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#1 of 107 Old 01-18-2010, 07:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Uh-oh! Every new chat thread puts us one step closer!

I have SO much to do this week! I finally start classes, not to mention I have to go do fieldwork so I will have collected enough before the baby gets here. Hopefully the weather stays warmer this week. I also have to start teaching, but I actually wrote lesson plans for the entire semester! So, when I'm out, I'm good to go for the sub.

Is everyone at weekly appointments now? I go to the OB Wednesday (ugh). Next week is the home visit from my midwife.

Any suggestions for labor food for me and the birth attendants(more for them than me)? They say they don't care...yeah, so I need suggestions-especially stuff that will keep if I buy it at 37 weeks and have it ready for a couple of weeks. I'm thinking hummus and pita chips (along with the veggies we regularly keep).

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I have my last every two week appt on the 27th and then I go weekly. This week should be pretty low key. I'm taking the day off tomorrow to have a 'date' with my DS on his 4th birthday. Going to check out a Dinosaur exhibit at our science center, take him out to lunch and then DH and I are taking him to Chuck E Cheee's for dinner.
DH is taking a floating holiday on Friday to clean the house from top to bottom since we are having 15 or so people over on Saturday for DS's 4th birthday party. And then Sunday, I'm having my maternity photos done w/ DS - it's going to be a surprise for DH (possibly Valentine's Day gift).

God love my DH! He's been cooking amazing meals. Cleaning up after himself as well as the house w/ a 4yo DS and two dogs. Taking heavy loads of laundry up two flights of stairs, rubbing my back when I ask him, too. I'm beyond lucky.

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My mw's are coming for my home visit tomorrow. I am only at almost 35 weeks but they are doing it a bit early for the sake of their schedule.

Still trying to decide if I should get more prefold fitteds or more green mtn diaper infant fitteds which feel more flannely. I still haven't washed the prefolds to see how soft/absorbant they get once washed. I think the flannely ones might get less soft and the prefolds more soft. And need to get more diaper covers.

Starting to think about the birth more as it gets closer. My friends yesterday were talking about how much it can hurt, and I am not sure what to think about that right now!
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I'm tired, agitated, and in pain Nothing seems to help either.

I'm very ready not to be pregnant anymore.

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I can't believe I'm 38 weeks already!!! I am ready to have this baby so the aches will go away...never felt like this with my other 2 and it makes me feel bad that I've been so grouchy lately. This is my last pregnancy and I soooo enjoyed the last 2 that I couldn't imagine this would be any different! The mama guilt that I can't play with my kids like I want to is overwhelming - and I feel like dh gets to do all the fun stuff right now, boo hoo. Okay, enough whining...I know there will be plenty more opportunities to have fun and make good memories with my kids!

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How many diapers do you have so far? You might want to see what works for your baby before committing to anything more just yet. One type might suit you better than another. Just a thought. Mind you, I didn't do prefolds before and I got lucky with what I bought b/c they worked well for us.

I'm not on weekly appointments yet. The NHS MW was generous and gave me one last month on New Years Eve, but only b/c I'd had some issues last time. I will see someone on the 25th (I'll be hmm.. just about 37 weeks then). Seriously, I'm not as stressed this time. My BP has been low and I haven't had any problems, so I'd rather just keep gestating without worrying too much. I feel pretty well, so I'm going with that.

I held a newborn today! It was a friend's baby who is actually 4 weeks old, but still smaller than DD was at birth. She was a couple weeks early, and boy what a difference those couple of weeks seem to make. She is still so sleepy her mom has to wake her for feeds. She was so warm and floppy and beautiful. I can't wait! I didn't want to give her back!

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I can't believe I'm 38 weeks already!!! I am ready to have this baby so the aches will go away...never felt like this with my other 2 and it makes me feel bad that I've been so grouchy lately. This is my last pregnancy and I soooo enjoyed the last 2 that I couldn't imagine this would be any different! The mama guilt that I can't play with my kids like I want to is overwhelming - and I feel like dh gets to do all the fun stuff right now, boo hoo. Okay, enough whining...I know there will be plenty more opportunities to have fun and make good memories with my kids!
I totally get that guilt too. I'm only 36 weeks and I haven't been the greatest companion for my 2 y.o. for a while, either. DH is out of town and I'm just not about to run around playing cat-bus (don't ask!) or chasing her around corners. I don't like it when she runs at me either, I get freaked out she'll hit the bump.

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Any suggestions for labor food for me and the birth attendants(more for them than me)? They say they don't care...yeah, so I need suggestions-especially stuff that will keep if I buy it at 37 weeks and have it ready for a couple of weeks. I'm thinking hummus and pita chips (along with the veggies we regularly keep).
I just wanted a quick reply to this because I was thinking the same thing and my friend said she did this and couldn't stand her husband's garlic breath the whole labour even with teeth brushing and gum! Try to get stuff that doesn't smell strong!

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Well, I'm 37 w 3 days today...getting antsy. I had an amazing blessingway/shower last night... got henna on my hands and I'm wearing a beautiful necklace of beads given to me by each woman. someone made me special bath salts with essential oils and I got a foot bath and rub. Someone did a blessing for the baby and was speaking to it and it totally woke up and started moving! I really hope everyone can have as much love and support around them and hopefully a mother blessing as well -even if it's post-partum.

I also bought some stewing beef today...I've not eaten red meat in 14 years! But I am craving it and hopefully I can figure out how to cook it properly! Anyone else eating odd things now?

Baby was fully engaged at my homevisit on Thursday! like a lot of you I am super sore -especially my hips. Not sleeping great and kinda ready to be done.

DH and I also did a belly cast on the weekend to celebrate me being full-term...we followed directions in a book and let me say, you need more than a "thin layer" of vaseline! and anywhere you have visible hair, even if you aren't going down that far I would suggest slathering vaseline as the plaster dripped and we had to CUT parts of the cast off! And that was with some vaseline.

Anyway, cleaning away like many of you, mending, sorting, washing and slowly crossing things off my list. Need to meet with a lady I think will be our helper/doula and who will encapsulate our placenta for us afterwards! (yay!) anyone else planning to try this?

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I am looking for 3 or 4 more receiving blankets. All I seem to find are these packs from Gerber or Carters- all with prints and colors not at all to my liking. Would it be cheapest for me to just buy the pieces of flannel at a fabric store- which I probably wouldn't hem as I am not much of a seamstress. Or does anyone know somewhere online to get solid colored receiving blankets? Are receiving blankets simply a sheet of flannel anyway? I am stuck on this! I don't want to get things that I find ugly to look at.
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May I please whine? Beginning to deal with some PPD over here! Everything p*sses me the frick off all of a sudden!

I could NOT stomach the placenta smoothie (do NOT taste it plain & raw ahead of time, b/c then you know the taste and CAN taste it in the smoothie). It's much easier for me to swallow tiny frozen pieces whole and follow them with juice. BUT, yesterday I spent some of my VERY LITTLE baby-free time chopping up a day's worth of little pieces (took some time b/c I didn't want to thaw the placenta a second time so was cutting it up while frozen)... And then last night, I found that my husband had removed the little container from the freezer and then accidentally left it sitting out on the counter. So those little frozen pieces I had ready for last night had thawed and were TRASH. ARRGGGHHHH, more anger!

Everything is stupid, stupid, stupid. Say the hormones!

But I've barely been eating (the kitchen is EMPTY) or exercising (no time!) -- so I've kind-of been asking for it. My plan for tomorrow: Some major grocery shopping, a walk with Julianna or some housework, some herbal tea, and more placenta-chopping.

Meanwhile, Juju is still awesome and blah blah blah.

CRANKY!

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Put me in the so ready to have the baby club. I hardly slept last night for all the tossing and turning.

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aramat-that's a bummer about the placenta pieces.

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I am looking for 3 or 4 more receiving blankets. All I seem to find are these packs from Gerber or Carters- all with prints and colors not at all to my liking. Would it be cheapest for me to just buy the pieces of flannel at a fabric store- which I probably wouldn't hem as I am not much of a seamstress. Or does anyone know somewhere online to get solid colored receiving blankets? Are receiving blankets simply a sheet of flannel anyway? I am stuck on this! I don't want to get things that I find ugly to look at.
Well, I bought a bunch of circo blankets at target for $3 per 4 pack on clearance. Normally they're still pretty cheap. I didn't really care about the patterns, though-they were pretty simple. Just basic stripes, polka dots, stars, etc-although a couple had animals so they were cute.

I wouldn't do flannel fabric unless you're going to hem the edge or serge or zigzag stitch around the edge because flannel frays pretty badly-especially if you pop it in the dryer. I wouldn't feel safe with all those little strings. If you could just run a zigzag around the edge, you'd be good to go. And, yeah, it's just 1 sheet of flannel for most, or at least the ones you usually buy.

Are these the type of Carter's blankets you don't like? If so, then, yeah, I see your issue because pretty much all receiving blankets are going to be in a similar style.

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Put me in the so ready to have the baby club. I hardly slept last night for all the tossing and turning.
I am not even full term and I am miserable. I can't sleep more than maybe an hour or 2 at a time at night. My hips are miserable, my back is achy, little sharp jabs to my pelvis, and I've been having stretches of period-like cramping for 10-30 ish minutes at a time every few hours. They're more annoying than the BH type ones I've had earlier. Just makes me feel achy.

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Ambystoma yeah . I guess I am picky- but I just like what I like, yknow?
For whatever reason I just like plain solid colors and get kind of irritated by patterns that look cutesy to me. Just my thing- I guess I tend to notice details. So I just feel that I prefer things that don't look unattractive to me if I can!
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What's up ladies. Yeah, I'll be eligible for my homebirth starting tomorrow, and I'm gradually becoming cool with the idea that the babe may show up at any point now. Sleeping is getting really difficult, what with the soreness, the peeing, the heartburn...ugh.

We had a fun morning Saturday doing our maternity photo shoot - our photographer put a few up on her flicker page - a few of them I look a little stoned in, but it's hard to smile for an hour and a half. It was really a lot of fun; I can't wait to see the whole set in a few weeks. She's also doing a newborn shoot for us a week or so after the dude arrives, and I'm really looking forward to that, too.

So glad to see that more of our babies are arriving safe and sound! I can't believe we're almost to the finish line!

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I'm ready to be done with the pregnancy as well. I'm SUPER uncomfortable and constantly exhausted! I can barely move without either feeling like I have to pee really badly or am getting some type of contractions 3 and a half more weeks...I can do it...

So DH and I went shopping for baby clothes today. Old Navy is having a huge sale (50% off everything on clearance). We spent a ton of money, but are pretty much set on clothes until this little man's 2y! and we didn't spend more than $2.50 on ANYTHING! Most of the stuff we got was under $1 (some even $0.20)!! We got winter coats, pants...everything! It's all really cute! I'm really excited about it.

I finished my hospital bag today-finally! Got our car seat bases installed in our cars today. I'm getting through my to-do list! Yay!

Aramat-I'm sorry about the moody-ness. I've been experiencing a lot of that lately. EVERYTHING annoys me! I can usually at least fake being nice even when I'm angry. Lately though, I've been really rude to anyone and everyone that annoys me even a little!

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Katie, I just got some Circo receiving blankets at my shower that I like. They are pretty simple. Target has a bunch online that are just one color.

Aramat, sorry you're not feeling so hot. I bet you're exhausted feeding a preemie.

Keeta, your pics are beautiful!!! I keep wanting to do some pics but feeling kind of apathetic about it, like it would take so much effort to find someone and do them the way I want them.

I have been feeling exhausted lately but today had a bunch more energy so I got groceries and then spent the afternoon washing ALL of the baby clothes: newborn to 9 months, plus all his blankets and most of the cloth diapers. I still need to run all the diaper inserts through a hot cycle one more time but all the other wash is DONE! I think I'm set for diapers until the little guy is here and I see if I need to get more of a certain kind.

The baby has been moving a ton! He almost doesn't ever stop. Today he is totally up in my ribs, which has been difficult to deal with because I've been a bit hunched over writing thank you notes for my shower. Last night he was kicking so strongly and DH had his hand there and was just laughing and saying, "I can't believe you feel this all the time!" Usually when DH tries to feel the baby, he will stop moving. We think he's an introvert.

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OKay I am going to whine---

I officially CANNOT go out in public anymore... I am so sick of the comments I get about how huge I am... I still have a month at least to go and probably more.. if I get 10+ comments everyday (like today) I am going to seriously get postal with some one...

okay thanks for letting me vent I feel a (teensy) bit better.
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NicoleS - I know exactly what you mean. I lay on one side for an hour and then switch over. Once I become comfortable on that side, I have to get up to pee and then I'm wide awake. I guess this is nature's way of getting us prepared (for the first or again) for nightly feeding with our LO's. But right now, it's no fun and extremely annoying!!

Mntmoonmama - I feel the same way. I'll be 35 weeks on Saturday and I feel like for the past couple of months, I've been a bum of a mama. All I feel like doing is playing board games or puzzles with DS. DH does all of the fun stuff like playing football and swords, going swimming, riding bikes, etc., But tomorrow, DS and I are having a day together. It's his 4th birthday and we're going to do some fun stuff even if my back aches and my ankles swell, darn it!!
Before we know it, we'll have our bodies back and be able to move around like we once could and make memories with our kids.

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NicoleS - I know exactly what you mean. I lay on one side for an hour and then switch over. Once I become comfortable on that side, I have to get up to pee and then I'm wide awake. I guess this is nature's way of getting us prepared (for the first or again) for nightly feeding with our LO's. But right now, it's no fun and extremely annoying!!
this is me too. Ugh. I don't even mind the getting up part, I just can't stand how long it takes me to reposition myself.

I'm also suffering from carpel tunnel so my hands are kind of achy and numb all night long too.


Katie - I agree, I think you would need to finish the ends on a flannel blanket, but it should be a really easy project - do you know anyone with a sewing machine?

I don't really mind patterns, etc and think the ones at target and even some carters ones are pretty cute - I just find it annoying that everything is so gender specific and I really shy away from character stuff.
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Whew, another week! I've decided that my baby needs to be born on Feb 20 or 22. My sister will be here that week, so it would solve the childcare issue. And all the other kids have even-number birthdays, so that'd work.....the 21st just wouldn't work, because it's a Sunday, and dh wouldn't have anyone to fill in for him at church! Although, I think I've been very nice so far to arrange for the births to be very low-key, non-dramatic....maybe this time we need to shake things up a bit....my water could break right during the middle of his sermon....ROFLOL!

I went a tiny bit crazy tonight when I realized that I only have 3 weeks before I'm in the "safe" zone! If I want this kid to be born on the 20th, I should have started the 5w formula 2 days ago! LOL! Just kidding, but dang, it just highlights how close I'm getting, and how much I still have left to do!

Hoping that I can get back on the nesting craze this week....I got a bit derailed last week with the ultrasound drama.

This week I want to:
*call hospital and arrange a tour--having a homebirth, but I've pre-registered in case of transfer, and I found out they have a great "baby boutique" where they sell pumps, bras, etc....and they have professional bra fittings! Woo-hoo! I really want to get fitted and see if I can find a decent bra or two that I don't hate.

*finish organizing the birth and baby supplies I currently have (now that we know it's a boy, I need to make another trip to the attic!) and list what we still need....goal is to have everything for the birth by the end of Jan. Our church is giving us a shower this coming Sunday, so I'd like to have most of it done this week before bringing the new stuff in!

*finish making diapers and bedding for the co-sleeper

*re-cover the glider rocker....not that I *needed* another project, but I did need a rocker, and it was a gift. The furniture itself is in good shape (but not fancy), but the cushions are quite ripped. Got some fabric today, so now I just have to figure out how to do it!

Tamara, I would have freaked over the loss of all that hard work! In fact, I have freaked over a lot less.....last week, I cooked some chicken for a casserole, and dh was being a sweetheart and cleaning up behind me AND HE THREW THE BROTH DOWN THE DRAIN!!!! It still makes me angry, thinking about all that wonderful yummy goodness going down the drain....and I just have to wonder, who the HECK does that?? I mean, sure, drain the spaghetti water down the sink, but not the chicken broth--that's tomorrow's dinner!

Katie, honestly it will probably cost a bit more to buy flannel yardage than to buy receiving blankets. Don't ask me why, but that's been my experience. If that's not a problem then yeah, do make sure you do something to seal the edges, even maybe some sort of iron-on edging tape. Easiest thing to do, IMO, would be run a straight stitch about a 1/2 inch from the edge, then wash/dry it a couple times...the edge will fray up to the stitching, but it will look cute that way!

I actually saw some plain (solid, stripes, checks) receiving blankets in blue and green at Walmart a few days ago.... these ones. I find these fairly non-annoying, too, but they are pretty gender-specific.

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Since Jethro was in the NICU for 5 days after his birth, I kind of put the whole placenta thing aside. I was lucky in the fact that I was able to get it out of the hospital with minimal protests, even though it is absolutely against hospital policy. So now it is sitting in my freezer, and honestly, I'm kind of scared of it. I know it's going to have umbilical cord attached to it, and I don't need that part so I'm going to cut it off of course, but then what? It's just weird to think about throwing an umbilical cord in the trash, and stick it out there for the binman to get. I know they get thrown in the trash every day but it's just WEIRD. Is there something else I should do with the umbilical cord?

Also I am sitting here wondering how the heck I fastened prefolds on my girls when they were newborns. I used snappies and it was no problem but this guy kicks and squirms all over the place. I have just been trifolding a orange edge newborn prefold and laying it in a bummis or thirsties cover. Every single time I change him, he has poop. It's little poop. Nothing close to a blowout. More like little sharts. It's the mustard color and seedy, and he is pooping, so I'm not worried about it but I just don't remember the girls being poopy every single time.

Anyways...that's what is going on in my mind right now. Placenta's and poop.

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Middle of the night nursing here... Tonight my over-tired (family in town) toddler has woken up about 4-5 times... Compared to my preemie's ONE time. Bleeeeccchhhh.

Thanks (as always!) for the support, y'all.

Texasmum, I had to throw away the membranes, but I laid the cord flat on some paper to dry out...hoping it will wind-up 'baby book-able' like the stump. Haven't checked on the drying process yet, though.

I find myself wishing I'd taken pics of the placenta & cord before I'd chopped them up... Feeling weirdly sad that I'll never see one of my placentas again, especially since I never even looked at my first two!

Poop: Julianna pooped 8-9x's/day when we first brought her home (@ 16 days old). Now 1-month old & slowed to ~5x's...and I find myself worrying if she's eating as well as she was two weeks ago... Poop is good!

Hey, Julianna is one month old today!

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Hi, uh, remember me? I didn't have a computer for a while so couldn't really post--but I've been following along via my phone and checking in to see how everybody's doing.

Wow, so many babies already arriving/arrived! We seem to be segueing from the early crop of preemies now to folks who are actually just due at the beginning of Feb and are just in the earlier parts of their due-phases--yikes!! I still need at least two weeks to have the baby at home, so I'm still in "keep it in!" mode. It's hard to believe that I'm this far along, though. It's funny for me to read that people are getting so many comments from strangers on their size--for me, it's weird, because it's the opposite! I just had my first actual comment from a stranger the other day! And then it was from a lady behind me at the drugstore, who asked me when my baby was due. When I told her she looked surprised and said, "Really? You're so tiny!!" There are actually people who I see casually on a regular basis (one employee at DD's preschool for example) who apparently didn't know that I was even pregnant. Which I think is a little weird, except maybe I'm just always rushing by in a half-fastened coat and it's not that apparent. That happened when I was pregnant with DD too, though. Apparently I just have enough internal space for a baby to hide a bit!

35 weeks here and I'm sort of feeling disheartened at all the stuff still left to do, and all my idealistic intentions for this pregnancy that I did *not* realize that it's a little late for now. (You know, all the salads and prenatal yoga and weekly belly pictures and DHA supplements that didn't happen . . . . ) I think this will probably be our last baby, for a variety of reasons, so I wish I could say that I was all blissful with the joy of bringing forth new life--but unfortunately I've felt like crap and been kind of a grouch for a lot of it! Of course, if I go to 41 weeks or something I will have a lot more time, but I'm not sure that's a good trade-off either, lol! We're gradually getting home maintenance and repair stuff done, but it's seemed like pulling teeth for whatever reason. Not a lot of energy here, and DH helps lots with DD to let me rest more but then doesn't get as much done as he otherwise could. Whenever I've overdone stuff too much I end up throwing my lower back/pelvis out or having a lot of painful BH contractions and the baby is so high up under my stomach/ribs that bending for more than a second or two is usually out of the question--so I'm keeping it sort of "light duty" in some respects. Still, I'm gradually making my way through my to-do list. I have most of the birth and baby stuff I need, I need to order a birth tub and one or two more little things and then that's done. I also need to do one more hospital tour just to get myself straight about where I am going in case of transfer/transport. A couple of friends of mine are having a mother blessing/shower thing for me but it's not at all planned yet, so I have to get moving on giving them a list of who I'd like to invite and get that scheduled, etc. Not exactly a lot of time left here . . . DD surprised me by being born a week before my EDD with no forewarning signs, and I am definitely having a lot more contractions/etc. beforehand this time, so I want to be prepared if this one is on the early side too! DH seems to be a little focused on the time to the "due date" and forgetting that the baby could realistically just come any time now, and that I'll actually be full term and be able to birth at home in a couple of weeks! It's kind of bugging me, but hopefully he is getting it now after we talked and I basically told him, that basically I start being "due" in a little over a week, and that we need to just get this crap all done quickly!
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woah- just had this crazy dream last night. Dreamed I was wandering the streets of a very mean and unfriendly city. As pregnant as I am- and alone, and trying to find a phone to call my dad to get me out of there. But I kept getting lost, and I was cold and tired. And people were mean and taking advantage of my state rather than being supportive. And it was this vivid intense thing. when I woke up I felt so immensely grateful. I was in my cozy house with all my nice things and money in my bank account and a loving husband and a room full of stuff for the baby. And I just realized- okay, I can really stop stressing about tiny details here- I am safe and cared for. And this baby is coming into a loving and well prepared home.

In other things- this baby is moving almost constantly now! It feels so real now!
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Every single time I change him, he has poop. It's little poop. Nothing close to a blowout. More like little sharts. It's the mustard color and seedy, and he is pooping, so I'm not worried about it but I just don't remember the girls being poopy every single time.
This was my boy. He was also wet about every half hour. Not sure if it's related, but he ended up having dairy and egg intolerances.

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Wow, I missed one day and had so much to catch up on!!!

Aramat-so sorry to hear about the PPD...I'm hoping to magically miss that this time...but probably not, hugs, hugs, hugs.

Had my first weekly appointment yesterday. Weight gain is good, baby is good, blood pressure is starting to creep up and I'm starting to swell...hopefully not a repeat of last pregnancy... My cervix is still thick and only 1cm dialated...still a ways to go! Besides the blood pressure, I actually feel great this pregnancy. I felt the worst the first and second trimester, weird.

Oh! And I've been trying to check my own cervix lately and haven't actually been able to feel it, BUT yesterday I was able to feel the baby's head and push him upwards, it was amazing! It makes sense that I can feel him, since I've been having these sharp pains right behind the lower part of my pubic bone whenever he moves...could he be coming soon??? Gosh, I hope so!

And so funny yesterday!!! My hubby was nesting!! Full out nesting--going through drawers, getting rid of clutter, dusting...it was awesome!!

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Put me in the so ready to have the baby club. I hardly slept last night for all the tossing and turning.
as if I need to say "yeah, dat"...but....yeah, dat.

and about whomever had carpal tunnel...I feel like i have carpal tunnel of he legs and hips. They are always tingly and hurting...whenever I sit or lay down.

I'm still hoping to have the baby between the 24th and the 30th. But last night I was feeling SO SURE that I was going to go into labor. It was so weird. I was so upset and depressed...I even tried to shave my legs (first time in, what, 5 months or somethign). Since we have no place to sit in our shower (and no bathtub) I had to open the doors of the shower and just stick my legs out of the shower to sit. Then I got so depressed thinking that I can't even sit in the shower if I go in to labor now.

37 weeks...I should probably schedule an apt with my mw. I guess it's once every 2 weeks now...they don't do weekly for HB here...

My kids have been so good. They are so anxious for the baby to be born. I'm really proud of them. THey've made life SO easy for me. Just being totally patient with everything.

My husband, upon seeing me crying post shower last night was like "I can help out more..." and he was actually really nice to me. I've kind of been waiting for that the entire pg.

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