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Hello all, and welcome newcomers... Here's a list of who frequents this thread, and what's going on with their labors (if anything at all!)<br><br>
Screen Name Real Name Birth No. EDD where what’s going on…<br>
Lactationmom 3-Sep home w/midwife some contrax nothing to report<br>
petitemama (laurie) #5 3-Sep homebirth w/ midwife lots of pressure and hip pain<br>
akirasmama (laurie) #2 4-Sep contrax 5 mins apart 4 cms… labor started stopped and has started again<br>
Anmarie Anmarie #2 4-Sep Home/h2o Alannah was born at 7:02 (9/3) at home in the pool-8lbs 13oz just over 20inches!!!<br>
CTMOMOF2 (Tracey) #2 5-Sep Hospital OB contrax 4 mins apart for 20 hrs then Nothing now horly contrax but nothing exciting…<br>
cobluegirl (rachael) #3 9-Sep hospital nothing happening yet<br>
Carolyn #3 10-Sep Home Pressure<br>
Emma #2 12-Sep Hospital Nothing yet<br>
apple (Jamie) #1 14-Sep Hospital w/ CNM losing plug<br>
Eman'smom #2 mid Sept some contrax<br>
Lisa_Lynn (Lisa) #1 17-Sep Home<br>
Mommy Stormraven (Michele) #3 17-Sep Home water birth<br>
dallaschildren 18-Sep csect boy<br>
MammaKathryns 19-Sep girl<br>
Ravin #1 20-Sep hospital<br>
Sagira #1 21-Sep Birth Center<br>
1stTimeMummytoLore (Kate) #1 22-Sep Birth Center w/CNM<br>
shanetedissac (shane) #3 24-Sep Home<br>
seven_lux #1 25-Sep hospital<br>
anabean (Ana) 25-Sep hospital w/ cnm 2 doulas<br>
Amywillo (Amy) #2 26-Sep<br>
mahdokht 28-Sep home w/midwife<br>
cllovato #2 28-Sep labor at home birth at hospital w/ cnm/ob<br>
Mamaley #2 30-Sep birth center<br>
jennifer (sabin) Oct<br>
weesej (jen) #4 Oct homebirth w/ midwife<br>
mamapenelope #4 October Home<br>
Nik's Mommy (christine) 1-Oct<br>
mamarsupial (autumn) #2 4-Oct hospital w/ cnm & doula<br>
Aspen 8-Oct<br>
hikaru #2 14-Oct birthing clinic (doc/midwives)<br>
jazzpurr88 #1 14-Oct<br>
Rikki #5 17-Oct home<br>
BellaMay 25-Oct<br>
halah (jennifer) #2 25-Oct homebirth<br>
Czen #3 26-Oct home w/ midwife & doula<br>
grandmasgirl 27-Oct birth center boy<br>
kerikadi (keri) 28-Oct homebirth<br>
Louise #4 late Oct uc
 

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I went to my appt today--baby is engaged, does that mean anything when it's your second? I'm assuming not, but thought I'd ask. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm 36 weeks.
 

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Not really...it means you may have a very long 3-4 wks. Are you really uncomfortable?<br>
My baby is not even engaged yet...hehe...I never was with #2 I don't think...<br><br><br>
Hey what do you do with the evening primrose? Swallow it or open it up and insert it?<br><br>
Acid indigestion still killing me. Asked the midwife and all she said was take some mylanta ..that should help...hello.. I have been doing that all along. I just got rudely awoken from a nap with more stomach acid crawling up my throat...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> I think I will try some pepcid tonight...this is miserable.
 

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I was sooooo uncomfortable in the pelvic area at around 32 weeks, but it's weird, I'm pretty much feeling fine down there now! I won't question it...lol.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Glad to hear it. I am really uncomfortable down there but nothing going on....hehe...of course my muscles are laxer then yours..lol<br><br>
Enjoy not having your stomach as squished...hehe <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Had a midwife visit this afternoon. Happy to hear that baby is head down already at 32 weeks. She showed us how to feel its little head, it was great! Poor little one got his noggin shook a few times!
 

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Don't forget me! Although I'm not hanging out with labor buddies, I do want to represent on the main thread <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">.<br><br>
ladylee (lee)-#2 repeat cesarean delivery 9/19, 7:30 am PST!<br><br>
Had my 37 week appointment today-all is great. Excellent BP, baby measuring perfectly at 37 weeks, and she's up high. Which is fine with me--I'm happy to feel this comfortable at this stage and to keep up the status quo day by day. It's been a great pregnancy, I'm not in any rush to end it, but at the same time I have dreams of our new daughter and what she will be like and am eager for her to come to us. DH and I are so incredibly lovey dovey it must be sickening to others, I think we should quarantine ourselves. I'm sure that will change once we're hit with sleep deprivation! :LOL
 

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Hey what do you do with the evening primrose? Swallow it or open it up and insert it?<br><br>
I do both -- except I don't open it up to insert it -- just stick it in (usually two at a time before med) whole and let it work its magic. I was 75% effaced at last week's appt. -- we'll see tomorrow if any progress has been made. I live 45 minutes + from the birth center so she said last week she wants to keep tabs on my progress, even though she doesn't usually check people. Good thing -- I was 2 cm dialated too (took me 12 hours last time to get to 2 cm! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><br><br>
blessings,<br>
amanda
 

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Thank you Amanda...these are huge...gian horse pills...would you still use two at bed time? Also guess they should be used after sex? hehe..I am so ready and I have one week to go still....argh...I was fine till I had that stupid false labor..hehe..and I am not sure that comparing progress with everyone helps either..lol<br>
ps. I am an hour away from the hosp too and I birth quickly once my water is broken....
 

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Hey friends,<br>
I don't post much but I love this community. Used to be on the list but somehow got lost. I am Ruth Due October 4 planning my 3rd homebirth. Just got my carseat today... felt good to get that out of the way. Now we just need to get firewood!<br><br>
Sex - love pregnancy sex, can't get enough...<br><br>
Preparation - took a hypnobirthing course, didn't get that much out of it, now I am doing the hypnobabies home course which I really like, I'll let you all know if it really works in about a month.<br><br>
Did anyone here do a sibling class? I spent so much time with my first prepping her for the arrival of the second. I have done hardly any prepping for my four year old. We watched a couple of birth videos and thats about it. She said that she doesn't want to be there to see the baby come out "all bloody and yucky" but she wants to be the one to tell us if its a boy or a girl. I figure we'll play it by ear.<br><br>
Happy labor vibes to all!<br>
Ruth
 

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Sibling classes:<br><br>
We did not do a sibling class for the first or the second. What we did do was with ds#2 pg we took bradley childbirth class again with him attending every class (private) and having the instructor teach towards him along with us (he was 18months). Then this time I had a childbirth educator come into our home and speak to them about baby to be. It was really nice, she planned the class around the boys and they seemed to enjoy it. They love baby pictures and that was the first thing they asked for. Plus she had a birth on video that the boys had not seen. I've just included them in eveything and they have not been exposed to any negativity to birth or pg so they do not have these feelings. My eldest (4yo) will also be telling us the sex. I keep asking him how he will know if it is a boy or a girl. Just to make sure!
 

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I had another prenatal today. I am now two centimeters dilated, sixty percent effaced and the baby's head is really really low (engaged?). I think she thinks it might be soon. I am not sure what I think, though.<br><br>
Congratulations, Anmarie!
 

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Apple...you are probably not engaged yet but the baby it low. My baby is low too and I am not engaged..I think if you were they would have stated as much...<br><br>
We have never done any classes period for us or the kids...I just really try to focus on relaxing every muscle possible while in labor and concetrate.<br><br>
Check out Laura Shanley's site..she has some good info.<br><br><a href="http://unassistedchildbirth.com/" target="_blank">http://unassistedchildbirth.com/</a>
 

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Just to update the list... I have had five nights where I have had regular contractions for a few hours - then alas and a lack, they stop.... Ugh. Baby's head is also engaged, and at my last prenatal (a week ago), I was 80% effaced and 2 cm dilated. Since then I have felt off and on menstrual cramps and a dull back ache.... still nothing 'real' yet though.<br><br>
I have loved being pregnant, but I am definately ready to meet our new baby.<br><br><br>
Emma<br><br><br>
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Emma,<br><br>
I have stop and start contractions too! This baby needs to make up his/her mind, either be born or don't, but quit teasing us <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> I've been doing the evening primrose oil since Sunday and I drink RRL tea non-stop (I can't get enough of it iced) but I'm not sure if its doing anything. I am not really trying to induce, just want to make it all go smoothly if labour ever decides to come this way. My birthday is Saturday, maybe the little one wants to share with me?<br><br>
Laurie
 

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I'm sure it's been asked before on here, but what are you all wearing to labor and birth in? Last time I wore a hospital gown, but this time is at a birthing center and they said to bring a "loose dress". I'm more of a sports bra and shorts kind of gal, although i'm sure shorts would just get in the way in labor--and, I like being naked but I don't know if i'll want to be there. Any ideas?<br><br>
I just went for a walk and there are times when I swear it feels like the baby wants to come out of my butt.<br>
Not that I'm in a hurry, but I really wish that the fact that baby's engaged could tell me something. Ahh, the joys of the last month!
 

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I'm planning on being naked, and taking a robe to wear to walk around outside my LDR room. I'll probably just wear undies after the birth and MAYBE a t-shirt or hospital gown, until it's time to go home (which will hopefully just be a few hours after the birth).<br><br>
I've been sleeping more...was up late last night but then slept for 8 whole hours (not completely uninterrupted, but more or less). Then took a 2 hour nap this afternoon.<br><br>
I gained 5 lbs. in 8 days between my last two prenatal appts! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br>
I've been eating a lot of dairy and sugar and fattening stuff, not enough healthy stuff, I know... but my sweet tooth has been out of control and it's there and easy to grab, no way to convince the other members of my household not to have it around. <sigh> I hate not being in control of what groceries are brought into the house! I would buy fruit instead of Entemann's doughnuts, DH has no sense sometimes... but the doughnuts are there, so I eat them. I'm hopeless.
 

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You ladies have me cracking up!! So many funny things in this thread!!<br><br>
Quote - "Don't forget me! Although I'm not hanging out with labor buddies, I do want to represent on the main thread ." Ladylee<br>
Sorry! I only copied from the labor buddies list!<br>
Everyone who wants to be added or has updates should copy the list and paste it into thier post... this way it will keep coming out and we can all keep tracked of ourselves...<br><br>
Quote - "I just got rudely awoken from a nap with more stomach acid crawling up my throat..."Cobluegirl<br>
Sorry to laugh, just a very funny statement! I have this too, had to go on Prevacid!! It really works for me, and it is the only thing that has... was taking like 20 tums a day before, didn't do a damn thing... but i bet my bones are a lot stronger!!<br><br>
Quote - "although i'm sure shorts would just get in the way in labor" Mamaley<br>
I'd imagine they'd get in the way of the delivery too!! haha... By the way, i didn't care who was there when i was all crotch hanging out and boobs everywhere... my mom said, "can dad come in too" I was like, Ewww, but i saw his big head sticking around the curtain, then the next thing i know he was like 2 feet from me!! Something about your dad seeing your naked crotch!!! But at the time, i didn't even care!!!<br><br>
I've also been sleeping these past few nights a lot longer too Ravin! I don't know what happened, i went from being a total insomniac to sleeping a solid 8 hours w/out even getting up to pee!! Weird!!<br><br>
And, the hungar thing, i am starting to think there is no baby in there, just LOTS AND LOTS of junk food that is gargling all the time... if i hadn't had an ultrasound, i'd really think that!!!<br><br>
I love this board!!! You are all my best-friend right now!! I wake up in the morning and you are all the very first thing i think of, and the very last thing i think of/do before i go to sleep at night!! It is really nice to have a place to go where everyone REALLY understands!!! In a way that anyone else in my life never could! I'm constantly talking about all of you to my friends and family as if you were my next door neighbors or something!! I'm going to miss this after the baby is born!!! Where do we go after this again???? I couldn't find the right place, is it under parenting?
 

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I found where we can post after our babies are born. Under parenting there is a catagory called Life With Babe. I looked under it and there were other threads with groups of parents with kids born in the same time frame. So it just has to be started, I guess Anmarie would get that started.
 

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I have to first say, CONGRATS Anmarie! I hate being due so far from you all... It's gonna make me so jealous that by the time I have my baby, you'll all be done. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I'm LOL at all the posts on this thread, mentioned by CT above. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Especially the one about the shorts!<br><br>
Sib classes: I took all of my kids to a sib class last time around and they enjoyed it. They were also all in attendance when baby Shayna was born. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> This time, I'm just going to take Shayna and Kaycee to a sib class, since I don't think that Kaycee will remember anything from the last class and Shayna was the star attraction for the last class... Besides, I want another tour of the birth center. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
What I'm wearing during labor will depend really on where I am. If at home, I'll more than likely be naked. If I'm at the birth center, either one of their gowns with my sports bra underneath. I truly make a mess when giving birth and would rather not clean up any of my things. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I'm having wimpy contractions everytime I nurse Shayna... Well, they don't feel wimpy and are definitely different than BH ctx, but they go away soon after she's had her fill. I almost considered weaning her, rather than letting her self-wean like all my others, however since I know that I'm really 36 weeks and not 34 weeks, I figure that it's okay if these little ctx are doing something. Just wish they weren't *so* painful.<br><br>
Oh, and here is my funny to add to the posts for today... I was telling the above to dh, about possibly weaning Shayna, and then I mentioned that I didn't know if I could since she seems to really like the colostrum that she's getting... Well, he says, "Yeah I wasn't going to mention anything - but last night, well it was like sucking on a popsicle!" TMI, I'm sure... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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