April Babies – Part 8 – The babies are coming!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Did someone want to come up with a cute roll call? I’m not really good at them.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Before my role call, I just want to say CONGRATS to the mamas that already have babies AND good luck, quierajen! Wishing you and Cora a healthy, speedy labor and delivery!

 

How many days until due date & when are you due? Due date is April 11. 18 days to go!

Any reason for a scheduled C-section or induction? If so, why and when? Nope!

Any signs of labor yet? Lost some parts of a mucos plug (I think) last week with a now increase of discharge (no bloody show). Saturday I had BH contractions from 8-11. They came on 12-20 minutes apart and lasted about 10 seconds. They ended, but I read that could be a sign. Eager for my Wednesday appt. DH and his mom think it will be this week (although they have no conrete reason).

Weight gain to date (if you care to share)? 33 pounds…I am all out front and baby and gained it all in the third trimester.

What’s your general birth plan (eg. drug-free, epidural, gas, C-section)? I am going for a non-epi birth. I am open to using other pain meds/management to take the edge off first.

Who will be in the delivery room with you? Just my husband <3

What’s your guess – when will your baby arrive and how much will he/she weigh? And, for those who are team green, are you thinking boy or girl? DH and I took guesses. He thinks March 27 (my mom and MIL also think this week), and I think April 2. As far as weight, I already asked my doc, and he says 7 1/2-8 pounds. I am leaning towards 8.

What’s left on your pre-baby to-do list? I can always find stuff to add, but really nothing that needs to be done. If I am feeling really bored I will be shampooing the carpets and giving the dog a bath.

Are you getting any help when you return home from the hospital (DH,  Mom, MIL)? DH will be home for the first week. My mom is on stand-by, lol. But I really made my desire known to everyone that I want to take the first week to be a mom–learn from my mistakes and grow from my successes. I want minimal help because I want to figure it out myself first. 

How long will you take for maternity leave / will you be a SAHM? I am taking 6 weeks off, and I will come backj to work 3 days a week after that for a month and then return full time

My bump photo is a little older-March 14 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

How many days until due date & when are you due?  Due April 24 so exactly one month today.  I’ll be allowed at the birth centre starting at 38 weeks so counting down until then!

Any reason for a scheduled C-section or induction? If so, why and when? No. In fact, I told my midwife that I really don’t want to be induced unless I am more than 2 weeks late, and that is only because then I would have to switch to hospital. I do plan to do lots of natural encouragement, including lots of walking!

Any signs of labor yet? Nope – too early!

Weight gain to date (if you care to share)?  ug, 30 lbs! Everyone says I still look great but I know that I’ve been indulging in lots of food that I wouldn’t normally eat – mostly chocolate and muffins lol.

What’s your general birth plan (eg. drug-free, epidural, gas, C-section)?  Drug free although gas will be available so I may try that.

Who will be in the delivery room with you? DH and midwife.

What’s your guess – when will your baby arrive and how much will he/she weigh? And, for those who are team green, are you thinking boy or girl?  I just hope he comes early rather than late – I’m ready!  I will take a wild guess at 7lbs 6.

What’s left on your pre-baby to-do list?

Waiting on the stroller to come in and also need an adaptor to fit the car seat to the stroller.  A few more drug store things on the list (where do you buy a peri-bottle anyway!?) and that is it! Everything else is washed and ready.

Are you getting any help when you return home from the hospital (DH,  Mom, MIL)?  DH will be off for two weeks at least. I actually asked that no one else come as I know visitors would be too overwhelming for me.

How long will you take for maternity leave / will you be a SAHM? I’m taking the full year that the Canadian government pays for – well they will pay for some anyway 🙂

Bump love photo!

I’ve taken shockingly few photos of myself.  I really need to do a photoshoot of some sort with DH so I have some photos to look back on!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

How many days until your due date & when are you due? 14!  April 7th!

 

Any reason for a scheduled C-section or induction? If so, why and when?

Not so far

Any signs of labor yet?

Nope

Weight gain to date (if you care to share)?

27lbs

What’s your general birth plan (eg. drug-free, epidural, gas, C-section)?

Drug free

Who will be in the delivery room with you?

My husband only

What’s your guess – when will your baby arrive and how much will he/she weigh? And, for those who are team green, are you thinking boy or girl?

April 3rd, boy

What’s left on your pre-baby to-do list?

Pedicure and a few shopping items!

Are you getting any help when you return home from the hospital (DH,  Mom, MIL)?

DH will be home for a week.  My mom is coming April 12th.

How long will you take for maternity leave / will you be a SAHM?

I will be off from now until august 15th.

 

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Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

FINAL PRE-BABY ROLL CALL!

How many days until due date & when are you due?

I am due April 2nd, 9 days until my due date.

Any reason for a scheduled C-section/induction?

My water broke, so if I haven’t started contractions on my own by 9:30 pm my time tonight, I’ll have to be induced with pitocin. REALLY hoping that doesn’t happen.

Any signs of labor yet?

My water broke last night! I was at a restaurant and we had just ordered food. I went to the bathroom and when I was at the sink washing my hands, I had a warm trickle that just kept going and going all over the bathroom floor! It was hilarious and I got so excited! All the staff was so nice about it and got our food to go and congratulated us!

Weight gain to date?

I weighed myself last night and according to that, I’ve gained 29lbs.

What’s your general birth plan?

Natural, drug free, immediate skin to skin, delayed cord clamping, etc.

Who will be in the delivery room with you?

My fiance, my mom and possibly my sister if they let her (she’s getting over a cold)

What’s my guess for arrival/weight?

I’m guessing (HOPING) her birthday will be later today, 3/24/14 and she’ll weight 7lbs 11oz.

What’s left on your pre-baby to do list?

Have baby? HAHA!

Are you getting help when you return home?

FH started his one week vacation today! My mom will be ultra helpful, and my grandma is coming to visit this weekend!

How long will you take off work/will you be a SAHM?

I’m going to try to be a SAHM as long as possible but some really annoying things have happened while pregnant that makes me finding an income a probability. Poo.

Bump Love Photo!

This I took last night after I got home from the restaurant, it’s my last bump pic!!!

 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

How many days until due date & when are you due?

10 days left, due April 3

Any reason for a scheduled C-section or induction? If so, why and when?

Not yet!  If I schedule an induction I think it will be for April 11-14th, unless anything unexpected pops up.  I’d like to give her at least a week.

Any signs of labor yet?

Not really.  I’ve been about 50% effaced for a couple of weeks now with no change.  No dilation yet (unless it happened over the weekend!).  Getting some BH (nothing painful) and cramping once and awhile (not even every day).

Weight gain to date (if you care to share)?  I think around 35 lbs.

What’s your general birth plan (eg. drug-free, epidural, gas, C-section)?  I would love a drug free, unmedicated! 

Who will be in the delivery room with you?  Just DH.

What’s your guess – when will your baby arrive and how much will he/she weigh? I’m guessing April 2, 8lbs 4 oz. 

What’s left on your pre-baby to-do list?  Nothing really!

Are you getting any help when you return home from the hospital (DH,  Mom, MIL)?  Mom for a few weeks, maybe MIL after that.

How long will you take for maternity leave / will you be a SAHM?  I don’t qualify for FMLA yet (I transferred) so I get 9 weeks (4 weeks STD and 5 weeks of a sick leave/PTO combo).  Boo.

Bump love photo!  I had some maternity photos done right at 38 weeks but don’t have them yet, otherwise I will probably take one today and work and post in the thread!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

ladeeeda:  Ooo my mama is treating me to a pedi on Wednesday! Get those tootsies pretty!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I just HAD to share. I got my photo shoot done on Saturday (nick of time anyone?!) and she just posted a preview pic! It’s AMAZING!!!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

How many days until due date & when are you due? 8 days – April 1

Any reason for a scheduled C-section or induction? If so, why and when? No

Any signs of labor yet? Contractions and back pain, especially since membrane stripping last week.

Weight gain to date (if you care to share)? 31 pounds! SO HAPPY since I gained the majority of that in the first trimester and was stressing about gaining like, 50+.

What’s your general birth plan (eg. drug-free, epidural, gas, C-section)? I would have loved a drug-free birth, but after feeling how painful just a cervical check and stretching can be, I’m way more open to an epidural.

Who will be in the delivery room with you? Just my husband

What’s your guess – when will your baby arrive and how much will he/she weigh? And, for those who are team green, are you thinking boy or girl? As for the due date–I’m not playing this game anymore. I suspect he’ll be an 8.5 pounder.

What’s left on your pre-baby to-do list? Nothing at all. Diaper service was delivered this week. Otherwise I’ve had nothing to do since starting maternity leave and it’s so boring.

Are you getting any help when you return home from the hospital (DH,  Mom, MIL)? My husband is off for 4 weeks of paid family bonding time (glory hallelujah), and both of our moms live in our town and will be around a lot. 

How long will you take for maternity leave / will you be a SAHM? At least 12 weeks (6 weeks paid) but my plan is to return to work in early September since the summer is dead at my job. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

How many days until due date & when are you due? 22 days – April 14

Any reason for a scheduled C-section or induction? If so, why and when? I’ll know Thursday if C-section will be done. Doc is saying im not big enough on the insides, funny despite having all these hips lol

Any signs of labor yet? no just BH

Weight gain to date (if you care to share)? around 42lbs eeekkkkkk

What’s your general birth plan (eg. drug-free, epidural, gas, C-section)? Epidural if I can have vaginal, im with the no pain gang

Who will be in the delivery room with you? Just my husband and maybe sister

What’s your guess – when will your baby arrive and how much will he/she weigh? April 13th, 7lb3oz

What’s left on your pre-baby to-do list? pack bag, install car seat, put baby clothes up, and buy bottles.. im such a slacker

Are you getting any help when you return home from the hospital (DH,  Mom, MIL)? DH for a week and alternating btwn my granny, aunt, and BFF

How long will you take for maternity leave / will you be a SAHM? 8 weeks

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Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

How many days until due date & when are you due? 19d, 4/12.

Any reason for a scheduled C-section or induction? If so, why and when? NA

Any signs of labor yet? Not really. Starting reach my breaking point with the whole being pregnant and uncomfortable thing though. 

Weight gain to date (if you care to share)? 26lbs

What’s your general birth plan (eg. drug-free, epidural, gas, C-section)? Drug free, no intervention water birth.

Who will be in the delivery room with you? Just DH

What’s your guess – when will your baby arrive and how much will he/she weigh? I would have bet anything she’d come on my birthday 3/27 but now that it’s closer I’m starting to feel like she will never come so I’m guessing late. Mostly because I’m so miserable at this point and just don’t want to be pregnant anymore it’s a sure bet I’ve still got almost a month. Ugh. Maybe 4/18. And she will probably be gigantic too (with all the scares of IUGR)which I’m not looking forward to. So over 8lbs.

What’s left on your pre-baby to-do list? Nothing. Everything is now done. If it’s not/we don’t have it then we don’t know we need to do it/need it. 

Are you getting any help when you return home from the hospital (DH, Mom, MIL)? My mom will be coming as soon as we know baby is coming because someone has to take care of our dogs. Then it’s going to be a shit storm of trying to keep people away bc DHs whole famdamily wants to decend upon us which makes me really ragey. Ugh. I jut can’t think about it until I have to. 

How long will you take for maternity leave / will you be a SAHM? SAHM At least for a few months. We might be moving states soon and once we do that I’ll look into finding a new job if something worth it comes along. 

Bump love photo! with the new bee changes and the fact that I can’t control/delete my photos now I will not be posting any more. 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

lovemygsp:  I just want to send virtual hugs (which is probably easier than a real hug would be since we would have two big bumps and probably not be able to wrap our arms around each other lol). I have demanding in laws right now too, and I don’t want to think about it either. I can’t wait to see what his mother says when she finds out we won’t be calling his grandma IMMEDIATELY after our son is born. I might flip my shit real fast on these people finally.

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