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James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting LayLu:" Yeah, I need to start walking more. I've been doing squats, but that's about it. I took my dog for a long walk the other day and it wore my ass out lol but I definitely need to do it more. :?"


We walk with the kids to the park after dinner each night which is like a 10-15 minute walk each way. This makes me walk and lets the kids run out their energy before bed :)



I hope it helps progress me along slowly as well! I plan to get a yoga ball soon, I am hoping that will help too.

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting LayLu:" How does the EPO work? Like what do you do with it? I clearly haven't done much research on inducing ... [snip!] ... labor. :P And at least you're feeling contractions! I haven't felt anything. I don't think she's ever gonna come out. :cry:"


My first was born a week late!

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Mama to Lexi & Madie:" You ladies crack me up! If I told my husband to shove a capsul up my vagina, he would die! Let me know ... [snip!] ... move so I dont know how productive i'm going to be by the time I get off work. lol How are you ladies feeling/doing today??"


I just woke up! Felt nice to sleep in :)

Ayzya 1 child; California 467 posts
22nd May '13

I'm feeling so crappy.. she's so low and just hanging out there so all my aches and pains are killing me. I am exhausted. I literally have to pee five times each night if not even more than that and it's so hard to roll out of bed. I practically fall asleep on the toilet lol.. It's one thing if you can just pee and be done with it, but I literally have to rock myself around just to make sure I squeeze every bit out. Sorry for the visual.



My husband's niece and nephew are graduating high school this year, and his younger nephew is "graduating" from Catholic Middle school and all three are getting so many awards so it's award and grad nights up the ying yang. It's my second awards night for his niece tonight. I'm so tired and don't want to go to any more functions..



Woke up today craving every sweet drink and ice-cold dessert I can think of this morning.. Sounds like an expensive unproductive, boring ass day today!

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
22nd May '13

I'll have to pass on the red raspberry tea.. I hate tea! I'll drink a peach Snapple from time to time, but that's it. I can only drink peach tea for some reason lol. I never thought I'd tell anyone I'm jealous of their contractions, but damnit, I am! I wish I'd start having some so I could at least know she's coming soon. Instead I'm just pooping a lot. :cry: :lol:



And it sounds like you're having a productive day Mama. Sorry about the cramping though. :? I don't have the energy to clean that much lol that most I can do lately is sweep, vacuum, dishes, and wiping down all the countertops with Lysol wipes. Oh and the ocassional bathtub scrubbing when it needs it (which I hate doing since I have to get on the floor to do it). It seems like no matter how much I clean, my house still looks a mess. :roll:



And I would love to go on walks every night, but once I get home I'm just so damn lazy and so is SO. I can't even convince him to run up to the grocery store with me half the time lol. I'd much rather sit on my ass and entertain myself on my laptop, or just do squats and lift five pound weights in my living room lol. I know my dog would appreciate daily walks.. last time we took him we were getting attacked by flies though, they just kept swarming around us. Ugh.



And I'm feeling okay today.. no complaints. Just the usual pressure and tiredness. I'd love to ditch work right now, go home and take a nap. Ahhh that sounds amazing. I won't even be able to sleep in on my day off this week because my appointment is at freakin 8am. :(

Ayzya 1 child; California 467 posts
22nd May '13

Yeah its hard to clean for me too. Last night me and the hubs went to Baby CPR class, it was four hours from 6-10 pm. I was totally starved the entire time. My stomach was making so many noises it was embarrassing. Bleh. But at least I have a certification card and am prepared for any emergencies.



They went over child/baby safety in general and I guess even breathable mesh crib liners is not okay anymore. I had read that somewhere but my mom still came home with one. I don't have a crib anyway so I won't worry about that, but I know one of you bought one so I just thought i'd share. They also don't like co-sleeping but I bought the snuggle thing that i'm gonna use anyway. I told hubs no extra pillows.



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Ugh my back is hurting like i'm having my period or something today. It's that all over ache.

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
22nd May '13

Tired today. Hubby snored all night :( kids woke up from bad dreams round 1am took awhile to get them down again. Dd1 is peeing/ pooping her panties again bc she's mad school is over til August (eyeroll). Wow wish I had energy to clean like that!! Hubby has been nesting like that. Tg bc I just don't wanna :p eh they're about 25 mins apart now. My leg cramp thing happens, then baby n belly tighten n during that my back hurts. We don't have any grad stuff to go to. His niece n nephews are in VA. One of them grads in June like the week I'm due. But w the house n all we can't go. Don't be jealous bc even w as many contrx it hasn't changed my cervix in wks. Ull prolly be lucky that once urs start ull dilate pretty fast :) k ladies have a great day naptime for me can't keep my eyes awake

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
22nd May '13

Aww, the mesh liners aren't good? So do they just not want us to put anything in the cribs, then? I feel like their little hands would get stuck between the railing or they'd somehow find a way to get their heads stuck in there. :lol:



And what part of VA are the niece and nephews in? Is that a creepy question to ask..? I just ask because it's where I am lol.



And last time I was having contractions for two days but once I actually started going into labor I went from a 2 to an 8 in like an hour (which I guess is fast? My mom said it is). But they also had me on the stuff to stop contractions so it could've all happened a lot faster if it wasn't for that.

Ayzya 1 child; California 467 posts
22nd May '13

Yeah they want nothing in the crib. No blankets, bears, no crib liners of any kind. She was recommending Halo's crib thing that has a duster? I don't know what its called so it can pretty up your crib set, but eh.



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Good news is you should still be able to use it but just maybe after six months when the risk of SIDs is reduced. She was trying to convince us that your kid is unlikely to bang their head against the crib but who knows if you have a headbanger on your hands for certain. :P



It's a good thing your mom bought the new crib because the gap thing is a major no-no.



And yeah I keep getting paranoid I won't be able to tell when i'm having contractions or not. I'm sure I will but well.. paranoid is my middle name yo. :D

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting LayLu:" Aww, the mesh liners aren't good? So do they just not want us to put anything in the cribs, then? I feel ... [snip!] ... it is). But they also had me on the stuff to stop contractions so it could've all happened a lot faster if it wasn't for that."


My son used to get his legs stuck between the bars all twisted :( It was sad!

*Danielle88*((momma.to.2) 2 kids; Atascadero, California 2354 posts
22nd May '13

im getting so anxious. its driving me bonkers. i just want to be done with this whole thing. i cant ever sleep and anytime im sitting or standing im in pain. i never have energy for anything. i just want this baby boy out soon. after 37 obviously. but soon.
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Ayzya 1 child; California 467 posts
22nd May '13

I am right with you Danielle. Only 35 weeks this week and it feels like we are still forever and a way. Our other ladies are later than us and seem to be doing better than we are for the most part! I feel like maybe i'm just being a big sissy about it but it's aggravating for me to just be so stagnant for so long and helpless and pair that with all the aches and pains.



I'm sorry you haven't improved on your sleeping situation, even with the advice we offered. What do you think the problem is? Is your mattress too sinky or something? I know mine is so it doesn't help my back out much, especially because I get this super horrible knot on the upper side and it kills so bad to try to massage it out.



I am so ready to have Claire too, but I know that you should wait even after 37 weeks for as long as possible. I do keep having this nagging feeling she's gonna come early though so we'll see what happens. I just want her healthy and not stay a moment in the NICU so hopefully she'll stay put and be good.



Does anybody else try playing with their baby? I keep feeling her foot pressed up against my belly on one side or another and I like to rub it and tickle her. I think she hates it because she always moves her foot away, it either disappears or moves to the other side of my belly. Maybe she hates being tickled.

Mama to Lexi & Madie 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Tennessee 1782 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Ayzya:" I am right with you Danielle. Only 35 weeks this week and it feels like we are still forever and a way. ... [snip!] ... she always moves her foot away, it either disappears or moves to the other side of my belly. Maybe she hates being tickled."

awwe it will go by fast hun..Im 37 weeks today and im miserable but I know its for the best if she stays put for a bit longer. And YES I do play with Madies feet. Expecially when they are in my ribs.. she will kick me really hard and i will poke her and tickle her feet. I use to do it Lexi all the time and now she can't stand to be tickled but I LOVE her laugh so I do it anyways. :D My in-laws like to get really close to my belly and talk and poke at Madie and im not sure she likes it but oh well..she gotta put up with them for the rest of her life, they love her! lol

Ayzya 1 child; California 467 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Mama to Lexi & Madie:" awwe it will go by fast hun..Im 37 weeks today and im miserable but I know its for the best if she stays ... [snip!] ... poke at Madie and im not sure she likes it but oh well..she gotta put up with them for the rest of her life, they love her! lol"


Haha.. too cute. It's really my favorite thing. I honestly didn't know for sure it was her foot at first until she really started to kick back at my hand and move away. The second time I did it I could feel her rolling to the other side and sure enough there was a foot there, so it really cracked me up. I don't know why I keep obsessing over it, but I can't wait for her to finally be here so I can stick my finger in her palm and feel her wrap her hand around it. Don't know why I keep entertaining that thought in particular but it does cheer me up and put me in a happier daydream mode. Especially since i'm a crankasaur lately. :D

*Danielle88*((momma.to.2) 2 kids; Atascadero, California 2354 posts
22nd May '13

ya we just got a brand new mattress for christmas so i know its not the mattress. i am carrying so far in the front that i cant get comfortable. everyone says i dont look pregnant from behind but as soon as i turn i look like im carrying twins. and i was told this a few weeks ago. and ive gotten bigger since then. :/ im way bigger now than with my daughter. and i have an ultrasound at 37 weeks (june 5th) to make sure baby is good. if hes too big they will induce then. so i have 2-4 weeks left. and it wouldnt be so bad but im having terrible contractions thats making it near impossible to do anything.