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post #41 of 135
I had my 38 week appointment today. I'm 1cm dilated. I'm so ready to have this baby! So I was disappointed. But on the other hand, my husband will be here in a week so I guess waiting a bit longer isn't so bad. I really want him with me for the birth.
post #42 of 135
Hi ladies, it's been a few weeks.

Well, I had a really nice mamablessing over the weekend. It made me feel really good to have such a nice group of my ladies come together to show their support for me, especially as I'm starting to get bit anxious and more uncomfortable these days!

My partner and I are making progress on the "to do" list, which is nice, and his boss has given him the okay to take off about a month after the baby is born (yes, we are VERY lucky -- although this may involve him logging online and doing some programming work from home periodically, but I can't complain!!).

On another note, I just found out that the midwife I apprenticed with for 9 months (and was fired by after it became apparent to her that I was sensitive to her negativity towards my religious beliefs -- long story!) has replaced me. I was willing to work things out and continue working with her, but she wasn't. And, although I am soon to be busy with a newborn, I can't help feel a little panicky as there are NO other midwives to train with here . . . and I was hoping that we would eventually make up and work together again : . So, I guess I just have to trust that things will work as as they are supposed to.
post #43 of 135
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Originally Posted by mamamoo View Post
Nice job mama!! I will have to post pics next week or so of what I've made for my baby.
Oh, it would be fun to share photos of what mamas have made for the baby on the way.

Here's what I made in May & June:
Knitted bibs
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...tted-bibs.html
Burb cloth
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...knit-baby.html
Cable hat
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...-baby-hat.html
Baby Bolero
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...one-skein.html
post #44 of 135
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Originally Posted by saganaga View Post
Oh, it would be fun to share photos of what mamas have made for the baby on the way.

Here's what I made in May & June:
Knitted bibs
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...tted-bibs.html
Burb cloth
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...knit-baby.html
Cable hat
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...-baby-hat.html
Baby Bolero
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...one-skein.html
So gorgeous! i love all the vibrant colors you used
post #45 of 135
I am nesting here like crazy. I am baking like a nut job and scrubbing walls. I am having lots of contrax and am at 2 cm, 50 % effaced, and baby has dropped. I didn't think baby dropped til labor with 2 + pregnancies? Anyone know? My edd is 8/22, with a 2 week varience either way. I really feel a bit farther then that, though. I will be surprised if he isn't here over the next 3 weeks or so.

I am going CRAZY with wanting to meet this child. With all the circumstances surrounding his conception and the first trimester I just am so curious about this little guy who has decided to join our lives.
post #46 of 135
mamas, i just need to whine.

it is SO HOT here. we've been having a heat wave and my house has no a/c. it's incredibly humid and insanely hot, day and night. i haven't stopped sweating in at least a week. it just wipes me right out. i keep falling asleep (more like passing out, since i never mean to fall asleep) when i'm supposed to be watching ds. i'll wake up an hour later and freak right out because of whatever he's gotten into while i was out. he deserves a better mama than this.

and my separated pubic bone is even worse. standing up is sooooooo painful, walking is almost impossible. our grocery store is less than 2 blocks away, short blocks. on monday i was going crazy so i left ds with dh and went to get us some food. i almost collapsed on the way there and didn't think i'd make it. when i got there i sat on the bench just inside the door for about 10 minutes then came home empty-handed. i'm so pathetic.

i really can't leave the house since my friends live farther than the grocery store and i don't feel it would be safe to go there with ds if i know i'm this week. and the busses are much hotter than the air outside, even, so i can't just ride a bus downtown and become a mall rat until it cools down...

so i want this baby to come NOW, mostly so i can go spend time in a nice, air conditioned hospital. how awful is that?
post #47 of 135
As of Sunday:

My baby is at -1 station, I'm 1 cm. dilated and my cervix is very, very soft.

No hurry here. I want her to come when she's ready. 39 weeks sounds good, or 40. I don't mind
post #48 of 135
josy

Is there a swimming pool you can go to and take your ds? How about indoor play places?

You're almost there, mama. Hang in there.
post #49 of 135
cujo, we really have no way of leaving the house. but the two of us take many long, long, very cold baths. that's like a swimming pool, right?
post #50 of 135
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Originally Posted by josybear View Post
cujo, we really have no way of leaving the house. but the two of us take many long, long, very cold baths. that's like a swimming pool, right?
That's a good idea! I'm also A/C-less and I end up feeling really uncomfortable and sorta sick when it gets too hot. My ILs have a pool, but sometimes I don't even feel like being out in the sun if it's too bright.
post #51 of 135
josy, i am worried about you. get a friend to come babysit you. pay extra to get food delivered to you.

i am going to drag myself to the swimming pool. it is my forst day off and all i want to do is sleep!! but i know the pool will be good for my many circulatory problems.
post #52 of 135
i'm ok, aside from being a sweaty mess. my dh went to the store after i got home that night, so we have food and everything. i'm just longing to go to the hospital and have a baby instead of having another endless sweaty day...

time for a cold bath. the baby REALLY reacts to the sudden temperature change!
post #53 of 135
Josy, I don't know how you are dealing! I don't know what I'd do without air conditioning. I live in the Southwest and air conditioning is pretty much mandatory here since it gets up in the 100's and stays that way for months. I think landlords are required to provide at least window units by law here. People actually die from the heat every year. Well, mostly the sick and the elderly, but they do, nevertheless. I was really good about taking dd out on morning walks before it got over 90, but have slacked off these last few days, because I'm just too tired and the heat kills me. I feel bad for her because she's cooped up in the house with me a lot. Although, we did get a cheap kiddy pool at the dollar store and we sit in it with the garden hose - nice and cool.
post #54 of 135
hey everyone! i haven't been on for a few days, my mom arrived from the states and we have been really busy getting in errands and some sightseeing before the baby makes her arrival!

i am 39 weeks and really wish things would get moving! i am having loads of BHs, lower back spasms, and i feel as if the baby has no more room! she is headed south, but they don't do vaginal exams here until after you are passed 40 weeks, so i have no idea what is going on with my cervix.... my next appointment is next thursday and she will see what is happening then.
post #55 of 135

swollen feet

I had been way too hot, but it has become much more tolerable around me, thank goodness. However, my feet continue to swell. They don't hurt except for slightly when massaged. I wake in the morning and there is still slight swelling, but not near as much as I get at the end of the day. Its even so bad at night that I get the dreaded pitted skin. Is that abnormal or just to be expected at this point? My ankles are not really swollen and my hands and face are not.

So I got my first, "You're still pregnant?!" comment today. I'm not due until the very end of August!
post #56 of 135
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Originally Posted by saganaga View Post
Oh, it would be fun to share photos of what mamas have made for the baby on the way.

Here's what I made in May & June:
Knitted bibs
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...tted-bibs.html
Burb cloth
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...knit-baby.html
Cable hat
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...-baby-hat.html
Baby Bolero
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...one-skein.html
How cool!! I love the bibs.
post #57 of 135
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Originally Posted by saganaga View Post
Oh, it would be fun to share photos of what mamas have made for the baby on the way.

Here's what I made in May & June:
Knitted bibs
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...tted-bibs.html
Burb cloth
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...knit-baby.html
Cable hat
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...-baby-hat.html
Baby Bolero
http://mavieenrows.blogspot.com/2007...one-skein.html

I think I"m jealous! I'll post a photo later of my one lone diaper soaker. : I've actually knit two, but one is packed. I'm mostly self taught and still new to the knitting thing, so I'm jealous of the pretty things!
post #58 of 135
Because I love the chance to show off!

Shorties
Longies
CP Soaker
More shorties

I just need to finish up the other pair of longies I have OTN and then maybe do another CP soaker (for under clothes mainly since we aren't a big soaker user) and that is all my newborn covers!
post #59 of 135
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Originally Posted by Sabo View Post
I had been way too hot, but it has become much more tolerable around me, thank goodness. However, my feet continue to swell. They don't hurt except for slightly when massaged. I wake in the morning and there is still slight swelling, but not near as much as I get at the end of the day. Its even so bad at night that I get the dreaded pitted skin. Is that abnormal or just to be expected at this point? My ankles are not really swollen and my hands and face are not.
Oh, I just started to swell, but now that I have it is all over my lower half. 38 weeks and change over here, and so thankful that I have avoided it for now. Yuck. I am trying to stay active (prenatal yoga class tonight). Other suggestions? Propping up my feet isn't really a suggestion with DS running feral. Lots of PBS TV viewing this week.

Josy - yes, the bathtub is like the pool. DS and I have "gone swimming" lots this week, too.
post #60 of 135
At today's appt I was 3 cm dialated, 80% effaced, baby's head is down & low. I've had mucus & bloody show.

Due date is Aug 4, but maybe she'll arrive early?
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