Thanks for the warm welcome everyone
I cant believe how different this pregnancy has been from my last. It's not different in a bad way really bc I feel like Ive had it pretty easy both times but everything has just seemed to follow a new pattern this time. From m/s to energy it's all been on another level. Now in the last month something else is new-fake ctrx!! I get them all the time! With Ds I never had a single BH that I know of at all, never a twinge or tightening till the day I had him. This time they started weeks ago and theyve been especially strong this week. I pretty much have them off and on all day and they get borderline painful at night and spread around to my back as well as my tummy. I feel like its ok just second time around stuff but it makes me wonder if things will happen earlier this time. And I know since I'm thinking this way she'll probably hang out longer than her brother I'm ok with that though and I wont really be impressed until I dialate past a 3. I stayed at 3 for 5 weeks with Jonas, which my Dr said was normal but it drove everyone else crazy bc they thought it must mean labor was coming anytime I know cervical checks arent really necessary but I dont turn them down cause I'm nozy and just "need" to know.
Ok, rambling/rant over We had a great week here it's gone by really fast and seemed busy but now I cant really remember why... Dh has been really attentive to me and Jonas lately, not that he usually isnt, he's just really been doing a little extra here and there and it adds up nicely. I really like the special attention he's been giving Jonas. Theyve done some nice bonding over the past week. Jonas has been really attached to me lately. No one else can do anything for him without him throwing a fit. I dont mind, but for the first little bit after the baby it might be a problem... But since James has been trying to do more little things with him Jonas is finally acting ok with and even choosing daddy over me sometimes.
That's all for now, time to go to sleep so I can wake up every 2 hours all night
PS: How do I make my lodge clickable in my siggy?
I enjoyed your intro very much! It's going to be fun to see how this birth goes for you To make your lodge clickable you take this:
[url=http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboards/showthread.php?t=533348] My Birth Lodge [/url ]
and cut and paste it into your siggy, and remove the space just before the last bracket and that should work for you. You can pm me if I lied, but I tried it and it worked for me.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Hey there birth board buddy!! I didn't realize you were going for a natural birth this time! I hope it goes REALLY WELL and you get the birth of your dreams!!!
We had a nice couple of days here. Ive been trying to fit in as much extra little stuff with Jonas as I can. I'm excited about having our little girl here soon but I cant help but feel guilty about having less time and energy for him. Then I go full circle and worry that I dont think about baby girls needs enough I know we'll work it out though, I'm not the first mom to go from 1 to 2.
My BH still seem to be getting stronger every day. I dont feel like baby girl is dropping at all though so I dont take them too seriously. I just think of it as my uterus flexing itself so when it's really time it'll be ready to go to work I noticed today when I was having them how large the separation of my abs has gotten I hope belling binding and exercizing helps at least a little or I'm gonna look rough!!
just wanted to say welcome to your lodge. It's great that your docs are so ncb friendly, I'm sure that helps a whole lot. I look forward to following the rest of your journey
Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
Happy 37 weeks! I know what it's like to feel mixed emotions about an upcomeing birth. I can remember crying after DS left the hospital the day DD was born, it makes me tear up typeing about it. They grow up before your eyes, but it's all very worth it!!
I'm so excited to finally be 37 weeks!! I have no logical reason to believe that baby girl would have been born preterm(especially since Jonas came at 41 weeks) but Ive just had this feeling that she's not "in there" as good as he was So she is now welcome to come out anytime in the next 1 to 30ish days I'm a little freaked out now by the amount of stuff I still need/want to do before she gets here. Ive been putting it off a bit bc it involves some slightly physical stuff that I was concerned might bring labor on. Here's my little list:
Scrub the inside of my car and install the carseat
Move my cedar chest and bookshelf out of my room and the bassinet and rocking chair in
Rearange the living room to fit in the packnplay and swing
Organize Ds' closet so part of his huge mountain of toys can fit in it
DTD with Dh a few times since were gonna hit a bit of a dry spell
Pack bags for hospital
Ok so it doesnt really look like that much now that it's out there instead of in my head. I just tire out really easily these days. I drug our weeks worth of laundry to my moms house to wash it yesterday(no washer here due to drainage issues ) and you would have thought I'd ran a marathon or something... Oh well all she really needs is to nurse and sleep at first so it's all good
That's not such a bad list, and once you delete that silly "clean everything" entry it's really quite manageable. We don't have a washer or dryer so my doing laundry involves taking everything out to the corner coin-op. I'm dreading to discover what adding Ginger Baby is going to do to our laundry pile. Everyone warned me about the lack of sleep & the exhaustion with a new baby which I never seemed to have, but no one said anything about how such a tiny person could make three times the amount of laundry DH & I ever made together.
"No more hurting people. Peace."
-- Martin Richard, age 8, Boston, MA
Rest in peace, Martin.