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#271 of 287 Old 05-02-2005, 12:03 PM
 
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Had a birthday party for ds this weekend. Lots of guests and very overwhelming. Now ds, dd and I are all sick! yuck, and they called me for a second interview this Thursday, Yuck yuck yuck! I'm so tired! No sleep with a stuffy 3 week old, poor baby

uggh, sorry to hear this! ( hugs) we're all sick here too. i'm feeling like crap, my older two are coughing up their lungs,and the baby has a stuffy nose. it sucks!
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for all the sick mommies and families. That must really be no fun.

I definitely agree with those who mentioned BFing pain at the beginning of a feed vs very sharp pain that continues through a feed. Those first few days I did have pain throughout feeds but now it's usually just during the initial period before my milk lets down. If it hurts longer than that I take her off the breast.
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Hey everyone :-)

Just wanted to check in with an update:

I had a REALLY rough week of running to the chiropractor, acupuncturist and massage therapist to try to get baby to turn head down. It didn't help that my mother was freaking out. Her energy always messes with me : , but I couldn't avoid her- needed her to drive me to the appointments.

Anywhoo, I don't want to relive all of that- I've been working hard to let it go.

Yesterday, my midwife came over and she (with hubby's help) was able to do an ecv and get baby to turn head down! Yay! Baby had been trying to move (the moxa made baby boogie) but couldn't make the turn past my diaphragm across the middle of my belly.

So, I'm sore today, and a bit paranoid every time I feel baby move lol I know, I need to relax.

I'm heading to the acupuncturist in a few minutes to try to align the energy and get things started. I want to thank everyone for their head-down vibes and ask that if you have a few more vibes to spare, please send us some "_stay_ head down" vibes and some "come on out!" vibes

Thanks again everyone, I hope all are doing well! Seren- I'm rooting for you!

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Oh boof, that's such great news

I hope your birth is wonderful, and you can block out your mom's crappy vibes.

Can't stay long, my MIL is on her way for her first visit. All is very well here, Annie now ways 8lb 1 oz (back up past her birth weight) and is doing great! I am feeling well too & eager to start getting some exercise!
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boof I'm glad to hear the good news about your baby turning! My little one was breech for sometime and I understand the frustration that goes along with it. Keep your energy positive and I hope you have a great labor

I have been in a state of bliss these past 11 days. I can't imagine things being any easier. Baby Keira sleeps and nurses so well. She's so mellow! Maybe things are just easier with #2 because I have a better idea of what to expect and do. I also love that I'm so mellow with her.

Tomorrow is our first day all alone together. Daddy's going to work and dd#1 is going to school for a full day. I'll miss them both, but look forward to having the house to me (and baby) again
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What is it with being sick? I'm never, ever sick, but I have a sinus infection. Thankfully, Dmitri is well and I'm on the mend. Sending healing thoughts to all those stuffy, sick families out there!

Seren, I'm so happy that the baby turned! I'm focusing on "stay there" and "let's get going" thoughts for you and baby.

Love the new name, Jesse! I'm glad that Annie's weight is great, too. Dmitri goes in for his two-week with the naturopath (who was also our midwife) on Thursday, so I'll be curious to see how much he weighs. I'm thinking he's just GOT to be bigger after his four-hour feed last night! :LOL

Headymama, it's day 12 here for us, and I'm now blissed out on how mellow our little one is, too. It's so nice to see all the attention we're paying to his cues really paying off. I can see that he's much more relaxed and trusting with us now. I'm flying solo for the first time on Friday, when Joe goes back to work. It's nice that I only have to try it for one day before the weekend, as I'm a little nervous about it.
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Just got back from the midwife. Still a one, 50% effaced. Trying to be patient here.

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Just got back from the midwife. Still a one, 50% effaced. Trying to be patient here.
ugh! when i saw that you had posted i really hoped to hear some baby news!!

here's to you having lots of patience and for labor to come SOON!
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ugh! when i saw that you had posted i really hoped to hear some baby news!!

here's to you having lots of patience and for labor to come SOON!

Yeah, I was hoping to have some baby news. Maybe soon. Trying the patience thing. I have always said that patience is not a virtue I posses. :LOL

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to you Seren
I actually had a dream last night that I was waiting to go into labour --again! And it reminded me how hard the whole waiting thing is. Hope you meet your little girl very soon!
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Just got back from another round with my acupuncturist. Have been having pms type cramps yesterday and some today and some good contractions, but then everything fizzles out again.

I get very nervous every time I feel baby move on my right side where I'm sore from the ecv cuz I'm afraid baby will flip again. Must relax! I got like 6 straight hours of sleep last night and when I woke with a start, I was all upset that I hadn't gone to the bathroom all night and that wasn't right. Damn, someone stop me from turning into my mother!!!

I took a long walk today to the new organic grocery store that opened nearby (mainly cuz I was hankering for an avocado). Now, after the walk and the session and the worry, I'm wiped out. But when I'm up and walking, the contractions come on stronger. So do I nap or walk? I'm a Libra and lately I _really_ can't decide anything.

Okie, I've rambled on, that means I'm tired. Better to be rested!

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I hope all those other April babies come soon! Good luck to all of you.

Beth, I would walk then nap.

Stay at home wife to Jason for 7 years Mama to Larissa Mae 2 years old :, Gavin Clay 7 months :, and Neveah Ann April 24, 2005 to July 13, 2007 ED for my food allergic babe. :::
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Oh Boof, how stressful that must be!

Personally, I never had luck with walking getting real labor going but it would get false contractions (which I didn't need) going- so I gave up on walking and took napping, we need all the rest and sleep we can get before labor. When real labor finally came this time, the first two contractions came while I was putting my oldest two to sleep- just laying there.

So my vote is walk as much as you would otherwise, but nap plenty :LOL
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Boof- Labor vibes to you!! How hard it must be for to still be waiting! Is there anyone else we are waiting for? I've lost track a little.

I am officially EXHAUSTED! Eileen is still stuffy so not much sleep for a sick mama! DS has been begging to nurse every chance he gets since he is also sick. I'm setting some limits on him which I feel bad about since he's sick but my milk supply is not what it should be and I worry the baby isn't going to get enough.

I'm also very irked : I found out that mil and sil, who were here this last weekend, complained to dh that I wasn't doing enough around the house!!! (Hello!! Just had a baby 3 weeks prior! )They also criticized our parenting style with ds. Luckily my dh is wonderful and really stood up for me and our way of life.

sorry to vent here about this stuff when I know there are important things (like people waiting to give birth !) MOre labor vibes to anyone who needs them...lets meet those babies! Don't they realize its May already :LOL !
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I can't believe my babe is five weeks old today- he has actually outgrown one oufit and most of his newborn dipes. I put some away yesterday.

Tried to take an infant massage class with dh last night- babe screamed so long no matter what I did that we left, I was really sad about it. Looking forward to doing something with dh that was new, talking to grownups that had babies, you know? Ended up alone with babe nursing in someone elses kitchen. We will try again tonight- there is a LLL meeting at 8 PM.

Happy strong birthing vibes to those who are waiting, our babes will be different signs even though we all had April due dates!
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Thanks for the birthing vibes and advice I'm still sitting here waiting, as patiently as I can. I need some distraction! When I walk, I feel things moving, some cervix action, some contractions- but I agree that they might just be the BH kind brought on by activity since I've gotten them when walking too much since December! I'm gonna try to get as much rest as I can.

Last night after posting I caught about a half hour nap before DH got home. I wound up munching some food, he and I chatted, had some snug time, took care of a few things around the house, then got in bed early and put on my favorite movie- The Princess Bride and got about halfway through it before deciding to go to sleep. Slept from about 1:30 - 6:30 when I got up to use the bathroom. Felt a little freaked about baby's position. Again. Can't tell if Sprout is Posterior or not. So I did some nice deep breathing, had a chat with Sprout and with DH spooning me got back to sleep. He and I chatted for a while about stuff which was nice. He's taking the day off from work tomorrow to go to my MW apt with me.

I'm kind of anxious about tomorrow- it's 05/05/05 and I've joked this whole pregnancy that It'd be cool if Sprout arrived 10 days past the EDD on that date. So I'm trying to get out of my own and Sprout's way and let things happen as they're supposed to and not according to some calendar number. It's just getting hard to trust my instincts now.

Wow, I always feel better after a ramble hehe

Hope everyone is doing well and thinking maybe we should start a "May" thread ;-)


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No, no baby yet! But I'm dialated to a two, well a bit more. She can stretch me to a 3. I'm not sure exactly what she was doing, but she kept her fingers in there. There was some pressure like she was just checking me over and over. She said she was just trying to get me to release some hormones. It wasn't painful, just uncomfortable. I'm 70% effaced. Someone said egglant can help you go into labor, so I bought some. Looking for some yummy recipes online for what to make for dinner. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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