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Bag packed?:
If not, when will you?:
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Joined: 02/29/12
Posts: 627

Name: Marissa

Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: November 24, 34 weeks and 7 days
Are you working?: No
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave:
Most recent appt: Tuesday 10/16 check up, Wednesday 10/17, last sonogram!
What did it entail: Strep B & HIV Test at the check up, along with an internal because baby is so low (no dilation), and the last sonogram was to check the placenta, fluids (which were all good) and baby's weight!
Next appt: Tuesday, 10/23
what does it entail: Just routine weekly check up
Bag packed?: YEP! just did it last night, was going to wait until end up october, but i have stuff ready so why not!
If not, when will you?:
Any signs of labor?: No
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: Nothing
Anything else you want to add: I have to learn how to savour these last few weeks of being pregnant because I feel really blessed that I've had such a great experience wtih my first pregnancy. I love having her with me at all times and feeling her move, and i'm enjoying these easier moments before life gets totally different (not that those times won't be wonderful too), but I think i need to stop and smell the roses instead of saying "i can't wait" all the time Smile

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Joined: 06/06/07
Posts: 639

Name: Harmony

Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: 36 weeks 4 days
Are you working?: No
Most recent appt: Yesterday
What did it entail: cervical check, ultrasound, NST, GBS test
Next appt: Next week Thursday
what does it entail: Just a regular check Smile
Bag packed?: No :oops:
If not, when will you?: Um, soon? :oops:
Any signs of labor?: Nothing recently, but a few weeks ago some major BHs
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: When I get closer I'll probably do some of the fun old wives' tales just to pass the time
Anything else you want to add: DH and I were talking last night about how different it feels this time getting closer to the due date. Last time we could think of nothing but baby the whole time, but this time we have so much going on with life that it just doesn't feel like we've got a baby coming in the next few weeks. It's a bit weird-feeling.

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Joined: 08/26/07
Posts: 14483

Name: Jackie

Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you:
I am 36+2 today. EDD is the 14th, but I've got until the 28th.
Are you working?: No.
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave:
Most recent appt:
Yesterday!
What did it entail: Since it was my 36 week appt, I had the GBS swap. I love my practice - she only swabbed part of my vagina because as she said "baby won't come out of your butt." Lol When feeling for baby's position I told her where the head, butt, legs, etc all were (Zoe is currently breech). She didn't believe me (Zoe isn't a big kiddo judging by how easily she flips still and MW feeling estimates) until she brought out the doppler and what she thought was the butt started hiccuping! I had a good laugh. She's not concerned one bit that Zoe isn't head down right now. Everything looks great though.
Next appt: Wednesday (10/24).
what does it entail: Since I am a seeking a VBAC and Zoe is head down, I do have to see an OB so I can get a quick u/s to make sure all is okay. Thankfully they don't trust weight estimates at all. They just want double check position and to make sure she's not engaging a leg or butt if she's still breech, and to check my scar real quick.
Bag packed?: Nope. I know I'm no where near labor right now. lol
If not, when will you?: I have it on my calendar to pack next week. Maybe I will; more apt to wait another week. I do have my list so it's not like it'll take long. I'll at least start washing all of my nursing stuff, my "going down" clothes, mama cloth, etc.
Any signs of labor?: Nope! Smile
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: Right now I'm just doing exercises to keep my uterus and pelvic muscles properly lined and evenly stretched. Should help give her the encouragement to flip back easily and once head down settle down some. I'm also listening to my hypnobabies VBAC tracks which is full of positive affirmations and hypnosis to get baby to settle head down and choose her birth day.
Anything else you want to add: My lodge has started! YAY! (link in siggy)

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Joined: 08/18/08
Posts: 114

Name: Heather

Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: 35 weeks (11/22)
Are you working?: yes
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave: Last day of my in home daycare will be Fri. 11/16
Most recent appt: 10/11
What did it entail: nothing special-just my 34 week appt
Next appt: 10/25 & 11/6
what does it entail: 10/25 will be my 36 wk ck and 11/6 is yet another u/s to estimate size
Bag packed?: nope
If not, when will you?: Probably while I'm laboring at home-I typically have long labors
Any signs of labor?: nada
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: nothing
Anything else you want to add: sorry i haven't been around much- i have been lurking but, not really typing. my laptop does this annoying thing where the cursor jumps around and i have to keep correcting what i've typed.

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Joined: 02/29/12
Posts: 627

Heather - my computer does the same thing and i have a best friend that is a huge techy -he insists that the mouse is ultra sensitive and if you are typing and your hands slightly graze the mouse pad that is what happens - he suggests to just try and keep your hands as far away from the mouse or hold them up higher when typing. i try this, and it's been working, i still have the occasional time where my hands graze it and i get the cursor to jump and it's SOOO aggrivating..... but it's better since i'm aware of why its happening

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Joined: 04/04/12
Posts: 742

Name: Claire
Pregnant: Yes
Due date/how far along are you: Dec. 5th/ 33 weeks 2 days
Are you working?: Yes, full time
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave: Whenever I go into labor
Most recent appt: On Tuesday
What did it entail: Weight gain up 2 lbs in one week (13 lbs total): BP was great: Still Anemic: Baby is head down, but slighty posterior: They talked to me about my diet and eating more red meat or something to get my iron up.
Next appt: Halloween
what does it entail: Another check up of the usual stuff
Bag packed?: Nope, but I do have the baby's bag packed so that counts for something right?
If not, when will you?: I don't know. Probably not until I go into labor. Smile
Any signs of labor?: I had some slight spotting this week and some crampy sensations in the evening, but I don't think it means a thing.
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: I still need baby to cook so nothing yet!
Anything else you want to add: I HATE HEARTBURN!

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Joined: 07/27/03
Posts: 340

"harmonybear" wrote:

Name: Harmony

Anything else you want to add: DH and I were talking last night about how different it feels this time getting closer to the due date. Last time we could think of nothing but baby the whole time, but this time we have so much going on with life that it just doesn't feel like we've got a baby coming in the next few weeks. It's a bit weird-feeling.

I know how you feel Harmony! I am still amazed I will be holding and caring for a newborn soon. Life can calm down please. My dad recently had heart surgery and then had an emergency trip back to the hospital and spent about 5-6 days there and now my mom is having part of her lung removed and tested for cancer next week. On top of the normal I already have a crazy 4 year old and a 6 year old.

It is weird!

rmc
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Joined: 07/27/03
Posts: 340

Name: Robin
Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: 33.5 weeks
Are you working?: juggling work and life yes.
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave: either when I go into labor or when planned c-section.
Most recent appt: will be today
What did it entail: not sure yet
Next appt: 2 weeks
what does it entail: not sure
Bag packed?: nope
If not, when will you?: in a couple weeks I suppose
Any signs of labor?:a few BH type otherwise now.
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: nothing yet
Anything else you want to add: Like Harmony said, life is pretty crazy right now with work and both of my parents having health issues. On Sunday-Monday I spent the night in cardiac ICU with my dad. Will I and am I really ready for life with a newborn? But am definitely getting ready physically, I thnk she is a big baby. I do get worried sometimes that something will go wrong.

Joined: 12/11/02
Posts: 485

Postpartum
Baby's weight at birth: 2 pounds 12 ouncnes
Baby's weight now: 7 pounds 7 ounces (dealing with fluid retention so I am not sure what exactly his weight is being it goes up and down so much..)
General baby update: Eating like a champ (up to 58 mls every 3 hours), dealing with fluid retention and o2 issues
Pic: I need to get some more up on my flickr I recently took a whole bunch
How is your recovery going: Really hitting hard now with the NICU time. A few days ago I was crying about everything and anything. That was 77 days in and I know he needs to be there but I am just tired you know. Otherwise just getting ready to go have some perm bc done next Wednesday which is good but sad at the same time
How was/is your hospital stay:
How is everyone adjusting: see above about the NICU/crying
How is it going losing the baby weight?: I appear to be loosing it but I don't feel like it. Still feel really fat.
Anything else you want to add: Sorry I am only here off and on. Life is just crazy and tiring at the moment.

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Joined: 01/09/11
Posts: 272

Name:Tiffany
Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: 38 +1, 11/1 is edd, but c sec 10/25
Are you working?: Was until Doc said I shouldn't. Only had 3 days left anyway.
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave: Monday.
Most recent appt: Today ( see post)
What did it entail:
Next appt:
what does it entail:Cervical check, no change since I was in L&D 2 days ago.
Bag packed?: nope
If not, when will you?: today or tomorrow (I've said that everyday this week!)
Any signs of labor?: yes was contracting every 3 mins until L&D stopped them.
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: Had a subway tuna sandwhich with lots of jalepenos and although I don't want to, I'm asking dh to order pizza tonight! Either way I have 6 days until scheduled c sec.
Anything else you want to add: I want him out now!!! Sad to know this is my last however Sad

Joined: 07/07/08
Posts: 325

Name:Emily
PregnantYes
Due date/how far along are you:34 w 5 d
Are you working?:Yes
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave:November 16th is my last day
Most recent appt:Today
What did it entail:NST, and regular follow up
Next appt:Tues, 23rd
what does it entail:NST, and regular follow up
Bag packed?:They baby's bag is packed. Unless I have a bad NST I won't pack my bag until the night before my c-section so November 18th
If not, when will you?:
Any signs of labor?:None at all, I sit on the monitors twice a week and I haven't had a single contraction.
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going:nothing
Anything else you want to add:I think I am more excited about going on my maternity leave then anything. I am ready to not have to be at work for a while.

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Joined: 02/23/08
Posts: 1181

Name: Beth
Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: 35 weeks, due 11/23
Are you working?: All day, everyday (SAHM)
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave:
Most recent appt: Last Fri. at 34 weeks
What did it entail: BP, Fundal height, Doppler, flu shot
Next appt: Next Fri, the 26th (36 weeks)
what does it entail: The standard, plus GBS swab, cervical check, baby's position check, and repeat HIV test (Does anyone else have this done twice?)
Bag packed?: No
If not, when will you?: Probably next week. It'll be nice having one less thing to do even though I'm not expecting any early action.
Any signs of labor?: No contractions, but I have been having a lot of pressure with sharp pain down there.
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: Nothing
Anything else you want to add: I am still soooo tired! I took a 2 hour nap today!

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Joined: 03/12/12
Posts: 1973

Name: Kierstin
Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: 35 and 2, Nov. 21
Are you working?: all day every day... Sahm
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave: wish i could lol
Most recent appt: this past Tue.... Was my 35 week appt
What did it entail: spec exam (didnt actually check me because of the fact that we were concerned that I was starting to rupture), GBS test, heart rate cgeck (baby's), and fundal height check. Now 3-4 weeks behind.
Next appt: this Wed.... 36 week
what does it entail: reg check up, maybe getting checked
Bag packed?: all of them. Ive had wee dudes packed for a while, but got a sudden urge that i had to get mine and DHs done now.
If not, when will you?:
Any signs of labor?: same old same old. Still contracting, sharp pains in my cervix, and more discharge.
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: nothing. Just no longer too concerned about not doing too much or watching my contractions. Just waiting for the real thing to start at this point.
Anything else you want to add: Im not sure what I did, or if its pregnancy related, but it feels like I pulled my groin muscle gunning down the inside of my right leg. Itstarted yesterday, but is just getting worse. It hurts to walk, to try to lift that leg, and to try to bring my legs together. I have noticed that when i get up to walk i am getting more contractions and sharp pain and pressure in my cervix.

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Joined: 07/04/07
Posts: 1159

Name: Shauna
Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: 11/29/ 34w2d
Are you working?: Yes
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave: I will start maternity leave on Nov 8th when I fly out to wait for baby to come.
Most recent appt: Oct 16th
What did it entail: HR check, position check and that's about it.
Next appt: Nov 1st
what does it entail: I'm not too sure...
Bag packed?: Not yet.
If not, when will you?: I'm going to start working on it this weekend.
Any signs of labor?: I don't think so... a lot of pressure in the evening though.
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: I don't think I will do too much to purposely start labor
Anything else you want to add: I'm starting to get freaked out about how little time I have before I have to leave town.

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Joined: 06/15/02
Posts: 1033

Name: Belinda
Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: 10/30 38 weeks 4 days
Are you working?: no
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave:
Most recent appt: past Wed
What did it entail: cervical check (still 3 cm)
Next appt: none! induction on Tues Smile
what does it entail:
Bag packed?: pretty much
If not, when will you?:
Any signs of labor?: contractions on and off, upset stomach
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: not much. Did some walking and tried nipple stimulation.
Anything else you want to add: I have such mixed feelings. Part of me can't wait for this baby to be here but since it's my last one, part of me is a little sad at the pregnancy ending as well.

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Joined: 01/27/10
Posts: 158

Name: tara
Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: 37 weeks plus 6 days
Are you working?: no, stay at home mom
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave:
Most recent appt: last friday
What did it entail: told my midwife my fears regarding tearing and labor. she talked me through it and said second deliveries are usually half the time and don't usually result in as much tearing. i also had post-partum depression with my first son and we talked about going on zoloft following the birth. i also plan to breastfeed. taking medication has been something i have debated for some time.
Next appt: next thursday
what does it entail: same
Bag packed?: no, but should
If not, when will you?: tomorrow?
Any signs of labor?: yes, wrote about it in another post
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: nothing, trying to keep baby in for now
Anything else you want to add: i am feeling excited and nervous to meet the new baby!

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Joined: 01/27/10
Posts: 158

kier, do you think the baby can be putting pressure on a nerve or something? i hope you get some relief.

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Joined: 03/12/12
Posts: 1973

"augustbaby2010" wrote:

kier, do you think the baby can be putting pressure on a nerve or something? i hope you get some relief.

Thats what they are thinking. I have found some stretching positions that seem to help relieve some, of the pain..gets him to move a bit. So, for now Im just going to have to deal with it till he comes out. Which, im thinking may be sooner than later. We shall see

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Joined: 04/07/12
Posts: 2094

Name: Erin
Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: December 5, but having c-section November 28 if he doesn't arrive sooner.
Are you working?: Yes
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave: November 27 is my first day off.
Most recent appt: September sometime
What did it entail:Measuring my tummy, describing next few appointments, asking if everything was normal. Typical weigh in... I'm not sure I want to know any more.
Next appt: October 31
what does it entail: Last sonogram, measuring baby, probably cervical check
Bag packed?: Yes- Somewhat in progress still
If not, when will you?:
Any signs of labor?: Lots of contractions but nothing consistent
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: Waiting two more weeks before starting anything.
Anything else you want to add: Just uncomfortable, starting to get hormonal for no apparent reason, panic attacks, lots of on and off nesting...

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Joined: 08/14/10
Posts: 215

Name: natalie
Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: 35wks + 3days
Are you working?: SAHM
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave:
Most recent appt: 10/12
What did it entail: Flu shot, fundal height, doppler, BP
Next appt: 10/25 - appt with OB then appt with MFM
what does it entail: OB- all the regular stuff plus GBS swab, cervical check MFM- U/S, will be my last one as long as everything looks good.
Bag packed?: not yet
If not, when will you?: going to try to get it done this week
Any signs of labor?: nope
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: nothing
Anything else you want to add: At my last OB appt, she told me that she doesn't think that I will make it to my due date. I developed HELLP syndrome with my son, so she thinks that my blood pressure will start to act up soon. I have been monitoring it at home and it has been fine (my normal is about 100/60). I have also been coughing for the past 4 weeks and then it turned into a sinus infection. I am on antibiotics, but they aren't doing much. I am allergic to Erythromycin so I can't take a z-pac which would be more effective. I am so tired of coughing! Sorry I haven't been posting!

Joined: 08/11/11
Posts: 262

Name: Erin
Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: 11/5 / 38 weeks!
Are you working?: Yes
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave: Next Monday, 10/29. Can't wait!!
Most recent appt: Tuesday last week
What did it entail: normal checkup - and got a cervical check (1-2cm, 30-40%)
Next appt:tomorrow afternoon for my 38 weeks checkup
what does it entail: same, hoping to find out I've made more progress
Bag packed?: mostly
If not, when will you?:
Any signs of labor?: yes, contractions and a lot of them! think i lost my plug late last week, feeling like he's dropping even lower since it's getting really hard to waddle around, much less walk kind of normally!
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: Nothing yet, except a bit of walking. Trying to convince DH that we need to DTD Wink About willing to consider other options since I'm feeling really ready now. Am going to ask the doctor to strip my membranes tomorrow, too.
Anything else you want to add: I woke up today with horrible allergies! I'm sneezing and blowing my nose so much I think my water might break!! (here's hoping, haha!)

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Joined: 07/16/06
Posts: 433

I know I'm so super late with this but better late than never right!!!

Name: Angela
Due date/how far along are you: 35 weeks
Are you working?: no, but I have a 5 year old so I might as well be XD
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave: I don't think professional moms get that Blum 3
Most recent appt: Oct 17th
What did it entail: talking, a while lotta nothing pretty much.
Next appt: Oct 31st - Halloween!!
what does it entail: Strep B, I'll be 37 weeks at the time. I doubt they'll check if I'm starting to dilate or anything.
Bag packed?: Nope
If not, when will you?: I've been thinking about this a lot - maybe this weekend, I know I need to get on it!
Any signs of labor?: Some BH and weird pms like cramping but nothing other than that.
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: I'd like my little turkey to bake a little longer, at least until Nov 17th-ish, so nothing!
Anything else you want to add: I know I've been MIA as of lately, things have been hectic around here!

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Joined: 03/04/12
Posts: 261

Name: Renee
Pregnant
Due date/how far along are you: 35w1d
Are you working?: maternity leave started September 14th
If so, When do you plan to start maternity leave:
Most recent appt: Friday Oct. 19th
What did it entail: just regular appointment..baby is head down, hb was 159bpm, i have nasty carpal tunnel in both hands that is gettig worse and worse (hence i am not around anymore....hurts too much...)
Next appt: Nov 1
what does it entail: GBS test and an internal. weee!
Bag packed?: baby's is packed, mine isn't
If not, when will you?: my baby shower is this friday, so saturday i am packing it
Any signs of labor?: nope
What, if anything, are you doing to get things going: bouncy ball... we start sex next week again.. its been a long two months without
Anything else you want to add: