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    BG has the hiccups right now. I have been feeling little feet and hands, and maybe a bum poking out in random places on my stomach. I love her so much already - how can that be? I tried not to this early, but I do.

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    Wow... you're getting closer! Are you excited?
    Ryan and Rachael
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    ~Remembering sweet baby Oliver, born to Heaven October 20, 2009, & keeping Carole in our prayers~

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    Yes, Rachael, thanks! I am getting excited and nervous, too!


    In 7 weeks (if not sooner) I will go into the hospital to have a baby. I am in an introspective stage right now, just trying to process all of this. My organized side is busy as a bee trying to get my hospital bag packed (yes, it's mostly packed ) and things bought for the little one. However, at night I lie awake sometimes thinking about the enormous weight of this event. I can't believe it's happening. Most likely at this point (32 weeks) she would survive if she had to be born right now. I can't tell you how much of a relief it has been to get to this point. Up until now (and even still) my inner demons have been tormenting me with what-ifs - my mind has been filled with constant thoughts of my water breaking early or going into pre-term labor. I pray every night about it. And still, weirdly, I have a calm side that is okay with whatever happens. If we lose BG, I will be grateful for what time I had with her.

    The other thought that plagues me is the c-section. I am scared of something going wrong and not being around to watch Austin and BG grow up and spend lots more years with my husband. But again, I pray about it, and I know that God will take care of everything, no matter what happens.

    Day to day, I just try to make it through. I feel very good most days. (boy, am I asking for it now... ) Sometimes I have this thought that it is the calm before the storm, that something is just about to happen. I don't know. I am a little bit crazy most days.

    BG has been sitting low the past couple of days and hurting my cervix (or whatever is down there) when she twists and moves. OUCH. She seems to have moved up now, though, thank goodness.

    More later.

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    If it gives you peace of mind (and I know every baby/pregnancy is different), all but one of my babies has been preterm. I had one at 33 weeks, and I'm a diabetic. He spent a whopping 3 days in the hospital before he came home. My longest NICU stay was my 5 year old. He spent 2 weeks in there b/c he ended up getting jaundice, but it was because my breastmilk wasn't getting his billirubin down fast enough. He was a preeclampsia baby. The rest spent mere days in the hospital and all came home happy and healthy. So I just wanted to reassure you that medical technology is awesome. ((HUGS))

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    I know you're right, Rachael- the medical technology we have been blessed with is wonderful. I just try to keep thinking of that when I get too panicky.


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    This is the exact day in my pregnancy with Jake when my water broke at 3am and that crazy day began. I had a good cry just a moment ago. (still crying) I just can't believe that by this point last time Jake was gone and I was no longer pg. I kept waking up last night thinking that my water was going to break at that exact moment again- how bizarre is that? I wish I could tell Jake how sorry I am that he is not here with us, and how much I miss him. I believe in little miracles, though, and I know that one of these days in a few years, his little sister is going to say something and I will think to myself that she feels him, and knows him, even though she has never met him. ♥

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    I don't mean to push my beliefs here....but I KNOW your daughter has met Jake and that they are together now.
    Jen & Dean: 11/27/04
    M/C - 10/20/2005 and 11/22/2009
    Lindy : 11/8/06
    Lexie : 10/12/10
    Hallie: 3/6/12

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    Thank you, Jen.

    The countdown is on! Dec. 1 is the day. A little over 3 weeks to go. The nursery is a colossal mess, it looks like a baby store blew up in there. When we rearranged the kids' rooms (it sounds so weird to say plural "kids"), DH moved all of the baby stuff that I had saved from Austin into the nursery, but it is all just sitting there in the middle of the room. My friend is coming over thurs. night to help me organize and put stuff away in the closet. Maybe I can take some pics then, after it's all lookin' pretty.

    BG has been pretty nice to me lately...she has been active, but not so much in places that hurt. I *would* be getting good sleep most nights if Austin wasn't coming in our room every morning around 4am waking me from a sound sleep, saying he needs to pee. Why he doesn't use the hall bath that is 10 feet from his room is beyond me. And last night he wet the bed. He does that occasionally, but this is the second time in a week that has happened. I wonder if he is (even in his sleep) seeking attention bc he knows that the baby is coming soon. He has always seemed happy about the baby, and kisses my belly, and talks about baby sister a lot, etc. and he is an extremely adaptable kid, but even the most flexible of 4-yr old personalities has to be a little thrown for a loop when something like this comes along. I am not too worried, though. I have faith that it will all work out.

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    Wow - you are almost there!!! SO SO SO excited for you!
    Jen & Dean: 11/27/04
    M/C - 10/20/2005 and 11/22/2009
    Lindy : 11/8/06
    Lexie : 10/12/10
    Hallie: 3/6/12

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    Me too, Jen, thanks! I keep hovering between excited and freak-out mode. haha!

    One good thing about a planned c-section: no internal checks. Had my 36-week appt yesterday - all was good. Had a GBS swab but my Dr. saw no need to do an internal since I haven't been having contractions (that I know of). My BP was still a little high (137/78 ) but it was lower than last time. Dr. is not concerned about it so I guess I'm not either. I am trying to stay chill and not worry about things, though, just in case. The Dr. said there is a "small chance" I could go into labor before the c-section date- in that case, he said "just go to the hospital and I'll come in and do your c-section". No biggie. HAHA! Easy for him to say. He's not the one facing the thought of having his abdomen cut open.

    My friend came over last night and helped put away the big things in the nursery closet and organize some stuff- so helpful. I can now get to the drawers and things I need to. It is starting to resemble a nusery.

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    I know this is your first c section but I will say this, the planned ones are the best. I had an unplanned one with DS and it was very uncomfortable. Although we tried for a VBAC with our second it was determined that we wouldn't be able to at 7 months. I was heartbroken. They did a wonderful job, I didn't feel a thing and recovery was so much better.
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    DS Darren 10-31-05
    DD Caroline 10-3-08




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