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    28w4d

    Best day this week, so far! Nausea is down and the contractions are minimal. Squishy seems to be sitting higher than usual which helps a lot, except for an increase in reflux and burping But I'll take that for a change over the constant pressure on my bladder.

    I can't wait for my doc appt on Wednesday, I'm really hoping it will ease my mind re the chances of early labour.

    I sent out the invites to our baby shower last night, and sent the registry link to the families a few days before that. Soon we will be able to start buying stuff once we have a handle on what we still need. The baby shower is set of 4 weeks time but could change if most peole can't make it. It's after my exam so I will have to work extra hard at focusing on studying.

    I have not been studying hard enough, I know it. But I still find it extremely difficult to focus. I at least passed most of my assignments. I missed the deadline on one

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    28w6d

    I'm struggling with backache, sore ribs, nausea and aching hips, on top of the still-happening contractions. At least the contractions are less regular albeit a bit more intense.

    Got our first baby gift yesterday

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    29 weeks

    So I ended up in the hospital again this morning. Last night I had quite painful period-like pains the whole night which kept me awake and so I called the doc this morning.

    Only 3 hours there this time. Contractions are still happening, even tho I thought they were easing. They were still pretty regular. The new pains seemed to ease after I got there tho, and then came back again kind-of when I got home.

    But still no effacing or dilating, ffn test was negative and no trace of amniotic fluid so there wasn't anything they could do.

    I guess this is just how it going to be until she's fully baked. It is very uncomfortable to move now, and I'm struggling to find a comfortable sleeping position in bed. I might have to sleep on the couch for the next few weeks. It seems to be the only place that doesn't give me pains in my hips, or make her kick and punch the crap out of my insides.

    Seeing the doc on Wednesday. And then its probably "you're good for 2 weeks" again.

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    29w4d

    Had a check up with the doc on Wednesday. Baby's heartbeat is still strong and steady and easy to find. He did another belly & internal u/s. Squishy is still head down so we don't have to worry about a breach baby at this stage. she doesn't seem to change that position much but I did feel her "head spin" on my bladder the other day OUCH!! He measured her head & abdomen again and she is measuring 31/32 weeks so still bigger than usual. Doc says that doesn't necessarily mean she will come early but I think she will be at least 1 week before EDD.

    And then I will never hear the end of it from my dad because he's claiming she's going to arrive on 12/16 (my grandfather's birthday) and he's still gloating because he "knew" she was a girl from the start...

    When the doc did the internal u/s he commented that there was fluid in my cervix but that it was mostly closed.... so I'm not sure of the significance of the fluid. Other than that he said everything is still looking fine and that other than the contractions there is no indication of labor in the next 2 weeks.

    So we're doing appts every 2 weeks now.

    I have noticed that the contractions get worse if i rub the belly too much, or if she is moving too much, or if I'm walking too quickly.

    We went to our first Child Birth Education class on Wednesday as well. It was really informative and exciting. I think DH really enjoyed it because our teacher was backing all her claims up with scientific studies and the websites where we could get more info. Totally up his alley I'm really looking forward to the next one.

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    29w5d
    I had to relinquish the dog park duty to DH after this morning I can't do so much bending down anymore because it triggers the contractions and makes them sorer. I'm sad to have to stop taking FurBaby because that's like "our" time and I'm going to miss out on my social mornings.... But I knew it was going to happen some time.

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    30w6d

    Was chatting to my sister on video Skype yesterday when Squishy gave a huge starfish stretch and it hurt like HELL!! I felt it on the left and right of my ribs, the left and right of my hips and straight down on my bladder. I have never felt anything like it before!
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    30w6d

    Was chatting to my sister on video Skype yesterday when Squishy gave a huge starfish stretch and it hurt like HELL!! I felt it on the left and right of my ribs, the left and right of my hips and straight down on my bladder. I have never felt anything like it before!
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    31 weeks

    9 weeks left - down to single digits!!


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    32 weeks - 8 MONTHS!!

    I almost can't believe it. It means technically I have only 5 weeks left before Squishy is "allowed" to arrive!!

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    32w2d

    Today has been sucky. Last night got into a stupid fight with DH, which ironically started because I was trying to control my temper. Went to bed not happy so I woke up depressed. Got into another argument with DH this morning before he went off to work. Cried for an hour and eventually fell back to sleep.

    On the better side of the day: I put the crib together and installed the new mattress. And now every time I go into the bedroom it makes the whole situation more real....

    Tonight is our last Birth Edu Class. Had an assignment to do but I just couldn't finish it. All the items I thought of seemed convenient or not special enough. I only found something that represents DH's energy & role in the birthing process. Oh well. It's supposed to be difficult and make you think properly.

    I totally overdid it today with the building of the crib. The stress of last night's argument and the resultant aftermath has not helped either. Contractions are pretty noticeable today, backache too.

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