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    Yay! It was today! He said the tingly fingers are most likely from my neck. When he felt my neck, he was surprised that I'm not having any headaches. He did my neck, upper and lower back, and arms and hand joints. He said I should feel much better within a couple days, and if I do, and don't get worse again, he doesn't think I need to do follow-up care. He just recommends coming in sometime within the first month, before all the hormones are flushed out, to get everything back in it's place before stiffening up again. He did mention that if I go overdue, he can hit the pressure points to encourage labor.

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    Welcome to your lodge! I really enjoyed reading your intro.

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    Welcome to your lodge! I look forward to reading all about your days leading to the birth of your newest son.

    And woohoo for going to the chiro! It so helped the lower back pain I had with my son.

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    Ugh. After just that ONE day last week of eating crappy, and eating very well for the 4 days since then, my bp is STILL up at 118/85, which isn't horrifiying, but higher than we want it. My typical BP earlier in the pregnancy was more like 100/65ish (ranged from 60-70), so that is a pretty big leap. If it's not lower by Wednesday, when I call Lulu with my 37 week stats, I'll be asking her about when I'm considered too risky, or when we can talk natural induction. I've only got 2 urine dip sticks up here, so I've been saving them, but I'll use one of those Wednesday when I do my belly measuring and BP checking. (I didn't mention that earlier, but she said she knows that I know enough about myself and normalcy in late pregnancy that I can handle my own prenatal care for these last few weeks, since I will not be driving to GA at this stage! The only thing that she or the OB's office would check that I can't do myself is the baby's heartrate.)

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    Birth kit is here!

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    Yay for supplies! I love getting things all ready to go.

    I hope you bp stays put or comes down!!! Hopefully your protein levels are also doing well.
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    *lurk*

    I was just thinking about you, knowing you are so close. Good luck!!! I'll have to be sure to stalk you.

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    Kelly --

    Congrats on your lodge...what an intro. I look forward to seeing how you are doing this time around!

    BTW -- I remember you being pregnant with Xander when I first decided to try for a natural birth with Emily.

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    Hey Becci!! Stalk away!

    Okay, the kitchen is done, other than floor scrubbing, and decluttering a couple surfaces. Counters are fine, but the dining room is also the school room, and I need to clean off the tops of the shelves that have all our school stuff. And the cedar chest is in here, and it's become the common dumping place for all things that come through the door. Then, not at all a priority, but we are going to rearrange the dining room. It doesn't matter if that gets done now or a month from now, though. And the floor scrubbing is DH's job at this point. He does a better job at it honestly, but I also just can't get down there as well as he can.
    Same for the front hall - just needs a floor scrubbing.
    I'm about to hit the downstairs bathroom, should only take 10 minutes or so, then he can scrub all of the downstairs linoleum tonight. LIving room is clean, I just need to fold some laundry. That means... the downstairs is pretty much done. Just laundry and floor scrubbing and a tiny bit of decluttering to go.

    Upstairs - Mikayla's room could use a 10 minute pick up, which I'll do with her help tomorrow. Aaric's needs about a 30 minute cleanup, plus carpet shampooing. The hallway needs some decluttering, as we just shoved stuff out there as we cleaned the bedrooms. It's not awful, some stuff just needs to go to it's home! The kids' bathroom will probably take a good 30 minutes, they get it gross. And then in my bedroom, the dresser needs a major decluttering, and I've got a box of stuff to sort through.

    So, I think that having it all 100% done by tomorrow night is absolutely feasible. And then the house is done.

    My BP is holding steady at what is becoming, I suppose, my "new normal." I'd read on preeclampsia.org that even for those with a low baseline, going up by 15 in the bottom number or 30 in the top number was cause concern. I'm up by 15-20 in the bottom number, so, I've been wondering at what point we truly start to worry. Upon closer reading, I found that it says that while women should be more closely monitored if they go up by that much, but are still below 140/90, that there's no evidence that women in this category (low baseline, concerning rise) are likely to suffer adverse outcomes. That makes me feel better.

    I actually feel pretty good still. The tendon that I'd pulled almost 2 weeks ago is still sore, but other than that, I'm not in any real pain. I do keep getting random spasms in my lower back that hurt. The worst thing though, is getting up to pee at night. My entire pelvis is SOOO sore after lying in bed, that I can hardly walk. I limp along, holding onto the side of the dresser for support.

    The BH's are picking up some, but still not anything consistent like they were with the last two. No plug loss, but I never noticed it going away with Xander, either. It just all melted away at the very end, in early labor. I have been feeling a lot of pressure in my upper thighs, so he's moving downward.

    Still, none of that is any indication of impending labor. I'm 37 weeks today, and I've been estimating that it would be just after 38 weeks all along, so, we'll see what this next week brings. Since the house is done, though, I think I'll be starting all of the natural ways to ripen a cervix. Nothing that I would consider to be "natural induction" at this point. Unless Lulu is actually getting more concerned about my BP and swelling. I'll be calling her in just a little bit.

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    A belated welcome to your lodge Kelly! I look forward to hearing about your 3rd homebirth!
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