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    What an awesome appointment, minus the tech being overbearing. Hurray for the home stretch!
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    Well, at least the tech checked the sex again so Zoe is definitely without a doubt still a Zoe!
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    yay for head down! In my recent u/s baby's eyes were open. I agree it looks crazy! DH said it looks kind of scary lol. Pep talk her away it works. I gave baby a pep talk while in the hospital and he's stayed put
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    What a great appt! So glad to hear she is head down again! And that she is in fact still a she! I could use some of that reassurance! LOL. I hope she takes your pep talk to heart
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    Yay! Sounds like things are going really wonderfully!

    I love this stage that you're in. Are you enjoying being big, or feeling uncomfortable? I was always such a happy huge belly pregnant lady, add in the anticipation of birth, the excitement of meeting your little one, and I just love the end of pregnancy. So exciting!

    Glad she is still a she. My SIL/BIL found out at 36 weeks with their first (6 years ago) that she was actually a he. It was not a happy surprise. Glad you're in the clear.
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    Zoe was such a show off at the anatomy scan that even I could tell there was no where for a penis to hide, so I was never worried. But still nice to know that I didn't just buy dresses for a little boy.

    Depends on the day and the hour how I feel right now. At some points I'm thrilled with the excitement and feel great. I love going through her clothes, cloth diapers (have more wool now, but in my defense DH told me to buy one of them!!! lol), setting stuff out, sitting in her room, etc. Right now there's so much great potential for our future! Other times, I feel like I'm so done. Since I don't always feel like I'm done I know that I'm really not yet. Honestly with everything going on with DH it's best if she waits till 39 weeks. Sometime around then there's supposed to be a runway closure which means he could possible take more than 2-3 days off due to that. But she needs to be here before 42 weeks because there's talk of his TDY (aka business trip) moving up a couple of days. Right now he's scheduled to leave at 42+2 for 2 weeks. Woo.

    Rant warning: I'm very tried of being so big and trying to care for Aiden. It's getting more and more difficult each day to lift him to the changing table (and half the time this is after a 15 minute match of just chasing him *sigh*), but I can't changing his clothes or diaper any other place or he runs away, kicks me, scratches me, etc. He's so calm at the table 90% of the time that I keep heaving him up there and taking the pain. My patience is wearing thin though! Definitely doesn't help that DH has been gone by 7am and not getting home till after 8pm all week. Tomorrow night he has academics till 9pm (seriously, who the hell scheduled that thinking it was a good idea?!) and Saturday he's gone from 7am till 9-10pm. And every Sunday he goes in for a few hours to open a secure area for others and to prep for Monday's stuff. I need a break.....and I'm just not going to get it! It's been a rough toddler week so far......

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    YAY for the good appointment (minus the obnoxious tech) and for head down!

    So sorry you're not getting any break on the toddler front right now...that has to be exhausting. I'm exhausted by mine and I'm not even pregnant! Remember that absolutely nobody would judge you for taking it as easy as possible on the mommying front for the next few weeks. Does Aiden like turkey?

    I'm sending Zoe lots of "runway closure" vibes, but I'm glad you're hanging in there mentally, for the most part. Won't be long now no matter what!
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    Yay for a good appointment! I liked the OB's response to your look! LOL!

    Have you tried asking Aiden if you can change his diaper standing up? Ethan used to fight so bad and the second I said he could stand up he was all for it. Just a thought!

    And for a break could you get someone like a HS student to come to the house when you are there and just help with whatever so you can sit for a bit? I know you won't leave him with anyone, but paying a HS student to either help clean or watch Aiden while you relax sounds like it might be nice for you!

    one last thought - pick the day you want Zoe to arrive - be very specific - day, time, type of labor you want etc. I SWEAR my kids were both born on the day they were born because I subconsciously picked it. I kept telling both of them that they had to wait until Sunday because we had big plans for Saturday. Both were born the day after those big events on Sunday. No joke! Maybe it was the combo of hypnobabies and willing them to stay put until that day? I know it sounds crazy....maybe it is! But it can't hurt can it!
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    He just runs away. Not the mention I can't ever seem to get his diapers properly snapped either. Of course half the time we're using prefolds so that's a no go standing. I just tell myself it's good exercise. And at least he loves his changing table. lol

    Yeah, I don't know anyone with an older kid here. Plus I live on base.

    I'll have to look at a calendar and give her a date. Can't hurt one bit! I'm prepared to go to 42 weeks, but man my sanity may not be intact by then thanks to Aiden! lol
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    Im so glad Zoe is head down!!
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