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Operation Don't Get Fatter Pregnant: Weeks 30/31

Friday, April 04, 2014

Sparking from my Kindle. Second time I have written this. Bear with me.

1. Gained another pound, putting me at 18 lbs gained 6 of those pounds are ones I lost in the first trimester, then gained them back.

2. Uterus measuring a little big, but has been for the last few appointments. I have to go every two weeks now.

3. Evie appears to be head down all ready.

4. Upper abdominal pain still persisting, but I am learning ways to manage it, and am sure it will go away after she is born. So much strain on those muscles for so long.

5. Had orientation at the hospital. This is the Hilton of hospitals. Queen sized bed, rocker glider, birthing ball, co-sleeper crib, baby won't leave my side unless there is an emergency, jacuzzi tub with mood lighting to birth in. Score!!!

6. I can eat, and am encouraged to drink while laboring. I will not be restricted to the bed by iv's, monitors,or a blood pressure cuff. I will have no access to drugs that can ease the pain of laborious. This place is as close to laboring at home as I will get in a hospital setting. Only drawback... my cat won't be there with me. Hey, she is very soothing.

7. Been tired lately but still pushing myself to go for walks, and be semi active. Need to get hospital bag packed, car seat picked out, birth plan finalized, etc. Instead I have been working on a no sew, knotted shag rug for Evie's room. That she doesn't have yet.

8. Have had 3 viewings of the house, no offers. Spring is here, though. Hoping something will happen soon!

9. Need to get someone trained for my position at work. I keep having dreams that I go into labor, but still show up at work because I am worried about getting things done. Will have to talk to my boss about this.

I hope all is well for everyone!!!

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    I was so jealous of the hospital description, compared to what I had...until you said no labor drugs. I'm a wimp, had no desire to deal with the pain.

    Almost there! Try not to stress too much about everything you still have to do. Everything will get done, or it won't, and it will sort itself out in the end.
    2597 days ago
    Sounds great! Keep it up you are almost there. Good luck with everything!
    2598 days ago
    You are doing so fantastic!! That hospital sounds nice, you should be so comfortable. You're almost to the finish line, hang in there!! emoticon
    2599 days ago
    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy and the house sale.
    2599 days ago
    You're in the home stretch! The hospital sounds great.
    2600 days ago
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    So glad to finally get an update my friend. I've been checking your page frequently. You're almost at the finish line. It great to read that you're managing your upper ab pains! Your picked hospital sounds freaking awesome!!!!!!! How did you even find that place? Work needs to be on the back burner. Once Evie arrives you'll forget all about work! Just plan out your maternity with your boss so that when it happens everyone knows how to proceed. Keep taking good care of yourself and Evie! I really hope you get some offers on your house =)
    2600 days ago
  • NOTT15
    That hospital sounds great! I need to go down there!
    Today is my last day of work before maternity and Im 36 weeks. Its gone by so quickly!! Im still trying to get things together but have no energy!
    Good luck with everything!! emoticon
    2600 days ago
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    That hospital sounds wonderful! I wish I'd had an option like that.

    funny - I just realized about Evie's name (or nickname). I have a friend whose second daughter was born about seven months ago, and her name is Evie, and I didn't realize until now that I was seeing the name twice-over, and that's why I was getting it mixed up periodically when I read yours or her posts. :D
    2600 days ago
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