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Old 07-09-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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Ruby Mamas Chat: July 10-17

I guess everyone who's chatty already had their baby. (I mean, I'm happy for you, but sad it's so quiet in here!)

The weather finally cooled off!! We have highs in the high 80s for the rest of the week and after 2 weeks of 100+ temps, I am THRILLED. I've got an OB appt tomorrow and I'm going to go ahead and let her check me. I ordinarily skip all of that, but since I have a 45+ minute drive to the hospital this time, I figure the more I know, the more likely I am to make good choices about when to leave, etc. Still trying very hard not to try to predict when the baby is coming. That is, of course, the only thing people want to know when they see me.

It's getting harder for me to feel the baby's position. I used to be able to tell based on hard parts and squishy parts, but these days everything is always hard.. My weight gain is still great, depending on how hot it is and how much fluid I'm retaining (and how much I peed during the night!!!), I'm around a 36-7 pound gain at 38 weeks. A far cry from the 50+ of my first pregnancy and the 49 of my second! I'm so excited to start losing it though.

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Old 07-10-2012, 02:07 AM   #2
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I'm still here. Due today. I have just been on facebook more than here since I haven't had much computer time and it's so active over there.

I think I started losing bits of my plug today. Thick clear strings that are nothing like the rest of my discharge. My plug came out in one giant (dark purple) lump last time, so I am skeptical, but I know it can vary from clear to almost black and what it was last pg doesn't have any bearing on what it will look like this time. I really think it is part of my plug, just because I haven't seen anything like it and then all of a sudden I get a chunk of goop. Tmi, but whatever.

Bounced on my ball for about an hour straight and it definitely caused some cervix twinges, but no stupid contractions yet. I have drank like six gallons of RRL tea in the last three days... I can't believe I was so on time with my first and I am (probably) going to go overdue on my second! Everyone always tells you how you are more likely to go sooner with your second (and beyond). Serves me right for listening to that and getting my hopes up.

She'll come when she's ready. Must. Be. Patient.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:55 AM   #3
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I'm here too. Honestly I'm sad about all the Facebook use seems like no one talks here and I would love to know what's going on with everyone.

I am doing well today, I didn't have a false labor episode last night which was a nice break and I have my children's homeschool end of year review tomorrow then I have nothing scheduled the whole rest of the month except having a baby so I am excited to get that done tomorrow then just be waiting for this little one. I have my 38 week midwife visit today. Other than that I think I will just try to get the house a bit cleaner in preparation, I have been feeling a bit obsessed with keeping the house picked up because I know it will only go downhill after tha baby is here so I would like it to at least start out nice and clean. How many of us are left to still have babies anyway? Seems like a good number have already had theirs.

I sure would like to see pictures of the new arrivals!
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I'm still here too. 38 weeks 3 days and have a midwife appt today. Had contractions for a couple hours early Monday morning but they stopped and now I feel like I will be pregnant for a long time. I was feeling so good and now all of a sudden I am MISERABLE. My ligaments are loosening up and it feels like my pubic bone has separated. And now the insides of my thighs are super sore and it hurts to move. I'm not sure how active of a birth I will be having! I'll be in the birth pool so hopefully that will help. Emotionally I'm stuck between being so DONE with being uncomfortably pregnant but not ready to have a baby to take care of. I like being pregnant and feeling the baby move in my belly but I hurt. And I'm not ready for the pain of birth. I can't remember it being very painful last time but fear sure sneaks in! And this seems pretty silly but I'm ready to have a couple days off cooking and cleaning and taking care of my kids who will not stop fighting! Hopefully more than just a couple days but I'm being realistic here.
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I'm here too!! I'm not part of the FB group, so this is where I "hang out" and get all my updates.
I am 38w3d too! And at this point, I am so so depressed. I don't know why (pregnancy hormones???). I feel like I will be pregnant for.ever. My c-section is scheduled for Monday, but I really would love to go into labor on my own before then.
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Good morning ! Do we have a sticky for when the babies arrive? I feel like there are so many babies born and I can't keep up!

AFM I feel the same way as pp. stuck between hurting and wanting to be done and just not being ready for labor. Not a good feeling. Went to the doc yesterday and I have to be induced at the end of this week. I'm only 37 weeks so it makes me a little sad I have been going to the specialist bc they have been worried about his growth. Well...yesterday they feel he hasn't made a significant amount of growth since the last time I saw the doc so they want to get him out so he can grow. They don't know what's restricting his growth. Anyways thats everything in a nutshell. Any prayers, scriptures, or words of encouragement are needed and appreciated
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Good morning ! Do we have a sticky for when the babies arrive? I feel like there are so many babies born and I can't keep up!

AFM I feel the same way as pp. stuck between hurting and wanting to be done and just not being ready for labor. Not a good feeling. Went to the doc yesterday and I have to be induced at the end of this week. I'm only 37 weeks so it makes me a little sad I have been going to the specialist bc they have been worried about his growth. Well...yesterday they feel he hasn't made a significant amount of growth since the last time I saw the doc so they want to get him out so he can grow. They don't know what's restricting his growth. Anyways thats everything in a nutshell. Any prayers, scriptures, or words of encouragement are needed and appreciated
Oh wow momma, I'm sorry I will be praying. I hope everything goes well for you and your baby. What are they estimating his size to be?
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And this seems pretty silly but I'm ready to have a couple days off cooking and cleaning and taking care of my kids who will not stop fighting! Hopefully more than just a couple days but I'm being realistic here.

Doesn't seem silly to me, I am SO looking forward to some down time. My husband is taking a week off from work when I have the baby and he and the boys are taking over the homestead chores and cooking and cleaning. I'm a more than a bit excited at the idea of just relaxing and bonding with baby
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Re: Ruby Mamas Chat: July 10-17

I think the hardest thing for me is that my husband and I still haven't mentally accepted that we're having another baby. Of course we're excited and have been getting things ready, but I'm not sure it's REALLY hit us yet. I have a feeling that major shock is ahead.
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Oh wow momma, I'm sorry I will be praying. I hope everything goes well for you and your baby. What are they estimating his size to be?
They are estimating his weight to be 4 lbs 10 oz but I'm praying they are off and he's more in the 5 lb range
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