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    You are most definitely not complaining! I think it is totally normal to be feeling this way, Im a wreck if I actually allow myself to think about how un-prepared and scared I feel. I am sure everything will go exactly the way you want it to. It gets easier with each child (so i've heard), but also it brings more fear of "can I actually do this"? Right now, I'm at how the heck am I going to be able to get out in public with two kids? You're gonna do great and I'ts so awesome you are getting your girl!

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    Thanks ladies! At least I know I'm not alone! I am feeling a bit more refreshed today. Not sure why, maybe just getting out and actually having adult conversation today, even if it was at a kid's b-day party LOL.

    I've felt so good I was begining to wonder if my body was doing ANYTHING to get ready for this birth (like dialating and stuff) So I've been having a ton of contractions today, like the periodlike cramping and stuff. Which has made me feel better thinking ok my body HAS to be doing something, right? At least I hope so! My next appointment is on Monday, I'll be 37wks 6dys, my mw is coming to my house and she may check me. I think I'll let her because the not knowing anything drives me more nuts lol. Even though I know it doesn't mean much. But for me I've always been at least 2-3cm and 75% effaced and gave birth within the next few days. Anyway I think it will ease my mind knowing at least if I'm doing anything.
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    You never know how quickly your body and baby can get ready........I was 0 cent. dilated with a long cervix when my water broke and six hours later, I had a baby in my arms The body is an amazing thing and even though you may not be able to see any visible signs, know that things are happening!
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    Hey Fawn!! I'm still waiting for your birth story Can't wait to read all about it!!
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    My body went on and off with contractions for two weeks and then BAM 2 days before my due date, contractions started hard and fast and Eliza was born in hours. You just never know!


    Hang in there Mel!

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    Hang in there! I went to my appointment at 6:30pm the night before DD arrived at 9:16am and I was only 50% effaced and 1 cm dilated. It really can change VERY quickly!
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    Well my mw left a couple hours ago and I'm finding I'm having a hard time connecting with her. She's just more uptight than my first mw's who are extremely laid back.
    Before baby went into a breech position she got me worried that because she was off to the right, right over my hip that I needed to get working on getting her more centered, so I got a maternity belt... I think that's why she flipped breech because when I was told she was breech a couple days later I put the maternity belt on backwards, and she flipped back down lol. So obviously I'm not using the maternity belt anymore!!

    So this visit.... now she has me concerned that the baby is not growing and I'm losing weight so she's all worried about it and wanting me to do fetal counts everyday this week and if it gets to where the baby is moving less often she wants me to call her right away and when I'm suppose to see my first mw's this next weekend, she still wants to come by so she can feel the baby to see if she's growing. I told her my scale was off, usually by 5lbs, so according to that (if it's even correct) I've lost 5 lbs and she said the baby feels the same as 2 wks ago and I'm also measuring smaller (ok so that might be off for me since I usually measure bigger) She went ahead and checked me, said I'm very soft but couldn't check for dilation because I'm so postier, but that she could feel the head right there (not sure how she can feel my cervix being soft, the head but not feel for dilation... maybe I'm just not dilated??) So I'm (according to my scale) 180, I am tall about 5' 6" losing a couple lbs IF my scale is right shouldn't be that big a deal right? And getting closer to the end and measuring smaller shouldn't be that big a deal because she's more in the pelvis, right? I think at 36wks I was measuring 36wks and today she was measuring me at 33-34wks, where I've always been like 4 wks ahead. Am I being TOO laid back about this? Should I be a little more concerned and try to eat more (healthy of course)?

    With ds3 at the very end I did lose about 3lbs. Oh and we did talk about if my dates were off, but came to the conclusion that it's only by a couple days so it shouldn't make that much of a difference. According to LMP edd is 4/21, but could be 4/25-26, so it's not even off by that much. I'm definily not small and I haven't really changed my eating habits... I don't think so anyway.
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    So my midwives all talked and they want me to go do an u/s tomorrow. They were too concerned that I was measuring 33-34 wks. I have to admit I am getting nervous now. I've never measured small. I was even measuring 4 wks ahead with this one in the begining, Probably right up till about 30ish wks. They are going to pull my records from my previous pregnancies and see what my measurments were. Has anyone ever measured smaller after measuring fine in the begining?
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    hmmm...maybe this is just a variation in growth rate? I hope it's not intrauterine growth restriction or anything like that. A lot of ladies do either level off in weight gain or lose a little weight at the end, and the baby dropping can cause measurements to get smaller, so I don't know. KUP!
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    I did level off with with my weight gain with my first 2, my last one I actually lost about 2lbs. I've just never measured small especially after measuring 4wks ahead in the begining.
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