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Thank you for everything!
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796506 tn?1370188305
09/10
Wow I am so jealous. I go to a military hospital and they really don't consider you overdue until you hit 42 weeks... Stupid policies! You might be having your little man before Marley gets here!!!! Good luck and thanks for the labor vibes!
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1166767 tn?1315427171
09/10
So you've decided on being induced on Monday?? Good Luck- At least it wont be a waiting game for you :]
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187316 tn?1386356682
09/10
The 30th is my best friends b-day so im worried it will be weird if the baby is born that day. I tried walking around the zoo with my 2 year old to see if id make any progress and nada. :( I hope your little man comes before Monday! If not I cant wait to see pictures by Wednesday! :)
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933846 tn?1353452448
09/10
Just a quick note to say hi! I see you made your decision...now watch she comes right before that. LOL With my daughter once my C-section was scheduled my water broke. LOL
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661065 tn?1316787944
09/10
Good luck with the induction, did you decide? Best of luck!
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187316 tn?1386356682
09/10
My hospital only induces M-TH. If I got to choose the date I would want 10-2 or 10-10... but they wont induce on the weekend at all and even if they decided to push it to Friday morning that is still almost 24 hours id have to be in labor and im not sure id last that long. 10-10 is the day after my due date and im not sure im that lucky. It just seems like if I cant have the date I want why even bother. Either way she'll be here soon and maybe I should just let her come when she is ready ans wants to. Plus induction is worse than real labor and although I was induced with Aspen my water broke first. Ugh im all confused!
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1149221 tn?1304827966
09/10
haha well I learned in a college nutrition course that if you want something just eat it because if you don't you will try to satisfy the craving with multiple things before you give up and just have what you want... in turn eating more than you would have originally! I didn't end up eating as much ice cream as I planned, but LORDY it was good! I love coldstone so much!
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1149221 tn?1304827966
09/10
Thanks, you status inspired me to go get some ice cream from Coldstone. I will regret how much I plan on eating later on!
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187316 tn?1386356682
09/10
DH and I are both Virgos so it is a constant power struggle since Virgos can't ever admit to being wrong and always want to be in charge. I could only imagine what would happen if you added another Virgo! Libras are all about balance so I feel that would work in everyones favor! :
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1149221 tn?1304827966
09/10
Haha, I'm drinking plenty or water. I am glad for the contractions now though because I know how important they are in getting my uterus strong enough to eject a baby! I feel like Jacob did some serious growing this last week and I can't imagine there being much more room in there. Two weeks and he's free to come anytime he pleases! These last few weeks are going faster than I thought they would, I swore the last week disappeared magically. I always thought the last few weeks were the worst!
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1149221 tn?1304827966
09/10
Ah, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE ellipticals, I've wanted my own for about two years now, for some reason I decided to splurge and get one. Now I'm anxious to be able to use it. Especially since getting to a gym with two kiddos will be next to impossible with my husband's busy work schedule!
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1149221 tn?1304827966
09/10
That's so weird, I'm worried I'll be the dramatic type and have my water break in an awkward place! Or worse than that I'll mistake real labor for false labor and ignore it until there's a head sticking out haha. HIGHLY unlikely, but I have no idea what to expect! My midwife gave me the 5-1-1 rule though. Contractions 5 minutes apart, lasting 1 minute, for 1 hour. I'm glad they told me that because it definitely helps me feel like I'll KNOW what to watch for. I haven't had any contractions last a minute each yet. I started taking EPO a few days ago though- I hope it doesn't encourage Jacob to come before October darn it! I want my pumpkin baby!
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1149221 tn?1304827966
09/10
I think the EPO taken orally just has to be spread out and taken for an extended amount of time. So I guess if you look at it in terms of speediness, then ya it prolly works better when used directly on the cervix. I'm not too worried about it, nothing I do is going to change when he comes haha. If he isn't ready he won't come! My husbands more anxious than I am which is odd. He keeps asking when I'm gonna have him haha. I am oddly comfortable still. My midwife said I have a long torso so that helps a lot in terms of comfort. Lucky me haha. I'm just ready to have a waist again! I got an elliptical today and I'm gonna live on it for a month straight as soon as he comes! I want me body back!!!
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187316 tn?1386356682
09/10
But Navy and I have a strict understanding that she is to be a Libra so she needs to at the very least bake 10 more days. I don't know if I'm going to try the EPO but now that I am not on bed rest I figure I'll just BD since both have prostaglandins or whatever they are called. DH is so depressed from me being on bed rest for the last month and I can only imagine what he would do if I gave birth and he had to hold out another 6 weeks. Oh just remembered something about EPO... supposedly it is supposed to help your uterus shrink after pregnancy. So if you have some I would continue using it even after delivery!
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187316 tn?1386356682
09/10
Oh my gosh that is exactly how I feel! I was convinced last night (and still today so who am I kidding) that I am developing a double chin. Doesn't help that the last two weeks of bed rest made me gain 5 lbs! Ugh. I'm also worried that I won't bounce back as fast as I did when I had Aspen and that scares me. I don't want to be chubby or have extra skin on my belly. I've been thin my whole life and its just not something I could do. Sounds so conceited but its how I feel. DH keeps telling me I look fine but like you said I don't feel fine. Ugh. I didn't get checked today (TG) but 2 weeks ago I was 2 cm and 60% effaced... so either I haven't made much progress or I'm in for a surprise. Guess we'll see next week.
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1149221 tn?1304827966
09/10
Hmmm, lube eh? I really don't think I'll try that. I'm okay with taking it orally because I actually read an article that was talking about prostaglandins in semen and it was talking about how they are more effective when taken orally. Imagine my husbands surprise when he saw what I was reading, and his disappointment when I told him to dream on. Haha so I'll stick with orally unless I go past 40 weeks. 18 days till October then after that anytime is fine with me!
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187316 tn?1386356682
09/10
Eh I'm sick of being pregnant. I keep looking at all the clothes in my closet and wanting to put them on. I'm sick of being chubby and not being able to sleep on my stomach. I want to crack my back SO bad... but I also know that its better for her the longer she stays in there and I'm sure that 4 weeks will flash by in no time. I really don't want her to be here before Sept 24th but I also don't want her to be more than a day past her due date. I'm so indecisive.
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187316 tn?1386356682
09/10
Hey sorry it took so long to respond! I don't have a midwife and I don't really know a lot about evening primrose oil. But I heard that it is a myth that it will prepare your for labor or start contractions. I know that it is commonly used as a fertility treatment and that maybe the reason people believe it sends women into labor is because it can cause upset stomach, nausea, stomach pains, etc when taken. But I highly doubt it will hurt you or your baby boy at all if you take it and what could it hurt?! I read in a book that the only actually proven thing to start contractions and possibly send you into labor if your baby is ready is nipple stimulation which even then you have to do for an hour 3 times a day for it to even work. Too weird. I don't have the time or patience for that. Haha!
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1181036 tn?1367368640
09/10
I know! It seems like everyone in the 18-35 forum had their babies this past week or so, lol. I think I am having baby envy, lol
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1149221 tn?1304827966
09/10
Ahahaha, you're so weird! End of the month!? I just don't want another september birthday. 2 of my brothers, 1 sister, 1 nephew, and my best friend's birthdays are all in September. My father in law's bday is October 5th and my dads is the 10th so I'm trying to convince Jacob one of them days is perfect! They both turn 50 this year! Did you take the EPO? I decided I want to wait until 37 weeks just in case it loosens things up too well! Haha
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1181036 tn?1367368640
09/10
I saw your status of only 22 days left and was like "Oh my goodness!! It's getting so close!" Even though it seems like my baby boy is taking forever to get here and I am so tired of the back pain, heart burn, etc., I guess 3 weeks really isn't that long at all :-)
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1128483 tn?1277340286
09/10
My midwife hasn't said anything about Evening Primrose Oil, but I'm already having 4 contractions an hour.  She did suggest doing perineal massage and use KY Jelly or Olive Oil, I've been meaning to give that a try but I've been so busy!  I'm hoping to make the time to give it a try this week.  If you do try the Evening Primrose Oil let me know how it works, or post on the thread on the October 10.
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1149221 tn?1304827966
09/10
And I didn't feel dizzy or nauseas all evening, just had a yucky headache. This morning I feel okay as well... Maybe my body fixed itself already and I'll feel great again! *fingers crossed* I really really really don't enjoy feeling like I have been, especially when I'm so close to having a full-term baby!
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1149221 tn?1304827966
09/10
Well, I would blame the EPO, but I haven't taken any yet! I'm planning on waiting until about 37 weeks before I start anything that could encourage labor. Yesterday I got a little worried, from 2-6 I was having contractions about every 7 to 10 minutes. Nothing strong enough to make me think I was really going to have him, but consistent enough to make me sit down and relax. I hope I make it to October! I'm really against September!!!
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1149221 tn?1304827966
09/10
Ya, I've read all the EPO stuff. They suggest you don't take it early on because it could cause miscarriage. I remember reading quite a bit when we were still TTC. The other day when I was typing on your wall I started feeling super dizzy and about passed out and now I keep feeling dizzy and sick. I'm super worried I may not make it to my due date now and I do NOT want to end up in the hospital. BLAH, stress anyone? I suppose I better not be doing the tea and EPO because I don't want to send my body the wrong signals especially now!
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1166767 tn?1315427171
09/10
We're almost there :))
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1149221 tn?1304827966
09/10
I'm feeling decent. I won't say great anymore because Jacob is making it VERY hard to sleep.... I roll to get comfy and he rolls and gets comfy and the two do not coincide very well. haha I'm just about ready to be done with this being huge thing. I miss having clothes that fit me! BUT I would rather Jacob stay in there at least for a few more weeks! I did finally get everything ready and arranged though, I just want to make a diaper bag now. I think that's actually the last thing I need to do other than pack a bag in case we decide to go to the birth center!
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1166767 tn?1315427171
08/10
Have you packed your hospital bag as yet?
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661065 tn?1316787944
08/10
Just checking to see how your feeling. My induction date is set at the hospital, so unless my cervix changes I'll be having her Sept. 7th. Belly Rubs!
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933846 tn?1353452448
08/10
Im feeling a lot of pressure. Thanks for asking.
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1104172 tn?1312171407
08/10
Okay so now I don't feel so bad about being ready to not be pregnant anymore!! I'm just as if not more uncomfortable then you are. Do you always feel hot? I'm especially hot at night which has caused marital problems..so on and so on. I also feel don't as bad about the whole name thing either, I don't feel alone with these issues anymore. Thanks for the comforting words ;))
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1104172 tn?1312171407
08/10
Love the pics by the way your looking great, don't think a McDonald's burger could affect you at all!
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