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post #41 of 106
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Two months to due date for me today.
My hb supplies are sorted in boxes and I just need to pull together a few things.
Iggy is transverse again so I have more room, but look huge.

Coffee, the multi story thing gets worse after baby. Plan on a station with everything on each floor. My kids share a dresser on the main floor in addition to the ones in their room.

My colostrum crusties are without nursing since December.
post #42 of 106
I've got clear colostrum. I'm not working out except walking occasionally but really wish I could get some yoga time in...
post #43 of 106
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Originally Posted by LeighPF View Post

Coffee, the multi story thing gets worse after baby. Plan on a station with everything on each floor. My kids share a dresser on the main floor in addition to the ones in their room.
Yes, exactly this. I have a change table upstairs and one downstairs. Pjs live upstairs, day clothes downstairs. Night time diaps upstairs, daytime down. It makes it much easier to pack up and run out the door! Now if only we had a toilet downstairs... Lol
post #44 of 106
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Yes, exactly this. I have a change table upstairs and one downstairs. Pjs live upstairs, day clothes downstairs. Night time diaps upstairs, daytime down. It makes it much easier to pack up and run out the door! Now if only we had a toilet downstairs... Lol
Yikes, I don't know how to plan all of that out! Our main level consists of dining room, kitchen, living room, and laundry room/bathroom. I suppose I could have a changing pad on top of the washing machine, with diapers stocked and maybe a basket of baby clothes in there too.
post #45 of 106
Songbird, like Leigh, I have not been nursing since December. The combination of intense sickness, nipple pain, and another body (even precious DS!) touching me was just too much to bear. I did not see any early colostrum in my pregnancy with DS though. Hmm. I am so sorry you are still wrestling the demon HG. I feel so grateful that mine only lasted a mere (ha!) 22-24 weeks. I am thinking about you, my friend, and am so happy you will soon say goodbye to HG forever!

Coffeebean, I have not been to a chiro this pregnancy (just once in previous pregnancy), but think I may start going as well. I am dreadfully uncomfortable in most sitting/lying down positions. I know some of it is just because there is a person taking up residence on my organs, but I am hopeful I can get some relief.

I am on one of my very last overnight trips before I step down from my job and it is at a summer resort! I am extremely tempted to blow off my meetings and spend the whole time in the lazy river, but I will get some river time no matter what and I am actually coming back to this same place with my family for a long July 4th weekend. So I will enjoy it more with them anyway. They show family movies on the lawn every evening, have s'mores roasting, horseback riding, bikes and bike trails, lazy river, playground- all in the beautiful and peaceful Texas Hill Country. Ahh! This is the life (except I still seem to be pregnant- ha!)!
post #46 of 106

Blech.  Kinda crampy this afternoon.  Baby is streeeeetching like crazy, I think she's irritating the uterus a bit?  Does that happen?


DS was so laid back in there comparatively, this one is going to keep us running I think...

 

That sounds heavenly, Crafty!

post #47 of 106

Oh man, you guys just reminded me that there is no place on the first floor of my house for baby clothes! AGGH.  I have lived in three other houses with a newborn and all of them had a first floor laundry room that I could use the hanging rack for baby clothes.  But in this house, the laundry is in the basement.  I guess I will be using the TINY coat closet we have and making it work somehow. :( :(  I cannot stand running up and down the stairs 5+ times a day to change a newborn's clothes...

post #48 of 106

We just have one level and a small house so I guess in a way that's a blessing? No stair climbing at least.

Babies are still breech and transverse. It took me over an hr to fall asleep last night because of heartburn. I don't know what to do for it. Hoping babies can grow well with me eating fruit and dairy bc nothing else is going down too well anymore.

post #49 of 106

Edelweiss-  Have you tried papaya enzymes?  They are a life saver for my heartburn, and it's been awful for months now!

post #50 of 106
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Edelweiss-  Have you tried papaya enzymes?  They are a life saver for my heartburn, and it's been awful for months now!

 

Oh, no I haven't but I have heard of them. I need to send DH to Trader Joe's tomorrow night to find them. Pretty sure that's the only local store selling them. Thank you!

post #51 of 106
I've always kept a small wicker basket tucked under a table downstairs with a few diapers/covers/wipes and a shirt or two. I just refill it when it gets empty.

I feel like I am making colostrum now. Dd is only breastfeeding in the morning, but it seems like there is more now than before.
post #52 of 106

I am glad you ladies reminded me of keeping baby clothes and diapers downstairs. With #2 we lived in a teeny tiny apartment so it wasn't an issue but I definitely don't want to keep running up and down the stairs for every diaper or onsie we need.

 

I had a good midwife appointment today. They are NOT going to test me for GD since I have no risk factors and have shown no signs of it anyway. Plus, they think the test is extremely inaccurate (which I always thought too). Baby is head down which is great although it is still early. I see them every 2 weeks now. I can't believe I am 30 weeks already, so much to do! At least I ordered the cloth diapers we needed last night but there is still prepping them, washing and purchasing more baby clothes, freezer cooking, getting birth supplies, breastfeeding supplies (Lanisoh, breast pads), and post-partum mama cloth. Geez, the list gets longer. And my back is killing me. I have been doing too much the last few days. I couldn't bend over without a lot of pain by the end of the night and standing was no picnic either. I need a cihiro!

post #53 of 106

I remember when I started leaking with my first. I was seven months along and a bridesmaid at my sisters wedding! I wasn't expecting it so early and thankfully it didn't make it far enough to show through the dress. I have had that let down feeling a few times but nothing so far.

I am 30 weeks today and celebrated by buying a few adorable sleepers. The lady at the counter kind of took away some of my enthusiasm when she asked if I had a friend that was expecting....

I don't really blame her because I am not really that huge yet. At my recent appointment I was measuring 4 weeks behind. With DD1 my doctor made a huge deal of it but my midwife this time says its just fine as long as I am eating really well. She suggested that I ease up on the farm chores (which I can't...) and to make a point of putting my feet up for 2 hours a day. I am really hoping to grow this baby so I am going to try and rest a little more. Its going to be hard because I am still feeling quite good and I know that won't last!

post #54 of 106
I'm finally making lists of things that need to be done. Less than 8 weeks to EDD and a history of going early and loooong lists and no help and no budget for anything = EEK! yikes2.gif A friend gave me some newborn dipes, wipes, bum spray, and a wetbag today. That was such a lovely pick up and inspiration to get moving on things! I'm having trouble with that so it was really appreciated.

This is my first time in a 2-story house, too. All bedrooms upstairs. I'm worried about making it through the first days/weeks when going on the stairs is ill-advised. redface.gif I will definitely need to set up things for baby downstairs, too. I don't care about changing tables (isn't that what couches, floors, and laps are for? lol.gif) but will need most supplies down, I think. I like the day/night division. I go upstairs as rarely as possible, already, during the day, so that should work well. I spotted an empty rolling drawer unit when I came in the house tonight and thought it might be a good one for downstairs, so I'll have to get working on that. I think I'm going to use the two Container Store Elfa drawer units that my big boys have used as dressers for the baby. My sister has offered them dressers of hers that she doesn't need, so hopefully we'll get those over here soon. They'll have more room, and I'll have something for baby. The other two already have decent dressers.

Chiro - YES! I started at about 13 weeks with my second pregnancy (desperately needed it in the first but didn't know where to go for prenatal chiro, and ended up with horrible SPD and an asynclitic baby leading to a c-section...). I have gone routinely since then, more or less, and absolutely throughout all pregnancies. I'm surviving at every 2 weeks but mostly because my insurance stinks and I can't afford more. greensad.gif If you don't know of one already, go to icpa4kids.com and find one near you. SO WORTH IT!! And it definitely helps with positioning.

Crafty, that sounds awesome! My best friend's family took me along to a very similar resort in the Hill Country about 15 years ago. Hope you have a great time!

songbird, so sorry the HG came back. greensad.gif I'm so glad the end of it is in sight, though!

I keep having to remind myself that I *want* DD to keep nursing... But, oh, am I glad when she falls asleep without!! She's passed out in my arms, now, having fallen asleep staring at the computer screen and listening to music. I still can't express a single drop (and colostrum usually expresses easily enough...?) but would not be surprised if there is some there now. I don't think it's predictive of how fast full milk comes in, though. It did come super fast for me last time, but maybe that's 'cause I've done this a few times? lol.gif Who knows... We'll see what happens! I do know for sure that a LACK of early leaking does NOT indicate anything about future breastfeeding.

Had an hour or two of stronger BH about 10 minutes apart tonight. Wonder if all the activity today (play day at a park, trip to IKEA, 1.5+mi walk at the mall) did it? DD landed on my belly during one and OUCH!!! greensad.gif I expect prodromal labor to be starting for good as soon as 4 weeks from now, but this would obviously be a bit early. Hopefully it's just a matter of fluids and activity after being sick for a few days and then having a migraine.
post #55 of 106

It seems like I can give myself a good BH just by walking up the hill to my car at work lately.  Oy.

 

So I think I mentioned, my midwife was telling me at 28 weeks there's a surge of plasma and your blood gets watered down for a bit until your body catches up, yada, yada.  I've felt so energetic the last couple of days, either the 138 supplements I keep trying are working or my blood is indeed catching up again.  I really, really hope that means my platelet count is also up, or at least, not any lower...we'll find out next week again...

 

Edelweiss, I have some chewable papaya enzymes and they really do seem to work.  I don't even have to take as many as they recommend, although my heartburn is pretty mild I think.  They're actually kind of tasty too.  

post #56 of 106
I take back what I said about not feeling pregnant most of the time! redface.gif My pelvis is so tight and walking suddenly feels quite laborious. Add the BH that come with it (not painful themselves but tight!) and, yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm waddling. :/ 32 weeks seems so far and yet not nearly far enough!!
post #57 of 106
Welcome to the club, Heather wink1.gif. The discomfort/tightness/BH sucks but mysery loves company lol
post #58 of 106
Anyone else having period type cramping?? They are not related to the Braxton hicks I'm having. I had them off/on for about an hour or two yesterday. And having them this morning too. I've called my midwife but am a bit scared and wondered if anyone else was having that type of cramping.
post #59 of 106
Carmen, I do have them from time to time but only a few minutes and nothing for days after. Hopefully it's simply more pre labour warmup. What did the midwife say?
post #60 of 106
Carmen, I've been having them off and on for the past two weeks or so. They don't last long, and they are not related to the BH contractions. The BH actually feel good to me because they seem to let my lungs drop a little and I can breathe easier for a few moments!
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