Wow! My power was out for 24 hours so I haven't been able to check in. Y'all have been posting up a storm!
Originally Posted by IronMam
We're back home!
Glad things went well and are looking up. I grew up in SE MI and we went to the Toledo Zoo a lot. I remember it being a nice zoo, but Columbus is still my all-time favorite zoo.
Originally Posted by TIFF4NY
I just wanted to come here and say that DH just happily painted my toe nails for me because I couldn't reach. Love him! lol
MY DH actually does a pretty good job painting my nails, but he hasn't done it in a looong. I'm actually happy to hear someone elses DH does this too. I was kind of weirdo out the first time he offered....When I am PG, there are two treats I get that I don't usually get any other time- a pedicure and a massage. As much as I love DH, I'd rather have my 45 minutes alone at the nail salon :)
Originally Posted by Munchkin08
Our LO is full term today! Being premature myself I think this was one of my subconscious fears this whole time. And (in case the LO cares) we are ready to welcome her to the world. (However, I would rather she wait until the end of next week/April for leave purposes at work.)
Yay for full term! My fear is going past 42 weeks....
Originally Posted by camprunner
If there's anything I've learned about going into labor, anything timeable could be it. No matter how many babies you have.
I hope mine are clearly timeable this time (one of my hopes with taking Gentle Birth)! With my last baby, and the only one I experienced naturally, my contractions were never timeable or patterned. I guess I had irregular labor or something. I kept waiting for that classic "5 minutes a part" and it never came. However, even though they weren't patterned, I knew it was labor. They were just so different from the BH contrax I had been having that I knew it was it. They say that when labor starts, you "just know". I've heard of moms that didn't know right away, but for me, that cliche turned out to be true.
Originally Posted by TIFF4NY
A friend of mine on another site I frequent just posted about a friend of hers delivering a 12lb 10oz baby girl... No GD or anything out of the ordinary either... Only 4 days overdue.
I've been dealing with the need to pee frequently but a majority of those bathroom visits it takes FOREVER to get it out because it's such a small stream. DD must be squishing the line or something. ;)
I'm regretting not taking a nap with DD1 today.
Also I am beginning to get comments from people about how close I must be getting. I mean, I'm only 36w4d. C'mon!!
That is a BIG baby- and I don't usually label babies as being big (pet peeve). Whew! I wish I could remember where I read this, but somewhere I read that babies don't usually gain a lot of weight past 40 weeks. That makes sense to me.
I've also being having trouble emptying my bladder. It's so frustrating. I've found that standing up and peeing in a cup helps.... Not flattering and I feel dumb doing it, but, hey, whatever gets it out. I actually started doing that because I can't sit in the toilet at night because of sciatica.
And my Dad said two weeks ago "You don't look like you're going to make it." He says that every time though, so I just laugh. I'm only 36w2d right now. I'm small framed though and I carry very big and all in front, so I understand why people think I look like I am going to drop the baby on the floor at any minute. Funny thing is, I don't really feel that big this time around.
AFM: My back hurts too much to shave. I usually shave for the GBS swab, but this time I didn't bother. It's not worth it!
We did the Big Brother, Big Sister tour at the hospital with our kids yesterday. Seeing the LDR rooms made it all suddenly so real! I'm starting to feel a little nervous about it all- labor, birth, newborn, breastfeeding, and that first 6 weeks post-partum (that are usually hell for me). I'm happy and excited too... and definitely ready to be DONE with all the crummy pregnancy issues.
I'm excited to find out if we have a boy or girl! This is the first time we will be surprised.
We aren't telling anyone the names we pick out. We have one for a boy, but not a girl (and I think I am having a girl). I just don't want the comments from certain family members....
Baby was head down last week at my appointment, but is still playing around with being transverse and oblique. I'm not **too** worried about it, but I do wish he or she would just settle down already.
I've been nauseous a lot at night and it sucks. Last night DH was obviously "in the mood" and I was feeling sick, but I didn't want to be a drag. He never complains about my complaints even though I know he must be sick of hearing it (I'm sick of saying it and hearing myself say it!). So, I went ahead with DTD, hoping that maybe the sick feeling would just go away. It didn't. It was no fun and I felt worse when it was over. I didn't actually end up in the bathroom this time, so that's good!
I got my first leg cramp of this pregnancy the other night, and it was HORRIBLE. DH had to jump out of bed and grab my leg. It started to go away, so he started to let go, and then it came back. Those hurt so bad!!!!! I was yelling into my pillow. I bet it would look funny from an outside point of view :) I hope I don't get anymore of those! I put the heating pad on it as soon as it subsided, and that helped a lot.
Time to put the kiddo's to bed!