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    This is my favorite lodge!! I just love reading what you have to say Beverly, you are such a great writer and I know I would throughly enjoy chatting with you over coffee.

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    Awww, thanks, Angie! I'd love chatting with you over a coffee as well, particularly if it's a caramel frappucino with plenty of whipped cream. Ha!
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    Don't feel guilty if you do end up skipping the big party for Jack's b-day. In a couple more years, you probably won't have that option, so don't feel bad about taking advantage of the fact that he's young enough not to expect a party. My son Kevin's birthday is this weekend, and since he's turning 5, there was no way I was going to be able to escape a party. Luckily it's at a place called Bounce Planet, so at least someone else will be cleaning up the mess afterward! All I have to do is make the cake.

    Keep chugging that water, and take it easy. I know how you feel about wanting the baby to stay put until your mom comes. My mom is coming 12 days before my due date, so I'm really hoping this LO comes early, but not more than 11 days early, or else I'll be stuck with no one to watch Kevin! We have absolutely no back-up plan if the baby does come 12+ days early. Here's hoping both of our LO's stay put until their grandmas are here to help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by perkyblue View Post
    Don't feel guilty if you do end up skipping the big party for Jack's b-day. In a couple more years, you probably won't have that option, so don't feel bad about taking advantage of the fact that he's young enough not to expect a party. My son Kevin's birthday is this weekend, and since he's turning 5, there was no way I was going to be able to escape a party.
    Ditto this! I wasn't pregnant when Tiven turned 2 or 3, but we still made both of those parties for our immediate families only just because I didn't want to deal with the stress. Last year, still not pregnant, she wanted friends at her party so we took four of her friends to "make your own pizza night" at a pizzeria nearby and skipped the families. This year, she wants family and friends and I'll be 35 weeks pregnant. I'm already missing those days when *I* could make those decisions and she either didn't know or didn't care.
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    How are you feeling today Beverly?
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    Thanks for asking, Kristen! I'm feeling good. The water has kept the contractions at bay, although I'm still having BHs at least twice an hour. I'm excited about being 37 weeks tomorrow, and then as of Sunday, I can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that this LO can come at any time! I feel like the whole pregnancy's been a game of "Just wait until ... " [we move into our house, until we unpack, etc.], and it's nice to be finally almost at point where I can just wait, you know?

    I find when I'm stressed, I get the BHs a lot more. For example, last night, our kitchen sink clogged and water started to seep out of the little crack between the floor and the bottom of the kitchen cabinet, but mysteriously, underneath the sink, everything was dry. ????? Our builder is coming with the plumber who did the work at 4 p.m. today, but of course I was stressed all last night and this morning, and will probably remain so until I find out what is going on and how soon it can be fixed. Hopefully they can take care of it right then and there. You know how it goes ... so last night and this morning I've been having more BH contractions. I'll be much more relaxed after 4 p.m.!

    Oh, and I've also been wondering if the baby has turned posterior again -- feeling a lot of kicks in the front. I'm doing all this Internet research (sometimes not a good thing), and I'm reading that anterior placenta (which I have) almost always equals a posterior baby?! I hope that's not true. I'm going to ask my mw about it on Tuesday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJO_Mommy712 View Post
    Oh, and I've also been wondering if the baby has turned posterior again -- feeling a lot of kicks in the front. I'm doing all this Internet research (sometimes not a good thing), and I'm reading that anterior placenta (which I have) almost always equals a posterior baby?! I hope that's not true. I'm going to ask my mw about it on Tuesday.
    I can tell you from experience that it's not true. I had an anterior placenta with Tiven, right smack in the front, and she was a perfect LOA position. And I've actually heard the opposite, that babies like to face their placenta. I don't know where the placenta is this time, it was "near the top" at my 20-week scan but could be just about anywhere at this point. Ginger Baby seems to enjoy flipping side to side. He's LOA most of the time, but switched to ROA in between the two midwives checking him the other day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    I can tell you from experience that it's not true. I had an anterior placenta with Tiven, right smack in the front, and she was a perfect LOA position. And I've actually heard the opposite, that babies like to face their placenta.
    Whew, your personal experience is really reassuring! Thank you for sharing. But, here's where I'm confused. I also read that babies like to face their placenta, and that's why anterior placentas are so often associated with posterior babies -- because if they're facing the placenta, then their face is facing out toward your front -- sunny side up. Right?

    Also, I'm trying to wrap my head around this: if the placenta is in front, doesn't it make it difficult for the baby to rotate into good birthing position, what with the cord being in the way and all? Or, by the time of birth, is the placenta "out of the way" enough?

    What my mw told me, when we found out my placenta was anterior, was that the placement of my placenta didn't cause her any concern, and that it was in a "perfectly normal, nice and high" place. Baby was anterior last time, and maybe I'm just imagining that the kicks are more in front. Truth be told, these days it's hard to tell where the movement is coming from ... just a lot of wriggling in general!
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    I don't know anything about how the placement of the placenta relates to the baby's position, but I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that your LO is still facing the right way!

    I'm afraid to ask my doctor if my baby is facing the right way. I'm afraid I'll get really nervous and make the pain even worse for myself if I find out she is facing the wrong way. As long as she's head-down, that's all I need to know right now!
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    Beverly, I don't know anything about the position of the placenta and how it relates to baby's position, but just remember what I told you...there are lots of things you can do, even while in the throngs of labor, to turn LO around should he be sunny-side up. I didn't even know Alexa was OP until we got to the hospital and the nurse suggested it bc of all the back pain I was having with my contractions. Then I put two and two together...LOL.

    I'm sure your MW would have lots of suggestions for helpful positions and all should the situation arise, but I'll be holding out hope that LO is positioned properly

    And sorry about the sink, I hope its a really easy fix!! I would hate to hear about anything getting all wet in that beautiful kitchen of yours!
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