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Your MIL is just being a poop because you wouldn't let her touch your belly, LOL. ;D I think Calliope Meadow Stone is completely lovely and flows really well!

 

Seriously, don't let her weirdo opinions bother you. I chose not to share my kiddo's middle name with anybody last time because I didn't want to know what they thought because I *knew* that was his name and I knew any negative opinions would have just been stressful for me. Anyway! People tend to overshare their opinions when they think they can shift you to their way of thinking. Or when they're obnoxious. :P Don't let it get to you, you've chosen a gorgeous name for your sweet girl!!

Oh my goodness, I am really enjoying this thread today. Shaving, shoe stories and all!

 

Alaskanmomma - I agree. The name is beautiful! I think alliteration with the consonants would be more obvious. But the "O" is softly poetic and just seems to make the whole name flow together nicely. It's been so hard sharing names because EVERYONE has a tv character, pet, ex-girlfriend, ect .  .  .  and an opinion to go with it. So now I just tell people I wont decide until I see and hold them. But secretly we've agreed on two. winky.gif

 

Squeezed in one more US yesterday since I decided to hold off on an induction. The tech estimated 6lbs 3oz for baby A and 5lbs 14oz for baby B. I worry about the smaller one sometimes because her movements are so much gentler and she will need to be strong while waiting her turn to be born. Maybe she's just conserving her energy, lol. 

 

Happy Spring Everyone! It's equinox time and I for one am ready for new life to blossom. Ahem, cue labor. 

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I am really struggling with thinking every new sensation is me going into labor. Sigh.
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If there's anything I've learned about going into labor, anything timeable could be it.  No matter how many babies you have.  So I've also been paying attention. I'm having two types of timeable sensations right now. One feels like an earth quake in my cervix and it brings me to tears.  It's happened several times now for an hour to and hour and half at 5-8 mintues apart.  And then another one that feels like I have to pee but it's obvious I don't that comes about every 10 minutes.  These are separate occurances every time.  The first I can't imagine getting any worse and the second would be extremely uncomfortable if it got worse!

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I do that too, Munchkin...every baby!! LOL

I must have eaten the wrong thing today because DANG I am bloated all of a sudden. Like totally uncomfortable. Ick. Feels like there is a giant bubble sitting on top of my monstorous uterus!!! I haven't dealt with bloating for MONTHS!
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I saw one of my friends the other day while DS and I were out. It was good to see her, because we don't get to talk much, but she's one of my best friends. I told her about the baby shower, and she said she will come if she can, and then she told me something that, I personally, thought was really hilarious. I thought I would share it here, just because.

 

A bit of back story: Last year, above friend, another friend, and I had plans to go to Muncie-gras (a local Mardi-gras type event). One of their mutual friends, and an acquaintance of mine (M) asked if she could ride with us (I was driving, playing DD). I said sure, so she came along. My two friends and I had gone to pick out some clothes for the event, and while I was mostly happy with them, the way they fit left a bit to be desired, but as it was last minute, I dealt with it. We were stopped somewhere, and I was readjusting my shirt, and said something like, "I feel like a fat chick trying to fit into skinny chick clothes." to my one friend, and the other girl overheard, and said something like 'You look like it, too." That made me angry for a short time, as I wasn't really *that* fond of her in the first place, and then saying something like that just... yeah. I kind of wanted to make her walk home, but anyway...


So friend and I are talking the other day, and I was telling her about the baby shower, and she was telling me that her and some of our other friends had been wondering/talking about it, and then said, "And we're trying to convince M that she can't come." I was like, "What?" She said, "Oh yeah, she thinks that y'all are buddies, and she thinks she's coming to your baby shower. We've been trying to tell her she's not coming, but she's not listening."


I just thought that was *so* funny, because the last real interaction I've had with her was telling her she was d*#$@ lucky I was in a good mood and would take her home.

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Thread Starter 

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.

 

 

jaw.gif

 

 

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. shrug.gif I mean, I'm only 36w4d. C'mon!!

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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!

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Phew!

 

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.

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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 :) 

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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....

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Originally Posted by camprunner View Post

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. 

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Originally Posted by TIFF4NY View Post

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.

 

 

jaw.gif

 

 

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. shrug.gif 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! 

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Geez. I wrote a novella!

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Corrie,  with my daughter (my first) I didn't realize my contractions weren't my normal prodromal ones at that stage until my water broke and then I was in active labor right after (!), but that was really because I had never experienced it before.   With my son I kept experiencing prodromal and wondering if it could be early labor (primarily because of my experience the first time around), but when actual labor kicked in I was like, "Ohhhhhhhh right.  THIS is what actual labor feels like!"  I TOTALLY knew when it was real.  It was qualitatively different for me.

 

I'm sort of counting on that recognition this time, and not sweating anything I don't recognize as labor, but I also know that could work against me because every labor is different!  Ha.
 

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Happy 1st day of Spring! It was 28 this am when I drove my son to school. Last year on the 1st day of Spring it was 82!jaw.gif

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Stormsky - We are at 4 degrees this morning. If I could get a little global warming over here that would be great, haha.

 

Wow that is a big baby! My cousin had a 12 lb baby but that was because she went 4 weeks over due. My doctor keeps commenting on how long my baby is. I asked at my last apt what that could mean and she said the longest baby she has delivered was 23". DD was 21" so maybe I will get a 2 footer!

 

I have only been induced with my babies and am trying to avoid another induction like the plague so I really hope I remember what the beginning stages of labor feel like. I just remember that it is time tio push when it feels like you have to poop out a softball.

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23 here compared to last year's 70s. I am thankful for the huge storm that gave us 2 snow days in a row, though. I'm getting so much done for this trade show we're doing this weekend. Then, I can finally *just* focus on getting ready to have a baby in the next month!

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I have an appointment this afternoon, and I'm pretty sure it's my last one before I go weekly. YIKES! Where'd the time go???

 

I have to have my doctor write something up with my due date on it, and to verify that I'm still pregnant for awhile, because for some reason* Medicaid has that I was due in January! and they sent me a letter saying that if I don't respond with my 'current condition' they will discontinue my coverage. Cuss.gifheadscratch.gif So now I'm worried that, even if I return the paper as soon as I can (we're going to be in town anyway tomorrow, so that's the earliest I can turn it in), they will wait until it's too late to process it, and we'll have to figure out some way to pay for this out of pocket. I'm so frickin' frustrated right now, because no one listens to me!*

 

*I was trying to figure out how the heck they came up with that, and the only way they could *possibly* have me being due in January was if I conceived in April. The only reason they would have for that is going by LMP, but I *told* them I was on Seasonique, and I told them *exactly* what day I conceived (which was then verified via US). Once I was on Seasonique, I didn't have a period, I finished the one pack, and got pregnant. So I guess me knowing when doesn't matter, because I don't know anything.

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Medicaid can be frustrating I had trouble this month when they said the stopped my daughters medical card because I didn't turn paperwork in. How am I supposed to do that if I didn't get the darn paperwork??? I had to call them (which was a week process, as no one would answer the darn phone) and tell them this, and they readded her. Now I have to send in MORE paperwork for me AND her so we still get coverage. It's insane the amount of paperwork.

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I'm feeling really down right now.

 

I had my appointment earlier this afternoon, as well as an US. Baby has cord wrapped around her/his neck twice. Dr. said that wasn't a very big issue, except that I might need a c-section because of it, but we won't know until labor. He said that they are going to check my platelets again next week, and if my platelets are low, it will be "nearly impossible" for me to have a VBAC, and if I wanted to have the best shot at having a VBAC, I should have gone somewhere else. So now I'm really worried, because, and freaked out that I'll need or "need" a c-section, and I can only think about what happened when I had my c-section with DD, and how am I going to be able to take care of two older kids, plus a newborn, when I couldn't even take care of only a newborn then, and unless I/we ask my mom for help, if I have to have a c-section, I'm not going to have anyone to help take care of things. I don't know what to do, I wish it could be so easy to just have a baby.

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UGH, Medicaid SUCKS. They have me due at the end of this month as opposed to the end of next month, and I got a letter in the mail yesterday saying if I am still pregnant at the end of March to call them and let them know. Uh, I'll be just 37 weeks on the last day of March, I'll assume I'll be pregnant still -.- I called and told them I'm due April 21st, and now they want my midwife to call them and verify that because they have my DD as March 21st, as the person who turned in my pregnancy verification form, I KNOW my midwife put April 21st as my DD irked.gif

Why couldn't you deliver vaginally with the cord wrapped around the baby's neck, bmcneal? That sounds like such an odd reason to not be able to have a vaginal birth unless baby goes into distress while in labor, but man it sounds like your OB is not really on board with trying to get you a successful VBAC. Have you looked into midwives at a birthing center or home? 

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UGH, Medicaid SUCKS. They have me due at the end of this month as opposed to the end of next month, and I got a letter in the mail yesterday saying if I am still pregnant at the end of March to call them and let them know. Uh, I'll be just 37 weeks on the last day of March, I'll assume I'll be pregnant still -.- I called and told them I'm due April 21st, and now they want my midwife to call them and verify that because they have my DD as March 21st, as the person who turned in my pregnancy verification form, I KNOW my midwife put April 21st as my DD irked.gif

Why couldn't you deliver vaginally with the cord wrapped around the baby's neck, bmcneal? That sounds like such an odd reason to not be able to have a vaginal birth unless baby goes into distress while in labor, but man it sounds like your OB is not really on board with trying to get you a successful VBAC. Have you looked into midwives at a birthing center or home?

 

Medicaid *does* suck.

 

I think that's why he said that we wouldn't know until I'm in labor, because of the distress thing. DF isn't comfortable with a home birth, and the closest birth center is over 2 hours away, so that's not really an option. The main reason he gave for if I need a c-section is because of low platelets, he said with the cord thing, there's still a fairly good chance I could have a VBAC.

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AAARrrrRRRGH!

 

So we have maternity photos on Monday. They're a super big deal to me. We're driving three hours just to go to the photographer I like (she's done *all* our family portraits and I even worked for her for a while before we moved to Calgary). Anyhow...tonight we went to the mall to try to find outfits for all of us. I couldn't find ANYTHING that didn't make me want to sob in frustration. I've been keeping an eye out for months and months and months and still haven't found anything. And DD was a MONSTER. I seriously have no idea what happened to her. She was crying, screaming, whining, had an accident, endlessly fighting. I actually stopped and asked her if something had happened at school, or if someone had touched her in a way she didn't like because her behavior was SO strange and she doesn't seem ill and all I could think was that maybe she was lashing out because something had upset her.

 

So I found NOTHING. Just ended up coming home feeling fat and ugly and frustrated (after an already terrible day due to SPD pain and exhaustion). And now I have to try to go shopping again tomorrow. It just makes me want to surrender.gifbawling.gif

 

I just can't handle this + hormones.

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So I am definitely dilating nicely (if I am not a full 4cm, I certainly stretch to that without effort), there's pretty much nothing left of a plug, and have been effacing a lot over the last couple of days. (normal for me with my 40wk births so no biggie)  I was, however, surprised at how separated my cervix is from my membranes already!  I don't recall it happening (or at least not being this noticeable) this soon for me.  But I'm also still surprised at how anterior my cervix is most of the time, too.  Those have been the biggest differences for me so far.

 

I have had a HORRIBLE last 2 days as far as eating and working out (or rather, NOT working out)....totally topped my calories and ate like crap, and yet...I LOST  a pound and a half.  WEIRD!  But I will take it. LOL  Yesterday I thought I was coming down with something, I started getting weird hot flashes and cold sweats throughout the day.  I remember telling DH some point in the weeks before DS was born that I "gave myself the flu." Ha...  And I have definitely begun having that "I was run over by a bus in the night" feeling every morning when I get out of bed.    

 

Been feeling kinda crampy this morning so I'm going to retreat to my sanctuary (hot shower!!) for a bit and then paint my toenails.  I just did it the other day but I swear I have run into so many things and stubbed my toes and had people step on me and whatever that it's already time for a re-do. LOL  Hopefully I'll feel energized afterwards so I can get some stuff done outside in the yard and get the kitchen floor mopped and living room carpet scrubbed.  Whoever put light carpet in this old farmhouse wasn't thinking....

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I'm feeling really down right now.

 

I had my appointment earlier this afternoon, as well as an US. Baby has cord wrapped around her/his neck twice. Dr. said that wasn't a very big issue, except that I might need a c-section because of it, but we won't know until labor. He said that they are going to check my platelets again next week, and if my platelets are low, it will be "nearly impossible" for me to have a VBAC, and if I wanted to have the best shot at having a VBAC, I should have gone somewhere else. So now I'm really worried, because, and freaked out that I'll need or "need" a c-section, and I can only think about what happened when I had my c-section with DD, and how am I going to be able to take care of two older kids, plus a newborn, when I couldn't even take care of only a newborn then, and unless I/we ask my mom for help, if I have to have a c-section, I'm not going to have anyone to help take care of things. I don't know what to do, I wish it could be so easy to just have a baby.

That sucks! I really hope you can still try and have your VBAC. I know I was thinking the other day that if I had to have a c-section this time for some reason it would be so hard to take care of DD along with a newborn because I know she will want to be picked up too....and even just trying to get her into the car, etc. FX for you!

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So I am definitely dilating nicely (if I am not a full 4cm, I certainly stretch to that without effort), there's pretty much nothing left of a plug, and have been effacing a lot over the last couple of days. (normal for me with my 40wk births so no biggie)  I was, however, surprised at how separated my cervix is from my membranes already!  I don't recall it happening (or at least not being this noticeable) this soon for me.  But I'm also still surprised at how anterior my cervix is most of the time, too.  Those have been the biggest differences for me so far.

 

I have had a HORRIBLE last 2 days as far as eating and working out (or rather, NOT working out)....totally topped my calories and ate like crap, and yet...I LOST  a pound and a half.  WEIRD!  But I will take it. LOL  Yesterday I thought I was coming down with something, I started getting weird hot flashes and cold sweats throughout the day.  I remember telling DH some point in the weeks before DS was born that I "gave myself the flu." Ha...  And I have definitely begun having that "I was run over by a bus in the night" feeling every morning when I get out of bed.    

 

Been feeling kinda crampy this morning so I'm going to retreat to my sanctuary (hot shower!!) for a bit and then paint my toenails.  I just did it the other day but I swear I have run into so many things and stubbed my toes and had people step on me and whatever that it's already time for a re-do. LOL  Hopefully I'll feel energized afterwards so I can get some stuff done outside in the yard and get the kitchen floor mopped and living room carpet scrubbed.  Whoever put light carpet in this old farmhouse wasn't thinking....

OMG! I have been stubbing my toes all week too! I cracked one of my toenails in half and smashed another one. And my toes look like crap. I got a new nail polish yesterday but have no idea how it is going to get on my toes.

 

How exciting to be feeling your body getting closer to labor. I feel like some days baby is real low and working on trying to come out and then the next day she is floated up a little higher. I am a little dilated and usually can feel my cervix *right* there but on the days that she floats up a bit it is harder to reach. Not sure what all that means for me...

 

 

AFM: Yesterday DD and I went to the waterpark. Super fun except that it was a little harder to swim with her than I thought it would be. She is only 2 and wanted to stay pretty shallow but I think I got some good general floating in. We were both super wiped lastnite and even today a bit. I was feeling kind of crampy and had some good BH's lastnite but this morning I don't feel much of anything. OOo although I did have some sharper cervix pains last night and I got a little excited although I have no idea what those mean.

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