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    I never felt hugely pregnant and didn't really look very huge either. Not even the day of the birth (39 w 3 d) and yet there was a 7 lb 3 oz baby in there!

    Sorry you're feeling that impatient feeling. I know this sounds weird, but try to enjoy the end of your pregnancy. It will be a while before you are pregnant again, and feeling a baby move in your belly is such a special thing. Also, you'll never be pregnant with your first again, and first pregnancies are so special--enjoy the time with your DH before the baby comes.
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    I did that labor prediction thing too. Want to trade? Mine said I'd be in labor for 48 hours! It also predicted red hair and green eyes, which I'm pretty sure would be impossible for us!

    I just want to ditto the pp about trying to enjoy the end of this pregnancy even though you're uncomfortable. It'll be over soon enough, and believe it or not, you will miss the feeling of having your LO inside of you.
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    Oh I do... I enjoy feeling him move around, even if hes kicking my organs all out of whack I am trying to enjoy it... I'm just so uncomfortable that most of the time its hard to. I guess I'm just tired of people asking me 40 times a day how I feel, when I'm due, what I'm having, etc etc... People just bother me a lot


    ~~Missing my lost love Isaac, gone at 14 weeks but in my heart forever~~

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    I won't tell you to enjoy the last few days of pregnancy - probably because the memory is still too fresh for me and I remember wanting him OUT.

    However, as you probably already know , no one will EVER leave you alone from here on out. I can't friggin believe how many completely random people have registered their opinions on how I'm raising my baby since I had him. Like my mom's coworker who pretty much verbally assaulted me for not having him circumcised, or the boob nut who I thought was going to lose her mind over my feeding my baby a bottle (of colostrum - which is pretty obvious - I mean, formula isn't yellow!). Whose business is it if I feed him the good stuff from a bottle or a boobie? (We have latch issues, and with me returning to work and him getting bottles after that anyway, we decided to go bottle only pretty quickly. Honestly, I got a perfect pregnancy & a perfect birth - I'll pick my battles and take a slightly-less-than-ideal nursing experience.) Needless to say, I have definitely turned up my bee-itch skills since becoming a mama.

    I will say that I regret not doing a belly cast or professional maternity pics - my husband had planned both of those for this weekend as my romantic V-Day present! So if you're into those things, they're probably a fun way to waste some waiting-time. I also wish I'd pre-addressed my dang announcement envelopes. I didn't freezer-cook, but if you're into that, it might help, too. (I come from a restaurant family and I am taking FULL advantage of that.)

    Shopping is also a fun distraction, so make sure you have EVERYTHING you will definitely need, because shopping becomes an adventure - not difficult, just weird (I took my 1-day-old out in a sling to buy nursing bras, cotton balls & rubbing alcohol for his cord, and sanitary pads, because I hadn't bought those yet!). And if you have no swaddling blankets, INVEST. We are all happier because of the Miracle Blanket, and I want to nominate that mom and the mom who invented the pocket sling for sainthood.

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    Well, my BH have been getting stronger over the last couple days... makes me wonder what the real thing feels like! (bet I'll be eating those words later) Been feeling a lot more crampy low down, so I've been sitting on my birthing ball a ton. Seems like he keeps moving down, then moving back up... Don't know if thats normal or not!

    Had a dream last night that I lost my plug, hoping that is a sign it will happen sooner than later.. And I notice every time I see a birth whether on tv, or in our birthing classes, my contractions start coming hard and regularly... So I think I'm going to give it another week or so and then watch "A Baby Story" for about 6 hours straight hehe

    I'm so ready to have this baby I don't know how I could be pregnant for 4 or 5 more weeks... I'm ready for a baby party!


    ~~Missing my lost love Isaac, gone at 14 weeks but in my heart forever~~

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    Hey Alicia --

    Hope things get moving for you soon. That's actually pretty neat that you can get things moving watching tv...i never was that lucky with DD.

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    I think I may have started to lose my plug today. Not getting too excited, I know it could mean 2 hours or 2 weeks... No contractions really at all today, which is unusual. Pretty much every day that I work I have contractions, and for some reason I don't remember having any today. *sigh* I suppose I'll just keep on waiting!


    ~~Missing my lost love Isaac, gone at 14 weeks but in my heart forever~~

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    well at least its something. DH and I were just talking about being impatient in the end. I still remember how on one hand I wanted to hold him, I'd be in tears about it, but I also didn't want to give up feeling him inside me.
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    I hope things happen soon for you, I know the last few weeks can drag on and on. You should enjoy your time with just dh as much as you can, I really think we took for granted all the time we had for eachother until it was gone

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    Well, had my 37.5 week checkup today. Got the nice doctor - thankfully! My cervix is still tightly closed and high Baby is engaged, head down in the birthing position. My doctor said it can be any day now, and that things can go pretty quickly. Apparently it wasn't part of my plug that I lost (wishful thinking I suppose!).

    The doctor I don't like is going on vacation for the next 10 days, so I'm hoping beyond hope that the little guy shows up while shes on vacation. I originally really liked her, but once I met her partner, I noticed some huge differences. Dr. Graf always seems like I'm wasting her precious time... Dr. Harris (the one I like) seems like we've got all the time in the world when shes with me. She even calls the baby by name - that gives me a lot of comfort with her as a person. She sat and explained everything to me, and answered all of my questions I asked today. Didn't seem rushed at all. Shes much more gentle with the exams as well - big bonus for her team!

    I'm starting to feel really frustrated about still being pregnant. I know that I shouldn't be... I still have 2.5 weeks to my due date. I'm just so uncomfortable now.. I was practically in tears last night because I'm so tired of being pregnant. I hope thats just a FTM thing... I'm worried about my depression coming back, and even more worried about PPD.

    Life is kind of overwhelming me right now... DH just found out his company is doing a 5% pay cut across the board, which is better than him losing his job, so I shouldn't complain. We just got a letter in the mail that says we owe $400 in state taxes from last year... Apparently DH and I overlooked paying the state taxes and now there is a ton of fees and interest. I never had any idea that they didn't get paid. Not one of those things you just forget to do, and I'm always really good with our money. Frustrates me. We didn't get anywhere close to the tax return we were planning on getting, both of our old jobs screwed up our W-2 forms and put too many exemptions on them... Grr I need a nap


    ~~Missing my lost love Isaac, gone at 14 weeks but in my heart forever~~

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