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JOY!

How are you feeling?

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Pretty good. My hips kill me when I wake up in the morning, but otherwise I still feel good. I've been having BH contractions for weeks and sometimes they're pretty intense.

I had a midwife appointment yesterday and I'm measuring 40 weeks, but she thinks a lot of it is just how I'm carrying. The baby only feels about 6.5-7 lbs now, and guessing that he'll probably come in the next week or two (Daphne was born at 38w3d), he'll probably be less than 8 lbs. I'm 1cm dilated, 70% effaced and my cervix is very soft. Baby is at a -1 station. So everything is looking good so far! Tyson doesn't get home until Sunday night, so I'm hoping the full moon doesn't get me going on Saturday. Smile

One of my good friends is coming to stay with me on Saturday night. DH is home Sunday night through early Wednesday morning. His sister is flying in on Tuesday and staying until Saturday. My BFF is coming on Saturday the 20th and staying until Sunday night when Tyson comes back home. Then Tyson is home until Wednesday morning again...so I have someone to babysit me for awhile, lol.

A lady had her baby in the car on the way to the birth center last week when I was there for my appointment. It freaked DH out, so he lined up sitters for me so that I won't have to drive myself.

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Ha, ha! Tyson's so funny. Although, the help will be nice. Expecially with Daphne!

I didn't even realize Saturday is a full moon! I hope this little guy waits for his Daddy, but I still think Saturday too. Sounds like you're doing well. You could just hang out that way for a couple more weeks.

Is Tyson taking some time off after you deliver?

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So exciting! Smile

That's funny about him lining up "babysitters" for you. I know I wasn't much company by that point in my pregnancy, but it was nice having my mom around those last few days.

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The help will be nice! If anything, to keep your mind off of the wait and help pass some time! A friend of mine had her baby in the car on the way to the hospital 3 years ago. CRAZY! Her dh was driving, LOL.

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I hope he comes when T is home but glad to hear you won't be alone! You are SO close!!!! Yahoo

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It sounds like you're going to be well taken care of Smile I kept thinking T would be here early b/c of all of the BH, but he ended up arriving at the same point in my pg with J! So, you never know Smile I also hope you little man waits for his dad to be home. Is your birthing center far?

p.s. I hated that hip pain!!! That was one of my most severe symptoms and it was a major PITA!! The good news is, it subsided soon after giving birth... darn hormones!

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ETA: and on my BB if you like...my birth buddy has internet access problems. Beee

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SO excited for you Joy. Can't wait to "meet" Dipes Smile

Nicole

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I can't wait either - I keep stalking you and one other Aug momma.

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You've been on my mind a lot Joy! I am so excited for you and so excited that we will be adding a new baby to our board. Biggrin

How nice that you have family and friends lined up to be with you. It must feel nice to have some reassurance that someone will be around if you need them. I HOPE HOPE HOPE that your little guy decides to come when Tyson is home though. I cannot believe it's getting so close! Your pregnancy has flow by... from my perspective anyway. Wink

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How are you feeling today, Joy?

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contractions were every 6 minutes while I was walking on an indoor track at the gym this evening. Since I've stopped they've slowed to about every 8 minutes. I'm super crampy and sore. We'll see what I can get moving tonight. Midwife appointment tomorrow at 11:30. If I've progressed, I might ask for a sweep. Tyson has to leave again Wednesday morning if I'm not in labor and I just don't think I'll make it until next Monday when he's home.

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OOOOHHHH! Sounds promising! GL!

Nicole

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I've been thinking about you!

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I've been thinking about you too! Come on Baby Mac!!! I can't wait to meet you! Smile

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Ohh! How exciting! Maybe tonight's the night!

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Oh boy. You are getting close. Let us know how your appt goes when you can!

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I hope that this is it for you Joy! Fingers crossed that Tyson is home for the main event!

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Things petered out late last night. I'm so sore after all those strong contractions...my hips and pelvis are killing me. I see the midwife at 11:30. I'll see if I've made any progress and decide from there if I'll just try and keep my legs crossed until Monday or if we'll try DTD again and the breast pump.

SIL gets here today from San Diego. She's staying to babysit me until Saturday. Tonight would be an ideal night to go into labor...she'd be home to stay with DD and Tyson would still be home to go with me. Maybe my body was waiting for the convenience of tonight? lol

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Tonight would be a great night for a birthday!! Think of you!!! Biggrin

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Good luck Joy! I hope that the baby makes an appearance when Tyson is home. KUP

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Tonight would be great! Let us know what happens at your appt! Smile

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I'm still 1cm, 70% effaced, very soft cervix. Baby is a -2 position, not quite engaged. He's in a LOT position. Basically, as soon as rotates a little bit, things will probably get moving fairly quickly.

So hopefully labor will get going next Monday or Tuesday when he's home.

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Okay, so now I'm sending labor vibes for next week! Lol

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So are you going to prop your feet up and try to take it easy the rest of the week? I hope Dipes! is comfy and decides to hang out for a little while longer.

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Any updates? Got any labor signs? Smile

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Just saw your pics on FB, you look great!!! I hope I can look that good in 18 more weeks.

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Thanks, Jenn. Smile

I thought that last night was going to be it. Painful contractions every 5 minutes for a couple of hours. They finally faded...after I got DH on a flight home. He's home now though, and today was the last day of his shift anyway, so it's not that big of a deal. I'm feeling really, really sore today. Thank goodness nobody has every been pregnant forever...

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Atleast now you know he WILL be there for the birth! I hope tonight's the night!

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I've been thinking of you Joy! I'm glad Tyson is home now and I hope you can enjoy your last few days of pregnancy.

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I hope tonight is the night now that he's home! Thinking of you! Can't wait to meet your new little guy. Boys are the BEST! Smile

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Thinking of you, Joy!

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Your siggy pictures is SOOOO cute! You realy look fantastic! You are all one big baby belly! Biggrin How big are they thinking this little guy is going to weigh?

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Thinking of you Joy. Hope you're enjoying the last few days as a family of 3.

Nicole

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Good luck! I agree that the siggy pic is adorable. I love it.

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Went to see my midwife today. 2cm, 70% effaced, baby at -1 station. So a little progress from last time. She did a membrane sweep, so we're hoping things get going tonight so that DH doesn't have to fly back to Chicago for work on Wednesday.

Baby's heart rate wasn't great, so they did a NST. I passed, but baby's HR dropped to the 110s a couple of times, and even though it bounced back, they'd prefer he come sooner rather than later. So she had me pick up so cotton root bark to get things moving. I have BPP scheduled for Wednesday afternoon if the baby isn't here yet.

Amber, they're guessing that he weighs about 7.5 lbs. I have a lot of amniotic fluid.

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I am glad to hear there has been some progress. I am going to send you all the labor vibes I can muster! I can't help but stalk your Facebook page lately. I hope you have some exciting news to share soon. Very soon!

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I hope the membrane sweep is just what you need to get things started. I've been stalking your fb as well!

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Thinking of you, Joy. Hope that sweep helped!

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I hope he gets here soon. Best of luck in trying to get labor started. I had several BPPs with my girls. It was always nice to see them on u/s. I hope you don't get to the BPP though.

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Good luck Joy, I hope the sweep does the job! Come on Dipes, we want to "meet" you!

Nicole

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Has anyone heard any news from Joy? Ihaven't seen her around anywhere today.

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Still here. I got nothin'. Tyson leaves tomorrow morning for Chicago for 4 days. Sad So if he doesn't come tonight, he's not welcome until the 28th. I'm worried I'm going to end up birthing him all alone at the birth center. Sad

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Oh, Joy! I hope not! I hope this little guy times his enrty to the world when his Daddy is here to meet him. Is there someone staying with you while Tyson is gone for this trip?

I'm glad you're still doing well. I think I still have your cell number- I was going to be a total stalker and text you, if no ones else had heard from you! lol!

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DH's BFF is staying with us for a few months while he writes his dissertation. He's been on vacation on the east coast, but he gets back tomorrow. He'll probably stay here with Daphne (which would be really nice, that way I won't have to wake her up if it's night time). I'll hitch a ride from a neighbor or drive myself depending on the intensity of the contractions. My friend is going to meet me at the birth center if she can make it...school started back up this week and she has clinical all day Thursday and Friday.

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I really, really hope he times it so Tyson can be there. Maybe Dipes! will be one of those rare babies that comes on his due date.

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I really hope T is home when your little guy comes. Boys like to stay snuggled with their moms so maybe he'll hang tight and still a few extra days with just you and not the outside world. Wink Thinking of you.

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Hugs Joy. You are one together Mama! I hope Dipes decides to wait for the weekend!

Nicole

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I'm hoping that your LO is patient and waits a few more days for you! Smile

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This has to be so difficult. I really hope that the baby stays put until the weekend. Keep us posted. :bigarmhug: