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post #21 of 54
Well I had my app. earlier. It went really well! And guess what...BABY'S HEAD IS DOWN!!! AND, I'M 2 CM DIALATED!!!! Yay!! I'm so excited and happy. Last week @ my homevisit, baby was breech and I wasn't even dialated. So much progress in only one short week! So, I've been feeling quite a bit of BH's and crampiness. It's getting ready! :
post #22 of 54
Sarah I'm so sorry My heart goes out for your family and for your cousin's mother ... sometimes I think once you become a mother you can feel the pain of every mother all over the world ...

Korin, : you naughty girl, but she's right Keeta, get used to that "sore cooter" feeling

Ecomama - here's to progress and maybe a birth day pretty soon?

Keeta - I love a clothsline and freshly washed dipes and wee little baby things hanging on it, such a joyful sight

I'm feeling a little antsy tonight, restless and can't sleep (not quite ready to tuck myself in for the hourly get up to go pee routine ) ... extra thankful for this ddc and you mamas' to check in with and hang around during this loooooooooong 9th month
post #23 of 54
Oh ya, and I also brought home some books from my mw's little library. A couple childrens books to read to DD (about the new baby of course) and Birthing From Within..I started looking it over last night and it looks REALLY good! I'm gonna start reading it today.

Oh and it's now 6am. I woke up @ 5am because I was hungry and couldn't sleep and I came downstairs (this is the very 1st time I've actually had to *eat* in the middle of the night) ate some cereal, went back to bed, tried to sleep, couldn't, so decided to get up. Started cleaning a little and now I'm enjoying a nice cup of pg tea. I called my mom (5:30am my time..8:30am her time) cause I knew she'd be getting ready for work and when she answered she goes, "Why are you calling me this early???" Like she was going into *panic mode* or something, thinking I was having the baby. It too was funny.
post #24 of 54
Monday I had a DA. I gained 4 lbs!! But I've started with the swelling feet and the heat/humidity has kicked in around here, so the dr thinks its mostly water weight. I start my once a weeks next week, and the internals, yay... Other then that, everything is going well.

Yesterday, my coworkers threw me a baby shower. We ate, sat around talking, it was great to just chill like that and gossip. And, of course, I got stuff! Baby stuff! Washcloths, bibs, recieving blankets, baby shampoo/etc. and this cute onsie-green w/ a handprint, it says "Handful" I told them he'd be wearing that one a lot!

The weekend, BTW, was my moving weekend. Everything I own packed and moved in two days. I'm still feeling tired about that. But I love my new place, with its washer and dryer (they haven't stopped running since Sunday night ) and dishwasher (standing at the kitchen sink to do dishes was becoming painful). And my commute went from an hour to 20 min.!

I'm under orders from, well, everyone, to take it easy unpacking. So far, I've put together the car seat/stroller, the changing table, the bouncer and halfway through the swing.

I still can't find more than two pair of shoes that I can wear and I'm certain that a weeks worth of clothes is all that made it...
post #25 of 54
I weighed myself yesterday. First time in 3 wks. I was 146 and I'm now 152. So I've gained 6lbs in 3 wks. Right on cue to where I should be. I can now say that I've gained 50lbs...so far. Sheesh, I gained 55lbs total w/ DD and didn't think I would gain that much again! Looks like I just might.
post #26 of 54
We are here. Getting that end of pregnancy stuffiness I get every time.

I am getting ready to put the carseat in the car..that will make four total in my little mini-van. I need a bigger car.

Nothing else, I am tired and need to get to bed..more later...

~C~
post #27 of 54
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the hugs. I feel *much* better today. My mood's been all over the place the last few days, between family stuff and being, well, REALLY damn pregnant. But last night I was able to go to tai chi for the first time in a month and we did a lot of energy work -- the chan su chen and Five Elements short forms -- and then dh stayed home an extra half hour this morning so I could take a nap after two nights of not really sleeping.

Anyone else thinking that it's a cruel joke by Mother Nature to make it so hard to sleep right before you have a baby and *can't* sleep through the night?
post #28 of 54
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Originally Posted by earthmama369

Anyone else thinking that it's a cruel joke by Mother Nature to make it so hard to sleep right before you have a baby and *can't* sleep through the night?
Im convinced that's Mother Nature's way of preparing you for being up to bf every hour and a half! that or she's just a B#$%@!!!
post #29 of 54
Thread Starter 
Had a quick checkup today that explained a lot. I've been feeling like a huge whiny wuss the last couple of days. My stretch marks suddenly started itching and burning like crazy and the muscles around my sides and back got really sore. I wrote it off as standard end of pregnancy discomfort. Turns out the big manic burst of activity ds had a couple nights ago resulting in him spinning on his head so he's still head down, but instead of being along my left side, he's straight against the front of my belly. His butt's sticking out over my belly button! No wonder everything feels so weird in there!!

I put dh on notice that I'm taking it damn easy this weekend in terms of carrying La Toddler and doing all those fun household projects we've been working on. My focus is doing the exercises that will get this boy turned back into a more comfortable position.

Other than that, though, we're both doing great!
post #30 of 54
Yes, my boy is thankfully head down, but woefully, posterior. Ergh. I don't look forward to that experience. He does move from side to side and sometimes I can feel his back/butt under my breast/chest - but mostly that's where his stinkin' little feet are. Ah well, I'll cross that bridge...IF...I come to it I guess.

SIL is on her way here from NYC. My due date was dh's due date and his birthday is today so she was convinced I'd deliver. I tried to tell her there's not much in the way of signs leading to that but now she's onto taking me out for mexican food and a bumpy ride and then if that doesn't work sushi with lots of wasabi!

I really think I'm going to go my full 40 weeks (I just really hope I don't go too far over that!) and I'm starting to think I'm the only one who wants to around here. Seems like everyone keeps saying they want to go next and they're at 37 weeks or so...even two moms from preschool that are pg are hoping to go that early (I'm due before both of them and one is being induced today). What's up with that?

Does anyone feel like I do at this point? Content to wait? Please join me...I'm feeling left out

I did just today start taking some pre-delivery herbs that are supposedly all good for my uterus (cramp bark, partridge berry, wild yam, motherwort) and the EPO (but just by mouth). I'm staying away from the cohoshes, but listen to me all "content to wait" - I'll probably still be pg after my due date and then I'll be trying 3 ways from Sunday to get this kid out! ...be careful what you wish for, right?

Okay - I think I'm going to go out and trial run the birth tub - the last couple folks noticed a leak at the spicket site so I'll go see what I find.

Hope you're all hanging in there and please join me in the content club if you can - I'm starting to feel like a freak
post #31 of 54
Thread Starter 
Some days I want this baby to come out already so we can meet him face to face (and, admittedly, so I can be unpregnant again!). Some days I just want to hold onto this experience for as long as I can, since it might very well be the last time I'm ever pregnant.

I checked out spinningbabies.com and it has some good exercises for persuading a posterior baby to rotate to a more favorable position. I've been doing the large hip circles on a birthing ball and already (in the last half hour) I feel his butt shifting more toward the left side again.
post #32 of 54
I am actually ok with this baby coming at his due date, as long as I am feeling ok. I am just getting too tired to run after my 1 1/2 year old. But when it comes down to it, I am more than happy to wait. It is just the not knowing that gets to me....with four other kids, no family around, and a husband that works nights, things are getting a little stressful.

So I will sort-of join you in the content club!

~C~
post #33 of 54
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Originally Posted by Caroline248
So I will sort-of join you in the content club!
What more could I ask for? LOL Seriously, I'm 38 weeks so I wouldn't be bummed if I went into labor say tonight or tomorrow, but I'm just not dying for it either, yk?

I have 3 other kids so I know what you're saying about it being hard to do the things you want to with them with the giant belly, but then again, my youngest is 3yo so I'm not really having to chase too much either.

Anyway - thanks for joining me in the sort-of content club
post #34 of 54
I'm 36 weeks tomorrow (thoguh I think the dating is off and I'm REALLY 37). I'm not necessarily content, but I don't want the baby to come out before it's really ready..ya know, don't come out on my account, come out when it's time. I'm just hoping that MAYBE that time will be at say, 38 or 39 weeks maybe. I went 40 weeks to the day with DS, but was not nearly as uncomfortable with him as I am this time - this pregnancy has really rocked my world physically and emotionally (and not in a good way) so while I don't want to evict this little one before it's ready, I'm hoping "ready" will be sooner rather than later.

Plus, I'm starting to feel guilty about not being able to play as physically with my DS as I usually do...and I just don't like feeling "fragile", it's completely against my nature, and having to lay down and rest after vacuuming 2 small bedrooms is taking an emotional toll on me.

OK, I'll stop whining now. I'm also way more cranky and whiny this time around.
post #35 of 54
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Originally Posted by donosmommy04
having to lay down and rest after vacuuming 2 small bedrooms is taking an emotional toll on me.
Oh yeah, I hear that. I do any small chore and I've got to sit down and catch my breath afterwards. I guess with three kids, though I find it annoying to have to do so, I consider it a welcome break I'd never get if not in my "fragile" state

Seriously, if my dh weren't so great this time around doing most of the household stuff, I think all that would bother me a lot more. I really think he's the one that has made the difference in my contentness, the house isn't going to pot b/c I can't keep up, yk?

And after 3 hospital births with at least some level of pitocin, the IV, the epi, blah, blah, blah...I'm so looking forward to a peaceful homebirth - that contributes to my contentment as well.

However, it's supposed to start getting humid and hot here in SE Michigan. That leads to my pg misery...so we'll see how content I remain if it does get hot and humid and stay that way for weeks at a time.
post #36 of 54
Thread Starter 
Anyone else having *extreme* mood swings all of a sudden? There were some minor scheduling frustrations yesterday at the doctor's office and this morning dh has managed to get on my last nerve already four times (and he's slept through most of it!) for normally minor things. I want to burst into tears every time. This is not me!

Do you think that's a sign of upcoming excitement or just one of the joys of late pregnancy?
post #37 of 54
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Originally Posted by earthmama369
Anyone else having *extreme* mood swings all of a sudden? There were some minor scheduling frustrations yesterday at the doctor's office and this morning dh has managed to get on my last nerve already four times (and he's slept through most of it!) for normally minor things. I want to burst into tears every time. This is not me!

Do you think that's a sign of upcoming excitement or just one of the joys of late pregnancy?
I think its the impending birth. I'm doing it too. I find myself wanting to be alone. Anyone else doing that?
post #38 of 54
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by coco4cloth
I think its the impending birth. I'm doing it too. I find myself wanting to be alone. Anyone else doing that?
Yes! All I wanted to do this morning was go for a long, quiet walk by myself. But I had to be here when dd woke up, so I did dishes, diaper landry, cleaned the living room, and packed my birth bag instead. Not as much fun. . . .
post #39 of 54
Although Im dying to meet this little man, I can stand to stay pregnant awhile more. Since Im only 36wks, I know I'll be pregnant for atleast 2-5 more weeks. Its just the 5wks that sounds so long!

Its really starting to get hot/humid here and its all I can do to not melt away in a pile of sweat!! Plus, Im not keen on the not being able to get out of a chair or off the floor or bend over.....so since I know the baby needs to "cook" more Im content to stay pregnant, but I would really love to be "unpregnant" again
post #40 of 54
I would really like to make it to 39 weeks for the baby's sake. My kids have a history of jaundice, and the rate goes down after that. So in the interest of what is best for the baby, he needs to stick around another two weeks. DH and I haven't had "intercourse" in about three weeks, and I think we are going to wait until I hit that 39 week mark. Then all bets are off Of course, DH thinks he will get all sorts of "other stuff" in the next weeks...uh, sure, don't count on it buddy...

~C~
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