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post #61 of 75
Congratulations Autumn!!! Enjoy your babymoon!

My baby is still head down today, so that's good news. Whatever it is the chiropractor is doing, it seems to be doing the trick. She even made the horrible hip pain I was having go away! I think now that it is this pain that is making the baby turn breech. She was avoiding whatever it was that was causing the pain. It is the only answer, as she has turned from breech IMMEDIATELY after a Webster both times. Thursday it was literally right after; she was rolling for a full hour after I left the chiro, and I swear that is when she turned around. I go back for another adjustment on Monday.

We are having yet ANOTHER snowstorm today. 10-14 inches. I am in no way going into labor today, but every snowstorm we have makes me nervous. It is 30+ miles to the hospital where I live, and in the snow that drive will take forever. Come on baby, wait for sunny weather!

post #62 of 75
Congratulations Autumn & Logan Traveller!!! Welcome!!!

Now if my baby had any thoughts on arriving..... No major contractions yesterday or last night. I took my first nap yesterday for 3 hours!!! My mom was taking care of dd... They didn't even come down to eat just so I could sleep... They were starving when I woke up!!!

I am ready for this baby. And, yes, Lovechild, I am very anxious about you having yours soon too!! There are four of us now! I was due yesterday, but dd was 2 days early, so that makes this one three days late!! :LOL

My house is clean. Everything is ready. I live 20 minutes from anything, so leaving the house is really not an option, besides the fact that my mom just wants me to sit around resting!! I hate resting!!!!

I am swollen & puffy... I hate answering my phone.... Dh did wake up this morning... no pillow. He FINALLY caught on that I meant it that it isn't funny to ask me every time we talk if the baby is here yet. Good for him. He only took three weeks or so to catch on this time!

Hope everyone else is happy & healthy... Sorry to be so grouchy.
post #63 of 75
Congrats Autumn, welcome Logan!!

Still nothing happening on my end. Heck I am not even having my typical prodromal labor patterns : I guess I shouldn't be irked by it. I have had 2 nights with ctrx but with my last 2 I actually had a noticeable pattern every day. This baby is just having a grand time teasing me lol If I could pay for a chiro Id go see one for an adjustment this weekend. Maybe we can swing it this coming payday....
post #64 of 75
Hey you all!

Well, still preggo today too! I had my MW appt today And I lost 2lbs and measured 40 weeks! So, I guess I am getting ready- I swear the baby cant get lower- and my MW agrees! My MWs wanted me to go to luch with them- I kept saying "no" but then they talked me into it, and DH watched DD- I have been having contractions in my back for 3 days now- I hope they turn into something here soon. My MW said "you dont look comfortable" and I said "I am having another contraction" So... Maybe soon! All the pain is pretty much in my lower back. My heart rate was a bit high for me today- and that is pretty normal when you start labor, so that would be cool if I am having all my early signs!

Also we went to goodwill when we were out after lunch, and they were having a 70% off sale on winter clothes- so I got 10 wool sweaters to make some more covers I got some really pretty ones too.

to all the mama still waiting

to Logan! Happy birthday- I love his name
post #65 of 75
Thanks everyone for the well wishes. I hope all the other new babies and mamas are doing great and that those of you needing that labor vibe get sufficient amounts of it. It is so wonderful to be home with Logan and Bryce (We are pretty much snowed in right now, I can't wait for spring.)
Right now just having him and trying to remember that he came out of ME is still a bit surreal. I thought that even while I was in labor. As for the labor, I don't think I could have taken the pain in my tailbone any longer. I took it from 430 am til about 5pm and that was all I could stand. I had wanted to stay home as long as possible, thinking I would progress faster that way, but tht pain sent us to the hospital at 330pm Monday. Then it was after 1230 am Tuesday when I was dilated all the way (after just a whif of pitocin, the nurse used the word whif.) So that took a long time. Then I only pushed less than an hour. I could not see where grabbing the backs of my legs would help me push as I have no arm strength, we did some on my side and then Bryce and a Nurse held my feet up and I basically tried to push my rear off the table and that got cheers from the Dr for good pushing so I just kept doing that. I think I only pushed for 12 contractions or so. At the point where I thought I can't do this, he is stuck, she said, "stop pushing" and I heard them use the bulb suction. Then another push, and out he fell, it felt like. Like a big AAAHHH! He cried a bit and they handed him right up onto my chest .They took him and got his weight and I asked if I could try to put him to my breast right away and they brought him over. He took right to it. I could not believe how he knew just what to do. (I now know he is a very "mouthy"baby. He eats his hands wants to sleep at the breast and takes a paci, though he tires of it fast. He even sucks his thumb a bit, which is really cute. I was in love at first sight. He is having his eyes open more now that we are away from the flourescents of the hospital and he grows by the minute I swear. Only 4 days old today, and already he seems to have learned so much. I must go off and feed him. Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Take care mamas
post #66 of 75
Hello everyone - a quick update and a quest for information..

Last week was full of appointments including an US (fine) an OB appointment
(fine except for the wait 2hrs for 5 minutes.. ugh) and an NST also fine. I
saw the midwives twice for stretch and sweeps in anticipation of an
induction on Monday. On wed I was 2cm and 50% effaced and on friday I was 4
cm and 75% effaced. I felt labourish for wednesday to Friday and then later
friday it all stopped and I felt tired. Well today tired turned to a
cold... ugh. I guess getting sick can stop labour?? I don't know. Anyhow
tomorrow I'll be 39 weeks which is more pregnant than I have ever been.
Thankfully the OB is not worried about baby's size since I have kept my
blood sugar levels under control and all looks well. He was willing to push
the induction date to Thursday which is nice but I still feel like I'd like
baby to come anytime before then! So I want to know what the dosage for
pregnancy of echinacea is (I lent out my aviva romm book) and any other
suggestions to get well again fast. Rob stayed home on Thursday (NST to
watch kids) and Friday (midwife suggested it - 4cm dialated you know!) But
I get the feeling that he should go back to work perhaps on Monday but I
don't know. I don't feel comfortable with him in Mississauga (1.5 hours
away especailly with snow) but if there are no signs... do I sound
indesisive? He has been getting anti family messages so I don't really want
to rock the boat so to speak.

Anyhow. I needed to vent! How are the other preggos out there? How about
moms of little ones?

post #67 of 75
Welcome Logan Traveler!He is gorgeous

Yay Mamaspruce!
post #68 of 75
Geo~if you feel like you need your dh home,have him stay!The two days before i went into labor i felt the same way.As for the echinacea i would take a dropperful a few times a day.Getting sick is a sign your body is preparing.
post #69 of 75
Hello everyone!

Well today is my due date- and for the first time in weeks I feel pretty good. Go figure! Yesterday I was having contractions every 4 min apart and some were stronger than others, but mostly pretty mild- then I went to bed, and they stopped. I guess I am just going to have this pre labor stuff forever :LOL I got a bunch of sweaters at the second hand store yesterday and washed them last night- so I am in the middle of making DD a new diaper cover, and it looks so good! Maybe I will make the new baby a few pairs of newborn pants, becasue I really dont have much as far as that goes!

DH went off to play poker and watch a movie at a buddies house- he never does anything but work, so I hope he has fun. I talked to my sister today and she is dying for me to have this baby because she wants to shop for dresses- She has a 9 month old son and a 6 1/2 year old son, so she never gets to dress shop- Well she does have my DD to shop for if she really wants to buy dresses, but I think she wants to go crazy with the little clothes. Somehow 2 year olds are just not as fun to her. I think the baby is a boy one firend of mine and my midwife agree, everyone else says it is a girl! So I am excited to see what we have. I am really thinking it will be a girl again, just because I am always wrong.

Well, I have had no contractions today- none at all.... So please send labor vibes for this to happen fast! I really want to hold my baby and not be hurting anymore! However this morning I was looking at DD as she was all cuddled up to me in bed and I was so sad, I feel like I am going to miss so much with just me and her. Well she is on a bookshlef so I better go get her before we head to the emergancy room with a split head!

post #70 of 75
Here is my 40 week photo!


And I got the diaper cover done for DD and it is sooo cute so I had to share!

post #71 of 75
I sent this once before... Sounded like it might be perfect for you right now, Crayon. I hope you have your baby nice & quickly! I am hoping for the same thing! I was due Friday.

Hope this doesn't make you cry as hard as it did me!!! It is very nice!!!

Loving Two

I walk along holding your 2-year-old hand,
basking in the glow of our magical relationship.
Suddenly I feel a kick from within,
as if to remind me that our time alone is limited.
And I wonder: how could I ever love another child as I love you?

Then he is born,
and I watch you.
I watch the pain you feel at having to share me
as you've never shared me before.

I hear you telling me in your own way,
"Please love only me."
And I hear myself telling you in mine,
"I can't," knowing, in fact, that I never can again.

You cry. I cry with you.
I almost see our new baby as an intruder
on the precious relationship we once shared.
A relationship we can never quite have again.

But then, barely noticing,
I find myself attached to that new being,
and feeling almost guilty.
I'm afraid to let you see me enjoying him -- as though I am
betraying you.

But then I notice your resentment change,
first to curiosity,
then to protectiveness,
finally to genuine affection.

More days pass,
and we are settling into a new routine.
The memory of days with just the two of us is fading fast.

But something else is replacing those wonderful times we shared,
just we two.
There are new times -- only now, we are three.
I watch the love between you grow,
the way you look at each other, touch each other.

I watch how he adores you -- as I have for so long.
I see how excited you are by each of his new accomplishments.
And I begin to realize that I haven't taken something from you,
I've given something to you.
I notice that I am no longer afraid to share my love openly with
both of you.

I find that my love for each of you is as different as you are,
but equally strong.
And my question is finally answered, to my amazement.
Yes, I can love another child as much as I love you -- only

And although I realize that you may have to share my time,
I now know you'll never share my love.
There's enough of that for both of you -- you each have your own

I love you -- both. And I thank you both for blessing my life."

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post #72 of 75
I have been looking for that poem- but I cant read it now- :LOL I am a bit emotional

I have had a very non eventful day I hate when the pains start up when I am ready to relax and go to sleep- DH says babies just like to do there moving at night and labor will happen for most people during some part of the night. Great!!! I really just want to sleep.

Okay- DH just got home and is kicking me off

Sleep tight and good labor vibes to all
post #73 of 75
Oh, jeez...now I am crying. Thanks for sharing the poem. I have been feeling a great deal of anticipation for this little babe to make his/her appearance, but I also have felt a good deal of anxiety about a new baby coming into the world and changing my relationship with ds, forever. He has been clingy and a bit whiny and now is getting a bit belligerent (sp?). He is really testing me and as much as I hate to admit it, getting the best of me at times. I am really just too tired. I feel for him and know his life is about to change. I know, in the end, this new baby is a gift to him. But short term, things will be difficult. I have been very emotional about this aspect of this pregnancy all along. In fact, I cried when I first found out I was pregnant because I felt badly for ds, knowing he had no say in this major change in his life. I had pictures of ds and I taken last week and am thrilled with the way they turned out. I am so glad I decided to spend the money to do it. I will always be able to look back on those pictures and remember our special relationship (not that I plan to lose it, but acknowledging that it is bound to change some).

I've been feeling lots of sharp, stabbing cervical pain, but nothing other than that. The baby is active from dinner time onward. Sometimes it feels like he/she is seriously trying to break out of there.

Here is ds's contribution to my post : :
post #74 of 75
New week, new thread! Come on over!
post #75 of 75
Oh, right, its a new week. On to the next thread...
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