She's officially dropped...and I've had 3 contractions in roughly 24 hours. Not full strength ones, but they're starting none-the-less. I know they're just the pre-labor, or false labor, contractions. They're not regular or anything, but OMG IT's STARTING!
Hope things go smoothly for you - so close now!
Originally Posted by Nichole
So, due to the GD, the OB has me getting screened every week now to keep an eye on her growth, making sure she's developing appropriately and also not getting too big. I'm already there once a week anyway for the P17 shot, so the only thing that changes is how long I'm there, instead of a 10 minute visit, it's about an hour now. The silver lining in all of this is that I get an u/s and pics every week But, I was 30 + 4 when I went in, the measurement of my uterus puts me in 31 weeks, Adalynn's measurements put her between 32-33 weeks. She was estimated weighing 4lbs 5oz. That's big. The average size for 33 weeks (which, technically, I'm not even at yet) is 4.23lbs. Goodness gracious, I can't have regular sized children, lol.
Lucky New! You're sooooo close!
Hi to everyone else! Hope all is going well. **hugs**
Could the ultrasound be wrong? Fingers crossed it is for you
Originally Posted by IMPPEARL
Ok all so question for you. My due date is Oct 5. Thanksgiving weekend is the 14th. My DH's family want to all come up and do thanksgiving at our place. I'm assured that I will have to do nothing. No cooking, cleaning etc. which they are good with and I'm not concerned about. However I am worries simply having everyone up could be a little overwhelming (figuring I'd have new bebe already) DH has 3 sisters and their hubbies and parents. As well as max 6 kiddies 3-10 yrs. it's a big crew on a normal day. What do you all think?
If it helps, I had Isabelle on December 11th and 2 weeks to the day later was Christmas and my family descended. I have a large family. It was great - I got to catch up on some sleep while everyone fed and held her and cooked dinner, then I came down refreshed and we had a lovely time together
AFM: Isabelle is 8 months old! Time has literally flown by. She's growing great, in the last month she's been crawling, walking around while holding hands, pulling to stand and got a pincer grip, feeding herself well.
Here's my gorgeous angel:
I can't believe next month we have the chat to see if we're going to ntnp yet or wait...so crazy!
Hey ladies! Slowly starting to get into a normal routine around here (of course, with an infant, once you get adjusted to a routine, they up and change it on you, lol!)
Nichole--Hun, I hope all is well for you! Thinking of you, and if it turns out you are in labor, I am keeping my fx'd for you and can't wait to see pics of your gorgeous girl!!
IMP--I will be honest with you, now having 2 under 2 myself, the more hands you have around to help out, especially in the first few weeks, is a major plus!! That being said, are they all staying with you also or are some/all of them getting a hotel? The reason I ask is that you can have "too" many people around, especially if they are all there 24-7, that could be a bit overwhelming for you. If they are just there for the day/holiday, with only a couple staying with you, I think that would be great.
Grey--oh my, your little Isabelle is so gorgeous!! I can't believe she is 8 months already!!!
Love--hey hun, how are you doing? I need to visit your journal when I get a chance. hugs to you and I hope all is well!
New--thinking of you, this is it, this is your month hun!! Soon you will be holding your little guy!! I can't wait and I am so very excited for you!!
AFM: All is going well, crazy busy, but the best kind of crazy! Will update more when I can, Hayleighbug is pitching a little fit atm, so must tend to her!
Amber that's what I'm worried about. We live in the country nothing close by. So everyone would be staying with us aside from his parents who will go stay at my parents home 10min away. Everyone staying here can be overwhelming on a good day. And it is Oct so most likely everyone will have to sleep inside or we would put the kiddies in a tent or something...
I'm still here and waiting (not so) patiently! Can't actually believe its only 13 days to my due date. I never realised how hard the last few weeks are though, struggling to do the most basic things! Have been cooking batches of food to freeze for the early days when cooking won't be high on our list of priorities.
Oh! Congrats on being soooooo close New! I'm not far behind, but I'm SO jealous!!!
So I have a totally TMI question...
For those of you in the third trimester, or remember symptoms from late third tri, did anyone have diarrhea leading up to labor? From what I've read, it's fairly normal. Like, your body's way of preparing for the pushing and the baby moving through the birth canal, but I'm just curious if anyone else remembers having it shortly before delivery. I've been getting the P17 injections since 16 weeks, supposed to go to 36 weeks, but my Dr.'s office had trouble with heir delivery last week and I never got the shot. I'm due to get one tomorrow, but I've already gone 2 weeks without one now, so I'm a little concerned about her coming soon.
IMP--that is going to be too much for you, if you want my opinion! If they were all staying elsewhere, and just showing up for the dinner and a few hours of visiting, that would be fine. But so soon after bubs is here, especially during that special first few weeks of bonding time for you, hubby, big sister and baby, I think it would simply be too much. Is there any way you can just have his parents stay with you and the others stay with your parents? I think that would be a lot easier on you as grandparents are more likely to help out than cause stress!
New--I am so on babywatch with you! I get all teary eyed when I think of your journey and how soon you are finally going to be holding your precious little rainbow baby in your arms.
Nichole--Yes, with Hayleigh I had the "clear out" lol. I did not with Grace. However, I think Grace had plans to stick around for 3 more weeks or so when they took her (I had to be induced for GD and high blood pressure and that ended up with a Section because she was NOT ready to be born yet!). Even though Hayleigh was a scheduled Section, I think my dates were a bit off with her (on top of being a 2nd child, supposedly they come sooner) and she was further along, because that last week of carrying her was really rough, and in the days leading up to the Section I had a lot of cramping and very loose bowels...I was actually scared about going into labor before the Section!
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