The Caboose

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The Caboose

I have been meaning for a few weeks to begin a pregnancy journal as I had one with Abby, and it is still here on page 8! How neat!

I am approximately 22 weeks pregnant, my ticker is a few days off as the doctor and u/s people keep changing my edd. :roll: The edd as of Monday is, 04/05/06.

This entire pregnancy has been a rollercoaster of sickness and emotional upheaval.

I have had the worst bout of m/s ever!!!! I've never had it with my previous pregnancies so it was a surprise to endure. :puke: In fact, I still :puke: at night occasionally.

I didn't start a journal before as I didn't know if the baby was healthy or not. We had to see a genetic counselor and go for an amnio in London, Ontario as the #'s for DS came back a bit high. The two week wait was the longest in my life.

Thankfully, last Tuesday the gc called and told me that the baby is totally healthy....huge relief....prayed so very hard.

I am also getting married in 16 days. :shock: When Rob proposed to me I laughed at him. It took him several hours to convince me he was serious. :biglaugh:

We are having a small church wedding, buffet dinner, and a dance....70 people....nice, small, intimate gathering.

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Here is an u/s pic from 14 weeks. The next u/s is scheduled for December 12th.

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I just realized that it is only 15 days until the wedding. :shock: Wow.

Today I have been so tired and I was sick again last night. :banghead:

The bean is moving more and more though, especially when I am laying down. It still amazes me to see my belly move up and down. :love10:

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Let's see it is has been a few weeks since I updated this journal.

I have to have yet another u/s on January 16th. I didn't drink enough water for the tech to get complete pictures of the spleen and stomache areas. There is also a bright spot on the left side of the heart but the tech told me about this on the 12th of December and she said, "I have seen this before, don't worry about it." :shock:

Other than that, I have been feeling not so bad. On the 23rd I was having early labour contractions....shame, just what I need. Thank goodness it was brief and it stopped.

I have asked Stacey to accompany me to the u/s as dh has been to three and has had enough I think. :biglaugh: I believe she will go, considering she is pg now too! :woohoo:

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Yesterday I had Braxton Hicks contractions once again!!!! They were so intense. Today I am feeling better.

I am almost 6 months pg and still not wearing maternity clothes. :biglaugh: I definitely look pg though, just one of those things I guess.

Marg told me on Friday that Erin is pg too! She is due in August as well as Stace! I think it is neat that Erin is pg and due four months after me, as Emma is four months younger than Abby, although she looks one year older than my itty bitty. :biglaugh:

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I wish I could post on the April board!!!! It is so irritating! Each time I go there, the entire board is slow to load and opening threads takes forever!!! It is the only board on PO that does this for me. I did every thing that Missy suggested..... :dontknow:

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My doctor's office called this afternoon to inform me that I couldn't get an appt with Dr. Rutledge. :sad11: She is my fave OB/GYN ever. She is away for January, February and March, gee do you think that is why? :roll: However, I have an appt with Dr. Ghazarian on February 1st, he is the OB who delivered Abby's placenta. :biglaugh: He was on call the night she was born but since he was 20 minutes late for the delivery, he didn't catch her, as the nurse did.

All of these appts that I have coming up, January 16th, 4th u/s, January 19th, regular pg check-up at my doctor's office, and of course Feburary 1st with Dr. Ghazarian.....wow.

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I am catching a cold, my throat and ears are very sore. Dh has a cold so I am blaming him for my ailments. :eekout:

I went to the city yesterday for a pamper day, had my highlights done, and a nail fill. Smile

Baby is growing and moving lots, and lots of pressure on my bladder, gotta love that.

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Once again, I tried the April 06' board and I made two posts, and the freaking computer froze both times and I had to re-start. :banghead: I don't know what to do. :sad11:

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Today the caboose wasn't moving much at all....I was stressing big time and then dh came in the door. The lil' cabby obviously knows his/her dada's voice because all of a sudden there was a ton of movement. *phew*

I am getting nervous about my appt with Dr. G on February 1st....Jill tells me he has no bedside manner and you are rushed in and out. Oh happy joy.

If I don't feel comfortable with him, I will request another OB/GYN, don't mess with this hormonal pg lady. :biglaugh:

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Just doing a c&p from my pregnancy journal when I was approximately 28 weeks with Abby, kind of interesting.

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I turned 28 weeks yesterday!!!! Woo-hoo!!!! Tomorrow I have a dr appt and I have a feeling I gained some poundage. I don't think the dr will be too thrilled with that. Hopefully my blood pressure is down and no meds for me..........

I am showing alot more and major movement yesterday!!! Not as much today but I know as soon as I lay down to sleep, the little bean will start rocking!!!!!
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I have to remember to buy bottled water today for my u/s tomorrow. I can't wait to drink it! ROFL

I emailed Stacey last night to tell her she doesn't have to go with me as they only let the support person in for the last 15 minutes or so. She has to work at 7pm tomorrow night and I don't want her cutting up her afternoon to go.

More Braxton Hicks contractions yesterday......

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28 weeks+ 5 days officially....

Tonight I had lots of stretching cramps, baby is getting bigger but I am still wearing normal clothing. :eekout:

I bought my water today, I will have to begin my water regime at noonish.....

Will post pics of the u/s when I get home in the late afternoon.

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Well, this baby has a big head, eh? Lol This was the fourth u/s to date, I really hope this is it, as I cannot hold pee for that long ever again. :shock: It was quick as they had to get a few more shots of the face but all is well. This bean is lying transverse, Abby was too.

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Forgot to add a 28 week + 6 day belly shot...

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I had to reschedule my appt today with the doctor as the weather here is quite snowy.....rescheduled for Friday at Noon.

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29 weeks + 6 days....

I had my gestational diabetes test on Monday and they called yesterday to inform me that I failed. :sad11: I had no idea. I have only gained 10 pounds and I haven't had any symptoms. I shouldn't be surprised I guess, considering this pg has been a roller coaster of events.

I have an appt at noon in the city to see the doctor. I am not sure what the next step is. :dontknow:

My mom is coming with me as dh has pnumonia and will be home with Abby and be here when Hunter comes home from school. I have an awful cold and I hope the doctor will give me a script. I haven't been sleeping since last Thursday night.

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Tomorrow is my first appt with the OB! I am scared as I only met him once, he is the doc who delivered Abby's placenta. :biglaugh: He didn't get there on time to catch her.....she came very quickly. The OB I wanted who delivered Hunter and provided my prenatal care with Abby is in Florida until April 1st, too late for me, eh? Smile Anyway, my sil assures me he is nice but I am always nervous seeing a new doc.

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Here I am sitting at my mom's house on her computer....mine is still in the repair shop. :sad11:

Dr. G was awesome! I was nervous over nothing! He was very professional and kind! I really liked him a lot. Biggrin

I have really low iron so I have to take iron supplements but that is all...had to have a CBC yesterday and next week I have to do the 2 hour g.d.t....oh what fun.

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32 weeks + 5 days

I would say now that my ticker is right on after my appt last week with Dr. G, who is certain my edd is April 1st, even though the u/s techs kept changing it. :banghead:

I am jealous, Stacey has an appt to see Dr. R in April! Guess you get to see an ob when you regularly see a np instead of a family doctor, much sooner. Oh well, at least I know she will like her and I am the one who told her to see her. Smile

Still have yet to head to the pharmacy for my iron pills, dreading it, dreading it.......

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I had my two hour today.....it never bothers me drinking the orange crap or the blood they take prior....it is the blood they take later on...this is when I feel sick.

I just :puke: all over my light, blue carpet in my livingroom and I cleaned it up, gagging the entire time.

Why is it that women only get sick when their dh's are away for the weekend? I will never understand. :banghead:

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Yesterday was awful. My mom stayed home from her scheduled, "alone day" to help me with the kids. I just couldn't do anything. I didn't start to feel better until late, last night. Today is better.

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33 weeks + 5 days

I had my second appointment with Dr. G this afternoon. A complete waste of time, I was only in the exam room for 15 minutes, 10 of those with the nurse. :banghead:

I lost two pounds(attributed to the fact I was sick on the weekend), fetal heart rate at 140, no problems with my pee.

After having the dreaded, gestational two hour on Friday, neither of my doctor offices have the results yet..... bah. :shock:

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34 weeks.....

Blast it! It is absolutely freezing here! I went to the grocery store this morning and I couldn't figure out why my belly was cold...turns out that the dome on my Nike jacket had come undone, therefore, I was exposing the entire store to my pg belly, isn't that a sight? :roll:

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Today at 12:00 noon, EST, I really thought I was in labour for about 20 minutes. :shock: I had semi-regular contractions and a backache. I soooooo do not need to have this bean more than 6 weeks early! I am not ready, the bean is not ready, I haven't bought a carseat yet, my bag isn't packet yet.....the list goes on.

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34 weeks + 6 days....

I had my "35" week appt with Dr. G on Wednesday, according to him I am a few days ahead....who knows? Since this pregnancy has been completely unpredictable I just go with the flow, I mean why question it? :eekout:

I gained back one of the two pounds I lost last week, so I am told the total weight gain is 15 pounds. :shock: I guess this makes sense since I haven't needed any maternity clothes this time.

I had the "swab" for Strep B from my cooch and the rectum, that was sooooooo great! I highly recommend. :roll:

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I am sooooooo freaking tired, and not just because it is 11:31pm EST!!!! This low iron is really having a negative effect on my body. I just wish I felt more alert and not so achy.

Tomorrow is Deanna's baby shower, I am not sure if I am attending or not. :? I will see how I feel in the morning after I pick up Hunter.

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35 weeks + 3 days....

I didn't go to the baby shower as we had a huge dumping of snow on Sunday! I was relieved actually. :eekout:

Answer this, do you think I should be taking out the fucking trash when I am this pregnant? I think not! :banghead: Why are men so fucking mental? It isn't that he refuses to do so, he just doesn't get the hint!!!! I know I shouldn't assume anything when it comes to the male species, but come on! Hello, your wife is pregnant!!!!! :flamethrower:

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For a few minutes I thought I was in labour...had the cramps and all....now they are gone. I am glad, I am not ready. :eekout:

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I just realized as I edited this that I am wearing the exact outfit that I had on when I posted my last belly pic in January. :roll:

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36 weeks....

The past two days I have been feeling better and not as tired.

Thursday night I was just beyond tired, and my back was killing me.

Today I went to the city and my sil cut and styled my hair at her salon, I then went and had a nail fill. I feel sooooo girly! :mrgreen:

We have names picked out!!!!! Emma, Kira, or Chloe for a girl!!!! There is no problem with the boy name, Jackson is a name we both like......I am not sure about middle names though....if we went with Emma, I would like, Emma Elizabeth Annie....and if it is a boy, Jackson William John, (William and John are my brother's first names.) Not sure if that would fly with dh though.

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I am tired again today.....I believe I will :sleep: when Abby does this afternoon.

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36 weeks + 2 days....

Well, apparently dh won't be purchasing a new mini-van until he gets another job.....bah. I had a feeling this was coming but hey that is for my private journal. :mrgreen:

I had a two hour nap!!!! I had to lock the bedroom door as Hunter and Abby kept flying into the bedroom, scaring the crap out of me....didn't eat dinner, dh made frozen pizza, for some reason the thought of that makes me :puke: today.

I just mopped the bathroom and kitchen floors, I always do this on Sunday night....definitely not nesting, just me being anal!

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36 weeks + 4 days....

Today is my official "37" week appt with Dr. G.....not sure what to expect....hopefully no internals. :puke:

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37 weeks

Well, Dr. G did do an internal but he said, "You are long and thick." :woohoo: Nothing has started yet, and the longer the better. I really want this potty training to be successful! She has been doing so well, and the longer she does it, the less she will regress....so I am hoping.

The two year old was absolutely Crazy at my parent's house tonight....it took me thirty minutes to get her coat on, she kept crying, screaming, hitting, typical behaviour for when she is tired....but I started to cry because the BH start up when she is upset like that.....I think my mom is frightened by the whole thing. :eekout:

I took them for a drive before we returned home and they both fell asleep in the car....ever try lifting a 60 pound, six year old while 37 weeks pg? You should!!!! :roll:

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37 weeks + 2 days...

Went to the mil and fil's for Jill's birthday dinner, the kids had fun.

I am feeling okay, lots of BH to keep me awake...as long as nothing happens yet. I have too much to do this week!

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and a pic of my dd who is wide awake at 11:30 at night....

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37 weeks + 4 days......38 according to Dr. G.....

This is the first night that I haven't felt normal....back ache and upper thigh cramps.....keep on baking baby..... :vibes:

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37 weeks + 5 days.....Dr. G....38 weeks + 2 days...

I had a pretty good appt yesterday, no weight gain, bp was good, urine was clear, baby is moving alot, hb was 140.....apparently last week I was a "fingertip" and he didn't even tell me that! :roll: There is no change though, still a fingertip, but long and thick. This was the first time that I have measured right on at the week I am supposed to be.

Keep on baking!

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38 weeks.....

I have had a yucky Friday.....horrible headaches today, had to take medication it was that bad. I took the kiddies to the park this afternoon and they both got stuck in the mud. :roll: Bah.

We came back home, I cleaned off the boots, redressed my mud pies and put Abby down for a nap, I fell asleep with her.

I felt better tonight but still kind of crampy and some tension left from the headache.

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More headache today....it is awful...where is dh you ask? At the mil and fil's chopping wood...why is he never here when I am in pain? :roll:

Abby is napping thank goodness.

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Finally no headaches today!!!! :woohoo: I did so much housework today, just have to mop the floors after dh and Abby retire for the evening. :sleep: Hunter is :sleep: already as school resumes tomorrow.

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38 weeks + 3 days....(39 weeks even to Dr. G)

I have my 39 week appt tomorrow! I hope nothing is happening, I still have things I need to accomplish.

On a positive note, mom and I went to London last night and I bought the baby a coming home outfit at Old Navy, it is pretty cute. I tried to take a picture of it last night but it turned out blurry. :roll:

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38 weeks + 4 days....39 weeks + 1....

I had my 39 week appt this afternoon. I fell asleep in the waiting room! How embarrassing! I had to wait for one hour which I haven't ever had to before and he wasn't on a delivery either! :googly: I even had drool running down my cheek, how classy is that? :roll:

I haven't gained any weight, bp is great, pee is clear, I have a bit of swelling but nothing to be concerned about. I have dropped, but no change in the cerix, still long and thick and closed! :woohoo: I am not ready yet.

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38 weeks + 5 days....39 weeks + 2 days....

Today was rather uneventful, feeling okay, just tired as usual.

Hoping to keep the caboose on baking.

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:banghead: double post above, eh? :roll:

39 weeks + 4 days.....39 weeks.

Friday was a pretty nasty day, for reasons I will not divulge here. I did have another headache, and I am getting concerned about the intensity of them, and for how long they last, also for the fact it is screwing my vision in my left eye. Dh also is spending the night at Scott and Jill's as he was having a few :beer: with them while he designed the new logo for the new salon. Bah.

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Another headache today, of course the one from yesterday didn't go away.......I spent three hours in bed this afternoon trying to get rid of it.

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39 weeks + 5 days.....39 weeks + 1 day...

Today I have been really busy!!!!! I vaccumed my entire house, dusted the livingroom, mopped the kitchen and bathroom floors, washed and vacuumed out the car....dh didn't even say thank-you....men. :banghead:

I took Abby and Hunter for a walk this afternoon over to my parent's house and we ended up staying for dinner as Sierra was there for a visit so the kids had a nice time playing together.

Feeling pressure tonight, this baby is constantly awake late at night......

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40 weeks.....39 weeks + 3 days....

Made it past! :woohoo: That's all I'm saying.

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