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#61 of 96 Old 05-18-2007, 12:33 PM
 
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woohoo! new babies! get moving Jillian! looks like you could be next!
my DS had night terrors from like 10 months until he was about 4. it was horrible and pretty creepy sometimes...id hear him screaming and find him on his knees facing the wall rocking back and forth and screaming. so sad, but there really wasnt anything i could do...cept make sure he didnt get over tired and guide him back to his pillow to get back to sleep

im still pretty cranky and miserable. : although, my mood has improved greatly! I spent all of Tuesday afternoon, evening and night (about 3-3) having serious BH contrac. started making me nervous, too...nothing helped, water, bath, wine, back rub, laying down.... i finally discovered that they slowed down when i was in my computer chair, so there i sat for god knows how many hours. had it been 3 weeks later i wouldve been doing jumping jacks, but its not this little guys time yet, so blah! the worst part of the whole ordeal is that it messed up all the wonderful work my chiro had done! : my sciatica is back hard core and my tailbone got knocked out of whack again (for the past 6 years~ since i was 3 months along with #1 my tailbone has been a mess, to the point where i have trouble sitting at times)~ this chiro FINALLY was able to do something! 10 minutes took care of 6 years of pain!) SO, ive got to go see her again..couldnt get in until monday. i need to go anyhow, though because my mw's ass. wants me to see her for webster treatments every week.

hes still doing cartwheels and flips and refuses to settle down, its UNBELIEVABLE. he seems to be getting abit more snug in there, so im both hopefull he'll flip head down and settle in AND TERRIFIED that hes going to remain sitting there. his favorite position is sitting upright on my left side, legs outstretched to my right side. :

so, yeah, my back is killing me, my crotch feels like hes already come out and my morning (well, all day) sickness has picked up...AGAIN : whimper, whimper whine

my home visit is on June 7th and IVE decided that June 5th-ish is the first day im comfy having him at home...im due sometime between june 20 & july 2~ depending on who you ask. im getting really stoked for the home birth!, but nervous about his position...hopefully next week ill talk to my mw and shell reassure me about breech babies and ill be able to 'let go' and relax (which im sure will only help his positioning )

ack! ive got to go shower...having lunch with both my grandmothers, my kids and my mother : should be a blast!
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Here are the latest kitchen photos, though they are from Monday or Tuesday and more has been done:
http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r...in%20progress/

The electricians finished up today. Now I have the vent and above-sink light installed and all the outlets are up and running. Pretty cool!

The contractor and his foreman are both working today on some other little stuff, including the shelf in the former oven nook to hold the microwave (and hopefully both the toaster and mixer will fit on the shelf above.)

After this, we're pretty much done except for paint and flooring. How cool is that? I really need someone to come over and look at the paint color I chose, though. I am NOT confident in choosing such things for myself, though I'd be great at helping a friend do it! I really like to get second opinions, you know?

I have resolved my heartburn the last few days by literally eating every two hours and drinking on the opposite two hour schedule (odd vs. even hours.) Did I say this before? But it has worked for the past couple of days. It's kind of a pain, because I'll be thirsty at a different time, but it is better than taking Tums every day. Yuck.

I don't want to rush baby Glooby out, but I will really enjoy having room for my whole stomach in there again. How wild is it that even those of us who are due later in June will be "safe" in only two weeks? I'm telling this one that any day starting June 1st is okay as I will be fully 37 weeks that day.

I also find it fascinating that our FIRST two June DDC babies were due in the middle of the month, followed a week later by two who were due when we would expect--early June.

I'm starving, but they are playing with my microwave on the new shelf and I wanted hot food... I've got to go forage.

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I am suddenly SO READY to have this baby!! The night before last I dreamt I was snuggling a chubby baby and kissing her cheek and I woke up just craving babyness!!!!!! And last night I had a dream that I lost my mucus plug on the toilet in the dark, and then I was in labor and trying to get someone to unpack the birth supply box (with blankets and all that) so we could get to the stuff when we needed it. It was a very realistic dream, and I was slightly disappointed when I woke up to my boys fighting over something dumb and realized it was just a regular morning!

I'm still crampy and trying to take it easier as I was getting really grumpy trying to do all my normal mom run-around work this crampy.

And one of my dear friends had her baby on Wed at 32 weeks- we got to see him yesterday. He's doing great, and it was just so amazing to see him!

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hmmmm we've had a major upswing in tantrums lately. i attributed isaac's to moving from the preschool 1 class to preschool 2 at daycare on may 1. he was very unphased at first but a couple of weeks into it he's having his adjustment. we've had some rough tantrum-y evenings and he's been very clingy at drop-offs this week. whereas, usually he runs off to play like 'bye mom! see ya!' dh pointed out that i'm sure he's freaked out by the impending baby as well. i'm sure he is. excited yet knowing life is going to change.

it is such a wierd concept to explain to an almost 3 year old. baby is going to arrive 'soon' but we don't know what day i asked him when baby would come and he said 'tuesday' sounds good to me!

i think i'm having some prodromal labor. just menstrually cramp feeling squeezing a couple of times a day. just barely noticeable. and the BH at night are really getting stronger and waking me up MORE often. if that was even possible.

jillian - pink spotting sounds like a mega sign to me!

i am very sadly (and vainly!) getting stretchmarks on my belly NOW! at 38 weeks. i know i sound so vain to complain : but they're itchy and vertical over and under my belly button. i made it through my first pg with belly unscathed. not this time i guess : *waaaah* ok i'm done crying

willo - you are so brave to be doing a kitchen remodel this late in the game. but it looks cool! with paint i always buy a quart of the color i'm considering and paint a decent sized swatch on the wall. the lighting in the room and a bigger 'sample' really tell you if you're going to like it or not. plus the lighting in a room changes throughout the day and the color can look great by day but terrible at night kwim? and if there are a couple you are considering a quart of each is minimal investment to get it right. they always look so different than the tiny squares. i LOVE picking paint colors
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i am very sadly (and vainly!) getting stretchmarks on my belly NOW! at 38 weeks. ... *waaaah* ...
Oh! Me too! I was going to post this today!!! Well, except I got some last time around 7 months in. I thought I was going to make it through this time without new ones. : Makes me want to "waaah" a little, too.

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willo - you are so brave to be doing a kitchen remodel this late in the game. but it looks cool! with paint i always buy a quart of the color i'm considering and paint a decent sized swatch on the wall. the lighting in the room and a bigger 'sample' really tell you if you're going to like it or not. plus the lighting in a room changes throughout the day and the color can look great by day but terrible at night kwim? and if there are a couple you are considering a quart of each is minimal investment to get it right. they always look so different than the tiny squares. i LOVE picking paint colors
I know I should... Sheesh. I guess I'm cheap because I didn't want to buy a couple of quarts of paint and not use them. : Penny wise and pound foolish, huh? Plus I don't think I can paint right on the new plaster... Don't they seal it or something first? But I have done sheets of poster-board before to look at a color. Of course, DH will yell at me if I open a can of stinky paint, too, but he won't want to do it himself.

I should've bought a couple of quarts to test when I had to go to Home Depot this morning. Oh sigh. Well, we can go this weekend. I think I will give the color to the painter himself and he will buy it, although I did show the color I chose to the general contractor this morning. Usually, he has had me speak directly with other subs to make arrangements, but I'm not sure if this is one of those things or not. The painting (and paint) costs are included in our bid, not a material I supply, so I'm not sure who exactly is buying the stuff.

Oh, and TANTRUMS...
DS is generally a pretty mellow guy. I mean, he is stubborn as all get-out, but he is reasonable if you talk through an issue with him. I have definitely seen some signs of stress in him lately, including more tantrums, though they aren't like toddler tantrums where reason goes completely out the window. Actually, DS gets upset very much like I do. More an emotional outburst of tears that are hard to console (usually due to his feeling misunderstood) rather than a screaming rage of fist- and foot-pounding.

Even though he is excited and happy about the new baby, and talks about it, and says he wants Glooby to come NOW, not later, I think it is normal that he's a little conflicted and can't express that very maturely. He may be a big boy, but he's still kind of my baby, too.

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It is tricky explaining to a child that you don't know when the baby will come. DS keeps asking and I say I don't know, but soon. He just can't seem to understand.

I had my MW appt today and baby is no longer posterior!! He's LOA. I'm so happy! The rotational positioning worked! My MW thinks it will be soon and she's surprised I made it this long. I'm not sure when it will happen, but now that he's LOA I hope the false starts give me a little more progress. This weekend would be nice : I'll be almost 38 weeks. I'm just dying to see what this little guy looks like! I had a dream about him last night and he had light hair - DS had almost black hair so it would be funny to have a light-haired baby.

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My DS is also mister crabby pants lately. Also apparently he is deciding that nap and bed time is "optional", he is really testing us when it comes to sleep. He has been pretty good if we stuck to his schedule, but lately he just wants to test us. I am trying to keep baby in, but my little false labor scare the other night has me all worked up and I am in complete nesting mode. I will be 37 weeks tomorrow, and my MW thinks baby is already 7+ lbs, ds was full term (40 wks) and he was 8lbs 2oz, I wouldn't mind having a smaller babe, but I definately don't want to comprimise anything health wise for the baby either. I would rather sacrifice my discomfort for his/her health. Although we are second guessing my due date as we went with my ovulation rather than my lmp, which I am not completly sure of my ovulation date, so I am feeling pretty safe from here on out. Anyway could be soon for any of us, but I am betting on Jilian. Anyone else?

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Yeah Jilian on turning that baby!! You are going to have a beautiful birth!!

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Jilian, I'm so excited for you. Good baby!!!

Willo, your kitchen is getting closer and closer. I can't wait to see the finished pictures.

Squirmy here has been having a rough day. I've been having contractions on and off since about noon and he does not like them one bit. Each time one lets up he just starts moving and kicking all over. I keep trying to tell him that it's more confortable out here, but I don't think he believes me. For now, I think I'm going to take a nice slow walk on the treadmill and then go to sleep. If he wants to come out and play, I'm sure he'll find some way of telling me.
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I think I may be the only one here who really wants to go the full 40 wks. It's not that I'm not uncomfortably behemoth, but that I've spent so long meditating on keeping the twins in and growing all the way to full (and I mean FULL) term that it's hard to stop that momentum now. I didn't reply to the thread about what's left to do, but my list is plenty long too.

The biggest reason though is that we still have to get the twins into positions that will be acceptable to our midwife and back up OB. Today was good. The CNM, one of the birth center group, showed DH and I some ways to help the babes move. It really felt effective and feels like our boy's head has shifted a lot. Let's just hope his butt and legs are following suit. If our daughter (who's already vertex) can slip into place everything will be so much easier.

My good news this week: I'm not anemic, blood pressure is still 110/70 even though I've topped 200lbs for a total gain of 55 lbs--right on target for twins. AND I'm negative for GBS! Babes both scored 8/8 on the biophysical profile this week.

Tomorrow we're going swimming in the ocean to help the babes move into good positions. I have set aside all pride and will wear my bikini (and enormous BUMP) proudly...
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Tori, I hope those little ones get into good positions for you! I'm glad everything else looks good. Have fun at the beach tomorrow.

I'm patiently waiting for another false start but nothing is going on now No contractions, no cramping, just moving. Oh, but I did lose some mucous plug today : It's amazing how much we feel comfortable sharing about our bodies while pregnant huh?

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I'm patiently waiting for another false start but nothing is going on now No contractions, no cramping, just moving.
That's exactly what happened right before DD2 was born. I had so many ctx all pg long and then they just stopped a day or two before she was born. my ctx have been surprisingly absent the last 24 hours or so, but for me I don't think it means much of anything as i think this baby has settled in for the long haul. i fully expect to make it to still be pg at my "shower" (more of a celebration than a shower as we don't need presents) on the 30th.

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Wow Jilian! That's such cool news...spotting, mucus plug, maybe a little ctrx action...can't wait to add more mamas and babes to the birth thread!

I started taking my EPO today, tomorrow I'll up the dose on that and the RRL tea as well. I'm debating maybe listening to some of the hypnobabies "birth day" sessions but I think I'll wait a few more days for that since DH is heading out tomorrow morning.

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Torio your Awesome Sounds like you are just completely suited to grow twins, and your doing a great job at it to momma! I can't wait to hear your birth story, so cool your doing a vaginal!

Well I am up early, awake way before I should be, but I just can't stop thinking "baby", "baby", "baby"!! I am so excited, but for some reason I am a little anxious about birth this time. I was so gung-ho to take it on with ds, but I have kinda lost my confidence. I really need to get it back, I scoured the internet looking for inspirational home-birth videos and stories and I am afraid I came up short. Anyone know of any good HB movies floating around out there? We took an amazing HB class last time and I read books like it would save my life. This time I just "assumed" that I kept all the knowledge and confidence, but as time went by I seem to have lost it. I really wish I did more reading this time. :sigh:

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So DH and his cousin stayd close to home last night...risking the wrath of local fire authorities they built a "big" fire in our little metal above ground fire pit in our tiny back yard and had a few beers. And this morning DH is soooooo hung over. He keep apologizing to me since he feels like he's added to the stuff I need to do since he isn't going to be much use for a bit (he and his cousin used to drink a lot on their camping trips but as they both got older they really cut back, and now DH has maybe 1-2 beers a week...I take it last night he and his cousin split a case and, well, this morning they're exploring the world of ouch).

Anyway, their plan to leave at 5am this morning sort of went out the window.

Roro was bouncing off the walls last night and I had a lot of cervical contractions, but nothing this morning so who knows what's going on in there? I'm upping my EPO and RRL today and we'll see what that does...

I have a friend who is a great photographer and she has agreed to come over and take some preggo belly/nursing pictures so I don't want Roro to arive until after the photo session. She may even help me with the henna belly!

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A henna belly AND pregnancy photos? I'm jealous! It sounds like a lot of fun, enjoy!

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I'm hoping she'll help with the henna belly...I have the henna, I just can't reach all my belly!

But she will 100% do some photos...she actually took some great family photos for us a year or so ago and they were great. She's hoping to maybe get a little home based photo business going, which I think would be wonderful. Hmmmm...I wonder if any of her pictures ar eon my website right now...lemme see...

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I'm in a mood - my apologies for bringing anyone down. :

Had a doctor's appointment yesterday and found out that my fundal height hasn't changed in a month (been at 33 cm since 30w5d), so now I'm being scheduled for another (that'll be #5) ultrasound to make sure everything's ok. Bah, humbug. Of course there couldn't be a drama-free trimester in there anywhere, could there?

Bean's kicking around the same as ever, her heartbeat's good, and I have no other symptoms of any problems, so I'm going to assume everything's fine - maybe human error in the measurements, or low fluid - until further notice. It can't be a major problem, after all, or they'd have sent me for an emergency ultrasound yesterday instead of making me wait for a regular appointment. And of course I won't hear anything back about when the appointment will be until Tuesday, at the earliest, 'cause it's a long weekend up here in Soviet Canuckistan.

Phooey.

On the plus side (?), I'm getting a lot of pelvic pressure today, so I think she may be dropping into position.

Happy holiday weekend to me.
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Wow - you girls are all progressing so well!

Willo - I'm so impressed that you're doing the whole kitchen reno while pregnant - I hope you're done quickly!!!

Wombat - pregnant/nursing photos?! They're going to be gorgeous!

Corri - Sorry you're getting another u/s for size I hope that the baby is growing well and the fluid is adequate. I've had 'too small for due date' for all of my 3 pregnancies, so I know how it feels. Good luck!

Vannie - Internals hurt so bad! This past labour, it took 3 hands to confirm that I was 10cm when I arrived at the hospital and BOY did it hurt when they stuck their hands in me! Owie!

Carys is waking, so I'd better go check on her - nice to see the progress, moms!!!

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Corri-- I hope the world looks brighter this morning. Never fear emoting to us. I think most of us have taken our turn at having a good whine around here. (Some of us--me!--more than others! )

So why is willo online at 2:45 am on a Sunday morning? ... I was awoken by a serious, long, strong cramp. Hmm... Too early, baby Glooby! Hold on until at least June 1st, darling!!! (I'm 35 weeks now.)

It was just the one serious cramp, but followed by a series of painless BH and then lots of vigorous baby movement (didn't enjoy it the squeezing?)

I was thinking when I went to bed that I was maybe a little dehydrated today, so I drank some water, plus I was really hungry since we ate dinner at 5 pm, so I went and made a sandwich. No ctx since getting up and doing all that, so probably not a big deal.

But, at the same time I was coming out of that big cramp, I *SWEAR* I heard the noise of footsteps on the front porch, and I got a huge adrenaline rush, too. : I made DH get up and go look around downstairs before I went to make my sandwich. Now, I often hear noises, and I'm always afraid there are murderous burglars, and I almost never wake DH up anymore, but, after the whole painful cramp thing, I just needed him. Terrible, aren't I?

Oddly enough, I heard DS wake up and complain (via baby monitor) while I was downstairs. DH got to him, and DS said his foot was stuck somehow in his bed, and DH got him re-settled. Maybe it was my wandering around that disturbed DS, or maybe it is just a disturbed night?

Can't be that I'm just a nervous Nellie, can it?

Oh, and, GenomicsGirl-- VERY happily, my kitchen is almost done. We considered doing a few more improvements at the same time, but the schedule was already getting too close to my due date for my comfort! I talked to the painter today, and that should get done Monday. The flooring hasn't arrived yet, but will go in within a couple of days of it showing up at the warehouse. After that, it is just little touch-up stuff and we are finito! Yay! Having the water turned on Wednesday and the electricity done Thursday has made it all so, SOOOOO much better than it was for the three weeks before that. Amazingly enough, I am also still wildly happy with my contractor. (I had a lot of fear of bad contractors...) If anyone needs a great contractor in the Boston area, ask me and I'll tell you about him!

Only kitchen bummer as of now? It appears my new dishwasher is a dud. It doesn't work, straight out of the box and professionally installed, so the appliance store should be calling me Monday to talk repair/replacement. Oh well. If that is my worst issue with this project, I am a blessed woman.

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: Corri.... hope things look brighter soon!

And Clay, the pictures sound great! Will you post then when they are all done and taken?

I've been sort of whishy washy and all over the place it seems. DexP is driving me nuts again, what else is new? He really seems to want to work things out with me now. It's nice I suppose but draining at the same time. On Friday DD and I went to his house and he made us STEAK and CRAB dinner! *sorry veggies....* but it was just so fabulous! and satueed zucchini.... It was just such a tasty meal! I cleaned up, while he put DD to bed. Everything was so pleasent and went so smoothly. I went home after DD was in bed and had a nice morning to myself.

Then it was back to his house (he and DD were out) to gather up my dogs things (bed, food, toys, treats etc) and DexP came by to pick up myself and Maisy (my chihuahua) and drive us over to take Maisy to her new owner. It was/is so hard. Especialy because DexP is coming around and had just started saying "dont get rid of Miasy yet, she's getting better, I'll be nicer to her... blah blah blah". But at that point it was too late. I had already met with this man and I KNOW he *NEEDS* My dog. He's retired and alone and last July he lost his 13 year old Chihuahua. He gave that dog CPR for 2 hours when he found the little guy limp. And he's just now ready for a new companion. He met Maisy and his eyes just lit up. He's had 6 bypass surgeries and has to sleep in a recliner chair because of pins in his back. I KNOW he needs her and will love her, so is it totally selfish of me to still be sad about my baby?
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Corri: I'm sorry that you have to keep going in for ultrasounds It sounds like you know that your baby is growing just fine so try not to worry.

Whitewax: I hope things goes well for you and your P. I think it is great that you were able to give your dog to a man who sounds like he really needs a companion. That is really sweet and unselfish of you. You are not selfish for being sad, I'm sure it was really hard to let your dog go, but you did the right thing.

Nothing much going on with me. No regular cramps or contractions. I'm starting to feel big and uncomfortable. It's hard to sleep. I want to meet this baby soon, I hope he feels ready to come out sometime this week.

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Mornin' all! How long can a toddler tantrum last? Sigh...DH is driving a mostly naked dd around town in hopes of calming her down but she has been doing a remarkable Exorcist imitiation since about 8:30. She hasn't had any breakfast (a little nursing, but after she bit hard enough to draw blood I said enough of that!) and I'm honestly amazed she hasn't passed out! I don't even know what started it...she went from happy shiny toddler to death with a banshee scream in under a second.

Ah well.

I'll certainly post some photos if/when they happen. My friend has agreed to do the pictures, but the trick will be getting them done before Roro arrives.

And WhiteWax...TOTALLY understandable! We had two wonderful cats (Koi and Thai, adopted from the SPCA and with us for about 4 years) before dd was born but after she arrived one of them just couldn't stand her...Koi was "my" cat and she refused to be in the same room as dd. We thought she'd get over it but after 6 months we realized that this wasn't going to change. Koi wasn't getting the attention she needed since we always had dd with us (and so Koi wouldn't come into the bedroom, or sit on our laps, or do anything but meow from a nearby room) so we had to find her a new home. We found a wonderful family for her, and they still send us an email and picture now and then of Koi having a blast, but it was really really hard...

So it's totally normal to feel sad and unhappy and angry and cheated even when you're giving your animal friend to someone who so clearly will love and care for them and who needs them so much. You've had so many changes in such a short period of time, try to cut yourself a lot of emotional slack, okay? You're doing an AMAZING job with an overwhelming situation.

In other news...we had planned on my mom watching DD while I'm giving birth, and we have a friend as backup. But my mom will be out of town Tuesday (my dad has a medical appt in a nearby city) and our backup friend will be all the way on the other side of the country on Tuesday as well. Which means we have no dd-care-giver for Tuesday. Hmmmmm....and I'll be 38 weeks that day.

This could get interesting.

We do have another friend who has volunteered but we're very uncomfy with her parenting style and her oldest daughter has always been very rough with dd (I often have to stop the older girl from hitting/kicking dd...her mom doesn't see it as a problem since it's "just how kids are") so we really don't want to have to call her.

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... to take Maisy to her new owner. ...he's just now ready for a new companion. He met Maisy and his eyes just lit up. ...
I think it sounds really noble of you to share your beloved pet with this man. And I bet it wouldn't be presumptuous of you to ask if you could visit Maisy sometimes. (It would likely be a treat for the old man, as well, as it seems like so many older folks are alone and don't get enough company!)

Wombat-- I know money is tight, but maybe there is some kind of professional childcare you could arrange to have on standby for just Tuesday?!? Maybe even someone like a post-partum doula would be willing to be "on call" in case you really needed someone? I'm sure you will feel better having someone lined up who will be dedicated to Laia's needs, and probably you won't even need it so it won't cost you anything.

After my somewhat exciting night, I've continued to have occasional stabbing pains (who wrote about skewers through the cervix?) today--strong enough to make me yelp. No more crampy feelings, but maybe more BH than usual? I have a lot of urges to clean house, but am trying hard to take it very easy. I'd rather join the prodomal thread than the preemie thread!!!

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Massive nerve ouchies today! I'm not sure what Roro is boucning off of but she needs to STOP! It's not just the cervical ouch (which I can at least try to convince myself is helping prepare my cervix) it's the shooting stabbing pain down my legs. Ugh.

Willo- I've asked a few friends about Tuesday and there may be some options...I'm crossing my fingers that it wont be necessary though. It just reminded me that after going sooooo far over my due date, Laia arrived on the one day in April that my dad was out of town. He did bring her a nice bag from the conference he was attending (back when he could attend conferences).

The weather today started out so sunny and warm and now we have really chilly cold rain and heavy clouds...kind of icky, but very "spring" I suppose.

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Yesterday was my last day of work!!! I am 39 weeks today!!! Now, I am waiting until Friday for my MIL to come into town. She is going to be here to take care of my DD during labor. Now I need this little baby to stay in until Friday. Other than that I am ready to go!!! I haven't been having any ctx, just BH. If I over do it, sometimes I get kind of a dull period type feeling in my lower stomach - so I am thinking this baby just might make it until Friday. I can't believe our time is here!!!!
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As usual, when the answer is probably, "Call your midwives and ask!", I'm going to pose my current conundrum to you all first.

We just took a walk, and I really felt... hmm... I just feel weird. I feel like stuff is happening. Can you feel your cervix dilate? (I thought not.) I almost expected to lose my mucus plug or something when I got home and used the toilet because I felt so much like there was something HAPPENING in there. (Plus the knitting needle through the cervix stabs today, plus last night's strong cramping and lots of BH then and today.)

My appointment isn't until Friday because I'm still on every-two-weeks until after this week. (I'm 35 wks and 1 day today.) I feel like I'm being silly and should just wait, but then again I feel... just... different. I know I didn't have this with DS, but I also know 2nd timers feel more stuff earlier than 1st timers.

What would you do? (Realistically, I'll probably call them tomorrow if I still feel weird. I just so hate to call on a weekend evening. WHY does all the weird feeling stuff happen on weekends at night?!?)

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Willo: If you rest and drink a ton of water and still feel "off" then it doesn't hurt to call the MW. You know your body best and if something doesn't feel right then it probably isn't. I hope everything is ok and you are feeling back to normal again soon.

I've been having lots of cervical sensations today and it makes me get excited. I can tell that something is going on down there I haven't had any false starts since Thursday and I'm anxiously waiting for the next one to come. I hope to have a little contraction action tonight. I'd love to be 3+ cm before I really go into labor and I think I'm only 2 right now.

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Willo, I had very similar feelings right around 35 weeks, just knowing that something was going on, but I couldn't describe it any better than that. Frustrating and exciting all at once. Good luck!
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