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While DH is at school, I spend an inordinate amount of time on this website...haha.

1. Have you developed your birth plan yet? What is it?

2. If you have other kids, how are they feeling about baby?

3. Anyone done shopping? How much more do you need?

4. How is your mood lately?

5. When do you plan on stopping work?

6. What kind of child care are you looking into?

7. Mentally/physically how are you feeling?

8. What do you hate about being pregnant?

9. What do you love about being pregnant?

10. What kind of nickname do you have for the baby right now? Like, what do you call him/her when referring to him/her?

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1. Have you developed your birth plan yet? What is it? Haven't really developed one yet. I know I'm definitely not the type to go pain free, so I'm getting an epi, but other than that - I want whatever is easiest LOL

2. If you have other kids, how are they feeling about baby? n/a

3. Anyone done shopping? How much more do you need? I don't have anything for baby at all. I'm waiting until after the baby shower to get other things, although with people trying to "give" me stuff all the time, I may not have to buy anything. I DO want a pink camo onesie for the baby and I can't find one.

4. How is your mood lately? Ha. One minute I'm okay, the next I'm yelling, the next I'm crying. I'd be okay if people just left me alone.

5. When do you plan on stopping work? I'm gonna work until I can't work anymore. However, I've been getting a little concerned about my dehydration because I'm seriously trying and it's not working plus I have protein in my urine. My next appt is next Wednesday, I hope everything has gone away because that could be a sign of pre-e and I don't want to have to go on bed rest.

6. What kind of child care are you looking into? I haven't even really looked. I want to take her somewhere, but I leave for work so early it's going to be hard to find someone to watch her that early. DH leaves later than me, but...still early. And not that I've watched Maury too many times, but I'm a little concerned about having a young female ... I know that's stupid, but...

7. Mentally/physically how are you feeling? Physically, things are getting harder for me. I've noticed it's harder for me to get into the truck. When I lift my leg to get in, it squashed my belly and that's not comfortable. I get out of breath really easily as well. Mentally I'm okay because I'm STILL in denial. I have my baby shower in less than a MONTH - maybe it'll hit me then.

8. What do you hate about being pregnant? Just the worry. And some of the pains - some of them I can deal with others are horrible.

9. What do you love about being pregnant? When I was in college, I loved being a college kid. I felt like it was something special that not everyone got to experience. I feel that way about being pregnant as well. Yes, almost everyone I know has a kid - but for some reason I feel super special about being pregnant. Plus people lift heavy things for me at work. Smile

10. What kind of nickname do you have for the baby right now? Like, what do you call him/her when referring to him/her? We usually just call her Julie. I haven't put her name on FB because I've told a few people at work what we're naming her and they were not as happy about the name as I was. Granted, it's not their baby, but I don't want to hear people tell me it's not good enough.

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1. Have you developed your birth plan yet? What is it?
Funny you mention this. My midwife gave me a birth plan sheet to fill out today. I have to fill out a more detailed one for my doula at 36 weeks. I know that I want no pain meds, I want immediate skin to skin contact, I want to wait to clamp the umbilical cord. DH has no interested in cutting the cord or catching the baby, he's so squeamish. We aren't sure about circ'ing at this point. I want the option to labor in a tub. I found out that my hospital changed its rules and no longer allows water births. They let you labor in a tub though and you can birth anywhere in the room, just not under water....bummer. Not sure if I will wear my own clothes or not...sounds messy. But I also hate that hospital gowns leave your backside open. We will do the Vit K shot. I want only DH and the doula in the room. And not sure about coached pushing or pushing when I feel yet. Am I missing something?

2. If you have other kids, how are they feeling about baby?
No kiddos, just a furbaby. But I think my dog knows whats up.

3. Anyone done shopping? How much more do you need?
Hmm, well I've registered. So I feel like I'm done. I didn't put the breast pump or the video monitor on there, so I still have to buy those and anything else we don't get from the registry. DH's mom has offered to buy the crib.

4. How is your mood lately?
Depends on the day. Is lazy a mood? I have to say I'm starting to get baby-itis. I cannot focus at work anymore. I keep filing my timesheets in the "April" binder. Haha. I guess its just always on my mind.

5. When do you plan on stopping work?
Working up to the day. Really hoping I don't go into labor during a client meeting. I also really hope my work doesn't call me and ask where things are the first few weeks. I'm worried they can't survive without me.

6. What kind of child care are you looking into?
I've got a daycare setup.

7. Mentally/physically how are you feeling?
Mentally good. Stressed with work and moving and studying. Physically, I'm ok. Wearing a belly support seems to help the weirdy pain. My tailbone hurts on occasion. Heartburn is becoming more frequent.

8. What do you hate about being pregnant?
I can't complain too much, I've had a really easy pregnancy. I guess if I had to pick something, I would pick that strange abdominal pain. And yes the worry.

9. What do you love about being pregnant?
I love the baby kicking. I love admiring my growing belly. I just can't wait to be a mom and snuggle my little guy. So the fact that I am pregnant and can actually have those thoughts is just amazing.

10. What kind of nickname do you have for the baby right now? Like, what do you call him/her when referring to him/her?
Before we found out it was a boy we called the baby "nugget." Now that we know he's a boy we call him little man, little boy or little guy and sometimes just Henry.

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Amazon has a pink camo onesie like this. They had some other options too. Maybe you are looking for something in particular though.

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1. Have you developed your birth plan yet? What is it?
In a nutshell, natural, no pain meds, as little intervention as possible, birthing in a hospital with a midwife unless I develop complications.

2. If you have other kids, how are they feeling about baby? Isabelle is clueless-she just turned 2 so she doesn't understand when I tell her. It will be quite the shock I am sure!

3. Anyone done shopping? How much more do you need? I don't need much since we are having another girl. Would like to get a double stroller and extra car seat bases for the car seat.

4. How is your mood lately? I've been feeling pretty good lately.

5. When do you plan on stopping work? When I am 9.5 centimeters, kidding. I do plan to work up until I go into labor.

6. What kind of child care are you looking into? Hoping DH's mom will come stay with us for a few months like she did with DD1, otherwise either daycare or a home sitter.

7. Mentally/physically how are you feeling? Mentally pretty good, physically kind of tired.

8. What do you hate about being pregnant? Physical side effects-m/s, pressure, fatigue.

9. What do you love about being pregnant? My baby bump, feeling the baby move.

10. What kind of nickname do you have for the baby right now? Like, what do you call him/her when referring to him/her? Baby Sister.

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1. Have you developed your birth plan yet? What is it?
-Nah. We are pretty go with the flow. I do know I will go with the epi if I feel that I need it again this time. No I am woman hear me roar crap from this lady. Haha! As long as I am comfortable I know I can do a better job for my baby and the hubby has said whatever I want, he will get for me.

2. If you have other kids, how are they feeling about baby? The 13 year old seems to be pretty indifferent and with the it is what it is attitude and the 6 year old asks almost everyday if it's almost time to meet his sister.

3. Anyone done shopping? How much more do you need? Haven't done much shopping-we've looked but haven't bought a whole lot. A couple of sleepers, a couple of blankets, and some hats, but thats it.

4. How is your mood lately? Pretty good I think. I do have some days that anything and everything just bugs the daylights out of me, but nothing crazy. Although, I can't watch those animal donation commercials without tearing up and telling DH lets go get em all. Sigh...

5. When do you plan on stopping work? Not working at the moment

6. What kind of child care are you looking into? Both DH and I are out of work, but he will go back to work as soon as he can find a decent job and I will stay home again for a while and maybe add a part time job down the road.

7. Mentally/physically how are you feeling? Mentally pretty good. Just shocked to realize how fast this one has gone. Physically depends on the day, some days i'm good and have no complaints and some days it seems that everything hurts.

8. What do you hate about being pregnant? The constant worry and what if's.

9. What do you love about being pregnant? Love feeling and seeing the movement.

10. What kind of nickname do you have for the baby right now? Like, what do you call him/her when referring to him/her? Right now we keep saying baby girl and my mom calls her peanut but thats it.

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1. Have you developed your birth plan yet? What is it?
Not really. LOL I am going to try to do unmedicated, but beyond that I am a little behind the curve. I have a book that I am trying to read about having a Natural Birth in the hospital, and I am trying to do HypnoBabies, but it's hard to find the time. So we'll see where I end up...

2. If you have other kids, how are they feeling about baby?
T is excited to be a big brother. He talks about the baby a lot.

3. Anyone done shopping? How much more do you need?
I've done a little bit. I have most of the stuff I need from when T was a baby, but I need to get some warm newborn clothes and swaddling blankets, and I want to get a wrap or sling of some kind.

4. How is your mood lately?
Pretty good most of the time, but I do have a shorter fuse than usual, and I also find I cry more often than usual, sometimes for no reason.

5. When do you plan on stopping work?
2 weeks before the due date, so I'm thinking my last day will be Monday March 18th.

6. What kind of child care are you looking into?
We will use our current day care lady. It is in home day care, and we love her.

7. Mentally/physically how are you feeling?
Pretty good! Happy, positive, well adjusted. Smile

8. What do you hate about being pregnant?
Earlier in the pregnancy I hated the stress and not knowing if it was going to work out, but now that I'm this far along I've pretty much let go of most of that, so there isn't really anything that I "hate." I actually really enjoy being pregnant, and don't really mind the occassional aches and pains or the restrictive GD diet. Let's just say it's so more than worth it. Smile

9. What do you love about being pregnant?
I love feeling him move, and knowing that's my little sweetheart in there, and feeling how much I love him already. I agree with Jessica that even though practically everyone has kids, it does feel special to be pregnant, and I like that special feeling.

10. What kind of nickname do you have for the baby right now? Like, what do you call him/her when referring to him/her?
Rocket! T nicknamed him. Before T was born we called him "Tank" (because he was so big) so it seems fitting that we have a Tank and a Rocket.

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1. Have you developed your birth plan yet? What is it? Were having a repeat c-section so no real plan other than showing up to deliver baby.

2. If you have other kids, how are they feeling about baby? My kids are sooo excited! I dont think my toddler will be quite as happy as the older kiddos though. Hes gonna have to share mommy and his milk which I see being a HUGE problem for him.

3. Anyone done shopping? How much more do you need? We still have ALOT of shopping to do. Mostly bigger stuff like carseat, stroller, bassinet. Will probly be buying most of that next month.

4. How is your mood lately? It varies daily. Somedays im as happy as can be, others I dont want to see or hear anyone.

5. When do you plan on stopping work?

6. What kind of child care are you looking into?

7. Mentally/physically how are you feeling? Great. Other than the RL pain and stretching not much to complain about.

8. What do you hate about being pregnant? Feeling like a giant cow! lol

9. What do you love about being pregnant? Feeling baby kicking and knowing that soon ill be holding him in my arms!

10. What kind of nickname do you have for the baby right now? Like, what do you call him/her when referring to him/her? We just call him baby for now.

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1. Have you developed your birth plan yet? What is it? Repeat c-section so no real plan

2. If you have other kids, how are they feeling about baby? My toddler seems excited and loves hugging my belly and stuff but not sure if she will still be excited after.

3. Anyone done shopping? How much more do you need? Not too much. Got the crib and stuff and are planning to pull down all our stuff in the next few weeks. My mil has gotten some new things and we have some coupons we want to use for just a few things

4. How is your mood lately? Ehhh tired. We just threw a 40th anniversary party for my inlaws so that took a lot of time. With work and coaching basketball my time is limited and I always feel tired which leads me to cranky

5. When do you plan on stopping work? I hope I can have a csection on march 29th which is good Friday and I will work right up to the 28th. With my daughter it was nice because our spring break was the week before I was due some got a ill break but not this time.

6. What kind of child care are you looking into? The school that I teach at has a daycare for the teachers children and it is great. We are encouraged to go down on our free periods and the staff is awesome. I will return for about two weeks before we are out for summer vacation

7. Mentally/physically how are you feeling? HUGE!!! I am measuring big and freaked out but I just feel so big and uncomfortable all the time.

8. What do you hate about being pregnant? The side sleeping.. I love sleeping on my stomach and just want a few solid hours

9. What do you love about being pregnant? Feeling the baby and the excitement knowing we are having another baby and our family will be complete

10. What kind of nickname do you have for the baby right now? Like, what do you call him/her when referring to him/her? We call her Rylee now that we have decided on her name

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1. Have you developed your birth plan yet? What is it? I don't see myself typing out a birth plan, but I'm hoping to go as intervention-free as posisble. I have a lot to discuss with my mid-wife though, so we'll see.

2. If you have other kids, how are they feeling about baby?
DS is pretty excited. People keep telling me, "oh, he's going to be jealous" but I really think he's going to be great with her. My dog, on the other hand, I don't think she's going to be happy about the baby.

3. Anyone done shopping? How much more do you need?
I bought a few outfits just to do it, but haven't even begun to go through the things we have and figure out if we need anything yet.

4. How is your mood lately?
I get irritated easily. For some reason, I've become really anal about the house, which is unusual for me, but I get so mad when I come home and there's food residue in the sink or the trash is full or it looks like DH has been planted on the couch for the last two hours.

5. When do you plan on stopping work?
Still working on that. I'd like to stop on April 1st and spend DS's spring break with him before the baby comes, but then again, I don't want to end up taking off two weeks before the baby comes becuase we would use that extra money.

6. What kind of child care are you looking into?
I want to send her to the same daycare as DS, but was only need 2-3 days a week for a while and was told drop-in is hard to get for the babies because they're usually full, so we'll have to wait and see on that.

7. Mentally/physically how are you feeling?
Pretty good overall. I have some minor compliants, but I feel really lucky overall.

8. What do you hate about being pregnant?
I just don't like not feeling 100% like myself. I also am really getting tired of the "are you sure there's not two in there comments ... it's becoming a daily occurance.

9. What do you love about being pregnant?
I just love knowing that she's a part of me right now. It's an amazing process and I feel really blessed to be able to be the one who's "growing her." LOL.

10. What kind of nickname do you have for the baby right now? Like, what do you call him/her when referring to him/her?
We just call her Emma!

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1. Have you developed your birth plan yet? What is it? I don't really need one at the birthing center; all the stuff they do/don't do would be my birth plan anyway! And they always ask before they do anything specific. I think we're going to pass on the Vitamin K and eye ointment as well unless the midwife recommends them.

2. If you have other kids, how are they feeling about baby? My son especially loves to feel the baby move and they are always asking about the baby. They pray that the baby would be healthy and "not cry so much" when the baby comes out, etc. It's so fun!

3. Anyone done shopping? How much more do you need? I have bought an extra car seat base, a stroller base, and a highchair. I was given a cosleeper. I have a handful of stuff on my registry. BRU is doing a trade-in event for a couple weeks and I think I'll take in my old car seat and buy a new one then.

4. How is your mood lately? Good really! I was a little stressed the other day, but I don't think it was pregnancy at all. Sometimes I'm a bit unmotivated but otherwise, my hormones seem to be pretty in check!

5. When do you plan on stopping work? I will be working (taking care of my kids) up until and even into my labor! Wink

6. What kind of child care are you looking into? n/a

7. Mentally/physically how are you feeling? Good! Getting bigger and feeling it some but I think it's helping my posture because I'm constantly trying to sit up straight. And sleeping is getting a little more difficult. I usually have no problems sleeping and I've had some rougher nights lately.

8. What do you hate about being pregnant? That I get so HUGE in the front and that strangers are constantly asking questions and making comments.

9. What do you love about being pregnant? I love my body because my pregnant belly covers my flaws! And like Jessica said, just the fact that I'm walking around, making a human is so cool!

10. What kind of nickname do you have for the baby right now? Like, what do you call him/her when referring to him/her? him, her, the baby - not much you can nickname the baby when you don't know the sex!