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post #1 of 78
Thread Starter 
hi y'all,
just checkin in to see how everyone is doing in their last few of weeks (i'm at 33 wks and some days).

just had a little ordeal these past 2 days...went to the "back-up" MW at the doc's office (to secure backup for our homebirth). this MW was there when i had dd (in hospital, but i knew she was pro-homebirth). the appointment was AWFUL. i couldn't find childcare for dd, so i had to bring her along. we waited about 40 minutes in the waiting room, while she touched EVERYTING in the place. when we finally go tin the exam room, we waited another 10 minutes or so, by which time she was completely expired. so that when the MW came in (finally) i was also pretty flustered at trying to keep dd from totalloy destroying the place. midwife was pretty unsupportive, but didn't say she would not back me up, just sort of ignored the whole issue (??) she got out the doppler to check baby's heartbeat (all the while, dd was balanceing on a little stool with wheels on it and turning the sink water on and off, on and off and spraying water everywhere), and what do ya know?? the baby is tachycardic (high heart beat), so she wants me to go ASAP to the HOSPITAL for a non-stress test. ARGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! so i took dd to her dad's office and told him to please just deal with her, called my homebirth MW and went over to her house where she listened to baby's heartbeat and still was fast. so i went to the hospital, had non-stress test, hooked up to EFM for an hour, finally got out of there at 10 pm, home at 10:30, exhausted physically and mentally. went back to day for a u/s and another non-stress test.

and EVERYTHING WAS PERFECTLY FINE.

harumph.

just trying to clear the whole experience out of my mind. except the perfect clarity about why i choose a homebirth.

thanks for reading my rant. and how are the rest of y'all??
post #2 of 78
Oh, bunny's mama

Just reading your post I could feel the frustration! Well, the countdown continues and these things will just fade away while gazing adoringly at your brand new wee one.

I am in desperate need of a daily nap which I don't always get, but other than that, just twiddling my thumbs

bunny
post #3 of 78
Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry. How stressful!!!!! I hope you don't have to go through that again.

Last week, I had the stomach flu. Couldn't eat anything except toast and gatorade. Being sick when you are pregnant lasts FOREVER.

Dane is so excited and is counting the days until his sister arrives. I had a baby shower on sunday~very fun and got alot of things I needed (like baby diaper service from my wonderful MIL!)

Going to workout this morning (its been a week) and then see my midwife this afternoon for my 34 wk. checkup.

Take care everyone~

Lisa
post #4 of 78
Finally getting to check the boards

bunny's mama so sorry to her about how bad your day went. I hate it when others panic and set off the little warnings inside us to find out everything is just fine.

I am 35 weeks? Or close to that. I have four weeks left .

Funny how nervious I am with this one that i was never with ds. I had such a good time in Seattle last week! Walked over a mile each day, that felt so good. And now back in cold, not to snowy, Minnesota I can not walk as much. Seems like my work load doubled, and then I have to stay in the office? I do sales my job is outside the office, but for some reason my boss whats to see me in the office?

I think she is trying to get rid of me. Who knows. We'll see. I want to go to school this fall anyways.

Sometimes I want to go into labor early just so i can have a break. Well i hope every one is doing fine!

Who is the first one due?
post #5 of 78
I posted way back near the beginning of the April threads but I just haven't had a chance to post regularly. I'm due April 1, so a little over 36 weeks right now. Our little one just turned around last week - here's hoping it stays there. We are planning a VBAC and I'm really getting excited but very nervous as we get close.

Good luck all.
post #6 of 78
Thread Starter 
thanks for all the kind words and support, y'all.

as i was walking out of the hospital, i said to the baby inside me, "now look, you've seen the hospital, that's it, WE'RE NOT COMING BACK HERE!" and baby gave a little kick. hee hee.

looks like cornflower will prolly be first. my EDD is 4/20.

finally found casting supplies to do my belly cast. maybe this weekend, since my folks are here to watch dd (altho i'd love for it to be like a 38 week belly, i figure i need to take these chances when they come!).

forgot to say that i had my blessing ceremony and it was just AWESOME. had everyone bring a bead for a necklace, and lots of friends sent beads from afar. this necklace is truly powerful...as i was sitting in the damn hospital, i just thought about my necklace in my drawer at home and felt instantly filled with the power of my female friends. so cool.

oh lisa, stomach flu. yech. there is a very nasty evil flu going around these parts. i'm just trying to stay healthy.

i hope EVERYONE is staying healthy and fit. we are all getting so close now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #7 of 78
Aw, Bunny's mama... so sorry!

I'm doing a-okay. I feel almost like the baby has dropped already! Let's see, I'm 33 weeks tomorrow. Baby seems to be fine... his heartrate is good and everything. I'm measuring right on or just slightly smaller. inky So no giant baby for me.

My funny story... I saw the midwife last Wednesday. When the midwife knelt next to me to feel the baby's position, my dd started mimicking her! It was SO hilarious! Now anytime I relax on the couch or anything, dd starts palpating my belly!

LOL... we're getting close, aren't we?
post #8 of 78
HI,

Just 5 week to go I can`t believe it. Time is going by so fast.

We just moved in a new place with a small yard and there are boxes all standing around. Who cares . I`m so lazy. My (Step)MIL is coming from Germany April 3rd and she is a little bit messy like me. .
I hope the Midwife dosen`t care to much I try to do my best to get most of it in order.

One funny thing everybody is calling me tiny . Picture me, being 6 feet tall and 240 pounds and 35 weeks pregnent. :

Otherwise I`m feeling pretty good, except could use a little bit more sleep and a little less backache. But hey, thats part of the deal, isn`t it.

What do you guys think about the Name Mara??

Hope evrybody is doing well.

Gudrun and Anthony (May/00) and Babygirl (EDD April/03)
post #9 of 78
I like the name Mara... I like less common names when possible!
post #10 of 78
I like the name Mara~I'm one for different names too.

Today I put the stroller/infant car seat together and the changing table. Getting organized a bit. I can't believe that we have only a short amount of time left.

Warmly~

Lisa
post #11 of 78

Hi there

Buny's mama- ugh sounds like your day was awful.

I'm due April 5. I posted a long time ago on the April thread but have been crazy busy with work and my turbo 2 yo DS. I am now officially done with work- Hooo Weee! I'm 36 weeks now and planning a VBAC at a birth center. Last week it hit me that, oh my goodness, I am REALLY having another baby. Starting to gear up, pushed the changing table from DS's room into our room, set up the crib/side car, getting diapers and clothes together etc. We made a belly cast last weekend & I can't wait to paint it and hang it next to the one we made with DS. I started making a quilt last week too. I have sooo much to do around the house. I have lots of piles to deal with and I'd like them gone before this baby arrives.

I went over by 2 weeks with DS- I am hoping that this one comes a bit earlier, but I keep telling myself that I still might have 6 weeks to go.

My DS goes to all of my midwife appts with DH and me- He pretends to take my blood pressure and says, "I'm a midwife and I need to take your pressures" Too funny. He also wants to name our baby Chair, Lotion or Cream Cheese. But...We are going to name her Sylvia or him Sigmund. Not sure about middle names though. Probably not chair, Lotion or Cream Cheese.

Hoping to get on here more now that I'm not having to go to work!
post #12 of 78
Thread Starter 
gret, what's wrong with Sylvia Cream Cheese??? or Sigmund Lotion-Chair?? lovely names!!

and gugu, i like mara, also moira, the irish version. i knew a mara growing up and she was a very gentle, sweet soul.

so EDDs so far:
cornflower 4/1
d'anne 4/2
gret 4/5
gugu 4/13 (??)
bunny's mama 4/20
busybusy 4/27 (??)

starfire??
lisamarie??
bunny??

anyone else??
post #13 of 78
Quote:
Originally posted by bunny's mama
gret, what's wrong with Sylvia Cream Cheese??? or Sigmund Lotion-Chair?? lovely names!!

and gugu, i like mara, also moira, the irish version. i knew a mara growing up and she was a very gentle, sweet soul.

so EDDs so far:
cornflower 4/1
d'anne 4/2
gret 4/5
gugu 4/13 (??)
bunny's mama 4/20
busybusy 4/27 (??)

starfire??
lisamarie??
bunny??

anyone else??
My edd is 04/25/03

Oh, I LOVE Moira... but I don't think dh is crazy about it. We have trouble agreeing on names! LOL
post #14 of 78
Ok April Mama's (I've added mine below):

so EDDs so far:

cornflower 4/1
d'anne 4/2
gret 4/5
gugu 4/13 (??)
lisamaire 4/14
bunny's mama 4/20
busybusy 4/27 (??)

starfire??
bunny??

Warmly~

Lisa
post #15 of 78
Hi all!

bunny's mama, how did the bellycasting go? Where are you going to put it when it's done? I can just see it as a centerpiece on special occasions, LOL! Maybe you can paint a portrait of your babe in utero on the inside of it.

My EDD is April 23. I feel like we need a cheer or something, like "go mamas, go babies, we are healthy, we are strong, welcome to the next phase!"

Maybe I'm just in a wierd mood

bunny
post #16 of 78
Gimne a B!
Gimme an A!

Gimme another B!!!
Gimme a Y!!!

HOORAY BABY!
post #17 of 78

VBAC

Anyone here planning a vbac?
post #18 of 78
We are. Everything is go so far. I'm feeling pretty amazed at the thought that this will be happening so soon - just working on keeping the positive thought flowing.
post #19 of 78
Hey April Mamas! Glad you're all doing well!!! We're sooo close!!!!

I'm feeling good--almost 33 weeks! It's amazing how fast it's flying by! I've been having such a hard time sleeping at night, but other than that, I've got few complaints. My blessingway is in two weeks, and then my bellycasting the week after. The tub arrives then, too! Then...it's babytime!

Oh, and our hypnobirthing class started tonight ! Yeah! It's fun to be getting in babymode again!
post #20 of 78
Thread Starter 
the belly casting went great. i am so proud of my dh, he did a fantasitc job, and is not a crafty guy AT ALL.

it's drying in the garage, then i'll finish wiping all the vaseline out of the it (yech!), coat the inside with plaster of paris to make it strong, coat the outside with gesso to even it out, and then paint it. i'm thinking of an ocean scene for this one, since 1) we moved out to the beach while i was pg, and 2) i've been having these amazing visions of how dolphins and whales give birth...the babies just seem to slither right out of the mamas so easily. it inspires me, and i've been envisioning myself as a dolphin giving birth in water.

we have dd's belly cast hanging on the wall in our bedroom, but i think we'll put this one up in dd's room. they are so awesome to look at, and i think the kids will really appreciate them as they get older and really understand that was THEM in there!

who among us are planning to birth at home? hospital? birthing center? (we are planning a homebirth)
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