32 week appt and updates

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32 week appt and updates

My 32 week appt was pretty uneventful. I actually thought they would check me again since I had been having contractions, but my doctor wasn't there and I saw her PA who isn't as proactive as my doctor. She usually brushes everything off as normal. I go back on August 24th and then Sept. 7th for an u/s to make sure baby is head down and to determine how much she weighs. After that I will go weekly.

Saturday morning I woke up and had a sudden urge to pack mine and the baby's hospital bag. The baby's bag is packed, but I still need to pack a couple more things in mine. I mentioned it to my childbirth instructor and she said to pay attention to those urges because most of the time our intuition will tell us that it's getting close. I packed my bag with DS at 30 weeks and had him 4 weeks later so maybe that will mean I will be having her in 4 weeks! :eek: I am so not ready yet!

After class on Saturday, I visited my grandpa. He is home now and they have called hospice in. He was sleeping most of the time I was there, but he woke up for the last 30 minutes of my visit and I could tell he is in so much pain. He told me that if he died today, he would be a happy man. He's not eating at all and the hospice nurse told us realistically he has maybe 1-2 weeks left. I can't believe he is fading so fast. I have been praying that he would make it to meet Sophia, but I don't think that is going to happen. He's the man that I thought would never die. The reality of everything really hit me last night and I just sat in the bathroom alone bawling. Sad The next couple of weeks are probably going to be hard for me.

In other news, yesterday was my 30th birthday!!! Smile

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Happy belated Birthday!!!

When you start getting on your hands and knees 9 months pregnant cleaning the floors like I did with DS, you know that it is getting really close. LOL. Glad you got mostly everything packed. Sounds like you are getting close. I haven't had that urge yet.

Sorry to hear about your Grandpa.. mine passed away when I was 12 weeks pregnant and that was really hard! It always seems like when there is new life, there is also death. You never really know how long someone might live.Hopefully you can find some peace in it!
I'm hoping I didn't word this all wrong. It's a very tough topic!

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"blondiess4u" wrote:

Sorry to hear about your Grandpa.. mine passed away when I was 12 weeks pregnant and that was really hard! It always seems like when there is new life, there is also death. You never really know how long someone might live.Hopefully you can find some peace in it!
I'm hoping I didn't word this all wrong. It's a very tough topic!

That is so true about how when there is new life, there is also death. My sister was very pregnant with my niece last year when our grandmother passed away. So it feels like the cycle is just starting all over again! I find comfort in knowing that he will no longer be in pain, but it's still so hard losing him. I have always been close to him and my greatest childhood memories all involve him. Thank you for your words of comfort! Smile

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Happy birthday! And congrats on graduating to your thirties :)!

I'm sorry about your grandpa :(. There's just never a good time to lose a loved one, but it always feels like it happens at the worst time.

Hurry up and pack those bags mama, but if possible keep her in 4 weeks and 4 days :).

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Happy belated birthday!!!

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Welcome to your thirties... Once you get over the initial hump, they are awesome! I sort of freaked at first though. Smile

Sounds like your appt went well. I've been wanting to get my bag packed too... Maybe I should get on that.

I'm still so sorry to hear about your grandpa. I was super close to mine growing up & losing him was hard. I was so thankful for the time to say proper good byes. I pray you & he can find peace in the situation.