night, at about 11:45, he said "oh shoot, I have an early morning meeting, and can't watch the kids!" Last week's appointment was so miserable, as DD and DS were fighting and temper tanruming the ENTIRE time. Absolutely ridiculous. And, since my OB is a solo practitioner, she's almost always running late due to births or other things. So, a 15 minute appointment means that between waiting, appointment and driving, its 2-3 hours for the kids. So, I had told DH last week that either he has to watch the kids, or I get a babysitter, or I just cancel the appointment. I ended up asking a friend early this morning to watch DS, which she did for me, and took DD with me (she's fine on her own) and actually had a decent morning. I had to be totally ready to go out for the day though, since DD needed to be at her first day of nature camp, and it didn't make sense to drive back home after picking up DS. Long, long day.
My DS is going through serious sleep issues - I was so happy, because after my milk dried up, he started sleeping 9pm-7am, and taking a 3 hour nap in the afternoon. Now it takes until 9 or 10 to get to sleep, and then he is waking in the middle of the night, and won't go back to his crib, then starts kicking me at 5am, and gets up at 6. Then has a hard time getting down for a nap, and may only sleep for an hour. If he isn't keeping me up at night, this baby is, as she is trying to kick her way out of me! So, I am getting 4-6 hours of sleep at night, and catching an hour or two in the afternoon, sometimes.
Anyone having signs of cervical changes? I started to have some yellowish mucus today. Not sure if this is just more lovely pregnancy discharge, or if things are changing. Wait and see I guess.
I'm loving watching the Olympics. "My sport" - equestrian eventing was on today, and I put it on DVR to watch tonight. So much fun! My mare got an injury about 6 weeks ago, so I had to stop riding, but I can't wait to get back in the saddle once we're both recovered!