Third Trimester Ramblings...EDD May 16

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Third Trimester Ramblings...EDD May 16

I'm 30 weeks pregnant with baby #2 and feel like talking about myself.

My DD Violet was born April 13, 2008. Born at home, in a tub of water, 4 days before her EDD and within 4 hours. Couldn't have asked for more.

It's been fun to go through a new pregnancy and really compare the differences. Makes me wonder if Michelle Duggar does that anymore, or if one pregnancy just blends into the next.

This baby isn't too much different than my little Violet. The only major difference is my placenta is anterior this time. It's on the left side of my belly and I know babe likes to face it, kick it, and snuggle into it. This means the biggest movements I can feel, so far, are little punchy hands at my pelvis, bladder and cervix and a tiny baby arse jutting out the top right side when s/he is trying to stretch out.

I've finally been getting things done around here, too in preparation for the birth. Organizing closets, clothing and baby things. I still haven't bought a single damn thing though. lol...maybe today. I just don't have the drive, since I have everything a baby will need. The colour of clothing doesn't matter to me really. And what else does a newborn need other than nunnies and dipes?

Will be working on my birth kit this week, pics to come. There's lots to have on hand when one pushes their baby out in the kitchen on purpose.

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It's funny how some people get offended when they are told how huge they look. I have a hundred and three pregnant friends and family right now and hear this complaint lately.

I feel the same when I'm told I look so small. Or that someone who is months behind me is just as big. Of course, when it's a single, childless dude who has no experience with pregnancy telling me that his FTM preggo sister looks bigger than me and she's 10+ weeks behind, I guess I shouldn't put too much effort into deflecting it. Lol I wanted to say that she's either just fatter than me or remind him that what fills my belly is actually baby and not just rising intestines and other organs being pushed by the uterus.

Every preggo finds something to be offended by, right? Ya, I own that. Measuring perfectly I am neither HUGE nor tiny for my gestation. I'm just right and my baby fricken rocks anyway, so what the eff ever.

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Can I just say belly mapping is hard to do when one has an anterior placenta!!! I wish I could see into my belly like that dream I had a few weeks ago. That was really convenient.

Anyhoo...a bit on babywearing. It's the hot topic of my facebook right now:

There has been a recall on the very unsafe Infantino 'bag sling'. It breaks every rule of safe babywearing. And so now this means that ALL babywearing is getting a bad wrap. This is truly sad since babies love to be right next to mama! Here's a great blog on safe babywearing and explaining a bit more about the evil bag sling:

http://www.undercovermother.net/2010/03/babywearing-real-deal-on-safety.html

And join this facebook 'virtual event' for this coming friday:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=10150119919390644&ref=mf

Off to do my Hypnobabies; starting week 3. And hopefully get some sleep between peeing and fetal hiccups.

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MAJOR TMI AHEAD:

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My arse is crying.

I just birthed a little brown baby that gave my 'ring of fire' with Violet a run for it's money.

Dammit. Hauling out the Colace before things get worse.

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TMI OVER.

Here's the beginnings of my birth stash:

-garbage bags
-my lucky bikini top
-towels
-depend undies
-chux pads
-a shower curtain
-thermometer
-iPod with my Hypnobabies on it
-Chapstick
-hand sanitizer
-Witch hazel
-garlic capsules
-Peri bottle
-Evening Primrose Oil
-Colace

Still working on the actual room. Will probably get started next week on the de-cluttering.

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I made the dining-room my b*tch the other night. I got into such a mode that I couldn't be stopped. It's pristine and beautiful and ready to welcome my new baby into the world. I think it kick started the cleaning dragon within. I have much to do. I'm so excited.

My Hypnobabies is going really well. I sleep so well when I do them just before bed (which is when I usually do them). And I can get back to sleep easily too after pee breaks. I'm working on my birth visualization lately. I have been a lot actually since I started the program back up again. It's had/s been stressing me out that my entire birth team might not make it in time. Part of the scripts of HB's have you saying how 'I deserve and easy, fast and comfortable birthing time'. Which obviously is true. But- I would rather it not be TOO fast. So, as per recommendation of one of their counsellors, I have just changed it in my head to 'easy, ideal length and comfortable'. That way I don't have to work myself up to a lightning fast birth.

It's quite possible that a few of my birth team (Al and Allie) will be downtown Toronto when I realize it's time. My mom could be anywhere. My midwives and Arty will be in Pickering/Ajax area. Em will be here right away. DH might be here, he might be somewhere in Durham region in an ambulance, which he said he'd drive right home, lol.

So I'm working on being okay with not everyone here in time. Of course, thinking back to Violet's birth, at the time I was pushing her out I didn't care who was or wasn't there. So I'm sure it will be the same way, I just don't realize it. And the thoughts occupy my mind for nothing. Lol

Off to put brand new duct tape on my fetoscope so it doesn't leave red marks anymore.

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I found a great website!

http://www.joyousbirth.info/articles/cervixlearning.html

I'm so excited to check my own cervix this time. I have had my fingers up there many hundreds of times during my years of charting and my combined 12m of TTC, so it's not totally new to me. But I was too scared to during V's pregnancy. I'm pumped this time!

Can I just say how glad I am for my fetoscope? It's SO HARD to tell where this baby is based on movement or palpating due to this blasted anterior placenta. Thankfully, to find a hb with a fetoscope you pretty much have to be dead on, so it gives a VERY accurate assessment of fetal position. Each time I check, even though I feel strange movement, babe is almost always in a nice ROA. Puts my 'DAMMIT IS BABY BREECH?' fears to rest. lol.

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I rearranged the furniture in my livingroom this morning. Now I have no excuse to sit on the couch. I've got my laptop set up in front of my birth ball complete with knee cushion.

I'm very excited to keep this baby in a good position. So far it prefers ROA which is okay, Violet always did. Plus, since the placenta is on the left, it would be a little more difficult to get an LOA out of this kid. But I can try!!

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Just got back from the park. Had a great conversation with a neighbor. She moved into the neighborhood a month before we did, so she's still just meeting people too. She moved from Quebec though, so she's farther from normal. Especially coming from a town of 300. Apparently B-ville is a big town for her! lol. See, for us moving here was like moving to the country from the big city.

Anyway, she has 3 boys. Her youngest is a year old. We were pushing our kidlets on the swings and she asked if we knew what my unborn babe is, boy or girl. I said we didn't know. Then she went on to say how every time they had a baby she'd hear 'oh well hopefully it's a girl this time' and then once another boy was born she'd hear 'well, maybe next time, ah well' It so rang true for me!! I haven't heard it, really at all, but I would be so upset if someone were to be disappointed that I had another girl instead of a boy. To think kids are like a collectors item that you would hope to have one of each kind! She agreed and said it did bother her that people were sad for her that she 'only has boys'.

Luckily, I know my family and friends don't really see it like that. We all just like babies and know that we are getting a little person/personality and not just a particular 'sex' of young human.

Anyhoo, it started thoughts in me and thought I'd share! She was really nice. Glenna. Her boys are Cameron, Noah and Matthew. I hope I see her at the park again. Even though she's from Quebec, she sounded like a Newfie, so I totally dig that. Even she admitted it. lol.

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Has anyone forgotten to do our baby pool? http://www.expectnet.com/games/BabyMcC2

I'm only leaving it open one more month.

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Heading out today to actually purchase something for the wee pirate. So far the ONLY thing I have bought is a brand new pouch sling. Which is awesome and I'm pumped to use it, but it wasn't totally necessary. lol. I have had some good friends donate items for the cause though. My dear friend Allie loaned me her gorgeous bassinet and enough boy clothes to fill Yankee Stadium for the chance that this wee one comes out with a willy winky. She also loaned me her wicked awesome double electric pump. That will come in handy for kick starting labour. Woot! hehehe.

My friend Meghan came over yesterday and brought her Bumbo chair. I didn't have one with Violet and was considering getting a second hand one, but if I can borrow one for free, that's even better!!

For the actual birth my very own amazing midwife, Carolynn, has GIVEN me a La Bassine birth tub. I can't get over how freakin' lucky I am!!! We were gonna buy one. But she had one that she can't use with clients (luckily, we knew eachother personally before I was ever a client of hers) and she doesn't plan on more children for herself. I just hope there's time to fill and use it.

So, what we're buying today hopefully is sun dresses for the lady, crocs for her too. And for the new babe I want one of those old style bouncy chairs, some more sleepers, a play mat and some more mat clothes for me. All from Once Upon a Child, hopefully. I also want to price out double strollers and maybe get a tray for the Bumbo.

I am just beside myself with excitement. (sometimes beside myself with terror, but whatev) I can't wait to nurse a new baby. Cuddle and sleep with a new baby. I can't wait to see the relationship my daughter develops with her sibling. I can't wait for that new baby smell. The gurgly sounds, the stretch/farts, the popcorn poop. Is it possible to have baby fever for a third before the second is even done baking? lol!!!

I'll be back with pics. I'll also get some shots of the sleep arrangements we are planning for.

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32w 1d

We did get out to the store, but not til yesterday. I got a few onesies, a new monitor, some mat clothes, a ridiculous talking doll that Violet wouldn't put down (thankfully it was only $4) and a tutu for the girl that she is currently wearing over her outfit.

I've been nesting a lot more lately. Keeping things clean, gutting out dusty corners and whatnot. It feels so good. If this babe comes when V did, there is only 7 weeks left. Only a month left til my homebirth green light date (April 25). I can't wait to make it to there. That's when I begin my prep with EPO, extra DTD and my birthing scripts for Hypnobabies. It's getting so close. So the cleaning has to get done now.

I've been thinking about a few things regarding the pics of birth. I'm picky. For while I labour and during the birth I would like to request of my birth attendants that pics only be taken with my two cameras. There will be quite a few people here, if everyone makes it, and I'd rather be aware of every pic that is taken of me during that time and have access to the originals. Being a wee bit self conscious, pics that someone might see as nice, I might be horrified by. Lol Also, that gives me the only say in what goes up on facebook and other public forums.

I would also like to get a pic of the new baby up as soon as possible. But (more pickiness) I want to be able to choose which pic that is. AND (hehe there's more) if anyone is going to post any pics on fb after that (once I'm cleaned up after the birth I don't care who's camera is flashing) I'd like to be tagged in them, so I can see the comments.

So, now to go about relaying this to my team...

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I just did a TON of rearranging, purging and organizing upstairs. I feel so good!!! Now, dinner is in the oven, the dishwasher is going and I'm enjoying a Dr. Pepper while the kidlet watches Hairspray (again).

On another note, I think I'm getting a cold. Blech. That is all.

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I realized this morning that I look like crap again. I got so swollen with V's pregnancy and I was just so hideous by the end of it. And it's happened again. I was hoping to have an attractive pregnancy this time. They say you're not supposed to swell as much with a subsequent baby. Well, 'they' can kiss my arse. My Quasimodo arse.

My nose is spread all over my damn face. I am splotchy and my eyes look like they've sunk within the depths of waterlogged skin. My ankles have the same 'rubberband' effect that chubby babies have.

It's totally vain and I don't care. I skyped with my MIL this morning and wanted to barf just looking at myself on the screen.

And *this* is why I want the baby out before my EDD. My mom is getting married on May 16 (my EDD) and I don't want to look like a beached manatee. I'd like to look half decent in the pictures. Even if other people honestly disagree about how I look, I can't help how I feel about it.

Ah. Well. I'm in a self pity mood this morning. Perhaps after a nap and a shower and a full face of makeup I'll feel better.

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Having a rough day altogether.

I'm starting to wonder if my sunshiney attitude about pregnancy is just cause I hate whiners so much and I couldn't stand it if I were to become one. But to be completely honest, it's not easy. My emotions alone make me feel crazy. Far more so than post partum. I feel like I alienate people. I feel like I annoy people. I know I'm a lot b!tchier than I should be, and I have a hard time apologizing for it.

The anxiety this time is out of this world. My fear of being alone is crippling when DH is working nights. And I am terrified it's not going to go away once the baby is born. The thoughts that run through my head when I'm lying in the dark aren't ones that I would feel comfortable posting here, they are so very morbid.

Then physically it's difficult. My ribs are constantly throbbing. And there are spurts throughout the day when it's stabbing. The pelvic separation this time is awful! And I guess it's to be expected in any more pregnancies as well. And then, there is the heartburn. I complained about this on my bb the other day. I suffer from hiatus hernia, a few esophageal ulcers and nearly constant heartburn that rips through me like honest-to-god flames. I have few options right now to heal anything properly so I just have to writhe in pain when I have an attack.

Then of course, there's the exhaustion. And raising a toddler at the same time makes that even more so.

This is all making me wonder how many kids I really want. I always wanted 4-5. I still do. I just don't know if I can do 2-3 more pregnancies. Of course, when I have baby fever again when this pirate is 6 months old we'll see how much of this I remember. lol.

Off to have a bath and a good cry I think. Hopefully tomorrow is less stupid.

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I'm feeling better this morning. Still have the same thoughts, but I'm not overly emotional about it now- for now. DH wanted to talk about it last night cause he knew I was upset, but I just couldn't. I'd already bawled my eyes out by myself and didn't want to do it again. So, we'll probably have a chat tonight.

On a better note:

It's one month today that I get my green light for a homebirth!!!! I'll be 37 weeks pregnant and midwives in Ontario are allowed to attend births from then on to 43 weeks. I'm so excited! The end is drawing near. I don't have much to do really. Just clean and organize. I don't even have much to buy. I got a bouncy chair from kijiji for $5. Other than that, all I really need is a few more receiving blankets, possibly some blue clothes for if it's a boy (but that can wait til after the birth), a gift for Violet, our double stroller (which my IL's are buying for us) and I have to set up the birth tub. That's not necessary til I'm 37 weeks though, since we wouldn't be using it before that.

Today I finish organizing Violet's room. (also where I sleep and where the new baby will sleep, too).

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33 weeks

Talked to DH yesterday...we're gonna take it slow after this baby is born. If we have one more it wont be for awhile. When the time comes, send me twin vibes. Cause I want lots of kids...just not lots of pregnancies.

DH scrubbed the entire kitchen yesterday. I was sick and spent most of it in bed. So when I came down to him sweeping behind the oven, I was floored! Ah, I love a man who nests as much as his pregnant wife. :love1:

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Ah, I'm so excited! My MIL gave me a brand new hot stone massage kit (just the home Conair version) and I hope I have enough time to use it during labour. How amazing would a hot stone massage be while in labour? SO AMAZING!!!

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Here's a bit of a rant. Ladies-- when your husband (or whomever the father of the child is) is the one pushing the baby out of his vagina, *then* he can have a say in where and how he does it.

It just baffles me that women are pressured into making choices they are uncomfortable with simply because their 'DH' had a preference. When I started dating my now-hubbs I made it crystal clear where and how I was planning on birthing our future children.

End rant.

Little bairn has been very strongly active past few days. I love it. (well not so much when I had a queasy tummy) I think this baby is stretching out the same way my little Violet did. The movement is really something I cherish. I missed it so much after I birthed V. And I did right up until I could feel this one moving. lol. I know I will miss it again once the pirate is here.

Speaking of which, there is less than 4 weeks until I can safely deliver at home. I do have very strong feelings that babe will be here before my EDD, once again. Whether I help things along or not. Though I do plan to help things along. hehehe. I begin my EPO in 2.5 weeks. I did the same with V. 36 weeks saw me taking 2 capsules orally. 37 I combined that with 2 vaginally. So that's what I'll do this time too.

I have an electric pump that my darling friend loaned me. I might pull that out around 38 weeks, but Violet still nurses twice a day and I might just up her nunnies intake a bit. Smile I tend to get strong BH while she's nursing. They always fade once she's done, so they don't worry me.

I have an appt tomorrow. Very excited to see Lisa again. I love her. And I love Carolynn, my other midwife. I will update again after my appt. 2:15pmEST.

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Had my appt today. My midwife Lisa is awesome. BP is 94/42. lol. She was laughing before the cuff came off and I asked, "alright, how low is it this time?" She just shook her head and wondered how I'm still conscious.

She asked today if we would be interested in doing a documentary for David Suzuki on waterbirth. I am totally pumped about it. But DH not so much. I can see his concern. We already have at least 7 people not including myself, DH and Violet for the birth. And he's not sure he wants his wife's goodies on film. I would be okay with it since it would be for educational purposes, and I know that Suzuki does things from a respectful and educational standpoint.

But, I know DH is a private person and it would stress him out. I am going to talk to the producer to see what exactly it would entail, and go from there, so I'm not ruling it out just yet. We'll see.

Baby is doing well. I've been having quite a few stronger BH lately. Three times in 30min at Em's house today I had to stop and breathe through them. They tapered off as the baby stopped moving and I relaxed with some water. So, I'm not worried, but it is a nice reminder of what is to come.

I'm exhausted today. Going to bed early and hopefully getting some sleep on my sore, old body.

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The weather was GORGEOUS today!! The fam took a walk around the block. Well, DH and DD walked and I waddled behind. It felt so good to get out in a t-shirt and let the wind and sun just cover me. It made me feel so great. It gave me a bit of a relief from my woes lately. Made me feel happy that I get to be pregnant for a few more weeks during nice weather. I can enjoy my DD for a little longer outside together before our world is turned upside down.

Baby was posterior all night and day today, but turned back to ROA a few hours ago. I really think my pelvis is shaped so that my babies like that position best. I love my pelvis. Smile I also gotta throw mad props to my cervix and belly skin. My ovaries are awesome for producing a great and wonderful amount of relaxin for me, too. WTG team!!! I love working together with each of you to prepare for a really awesome birth. I can't wait.

So, I heard from the Association of Ontario Midwives. It is a radio documentary. So it would be sound recordings, not video. I haven't talked to DH about this update yet, but this would at least take care of one of his concerns. lol. It will be part of a series of radio shows that go into the human connection to the elements. The sounds of the birth would be the opening sounds to the 'water' episode.

A cool concept for sure, though not what I was expecting. But still, it would be neat to be a part of.

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34 weeks

It's been a relaxing weekend. DH has strep throat so he's been home from work. Which is nice since I hate when he works night shifts. I get, well, anxious.

Little babe has been so sweet lately. Wiggling around, kicking. I love that I hear the little heartbeat whenever I want with my fetoscope.

Nothing much else to report. I guess I should do a belly pic. Alright. I will do one tomorrow after my shower. Which is after my nap. I nap every day with Violet. It's what keeps me going into the evening. Otherwise how on earth would I ever make it to 9pm? lol.

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There it is!!

I feel much bigger and heavier than I look. I know my bump looks on the small side. I mean, I have been measuring a week behind the whole time, too. Not an issue at all, but I know this babe is growing on the same scale as Violet did. I certainly *feel* unwieldy and cumbersome. Just rolling over in bed is a commitment and a challenge.

I am gonna paint my toenails tonight. And probably V's. We need some girl time. Smile

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I'm feeling so great about the birth. When I close my eyes to nap or sleep at night I envision how it will go. It's gonna be so great!! I just know it. I can't wait for the moment I know that it's really happening. I can't wait to tell Greg and call my family and friends and midwives.

I'm hoping for a sunny day. Just like Violet's was.

I've got another appt next Thursday. I'll be doing my GBS swab then. I'm so glad my mw's let me do it myself in the loo at the office. I've gotta start my routine for keeping the colonies at bay, lol. Which means I also have to get rid of this nagging case of thrush I have right now. Ah, the joys of breastfeeding, still. Lol Thankfully, even my mw Lisa said that chances are if I am GBS+ I more than likely wont have much time to get an IV in. I'm not worried.

I only have a few things left on my birth kit list. I need a floating thermometer since I can't find my old one. I need more chux and need to fill a few jugs of water for the tub. I also need the tub. We'll be getting that next week or the one after.

I should take some pics of my set up. I'll leave that for tomorrow's entry.

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lol. I just have to laugh at my husband. I admire him for coming so far when it comes to homebirth. Natural birth he is a big advocate for, but as far as doing it at home he still has his reservations. The medical professional in him is strong.

*IF* I go fast this time too and it seems the midwives aren't going to make it in time, we have been instructed to call 911. Well, screw that crap. Sorry, I know some will disagree, but the whole point of homebirth is the fact that it's NOT an emergency. **I absolutely have NO qualms at all, calling if there is an emergency. I have no problems going to a hospital if I or my baby are sick or injured. That's what a hospital is for and we are lucky to have skilled doctors and medicine that can care for those who need it.**

However, if everything is just fine and progressing normally, I am cool with waiting on calling 911. And if I am pressured into it by DH, they can bloody well wait on the front porch. Anyone who comes to my door is going to know DH since he's a medic in this area. I don't want his co-workers thinking they know anything about supporting a healthy, birthing mom. They have next to no training in that department.

Another thing I lol at DH about is the instance if we're away from the house when labour starts. He thinks if we're closer to a hospital than home, then we go to the hospital instead. hehehe. Again, if everything is going fine, I would sooner birth in the car.

Will have to go over that last one with the mw's.

I didn't take my nap yesterday and I seriously paid for it. I was ready for bed by 4pm. I wont make that same mistake today. Nap time here I come. It really is the only thing that keeps me up and functional til 9pm. Coffee or Coke doesn't touch it at all.

Off to get stuff for my babygirl's 2nd birthday party this weekend. I can't get over how fast it flies. Before I know it, this new baby will be turning 2.

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Ah, what a weekend we had! I hosted a bbq on Sat, then a dinner and birthday party on Sunday. I was a rickety wreck yesterday recovering. lol. And now today is my sweet daughters' 2nd birthday. I can't believe that it was 2 years ago that her magical birth changed my life. Pregnancy was hard on me, but the birth was invigorating and incredibly EMPOWERING! I felt so strong during my contrax and allowed myself to work with my body. The only time it was really near unbearable was the one time I allowed a check, I lay down. That was HORRIBLE!! I never want to lay down during labour again. hehehe.

Thinking about how wonderful and amazing her birth was makes me so fricken PUMPED for the next time. It could be in as short as 3 weeks!!! I imagine it down to every detail. For my Hypnobabies, it's part of the program. I feel it's a little too personal to share here, but I will say it's awesome. Smile

Babe has been lying LOA lately. Right along side its placenta. Which I find strange, but ah well! I'm cool with that. It's a pretty mellow child. Sleeps a lot, especially at night. But I never worry, since when he/she is awake, I get lots of great kicks and wiggles and feet sticking out my side. I'm gonna miss the wiggles. They're my favourite part.

I have a few things left to do. I need to get myself a big water bottle for toting around while nursing. I need more chux pads. And we have to get the tub from our mw. I have the newborn outfits all set out, ready to go. I'm okay with staying pregnant as long as need be. I prepare myself to go the full 42 weeks. But I am really longing to hold a new baby. To meet him/her, and get my new family of 4 started.

*sigh* MIL is coming out today to celebrate Violet's birthday. I think she wants to do some shopping as well, tomorrow. We'll see. Smile

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My 36w appt went well today. I just love my mw. We're even friends on facebook, that's how awesome she is. (well I'm friends with both my mw's on fb, but Carolynn is actually on more often, lol)

Baby sounds great. Loves the exact same position that Violet did. Always there. Good little hb. Great bp.

I did my GBS. Hoping that comes out neg again. I wiped before hand with some witch hazel, and I refuse to swab my back-end. The baby isn't coming out my arse, so I figure whatev. Luckily, our clinic has the mom's do it themselves in the bathroom. They just send us in with instructions. We also do our own urine checks before our appts. It's really convenient.

I asked about what to do if I go into labour while I'm not at home. Greg was under the impression that we'd head to the hospital if it was closer than home. Uhhhh, no. lol. Carolynn said the same thing. She said whatever I feel most comfortable doing. Which would obviously be heading home.

I get my birth tub next week. DH is going to pick it up. And my home visit is in two weeks. I'm excited for that, cause that means I don't have to go anywhere! Carolynn will be coming out to the house, so she knows where it is and gets an idea about the layout and whatnot. She can also give tips on set up, though I don't really need any this time, since it's our second one. Then hopefully that will be my last appt!! lol!! Crossing my fingers.

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35w 5d

Some pics!

My birth kit is all set up in a basket in my dining room. We'll have the tub set up in here. If I happen to be in another room, I figure a basket is easy to just carry to wherever I may be. My hot stone massage kit is there, for if there is time and I am feeling like a hot stone massage. My bff is an RMT and will be in attendance.

The bummi's original diaper covers I got on wicked sale. $6 each!! Brand new!! I ordered 2 in Med and 3 in Sm but they sent 3 in Med and 2 in Sm. Which I don't mind actually, cause after I had ordered them I wished I had ordered more in Med instead of Sm. So it all works out!! Biggrin


The outfit picked for if baby is a girl. I have yet to pick out any boy outfits. For some reason everytime I shop I canNOT, for the life of me, find something that I like in newborn size. Even online. This sleeper is new but that hat was one that I loved on Violet as a newborn.



I have really strong girl vibes lately. Maybe it's cause I feel like I'm pregnant with my DD all over again. Aside from the strangely strong morning sickness this pregnancy is just the same!! I look the same shape. I've gained the same amount of weight. (Weighed myself yest. at my appt and I'm up to 149lbs. I weighed the same at this point with V. 30lb gain in total.) Baby likes the exact same spot to lie as she did. I'm measuring the same curve as V. Always one week behind. Heartrate is the same too. I guess I'm just having her twin 2 years later. lol. We'll see!

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Aha!!!

My lodge over on the Birthing Naturally board has started, so I will be moving all my ramblings to there. Follow along over there, where comments are welcome!!:

http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboards/showthread.php?t=604369