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YAY!!

So I came on here this morning, thinking that I wanted to check your ticker because I knew lodge time for you would be coming up soon - and low and behold, it's here! Biggrin

Sooooo, how are things? Are you ready? Can you believe you're going to have 3 kids?!

I'm so looking forward to following your lodge and finding out who this new little one is.

Congrats on making it to the home stretch!!

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I feel so unprepared to be far enough along to have a lodge! Thanks for starting one for me Nicole!

I'll be back to post my intro in a bit!

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Because I'm too lazy to go hunting for my other lodges I apologize if any of this is a repeat read for anyone...but a start to my intro...

My name is Conni, I'm 29 and I've been married to Brian for just over 6 years. I met him in the 11th grade though he doesn't remember that. We had mutual friends. He remembers meeting me for the first time in a physics 30 class the next year. His lab partner was boring and he claims the two cute girls in the back were much more interesting. We had friends in common, and ran in similar circles so we kind of fell into a typical high-school relationship - kind of silly and not particularly made of the things that last. The summer after we graduated I told him I wasn't interested in anything serious with him - after all I was going off to college. I think I might have even said something about us meeting other people etc. At the time I thought I was nice about it but he says I wasn't lol. We didn't really keep in touch after that strange enough Wink

I managed to graduate from college without nabbing myself husband though many of my friends paired off there. I was burned out from taking on too much over the last year so I moved back home to work for a software company as a part time receptionist while I figured out what I wanted to do next. I graduated with an associate of arts and religion...so I needed more if I planned to have a career doing anything lol.

I started semi-dating a guy I had gone to college with in my first year - I was working with his bil and he set us up. Anyway so life was continuing on when out of the blue I decided to clean out an old e-mail account of mine. Out of the blue Brian had e-mailed me. I think the e-mail said something like "not sure if this is the right e-mail address but if it is...what's up? Long time no see." He had been living out in Vancouver working on an education degree at UBC but the faculty didn't recognize 2 credits the university had accepted already and they dropped him from his program one week before school was to start again. It was very random but rather than stay there and work on getting those 2 credits he was moving back home. So we met for coffee...and a week later went on a walk, and a week later he came over to help me paint my parent's kitchen while we flirted mercilessly. A couple weeks later we were officially dating...for real this time. Within 6 months I knew I was completely in love with him and this was it. I had moved into an apartment downtown at the beginning of our relationship but the next summer moved back home as I was sure we’d be getting married at some point – maybe the next summer.

At our one year anniversary DH planned a special evening out at a dinner theater. The name of the show was “My big fat geek wedding” – I don’t remember much of it to be honest lol. It’s an interactive theater so at one point they pulled Brian into their scene (a fight between the two main characters) and the girl says “well I don’t need you I have Brian…right Brian? You’re not seeing anyone special are you?” They handed him a mic where he proceeded to tell me how much he loved me and then got down on his knee and proposed. (He had worked out getting put in this scene with the director of the show).

4 months later we got married! My poor sister and matron of honor was 38 weeks pregnant at our wedding…how she must have loved me eh?

During our relationship and the first couple years of marriage I worked hard at my job and eventually worked my way up to a trainer for the company and spent a lot of time travelling around training our clients how to use our software. From there I learned a lot about business and our clients as well as got a good handle on how the software was developed. Eventually I fell into a more technical role as a software developer for the company. It’s a fantastic company to work for and though I’m not sure I’m headed back there this time I will miss them a lot.

I will come back and post my birth stories for Hunter and Adelle soon – but I should probably wrap it up for now.

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Welcome to your lodge! I enjoyed reading this first part of your intro. Smile

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I'm going to skip right to this pregnancy and come back to my other two later so I can give back story as to why I'm where I am right now.

My last two pregnancies I was part of an amazing midwife program which was a pilot project (for like 6 years) run by the govn't. Midwife care other than that program was not covered by our healthcare insurance so it was so wonderful to be a part of it. The midwives who worked with the program all worked out of the small town hospital where I lived so it was convenient too. They worked under this amazing Dr who spent years in Africa - I actually never met him until a few weeks after I had Adelle - I broke a glass while cleaning up and split my thumb open - needed 10 stitches and he just so happened to be the dr that stitched me up. I really enjoyed talking with him about the program and his vision.

Anyway we moved a few weeks after Adelle was born into the city and decided that our next one would be born at home rather than having to drive 45 minutes back to the hospital/birthing center the other two were born at. Adding to this back in April of 09 our province finally made some changes! (based partially on the success of the Midwife program I had been a part of that had for way too long been just a pilot project) Midwife care would now be covered by our healthcare - including homebirths! I was on cloud nine that week - dreaming of how amazing my next birth was going to be!

Fast forward to Sept of 09... DH and I started the "talks" about when the next one would be joining us. I've had a photography business as my part time job for about two years now and we wanted to be sure we didn't end up having a baby during the summer or fall...which is my busy season - a winter baby would be best! Although November would be a perfect time to have a baby and still get in some of my fall season but have an older baby by the time wedding season started up again - so we decided sometime after xmas we would start TTC. In the mean time my day job was not going well and I was dreaming of being able to walk away for a year and really assess what I wanted to be doing right now. Photography was busy enough that trying to do both jobs and manage my family was becoming very difficult.

TMI probably - but AF started up at the end of September just as I was flying out to San Diego to spend a weekend with a group of photographers on a workshop. I spent 4 days there and DH welcomed me home in style lol. I was still spotting at the time and on day 5 or 6 so I told him I was "safe". We don't usually risk it and use condoms most of the time but I was still technically ON AF! I felt completely safe. I felt myself Ovulate almost a week later.

6 weeks later I still hadn't gotten AF. I mentioned it to my mom and sister in passing - but said "I'm not pregnant - there's no way." My body must just be getting older. (Not that I'm that old...but after a couple kids and a year away from my 30s I definitely notice changes!) I didn't want to test. I had no symptoms (the other two I felt off and it felt like my back was out) and I knew if I bought a test I would get AF - so it was silly to test. Also by this point I would be starting to puke if I were pregnant. Lo and behold one morning I woke up feeling like I had been hit by a truck. I was off work that day so I just let the kids crawl into bed with me and watch tv while I dozed. I thought...hmmm...maybe I should pick up a pg test just in case. I did, but for some reason really couldn't bring myself to poas. DH came home from work and I told him that I was thinking about testing. Then in the same breath talked myself out of it yet again. I'm like - I'm not pregnant - there's no way. (famous last words right?) He said it was up to me - and the kids started pulling him to their room to show him something or other. I changed my mind again and thought - ok I won't obsess - I will just poas and then we'll know I'm not and life can go on.

Ladies...this was the fastest positive I've ever gotten lol. By the time I stood up I had a blazing plus sign on my test. Uh....I guess I AM pregnant lol.

Next came the processing of it. I kind of sat on this pregnancy thing for another couple weeks before I even told family. Then the reality of having a home birth for this one kind of through me for a loop. I tried to figure out what I wanted to do. I e-mailed and called a couple midwives in the area but they were all booked up already. So after thinking some more about it I gave a midwife group out in my old town a call - they aren't the midwife program but when healthcare coverage changed the pilot project was closed and a couple of the midwives started a group much like the one I had been a part of. I went on a waiting list with them. Sigh... Maybe having it covered by our insurance wasn't going to be such a great thing after all. It made it impossible - especially for me who was already 8-12 weeks pregnant by the time I was making these inquiries - to actually get in with a midwife. We only have a handful of them here.

So I started getting care from my gp. She eventually referred me to the OB I'm seeing right now. I have never felt like such a sell out. I've been encouraging myself with the fact that the OB doesn't really matter - I've done this before...twice before and really I'm just going to stay home - I know what transition feels like now for me so I'll just go at that point. The less I'm in the hospital really the less chance of something I don't want happening will happen! My OB appts are much quicker than I'm used to - so I've been probing a week at a time as to her natural minded-ness. So far she's seemed on board and understands I've done this before.

At 32 weeks she had me have an u/s (to check size lol). I laughed and said "seriously?" I still went - I enjoy seeing my baby Smile No big deal - the only thing that came out of it was that this baby was breech. (Oh and also we had tried to find out the sex at the 20 week to tentatively land on "boy" and the tech at this ultrasound said that she wasn't all sure it was a boy afterall...so now we're having a surprise). No one seemed all that concerned though. Around 34 weeks I thought maybe the baby and turned (though I thought I would have felt it more) based on movement but then this last week I was feeling for parts and there is a rather hard lump up by my ribs...it's suspiciously head-like...a little too round to be a bum. Dang.

I just had my 36/37 week appt with the OB and brought up that I thought this baby was still breech. What was the plan? I'll be honest - I was prepared for a fight. She just looks at me and says "plan? Well lets just see if you can go into labour on your own with baby in this position. I'd like to keep things natural if at all possible." What? You mean you will deliver a breech vaginally? "There's no reason why not - especially in your case - provided baby is bum first."

Now don't get me wrong - there's a few things that could go wrong if this baby doesn't turn. IE - I NOT go into labour on my own since baby isn't really optimally positioned, or I do go in but she is away or unable to deliver this baby. So I am actively doing whatever I can to turn this baby! But I have to say I feel far more like my OB (who is relatively still a stranger to me) is more on my side than I would have thought. I'm so thrilled that a c/s hasn't been scheduled and I am right on track so far for a good birth experience!

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Wow, what a story...I'm surprised too, but also so glad to hear that your OB is so supportive...hearing about this stuff happening out in the more medical community is really encouraging. I hope that you are able to get your little surprise to turn, but if not I hope the breech delivery is a success!

And by the way, my baby is confirmed head down (even as of last night!) but I am constantly worrying because her little butt does feel so big and round and sometimes I can't find her head down low like my mw has showed me a thousand times now...baby mapping is HARD. In your position, I wouldn't be 100% convinced baby is still breech based on my own poking around. I've been wrong too many times Smile

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WOW! Nice Story!

I'm sorry to hear that you got stuck when Stoney Plain closed the midwifery program. It's also been WAY harder to get a midwife around here since then too, especially since people who were on the fence before now are all calling up to have a midwife assisted birth in the hospital. As much as I suport that, it takes away the service that people wanting home births could have an dthey are now ending up in a hospital where they really don't want to be.

Honestly, We need more midwives around here, and there are more than 3 years ago, but PLEASE... I managed to get a midwife only because I called mine BEFORE I got pregnant!

Anyway, I'm very glad you got a good OB who is so supportive of your choices.

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I enjoyed reading your intro!

I hope your lo is not breech, but it's great to know you have such a supportive OB. It's hard to find that even when you are looking for one and you just fell into one!

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Your OB sounds great! I'm sure it's a lot different from the midwife care you had before, but it sounds like you ended up with pretty good care anyway.

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"sarahsunshine" wrote:

Honestly, We need more midwives around here, and there are more than 3 years ago, but PLEASE... I managed to get a midwife only because I called mine BEFORE I got pregnant!

When my first pick for a midwife fell though it really took the wind out of my sails. I think I read somewhere that Barb was your midwife? She was my first pick and actually probably would have had room for me if she wasn't taking vacation around the time I was due. I know Nicole has nothing but good things to say about her. Maybe for my next child if this doesn't end up being my last. We desperately need more midwives here though.

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I hope your LO isn't breech, but if he/she is I'm glad you have a supportive OB and can still deliver naturally. It is nice that your OB is not pressuring you.

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Finally getting back to this!!

First off, you and Brian have such a great story! I love stories like that. Biggrin

Secondly, I will start off by saying I'm SO sorry you're not able to plan a homebirth this time. Sad Everything you said about the midwives in Edmonton, the funding, etc. is so accurate. It is SO fantastic that midwifery is fully funded here now, but SO unfair and unfortunate that so many women have turn to "Plan B" because they couldn't get in with a midwife. There just aren't enough of them and it will be several more years I think before we do have enough.

Had to lol at the u/s at 32 weeks to "check for size". Hmmmm, OK! And, wow, the back & forth baby sex question - well I hope you didn't have your heart set on finding out the sex beforehand! I personally like the suspense anyway, but not everyone does. Wink

It really sounds like you've found a good OB. I'm certain there are some great OBs out there, I do believe though that they're few and far between. I hope that with the recent SOGC recommendations about vag vs. C/S breech births that there will be more Drs like yours who are not jumping to schedule a C without even considering a vag. birth. I really hope your baby turns asap and stays that way! If not, I really hope you can have a vag breech birth, as long as all the stars are aligned with baby positioning and whatnot to allow that to happen. At least your body has the experience of 2 natural births already - that will only help your cause. My cousin (now 20) was a breech vag birth - she was my aunt's first baby too. It does happen! Biggrin She was born at the GN hospital here (is that where you'll be?)

I know you said you're doing what you can to get baby to turn. If you are interested, I can recommend a wonderful chiropractor here on the southside, Webster-certified, who is also a homebirthing mom of 3. Biggrin I saw her weekly for the last tri of Owen's pregnancy.

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When my first pick for a midwife fell though it really took the wind out of my sails. I think I read somewhere that Barb was your midwife? She was my first pick and actually probably would have had room for me if she wasn't taking vacation around the time I was due. I know Nicole has nothing but good things to say about her. Maybe for my next child if this doesn't end up being my last. We desperately need more midwives here though.

Yes, Barb was my MW too and she is fantastic. Yet another downside to having a summer baby - competing with summer vacation time! My family doc was in Australia on vacation when Alicia was born. Sad It is crazy how fast the midwives book up. And I think most midwives hold spaces for previous clients before they take new clients. Not fair for the new clients I suppose, but I guess that's how it is. And I agree with what Sarah said about the new clients who want a midwife & hospital birth - it does sort of take away options for those of us who prefer a homebirth. I know there's always the option of a planned unassisted homebirth, but that's certainly not the right choice for everyone. Maybe if you stay home long enough you'll end up with an accidental homebirth! Wink

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Loved your intro, I hope that your baby turns for you. I think I would be a little scared of a breech birth.

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K, I'm only just now catching up on your lodge. First, the proposal story is adorable! Second, your conception story made me smile- if God wants to send a baby down to you, sometimes there's not much you can do about it:).
Third- sounds like you have an AWESOME OB. That's great. If I could find an OB like that I would definitely do the hospital thing. I hope the LO turns- sometimes its not until the very end that they do- but if not, I think it's be very cool to vaginally deliver a breech with a competent care provider. Not many women get that opportunity.

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I'm suprised that there is a shortage of MWs in Edmonton. It's a fairly big city isn't it? There are a LOT of them in Portland, but they are not "covered" by insurance here so less people are able to use them due to the cost.

Yay for the possible breech delivery. Can you see a chiropractor trained in Webster tecnique? I've found it very helpful not only in getting baby head down, but also in relieving pressure and pain.

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Yes, Barb was my MW too and she is fantastic. Yet another downside to having a summer baby - competing with summer vacation time! My family doc was in Australia on vacation when Alicia was born. Sad It is crazy how fast the midwives book up. And I think most midwives hold spaces for previous clients before they take new clients. Not fair for the new clients I suppose, but I guess that's how it is. And I agree with what Sarah said about the new clients who want a midwife & hospital birth - it does sort of take away options for those of us who prefer a homebirth. I know there's always the option of a planned unassisted homebirth, but that's certainly not the right choice for everyone. Maybe if you stay home long enough you'll end up with an accidental homebirth! Wink

Barb is very good - she's very calm and steady which keeps everything calm, and yes she is my midwife. She also has an excellent student MW who is working with her right now (teilia I think is her name), and I hope that she "graduates" soon because I think she'd be a great bonus to Edmonton! She's got the same type of calm, knowledgeable thoroughness that Barb does, and very steady.

If you are still set on your homebirth, and you don't want it to be unassisted, my first homebirth was with Geri Lehner who now does services as a "traditional birth attendant". A friend of mine also had her son with Geri as her midwife. She lives in Stoney Plain and has lots of experience. She isn't, however covered by insurance, however, but I think her services are about $1800. She is a quirky lady with 5 kids of her own. She's very high energy, and very punctual, but she's also knowledgeable and has been to midwifery school in Texas. She just never got certified in Alberta and never will because she had a falling out with Cathy Harness (one of the main midwives in the Alberta MW groups). She's also into Reiki and knows quite a bit about homeopathic remedies for stuff. Much more than Barb. PM me if you want more info.

Other than that, welcome to your lodge, and panonim , who is this chiropractor you are speaking of?

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The way your husband proposed to you has got to be one of the cutest things I've read Lol

I'm sorry finding a midwife has been such a struggle Sad I am beyond impressed with your OB though, it's not often you find one who responds to a breech baby like that. Very cool.

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Your OB sounds awesome!!! Hopefully baby turns on his/her own though.

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Sounds like you have a great OB, but I hope that baby of yours turns heads down soon!!

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What great stories - I love the proposal - how creative!!
I am so amazed that your ob is staying calm and positive about a possible breech vaginal birth. Has she assisted with that before? My dad was breech and my grandmother was tiny - of course all natural back then in 1946. I will still hope your lo turns - there is still time!

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I know you said you're doing what you can to get baby to turn. If you are interested, I can recommend a wonderful chiropractor here on the southside, Webster-certified, who is also a homebirthing mom of 3. Biggrin I saw her weekly for the last tri of Owen's pregnancy.

Oh Yes PLEASE! It's on my list today to find a chiro and get in asap!

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If you are still set on your homebirth, and you don't want it to be unassisted, my first homebirth was with Geri Lehner who now does services as a "traditional birth attendant". A friend of mine also had her son with Geri as her midwife. She lives in Stoney Plain and has lots of experience. She isn't, however covered by insurance, however, but I think her services are about $1800. She is a quirky lady with 5 kids of her own. She's very high energy, and very punctual, but she's also knowledgeable and has been to midwifery school in Texas. She just never got certified in Alberta and never will because she had a falling out with Cathy Harness (one of the main midwives in the Alberta MW groups). She's also into Reiki and knows quite a bit about homeopathic remedies for stuff. Much more than Barb. PM me if you want more info.

Thank you for the recommendation - I think if the situation was at all different I would consider it but even though I'm disappointed with how things turned out I do think there is a reason I'm with the OB I'm with. I'm thankful that she is who she is and isn't even batting an eye at the potential for a vaginal breech. If this baby does flip however I have mentioned to DH that I'm not in a hurry to get to the hospital - and if we don't make it..."oops" lol.

I have to say that this weekend I hit some sort of wall. I've never hit it this early before - so I need to just get over it. Part of it is that my kids passed on a cough and sore throat to me and I get mildly panicky about it since Adelle was so late due (I think) to me catching a bad case of influenza at 39 weeks. I went swimming last night and did dives in the deep end and hand stands all night and then spent an extremely uncomfortable night feeling like the baby was hanging out transverse. And this morning it feels like it's jumping on my pelvic/hip bones...can't say I've felt that kind of pressure before...it's rather odd.

I'm debating asking my parents if I can crash their vacation this week - they are staying a couple hours away - they have a mobile home on my brother's property and my brother has a nice big pool. But I have alot to get done this week plus father's day shopping and packing up for our annual Father's Day camping trip. Can I just say I REALLY don't want to go camping this weekend? (It's that dang wall I hit) But everyone is looking forward to it. My inlaws are big into scuba diving and it's a weekend full of diving activities (in a very cold lake...brrrr) which DH wants to participate in for the first time in a number of years. So I'm trying to get a good attitude in place. I always say marriage is never 50/50. Sometimes it's 20/80, sometimes it's 40/60 and sometimes it's 90/10. This year he's been the 80 and I've been the 20 (and sometimes we've both been the 20 and our house falls apart lol) so he completely deserves a great weekend of fun...I just need to pull it together!

I have an OB appt this afternoon - so I'll update again after that.

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Ha, I like your never 50/50 thing...very true! I hope you're able to make the trip as relaxing for yourself as possible. Camping requires a lot of prep and cleanup, but there's usually a whole lot of relaxing while you're actually there (at least how we camp!) I mean, you're not going diving, right? Or perhaps the wall will drop for you a bit. I've been so up and down the past few weeks...just totally done one day and feeling great the next. Anyway...good luck!

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Heaven's no to the diving lol. Aside from not being certified myself - that lake is really really cold and...well... a typical lake for Alberta - kind of nasty. Normally it wouldn't bother me but I can't say that I really want a case of swimmer's itch right now. My MIL does alot of cooking when we go camping together, but you are right - it's more the prep and cleanup of it that is the bulk of the work.

Typical OB appt today...in and out. Had the kids with me so I'm thankful it was quick. Of course...just because things can't be simple...I'm GBS +. Negative for the other two and I did nothing to get that way. This one of course I've been doing the whole Vitamin C, Echinacea..etc regime since 33 weeks. I'm a little frustrated and emotional.

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I'm sorry about the GBS. I'd be totally emotional and frustrated too! Will you at least be able to do the antibiotics with a Heplock instead of full IV?

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Oh Conni. :(:bigarmhug:

Sorry to hear about the GBS results and how you're feeling so rough. I remember when you got sick before Adelle was born. Hope you all get over those germs asap. And camping at 37 weeks ?!?! You are awesome to struggle through that to let your hubby have his fun weekend. Um, how far away are you camping? What if you go into labour? :eek:

Sending you some happy, motivated, positive energy vibes. Smile Will also send you & Sarah a PM re: the chiropractor.

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I'm sorry about the GBS. That can be frustrating! Even though you are not looking forward to the camping trip I hope it goes smoothly for you and you are able to get some time to relax!

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Sorry about your GBS results! I hope camping goes well... you are a very brave woman to go camping at 37 weeks! I hope you get some time to rest and relax!

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Thank you Nicole - I so appreciate the referral! I hope she is taking new patients!

The lake we're headed to is near Pigeon lake - so really only about an hour and a half out of town. We have a contingency plan in place - not that I expect we'll need it - but at 38 weeks I thought I should at least have something jic. My BIL is going to come out. He normally skips these camping trips and actually is in Las Vegas right now until Friday - but will hopefully make it back in time. If something happened we'd grab his car and drive in leaving kids with inlaws and my BIL to drive back our trailer.

You know I think it's not even the camping part that bugs me. We're in a trailer so it's not that bad (although note to self...MUST pick up a memory foamy thing before Friday...the mattresses in there are only a couple inches thick and I can feel the board underneath). I think it's just the social aspect. I'm definitely feeling anti-social these days.

I'm trying to figure out what to get DH for Father's Day too. Originally I planned to get him a new BBQ - but could be complicated to get without telling him in advance - and also it's not small enough to take with us to give him this weekend. And if I could have gotten my act together I would have done a photoshoot with the kids and gotten him something fun. I'm really bad at taking photos when I'm pregnant though - no motivation to take pictures of my own kids - and the kids see my camera and the tantrums immediately start lol. So it's on to something I can prepare or buy this week. Anyone doing anything creative for their DH?

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Sorry about the GBS. :bigarmhug:

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Sorry about the GBS, I should find out on friday what I'm in for.

Wow you are going camping this far along, I think I would have thrown a fit if DH wanted to go camping right now. But we don't have a trailer, we just tent it.

My DH is a coffee drinker so I'm going to get him a coffee cup with the kids pictures on it, he will be getting an IOU on fathers day because I havent popped the 3rd kid yet.
I'm happy to hear that I'm not the only one with kids that act out when trying to take photos. I like to do mini photoshoots at home and they always act up and never sit still. Hopefully they will behave when I do the coffee mug one after the baby is born, I'm going to go out and get picks of the kids in our field.

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Hey Conni!

Just thinking about you and hoping you are feeling OK after this busy weekend! How did the camping go? At least the weather was beautiful (or maybe too hot for someone who's 9 months preggo? ;)).

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Just thinking about you and hoping you are feeling OK after this busy weekend! How did the camping go? At least the weather was beautiful (or maybe too hot for someone who's 9 months preggo? ;)).

It wasn't as bad as I expected! We got a 3 inch memory foam for our trailer mattress which made the thing a dream actually to sleep on! I had no idea what a huge difference that would make. I also took tylenol pm before I went to sleep and ended up having a couple nights of not bad sleep and I *think* my cold is lifting a little... still coughing like crazy but I had completely lost my voice as of Friday and that is starting to come back.

My inlaws were much more involved in running the weekend than they have been before so that meant I really didn't have the help with my kids that I was expecting. On Saturday, while DH dived I ended up just hanging out in the trailer and pulled out all the toys and snacks I could - and let the kids go. I wanted to sleep a bit but my 19 year old bil followed us back and was hanging around. After a few minutes I get a big ctx and major pressure out my bum. All I could think was - oh geez - my husband is 70 ft under water and my bil who can be sweet but it completely useless is the one I get to hang out with while I start having ctx? Excellent. I had about 4 or 5 like that and basically had to say something because he kept talking to me and I couldn't deal with him at that moment. He of course runs out to tell my mil (even though I said - I am not in labour but I'm having some intense pressure - I need some time to myself). And once they leave me alone things calm down, I'm able to get comfortable and I only had some mild bh type ctx from there on out. But thanks to bil and his big mouth the entire camp of divers are all watching me to see if I'm going to pop out a baby on the weekend lol. Though really...now that we are home I am ready to go and wouldn't mind a baby in the next two weeks Smile

The good news is that my inlaws took the kids last night and have them for the day. I think the idea was so that I could sleep in...but I'm up by 4:30am almost every morning and have trouble getting back to sleep. I have an OB appt today so I'm just thankful to not have them in the tiny little room with me while the dr shoves her hand up me. Although last time Hunter was very encouraging...saying "good girl mommy - you're doing great...is the baby all better now?"

I think I have enough energy to tackle a project today. I think the project should probably be my laundry but I am itching to finish cleaning out the nursery. We're not in a hurry for that since baby will sleep with us for the first few months anyway - but it needs to be done.

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Glad the trip wernt well. I have not had any contrax like that where I couldn't talk still. Sounds like things could be happening!

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Sounds like your trip went well. So do annoying BIL's do the trick for labor? I have a clueless 20yo one, not sure if I could stand him for very long ATM, lol.

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Oh my gosh, that's funny about your bil-I have 5 of them, all my age and younger - and can't imagine...haha! I hope you enjoy your day to yourself - whatever you decide to do!

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Ha, glad the trip went well and you're feeling pretty good...too funny about the BIL! I guess 19 year old boys can't really be expected to understand Wink

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I'm still high and closed so nothing is happening down there - I'm not really surprised. I would love to have a baby that just wanted to come out for once lol but I always end up waiting. With DS my water broke at 39 weeks and I waited for 3 days before scheduling an induction - but finally went into labour on my own. DD was induced when I was around 10 days late.

LOL I have 3 bils that are younger than me - they are all unfortunately kind of useless. At least they don't treat my kids like they have the plague anymore. Once they discovered that their girlfriends liked when they liked kids they all got a little more hands on with them. Although this was the same bil that asked to be at the hospital when DS was born (he was 16ish at the time). Um...no lol.

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I'm glad that camping went well. Yay for the IL's taking the kids for a while so you can get some stuff done. That is so sweet what Hunter said during your appt. that one time, too cute.

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Glad that the trip went well. LOL about your BIL!

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Once they discovered that their girlfriends liked when they liked kids they all got a little more hands on with them.

Too funny!

Memory foam is the best, isn't it?

Hope the house projects are going well!

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