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    Oh no I hope that the contractions dont get worse and start doing anything. I have BH occasionally and they suck. Tonight the baby had her foot on my rib ow hurt. I had to shove it out of there to get it to stop hurting. Sill baby.
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    uh oh - roxi, i hope things settle down - are you having contractions or are they strong BH? Did they say why this is happening? Will baby come early? Sorry for all the questions....

    I had a sprinkle sunday that my sister threw for me and it was nice. The theme was pumpkin and it was nice to get some new things for baby - speically since DD1 is total opposite seasons. I have a u/s tomorrow, so excitied to see baby, plus i'm curious to see how she's laying, i have an idea - breach and facing in....but curious to see if i'm right.....

    Hope everyone is doing well....
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    If each pregnancy is more difficult than the last, I really don't know how anyone has more than two children. This pregnancy has been rough! I'm a lot bigger, a lot more achy, I have tons of BH every day and night, I don't sleep hardly at all anymore, and my gal bladder is so painful. I'm blessed to be able to carry a baby, but I am relieved this is my last pregnancy.

    Does Tylenol PM or Benadryl give any else weird dreams? I have taken them both once or twice in the last few weeks, and each time I take one or the other, my dreams that night are completely whacked out.

    FH is being impossible to communicate with again. I keep telling him that there are decisions to be made about the children, I want his input, but the decisions will have to be made with or without him. I sent him ANOTHER email today basically saying that I have done everything I can to communicate with him (call, text, email, add events to his calendar, etc) and still haven't heard from him, so I hope he's made arrangements to take our son to the apts that are during FH's parent time. He finally text me and said he would be sure to have little man to the apt on time. I still haven't heard anything about any of the rest of the situations/events/discussions/questions, but at least that one apt will be taken care of. I guess I'll have to do them one at a time, and just keep making decisions on my own. If FH doesn't like what I've decided, he can COMMUNICATE WITH ME.

    Work is all drama right now, too. One of my team mates is being an idiot, and it's going to sabotage another team mate. I won't be surprised if (and would actually encourage) she walked out and didn't come back at all. That would leave me as the only person on the team for the next two weeks, but I wouldn't even mind that. I think they are going to end my contract (lay me off, basically) when I go on maternity leave. I will continue to work as hard as I have been until then (I was #1 on the team last week), but will hold out on professing my loyalty to the company until I see how they handle my maternity leave. There are a lot of changes going on around here, and lots of battles. The next two months will be interesting to watch unfold. Don't ya love Corporate America?

    I'm seriously thinking about calling it quits w my BF. We've been dating for a couple of months, and he's so wonderful. But some of the things I love about him are what's driving me nuts. He is very dedicated to his family (shares a house with his mom, his brother lives close) and is a really hard worker. The problem is he will cancel our plans any time they ask something of him. Last weekend, he spent all day Sat helping his brother, then all day Sunday putting breaks on his mom's car (while his brother went sailing). When his brother got back, he asked my BF to help him again. Instead of saying he already had plans, he said yes to his brother, and canceled with me. At first I was really ticked off. But then I realized that his dedication is exactly why I love him. However, I can't handle the heartache of constantly being blown off that way. I don't feel it's fair for a woman to complete with a man's family for his attention, and I don't WANT to be that type of woman. But I'm too emotional right now to be understanding, and I need more than what I'm getting from him. So I'm thinking I need to bow out gracefully, and walk away with my head held high. I would rather have a peaceful even if not agreeable end to our relationship, than a stupid and ugly fight to end things.

    Okay I better get back to work. My boss' boss' boss' boss' boss is coming into our office today.

    OH! And my birthday is Friday. Guess what I get for my birthday? The flu shot and T-DAP shots! lol I deserve a really great desert that night. I'm ready for this week to get easier.
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    Oh, Marie! I'm so sorry you have to go through all of that all at the same time on top of being pregnant! Re your BF have you actually told him that you'd like to be more of a priority? That you love him for his loyalty to his family but that you would like him to extend that loyalty to you some times as well?

    Jules, unfortunately the BH aren't calming down much at all. None of the docs say it's anything but BH because I'm not dilating and my cervix is still long and mostly closed. The OB did note today that there is some fluid in my cervix but it's still mostly closed so I'm not sure of the significance of the fluid. Baby is head down still tho I'm not sure if she's facing in or out. So now we're working on check ups every 2 weeks to keep tabs on things.

    Baby is measuring bigger than she should, around 31/32 weeks instead of 29 weeks but the OB says that doesn't necessarily mean she will come early. I, however, think she will come at least 1 week early.
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    I was measuring 32 weeks at my 30 week appointment and my dr said that we didnt need to be concerned yet part was she was sticking straight out so was RIGHT there. lol I think that might of been part of it. Measuring bigger than you are isnt a huge concern unless its by alot then you might get an ultrasound or other testing. Did they tell you what kind of fluid it was Roxi? Hopefully your BH calm down for awhile still.

    Things are falling into place at work finally we are catching up on our work (me and the typist that sits across from me) and were good on that BUT were afraid that the searchers laziness is going to bite us since they have been trying to catch up with one that had back surgery almost 2 weeks ago(friday) so we will see. Its still stressful as all get out. My boss is in most days for a little bit but dealing with his dad and all that since his mom died a couple weeks ago. He is taking work home so atleast he is helping out again and one of the other highups that decided to not come in Monday or Tuesday came in today finally so me and the girl that sits across from me were able to stay after work to get a little over time in. This paycheck I get I will have about 5 hours of overtime on it. Will be nice have to shop for my swap buddy this weekend and mail it out. Im excited. Plus Ive gotten the ok(not from my boss though) to work over time till I have the baby since I need to stash more money away for bills while Im on maternity leave. Bad thing is I know she can not go to daycare until 6 weeks BUT Im gonna talk to my dad about seeing if he is going to be around this winter and only taking 2-3 weeks off and then having him watch the baby and going back part time atleast for those next few weeks because I CAN NOT afford to take the 6 weeks I need. Its one time I really HATE being a single parent. Only good thing is its a desk job so I might be able to do it. If my dads not around this winter Im not sure what I will do. They are ok with me taking the 6 weeks off but financially I know I can not do it...........
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    No, my belly isn't measuring big, the baby is. He did extra ultrasounds because of the contractions and measured her head circumference on the u/s. He says it isn't anything to worry about at this stage, but it might account for all the discomfort. He didn't seem to know what to make of the fact that there is fluid in my cervix, was just an observation he pointed out because it was visibly different to the u/s from 2 weeks ago. I was about to ask him if that was showing my cervix as open when he said it was fluid. I don't think he will do any tests or anything unless it has increased at the next u/s or if it shows that my cervix is opening.

    Urgh, tonight in the middle of our birth education class she decided to do a head spin on my bladder and I nearly cried out loud it was so sore!!!

    I hope you manage to sort out maternity leave/child care until she can go into daycare.
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    I hope it settles down for you Roxi! That's got to be nervewracking. My BFF is due at the end of Nov and is having so many contractions the Dr just wants her to make it to 36wks. Crazy!

    Marie, I can't imagine all of that being on my plate at the same time! You need a vacation from everything!

    Kati, I totally understand having to go right back to work. I'm in the same boat bc I am pretty much self-employed (kinda sorta, but easier to explain that way) and I am THE teacher at our church's private school since we're just getting off the ground. The big plus is that I can take baby back with me! Hope it all works out right for you!

    AFM, my mom is doing much better! She pulled through it all and even got released from the hospital two weeks earlier than expected, going straight home instead of to rehab. It was definitely a miracle!! I'm sooooo thankful and relieved! We are officially down to one vehicle, my DH is worried about his job and has started looking for another, though in the middle of pregnancy is the WORST time for that bc we can't afford to lose insurance. But, I'd rather he find another job and lose insurance than to get laid off his present job and end up on unemployment while trying to find another....that wouldn't even cover all the regular bills! But we do have peace about it and I trust that it is all going to work out for our good. Although I don't like having only one vehicle I do enjoy it to a certain extent bc we get to talk a lot more and I feel like I see him more. It has drawn us closer together I guess you'd say. And baby girl has become EXTREMELY active, but no one can feel her still from the outside, I'm guessing bc of the anterior placenta. Boo. She is soooo low I'm having difficulty with things that I never had difficulty with during my last pg until the verrrrrrry end. But so far, it has still by far been a better pg than my last and for that I'm super grateful!!!! I'm not AT ALL ready for baby to be here yet. All of her stuff is stacked in our living room....literally...cradle, boxes of clothes, changing table, etc. LOL
    But at the same time I am sooo ready for her to be here! Anybody with me? LOL

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    roxi - i'd bet baby will come a little earlier too.....my DD was measuring 2wks ahead and i was sooo done by 37wks, at 37.4wks, she was measuring about 40/41wks....she was done, i was done and i was dialated 3cm at that apt when dr said we're all done... i had contrax that night and was 4cm when i checked into the hopsital that morning......and if baby is head down already..... yup, i'm thinking you'll have her a bit earlier...... hoping things settle down for you though....

    Marie - i agree with Roxi about talking to your BF about your needs of him being loyal to you too...he can't always blow you guys off for his family, just like he won't be able to blow off his family all the time for you.....bottom line is, you are not asking him to not be there for his family - you also are his family....he needs to find some balance. I'm hoping he's able to listen and find that balance.....

    Jana- so glad to hear your mom is doing better....Thank GOD!

    Kati- ugh, i wish we lived in another country that actually values their mothers and having them be able to get some wage while staying home for a good year or so...... i have right now 5wks paid - but that's using up everything i have - vacation, sick days and personal time.....so when i come back, i'll have nothing. I'm still hoping i can figure out/save enough by the time baby comes to take 12wks..... I really want to stay home and work PT, but we don't make enough for me to do that....

    Hope everyone else is doing well!!
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    Yea it would be nice if we did Jules but heck right now they cant agree on anything and are playing the blame gmae worse then ever so its not like they would be responsible and help with things like maternity leave or anything. lol Im just hoping to get into the new year then I will have pto again and maybe can use some then. Or taxes so I can file and get my return. lol

    Ug I feel horrible. Today half the afternoon I had a headache and felt like I was gonna puke. It totally sucked. My meds my dr gave me for the heartburn isnt helping at all but tums do. I have been doing awesome at work lately and today was just sooo not into it and barely got anything done. Same with at home to. Ug. Ive been up since about 2:30/3am today and trying to get my son to sleep so I can crash. Im soooo tired.
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    So, dh did get laid off yesterday. Our insurance will only continue until the end of the month. After that I guess I have to apply for medicaid...which we've always made way too much to qualify for so I've no clue on the ropes there but I guess I'm about to find out. Soooo...here we go on an adventure!! It def means I have to change drs, something I'm NOT looking forward to!!
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