Sounds like a great appointment, and that you have a good plan in place to have the birth you want this time. I loved reading your stories, and hearing about how they have shaped your decisions for your birth this time. I am excited to follow you through the rest of this journey.
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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Glad that your appt went well! YAY!
You look fantastic! Sounds like a great appt! I would totally be excited to know I'm 3cm already! It means your body is doing prep work already AND its less cm's you will have to work through later!
Mama to Kostas with the Mostest, born 07/10/07
and Marek "Cricket" Joshua, born 12/07/12
Well, last night I had more contractions. This morning I feel like I can't even walk because there is so much pressure on my cervix. I was walking all wonky into work this AM. I think I remember feeling this way with DS at some point towards the end. It just didn't feel like he could get ANY lower, but then the day that I went into labor he was definitely lower so I guess he can and he will.
Our plans for Thanksgiving are pretty minimal. Tonight my MIL is in town and is going to watch James so that DH and I can go see Lincoln. Our last date night for awhile most likely so I plan to make the most of it! Tomorrow DH is cooking 2 turkeys(I have no idea why because its really just us eating them so 1 would be plenty.) I think he just likes to use his smoker thing. LOL I want to get the tree up with DS at some point. I usually don't put it up this early, but I figure I should go ahead and do it before I deliver. I love putting up the tree! DS is such a great little helper. He gets really into putting up all the decorations actually, but I guess he's at the perfect age of 6 to really enjoy this stuff. I will have to get some pics. I really have no pictures of me pregnant except for the silly ones I take in the bathroom at work. I have a feeling I am going to regret not taking more once I have the baby. Hope everyone has a Happy Turkey Day!
You've got some great holiday weekend plans to me! Have a great and happy thanksgiving!
As much of a PITA it is, the pressure sounds so promising! Even if it's not for a while, it all leads to the same result. I always get a kick out of SO's/DH's that feel they "need" to make extra just to play with their toys . Your Christmas tree idea sounds really sweet. I love that DS is so involved! I hope you have an amazing holiday!
We had a nice Thanksgiving. I did manage to get the tree up too. Seems so early to have it up, but I just can't see trying to do it after the baby comes. DS was happy to have it up now anyway. I meant to take pictures, but I only got one with my phone of DS laying on the floor watching cartoons and waiting for turkey.
I haven't really had anymore real contractions over the past couple days. I have only had BHs. Keep having lots of pressure though. Last night was the 1st night that I was truly tired of being pregnant. Up until last night, I have been enjoying this sweet time since I don't know if this will be my last baby or not. But Ugh I just feel like he's grown so huge over the last week. I can't get ahead of myself though. I have 12 days until my due date and I could obviously go overdue so I need to suck it up and embrace the last few days or weeks of this.
One more thing I am hoping you ladies can help with: I think I might have a yeast infection. I haven't had one since I was in high school so I am not really certain. I was going to go buy some plain yogurt and see if that helps. Anyone know of any other natural remedies for a YI? I figure some of you CDing moms might. I have an appointment on Monday so I will be sure to ask them about it too.
Cutting out sugar and refined carbs usually gets my yeast to go away pretty quickly. If that doesn't do the trick, I peel a clove of garlic, cut off the rough end, and use it as an overnight suppository. Throw it away in the morning. Three nights in a row generally works. Some women find the garlic juice really stings, but I haven't experienced that. For me it works better than anything I can by at the drug store.
DS 1 b. 1/19/09, DS 2 b. 1/12/11, DS 3 b. 3/3/13
I don't blame you for putting the tree up early! Just the little things we've done to prepare for the holidays early this year have been SUCH a huge help for me stress wise, I want to keep it up in the coming years. I don't have any answers on the yeast infection stuff, but as you mentioned yogurt is supposed to be good for that sort of thing. I hope the garlic helps if you try that!