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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 08:03 AM   741
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Thank you all for all your comments. It's been super helpful for me.
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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 20:24 PM   742
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I loved my diaper Paul. Even though the pail gets really stinky but that's only when u open it.



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 06:00 AM   743
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Hi Ladies, how's everyone doing???

I'm 31 weeks now, and so ready for it to be June already...

I'm exhausted and huge, and Embie is measuring around a week ahead. I found pics from Jesse's pregnancy, and I'm bigger now than I was 4 days before he was born, so yeah, uncomfortable and tired.

And to top it all off, I've been told I've got polyhydramnios (higher than normal levels of amniotic fluid), and I've got to get more scans done this week to see if they can determine the reason for it.



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 07:22 AM   744
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So far so good here. I'm almost 34 weeks and definitely getting restricted on what I can get done each day. Work has been driving me up a wall lately so I am more than ready for June to be here. Baby girl recently discovered my ribs so no fun there. I've been working on a bunch of freezer cooking and hope to have the freezer completely full by Mother's Day. Today I'm making breakfast bowls and banana bread. Nursery for the most part is done. Next weekend I'm hoping to start getting hospital bags prepped and get the car seat base installed.



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 17:11 PM   745
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I'm done. Over it. Want her to be here already. I hope I go early so I don't have to do this anymore. Just in so much pain from everything from my hips, pelvis, bladder, back, stomach. Ugh.

Had our birthing class today with one of the midwives from my practice and she reassured me a lot after the OB at the practice freaked me out about having to have a csection. I don't think I will go back to see him after that. He was saying at 28 weeks I would have to have one because baby girls head was too big. And then again at 32. I'm having another growth scan this week at 34 and then at 36 but I am much less concerned and I have decided I will try to labor naturally and if I need a csection then I will have one but I'm not doing an elective for the possibility that her heads too big.

So...yeah, that's where I'm at currently.



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 19:28 PM   746
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count me in as another one ready for june!

i can't really afford (work-load wise and financially wise) to take off a lot of "extra" time and would rather have more time post birth than use the limited amount beforehand, so i will likely work until i go into labor. or i'll be calling in to tell them "welp, i'm on the way to the hospital, won't be in today, kthanxbye!"

i printed off my hospital bag list but haven't actually *done* any packing. i did buy some Earth Mama Angel Baby New Mama Butt Spray because that stuff was a lifesaver last time!

i am 34 weeks today and for the last week or two have been having some bad SPD (at least that's what i think that's what it is, according to dr. google.).

hope everyone had a relaxing weekend! i imagine we'll be getting some babies here soon though, right? as much as i am ready to NOT be pregnant anymore, i also know baby needs to cook as long as possible so for now...just keepin' on keepin' on.



 
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Old Apr 24th, 2017, 14:07 PM   747
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Jumpingo what is the butt spray for? Someone told me to get lidocaine spray?

I am 33 weeks and am exhausted and super swollen. Don't fit into any shoes but my sneakers and even with those I have them untied and laces completely at maximum with. And before pregnancy my foot was narrow! When I wear socks I have a ring around my ankle from the sock. Wake up 3-4 times per night and often feel sick. I've gained much more weight than I should have so that's adding to the exhaustion.

I have started packing the hospital bag but it's def not done. Hoping to get it done by end of next week. Nursery is decorated but still a mess and disorganized. I haven't prepared any food yet. I think my exhaustion is excessive bc I don't even feel like I can cook. Just too tired. I was thinking of enrolling in a food service just for the short term since I seem to be too tired to cook. Has anyone ever tried that? I hope the food doesn't taste bad. I'll do some research soon and see if it's worth it.

I'm hardly walking much either. How much do you all walk per day?

I'm nervous about the delivery. This will be my first and I have a very low pain tolerance. I'm also anxious about getting the other essentials done. How many sleeping outfits should I have? Since it's summer I'm curious if those footed sleepers are good. Cause with a swaddle won't the baby be too warm? I have no idea! Then I keep hearing to get kimono style clothing bc babies dislike having clothing pulled over head. Is that true?

Also do I need to buy nursing specific clothes?



 
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Old Apr 24th, 2017, 14:16 PM   748
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I am over it too, just want to have him now although I would like him to cook for a while longer as its best for him.

I have another growth scan at 3- weeks and mode of delivery will be decided based on that. If he looks small I will def go for vbac, if he looks really big then I will go repeat section as I don't want another shoulder dystocia delivery.

I feel like all I do is a whole.lot of complaining, poor OH 😂



 
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Old Apr 24th, 2017, 14:31 PM   749
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I've had a pretty rough time. At 31 weeks I was taken into hospital, turns out I had acute appendicitis and had open surgery for it to be removed. But due to being so pregnant it was a very complicated operation and it was touch and go whether baby would be delivered there and then. He stayed put but I am left with a 7 inch incision across the side of my bump, which 3 weeks later is still not healing well so I am still restricted in being able to do absolutely anything. My vbac hopes are now out the window, and I'll be having discussions with my consultant this week about a plan of action for his arrival and when, but I'm pretty certain he won't be a June baby now! So all of this combined with the usual aches and pains and tightenings that come with this stage have made for a rather miserable mama! Can't wait for it to all be over and have my boy safely here.



 
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Jumpingo what is the butt spray for? Someone told me to get lidocaine spray?

I am 33 weeks and am exhausted and super swollen. Don't fit into any shoes but my sneakers and even with those I have them untied and laces completely at maximum with. And before pregnancy my foot was narrow! When I wear socks I have a ring around my ankle from the sock. Wake up 3-4 times per night and often feel sick. I've gained much more weight than I should have so that's adding to the exhaustion.

I have started packing the hospital bag but it's def not done. Hoping to get it done by end of next week. Nursery is decorated but still a mess and disorganized. I haven't prepared any food yet. I think my exhaustion is excessive bc I don't even feel like I can cook. Just too tired. I was thinking of enrolling in a food service just for the short term since I seem to be too tired to cook. Has anyone ever tried that? I hope the food doesn't taste bad. I'll do some research soon and see if it's worth it.

I'm hardly walking much either. How much do you all walk per day?

I'm nervous about the delivery. This will be my first and I have a very low pain tolerance. I'm also anxious about getting the other essentials done. How many sleeping outfits should I have? Since it's summer I'm curious if those footed sleepers are good. Cause with a swaddle won't the baby be too warm? I have no idea! Then I keep hearing to get kimono style clothing bc babies dislike having clothing pulled over head. Is that true?

Also do I need to buy nursing specific clothes?
the bottom spray is less a "butt spray" and more of a perineal spray. it's basically a witch hazel and cucumber spray that helps cool and soothe the entire area. as far as i understand, lidocaide spray would be a similar product. i'm not a stickler for this kind of thing, but my guess is that Earth Mama Angel Baby's "selling point" would be that it's all natural? this is just my personal experience/preference: the hospital will likely recommend a peri bottle (a little squirt bottle to use after peeing instead of having to wipe anything). i just dabbed with toilet paper (very gently!) and sprayed the bottom spray liberally. then i put a thin pad in my underwear and lined it with a couple round tucks pads, because i thought it felt good. that's my plan this time too. for what it's worth, i had a vaginal delivery and had what was recorded in my medical records as a "complicated tear" (aka lots of stitches.) so i'm not sure how much that affected my recovery...

my feet haven't gotten too swollen, but i definitely have the lines on my calves when i take my socks off too! the days i wear low socks, i notice more swelling in my ankles so i actually continue to wear mid calf height socks to help with the swelling. last time i flew on a 12 hour flight at 25 weeks pregnant and it was recommended that i wear compression socks...maybe some compression socks would help you?

i wouldn't worry too much about the nursery, you'll likely end up rearranging everything once baby is here and you realize you didn't put things where you actually need them anyway! or, maybe that was just me??

i am still working but it's mostly desk work. i don't track my steps, but it's probably lower than most people? i would say just listen to your body. if walking feels good and you have the energy (and are not in pain) go for it. if not, take it easy. your body is working double time right now!

my first baby was a winter baby, so i am totally clueless about clothing this time around. i have a bunch of footed sleepers, but i also wonder if a onesie in a baby wrap will be enough a lot of the time too? i have read and heard that whatever you are wearing PLUS one layer is a good measure for what to put on baby. i am WAY too lazy to deal with socks, though, so if it's cool enough, we'll probably go the footed pants/sleeper route again. the kimono style vs. onesie is again personal preference. i liked being able to just lay baby down on top of an open kimono style (or, button up footed sleeper, as the case was) and button/zip/snap it up without having to worry about a wobbly newborn head. see above: i'm lazy.

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I am over it too, just want to have him now although I would like him to cook for a while longer as its best for him.

I have another growth scan at 3- weeks and mode of delivery will be decided based on that. If he looks small I will def go for vbac, if he looks really big then I will go repeat section as I don't want another shoulder dystocia delivery.

I feel like all I do is a whole.lot of complaining, poor OH 😂
i have been watching the show One Born Every Minute and learned about shoulder dystocia... i hope you can go for a vbac if that's your preference, but otherwise wish for a healthy baby and a healthy you when it's all said and done.

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I've had a pretty rough time. At 31 weeks I was taken into hospital, turns out I had acute appendicitis and had open surgery for it to be removed. But due to being so pregnant it was a very complicated operation and it was touch and go whether baby would be delivered there and then. He stayed put but I am left with a 7 inch incision across the side of my bump, which 3 weeks later is still not healing well so I am still restricted in being able to do absolutely anything. My vbac hopes are now out the window, and I'll be having discussions with my consultant this week about a plan of action for his arrival and when, but I'm pretty certain he won't be a June baby now! So all of this combined with the usual aches and pains and tightenings that come with this stage have made for a rather miserable mama! Can't wait for it to all be over and have my boy safely here.
oh my gosh, that sounds so rough!! i can't imagine having a healing incision on top of all the pregnancy aches and pains. you are a rock star! i hope the consultation goes well and sending healing vibes for the next couple weeks to let your little man cook as long as possible!



 
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