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I figured this would be way easier. LOL sorry about the last one, I didn't even think about the "august" being in front last month! LOL sorry! So I guess we can start a new one on the 15th? That would be way easier, right? Sorry about the confusion before.<br><br>
back to my crappy week, LOL, thanks for the hugs! I found out that some ppl are just as disgruntled as me, so that makes me feel better. And we have 2 girls in my dept that are so nice and they work so hard! YAY!! I hope they stay that way and don't turn out to be crappy later. My week started out really bad, but today (the last day of my work week) was great. (with the exception of having one lazy girl in my dept, but we stuck her outside watching the sidewalk sale all day, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/moon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="moon"> so we actually got some work out her, LOL! Out of sight, Out of mind, and not pissing me off!!!) And all my favorite ppl were working today, so they made me laugh and listened to me gripe, and that made me feel way way better.<br><br>
but the physical ailments continue....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"> Ya know what's interesting about that? I didn't have any of those problems during our vacation, but before and after, they persist. I wonder if that has anything to do with the stress I'm under at work???
 

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N2thewoods~~<br><br>
I had a dream that I was in labor and I was tearing, but then I turned into a rose bud and blossomed and I didn't tear. the baby was curled up in the middle of the rose, like a Geddis picture or something. It was sweet. And it calmed my nerves, too. I'm very afraid of tearing. I don't think I am afraid of anything else during birth, not the pain, or contrax, just tearing.<br><br>
So I visualize myself opening up like a rose, and that helps. I'm so glad I had that dream!<br><br>
Another one i had awhile ago was that I pulled the baby out to see what gender it was, and then I panicked b/c I couldn't get the baby back inside me. LOL. I woke up and I was like, "Whoa, that was a wierd one!" I had to wake Josh up and tell him about it.
 

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Christy~<br>
You were nice and relaxed on your vacation.........Now it's back to the real world!<br>
N2theWoods~<br>
Funky dream.<br>
My ribs still hurt tonight. The people who were suppose to deliver all the pics at walmart never showed up today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
Jonathan gave the baby a bunch of kisses tonight and I was only a little afraid he was gonna bite me. For some strange reasom he likes to pretend he's eating my belly and says "nummy yummy" as he goes down to my belly. He's a goof ball. He also has been lifting my shirt to say ~Night-night~ to Angelica and them will pull it back down and say ~Bye Bye~.<br>
I was watching a show tonight~ Maternity Ward, A woman went into labor at 26-27 weeks and deliver. That little guy was so small(2.1 lbs)! It Gave me a good visual of how big Angelica must be by now. <span style="font-size:x-large;">WOW!</span> I saved the show to show dh tomorrow. He must have turned out fine cause they didn't have anything bad to say.
 

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I had a weird dream, but it was about a HOUSE and nothing to do with pregnancy or birth, but I woke UP and realised exactly what my fear is for this birth.<br>
I fear that I will not be able to PUSH hard enough to get the baby out......<br>
When my daughter was born, back in 1988, my doctor had an accident on the way to the hospital, and the nurses would not let me push before he got there - they gave me gas and all kinds of junk, by the time the doctor did arrive, I had no more contrax...... that is what is making me really scared this time, although I'll be at home with no stupid doctors or nurses to do stupid things like that, I know it wans't the fault of my body, my body did all it was supposed to do............<br>
I am going to talk to my midwife about it.<br><br>
I started drinking ensure today, just one a day for the protien, I'm worried that I'm not getting enough, and I've not put on much weight at all...... about 6 or 7 pounds in total so far.<br><br>
I am NOT looking forward to work on Tuesday, and there are no more holidays on the way.................. I've got 8 weeks work left, and its going SO SLOW!!!<br><br>
Take care girls...
 

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Christy<br><br>
I LOVE your rosebud dream! What a wonderful thing... I am afraid of tearing, too. 'course I'm a little anxious about the whole thing in general, but the tearing/episiotomy thing just makes me go all woo woo! Am going to "steal" your rosebud dream & use it as a visualization, if you don't mind <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I also have dreamed that I took the baby out - not to find out gender, but just to chat. We were having a really long talk and yapped well into the wee hours of the morning when I realized I should put the baby back in and just like you... I couldn't!<br><br>
I wonder what that one means? Any dream interpreters out there?
 

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Finally. I haven't been able to read the other thread for forever. It just took long for my dinosaur computer to load. I just wanted to say "HI".
 

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Happy Labor Day ladies. I hope everyone is having a nice relaxing day. We are painting dd1's room today - well dh is doing most of the painting, I'm mainly washing walls and baseboards, keeping kids out of the way, etc. While I was down on the floor I decided I should just keep on washing baseboards so my hallway is now nice and clean. Was on my way into my bedroom when dd2 started her "I have to pee pee in the potty" dance so I had to get up. It's so much work to get up and down that I haven't gotten back to the baseboards. Think I'll wait awhile.<br><br>
Is anyone else dealing with a second teenagehood (OK, not a real word, but hopefully you know what I"m talking about) My skin is breaking out no matter what I do to try to prevent it. It's so frustrating. I just want to hide indoors all the time and avoid everyone.<br><br>
I have to go in for the blood sugar test tomorrow morning. I dread taking it, just the thought of drinking that stuff makes me gag, and having to do it on an empty stomach is even worse.<br><br>
All the talk of tearing and such made me squirm. I had an episiotomy with my first - completey unnecessary if you ask me, but I was young and stupid and didn't know better so I let the doctor do it. With my second the doctor just kept using his fingers to stretch the skin around the baby's head. I was up and feeling fine that day. I won't let them do that again, that's for sure.<br><br>
I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend!
 

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Is anyone else dealing with a second teenagehood (OK, not a real word, but hopefully you know what I"m talking about) My skin is breaking out no matter what I do to try to prevent it. It's so frustrating. I just want to hide indoors all the time and avoid everyone.<br></b></td>
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I've heard that that happens if you're having a BOY....<br><br>
I wonder how accurate that bit of info is?<br><br>
I've been cleaning floors today - darn cats! Thank goodness we have a hoover floor cleaner (my house is all tile and wood) those tufts of cat hair were getting out of hand as well as the marks from spills etc...... and its 90 degrees out today - so thank goodness for airconditioning as well!!!<br><br>
My DH took DS out shopping (we need another night light) so I don't have any "help" either, which makes it go faster....<br><br>
Have a great weekend ladies!!
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Sherri S.</i><br><b>All the talk of tearing and such made me squirm. I had an episiotomy with my first - completey unnecessary if you ask me, but I was young and stupid and didn't know better so I let the doctor do it. With my second the doctor just kept using his fingers to stretch the skin around the baby's head. I was up and feeling fine that day. I won't let them do that again, that's for sure.<br></b></td>
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I'm going to start using olive oil about a month before my due date - well I'll have to get DH to do it - and well its more fun and games than anything else!! LOL<br>
With my daughter, the doctor used a vacumn extractor to get her out - and he didn't get it on right the first time, pulled and gave me a very nice RIP....... I was in pain for weeks, not as long as a c-section, but it wasn't fun.... if it hadn't been for that slip - I would have been fine. So I think this time, I'll be fine as far as stretching enough, we'll use warm face cloths and olive oil...... heck it was made to stretch right? (I just hope the scar tissue can stretch as well!!) My son had a HUGE head 15" but being c-section his head didn't have to mold to my body, so I'm thinking it would have measured smaller had he been born vaginally. (my DH has a BIG head - he's just darn BIG altogehter - 6'2" 210lbs)<br>
(why oh why do I find BIG guys so darn sexy!)
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Chelly2003</i><br><b>I've heard that that happens if you're having a BOY....<br><br>
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well, with me it isn't very accurate. I've had this problem with all three pregnancies, and all three are girls.<br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Chelly2003</i> <b>My son had a HUGE head 15" but being c-section his head didn't have to mold to my body, so I'm thinking it would have measured smaller had he been born vaginally. (my DH has a BIG head - he's just darn BIG altogehter - 6'2" 210lbs)<br>
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It wasn't dh's head I was worried about the girls having, it's his shoulders! His shoulders are about twice as wide as I am - think linebacker, but he isn't wearing shoulder pads!! Thankfully my two girls didn't get his shoulders, now I'm just hoping (read praying) that this one is little like her sisters.<br><br>
And you find big guys so darn sexy because they are - IMO anyway<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Hey! I haven't been able to post in forever. My internet account got screwy and couldn't figure it out for the life of me. Ahhh, back to internet heaven. Don't know what you have until it's gone.....<br><br>
About the tearing, please if at all possible, tear! Don't get an epis. I got two with my older children and I had such a hard time recovering. I waited two months to have sex. I never thought I could have sex again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> . With my last one, he was my largest of the three (9lbs), I tore two places and needed 5 stiches. I was fully recovered in two weeks and had sex within 14 days of delivery (not reccomended, btw). Just an example of how tearing naturaly will help with the healing problems. My midwife used a lot of controlled breathing and supporting my perinium, it was great. It only took me thirty minutes of pushing.<br><br>
I am well, gaining weight slowly. I have been seeing a new chiro and she is a life saver. My TMJ is almost gone, without meds as well. I am feeling huge allready. Oh well, this is my fourth, I guess my uterus likes this position <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> .<br><br>
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Hey, ladies, mind if I join you? I jumped in way back when we were all first PG, but then time got away from me and the threads got so long.... Anyway, now I'm back and I'll re-introduce myself.<br><br>
I'm Whitney (28), SAHM married to DH Eric (28). I have 2 beautiful children (DD 3.5, DS 1.5) and am 31 weeks PG with #3. We chose not to find out the sex of this baby, as this is our last one.<br><br>
I'm going to the local clinic for prenatal care and have gained 22 pounds so far, which I'm happy with. I declined the AFP and the gestational diabetes tests (appeased him with a finger prick sugar test, my levels were fine), and will not be going in every two weeks like they want me to. It's just too hard with two kids and seems unneceessary to me. I will go back in at 36 weeks for the GBS test. I am planning to birth at home. They say I'm due November 1, and by my calculations I'm "due" October 30. I have a feeling this one may be late, though.<br><br>
I'm in very good health. I've had some skin problems (rashes, etc) and a UTI that was symptomless except for incredibly frequent contractions. Other than that, I've been fine, and have been exercising 5-6 days a week--walking, yoga, bellydancing, exercise bike, ab work. Any other exercisers out there?<br><br>
For those afraid of tearing--I tore with both my previous births, and never felt it at the time. It was painful recovering from it the first time, but I healed up much faster the second time. I think the stitches cause more pain than if you let it heal naturally (for non-severe tears). I think my chances of tearing will be reduced this time, since nobody will be telling me when to puch and I'll be in the position of my choice.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Sherri S.</i><br><b>Is anyone else dealing with a second teenagehood (OK, not a real word, but hopefully you know what I"m talking about) My skin is breaking out no matter what I do to try to prevent it. It's so frustrating. I just want to hide indoors all the time and avoid everyone.<br><br></b></td>
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Oh my god! I thought I was the only one! I have been breaking out all over the place. It's been really embarassing.<br><br>
Everyone in my family has been under the weather these last few days (even the dog!). Fortunately, I've avoided it, other than being pretty tired. I can't help but think it's all those vitamins and clean living!<br><br>
My belly is starting to get really big. I can feel the parts that are stretching because they're sore. I've been rubbing aloe vera gel all over my belly and that seems to help a bit.<br><br>
Has anyone thought about Christmas? My SIL was visiting last week, and she helped me do a bunch of my shopping! I'm so proud of myself. I only have a few people to do now. My next step will be wrapping everything! Although it is strange to be Christmas shopping in shorts and a tank top!<br><br>
Anyway, I hope everyone has a great Labor Day. It's cool and rainy here, so our barbecue plans have been cancelled. Oh well, that's what the Foreman Grill is for!<br><br><br>
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Has anyone thought about Christmas? My SIL was visiting last week, and she helped me do a bunch of my shopping! I'm so proud of myself. I only have a few people to do now. My next step will be wrapping everything! Although it is strange to be Christmas shopping in shorts and a tank top!<br>
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hehehehe! i told everyone my christmas present to them was the baby!<br>
although, if my version of nesting keeps up (craftiness), everyone may be getting bizarre jewelry and paper products...
 

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Well, if everyone on my list got my craft results, they would all be getting home-made diapers and covers!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
That would sure confuse a lot of my relatives, especially the unmarried, childless ones! That might be worth it, if just for the looks.:LOL<br><br>
I have to say that Ikea has saved me this year. They have so much great stuff for such reasonable prices. Particularly their kids stuff. I have a ton of little kids to buy for this year, and I was able to take care of them all there!<br><br>
As far as the tearing discussion goes, I think I'm going to be doing the olive oil thing in the last month as well. I'm having a home birth, so there will be no episiotomy. I would have refused it with the first as well if we had gotten that far. I guess I'm more focused on actually dialating and getting to the pushing stage, than worrying about what happens when the baby's head comes out!<br><br><br>
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I was just talking to dh tonight about Christmas, saying I want to get as much done as soon as I can because I don't want to be waddling around the stores in my ninth month, or worse, trying to shop with a toddler and newborn in tow. Bec, I'm like you. If everyone got crafty things, they'd get diapers and baby stuff - although the looks just might be worth it.......
 

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I went a little x-mas shopping the other day too!<br>
Just for Jonathan though. I have no idea what I will get for Shawn this year. When I was done shopping I remembered that I will have a daughter this x-mas too so I guess I forgot about her. Ooops.<br>
My picture came out pretty good from walmart.<br><a href="http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=1383059&uid=475168&members=1" target="_blank">New Picture of my boys</a>
 

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I have been down with a horrible cold this weekend... Yuck!<br><br>
I have started some Christmas shopping, I hope to be done before the baby comes so I can relax! DH isn't so good at shopping, and I like doing it, so...
 

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Ahhhh....chinese buffet.........MMMMMmmmmmmmm It was soooo good! but after we ate, I guess I was too full b/c baby kept pushing up on my diaphragm, making it hard to breathe. It was funny b/c we had to go grocery shopping afterward, and I stopped in the store and said, "quit pushing on me!!" Then I felt silly b/c I got some funny looks from other ppl. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: oh well.<br><br>
I have a MW appt tomorrow...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> I'm dreading it b/c I don't know if they are going to push the rhogam shot on me yet or if they are going to wait til 30 weeks, (I'm 25w4d today). We are still waiting to find out DP's blood type. If he's negative, too, then we aren't doing the shot. I'm sure they won't mind delaying it til my next appt. My MW's are more like OB's than you guy's MW's. At least it seems that way to me.<br><br>
I have alot of questions for her about our local hospital policys. A coworker of mine got me all in a tizzy yesterday, (i forgot to post this lastnight), saying that when she birthed her son, they wouldn't let him room with her, they did everything to him (PKU, eye goop, hearing, and blood tests) before she even got to hold him, and that if you tried to refuse anything, they would call HRS (it's our version of CPS) and they would take your baby away from you. My MW already told me I could refuse anything I wanted to, and I plan to refuse almost everything. But I'm going to ask her what the policies at each of our 2 hospitals are. If I don't agree with them, I may be going UC at home. The thought kinda scares me, (I live an hour from the nearest hosp), but it's my birth, I should get to decide what happens to me and my baby before, during and after. It isn't like I am going to dangle the poor kid off a balcony, ie: Michael Jackson style, ykwim? If I'm not neglecting/abusing my baby, there is no need to call HRS. UGH!!<br><br>
OH! and welcome back to all of you with slow computers! LOL!!<br><br>
N2thewoods~~you can use the rosebud visual. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> we're all here to help each other right?<br><br>
WickidaWitch~~Cute pictures!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I'm 30 weeks now! Time is still flying.<br><br>
We made it back from our western road trip. I had such a good time. Driving, a little hiking, such beautiful scenery - we spent time in the Badlands, at Devils Tower, in Yellowstone and in the Grand Tetons. Beautiful! Nice to have so much driving time to talk to DP and not think about work. I brought my knitting bag along and finished 2 adorable pairs of newborn booties, 1 cute pixie hat and 1/2 of a wool soaker.<br><br>
When we got back I started tearing the house apart. We have 10 weeks to get everything organized. I don't feel like it's really "nesting", or hormonal. I just want to get rid of a lot of the crap we've accumulated and have things stored logically while we still have time, so I can relax after the baby comes. DP and I talked about this - he was kidding me about nesting, and I said "no, this is just normal getting ready, so get busy and help."<br><br>
I have another appointment next Monday. I have to call and make sure they'll have a lot of extra time. I felt so rushed last month, I didn't feel like I got to know the doctor at all, and it was my first time meeting him.<br><br>
I took the glucose test last month, I didn't think it was bad at all. They told me not to alter my eating at all before the test, and the drink wasn't much worse than soda, and it was only a small dixie cup. I tried to call to get my results, but was unable to. They said they'd get it touch with me if there was any problem, so I'm assuming the results were good.<br><br>
I love this baby! Sometimes I'll lie on the couch watching the little bump of a foot or hand or elbow glide across my big pregnant belly, and I feel overwhelmed. So mysterious. I've never seen this person - I feel so much love for someone I barely know anything about.
 
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