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Old 12-05-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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I feel better this am. Thank goodness just a nasty 24hr bug.
We had 30cm of snow last night and are getting another 15 over today. Yikes! DH is off today though so he can shovel. Ds is extremely excited to go out and play in the snow. I don't have a coat that fits so I am going to have to find a sweater and a jacket to go over top.

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Old 12-05-2008, 02:13 PM
 
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Anyone else feeling tired and sort of dragging these days? Maybe it's from getting over a bug and a lot of early mornings this week but I just feel like my body is sort of dragging. I'm guessing this is par for the course for almost 7 mos pregnant though? I'm so happy it's Friday - I so cannot wait to sleep in this weekend! I actually slept well last night - first night in a long time. Wow did it feel good.

I got my glider the other day and today DH is bringing home the crib and dresser! I am also making DH bring all his junk in the extra room to goodwill this weekend. Yay - progress!!

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Anyone else feeling tired and sort of dragging these days?
I think that's pretty normal. This time I'm weird though-- I had less energy through my whole pregnancy up until just recently. Not that I have a lot now, but I can finally take the boys for a little walk outside. I haven't had the energy to do that in months. Go figure!

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Glad you feel better Nillarilla . . . those stomach bugs are the worst!

Yes, I am avoiding birth stories, for the most part. My birth story with my 3rd baby was such a living nightmare . . . I wouldn't want to share it as not to scare anyone. And because it went as it did, it makes me nervous about what this birthing will bring. However, I desperately want a happy experience with this baby. I want to push the baby out (VBAC), and I want it to be a peaceful experience. But birth is unpredictable, and I don't want to be colored by good or bad or neutral experiences.

I just hope and pray that this birthing will go more like my 2nd one did!
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Since this is a first birth for me and the ONLY homebirth of anyone I've known (before this pregnancy), I have been devouring the stories! I needed to be able to visualize something other than laboring in a hospital on my back, getting an epidural, having people yell at me to push, etc. which is all I've known from movies, women's shared stories, and (a bit) from my own experience watching my mother birth my younger brother in a military hospital. I am getting to the point though where I am realizing that I am not going to "find" my birth among the thousands posted on the internet. This birth will be unique to me and to this baby. I have not read a birth story yet that did not have some hiccup or surprise in it somewhere. My birth cannot be "known" ahead of time by reading others' stories. I can visualize being at home now. I know a lot of what to expect my midwife to do or how I might feel at different stages. I think it's getting to be time for me to taper off of the story reading and really get into prepping my own body and mind for my own birth.

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Same here - not as interested in the birthstories this go around. I'm just content to let it be what it is meant to be.

I had a follow-up US this morning and - Hooray! - His kidney is normal size this time! ::: The valve must have opened up. I am so relieved! Kidney issues are a sensitive subject in this family, dh donated one of his to his brother 2 years ago, so I was scared when this little guys was large at 20 wks. Plus it was great to just see him squirming too! I'm bad at remembering all the numbers, but I'm at 30.5 weeks and the dr thought he was 3.5lbs. Just the right size, and no changes in my cervix dispite the long weekend of contractions.

The visit and having a couple hours to shop by myself, made for a great morning! Now after a short nap with the boys, I'm ready to whip the house into shape, do some decorating and maybe hit the local parade tonight. We'll see how long I can ride this wave of energy!
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Congrats on the good news, CandyApple! :-)

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Here's my mini-update:

After the bad pains I was having the other day (along with the nonstop BH), I went to the midwife's yesterday. She sent me for an abdominal u/s this morning (I wasn't crazy about it, since we've already had more than I'm comfy with, because of the early subchorionic bleed, but anyway).

The u/s tech said that she saw something in my gallbladder -- I forget the word she used, but it wasn't stones; it was residue or something? I asked her about it and she was hesitant -- apparently they're not supposed to really say anything much, you know? So I have to wait until Monday for my midwife or the OB to call me and tell me what the heck is going on.

Sigh.

I will be very relieved when February hits and this baby is BORN. Not having a great pregnancy this time around.

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Hugs Nighten!!!

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I will be very relieved when February hits and this baby is BORN. Not having a great pregnancy this time around.
I hear you. Hope you can get this figured out and resolved fast.

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Hugs nighten - I'm typing this at 5:00, so most offices are closing, but isn't there anyway you can get ahold of your midwife before Monday? Thats a long time to wait, and she should be able to tell you something.
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I am so happy! My heater is finally repaired and my babies are no longer running around with chilly hands and feet! My baby won't be born in to a house barley warmed in places with space heaters. I feel like crying, being warm in my home feels so good and being pregnant I am extra emotional. I had it at 70 to get the downstairs warmed up which didn't take long and then I turned it down to 60. After months of being on the cold side I feel almost overheated. There is only one vent to the upstairs (a 1910 house, heater was of course added much later) but it should be a comfortable temp by bedtime.

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That stinks that you have to wait Nighten, I hope it's nothing serious.

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So, I had my moment of freak-out the other night. I hadn't slept well at all the night before and had to go to school at night to watch a concert for my music class after I got off work. I was utterly exhausted by the time I got home, which was close to 10 pm and still had to finish my homework. It struck me that I am taking 18 credit hours next semester, having a baby right in the middle of the semester. I have to take this many hours though. I finish and graduate in May and I just have to push my way through one more semester and I'm done and I'll have my degree.
It also struck me that I am having my baby end of February/early March and starting my in-home business in May without even taking a week off between that and graduation. I was definitely feeling overwhelmed in my exhaustion.
This led to the thought that I am having a baby, period. We're the first of our group of friends to have a baby so I just feel like this changes everything. I was thinking, I can handle having a baby and even a toddler. I've worked with kids for years and that infants and toddlers have always been my forte. But I remembered that I am not just going to have a baby. I am going to have a 10 year old. I am going to have a 15 year old. I am going to have a 30 year old daughter. That freaked me out a bit. I don't like 15 year old girls and I am going to have one of my own living in my house.

I got a good night's sleep and felt better when I woke up in the morning. Taking it one stage at a time, starting with the baby part. Which I totally look forward to. The rest will come, as well as more babies hopefully!

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I already have a 4-year-old and it still freaks me out, thinking of having a 10-year-old! Aaaahhh! But I'm sure it will be different when I get there. But anyway, I know what you mean!

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Thanks everyone. I'm just feeling a little frustrated is all.


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Hugs nighten - I'm typing this at 5:00, so most offices are closing, but isn't there anyway you can get ahold of your midwife before Monday? Thats a long time to wait, and she should be able to tell you something.
I could call her on her cell but I don't want to bug her. It's not terrible, having to wait, since I assume if it were something Really Bad the tech would've sent me back to the midwife/OB office. It's just a little tiring. I will call them first thing Monday though.

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So, I had my moment of freak-out the other night. I hadn't slept well at all the night before and had to go to school at night to watch a concert for my music class after I got off work. I was utterly exhausted by the time I got home, which was close to 10 pm and still had to finish my homework. It struck me that I am taking 18 credit hours next semester, having a baby right in the middle of the semester. I have to take this many hours though. I finish and graduate in May and I just have to push my way through one more semester and I'm done and I'll have my degree.
It also struck me that I am having my baby end of February/early March and starting my in-home business in May without even taking a week off between that and graduation. I was definitely feeling overwhelmed in my exhaustion.
This led to the thought that I am having a baby, period. We're the first of our group of friends to have a baby so I just feel like this changes everything. I was thinking, I can handle having a baby and even a toddler. I've worked with kids for years and that infants and toddlers have always been my forte. But I remembered that I am not just going to have a baby. I am going to have a 10 year old. I am going to have a 15 year old. I am going to have a 30 year old daughter. That freaked me out a bit. I don't like 15 year old girls and I am going to have one of my own living in my house.

I got a good night's sleep and felt better when I woke up in the morning. Taking it one stage at a time, starting with the baby part. Which I totally look forward to. The rest will come, as well as more babies hopefully!
Ha! I have a teen girl right now and really it is not bad...actually there are a ton of things I love about it! We can have great talks about politics, books, boys etc. You can see glimpses of the person she is becoming! She has attitude for sure and she makes some pretty stupid choices sometimes but hey...that' s what teens do! For the most part, I enjoy her as much now as I did when she was small!

I'm 30 weeks I think...I keep losing track! I have a super buys week coming up next week, something going on every night Monday-Monday! Then...nothing, Dh and I also have 2 weeks off from work (no money either but hey, what can you do...) and both school kids are off as well...
I think we will get very spoiled not having to drive all over the place for two weeks!

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30 weeks today! :
I'm not sure why, but it feels like a monumental milestone.
We finished the baby's room ... which is kind of funny, because the baby will sleep with us. But we designed it to be a children's room, so that our little one can grow into the room. I love it. We did it super duper extra extreme cheap, and it still looks awesome. I'm really proud of us for being so resourceful and creative.
I sit in there and just gaze around, stunned that soon I'll have our baby in my arms. So exciting!

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Man I'm emotional mess lately. Today I feel like crying because this new job has my husband working 60 hours weeks. I love Saturdays with my whole family and now we don't get to have them. Sundays are more on the rushed side because church is first thing in the morning but Saturdays are nice and slow most of the time. I'm going to miss that for the next month and a half.

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I'm 32 weeks as of yesterday I think.

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I understand, Jen. My husband has not been working since end of April because he has been writing his dissertation. Well, he's done . . . he graduates next week . . . and he will be going back to work. I am so spoiled to having him here 24/7. I am really going to miss having him here!
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