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    I am sooo ready for this baby to be here. Financially I am better off then I thought I would be. If I make it through this whole work week (ug) I will have enough to stay home longer then I expected. Which is way nice. I just need to make it through work and Ill be ok. lol Im struggling with the stupidity and crap at work. Its hard not to loose it sometimes. I just need a break from it. We will see. So I bought a car seat cover for the car seat yesterday and pulled out the car seat to show DJ how it works and there was freaking mold on the carseat. It was on the straps so in the trash that went. It was so gross. Its been in my closet since I got it so have no clue. I have to go through my closet and the kids closet to make sure everything else is ok. Not something I want to do but since I have alot of the babys things stored in my closet I will have to do it to make sure I dont have to get rid of anything else. I have 2 other car seats that I can use so atleast thats a plus. Just frustrating.

    Yesterday was my baby shower. It actually went rather well. Everyone I figured that would show up did other then my best friend but she called me earlier in the day and told me she was sick and I appreciated her staying home. lol. I got some more diapers and some clothes. I got a pink rock and play from my aunt and cousin which is really nice. Totally didnt expect it. Also had one so am going to sell the one I had and my travel swing so I can have a little extra money and get things she needs.
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    GAH! I can't do it! My mother in law took Riley to school and said she'd pick him but. I told her the time a couple times. I'm REALLY thankful that she offered to help.
    So he gets outta school at 3:50
    at 4:05 his school called me saying he was still there and asking me the plan.
    I called my MIL immediatelly and she apologized, said she got caught up in what she was doing and her alarm didn't go off and I'm not really mad at her BUT

    I don't feel like I can depend on anyone. I have to take him to school and pick him up. I always make sure to be there within a couple of minutes of the bell ringing and I'm very "there" for Riley all the time. My poor baby today.

    So sad.
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    Oh no! Poor little man! I remember the few times my mom forgot to pick me up I was devastated and I was in high school!! I hope your MIL becomes more reliable so that you don't have to worry and can rest.
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    DH is SUPER sick..

    He's got a fever, sore throat, chills, and muscle aches. My poor sweetheart.

    Not really good to be on bedrest while DH is sick and we have DS :/
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    I'm so sorry Maddie! Ya'll have it rough over there!

    My nephew was playing with DS today and accidentally busted (like totally shattered) DS's window in his room. So now we've got cardboard and a plastic garbage bag taped over it...so doesn't feel safe, but there's nothing else we can do for at least a couple of days.

    But I'm so excited bc tonight on the way back from a meeting one of the houses in our neighborhood had a baby swing, bouncer, play jumper thingy, rocking horse toy (all were girly looking too) out by the curb for trash/give away. DH wanted to stop bc these are things we have yet to get for the baby...and they are in PERFECT condition!! And all have batteries and are working well!! Jackpot! So, I've gotta wash them up and wash all of the coverings and stuff...but sooooo excited because those are things we just thought we'd have to forego because the money simply isn't there right now until DH finds another job, and they are not absolutely necessary. Soooo thankful!!! Maybe some would think it silly to find something someone else is throwing out/giving away as a blessing, but I absolutely view it as a blessing!

    Tomorrow is the big appt with my new doc. I also get a u/s with him....sooooo...wish me luck! I'll let you all know how it goes.
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    Aw Maddie! It never rains for you, does it?? I hope DH gets better soon and that DS is ok with you being on rest. Hows the resting going? Still contracting and everything?

    Jana: that is so awesome! I totally get your excitement at finding that stuff! I collected the whole Twilight book series off the sidewalk in my neighborhood

    I have suddenly become very anxious about not having things properly ready for the baby to come home... And it is seriously interfering with my study concentration. And then suddenly today since after lunch I can barely walk I have such intense pressure down there! Part of me hopes its just a growth spurt and that she'll bake a few more weeks but part of me wishes she would just arrive already!
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    Jana- That's AWESOME!!! I would be extremely excited too. That's super lucky and I'm glad it worked out just right for ya! However, a total bummer on the window. :/ Do you guys live in a pretty good neighborhood?? If not I might have DS sleep on the floor in your room or something?? Good luck with the new DR. I hope it's a perfect match and the ultrasound goes great

    Roxi- UT OH. Sounds like you might be starting early labor or something... KUP okay? and don't hesitate to go to L&D for practically nothing. It's better to be there and know whats going on!!!

    I can't seem to catch a break.

    The resting is not going the way it should. I am doing more than I should be doing but with DH sick there is just no way to rest as much as I need. and I'm nesting super bad. I've actually gotten all NB clothes out along with blankets and other things to wash.. I haven't gotten to that yet and I was able to take off all the tags and such. and the dishwasher REALLY needed loaded. and I had to stick some clothes in the washer to wash tomorrow. IDK.. I know it's not good to do so much... But what am I supposed to do?! and It helps relieve stress for me... and my stress levels are OUT OF THE ROOF!

    I am still having contractions but not too many. Nights/Evenings seem to be quite a bit worse than day. I notice that when I have contractions though, when I go to the bathroom I definitely see mucus plug. I know it builds all the time.. so it makes me wonder if my contractions are kinda productive since when I have them is when I loose mucus plug?

    DS also threw a HUGE tantrum tonight- COMPLETELY out of character for him. He cries a lot to get what he wants (doesn't work in my house but i think it does at his dads) but tonight he was literally screaming and crying in his room because I wouldn't finish the bedtime story and didn't snuggle because I was frustrated with reading and him not paying attention/trying his best. It was wrong of me to get upset but he was wayyyyy dramatic. Once things calmed down, I apologized but he still didn't get snuggles for bed, but a kiss goodnight.

    I'm stressing out about when the baby comes. I sometimes feel like a terrible mommy because of my lack a patience and here I am about to have a 2nd child. I worry I'm gonna be awful. Anyone else having these concerns??

    Super emotional this evening/night. I just want to cry and cry kinda.

    I wish DH were feeling better. he's hardly moved around at all tonight... I really think he might have the flu. Good thing I was able to get my flu shot!! Why is everything so overwhelming!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddz View Post
    Roxi- UT OH. Sounds like you might be starting early labor or something... KUP okay? and don't hesitate to go to L&D for practically nothing.

    I dont think its early labor just yet but I think we might be close to that: I just got up to go to the bathroom and realized that I can feel her bum/feet dead center now instead of off to the right so I think she has fully engaged. Also I think she had a growth spurt because the fundus seems to be night now than it was on Monday morning. Strangely I also only had one or two contractions yesterday, even when walking was so difficult.

    I'm sorry yesterday was so tough Maddie. You're feeling overwhelmed because DH is sick and can't help out, plus being nesty is obviously not helping.

    It's 3.30am right now and I'm wide awake. If it weren't so hard to move I might've gone to do some studying but it actually hurts getting up and out of bed
    ~Roxi~

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    I'm a nesting machine! DH went to this volunteer meeting he is involved with (he was cleaning since I got home, made dinner and everything) I just planned on bringing a basket downstairs to consolidate all of the dirty clothes in the living room. That turned into organizing things I haven't touched in months and just generally going crazy. I hope this, and the contractions I had earlier this week turn into something a little more!

    Although her coming early would ruin all of my plans. I practically have everything planned up until the day she is due. But she has been so uncooporative this entire pregnancy I would not be suprised if she showed up early. Today I found out in my u/s she is transverse, although I think she may have flipped at this point, but probably wrong side up. I don't have another u/s till Friday to confirm.

    What is really strange about this little girl is that she HATES heart monitors! At a 7 week check up she kicked the monitor so much they had to check me on u/s. At my 12 week u/s she kept moving so the u/s tech couldn't get a clear shot for all the genetic screening. Now on my last 2 NST's she has avoided the monitors, even if they strap me down extra to keep her in place. So then I get stuck on the monitor for an hour plus (its usually about 20 minutes or so). Plus in my twice weekly u/s she is head up, then head down, head up, then transverse. I'm almost scared for her to come out! At least she is contained at this point!
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    So, today I have my first bio-physical with the MFM. I can't wait to see how much little miss weighs and where she is growth wise. Huge, we know, but I want numbers to put with that term. I just realized that Thanksgiving is only 2 1/2 wks away! Wow! Then only 2-3 wks before I have a baby, then Christmas!! Double Wow!!

    Can't believe how close we are all getting!!
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