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post #21 of 34
38 weeks today. Feeling pretty much the same.

My first full day of my mat leave. Whoo!
post #22 of 34
Ugh, I just got some bad news. DH is supposed to get underway next week, for the week, but figured it would be canceled since there is not any ice that needs to be cleared (his boat breaks ice in the winter so oil can get where it needs to go, essentially). I was so excited bc I am exhausted and not sure I can make it a week all alone with the kids right now. Well, sigh, they have decided they want him to make the trip anyway. :
post #23 of 34
38w.

nothing exciting going on. i waaaaay overdid it yesterday (decided i'd go to the mall to search for the perfect postpartum robe -- ended up walking for 3 hours in flip flops) and really thought i would wake up with my entire lower half paralyzed. but just your run of the mill sore hips and tender pelvis, so that's nice.

finishing in the laundry and packing my overnight bag and diaper bag for the birth center today. then i'll have nothing left to do!
post #24 of 34
38w1d

Slept fairly well last night after a long soak in the tub trying to soothe a catch in my upper back.

Had some BH as I was trying to leave the house for work this morning. I think I brought it on as I was rushing around and carrying a few bags out to the car.

Feeling good. Getting some pokey fists in my pelvic area today. DH was playing with the baby last night and making him/her kick even though I was trying to explain that I was getting kicked directly in my ribs! Ouch!

I got my Birth Music playlist together on my ipod. Hooray! I also made up the contact list to post on our fridge in order of who to call and when to call them. I am feeling pretty good about things even though my list of to-do's is still a tad longish.

DH has Nat'l Guard drill this weekend out of town so I'll probably head into labor right away. Haha! I decided to board our 5 month german shepherd puppy for the weekend. It's really a vacation for her, she gets to play so much and she's too much for me to handle right now. She's a baby but she's SO big and strong. She nearly pulled me down some stairs the other day, so that was a reality check.

Have a great day everyone!
post #25 of 34
Fargin data base error crap!!!! i have written this post three times already and I keep getting bumped off!!! Actually, one time I hit the X up in the corner by accident. Anyway, now I have to do stuff, so quick post:

Smokeylo, I woke at 4 this morning and didn't feel baby moving at all, but I was so tired I went back to sleep. S/he was probably sleeping too, cuz when I woke this a.m., s/he was up right along with me. Usually I feel him/her moving in the middle of the night when I wake. But some moments, or days are slower than others!

Had my 38 week visit this morning. My Bf and SIl were both there. Mw estimates baby to be about 7 lb's right now. Still a couple weeks to gain another a few more ounces! Weehoo.

Too all the mama's dealing with sick Lo's, I am just hoping everyone in our house gets sick now and not two weeks from now! I hope everyones babes get better before your babies arrive!
post #26 of 34
39 weeks here. Got my birth pool today and feel like I am totally ready now. I was having a ton of BH contractions until the last few days when they seemed to have settled down, BUT I'm having that PMS-ish back ache. I can hardly walk/roll over/get off the couch/get ON the couch/move, etc, etc. so I am ready. I'm 4' 10" and my stomach is at least 42" around. Makes it hard to balance!! Oh, there's a BH! Come on baby!!
post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by True Blue View Post
Ugh, I just got some bad news. DH is supposed to get underway next week, for the week, but figured it would be canceled since there is not any ice that needs to be cleared (his boat breaks ice in the winter so oil can get where it needs to go, essentially). I was so excited bc I am exhausted and not sure I can make it a week all alone with the kids right now. Well, sigh, they have decided they want him to make the trip anyway. :
Oh Amy, I'm so sorry to hear that, I don't know how you do it Momma!!

Wow, so many sick lo's and all you mommas are really dealing with it well! I'd be a big ol whiny mess!! to all of you!!

Not sure about the baby's activity levels. I can usually feel it sometimes here and there, but thought I had a less active baby, until I found out the placenta's anterior. Which makes sense why it seems like some mommas are getting pounded and I only get giggles.

Well I think I finally figured out what was happening yesterday. I think the baby's moving southward. I feel alot more mass in the pelvic region (though not to the point of bowling ball between the legs yet). I think s/he dropped. So that's a good sign, I'll take it. Are anyone's breasts sore as in the early days of pregnancy? Who was it that said how funny it is that pregnanc begins similarly to how it ends? That's so true. I also got another visit from the "baby fairy" at work today. I had my office door closed during lunch as I was taking a nap, I heard someone knock (I though my they heard my snoring!!), but there was the fifth baby fairy present. Still a mystery as no one says they say who put it there... Hmmmm....
post #28 of 34
Teeny I think yours and my bodies are kinda in sync... (unless I missed something)
Last night I had a lot of period cramps, a lot a lot a lot, and they're still going on. I had loads of contractions, but they fizzled out. I realized that when I lay on my tummy (which is how I sleep) they get really strong, so I was trying to not do that last night, but that means no sleep for me.
Now today still lots of period cramps and contractions, but they feel lower, they aren't as all encompassing like before which have been how my BHs have been. These are lower and pulling hard on my pelvis. Such a strange sensation.
I hope that things pick up, the period cramps are irritating and I would rather have a big pain than this little nagging irritant.

I saw that someone got their birth beads, how exciting! I'm going to run out and check my asap! I want to send SB a big present full of yummy chocolate!

I think today I am going to drink buckets of RRL tea, eat lots of pineapple and go for another walk. It's lovely here today and it feels nice to be outside, even if my walking pace is this side of a crawl!
post #29 of 34
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Baby is not as wiggly now. Anyone else having a baby slow down a bit?
Mine has also become less wiggly. I think he's just running out of room, because I can feel him trying to move around, but there's only so far that my skin can stretch to let him move.
post #30 of 34
38 weeks here.

Dh is out of town til Monday night so hoping babe stays put til then. Had some good contractions after sex the other night, so I told dh when he gets back it's on!

My babe has definitely slowed way down. All of mine have by this point, so no worries, smokeylo, totally normal.

And toona, I just noticed the past few nights my breasts are tender too. Methinks it is a good sign that the bod is gearing up to nurse another lo!

I'm another sickie with insomnia. Last night I slept 15 minutes here and there but was so naseated and gasey with heartburn and diarrhea and ICK! So today of course I have a monster headache and am doing a really bad job of taking care of the kiddos from my bed. Luckily the youngest took a nice nap, so I got to too and I feel a tad better. The other two are watching way too much tv. I hate that, but I think that's how it's going to be this weekend, til dh gets back.

So excited for all the new (and again) mamas! This is the fun part now!
post #31 of 34
Last week or the week before, another mamma (Nature?) posted the same question about the baby slowing down. It's very common for movement to slow down between about 37 weeks and the end-- Babe just gets totally squished in there, and doesn't have as much room to wiggle free. As long as you're still able to get 6-10 movements in an hour, you're all good.

I'm so drained and tired. Before I left the hospital, I learned that my hemoglobin was 8.1. It was an epiphany for me-- no wonder I'm so tired! My mother was kind of horrified and wanted to know why they hadn't transfused me. I don''t think it's *that* bad. yeesh.

Lots more to say... but I think I'll take a nap instead.
post #32 of 34
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I'm so drained and tired. Before I left the hospital, I learned that my hemoglobin was 8.1. It was an epiphany for me-- no wonder I'm so tired! My mother was kind of horrified and wanted to know why they hadn't transfused me. I don''t think it's *that* bad. yeesh.

Lots more to say... but I think I'll take a nap instead.
Holy crap, Rynna -- my hemoglobin was 10.6 and I felt like absolute SHIT!! I've been taking Floradix to get it up and can't BELIEVE the difference it makes in the way I feel. Get thee some iron!

Thanks for the reassurances, everyone, re: slower baby. I emailed my midwife who also reassured me but said that we could get a U/S if I wanted. I don't - I think I'm just anxious and this is something I can fixate on and stress about. I think the baby is just quiet in the morning - this afternoon he/she was a little acrobat, so I think I'm just having to adjust to a different behavior pattern.

I am hoping this is a girl to balance out all the boy births we've had!!

I had shooting pains in my boob tonight which I haven't had since my first tri! I guess something is happening hormonally. A girl I know online who has the same edd as me lost her mucus plug today - is it weird to be jealous of mucus?? Oh well. We do have one more big shopping trip I'd like to get done before the birth, and I'd like for my parents to return from their vacation trip before the birth, too -- so there are lots of good reasons for this baby to stay inside for another week at least. I'm trying hard not to be impatient!
post #33 of 34
39 weeks and 3 days here. Still contracting regularly, tonight they've actually been a bit on the painful side. After being sent home though, I don't think I'll go in until I have a head between my legs. Ugh, the look the nurse gave me when she was apologising and saying, "You'll be back! Don't worry!" blah blah.. made me feel 10 years old. I hate being patronized. I'm sure she was just trying to be nice but geesh..

My daughter gave me her cold today, which wasn't nice of her. Its a cross between a congestion cold and a head cold, because I'm feeling kinda foggy. So that kinda stinks.

But I was in a better mood today and was productive around the house. The amount of boxes left to unpack is less than 10, and the girls room is actually looking okay.. My room... uh.. don't ask. I seem to have misplaced the bag that had all the clothes hangers in it. : And we don't have any dressers because of the bedbug thing we went through.. so that means my room looks like it did when I was 15.

Well, I got my girls to sleep early tonight so I think I'm going to head to bed myself.
post #34 of 34
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Originally Posted by smokeylo View Post
Holy crap, Rynna -- my hemoglobin was 10.6 and I felt like absolute SHIT!! I've been taking Floradix to get it up and can't BELIEVE the difference it makes in the way I feel. Get thee some iron!
I'm working on it. 10.6, though... that's low, but not ridiculous for me. I've been taking Floravital, and it does help but I'm still quite low. I can tell because I go from awake to exhausted in moments, and I'm still quite pale. Once I get stabilized, I'll be fine... until I start menstruating again, whereupon I'll become severely anemic. Then something will happen to make me aware of that fact, and I'll (hopefully) take care of it. So much fun...
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