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    Quote Originally Posted by rainymama View Post
    That's why it's always funny when people say "Get your sleep now, while you still can!" haha. That's just one of the classic examples of how your baby is ALREADY "here" and you have been living with the child for a long time now!
    Ugh, agreed! The sleeping-while-you-can ship sailed right around my BFP

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    Quote Originally Posted by klmj View Post
    Right now we lay down and read stories and I lay with her until she falls asleep. I'm not sure what we'll do when the baby is here, I guess just go with the flow??? I'm hoping I can lay down with her after the baby falls asleep and then she can go down.
    What I did with Tiven when Weston was new was to get them both ready for bed, then we'd all sit on the family bed & I'd nurse Weston while I was reading to her. He'd fall asleep on the boob, so I'd tuck him & then take her to her room, where I'd hold her hand (she sleeps in a loft bed so no way I'm going to climb up there to lie down with her!) & rub her back & tell her a story for a few minutes while she got settled down. And if Weston started crying, I'd give her a kiss & tell her I'd be back after I dealt with him. Sometimes she'd still be awake when I got back, but most of the time she'd be asleep. And a couple of times when she just wasn't getting settled, I'd say, "I think I hear Weston, I'd better get in there before he starts really crying. Night, sweetie, I'll be back in about 10 minutes." Bad mama.... but it worked.
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    Stacey, that is a good idea about sleeping too! Alexa usually falls asleep really fast so I am hoping I can nurse Preston to sleep and then put her down. And, if she takes awhile she is usually okay with me leaving for a bit and coming back. And sometimes she is asleep before I get back. Thanks!

    So, a little more in depth about my appt yesterday. I met the 4th out of the 5 MWs in the practice. She was nice; I think we probably clicked the least personality wise but there wasn't anything I didn't like about her. I'll meet the 5th MW at my appt next Thursday -- it would be nice to have met all of them, but I'm feeling really good about things either way. The MW yesterday noted that dd was born at 38 weeks, sort of insinuating "be ready" which I am, or as ready as I'll ever be...lol. I've always wondered if #2 would be earlier than dd so any time now won't surprise me. I also won't be surprised if he bakes longer. All in his own time, right?

    I started packing my hospital bag last night. Pretty much have it ready, nothing I couldn't finish up in early labor if I had to. I've been bugging DH to install the infant car seat -- I'd feel a lot better if that was done, but also that's nothing that can't be done at the hospital or whatever. It's rainy now and should be for quite awhile so I guess he should've listened and done it in the sunshine .

    The baby's room is pretty much done. We need to hang the letters for his name on the wall & DH is making a mobile. Again, since he'll probably be in our room while DH is on leave (and then me in his room) I'm not really too worried about it. I'd like it done just to take pictures! Alexa is in LOVE with his room. She wanted to hang out in there all day yesterday. I have a stencil of butterflies that I've been meaning to do in her room and I'd like to get that done just so she has something new and special too. I've only been meaning to do it since we moved in in May after all .

    We went to Fred Meyer today. I thought it'd be a good idea because I could get the last bit of stuff I wanted for Preston (a gift for him from Alexa, some stuff for his room, etc) and get my grocery shopping done. Yea, it completely wore me out. I ended up only getting a few groceries and stuff for dinner and then came home because I was so worn out and having some BH. Taking it easy a little with Alexa now, then we'll have lunch and maybe I'll nap a little with her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drakew View Post
    Hope she takes a nap for you. Yeah bedtime routine here is going to be interseting as well since DS still only wants me to put him to sleep. Luckily I just sit in his room with, so I figure I can sit their with the new baby if need be. have you tried moving to sitting rather than lying down so if you need to hold the baby you can?
    This is what we have to do here too. I'm imagining sitting at the foot of her bed, nursing new baby while she drifts off to sleep - at least that's what I hope!

    I'm really glad you don't have to think about the GBS and that the MW's all seem fine

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    Tell DH I'd really like to see photos of Preston's room.... and the butterfly in Alexa's too. Sounds like things are really under control though! Good for you.
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    finally got around to having DH take a belly pic, so here's me one day shy of 37 weeks:



    And, here's a little glimpse of the baby's room:



    And a cute one I had to take when dd was hugging my belly

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    Well, I'm slowly but surely losing my mucous plug. It's been coming out little by little, but more noticeable by far this morning. I'm starting to feel that this litte guy will be here sooner than later. I also know that I can lose my plug and walk around for a few weeks so trying not to psyche myself out too much.

    Last night dd woke up while DH was getting ready for work and was worried there was a "monster on her bed." While I was laying her back down I got 2 pretty strong cramps. Just two, but the thing that did happen was that I got anxious. I guess because DH was getting ready to leave and the whole what if thing? idk, I really need to sit and meditate on it a little. We've already decided that if there was any question whether or not I was going into labor when he's leaving for work that he would just stay home.

    I've had a lot of worries previously in the pregnancy. I've found a lot of them have been alleviated or lessened after switching to the MWs. For instance, since having Alexa everyone in my family or I am close friends with has had a c/s. Almost all of them had posterior babies. That really made me wonder if I was just lucky last time and what made my experience different. Of course, when I really sat and thought on it there were a lot of things that made each situation unique. And a good friend encouraged me to focus on what I DID want to happen and not what I DIDN'T want to happen. So, for the most part, many of my "what if" worries have been alleviated, I know how I would react to them, and I feel confident that the MWs are on the same page as me.

    But, as my EDD gets closer I find myself worrying more about how dd will do for my sister (I'm sure she'll do fine and, in reality, we'll only be about 10min away from home so DH could easily come home if needed). Another big worry is DH getting home from work in time. Logistically, if it was during high traffic times it could take him quite awhile to get home. I plan on calling him as soon as we think something is up and then he can give his boss a head's up, etc. I think what would happen is that his boss will drive out to his route, they will switch trucks, DH will drive back to depot, and then come home. But, like I said, we are VERY close to the hospital so, in reality, it's probably not too much of a big deal. Just something on my mind.
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    You look great, and I love the nursery colors!
    It is so easy to worry at this point, but I suspect you'll know whats up enough in advance that you won't be stranded at home.
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    I hear you on the worries. I have been having some similar ones as well, although mine involve DH being out of town since he is doing a lot of traveling right now for work. About the postieor baby, that does not mean a c/s. DS was posterior unitl he was in the birth canal and I had a natural hb. If your mw do not have you on a time schedule it really is not an issue. I did have to push longer, but my mw let me go as long as I needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakew View Post
    About the postieor baby, that does not mean a c/s. DS was posterior unitl he was in the birth canal and I had a natural hb. If your mw do not have you on a time schedule it really is not an issue. I did have to push longer, but my mw let me go as long as I needed.
    Yea, dd was posterior until after I was complete. She turned 1/2 way to anterior (towards my hips) with AROM and turned the rest of the way after I spent a good long time leaning over the back of the semi-upright hospital bed. So I know they can turn and I know it doesn't mean c/s. I guess it was hard for me because I kept wondering why I was different, lucky, whatever you want to call it but I guess everyone and everyone's labor & delivery experience is different. A few family members really had wanted NCBs too and one in particular made comments that made me feel uncomfortable -- I know she really wanted to deliver naturally and, to this day, I don't know how she really feels about her first c/s 2 years ago. She's sort of the queen of awkwardness and uncomfortable comments though...

    But whatever, I'm rambling! I'm feeling good about things now...
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