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    Sarah, I'm hoping my LO comes on the 16th. And if my true due date is the 25-26 she'll cooperate like my boys did and go 1 day earlier than my last lol... wishful thinking but hey one can wish right?
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    My gut was telling me the 17th too. How funny we are all guessing and will probably all be wrong!

    Sarah, I love the idea of the belly cast. You 'll have to post some pics. Glad all is well and you are almost clear for birth at home. I know I felt a lot better once I cleared that 36 week mark that my MW set.
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    My BFF came out for the WEEKEND from Ontario!!!

    She's leaving this afternoon but so far we've had a great visit even though we basically sat on the floor at the mall for 3 hours yesterday waiting through DSS's Taekwondo promotion test. We both hate malls and shopping, but had plenty to talk about since I saw her last in September...

    DH and I picked her up at the airport on Friday and she said that she thought I'd be much bigger than I am... I wasn't surprised - a friend of ours had twins in January and that's what she was used to seeing. Plus, I don't think I am that big. I should get a belly pic today at 36 weeks - I'll have to try to remember. That and a pic of the Belly cast.

    As for any other exciting news, it's been a relatively relaxing weekend, but no time for reflecting much on here since I've been socializing instead (and DH even did all the breakfast AND cleanup this morning while we sat on the back porch and chatted! What a great guy!
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    How cool that y'all are getting to spend the weekend together! And yay for DH not minding, and helping out! It's great having a supportive DH like that. Mine is the same way, even after 12 years of marriage

    Can't wait to see the pics!
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    I figured it out! A friend of yours had TWINS in January and that is what your friend expected you to look like. Oh the challenges with typos.....

    Happy you had a good visit!
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    Glad you had a nice relaxing/enjoyable weekend!!
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    I haven’t gone in to any serious reflection yet, but I am definitely not in the “I’m so over being pregnant” stage yet. Maybe I’m lucky, maybe my body just doesn’t do that, maybe I’m just healthy, maybe… I don’t know.

    Anyway, I never particularly liked being pregnant, but the past month or two I have felt pretty much normal except for having a belly that gets in the way, and not feeling as active as usual. On the other hand, it’s been late winter and REALLY cold, so I had an excuse too.

    Now, it’s spring time. It’s also only 1wk4days until the same gestation as Reed was when he was born. I am definitely not in the “ I want this baby born now” state of mind. I’m in the “Baby can just wait PLEASE for a good while because I am in denial that I’m pregnant.” Well, not really, but I can definitely wait for a while. I’m in no hurry.

    Also, I haven’t had any of the end of pregnancy uncomfortableness that I had with Reed – you know the needing to pee 6 times each night, being exhausted, back hurting, shallow breathing, terrible reflux, sciatica… I thought I had it totally easy last time, but I was definitely exhausted and have none of that this time (well, OK, I woke up at 5am and couldn’t get back to sleep.

    I also am not very big, belly-wise. I may be “normal” though I’ve seen many people way bigger in the belly than I am. I was never big with Reed – my stomach muscles never separated, and they haven’t this time either. I’m guessing it’s just because I have a deep chest/hips, and I’m tallish (5’8”). Maybe because I’m relatively fit (though I think I’m the least fit I have EVER been!).

    As for labour, I hope it’s as smooth as it was last time! It was a Sunday, DH was there, our friends (to help with the home birth) were available, active labour was 2.5 hours, the weather was perfect (I laboured in the hottub in the back yard), I didn’t bleed hardly at all, I didn’t tear, I only bled for 4-5 days afterwards, I had minimal cramping for a couple days afterwards, DS and I figured out breastfeeding quickly (2-3 days), my milk came in within a couple days, I never had any cracking or bleeding or anything… It was just smooth.

    So, for those who have been there, can I even hope for as good as that again? I mean, is it often that people have no problems with BFing, and that I only hear about those who do have problems?

    I’ve heard that 2nd labours are usually faster than first labours, but then my mom’s 2nd labour was much longer… she was also sick at that time though, and I don’t know what other stresses she had at that time which can definitely affect things.

    Anyway, that’s enough for now.

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    Comparing my 1st and 2nd, my pregnancy was awesome with ds2. ds1 I had really bad backaches starting in the 5th month, a chiroprator wasn't even helping. ds2 I did start getting the pressure at the very end and my ribs were sore and bruised but other than that it was wonderful!! As for labor, both started with BHs all day, my water broke with ds1 around 7:30pm and he was born at 11:09pm, I was also pushing for 2 hrs. ds2 after dealing wth bh's all day, by 9pm I took tylonol pm, I needed sleep. Woke up at midnight to contractions 3-4 mins apart, got to the hospital at 4:20 with water intact and he was born at 4:55am. So for active labor or the labor where I KNEW it was it, ds2 was actually less than ds1. His delivery was soo much easier as well, he came out so easily. So my 2nd delivery was my easiest so far.
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    I'm late, but just wanted to welcome you to your lodge. Even though you don't know me, you're in my thoughts often and I'm wishing you a quick and easy birth.

    I did have some sore nipples and a little bleeding about 5 days pp with DD, but the second time around, breastfeeding was a snap. No soreness, no latch issues... very easy. I can't really compare my two labours as the first ended in a c-section, but generally the second labour is quicker and easier than the first. And then for some reason... the 3rd is it's own entity and can go either way.

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    From what I've heard, 2nd labors are quicker and easier than 1st, unless the LO is posterior or there is some complication, but with labor, it's usually good to expect the unexpected. BFing went pretty smoothly for me and my DD--I had one sort of flat nipple that caused some minor latch issues and soreness, but it was bearable. Some babies have more difficulty latching than others, but if you were able to get the hang of BFing easily last time, you probably won't have a lot of issues this time, either.
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