Check-in - August!

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Check-in - August!

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Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you:
Still feeling good or ready to be done:
Trying anything specific to induce labour:
Any last minute preparations:
Are you working? Have you started mat leave, if not when do you plan to start:
Anything else you want to add:

Postpartum
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Joined: 07/09/11
Posts: 798

Name: Meghan

Pregnant

Due date/how far along are you: August 24, 2012/37w3d

Still feeling good or ready to be done: I'm still feeling fine. I'm just ready to meet this baby boy!

Trying anything specific to induce labour: Nope! I need this baby to turn, first! haha

Any last minute preparations: I think we basically have everything we need - there's just some little things left to organize!

Are you working? Have you started mat leave, if not when do you plan to start: I officially start maternity leave on August 8; but, am finished working now and taking a vacation day on August 7!

Anything else you want to add: Nope - just throw some positive vibes my way that this baby turns and I don't need a c-section! Smile

Joined: 08/24/06
Posts: 140

Name: Cynthia

Due date/how far along are you: Aug 14; 38w5d
Still feeling good or ready to be done: Depends on the day. I'm not feeling too impatient yet.
Trying anything specific to induce labour: Nope. Not even due yet.
Any last minute preparations: I still have to wash the baby's clothes, but at least they're unpacked!
Are you working? Have you started mat leave, if not when do you plan to start: I'll take a two week break from my daycare kid after the baby is born.
Anything else you want to add: MIL arrives on the 9th to look after the boys; looking forward to her arrival!

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Joined: 11/28/11
Posts: 192

Pregnant

Name: Christie
Due date/how far along are you: YESTERDAY! (Aug 5th) soooo one day past due!
Still feeling good or ready to be done: I still feel generally fine but yeah, I'm ready to be done if only because the anticipation at this point is killing me!!
Trying anything specific to induce labour: Doing some walking, rolling around on my yoga ball, swimming and DTD!!
Any last minute preparations: nope...everything is all set, bags packed, ready to go! I guess if anything might count towards this, I have started getting my baby book put together. Just finished the first two photo pages which have all my tummy shots and her sonograms.
Are you working? Have you started mat leave, if not when do you plan to start: I work from home taking care of my husbands uncle and I will keep doing that until I go into labor. After that my husbands aunt is coming up to take care of him for 2 months.
Anything else you want to add: Pregnancy tendinitis is the WORST!!!!

Joined: 07/14/07
Posts: 860

Name: Erica

Pregnant

Due date/how far along are you: September 8, 2012 - 35 weeks
Still feeling good or ready to be done: Ready to be done - hoping to get an induction date for these boys this week!
Trying anything specific to induce labour: Not until I talk to my doctor this week.
Any last minute preparations: I still need a rocking chair for the room; trying to get things istuation for doggy day care and DD day care while I'm in the hospital. Other than that, we are good,.
Are you working? Have you started mat leave, if not when do you plan to start: Yes, still working. Leave will start when I go into labor.
Anything else you want to add: I can't feel my fingers on my right hand! And I'm right handed! UGH!

Joined: 04/23/07
Posts: 624

Name: Kimia

Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you:
August 22...I am almost 38 weeks. 37 weeks 5 days to be exact.

Still feeling good or ready to be done:
Still feel pretty good for the most part, but I am ready to have this baby as soon as I know he/she is back to head down. ​

Trying anything specific to induce labour:
Not really. Want to make sure my baby is not breech anymore...will find out at my next appt. tomorrow. And also my midwife is on vacation this week, so I don't want to have the baby until next Monday at the earliest since she doesn't get back until this next Sunday.

Any last minute preparations: I have everything for baby ready...just need to flip the baby so I know I can have a natural vaginal birth. So I am just working on doing whatever I can to flip the baby.

Are you working? Have you started mat leave, if not when do you plan to start:
N/A

Anything else you want to add:
Same old story...focused on flipping the baby. Hoping to see my uncle who is a chiropractor to see if he can do the Webster Technique on me...and lying on a slant board 3 times a day as well as sitting on my birth ball and doing some yoga.

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Joined: 11/29/06
Posts: 1462

Name: Sarah

Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you:
Due Aug 25
Still feeling good or ready to be done: Depends on the day. I'm tired, not feeling up to doing much, and ready to meet baby, but also know that baby is easier to take care of inside, and could do with a couple more weeks baking! Just wish I could sleep better!
Trying anything specific to induce labour: Nope. Just doing regular activities.
Any last minute preparations: Probably... don't know what they are right now... Oh, calling the diaper service tomorrow (today is a holiday!)
Are you working? Have you started mat leave, if not when do you plan to start: Last day of work was last Friday...
Anything else you want to add: I REALLY want to go to a big weekend event on the 24-25 of August... so I hope baby is born and doing well (as am I) a week before that! At the same time, DSS REALLY WANTS to be here and he only gets back to our house on Aug 13, so I hope that something resolves that works for everyone.

Joined: 01/09/12
Posts: 110

Name: Sarah

Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: August 23 but going in for my C-secion on Aug 16!!!
Still feeling good or ready to be done: I am so ready to be done!!!
Trying anything specific to induce labour: Nope! Won't help anyway. I don't go into labor
Any last minute preparations: I have to pack my bags and set up the bassinet.
Are you working? Have you started mat leave, if not when do you plan to start: This Friday is my last day of work!! YAY!!
Anything else you want to add: Did I mention that I was ready??

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Joined: 11/17/06
Posts: 437

Due date/how far along are you: 08-21 (Scheduled Section) 37 almost 38 weeks.
Still feeling good or ready to be done: Ready to be done.
Trying anything specific to induce labour: Walking and working.
Any last minute preparations: Need to finish DS1's bag for when I go to the hospital.
Are you working? Have you started mat leave, if not when do you plan to start: I wanted to start leave today but I won't get paid until the baby is born so it's back to work tomorrow for me. Sad
Anything else you want to add: Thankful that all the ladies on our board have been lucky to have no major premies and so far no major labor complications!

Joined: 11/29/06
Posts: 1316

Name: Alison

Due date/how far along are you: Aug 24/37w 3d

Still feeling good or ready to be done
: Still feeling good. I've been having random contractions that I wish would either amount to something or stop. They annoying. But generally, I feel good.

Trying anything specific to induce labour
: Not really, I roll around on my birth ball all the time and I walk... but those aren't out of my norm.

Any last minute preparations
: I want to pick up a few extra towels but they're not a must

Are you working? Have you started mat leave, if not when do you plan to start
: Technically I'm on Vacation right now until my due date (or the baby is born, which ever is the sooner date) then I'll be on mat leave.

Anything else you want to add
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Joined: 09/29/09
Posts: 5634

Name: Christa

Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: 38 weeks
Still feeling good or ready to be done: still feeling great. not ready at all to be done!
Trying anything specific to induce labour: no way!
Any last minute preparations: all of it Smile I'm a procrastinator so it'll still all be waiting to get done once baby gets here as well
Are you working? Have you started mat leave, if not when do you plan to start: SAHM, so, yeah, still working
Anything else you want to add: I'm so excited to give birth and I absolutely adore the end of pregnancy because of this excitement Biggrin

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Joined: 10/10/07
Posts: 4706

Name: Allie

Pregnant

Due date/how far along are you: Septemper 1/ 36 weeks 3 days

Still feeling good or ready to be done: Other than this annoying back pain that i've felt with each pregnancy, I feel great. I'm ready to be off work, but not ready to be done with the pregnancy. This baby is a lot easier to take care of inside than out, that and I'm askeered how my extremely attached DS2 will handle a newbie :o/

Trying anything specific to induce labour: nope, I'm 4 days away from my homebirth greenlight day so I don't want this baby coming any time soon.

Any last minute preparations: DH is freaking out that we're not doing anything to prepare HAHAHAHA and this is baby #4 for him. whadda spaz! I just need some neutral newborn size clothes since I got rid of all my NB-3month clothes after DS2 was born.

Are you working? Have you started mat leave, if not when do you plan to start: Still working and will be up until Aug 24, Then I will be taking a week vacation before baby comes.

Anything else you want to add: just how awesome this pregnancy has been. My first I was an emotional wreck, my second I had Cholestasis and was sooo sick at the end. This one, other than the first 12-15 weeks of nausea has been fantastic! I'm so going to miss making and baking babies Sad