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How is everyone doing this week?
 

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Tired but good. Had a long fascinating weekend in Chicago. As a result, baby's position is so much better. I had realized that he was too far down in my pelvis and his head was cocked off to the right, and he wasn't changing positions enough. Got that taken care of and now he's a wiggle monster. I'm anxious for work tomorrow so that I can practice what I've learned.<br><br>
In other good news, this weekend DH got a security system put in. We live in a very safe area, but I have some bad "issues" from my past that still cause me some anxiety at night when I'm home alone, so DH got us one for free (they allow 4 free ones per subdivision I guess) except for the monthly charge to have the PD/FD on-call service. That was a nice surprise. But now I'm afraid I'll trip it off. Hmmm. I didn't ask him if the cats could trip it.
 

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Feeling good, so happy that the third trimester is about to begin!<br>
Feeling big! Saw my sil this weekend. She is due in five weeks and I am not much smaller than her, and she was not small! Of course, this is her first and my fourth so my uterus is definately stretched.<br><br>
Hoping to get our pool this week, temperatures are rising quickly here, I am going to need it to get through over one hundred degree weather this summer.<br><br>
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Had a relatively nice weekend here. Spent loads of time with T. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Stayed with our best friend and her kids & bf in her new {to her} house. The plumbing is rotting out, so the toilet had to be flushed selectively and overflowed frequently. Since she works weekends, T and I spent alot of time watching her kids, and cleaning up the bathrooms from the overflow issues. I also did a ton of dishes and some laundry. T got a bit upset with me for over extending myself to the point where I was {to him} showing clear signs of exhaustion. But we got through it and I learned a lot of important lessons. Not the least of which is that having three high functioning, highly intelligent autism-spectrum kids with mild to serious control freak issues in one house for the better part of seventy two hours is not a good idea when one is this pregnant and stressed to the max already... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> but it's all okay now and we will likely spend next weekend with her as well.<br><br>
Still trying to find a house. Above mentioned friend has not even gotten half of her stuff out of her old house, and her landlord said it'd be at least a week after she does before he could get the upgrades and repairs completed and begin talking to us and the other applicant. We are keeping our options open and looking for other places in our price range.
 

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30 weeks here. Lord I feel huge!<br><br>
My dd's third birthday is today, and I am remembering all of the things I was doing at this time three years ago. This morning before I dropped her off at school (which is next to the hospital where she was born), I told her what I was doing at 7am the day she was born: waiting for her to be ready to come out! It was neat to remember that and share it with her. She is such a great kid! We had her party yesterday and she had a great time -- just family and friends at our house for pizza, cake, and ice cream. We gave her a futon for her birthday gift, and my mom made her a beautiful quilt. Seeing her sleeping in a big bed is so sweet!<br><br>
This little one (nicknamed "Shmuey" until s/he arrives and we pick a real name) is very active and wiggly. It's fun to watch my belly jump around at night before I go to sleep. I was playing one of my favorite fiddle tunes with a group last week and there was a point in the tune where the guitar player hits two C chords loudly, right in a row, and Shmuey was really startled -- kicked and flailed so hard that I had to stand up! Fiddle tunes just repeat over and over, and every time we got to that point in the tune, Shmuey startled again. It was very cool!<br><br>
We're *this close* to hiring our doula, which feels great. I'm excited about spending some time focusing on what I want out of this birth. Is everyone else here thinking about that yet, or putting it off a little?<br><br>
Hope you're all feeling well!<br><br>
-Debi
 

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Where's the itchy smiley?? :LOL Getting over a bad case of poison ivy rash that is all over my legs and a few other places. The past week has been miserably itchy! It's cute though, everytime my son sees me start to scratch he brings mommy's "lotion." "Here's your lotion, mommy!"<br><br>
My in-laws just moved up today from New Mexico, so won't be seeing hubby for a while, sigh. His mom mentioned how big I was, thanks a lot! That seems to be all I'm getting this round, first pregnancy everyone was like "oh your too small, etc..., now eveyone is saying how big I am. Can't they just be satisfied that I look pregnant and get over it? Who cares how big or small someone's belly is....it doesn't matter cuz pregnant bellies are always the right size no matter how big or small. JMO<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Still trying to find a house. Above mentioned friend has not even gotten half of her stuff out of her old house, and her landlord said it'd be at least a week after she does before he could get the upgrades and repairs completed and begin talking to us and the other applicant. We are keeping our options open and looking for other places in our price range.</div>
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Hope you can find what you are looking for soon! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s I know it is a pain in the butt househunting and moving when you're pregnant. We closed on our house a week before I delivered last time and spent my last week cleaning, packing, and moving. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> When I got out of the hospital some of our stuff was still in our 3rd floor apartment and some was in the house...what a nightmare!
 

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Icky housing vibes here as well: after 5 months and numerous phone calls <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"> , my bureaucratic university-owned housing office is finally making moves on the lead abatement front. We've got absurd amounts of cracking paint, and the lead inspector said it would take quite a bit of work on the door/window frames, plus replacing all the radiators and doing repair work to the baseboards. Now the director of facilities is coming by tomorrow morning to do some sort of evaluation of whether to repaint the whole apartment. I spent my afternoon on the phone dealing with them, then on the internet researching low- and no-VOC paints, which I will argue loudly we need. So at some unspecified time before the Tadpole arrives, I need to pack up me and two cats and find another place to stay for a week... or (insert ominous soundtrack) "maybe a little longer." I usually like car-less city living, but getting two cats to my mom's house 4 hours away??<br><br>
Rant, rave, complain.<br><br>
Anyway, life on the baby front is good, though I seem to be hitting the same wall o' fatigue that I got in the first trimester. Ugh. Also feeling pretty huge and ungainly, especially when I find myself in the "beetle stranded on back" position. Life on the work front... not so good. I. Just. Can't. Get. Motivated.
 

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28 weeks here and feeling huge also! Very busy with summer activities comming up. Had my GTT and haven't heard anything yet, so I'm hoping everything is fine! Oh, and we are looking for a house too!
 

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Wow I can't believe that this is my 30th week! It seems like it has flown by - I am going to really to try to pay attention and enjoy these last few weeks! I am feeling huge in general and finding it really difficult to get in and out of bed and off the couch - I am trying to muster up the energy to do my prenatal yoga cuz I know it will make me feel better - but it is so much easier to just lay around...<br>
Baby has been moving a lot - it seems like he/she is constantly shifting position...<br>
DH and I are going to a good friend's wedding this weekend and I am so excited to get dressed up and go out and dance! I would love to have a glass of wine as well - but I am too nervous to chance it - though I might have a sip of hubby's...<br>
OT for those of you house hunting - I am a realtor and I would be glad to offer up any advice or help that I can if you have any questions - feel free to PM me or email me...<br>
Hope you all are doing well...
 

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I've been a little sleepy. I'm pushing myself to be active anyway (otherwise things just won't get done!) but thankfully can get a nap in each afternoon. I have a rather sleepy personality anyway so pregnancy really just encourages that behaviour.<br><br>
I was measuring 32 weeks the other day (I'm just 26) and I know logically my chub affects that but I was pretty impressed! I'll have to look up my medical records for dd around this time. Which reminds me I still need to get the ones from the hospital.<br><br>
I'm feeling like I have a lot to get done in the next 3 months. I suppose I should make a list, that helps me get through things and prioritize them.
 

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29 weeks here and I am just sooo exhausted this week and feeling rather lazy! it has been super hot though which hasn't helped at all (105 yesterday)<br><br>
otherwise I have low grade heartburn now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> i was wondering has anyone tried homeopathy for heartburn? if so which remedy worked for you?<br><br>
amarasmom- yep I feel like I have a huge list of things to get done too! eek! I think alot of us are feeling that stress. and it's so much more overwhelming with a toddler! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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April, have you tried papaya enzymes? They come in little chewable tablets from Trader Joe's or a health food store. I've had heartburn for the first time in my life starting a couple weeks ago, and I find the papaya (and eating smaller meals more frequently, staying upright, yada yada) helps a lot--which is a darn good thing, since I'm not giving up spicy foods unless I absolutely have to!<br><br>
One of the reasons I've been avoiding the standard Tums is that I hear the extra calcium can mess up your calcium-magnesium balance and lead to (among other things) migraines. Anyone experienced that?
 

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yep I've tried papaya enzyme and they didn't work for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Papaya doesn't work for me either. I use Tums (and yes, I do worry about the extra calcium), but I try to use them sparingly for when it is really bad. Oh, haven't had any migraines or headaches since I've been going to the Chiro. <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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Hello everyone! I can't seem to keep track of which week I'm in. EDD is 8/20 - anyone?<br>
Still in the process of changing care providers. This practice is just too big, the midwife is too medical and I want someone who remembers who I am between visits. The care is not how I envisioned it. I have an appt set up with midwives at a birth center that seems to be highly recommended. I'm hoping it is not too late to establish some type of rapport with a provider before this baby comes. I'm more and more in my mind leaning towards trying to do this at home. I think my biggest obstacle is family objection but it's not their body! I'm off to research what I would need for supplies and try to find a good book on this. Any suggestions for homebirth books?<br>
I feel like I am running out of time! Working full time evenings and trying to cherish every moment with ds.<br>
Excited as I think we have chosen a girl name! One that finally feels right. Though I guess we will know when we meet him/her!
 

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Hi everyone, I'm hanging in there, resting when I can (apologizing for all my tardiness to everyone :LOL ) I've been finally feeling some semblence of energy (I'm 27 weeks) but I know it's short lived so I've been pacing myself.<br><br>
Some days are coal... some days are diamonds....<br><br>
Love, Kitty
 

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Going in for my GTT tomorrow. Also a weight check, and an ultrasound if I'm not up from the 180 I've held at for the last two months... Fully prepared to fail the GTT and not too worried about it. My diet isn't what it should be, I drink the occasional pepsi, eat fresh kettle corn on the weekends and have a moderate addiction to mc donald's fries... But other than that it's not horrible, one of my other main addictions is oatmeal for crying out loud... instant oatmeal, but it's oats, right?<br><br>
Got my list of questions for the doctor, concerns and all that jazz ready. That was half my "homework" assignment.. {love my doc <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">} the other half was finding a pediatrician. No luck on that front. The ones I've contacted thus far have refused to be Emma's PCP because of my refusal to vaccinate on schedule... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ugh.
 

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Hello all!<br>
Yikes for those of you batteling housing issues now. I have dealt with that last preg. Lots of good energy and thoughts for success your way!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
I saw the chiropractor today and I think that its helping my pelvis. It was really out of whack, got it back in proper position I hope. Left foot shorter than right. Anyhow, I too am really feeling large now. Am feeling like a beached whale when I try to get out of bed. :LOL Ugh!<br>
Anyone else having issues with sore abdominal muscles. It's difficult to roll over in bed without having the muscles hurt. I think it may be linked to just having a semi-flabby belly pre preg. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">: Not looking forward to Thursday, will go in for a Diabetes test. I don't like having blood drawn. Yuck! But, since GD runs in my family and am slightly overweight I feel it's important to get it checked. That's enough <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"> though.<br><br>
I am excited that DD can FINALLY watch babe move around. It's exciting and am hoping that it will help her understand a little better that there is actually a baby in there. Perhaps that won't happen until babe comes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
Take care, K's Mom!
 

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K's mom, oh, I hear you on blood draws. Aiiigh! I'm the biggest wimp ever--and half the time they don't get blood on the first (or 2nd...) draw. BUT I find it's a lot better if I ask them to use a pediatric/butterfly needle. No problems at all this last time.<br><br>
And a random question, speaking of abs. I walk a lot, and more and more I'm feeling this tight band along the lower side of my belly almost the whole time. I don't think it's BH, since those feel different. Could it be my poor tortured ab muscles trying to suck in my belly? Anyone else get this? It's not painful, but it's not exactly comfortable either.
 
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