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#1 of 118 Old 06-04-2007, 10:56 AM - Thread Starter
 
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So here we are, coming up on the second week in June. I wonder how many babies this week will bring. Today is my official "due date" based on my date of conception. Babe is still not in my pelvis, I'm not sure what he's up to in there. Today is my "Murphy's Law" day to go into labor. My mom (who is supposed to watch DS during labor) is having a jewelery party and my sister (who is coming over to help during labor) will be at the party and several of her friends are invited. Neither of them can leave the party. DS was born on the Murphy's Law day when we got 27" of snow. It would be funny if I went into labor today and very ironic.

So how is everyone feeling this fine Monday morning? Ready for another week? :

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HA! Right after I posted this I went to use the bathroom and BAM! HUGE blob of red blood on the toilet paper. Murphy's law it is. I'm laughing so hard. My babies have a sense of humor!

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I am not due until June 27th, but I have been getting so excited reading everyone's threads about their births, early labor, etc. I am praying that today is NOT my Murphy's Law day (besides the fact that I'm only 36.5 weeks) b/c we are disobeying the rule of not leaving the city and going to Bethelam, PA for a funeral of a dear friend. He was 34 and had a heart attack and died instantly on Thursday afternoon. No prior health problems, vegetarian, active...He was our downstairs neighbor in our brownstone and we're all just shocked. His wife is now a 32 year old widow. Watching her mourn has been devestating...: It's been a really rough few days.

Our midwives gave us clearance to go. I am hoping nothing will happen with me and labor. I'm not ready to have a baby in another state, or today, on the day of my friend's funeral, for that matter.

Birth and death really are so close to each other in the circle of life...
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Good luck, Jilian! That's funny, and yet not funny. Hope you can get someone to watch DS if today is the day.

I need some serious head-down vibes, and fast, please!!! After our celebration last week about switching to a homebirth, we have now just discovered that baby is breech:. I've started doing several things on the list of things to make her turn and am hoping for an acupuncture appt. today. Not sure I want to try external version, though. Tomorrow is 37 weeks. Trying to stay calm and relaxed--and trying to shake my fear of history repeating itself, because I was a breech baby and the first of four c-sections for my mom.
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Birth and death really are so close to each other in the circle of life...
Yup, they are. I'm sorry to hear about your friend. My mom who was going to watch the girls while I had this baby just climbed onto a plane to go to my grandpa's funeral. How I wish I was climbing on that plane with her. It's so hard to not get to see my family and say goodbye to Grandpa. But at the same time the whole family is looking forward to our new arrival who will hopefully make an appearance soon.

Good luck Jilian. How exciting!!!!

No signs of anything at all happening here. I'd love a Murphy's law baby. Any baby would be nice at this point. Sigh. I'm calling the birth center today and seeing if I can either skip my 39 week appt or if I can switch to the midwife I know. I don't know if you remember, but one of my two midwives left on June 1st and there is a new midwife replacing her. Ugh. I have a bunch of questions that I really, really don't want to have to ask a stranger and my appt is with the new midwife.

Thinking ELV for everyone who wants them. Can't wait to see what the second week in June brings for our DDC!!

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Loriu: I'm so sorry for your loss, that is so tragic My thoughts are with you and his family.

Charity: Sending head down vibes your way. Did you see the breech thread a while back? I had success turning this baby by sitting in a warm tub of water and placing an ice pack where his head was. He traveled down toward the warmth and away from the cold.

I'm *trying* not to get too excited (but secretly getting excited) I just lost a whole lot of mucous plug and a little more blood. At least something is going on on there! Maybe he knows that today is his due date.

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I guess I need a Murphy's Law day, too. I actually had two days where my midwife was out of town, and then my mom was out of town over this past weekend (we have her for backup for DS in case it's too much for me to have him home during my labor) and those have come and gone.

Jilian, at least with the bloody show/mucus you know it means your cervix is doing something even if you aren't going into labor right away. Exciting!

Last week I was feeling like I was on the edge of labor, and suddenly I woke up today and I'm feeling like it's gonna be a while.

I re-read Ina May for the milliionth time last night, and made a list of positive birth affirmations. I was having some doubts yesterday about getting through labor, and I think I just needed that. I just need to remind myself not to fight it!
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Heyla!

I posted in the other thread cause I'm totally out of it in terms of the date! :LOL

I did indeed catch the tummy bug and am slowly pulling back out...explosive nauseau with giant belly = bad idea. I've pulled a bunch of muscles in my sides/back and popped blood vessels in my eyes...I think my "sexy pregnant mama vibe" is gone for a while!

Not to mention the joy of not eating in terms of how it's affected my blood sugar and PIH issues. Bleh!

Anyway, although I'm a wreck physically (even my skin hurts) I've reached a state of "zen insanity" emotionally and feel pretty positive.

I hope your Murphy Law babe hold off till your support people can come Jilian! Almost everyone in DH's family has been born on JUne 4th so it's the one day I really want to avoid, but I bet I'd feel soooo much better with roro on the outside...

Good luck and happy birthing!

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I'm sorry for your losses. It's very interesting how the circle of life works though. My Mom (@59) died very suddenly while I was with her in March '06(before I got pregnant). On the day she died, our friend had their baby & on her b-day the following August, our nephew was born. How weird is that? I was devastated & still have moments of disbelief but somehow the fact that life goes on now comforts me. Of course the thought that my Mom is missing this & that my son will not know is G'ma can be really tough at times.

Jilian- I think that everyone would understand if Sis had to leave the party. Babymoon trumps party. Maybe baby will wait a little while longer, but not too long. Either way, it'll work out.

I'm not even thinking about when it will happen b/c I know I have very little control over it (of course, my due date is still 2 weeks away so I can remain calm pretty easily). I know I could really get myself into a tizzy thinking about when it will happen. Everyday I get is a day to nap, have some freedom & get some chores done.

Hang in there everyone.

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I'm sorry for your losses. It's very interesting how the circle of life works though. My Mom (@59) died very suddenly while I was with her in March '06(before I got pregnant). On the day she died, our friend had their baby & on her b-day the following August, our nephew was born. How weird is that? I was devastated & still have moments of disbelief but somehow the fact that life goes on now comforts me. Of course the thought that my Mom is missing this & that my son will not know is G'ma can be really tough at times.

Jilian- I think that everyone would understand if Sis had to leave the party. Babymoon trumps party. Maybe baby will wait a little while longer, but not too long. Either way, it'll work out.

I'm not even thinking about when it will happen b/c I know I have very little control over it (of course, my due date is still 2 weeks away so I can remain calm pretty easily). I know I could really get myself into a tizzy thinking about when it will happen. Everyday I get is a day to nap, have some freedom & get some chores done.

Hang in there everyone.
Amy,

I lost my mama too, 4 years ago, and its been so hard raising her grandson and soon to be second one without them getting to know her. I just wanted to share with you that I felt the strongest presence in my life through my labor from my mom. At one point I felt that I couldnt do it and I know that she wrapped her arms around me and gave me that extra push that I need. I hope the same for you! Hugs to you
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Oh my goodness...I'm gone for three days and a dozen babes arrive! I think I have the birth thread up to date, but between bathroom runs I may have missed somone!

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Loriu: My sympathies for your loss.

Jillian: I would be excited too! Enjoy it. And I agree - baby trumps party! Good Luck.

Charity: My boy was breech forever it seemed and finally turned after I tried a variety of positions like a madwoman. The thread on this site really helped too. It's nerve wracking though and I can relate. I hope he turns for you.

My official due date was yesterday to no avail. With my DS I went into labor during the early morning hours of Day 2 past due. So, if there is any correlation, I could be in labor tonight. I am still getting strong but very sporadic contractions....they feel different than the Braxton Hicks, but not as strong as in true labor. I thought for sure on Saturday, then they went away. No loss of plug yet. Guess he's comfy in there.

Everytime I'm out and I run into someone I know they inevitable say, "Oh My, You're still here?" or I get the questions from strangers, "When are you due" and this entire past week, they look at me like I'm going to give birth in their presence any second. Do you people not know how this works? LOL
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Everytime I'm out and I run into someone I know they inevitable say, "Oh My, You're still here?" or I get the questions from strangers, "When are you due" and this entire past week, they look at me like I'm going to give birth in their presence any second. Do you people not know how this works? LOL
Today is my EDD, so I'm getting ready to enjoy the looks on people's faces when they ask "So when are you due?" and I get to respond in the past tense.

I'm having lots of contractions and lots of fatigue, but nothing to indicate that labor is actually about to start. Last time I felt much the same, and didn't know labor was coming until my water broke. We shall see how it goes!

My sympathies to all who are having sad or hard times right now. I hope things get better, or at least more peaceful, for all of you soon.
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Hi all-
I'm 39 weeks tomorrow and ready for baby to come. At my appt last week I had protein in my urine (I had only drank 1 8 oz glass of water and a bottle of grape soda all day, so *hoping* I was dehydrated) and my first bp reading was 152/88! I'm normally 115-120/85. My 2nd reading was 130/88, so better, but coupled with slight swelling in my feet and the protein the word preeclampsia came up as a potential concern. It's hard *not* to worry, but am trying my best. DH is buying a bp monitor today so I can watch my bp and mw is coming on wednesday to do a blood draw for a liver panel. I hope it is not pre-e! Any vibes are greatly appreciated.

On another note, my mom is driving me crazy. She is not interested at ALL the entire pregnancy, but now that I am close, she needs to be in my face constantly about when is baby coming. She reminds me of the date each day and feels compelled to tell me about these random people she doesn't even know who were due after me but have already had their babies. Umm, my last was born on 41 w 6 d (though with the threat of pre-e, I'm ready for baby to come)! I'm not answering her calls anymore.

Just needed to vent and ask for normal bp vibes!
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Hi all-
I'm 39 weeks tomorrow and ready for baby to come. At my appt last week I had protein in my urine (I had only drank 1 8 oz glass of water and a bottle of grape soda all day, so *hoping* I was dehydrated) and my first bp reading was 152/88! I'm normally 115-120/85. My 2nd reading was 130/88, so better, but coupled with slight swelling in my feet and the protein the word preeclampsia came up as a potential concern. It's hard *not* to worry, but am trying my best. DH is buying a bp monitor today so I can watch my bp and mw is coming on wednesday to do a blood draw for a liver panel. I hope it is not pre-e! Any vibes are greatly appreciated.
I could use some of these healthy vibes too-my bp was up again yesterday. I've been doing all I can to keep it down for several weeks now, and it went down a lot last week but it was back up again yesterday. I've also had a lot of swelling in my feet but no protein yet. The word preeclampsia hasn't come up yet, but we're now making more frequent trips to the bc-3 hours away which doesn't help my feet at all!

But the good news is that my mw wanted to go ahead and check to see if we had any progress yesterday and I'm dilated to 2 cm now-makes me feel a little better. She was confident that I woudn't be pregnant for too much longer and that we should definitely be "encouraging" the baby along. (I think that was the first time anyone has ever told my husband that he ought to be having more sex with his wife!)

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Jillian, we'll have to see if you get a second Murphy's baby!

Saturday is my Murphy's Law day, my mw is unavailable the whole day b/c it is her ds's gradutaion party. We both think that the babe will be here befor ethat, but who knows (39w1d today). 3-4 cm and stretchy and I let her sweep my membranes, so let's see if that does what sex hasn't done!

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Jilian-- Good sign with the bloody show... Isn't it supposed to be a sign of labor starting within 24 hours? So maybe you'll enjoy a nice, happy day today and go into labor in the morning after a lovely rest?

I wanted to say, there appears to be a Law & Order marathon on TNT right now, so that is a "labor sign" for some of you, right?

Having missed my chiropractic appt last Friday due to DS's ER visit, I've gotten to by far the most decrepit point of this pg. I went today, and, even right after the visit, I felt still nerve-pinched and I actually came straight home (instead of doing a couple of fairly important errands) because I didn't feel safe driving with these occasional pinchy/shooting pains in one of my hips. Yikes! I kept my Friday appt for more chiro, so that should help get me back on track. I also need to wear a bathrobe belt tied tightly around my hips to help hold me together. I had to do that a lot in my first pg, but this is the first time this pg that I need to do it. It looks stupid, but it really helps!

I sure hope I don't get one of those Murphy's Law babies. You guys can have 'em. DH has SO much to do this week, and then he will be relatively "ready". Please, please, please God--let my baby wait until at least this Friday.

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Hello all. Sending lots of head down, quick and easy birth vibes to everyone. We've had enough c-sections already around here.

One handed typing is hard, didn't somone else comment on that last week? Worth it to snuggle the babe though. I can't wait until the section incision heals enough that I can start experimenting with slings. Too scary right now.

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keep us posted Jilian, I think we are all rooting for you!


sending 's to those moms who need it.

I had 2 days with regular cxt, and plenty of very strong and painful ones. DH and I were sure it was the real deal, but what do you know they pittered off. I am going through so many mixed emotions about this whole thing, I have had several "false starts" and I just can't take another one! : I feel that I have tried so many of the suggested ways to move things along, but nothing is working, I don't know why I am so impatient, (well I do, but I would fill up 3 pages just telling you all why I am ready). Right now I just think I am going to start making plans a week in advance and "expect" that I will be making it, try to ignore the fact that I desperately want the baby on the outside. Can you tell I am a bit anxious I feel so whiney, I know I am not the only one feeling like this, it doesn't help that my DH is really disapointed too, and I keep getting calls and questions and remarks from everyone, I really don't want to go out anymore!

Willlow I really did want to join the "make it a great day" club, I am sorry to be a downer.

I need a kick in the pants, this isn't the end of the world!

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oh boy. Membranes stripped at 8:30 this am (ouch!), plenty of blood, plus cohosh. was 3 cm, 70% but high. Have been having 3-5 minute contractions now for about 3 hours. Still not horribly painful but definitely more intense than ever before and I'm getting cranky during them. could this be it? or am I stuck in prelabor land?

patchchild - take care and congrats!

healthy bp vibes pj/s and robbins.

charity - heads down vibes coming your way!
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Congrats to all the new mamas! That's quite a full moon we got there!

It sounded like most people got off to a rough start this month - s Sorry to hear it. I'm glad things are better.

I think I would go crazy if I had to deal with contrax for more than a few minutes and then have it fade away. I had a little bit of prodromal labor with DD1 - maybe 3 hours of contrax. But I never moved around or did anything to see if it was the real thing - I just laid in bed. With DD2, when the contrax started up 4 days before her EDD, I didn't believe it! LOL I figured they would go away. I ignored them and continued to have a "normal" evening, but then couldn't really sleep. Tried a bath and everything, but they just kept coming. Finally at around 2AM I laid down on our couch and tried to rest between them. I even have fond memories of hearing the street sweeper running up and down our street as the early morning light came through our curtains! Now whenever I hear a street sweeper at four in the morning, I'm immediately transported to my labor with her!

I am desperately trying to have everything ready by 38 weeks and it is soo hard to get things done. I'm still so depleted after the flu and have no extra energy. I still need to finish getting all the homebirth supplies washed and packed up. Plus, because of the age-spacing, all the baby clothes and CDs were packed away and needed to be brought out and sorted through and now I still need to wash everything! I hate having that nest-y feeling but feel unable to fulfill it.

For everyone who is coming up on or has already surpassed your EDD - hang in there! It's soo hard, I know. Big hugs to you - your babe is so close to being ready. I'm thinking about all of you and sending good labor vibes out right now!
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Jillian how is the Murphy's law day going so far, any more sigsn?
Mine would be any time after Wednesday and before at least the 16 June. My dh goes back off shore on Wednesday at 4am so i guess starting labour at 5am would show this kid had a real sense of humour. I had so hoped he would be early so his dad could be here and I can't believe i am now wishing he will be late so dh will be home or almost home ( 20 March dh is home again, i am due 16)

Wombatclay: what a time to get a stomach bug- shame sounds hectic

loriu: sorry to hear about your friend

Charity: head down vibes coming your way, hope baby turns
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um, duh- i posted on the last week too!

well, here i am- i've had contractions throughout the night and day about every 15 min but they are strong and are changing my cervix. definitely not leaving the house today. convenient because my dh is a teacher and he started his leave today! so he can run the kids around. it's a stormy cool day, too- nice one for having a baby. i don't feel like this will go away...but i don't know when it will pick up either. all three of my kids were born between 2 and 4 in the afternoon, so we're curious to see if the pattern holds!

i'm mostly okay and excited, but a little nervous too because it's our first unassisted birth and because birth is just so intense and then i'll have a BABY!!!! it's almost surreal right now.

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Well I am still hangin around not doing much except spending time with my DH, he is off for the summer and since this will be the last "alone" time we will get for a while we are enjoying it.
I had a BIG scare last Friday, but it finally stopped so no baby....lol
I am currently 37weeks 3days and feel mostly ok.
Our 2 year wedding anniversary is this Friday and I will be exactly 38weeks..lol

Yesterday we went and took professional pictures belly and all... I get to look at them today and hope I like them...

We are going to do the belly cast tonight

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ACK! i was so stoked that i had caught up! only to post and realize that i was in the wrong week~ AGAIN! so, heres the post i put on the other thread, ill update once i read todays!

oh, wombat, im so sorry you got *the illness* glad to hear you all are feeling better, though, and what a relief your babe didnt come in the middle of all that!

has anyone noticed how many law & order and csi maraton have been on this week? im thinkin its a sign

ive had an ok day...im just sooooo tired. too tired to move and my inner thighs hurt too bad to get off the couch anymore! my kids are having crackers, cheerios and grahm crackers for dinner...at least until dh gets home. thats a healthy dinner, right? crap, zachs pouring himself juice....this is not going to end well

well, we blew up my birthin pool last night (la bassine) its soooo deep! zach got in it, grabbed the handles, leaned back and goes "OOOOOH, im havin a baby!" it was waaaay too funny.

trying to get the house ready for our home visit on thursday...not going too well, though

lexa has a cold and hasnt stopped whining and crying ALL day. i cant handle the kids anymore...i cant talk to them and zachs driving me nuts! he NEVER stops talking or moving. i just cant deal anymore. i wanna go to bed
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Jillian! youre kids are serious trouble makers! i cant wait to keep reading for an update!

Charity~ try some pulsatilla! out of everything ive tried, im crediting the chiropractor and then the pulsatilla in getting my monster to flip!
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So how's this for pregnancy brain....on my way out to lunch today with my Aunt, I backed into the opening garage door. In addition to general brain fog & thinking about my Mom, I was trying to keep my dog & my aunt's dog in the garage (they're both good but I prefer to not leave them in the house alone, quite the rambuntious duo). Luckily the garage door isn't too bad (it still opens & closes & doesn't look bad at all), but my perfect little Prius has a small ding on the hatch. Haven't spoken to DH yet, so he doesn't know. Man, I hope he's mellow about it. At 38 weeks, I should get a little reprieve from a lecture about safety.

Jilian- I'm thinking about you & hope you are having a good day. Another baby on the way! Yeah!!

jbobys- Hang in there! I hope you can get a little relief from the kids tonight.

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Hey ladies...

my Mom is yelling for the phone (darn dial-up) and I was desperately trying to catch up!

Ok Jilian.... you go for it!!!! Have that Baby and then I'll try to pop out mine too!!!!

I have been losing CHUNKS of mucus plug like it's my job.... quite gross really and I keep thinking... "how much more could there be????"

got checked on Fri... 2-3cm and "squishy" as my MW put it.

DexP took me out to lunch yesterday and then took me to Babies-r-us and bought me a bassinet!!! (I put it together this after noon)

Took DD to the ER last night... she had gotten a bug bite that by the end of the day looked so horrid and infected we had to take her in. The persrcibed her some Augmentin... which I went to have filled (they told me it would be 1/2 an hour)... SO an HOUR LATER (11pm!!!) The Pharmasist says "Oh... you know you have to pay out of pocket for this right?" Apparently her insurance had been cancled in MARCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welll.... thenks for some one mentioning it to me SOONER!!!! Or... I dont know... maybe when we were IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM!!!!! I had to pay $57.... which was the rest of my child support money (aka gas and food) to get my baby her meds.... I burst into uncontrolable tears in the car.

Called the insurance company in the morning... they had never updated my address properly when I called (well, they said it didn't go through or something stupid) and the woman said she would try to get it reinstated to cover everything because it was looking like it was their fault and not mine.

DD and I ended up staying at DexP's house last night.... it was just too late to make the 20 min drive home....

No kidding ladies.... best nights sleep in FOREVER!!!! It might have been the bigger bed, or sleeping beside someone... or just how EXHAUSTED I was, but that 25 year old queen matress was soooooooooooo much better then my 2 month old twin matress it's uncanny!

still no baby.....: Due tomorrow.....
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I wonder if that babe of Jilian's did decide that today was the day?

Amy, too bad about the scratch on the car! It's good that the garage door is fine though, that could be a pain to have out of commission!

My pg brain move of the day came when I was sewing diapers. I had 3 done and was working on the last one and didn't notice that I had turned it right side out and sewn the velcro on it w/o putting any elastic in the thing: ! I decided that was a good reason to stop -- I wasn't feeling up to ripping everything back open to fix it.

I'm starting to wonder if things might be moving along for me. Membranes were swept at about 10:30 this morning. I was expecting some show or something, but nothing all day until I went to take a shower around 8 pm tonight. I had just finished attatching the cosleeper to the bed, maybe that is what the baby was waiting for . I think it would be a great night to have a baby, we'll see if this goes anywhere or peters out like all the prodromal episodes.

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Herbmama: I'm so sorry you are still dealing with false starts. I hope you get a real start very soon.

CJ: Sending some peaceful birthing vibes your way

I'm not sure what is going on with me. Contractions started around 4ish and have been irregular, maybe about 10-15 mins apart. The good thing is that I can really feel the baby dropping. The pressure in my pubic bone is really intense right now, with a side order of serious back pain. My Murphy's Law situation is over - I just got back from the party. I'm not sure if I'm in early labor or not and I don't want to jinx things by saying I am. But I can say that this pressure feeling is getting more and more intense. DH should be home within the next 20 mins or so and I'm happy to not have to be alone right now.

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