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#61 of 641 Old 07-11-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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Hello from  the pizza oven.  The meteorologists say that this year we might break the 1980 record for over 50 days at over 100 degrees.  Awesome.

 

Indigo~ My Brit gal is also melting.  I can't believe you've been to Enid, though. So random!!

 

Crystal~ Glad you got solid info from your doc, even if it's not exactly what you hoped to hear. Forewarned is forearmed, so I hope all continues to go well for you all xoxox

 

 

Seraf~ I'm echoing AHope's 'maybe it's twins!' Stranger things have happened....  And yes, I'll have time and place to pump when I get back to work. I'm just not sure how I'm going to be able to let little bit out of my sight...

 

 

AHope~ Your doula visit sounds wonderful. I'm glad you're feeling pampered~ lord knows you need it!

 

 

Ok, secret shame revealed:  we can't stop watching Real L Word even though it's so awful, and this go-round there's a couple who are trying to get pregnant. The couple seems really unprepared (they aren't temping, didn't know how to work an opk, were out shopping for a sex toy that would squirt so they could do a home insem 'the real way') and now have been saddled with the world's worst RE who actually didn't know how to work their cryo-tank and killed one of their sperm vials.  The only saving grace is that they seem like a sweet loving couple who would have a good home to bring a baby into.  Is anyone else watching this, or is this just my shame?


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Hi ladies! I have totally SUCKED at being on the boards since May, but July will be much easier from the work standpoint. May & June are nuts for me!

 

We had my anatomy scan and gender ultrasound on Friday. (We then left for a long weekend with my family in the mountains, 9 hours away.) Anyway, the scan went GREAT. Everything seems to be right on target with no issues. 

 

For those who don't know.....we're having a BOY!

 

We are soooooo excited. And he was beyond thrilled to show us multiple times what gender he was. :) DS was the first person we told, and he didn't stop smiling all weekend. He told everyone that he was going to have a baby brother. To date, he's decided to name him Francis, Carlos, Spongebob, and Rex (from Pokemon.) I feel certain the list will continue to grow. It's absolutely adorable to hear his excitement!

 

 

I was absolutely amazed at all they could see on the scan. He was sooooo funny too. He kept flipping around, crossing his legs, rubbing his eyes (or it seemed), and waving. Granted, he probably wasn't actually doing any of this, but we liked to pretend. He then would put his little booty right up to the u/s wand. We were cracking up. He already has quite the personality already. I love him so much! blowkiss.gif

 

Wishing everyone a fantastic week!

 


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Library- That is too HOT! I try to stay in the air conditioned house as much as possible. The Real L Word sounds terrible! LOL But I admit if I had Showtime I would be watching it! And I meant to add how painful it was to hold all that urine I almost did pee my pants when she was pushing down. After she was done and was ready for the vaginal ultra sound she told me I could empty my bladder, by the time I got to the exam table she asked if I went to the bathroom because my bladder was still full! So I pee'd again and by the time she was done she said it was full again. I don't see why that make people drink so much water!

 

EZ- Congrats on having a healthy boy! Seems like everyone I know is having boys. (hope that means I'll have a girl) I love how much personality he showed, the one I just had (10weeks) it looked like a little dancing teddy bear, so cute.


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hi everyone,

 

I'm hoping to hang out here for the next 9 months or so :)

 

I got my second beta yesterday and it looks good - it was 132 @ DPO 14 and was 515 @ DPO 16. It is like quadrupling? so I'm not sure what that means but the nurse said it is really good.

 

EDD is March 14th - and therefore my math teaching geeky wife has decided to call this baby 'pi' while in utero. For all those who are not blessed with a math geek in your life, 3/14 is international 'pi' day (you know, pi = 3.1415....). Yup :)

 

My DW carried our first baby - who is now our 2 year old DD. I'm carrying this child. We live in Ontario, Canada.


We are so excited, and of course worrying about every little thing these days.

 

I look forward to getting to know you better (and am also excited about the coming births!).

 


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Good morning ladies, so exciting to see all the activity!

 

1mommy: Welcome! How exciting to be carrying your 2nd (and 1st?) baby! I bet you guys are thrilled. How are you feeling?

 

Seraf- Oh twins, your belly was pretty big at Pride........ :)  I echo all the ? that Ahope had.

 

Library- We are watching it too, even though at times it is like porn!? I am so not giving it up right now so Chels probably likes it (haha) but at this point it just makes me jealous at how skinny they are!!! I love the couple trying to get preggo. They kind of remind me of us, we were clueless and honestly just got lucky. I hope they find it easy.I mean I temped and used OPKs but when it came to actual insem we probably messed that up terribly. I can't stand Romi and her gf, what a train wreck they are! I ordered showtime as my "push present" because we love Nurse Jackie and US of Tara. We are also watching Shameless, have you seen it? So good.

 

Ahope- 1 more day!! How exciting! Have you talked any more about nursing with DD? I feel like at the rate I am going you will give birth before me.

 

2EZ- Glad to hear from you! A boy! YAY! I am so excited to have 2 boys and can't wait to hear about your experience with it as well.

 

Starling: I am so jealous of the diving, you are brave. I think I would be too nervous to do it, although I am sure it is so cushioned and cozy in there. Any cute vacation pics?

 

AFM: Had some pretty good contractions yesterday that did nothing. I got excited, started cleaning and bouncing on my ball. When i finished, they were gone!!!!!!!! Ugh. 38 weeks 3 days today. I know I still have almost 2 weeks til my actual due date but he has to be out of room and we are all so ready for him to come. I am not sleeping much, I broke down and ordered a mattress pad and i am waiting none too patiently for that to arrive. Hopefully it makes all the difference! Trying to be a good mom, not let me kiddo watch TV all day long and remember to take all 17000 mG of Iron my MW is making me take. Chels keeps saying sex will make me pop (she is deprived, how do people have desire at this point?!!!) but so far I haven't taken the bait. Maybe tonight I will attempt, probably not though redface.gif.


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AmandaHope, while I would love twins, they were diagnosed long before ultrasound technology. I thought Ari was twins, so I am well aware of what to watch for. I'm measuring on the small side of normal, so the hugeness is really just my extra padding. I'm not nearly as skinny as I was going into the first 2 pregnancies. I'm excited for you baby to be born! I really want to hear how nursing goes. I'm holding out hope that a big gap means less afterpains.

Library, going back to work is both hard and nice. It's great because you get all the social recognition of being an adult and such but it's hard to be away from the baby and hard to come home and be totally out of sync with the pace of her day.

2ez, great to see you back! He sounds adorable.

Onemommyonemama, welcome! Yay for pi! March is a great time to give birth. My oldest was a march baby.

Yellow, they say orgasms help bring on contractions and semen softens the cervix. Since you only have half the advantage, you can argue either way. A recliner is a great place for romance this late in pregnancy... And of course , I think it's easier to not squish yourself if you're on top. Good luck, I personally would try to go for it since there is no action to be had for at least a month post partum. I personally aim for morning time when it's still cool and I'm not feeling all hot and heavy (not the good hot and heavy).

AFM, fetoscope came in the mail last night. We tried it out but I need to read more about it. The power is out at work so the generator is running a fan but the air conditioner is off. I'm feeling a mite warm. It's only 80 so far, but it's going to be a long day.

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Good morning.

I forgot to mention yesterday that I have finally started leaking colostrum. 15 weeks later than my first pregnancy.

QOTD, what is your favorite candy? Is it different than before pregnancy?

Question for tomorrow, what are some interesting things you see on a regular basis in your city that the rest of us probably don't see?

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Geez, this board is quiet all of a sudden. 

 

Seraf: Cool about the colostrum.  I didn't have any pre-birth colostrum with DD and don't seem to this time around (just a few drops if I work at it), but I'm reasonably confident that my milk will come in when the time is right. 

 

QOTD: Hmm...candy.  I love Reese's peanut butter cups, though that isn't new.  One thing I don't normally eat that I've enjoyed during the pregnancy is salt water taffy. 

 

MizYellow: Exciting that you are getting some good contractions, even if they aren't progressing into labor.  I bet you're making progress in the meantime, though.  I'm so excited for you!  Come on, baby H!

 

Pigirl:  Any news?! 

 

Amy: How about news or an update? 

 

Library: The Real L Word sounds like good trashy fun.  I may have to catch it on Nexflix.

OneMommy: Welcome and congratulations!  joy.gif  It is great to have you here, and we look forward to hearing how things go for you.

 

Crystal:  Any update on the bicornate uterus?  Did you discuss the u/s results with your doctor?  I'm glad you seem to be staying calm and hope that everything continues to go smoothly for you and the baby.

 

2EZ: Congrats on the u/s and the cutie little boy fetus!  So glad you are doing well.

 

AFM:  Full term today!  I'm still amazed that my body has actually done it (brought a baby to term) and am hoping for another week or two to absorb all this before the little one makes her entrance.  I picked up my newborn cloth diapers that I'm renting today, just in case...  They are so tiny and soft!  This is my last day on campus, though I'm still finishing up some work from home that I hope to get done by the end of the week. 

 

 


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Midwife appt today! 2 cm dilated, 60% effaced and losing my plug. I started having back contractions this morning, they tapered off but they are back. Going to go take a really really long walk to try to get them going strong. Hopefully soon!!!!

 


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yeah mizyellow :)!


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Woohoo Miz!!! Wishing you lots of luck and patience! thumb.gif


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Midwife appt today! 2 cm dilated, 60% effaced and losing my plug. I started having back contractions this morning, they tapered off but they are back. Going to go take a really really long walk to try to get them going strong. Hopefully soon!!!!

 


Oh! Exciting!  You're doing great already!  Do you think the baby is posterior?  If so, are you doing hands and knees and stuff to try to get him to turn?  I hope you don't have back labor.  But I'm sure you'll do wonderfully no matter what kind of labor you get.  ELVs coming your way! goodvibes.gif

 

Do we get an update tonight? 

 


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hi all,

 

it's been a yucky 2 weeks here.  last week ds1 got a tummy bug, this week ds2 got the tummy bug and now dp has it.  i have cleaned up so much puke over the last week, ugh.  i'm not entirely sure how i managed to stay healthy, i guess one of us has to!  dp is miserable - already nauseous from being pregnant and now the tummy bug on top of that.  zofran isn't helping at all.  :(

 

ds1 appears to be settling in at his new daycare ok.  we are waiting on the outcome of our investigation into the original daycare plus we also wrote a 5 page letter of complaint to their corporate office.  since we pulled ds1 out (ds2 is still there because we love the teachers thru the 2yo room) the director hasn't given me the time of day and is purposefully avoiding me.  sigh.  why can't we all be adults?  interestingly tonight we got an update from one of the other donor families (we are in touch with 4 families) and their 6yo son is gifted too. 

 

mizyellow, how exciting!!!!  keep us posted!  :)

 

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AmandaHope, it has been quiet, everyone is having all that summer fun, I guess.  Congratulations on making term!  Every quiet spell I think you and Yellow are in labor.

 

Yellow, I lost my plug the day before Ari was born!  I know you can lose it for a while before the baby actually comes and you can be dilated quite a bit before labor starts.  I guess it just results in a faster labor.  Good luck!!! Hoping for some good news soon!

 

Indigo, that sounds awful! The puking, not the giftedness.  Kid got double wammied, huh?

 

AFM, I heard the heartbeat this morning!  The kids got to, too.  When Sara gets home I will try to find it again.  140, so, I looked up a gender predictor, and if it's below 140 its supposed to be a boy and above is a girl?  So I'm smack in the middle?  I guess the mystery deepens.  I knitted another hat.  Will take a pic later.  

 

Answer for yesterday, I am in love with gummy peaches rings.  That seems to be pregnancy specific.  I normally like all chocolate and my favorite is anything with coconut.

 

Answer for today, I paid attention on my way home.  I saw farm and wild animals, a motorcycle racetrack, a junk yard and a couple of quaries.  The rest was just houses and forest and farm.


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Indigo- So sorry there has been so much vomit in your home, I am one of those people that always throws up when others do so I don't know how you do it. Chels always gets stuck with puke duty. Sounds like you an her both have a glamorous life! You are a good woman!

 

Ahope- TERM!! Glad you are about done with work, I can't remember where you live? Chicago? How is the weather? Yesterday was not so hot here, hope you are getting the same break.

 

So obviously I have not had a baby. My MW ended up stripping my membranes yesterday as she was sure it would send me into labor and she was on call last night. I  walked for 5 hours and had awesome contractions til about 2AM. Now...........nothing. I am frustrated and sore. I can't decide whether to keep trying to walk and stay active to get labor going. I am feeling like my body doesn't know what to do. I never contracted on my own with Lennon, I can get them started but they don't stick around this time. BC of the diabetes if I go to my due date I get induced. I am so frustrated and just want my body to figure this out. I am having a tough time with positive thinking today, not to mention no baby= work today.  Just call me Debbie Downer

 

QOTD yesterday- I have eaten like I was 7 this pregnancy. I love salads and fruit normally but I have only wanted, doritos, spaghettios, and pop  tarts. So weird

 

QOTD today- not really, Columbus is like about every other larger city. We have great parks and lots of free festivals.


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Yellow, having to be induced for going past your due date sucks.  I mean, why is there a whole window for term?  I don't think you can make labor happen before you're ready.  But when you start losing your plug, it means your body is getting ready.  I personally would either relax and get ready for labor to happen, or I would have lots of sex and try to bring it on.  I know from experience that it doesn't really matter what I do, It will happen when it's time.  You haven't mentioned station yet, how low is Mr. Harrison?  Can you reach up there and feel him yet?  (I couldn't feel Ari until I was pushing, so don't be discouraged if you can't.)


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I really don't want to get induced but I understand the concern with still birth increase after 40 weeks. Sex hurts right now but I will give it a shot tonight. He is at -2 and although i can't figure out how to feel him but my MW said she was touching his head.


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mizyellow - my wife had a sweep and it took more than 36 hours to really start. It was the second night after the sweep.

your body was already gearing up before, it does know what to do. It is already doing it! You are in labour :)  it is normal to have these starts and stops. It is kinda great in a way, because you are getting nice breaks in your labour to rest up and get stronger for the time when you will be in full force :)

 

do what feels right, try not to worry too much. try to rest and eat well. You are almost there mama!

I am sorry this means a work day for you, after so much labouring last night.

 

we are thinking of you!

 

 

 

 


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Mizyellow, I'm right with you.  My m/w attempted a sweep yesterday (39w1d) but I wasn't quite dilated enough for her to do it.  I contracted all day, but then they petered out overnight.  Soon.  We will both have our babies soon.  I had to be induced for my last birth, too, and so am having trouble beliving my body knows how to do it on its own.  Our m/w yesterday said that because I'd gotten pregnant, and dilated once before (albeit after about 400 bags of pitocin), that my body would know how to do it this time.  She's been a midwife for 30+ years, so I really feel like she knows what she's saying.  Hopefully that can comfort you, too!

 

AHope, holy mackeral congrats on making it full term!  In the least dorky possible way, let me say I'm so proud of us!  PPROM's got nothing on us now!  I hope your full term birth is everything you hope it to be.  :)

 

Indigo, sorry about all the puking, and the stress with your sons' schools.  I hope that all eases up soon.

 

I'm missing a whole bunch of posts, but let me at least welcome the new folks on the list.  I hope your stay here is long and uneventful.  (Onemommy, as a fellow math nerd, I'm jealous of your due date!)


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MizYellow: I echo other's thoughts that your body is *already* doing early labor work and making good progress.  I don't think I'd push the walking if you're not currently having contractions, because there is a risk that you'll get exhausted before you go into active labor.  Can you possibly get some extra sleep today or tonight?  Other things my midwife and doula have mentioned to get labor going include eggplant parmigian (how do you spell that?!)--the eggplant and tomatoes have nightshade, which is supposed to help bring on or strengthen contractions--as well as sex, and then of course there is caster oil if you get pretty desperate.  My doula says that the trick with caster oil is to do it in the morning, and she blends a few tablespoons into a smoothie once and then again, if necessary, a few hours later.  I think the idea is that it will blow out your digestive system during the day and then often kicks the body into labor by evening.  But you don't want to be up all night on the toilet, so don't do it late in the day.  Also, I didn't know you had diabetes.  GD? Somehow I  missed that.   I bet that even if you do get to your due date, it will take very little intervention to get your labor going.  Maybe just some cervidil, etc.?  Maybe you could even avoid pitocin entirely.  Anyway, I think that you'll be in labor in the next few days.  Oh--one more thing--on the hypnobabies.com website, there is a downloadable MP3 called "Baby Come Out!"  Even if you aren't into the hypnosis thing generally, this one track might help.  It certainly can't hurt.

 

Pigirl: So good to hear from you.  Can't believe you're so close to your due date! I'm proud of us, too.  Your midwife sounds wise, and you sound nice and relaxed.

 

Odd that all 3 of us (Yellow, Pigirl, and I) were all induced last time around.  Not this time! 

 

Seraf: Congrats on hearing the heartbeat!  I have a fetoscope too and have only been able to find the hb a few times.  FWIW, my baby's hb has usually been in the 130s, and three u/s say it's a girl. 

 

AFM: We're going to do a belly cast tonight and then go to the 12am 3D showing of Harry Potter!  Is anyone else going?  I guess most of you have kids that are too little for that--anyone without kids yet into it?  This is the first time DD is staying up that late, and we may pay for it for days... (hope I don't go into labor with a super cranky exhausted kid on our hands...but I don't really think I'm having this baby for another few weeks).  But we are all so excited!  DD and DP are pretty hard core HP fans, and I really enjoy the books and movies, too. 

 

 


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Yellow, I agree with everyone else that your body is working on it. You aren't even due yet, just safe to deliver. You have type 1, yeah? I was looking up risks because I can't figure why it would be fine at 39 weeks 6 days but dangerous at 40 weeks 1 day. Have they done a sizing ultrasound? I always though big baby was the big scare. And of course, baby's sugar once he is here. We are going to be in Columbus saturday I'd you want to get dinner and if you're not in labor. Or, you know, we will bring you something tasty if you're laid up with Harrison.

AmandaHope, I thought of you when the nurse at wic asked the kids if they were excited about the baby. She just shrugged and he shrugged and gave a non-committal, "Eh...". So it's very normal behavior. Osha's mama is taking him to see HP after they come back from the beach. Ari is too young. I think it's ratted pg-13 and he is still kind of young, but he just finished the last book with her and I'm not going to say anything.

Escher, you have been quiet lately, everything great in your part of the world?

Pi, from worrying about going early to worrying about going late. What a change. Good luck.

If the 3 of you all have your babies, please come back and talk. This board is already so quiet I would hate to have to look all over for your updates.

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Yellow .... SO exciting!  I was naturally induced (from about your state of progression) solely using an oil of verbena protocol from my midwife, deep squats and some somewhat arduous sex.  I'll try to find the induction cocktail recipe.  It also calls for castor oil, but I didn't want to be worrying about sitting on the toilet or pooping copiously during labour, so I skipped that part.  Let me go look.  be right back.

 

Found it!  And the recipe for labour tea, too.  Good luck, mama!  dust.gif

I drank the tea every hour, I think.  The smell of verbena still make my uterus contract in abject horror to this day.  Worked swimmingly though! 

 


LABOUR TEA
2 cups water
1 part cinnamon
5 parts clove
tonnes of chopped ginger

Boil for 30 minutes, remove from heat and add 3 drops of VERBENA essential oil.
Makes two cups

LABOUR COCKTAIL
2 tbs almond butter
2 tbs castor oil
blend with 300ml water
5 drops verbena (0.1ml)
200 ml apricot juice
drink quickly (within half an hour)

Leave out the castor oil if you want. I did, and it still worked!


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Starling: I am soooo down! Where can I find Verbana oil? I am pretty sure I have a verbana candle, maybe I could just eat it. ROTFLMAO.gif

I am mostly joking.

Does it take yucky? Not that I care, my MW told me not do the castor oil thing but it is looking better and better.

 

I have had NO contractions today. I am considering just making Saturday my last work day even if I don't go into labor.

Having sex hurts you guys. You are all nuts. We tried it a little bit ago and I almost broke her fingers and shoved them in the couch. I must have the most sensitive vagina in the world. It felt like she was stabbing my cervix with a light saber. I will pause and let you envision that. :)

 

I appreciate so much the words of comfort and wisdom and Piggirl it makes me feel soooo much better that you are in my boat. At least I know somwhere in the world there is a woman as uncomfortable still pregnant as I am ;)

that being said, I hope by the time you read this you are holding your sweet babe.

 

Seraf- Let me know what time you are coming Saturday. I work and am not sure what time I get off yet,hopefully early!


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Yellow ...  Dropping by (while I recover from the light saber visual) to say that we got the oil of verbena at a health food store that sells essential oils.  Keep us posted, woman! 


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HP was fantastic, but I'm about to collapse (waiting for DD to finish using the bathroom!).  Yellow, how about sex without penetration of any kind?  But the verbena might do the trick--hope so. 

 

Well, I made it to 37 weeks and through HP without a baby.  Yee haw.  If I'd gone into labor today, I really don't think DD would have forgiven me or the baby...maybe ever.  We're headed to South Bend this weekend to see friends and I still need to finish up chapter revisions, so I'm thinking the week after next?  We'll see!  Yellow and Pigirl are definitely up before me.  Can't wait for news! 

 

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Yellow, sorry about the light saber, if your cervix is that low, your body is doing exactly what it is supposed to.  So, orgasms stimulate oxytocin, as does skin to skin contact and nipple stimulation (and eating chocolate, I think.  So if you want to get chocolate sauce involved, that is entirely up to you).  So go for those you have the energy for and skip anything that doesn't feel lovely.  Think of it as a first date where you may or may not "go all the way."  If you don't find oil of verbena, let me know.  I bet I can find some in columbus.

 

Starling how are you doing?

 

AmandaHope, I was right at term when I had to sit for my nursing boards.  They watched me waddle in and asked when I was due, I remember saying, "term today."  They got a little nervous, but I was happy to get it out of the way before Ari was born.  So, now that you have the ever-important HP out of the way, you have anything else to do before she arrives?

 

Here's a picture of Ari listening to the baby's heartbeat.

 

 

and here is the hat (way bigger and softer than the last hat)

 

 

 

 


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Hi Everyone,

Seraf: Nice hat! I like the colors. My baby dream was that the home birth was smooth and not too hard, but so quick that the baby arrived before the midwives got here. The baby was healthy and full-term and a girl. I don't remember any other details anymore, but I woke up feeling reassured. During the day I still sort of think it is a boy. We'll see!

AmandaHope: Congratulations on making it to term! Hooray!!! joy.gif How did the belly cast go?

Mizyellow: I'm sorry you are so uncomfortable right now. I hope you'll be holding your little one very soon!

Pigirl: You're getting so close too! I look forward to seeing your birth announcement!

Indigo: I'm sorry you've been having to deal with so much puke! I hope that everyone feels better soon.

QOTD about candy: I haven't eaten much candy during this pregnancy (since even now, at 25 weeks, there are only about 25 things I can eat without feeling a bit sick), but normally I'm a big fan of toffee and sea salt caramels.

Onemommyonemama: Welcome! That is a very cool due date. How are you feeling so far? How does the experience so far of being pregnant differ from having your wife be pregnant? Your beta numbers look great, but I understand being in the worrying place. I hope that things feel more secure soon!

2ez: Congratulations on your healthy boy!

Starling: Wow that you only have about 80 days left! I was very pleased to see in my pregnancy day by day book that I still have over a hundred. Which is good, because I am completely unprepared for a baby. It sounds like you're much more ready than I am!

AFM: It's been a busy but fun week with family events, and lots of family members were sweetly excited about this baby. I feel so grateful for people's support. It seems amazing that they care about this little person they have never even met. The baby is still kicking away regularly. I feel like I can now sometimes feel the baby's weight on specific parts of my belly even when it is not actively kicking, especially if I am lying on my side. I can't believe I only have a few more weeks in the second trimester. I'm still amazed that this pregnancy seems to be working.

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Hi all,

 

Darn I miss being on this board! But, I'm still on my quest to get tons of stuff done in July so that I can rest and be with friends and family in August and September. I know, not very mindful, present living. But, something tells me this is what I need. So much exciting stuff going on here lately....

 

Escher: what a great dream! Let hope is foretells the home birth you want. Also, very sweet and fun that family is gearing up. We're experiencing that too. 

 

Seref: I love your pics... both of Ari and the hat. It's incredible to hear about the stuff your body does during pregnancy... early movement, colostrum. I'm hoping for the same to get an indication of my BFAR capacity, but won't get hung up on it if it doesn't work. 

 

Amanda: congratulations on making it to term. I love that you've got a weekend getaway scheduled at this stage. Tell... how was your belly cast? Did you use a particular kit that you liked, or have someone do it. Don't tell about HP though... we're going tomorrow night. 

 

Onemommyonemama: Welcome! Congratulations! Yay!!! That is a great b-day. I'm math-impaired, but I love the pisces time. I'm one and surrounded by them... wife, father, mother, best friend. 

 

Yellow: Oooch, also recovering from that light saber visual. I'm really excited for you and waiting to hear how things go in the next day or so. ELVs at you... goodvibes.gif

 

Pigirl: congrats on being so close... maybe you're beyond close by now and you have a new babe? Here's to MWs who have been doing it for years! I've got one too and she's incredible. ELVs too! goodvibes.gif

 

Indigo: glad to hear things are going well for your DS at the new day care center.

 

EZ: Aw, that sounds like a great scan. So glad it's all going so well! I know that feeling of "oh, wow, I already love you a ton." Jumps up and surprises me now and then.

 

Library: Crazy hot! Where-ish do you live again? Oh, the Real L Word. We tried this for a bit during season one. So, I consider myself a nonviolent person, and I wanted to jump through the screen and pop some of those characters in the nose (i.e., Mikey). We just couldn't do it... which is weird, because DW and I have happily sat through many a craptastic dyke show or film. Hmmm, but I can see the need for some midnight distraction coming down the pike so perhaps season two.... 

 

AFM: Not much to report. Just slogging through a to-do list to move our house from construction to living state. Also, working through my reading list with more discipline right now. I'm on the Sears vaccine book, then moving on to the BFAR book soon. Pretty healthy amount of kicking going on and I'm not spilling sugar anymore. Next Monday is the first glucose test. I'm still being pretty disciplined, but I've had a bit of sugar here and there. Hitting a 40 family garage sale in Berkeley tomorrow that is supposed to have lots of baby stuff for sale. We've already got quite a bit but I'm hoping for a rocker. Take care all!


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Julie: Glad to hear that you are having a productive July and that all is going well with the pregnancy.  The belly cast was a little harder than I'd expected, both working with the material for DP and holding my arms up for me, but I think it will turn out really well.  We still need to trim it and put the glaze finish stuff on it.  We used a kit from "Proud Body" (on Amazon).  It is so satisfying to do the things we'd planned to do during the end of my first pregnancy but never got a chance to do.  Hope you get lots of awesome stuff at the yard sale.

 

I'm excited about our weekend in South Bend; even the possibility of going into labor there and having to come back isn't so bad.  We'd only be 1.5 hours away from the hospital, and I can't imagine that things would be moving that quickly.   And I doubt I'll go into labor this weekend.  My friends there have to tease me, though, about keeping water boiling, etc.  Kind of annoying.  Men, especially, seem uncomfortable with women at full term.  Oh, well. 

 

Escher: I know what you mean about feeling more weight where the baby is, especially when lying down...and about being amazed that one's body is actually doing what it is supposed to do!  So glad everything continues to go well.

 

Seraf: Sweet hat!  I love the bonnet style, and it looks really warm.

 

HP was awesome (won't say anything else--promise).  We all slept in until very late morning.  Gotta run--happy Friday!

 

 


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Yes, yes, yes....labor in South Bend!

 

Signed your friend,

The OBSESSIVE Notre Dame fan. winky.gif

 

PS - I am thinking Thursday is the magic day!


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