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Oh Alissa..........

Um..........you are about to have a baby, baby!!!!

So ~ dish? How are you feeling? Any guess dates as to when the little man will arrive? Are you all set? What does T think of all of this? Do you have a name picked out? What are you planning or hoping for birth wise? I'm so excited for you and love the excitement of these last weeks of pregnancy ~ hoping you will indulge us and keep us up to date as to what's going on with you? We promise not to debate the name or your birth choices or formula or nursing or anything Wink ?!?!?!?

xoxoxo

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No way, I'm totally going to fight her on every choice she makes, whether I agree with it or not. Smile

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She's really not even pregnant.. She's a troll.

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How come other women's pregnancies go so much faster than our own? Holy Alissa. Like, full term tomorrow! I had Ben at exactly 37 weeks. No pressure or anything, just thought you'd like to know. Wink

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Haha, if there is anything I could spend MORE time talking about than gay marriage....it's my pregnancy. LOL I am happy to dish.

I'm feeling pretty well, actually. Tired today, but I blame the time change. I was having what I think are contractions last night that kept me up too, but they all died down by this morning. Hmmmm, guess dates....well....T was born right at 37 weeks and this pregnancy has been very similar to his in a lot of ways, so I guess some part of me thinks that's just how long I cook 'em. Since I think that though, I'll probably have to be induced at like 42 weeks or something. I went to my drs appt last Wednesday and he said that I was 75% effaced and 2 cm dilated (as a side note, is it weird to talk about the status of my cervix on the internet?) and that my "bag of waters is bulging" which is exactly what they told me the week before T was born, so again, 37 weeks has to be my magic number right? Or not.

We are all ready, which is amazing because we were so behind on everything for most of the pregnancy. But as of two weekends ago, the nursery (FINALLY) got done, I pulled all of the relevent baby junk out of the basement and cleaned it all, AND we decided on a name. Yesterday I packed most of my bag and most of T's bag (haha, tea bag) other than the stuff that we will want to use between now and then, sooooo....I think we're good. I can't think of anything else I need to do. I *could* get started on a bunch of freezer meals like I did before T was born, but I got sick of eating frozen food (even frozen food that I made myself) really quickly last time, and DH still teases me about how I refused to eat any more of it after like a week, so I probably won't bother this time.

Birth wise I have really wanted to avoid being induced, which has been ever the spector on my shoulder because of both my GD and now my blood pressure. I just had my last growth ultrasound today, and they said that he looks to be about 7 lbs right now which still "only" puts him around 8.5 lbs if I go full term, so they are no longer talking about inducing me because of size. Yahoo Now we just need to watch my BP..... As far as the birth itself, I'm having him in the hospital, but trying to do as few interventions as possible. I had a crap experience with my epidural last time that I think almost screwed me worse than no epidural, so I've been thinking about just skipping that whole thing altogether this time. Of course, I totally dropped out of my Hypnobabies course, so ask me again what happened after I actually do this thing. I may crack like an egg as soon as I get to transitional labor. Blum 3

I guess that's about it on me for now, but thanks for asking! I will definitely keep you ladies informed. Smile

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Holy cow I forgot that T came at 37 weeks, and WOW you are 37 weeks today, so, like, no pressure or anything, but, you know........go ahead! My first two came on the same gestational day Smile

Are you still working? So glad that the nursery is all set up!! Very ready to see some newborn pictures!

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Can't wait to hear how it goes Alissa! So exciting.

I had a bad epidural experience my first time also and decided to forgo it the second time around. But i was like you, i wasn't 100% full committed to the idea beforehand, was just thinking that's what i wanted to do.

Ahh, so soon! Smile

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How big was T at birth? I never trusted those guesstimates of size/weight. My OB said DD was about 7 pounds at my last checkup, and she was born 2 days later at 38 weeks, and weighed 8/11. I think that was the doctor's idea of a sick joke.

eta - and like Kim I decided to forego the epi the second time around. I hope you'll go fast. That was my experience. First time was a b!tch, second time was easy peasy, and I have lots of friends who were like that. Super short labour and fast delivery.

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Add me to the stalkers. Smile I am so incredibly happy to hear how well things are going and falling into place!

Deniz -- as a troll, I vote we keep her. She doesn't eat much. Wink

Lisa -- TOTALLY agree that everyone ELSE has pregnancies that seem to fly by whereas mine crawled. (It totally didn't help that most of my kids did come later than their EDD.)

Alissa, instead of a lot of freezer meals, I opted to stock items that could be used for quick / easy meals (freezing meats to keep longer.) Example: tacos, boneless/skinless chicken breasts, etc.

Now -- as Laurie suggested, I do believe we should debate all of your choices -- especially the NAME that you are going to share with us! LOL Just think of it as "therapy" to keep you occupied! Nursery pics, new pics of T, belly pics.... all those can keep US entertained (until we get to see snuggly newborn ones!)

Seriously, sending you wishes that these final few days/weeks are a time for you to relax and enjoy... with ELV's and a great birthing experience when your little one is ready to make an appearance!

~Missy

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I vote you just sleep. Oh wait, you have a little guy at home. Forget it.

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Melissa - I am still working. My last day is set for next Monday. My company gives you the 2 weeks before your due date off, and then 8 weeks after you give birth. Very generous, but if you give birth early, they don't roll the "two weeks before" over to after the birth, you just lose them. So for that reason alone I kind of hope to go the full 40 weeks or at least close to it. LOL I want my extra two weeks, darnit! I totally missed them with T. I'm also using 4 weeks of vacation time after Rocket is born, so taking a total of 12 weeks off to stay home with him.

Oh my gosh, I think that if Rocket came on the same gestational day as T, that would be......tomorrow! :eek:

Kim - So how did it go with your second? Were you able to skip the epidural and handle the pain okay? I have been trying to do sort of "mental preparations" for it, but I also feel like a huge slacker because it seems like so many women really prepare in depth if they are planning on a med free birth, and I've spent most of the time ambivalent about it, like "I want to skip the epidural this time....maybe....unless it really really hurts....then again maybe this time it would be better, maybe last time was a fluke.....maybe...."

Lisa - OMG, don't freak me out like that! I kind of need to believe that this baby is weighing in at a petite 7 lbs at the moment. LOL! T was 7 lbs 6 oz when he was born, and almost 21 inches long. He was all skinny and lanky. Totally cute in a kind of pathetic way. LOL I guess that's how I picture this guy too - all long skinny monkey arms and legs and toes and fingers. Biggrin

Missy - Thanks! Great idea about stocking up on easy dinner options. I may hit up the store tomorrow and take that suggestion. Smile

Haha about debating all of my choices. I just don't see what there is to debate, since all of my choices are absolutely perfect. Blum 3

Actually, do tell me what you think about the name though - the name we have picked out is Reid Valentine. I love Reid, but the Valentine part I'm still ever so slightly on the fence about. The reason behind Valentine is that it was DH's grandpa's middle name. DH and his grandpa were close, and I think he was the one person in his family that DH always felt the most connection with, as far as personality, interests, et cetera. He has since passed away, so DH asked me if we could use the name Valentine as a way to honor him. Plus, according to DH, "Valentine" is a "kick a$$" name. I'm not so sure about the "kick a$$" part of it, but I do think it's sweet that DH wants to honor his grandpa that way.

BTW, DH's grandpa's first name was "Frank" (short for Francis) so he was literally "Frankie Valentine." Tragically, he never realized his dream of being a 1950's teen idol....:lol:

So, Reid Valentine?

Here are some pics to keep you entertained, that I just so happen to have on my photobucket account from my phone. Smile Sorry if any of these are huge. I think I resized the nursery ones (have to do that at home) but the other two are "original size" which is almost life sized, for some reason. Wink

The Nursery:

T (pretending to smash his guitar because DH is playing Guitar Hero, and all of that rock music gets T pumped!)

Me, a couple of days ago

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Okay, i LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Reid. Why? Because that's Ben's middle name Wink Spelled the same way. Like you, I don't think Valentine is kick a$$, but it IS sweet your DH was close enough to his grandpa to want to honour him that way.

eta - your belly is awesome and you're a pretty petite girl, aren't you? you just look all baby and not much else, except for boobs.

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I LOVE the name, seriously! I love family names and that is definitely a cool one. And you look great! Thanks for sharing pics Smile

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Alissa

"I want to skip the epidural this time....maybe....unless it really really hurts....then again maybe this time it would be better, maybe last time was a fluke.....maybe...."

This was me....EXACTLY. And in reality, my birth with Aodhan went SO fast that I had a split moment decision once i got to the hospital to get it or not. THey had told me when i got there that it was going to go fast. It was easy to use that as an opportunity to dive right in and say "I'll go without" because then i was committed. And they were right. I didn't particularly enjoy it or think Holy Sh*t that was awesome! But you know...i never thought that would be the case. AND i'm pretty certain at some point during transition I was saying to myself "I should have gotten the epidural" But I did it. And afterwards i truly did feel awesome, and my recovery was a million times better than the first time around.

Now all that being said....3rd pregnancy i had an epidural, 4th pregnancy i had an epidural and BOTH of those, it was a thousand times better than the first time.

5th....i got there and said "gee i don't know let me think about it" (I think i did that the 3rd and 4th time too). And then 20 minutes later i was like "OH **** yes, get me the epidural" They called the anesthesiologist...they told me he was coming. 10 minutes...20 minutes...30 minutes no doc. probably 40 minutes later the nurse says he's ready and the OB shakes her head at the nurse and says "Tell him he can come in and catch the baby if he wants to"

And again...i felt better after the 5th then i did after my epis. However I never felt so amazingly better, nor did my babies ever act significantly differently that I ever ruled out an epi 'the next time'.

Now Aodhan and Cecilia were both my colicky babies....and they were both the no epis babies..hmmmm. JUST KIDDING there's no correlation between that its silly to even suggest that!....i think.

lol i kid, i kid.....mostly.

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Kim, I'm reading your post, and looking at my two playing together, and reading your post, and am pretty sure I could never, ever, ever handle FIVE. Don't know how you do it. Or, anyone who has more than two, for that matter. I like the man-on-man D we've got going on in this house.

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One of my best friends has 5 boys and when I visit her (she lives far away from me) I am AMAZED at the amount of food they go through there. That's the thing that gets me...the food, and the laundry! LOL But I think a big family is so fun.

I am all about the epidural...but I also have the pain tolerance of a gnat. With my 2nd the anesthesiologist told me he wouldn't give me the epidural because I had had a prior back surgery, and I seriously started hyperventilating. LOL I was begging him like a drug addict begging for crack....I was like PLEASE I cannot do this without an epidural! I am a total wimp.

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Zone defense! I has it LOL.

But no really....I think with having a baby, your craziness and 'hecticness' go up an amazing amount....and then it goes up a little more with two..and then three more, and then it levels out and the chaos doesn't increase as much.

Emma is 11 and yesterday I left her home while i picked up two of the others and she started dinner prep while i was gone. It was great. Things change so quickly!

Alissa, I love the name! Valentine is daring, which is different than not appealing. I like it and given the back story, I think I'd jump in and do it! Your belly! You look awesome. And T! Holy cow he's big! I guess I haven't seen a pic of him in a while...love the guitar smashing face LOL Smile

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Alissa, I love the name Reid Valentine!! I especially like the family tie. We do that for middle names too and it makes them more special in my mind than just any old middle name. I like that Rocket and Reid both start with R too Smile I'm getting so excited for your birth! How has the HypnoBabies going?

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I think that the name is terrific! Reid sounds super sweet and the sentiment behind the middle name would totally melt me since it seems that it is important to your dh to acknowledge his grandpa's role in his life that he wants to pass along to your son. Yes it is unusual today but I think that adds in a plus factor. I believe that it would be a strong name for the future man he is going to grow up to be. Smile Perhaps someday a future generation will wish to honor *him* by continuing to carry on the name. Smile

LOVE the pictures... and you look amazing! ALL baby! Smile

TFS!
~Missy

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Alissa, don't worry about the weight. It's all about the head and shoulders, and not the weight, right? The rest just kind of slides out. Eww. That sounded so gross.

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Thanks everybody! Wowwee, I feel so special to have this whole thread to ramble about me. LOL

Kim - Thanks for sharing your experiences - that is kind of what I'm thinking that if this labor goes fast and easily in the beginning, it will probably be easier to say I'm skipping the epi and sticking to it.

And how awesome to have your kids be able to start dinner for you! Oooooh, I live for that day! Biggrin

Shauna - Ooooooh, I'm so embarrassed that you asked me that. I have done almost NO Hypnobabies. I meant to, truly I did. *Hides face in shame* Did it help you a lot?

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"ClairesMommy" wrote:

Alissa, don't worry about the weight. It's all about the head and shoulders, and not the weight, right? The rest just kind of slides out. Eww. That sounded so gross.

Bahahahahaha. Oh man, that does sound gross. LOL With Gestational Diabetes they really worry about the trunk getting really fat causing the shoulders to get stuck. *Swoon* But I am very pleased to say that according to our last ultrasound, my kiddo is a little skinny minny in the trunk region. His tummy is measuring like 2 days behind! (Where as the rest of him is still measuring a couple of weeks ahead - like the long bones in his arms and legs, and....gulp....his head.....) So my diet and exercise regime has worked, thankfully. (heaven help me, it *is* a regime. My daily walks have become death marches. LOL)

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Congrats Alissa! I also can't believe how far along you have gotten! (You are way farther along than I have ever been)

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I love the name Alissa. I was always super hung up on the first name and the middle name didn't matter at all to me ~ all my kids have family middle names. After birth they don't matter at all, really, other than when the kid is in trouble Smile Like, I doubt my kids kindy teacher even KNOWS his middle name, you know? So I would go with whatever is dear to your husband, and then one day pull it out (like, darling, I think its time to upgrade my wedding band. I was thinking a 2 carat eternity band. Remember when I went with Valentine? Yes darling, me too.) Heheh. Totally kidding. Anyway, I like it.

I agree with Missy on convienance foods ~ and I bet that you have lots of people bring you food ~ I found that with second or more kids people were way less likely to bring gifts ~ especially when the baby was the same sex ~ and way MORE likely to provide meals ~ mom friends have been there and know that that is what you really need.

That is one beautiful baby belly Mama. I love your scarf and your shoes Smile Kidding!!!

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

Bahahahahaha. Oh man, that does sound gross. LOL With Gestational Diabetes they really worry about the trunk getting really fat causing the shoulders to get stuck. *Swoon* But I am very pleased to say that according to our last ultrasound, my kiddo is a little skinny minny in the trunk region. His tummy is measuring like 2 days behind! (Where as the rest of him is still measuring a couple of weeks ahead - like the long bones in his arms and legs, and....gulp....his head.....) So my diet and exercise regime has worked, thankfully. (heaven help me, it *is* a regime. My daily walks have become death marches. LOL)

At 35 weeks Ben's head was in the 125th percentile, and I only had 2 teeny stitches and was up and about with like zero pain after. The second is like a walk in the park, at least it was for me and lots of people I know, and I hope it is for you too! Smile

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Melissa - Ooooh, I hope you're right! If there is anything in the world I love, it's other people's cooking. LOL I laughed about using "Valentine" to get a diamond eternity band.

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I love the name. We do that too, and our kids have some....different middle names.

I wont tell you about my second birth Smile But I will say that it was about half the time of the first!

Oh, and I never did anything special to prepare for my births and did all of them with no epi. The last two with nothing at all (though with the second I was like that drug addict, begging). But I am terrified of putting something into my spine, so that fear made it a much easier decision.

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I loved my epidurals, terrified as I was of getting them.

We have some funny middle name things going on as well. Smile

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Oh my kids middle names are horrible (yet meaningful, lol). Valentine is a dream.

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After Ben was born FIL says to me "Benjamin Reid? Just what kind of name is that? Where'd you get that name? It's not a family name." Yeah, well, when you have Herbert, Melvyn, Ernest and Wayne to choose from, it's a pretty simple decision....NOT going with a family name.

And Laurie, the only one afraid of the epi in this house was DH. He passed out cold when he saw the needle go in my spine. There he was, all laid out on the floor, doing this weird hand pointing jerking motion. Everyone went rushing to his aid, anesthesiologist included. I'm like "Hello? I've got a needle sticking out of my back here. Little help please." Second time, no epi, he almost passed out again. Right as Ben was being born he goes "I don't feel so good" and the nurse just told him to go park it on the couch until it was time to take pictures. I loved that nurse. Smile

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I love using family names for middle names! Dd1 is Anne which is my middle name and my mom's and dd2 was given Pauline after my grandma's middle name. They are truly hardly used.

I didn't have an epi with dd2 and I felt much more like myself after delivery... but I also have super quick labors too.

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Alissa are you officially "more pregnant now than you have ever been"???

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Love the name Reid! I have a student named Reid this year (they spelled is Reed) and he is a total doll. Our sons middle name is Gilbert after Dhs grandpa. Dh really wanted it to be his first name, and I couldnt do it. But it really means so much to Dh to have Gilbert in there.

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Oh and my second delivery was a breeze compared to my first. Actually out of all of them it was the easiest.

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Melissa- Yep, as of today I am "the most pregnant I have ever been!" I'm feeling it too. I like being pregnant for the most part, but I've gotten to that "I'm SO big" part.

I love hearing about all of the family names and other considerations that you all used for naming your kiddos. Smile

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Our kids each have a middle initial, JUST an initial, that stands for their respective womb nicknames. We told them they can tell people whatever they want about it, and keep the secret to themselves if they like. (They also have my last name as a second middle name.)

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I'm here stalking you on my lunch break.

LOVE the name Reid Valentine. Love it. Reid was on our list when we had Seth. Adorable.

You look amazing mama! Hope you get a chance to enjoy this incredible weather this weekend.....can't believe how warm it is!

And super hope you get your two weeks off-- that is crazy generous. Yay for your company.

I'll be checking back.

And btw-- I totally agree about the others with the births. They just got easier for me (like Kim) and if you want to go natural and I'm confident you can. GL to you!

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Laurie - That is so cute about having their womb nicknames as a middle initial. I never really thought about it before, but both T and R (LOL! I have an R to talk about now....) have the same first name initial as their womb name. We didn't plan it that way, it just happened. Tristan was Tank in the womb (named by DH, because he was always so big for his gestational age) and Reid is Rocket (named by Tristan, because Rocket is an awesome name.)

Audra - Thanks! I'm thinking that walking T to the park this weekend sounds like a plan, since it's going to be so nice. Smile

So, we had some excitement last night. I had my drs appt yesterday, which included a cervical check. We've made no progress over the past week (still dilated to 2cm and 75% effaced) so no news there. MY BP was the highest it's been, but I guess they were still okay with it because they didn't do anything but notate that we need to keep an eye on it and reiterate signs that I need to watch for like visual disturbances and headaches. So, no big.

This next part may be TMI, so feel free to skip.

So last night, I went to the bathroom, and there was a TON of blood, and even a couple of large clots. :eek: I know that cervical checks can cause "spotting" but this was like a heavy period. Totally freaked. So I called my drs after hours line, and they said that it could be due to the cervical exam, but I should probably go in to L&D at my hospital. So, I finished packing my bag and T's bag just in case this was it, then we took T to my mom's house, and then went in to the hospital. Where they checked me out and determined that I was a) not in labor and b) there was not a thing wrong with me. So I guess the bleeding was from the cervical check, but that just amazes me. I had one last week and I barely spotted any pink, and then this week I'm passing clots the size of quarters? Whaaaaaa?

DH was all disappointed that yesterday wasn't the day. He was like "March 13th is a palindrome! That's a good day to be born!" (3/13/13 reads the same front and back) He's also rooting for today, since today is "Pi Day" (3.14) He's a nerd.

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I agree with T, Rocket is an awesome name! When I was pregnant with Carson, DD#3 was REALLY convinced we should name him Cocoa Frankenstein. She still calls him Cocoa but if anyone else does he gets mad

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

Laurie - That is so cute about having their womb nicknames as a middle initial. I never really thought about it before, but both T and R (LOL! I have an R to talk about now....) have the same first name initial as their womb name. We didn't plan it that way, it just happened. Tristan was Tank in the womb (named by DH, because he was always so big for his gestational age) and Reid is Rocket (named by Tristan, because Rocket is an awesome name.)

Audra - Thanks! I'm thinking that walking T to the park this weekend sounds like a plan, since it's going to be so nice. Smile

So, we had some excitement last night. I had my drs appt yesterday, which included a cervical check. We've made no progress over the past week (still dilated to 2cm and 75% effaced) so no news there. MY BP was the highest it's been, but I guess they were still okay with it because they didn't do anything but notate that we need to keep an eye on it and reiterate signs that I need to watch for like visual disturbances and headaches. So, no big.

This next part may be TMI, so feel free to skip.

So last night, I went to the bathroom, and there was a TON of blood, and even a couple of large clots. :eek: I know that cervical checks can cause "spotting" but this was like a heavy period. Totally freaked. So I called my drs after hours line, and they said that it could be due to the cervical exam, but I should probably go in to L&D at my hospital. So, I finished packing my bag and T's bag just in case this was it, then we took T to my mom's house, and then went in to the hospital. Where they checked me out and determined that I was a) not in labor and b) there was not a thing wrong with me. So I guess the bleeding was from the cervical check, but that just amazes me. I had one last week and I barely spotted any pink, and then this week I'm passing clots the size of quarters? Whaaaaaa?

DH was all disappointed that yesterday wasn't the day. He was like "March 13th is a palindrome! That's a good day to be born!" (3/13/13 reads the same front and back) He's also rooting for today, since today is "Pi Day" (3.14) He's a nerd.

Oh its going to happen soon...i predict before the weekend is over! Biggrin

I am totally with your DH on the cool birthdays.

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What's that old old poem? The one that starts "Monday's child is..."???? Now I must google because I forget, but Alissa, you should pick whatever day of the week you think will suit your baby the best. Of course, we know you won't pick the 'full of woe' or 'far to go' days.

eta - k, found it:

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

I'm Friday's child. Yeah, whatever Wink Apparently my children are fair of face (Ben) and full of woe (Claire). I suppose that's true about Claire when she flings herself down on the floor in a puddle of tears because I won't let her bring her princess dolls to school. Wink Happens all.the.time.

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I'm Wednesday. I don't want to be full of woe!

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Haha, I'm a Wednesday too. I'd rather be just about any other day from the descriptions. LOL T is a Monday. Awwww, so true, he does have a lovely little face. (I'm not biased or anything.)

Kim - do you think the bleeding is a sign that it's going to be soon, or are you just saying that in general? Smile

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

Haha, I'm a Wednesday too. I'd rather be just about any other day from the descriptions. LOL T is a Monday. Awwww, so true, he does have a lovely little face. (I'm not biased or anything.)

Kim - do you think the bleeding is a sign that it's going to be soon, or are you just saying that in general? Smile

More gut feeling combined with the odd heavier amount of blood plus your delivery timing with T.

oh, and just because I'm excited and I want to meet the newest member of your family...thats really probably 90% of it Biggrin

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I was born on a Sunday, no wonder I love teh Gays!!! Smile

My kids are a Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday..........Alissa, you love the gay too so I'm calling a little Shamrock for you, girlfriend Smile

Get ready!!!!

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Are you feeling any contractions or anything?

Oh, yeah, and today is the Ides of March (for all guys up on your Shakespeare), so today's not good, Alissa. Wink

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"KimPossible" wrote:

More gut feeling combined with the odd heavier amount of blood plus your delivery timing with T.

oh, and just because I'm excited and I want to meet the newest member of your family...thats really probably 90% of it Biggrin

Haha, me too! Every night I go to bed and think "I'm probably going into labor tonight" based on nothing, except that I had T by now, and more than that, because I'm just really excited and feeling ready to meet him. And then every morning I wake up and I'm NOT in labor and I get disappointed. Which is totally silly because I'm only 37 weeks. But I'm so excited to finally get to see him and hold him, so this past couple of days seems like it's taken about 2 weeks.

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Labor happened at night (my water broke with 2 of 3 and I woke up in hard labor with one) with all three, so I went to bed after 39 weeks with each one thinking the same thing . It was like going to bed was the most exciting part of my day and my eyes opened and saw sunlight and my heart sank ~ Oh noes! No labor! :(. It will happen!!

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"Potter75" wrote:

Labor happened at night (my water broke with 2 of 3 and I woke up in hard labor with one) with all three, so I went to bed after 39 weeks with each one thinking the same thing . It was like going to bed was the most exciting part of my day and my eyes opened and saw sunlight and my heart sank ~ Oh noes! No labor! :(. It will happen!!

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Word. It was like Groundhog Day, waking up to the same damn thing each morning.

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Lisa - Right now, nothing. I get contractions every night in bed, but nothing has "stuck" so far.

DH mentioned the Ides of March too.

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