December 2013 due date buddy group #2

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Re: December 2013 due date buddy group #2

Postby Lilymon » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:40 am

Hi all,
dropping in from the Dec 13 DDC board.
I am 33 wks tomorrow and just had my final doctors appointment (- we only get 3 docs appts here during a normal pregnancy - the rest is midwife appts). My baby is also lying head down but has not 'engaged' yet - I think that means it hasn't dropped yet - the doctor could still move the head around, so she said it is not in full birth position yet ( apparently when it is ready for birth, the head gets 'locked' into position in the pelvis and you cannot move it around so easily).
I had a nasty cold since last Friday and have not been to work yet this week, but I will probably go back tomorrow.
I have until Nov 8th to work and then I am a free bird on maternity leave - bring it on!
I hope everyone is feeling OK
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Re: December 2013 due date buddy group #2

Postby lunasmommy » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:15 am

Lilymon- where are you located? That's interesting about the three doctor's appointments. I'm 36 weeks and SO READY to have this baby! She is head down, not sure if she's engaged but I have a dr. appt tonight and he's going to check my cervix. I think I lost my mucus plug, at least part of it, about a week and a half ago so I've been on modified bed rest since then as he is worried that I might go into pre term labor, but so far so good. I've been having around 10-15 BH contractions per day, some very strong and others very mild. My EDD is Dec 3rd but I'm hoping she comes before Thanksgiving! I'll work up until I'm in labor, as I'd rather take more time after the baby is born than before and I only get a certain amount of time off from my company. Hope everyone else is doing well :)
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Re: December 2013 due date buddy group #2

Postby Lilymon » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:37 am

Hi Lunasmommy,
I am in Denmark, Europe.
I also have been having BH contractions since week 29 and I get them countless times a day.
I hope you get your wish that baby comes before Thanksgiving!
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Re: December 2013 due date buddy group #2

Postby hopefulmama29 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:33 pm

Hey ladies! I had my 36w apt today! Belly is measuring 36, and baby's heartbeat was in the 130's. She had hiccups while the dr was listening, so that was really neat! I couldnt feel them, but we could hear them! She checked me and my cervix is still closed, but baby is def. head down! They did my StrepB and HIV tests today as well. Next Thursday we have one last ultrasound to get an idea of size and then my next dr apt that same day! Cant believe how close we are getting!!!
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Re: December 2013 due date buddy group #2

Postby lunasmommy » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:38 pm

That's so exciting!! I see my doctor in an hour for my 36 wk appt and he will check my cervix for the first time (as I have a BH contraction while I type this! lol) Mine did an u/s last week and baby is definitely head down, so he won't do another one unless he needs to. But we'll have weekly visits and cervix checks from now on. I cannot believe how close!! Just want to meet this little girl that keeps kicking my bladder, LOL! Good luck :)
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Re: December 2013 due date buddy group #2

Postby Lilymon » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:33 am

Hi all,
I agree - it's getting very exciting now! I am now officially on maternity leave, so the countdown is on! 4 weeks and three days or so until I meet my baby!
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Re: December 2013 due date buddy group #2

Postby hopefulmama29 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:29 pm

Well...bad news - my strepB test was positive. That means an iv for me during labor.

Good news- one of my husbands business clients gifted us with a 3d/4d ultrasound! It is a little late and we may not get great images, but the place said it would try! We go thursday afternoon! My last medical ultrasound and 37w appt are thursday morning.
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Re: December 2013 due date buddy group #2

Postby lunasmommy » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:35 pm

Aw, that sucks about the IV during labor. But don't scare us like that!! I hope you can get awesome pics during the 3D/4D ultrasound.. drink tons of water and the chances are better! It was an amazing experience, I loved just seeing her move around more than the pictures themselves so no matter what, it'll be great! Mine was sticking her tongue out, licking her arm, yawning... it was awesome! If you don't get a CD of the images with your session, take a blank CD-RW with you and ask if they can put the images on it. Some will, some won't (depends on if they want you to buy the CD separately). Good luck- have fun!
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Re: December 2013 due date buddy group #2

Postby hopefulmama29 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:34 pm

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Heres my Clara sucking her thumb! The 3d ultrasound was really neat! We got a cd with 80 still images and a dvd of the whole thing! From my medical ultrasound, they said everything looks good and estimated she currently weighs 6lbs 13oz. So maybe she'll be 8.? when shes born. Both technicians told us she will have a head FULL of hair! My cervix was a little more open than last week, but still not a 1. And, the swelling has started. I get "cankles" really easy now and starting to lose energy. Im starting to be ready for her to be here! Hope all is well with yall!
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BFP March 26, 2013 - Due December 3, 2013 !!!
7/8 - it's a GIRL!!!! HB 153
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Re: December 2013 due date buddy group #2

Postby lunasmommy » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:23 pm

Aw what a great ultrasound pic! Ours is a thumb sucker already too. I've been trying everything to get this show on the road... Evening primrose oil (orally and vaginally) , sex, red raspberry leaf tea, walking. I'm hoping to at least make some progress by my next appointment on Thursday. Can't wait to start seeing baby pics on here!
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Re: December 2013 due date buddy group #2

Postby Lilymon » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:41 am

I think my baby has dropped now, as my bump seems to be a completely different shape - it's more sloping towards the floor now.
3 weeks to go until my c-section!! :)
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Re: December 2013 due date buddy group #2

Postby hopefulmama29 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:46 am

38 week update - im dilated to a 1!!! Woohooo for progress! Not very thinned though. I was worried about the swelling in my feet and ankles but my blood pressure was good and there was no protein in my urine so my doctor said to avoid salt and keep my feet up as much as possible. My next appointment is Monday!!!
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started TTC#1 Jan. 2012 - "unexplained infertility"
BFP March 26, 2013 - Due December 3, 2013 !!!
7/8 - it's a GIRL!!!! HB 153
9/23 - still a girl! HB 144, 3lb 12oz
10/26 - her name is Clara Grace!
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Re: December 2013 due date buddy group #2

Postby hopefulmama29 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:06 pm

Well I'm pretty sure I had 4 or 5 contractions about 20mins apart this evening, but they stopped. And I think I lost at least some of the mucus plug! Maybe things are happening! Excited, but I started getting a cold last night, so would like to get over it before she comes!
me: 30 dh:32
started TTC#1 Jan. 2012 - "unexplained infertility"
BFP March 26, 2013 - Due December 3, 2013 !!!
7/8 - it's a GIRL!!!! HB 153
9/23 - still a girl! HB 144, 3lb 12oz
10/26 - her name is Clara Grace!
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Re: December 2013 due date buddy group #2

Postby Lilymon » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:04 am

That certainly is exciting! Looking forward to an update :)
I have been told I need to monitor my blood sugars, as my baby is apparently 20% bigger than it should be for its gestational age...so I have been given a little kit to check my blood sugar levels in the morning, before and after each meal and before I go to bed. Have to write it all down and then send to the hospital after 2 days. If my blood sugars indicate that I have gestational diabetes then I have to be referred to another hospital for the birth, so I really hope that doesn't happen!
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Re: December 2013 due date buddy group #2

Postby hopefulmama29 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:41 am

@lily - i sure hope your blood sugar numbers are good the next couple of days! Keep us updated on that!

I didnt rest well last night (not unusual though, and especially since im congested from this cold). Very thankful i dont have to do much today!
me: 30 dh:32
started TTC#1 Jan. 2012 - "unexplained infertility"
BFP March 26, 2013 - Due December 3, 2013 !!!
7/8 - it's a GIRL!!!! HB 153
9/23 - still a girl! HB 144, 3lb 12oz
10/26 - her name is Clara Grace!
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