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    How you feeling today?? More contractions?
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    How are you feeling today?
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    Well I don't feel great today - but no contractions really. Yesterday I spent a good 4 hours walking around. I think I hurt some muscles doing that, plus the baby seems to have dropped very low. All that leads to some very uncomfortable pains in my pelvis area when I stand. I normally walk to the library with my boys on Wednesday but today I had to drive, I just couldn't do the walk. As the day progresses things are feeling a bit better though.

    I go to the midwife tomorrow (I will be 40 weeks) I think her plan is to check me and do a stretch and sweep if possible.

    I don't know how I can last another week or more. My first 2 pregnancies I worked full time at a desk job and I could sit down and rest when I needed to. This time I am a SAHM and it's so physical. I'm constantly chasing after my boys and bending down to pick them up, lifting them in and out of the car etc. I feel like I'm always running around to their activities too (They do preschool, gymnastics, library storytime and music class) plus any other playdates. Not sure if things will be easier with a newborn, but at least I won't be as physically uncomfortable and DH will be home with me for a month after the birth (he refuses to take off work before the baby arrives)
    Kristin - Mom to 3 little boys and one baby girl

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    I'll bet the on & off contractions this weekend were trying to get baby into a better position. Baby dropping is a good sign that it happened! Do you have anyone who might be able to take your kids for an afternoon? If not, I say forget the playdates & social activities, plunk them in front of the TV, and everybody just be restful today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    I'll bet the on & off contractions this weekend were trying to get baby into a better position. Baby dropping is a good sign that it happened! Do you have anyone who might be able to take your kids for an afternoon? If not, I say forget the playdates & social activities, plunk them in front of the TV, and everybody just be restful today.
    You took the words right out of my mouth! There is a time to be a great, involved mom...and there is a time to say "You know what, I'm 40 weeks pregnant. Watch as much Sesame Street as your little hearts desire."

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    I have been taking advantage of tv time in the late afternoons They do watch tv from 4-5 or so until daddy gets home while I rest and put my feet up (and sometimes sleep) My boys have such a short attention span for things I feel like I need to be constantly "entertaining" them. It actually makes my day easier then the alternative (when they whine and cry for me to do things with them)

    I hope you guys are right about the contractions getting the baby in position That is almost my sole source of anxiety about my pregnancy and the homebirth - that I will have to go to the hospital because of baby's position. I will have to discuss this further with the midwife tomorrow (if she finds the baby is still not positioned right)
    Kristin - Mom to 3 little boys and one baby girl

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    If your midwife doesn't think baby is in a good position, can you see an OB for an external version? If not, check for a chiropractor who is trained in the Webster Technique, it's a simple adjustment that opens your pelvis & gives baby more room to turn on his own.
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    Oh Kristin, I know how frustrating baby positioning can be! At least baby is not fully breech, right? Are you spending time on hands and knees? Have you thought about the Rebozo type maneuvering? I hope tomorrow's appt brings good news!
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    Last appointment I had at 38w5d the baby was "Oblique" So kind of partway between the right position and transverse. So head is down, but not in my pelvis. The bum is on my left side up high. I'd never even heard of the position before it happened to me. The other boys were head down just how they were supposed to be. I have been doing some thing that my doula suggested. Some stretches for my pelvis area, and also kind of going on my hands and knees on an incline. I think it has helped a bit, but I have a feeling baby moves in and out of the position. Sometimes I feel like the head is way down in my pelvis and other times I feel it up more. It's actually more comfortable when he's up because my bladder isn't so compressed. One of my least favourite things about pregnancy is the impact it has on my bladder.
    Kristin - Mom to 3 little boys and one baby girl

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    Happy Due Date Kristin!!!! Hope that little guy is getting himself into good postition. I agree try and get into a Chiro as soon as possible because they can really help with good positioning!
    ~Marcia~
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    DD Lola 2/2/10
    DS2 Weston 2/18/12

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