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#61 of 189 Old 09-22-2004, 12:07 PM
 
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Anyone know where Letia is? I hope she is doing alright.
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It's so exciting see you guys post that you are 37/38 weeks!!

Futuremama- Congrats on having your home visit!! And on finding a name too...Miles Rocket is super cool!

Kathy- picking up your birth pack must have been exciting...I will have to ask my midwife about that sort of thing on Wed. cuz who knows it could be my last office visit! As far as I know I will have to buy it though...did you get yours as a gift?

Amy. Thanks, I really hope so. I know that a few others have talked about thier Dc being totally dependant on Momma but theirs are only 2...Ember has had 4 years of being used to this. Then again, I was the same according to my mom, and I was 6 when my sis was born and I was fine...I jumped right into being "little mom". Which reminds me too...Dh was asking us if we wanted him to bring us something home from Calgary and when he asked Ember what she wanted she was like..."um, maybe some clothes for Oakley" :LOL Funny thing is that was what I was thinking too, but hadn't said it because we really don't need anything now that one of my friends lent me all her sons stuff.
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Well, after 3 pages of posts, I don't feel like I can possibly manage to respond to everyone individually... especially with needing to introduce myself, too *blush* Hopefully I'll be a bit more "with it" as I come further out of lurking...

Okay, so my name is Nikole and I'm currently 24 years old. I have a little boy who's almost 6 (Oct. 22, 1998), and I'm due to have my little girl on Oct. 8... just a couple of weeks! My husband and I have been married for a bit over 6 years. We also had a little boy a couple of years ago (Jan. 20, 2002)... but due to DS being autistic (and at a 9 month old level in a 3.5 year old's body with the strength of a 10 year old, at the time), we felt it was best for the baby to be adopted.

I honestly wish I'd known about MDC when I was younger... my son would have greatly benefitted, I'm sure... but now's better than never, right?

Today is 37 weeks and 5 days for me, and the anxiety (the good kind) has really started kicking in. I guess maybe that's one reason I finally decided to actually post, too *laugh*

I don't really know what else to say, so I'll just have to check back later and see what's new. I wish everyone a blessed birth experience and look forward to reading the birth stories, once they're posted =)

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Welcome, Nikole!!! Glad you decided to join us!
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Had a pretty good midwife appointment yesterday. But Harrison seemed to have turned on to his back and risen back out of my pelvis : (although he had never engaged). So I spent the rest of the day yesterday sitting in the various baby turning positions. This morning when I woke up it feels like he's turned back in to the optimal postion so now I am just hoping he drops :. Alias never droped and never got in to the ideal birth position (hence the 4 and a half hours of pushing followed by a vacuum extraction), I just hope this little guy is more cooperative.

I am getting very antsy and just want labour and delivery to done and get on with our new life with our 2 boys. It's getting more and more difficult for Dh and I to just relax and enjoy these last few days of calm. I really feel now like we are just waiting around with our lives on hold. Oh I really hope I don't go to 42 weeks.

One good sign is that I think that nesting has finally kicked in. As I sit here and write this all I keep thinking about is how I really want to vacuum the living room and clean the toys off of Alias' room floor.

to all the ladies here coping with tantrumy children, aches and pains and pregnancy angst.

to those mommas who are getting so close to holding their babies in their arms.

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Welcome Nikole! MDC is great! Hope you get lots of great support and info here-I know I do!

www.hotslings.com for whoever wanted that...I have 3 now so obviously I'm biased-they are really great and worth the money!! Kristen is awesome to work with too. I have a fleece one that I'm looking forward to using when it's cold.

What is with husbands this week? Mine is gone too until Saturday! He'll be gone for a few days next week too but then nothing more until after the baby-I told him no traveling after Oct 10 and he said he was supposed to be gone Oct 18-I said "umm-NO" he agreed easily so it must not have been that important!

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Mirthfulmum - sending you good baby-engaging vibes!!! I've heard swimming canbe good. Plus, in the pool you can comfortably do some deep squatting for a while. Hope he gets settled in for you!!!

My contractions just stopped eventually at around midnight. I'll mention the mucous bits to my MW tomorrow at my appointment, but I don't think it is anything to get too excited about. I know mamas who have lost parts of their plugs for weeks! I have heard it can even regenerate. (Um, I'd like to know exactly what part of my body can make a big slug like that and why I didn't know about it before pregnancy!!!!)

FutureMama, sounds like you are getting close too, with all the bloody show! You must be getting so excited.

Whoever mentioned the middle-of-the-night groin pain, OH MAN! I can relate. When I heft myself outta bed to go to the bathroom, I get a terrible pain around my pubic bone, and both of my hip joints pop! Speaking of, how many times are you guys getting up per night? I'm at about 3-5 times, and it is no fun...it really hurts to walk to the bathroom!

On the topic of slings....my mom (who is being suspiciously nice) is buying me a Kangaroo Korner Adj. Fleece Pouch AND a wrap! She is ordering them this week. She's either getting a Moby Wrap or a Hug a Bub. I am so excited, we only have the Maya and it is a medium, and dh and I really need a large. She said this way I will have the fleece for the fall and winter and going out, and the wrap for indoors and the warmer months!
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OMG! I just went online to order some more nursing bras (www.birthandbaby.com good prices, $1 shipping, great customer service -- I've ordered from them a couple times before) and I was looking around and thinking, I still haven't done anything about pp pads. What are you all using? Cloth mamas I mean. I was thinking of using some disposables left over from DS and some premium cpf's I have for the first few days, but after that....???? I hated wearing disposables for 6 weeks last time, I need something softer. I had thought about making them but let's be honest here I don't have time for it! I'll be lucky if I get the wipes sewn up in time. :LOL

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Piglet..."Lynch" is me. Guess I should have written my mdc name or my first name on the envelope. duh. I feel pretty lame about not sending a card with the bead or even writing a small note. The other ladies have sent along some sweet words. Anyhoo, if anybody else is wondering "Lynch" in Texas is me, Soogie/Susan.

I still have some brownies left...they are calling my name. I might just have to chase them with a gallon of milk and a few Tums. Yum.

Katie, I have a Maya wrap for the warmer weather, which unfortunately, is most of the year down here. But I did snag a used KKAFP, and I can't wait until I can use it. We do get a few cooler days, but I figured that since I didn't pay full price for it, that any use it does get will be worth it. It looks so snuggly. I'm keeping my eyes out for a Hug a bub too.

Welcome Nikole...glad you found us.

It's funny that so many of our DH's are mia this week. Mine is gone until Friday night. phooey. He wanted to attend a class in Ohio mid October and I told him no way. This will be the last of his traveling for a while.

And I'm with ya ladies on the wee little head grating on the cervix. Yowzers!!! My other 2 babes didn't turn heads down until 38 weeks, much less be engaged, so this is all new to me. It's like I can feel my pelvis separate everytime I get off the floor or out of a chair. ugh.
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Mmmmmm brownies !
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Can anyone give me their opionion. I used to have a new native carrier but sold it becuase I didn't like the pouch but after seeing the Hotslings I'm really considering getting a fleece one. Anyone here try a new native and own a hotsling? I'd love some feedback about preference. I didn't find the new native to eay to use and found it very hard to get my son out of it when he was a newborn. Maybe because the instrucions weren't that good or I was so new to babywearing that I was kinda clueless.
I have a Maya Wrap (ring sling) and a Kozy Carrier which will be great for when #2 is bigger.

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P.S. Thanks for making me crave brownies now! I can't stop thinking about them.
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My DH was supposed to be out of town all this week, too, but he cancelled after last week's excitement. I feel bad about it; he has been looking forward to this conference for months. (It's basically a bunch of middle-aged good ol boys playing golf, going to all-you-can-eat buffets, and drinking beer while talking about fishing. DH isn't middle aged or a GOB, and he doesn't even like to fish, but he still likes a break from work now and then, and he likes to "network".) Anyway, I was looking forward to him being gone for a few days, too. I always get so much done when he's not around. KWIM?

I am crampy and sore! I feel like I'm gripped in the longest BH contraction ever in the history of womankind! I swear my belly has been rock hard for hours. So does this just go on and on for weeks? No wonder pregnant women get so grumpy towards the end! Last night I had the worst temper. I snapped at DH about everything from cracking his jaw to the way he was breathing...

So I'm whining to my mom last week about all of the "You're so HUGE!!!" comments I get, and she tells me I'm not huge at all and people just say stupid things to pregnant women, blah blah blah..... and yesterday I talk to my brother who lives in another state, and he says, "So, Mom tells me you're getting really Huge." WHAT?!??! I said, "Did she actually use that word!?" and he said, "Uh, yeah.... she said 'Nancy's getting pretty huge'.... " My own mother?!

On to happier topics...
I got all our baby clothes washed and put away, and... we are out of room already! We have a brand new dresser just for the baby, and with all the hand-me-downs my SIL sent me, and the few gifts I've received in the mail, it's already full. (One drawer is entirely blankets, and another drawer is just cloth diapers.)

And the HMDs are just the gender-neutral stuff SIL is giving us - once the baby is here there will be tons of boy or girl stuff on the way! And I haven't even had my shower yet... Do babies really wear this much clothing? What do you do with it all?!

Well I hope you're all doing well. Welcome to the newcomers! BTW, I haven't sent out my beads yet, either. : Bad, bad, Nancy...

Oh, almost forgot! Today is DH and my 3rd wedding anniversary! He's taking me out for dinner. Maybe I'll even get a back rub...
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Nancy ~ yes, babies really wear that much! With my first, I swear he had a larger wardrobe than DH and I combined... it didn't seem to keep me from having to wash his clothes every few days! After a while, though, you'll start to fall into using the things you like best, and then you can move a bit of it out of the way... just be sure to keep the extras in case of a clothing emergency I keep getting the "huge" comments, too... my sister's the worst, I think... we'll talk on the phone (she lives about 5 hours away) and she'll tease me about not being able to see my feet, etc. Just remember... you'll get to slim down a lot soon

Susan ~ We get a lot of heat here, too... and I never would have even imagined using a sling with my first. Now, it just seems like that'd be the natural thing to do... and I just have to wait until the baby comes so I can figure out my size while I'm not the size of the titanic!

Everyone ~ Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm glad now that I decided to pipe up and post something

Nikole ~ mom of NJ (10/98), TJ (10/04), and AJ (12/09)
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I'm so tired, even though I got lots of sleep, I think. I was supposed to take Logan to the zoo today, but I literally don't have anything to wear. The 3 things that still fit are in the laundry. I have some jogging pants and dh's t-shirt, but I don't know if I want to go out looking like a huge slob. I thought it would be good to get some walking exercise at the zoo, but I can barely move. We may make it there yet, if I can get my act together. Still got to get ds dressed and finished eating.

Happy Anniversary Nancy! That BH sounds brutal, I've never had one last that long...that sucks. BTW, did you ever say how the visit w/ your inlaws went? Sorry if I'm just being forgetful.

Welcome Nikole!

And to everyone who needs 'em! I don't have all the pelvic pain yet that everyone's talking about. Somehow this makes me jealous.
Yay for the bloody show Futuremama! We're getting close.

Oh yeah, I want in on those brownies too!

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i love the birthandbaby.com bra website, they have detailed reviews based on the size and shape of breasts! i'd ordered bras from Bravado already and the 46 DD/E was way small. (my eyes still goggle at "DD/E" yikes!)

does anyone have/know of a pattern for a homemade sling? i like the hotslings but have run out of money, but i have a ton of great fabric. i have a Maya wrap but i also like the simpler slings that are like a big band of fabric.

Willow has definitely dropped, the groin pain is fairly stunning. she still kicks a rib once in a while, but i can breathe again! i'm getting up 3-5 times a night also. speaking of TMI, last night and tonight i had the runs which was a nice change from being constipated. i called my doula last night after a freakout, an "omg i'm never going to be able to birth this baby, she'll never fit, what if i die yada yada" type of thing. she said that's the best sign that i'm about to go into labor! *lol* anyone else freak out before labor starts?

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36 weeks!

Somehow these Hershey's Nuggets don't quite fill that craving set in upon reading about brownies. sigh...

Nancy - Happy Anniversary!!! Your 'huge' story reminded me of my last interaction with my grandmother. So, we're getting out of the car at the same time at my folks house for a family dinner and the very first words out of her mouth are (no kidding) 'Hey there Fat Lady'. It was all I could do not to get back into the car and flee home. My response to her was 'Hey Back Old Lady' and then I walked away steaming. My dad says I should have said 'yeah, but at least I'll be losing my fat' (she's not so slim herself...) I wish I'd thought of that. Then to top off the night, she later remarks how I'm my face didn't get any uglier or blotchier like it does with some women. I thought to myself - does this woman ever think before she opens her pie hole?!

Oh, and about clothes - we have been blessed with so many gifts and hand-me-downs (plus we went a bit crazy at a garage sale) that I can't imagine she'll ever wear them all. I've started to sort by size and so far we literally have about 50 outfits in size 0 - 3 months alone! I just can't wait to dress her up, though. At least I won't mind too much when accidents happen throughout the day.

I had a baby shower this last weekend as well - it was great to get so many items off of our registry and some nice surprises as well.

Last Friday's OB appt was great; baby was heads down and sitting to the left (like a good Little Bean) but she switched on Monday - now she's on my right side. ugh - I've been studying the spinningbabies.com website for tips on getting her re-positioned. I've also been going to the chiropractor for adjustments; hopefully something will work soon!

QOTW: sigh - well, let's just say that the frequency is not what it used to be. At least the snuggling and affection are enough to make up for it.

So hey, is anyone else doing perineal massage? (What idiot ever named it something so relaxing as massage?!?) For you experienced mommas - does this really work?

FutureMomma - I love the name. We just got a Britax Marathon from my folks - it's a convertible and will go up to 65 lbs. Gotta love it when Grandma and Grandpa pull through with the goods!

LucysMomma - you're in my thoughts; good luck getting things moving soon!
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We did perineal massage last time and I didn't tear or need an episiotomy. My OB at the time also "massaged" me as the baby was coming out. We're gonna do it again this time starting in a couple weeks, just gotta remember. Dh will be thrilled.

Oh about moms and weight stories - last preg. my mom came to visit and the first words out of her mouth were "Are you having twins?" People must just think it's okay to tease preggos about being big. And the kicker, about an HOUR after having my baby in the hospital, my mom looks at me and says, "how long did the doctor say it would be before you loose the weight?" I'm still not over that one. What doctor would say that anyway? My mom is nuts though.

Anyways, Nancy and Susan - you ladies are beautiful!

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[QUOTE=gottaknit]'Nancy's getting pretty huge'.... " My own mother

Oh Nancy, I am so so sorry but I just got the biggest laugh out of that! Usually I read through all the thread before posting but I just had to stop reading to respond to that! I am having a bad day and it just cracked me up...so again, I am sorry to be laughing at your expense but thanks for giving me a mood boost It totally reminds me of how I have been saying to my mom "I don't really feel that big? Am I?" to which she responds.."well you definately look like you are pregnant" :LOL

OK, now that I have actaully finished reading the thread I thought I'd add more to my post....like Happy Anniversary Nancy! I didn't even read all the way through your post :LOL

So I am just in a tizzy right now, all about nothing too important, but my head is literally feeling light and woozy. I think I need to destress....maybe it's what you are having too Meli! I don't want to eat, and don't know what to have for supper and since it is just Ember and I, I think it's gonna be cereal! I had a major spell of BH last night...I didn't have a watch or clock nearby so I don't know how long they went on for but I must have had 15 of them...they were weird too, really low against my cervix...coming in waves. Anyone ever had that, they were new to me?? I am feeling it again now. It's really hard to describe.

Anyway, I am of no use to anyone at the moment because I can't even keep my own thoughts organized so I am not gonna try to comment on anyone elses thoughts! I'm gonna head over to my mom and dads to see if they can feel us, :LOL.
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Here's the link to make your own slings-she has a few different types and her patterns are used a lot so I think they are pretty straight forward. I keep saying I'm going to make another fleece one but haven't gotten around to it yet...
http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/inde...by/crafts.html

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AnnR33, thank you for the link ... she also has instructions on how to turn a regular bra into a nursing bra! awesome pictures too.

so far i've been ok with people saying things about how "huge" i am, i figure it's the only time in my life someone can call me fat and i won't punch them in the nose today we went to the store and a woman was asking how far along i am, when i said 37 weeks she looked like the baby was about to fall out of my body and she was ready to catch it *lol*

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Nancy -

Sorry, but your story cracked me up, too. That is totally something my mom would do, turn around and say I am huge after having that conversation! For those of you who have toddlers, or who just like the game, today my dd told me I look like GLOPPY from Candy Land. You know, the mud-puddle guy. So I told dh that, and he said, "Are you sure she didn't mean PLUMPY?" (The short, fat guy) He was totally serious. I wanted to smack him. About an hour later he made a crack about me hogging all the grapes we were eating, and I had a talk with him: "Look, don't say to a pregnant woman that she looks like PLUMPY, and don't tell her she is HOGGING anything!"

Perineal massage: I have tried doing it with dh, but it really hurts me. Even with a lot of lube. I hope that isn't a bad sign. Is it supposed to be so uncomfortable/painful to stretch like that? I'm a little small down there and I am really worried about tearing. My midwife also says the worst tears she sees are with waterbirthing mamas cause she cannot support their perineums as well without actually jumping in the tub with them.

Momma2Liam - I found the New Native really hard to use, too. I got mine when my dd was 6 months, and we never got comfy with it, so we sold it. I love the Maya for newborns, though. I didn't have one for my dd, but last year I nannied for a newborn and he and I just loved it. It takes a lot of practice, though.

For the new slingers out there: My biggest recommendation when learning is to get moving as soon as the baby is in the sling. A lot of babies aren't used to being held like that and cry upon being put in the sling, and bouncing around or taking a walk helps them calm down and get used to slinging. Also, if your baby seems to freak out upon being put in every time you try, see if you can get a more experienced sling wearer to wear them for a while to get them used to it. Some babies pick up on the sling wearer's inexperience and nervousness. (This was the case with the baby I nannied. He loved me wearing him, but hated his parents wearing him cause they were so nervous. Eventually his parents calmed down and he grew to like it.) Anyway. It took us a while to figure this stuff out, so I thought I'd share.

Letia, where are you?!?! Hope you are ok!

I got diaper-fairied today!!! I did a trade with a mom and she was just supposed to send me a Patchwork Pixie fitted. But she threw in 3 newborn fitteds, a newborn soaker, and a pack of onesies. I love MDC mamas!!!
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36 weeks, 2 days

Hey everyone! First, welcome to Nikole!

And Soogie, thanks alot for making me crave brownies, lol!

I'm also remiss on the bead-sending. I was going to go tomorrow to get them, but with my dad and his wife coming for dinner i'll need to save all my energy just to go grocery shopping and cook.

Regarding slings, ITA with what Katie said: you gotta start moving as soon as you put them in. I have a Maya pouch and sling. Mum is making me a couple of pouches out of heavier material: a denim-like cotton in chocolate brown, and a navy blue fleece one. I'm also making a couple of wraps, one long and one short, that I'm looking forward to trying out.

Went to the doc today and found out I'm GBS positive. Surprised me. But, as I posted in the GBS thread, it's moot for me since I'm a c/s. Unless my water breaks before my scheduled date, I won't need any antibiotics nor will baby.

mirthfulmum, you must be stir crazy being so close! i was gonna call you about a playdate then decided you need this time to yourself. besides, i'm supposed to be sending out the final draft of a paper to my boss this week, and DH is going to take Emily out tomorrow morning so I can get some work done on it. If you end up going over your due date, which for your sake I completely hope you don't, we may end up in hospital together! That might be fun.

So, I have this crazy (but sweet) cousin who was going to buy Emily some antique high chair as a baby gift, but never got around to it (and frankly, we didn't need it). She called my mother the other day and said she wants to get a big gift for both Emily and Sasha, and told Mum to go get me something up to $300 US, woo hoo! Problem is, DH and I can't think of something! I was gonna get a double stroller, but I'm totally befuddled as to what I want. I know I don't want those tandem things: too big!! I plan on slinging Sasha for as long as possible, but I know for DD by the time she was 7 months I was ready for a stroller. I looked at a "sit and stand" type, but Emily wouldn't be happy in the jump seat at all. She might be when she's older. And then DH suggested a double jogging stroller since we live right by the seawall. Basically we realized that we have no idea what we want or what we will need until the time comes, so we've ditched that idea. So what the heck do I spend her money on? We don't need a high chair, we don't have room for a glider rocker, I'm completely uninterested in swings or cribs (no room for t hem either). One idea I did have was to replace DD's stroller; I don't really like it and now that I know what features to look for I could get a nice one with a big basket for my shopping. But do I spend that money on something that I may only use for six months or so, only to discover I need a double? Or maybe I should replace the car seat I hate with a Britax (drool, drool) but then I also feel like I'm wasting this opportunity on something I don't really need...sigh, like I should get any sympathy for being in this situation, but it's honestly driving me nuts!

Okay, now that my sugar tooth is screaming at me, I guess I'll have to go get a bowl of cereal with lots of sugar. Or heck, maybe I'll wobble over to the convenience store around the corner and treat myself to a chocolate bar (so good to be back in the land of Cadbury's!!).

hugs to all who needed them today!! my day was relatively nice for a change, lol.

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Oooh Piglet...Cadbury's....and you have the real stuff made outside the US....YUM!!!!

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Piglet -

Just a thought: could they give you a gift certificate to somewhere, and when you find out what you need you could get it? And, think out of the baby-box...do you need a new vaccum, a new dryer? Do YOU need new clothes?

People have just begun asking me what we need, and dh and I decided we aren't going to be shy - what we really need are clothes, shoes, and a coat for Lucy, NOT baby clothes. So that is what we are telling people. We already have stacks of newborn stuff (unless we have a boy) but our dd is outgrowing everything. So, if Grandma comes over and wants to get us some stuff, I am going to say "Please take Lucy shopping instead." (I hope it isn't too rude!) What I personally would get if someone said, "What can I spend $300 on?" is a gift card to Hanna Andersson or Gap so I could get some new clothes for myself after the baby, and get the kids stuff they need too when the time comes.

I don't know, just my two cents.
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Oh I'm going stir crazy all right. Every day I know I'm one day closer to having our baby, but how many days do I have to go? And I too am actually jealous of you moms who are experincing hip pains from a dropped baby. Sad isn't it?

Well my mind is just whirring away in completly random directions making it very hard for me to get a post out. I've written and erased so many paragraphs I think it's probably best for me to just log off and go read a book .
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OMGoodG! I don't know WHAT was up with me earlier! I seriously look back on it and think I was drunk! Sheesh...anyway, I am glad to report that my head is no longer swimming! I don't think I can handle doing that too many more times. One of my poor best friends thought I was in labour by the message I left on her answering machine :LOL

Anyway...now that I can think a little straighter I want to Nikwik, I just love that so many new Momma's are finding us near the end...extra birth stories to read

Piglet- I have always thought those 2 baby jogging strollers are cool, so I would probably get one of those myself...or the Little Tykes one (or something like it, I am sure there are better quality ones out there) that can also be converted to a bike trailer, not sure if you will be biking or not. It seems to be great for protecting against the elements, and you could use it just on walks too (well, you could here at least, I guess it would be a little harder to manouver down a crowded sidewalk, :LOL). My other wish list item would be a Peg Perego Pliko or something like that where a toddler can stand and ride on the back. WOW, what a generous cousin...my parents don't even spend that on a baby gift for me!!

Katie- Thanks for the slingin tip! :bf And that's so awesome that a momma was so kind as to throw in extra for you!

Now I am wondering where Letia is too...usually she responds to our calls for her

I got beads today too, from 3 different Momma's....thank you Soogie, Krnflr, and Ann! It was so exciting to get 3 envelopes all at once! What I love best is how they all compliment eachother so nicely.

Ack! I just realised it is 2 AM! Definately going to go back to bed now....I've got BIG plans for this messy house of mine tomorrow
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Hey mama's!

Piglet: Do you have a Target in BC? I would LOOVEEEEE a $300 gift certificate for a place like that... You could just get stuff on a as needed bases for the whole family!

My belly is like a rock, and has been for a while. It's so diff. then when pregnate with Miles, my belly was mushy, and I always felt uncomfortable when people touched it 'cuz it just felt fat My sis was like "what are ya' doing abs"...

I think I was rough on MIL. She's probably just feeling like she wants to be involved. I haven't spoke with her, but my thought process was negative about her I have such guilt issues.

I need to start doing my yoga again, this body is slowing me down, and I keep thinking I should be training for the feet it's going to need to preform.

I have no desire to eat anymore, it's not worth the indigestion. I had A cracker last night befor bed, and woke up with a burning heart... I went to sleep at 8:45 (with ds) and woke at 8:00!! Ds is still conked out... Man, it really feels good to be up and have the house to myself.

It's funny, I feel like the babys dropped because of my aching pubic bone, and the grinding down there, but I still feel major action up high, and am getting heart burn.
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I am also actually kinda jealous of all of you with the groin pain and signs of labor soon. I don't have any of that. Of course, I am only 34 weeks (35 weeks tomorrow).

Welcome to Nicole: Glad you found us!!

I also think the double jogging strollers are cool and will most definitely get one next spring. I plan to to carry Greta in a wrap until it gets to be too hot to do so and will then put her in a stroller. But, I do need a good stoller, since I take dd on a long walk 4 days a weeks or so.

Katie, I haven't been shy about telling people what we need either (if they ask). In fact, I told dh to tell all his family that if they want to get us anything they should chip in money to buy us a webcam, or a double jogging stroller as mentioned before. Otherwise we will end up with a bunch of baby clothes which we don't need and most she probably won't get to wear because we inadvertently always gets the wrong sizes for the wrong seasons or people just give us stuff which is cute but totally impractical for a baby to wear.

Mmmm, Cadbury's, Hey I never had the "real stuff made outside the US", anyone want to ship some down here j/k

Happy Anniversary Nancy!!

I don't know if this has anything to do with upcoming birth, but dd has totally turned into little miss mommy recently. About the only thing she has been playing with recently has been her dolls or stuffed animals, and she takes them everywhere. She carries them around the house, wraps them up in blankets, tucks them into bed, sings to them (that song from the book "Love you Forever"). We can't go anywhere without her taking her dollies wrapped in blankets, into the store, post office, library, etc. etc. It is sooo cute and sweet

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Wow... I just realized I hadn't even answered the QotW yet *laugh* I swear I'd forget my head if it weren't attached As with so many things, better late than never, I guess...

QotW: We seem to go in stages, if that makes any sense. I lost the desire altogether during the first pregnancy (which is probably a good thing, since I was on bedrest for 16 weeks with that one, bleh) and it never did come back fully after I'd given birth... and that was almost 6 years ago! The second pregnacy was a lot easier for DH, since I went in this cycle of wanting a lot of attention and then wanting to be ignored and each "cycle" would last about a week. This time, we've really slacked off again... I think we MAY have DTD twice within the last 3 weeks. He gets really cranky if he doesn't get sexual satisfaction once in a while, though (we're talking total pain in the rear end if he goes more than a week), so I try to give a little pleasure here and there without going ~there~ with it.

Weight/Size Jokes: I think I finally just decided that I refused to let anything on that level bother me, so I now make more jokes about myself than anyone else does... and in ways that they're sure I'd beat the stuffing out of them if they tried My favorite one is something to this effect -- "I feel like a whale... just give me a pool and an audience, and I've got a new job!" Lately, though, I've referenced Titanic far more than Shamu for size *snicker*

momadance ~ I know what you mean about feeling action on both ends of the spectrum there. For about 2 months now, I have wondered if the baby is in the process of dropping... my pelvic bone feels like it's about to break from all the pressure most of the time and it often feels like she's using me as her own personal trampoline down there yet it also still feels like she's hanging off my ribcage by her toes.

Last night I had the strongest B/H that I've had so far... they were actually strong enough that after they'd lasted about an hour and the pressure had been tight for a while, I called my mom to let her know that IF the baby kept acting that way, I might be calling late-night to have her come on down. I am really beginning to think the baby's just messin' around with me lately, though... she puts on the pressure, my uterus goes crazy with pulsing, and I feel like I'm about to explode like a human champagne bottle... and then? nothing. It'll last from an hour to 3 hours, and then just calms down and I feel next to no movement for about 8 hours... until I'm ready to sleep, and the baby decides to start karate exercise

Okay, I need to hush now... I have clothes to get together to be washed today (need to make sure DH has work clothes for when I DO start labor ) and I have yet to find the energy to actually get started.

to all the mamas and mamas to be

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Oh my I've missed a lot!

Hi Nikole! Glad to have you!

I am a little apprehensive about the whole sling idea. I really want to try one, but we don't have the money right now to spend on trial and error. And there's so many to choose from! I like the look of the one-piece fleece type, but maybe not for a newborn? I'll probably just head on over to babywearing and pick their brains

As far as the weight/size comments go, the ones that get me are the '37 weeks! But you're so small!' I've always (like, my entire life!) gotten comments about how small I am and i hate it just as much as an overweight person hates fat jokes. I just inherited an extremely fast metabolism from my mom, and it's not like I'm tiny! I'm about 5'6" and weighed about 125 prepreg. So when I get the big comments (usually I just get those from friends and family) I just smile. Cause one of these days my metabolism will slow down and I'll look back and remember how these comments made me happy...

I have a question about nerve pain. This babe has been head-down for a week now, and since Sunday I have been getting the strangest nerve pain! It happens on the front of both thighs at the crease where my legs attach to my hips, and on the right side in the back right next to where I had been getting sciatic nerve pain around 20 weeks. But this feels like I am getting electrically shocked from the inside! I can usually feel baby moving when it happens, but other times I can't and wonder if maybe it's the head grinding on a nerve? It has got to be the oddest thing to see, I'll be walking and all of a sudden my leg(s) get 'shocked' and I do this funny little contorted movement trying to make it quit. Anyone ever felt this or even heard of it?
Ok, I'm off to wash baby clothes! Hope everyone has a great day!!
Oh yeah, has anyone's body odor gotten a lot stronger? The past few days you can't even tell I'm wearing deoderant!
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