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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 04:06 AM   611
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I went and saw my OB today and he said that although my bub hasn't engaged yet I'm feeling the pressure of his/her head on my cervix whenever I move around. He said that the head alone probably weighs about 1kg so that's a lot of weight pushing down on the cervix. He also said that as long as I have 10 movements within a 12 hour period anything more is a bonus and not something to worry about.



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 09:27 AM   612
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pilot - my BH are getting stronger and I'm getting at least one a day now…considering how much I'm drinking (10-13 cups of water a day), I'm going to say it's not due to dehydration!!! SO perhaps things are going into practice mode for me too. Can't believe I'm due in NINE weeks!!! I'm sooo not ready…need to get on things. I'm planning to order all my diapers this week so I get them early and can wash everything several times and do some dry runs of trying to put things together - I really have no clue

AFM, trying to finalize our registry and to order some basic stuff so we have the bare necessities in case LO arrives early. So swaddle cloths, sleep sacks, diapers, some outfits, etc. The stroller and car seat we hope to have ordered by our parents by end of this week - we're just trying to make our final decision on which ones to get and make sure they fit together. Exciting! :yippee:
I can´t remember the day where I didn´t get at least one BH per day. Most days I get at least 5-6, but lately they´ve been getting more and more regular. I´d say it averages at around 30 minutes to an hour between on the days where I´m not actually getting more.
Last night I had regular, strong contractions lasting 1-2 minutes each at 3-5 minutes apart from 11:30pm to about 2:00am. I took a bath, and didn´t feel uncomfortable at all.
As I´m meeting the midwife today anyways, I decided I wouldn´t call until things got really strong or would have lasted for about 3-4 hours...

Yea. I´m not ready with the all the baby stuff myself. Most of it yes.
Mom is bringing the duvet when she comes here to attend the birth, (along with some baby cosmetic stuff), and the rest is just standing by in the baby´s room.
It´s weird to think that most of the stuff in there is totally unfamiliar to me. I´m going to try to spend some time today to acquaint myself with all that stuff. I don´t even know what we own yet. (lots of gifts from my brothers and sister).

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I went and saw my OB today and he said that although my bub hasn't engaged yet I'm feeling the pressure of his/her head on my cervix whenever I move around. He said that the head alone probably weighs about 1kg so that's a lot of weight pushing down on the cervix. He also said that as long as I have 10 movements within a 12 hour period anything more is a bonus and not something to worry about.
Yea. I feel that weight too, quite pleasant, huh?
I feel a whole lot more than 10 movements within 12 hours... he seems to be dancing around in there sometimes, and gets especially annoyed when I get strong contractions (like yesterday).

AFM
Contractions yesterday from 11:30pm to 2am, then everything calmed down, and I´m still just waiting...



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 15:36 PM   613
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Wow anytime now for Pilot and Sam!! i will be checking on here as much as i can to see if there is any progress!!

Mrs chezek- Thats exciting about your car seat and stroller!! We picked ours out last week. We also completed our registry yesterday and my baby shower is planned for Feb 24th...so excited!! My cold is better too now, thanks. I also worried about pneumonia and was watching for symptoms. Hope you are feeling better

Sasha- I started to feel actual movements around 17 weeks but everyone is different so not to worry hun. You should be feeling the little one kick real soon

AFM i saw the Dr today and she doesnt want me back to work at all now as i am having lots of little contractions during the day. They are not painful or regular but she wants me to take it easy. I will obviously do anything to keep this little one in as long as possible. i am almost 24 weeks which is when the viability of the baby is possible. I definitely do not want this baby anytime soon though.

We booked our 4D u/s for Jan 26th, i will be 27 weeks then and be able to see our babies features in more detail.



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 21:18 PM   614
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sam - my doc said the same thing regarding LO movement! 10 movements is plenty…I *definitely* make that mark…before lunch! I'm sorry you're in a bit of pain but how exciting huh??? Good luck to you over the next few weeks!!!

pilot - I'm starting to regret waiting to have my shower until 2/2…that's 1 month before my due date! Doesn't sound like a lot of time to get "acquainted" with all the stuff (good word!). I'll have to wash all the clothing and fabric stuff, plus learn to use all the gear!! Alas…maybe people will order stuff and have it delivered to me before my shower…we got our first gift today - baby monitor set from DH's brother and sister in law…so I guess we should play around with that! Keep us posted on your contractions and progress!!!!! I'm so excited for you

clarkey - glad you are feeling better in regards to your cold! And good work on all the preparing. You are 9 weeks ahead of me!!!! Good work I'm sorry you are still struggling with the contractions and stuff…I will cross everything that your LO stays put for as long as possible…can't wait to see your 4D pics!


AFM, I feel like a stuffed turkey. I can't seem to eat anything without feeling crazy full…I ate one egg for dinner tonight and had to wait half an hour to eat the other two…then wait another hour to have some soup!!!! It's insane…and I feel like LO is trying to stretch my uterus out…like she's pushing with her arms and legs to try to make more room…do any of you guys feel that way? It's so uncomfortable!



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2013, 12:10 PM   615
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OHHH Pilot and Sam you are all soooo close...I am getting excited for this thread to have some babies...so exciting...

AFM...had a quad screening done and results were negative...we have our Level II ultrasound on 1-14-13...so excited so that I can see him again...Other then that not much is going on…

Hope everyone is having a peaceful and restful weekend…



 
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Clarkeyness- yep. I officially got the green light from the midwife today to go ahead with the homebirth if things do get started (mark is 37 weeks).

I hope your contractions start reducing.
4D ultrasounds are amazing I hope your LO will be turning the right way for good pictures and videos.

MrsChezek- Yep. I´ve washed most of the stuff now. I just have to knit a couple more wool diapers, and soak them in Lanolin, and wash a couple of loads of baby clothes (the wool and fleece ones).
Other than that, most of the things are in place, and just waiting for LO´s arrival
I have the same feeling. Though these days, I seem to have completely stopped getting hungry. I just don´t feel hungry at all these days.
I can eat less than half of what I used to before, and I barely feel hunger at all. I have to keep reminding myself to eat something.
I had a midwife appointment today, and completely forgot to eat today. I ate at 9am, and then realized at 7pm that I was completely famished (when I smelled our chicken broiling away).

I definitely feel the same as you when LO is stretching out in there.
Feels like he´s pushing at the sides of the uterus to make more room. Quite painful sometimes

sasha - good to hear that the results are negative

AFM
Still same old same old for me. Just waiting now.
Everything is ready, pool is here, midwife is standing by (should have another hypno-session soon - which will be the last one).
I feel confident about being able to do this at home, and all in all, just not stressed out.
What really helped me calm down, is that I actually managed to go into self hypnosis today. Felt amazing.



 
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sasha - Me too!! Can't believe our first baby will be born any day now! Feels like just yesterday we started the thread…time sure does fly Glad to hear all your screenings are going well and you get to see your LO again soon. I can't wait to see my baby girl on the 15th!

pilot - ooh that's such a great idea to knit the wool diaper covers!!! Do you have a pattern that is good? My godmother knits so I can ask her to make a couple They are SO expensive otherwise…I too forgot to eat today…I had lunch at 1pm and then some papaya in the afternoon…a latte at like 5pm and then I realized at 9pm that I never ate dinner! So I had a yogurt when I got home as I don't want to eat too much so I can go to bed soon…and I only ate it on principle as I really wasn't hungry. As long as LO is growing I guess I'm fine!!!!

How are you doing sam? Everyone else??? Very quiet on here...



 
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sasha - Me too!! Can't believe our first baby will be born any day now! Feels like just yesterday we started the thread…time sure does fly Glad to hear all your screenings are going well and you get to see your LO again soon. I can't wait to see my baby girl on the 15th!

pilot - ooh that's such a great idea to knit the wool diaper covers!!! Do you have a pattern that is good? My godmother knits so I can ask her to make a couple They are SO expensive otherwise…I too forgot to eat today…I had lunch at 1pm and then some papaya in the afternoon…a latte at like 5pm and then I realized at 9pm that I never ate dinner! So I had a yogurt when I got home as I don't want to eat too much so I can go to bed soon…and I only ate it on principle as I really wasn't hungry. As long as LO is growing I guess I'm fine!!!!

How are you doing sam? Everyone else??? Very quiet on here...
I just found a standard knitting pattern online. Most of them are pretty good.
I just picked a simple one with a flat stitch.
Start out with 88 stitches, make a 5 row stretch knit, then a hole knit for the string, and 11-12cm of flat knit. Then you just need to cast off for the legs and keep on knitting down through the crotch.
http://redcross.lausn.is/Apps/WebObj...df?wosid=false
There is a picture at the top, maybe she can make sense from that one?
Otherwise, there are a whole bunch of recipes on a site called www.ravelry.com that are in english

I´m going to be careful and eat something every 3 hours at least. I had such a sugar craving yesterday evening, as of course I didn´t have any energy left.



 
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Old Jan 6th, 2013, 15:44 PM   619
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Hello! Can't believe how close everyone is now!! Haven't posted for a while but have been stalking! Had another consultant appt last Friday for BP and protein check - everything still ok so fingers crossed pre-eclampsia is staying away!!
The nursery is pretty much finished just a couple of things still to get. One of my close friends has organised my baby shower for 16th - we are having afternoon tea at a nice hotel near where I live -I am really looking forward to it!!! Still quite a new thing in the UK!!!

Feeling quite "heavy" now - although people say I am not that big. But I can't imagine how tired a heavy I will feel in 11 weeks!!!



 
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Thanks pilot! I'll check out rivalry.com Such a great idea!

joey - my shower is a tea party as well! But not until 2/2 because the place I wanted it at is undergoing renovations this month So hopefully I won't be a plus one by that time...I'll be 35 weeks!!!! I really hope she doesn't arrive that early - that would be crazy. I wouldn't mind if she shows up at 39 weeks though - that's my birthday! Would be an awesome gift



 
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