Emmy's (Emmy_24) Lodge (prenatal)

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Emmy's (Emmy_24) Lodge (prenatal)

Emmy - I just noticed that your are now 36 weeks also!!!!

Welcome to your lodge Biggrin

-Jodi

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Welcome! Looking forward to getting to know you!

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Woooo!!! Thanks for the lodge Jodi!!

Our Computer is finally hooked up after it's 3 day move from upstairs to downstairs and I look forward to sharing my story with everyone. Seeing as how it is about 1 in the morning right now, I really should be off to bed but I will be back Smile

Take Care
Emmy

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Hurray!!! Another August lodge!! We're so close!!!! I'm excited to read your story!

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Hi and welcome Emmy! Can't wait to hear your story Smile

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Welcome and congrats on your lodge!!

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Hey Everyone! It's about time I got around to introducing myself. I have been limiting my computer time because I really want to get stuff done around the house, but I had a productive enough day today that I think I can spend sometime here.

Ok, Firstly, my name is Emmy, I am 24 years old and I have been married to Aaron (27 y/o) for almost 3 years. We are both from Vancouver, BC, but two years ago we moved to small town Manitoba (population 450). It was a bizarre change but mostly positive. A real learning experience.

Aaron is a mechanic, he used to work for Air Canada and fixed Airplanes, and now he works for a farm implement company and fixes tractors and all the other farm equipment. I am a bit guilty of switching jobs too often. I always wanted to be a SAHM, so career was never too important to me. Before I went on Mat leave, I worked in the town grocery store. It was honestly my favourite job I've ever had. Low stress and I knew almost all the customers, so it was very social and I was always right up to date on town gossip Smile

Aaron and I both work for the ambulance service as well. I love that and did it up until a week ago and I miss it already. We are not a busy station, about 1 call a week, so it was not to horrible or intense, like a city paramedic would be, but it was super interesting and I love helping people. The training is also great for everyday life. I will resume working for the ambulance as soon as my body can handle it.

So, now the basic intro is done, I can talk about pregnancy a bit. This is my second pregnancy, the first one m/c'd at 11 weeks. That was really awful and feel for any woman that has to go through that. I am super blessed, however, in that I get pregnant very easily and I was pregnant for the second time just one month after my m/c.

The first trimester was not very fun as I was very nauseated and spotted for two months. My anxiety level was through the roof because I was so afraid of m/c again. Once I got over the sickness and the spotting stopped, I began to enjoy my pregnancy and have enjoyed it to this day. Don't get me wrong it has not always been easy or pleasant, I am just so thrilled to be pregnant that I refuse to let myself complain.

Emotionally I feel very ready to be a mom. Where I am not ready is in all the baby stuff. My nursery is not set up, we have no clothes or blankets or anything. I am in the middle of painting the crib but I ran out of paint and cannot get more until Thursday (yikes!) I am really hoping this baby does not come early as I would like to feel that my home is prepared for it (we don't know the sex of the baby). Although if it did arrive early, I know we would be fine.

Anyways, I am going to stop here for now. I could honestly go on forever but I really don't want to bore you too bad, lol. I am so excited that I am able to share in this journey with all of you. I have learned so much and been very inspired by stories and lodges from other moms and moms to be. I think my pregnancy would have been a lot different if it wasn't for all the support on this website.

Take Care,
Emmy

PS. I wanted to include some pics but photobucket does not seem to be working. I will post those asap.

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Ok, here are some pics for your amusement!

This is one of our wedding in Jamaica, we eloped because we have crazy and poor families, lol...

Aaron and I, this one is a bit old but we still look the same!

This is us at Disneyland, Aaron is really tall. I am 5'8 and he is 6'5". I was so thrilled to meet a guy that made me feel small, lol.

This is our very first family photo! I am 7 weeks pregnant here, we got these done last Christmas. It was a blast! I can't wait to do it again, with the baby, next Christmas! (The colour is a bit funny since they were scanned)

Thanks for looking!

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Great pictures Emmy! I love your story how you moved out to Manitoba. I grew up in small town Saskatchewan (250 when I was really little, then to a town of 1000 for my school years). They sure are different from the city. And my city isn't nearly as big as Vancouver!

I am very happy for you and think you and your DH look great together!

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Wendy, you are right, the small towns are soooo different from the cities. I missed the anonimity of the cities for a while but when I went back to visit Vancouver, I was not used to how cold and unfriendly everyone is. Here we wave at everone and say hi and chat, in the city you just look where you are going and don't make eye contact. I really enjoy that part of small town life.

So, last night Aaron was talking to his mom and making arrangements for her to come out and visit after the baby is born. We are going to drive to Vancouver at the end of August, stay for a few weeks and then drive home. We figured we would just bring his mom home with us and then buy her a plane ticket when she wants to go home. When Aaron asked her how long she wanted to stay, she said " I don't know, a year maybe?".

She was here for three weeks last year and loved it. She has health problems and the clean air was really good for her lungs. She also doesn't work anymore and her significant other is gone working all the time.

I have mixed feelings about her coming to live with us. Part of me would really love it because then we have a built in babysitter, I can go back on the ambulance right away and even go back to work part time if I wanted. The other part knows that I like my privacy and will miss being able to walk around the house naked, lol. All in all, I am in support of it. It would be really nice to have family support around. She is also the type of woman that I can be honest with and she won't take any offense. She knows that my house is my house and would not try to interfere at all. She is great about giving Aaron and I space and is not opinionated or anything. She would just love to be here with her family and help look after the baby.

Time will tell with this one, I suppose. It should be interesting. Fortunately our guest room is in the basement so she can have her own space and it's not like our rooms are side by side.

Well, I am off to work on the nursery now. I have the change table painted and 1/4 of the crib painted. I grossly underestimated the amount of spray paint I needed and ran out yesterday. Fortunatly I have a m/w appointment tomorrow and can buy more paint then. I can't wait until this room is done and I can just daydream about having a baby in it Smile

Take Care
Emmy

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Having your MIL move in with you would be different for sure. You have a great attitude about it, and it sounds like you get along pretty good with her. We had my brother and SIL living with us (while they went to school) for the past couple of years. While I really enjoyed having someone around when I got home from work, I am really enjoying having my house to myself again. It can be hard to share things and space, but I think I learned a lot in the process about myself.

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I'm impressed with your open-mindedness about your MIL staying with you for such a long time.... We might have to move in with my MIL at some point soon too.... my MIL seems a lot like yours - that she seems to understand and be helpful...

-Jodi

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Emmy, you and Aaron are soooooooo cute! I loved looking at your pictures! I think it's awesome that the two of you ran off to Jamaica to get married!

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Congrats on a wonderful pregnancy! The pics are great! It looks like you had a wonderful wedding. DH & I got married on a beach, too! It's the only way to go in my book!

I hope you get your nursery finished and everything ready for your babies arrival.

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You guys are too cute!! I'd love to get married in my bathig suit!!!

I miss small town living!! I live in he city nw...and people really are colder, you just don't talk to people. Lucky for me, I'm moving next Tuesday back to a smaller town!

Good luck with the nursery! I can't wait to see pictures!!

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Hey All

So I should be painting the crib right now but I thought I would enjoy some good ol' procrastination, lol.

I went to my m/w today and had a really fun appointment. She was telling me about having her first baby in Denmark and how her m/w had her drinking a glass of dark beer a day for the last half of her pregnancy! It is amazing how different cultures handle pregnancy.

I also got my group B strep test done, I am truly hoping for a negative (who doesn't) because I am undecided about what I will do if it is positive. I will just have to do lots of research I guess.

I then filled out a form about the different treatments and wether we want them done or not. I said we will get Vit K for a boy because he will be getting circumcised, but not for a girl (unless there is trauma during birth or something). I turned down the eye oitment because it is unessesary in my case (no std's). We don't do the hep B shot here, so I don't have to think about that. I am definately going to keep doing research about all this, nothing is written in stone and I want to make the best informed decisions I can.

I also went baby shopping before my appointment. So far I have bought some stuff second hand and been given a few gifts. I posted about this on the Aug '07 board already, so sorry if this is repeat for you, but I was amazed at how stressful I found shopping. First of all, Aaron doesn't think we need to buy anything and that just takes the fun out of it (although, he didn't even come shopping with me). I suppose we'll just bring the baby home in a diaper, not really sure what his thought prosess on this one is?!?! Secondly, I really don't know what we need. I don't want to buy stuff and then end up not even using it. It seems that so many people have so many different experiences about what was good baby stuff vs. useless baby stuff. Anyways, I got some basics (onsies and receiving blankets etc...) and I guess we'll just figure it out as time goes by. I am also going to be having two baby showers after the baby is born, so we will probably end up with tons of stuff in the end. At least now I feel I have what I need if the baby was born today.

Something else that was kind of neat was that I got cramps for the first time today. I have had lots in my back, but today they have been in the front, like menstraul cramps. Up until now I felt that my body was not even close to getting ready to go into labour, but these cramps make it feel a bit more real. My m/w also said the baby is lower then it was two weeks ago but it has not dropped all the way yet. That is fine with me, I am just excited that things are starting to move along.

I am really in no rush for the baby to show up. These are the last few weeks of my life that I won't be a momma and I am just enjoying having my time to myself as well as being able to just hang out with Aaron. I can tell that we are ready to be parents though because we find the stupidest things to argue about and I think we just need some kids to give us real problems, lol. Today, I was (according to him) not cutting the veggies right for my stew that I am slow cooking and he was late sending a letter off so we had to pay extra to have it express shipped (which made me mad). Oh, give me a break!!! What stupid things to fuss about, lol. We are so ready for this kid Smile

Anyways, I am seriously off to paint the crib now. I bought a mattress and a sheet for it so now I really want it set up. You know, sometimes I feel like I am playing house, lol. Pretending to be all grown up and getting ready for a baby. It's funny how surreal the whole thing is. I think when I actually do go into labour it will all seem very bizzare. Time will tell, I guess.

Ok... this time for real I am off to paint the crib, lol.

Take Care
Emmy Smile

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"emmy_24" wrote:

You know, sometimes I feel like I am playing house, lol. Pretending to be all grown up and getting ready for a baby. It's funny how surreal the whole thing is. I think when I actually do go into labour it will all seem very bizzare. Time will tell, I guess.
Emmy Smile

I completely agree with this! The "reality" of the situation doesn't always seem real!

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Surreal - that is the word I have been using to describe this whole experience as well!

Good for you painting your crib... mine is still in pieces in my husband's workshop Smile

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I totally know what you mean. The other day I was setting up the nursery and it felt so weird!! It hasn't really hit me yet that I'm going to be someone's mom! lol

Have fun with the crib!

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I feel like it's really surreal too! I keep thinking to myself that even though I know there is going to be a baby at some point and I will be the mommy - that it's not actually happening...

-Jodi

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Last night I dreamt I was in labour. I was sharing a room with the two other moms from my prenatal class, which is interesting because we have private rooms at our hospital. Anyways, I was dilated to 5cm and it barely hurt at all. I kept thinking "I don't know what the big deal is about childbirth, this doesn't even hurt". Too bad that's probably not how it is really gonna be... oh well, a girl can dream.

I am also super excited because I have finished my nursery. I will post some pics soon. It is fairly sparse but it is cute to me. I am waiting on seriously decorating until after the baby is born, but right now it is totally functional and ready to go :yahoo:.

Now today I want to re-aarnge some furniture and clean the house. I know that sounds like nesting but it isn't because I really don't WANT to do it I just figure I should.

I was washing all the baby stuff yesterday and I opened a pack of onsies for 8-12lb babies and I was shocked at how small they are! I know that must sound naieve, but I almost started crying because they are sooooo cute and sooooo small.

So I am off to clean the house now... good fun (that was sarcasm btw). I am totally restricting the time I spend on the computer until I get a few projects finished, so hopefully I will be done them soon and then I can just relax for a bit.

I hope all is well with everone
Take Care
Emmy

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Oh, I also wanted to mention that I am glad I am not the only one that feels surreal about having a baby, lol. It will be very interesting when our babies arrive. I wonder if it will still feel surreal even after they are born?

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I'm sure the lack of sleep won't seem surreal - or maybe it will... all a dream world! Smile

Good for you tackling all your cleaning. I should clean my bathrooms, but I just can't motivate myself. Sewing some breast pads this afternoon to prove to myself that I can do something! Smile

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Emmy, when you're done, can you come over and clean up my house too? LOL!

Good for you for getting things done!

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I wish I had your drive. I lkeep saying that I'll clean up later...I'll probably be in labour and running around like a maniac trying to finish laundry!!! lol

Remember not to over do it!!! Wink

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I hope the house cleaning is going well! Don't overdo it...

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Only one more day of house cleaning!!!!! :woohoo:

I have offically been through every closet and cupboard, moved the office, set up the nursery and guest room, cleaned out the basement and organized my closet.

Tomorrow is the dreaded washing day. Floors, windows, tiolet, bathtub, shower etc... I don't mind organizing my house, but I HATE HATE HATE washing my house. This may be the first time in my life I have ever washed a window! That's how much I hate it. I am quite neat and tidy, most of the time, but when it comes to scrubbing anything, I am hopeless.

I will have to post pics when it is all done, as this will probably be the cleanest my house ever was or will be, lol. Yay nesting!!!

After tomorrow I am lifting my computer restriction ban and I will be free to spend as much time here as I like Smile I can't wait to catch up on everyone else lodges... I love reading all the stories Smile

TTFN
Emmy

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Sounds like you've been busy!!! I guess that'll be me this week, I move into a new house tomorrow! I'm glad you got everything done!!

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Good for you! I've picked away at some cleaning here and there, but have definitely not done the whole house! You are amazing Biggrin

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Well, I got the house all washed and it really wasn't as awful as I thought it would be Smile I may even wash windows again some day. I now feel ready for the baby to come. I have more small projects to keep me busy until the time comes but nothing I will feel bad about not getting done if I don't get around to it. I have to admit that it feels really good to have my house in order, I guess that is something that is quite important to me, although I may have to let go of that after baby comes, lol.

While I was on my hands and kness scrubbing the floor yesterday, I was thinking that I should write about why I am aiming for a natural birth, seeing as how this is the natural birth board Smile I find other peoples stories about this really interesting, so I'd like to share mine.

It probably started when I was around 14 years old and I got quite fat. I think I weighed close to 200lbs, where I should have been closer to 150lbs. I was clothes shopping with my dad and sisters and I could not fit into any of the regular sized clothes anymore. I tried on a pair of size 16 pants and they wouldn't do up. I was beyond devistated... I put my clothes back on and walked out of the changing room bawling. That was quite a low point.

The next day my dad signed me up for a membership at the fitness center he worked out at. It was quite a fancy gym and very intimidating for me to start out with but my dad actually forced me to go, whether I wanted to or not. I cursed him a lot for being so pushy, but if he hadn't been, I may never have gotten into exercise like I did.

For the next couple of years I worked out quite regularly, lost some weight (about 20lbs), developed better habits and felt a lot better about myself. Nothing happened over night, but slowly and surely I made many positive changes.

It was during the last year of highschool that things really changed. My home life was a mess and I started to use the gym as an escape. I began to work out 2-3 hours a day, 6-7 days a week. I took personal training courses and started to hang out with people that had done fitness competitions. I got quite serious about weight lifting and began to be amazed at what my body could do if I asked it to. This is when I discovered how amazing the human body and mind are.

I began to push myself way beyond what I though I was capable of and it was the best I ever felt in my life. It was a kind of no pain no gain lifestyle and I loved it. I was never really skinny, but I was strong and muscular and was seriously considering starting to train for competitions.

All this was very nice but like I said before, my home life was awful and working out was the only good thing I had going on. Then when I was 20, I met Aaron and the rest is history, lol. I moved out of my dad's house (yay!) and started to create a life for myself.

One thing about Aaron is that he likes to be the macho one in the relationship and he wasn't really crazy about my muscles, lol. So... what do you do when your in love? Whatever he wants I guess, lol. Anyways, I cut my working out back to a more reasonable level and still maintained good conditioning and tone but never went back to the intensity of before.

I also have never felt the need to work out like that again. I am very happy in my life and am not looking for an escape. I love exercise and have it as a daily part of life (not including when pregnant, it makes me super sick) but I doubt i'll ever have the same level of obsession that I used to.

So... what is the point of all this, you ask? I guess I am trying to tell you about the way I discovered how amazing, strong, capable and powerful we really are. This is how I discovered how my mind could push my body beyond what I thought possible. This is how I discovered how truly blessed we are to have such incredible machines for us to use and abuse as we want.

Now, I am putting my body and mind through the paces again, but with pregnancy, not weight lifting. I am in awe at just what my body is doing right now and I truly believe that it is capable of giving birth, without drugs or interventions. I am at least going to give my body a chance to do what it was designed to do. I want the oppourtunity to experience childbirth the way it has been acheived for generations.

So I guess one of my main reasons for aiming for natural childbirth is simply that I believe, with all my heart, that I can do it.

Another major reason I do not want drugs or intervention is that I do not believe in drugging a newborn baby. My child's body will be just learning to exist on it's own, seperate of me for the firt time ever, and I want it to be as alert, responsive, reactive and natural as possible. A friend was telling me how her daughter was limp and quite unreactive for about three days after she was born. The docs told my friend it was because she had had an epidural for so long that her baby was like this. I find that so sad and I do not want my child to start it's life like that.

So that's my story about wanting a natural child birth. I hope it all made sense, lol. I know we all got to a similar place in different ways, but I am so glad that this board exists. It has been a major source in information and inspiration.

I think I've been rambling long enough now, lol.

Take Care
Emmy

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I totally agree that it is amazing what our bodies can do. I think its so sad that we don't really give ourselves as much credit as we deserve!! I was training for a marathon before I got pregnant and I loved to push my body...it felt so good!!! That's kind of what I see this pregnancy as. Training for a marathon. And I know that my body can do it. after all, we were created to give birth!!
That's so sad about your friend's baby....and really scary!!

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Kalista, you are so right that we don't give our bodies as much credit as it deserves, ITA.

BTW, training for a marathon sounds like heaven to me, lol. I cann't wait to start working out again!

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LOL I totally agree...what I wouldn't give to go for a nice, long run...

Then again, I wake up every morning feeling like I DID run a marathon...I'd say pregnancy is a good match to running! Wink

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Great post Emmy! I haven't been working out either since pregnant... I can't even come close to imagining doing what I was before in my current state! Smile I too think the mind and body are amazing and can work together so well. I am looking forward to childbirth.

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Wendy, I am really looking forward to giving birth too! I am not scared or anything, I can't wait for the experience (maybe ignorance is bliss?) Everytime I feel a bit crampy, I get really excited, and it's more to do with getting to give birth then actually having a baby. I am still wrapping my head around the whole having a baby thing, lol.

I had a m/w appointment today and my GBS came back negative. I was really pleased about this, obviously. One less thing to worry about. Now, thanks to a post on the Aug '07 thread, I am starting to think about circumcision. DH is ademant (sp?) it gets done and I am hoping we have a girl, lol.

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"emmy_24" wrote:

maybe ignorance is bliss?

Ha ha... I agree Smile

"emmy_24" wrote:

I am still wrapping my head around the whole having a baby thing

You aren't the only one! I look down at my belly and really wonder how it is all going to work. The body is so incredible.

"emmy_24" wrote:

I had a m/w appointment today and my GBS came back negative.

Congrats!!!!!

"emmy_24" wrote:

I am starting to think about circumcision. DH is ademant (sp?) it gets done and I am hoping we have a girl, lol.

In Canada (well in Saskatchewan) I know circumcision is considered a cosmetic procedure and isn't covered by health care.

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In Manitoba we have to pay $125 for the circumcision and there is only one doctor in Brandon that will do it. Like I said, hoping for a girl Smile

At my m/w appointment yesterday she said the babies head is 4/5th of the way in the pelvis. I figured it had dropped because I can breath and eat again (yay!). I don't know if I look any different but I definatly feel different.

I've also been getting more icky feelings in my pelvic region and hope that my body is reving up. It still feels so far away, lol, and it could be tonight for all I know, or it could be a month from now.

Aaron and I are going into Brandon and getting a hotel room tonight. Tomorrow we are going shopping and test driving cars. Not sure why we are test driving cars as we still have another year left on our car lease, but if that's what makes him happy, then so be it.

Uggg... I am starting to feel crampy so I'm going to go off and walk around as that usually makes it feel better. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Take Care
Emmy

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Yay for a dropped baby!

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Thats great about the baby dropping!! I noticed the pain in my ribs has decreased a lot too!

I'm so glad we're having a girl so I don't have to deal with the whole circumcision debate too!! I doubt I would do it...but thaat's just because I'm grossed out enough by the umbilical cord...I wouldn't want a scabby peepee too!! Wink

Have fun this weekend!! It's kind of like a mini baby moon!! Enjoy yourself and take it easy!!!

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How was the weekend? Nothing here since Friday . . . hmmm! Wink I'm lurking here too!

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I hope something happened this weekend. Today is Monday and she hasn't posted since Friday. HMMMM

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So, nothing has hapened yet, lol. I have just been really computer lazy. I have been tying up all those loose ends around the house before baby gets here.

Aaron and I had a great weekend, it was extremely hot though. Sat was something like 48 degrees with the humidex! We were car shopping from 11-5pm, which was crazy, but I drank a ton of water and peed about 500 times. Then we spent the evening at a friends cabin and ate way too much. By the time we got home at 11pm, my ankles were huge!

Then on Sunday, we went back into Brandon and had a shopping day. I think we spent around $600, yikes! Aaron loves to shop and we planned on buying most of the stuff. We had to get a matress for the guest bed and stuff like that. It was really fun. Then we went out for Sushi (my favorite). I have told Aaron that when I am in the hospital after having baby, he needs to go out and get me a whole bunch of sushi to eat.

On Monday, I went to an ambulance training thing, which was an hour and a half away from where I live. Aaron was not crazy about me driving so far by myself, this close to the end, but I just told him that I would actually be closer to the hospital and surrounded by paramedics, so really if I went into labour I would be well taken care of. All the women were really nice and excited for me being pregnant. They told me how great I look for being 9 months preggo (yay!). One of the male paramedics was hoping I would go into labour so he could get his stork pin, lol. (you get a pin, either blue or pink, in the shape of a stork if you deliver a baby)

Then on Tuesday I started reading Harry Potter... so that was Tuesday.

On Wednesday, I went in for a m/w appointment. The baby is fully engaged and ready to go. She said it will be a good size baby at 8 or more lbs, but nothing I won't be able to handle. I have never had an internal so I don't know if I am dilated or effaced or anything. I don't really care that much to be honest, that stuff is just a tease as far as I am concerened.

I have also started having very mild but somewhat regular contractions, I think that's what they are anyways. It feels like menstraul cramps and then goes away after a minute or so. I had them all Wednesday and throught he night and they were still going when I woke up at 730am. After Aaron left for work at 8, I went to the bathroom and had a very loose BM (sorry, gross) and then decided that I HAD to shower and eat something. I went back to bed around 9 and slept till noon (sleep in while I can, right? lol). When I woke up I felt very stiff and sore??? Not sure if that means anything, but the contactions had stopped. Now it is 2pm and I feel generally icky but not so crampy anymore. I think I am waiting to lose my plug or something. I keep telling Aaron that it is probably still a week or two until anything really happens. I think I am just keeping this attitude about it because I would go crazy if I let myself believe that anything was going to happen soon.

Aaron is going crazy!!!! He wants this baby out now, lol. I am the one with the swollen ankles and human head resting on my bladder and he is that one that is getting really anxious. At lunch today he was telling me that I should really get the hospital bag packed and he was giving me a list of things to pack. He has sorted out our video camera and digital camera, so they are all charged and ready to go. He has made a labour CD for me (mostly heavy metal and old school rap music... sheesh). I pre warned him that I MAY not want to listen to that type of music while I am in labour, considering I don't really want to listen to it at any other time, lol. He did put a bunch of funny songs on the cd though, I think he figure it will help if I am laughing through the labour. Everytime I talk to him, the first thing he says is, "is it time yet?". I get asked that about 30 times a day now, lol. It doesn't bug me, I find it mostly funny. This is actually the first time during this whole pregnancy that he has really showed an interest in it. He has never been into feeling the baby move or anything and he has only been to one or two m/w appointments with me. So his new attitude is a bit of a nice change. The thing is that he is planning on taking a bunch of time off work after the baby is born, so I think he is just wanting to get out of work, lol. He says it is that plus he wants me to not be fat anymore Lol (You would have to know our relationship to realize that is not an offensive comment, that's just how we talk to each other, lol). To be honest, I don't want to be fat anymore! All this is especially funny to me because Aaron rarely, or never, gets excited about anything. He is the most even tempered person I know, so it is quite strange to see him worked up about something. I can't wait to see how he handles the whole real labour and delivery thing.

I guess I have written a bit of a novel here, ooops... sorry about that. Now I am off to putter around my house and tidy it all up (just in case). Just to drive Aaron crazy, I am NOT going to pack a hospital bag, lol. If I put it off long enough he will probably do it, or we will be throwing stuff into the car at the last minute, lol.

I guess the babies are starting to pop now and mine will be here soon too. How exciting!

Take Care
Emmy

Joined: 11/15/05
Posts: 467

Hey Emmy! Glad to see you popped in. Sounds like you have been busy! I totally know what you mean about getting up and being all stiff and sore. That has been my life lately! I can barely walk Smile

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You have been busy!! I'm glad you got to have a good shopping weekend!!

I know what you mean about feeling stiff too...I took a nap today and felt like I ran a marathon when I woke up!!

Glad to hear everything is going so well!!

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wow! you've been busy!

congrats on it sounding like baby is working on it's arrival plan!

-Jodi

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You have been doing a lot. I am glad everything is ok.

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Joined: 11/16/06
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So up until yesterday, I have been very casual about the baby coming and just figure it will get here someday. This morning when I woke up I told Aaron that I think we should be really getting ready now. I don't think the baby is coming today or anything but something just told me that it's time to get ready now. I could totally be wrong about all this and maybe it is still weeks away but I will probably get that hospital bagged packed today and Aaron can finish up his labour CD (oh joy).

I also have to make a phone list with the people we will call when I go into labour, regardless of the time of day, people we will call when I go into labour, if it is a reasnoble hour of day to call, and people to call when the baby is born. Our cell phone bill will be huge!!!

I am also cautiously excited because someone called us today wanting to rent out our other house. The last guy that was supposed to rent it ended up backing out (after we had spent $1800 getting it ready for him, grrr...), so I would really love it if the house could be rented soon. It would take a load off my mind. During the summer it is not a huge deal because the energy bills are really low, but it was empty all last winter and we were paying $300/month, just to keep the pipes from freezing. So here's hoping we get a renter in there soon (((((fingerscrossed)))))

Other awesome news today is that Aarons dad and stepmom are going to be buying us a professional photo shoot as a baby gift (me, Aaron and baby)! We are heading back to Vancouver at the beginning of September and they know a photographer who appreantly does amazing work, especially with babies. I am so excited... that is something would have wanted to do but probably never would have, so it is really exciting for me. Aaron actually thought it was a great idea too!

So today, I am off to tidy and pack my bags. I will probably also be finishing Harry Potter Sad I will laugh if the baby still takes another 2 weeks to get here after my intuition predication, lol. Aaron will probably throttle me for getting his hopes up! Regardless, the baby will be here soon and I am very excited!

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Joined: 10/25/01
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Oooo... Sounds like a form of nesting!

I don't know about you, but I always found it hugely exciting to start preparing for the birth - it makes everythng seem so much more real!

Love,

Sarah-Jean

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Joined: 12/15/06
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I was going to say too, it sounds like nesting!!

That's exciting about the family photo!! I really want to get that done too. I wanted to get some pregnancy ones with Ryan and I but it never happened, so we'll see after she comes!!!

I just finished Harry Potter....soooo good!! Enjoy!!!

Joined: 11/15/05
Posts: 467

Oh Emmy it sounds so exciting! A photo shoot is a fantastic gift, and they are so much fun Smile There are some really talented photographers out there. And yay for the nesting - it's a good feeling to have things in place, isn't it? Smile

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Just checking up on you! Haven't heard anything in a while...

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