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Old 12-18-2005, 02:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm 35 weeks and started having contractions a week ago! It started when I got dehydrated (drink your water, ladies). And after I saw my midwife, she put me on a daily regimen of protein shakes and all kinds of supplements. After a few days of that, I was still having spurts of contractions here and there, so my midwife officially put me on bedrest, which is not something she normally does.

I want this baby to be born at home, but the baby has another agenda. If she won't stay put until after Christmas, I'll have to deliver in a hospital with "preemie" status. I DON'T want that! They'll separate me from her, try to give her formula, etc...

It's so hard to stay put with a toddler needing you all the time. My mom is coming to stay with me this week to help. I don't know what I'd do without her!

Keeping my legs crossed until after Christmas,
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Old 12-18-2005, 03:33 PM
 
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Bummer!!! How far do you need to get before you will be able to deliver at home? I'm glad your mom is coming, I can't even imagine having to be in bed with Gracie running around, it would be so difficult!!!

Take care and I'm sending you anti-labor vibes for a couple more weeks!!!

Stay in there baby!!!!!
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Bummer indeed!! Stay put baby!!

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I'm so sorry....I've often thought of how it would be to be on bedrest with a toddler = really hard. I am so glad your mother is coming to help. I hope you like to knit or write or that you have some hobby that you can really enjoy while having to be still. I hope that baby stays in there until you can birth it at home!!
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bedrest and a toddler has to suck. I'm sorry mama.
Hang in there!

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Chiming in with another "hang in there, mama!"

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