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How are all the rainbow mamas doing??  Personally, I am doing OK......I lost my dad to lung cancer in September and then we had to have my heart-dog put to sleep right before Thanksgiving.  Dealing with all the loss has been a challenge, and I am desperately trying not to let the feelings bleed over to my pregnancy, but it is tough.  Just trying to take it one day at a time.


We had our anatomy ultrasound and everything looked good...the OB that does the u/s (we see a midwife at a birth center) wanted to schedule another to make sure my placenta has moved.  Honestly, I am looking forward to this u/s in January for peace of mind, and to see that everything is OK.  I never would have thought that I would depend on an u/s for that re-assurance, but after 3 miscarriages, well, this is where I am at.

I am hoping all of you are well.  Been thinking about you mamas :love

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I'm so sorry about your dad! *big hugs* Mine is about to start some more chemo for his stage 4 lung cancer.. Just buying him time at this point. He's 18 months into his 2 year life expectancy so in grateful for the time but he's across the country so it's not like I'm taking advantage of it. Trying to get my mind around jumping on a plane immediately postpartum so I can see him again and he can meet his granddaughter. I hope your dad was closer geographically! My mom and my MIL are both falling apart too, like they waited until I was knocked up to make as much trouble as possible! Both are crazy in their own ways but both have gotten worse in the last few months. This is why we should breed in our youth!!
Rainbow wise, I'm finally feeling excited and connected and starting to allow myself to believe that I'm really gonna have a real baby girl! We had the anatomy scan early and her heart was too small to see clearly so we got a repeat a few weeks later and that was so awesome. For the second one we knew she was fine so no breath holding, just visiting with our baby! I have really enjoyed being followed closely by the Perinatologist because I'm 42! Of course, I doubt I'll go back now that I know all is well. They wanna see me again in January to check fluid levels and I call shenanigans on that! It'll be out of pocket in January so no thanks!
I switched to midwives I love after 20 weeks and if they think there's any problems I'll let their Perinatologist check it out :-D
I refuse to buy any baby stuff till after the new year, maybe even after January! I like the challenge. Plus this baby is so wildly anticipated that I don't think we'll want for a thing. I am not a list person!

Hope you all are enjoying your pregnancies now!
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Hi merialiss.  I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear your Dad is going though lung cancer.  If you ever want or need to talk about it, feel free to message me.  My Dad and Mom live about 5 miles down the road from us, so we were VERY close.  It has not been easy. (hugs)

Like you, I will not really buy anything until after the new year...partially because we have been so strapped, lol.  I have picked up some cloth diapers though (hard to resist) and a few used items that were too good of deals to pass up :)

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