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post #81 of 96
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Hello all!

I like the idea of a belly cast, but I have the feeling we'll never get around to it. Dh is on third shift and I'm still working 25-30hr/wk... it will be next weekend before we go out on a 'date' for Valentine's Day. :

MamaMae- I'm not doing the GD test or the group b strep test. I decided at about 34ish weeks I'll start rinsing with a GSE solution after using the potty instead of wiping to kill any bacteria/germies. I'm looking like I'll have another small baby and have no indicators for GD, so the backup doctor gave me the okay to skip that test.

I too am realizing how close we are. I figure as soon as six weeks from now and as late as 12 weeks from now. I'm trying to decide if I want to quit work at 36 weeks or 37. I would quit at 36 weeks, but another week's pay would be nice. Money will be super tight for us after I quit working... thank God I'm smart enough to cloth diaper and breastfeed! We'll save lots of money that way!
post #82 of 96
we are not going to be among the tandem nursers. my dd weaned in september at 23 mos. mostly on her own, but with some definite gentle encouragement from me...as i knew i did not want to tandem nurse, and wanted to therefore have her weaned completely months before baby's arrival so it wouldn't look to her as though baby took "her" milky. now she says "my milky all gone. boobies make milky for baby." just in general, though, we talk a lot about how newborn babies cry a lot and they want to nurse ALL THE TIME, and how the baby won't be able to do very much at first.

lisa, working out??? what's that? i can barely walk a block without having the feeling that i'm gonna pee all over myself (and i always pee right before i leave the house!!!) we moved to the beach about 3 months ago, so i try hard to walk dd to the beach a few times a week, but it's hard. mostly i'm on the Toddler Mama Exercise Plan (i.e. chase toddler, burn calories)

oooh, mamamae, i didn't know you were gonna do hypnobirthing. i am SOOOOO excited for you. i've been doing it for about 3 months now and it's really working. after a 38 hour labor with dd (a homebirth that ended up with a non-emergency transport to the hospital) i am actually LOOKING FORWARD to birthing again because of hypnobirthing. i feel like i have some great tools this time that will make things way different.
post #83 of 96
We will most likely tandem nurse. Ddhas cut back a bit on nursing and is much more adventursome with food nowadays, but she is just shy of a yr now and I can't imagine not nursing her longer. And I anticipate her wanting to nurse as much as baby does when it comes, so she may temporarily give up food in favor of major nursing. I think we need a bfing smiley.

The time has creeped up on me, too. I can't believe how close we are and will welcome a brand new person to our lives very soon. It gives me shivers every time I think of a PERSON inside me that will be it's own person soon, with its own choices and path. KWIM? It's all potential now, and soon it will be actual, interacting with the world in a big way. Blows my mind every time.

I think it's time to meditate,

bunny
post #84 of 96
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Oh... I forgot to answer the other two questions! :

We won't be tandem nursing either... Elana self weaned at 20 months. I was prepared to tandem nurse, but she just gradually slowed nursing until it was like twice/week and then no more. After that, I cannot imagine weaning a baby/toddler before they're ready! It was so easy and painless with absolutely no engorgement. I still work and I think that made a difference in her 'early' weaning.

I'm still exercising three times/wk. The reason I've kept up with it though is because I go with my mom... she picks me up at 6:45a and my brother watches Elana while we do our work out (dh doesn't get home until after 7:15a from work). I hate dragging myself out of bed to do it, but it has made a tremendous difference... I have less aches and pains and just generally feel better. Not to mention my weight gain is better this time.
post #85 of 96
:LOL! yes, still exercising. I have a routine of dropping my ds off at school and immediately going to the YMCA for about 3 years. It keeps me fit and gives me energy. At my last appt. my midwife kinda gave me a bad time about my weight (need to gain more). I'm actually only weighing 2 pds. less now than I did w/my ds. But I'm very small and had a SGA baby the first time.

My appetitie has dropped off though~seems like there is less and less room in there!!!!!!!!!!!! And sleep, I was up from about 1:00 am until I got up at 6ish this morning. Just can't get comfortable.

Warmly~

Lisa
post #86 of 96
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Originally posted by lisamarie
But I'm very small and had a SGA baby the first time.
okay, I'll blame it on preggo brain... what's SGA?
post #87 of 96
Does your babies kick your stomaches?

Oh if I eat to much, it lets me know. It will kick and kick my stomach till I hurt , And always 15-20 minutes after i eat something it must be getting it, because then it is moving around so muc I get motion sickness. Never had Morning sickness, but now I think this is how is must feel. :

I to do not sleep much through the night. I am up three times to pee, and twice more, once to get up from putting ds down, and once to tell DP to move to the other room! I can not stand to sleep next to him now. He wants to cuddle and hold me, but man then the baby kicks and I can't sleep, and he is so warm that it bugs me.

So for him he can't wait for 8 weeks to be up, and me i can wait a little more. I still have tons to do!
post #88 of 96
My baby girl is kicking as we speak! SGA is small for gestional age. My ds was 5 lbs. 14 oz. and was almost a week late (and I knew when I conceived too). But I was also a SGA (4 lbs. 7 oz. and born on my EDD!), so I think we just have small babies in our family.

Warmly~

Lisa
post #89 of 96
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Quote:
Originally posted by lisamarie
My baby girl is kicking as we speak! SGA is small for gestional age. My ds was 5 lbs. 14 oz. and was almost a week late (and I knew when I conceived too). But I was also a SGA (4 lbs. 7 oz. and born on my EDD!), so I think we just have small babies in our family.

Warmly~

Lisa
Ah... makes sense! My dd was small too, but not quite that small! LOL 6lb 2oz at 38 weeks. I'm quite sure she wouldn't have been more than 7lbs at 40w for sure. I actually doubt I would have gone any longer than 38w even if I hadn't been induced because there was no more room and I was lying around dialated 3cm 80%. I think if I hadn't been on bedrest just normal activity would have sent me over the edge into active labor. : The joys of an OB who is scared of malpractice!
post #90 of 96
Oh, man I have had some sort of bug lately

during the day I am pretty much fine, but for the past couple of nights my stomach has been rolling and I can't lie down comfotably, even. Poor dd doesn't sleep well with dh so she has been up all night also, which leads to exhausting days...I hope it passes soon. I don't know whether to eat or not eat, because dd nurses still, so I want there to be something for her nurse.

Wish me pleasant sleep, PLEASE

bunny
post #91 of 96
Hope you had a good nights sleep last night and got some rest!

Hugs~

Lisa
post #92 of 96
Oh, bunny, I hope you're feeling better soon! It's no fun being sick, especially with a babe in your belly!

I'm a little bummed...my midwife is reccomending (but not insisting--she rocks!) that we do an ultrasound. I'm now measuring 3.5 cm smaller than I "should" be at this point. Though the growth pattern has been consistent, it's been consistently small! She's confident that everything's fine, but would feel more comfortable with the reassurance of an ultrasound, and at this point, I kind of agree. I'm a little dissapointed--I really didn't want an ultrasound (or to pay for it!)...but I think it will make us all feel better.

Now we have to decide if we want to find out the sex. Arrghh! I'm horrible with temptation!

On a much better note, some friends of mine just asked if I wanted a blessingway. Yeah!!! I'm so thrilled--I wasn't sure I was going to have one.

Take care, Mamas!
post #93 of 96
Sending out healthy baby vibes to everyone here!!!

yesterday, first thing in the morning while laying in bed, I actually had 2 REAL contractions! I'm only 32 wks. today. I also felt a bit "off".

Anyone experienced this before???

Hugs~

Lisa
post #94 of 96
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Aw, sorry to hear you're not feeling too great Bunny!

MamaMae- Let us know if you decide to do the u/s. If I hadn't found out at 19w we were having a boy I wouldn't have found out the sex (I didn't want to, dh did). This close to the end I would hate to spoil the suprise, ya know? inky Enjoy your blessingway!

Lisa- I get whopper contractions some days (usually the days where I get up at 6:30a, eat a bowl of cereal, work out for 40 min, stretch, take a shower, eat another bowl of cereal and go to work. By about 3p so I'm so tired I get a handful of contractions until I get off work at 5p).

Because of those contractions, I may look into reducing my hours at work if possible. : I work at a Library, so funding is horribly low but they need all the staff they can get too. Either way, I'll be a SAHM in about six weeks for sure.
post #95 of 96
Well guys, here's a pretty gross update.
I vomited yesterday and could tell what I had eaten for the past three days
But I felt much better afer that and a nice nap. I wonder what I had eaten? So hopefully I'm back to normal and all systems are go.

We had an ultrasound and told the tech we didn't want to know the sex, and he kept saying things like, "so no boys at home, huh" after we had specifically told him we have one child and she is a girl. He said that around three times, so now I think we're having a boy.

Do you think he was just trying to mislead us, or was he really dropping clues?

Thanks for the health vibes

bunny
post #96 of 96
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Quote:
Originally posted by bunny
Well guys, here's a pretty gross update.
I vomited yesterday and could tell what I had eaten for the past three days
But I felt much better afer that and a nice nap. I wonder what I had eaten? So hopefully I'm back to normal and all systems are go.

We had an ultrasound and told the tech we didn't want to know the sex, and he kept saying things like, "so no boys at home, huh" after we had specifically told him we have one child and she is a girl. He said that around three times, so now I think we're having a boy.

Do you think he was just trying to mislead us, or was he really dropping clues?

Thanks for the health vibes

bunny
Glad you're feeling better!

What a jerk! (the u/s tech) It's hard telling what he was up to. :

When we had our u/s the tech asked us at the beginning, the middle of the u/s and the end... then she finally told us.

If we have another baby, we won't be finding out the sex. Dh got his way these two times! LOL Of course, next time I may never step into a Dr. office with what I've had to deal with the last two years.
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