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re: cloth wipes, I'm a cheapie and so I just get the little gerber packs of baby washcloths when I see them on sale. I put them into a sposie wipe box that's empty, put a couple drops of baby shampoo on top and run enough water over to dampen them. Works great for me!<br><br>
re: diaper pail, I use a regular trash can with a flap-door lid and a waterproof laundry bag from the camping section of walmart. Again, I'm super cheap.<br><br>
Thanks for posting the tip on clothdiaper.com - I ordered another 2 dozen prefolds. I already have three dozen, but between cding and needing burp cloths I figure I'd rather have too many than too few. Newborns go through soooo many dipes a day - they poop every single time you breastfeed, you know! New moms, prepare yourself... you're looking lovingly at your baby nursing and then there's inevitably this explosive poopy sound that brings gasps from everyone in the room!<br><br>
I had a rotten day, but I'm going to go take a hot bath, do my Hypnobabies, and fall asleep. Tomorrow will have to be better, right?
 

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Have any of you seen the recent issue of <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Child</span> magazine? They have an article about co-sleeping so I swiped it from my midwife's office yesterday thinking, "Yay! Mainstream media is finally getting on board with co-sleeping." Not so. The article was SO biased and so scare-tactic oriented that even though it SEEMS that it is going to advocate sleep sharing, it really doesn't. I'm thinking about writing a letter to their editor about how negatively biased the article is, in fact. I tried to find it on their webpage so I could post a link for everyone, by the way, but can't. It just annoys me so much how our culture continues to perpetuate the taboo against night-time parenting.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/soapbox.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="soapbox">
 

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Hopping in a tad late, here, but oh, well.<br><br>
You ladies are making me feel so lazy! I'm barely doing anything, not even cleaning my house. DH comes home every night to a messy kitchen, poor man. All I do in my spare time is get online and order things I want. Just got a new diaper bag which I'm ALL excited about.<br><br>
Now I don't know if it was such a good idea to have kids in Oct/Nov because now I have to order Maisie's birthday gifts and X-mas on top of all the baby stuff I want. Her b-day is only a month away, I better decide what she's getting. Um, honey, I think we're going to have to carry a balance on the credit card for a little while <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> .<br><br>
I was going to do the birth center here in town but all of a sudden am thinking about a homebirth. So that's occupying my mind quite a bit. I never thought it was the right option for me, but now it just seems to make so much sense, especially with Maisie and no family in town, I don't know what I would do with her. Anyway, have a MW visit today, so we'll be talking a lot about that.<br><br>
I'll be 33 weeks on Thursday and in the last few days have been wiped out! Took up walking again, which makes me feel good. I didn't exercise at all in my last pregnancy, and I think it makes such a difference.<br><br>
My knitting group is having a knit-along, doing wool soakers for me. It's so fun!<br><br>
Blah, blah, blah.<br><br>
Anyway, that's me!
 

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HI everyone. I'm back from my little excursion last week to my parents house. Getting there was a fiasco. My parents paid for a plane ticket thinking a 45 minute flight would be lots better than a 6 hour drive. In theory that would have been nice. But when I got to the airport, my flight was cancelled due to Ophelia weather and I ended up spending the next 7 hours in the airport. I must have been a sight, 8 1/2 months pregnant, chasing willem around trying to keep him occupied. When we finally did board the plane at 10pm we still couldn't take off for almost an hour because one of the planes had "difficulty" landing and there were ambulances and firetrucks on the runway... very reassuring. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> So we didn't arrive until 12:30 am... and we were supposed to be there around 6:30 pm earlier that night.<br>
The time at my parents was actually really nice. They got their fill of willem's craziness and I feel better about our relationship...a lot better than I have in a long time. We only butted heads once on Sunday morning when my mom asked an intrusive question <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: and I answered her very defensively and abrasively, really without thinking, but that was over in about 5 minutes and th rest of our stay was nice. The trip back wasn't so bad either because the plane was actually there and on time. Only problem we had was finding my car in the parking lot once the shuttle dropped us off... I walked around in the hot sun, huffing and puffing, pushing ds in the stroller while pulling our luggage. No wonder I still feel so worn out!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping"><br>
Dh got a lot done around the house in the five days we were gone. He finished refinishing the dressers I bought at Goodwill so this weeks' major plan is to get them in our bdroom and get them organized. It was nice to get away (my last trip anywhere for a long time) and the coming back was even better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> .<br>
Oh and the other fiasco when I was gone was that someone hacked into my ebay account and changed things around so I had a few people ask for refunds when it came time to pay... major mess, I'm not really happy with how ebay/paypal handled it especially because I was selling the stuff to make some extra $ to buy stuff for me and the babe <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> (like a sling etc). I ended up with $10 in my account for all the work I did.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> I just don't feel like relisting anything at this point.<br><br>
Gunter, on baby wipes, we couldn't afford anything fancy and I don't have a sewing machine to make stuff with so we got a pack of washcloths at the dollar store (I think there were 32 for $5) and used those. They weren't the softest things in the world but they worked, especially on the sticky breastmilk poops. I think we used 1/4 cut-ups of paper towels dipped in water for the first few weeks because we were afraid to use the washcloths on his silky butt!!! Then I switched over to 7th generation wipes when I found them at the discount grocery a few months ago, and I'm planning on using the small baby washcloths this time (I think I've accumulated close to 30 so far).<br>
on diaper pails... for the longest time we just used the far end of the bathtub (we always had two full bathrooms). and then we started using a large mop bucket (wet pail style). and now we have two flip top diaper pails I picked up for cheap (like $1 apeice) at yard sales... one upstairs and one downstairs. Just goes to show that anything will work. I prefer smaller pails because doing laundry more often seems to be what we do.
 

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Amy- definitely write a letter to the editor! That's been one of my resolutions- to write in when I see something that needs to be said! I have to do it right away when I'm insenced though, b/c if I wait too long I never do it!<br><br>
QoC- thanks for the tip on the baby washcloths to use as wipes. Some cd'ing friends of mine are going to loan me some motherease, unbleached prefolds, snappi's, etc so I can see what I like.<br><br>
Willemsmama- OMG- I can't imagine spending 7 hrs in an airport with my 2 yo! Then boarding a plane so late and then sitting there!! You poor thing. Did he sleep at all during that time? I'm really glad your time with your parents was ok though!<br><br>
nataliekat- me, too, on the homebirth vs birth center. We have all but decided to do the hb, just waiting on hearing back from the mw on confirmation!!
 

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itsybitsy- yeah, it was insane. I only planned on being there for maybe an hour so the 7 hour delay wasn't something I was prepared for (our planes were coming from North Carolina so hence the delays). The worst part was I only had two diapers with me. I changed him immediately when we got in the terminal and shortly after he pooped so I had to change him again. I had to air dry his shorts three times because him sitting in the stroller apparently made his stream go sideways. ANd the second dipe I put on him was a pocket diaper and somehow only got stuffed with 2 inserts but I usually stuff it with 3 because otherwise it falls off his skinny butt... and it did. RIght there in the middle of the airport! I tried to make it tighter but it didn't work and he was soaked anyway, and we still had at least 4 more hours to wait. A little 10 or 12 pack of sposies a the airport convenience store was $16.99!!! So :LOL I lined his pocket dipe inside on the PUL and over the fleece with the free maxi pads in the bathrooms. I think I had to use like 12. And they held up!!!<br>
The Philly airport has rocking chairs throughout and we sat and read his potty books for a while. I got to talking to the lady sitting next to us (she was really sweet and I ended up leaving my stroller in her watch as I walked him up and down the terminal to get him to sleep). lots of people there were stranded just like us and were really nice to me and very helpful. Finally at about 9pm I asked a guy waiting at our gate if he knew if there was a coffee shop around and he went looking for one and brought me back a cup!!! and another guy dragged a rocking chair over just for me. And another businessman helped me get my stuff over to the new gate when they changed gates on us the last time.<br>
Willem slept for about an hour and a half but was awake when we got on the plane. I was amazed that he fell asleep before we took off. He never just falls asleep in my lap.<br>
Anyway....it was crazy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wild.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wild">
 

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Willemsmamma - that does sound crazy! What a nightmare, especially with the diapers! It's great that you stayed so calm and that everyone was so nice to you.<br><br>
Itsybitsy - My MW made us feel great about the HB when we saw her yesterday. In the next couple of days I'm going to email the BC and tell them to forget it! Now, how to tell our parents, hmmmm.
 

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I finally got in to my new midwives this week. I thought we were going in for an actual appointment on Monday, but that turned out to be a consult to see if I was a good candidate for the midwives or if I would need to see the OB. Thankfully the OB signed off on me seeing the midwives. Although they aren't what I was expecting from my wonderful midwife in LA, I miss her! They seem to be more of the medwife mindset which could cause some arguments, but I am not up to trying to find a new OB at this point especially since they do deliver at the hospital I want to go to. I guess it will be a good thing I have learned to be far more assertive then I was when I had dd.<br><br>
Tuesday dd and I went to the midwives again this time for an actual checkup. I was there a good hour before being seen which is annoying, but they had a couple ladies come in wanting to be checked prior to going to L&D. I am measuring big and with a transverse little guy that makes me wonder just how big he is going to be, but the midwife was not concerned. We did find out that I have sugar in my urine now and my bloood pressure is starting to go up so I get to go have bloodwork done Saturday when dh can take me. I plan to keep an eye on my blood pressure by checking it every time we go to a store with a pharmacy until I go back in 2 weeks. Hopefully my blood pressure will stay under control as it went really high with dd and I ended up in bad shape because of it. I have a feeling if that happens this group will be pushing for an induction. With a little bit of luck I won't have to worry about any of that though.
 

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Willemsmama -- holy cow, what a story! I can't imagine trying to entertain a 2 year old for that long in an airport. Very creative diapering!<br><br>
I'm jumping in late, but there's not much new with me. Met with our doula last night...that was fun. She was with us last time too, and is really sweet and great to work with. I really need to get nesting in a serious way. There are so many little tasks that I've been saying, "Oh, I'll do that later"...and now it's "later", and nothing is done!
 

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Hi everyone! This is a crazy busy week for me. On the weekend I was having major, major rib pain and while yesterday was not too bad during the day, yesterday evening it was brutal. At work I've had full-day things going on - Monday I was training people, Tuesday an HR seminar (which was actually fun) but I haven't got any actual work done at all. And I missed my lunch workout both days. But I did manage to cram it in today. I haven't cooked dinner all week, but tonight I have to because our over-the-fence neighbours are moving away in a few days - just to another part of town, but it's fairly far away and I doubt we'll get to see them much, which is too bad because they're awesome neighbours - anyway, I'm cooking dinner for them because their kitchen is getting all packed up and they probably don't want to live solely on take-out and microwaveables for the next few days. This afternoon we have a midwife appt and tomorrow night is prenatal class, then Friday night we're meeting with a doula to see if we're a good match (yes I know we're leaving it really late!) then Saturday we have a housewarming party to go to that I think we might skip and Sunday is our hypnobirthing class and my weekly "oh, right, I have friends" coffee date...<br><br>
Next week DH is leaving for France for a week (sniff, sniff) and I am all alone with the needy hound - I think I will work from home a couple days or maybe just afternoons. Even though that only saves me a 20-minute commute it still seems like less stress somehow.<br><br>
Ow ow ow ow ow how can non-broken ribs hurt this much? I feel like such a wussy wimpy girl but it really is incredibly painful. I can deal with the dull ache but the stabbing pain is nasty.
 

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I've had a busy week here, too. Went to my perinatal nursing professional practice group on Monday night, to see an awesome presentation about reducing the medicalization of pregnancy and birth. The doula who presented is really great- she does workshops for medical, nursing and midwifery students. I've seen her present before at a workshop last year with Ina May Gaskin. Lately a lot of my continuing education stuff has been really "high-risk" focused, so it was great to attend something that was so positive about normal birth <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Yesterday I went for a crazy long walk my favourite Italian deli to buy olive oil (plus several other stops along the way to run various errands), and was totally wiped out by the time I got home. Last night I worked overtime for four hours, but was grateful to be finished by 11- I was exhausted.<br><br>
Today I had a wonderful swim at the pool and went to the farmer's market. There were lots of moms and babies there! I bought a ton of food to make for Saturday night, when we're having a big group of friends over for dinner. Between all of this and a friend's book launch on Thursday night, my midwife visit Thursday morning, and one last visit to our old house to get our planters and gardening stuff sometime (Friday morning, I guess), I have a packed-full week. I'm still trying to unpack the last couple of boxes, but they're conveniently shoved in the back of the closet right now so I don't have to be remined of them all the time.<br><br>
Off to start a "to do list"....
 

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You all sound busy! I ran around all day yesterday so I think I'm going to take it easy today and wash baby clothes and try to finish reading my vaccination book.<br><br>
My MIL called last night and said that several people in the family are going in to buy us the Amby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="carrot"> That's going to save us a bundle, and will be the last major purchase we need to make (except the camcorder DH wants to get). Things are really starting to come together! I ordered my diapers earlier this week so I can't wait to get those in the mail!<br><br>
Maybe this should get a separate thread, but I'm curious about what y'all have decided to do about Group B Strep screening and/or treatment I just read <a href="http://www.mothering.com/articles/pregnancy_birth/birth_preparation/group-b.html" target="_blank">this article</a> yesterday so I am looking into alternative treatments should I test positive. I'm definitely going to wait until around 37 weeks to be tested though.<br><br>
Oh, and paging Dr. Freud: I had a terrible dream last night that I was at a friend's house overnight and several men tried to break in and kill us. The whole dream was us racing around trying to lock all of the doors to keep them out. At one point, one of them broke in (and I think it was David Bowie, which how bizarre is that - I know David Bowie doesn't want to kill me!) and my friend somehow killed him and managed to throw his body back outside. I kept calling 911 for them to come help us but they were being totally nonchalant about the situation and wouldn't send help. I wasn't pregnant in the dream though, so at least there wasn't that extra element to terrify me. I know I also had a dream night-before-last that someone was trying to kill me, but I don't remember the details. Are these just normal pregnancy anxiety dreams, ya think?
 

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I have definately had some odd dreams this pregnancy, too. Weird stuff...what is really in those pre-natals, I wonder???<br><br>
Tonight, Dh and I are going to a local AP meeting. We've been to two other meetings and really like the group. It's great to meet people before we even have our babe in arms.<br><br>
Tomorrow, we get a couples massage!!! The owner is a doula and trained in pre-natal massage. Woo hoo!!!<br><br>
I have had a head cold since Sunday but it's a lot better now.<br><br>
MW appt. on Saturday at 31 weeks. Kinda ackward b/c we have to decide about who will care for me from now and through birth. I was seeing the MW apprentice and was her primary but she is not working with the MW anymore. So, I have to choose between them, essentially. Hmmn...
 

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Gunter, have you come any closer to making your decision? Wow, a couples massage - how wonderful!!<br><br>
I just had the nicest conversation with the District Immunization Representative for the state of Ohio. I called to ask if I would need special paperwork to take to the pediatrician to explain that we are going to be using a delayed/modified vaccination schedule, and I expected the worst. But he was great! He seemed completely supportive of my decision, and was ALL about advocating breastfeeding before I even mentioned it myself. He didn't at all try to talk me out of my position or anything. I mean, total shocker. People can surprise you!
 

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Amy - let me know if you are still looking for info to write to the editor of Child - I can help.<br><br>
Sorry I haven't been able to post, but between the lack of privacy at work and my exhaustion, there's not much left!<br><br>
I was on jury duty Mon and Tues, but did not get called to sit for a trial. Yay! So that was that.<br><br>
Had a great MW visit yesterday and today I ordered my birth kit and my mattress bag and my pads for afterwards. I have some herbs I need to get, but I'm going to wait till my next appt to pick that stuff up. I'm trying to motivate DH to get moving with reorganizing stuff around the house. Oh, I also set up my diaper service! I'm so excited! I guess I finally feel like I'm having a baby!<br><br>
My chiro was delighted to hear that we're doing HB and offered to come by my house after I deliver to give me an adjustment as a present! How nice is that!<br><br>
Work is still crazy, as I said, but we should be hiring my assistant soon so that is good!<br><br>
I've been pretty emotional though and any stress at home kind of makes me burst into tears, so I will talk to my SW about that on Tuesday when I have my next appt, because I know it is normal to be hormonal and emotional but I still just want to be sure nothing raises any red flags for her about PPD.<br><br>
Will try to check in again, but I can't promise!<br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/champagne.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="champagne"> Today is my and dh's anniversary!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/champagne.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="champagne"><br>
3rd year, 2nd pregnancy... yeah, apparently we've been busy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> .<br><br>
We're not doing much to celebrate other than trying to put ds to bed early tonight and just snuggling. I'll probably cry and get all sappy and go to bed around 9 anyway.<br><br>
Still feel crappy from our trip. Very emotional too. Somehow today I've been equating my lack of housecleaning/caring to bad mothering.<br>
Damn hormones!!!<br><br>
Jellyfishy... I feel the same way about nesting. I have so much left to do and still don't care. I've left a lot to later and like you said later is now. All I wanna do is lay on the couch and veg out to sappy movies.<br><br>
On a happy sappy note, got my diapers in the mail yesterday!!! OMG I actually ordered some newborn sized ones because i hated how huge the smalls were on Willem last time... they looked uncomfortable. Well these are sooo tiny and sooo soft and soooo sweet. I teared up just inspecting them all.<br><br>
I can't believe that a month from now I will be just about to give birth, have already given birth, or <gasp> will be holding a newborn!!!
 

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Congrats on your anniv, willemsmama!!!<br><br>
No concrete decision on the MW thing, yet. I go for my 31 week appt. tomorrow to talk with the actual MW in person. The MW apprentice and i have talked extensively so we want to talk with the MW, too.<br><br>
The couples massage was great. Kinda weird to have to lay on my sides instead of back and front. But she is a doula and certified in pre-natal so I trust her. It made me want her to do a home visit when I go into labor! DH really relaxed, we've had three couples massages or so over the years and i had never seen him so deeply relaxed. Yay for him.
 

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The massage sounds great! Of course, anything that relaxes my DH doesn't sound so soothing to me these days--he is so wiped out and exhaused from all the work that he is doing that anything that is even close to relaxation makes him fall asleep and start snoring extremely loudly. Which kind of prevents a lot of relaxation on my part!! It's the worst with the hypnobabies CD's--I listen to them in the bedroom and tried to get him to hang out/listen/participate in some of this. (It's not that he's unwilling, it's the above time/energy problem.) About the time we get to the "this contains powerful relaxation suggestions so never listen to this in a moving vehicle . . . " part, he has fallen deep asleep and is snoring his head off!! This sort of irritates me because him drowning out the CD with his snoring makes it hard for me to relax and pay attention, and I haven't progressed to the point in my relaxation/hypnosis skills where I can just ignore that!! Then later he's all happy and is like, "Wow, this hypnosis stuff is so relaxing!" :LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: But hey, I love him anyway!<br><br>
The excellent news of the week is that DH got the faculty job!!!!!! So they will be contacting him soon about what courses he will be teaching. I'm really proud of him (I would have been proud of him even if he didn't get it because he worked so hard and really did a good job in the faculty certification course.) And I'm also relieved, because it stands to make a big difference financially for us and will probably be the difference between me staying home and not, or being fiscally frugal/careful vs. living in penury and getting into major debt if I stay home regardless. So I'm really excited.
 

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Amy- if David Bowie does break into your house, could you wrap him up and send him to me? I love a man in eyeliner.<br>
OK- hormones aside, the week is calming down. I'm seriously stressing about money because my lovely, wonderful employers didn't pay me my maternity pay and it turns out my husband has no idea how to check his bank balance. The antibiotics are kicking in, so hopefully the nasty contractions won't be coming back, and I had a very cool midwife visit yesterday. I don't know if you remember, we were a little dubious about just how low-key she was prepared to be- well, it looks like I could potentially be getting a very hands off, very low maintenance birth. She's happy with me ignoring the health authority guidelines about transferring to hospital if baby comes early (37 weeks- the form says 36) or late, as long as we go in if there is actually a genuine emergency (blood, meconium or anything abnormal.) and as long as she's working that day, then she'll come and catch the baby- which seeing as I tend to have daylight labours might work out rather nicely. Now, as long as baby stays in until Halloween, everything's ready to go.<br>
Congratulations on your anniversary, Willemsmama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> And your gainfully employed husband, Kavita <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm glad it seems like everyone's having a really good week- but you're all so organised! Diapers, washing baby clothes- I feel like such a slob! I have to do some housework, though, because one of my best friends from uni is coming out from London this afternoon, and she'll nag me if I don't...
 

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Congrats, Kavita on your husband's new job. I'm the quick sleeper in our house, and my husband tells stories of me falling asleep mid-conversation some nights when we go to bed. :LOL<br><br>
Good luck with the midwife decision, Gunter. Have a great apointment <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Helen, I'm glad that things are going well with your midwife, too. I hope that the kidney infection clears up and the yeast stays at bay.<br><br>
I've been lurking and not posting over the past couple of days, trying to get myself out of a little funk and stress-out. I had a pretty crummy day on Thursday- a strangely awkward and uncomfortable visit with one of my midwives (they work in a group of three- and she's the one I know the least well, works part-time in the practice), which stressed me and set me off.<br><br>
Then to top it off, I sat in front of some creepy pervert on the bus- and it took me WAY to long to figure out what the strange noises he was making were about. Basically until he kissed the back of my head (I think, anyways), but when I spun around to see what the <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored"> he was doing, he claimed to have "accidentally" knocked me with his elbow when he turned to look out the window. Whatever... He got off only a couple of stops later, but also accidentally touched another woman's bottom on the way out. I know I should have been angry, but I was still stressed about everything from earlier in the day, and ended up being the crying pregnant woman on the bus. Delightful.<br><br>
I also have started to deal with the midwives about my relationship with the one that I saw on Thursday. I think we just got started on the wrong foot (a discussion about the possible involvement of a student midwife in my care), and set a bad tone for the rest of the visit. I spoke with the midwife on call yesterday, and I'm going to follow up with the one from Thursday next week. I was really worried mostly about the labour/birth...what if that midwife was on call, what if it was really awkward and uncomfortable at the time, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><br>
On the plus side, I am usually a HUGE conflict avoider, and in the past would have let this issue slide for weeks (as in, I'll just deal with it in three weeks at my next appointment- which will be at 36 weeks!), so I'm pretty proud of myself for calling the midwife on call yesterday to start addressing the issue. Obviously it wasn't just my perception, either, because she already had heard from the other midwife that we had a strange visit...<br><br>
Aside from my stresses, life has been good. We're having friends over for dinner tonight, so I should really go back to bed and get some sleep. After a couple of weeks of sleeping through the night, I seem to be back to my pregnancy waking pattern again... Right now I'm the crazy pregnant woman who wakes up in the middle of the night to post on the internet and read baby name books <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wild.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wild">
 
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