Congrats on making it 36 weeks and welcome to your lodge. Tell us everything!
Wow a lodge already! Congratulations!!!
Homebirthing, breastfeeding, sling wearing, cloth diapering momma to 3 girls ages 7 and 6 year old twins and peanut #4 due sometime in late September
On the one hand, I keep thinking "man, I need a lodge so that I'm not just posting my random thoughts and updates every day..." But on the other hand, I think, "OMG I'm just a week away from "full term" and I'm not ready for this baby yet, it can't be that time already!!!" LOL
He's back to his beautiful anterior position again thank goodness. Hopefully the other night was just a fluke. He's still switching back and forth between ROA and LOA - but usually LOA (for those who don't live on spinning babies, LOL, that's body on the left, head down, with the back of the head to the front of my body)
I find it very odd that my boobs are leaking. I could squeeze drops out with the last two pregnancies, but I think since I never fully dried up after Mikayla weaned is why I'm leaking this time. She weaned June 05 at 38 mo and before I got pg I could still squeeze out droplets. Now I've had a few times where especially if I go from temperature extremes (from the hot outside to the AC inside), I leak a bit. And I've got one duct that feels really full. So that's different!
The past couple days I've had 5-10 harder contractions than the usual BH's. And he's definitely settling down into my pelvis further and further. Putting on underwear and pants hurts - because it hurts to stretch those tendons and ligaments at the tops of my inner thighs!!
Aaric starts school Monday and its just about a block away and I was planning to walk him to and from every day, but I'm doubting that I'll feel up to it very often. "block" sounds short - really it is about a block, if you drew a straight line from our house to the school. At a typical pace (I timed in back in June when I was still walking great LOL) it takes about 10 minutes one way. So anyway, I feel like a wuss that a total of a 20 minute minute walk sounds torturous to me. I just don't know if my hips can take it. And I don't want to encourage him to come out sooner - I wanna keep him in there for at least 2 more weeks!
My ideal is that he not come until at least the 11th. Soccer season opens on the 9th and I want to be able to be there for that. Then our church's AWANA program starts back up on the 10th - thats classes for kids - and I'm the secretary for one of the classes and especially that first week, there's lots of paperwork to be done. I'd like to be the one to do all of that myself instead of someone "helping out" and doing it for me. So the 11th is good.
I'd prefer that he not come too close to a Saturday, so that Dh can take the kids to soccer without me feeling uncomfortable with being home alone with the baby. And not on a Saturday, because I don't want the kids to miss a game, and not on a Sunday because I don't want to miss Awana's. So, Ideally, any Mon-Thurs after the 11th. I'm picky.
So, thats the very large nutshell of me right now! We're doing a huge cleaning of the house this weekend, so I'm sure I'll be paying for that in my hips, but oh well. We've got to get the house ready for the baby. I've been working 15 min, then taking a 5 minute seated break, all day.
Yeah, Kelly, welcome to your lodge. Uh oh, that means I'm only a few days away from my lodge...gulp...and then Lisa (LuckyMe2n2) is only a few days behind me...oh jeez. Thanks so much for the update on how you're doing. I'm sending baby bake vibes for you; may your little one make an appearance at the time and in the place that is best. I look forward to supporting you, even if it is only through my notes in this lodge, as much as you have supported me throughout this pregnancy. Take care!
Kelly! My due date twin!
Glad things are still going well for you! This being my first, I'm anxious for my labor to start (although not until next Monday, I've been told by my mother)
Wow. I can't believe we have our lodges already! So close.....
Wow I cannot believe you have a lodge already, congratulations.
lol I hope your able to birth him on a good day!
you make me laugh