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post #81 of 120

She is so sweet, buko!!!

post #82 of 120
She is adorable, buko!

Granola, I love both of those names, but Oliver is such a great O-name! I hope he settles, soon!
post #83 of 120

Oh, Buko, she is beautiful!!! 

post #84 of 120
Buko, she's awesome!! Congrats to you and DH.
post #85 of 120

Super cute, Buko! <3

post #86 of 120

Thanks for the understanding, everyone. I *know* people don't really mean to be rude, but at the point at which *I'm* starting to feel unwieldy, I think it makes me more sensitive to the comments. Not too much longer to go, though! And nearlyelated, you're right, it seems like people don't understand how big pregnant ladies usually DO get toward the end! I love that you've decided to give your boss a taste of his own medicine. smile.gif

 

GranolaMama, Elliot and Oliver are both great names!

 

Buko, she's adorable. love.gif Congratulations!

 

 

Our home visit with the midwives went great yesterday. We are actually pretty much prepared for the birth. !!?! And I mentioned that I was telling the baby that early April would be a great time to come (mom and friend both in town), and they said that babies actually have a tendency to wait until everything's in order, sometimes down to the hour, waiting for planes to touch down, people to arrive, etc. So buko's countdown may have had real merit!! orngbiggrin.gif

 

We also determined that I have some sort of acrobatic baby inside, or as my yoga teacher says, it's already doing yoga! It's got its head down, butt up, back toward the front right, and is somehow still managing to kick me on both my right side and my left-central abdomen. The midwife could feel one leg stretched out to the side, so the other's poking back somehow. Yoga baby! 

post #87 of 120

Chocolatechip, I had to laugh at your description of your baby's antics - sounds like my little girl! Pretty sure we have a little perpetual motion machine on our hands. She's going to come out big, but it wouldn't surprise me if she's one of those babies who never gains weight because she never stops moving. She's fond of crazy positions too - in one of our first ultrasounds we got an awesome picture of her sucking on her toes! She likes playing with her feet up by her head a lot, and kicks all over the place.

 

And I'm with you on the comments. I'm starting to get a lot of "when are you due?" and "haven't you had that baby yet"? And I had one woman tell me that I looked like she did at the end of her pregnancy with twins - gee, thanks! ;) Part of it is definitely that I'm a very small person, though, so right now I am ALL BABY. It definitely shows!

post #88 of 120

Buko, gorgeous baby! Isn't it fun to finally see them and see how all those genes ended up combining? 

post #89 of 120
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Originally Posted by storygirlcindy View Post

Chocolatechip, I had to laugh at your description of your baby's antics - sounds like my little girl! Pretty sure we have a little perpetual motion machine on our hands. She's going to come out big, but it wouldn't surprise me if she's one of those babies who never gains weight because she never stops moving. She's fond of crazy positions too - in one of our first ultrasounds we got an awesome picture of her sucking on her toes! She likes playing with her feet up by her head a lot, and kicks all over the place.

 

And I'm with you on the comments. I'm starting to get a lot of "when are you due?" and "haven't you had that baby yet"? And I had one woman tell me that I looked like she did at the end of her pregnancy with twins - gee, thanks! ;) Part of it is definitely that I'm a very small person, though, so right now I am ALL BABY. It definitely shows!

 

Yeah, I'm a little worried that we're going to get a baby who is WAY more active than either my husband or I am. smile.gif Not that we don't like physical activity, but I could see a really active baby changing our lifestyle noticeably more than a mellow one!

 

I'm not a tiny person, but I'm not a particularly large one either, so the belly is definitely sticking out. And while I don't own a scale, and haven't been weighing myself except on very rare occasion, I'm pretty sure I'm over the "recommended" range of weight gain. Which I don't particularly care about, because mostly I'm concerned about feeling healthy, but I think that makes me feel a little more sensitive, too. But my fundus measurement is always *exactly* on target, so maybe my belly really only proportionally looks big! Ah well. I'd imagine "haven't you had that baby yet" questions could get particularly annoying to you, since you've been dealing with so many labor symptoms for so long! Soon enough, right? smile.gif

post #90 of 120

Buko!  So sweet!  I love coming here and finding new baby pictures.

 

I just had a whirlwind morning.  I had my midwife appointment, and saw my other midwife, and when she was trying to determine position, she couldn't find a head down where everyone else had said it was, and wondered as I had off and on, if the lump under my ribs might be a head.  So she gave me a requisition form for the walk-in ultrasound clinic.  I had a chiro appointment so I went there first and my chiro mentioned that when I find out for sure we can set up a plan to try the Webster technique and moxibustion.  I went from there to the ultrasound clinic and actually found a parking spot right outside with an hour still on the metre.  The tech confirmed that it is indeed baby's head up in my ribs and feet too.  So that explains why I've been feeling all sorts of kicking and nudging and fullness up there.  I got back to work and called the chiro back and now have an appointment for tomorrow at 10.  Seconds later my midwife called and she already had the results and had contacted the breech specialist OB to set up a consult.  I guess this is what happens when they discover a breech at 37 weeks (even though baby has been in this position for at least a month, and two other midwives and an OB didn't catch it)!

post #91 of 120
Buko, she is just adorable!!

ChocChip, who cares what random folk say when somebody as gorgeous as the babies this group has had, will be arriving v shortly. I think people just blurt out clichés without actually considering how it might sound to the expectant mother. Your picture is fabulous, I'm nicking the idea if we get a bright evening.

Chapsie, wow stressful that your birthing suite is still a construction site! I've gotten super tired in the last few days too, I feel like I'm retracting into myself to conserve energy and focus...... Hopefully anyway.

Nearly elated, dunno how you're managing alone all week, its exhausting at this time without just a little help. That paperwork WILL get sorted, hopefully without you going in at the weekend.
post #92 of 120
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Originally Posted by nearlyelated View Post

Buko!  So sweet!  I love coming here and finding new baby pictures.

 

I just had a whirlwind morning.  I had my midwife appointment, and saw my other midwife, and when she was trying to determine position, she couldn't find a head down where everyone else had said it was, and wondered as I had off and on, if the lump under my ribs might be a head.  So she gave me a requisition form for the walk-in ultrasound clinic.  I had a chiro appointment so I went there first and my chiro mentioned that when I find out for sure we can set up a plan to try the Webster technique and moxibustion.  I went from there to the ultrasound clinic and actually found a parking spot right outside with an hour still on the metre.  The tech confirmed that it is indeed baby's head up in my ribs and feet too.  So that explains why I've been feeling all sorts of kicking and nudging and fullness up there.  I got back to work and called the chiro back and now have an appointment for tomorrow at 10.  Seconds later my midwife called and she already had the results and had contacted the breech specialist OB to set up a consult.  I guess this is what happens when they discover a breech at 37 weeks (even though baby has been in this position for at least a month, and two other midwives and an OB didn't catch it)!


Hang in there. Baby could still turn My 6th was breech at 37 weeks (and was huge- 10.4 at birth a month later) We tried moxa, acupuncture, homeopathy, but I think the frozen peas/ flashlight did the trick...He flipped in the night right before I had an appt to try for a version.

post #93 of 120

I'm going to try a breech tilt when I get home, and the peas too!  As for the flashlight, does baby tend to move toward or away from the light?

post #94 of 120
Aww, buko, she's gorgeous!! Such an alert, sweet little girl smile.gif.

Tear--i meant to say yesterday that i'm glad you were able to say goodbye to your grandfather before he passed on. I'm sorry for your loss and for having to grieve right now, you certainly have a lot on your plate hug.gif

AFM, its DD's 2nd birthday today! joy.gif. DH and i got her a few presents and i'm going to make her cake in a little bit. With DH's artistic handiwork, we're going to attempt a doggy cake since she loves dogs so much smile.gif. I'll post a picture later if it turns out well!
post #95 of 120
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Buko...  She's gorgeous!!!

post #96 of 120

Is having an emotional meltdown a sign of impending labor?  Oh my goodness.  As much as I want to meet my baby, I feel so overwhelmed with life right now!  I had a good cry at my midwife appt today.  The baby is SUPER low, I've been contracting a ton, and the midwife told me she honestly doesn't think we'll be waiting much longer for the birth.  Normally, this would thrill me, but I don't feel ready at all!  My house is totally trashed and I just don't have the energy to keep up with kids/work/house.  Trying to just enjoy this amazing pregnancy, but it is getting hard to stay positive.  

 

The day to day stuff is getting so much harder.  Just got back from weekly grocery shopping and I am wiped out!  My day tomorrow is packed, too.  Sesame Street Live with my son's preschool and then I go straight to work for the evening.  Saturday, we are heading up to IKEA for stuff for our new bedroom/bathroom (the closest IKEA is across the canadian border, about an hour drive).  My sister in law mentioned having a baby celebration party for me (like a shower without the stuff)-- I so want to turn it into a "come clean my house!" party!

post #97 of 120

Oh Chapsie, hang in there mama! Let go of what you can and just handle little bits, baby bits. My MW just told me "your only job right now is to be pregnant, growing this baby, and second is being a mama to the other kids, then let go of everything else." I know you also have the duty of paid work, but if you could prioritize the last bit of growing this baby and taking care of you, tackling some of the other things might not be so overwhelming. 

post #98 of 120

Buko, so precious!

post #99 of 120
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Originally Posted by writermama12 View Post

Oh Chapsie, hang in there mama! Let go of what you can and just handle little bits, baby bits. My MW just told me "your only job right now is to be pregnant, growing this baby, and second is being a mama to the other kids, then let go of everything else." 

Thank you for this! 

post #100 of 120
That sounds really rough, chapsie! hug.gif Is there a relative or friend who can come and help you with cleaning, cooking, and anything else that will help you take a load off and relax some? You sound really overwhelmed, try to let go of anything that doesnt absolutely NEED to be done, that will probably help some. I wish i lived closer to you, i'd come over and help you out smile.gif
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