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<p>Anyone else getting excited<img alt=":bgbounce" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="">?  I am! <br>
I'm trying to play it cool <img alt=":W" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/whistling.gif" style="">but inside, I'm <img alt="scared.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/scared.gif">.  <br>
OMG.  I'm/we're going to have a baby.  She's going to be here really soon!  We have so much to do!  <img alt="Bolt.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/Bolt.gif"></p>
 

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I'm ready! My babies usually come 2 to 4 weeks from now(Im 35 weeks tmrw) and I'm really just reeling w/ how fast we got here!<br><br>
Baby is loooww.... I can feel her head just one knuckle in, against my pelvic brim. Thankful she's head down and engaged.
 

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<p>We're selling our house - hopefully signing things with the agent this weekend or early next week. DH also accepted a job offer that means a cross country move for our family this summer. And, his tentative start date is the day after my due date. Obviously, we're not quite sane.</p>
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<p>Anyway, I'm at 35wk4days according to the calendar on Pregnology.com, and both the OB & MW expect twins to arrive by 38 weeks. So, 2.5 weeks?! I've got 3 weekly appts now - OB, MW, NST. Plus one more U/S next week.</p>
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<p>Somewhere in the next few days I need to finish packing up the rest of my sewing/craft room, and also get both kids rooms closer to 'listing photo ready', and do the same for the basement TV/Family room, which I haven't even been down to in a week or more, b/c DH was finishing some renovation work on the basement stairs.</p>
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<p>I've got some very good friends & family that have offered to help out, giving me almost daily help for 3-6 hours from mid-May through end of June, and then we'll figure out July later :p One of those friends came & helped for several hours yesterday and we got a lot of the kitchen cleaned up, cupboards tidied and extra tupperware, small appliances & baking supplies (I don't like to bake anyway, and won't have time ... no need to have 4 pie plates, and 6 bread pans close at hand!) packed up and DH took many boxes to our storage unit last night.</p>
 

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<a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/164269/SynEpona">@SynEpona</a>!! That is totally crazy! You sound pretty happy and un-phased:) way to go-I wish you all the best on your move and preparations♡
 

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I'm pretty sure I'm just so completely overwhelmed that I can't process anything, and am in complete denial at how complicated life is about to be!</p>
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<p>MIL said something the other day about how much was going on, and I told her I was certain to just get to Christmas and be glad it was all over! My kids (the bigs) will watch too much TV, and play on the tablets/phones too much, and eat too many frozen french fries ... and I'm fortunate that I have always been able to get by on very little sleep for longish time frames. So, we'll survive, and look back on this year with some amazement in the future :)</p>
 

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<p>It's pretty crazy when I think how soon this baby can come and I can have a homebirth. I'm 35w3d, so I can officially have this baby at home in 1 week, 4 days, yikes, thats SO soon!</p>
<p>My babies have come at 39 weeks and 40 weeks, so I don't think it will be THAT soon, but there's still a few things I want to be ready with.</p>
 

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<p>We're selling our house - hopefully signing things with the agent this weekend or early next week. DH also accepted a job offer that means a cross country move for our family this summer. And, his tentative start date is the day after my due date. <strong>Obviously, we're not quite sane.</strong></p>
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<p>LOL :) I'd agree you sound pretty crazy to me, but hey at least you aren't bored, sitting around waiting for baby!! Best of luck with everything, and I'm sure your kiddos will look back at the tv/tablet/french fry period with fond remembrance. For them it sounds like a wonderful adventure! </p>
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<p>So I'll be 33 weeks tomorrow and kind of happy that I still have a bit before baby comes. Though I some crampy braxton hicks last night, those were not cute. Relaxed, drank lots of water, ate protein, and reminded this little lady that she can't come for at least 3 more weeks because mommy doesn't want a hospital birth! Not to mention I have a "baby bucket" project list a mile long and my husband is finally getting a breather from work to help me tackle some of it. This weekend I get to throw a little sprinkle for a friend who is due 3 weeks before me (last time around our we were preggers together and the babies are 3 weeks apart in age too!). The loose theme is a "bun in the oven" and I just finished printing these adorable favor boxes! So excited! </p>
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<p>I've done my paper work with the office yesterday, it's now official, I'm leaving work on may 30th. My DD is June 27. So from now it's 4 wks work, 4 wks home if this baby don't come early.</p>
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<p>I feel so done with work already, I have more and more trouble concentrating, getting ready in the morning is so tiring. I still have lots of energy and feel pretty good physically but I'd rather clean my house, organize my stuff and cook ;-)</p>
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<p>I've been sleeping badly all week and woke up multiple times with bad leg cramps both last nights ... I'm adding magnesium tablets to my prenatals from now on and I'll try a bath in Epsom salt tonight I'm so sleepy all day and can't be comfortable at night it's frustrating.</p>
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<p>For sure this post qualify as a vent !</p>
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<p>I wish us all a nice month of may, especially to those who live in a place where the cold temperature and snow / rain doesn't seems to want to leave. I'm wishing for sun !</p>
 

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<p>Haven't purchased it, yet, but here's the Yelp link: <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/discount-fabrics-san-diego" target="_blank">http://www.yelp.com/biz/discount-fabrics-san-diego</a></p>
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<p>I went to my fabric outlet and got gauze for $4.50/yd in yellow, red, and turquoise! Whoo-hoo! I was so excited that I bought extra to make a swaddle each for my husband's two cousins who are each 3 months behind me. Then I took the $50 4-pack of swaddles off my registry :)</p>
 
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<p>I can't believe we're in the home stretch...</p>
<p>I'm realizing just how little TIME I have, and how much CRAP I have to get done! holy cow! (I'm 35 weeks on Sat.)</p>
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<p>I have 2 more weeks of work... and my office is moving - I basically have to get a bunch of digital ducks in a row and remove all my personal junk (and there's a lot of that, including a photography lighting setup and my folding bike - don't ask why these things are at my office, I don't have a good explanation) from the office in that time - DP is going to work for me for a week and make some extra $ helping to move the office...</p>
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<p>I still don't have cloth diapers or a carseat... but I have a pack of newborn disposables and I don't own a car, so... I'm not too worried... unless amazon somehow ceases to exist while I'm in labor, we should be okay ;)</p>
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<p>I'm feeling TIRED (all this running for the light and standing up on the subway is finally catching up to me, perhaps) and having a bit of back discomfort... I think I've gained 30lbs all in my belly/boobs... I think my arms and legs have actually shrunk during pregnancy... but they also feel like they lost all their muscle, so... meh.  </p>
 

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<p>For me personally I won't consider it the final countdown until the beginning of June. I've never gone sooner than 3 days past my due date, and 2 of them were at or beyond 41 weeks. So I feel like I still have 7-8 weeks left. Which is good because I have a freaking JOB INTERVIEW next week!! <img alt="scared.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/scared.gif"> This is for a position that I first started corresponding about before I was pregnant. Terrible timing, but we'll see what happens......</p>
 

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<p>I am not even due until the end of June....that is my vent!!! </p>
<p>I expect to go a little early but I did last time too..and went a couple weeks over due! </p>
<p>so who can say.... my final countdown starts the first week of June because that is when I would feel safest birthing UC I will be 36 weeks then.</p>
 

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<p>I am not even due until the end of June....that is my vent!!! </p>
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<p>Amen- me too... that and everything hurts... and nothing fits and my partner thinks it's funny but it doesn't feel funny. Being pregnant is a lot harder than I remember. 13 years will do that I guess. My poor old body will never forgive me :(</p>
 

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Amen to the nothing fits. I feel like I'm bursting out of everything and my clothing options are quickly dwindling. I feel myself just starting to enter that phase where the pain of labor is a welcomed idea over having to endure the discomfort/pain of this end part!
 

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<p>Yeah I'm running out of clothes that cover the belly (34 weeks), and that didn't happen last time. I also can't WAIT for the weather to finally freaking warm up here, so I can pull out my skirts and capris and shorts, that are so much comfier than what I've been squeezing myself into lately! </p>
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<p>I'm counting down to 37 weeks, which is when I can homebirth. I won't let my brain think of labor before then. 3 weeks to finish 'preparing' sounds decent. And then I've got 3 weeks to get impatient. lol. </p>
 

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<p>Today is my last day at work. I'm 35 weeks 1 day. Get to rest my pubic bone and sciatic nerve that have both been KILLING ME DEAD. </p>
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<p>Also, um, heartburn. All the time. Doesn't matter what I do. Papaya, Tums, Tagamet, small meals, no water with meals, water with meals, apple cider vinegar, big meals, no laying down after food. Breathing AIR gives me heartburn. </p>
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<p>I don't really want this baby to come too early, I want to enjoy a few weeks of quiet time resting before. But I wouldn't mind 38-39 weeks! Heh. First baby, though...who knows.</p>
 

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<p>I cant believe its May!! Now when people ask me, how long to go, I just cant believe i can say-- oh about 6 weeks or so.... </p>
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<p>I know that maybe Im in the minority here, but I have honestly loved being pregnant, I have never felt so grounded and centered in my whole life and honestly full of purpose. I really feel like this is what my body is meant to be doing and that its such a miracle that my body was able to make a baby. Really just soaking up these last few weeks, cuddling with my husband lots, sleeping, drinking teas and doing lots of yoga. </p>
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<p>Im also working with my doula on my Blessing way circle, my MIL bought these blank prayer flags and sent some to my parents in the states and the rest of her family have been decorating them and they are turning out gorgeous and will hang above babies side carred cot.  </p>
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<p>Anyone else have a blessing way? </p>
 
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<p><a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/238635/jessdiamonds" style="display:inline-block;">@jessdiamonds</a> chewing gum works for me! Some days it returns as soon as I spit my gum out but maybe worth a shot! No fun either way though, I swear water gives me heartburn some days. Oh the joys....</p>
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<p>I know that maybe Im in the minority here, but I have honestly loved being pregnant, I have never felt so grounded and centered in my whole life and honestly full of purpose. I really feel like this is what my body is meant to be doing and that its such a miracle that my body was able to make a baby. Really just soaking up these last few weeks, cuddling with my husband lots, sleeping, drinking teas and doing lots of yoga. </p>
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<p>That's seriously awesome!! So wonderful that you're enjoying it, soak it up mama!</p>
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<p>Meeting a potential Doula in the am (well in like 8 hours). We just decided this past week we really want one, and one who is hypnobabies cert. This one sounds amazing, the only bummer is she takes 2 clients/month and already has 2 for June. I know it's late to be searching but she's willing to take us on with the understanding that if either of the other two are in labor they get priority. Makes total sense, and I really have peace things will work out no mater what. I'm smack in the middle of her two current clients, the first is 5 days earlier but a first time mama so maybe she'll go late and I'll go a bit early again. :)</p>
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<p>Now to find a perfect house cleaner for the summer! 4 kiddos 5 and under = housekeeper for a bit! We had one after DS #3 was born and ended up keeping her until he was 10 months old! It was great! Especially with starting our homeschool kindergarten around fall I'm hopeful we can stretch the budget until October, just so I can adjust to all the new pieces in the life before picking back up with cleaning our castle. </p>
 

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I cant believe its May!! Now when people ask me, how long to go, I just cant believe i can say-- oh about 6 weeks or so.... <br><br>
I know that maybe Im in the minority here, but I have honestly loved being pregnant, I have never felt so grounded and centered in my whole life and honestly full of purpose. I really feel like this is what my body is meant to be doing and that its such a miracle that my body was able to make a baby. Really just soaking up these last few weeks, cuddling with my husband lots, sleeping, drinking teas and doing lots of teas.</div>
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You know? As much as I've said I hate it, I don't. What I don't enjoy is chronic pain and working during it. I enjoy baby movement and nesting and when my husband gets excited and touches my belly. I'm glad to get to do it, I've always wanted to, I just didn't expect the pain that I have to be so extreme. But I'm lucky now, I get to relax for a while.
 
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