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It's so quiet...wanna chat?

I guess half of us are busy with new babies and half of us are getting close and anxious and not posting. Wink

I'm at work right now...trying to wrap up loose ends and my boss and I were working on something until he got a phone call so I'm taking a quick break while he is on the phone.

I have my weekly check-up today. Keeping my fingers crossed that doc will check me and find I'm 7 cm; I'm in labor and didn't even know it! Blum 3 It can happen, right!?! LOL I'm really not too impatient at this point though. It's odd for me still being pregnant but I'm also still enjoying the anticipation and currently able to keep my self settled down with the logic that it is normal to be pregnant and not expect a baby at any moment at this gestation. Smile

Heather, I saw your other post and reference to FB interaction being annoying. :bighug:
I hope you get good news tomorrow and your m/w can do the sweep. You are in the same boat as me and still working until this Friday, right?

What is everyone else up to today?

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My mom leaves today Sad I could really use her for another 4-5 days I think! But she is a school teacher and used up her only 3 days off that she had saved up! So home she goes today.

Sorry I have been so MIA. It is a combo of being busy with baby and having barely any internet, as my phone hotspot isn't always working.

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I feel like I'm on here more now that baby is here then before. Before I was trying to get all kinds of things "done" before baby came, and now that baby is here, there isn't as much to do. We did make a trip into town yesterday (our big once a week grocery shopping trip). I forgot what it's like to have a newborn/nursling along. We got going - first stop 20 minutes away from home. Ran into store for 1 minute to purchase a bag of pine shavings. Baby was screaming by the time I got back to the van. Odessa (my oldest) insisted she needed to eat. So, I nursed her. 10 minutes later we were on our way again. 30 minutes later we arrived at another quick stop - only about 10 minutes. Madelyn managed to scream for most of those 10 minutes, but I didn't bother to put her in the ergo since it was just a quick stop. Then we were off to our next stop (about 10 minutes away, and Madelyn did fine in the car). This is one of the big stops. I figure Madelyn should be fine because she ate at the first stop. WRONG! I put her in a front carrier (ergo) and she screams for the first 15 minutes or so we are in the store. Finally she falls asleep. I guess she was hungry, oops. Back to the van and I try to nurse her before we leave, but she is OUT!! There is no waking this kid up. We head to the next stop that is about 10 minutes away. It's the farmer's market and I just need to grab a couple items here. I leave the kids in the van for the 5 minutes it takes (I can see the van the whole time). I get back and Madelyn is screaming and my oldest dd is holding her and trying to calm her down. I nurse her for 15 minutes (a combo of both sides). Now she is out again. We head to Costco which is again, about 10 minutes away. I put her in the ergo and she is FINALLY content. Smile We finish all of our shopping and make the 45 minute trip home without issue. I forgot how frequently those little ones need to eat sometimes! She really is a very content baby - unless she is hungry! I'm not sure what is going on with my computer - it won't let me "enter" to make a new paragraph so this is going to be one big paragraph I guess! Lynn - I'm glad you're managing to stay relaxed about still being pregnant. I think I would be antsy if I were you, having had a couple that were so early. Heather - I am so hoping they can at least find your cervix this week, and a sweep would be even better. I can't wait to hear how your appointment goes. Sandra - I'm sure it was nice having your mom there to help. Actually it worked out nice that you got her help after baby was here instead of when you were in labor. Smile Hopefully you can get your internet up and running soon. Are they suppose to come out again to install it anytime soon? Nothing major going on here today. I will do a little school with the kids (we school year round and we took quite a bit of time off in the couple months before baby came). SOme people from church are lined up to bring us some dinners over the next few days (one is coming tonight), so that will be nice. Oh, and we ordered a chicken run that is suppose to be delivered today. I'm excited to get that up for the chickens.

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I stayed in bed nearly 24 hours yesterday until this morning. I felt so awful after the chiro yesterday. Not sure why. I couldn't even walk. Yuck. It felt kinda virus-y. I'm still not quite right now. Yuck!!!!

lucas is rocking at swim team! He's on the "prep" team and learning all his strokes. He won a race this morning and swam back stroke all the way across, he's never done back stroke before! I'm so stinking proud of him I could burst! Love watching him learn. And Tori is improving like crazy, too. We switched teams this year and it seems like it was a good call. I love summer!

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Sandra, sorry your mom has to leave today. It's nice that you had her for a bit though and were able to enjoy having her present...that isn't always the case for everyone. Wink Hope you get your internet back soon...that is irritating I know!

Laurie, I remember being surprised how quickly they want to nurse again when you think they should be satisfied. Sometimes trying to go out somewhere was really a 1 step forward 2 steps back process. I would feed him and think ok were good for a while and by the time you get all loaded up and on the road they want to eat again! Though I discovered part of my problem was not realizing how long it actually took to get loaded up and on the road. I lost track of time a lot in those days Wink But when nursing on demand there are definitely those times where you feed them and turn around 15 minutes later and they want to eat again. It's crazy! Smile

Chelle, sorry you are not feeling well. Hope today things get better.
Congrats to Lucas for his accomplishment! Sounds like ya'll are having a fun summer. Smile

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"Clarkton" wrote:

Heather, I saw your other post and reference to FB interaction being annoying. :bighug:
I hope you get good news tomorrow and your m/w can do the sweep. You are in the same boat as me and still working until this Friday, right?

Yup, annoying 'helpful' friends. Joy of joys. I locked my wall this morning so they can only PM me or comment on my posts now. I'm sure it won't keep them totally away though. I'm going to try to not post so much and see if everyone forgets about me.

Yes, 3 more days of 'work'. Sigh. Then it's Mat leave for me and DD will be only part time at daycare (Thursday & Friday).

Laurie - I am exhausted just reading about your day of errands. I wouldn't even be able to do half of that with no kids! You are super woman!!!! My appt is at 4:30pm (PST) tomorrow and we'll try for a sweep again. My BHs have changed and feel a bit lower maybe? Cervix low? I don't know...I just hope something is good/different. Hearing about Madelyn screaming in the store takes me back...oh man. I so didn't do well with that when K was little. I had major anxiety about her FREAKING out in stores and hated 'the looks'. I hope I can be more calm this time....

Sandra - Sorry to hear your mommy is gone. Sad

Rachelle - I'm constantly amazed by how active your kids are. It seems like they're at some event every day! Glad to hear their swimming is improving!

So my friend who came on Friday hoping I'd have the baby while she was here is at the airport...leaving. Sad It totally sucks. She isn't upset but I was hoping baby would be here before she left. She won't be back till August now.

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Chelle: that's great that your kids are doing well with swimming! My DH does what's basically an adult swim team a few times a week and I can't wait for my kids to be old enough to do it too. Hope you get feeling better!

Sandra: bummer that your mom has to leave Sad

Lynn: I'm pulling for you to be 7 cm at your appt Wink Congrats on making it this far though, that's awesome!!

Laurie: Ive been thinking the same thing regarding how much you have to stop to feed the baby. Funny the things you forget between kids!

Heather: I bet your baby is waiting for official maternity leave before making its debut.

My older 2 kids have been at my dad and atepmom'a house since Sunday which is about 4 hours away. It's been nice to only have to worry about me and baby but I'm missing them like crazy. Not to mention I'm pretty bored LOL. Hopefully they'll bring them back Friday but they never set a for sure date so I'm kind of up in the air on when to expect them back. Saturday at the latest I'd think. Little man is a pretty good baby so far but he lets you know when he's mad or hungry. He is sleeping great as long as I let him lay next to me in bed :rolleyes: oh well.

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I can't even fathom leaving the house now...I'm very impressed.
We have been hanging out at home and DH has been here, so I've been able to get the kids outside while he listens for Asher inside. I guess I need to figure out how to take the monitor outside or something.

I'm still figuring out how to spend time with the other two. Asher BF's for 45-60 minutes at a time, so I am stuck on the couch for a while. That and I still need to figure out how to not freak out about the noise level in the house. Babies just sleep through it right?

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"LissyT" wrote:

I'm still figuring out how to spend time with the other two. Asher BF's for 45-60 minutes at a time, so I am stuck on the couch for a while. That and I still need to figure out how to not freak out about the noise level in the house. Babies just sleep through it right?

Wow that's a long time to spend BFing. Hope he gets more "efficient" soon. AFA the noise level, I figure they were used to hearing it in the womb so it's probably normal to them (although maybe a bit louder on this side of the belly).

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LOL Lissy, my house is SOOOO loud! Emerson has been running around screaming for 3 days now. For some reason he thinks he should be REALLY loud now that baby is here. LOL. So for Ethan just sleeps through it.

We haven't left the house yet either. Not really looking forward to it myself. My bottom is still sore (my stitches) and I can't really be standing for more than 5 minutes.

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DD was an efficient nurser. 10-15 mins tops. My let-down was pretty fierce and it often left her gulping SO hard that I worried she'd drown. LOL! I hope this baby doesn't nurse for 45-60 mins. I'd lose it. That's a LONG time. *hugs*

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Heather, I've been the same way with all three having a fast let down so they don't spent a lot of time eating. This time hasn't been as intense as of yet but it's still early Wink

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Nursing sessions with both of my boys were always long. I feel your pain...that's one of those things that just takes time to improve IME.

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"akpufa" wrote:

Heather, I've been the same way with all three having a fast let down so they don't spent a lot of time eating. This time hasn't been as intense as of yet but it's still early Wink

Well that's good news. I really don't like the idea of marathon nursing sessions, especially at night time. I hope my let-down is good this time too. The one sucky part is my other breast would have a let down too if I didn't apply pressure to it. That was annoying and didn't feel great.

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Today is my first longish chunk of time being home alone with the two. DH has been working at home this week, so he's been super helpful even though he's working. I've now had the kids to myself for 2.5 hours - and they are both sleeping now.

Was able to take them to the park today with Matan in the sling - he slept through the whole thing, but unfortunately my breasts are so massive that he fits really awkwardly in the sling on me, whereas he snuggles up so well on DH in it. Oh, and I had one boob out of my bra the whole time at the park since I had to nurse him to sleep in the sling on the way to the park so that he would fall asleep.

DD has being taking things a bit weird. I think she's just being sensitive to the fact that there are things I can and cannot do right now. But she just wants to always rest and snuggle with me and the baby, and it even took a lot of convincing to let me take her to the park which normally she is busting out the door to get to. And even at the park she was so mellowed. Then I see her with her grandmother or dad or cousins and she is a million times more rambunctious. So that's a bit of an adaptation.

Lynn I'm kind of excited for you that you're this far along!

Sandra - I'm sorry your mom is going.. The one thing that keeps me sane is that my mom is one minute away to call all the time for help (which I do)

Laurie - you make me realize that there is hope I can handle two.

Heather - I've always said that the due date (should you get to it) is the most anti-climactic day of your life. Try not to think too much about it!

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My mom left a week ago today. She didn't stay as long as I expected her to, but we have gotten along just fine.

We did all go to church Sunday and out to eat afterwards. It went well. I really need to go to the grocery though. We are totally out of milk, juice, sugar, potatoes, and butter. I am going to make myself go tomorrow, but I am not taking all three kids! I am going to try to figure out something to do with one or two them.

We don't keep our house quiet for baby either, I do tell the kids to not yell and to use their normal voices though. I figured he is probably used to the noise!

Heather, you sound like I did the week and a half before Jonah was born. I was tired of the questions and comments. I didn't want to go anywhere or talk to anyone! I know people didn't mean anything by it, but it started to really drive me crazy!

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"Momma Leah" wrote:

Heather, you sound like I did the week and a half before Jonah was born. I was tired of the questions and comments. I didn't want to go anywhere or talk to anyone! I know people didn't mean anything by it, but it started to really drive me crazy!

Yes, exactly! Everyone is just excited. Probably more-so since we don't know the sex. It drives people nuts.

I hope this baby sleeps through lots...because I can be a bit of a pest with being 'quiet' when babies are sleeping. I need to get over it. LOL

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Quiet while a newborn sleeps??? What's that? Wink What's that, a bomb just went off - yeah I know, and the baby's still asleep. Oh, I have a crazy fast letdown too, and my poor babies do kind of drown in it. Poor little Maddie nursed this morning and ended up over filling herself on my crazy letdown. She probably ended up drinking around 4-5 ounces which is really way too much for a week old, 6 pound baby. She finished, I unlatched her, she sat up and proceeded to projectile vomit the ENTIRE amount of milk all over herself, me, and a huge puddle on the floor (and this is how I know it was at LEAST 4-5 ounces!!). We both required a change of clothes, and the floor needed a good mopping. Then, she just smiled and went to sleep... All of my newborns (except for Aidan) have done this a couple times shortly after my milk comes in. Their poor little tummies are just still so small, and they overfill.

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Aweeeee, poor Madelyn! LOL. I don't remember how my milk was at first because it was all so new...I guess we'll find out soon enough. I do remember the rock hard breasts though...ugh.

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Awe poor girl! Hudson did that exact same thing yesterday although it was probably only like 3 oz but still it was like a water fountain spewing out of my tiny baby.

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So I havent been on because I have been trying to get stuff straight at school. and now SCHOOLS officially out. I turned in my badge, had my room signed off on. and now baby can come! The principal commented to someone on the way by my room this morning that it was a good day bc I was there... and then later at an impromptu "shower" for a teacher we just found otu yesterday was 5months preg (and leaving to stay at home) he pointed out that earlier this year we had discussed when I was going to go out and he pointed out that he had told me that I could go after the last day... and I had been a trooper and was STILL there... The staff pointed out I still had 20 mins left before the day was "officially" over.. so I wonder if he will be right on his prediction of WHEN Ill have him? He said 5am tomorrow and the vice principal said 11 pm tonight and I could mark his words. lets see........

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Congrats Patience. Biggrin

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That's awesome that you made it to the end Patience! How cool would that be if baby did come as they predicted!! Smile

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Where did everybody go?

I'm still hanging on. I think my BHs are getting stronger. I notice I'm subconsciously changing my breathing when they come. Perhaps they are moving into the realm of 'contraction'? Who knows. They're a bit longer too but not consistent or frequent. Midwife at 4:30 PST.

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Heather, those are definitely contractions! YOu know, for MOSt people in labor contractions last a minute or longer. I spend most of early labor with contractions only lasting 30 seconds, so you just never know how your body will be. For me I feel them low down too, not really "all over." With my first baby they almost sent me home because even though I was cranking out contractions 3 minutes apart for an hour (as shown on the monitor) they were only lasting about 35 seconds. They just didn't think I was really in labor. When I had Aidan, the midwife was blown away too that my contractions were only lasting about 30 seconds. If it hadn't been my 5th baby she would have thought I was crazy for thinking I was actually in labor. I think she kind of doubted me anyway! LOL Anyway, I can't wait to hear about your appointment today. I'm so hoping it's a good one (and they are able to do a sweep!).

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Things are picking up again, not that it means anything. I just had a contraction strong enough that I realized I moaned out loud--and I'm sitting here at the pool surrounded by strangers. Ha! Oops. Tonight would be bad, it's Tori's first swim meet of summer and she's looking forward to it. :/ then again... I think we have something we don't want to miss on the calendar every day. So...

in other near-labor news, the cleansing continues. Wow, I didn't think it was possible for my intestines to be that full considering how much trouble I have had eating. I must have gotten up to use the bathroom another four times last night.

As for life in general, it is so cold here! My kids are freezing in the pool today. Yuck.

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back home from my appt. Ill do a post on it. but I STILL didnt get to see the dr I wanted! contractions have been stronger but not close or consistant at all. the storm just hit and baby is going NUTS..maybe he will help out some?

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Chelle, good news about the cleansing I guess, lol! Oh, that would be sad if you missed the first swim meet. I swam competitively for 6 years. Such good memories. I also taught private swimming lessons for 2 summers... and right now NONE of my kids can swim. Go figure! My oldest had severe water phobias though and I didn't want to push anything on her. SHe is 1,000 times better now though. The older 3 are going to learn this summer for sure! Patience - I'm off to read your update...

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I am here, ugh. I have to keep telling myself that it is ok to still be pregnant and that other than the hip pain this really isn't that bad, but really I am just tired of being tired and am ready for her to come out like NOW! I have an appt. today as well, at 3:30, and I am really debating asking them to strip my membranes, I will be 40 weeks tomorrow.

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"pollo_la" wrote:

I feel like I'm on here more now that baby is here then before. Before I was trying to get all kinds of things "done" before baby came, and now that baby is here, there isn't as much to do. We did make a trip into town yesterday (our big once a week grocery shopping trip). I forgot what it's like to have a newborn/nursling along. We got going - first stop 20 minutes away from home. Ran into store for 1 minute to purchase a bag of pine shavings. Baby was screaming by the time I got back to the van. Odessa (my oldest) insisted she needed to eat. So, I nursed her. 10 minutes later we were on our way again. 30 minutes later we arrived at another quick stop - only about 10 minutes. Madelyn managed to scream for most of those 10 minutes, but I didn't bother to put her in the ergo since it was just a quick stop. Then we were off to our next stop (about 10 minutes away, and Madelyn did fine in the car). This is one of the big stops. I figure Madelyn should be fine because she ate at the first stop. WRONG! I put her in a front carrier (ergo) and she screams for the first 15 minutes or so we are in the store. Finally she falls asleep. I guess she was hungry, oops. Back to the van and I try to nurse her before we leave, but she is OUT!! There is no waking this kid up. We head to the next stop that is about 10 minutes away. It's the farmer's market and I just need to grab a couple items here. I leave the kids in the van for the 5 minutes it takes (I can see the van the whole time). I get back and Madelyn is screaming and my oldest dd is holding her and trying to calm her down. I nurse her for 15 minutes (a combo of both sides). Now she is out again. We head to Costco which is again, about 10 minutes away. I put her in the ergo and she is FINALLY content. Smile We finish all of our shopping and make the 45 minute trip home without issue. I forgot how frequently those little ones need to eat sometimes! She really is a very content baby - unless she is hungry! I'm not sure what is going on with my computer - it won't let me "enter" to make a new paragraph so this is going to be one big paragraph I guess! Lynn - I'm glad you're managing to stay relaxed about still being pregnant. I think I would be antsy if I were you, having had a couple that were so early. Heather - I am so hoping they can at least find your cervix this week, and a sweep would be even better. I can't wait to hear how your appointment goes. Sandra - I'm sure it was nice having your mom there to help. Actually it worked out nice that you got her help after baby was here instead of when you were in labor. Smile Hopefully you can get your internet up and running soon. Are they suppose to come out again to install it anytime soon? Nothing major going on here today. I will do a little school with the kids (we school year round and we took quite a bit of time off in the couple months before baby came). SOme people from church are lined up to bring us some dinners over the next few days (one is coming tonight), so that will be nice. Oh, and we ordered a chicken run that is suppose to be delivered today. I'm excited to get that up for the chickens.

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"MJDttc" wrote:

I am here, ugh. I have to keep telling myself that it is ok to still be pregnant and that other than the hip pain this really isn't that bad, but really I am just tired of being tired and am ready for her to come out like NOW! I have an appt. today as well, at 3:30, and I am really debating asking them to strip my membranes, I will be 40 weeks tomorrow.

I'd definitely be feeling done if I were you!! I've never made it past 39 weeks, so I started getting antsy around 37 this time. As for the membrane stripping... they of course only work if baby is ready in the next few days anyway, but I personally LOVE having it done and getting them out a few days sooner. I'm not worried about my water breaking though... I have bags of steal that won't break on their own, and always have the midwife do it when I reach 9 -10cm. Anyway, I'm excited to hear how your appointment goes! We need some more babies around here.

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Mary, I hear you! I'm not really too uncomfortable but I am ready to meet her and would love for her to come out now. I can only imagine going 1 more week and being "due". AFA stripping membranes I will likely be requesting it at my check-up next week and I'll only be 39 wks 3 days at that point. Good luck today! Hope things get moving soon. Smile

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Im a bit confused simply bc I didnt make it this far with DS so I dont know about it.. but how do they strip the membranes and what does it do/?

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Here's a link to a description I found online. I'm sure it says it better than I could. Basically, like Laurie said it may kick start labor if your body only needs a little push and IMO is a fairly low risk intervention but just like any intervention is not completely without risks.

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"pollo_la" wrote:

Heather, those are definitely contractions! YOu know, for MOSt people in labor contractions last a minute or longer. I spend most of early labor with contractions only lasting 30 seconds, so you just never know how your body will be. For me I feel them low down too, not really "all over." With my first baby they almost sent me home because even though I was cranking out contractions 3 minutes apart for an hour (as shown on the monitor) they were only lasting about 35 seconds. They just didn't think I was really in labor. When I had Aidan, the midwife was blown away too that my contractions were only lasting about 30 seconds. If it hadn't been my 5th baby she would have thought I was crazy for thinking I was actually in labor. I think she kind of doubted me anyway! LOL Anyway, I can't wait to hear about your appointment today. I'm so hoping it's a good one (and they are able to do a sweep!).

You're the BEST Laurie. I love your experience!!!! I guess I should time them at some point. I don't think they are even 30 seconds but I"m not good with time.

I think I have a head cold. Ugh. Sore throat and runny nose this morning. I was feeling super crampy this morning but things aren't really doing anything interesting now.

So my dad phoned this morning and seemed very surprised when I answered the phone. He thought I was being induced yesterday. First of all...induced? WHAT? That was never the big plan. Also, my due date was 2 days ago...not yesterday. LOL. Silly dad. Then he tells me to be careful. I'm confused. He said to be careful in the car. I assured him the chances of labour starting while I'm driving and baby popping out in 2 minutes. BA HA HA! Oh my.

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Oh Heather, your dad cracks me up!! Yeah, honestly, I'm sure you could still drive with a few "early labor" contractions. Smile

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Your dad makes me giggle!!!

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"pollo_la" wrote:

Oh Heather, your dad cracks me up!! Yeah, honestly, I'm sure you could still drive with a few "early labor" contractions. Smile

Ya, I know. I've been driving all along and had BHs for months. In the last week and a half I've had some better/stronger ones...I still drive. My dad isn't a great driver and I'd probably be better than him IN LABOUR. Blum 3 LMAO. He's funny.

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Heather, that's hilarious! Dads....

Laurie: nice to know I'm not the only one who has bags of steel Wink They've had trouble breaking mine every time.

Good luck to all of you with appointments today & tomorrow. Hope you are able to get sweeps for those who want them and that they work! :goodluck: I've never been dilated enough on my own to get a sweep so no experience here.

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2 more hours till appt time. We'll see. I hope she can at least reach my cervix this time. LAME

Oh, last appt she offered me a panty liner after the sweep attempt. Lady, I wear pads 24/7. Who knows what's coming out next! LOL

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Ok, I'll try to catch up here.. No bag of steal lol, super hard letdown drenching my other side while nursing on the first, emalyn spits Up constantly...is that why? Dr thinks reflux... Never needed a sweep so no help there. It's never quiet here and ema sleeps through everything when not screaming for hours on end. I wouldn't worry abt noise.
Heather - I hope they find your cervix and your 7 cm... Lol o seriously I hope u are far enough for the sweep.
Patience - I hope u get relief soon

As for me, I'm falling way behind. In and out of he drs and er lately. I have bronchitis, emalyn has a virus reflux and an eye infection, elora has a double ear infection and virus. I try to get on here but don't get much done, falling behind on appointments. Emalyn was 6# 11oz this am. Did I miss anything heather?

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"quonsetmom" wrote:

Did I miss anything heather?

LOL, I'm not sure but WHY are you all getting sick so much? LOL.

Oh, you missed hubby filling your kitchen with pesticide...and you missed telling us about Em's leg brace...or did you tell everyone that??? I can't remember. Blum 3

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o yup, i had to clean my entire kitchen including all clean dishes, that was fun....
idk why we are getting sick exactly... maybe mil..... lol
em was put into her harness last friday and is doing well in it, just a fussy baby and its hard to know why when there are so many variables. im just feeling swamped and hard to stay afloat lately.

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Sorry Kia, having a fussy baby makes everything seem way more overwhelming too. Hope you all get feeling better!!

When I took Hudson to his 4 day pedi appt, we measured him at 19.5 inches. At birth, they said 18.5". No way did he grow an inch in 4 days so obviously they didn't stretch him out at the hospital. So now I'm torn whether to use 19.5 or 18.5 inches on everything (birth announcements, baby book, etc). I know, a pretty stupid problem to worry about but it's bugging me. FWIW, I know they overmeasured my other DS by about 1/2" at birth but I never adjusted that so maybe I should just let this be..?

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That would bug me too Ashley. I'd probably use 19.5 but that's just me. How long were your others?

So I've timed a few of these contraction thingies I'm having and they are about 30-40 seconds long. It's hard to tell when they're gone because my belly isn't squishy in the best of times anymore. LOL

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LOL, I hear you Heather! I was havings lots of BH's with crampiness and lower back ache yesterday...like all day long. We went to the park last night and DH played with the boys so I could walk some trails we have there. The whole time my belly was a rock. I couldn't tell anything about what might be a contraction or otherwise. I was still having them at bedtime but didn't time any. When I have before I've just gone by when I feel like it's done not by touching my belly b/c it's totally filled up and hard all the time now too. Smile

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I have to push where the feet are to feel if there is softness and even that is hard to tell.

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Kia, sorry about all the sickies and the fussy baby! My first was SOOO colicky. That was a really hard time. I imagine that after being on bed rest for so long and then being thrown into life with two small kids is no easy transition either. Looking back I think my oldest had problems because of food allergies. We found out later that she was lactose intolerant, and over the years she has complained that she feels sick after eating certain bread products (especially flour tortillas). Well, as a family we finally eliminated all wheat products a few months ago (along with several other grains) and we are all feeling so much better, especially her!! Poor kid, for 8 years I've been giving her wheat, and it appears she can't tolerate it! Anyway, giving something (such as wheat) up is no easy thing in the beginning, but it might be work a try to at least eliminate dairy for a couple weeks and see what happens (that's usually the biggest culprit). If things don't improve maybe try eliminating other things such as soy or wheat.

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What do u eat with no dairy?

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Laurie: my dad found out he has Celiac disease in his 40's so he'd been eating food his system couldn't tolerate for that long. Crazy how we overlook the simplest things sometimes.

Heather: my other two were 19" and 21.5".

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