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Old Aug 11th, 2017, 12:29 PM   1531
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That's so frustrating, Tess. I can't believe how long they make you go between appointments. My midwife has flat out said she's not worried about me, but I'm still being seen, she just pushed back my transition from every other week to ever week to 37 weeks instead of 36. Hopefully everything looks good on the ultrasound.



 
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Old Aug 11th, 2017, 15:21 PM   1532
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Oh, Tess - that IS upsetting and you have a right to be annoyed. Here's hoping you're just growing a little Peanut. I've heard tons of stories of small bumps and big babies, actually - so maybe you just have super strong abdominal muscles!

I had my last growth scan today. She's measuring about 6.5 lbs, 49th%. Also - I'm 3cm dialated and 50% effaced! So crazy! I feel like this pregnancy is suddenly over!



 
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Old Aug 11th, 2017, 22:15 PM   1533
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Tess I'm so sorry that they didn't keep a better eye on you but definitely fight for what you feel is right. I had to push my midwife when I found out I had polyhydramnios, otherwise I would have just been another "normal" case too. Glad that they were able to get you in soon but I agree that it should have been spotted a while ago. Every pregnancy is different. I haven't had polyhydramnios before which is why I had to push for them to look into it. They thought that because it is my fourth baby - despite multiple previous losses - that everything was ok. I really hope everything turns out normal. Hopefully baby is just a tad on the small side... not necessarily a bad thing as long as everything else is ok. Keeping my fx for you!

Savasanna - Wow 3cm dilated already! Sounds like you're going to be due for an early birth They typically don't check us internally here until 37/38 weeks. I'm wondering if they will this time though considering that I'm more high risk this time?



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 04:43 AM   1534
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Thanks ladies. I'm sure bubs is fine and just maybe a little bit on the small side but yeh I'm pretty pissed at how it's been left so late to check. I'm worried that if there is something wrong it's too late to do anything about it but that'll just be my hormones making my mind go into overdrive no doubt!

Caviar, what is polyhydamnios? I've never heard of that. It's crazy that we should need to push our midwives to look into these things for us.

Wow sav! 3cm already?! How many weeks are u? I was 1cm dilated for about the last 2 weeks of my pregnancy last time but I didn't progress any more than that until the contractions and proper labour started x



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 07:35 AM   1535
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I was 36+5 yesterday. My OB said this doesn't mean anything re the timing of when labor will begin (other than possibly that I won't make it to my due date) but that it could indicate a smoother/faster labor. Who knows if she was just saying that to make me feel better, but I'll take it!



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 12:27 PM   1536
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I didn't do cervical checks until I was overdue with Teddy, but I've heard first time moms especially can sit at a few centimeters for weeks. I wouldn't read much into it, but hopefully it's a good head start for you!

I poked DH again about middle names and he promised he would have an epiphany this weekend . We'll see how that goes.

I'm going shopping Tuesday for the last few things for the hospital bag - snacks, Depends, diaper and nipple cream, etc. And meeting my brother's wife to talk labor plans since there's a good chance we'll drop Teddy off at their house and they'll take him to Mom's. I got almost everything washed this week, I just forgot the nursing pillow cover, so I'll throw that in with my regular laundry tonight. I'm hoping to pack what I already have this weekend, finish after shopping Tuesday, and then we just enjoy our Wednesday date night and baby is allowed to come . I doubt she's in any hurry, though. I'll be surprised if she ends up being an August baby.



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 21:23 PM   1537
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I have polyhydroamnios and the doctor says she will check my cervix next week. We'll see how this goes... I'm not very pleased with my doctor but at this point I just have to wait it out. We will make the birth plan at this appointment on Tuesday and I'm done with the whole thing ready to deliver and move on.



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 08:29 AM   1538
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So can we back up and talk about those menstrual like cramps again? I had them again last night and they were getting pretty intense! They started around 5-ish and lasted well after I went to bed for the night. They ranged from just crampy to intense. I did a bunch of googling and definitely found it to be normal for this stage of pregnancy, but is this something that I can expect with regularity for the remainder of the pregnancy? I hope not because it wasn't exactly the most fun. The baby feels a bit lower today so I'm wondering if she was moving down and that's what caused the cramps?

In any event, I woke up this morning with a hard belly so I'm anticipating they're going to come back at some point today. I'm hoping to at least make it through the work day first, though!



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 13:07 PM   1539
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I'm going to guess that if there isn't a clear reason like dehydration, that you'll be getting them on and off until real labor starts. Hopefully they don't get too bad.



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 14:47 PM   1540
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Bummer. :/



 
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