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Old Jun 18th, 2017, 08:16 AM   3031
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Gagrl - That little work shower sounded so cute. Sorry to hear about your toe though. : /

Dobby - All those onesies look adorable (expect for the Habs one, :P). For whatever reason, I registered for two 4-packs of white NB long sleeve onesies. And I got all 8. I was 9lbs 7.5oz at birth and BD was 7lbs 15oz. Fairly certain this kid won't be in NB stuff for too long. I might one wash half and give the other pack to BD's cousin and his wife when their LO comes in October.

Catalyst - Best of luck to you. I'm sure everything will go fine and your boys will be more than happy with their little sisters.

AFM - I spent most of yesterday at my "MIL's" house, swimming and talking with her, her sister, and BD. It was my first time swimming while pregnant and it went pretty well, until I had to get out of the pool to pee. I guess my back got used to the weightlessness, so when I stepped out, I was in pretty bad pain. Had to sit down for a while to make it go away. But anyway, we got to see the crib and change table her and her husband bought for us, and the change table they bought for their place. BD's aunt also bought a pack and play for their house too, so we "have no excuse to not visit". It's so nice knowing everyone's excited about a new baby, despite the fact that this side of the family just had 2 new additions in the last 9 months.

So, does anyone else have carpal tunnel? I haven't been able to get a good night's sleep in several days. I bought wrist splints, but I dunno if I'm wearing them too tight or not tight enough. I keep worrying that I'll look down at my hands and my fingertips will be turning black from loss of circulation. I'd like to keep this baby "cooking" for as long as I can, but I dunno how I'm gonna go on with painful, tingly hands for the next 5-7 weeks.



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2017, 08:31 AM   3032
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Pretty, I had terrible carpel tunnel. The pain kept me up at night and my hands were useless in the morning, sometimes for hours. The splints helped but it kept getting worse and worse anyway. I thought it was almost completely gone after I gave birth but I've noticed it a little more these past couple of days. Oh well, I'll take it. Home stretch, right?



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2017, 09:02 AM   3033
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Cat so excited for you! Hope all goes as smooth as possible!

Second - Were you expecting a big baby from the weight estimate on your last ultrasound before birth?

Girly - Glad I'm not the only one! My mom actually already bought some baby girl NB onsies bc she just couldn't resist 😂 (Those still have tags and the receipt). As for size that's what I've read...some 8lb babies fit in NB for a while, some a short time, and some not at all. I have a feeling we'll be on the low end of 8 and might need to get a bit more. We shall see!

Weebles - I love stuff with monsters! So cute! Our take home outfit is dinosaurs. I agree that there are more "baby boy" clothes that work both ways. That being said, there are some "baby girl" clothes that have me scratching my head too.

Like this: https://www.target.com/p/baby-girls-...elect=51525394

Aqua is a great color, and elephants are also adorable regardless. I don't get it.

Gag - Got it. Should have known you wanted something different! I kinda like this idea: http://tekoarose.blogspot.com/2013/01/one-year.html?m=1 and you could put the sticker on the bucket, or this http://thestir.cafemom.com/baby/1867...ontent=thestir and you can put the sticker on the bear. Both show perspective in terms of growth which is neat. Hope the toe heals fast!



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2017, 09:20 AM   3034
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Gag so sorry about the toe but love your beast mode attitude lol. Hope it feels better today!

Cat how exciting! Wishing you a smooth and safe delivery! You are not ruining anybody's lives! My little twinnies are the best thing that ever happened to our family, I freaking love those kids just like your two kiddos will love their twinnies

Pretty that is so sweet of them! I know I said this, but I am so happy they are just loving on you. I know it was rough hiding it and not feeling supportive, so hearing they are just flooding you with love and support is wonderful and you totally deserve it.

On that note, little A and I got our official invite to SO's annual family vacation. Luckily they go while I'm still on mat leave so no time needed off of work because I already put in for it lol. Just hope bubs comes on time. I'll feel better the older he is. It's a 3 hour drive. I just hope I can let up the control freak in me and let people hold my son. I hate his brother, his sister in law caused the big rift, I don't trust his mom farther than I can throw her, dad is great, but they have a family friend who goes as well. Like I'm meeting half these people for the first time and I have heard only shitty things about them... explain to me again why I should trust them around my son? r_r



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2017, 10:42 AM   3035
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Lesonde, at his 20-week scan he was measuring 10 days ahead. I haven't gotten many growth scans with either pregnancy. Mostly I was expecting my son would be big because I was big. I'm really short as an adult but I was a big baby, almost 9 lbs. So it was just my best guess, which turned out to be wrong. I was shocked at how tiny he looked! Clothes that seemed way too tiny to fit him ended up being baggy.

Now I have NO IDEA how big or small this baby will be. It seems like second babies are usually bigger. I have 8 lbs. in my head, but who knows.

Gagrlin, I'm sorry about the toe! I hope it's a quick recovery.

Catalyst: so exciting! I hope it's an amazing delivery and that your family adjusts smoothly to its new members. I always loved welcoming new siblings. Once they're in your life, they just "fit" and you can't imagine life before them.

Pretty, I'm glad your SO's family is being so welcoming. And dobby, I hope the family vacation goes well and people are considerate and polite for the baby's sake. Sometimes a baby helps smooth things over and avoid drama.

I'm feeling bad because I exercised a lot yesterday and watched what I ate carefully and I woke up to find I'd gained nearly a pound overnight. I know it's probably water retention, but I hate suddenly gaining weight. I'll go for weeks coasting at the same weight, and then I'll suddenly go through a few days of gaining uncontrollably. It's so weird! Only three weeks left now I guess.



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2017, 11:48 AM   3036
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Pretty - I have had carpal tunnel for.. I dont know.. since late april. Been rather bad, but the wrist splinter helps during the night. On my right hand for long time two to three fingers are pritty numb and sometimes theres.this pressure feeling in them so I.feel like the skin will ripp. So hope it goes away after I deliver.

Afm - just went to the wc and I have started to loose my mucus plug!!
My c.section is in just 15 hours or so (omg) so it will be interesting to see if I go to labor before and have the csection early haha.



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2017, 14:45 PM   3037
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Just bought the last of my registry stuff minus gates since I'm using the endless earnings to get those later. And I realized when I got home that the cashier took the security monitor off of my video monitor but didn't ring me up for it hehe so I got my $85 monitor for free

Also anybody registered at brus definitely go to the completion event because they up your completion coupon from 10 to 20% plus you get extra in store savings

Cat that's exciting! Curious to see which vines first



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2017, 15:32 PM   3038
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Second - I totally empathize with those feelings. I'm at a point where I feel like our bodies just do what they need to do though. At least for me it doesn't seem to matter what I eat or do, I'm always up 1-2lbs regardless.

Just bought a large robe from Walmart for $4, and now my hospital bag is complete!

I don't think I mentioned this, but in our baby prep frenzy yesterday, DH and I argued about monitor placement. With the current set up there's no good place to put the monitor, so DH wanted to shove our crib in the corner to make it work. It totally stole my happy feeling bc it made everything feel cramped again. In the end, we decided to diy a stand for the monitor ourselves. Just picked up the wood today, and crossing our fingers we can pull this off with just a jigsaw. A miter would be better, but we don't really feel like dropping another $200 right now. Might see if we can borrow one from a neighbor.



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2017, 16:09 PM   3039
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Oh I agree some days I wake up 1.5-2 lbs heavier than the night before. It sucks but it's just pregnancy and will go away. At least that's what I tell myself lol

Congrats on finishing your hospital bag! I'm having the same issue with monitor placement as well especially since I opted to go from just audio to video. I'm thinking a small shelf system on the wall or a stand like you are doing. We'll see



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 09:29 AM   3040
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Thanks for the sympathizing! I'm trying to remind myself that it's all temporary weight gain, it's just hard when I feel like I've been mindful and then I see a big gain.

I was having cramps and frequent contractions last night, but when I woke up today it's all calmed down again. At least there are some signs my body is getting ready?

Lesonde, that sounds so resourceful! I hope it works well and gives you the arrangement you want.



 
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