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No, it's not-- It's still May! Don't get too excited! He, he. I have been waiting for June, though, because now I can say I'm due next month. It makes it seem so close even though I have more than 7 weeks to my EDD.<br><br>
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YES! I think maybe it's just a coincidence, in that I notice baby's movement more when I am tired and want to rest/relax and don't when I'm active, energetic, and busy. Still, it often seems when I'm tired baby is taking my last bit of energy by flipping about in there. I think, "Gosh, could you calm down? I am tired and here you are taking my energy with all your acrobatics." Of course, I only think that in the most loving way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> It's like I can just feel the energy being harvested from my bloodstream and used by the baby.<br><br><br>
I am just resting a bit now. Dd and I went to the library for story time and to check out books. Then we went to the park and walked home. That's a very active morning for me. Had a nice lunch and now I need to finish my baby shower gift. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: I'm still not done... But I'm getting there.
 

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Oh help - it's June tomorrow, we have so much to do, I have been painting, reorganising furniture, generally turning the place upsidedown - which is why I haven't been posting recently! My girlfriend is picking up my Fuzzi Bunz in the states and bringing them across next week - really exciting. We have a scan tomorrow which dd and dh are coming to - cant wait - it's all so exciting. Ate some really smelly cheese last night and felt sick afterwards - now feeling really guilty that I have damaged the baby in someway. Dd is just being wonderful at the moment and giving lots of kisses and songs to the baby - long may it continue! Oh my goodness it's June tomorrow that's all I can think about at the moment! I'm going to get all my homeopathic bits that I need tomorrow so that it makes me feel more organised! I'm going to get my old baby stuff out today and give it a wash - I sort of wonder if we should find out what the sex is tomorrow as well - mind you we've waited this long I'm sure we can wait another 7 or 8 weeks - or maybe not!!! We'll discuss again tonight - what do you think? I feel as if I am on speed half the time - i just can't stop doing things, am really tired but can't sit still, I go to bed at night and wake up all the time lie there for hours listening to dd and dh breathing and talking in their sleep -<br>
Have to go and do things now.
 

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Hi everybody, I'm looking forward to June! I feel like "Hey–I'm nearly done!" Since I'm due early July (5 weeks, 2 days from now), I'm actually hoping for a late June birth date. We'll see. Hard to believe how soon it really is.<br><br>
I'm not going to be around much this week to post, but wanted to say hello and get subscribed.<br><br>
This week's project for me is figuring out what needs to be child-proofed in each room of the house.
 

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Crawling out from underneath my rock, here. I got dh's cold and just have not been able to shake it. The worst is over, but the congestion is just hanging on and hanging on and hanging on ...<br><br>
Sounds like everyone is doing okay. It is hard to believe it's June tomorrow. I'm not due until the end of July, but still ... Exciting stuff!!<br><br>
Anyway, I learned a valuable lesson while sick. The cold meant I couldn't sleep in my bed at all (I about suffocated if I laid down), so I was spending entire nights in my recliner. Lo and behold, my back / hip pain improved dramatically!! It isn't gone by any means, and my mobility is still limited, but there is still a big, big difference. If I'm careful, I can even do some short errands, and I cleaned the toilet and sink yesterday!<br><br>
I'm bummed, though, because I know sleeping in the recliner will probably make the baby posterior <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> . Even if I take steps during the day (hands and knees, leaning on birth ball, etc.), it just seems unlikely that I can counteract 8+ hours/night of leaning back. But I don't know what else to do. Sleeping in the bed renders me completely non-functional, and I think I would have to go on disability at work if I kept it up. I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place, but I think I just have to do what I have to do, and as I get closer to 40 weeks, I'll try to spend time on hands and knees and do the best I can to encourage her to turn.<br><br>
Also, I think I'm finally getting BH. It took me a couple of days to figure it out, though. It was happening at night, and the sensation was really strange. I didn't feel anything in my uterus, and it just felt like my chest was sort of "caving" in, or like I was really, really hungry. I even got up during the night to eat, because I thought I was hungry. But it didn't seem quite right ... the feeling was just really weird. Then it happened last night when I went to bed, and I just could NOT get comfortable. I even got in the bed for a little while, thinking that laying down for a little bit might ease the discomfort (it didn't). And I was so frustrated, because I knew I wasn't hungry, and I couldn't figure out what was going on. Then I finally put my hand on my stomach and pushed, and noticed, gee, that feels kind of hard. So I woke dh up (I'm so mean! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ), and asked if he thought it felt hard. He said it definitely did, and all of a sudden I was like, duh, Braxton-Hicks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> I had a good laugh at myself, and felt a little better because I at least knew what was going on.<br><br>
They are weird, though, and seem to come and go with no apparent pattern. Sometimes it only lasts for 20 seconds, other times it seems to last for 30 minutes. And now that I'm more tuned into it, I do notice a tight / tugging sensation at the bottom of my uterus. But I still have to poke my stomach to know for sure if I'm having one. And holy smokes if she moves while I'm having one ... YOWEEEE! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> Really gets my attention ...<br><br>
I washed all the clothes we got at the shower ... they are so darn cute. We also decided we're not going to paint the nursery. It's a neutral cream color, and we're just going to add color with accents (bought really cool dark purple curtains). Not having to paint eases the demands on our schedule a little.<br><br>
I was on vacation last week, and was hoping to get some organzing done around the house. But between my back pain and then the cold, I accomplished virtually nothing. S'alright. I just wish I could have slept more ... the cold really interfered with that.<br><br>
DH is making good progress on his projects, although he slacked over the weekend. I can't blame him, though. He's been working really hard, and we both just wanted to veg out and do nothing. Had a friend over for a BBQ last night, and that was fun. We had a lengthy discussion about natural childbirth, and he was very supportive and gung-ho about the whole thing ... let the body do what it's designed to do. It was a refreshing change of pace from the reactions I usually get! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
It was interesting wriggling back into work clothes this morning. They are getting pretty tight! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: If all goes well, I have 5 more weeks to work. Not sure if the wardrobe is going to get me through it ...<br><br>
Ah well. It's lunchtime. Good vibes to all you ladies.<br><br>
Shana<br>
EDD 7/29/05
 

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Doing well here, the pelvic pain has pretty much gone away?!?!? or it's not as bad, or maybe I'm just used to it by now. I have 6 more weeks to go, yikes! I feel more weirded out about having this baby than I have about the others. Now I'm fretting about hurricane season (which starts tomorrow), and know that when storms come along, usually labor follows... Although the bad ones last year didn't come around till August, but still we barely missed Charley by 10 miles, then we moved to North FL got whipped around by Frances, and then Jeanne made an oak tree fall in the yard, hitting part of the house. Cameron still say's "boom" whenever he talks about trees.<br>
So now I'm doing the emergency prep plan, and running the course in my mind. Thankfully we are in a good home, and have decided to continue to rent till after hurricane season is over, insurance is quite difficult to get during the season...<br>
The older boys are in camps, I've got my sewing bug again, and my energy level has increased a bit (just a bit) but I have this horrible cramp in my back from a muscle I pulled 4+ years ago, what is up with that?<br>
I am looking forward to not being pregnant anymore soon, as I am HUGE, really I'm HUGE! I keep getting asked if I'm going to have the baby any day now, and I just say, no not for another month or so... then I get the popped out eyeball slack jawwed look from the person asking, I just run it down real quick for them: "I'm short waisted and have 10 pound babies" 'nuf said. Then I get that look again. And what's with people saying "you are brave enough to have a fourth?" or "no girls?, well at least I got my girl first, second, etc.." whatever... Like having a girl is so necessary.<br>
Hope everyone else is doing well!<br>
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Oh, I am sorry to be such a whiner, but I had a terrible weekend of throwing up and being really sick. So, we didn't do anything. My dh worked on my mom's website and that was about it. Sigh.<br><br>
Yep, June tomorrow! Yipee! I started telling people last month that I was due "next month" because I am do the 1st of July and I just needed the mental stamina. So, now I am going to switch to "in a few weeks" LOL.<br><br>
Well, trying to get through the morning without throwing up.... not so sure it is going to happen. This gets so old.
 

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Hey all,<br>
about to go home from work...the building's ac was offline all weekend and it was in the 90s inside, I'm sweating my heiny off and feel yucky. people seem surprised that it's an issue <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
and I had to stay home 2 days last week, one due to paint fumes, and last Friday, because I was just toast. I'm using up all my paid leave before I even hit mat. leave. ugh.<br><br>
things feel pretty stressful, I'm hating work, and just wanting to quit, I've got 4 weeks to maternity, and they're planning to paint another office before I go, we need to buy a car THIS week, and we have NO time to do it. DH is *finally* getting how much has to be done and is freaking out himself....well I've had a list of what I think needs to be done that I gave to him weeks ago. We're trying to handle everything one thing/day at a time.<br><br>
meeting w/doula tonight, yay, last class/group appt on Thursday night.<br>
DH has job stuff going on, and even had to go in on his day off over weekend, and may have a totally diff. schedule so I'll have to commute on my own.<br><br>
but we got a few things organized yesterday, and he was running a load of errands today (including mailing my shower present!) and is on his way to pick me up now.<br><br>
gotta run, and get out of this sauna. yay to those feeling better, and sorry for those who aren't.<br><br>
FIVE WEEKS. full term in TWO! holy crap.
 

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Almost 32 weeks here - wow!<br><br>
Apparently I look much further along, because everywhere I go I get comments about being "ready to pop" and "not much longer now". When I say I've still got two more months people get this wide eyed look of horror...like I'm going to be gargantuan by that time!<br><br>
Had my weirdest invasion of personal space ever this weekend. Was standing in line for the bathroom at a resturant, and a woman came at me with a manic grin and her arms outstretched. She rubbed my belly with both hands, then scratched it (yes - she scratched it) and then she bent down and kissed me right on my protruding belly button. What was with that????<br><br>
We had another group prenantal this weekend - I love these (this was the second one). We had a bigger group this time, and after the midwives/assistants did our prenatals, we all wrote down our concerns, worries and fears and put them in a bowl. The midwife read them out loud (without saying who wrote them) and we all talked them out. Then she burned each one with some herbs to signify letting go of the fear. Maybe not quite as cool as the essential oil foot bath and massge we got last time - but pretty neat.<br><br>
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has started the nesting bug early....I feel like I'm going nuts, everything I see is a potential project, something that MUST GET DONE. RIGHT! NOW! We were going to not set up a room for the baby (since baby will be in with us, and my parents are coming down for three weeks and the guest room would give them their own space), but now I'm getting antsy about not having things set up to put away clothing, diapers, change table etc. Is it silly to want the baby's space to be set up even if baby won't be using the room? I just want to get it out of the way to so I can start organizing (right now we just have things stacked up in our bedroom, and in the garage).<br><br>
Baby is posterior (LOA) right now, and has been for as long as they've been able to feel position. I've started to do some pelvic rocks at night - not so much because I don't think baby has ample time to move, but because my MW pointed out that getting this babe to roll around may help relieve some of the lower back pain and sciatica I've been experiencing.<br><br>
That is about it for me!<br>
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Hey all!<br><br>
Something amazing happened yesterday. My baby was posterior at my last MW appointment and so I was ordered on hands and knees and I researched a few other positions and what not to do so basically I've been sitting with my legs wide apart and resting my elbows on my thighs and leaning forward...in order for my belly to act as a hammock for the little one... WELL!<br><br>
Yesterday my belly felt round and tight and just different and then I noticed I wasn't in much pain (pubic) but didn't pay much attention but late last night I realized my pubic pain is nearly gone and I can feel that the baby is in the right position..back facing up. WOOHOO! I am mobile again and that's the best part. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Hope all is well... off to catch up.
 

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Sounds like aside from the expected aches, pains and what have you that we are all doing well or as well as can be at this stage.<br><br>
I am hitting my 33rd week and just drained, I am still tying up some loose ends of school work yet my energy level is 0. As close as I am now that my thesis is done, I am really tempted to say screw it and delay my official degree conferral by another several months.<br><br>
I feel like what energy I have needs to be devoted to the baby, and getting ready for her. Last week we started our birthing from within class, which meets every Thursday for almost 3 hours but next Sat we have a 6 hour class. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Sitting that long at this stage seems crazy.<br><br>
My FIL is coming up for a visit, I really cannot complain, my husband has not seen his father in 5 years and the man gave us the money to buy our house. So despite being very preggo never would I complain, also he is coming cross country to bring us house stuff, yet it will be awkward having someone in the house for 2 weeks. Of course its been below average weather-wise for ever and Sat is supposed to be 80-85, here in Maine that's hot.<br><br>
Physically, sleeping just sucks. Basically I am just sleeping sitting up with a million pillows propped up and having pelvic pain. Other than the pelvic pain and discomfort, I guess I am okay.<br><br>
So I thought I was all set with a birthing doula and a post-partum doula and it appears that my birth doula is trying to bail on me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> She told me she is concerned with my self proclaimed issues around trust and being a private person. I am not sure if that's true or not but I do know that when she came to meet us, something seemed off. I really wanted a birth doula but at this point, if finding someone is going to be stressful than I don't need the stress. Thankfully I like the post partum doula, she's just costly at $25 an hour.<br><br>
Still must go and get stuff (car seat, co-sleeper), there is just so much to do in such a small period of time.<br><br>
Hope everyone has a great week!<br><br>
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Shay,<br>
That is awful about your birth doula - I am a doula myself, and if she had any concerns at all she never should have agreed to work with you. That is a betrayal of your trust. Seriously though, it is not too late to look into another doula - I have plenta of clients that I don't make contact with until the last few months (or even the last month). If you think a doula would be useful to you, I think you can still likely find one that you can connect with.<br><br>
Jeanette
 

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Shay - good luck with the FIL and the doula hunt. I agree, it's better to fly solo than to have extra stress in the room...but am sure you can find someone better, too, if you choose! As far as sleeping goes...I am stealing people's pillows. I need more. It's ridiculous.<br><br>
Jeannette - That is the WEIRDEST experience I've ever heard of. What did you do??? I would've prob just stood there in shock. SCRATCHING?? Man.<br><br>
Hooray MamanFrancaise!!!<br><br>
Pelli and Leos ((hugs to you))! Hope you are both feeling better soon.<br><br>
Jeanie - I can't imagine having to worry about hurricanes, too!<br><br>
Shana - Hang in there. I'm sure you can get that baby to turn without depriving yourself of sleep. Maybe try more of MaaFrancais' positions?<br><br>
Binah - saw doc today and she says it is coincidence. Still, not like docs know all, lol.<br><br>
Hi Cresor and Ewe! Nice to 'see" you!<br><br>
Sw doc this morning, measuring right on schedule. Shortest appt ever! Made all the rest of my appts for the pregnancy which was weird. 2 weeks next time and then every week! Now, I'm thinking like Luna(?) wondering why I'm going to so many just for a 5 min heartbeat and measurement. I did get induced last time due to low fluid, so maybe it's good to keep checking in. Still....<br><br>
gotta clean up and get us out of here....see ya!
 

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34 weeks today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
JeanetteL-I completely understand your situation. Baby will be rooming in with us and I'm currently using the spare bedroom as my studio and sewing room. I've been going crazy though wanting to nursery-ize some small spot. So I've set up a little corner with books, soft glowy lantern, rocking chair and a plush little rug to roll around on-I'm forever adding little details and may even paint a small mural on the wall. I *know* that all baby needs is a boob and a cozy place to snuggle (maybe you all have heard me repeat this mantra before <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> ) but the urge to cutify is just too overwhelming to ignore.<br><br>
I've been getting crazy belly button pain over the weekend. I've done some digging in the archives and have learned that it might be an internal bruise (from active baby elbows) or some kind of umbilical hernia (yikes!) I spoke with my midwife and it doesn't sound like there is a whole lot I can do. I hope I didn't pull anything.<br><br>
Also, last night while DH was at the grocery store I did the dishes and realized-wow...this is probably it for me and doing the dishes! I couldn't get close enought to the sink to comfortably stand, I tried leaning, turning to the side etc, but it was terribly uncomfortable. Dishes tend to be DH's job anyway, but it was weird to reach that point of actually saying "my body will not permit this activity". Granted I've had plenty of these epiphanies over the past few months (I remember trying to run to catch a bus, stopping almost immediately and thinking "hmm. can't do that anymore") It's strange, I'm still sort of in shock at my pregnant self-I catch myself in a mirror sometimes and just laugh at the absurdity of it.
 

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Hi Ladies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I've been enjoying maternity leave...sleeping in and such....<br><br>
Thought I was in labor last night. Woke at 2:00am after two days of irregular contractions (yes, I had them at the Indy 500 the whole freakin' race), to regularly spaced 5 min apart 1.5 min long...sorry TMI - horrid diarhea and I just knew that this was it....dh woke to comfort me by rubbing my back and I fell back asleep around 3:30...woke up this morning half expecting to find that my water had broken or something....but no, just more irregular contractions today. I'm thinking this is gonna be sooner than I was mentally prepared for. I can't imagine that I've not started to dialate.<br><br>
For those of you who were curious about how I leave all that art stuff out all the time - here's what makes it easy<br>
- Hardwood throughout the upstairs (tile in kitchen & bathroom)<br>
- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser - yes, they REALLY do remove crayon from walls<br>
- Washable markers by Crayola - these easily will come off with mild soap and water<br>
- a weekly reminder to both children that the art table is a privledge, that it CAN be put on timeout for any length of time if misused, or parts can be removed for a time out, like when I removed the playdoh for a week because of deliberate misuse.<br>
- a good vaccuum & the spray cleaner doohickey for floors with the throw away mop thing...sorry I can't think of what it is called right now.<br><br>
I guess all of us are now on weekly, or bi-weeklys if we are seeing someone for care? I can't wait for the day I can just quit going. I'm soooo tired of the NST, I have my own straps at the OB office :LOL! I don't even have to wait to get called back, just walk back, pee in the cup and sit down for my BP, then tell them what I weigh. The routine is monotonous.<br><br>
My stepson turned 16 today, and passed his drivers license test. We gave him a car 2 months ago, but felt bad that he had nothing on his actual bday....so the green seemed appropriate, especially since he's already wanting to mod out his car (just like his dad)<br><br>
Shay, the doula thing seems like a crock!<br><br>
Jeanette ~ I believe that I might slap someone who did that to my belly. I'm really weird about only wanting the kids & dh to touch the belly, and that's fine. Anyone else starts towards me and I have a tendancy to freak.<br><br>
Donna - not sure why people feel compelled to comment on the sex, like it's awful if you have all boys, all girls, 3 of one sex and 1 of another, 2 of each or whatever. What difference does it make? The worst is when I tell people that this will be our 4th child in the house and people comment about "so many children" or ask if we are going to have a 5th so we can have a basketball team...sigh...ignorance if you ask me.
 

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Hey Shanana, I'm with you on the chairs and stuff. I don't have a recliner to sleep in and since I started seeing a chiroptractor about a month ago most of my back pain has gone away. But when I had it, I was amazed at how much my new gliders would relieve the pain.<br><br>
I'm also having weird BH contrax like you–sometimes they are only a minute or two, but i could swear that some last 5-20 minutes. I thought I was losing my mind or that it must be something other than BH since they come so randomly and regardless of whether it lasts 30 seconds or 20 minutes, I won't have another for a few hours to a few days.<br><br>
I was really upset about something that happened last week too, and kind of feeling off. So I stopped feeling the baby for awhile. I mean, I could feel it sometimes, but I wasn't sure if I was just not paying attention or whether there was a problem and beginning to get scared. So today I really set an intention of feeling the baby and KNOWING that it was fine because everything was back to normal. And sure enough, I felt the baby on and off all afternoon like I had before last week's upset. It has been SUCH a relief.
 

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Quick rant on breastfeeding.... I HATE it when people have a new baby and post, yeah, I had the new baby, and we are having so many problems breastfeeding. Well, yeah, duh. You have a little 4 day old baby and your milk is just coming in and blah blah blah. Anyhow, I am so happy for the people who get little "nursing like a champ" babies, but sheesh, let's give it a little bit of time folks. All of this is coming from other message boards and other people, noone here. It just seems like people get some pretty high expectations and aren't prepared that early on, heck, even later on, breastfeeding can be some work. But it is so worth it. Kinda like, I am willing to spend more time shopping for a pair of jeans that don't make my butt look huge than I am learning how to nurse with my baby.<br><br>
Okay, end of my rant.
 

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swebster - I totally had that dishes moment today! All this week I keep finding the stomach of my shirts filthy from sliding up against the sink, and today I realized I REALLY can't do this, lol. And I've noticed the dishes aren't so clean, either (eep!).<br><br>
MoD - Mr Clean Magic eraser ROCKS! One day I will have a house that's kid friendly -- oooh wood floors oooh tile. We had that, actually, in our Chicago apt...but not here. Still, here we have sun sun sun and a pool. All a trade, right? And --- eeek! labor! -- we're actually going into LABOR?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Do you think you might be first?<br><br>
Hey ladies, who's gonna be first??<br><br>
Cresor - glad you're feeling better this week and are feeling the babe.<br><br>
Leos - Yeah. People don't get it. But you know, I was realizing today, I may know a lot about breastfeeding, but really, I know next to nothing about BIRTHING! I'm kinda not paying attention. And I think that's why I'm so upset about not finding my nat birth notenook from last time. The books I have don't seem to be helping much. I remember how to push. I remember what the signs of moving into different stages are. But I don't remember stuff about what to do -- or where to push back -- if stuff goes wrong, or if it starts to get too medical. Today at my appt I didn't even ASK how the babe was positioned (I'm pretty sure she's still down and facing right). Shouldn't I know more? Do more? I need to look up my old birthing plan -- Did I forgo vit k shots last time? Eye goop? I think so. I know I had wanted my cord cutting to be delayed, but don't think it was.<br><br>
Anyway. Husband home from softball....gotta go be nice. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I am 32 weeks, and all is going well here. Well aside from the varicose veins and the back ache that keeps plaguing me. I can't sit in the same position for longer than 10 minutes, and these days even my yoga excercises don't help much any more.<br><br>
The good news is, I am finally not constipated! Yeah! Had the runs last week after contracting rota virus, and that seems to have helped get my system moving again. I am even cautiously taking iron again - only a quarter of the amount I have been recommended, but it is better than nothing.<br><br>
My next midwife appointment is in a week's time (since I am low-risk I am still on a 4-week schedule). I have a feeling she's going to be telling me the baby is breech. Or at least still spinning around. The little darling certainly seems to spend most of her time kicking my cervix. Ouch!<br><br>
I have a routine u/s coming up in 2 weeks time. Most hospitals in Sweden only do 1 routine u/s but down here in the south they check up on you again at about 34 weeks. I had been told I might not get another u/s because of staff shortages during the summer months, but I finally got a letter with an appointment. Sadly my dh can't be there, because we don't have daycare for ds at that time of the day. I am not expecting it to be all that exciting, though.<br><br>
leosmama - I hear you on the breastfeeding! There is so much ignorance out there. I particularly sigh when I hear the old 'my milk just didn't come in' - uhmm, at 2 days post partum, that is NORMAL. Ever heard of COLOSTRUM? I gave birth on a Monday and my milk 'came in' on a Friday - totally normal.<br><br>
Milkondemand - sounds like you are getting close. Hang in there!<br><br>
Shay - bummer about the doula. I hope you manage to find someone else soon.<br><br>
To everyone with posterior babies - don't panic! Most will still move around. I heard scrubbing the floor is great for positioning, though.
 

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Nordic - glad to hear that you have things *moving* smoothly now. Rhotovirus is a B to have to go through to relieve constipation, but maybe you'll be feeling better for the rest of the pregnancy.<br><br>
Pom - did having a birthing plan work for you last time? I was thinking that I should put one together, but I haven't done so yet. Guess I need to get on that.<br><br>
I bought my bouncy seat! I LOVE this one soooo much more than the ones I had with my other two. It is the Carters one that has 2 positions, the material is very super soft and it seems to cradle babe so that his little head won't be flopping everywhere. On the subject of baby equipment, I finally feel like I have almost everything I need. I have:<br><br>
diapers, covers & extra soakers (lots and lots)<br>
diaper pail<br>
more clothes than is healthy<br>
bouncy seat<br>
sling<br>
swings<br>
co-sleeper<br>
mobile<br>
infant carrier car seat<br>
Alpha-Omega car seat<br>
receiving blankets<br>
diaper bag<br>
wipes<br><br>
Still need: wetbag, tea tree oil, Eucalan (where in the world do you buy that other than the internet?), GOT to find my Isis pump or get a new one<br><br>
Do you all have all your baby stuff???<br><br>
I'm not sure who will be first around here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I'd love for it to be me though! We'll definately have a few June babies, looking forward to reading about all of your birth stories!
 
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