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post #21 of 105
25 weeks... i feel pretty much fine still. Getting to that point where my bump is bumping into counters and doors and what not. My biggest complaint is feeling achy all over when I wake up, but that seems par for the course with pregnancy for me.
post #22 of 105
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Originally Posted by moodymaximus View Post
i'll send you tripple labour vibes! : : :

come to think about it, i'll send you anything you want! i just want my baby. NOW. i'd even skip the whole labour thing. it is kind of overrated, isn't it?

I was bad and had a moo cow sandwhich. Wanted corner bakery, but at 6pm.. I wasn't willing to sit in traffic for an hour and half to what takes 20 minutes otherwise!

Went into labor for a few hours yesterday, then nothing! ugh!

How about you? Anything? : : :

Labor sure seems that way! It's like there is this big red button somewhere inside the uterus.. that when it's hit induce labor. Seems there are a few April babies that love to hit that button then unhit it when things are getting interesting.

post #23 of 105
20.5 here, was able to feel Aka_chan kick from the outside without pushing in on my uterus at all last night.
post #24 of 105
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Originally Posted by spookymama View Post
I was bad and had a moo cow sandwhich. Wanted corner bakery, but at 6pm.. I wasn't willing to sit in traffic for an hour and half to what takes 20 minutes otherwise!

Went into labor for a few hours yesterday, then nothing! ugh!

How about you? Anything? : : :

Labor sure seems that way! It's like there is this big red button somewhere inside the uterus.. that when it's hit induce labor. Seems there are a few April babies that love to hit that button then unhit it when things are getting interesting.

nothing...my usual 3 contractions after nursing DS to sleep. i had high hopes with each one, as they were quite strong...but nothing...

i had a quiet moment now, and i talked to the baby. told him/her that even the diapers have arrived.

i noticed something really cool, though--if i imagine my cervix opening up and do a couple of visualisations, i get a couple of contractions right there.

: : :
post #25 of 105
Well, I lost my mucous plug a bit ago...facinating, that was. Hopefully things pick up now...
post #26 of 105
24 wks today and just feeling tired. But that is normal. Baby growing strong and getting in my way more and more. Other than that, nothing special going on here.
post #27 of 105
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Originally Posted by moodymaximus View Post
nothing...my usual 3 contractions after nursing DS to sleep. i had high hopes with each one, as they were quite strong...but nothing...

i had a quiet moment now, and i talked to the baby. told him/her that even the diapers have arrived.

i noticed something really cool, though--if i imagine my cervix opening up and do a couple of visualisations, i get a couple of contractions right there.

: : :

Yay for diapers!

mmh. We'll have to give that a shot! If that doesn't work, I'll get DH to waggle a 20 dollar bill to my girly bits. See if that does anything.

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Originally Posted by rmzbm View Post
Well, I lost my mucous plug a bit ago...facinating, that was. Hopefully things pick up now...

haha! Progreeeesssss!

I really hope things start happening for you soon.
post #28 of 105
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haha! Progreeeesssss!

I really hope things start happening for you soon.
Uggh, me too...this is getting old. My waddle is wider and it hurts to move my legs if I lay down, so I can't sleep or move in bed at ALL. : Put me out of my misery!
post #29 of 105
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Well, I lost my mucous plug a bit ago...facinating, that was. Hopefully things pick up now...
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here's to hoping! : :
post #30 of 105
I'll be 37 weeks in two days and I am really happy about that. I know I've mentioned it before, but going to see that midwife and have her tell me that I was wrong about my dates really put a lot of doubt in my mind and caused me some unnecessary stress. Well, now I feel a lot more confident that I was indeed right in my dating and charting and if my fundus measured high and the baby felt big, it was because I have strong abs and I'm growing a healthy baby in there instead of a tiny peanut like my dd was.

Lots of gearing up going on, BHs, mucus and discomfort. Baby seems to be settling down into my pelvis but every now and then tries to make more room in there and once again I get feet in the ribs. I've been *craving* fruit - eating kiwis and strawberries and apples and bananas and oranges and drinking juice between my protein meals.

I've been nesting like a madwoman, too. Right now there's a crockpot beef roast cooking. My dh went through all the meals I froze last night and pulled that one out. He can't resist and can't wait to start eating the stuff I made. LOL I guess I'll have to have one more day of marathon cooking since he's probably going to beg to eat half the stuff before the baby comes. That's okay. I told him we could start in on it - I hate cooking in the afternoon because I'm too tired by then but I am fine throwing stuff together in the morning.

I've also got the yard all spruced up with mulch and trimmed back and watered a little. Part of me really wants to push the mower around to make the grass even but I'm not sure I want to do that to myself. Last time I did that when pregnant it really wore me out (though it did not put me into labor).

Also, since I'm practically term, dh is allowed to get romantic with me again which is making him pretty happy. And me too. I hope it doesn't get anything going too early though, since we are looking at our new house being almost complete.

I cannot tell you how nice that is! We went through it last night - there are cupboards and counters, light and water fixtures, the bathtub is in and filled with water to set, the tile and carpets are in, they are fixing up all the little dings and last bits on the walls and baseboards, etc. DD runs around in all the big open spaces and is so excited to play there. I've got 21 days on my countdown until we get the keys! And 23 until my EDD. And I keep telling myself how my MIL will only get me to scrub the toilet for her a few more times before it's going to be done by a maid service every two weeks, mwahaha. Oh, and the view from our bedroom is gorgeous, it's all mountains during the day and then at night you can see all the lights down in the valley from the city. So pretty. Ah, it's going to be awesome.

I'm trying not to do too much today since I keep exhausting myself really easily. It's sitting and sorting paperwork for me if I feel up to anything at all! Yesterday I was spreading mulch and doing laundry and cooking so I deserve a break. Dd could help out a little and take a nap with me, she was up at about 7, ugh.

Hey all you other April mamas - lots of labor vibes to you! You all sound ready to catch your little ones!
post #31 of 105
marie:

try wide-leg squatting motions. it should take some of the pressure/pains out of your legs and pelvis, and that should be more comfortable for you moving forward.

feet wide, toes out, knees over heels, and sink the hips down as you draw the knees out. you'll feel the pelvis release a bit, which will release the legs too.
post #32 of 105
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marie:

try wide-leg squatting motions. it should take some of the pressure/pains out of your legs and pelvis, and that should be more comfortable for you moving forward.

feet wide, toes out, knees over heels, and sink the hips down as you draw the knees out. you'll feel the pelvis release a bit, which will release the legs too.
zoebird: can this be done successfully on a birth ball? I love my birth ball and my hips have been hurting a lot when I am laying down no matter which side I lay on, unless I roll over onto my back and things go pop and then I can lay on my side again for a bit without the ache. And I am waddling like a freaking duck. I sit on my ball all the time but I don't do any exercises or stretching on it. What do you think?
post #33 of 105
yup, it's great on a birth ball.

in yoga, we call it "goddess squat" or devi-utkatasana which is "fierce goddess" pose.
post #34 of 105
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Originally Posted by rmzbm View Post
Well, I lost my mucous plug a bit ago...facinating, that was. Hopefully things pick up now...
I am praying for a lovely, stress free, peaceful UC for you Marie! Yay!!! Om Gom Ganesha Ya Om Ganesha Ya... Ganesha is the remover of obstacles
post #35 of 105
Thread Starter 
MoodyMaximus, rmzbm, spookymama: We'll all be holding our babies soon! Rmzbm: Sounds promising. Hopefully your LO isn't teasing you again! Paphia, you are getting so close too! 37 weeks, yah!

I am suffering from nausea almost all the time now. I do not understand it? I'm 39 weeks today, it is NOT the morning of my pregnancy. Give it a rest already! My poor dh. I am being so unreasonable with him. Nothing he does is right these days. Hang out with me in the bedroom instead of getting ready for work in the morning? Earns him a "GO TO WORK ALREADY!!" Rush off to the shower and head to work? Earns him a weepy wife who insists he drive him in rush hour traffic even though it only gets him here half an hour sooner than normal. Poor man.
post #36 of 105
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Originally Posted by laurata View Post
I am suffering from nausea almost all the time now.
I have been today too! I've never had nausea at this point ever, so this is new. Peppermint & chamomile tea mixed seems to help mildly.

I'm getting so excited hearing all these momma's are popping
post #37 of 105
I suffered from horrible nausea last pg. Just keep thinking that it is opening your sphincters! Yes. Open esophagus, open cervix. That is the only (ONLY) consolation for puking in late pg. Sorry you're suffering!
post #38 of 105
yup, second and fifth charkas (sex organs/throat) are related to each other.

as one opens, so does the other, to be honest.

at the physical level, and particularly for women, the productivity of the uterus and it's connection to the thyroid is obvious--right? thyroid offers hormones to help uterus, and they dialogue back and forth.

esophegus and vagina are related. the pelvic floor can move things in and out of the vagina just as the throat moves things in and out of the espphegus. swallow, and then see if you can use the pelvic floor muscles to move air or vaginal fluid out and down out of the vagina.

of course, this is an opposite movement. vomitting is like moving vaginal fluid out using the pelvic floor muscles in a sequence. and so often when this is happening, we need to acknowledge the need to learn to move things out.

if you can do that at the pelvic floor--form a second chakra perspective--then it's likely that the vomitting will stop.

and, for those who aren't learning via vomitting, they can simply practice it.

and, for what it's worth, it does make birth easier. most of m clients who learn how to move the energy up and into the uterus (during contraction--"hug the baby"), and then open the pelvic floor/vagina in a consistant patternt (when contractions finish; like playing a musical instrument or dancing), then the mother-child move to this contraction-rhythm.
post #39 of 105
Marie, have you ever lost a mucous plug before??????

Just curious!!! Not that it's any of my business, LOL
post #40 of 105
Thread Starter 
Um, wow! Thanks for the information zoebird! So far I haven't actually throw up this month, but I imagine dry heaves have much the same effect, lol!
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