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    I'm glad your appt. went well! That will be special if Ally gets to cut the cord. I guess I should consider letting my DS do it if he would like, never thought of it really. Yay for your DH being good about making dinner for you guys.
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    I have been really tired and emotional the last couple of days. I am so thankful dh is able to help out more right now. It is a vicious circle for me, I feel tired and cranky and then I feel guilty that I am not being a great mom for my girls and they pick up on my mood and seem to be super annoying, then I snap and feel even worse!

    I love being pregnant, I am lucky I am not in much pain or discomfort but I am ready for this baby to come. I am ready to move on and start to have some energy.

    I realized because of my m/c I have now been pregnant a year so I am ready to hold a baby in my arms.

    My mom is going away for meetings this weekend and will be 2-3hrs away (2 from home and 3 from birth center) this bugs me and kind of pisses me off. In a very childish way, I am cranky that my mom hasn't been able to help me as much with this pregnancy even though I am an hour closer. I know she has so many other things to deal with and this is my third pregnancy but.....

    I am also thinking about deleting or resetting my ticker. My ticker is based on my LMP but I had an early u/s that dated me for Oct. 2 so I am actually 38 wks and 5 days. I need to remember this and I am still trying to refocus on going late.

    Tomorrow is going to be a hard day. We have had staffing issues and I am going to go along for the whole day because it may be my last chance and if the staff doesn't get it right next week, it will be her last chance too. So I hope to help as much as I can to give her a good shot. Wish me luck!
    Melynda
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    Ally 22/03/07
    Zoe 01/12/08
    Georgia 04/10/10
    at 6 weeks 22/10/09

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    Oh Mel, I am right there with you. Try not to feel guilty when your DH helps, it is okay to have someone else take the reins for a few weeks out of the year, when you'll just be burning yourself out if you try to do it all alone.

    Changing you ticker may be a great idea to help you with patience, I know with Lilah's pregnancy I seriously took the latest date possible so I wouldn't set myself up for anxiety or frustration if I went overdue. It's a mental game these last few weeks, so if that gives you a boost by all means, do it!

    Good luck with the staffing issues! And as for you Mom's availability, I am so with you on the frustration! Our MIL is close but the campaign has made her so busy, and then she has the gall to resent ME for daring to have a baby in the middle of her campaign. It drives me nuts! I need her help MORE now that we have two kids who need to go somewhere during labor, not less!
    Taryl

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    DD2: 7/08
    DS1: 10/10/10

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    Sorry for venting on your lodge, by the way . Let's just say I really sympathize with a lot of your struggles
    Taryl

    DD1: 4/07
    DD2: 7/08
    DS1: 10/10/10

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    Taryl, don't worry about venting in my lodge. It is so nice to know that someone shares my feelings and I am not just spoiled or over emotional.

    Last night was one of the toughest nights we have had with Zoe. She ended up getting sick and then just wouldn't settle in her bed. We tried our bed, her bed again and then Mike took her downstairs....and that was close to 2am. I feel for him because I don't think he slept well at all and I love that he took the brunt of the pain. I am also scared for me because of the day ahead and I need to be asleep by 10ish and not wake until morning right now. Let's hope I don't go into labour today...so I can get rested up again.

    To add to my ever changing emotions, I am now freaking out a bit about labour and getting scared.
    Melynda
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    Ally 22/03/07
    Zoe 01/12/08
    Georgia 04/10/10
    at 6 weeks 22/10/09

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    Get as much rest as possible! Pre-birth anxiety is SO normal, its like as I am waiting for productive contractions, a part of me secretly winces knowing how intense and difficult those can be, even though I know they need to happen! You can make it out the other side of this birth and do WELL, just focus on what you can control (your pain management techniques) and try to leave the rest to itself.

    I think you should take the advice just given to me - try some gentle sleep aids to get more solid rest, if your husband is willing to keep an ear on the girls. We have had rough nights with our girls here as well, and them not sleeping through the night again for some strange reason, so I really do sympathize. At this stage in the pregnancy, getting rest 'just in case' is crucial, and I think it is okay to let the husbands do some of the nighttime work for a week or two. I generally do it all because my poor husband gets next to no sleep anyway, but it's becoming more crucial for me to be rested than him, so the balance is naturally changing. He will also be the one dealing with the older children while I am up nursing a newborn, so the transition of roles happening sooner than later hasn't been too bad
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    Taryl

    DD1: 4/07
    DD2: 7/08
    DS1: 10/10/10

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    That is great advice, Taryl!

    I made it through the day and I have a bit more confidence in our staff.

    My dad is making dinner for us and then I think I am going to spend the rest of the night in bed and have a nice bath. Awww...just typing that sounds heavenly.

    I accidentally on purpose...hehe...bought about 2 dozen cinnamon buns. I love big and gooey cinnamon buns, similar to the ones costco used to make. I have been searching for a good bakery for years and I finally found one. So today I stocked up. I meant to buy just half a dozen but I was either to mesmorized by the gooey goodness and said a dozen or the woman didn't hear me. Then I bought another dozen of day old buns. Thankfully they will freeze well. I can not wait to eat one!
    Melynda
    Mommy to three gorgeous girls
    Ally 22/03/07
    Zoe 01/12/08
    Georgia 04/10/10
    at 6 weeks 22/10/09

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    Mmmmm, yummy! Well, you're eating for two, so enjoy
    Have a nice, relaxing evening!
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    Married to Kenny Aug '06


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    I saw that on facebook and was drooling . I could totally make some cinnamon rolls tonight, too, I even have leftover filling in the fridge from my last batch (I mix that two batches at a time, it's easier to measure).

    The question becomes, is cinnamon rolls too much when my husband is already commandeering a pizza for dinner? Hmm...
    Taryl

    DD1: 4/07
    DD2: 7/08
    DS1: 10/10/10

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    hmmmm cinnamon buns. enjoy! and hope you got to enjoy relaxing in the bath/bed.
    ~*~Lauren~*~







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