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Welcome to your lodge Kris!!!! So excited for your upcoming birth!

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Welcome to your lodge! Can't wait to follow your story!

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Welcome to your lodge!

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Welcome to your lodge! Looking forward to following your journey!

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Welcome to your lodge!!

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Wow! It is hard to believe I'm 36 weeks! This pregnancy has flown by so fast it doesn't seem possible that this baby will be here in a few short weeks Smile

I guess I'll share a bit about me, but with 5 pregnancies this won't be short... I'm 30 and am expecting baby #5. We had always said we would have 4 kids, but then threw caution to the wind and here we are Smile I'm thrilled to be adding one more little person to our family and truly do feel that we are complete now.

I met my husband in 2001 and it didn't take long to know he was the one. He proposed just three months after we first met (and was very traditional about it - asked my dad permission - awww). We got married in 2002 and will celebrate our 10th anniversary this summer.

I wanted to start a family right away, but the timing just wouldn't work. I was in university working on my nursing degree and so baby plans were put on hold while I completed that. In hindsight, it is hilarious because during those years I was soooo stressed out about having trouble conceiving and worried non-stop that we wouldn't be able to have kids.... Well, the joke was on me! After a graduated, we started trying and two months later, I was pregnant with our first!!

Although, overall the pregnancy was healthy though I struggled with SPD and it was excruciating! After stopping work at 29 weeks, it got more manageable and I ended up having my son at 41 weeks. It was a long, drawn out labour.... You know, the kind with the endless early labour stage. After labouring all afternoon and night at home, I went in and had an ROM in the morning. Still nothing, so later that afternoon I had an oxy augment which did work. Things progressed well and at 11:56pm after 36 hours of labur and just 40 minutes of pushing my sweet son was born - weighing in at 10lb 6oz. We discovered the next day that he had a fractured clavicle, which surprised the doctor because there hadn't even been a noticeable dystocia. I came away from that birth feeling really good about it. I felt as though I had climbed Mt. Everest or something. It was the hardest, most rewarding thing I had ever done and I loved every minute of it - Plus, I got the best reward in the whole world at the end Smile

Back to my fertility concerns (lol)... We had just settled into life as a family of three, moved from our little condo to a 3 bdrm house, and DS was about 7 months old and one morning I didn't feel well... and then the next morning I didn't feel well. I was completely naive, but my DH was a little quicker on the uptake and asks "are you pregnant?". No! Of course not! I'm breast feeding, I haven't even had my period. The baby is so little. That's crazy!

Haha. Turns out not so crazy. I was very definitely pregnant and returned to work (we get a year mat leave) to work like a mad women in order to get in enough hours to qualify for another maternity leave. DD is 14 1/2 months younger than her big brother.

I'll finish up her birth story when I get back... We're off to the ENT for my daughter.

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Welcome to you lodge!

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Back from the ENT. Tubes out, ears look good, now we wait to see if she gets any infections over the next few months and whether she'll need to get another sets put in.

Anyways, my second birth (40w 2d) was the polar opposite of my first. DD was born after just 90 minutes of labor. Only about 30 minutes was active labor and she came out with 4 minutes of pushing. It was intense and crazy, but still so much better than the marathon labor I had experienced before. She weighed 9lbs 13oz. We went home after just 18 hours and DH went back to work the following day. In hindsight, I have lot of regrets about that post partum experience. I was exhausted, looking after two babies under 15 months, and didn't have any help (because I didn't ask). DD wasn't an easy baby due to chronic sinus and ear infections (she's the ones with the tubes now). I was able to see later just how depressed I was in those first 8 or so months. I definitely should have talked to my doctor and probably should have been on medications. It was a hard time for me.

While on mat leave with my DD, I completed my perinatal nursing course and when I returned to work got a job on the maternity unit where I delivered my kids and still work there now.

Having learned our lesson about the importance of birth control Smile we got pregnant a third time and looked forward to the birth of our DS2 who was perfectly spaces two years younger than DD. Again I had a great pregnancy - Strangely the SPD only affected my first pregnancy. DS was born on his due date after an other quick 2 hour labour very similar to my last, except less intense.... Or maybe it was the same and I was just more prepared for it. Either way, it was the perfect, quick, easy birth. I felt great afterwards! Ironically, DS2 weighed 10lb 6oz - exactly the same as his brother!

We decided to aim for another two year spacing and ended up with 23 months. This time I decided to use midwives and have a homebirth. Kind of a crazy thing for a maternity nurse to do, but with my history of quick and healthy births, I knew it was the right decision for us. DH took a little convincing, but basically he trusted me with the decision. He still thinks it is a little weird and calls me a hippy, but doesn't object from a safety point of view at all.

Again a healthy, easy pregnancy. The only "complication" was that I felt too big, right from the start. At first, no one was concerned - it was my fourth baby after all... But, by 25 weeks it was ridiculous. I was measuring 7!!!! weeks ahead. I was enormous. I felt great, but was huge. All my kids have been big, but this was much more dramatic. I passed my GD screen, as I had with all my kids. Anyways, we were going to do a sweep to move things along, but I went into labor spontaneously at 38w 4d. Labor was 4 hours from start to finish, so a bit longer than with my other births. I got stuck at 8 cm and my mw ruptured the membranes... DD2 was born 13 minutes later at home as planned. The biggest baby my mw had ever delivered... She weighed 12lb and was perfectly healthy Smile

This baby wasn't in our original 4 child plan - we're big planners! - But, I'm so happy to be expecting another little blessing. I've loved every moment of these months and have really been cherishing them knowing this will definitely be it for us. It feels so good to have that sense of confidence and peace about such a huge decision.

So again, the kids will be 2 years apart and again I've had a really good pregnancy, although I definitely threw up a lot more this time around. Still, I can't complain. I have been worried about the size of this baby, but as I'm getting closer to the end, I don't think I'm as big as I was last time. Or maybe I'm just hoping. I have been especially careful about my diet and have only gained 15lbs so far. I don't expect a small (or even normal sized) baby, but really am hoping he/she isn't 12lbs again! Transition and pushing was way more difficult than with the other kids.

I'll be having another home birth, possibly a water birth, and will be good to go once I hit 37 weeks next week. My mw comes on Friday for my home visit check!

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Welcome to your lodge!

Great birth stories! I didn't realize we had so many 5+ mamas in June!! I look forward to following your homebirth journey!!

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Yay, Kris. So excited for you and this birth....what fun to share this journey with another mama of nearly 5.

I loved reading about your other births-- and hope that this baby is a bit smaller than 12 lbs-- though I think of you and your ability to birth such healthy babies as inspiring and worth sharing. I feel like you should be on a billboard advertising to other mothers who are worried about having an 8 lb baby. *sigh*

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Thanks for sharing your stories with us! So interesting about your first birth with yours DS1 and the fractured clavical. The same thing just happened with my DS3, and without any signs during his exit, so its interesting to hear it happened to someone else. Anyway, can't wait to follow your journey!

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"boilermaker" wrote:

I loved reading about your other births-- and hope that this baby is a bit smaller than 12 lbs-- though I think of you and your ability to birth such healthy babies as inspiring and worth sharing. I feel like you should be on a billboard advertising to other mothers who are worried about having an 8 lb baby. *sigh*

I really truly believe (especially after my last birth) that given the right circumstances - meaning eating well, being active, not having GD - your body will grow a baby that is the right size for you. Of course, baby's position is super important too, but again keeping active and ensuring good posture during pregnancy, and of course being mobile and upright in labor really helps.

I spend a lot of time on hands & knees and tailor sitting (pretty much the only way I sit now) in the last months of pregnancy and I do think it has helped my babies get into a stay in good positions.

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"jolly11sd" wrote:

Thanks for sharing your stories with us! So interesting about your first birth with yours DS1 and the fractured clavical. The same thing just happened with my DS3, and without any signs during his exit, so its interesting to hear it happened to someone else. Anyway, can't wait to follow your journey!

I think it really is unusual!

The day after he was born, I noticed he would cry out whenever he was picked up, and sure enough by the next day, he had a bruise. An xray confirmed it was broken Sad The doctor was shocked. She had no idea there had been a problem.

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I'm done work!!! Wahoo! Now I've got to deal with the nightmare of mat leave paper work Smile

And today is my baby girls 2nd birthday!! I always spend the kids birthdays thinking about their births and find myself looking at the clock remembering what was happening at that time during the birth...

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Yay for being on leave! Now you can just focus on baby time Smile

And happy bday to your DD! We're right on your heels, and I know I'll be doing the same thing....

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Yay!! Happy first day off! LOL And happy birthday to your DD!

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Wahoo for being done with work!!! Good luck with the paperwork! Happy birthday to your DD! Smile

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Yay for being done!!!
Happy bday to your DD!

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Yay for being done with work! And happy birthday to your DD!

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We had a busy, but fun, afternoon!

My school aged kids had their "student led conferences" today, where they showed us their portfolios and classrooms at school. It was fun! They are in grade 1 and kindergarten. Then, I brought DD1 to a birthday party, raced home for dinner, back to pick DD up from the party, sang Happy Birthday and did presents for DD2 birthday (just us, the grandparents came over last weekend), my parents stopped by for a quick visit, and then we tucked them all into bed...

Then I enlisted DH in helping me get our room home birth ready. My mw is coming tomorrow for my home visit and to make sure everything is ready for the birth. I'll be 37 weeks and clear for a hb on Monday.

I've borrowed a birth pool from my mw office and am just waiting for the liner to arrive in the mail. This weekend we'll get the pool inflated and pick up the hose adaptors from a friend... And then, we'll be good to go! Smile

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Oh and my kids are soooooo excited about having the baby in a POOL! lol Smile

They are pretty sure they should all wear their bathing suits so they can jump in. And my DD (who's 5) was really concerned about what I would wear... "Mommy, I don't think you can wear your normal bathing suit, because, how would the baby come???"

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"kris_w" wrote:

Oh and my kids are soooooo excited about having the baby in a POOL! lol Smile

They are pretty sure they should all wear their bathing suits so they can jump in. And my DD (who's 5) was really concerned about what I would wear... "Mommy, I don't think you can wear your normal bathing suit, because, how would the baby come???"

I think Tiven said pretty much the exact same thing, she was also five when Weston was born. Blum 3 And she thought it was totally cool that we set up a pool in the front room of our apartment. She & I soaked in it nearly every night. I hope you & your DD have a similar great bonding experience with your birth pool.

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Nice! Sounds like you are all ready. That is a good feeling. And so cute your kids are so excited for the pool Smile

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Sounds like you are ready! I'm excited for you!

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Have fun with the pool! When prepping for our second HB we did a "practice" run of filling the pool w warm water and then let the kids play in the pool in our bedroom-- they had so much fun and totally remember it. We opted to do the trial run bc with our first HB we had a "hiccup" with the hose attachments (picture water spraying all.over.the.bathroom. bc the hoses couldn't handle the water pressure and it slowed the filling of the tub and made a huge mess and I didn't want to do that a second time (nor did dh!)

When it was time for the actual birth, only our two youngest got into the tub (post-birth)-- our eldest opted just to watch-- but she's a bit more cautious.

Not sure how they'll react this time since we are skipping the pool and just using the tub-- I'm not sure there will be as much room for the whole family to hop in with me (even though I do still fit in there with all 4 for a bath--lol.)

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Had my home visit and we are good to go (as of Monday that is)... Baby and I both are doing great Smile

This weekend we'll get the birth pool sorted out and that's it!

We'll do my GBS swab next time and agreed to wait on any sweeps until 38 weeks at least.

I forgot to ask about who would be on call as backup Sad I'm pretty sure the same mw who delivered DD2 (my first homebirth) will be the primary mw (she's the one who came today), but they also have a second mw come. That can be any one of the 3 other mw in the clinic. They work in pairs so two of them are "my" mws, and the other two I only know from working with them at the hospital.

I am more nervous about this delivery then I was about my first home birth. Even though everything went fine with DD2 birth and I'm super pleased with the whole experience, I know there was potential for problems/transfer, just due to my daughters size. Anyways, for that reason, I'm thrilled that the same mw will be here with me. She was so calm, so confident despite everything... I'm far more at ease knowing she will be here again. Not that I don't trust my other mw, but just like I gained a measure of confidence from my first birth knowing I can push out a 10+ pound baby, I have an extra measure of confidence in her knowing she can calmly deal with assisting in the delivery of a 12 pound baby.

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I'm so glad you feel comfy with your MW about your homebirth! You are going to do awesome!! And I'm glad you and baby are doing awesome!!

You'll have to get us pics of the pool when it's up!!

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Yay for feeling great about your MW's-- that is how I feel about mine, that she can handle anything and is so competent and calm and knowledgeable. I just adore her.

Glad you got everything sorted out and are getting ready. Our babies will be here soon!

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37 weeks!! All the birth pool stuff is together and we'll test fill it tonight!

I'm feeling good overall, but by the time evening rolls around I.am.sore. I stole my parents exercise ball today, so I'll have something comfy to sit on. My giant belly is so big that I just can't sit on a normal chair... Well, I can't sit at all unless my legs are really far apart to make room for the belly in between. My kids thought is was hilarious that I ate dinner at the table on the ball instead of a normal chair Smile

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Oh and I would like to keep this baby baking for at least another week. My dad is having surgery tomorrow and will be in hospital until the weekend, so my mom will be tied up. She and my sister are supposed to be the ones to come and look after the kids while I labor.

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Exciting that you are so close! I hope that your baby waits until next week for you. Those exercise balls are total lifesavers. I have a birthing ball that I got from my birthing class 10 years ago, and I'm using it again this time around - SO much better than a chair!

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Ha! I was having trouble sitting last night too! I had to put a pillow under my bum at the table to elevate just my bum, so that there would be room for my belly to sit above my (now lower) thighs. I hit my plate with my belly twice and nearly spilled it, sent cutlery flying, etc. A bit ridiculous really!

I hope that baby stays for you til things settle down, and you're all set to go!

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I hear ya on the sore by the end of the day-- I suppose chasing after 4 other kidlets will do that to ya! I swear that I've been more active with each pregnancy (as I'm sure you have, too!)

Love birth balls-- they do help so much. I keep spilling things on my big ol' belly. Embarrassing. Yesterday it was salad dressing at a work lunch. *sigh*

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"boilermaker" wrote:

I hear ya on the sore by the end of the day-- I suppose chasing after 4 other kidlets will do that to ya! I swear that I've been more active with each pregnancy (as I'm sure you have, too!)

Totally! There is no doubt you stay more active with each pregnancy - not by choice, but out of necessity! It is probably best anyways to keep active.

And I'm sure I over did it yesterday. I felt like crap by evening and I've really been feeling good otherwise. I changed sheets, vacuumed, went grocery shopping, did a ton of laundry... Nothing too wild or crazy, just a busy day. And I don't think today will be much slower. I brought DS1 to school, then picked up 4 gallons of paint plus rollers and supplies (we are renovating our garage/mud room and want to have it done before baby comes), picked up some blinds for DS2 bedroom and headed home. Diapers are in the wash and my "to do" list for the day is laundry, muffins, dusting, and if the rain holds off getting into the garden to do some weeding.

But, first I'm going to finish my Tim Hortons iced capp Smile

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You have a huge to-do list, I hope you can get it all done before baby arrives and don't over do it Smile

Cindy

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"lifeisgood" wrote:

You have a huge to-do list, I hope you can get it all done before baby arrives and don't over do it Smile

Cindy

My hubby is handling the garage. I just needed to pick up the supplies. Actually we are getting a group to paint it for us as one of their fundraisers, but it has to be emptied and de-cob-webbed for Friday Smile

Last summer we moved from a 3 bdrm house in town to a 5 bdrm house on 25 acres. The property is beautiful and there is tons of potential... The house and the property needed a lot of TLC, which is the only reason we could afford it. We've replaced all the floors, painted the whole thing, installed new garage doors, new blinds, new exterior doors, changed hardware on cupboards/doors inside, and now redid the mud room and are finishing the garage. Outside DH has spent countless hours cutting down blackberries, broom, clearing fields, replacing fence posts and electric fence wire, knocking down decrepit out buildings. Plus now we've got a garden to keep up, 4 cows (with plans for 3 more this summer and a batch of meat chickens to raise and sell). Oh and he spends his Saturdays splitting firewood as a little side business to fund some of these other projects...

It is a ridiculous amount of work, but we are doing it bit by bit with cash and sweat equity... I feel bad that I can't really do all that much right now. My DH is living his dream - even if it means working from 7:30-5pm, coming home, eating, and then working on the property until dark. He has always wanted a farm and now we are almost there Smile

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Got a parcel in the mail! My new mei tei Smile

I am so excited to use it on this new baby (I've only used a pouch in the past). I tried it out last night with DD2 (24months and 26lbs) and I have to say it was shockingly comfortable tied over my belly. I couldn't have worn her for hours or anything, but it would be fine for a short trip even 37 weeks preggers.

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Wow, you are keeping busy! I agree that it is probably best to stay busy and active. I prefer to keep myself puttering around and distracted than sitting around feeling huge and worrying about labor Smile But do be careful not to overdo. I spent the day gardening and deep cleaning the house the other day and regretted it. I was horribly sore the next day and so exhausted. All I wanted to do was sleep but life continues...had to chase around DS and continue moving forward with Preparation: Baby. So much to do to get ready! Or, like your painting project, more like there are a lot of things I want done before the baby comes so that I won't have to worry about it when I am in Newbornland.

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My DH is living his dream - even if it means working from 7:30-5pm, coming home, eating, and then working on the property until dark. He has always wanted a farm and now we are almost there

Sounds very similar to my DH....although I know he wishes that we had 25 acres instead of just 5. Sounds like you are super busy, but pretty darn close to being totally ready for baby to be here. Make sure to take a little bit of time to rest, hard I know with kiddles running around, but necessary.

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37 weeks and 3 days Smile

I had an appt with my mw this morning. All is well. I did the GBS swab and declined a check/sweep... We'll discuss it next week and agreed there is no sense rushing things. We've both seen the "encouraged" labors that end up being so long and difficult and agree to let things be for now. The mw doesn't think this baby feels as big as my last - which is good hear! My blood pressure was fine, FHR 130's (boy??), urine clear, head is nice and low in my pelvis, and overall I feel good. I just had the one day where I felt so sore, but have been fine since then. Baby must have been in a weird position or something, I guess.

Oh and funny thing... It seems DH is "man nesting" lol... I mentioned that we are renovating the garage/mud room. It was added on the the end of the house, so our en suite bathroom window goes into the garage. The other night he decided to remove the window. So, there we were at 9pm (kids in bed) removing the window and covering the gapping hole with drywall. Last night he mudded it all in preparation of getting painted tomorrow. It is nice to see the house getting finished... But really... Smile

I waffled back and forth between this baby will be early and thinking I'll get to my due date like I did with the first 3. Only time will tell!

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I love our lists-- I have similar lists. My dh is an awesome SAHD, but some things never, ever enter his radar (this includes things like cleaning windows, changing sheets, deep cleaning, etc.) So I often find myself doing those really intense cleanings.....I have a few more things I want to get done before baby arrives.

Rest up, mama!

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"Man nesting," LOL! :biglaugh: I wish my husband (he's a SAHD) would do that. I can make lists for him of things that need to be done, I can make schedules of when things should be done, but so much stuff just doesn't get done, or gets done by me.

I'm going to predict a boy, and if he's already down low I'm going to guess you'll go a bit earlier than later. Probably not a full week, but a few days.

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"Spacers" wrote:

"Man nesting," LOL! :biglaugh: I wish my husband (he's a SAHD) would do that. I can make lists for him of things that need to be done, I can make schedules of when things should be done, but so much stuff just doesn't get done, or gets done by me.

I'm going to predict a boy, and if he's already down low I'm going to guess you'll go a bit earlier than later. Probably not a full week, but a few days.

DH refers to is as the "fire under a$$ method" of getting things done Smile

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Whatever it takes to get projects done! Sounds like an awesome piece of property and when you fix it up yourself you get what you want and know it's been done right. I'd love that land and chickens so I'm a tad jealous Smile

I feel overwhelmed with getting new carpet and tile next week, had a flood in October and are just now getting it done, most of the main floor is empty and what isn't will get emptied this weekend and demoed. Lots of work but worth it in the end.

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"lifeisgood" wrote:

Whatever it takes to get projects done! Sounds like an awesome piece of property and when you fix it up yourself you get what you want and know it's been done right. I'd love that land and chickens so I'm a tad jealous Smile

I feel overwhelmed with getting new carpet and tile next week, had a flood in October and are just now getting it done, most of the main floor is empty and what isn't will get emptied this weekend and demoed. Lots of work but worth it in the end.

Cindy

Getting new flooring is a pain! Having to move everything... And then move it back. Lots of work.

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37 weeks 4 days.

Ok. I am waddling today ROFL

A serious waddle that I can't make into a normal walk.

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As of this morning, this baby has officially DROPPED! My belly is way lower than is was a couple days ago and definitely an uncomfortable amount of downward pressure from this kiddo's head.

Maybe he or she will be arriving sooner and than??? Or I'll just walk around for weeks with that fantastic bowling-ball-between-legs feeling Smile

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I know the feeling you speak of, Kris. Gah! This kid is so low....I've never dropped early so I'm not sure what this is about, but his head is right there and WOW-- sometimes it really hurts when he ruts around.

Hang in there!

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I know the feeling. Both of mine "dropped." I thought generally second babies didn't drop until right before labor, but this one sure has. That sensation of the baby's head bonking and grinding into your cervix is really painful! I remember with DS I was afraid that was what labor would feel like, only worse. Thank goodness labor doesn't usually involve sharp pinching pain like that! Lots of hands and knees position has helped me feel a bit better, takes the weight off and seems to get him to back up a bit so I can actually walk normally for a few minutes Wink

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I think sooner rather than later, at least so you can stop waddling Smile

Floors are a pain and I don't want to do this ever again!

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I'm 38 weeks today and definitely feel like this little person can arrive any time, but I'm not holding my breath. I've only had one baby before the due date (38wks 4days), so I quite likely could have a while to go yet.

I am feeling pretty good though... other than the waddle Smile

I had a minor panic yesterday. DH and I was thinking back to my second delivery. It was really fast 90 minutes total and 4 pushing. He was teasing me about being "out of control". Not being mean or anything - He tells me of my four births pushing with her was the only time I've been noisy or not totally in control - And I do remember that. Anyways, suddenly I got to thinking, well remembering, that feeling of the baby coming flying out (I don't push for more than a couple minutes)... Ouch! I gotta say, am not looking forward to that part.

Anyways, my panic is over and I'm good. Hopefully being in the water this time will help with that and regardless, by that point I am seconds away from holding my little baby, so I can do it for that reason alone.

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