Where is everyone? Check in!

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Joined: 05/31/08
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Where is everyone? Check in!

I've never done this before, but the board is getting a bit slow...odd, because right now is around when the babies are starting to arrive! I know several of us have already had our babies, but where is everyone else?

Name:

Due date:

Still pregnant, or have you had your baby?

Any signs or symptoms of labor?

What kind of birth are you planning/did you plan? (c/s, natural, epi, home, etc.)

Got your bag packed yet?

Got names picked out?

What kind of snacks are you planning to have ready for labor? (I'm looking for ideas ;))

Will you or did you listen to music during labor? Any particular song/s you have in mind or you liked?

For moms with babies already, how are you feeling? How is it going?

For pregnant moms, how are YOU feeling?

Post a pic of your belly or baby Smile

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Joined: 04/30/07
Posts: 496

I'm here! Bored out of my gourd sitting on my butt all the time, so let's get things rolling! Smile

Name: Andi

Due date: 7/28 but c-section scheduled for 7/20

Still pregnant, or have you had your baby? 36 weeks pregnant

Any signs or symptoms of labor? some BH contractions, but that's it. That's OK, because I would like to make it to my c/s date if possible. My OB office just merged with another one, and while I knew 4 of the 5 doctors in my practice, there are now a bunch more that I don't know from Adam. Plus we have some things scheduled in the next 2 weeks that I'd prefer not to miss!

What kind of birth are you planning/did you plan? (c/s, natural, epi, home, etc.) c/s

Got your bag packed yet? Yes, thankfully, because I've already had 2 trips to L&D. I didn't have the bag packed the first time and it stressed me out!

Got names picked out? Yep. Not telling because we're still contemplating middle name

What kind of snacks are you planning to have ready for labor? (I'm looking for ideas ;)) Well, I'm not laboring, so let me tell you what's in my super-duper post-GD snack pack! Dark chocolate candy bar, chocolate chip cookie, peanut butter cups, dark chocolate covered banana bites. Smile I am also looking forward to a big turkey sandwich and fries!

Will you or did you listen to music during labor? Any particular song/s you have in mind or you liked? N/A

For moms with babies already, how are you feeling? How is it going? N/A

For pregnant moms, how are YOU feeling? Last week was rough, lots of lower belly pain (muscular, from holding up my giant belly) and back pain, felt like I couldn't function. The last few days I have been really pushing hydration (14 glasses of water) and gotten back on the horse with my ab exercises (without missing any nights) and I've felt better. Though still huge. Smile

Post a pic of your belly or baby Smile I'm taking my 36 week (+3) picture in the morning bc I've been too busy (DH out of town for a funeral, saving all my energy for DS). I'll post tomorrow. Smile

Joined: 05/31/08
Posts: 1131

Name: Maggie

Due date: 7/2

Still pregnant, or have you had your baby? STILL pregnant

Any signs or symptoms of labor? Yes, see all my other posts!

What kind of birth are you planning/did you plan? (c/s, natural, epi, home, etc.) Natural in a birth center

Got your bag packed yet? Yep

Got names picked out? I think so

What kind of snacks are you planning to have ready for labor? (I'm looking for ideas ;)) yogurt, fruit, smoothies...

Will you or did you listen to music during labor? Any particular song/s you have in mind or you liked? Hypnobabies, also have some mellow "music for childbirth" on my ipod

For moms with babies already, how are you feeling? How is it going? N/A

For pregnant moms, how are YOU feeling? DONE

Post a pic of your belly or baby

Joined: 01/19/12
Posts: 16

Name: Tracie

Due date: July 26

Still pregnant, or have you had your baby? Still pregnant...36 weeks

Any signs or symptoms of labor? Some Braxton Hicks - Baby needs to stay put until next week at the earliest as we are moving on Thursday!

What kind of birth are you planning/did you plan? (c/s, natural, epi, home, etc.) Hospital, natural but not afraid of an epidural either Smile

Got your bag packed yet? Yep, (pretty much everything we own is packed) but I have my hospital bag sans toothbrush and a separate highly visible box for all the baby things

Got names picked out? yes, not telling

What kind of snacks are you planning to have ready for labor? (I'm looking for ideas ) umm...thinking powerade or something like that - with my daughter they made me drink apple juice and 3 years later it still turns my stomach. Snacks will probably be a grab of anything that is around as we head out the door!

Will you or did you listen to music during labor? Any particular song/s you have in mind or you liked? nope

For pregnant moms, how are YOU feeling? Tired and sore, trying to help with the move stuff but not getting very far except for directing! My husband is being fantastic though!

Joined: 01/08/10
Posts: 335

Name: Kim

Due date: July 22 but C/S scheduled for July 20

Still pregnant, or have you had your baby? Still Pregnant 37 weeks.

Any signs or symptoms of labor? nope. I have a lot of preassure and kicking to my cervix and some pains that I think are mainly BH.

What kind of birth are you planning/did you plan? (c/s, natural, epi, home, etc.) I am trying for a vbac if he will come on his own but if he doesn't then I have a csection scheduled for the 20. So all up to little boy in there.

Got your bag packed yet? nope, I should but haven't gotten that far yet. Maybe this week I should work on that.

Got names picked out? nope, we haven't decided on that either. We are thinking Alijah Maddix but I still have to convince him of the spelling for Maddix first.

What kind of snacks are you planning to have ready for labor? (I'm looking for ideas ) I haven't even thought about this. I think I am more thinking about what I want for after I have him. I am think a big sub sandwich.

Will you or did you listen to music during labor? Any particular song/s you have in mind or you liked? Probably wont have any since he probably wont come on his own and be stubborn like his brother.

For moms with babies already, how are you feeling? How is it going? n/a

For pregnant moms, how are YOU feeling? Done!! I am so ready to have him. He hurts me so much with all the movements and punching my cervix he does.

Post a pic of your belly or baby: I should take some this week since I turned 37 weeks on sat.

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Joined: 06/22/07
Posts: 212

Name: Carissa

Due date: 7/10

Still pregnant, or have you had your baby? Still pregnant.....

Any signs or symptoms of labor? Yup, for weeks, blah!

What kind of birth are you planning/did you plan? (c/s, natural, epi, home, etc.) Hospital birth, as natural as possible. Being induced on 7/5

Got your bag packed yet? Yup

Got names picked out? Paisley Florianna

What kind of snacks are you planning to have ready for labor? (I'm looking for ideas ) They won't let me snack Sad but I will be having a big breakfast Wink

Will you or did you listen to music during labor? Any particular song/s you have in mind or you liked? I have a few stations Thani might play on my Pandora Radio, but I tend to like it quiet.

For moms with babies already, how are you feeling? How is it going? N/a

For pregnant moms, how are YOU feeling? DONE!

Post a pic of your belly or baby I willprob take a last belly shot here in the next day or so.....

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Joined: 11/02/04
Posts: 18

Name: Eve

Due date: 7/25

Still pregnant, or have you had your baby? pregnany

Any signs or symptoms of labor? nope

What kind of birth are you planning/did you plan? (c/s, natural, epi, home, etc.) repeat c/s on thursday

Got your bag packed yet? yes

Got names picked out? yes

What kind of snacks are you planning to have ready for labor? (I'm looking for ideas ) none

Will you or did you listen to music during labor? Any particular song/s you have in mind or you liked? no

For moms with babies already, how are you feeling? How is it going?

For pregnant moms, how are YOU feeling? very busy but fine

Post a pic of your belly or baby

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Joined: 11/06/05
Posts: 338

I'm on my phone. So I won't copy n paste. We're doing good. Baby is doing great. Sitting in the waiting room at Zachs doctor appointment. He's growing though, I can just tell by looking at him and how his clothes are fitting him now. He's doing great breastfeeding. We couldn't be more happy with him Biggrin Today was DH's first day back to work and it went pretty well. My girls are pretty tame nowadays, so I'm glad for that.
I'll post a pic later.

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Joined: 08/29/07
Posts: 508

Name: Nicole

Due date: July 18

Still pregnant, or have you had your baby? 37w5d pregnant.

Any signs or symptoms of labor? Just some BH and the baby has dropped (happened 2 weeks ago so MW warned it could be any time now).

What kind of birth are you planning/did you plan? (c/s, natural, epi, home, etc.) Natural at the hospital.

Got your bag packed yet? About 1/2 way and plan to finish tomorrow.

Got names picked out? Yes, except possibly a middle name for a boy.

What kind of snacks are you planning to have ready for labor? (I'm looking for ideas ) Lemonade and juice I like (I hated the hospital choices last time), granola bars.

Will you or did you listen to music during labor? Any particular song/s you have in mind or you liked? I made a "birthing tunes" mix on my iTunes. It was just mellow music that I like, lots of folk artists. Good stuff and I will be using it again this time.

For moms with babies already, how are you feeling? How is it going?

For pregnant moms, how are YOU feeling? It has been too HOT here. I was so uncomfortable this weekend and it got my hormones raging. I am glad it has cooled off and that we are home (we went to my inlaws and my FIL is sick and dying so I WAY overdid it and it's nice to be home).

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Joined: 06/03/11
Posts: 168

Name:Rachel

Due date:July 27th

Still pregnant, or have you had your baby?36weeks 4days preggo

Any signs or symptoms of labor?Not that I know of, first timer here so I know I am 2cm dilated, but can't recall feeling contractions, but I guess they know what they are doing!

What kind of birth are you planning/did you plan? (c/s, natural, epi, home, etc.)Epi, I am totally the person to just take a pill when I am in pain and nowadays I know they are common place and a safe choice.

Got your bag packed yet?Yes, finally did that this weekend, along with went to Babies R Us to pick a going home outfit for baby, Costco for D batteries for the swing and baby gates, Target for a laundry basket for baby, Motherhood for a 4th of July outfit(will post tomorrow), and would you consider this nesting???

Got names picked out?Yep, we have had our name picked before we got pregnant and we both still love it... Dante Alexander

What kind of snacks are you planning to have ready for labor? (I'm looking for ideas )I've heard I won't be able to eat during labor, but I am bringing granola bars, almonds, and cheetos and I have been thinking about the after birth meal and cannot decide what I want, those subs sound good, but I might choose a drink instead like the largest caramel frap or caramel macchiatto from starbucks and not feel guilty about drinking it!

Will you or did you listen to music during labor? Any particular song/s you have in mind or you liked?Never been a huge music person, might bring a couple DVDs that I like to listen to like Teledega Nights, The Cutting Edge, and Across the Universe

For moms with babies already, how are you feeling? How is it going?N/A

For pregnant moms, how are YOU feeling?Ready, DONE like everyone else. Full, then Hungry, then too full, then hungry, waking up before 6am every morning(lucky dog gets a walk before its too hot), HOT(can we please get below 100 for just a day or two?), and very very very UNCOMFORTABLE in every position, sit down...no stand up...no sit down...I cannot wait until I can lay on my back or stomach to read a book!

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Joined: 09/04/06
Posts: 1538

Name: Kyla

Due date: July 16

Still pregnant, or have you had your baby? Still PG

Any signs or symptoms of labor? Some BH, but nothing substantial

What kind of birth are you planning/did you plan? (c/s, natural, epi, home, etc.) Natural in the hospital

Got your bag packed yet? Mostly...

Got names picked out? Nope Smile

What kind of snacks are you planning to have ready for labor? (I'm looking for ideas ) Nothing during labor, I couldnt imagine wanting to eat, but lots of candy and baked goods for after (GD mom Smile )

Will you or did you listen to music during labor? Any particular song/s you have in mind or you liked? Nope

For moms with babies already, how are you feeling? How is it going? N/A

For pregnant moms, how are YOU feeling? Done! But now I need baby to wait another week.

Post a pic of your belly or baby