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Good morning everyone.

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Morning!

Had a good night last night. Got my kids to bed (can I just say that I love that my kids go to bed by 6:30 pm!) and decided to leave DH at home while I went out to have a night of pampering. I went and bought a book, a box of chocolates and a yummy decaf Mocha with a shot of hazelnut...yummy! I came home, had a bath and snuggled into bed for a night of chocolate and reading. Unfortunately, I stayed up until midnight reading so I'm pretty tired this morning but it made me feel so much better. Nothing worse than feeling sorry for yourself.

DH is working this morning but will be home by noon and I get to go out by myself again...mind you it is just to go to my OB appointment but still, it is a Mama outing all the same.

I'm hoping to hear of some babies arrivals today! ***TARA!!!***
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I have decided Im not going to bother with my bed till the baby comes. I sleep SO much better on my sofa. Its PERFECT I put a pillow at either end and have the one for my knees. I just pivot from one end to the other without having to move my butt!!! My belly falls in the perfect support position. :

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Good morning. I think I need more sleep, but my head is spinning b/c I decided to have my friend over to lunch today. I don't entertain much, and she hasn't been here in 5 years. Still, she has offered to play surrogate grandma b/c we don't want to call out of town visitors (read my parents or ILs) in to take care of DD while I'm in labor, if needed. So, she volunteered, and has time on her hands b/c she just retired from where we worked together for 7 years. She is bored. I might need her. Therefore, here she comes to lunch, and my head is spinning.

Let me run the menu by you: I am reheating a lovely potato leek soup from VT magazine (minus the horseradish) that I made on Sunday. We'll also have a salad with baby lettuces, pears, goat cheese and walnuts, with a pear or pomegranate vinaigrette. I'll offer paninis too for DD, and for us if she wants them. She just got back from an Aryuvedic retreat two weeks ago, so I hope she can eat some of what I fix. That's part of what's worrying me. Then, I have decided we'll dine at the table instead of the couch, but I've not used the table in a year (it's covered with construction materials in the addition) so I have to get that ready to go too.

My house is relatively clean, but DD was left to her own devices last night b/c I wanted to watch the debate, and so her toys are everywhere. It's not too much to get done, all in alll, but my mind is spinning about order, absolute necessity, and what I can start prior to 6 a.m.

I went to Target yesterday-- no labor-- whew! Also, had a great lunch with DD at Red Robin, and then off to the midwife. I'm plugging along.

Well, the mess awaits, and I'm anxious, so I'm off MDC for the morning.

Have a good day everyone. ELV's to those who need it, and keep posting those babies! :
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I went and bought a book, a box of chocolates and a yummy decaf Mocha with a shot of hazelnut...yummy! I came home, had a bath and snuggled into bed for a night of chocolate and reading. Unfortunately, I stayed up until midnight reading so I'm pretty tired this morning but it made me feel so much better. Nothing worse than feeling sorry for yourself.
that sounds like so much fun.

nothing to report here. im just going to c&p from the "overdue club".

41 weeks 2 days. Last night i really thought i was going to have a baby..the contrax were pretty intense and if i tried to ignore them, they were painful. I had to get into my head space in order to allow them to flow over me and not hurt...but in order to do that, i have to convince myself im going to have a baby. It was a delimma for a few hours. I finally succumbed to them and they tapered off and I fell asleep.

I said i would not worry until 42 weeks but that statement is coming back to bite me...all these stupid crazy thoughts keep popping in my head.

I have a chiro appt and a massage today at 10am and then i need to come home and clean the house AGAIN (my kitchen floors seem like magnets right now for dirt...argh!!!).

Other than that i have nothing to do...i am trying to knit hats for friends b/c knitting baby stuff makes me want to cry.

Oh, and DP is working from home this week...wanting me to go into labor so he can STOP working and start paternity leave...he keeps looking at me when i have a contrax that stops me in my tracks. He said something about baby coming last night and I told him if he doesn't stop he's going to be put on the "do not call" list too! lol!
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Oh, and DP is working from home this week...wanting me to go into labor so he can STOP working and start paternity leave...he keeps looking at me when i have a contrax that stops me in my tracks. He said something about baby coming last night and I told him if he doesn't stop he's going to be put on the "do not call" list too! lol!
LOL...I'm not even to my due date yet (next week) and I'm already annoyed by all the "haven't you had the baby yet" phone calls. I actually just got off the phone with my MIL who called to see if the baby has arrived yet and if we just forgot to call LOL
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Warning - a little TMI...

Well, I'm pretty sure at this point that DS brought home some intestinal bug from school. He's had some pretty loose BMs, not quite runny, but loose nonetheless. I've been dealing with the same, but figured it was just end-of-pregnancy stuff or IBS, but it wasn't very crampy like my IBS usually is. This morning, DH woke up and said his intestines weren't feeling too hot. And I started getting the crampiness with everything else. Great. Now I get to disinfect the house from some unknown bug before the LO's arrival. When sickies invade our house, I tend to show no mercy. Away go the green cleaners and out comes the Clorox and Lysol. Oh well, at least my bathrooms will be spotless. But BLECH, I hate sickies!

TMI rant over.

I have my MW appointment at 10AM and fingers crossed, they tell me I'm negative for GBS. DS came just a bit too early last time, so I hadn't received the test yet and they treated me as if I were positive. Pushed penicillin does NOT feel good AT ALL. It was cold and it burned going in. I would like to avoid that this time around. I'm also hoping to not have gained a ton of weight, but my body is in starvation mode (thanks to the above issue...) and just like when I have a bad IBS episode, I know my body is holding on to every last calorie I consume. *sigh* Maybe one for two will be okay this week.
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good morning! i love talk of chocolates in bed, couch sleeping, yummy gourmet soups for lunch, visitors, and mamas staying upbeat!

i am now 40 weeks, 1 day.

i am determined to have a positive, lovely day. the weather is too nice.

errands, beach walk, and then making some turkey burgers on the grill for dinner!

all this while fielding "anything yet?!" calls from excited family and friends. I am trying to be nicer to everyone. i know they are just excited, i have to stop snapping at people. i just don't think THEY should be the ones who get to be impatient!

i hope everyone has a beautiful day!
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LOL...I'm not even to my due date yet (next week) and I'm already annoyed by all the "haven't you had the baby yet" phone calls. I actually just got off the phone with my MIL who called to see if the baby has arrived yet and if we just forgot to call LOL
I started getting calls and messages at 37 wks. Then from a friend who whined from 30 weeks on about wanting to be induced, who was induced for no reason other then she was tired of being pregnant, "When are you having the baby?" Um, when she comes! It's funny to get most of the comments from those who've JUST had babies, as if they don't remember how annoying it is? And for the record, I never once said a thing to any of them b/c I know what that's like! :

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LOL...I'm not even to my due date yet (next week) and I'm already annoyed by all the "haven't you had the baby yet" phone calls. I actually just got off the phone with my MIL who called to see if the baby has arrived yet and if we just forgot to call LOL

yeh, as if you wouldnt tell them. argh!!

i have ONE friend who doesnt call to ask taht Q. so i send her my daily updates....i dont send them to anyone else!!!

i told one friend "if you keep asking me im going to stop taking your calls"

at 41 plus weeks, i just have no patience for that type of behavior! lol!

luckily i told our families October (original EDD was 9/29) and didnt tell them a date...so they understand i do NOT want to be called. DP's mom calls weekly (on Sundays) so i still have a bit more time before that phone call and i think she missed this last Sunday b/c she was out of town.
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Good morning! Not a lot going on here. I'm noticing what I suppose may be bloody show this morning. I had an exam yesterday, though.

DH made a HUGE pot of veggie soup to add to our PP meals (and for me to have during labor should I want some). It smelled really good, but he fed me chili for dinner (he's still feeding me spicy food hoping I'll go into labor). He also made a valiant effort at painting my toenails during the debates while I gave myself a manicure.

Orionbelt: Sounds like you had a great evening last night! I know what you mean about the annoying phone calls. I hate to talk on the phone at all, and now I'm getting these phone calls. It's annoying!!! Also my little brother texts me DAILY!
audsma: Please take it easy over there! I'm sure your friend won't mind a few toys or eating on the sofa. Focus on enjoying her company once she's there, instead of trying to get your house spotless before she arrives. The menu sounds very nice, btw.
PassionateWriter: Good luck to you!
JMarie: So sorry to hear that the sickies have invaded your home. I hope you're feeling better soon, and that your appt goes well (GBS Negative!!).


I hope everyone is feeling well, and we get some birth announcements soon!
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Good morning, everyone!

PW... I really hope today is your day.

My mom is here and we're going out to breakfast. I'm getting out of the house!!!

And last night I watched the Business of Being Born for the first time... very affirming. Put me in a good mood.

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JMarie - Good luck with the GBS test! I'm sure you're neg! Fingers crossed! Sucks about the stomach bug. Clean that house spotless!

I'm so anxious to hear from Tara! Her not posting since yesterday sure makes it seem like something happened or is happening! How exciting!!!

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Good morning, mamas!

Did someone say chocolate...in bed...? A girl after my own heart!!

Tara, I'm hoping you're snuggling your precious babe by now!

Well, today is going to be another day of taking it easy. This morning I made some persimmon bread and now I'm just hanging with my 2 littles playing and reading books. I have a massage scheduled for later this afternoon and after that I may just take a nap. A pretty lazy day is on tap.

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Persimmon bread?!?!? I have never heard of such an amazing-sounding delight! Recipe? I'm such a vegan recipe whore
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Persimmon bread?!?!? I have never heard of such an amazing-sounding delight! Recipe? I'm such a vegan recipe whore
I just got it out of the oven and it smells amazing! I found the recipe here. :

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Good morning everyone!

ELV's to all who need them! Hopefully Tara is holding her babe by now!

I woke up with a sore throat and sinus congestion...my oldest boy was/still sick with something similar. It's not that bad but I feel like i'm draggin' ya know? I have a prenatal this afternoon and that's about it. Just going to be cleaning the house again. Ctx are back but the usual irregular type. I had a few wake me last night but otherwise I slept pretty good. I really need to find something to do with my time during the day, my cats can only handle so much of me talking to them.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

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Morning ladies!

More of the same here - constant contractions leading nowhere. I am back on track and reminding myself that my little guy will be here when he's ready and that I've already been pregnant for 9 months so even 2 more weeks (even if I spend every last minute in labor) really isn't that long. I have to say, though, that I understand now why some women would want an induction. I wouldn't do it simply because of being overdue, but this prodromal labor for over a week is like my own little personal hell. I'm still considering calling my midwives and begging for help in my weak moments.

I still have to work until I deliver thanks to having no maternity leave. So here I am, sitting at my desk and being bored. Thankfully, I work with my Dad and as soon as he gets in this morning (about 2 hours), I'm free to go. No room for complaints here, I guess. On the agenda for today is cleaning the house and trying to keep everything nice, clean and ready for my homebirth. It's gotta be soon, right?

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Yum! Thank you!
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Good morning all! Today is my unofficial due date. By my calculations. Doc's date is 11th. But I don't really expect baby for at least another week. I slept surprisingly well last night. I've had a few of those lately, and I have to say, they are GREAT! But why do I feel like I need a nap 3 hours later? It must be all those annoying ctx that just don't seem to go anywhere. I'm supposed to be cleaning since I haven't done anything the last couple of days. Dishes, laundry, grocery shopping, sewing. So much to do, so little energy (or interest And my pelvis hurts. It's better since my chiro adjustment Tues, but I think the only cure at this point is to get this baby out!

It's hard to keep up with all the new babies being born. Every time I log on, it seems like there are several new birth announcements. I'm really excited for everyone, though! Congratulations! And good luck to everyone who is ready and waiting. It won't be much longer! We're all in the short rows now. :

Have a great day!!!

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Oh my gosh yes. Yesterday I *finally* got all the dirty laundry in the house in just ONE place (the laundry room - what a concept!) and now I just need to wash wash wash and put it all up and I'll feel so much better. But I don't wanna! I'm big into naps right now too.
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Good morning! I am on pins and needles about Tara! She was going to the hospital though, so it may be a day or so... How exciting!

Now, for the rest of us! Keep those babies rolling out!!:

I am good, I think I went to the bathroom, literally, 3 times in one hour last night! NO JOKE! How crazy is that?

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PW It is so hard waiting for a lazy baby!!! Hopefully you'll be holding your LO soon!

JMarie - I know how you feel about intestinal stuff. I prefer to just go straight to the Clorox when there's been one in our house, too. I try to use safe cleaners most of the time but when you just want that stuff out Clorox gives a certain level of comfort. I hope that you don't get hit too hard by the bug!

BDD Sounds like you have a lovely lazy day ahead :

for all you mamas dealing with sickness ... and for our overdue mamas!!!

I can't wait to hear what's going on with Tara!!!

AAM: pretty slow day here today. We did our last big lesson for my DD's homeschool unit today; tomorrow is review (we school Mon-Thurs) and I'm thrilled about that. We have a 1 week nature unit next week which is more laid back (we're just finishing a 4 week language arts unit) - so I'll be OK if the babe comes then... Then I've scheduled a few weeks off from school (with some informal plans in case of a late baby!) We do have some crafts and things to do though. I'm just excited about getting close!

Trying to wrap all my last minute things up and anxiously awaiting the arrival of our car seat and hoping the other mama who had the birth tub before us has had a good birth in it (she was due the 2nd) - so we can have the tub here!

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GOOD MORNING LADIES!!! Haven't read any of your responses yet, but I will!

Let's see... I'm mad about my contractions but you can read about that in my other post, lol.

Other than that... guess what my darling hubby did?? HE FORGOT MY SON!!! We had something to do yesterday that we couldn't take our son to, so he stayed over at Grandma's house. Hubs was SUPPOSED to pick him up on his way home from work this morning. But did he? NO!! He drove all the way home (45 mins from grandma's) before he realized what he did, lol. But my mom said to just let him stay there rather than making the extra trip and wasting unnecessary gas. So today's another kid free day. Woot I guess??

Yeah, I'm afraid other than that I'm boring, lol. Darn me!!

Well off to read your wonderful posts now!! Hope ya'll have a great day!! :

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BTW... Anyone wanna clean my house? I'm here all alone KNOWING I should get to it. There are dishes to be washed, clutter to be uncluttered, but that's about it. I just can't seem to make myself do it, lol. I'm a lazy bum!!!

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Oooh it's pretty quiet here today. I wonder if that means more babies are being born. :

I tripped over the neighbor's cat this afternoon... I posted a post about that and I am waiting a call from my OB's office to see if they want me to come in or not. I have also been getting facial numbness when I sit down. I'm assuming that my LO is just sitting on a nerve or something. Anyone had anything like that?

I have my 39 week appointment scheduled for tomorrow morning. We are all getting closer!!
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Just got back from the MW appointment, and WOOHOO!!! GBS Negative!!! SUCH a relief! Of course, I also gained five pounds in two weeks (looks like it's all fluid too, my legs are now tree stumps), and my BP is ever so slightly elevated. She's not concerned though, said with the arm pain and all the sudden edema -- it just showed up this morning -- it's relatively normal. Said to call if the edema gets much worse in the next day or so, or if I start feeling really off. Baby girl is in a great position, everything looks wonderful! OH! And I think I'm starting to lose my mucus plug! Please, PLEASE by this weekend! Only because I do NOT want to go back to work on Monday. Terrible of me, isn't it?

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Terrible, horrible, and evil. And awfully familiar sounding... : Congrats on the negative, by the way!
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Morning ladies!!!

I think I've been losing mucus plug! It's very snot like, thicker than the EWCM of note when TTC and tinged yellow.... mucus plug like, right? Anyways, I wish I'd been turning on the light all night last night when I went to pee for confirmation, but (TMI) it at least felt the same slick gloppiness all night long as this morning when I could see. No big "plug" like chunks, but it's been consistent since last night. I sure hope it's plug cause that means changes are happening!!! I've been having more BH since yesterday too. They'd kind of dropped off my radar for a few weeks, I was having lots of cramping but no whole uterus BH tightenings. Well I went for a walk yesterday and they seem to be back! Nothing regular or even worth trying to time, but it's encouraging. I don't think I'm about to go into labor anytime soon, but I'm excited my body might be getting prepared.

Anyone totally spacey?! I've caught myself just sitting and brooding lately. Like, for an hour at a time just staring off into space brooding over things and then suddenly I kind of wake up and realize I've been sitting there for an hour or so. It's very weird.

Anyways, on the agenda today is laundry, cleaning the bathroom, and maybe, just maybe, mopping the kitchen and bathroom floors! Gasp! That'd be freakin amazing if it happened though!

Happy Wednesday to everyone!!!

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BTW... Anyone wanna clean my house? I'm here all alone KNOWING I should get to it. There are dishes to be washed, clutter to be uncluttered, but that's about it. I just can't seem to make myself do it, lol. I'm a lazy bum!!!
No way! I'm having to force myself to clean today after a few days of not doing much of anything.. it's terrible, I have absolutely no desire to do ANYTHING. It's really hard to get up off the couch. And I really need to strip beds and wash bed clothes. Blah.

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