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    Monday Updates (2/20)
    hgreenwood7058 posted:
    Heather and Baby Carson


    w/g:ugh.... I think betwen 26-28lb

    s/c: Some SOB, and the normal pregnancy issues. Oh and this past wednesday I have been leaking colostrum (very small amounts but still catches you off gaurd a bit). Dizziness not as bad as it was last week and the week before but we shall see.

    Other: Went to my cousins childrens b-day party (DH helped play hide and seek with the kids lol), then went to my sisters baby shower and work party on saturday wasn't bad. 1st Baby shower for me will be in just under 2 weeks.

    next d/a: Birthing Class today and OB Wednesday 2/22
    mrshoro responded:
    MrsHoro and BoyHoro

    28 weeks! We made it to third tri!

    w/g: 10-14lb

    s/c: Lots of back and hip pain. Its a different kind of hip pain, I was told by a friend that it might be SPD. My heartburn is better this week, crossing my fingers for a heartburn free week. My blood sugars have been out of control, but I haven't changed what I've been eating. I expect to be put on short acting insulin when I see the OB next.

    Other: I love my late morning naps and I'm(and the dogs) going to miss them when BoyHoro gets here, I even take them on the weekends with DH. I've been trying to find a place to move, nothing so far. I plan to start packing tomorrow just so I can get all the unnecessary stuff packed while I still can move my pregger self. I feel like I can't plan or buy anything for BoyHoro because I know he won't live in this apt(if he does it will only be for a week).

    d/a: 2/23 OB
    KBratt responded:
    Katie & Riley


    W/G: 11LBS

    S/C: Constant heartburn, hip pain, back pain, sciatica, RLP, ECP, frequent bowel movements (TMI?). Went to OBGYN last Tues 2/14 & was told I am dialiated 2cm & 80% effaced & she moved my c-section up 4days... I was sent to L&D for high blood pressure, spent 3hours hooked up there for them to send me home to collect 24hrs worth of urine...I should be getting those results today I also think/hope my water broke this morning, I am still monitoring to see...but it would be realllllllly nice to get this baby out ASAP!

    Other: Had a nice weekend. Stayed home Sat & did a bunch of cleaning, then DD went to my mom's for the night so DH & I had some alone time. Sunday we went to breakfast, ran a few errands then picked up DD & went to the rodeo for a few hours. I walked about 7miles, it was so fun. Then we went to a birthday party at an inflatable jump place that DD has never experienced, she was so excited!! I was so worn out when we got home I slept 12 hrs last night (with the occasional potty break, lol).

    Next D/A: 2/21, 2/28, scheduled c-section 3/5
    Katie 24; DH-Ryan 23; DD-Kelsey 7/4/10; DS Riley Wayne EDD 3/6/12
    hgreenwood7058 replied to KBratt's response:
    Welcome to 3rd trimester! -mrshoro

    and Katie looks like baby is going to def come soon.Maybe in the next day or two and if not your not very far from your c-section which is exciting. looking forward to seeing more birth stories . Hopefully all will be well with the 24 hour urine too.
    EEE4565 responded:
    Erin and baby Sean
    28W 1 D
    w/g 10 lbs

    Yeah for third tri!
    Just started feeling Braxton Hicks maybe twice a week. Not sleeping at night been able to nap durring the day a bit. (stopped using the fan and got a humidifer hoping it would help with the stuffy nose which was keeping me up the last few weeks)
    Nothing else really going on other than being tired.
    LittleO125 responded:
    Erica and Baby Girl


    Weight Gain: At my last appointment, I was at 13 pounds, so I'm guessing somewhere around 15 or 16 by now?

    I've been noticing some weight gain (or swelling) in my legs. My skin is constantly itchy, and my hips/back have started to hurt more. Also, occasional heartburn. And very tired, of course

    Next D/A: 2/29
    bbcntpa replied to KBratt's response:
    Katie, if you think your water might have broken, have you called the doctor's office/hospital to let them know? They might want to ask you some questions or have you come in to check. Once your water breaks, they don't want you to go past about 18-20 hours before delivering the baby b/c of an increased risk of infections. I think you'd feel pretty certain though if your water did'd most likely have a constant steady trickle or a big gush....pretty hard to ignore either way. Good luck and I hope you get to meet your little man soon!
    Brook (34), DH (38), DS (almost 4), EDD 5/3/12 - csection 4/27/12, Pink!
    bbcntpa responded:
    Brook and baby girl

    29w 4d

    w/g: 10 at last appt.

    s/c: here comes the discomfort! feeling huge and awkward. heartburn seems to be trying to win out over the heartburn meds...may have to make a change in dosage soon. and i can tell baby girl is getting bigger and running out of room b/c she is getting into some of the most uncomfortable positions!

    other: my DS had some kind of virus last week. DH couldn't take off work so I had to. thank goodness i didn't get what DS had! still trying to get his appetite and energy level back to normal....meanwhile, he's super clingy to mommy. now i'm just preparing for his 4th bday in a few weeks....can't believe my baby is that old already! i feel like once we get that party out of the way, i'll be able to focus more on getting ready for the new baby.

    next d/a: 3/7.
    Brook (34), DH (38), DS (almost 4), EDD 5/3/12 - csection 4/27/12, Pink!
    ReneeErin responded:
    Erin and Owen

    33 weeks 3 days

    w/g: around 25 pounds

    s/c: Lots of BH contractions - often every few minutes for hours- and several painful ones in the last week plus back pain with the BH. Lots of pelvic pain. Baby's head is down in pelvis and causing lots of pressure. The head keeps hitting a nerve- ouch. Lots of sweating overnight but then I get cold and pull the blankets back on- repeat all night.... Sore breasts and nipples. Getting fat =P Difficulty walking, shopping, picking up my 17 month old, etc....

    Other: Dr's appt today. They told me he's likely to be face up just like lily, which is unfortunate since she was stuck for hours and tore me badly even though she was just 6 pounds 2 ounces. Baby is also measuring big, so .... ouch!

    Next d/a: March 5th when I get my group B strep test
    Lillian Ruth arrived 9/9/10- 3 days early!!
    cjl0510 responded:
    Christy & baby boy


    w/g: 25lb

    s/c: still mostly upper back is aching. Dizziness is a little better as well (as long as I remember my iron pills!). And bumping into things with my belly because I keep forgetting how big it's getting !

    other: Still flip flopping on names.. but I know we will have one for sure when we finally see him - which is good, haha. My DS has his 4th birthday later this week, so that will be alot of fun. And I'm preparing to take a CPR instructor course when I am 36 weeks along.. hopefully I will still be feeling well then!

    next d/a: 2/23
    oboingo76 responded:
    Christina and Lilia


    w/g - 24 lbs

    I am just a grump! So ready for my baby to get here but I just see no signs that she's in any hurry. I get sharp back pains throughout the day and have cramping but no action. I carried VERY high throughout my pregnancy and have dropped significantly from that point, but after posting a pic on FB yesterday my mom thought it necessary to call me and tell me I have a lot more dropping to do. Ugh - thanks for pointing out that this is going to take forever!

    I have an OB appt this morning where I'll have a pelvic so we'll see what they say. They did already tell me they won't let me go past March 5 (1 week past my due date), but I want this done NOW! Palpitations have come back for the past 4 days but at this point I figure it's just something I'm going to have to deal with until she's here.
    Jackie03291 responded:
    Jackie & Baby Girl

    w/g: Probably somewhere between 25-30lbs YUCK!

    s/c: Well this morning I have been feeling very dizzy and light headed out of nowhere. Not sure what that is all about, especially since I did eat breakfast and I've taken all my meds, etc., but I'm not going to worry too much about it just yet, I will see if I still feel this way around lunchtime and then I might go check my blood pressure and call my dr. depending on how I feel.

    other: I am officially an aunt again as of 5:20am this morning, to another little girl named Emily Lynn, so I am super excited about that! My BIL sent me a pic this morning and she is absolutely beautiful. They live about 8 hours away, so I am going to talk to my husband tonight to see when he wants to go visit, I hope sometime soon!!

    Next d/a: Tomorrow- 2/22
    Jackie (27) Bryan (36) Ava 10/14/08 Baby Girl 2 due 5/4/12
    tdawntaylor responded:
    Taylor and Bryson


    w/g: -8 lbs now

    s/c: Still throwing up everything, and getting worse. Went to hospital over the weekend and got some fluids, but it hasn't been any better since I left. Other than that I've had some really bad back pain the last few days, and swelling, especially in my feet. Ready to stop throwing up for sure.

    Other: Been nesting, even at work yesterday I made one of the guys help me reorganize everything up here. I wish I had been home more over the weekend to clean things and get everything ready, but when I got home Sunday I reorganized Brysons room, and DH cleaned the rest of the house. I think he's nesting even more than me.

    next d/a: DA today, I didn't see him while I was in the hospital over the weekend, so hopefull we'll be getting some answers today.
    Taylor-21 Nick-25
    Angel Baby Lost 6/20/11 Bryson Scott Due 4/21/12
    akagirl1999 responded:
    Caron and baby.

    w/g around 30lb

    Saw the specialist yesterday, LO is doing great, baby is 5lbs 2ounces. Still measuring a week and a half ahead. Wow Big Baby!

    Still having problems sleeping, lower back hurts, just uncomfortable all over. I'm still on strict bedrest, however at 34weeks doctor will allow some moving around YAY!

    Next Ob appt: 2/22
    SchmidtFamily2011 responded:
    Marie and Baby Thomas aka TJ

    34w5d[br>[br>w/g: about 15lbs
    [br>s/c: Extreme indigestion and this awful pain in my stomach that i can't explain... it's on the top of my belly and is more of an annoying pain.. It hurts when I stand for a long time and also now when I sit... only when i lay down does it not hurt! Not doing anything to the LO though.. he's still kicking away! He's really active!
    [br>Other: Had my Baby Shower this past weekend! That was a LOT of fun! Just great to see everyone! And be able to get his room together a little bit more! Very busy week coming up and the next couple for that matter! hopefully that will make the weeks go faster so he comes faster Still need a couple of things that are pretty necessary for his arrival... got some of them post the baby shower... [br>

    next d/a: Next D/A is Tomorrow (2/22) at 5! Last bi-weekly appt...the next one is 3/6 and from then on it's WEEKLY till he's here!!! OMG I can't wait!!
    Nothing will ever compare to being pregnant and bringing a child into this world. Being a parent is a reward from the time you conceive. ~Marie AKA TJ's MOM~

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