Alissa??

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Alissa??

Are you okay? Everything going well? I haven't seen you post in awhile (I know normally your weekends are busy and today is only Monday), but.. just thinking about you!

Joined: 03/10/09
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Was thinking of her this weekend too. Hope all is well mama!

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I was just about to post the same thread. I wonder if Rocket is here? I figured since it was her last week of work, that she might be online more! Update us when you can girl!

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Sorry sorry sorry! LOL Yes, I am here, and still preggers. I don't post a lot on the weekends, and I'm actually trying to wrap up some things at work, but I did want to pop in here for a few minutes to check in. I'm starting to think that even though I *could* go in to labor at any minute, Rocket has settled in for the long haul. I've had a few contractions here and there, but definitely nothing that makes me suspect that I'm going to go at any second. Today is my last day of work though, so yay for that!

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so jealous of your last day!!!!

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Hello there! Haha! How awesome that its your last day of work! Enjoy the freedom before Rocket arrives! Will you keep T in daycare while you wait? Or is he staying home with you during that time off and maternity leave?

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T goes to all day pre-school 3 days a week, so I will keep him in that this week. Next week and the week after are their Spring Break, so M, W, and F he will be home with me unless I'm in the hospital. Note to self: think of some things to do to keep him occupied next week!!!!

We have to pay for daycare whether he goes or not (or else lose our spot, which we do NOT want to do) so I figure that I may take T to daycare at least part time this week and next. Tomorrow morning we are going to a live play of the Wizard of Oz at 10 am, so I thought I would take him to daycare for a couple of hours after lunch so I can try to get some things done around the house. Wednesday he will be with me in the morning until I drop him off at 9 at school, and then my MIL is going to take him in the afternoon after school so that I can go to my drs appt. Thursday is another day care day, and I haven't decided yet what I'm going to do, and then Friday is school again, so I'll take him in at 9 and pick him up at 3.

Next week is still up in the air, but like I said, it's Spring Break so he will def be home with me on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, unless I'm in labor or in the hospital. Smile

ETA: Oh yeah, maternity leave. Again, he'll be in school 3 days a week for the majority of that, so I will keep him in that. I will probably play the daycare thing by ear since we'll be paying for it - maybe do some mornings home and some afternoons at daycare or something. It will be nice to have him home with me for part of the time, but I know I'm going to be tired and wanting to rest when the baby is napping, and I also think that in a way he might prefer to be at daycare at least part of the time where he has lots of kids to play with, as opposed to stuck at home with a newborn and a bleary eyed me. LOL So we will play the daycare days by ear for the most part I think.

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Alissa, wow how exciting! No more work Smile Yey! Well, for now. Hehehe. I know you will be plenty busy though.. getting everything ready!

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Excited to hear you are so close Alissa! not much longer and Rocket will be here. I know you must be super excited! Keeping you in my prayers Smile

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We are thinking pretty much the same for daycare and stuff. For the little kids the routine and their friends are big parts of their lives. My daughter loves school(daycare) and doesn't understand when she has to be home lol. I figure April she will go everyday and maybe some of may I will take days with her depending on weather and stuff.

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*whew* I'm glad everything is doing good! You and I always have the same doc appt days LOL I, however, am going to have to reschedule mine for Friday so that they can come in and finish doing the roof (which they were supposed to finish last Friday, but I won't go into that now.)

What does a contraction feel like? I'm having so much pain down there some days, it's hard to tell what's going on. Other days, I'm completely fine. I know you can't wait until Rocket is here!!! And I'm super jealous your last day at work is today. DH had told me that I can come out whenever I want if it gets to be too much, but since I can't get covered until the baby is born with short term dis - I'm going to wobble into work as long as I can. I actually spoke with my boss today about my last day. I told my STD holder (which is Cigna, whom I despise) has my last day for work April the 4th, one day before my due date. I said, in a perfect world, I'd work that day and have the baby the next and be out for six weeks after that. But, it's not a perfect world and she's gonna come when she wants to come, unless she likes it wayyyyy to much in there and they have to induce me. I have NOT given any thought to the idea that she might come late because that just makes me sad to even think about it LOL Anyway, my point is - he kept asking me what day is my last day and I kept telling him that depends when she comes. I told him I have weekly doc appts and will know more when (IF) they check me and I'm progressing or not. I know he wants a set date, but I just can't give him one right now.

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LOL Jessica, your boss sounds soooo clueless about pregnancy and pregnant women in general. If you are going to be working until your due date, there is just literally no way to give an exact date unless you are scheduled for an induction or a c-section, and even then you could go early. What a goof! I hope that you are able to stay as comfortable as possible over the next couple of weeks if Julie decides to stay put.

IME contractions hurt, but they come and go in waves instead of being just a constant pain. People also say that they have a "pushing down" feeling, but I'll be honest and say that I don't really remember that from when T was born, and I haven't felt that this time so far, although I'm fairly sure that I have had BH contractions at the very least.

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Alissa, glad things are going well for you and yay for being off work!

Jessica, it's like a period cramp, only they get worse and start spreading more throughout your midsection. They aren't constant; like Alissa said they come in waves and are lighter and more spread out at the beginning of labor and then as it progresses, they get longer and closer together and stronger.
Yep, baby could come "late"! Just remember: late is a relative term when it comes to babies. They usually come from 2 weeks before to 2 weeks after their due date. Just try to take it one day at a time and if your due date comes and goes, try to stay away from induction as much as you can (if you want to - just because it can lead to other things and has a higher chance of c-section). I would think by the time your due date comes, you should just stop working so you can focus on getting things ready for baby.
Of course everything is up to you though - you're the mama!