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DrakePlusOne's picture
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December GTKY

Hey ladies! Let's see how it's going.....

Preggos:
How much time do you have left?
Any signs of impending labor?
Are you doing anything to get this show on the road?
Is your hospital bag packed? Name two VERY IMPORTANT things in it:
Will you wear a hospital gown or something of your own while you labor?
Natural or medicated birth?

Dec baby mamas:
How much is baby's weight/length now compared to birth?
BFing or formula?
What did your baby wear home from the hospital?
How long was your labor?
One word the describes your new baby:
Is your baby in an infant carrier car seat or a convertable car seat? Why did you chose it?
How are YOU doing?

And most importantly...... share some pics!!! Baby or belly! Smile

Joined: 04/30/09
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How much time do you have left? 8 days to my induction, but we may not see that.
Any signs of impending labor? Yup, for about a week now I've been having consistent contractions. He dropped Tuesday and I progressed a little (to 2 cm) by Friday. Lots of bloody show/mucus plug lost, contractions are still just 9-6 min apart when I time them, but they're getting more uncomfortable each day.
Are you doing anything to get this show on the road? No because we're still technically in the late preterm stage, but come Thursday I'll be doing a lot of walking and trying to get DH to BD just to avoid the amnio/induction.
Is your hospital bag packed? Name two VERY IMPORTANT things in it: Yes and it's in the car! 1. Nursing Tank 2. Little man's coming home outfit.
Will you wear a hospital gown or something of your own while you labor? I plan to wear a hospital gown, but there's a nursing nightgown I packed that I don't mind trashing if I feel like wearing it for some reason during l&d.
Natural or medicated birth? Only medication would be induction based. I plan to have another NCB minus the induction.

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Preggos:
How much time do you have left?

**My EDD is Dec. 20th so we'll see if I make it all the way or not. I've never been pregnant passed 39 weeks!

Any signs of impending labor?

**I have been dilated to a 3+ for at least a week; I have constant cervical twinges and pain and lots of BH contrax.

Are you doing anything to get this show on the road?

**Not yet although since I'm finally done with my senior thesis paper, I may try some extra activity or housework to see if that gets things going!

Is your hospital bag packed? Name two VERY IMPORTANT things in it:

**Yes! Finally! Although, it's not in the car yet (thx for the suggestions, Mia!). I have two comfy pairs of pajamas and robes and Leila's outfit for coming home. Smile

Will you wear a hospital gown or something of your own while you labor?

**Hospital gown for labor.

Natural or medicated birth?

**Hoping to go into labor naturally (I was induced with all three of my previous kiddos) and I'm also hoping that labor will progress so quickly that I won't need an epidural; however, I will get an epidural if I feel the need.

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How much time do you have left? 17 days? or 16....... (or less..... right baby??)

Any signs of impending labor? This time I have BH a lot but I don't know if that is a sign or not. Today is my first check although, I don't hold that to anything since my water just broke out of the blue with DS2.

Are you doing anything to get this show on the road? No! Bad me! Last time, I was taking RRL tea and EPO. So who knows. He could be a New Year's baby.

Is your hospital bag packed? Nope, I suck. Sad Name two VERY IMPORTANT things in it: What WILL be in it; going home outfit and wooden back massager. If I have back labor, I will NEED that thing.

Will you wear a hospital gown or something of your own while you labor? Hospital gown. When laboring, I don't care what I look like. LOL

Natural or medicated birth? Give this mama some drugs!

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Preggos:
How much time do you have left? 4 weeks 1 day until my due date, but I'm usually at least a week early.

Any signs of impending labor? Lots of pelvic pressure and TONS of BH. I will start getting checked next week, I believe.

Are you doing anything to get this show on the road? Not yet...still a little early, but I will soon!

Is your hospital bag packed? Name two VERY IMPORTANT things in it: Almost packed, still need a couple things. I have a going home outfit for baby and some comfy pajamas for me.

Will you wear a hospital gown or something of your own while you labor? Def hospital gown...I don't want to have to worry about washing anything when I get home. Smile

Natural or medicated birth? Natural

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Dec baby mamas:
How much is baby's weight/length now compared to birth? Sarah is up to 5lbs 14oz now after birth weight of 5lbs 12oz and hitting a low of 5lbs 4oz!

BFing or formula? BFing and she is a champ at it. The best latch of my three kids by far!!!

What did your baby wear home from the hospital? She wore a fuzzy sleeper home from the hospital as we are in the middle of winter and were in a cold snap when she was born. It was -23 celsius the day she came home.

How long was your labor? From the start of pitocin to delivery was exactly 6 hours.

One word the describes your new baby: easygoing

Is your baby in an infant carrier car seat or a convertable car seat? Why did you chose it? Sarah is in an infant carrier as we had one already and would have had to purchase a convertible seat. Also, here in the cold winter it is a smarter choice to have an infant carrier that the baby can stay bundled up in while outside.

How are YOU doing? Now that my blood pressure has come down and my last round of blood work has shown normal numbers I am doing a lot better. The stress, anxiety and worry over HELLP is gone. Still a little tired though as with 2 older kids it is hard to follow the motto "sleep when the baby sleeps." Smile

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How much is baby's weight/length now compared to birth? 6.6lbs compared to 2.7lbs, length was 18in last month, birth was 14in
BFing or formula?bf, but my milk ran out.. So sda. Using up what is stashed, then trying formula..
What did your baby wear home from the hospital? A monkey outfit, cuz he spit up on the other 2 outfits he was wearing. Took long time to dischard...
How long was your labor? 3 days, but active/painful for 20 mins...
One word the describes your new baby: miracle!
Is your baby in an infant carrier car seat or a convertable car seat? Infant carrier, easy to use. My 13 month old is also in a carrier, but I also use convertable seat when traveling with both babies. Only want to use one base.

How are YOU doing? Tired!! Poed cuz my milk is gone. I guess my body decided for me what was the right thing to do. And I'm ok with that. This was the longest I lasted with it!!

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Dec baby mamas:
How much is baby's weight/length now compared to birth? At birth: 7lbs 13oz, at discharge: 7lbs 5oz, at 6 days: 8lbs 6oz
BFing or formula? EBFing
What did your baby wear home from the hospital? A cute little onsie that my mom drew on with fabric markers that said "worth the wait"
How long was your labor? 3.5 hrs
One word the describes your new baby: Mellow Smile
Is your baby in an infant carrier car seat or a convertable car seat? Why did you chose it? Infant carrier, because its easier for me to use with a tiny little baby
How are YOU doing? I feel amazing! I am only 6 days PP but honestly, I don't even feel like I gave birth. It is incredible!

6 days old Smile