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Joined: 07/05/09
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Last Leg Check In

We are all almost there! I'm hoping because we haven't heard any bad news that everyone is doing well, mostly, and just busy with life. I thought it might be fun to do a little check in to see what is going on with the LO's!

Name/Age :

How far along:

Baby name:

What kind of birth are you planning for:

What have you done/ have left to do in nursery:

Upcoming Showers:

Major or minor pg pains:

Exciting news to share:

Most ridiculous pg/newborn advice you have been given:

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Joined: 07/05/09
Posts: 966

Name/Age : Lindsay 32

How far along: 35 weeks tomorrow!

Baby name: Juliette Whitney or Rebecca Suzanne
Jacob Paul/Zachary or Zachary Paul

What kind of birth are you planning for: Repeat c-section

What have you done/ have left to do in nursery: My youngest is still technically in the nursery, I think we will move her to room with dd1 in a few months, Fin will sleep with us, in a bassinet until he can sleep through the night

Upcoming Showers: Nothing in this department for me, the joys of baby 3

Major or minor pg pains: Heartburn, general soreness when I sit or stand for a long time, feeling pretty darn good these days.

Exciting news to share: I'm still playing tennis and being pretty competitive, I have slowed down, but I'm still winning. Smile So glad I worked out so much during first and second tri!

Most ridiculous pg/newborn advice you have been given: I am so moody lately that I don't think anyone would dare give me advice! My feeling good does not extend to how annoying the rest of the world gets the last 6 weeks of pg. Smile I think if someone tells me to sleep while I can I may just punch them in the face.

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Joined: 02/17/09
Posts: 386

Name/Age : Amanda, 33

How far along: 34 weeks

Baby name: Clara Marissa

What kind of birth are you planning for: med-free hospital birth

What have you done/ have left to do in nursery: just moved DS1 into his toddler bed a week ago so that we could move the crib into baby girl's room; washed and put the bedding on the crib; ordered a glider that should arrive in a couple weeks; bought a lamp, baby monitor, and white noise machine. things i still need to do: find/make decorations for the walls, wash and put away baby clothes in her dresser, sterilize bottles/pacifiers, etc.!

Upcoming Showers: none this time around since it's baby #2, but some women from my church are including me in a "baby blessing" this friday along with 3 other women who are either pregnant or just had a baby...it's just a celebration for all 4 of us and our new babies, they pray for us, and usually we each get one small gift or gift card. i'm looking forward to it!

Major or minor pg pains: lots of pressure "down there" sometimes to the point that it's painful to walk. and INSOMNIA is horrible right now! i'm up most nights for at least a couple hours, unable to fall back asleep, and i toss and turn the rest of the night.

Exciting news to share: we get to spend a week at a resort on the beach this summer 'cause DS1 was asked to be the ring bearer in DH's stepsister's wedding! it'll be fun, although getting in swimsuit/sundress shape by july will be an interesting challenge for me...

Most ridiculous pg/newborn advice you have been given: can't think of any advice, but i am getting weary of all the comments about my size and predictions about when i'll go into labor. "you must be having a BIG baby!" "you will probably go into labor early because you're already so big and the baby has dropped." "you should get induced before your due date because that baby is gonna get really big!" "there's no way you could get much bigger!" (eye roll.) i was bigger at this point in my pregnancy with DS1 and he was only 7lbs even! people are clueless.

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Joined: 02/08/09
Posts: 538

Name/Age :Amanda, 29

How far along: 36 weeks

Baby name: Mark Timothy

What kind of birth are you planning for: vaginal birth with epidural (same as my other 2)

What have you done/ have left to do in nursery: just some organizing of baby items/clothes, but got the crib up last weekend so the big stuff is done! YA!

Upcoming Showers: well with baby 3 I'm not having a shower, but some friends at work are throwing me a "sprinkle" next week and I think I'll get a few gifts. Looking forward to it since I really didn't expect anything. Smile

Major or minor pg pains: ugh, cant sleep! Constantly up with leg pain and peeing! I also have back pain here and there.

Exciting news to share: lets see.. only 3 more weeks of work (or less if I get an early baby) and I'm off on maternity leave!

Joined: 06/26/11
Posts: 331

Name/Age : Erin, 36

How far along: 34w3d

Baby name: Madison Faith

What kind of birth are you planning for: I'm scheduled to be induced at 39 weeks due to the GD. Dr told me today I'm booked for Feb 26th at 8pm!

What have you done/ have left to do in nursery: Well, baby will be in our room until she's sleeping well enough to share a room with DD1. So, fortunately that means there isn't much to do as far as getting a nursery ready. But, we are so far behind getting ANYTHING else ready for this baby. We've got all of the big stuff purchased and maybe 7-8 outfits, but it is all still sitting in the garage. This weekend we're planning on getting organized.

Upcoming Showers: This Saturday! I'm so excited to have a fun day with all of my family and friends!

Major or minor pg pains: Pretty bad heartburn, minor swelling in my feet, and hip/lower back pain. But honestly, I feel pretty darn good overall!

Exciting news to share: We just did our taxes and we're getting a pretty good-sized return this year! We were not exactly sure how we were going to pay for all of the hospital and birth expenses, but now that's all been taken care of!

Most ridiculous pg/newborn advice you have been given: I really can't think of anything. I guess since this is my third, people figure that I should know what I'm doing by now and they keep their mouths shut! LOL

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Joined: 09/06/07
Posts: 1629

Name/Age : Cristina, 35 on Monday

How far along: 32 weeks, 2 days (so not quite the last leg!)

Baby name: Shh....secret...still trying to figure out the middle name.

What kind of birth are you planning for: Hospital birth (no other choice where I live in NJ) hopefully with minimal intervention. I will try for medication free but I have to see how I feel. I did not like the epidural last time as it made me itch.

What have you done/ have left to do in nursery: We have done nothing. We only have a 1 bedroom. All 4 of us are in the bedroom. We have our apartment on the market. I am going to have the baby stay in the bassinet of a pack n play when he's first born. I will transition to a crib when we move.

Upcoming Showers: 2nd pregnancy, nothing plan. I do have a registry, but no one had bought anything on it for me yet Sad

Major or minor pg pains: Frequent urination, frequent braxton hicks, some pain shooting down into my vagina, some shortness of breath

Exciting news to share: None right now!

Most ridiculous pg/newborn advice you have been given: Everyone just thinks I'm about to give birth- they have no clue I'm likely going to get larger even when I remind them I have almost 2 more months!!

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Joined: 07/11/11
Posts: 168

Name/Age : Amy / 29

How far along: 34 weeks

Baby name: Andrew Patrick

What kind of birth are you planning for: natural at a birth center

What have you done/ have left to do in nursery: My MIL came into town this past weekend and put together our entire nursery which was actually a big help (included assembling a crib and glider and painting). Now just need to pick up a few last essentials for the baby.

Upcoming Showers: Had a shower last weekend with family and friends and got most of everything we need, which was really nice.

Major or minor pg pains: Overall feeling pretty good and sleeping pretty well, although I toss and turn all night long. I unfortunately developed a case of hemorrhoids last week and although the pain has now subsided I'm worried about how delivery will affect the situation.

Exciting news to share: Nothing too exciting to note, just really excited to be in the last stretch.

Most ridiculous pg/newborn advice you have been given: Getting advice from people who delivered decades ago has been interesting since things have changed so much. One woman told me to make sure and get the episiotomy which we know these days doctors are leaning away from unless absolutely necessary. On another note, I was in line at a store and the woman behind me asked how far along I was and then said "Are you sure there aren't two in there?" Thought that was a tad rude.

Joined: 01/02/12
Posts: 4

Name/Age : Amanda, 27

How far along: 32w5d

Baby name:

What kind of birth are you planning for: Natural water birth

What have you done/ have left to do in nursery: Serial procrastinator

Upcoming Showers: None

Major or minor pg pains: Back pain and fatigue

Exciting news to share: None I can think of atm.

Most ridiculous pg/newborn advice you have been given: Just the shock of me not being "strapped down to the bed"

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Joined: 04/19/11
Posts: 257

Name/Age : Jenn / 30

How far along: 32W 6D

Baby name: Jonathan Cyril Richard or Emma Joy Margret

What kind of birth are you planning for: Natural

What have you done/ have left to do in nursery: Wash a few things, but a few more peices of clothes - but baby is staying in our room the first few months. After June, we will still have to set up Baby's room (currently it is DH work shop LOL)

Upcoming Showers: Not that I know of. Most of my friends are in another town and I have no family here. I work by myself...so unless my boss is planning something (but I can't see that happening)

Major or minor pg pains: Sciatic nerve pains, troubles getting off the couch and just a general feeling large. Don't feel attractive at all anymore. The blues. I just feel Blah. and Dh is always asking whats wrong. and I tell jhim nothing but he keeps asking (He just wants to help) but by the 4th time it makes me cry. I know that isn't his intention and I feel bad for him.

Exciting news to share: Enjoying our hypnobabies course Smile

Most ridiculous pg/newborn advice you have been given: Just take the drugs! I'm kinda tired of hearing that over and over again from women who think I am niave to want a natural birth. Seeing as this is my first, and I have never experienced it I am apparently completely clueless as what to expect. I have been watching a few hypnobirthing videos of first time moms to help bring my confidence back.

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Joined: 07/28/11
Posts: 334

Name/Age : Heidi, 38

How far along: 34 weeks on Saturday!

Baby name: Emilie Claire Leonor (but that could still change)

What kind of birth are you planning for: Hospital with epidural.

What have you done/ have left to do in nursery: Everything is left to do. She'll be sharing a room with her 10-year old sister and we've done nothing to prepare yet. It'll be a few months before she moves in so I'm in no hurry. She'll be in our room in a bassinet to start with.

Upcoming Showers: None, but I didn't expect one as this is my 3rd and I already have one of each gender.

Major or minor pg pains: Ugh, you name it, I got it. Vertigo, insomnia, pressure down below, tons of BH contractions that stop me from moving at times, up all night peeing, restless legs at night, back pain, boob pain, headaches, heartburn, swollen feet/ankles and the list goes on.

Exciting news to share: This pregnancy is almost done! LOL I'm sure I'll miss being pregnant because this is the last time I ever will be, but I just can't wait to start feeling normal again. Oh, and my little guy is turning 8 on Tuesday!

Most ridiculous pg/newborn advice you have been given: Nothing really. But I'm with Lindsay, if anyone tried, they'd probably regret it. Wink

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Joined: 12/30/06
Posts: 496

Name/Age : Heidi/29

How far along: 35 weeks...woot!

Baby name: Finn Hudson

What kind of birth are you planning for: hospital. love my doc, love the hospital and all their staff!

What have you done/ have left to do in nursery: still need to decide on bedding, that's about it!

Upcoming Showers: not that I know of

Major or minor pg pains: hips KILL at night, the heartburn is still pretty bad, and I just get fatigued very easily

Exciting news to share: Found out yesterday that he is now head down! Yay!

Most ridiculous pg/newborn advice you have been given: Thankfully, that all kind of went by the wayside once I had more kids than everyone in my family and circle of friends Smile

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Joined: 04/12/05
Posts: 414

Name/Age : Jen, 34

How far along: 34 weeks 4 days

Baby name: ??????

What kind of birth are you planning for: Hospital, epidural, vaginal

What have you done/ have left to do in nursery: Well since I already have a baby in the "nursery" I will have to move her into big sisters room and make room for the new baby in the nursery. I haven't done anything in preparation. I need to wash clothes, buy a new infant car seat, etc.

Upcoming Showers: Only the ones I take in the morning. lol

Major or minor pg pains: Hips hurting in the night

Exciting news to share:Getting a good tax return. Family is healthy and happy! Smile

Most ridiculous pg/newborn advice you have been given: Don't know that I have been given any since I have BTDT.

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Joined: 09/24/11
Posts: 55

Name/Age : Jessica/26

How far along: 32 weeks 1 day

Baby name: Mason Fred

What kind of birth are you planning for: hospital, vaginal, epidural

What have you done/ have left to do in nursery: I have done very little. We got a bassinet and lots of clothes as hand-me-downs from my sister, but other than that, we haven't really bought anything.

Upcoming Showers: This upcoming Saturday, February 11th, and a 3rd one at some point. I'm so stoked, it should be fun!

Major or minor pg pains: I haven't had very many major pains lately, I feel lucky but I know I'll get bigger and more uncomfortable. Right now just heartburn, back pain, sciatic pain, and it's hard to get off the couch when I've been laying for a little while! Smile

Exciting news to share: So far, so good! I have had a fairly event-free pregnancy and I absolutely love feeling him move!

Most ridiculous pg/newborn advice you have been given: I'm not sure if any of the the advice I've been given has been ridiculous really, it just seems like people think that whatever they decided to do with meds during delivery, feeding, diapering, insert any other baby-related decision here, was the only way to go and that I'm crazy to consider alternatives. I know everyone has good intentions, it's just hard to gain confidence in any of these decisions as a new mom with so many strong opinions out there.

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Joined: 09/11/11
Posts: 126

Name/Age : Dee, will be 34 next month

How far along: 34 weeks

Baby name: It's a secret!

What kind of birth are you planning for: in hospital with epidural

What have you done/ have left to do in nursery: no nursery, we don't know what we will be doing when it is time to move little girl out of our bedroom, but we are starting her out in the pack and play bassinet next to our bed. DH has been a very busy bee getting our room ready--he just installed a new floor in there (will be finishing up the moulding today), and will be putting together a new dresser this weekend! I'm looking forward to finally setting some stuff up, like the bassinet. I've washed clothes, but still need to get everything else ready!

Upcoming Showers: had one! I was so surprised, cried and everything! I really wasn't expecting anything b.c I have no real family, but DH's family came to the rescue and set me up with practically everything I need! I was so touched!

Major or minor pg pains: really, REALLY bad hip pain at night. I can't sleep for more than 2 hours at a time. I have to move from the bed, onto the couch, flipping sides, then about 4am I get up and go sit on the computer until it calms down and I get tired again, then I try going back into the bed. It is awful, but I guess I now know what it will be like being up with the baby all night Smile

Exciting news to share: I am on my 3rd cold for this pregnancy, yay! Ok, that's not exciting...

Most ridiculous pg/newborn advice you have been given: Not sure if it is ridiculous, but I called the hospital to schedule a tour and take some classes and all of the classes are booked--the next one is on my due date, which is a bit too late! I've had a couple people ask me if I'm taking classes at my hospital and when I said no, they gasped and said I NEEDED to get into a class! I mean, I've read so much on the topics of labor and delivery, and infant care, I think I'll be fine. In the hospital, I know the nurses help you every step of the way anyway, but I understand what to expect from hearing my friends' stories. Once we come home, DH's SIL and one of my friends have offered any help I may need (and they both have LOs they are currently taking care of). Or am I being naive?

socalmama's picture
Joined: 07/28/11
Posts: 334

"StarGazer78" wrote:

Most ridiculous pg/newborn advice you have been given: Not sure if it is ridiculous, but I called the hospital to schedule a tour and take some classes and all of the classes are booked--the next one is on my due date, which is a bit too late! I've had a couple people ask me if I'm taking classes at my hospital and when I said no, they gasped and said I NEEDED to get into a class! I mean, I've read so much on the topics of labor and delivery, and infant care, I think I'll be fine. In the hospital, I know the nurses help you every step of the way anyway, but I understand what to expect from hearing my friends' stories. Once we come home, DH's SIL and one of my friends have offered any help I may need (and they both have LOs they are currently taking care of). Or am I being naive?

You will be fine. And since you're planning on having a epidural, you won't need to focus too much on breathing through the pain of the contractions since you most likely won't feel the worst of it. There are plenty of videos and information online on how to properly do it just in case. And you're right, the nurses will help you. I took the class with DD and never breathed the way I was taught because I felt like an idiot doing it, LOL.

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Joined: 04/12/05
Posts: 414

"StarGazer78" wrote:

Name/Age : Dee, will be 34 next month

Major or minor pg pains: really, REALLY bad hip pain at night. I can't sleep for more than 2 hours at a time. I have to move from the bed, onto the couch, flipping sides, then about 4am I get up and go sit on the computer until it calms down and I get tired again, then I try going back into the bed. It is awful, but I guess I now know what it will be like being up with the baby all night Smile

Seriously this sounds like I wrote this! This is EXACTLY what happens to me. Flipping side to side, can't sleep more than 2 hrs, peeing MANY times in the night. Coming down to the recliner, etc etc. Smile

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Joined: 02/17/09
Posts: 386

"socalmama" wrote:

You will be fine. And since you're planning on having a epidural, you won't need to focus too much on breathing through the pain of the contractions since you most likely won't feel the worst of it. There are plenty of videos and information online on how to properly do it just in case. And you're right, the nurses will help you. I took the class with DD and never breathed the way I was taught because I felt like an idiot doing it, LOL.

I agree you will be fine. I didn't take the hospital birth classes when I was pregnant with my first. I just didn't think it would be that helpful, and I would rather check out all the books at the library and study up on my own. I did take a breastfeeding class at the hospital (just one evening for 2 hours) and it was helpful, plus they gave us all kinds of reference materials to look at later when I had questions.

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Joined: 09/11/11
Posts: 126

Thanks Heidi and Amanda. I would have liked to take the BFing class as well, but of course that one was full too. I'm going to ask what the process is of talking to a lactation consultant in the hospital after giving birth when I go for the hospital tour. I tell ya, I learned a lot just watching educational videos on youtube about it!

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Joined: 02/17/09
Posts: 386

"StarGazer78" wrote:

Thanks Heidi and Amanda. I would have liked to take the BFing class as well, but of course that one was full too. I'm going to ask what the process is of talking to a lactation consultant in the hospital after giving birth when I go for the hospital tour. I tell ya, I learned a lot just watching educational videos on youtube about it!

the LC will definitely help you get started correctly with breastfeeding while you're still in the hospital. the most important thing is getting a proper latch. just be ready for her to manhandle your boobs and be all up in your space! Smile (at least that was my experience, but it was helpful since i wasn't realizing that DS's latch was too shallow and causing more pain and potential problems down the road.) she will probably have materials she can give you to take home too, and usually there are LCs available by phone or even for home visits later if challenges or questions come up.

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Joined: 07/28/11
Posts: 334

My sister is a LC in Las Vegas. She'll be coming down to check on me since I haven't done this in a while. Wink