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<p>It is so exciting that people are in the 30 weeks zone now and having baby showers and stuff.  Anyone else nesting a lot?  My henna painting kit came in the mail today, so I'm hoping I can get my friend to paint my belly this upcoming weekend. </p>
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<p>I am feeling almost completely ready, but I'm starting to obsess about the carseat and changing table.  Especially the carseat, which we don't have yet.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Lyss</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1288768/january-chat-thread/120#post_16208599"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Mayfly, that happened to me last month.  The baby turned so her movements were all interior, and in doing so, rolled over my bladder or something, which then caused a bunch of pee to leak down my leg.  I went to R&D and felt really stupid.  Also, this time I've noticed that when the baby changes positions, I have contractions.  BH I'm sure, but uncomfortable.</p>
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<p>Lousli, I had terrible heartburn with #1, but then with #2, managed it by not eating so late and just being hungry.  This time, I am taking pepcid almost every day, and when it stops working (when I get reflux a few hours after taking a pepcid) I use acifex (RX).  It's crazy!  I hate heartburn.  Hope you can manage yours.  It's funny, but when I'm taking the acifex, I eat so much more because I'm so *hungry*, whereas usually I'm just nauseous from all the heartburn and acid stomach.</p>
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<p>Katroshka, your shower sounds so lovely.  I've been loving the weather too.  We've really enjoyed our local parks and beach this week.</p>
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<p>We've gotten tons of baby handmedowns.  I have a feeling we're somewhat of a charity case at church - people who've never even spoken with us are suddenly asking us if we want the baby stuff from their garage.  It makes me really uncomfortable.  Although we're really lucky to have all this stuff (we gave away all our baby stuff, thinking we were done).</p>
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<p>I'm really excited about having a VBAC.  The baby has YET to be head down for more than a day at a time.  I'm kind of worried about how much she flips around in there.  I'm afraid she's going to be all tangled up in the chord because she's up, she's down, she's breech . . .  I've been taking my kids to the park everyday - they ride their scooters and I try to keep up with them.  I underestimated the distance of our walk yesterday on the boardwalk at the beach, and after practically running to keep up with my kids on their scooters on a really busy day at the beach, I had to then drive in traffic to pick up DH at work.  By the time we got there, I was in tears - my belly really hurts.  The baby is breech right now, and she does some kind of stretch on my hip bones that's HORRIBLE.  It wasn't contractions, just plain pain.  It's really hard for me to drive stick anymore - I feel like my fat belly has no place to go in the car.  I think I've reached the point where my spirit is willing but my flesh is weak, and I just can't seem to do everything I want to and/or need to, and it's frustrating.  When I have to carry DS (3) kicking and screaming somewhere (to pick up his sister from school, etc.), my hips and tailbone complain about it all night.  And I'm not even 33 weeks yet.</p>
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<p>I suppose it's really common at this point to start believing the dates are wrong?  We have no idea when we conceived this baby, but the first u/s gave us a due date of 3/16, and after that, they were 3/13.  But I'm fat and I have a tilted uterus, so maybe they're wrong?  In early January, the doctor said the baby was already over 4 pounds.  I'm not diabetic and I've gained 10-12 pounds total so far, so I can't figure out why she'd be so big.  But it would be a sweet relief to be full-term sooner rather than later!</p>
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I'm really starting to hope this baby comes at 38 weeks (not earlier because my sister is in Hairspray at her high school the weekend before I hit 38 weeks). I'm just so ready to be done, my knees have been killing my the last three weeks, on top of my back and hips which have been killing me for a while. </p>
 

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<p>well techinally we are 33 weeks, by ultrasound but dh is going halfway in his mind between our dates and the ultrasound dates so we are looking at about 34 ish weeks.... ack...</p>
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<p>7 weeks but i think i'll be lucky if i get 5. I'm really expecting an appearnce in the first week of March. I have been really uncomforatable today. round ligaments pelvic.. it all stinks right now</p>
 

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<p>Aliy, I was so uncomfortable yesterday, but it was a wicked headache, jawache, and middle-of-the-back pain.  Ugh.  I hope this was a one-time thing, but I hesitate to believe it might have been.   I'm 31 weeks now, with another midwife appt. today, so I'm glad I'll at least get my BP checked out.  I'm seeing a chiropractor every other week, but so far it isn't doing much for me. </p>
 

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<p>I have been seeing a new chiro the last few weeks she wanted to see me this week to but unfortunaltey scheduals just don't mesh this week... I'm partially thinking of changing my appt to next tuesday but she books up really quickly.</p>
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<p>I have an appt with a geneic research group today. they are trying to see if there is some sort of hormaonal link in women that makes them more prone to postpartum depression. just a few little blood tests and such... should be intersting. I really do believe the ppd is a real illness, and with having had it after my first and even while pregnant with my second. And then off and on through my life, anything I can do help with this generally silent illness i'll do what I can </p>
 
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<p>32 weeks today! I cannot believe I'm eight months pregnant. This is the first pregnancy that's gone too fast for me. I have everything pretty much ready, I just need a few more things for labor, but I'm not mentally ready in the least. YEEPS.</p>
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<p>Back pain and krinky knees! Anyone else feeling really, really slow-moving? I'm trying out a new chiro on Wednesday that is due a couple days after me- it'll be nice to have one that understands my pain in real time <span><img alt="redface.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>Back pain and krinky knees! Anyone else feeling really, really slow-moving? I'm trying out a new chiro on Wednesday that is due a couple days after me- it'll be nice to have one that understands my pain in real time <span><img alt="redface.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"></span></p>
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I've had trouble with this math for myself.  A calendar month averages just over 4.3 weeks (52/12=4.33333), so maybe you're actually almost 7 1/2 (7.38) months pregnant?  I'm 31 weeks, and I still have 2 months to go (my due date is 3/28).   I'm 7 months out of 9 months pregnant on 1/28.  Right? Is that less or more scary if you're 7 1/2 months along? :)</p>
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<p>Unless you meant lunar months, in which case I think you're right (8 out of 10 months pregnant) and I'll shut up now either way.</p>
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<p>Too. Much. Math.  ;)</p>
 

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<p>(chuckles)  Neuro - I'm in your boat - I hate math!  lol.  I just go by the weeks, according to the first due date they gave me, and go from there.  I'm ending my 7th month this week.  Whew!  Heartburn out my rear!</p>
 

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<p>Ha! Yeah, the latter. Lunar months. Although you're right.</p>
 

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<p>uhg, DD and I both are having intestinal issues. it's making me have a lot more BH than normal. hoping it's almost over. </p>
 

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<p>Each set of 4 weeks can be a "month" and thus really pregnancy is NOT 9 months but 10 4 week months (except of course that those first 2 weeks you have not actually conceived yet so it is really 9 1/2 4 week months, and of course not allowing for variation in pregnancy length in this calculation here).</p>
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<p>So I am 32 weeks also and I also call myself 8 months.  Really it is the start of the 8th month... at 36 weeks I start the 9th month.  This is what a lot of the major pregnancy books/calender go by.  And I am ignoring the whole 2 weeks at the beginning when I wasn't actually pregnant yet - lol.</p>
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<p>The whole thing is confusing that is for sure!   I usually tell people weeks if they ask OR at this point I say about how many weeks I have left.</p>
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<p>Hahaha.  I'm 33 weeks tomorrow, and say I'm 7 months pregnant (since the baby is due in less than 2 months) and would say I'm in my 8th month, but not 8 months until a month before my due date, which I will call 9 months.  :)</p>
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<p>So I guess I'm with Neuromancer on this one.  ;)</p>
 

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<p>I'm at 34 weeks today, I say 8 months or that I have a little over a month left.</p>
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<p>Only 3 more weeks until I am "allowed" to go into labor! Only 4 weeks left til 38 weeks! My pelvis is really starting to bug me, and sleeping is not so good, so I am really counting down the weeks here.</p>
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<p>I am totally wiped, I went to the clinic to get my TB skin test then took the bus over to the DMV to get my permit, then took 2 buses to get home. Somehow I've made it this long without driving, and I really hate the idea of driving on a number of levels, but finally decided that things are going to be too hard without it. Especially since bus fares here have gotten ridiculous and I have to pay full price for my older daughters now... and a quick trip somewhere and back now costs $5 a person! It's so frustrating since everyone hates how bad traffic is getting here, and of course the air pollution, so it would make sense to get more people to use public transit. But instead they are losing ridership by raising fares and eliminating routes. Oh, well. California, like most of the rest of the country, seems to be really going down the tubes.</p>
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<p>So I'm about to start driving lessons, hopefully before the baby comes I will feel fairly comfortable behind the wheel, at least for city streets. Driving on our huge freeways at 75 mi/h scares the crap out of me!</p>
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<p>Hi All~</p>
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<p>Glad for all the chiro visits-hope they help. I keep track of weeks only, not months. I'm 34w 1d today. If people ask when I'm due I say the first week of March or so- though I'm due at the end of the first week. I don't put much faith into due dates, and I don't like people knowing when mine is because they can get so darned annoying at the end.</p>
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<p>Feeling ok here but dd has some sort of fever thing today. Hoping I do not get it. Had to take of work today with no pay, and looks like tomorrow as well. I will certainly be trying to get some sick leave at my current job after baby is born, or start looking elsewhere.</p>
 

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<p>It sounds like everyone is hanging in there all right. I'm feeling fine but DD has started throwing awful tantrums and I can't figure out why or how to stop them. I have to get a toddler behavior/gentle discipline book asap. DH finally had a weekend off but DD was fussy and unhappy the whole time. It was a nightmare and we didn't get anything done. Other than the tantrums everything is going well here. Baby is head down again and moving nicely. I have been doing more deep squats and getting serious with pelvic rocks. I was squatting all the time with DD but feel like I haven't done anything to prepare for labor this time around. At least I feel motivated now that it's coming up so quickly! It's a bummer that so many people are under the weather.</p>
 

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<p>i'm getting frustrated with money right now. I have decided i need to get a birth pool. i was thinking the bath tub would be fine but they i was thinking about how i was postioned for my last two births and i'm generally squatting or leaning over something and the is just not possible with my bath tub. it would cost me $150 to rent one and just a bit more to buy one. I hopefully am going to be able to borrow one from someone but it wouldn't get here till late feb. I hope to make it to March with this baby but I just don't know for sure. .... ugh</p>
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<p>What about a fishy pool? It's a lot less $$ for sure. I had one last time around but did not end up using it at all. I think we're going to skip it this time. The fishy pool was nice (to swim in later :)) and it seems well reviewed by water birthers. You could always get one as a back up in case the borrowed pool doesn't make it in time.<br>
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<p>i have thought about it. but i'd have to order that too! I haven't found anything here at any of the stores</p>
 

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<p>Ugh.  I've got a cold -- no fever, but coughing and stuffy and slightly sore throat.  I had to take a Benadryl at 4:30 so I could both breathe and fall asleep.  I'm taking a day off work to try to nip it in the bud.  It's OJ and naps for me!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Aliy</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1288768/january-chat-thread/140#post_16214817"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>i'm getting frustrated with money right now. I have decided i need to get a birth pool. i was thinking the bath tub would be fine but they i was thinking about how i was postioned for my last two births and i'm generally squatting or leaning over something and the is just not possible with my bath tub. it would cost me $150 to rent one and just a bit more to buy one. I hopefully am going to be able to borrow one from someone but it wouldn't get here till late feb. I hope to make it to March with this baby but I just don't know for sure. .... ugh</p>
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<p>I too was going to suggest the fishy pool. I used the smaller one (around $30) with dd2 and it was much nicer than a tub. I do wish that I had gotten the slightly larger hexagon version (it was still less than $50, I think) as I wanted just a little more depth ( I am 5'4) but I would still use the smaller one if I couldn't pay the extra $, it was still great. You'll need all the aquarium tubing and the connector that goes to your facucet for filling and draining (so worth the extra 5 bucks) but I think all that stuff was an extra $30 or so all told. Still a very economical option, and my kids use the pool in the summer now! Amazon will ship it really fast. I found a better price on the tubing/adapter from an online pet store, but that took a bit longer. You can get that stuff from a big pet supply store though, like Petsmart or Petco. I was overseas at the time, so I had to do it all online</p>
 
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