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Ford Girl
October 22nd, 2008, 11:44 AM
Thought I'd start a new thread about the babies that are on their way (a thread without Bitch in the title LOL! :p)

How are you doing want4? Anything new with you and baby Alex? :goodvibes:

Im doing great, getting rounder by the day, so excited to see the baby next week. Its our 18 week exam. They can determine the sex but we wont be asking. I also booked an ultra sound here for when my mom comes in early December, my family and DH's family will be able to log on from their home pc's to watch the 4D ultra sound. Its amazing.

To those who have had kids....what kind of birth plan did you have, and what actually took place, ie....epidural, natural, etc...:goodvibes:

I can't wait to post pics of Lima. :lovestruck:

October 22nd, 2008, 11:52 AM
Congrats on your pregnancy!!

I did not have a birth plan but I had an amazing Dr and I only had one RULE. I did not want to have an episiotomy unless absolutely necessary. I did not plan to have the epidural but I was not against it. I just flew by the seat of my pants. LOL. I did ask for the epidural all three times (I have two kids but I am surrogate mother as 3 pregnancies so far ;) ) The last time the epidural did not come on time so it really did not help.

So with my first labour - 17 hours long and 3 hours of pushing (cause I did not want the episiotomy). Thank god my Dr. was patient! Liam was 9 lbs 4 ounces. THere is no way I could have gone that long without the epidural.

For my daugter the labour was almost the same amount of time but I only had to push 3 times.

For L (surrobaby) my water broke at 36.5 weeks at 5:00 am. I only started having real contractions at midnight and she was born at 1:30 am. It was all a whirlwind!

Next time I might not go for the epi at all but hey..I ain't no hero. If I can get through it with little as pain as possible and baby is healthy..I am down with that.

October 22nd, 2008, 11:59 AM
:lovestruck::grouphug:awww FG I am sooo excited for you & want4 & anyone else.

With my kids .. my daughter, I was in false labour for the week (she was 3wks early). & was actually writing my english exam whilist in true labour. I ended up exempted :D. epidural for me on that one. She was 6lb & 5 oz labour/delivery was 1.5 hours

and with my son.. my water broke on my due date & i went to hospital because of it. That night they gave me sleepin pill @ 11pm as they didnt think I was going to have him that day. WELL UMMM @ 2am he had other ideas. & the epidual guy wasnt anywhere near hospital. I had my son @ 2:52am 8lba & 14oz as he was half out ""Daddy" was walking in. I was cussing at the top of my lungs & swearing men off forever. (that didnt stick):rolleyes: I also reconsized the Doctor but didnt know from where.. Well turns out her son was in my Daughters Daycare class. Small world. lol

Looking forward to seeing the baby bump.:stork-baby::p:goodvibes:

October 22nd, 2008, 12:33 PM
Congrats Fordgirl and W4R!!! :cloud9: :cloud9:

We're in the beginning planning stages of baby makin'. Getting physicals and bloodtests to make sure all is well in the nether regions :D

Starting to chart cycles and predict ovulation, taking temperatures etc...

Good to know I'll have some experts around to ask questions of.

October 22nd, 2008, 12:44 PM
Well, I unfortuneately, was never blessed with having kids :sad: so, all I have to offer you is lots and lots of :grouphug: :fingerscr :goodvibes: :fingerscr :goodvibes: :grouphug:

October 22nd, 2008, 02:01 PM
congrats to you both, I'm awaiting the arrival of my first grandchild, a little boy ( we found out last week) my daughter is still living at home, for another month at least. she has hit the 5 month date and has gained 3 pounds, first time in 24 yrs we've ever seen her over 100 pounds.

:stork-baby:For my first child I was in false labour, the ward was empty so they said I might as well spend the night, they woke me up at 3 am to ask if I was in labour, my reply? "I don't know, I was asleep" they called hubby to come in and two hours later we were parents *L* no one wanted to feed me so an hour after I had my daughter when they took me to my room, I vanished, (went to the cafe for breaky) they paged me to return to my room *L*

:stork-baby:19 months later , after going past my due date by 20 days the dr induced me.........3 times before it took, that time it took 4 hours for my son to arrive, both times natural.

what a wonderful life you have to look forward to!!:cloud9:

October 22nd, 2008, 02:49 PM
Congrats - WOW!

My baby was born 17 years ago - though I was not sure about the whole pregnancy thing - once she arrived I finally GOT IT. Having her was the most rewarding thing I ever did - probably the only right thing I ever did in my life.

Glow Girl Glow.

Ford Girl
October 22nd, 2008, 02:49 PM
Melinda, Im just hitting the 5th month too (18 weeks) so your daughter and I are about the same. Whats her due date? This will be the first grand baby on both sides...our parents are thrilled. I bet your are tickled blue. Congrats to you and your family...a little boy, how wonderful.

Great stories guys, keep'em coming...

October 22nd, 2008, 03:44 PM

first daughter i was in labor 23 hours before a c section. when she was 2 weeks old we spent an evening with her at an art auction and at 3 weeks old we flew to toronto to visit her aunt who had a daughter 2 days after gillian was born, then to montreal to introduce her to the rest of the family. with the 2nd, 5 years later, the doc booked a c section because we were now living in ottawa and didn't want to take chances. i was glad he did. 1 week after she was born i was driving and shopping on my own.

October 22nd, 2008, 09:12 PM
By 8 1/2 months, Mrs. Schwinn's birth plan was, "Getitoutgetitoutgetitout..."

We talked about it, and she said she wanted to try to avoid any drugs. My reaction? "That's fine, but if you need them, take them. When the kid's 15 and stealing money from your purse, trust me, they ain't going to care that you became a martyr for your cause!"

She had severe back labour, and did wind up getting the epidural, both for Gracie and Maddy. To me, that's the way to go...start out natural, and if the pain gets too bad, don't hesitate. I don't see the point to being a "martyr for the cause". It's not going to harm the baby, and no one who matters is going to give you a gold star. I have heard if you have a tattoo back there you can't have the epidural. The nurse we had during our baby classes said that's BS, but she did say there are dr's who won't do it if you have one. My thought is that it doesn't make sense (they say that the ink can "invade" the body if a needle pierces it). If you cut yourself through a tattoo, it doesn't "run", so how does a needle effect it? Just my UEHO (UnEducated Humble Opinon)

October 22nd, 2008, 09:43 PM
how bad am i?? i forgot how far along i am.... im two weeks behind you FG??? something like that.

being my 3rd pregnancy, i have two lovely delivery stories to share!!

Cailyn is 9 now. my birth plan was simply no needles, no cutting, completely natural. baby comes first unless i have a better chance of surviving. the less the doctor had to do, the better. bodies had been doing this since the dawn of humanity, i was healthy, young, mine would perform just fine. and it did!!

my water broke at 7:30am July 4th. i woke up thinking i had to pee (you know, when you get that big sometimes it leaks out.... wear big pads!!) so i went to the bathroom but that familiar sensation of peeing... it wasnt there. and i was still leaking... i woke Cailyns father up, we went to the hospital for a check up. i was only having the Braxton Hicks contractions at the time so i wasnt too concerned. just wanted to check in.

we walked and walked and walked. the poor folks at the mall didnt know what to think of a woman wandering around in labor. makes people nervous i guess!

i checked in to the hospital some time after 11:10pm because it was really dragging on, i wanted to get checked on again to see how far along things had progressed (not far enough!!!). i was sooooooo tired by that point.

so much for no needles! my doc gave me 'the look' and stuck an IV into me 18 hours into it. i was running pretty low on energy. i had a shot of Demerol around 4am... gave me the chance to take cat naps between contractions but didnt do much for the pain.

i *think* i pushed for a half hour?? i waited as long as possible knowing i wasnt totally effaced.

she left my body and joined my waiting family at 8:22am July 5th 1999. her father snipped the cord, they threw her wiggling warm nasty body in my arms and i knew love. she latched on well immediately. after she figured that out (although didnt really get anything out) the doctors took her to run a few tests and clean her up. she was 7lbs, 9oz, 19 inches long. she had NO hair other than this fine fine covering of little tiny blond white hairs everywhere. even on her ears. :lovestruck: she was so beautiful and wrinkly and... so very much like a little tiny baby bird. :o

now for the NASTY part... it was time to deliver the placenta. EW! for some reason my sister thought she wanted it until she actually SAW it. it was a very.... unexpected sensation.

i engorged so i had a hard time nursing the first few weeks. she could still eat but she had to work really hard to get anything out. my glands felt like rocks in tights. my first check up was 2 weeks later. by then the engorging thing had worked itself out. i wished i had called someone about it. it was horribly painful and my own aversion to cold thing prevented me from trying cold presses which is what the situation called for.

Jeffreys delivery was in some ways more pleasant, others far less.

i had a different doctor of which i thought i had a more personal relationship with. we did not have a birth plan written down and did not discuss the obvious details such as who gets to cut the cord (stupid assumption on our part that it was just 'part' of a delivery).

i had to ask Chris....

so March 23rd, that morning for some reason i woke up knowing i was going to have that baby. my water didnt break, i wasnt having contractions but something told me 'today was the day!!'. i remember laying there for a few hours. i woke Chris about 45 minutes before his alarm went off... told him he wasnt going to work that day. :) you couldnt even imagine the look at his face. :lovestruck:

we got up, had a normal morning, showering, breakfast and hung out... my friend Seth met us at the mall at lunch time. the same mall i wandered around in while in labor with Cailyn 7 or so years earlier. stopped at the same Victorias Secret, scared a whole new group of poor folks.

we finally left the mall around 7pm. we walked and walked and walked and walked and nothing was progressing fast enough to go to the hospital. i went home hung out for a bit longer.... then went to bed. i was having hard contractions so i didnt think i would actually sleep but i did!!

note to you expecting mommies.... laying down slows down contractions.

i woke up a bit later... maybe 2 hours?? knowing NOW WAS THE TIME!!! my water still hadnt broke so Chris threw a garbage bag onto the leather seats of his Pontiac Grand Prix. :rolleyes:

he drove like a bat out of hell to the hospital holding my hand until i yelled at him to use TWO hands on the wheel if he wanted to drive like that!!!!

we didnt preregister at the hospital (you know, fill out all necessary paper work) before hand!!! i was rushed in in a wheel chair, Chris had to stay and fill out paper work. by the time he got up stairs i was begging for drugs again. :D they wouldnt give them to me because the paper work hadnt gone through. so Chris had to go BACK down stairs and fill out MORE paper work!!! by the time he got back(after getting lost), all he could hear echoing down the hall was a crying baby. he was soooo heart broken until he got in the room and realized i was also growling horrible things into my bed.... still holding onto that little Pooper.

i think Chris went pee a hundred times over the next few hours.

Jeffrey was literally 2 pushes. i delivered him at 1:40am. he was 8lbs, 3oz. 20.5 inches long and i suppose cause it wasnt in our 'birth plan' daddy didnt get to cut the cord, they took off with him for a few HOURS.

i didnt nurse him until i had slept a bit, i wish i had that on my 'birth plan' to do immediately, along with that Chris wanted to cut the cord.... :mad: make sure any paper work is filled out before labor. and i guess have confidence in your doctor. i didnt mine really. less so after the whole thing happened. she did things that made me uncomfortable. frankly while she had been practicing for years, i dont think she was a very attentive nor GOOD doctor.

i ran into the doctor that delivered Cailyn about a year ago. aside from the fact that it was the perfect delivery, i had confidence in him. he was (handsome) on the ball and intelligent, he just had a good feeling behind his attitude.

looking another delivery in the eyes... i can tell you i wonder sometimes if i have the strength to do this again. its the hardest thing ive ever done in my life and as much as ive forgotten the actual pain, i will never forget the knowledge of how HARD it was. i have no experience with epidurals or c-sections but im rather proud i had the opportunity to go natural(ish). the thought of having a huge needle stuck in me or my body getting cut open is horrifying, more horrifying than feeling each and every contraction rip through my body i guess. :o i hear about some other labor stories and i think maybe its just more painful for some people??

nothing new with Alex and i. things are progressing nicely!! im feeling better, eating better and not sleeping better ALTHOUGH the Ambien is working better. im taking it about once a week. no groggyness. figure if i can get more than 4 hours of sleep once a week, im doing WAY better than i did with Jeffrey in this stage.

you know one great thing about NOT supplementing iron?? im eating steaks most nights for dinner. AND im working on a new cast iron frying pan. *impish* we have a local butcher who keeps his prices reasonable AND they are local.

anyway, its been a long day (hung out with my mom) and i still have a betta thread to post in!!

oh and sorry ive been so quiet lately. we are still working out the details of replacing my laptop. while money isnt as tight as it was looking for a while there, we dont have a few hundred bucks to dump on one right now so im stuck surfing the Wii. i see the posts daily, its just very hard ot post.


October 22nd, 2008, 10:07 PM
holy cow, what a crazy long post!!! i hope its informative! its what i would want to hear about if it were my first child i was carrying. :lovestruck: im so glad youre wallowing in each and every beautiful moment of this. its an amazing thing FG!!


October 23rd, 2008, 09:51 PM
First baby, Tayler, was about 2 hours hard labor plus 3 hours of pushing. I did want to go without the epidural but by the time I reached the hospital, I was screaming for it. I was too dilated so didn't get it *sigh* I have to admit, it was probably one of the most traumatic experiences of my life :o (don't mean to scare you :laughing:). All worth it once I had him in my arms for his first feeding (that was after being stitched from ripping :eek: ouch!). I couldn't sit on my butt for a month afterwords :D. He was three weeks early and weighed 8lbs, 3oz and measured 21 1/2 inches long. A huge conehead and a long skinny body :D :cloud9:. I have to mention, I put on a whopping 70 lbs during my pregnancy :eek: :o.

Second baby, Sandman, was only an hour of hard labor and three pushes. Completely opposite experience from the first birth in regards to pain but, he was 7 weeks premature. We had a specialist come in and I was forewarned that he would only weigh a couple of pounds and that his lungs may not be fully developed. He surprised everyone weighing in at 5lbs, 14 1/2 oz and measured 19 1/2 inches long. I was told that he would have been a giant if I had carried him to term...phew! :laughing: I only put on 15lbs during this pregnancy most likely due to chasing around an extremely active 6 1/2 year year old at the time.

For the Sandman, the scary experiences came after he was born. Some women experience depression...I had to deal with postpartum psychosis :o. It lasted over two years. I don't want to scare anyone but one strong word of advice for expectant mothers, even those who have had children previously, please, please tell your doctor and your partner if something is not 'right.' Don't let anyone tell you it's normal and don't be afraid to ask for help.

October 24th, 2008, 05:21 AM
Melinda, Im just hitting the 5th month too (18 weeks) so your daughter and I are about the same. Whats her due date? This will be the first grand baby on both sides...our parents are thrilled. I bet your are tickled blue. Congrats to you and your family...a little boy, how wonderful.

Great stories guys, keep'em coming...

Fordgirl, my daughter's due date is March 13.

October 24th, 2008, 08:21 AM
To those who have had kids....what kind of birth plan did you have, and what actually took place, ie....epidural, natural, etc...:goodvibes:

my "plan" was to just have a healthy baby, any way possible. my "plan" was to at least go full term, then take it one step at a time. my "plan" never went as planned.

Just before my 8mth mark, I had a routine check, which found my fluid was low. Thank goodness my doc does ROUTINE 8mth ultrasounds (alot of ob's don't). I was put on bedrest, told to start my maternity leave early. only allowed to get up to use the bathroom or get some food, and I had to drink gallons of water to try to raise my fluid level. (up until then I had a totally normal, PLEASANT, pregnancy)

by day 4 of bedrest, I had to go in for a NST (non stress test) and was moved to a delivery room. I was told I had NO fluid, and the baby was in a frank-breech position and in some distress. My finace was an hour away. and they told me I would have an emergency C-section within minutes, nearly 5 wks early.

My finance RACED to get there in time, and the docs held off the surgery as long as possible. He pulled into the parking garage at 1:17, and our son was born at 1:18. he did make it to the surgery room though - in time to see our son. I got a quick glimpse, then they took him for tests and care since his breathing was very labored.

The told me I had to WAIT to see him until my spinal wore off. The second I had any feeling in my legs, I grabbed my IV thingy, and hauled arse to the nursery ON MY OWN (not a pretty sight). nurses were trailing me.. yelling i had to wait... ummm no. it was a "catch me if you can" moment.

The next morning they said he had to go into the NICU at a hospital 30 min away. and they were going to send him WITHOUT ME. ya, over my dead body. my fiance went with our son, and I told my doc he could discharge me OR catch me, his choice. he discharged me. I spent the next week living in the NICU while my son was on a CPAP machine.

It was scary, and very surreal. But the moral of this horrendous story is it's OK if things don't go as planned. TRUST IN YOURSELF that no matter how your baby story goes, you will be a GREAT mom. 14 days later, I came home with a beautiful, pneumonia-free, baby boy.

Ford Girl
October 24th, 2008, 01:30 PM
Wow, lots of good stories, its so scary and wonderful all at once. Such a wide rage of emotions. Thanks for sharing...being new at this Im open to what ever has to happen, my plan is the same as Jessie's plan... :)

Melinda, Im due March we are very close in dates.

I can't wait till Monday, its so exciting.

October 24th, 2008, 09:43 PM
TRUST IN YOURSELF that no matter how your baby story goes, you will be a GREAT mom.

best advice yet!! you and your body will learn a great deal about communicating over these short months. pay attention to what it tells you. i wish i had with Cailyn more!!


Ford Girl
October 27th, 2008, 08:15 PM

Here are some 4D video's from my ultea sound today, Lima's doing great, weighs 9ozs, heart rate 146, measuring perfect...

We didnt find out the sex, but let me know if you think you see any "parts"! I think its a boy...but not confirmed. Either way, too cool, Im so in love.

October 27th, 2008, 08:24 PM
Ooooooh! Neat Fordgirl. In the last video I think I saw a little something.

Squirmy little critter you've got in there. :D

October 28th, 2008, 06:50 AM
Think I saw "something" in the last video. Wow he/she is a wiggly tike!

Ford Girl
October 28th, 2008, 07:20 AM
Ya, the last video, where Lima uncrossed the legs...I think I saw teeny boy parts...they didnt confirm it. The video is in real time..amazing eh? Squirmy little thing...thats why it takes them 40 minutes to get all the measurements they need. And at the end of the 3rd clip Lima turns around (see the spine?) and thats all we could get - Lima didnt want to be seen anymore. LOL!

In the second clip you can see the cord going up along the left side of the baby...and Lima was sucking its hand and giveing some E.T. fingers..LOL! Too cute.

October 28th, 2008, 07:39 AM
have you tried the pencil test to predict boy or girl?? it's just for fun of course, but the results in my experience, have been accurate.

October 28th, 2008, 07:55 AM
oh wow, those are neat!! when we found out the sex of daughters baby two weeks ago it was only with the normal ultrasound thingy...nothing 4D and believe me....when he moved you KNEW it was a boy, those little things are swollen right up , I asked if it was normal and she said "yes, they will shrink down the more the baby ages but will swell up again just before he is born" bet this was all more than you all wanted to know huh? *L* we hope to have the 4D ones done when she hits her 8 month mark, we have to pay for them here

October 28th, 2008, 10:45 AM
on wii.... had to respond.

yeah boy weeniers are huge!

i heard heartbeat today. :) cried. sappy me also cried @ your 4D although couldnt watch video.

October 28th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Hi there congrats new babies are always a joy.

I didn't have a "plan" for number one and just as well.

So it's my husbands birthday and I've got a chicken and all the trimmings on the stove, and company coming to celebrate.

When my water broke, at least I thought it had ,my underwear was wet and I hadn't peed.

So we pulled the chicken out of the oven and climed in the car (I'd jokingly told the guests to phone first just in case HA, HA, fortunatly they took me at my word and did phone first and when there was no answer didn't come)

Off to the city we went (1 1//2 hours) we get to the hospital and my husband parks a block away and we walk up a steep hill to the emergancy entrance. I told the nurse I think my water broke they wisked me away to a room and put me on bed rest(oops guess I shouldn't have walked that block to the door).

Baby didn't really want to make an apearance until next day. They put a moniter on us and left my husband noticed that the babies heart rate was not recovering fast enough from the contractions, we told the nurse and she looked and then called the doctor and away we went to have a c-section.

I was already on an epideral so they were able to do the c-section right away and didn't have to put me under. I didn't see anything or feel anything except presure and the urge to vomit.

My son number 1, was born weighing only 4.5 lbs. they took him away after a quick look and I didn't see him again until midnight when they wanted me to sign papers authorizing them to send him to another hospital where they had a neo natal intensive care ward. He looked like a baked potatoe wraped in a silver blanket in the inqubator as the took him off.

I had to wait until the next day before I could joining him at the new hospital and my brother-in-law and his wife drove me over (I thank god for them every time I think of it.)

My son now weighs 200lbs. and is very strong and healthy.

Son number two was not quite as dramatic an arrival. I just kept telling my doctor no more c-sections (I didn't want to be alone with a two year old that still wanted to be carried and an infant at harvest time because my husband would be out in the field all the hours god allowed.)

The baby wasn't moving as much as I thought he should be so they took an ultra sound decided his lungs were developed enough and said come on in and we'll induce you. So I went in and we waited all day for someone to give me a shot and nothing. about 4:30 the nurse came in and said that I should take off my jewlery. I looked at her and said am I having a c-section and she stud there stunned and didn't know what to say. Off they took me and yes it was another c-Section ( I must have signed consent forms or they couldn't have done it but what a surprise.) Baby boy 2 was a whole pound heavier than number 1 and didn't have to go anywhere other than my arms. That boy I breast fed for 8 months and loved it.

For anyone who's wondering I've done both the bottle and breast feeding and breast feeding has bottles beat hands down. It's always ready alwayd warm and no messy clean up.

Baby one was not able to breast feed for several reasons, he still did very well it's just the convenience of breast feeding I loved.

So even though I didn't want two c-sections it's not the end of the world if you do end up having to go that way.

Way too long and wordy a post but what the heck pregnant lady's need somthing to read.

October 28th, 2008, 09:10 PM

Here are some 4D video's from my ultea sound today, Lima's doing great, weighs 9ozs, heart rate 146, measuring perfect...

We didnt find out the sex, but let me know if you think you see any "parts"! I think its a boy...but not confirmed. Either way, too cool, Im so in love.

Cool! So, who does he/she look more like? :D

I thought Maddy was a boy...even when I saw the ultra-sound. Was rather proud, actually. Then Nurse Kill-Joy...
"Uh, that's actually the umbilical cord..."
"My bad..."

October 29th, 2008, 10:46 PM
oh the FINGERS!!! those fingers!! everywhere!! i bet you are so happy and proud of yourself! thats one wiggly baby!!


Ford Girl
October 30th, 2008, 09:59 AM
So squirmy eh? I just love the details....the cord, the plecenta...the soft spots on the head, spine and tiny bum cheeks.....amazing..

When I go for the next one, at 24 weeks, with my family - they told me not to drink all the water but to eat a boat load of candy and sugar for maximum movement. LOL! No problem I said!! hahah!

October 30th, 2008, 10:14 AM
FG...I had some chocolate M&Ms before my ultrasounds and it was awesome!!! The baby moved around so much that even the regular ultrasounds looked neat.

With my first child I ended up having to be induced because of high blood pressure and low amniotic fluid. I went to the hospital on Thursday morning...was put on I.V. and began my day of boredom.
At one time they had to remove my I.V. because they were so busy in the maternity ward that they couldn't keep proper track of me :frustrated: We were there all day and night and couldn't believe the number of women that were delivering. It seemed like every 10 minutes we could hear a baby crying.
I started having some heavy contractions but the baby wasn't coming down. The doctor tried to break my probably heard my screams all the way in Calgary it was so painful :D I finally had an epidural and tried to get some sleep while my husband squeezed himself in a little chair.
On Friday morning the doctors decided that the baby wasn't coming naturally as he hadn't moved down so I was wheeled into the delivery room for a c-section. As long as the baby was healthy I really didn't care that I had to be cut open...I was awake and could hear everybody around me.
At 8:25 am on March 30th our little boy was born...he was 8lbs 8 oz and looked amazing, no squished head:D I was sent to the recovery room and as soon as I could feel my legs I was wheeled to my husband introduced me to our son and I was in love :cloud9:

With baby #2 and #3 I chickened out and opted for a planned c-section. I got to pick the date of delivery and everything went smoothly. I also got a spinal instead of an epidural which was much faster for recovery.

Ford Girl
November 6th, 2008, 01:54 PM
Thanks for sharing your stories, its amazing how different they all are and just reaffirms that you need to have an open mind.

I will be 1/2 way there - 20 weeks - on Saturday. So exciting!! Im starting to feel the baby, its amazing. Im feeling good and looking forward to each day.

Want4 - how are you doing??

November 8th, 2008, 10:03 AM
quickening!!! its amazing huh?? it only gets MORE amazing as the weeks go by. then they start kicking your organs.... :rolleyes: when your DH can feel the movement... start wearing pads. they are big enough to kick your bladder then. which is a different animal all together from this shifting pressure you feel now. :laughing:

im hanging in. i had horrible headaches with Jeffrey aroudn this time. i started getting them with this one. turns out its from the heater vent that dumps out under the kitchen sink. apparently its been growing mold for the summer/AC months only to die and get shot out all over the house when the heater comes on in the fall. we took the cabinet apart and got rid of the mold... no more headaches!! im so happy!! i have a docs appt in a few weeks (right after before our thanksgiving) and i will talk to him about it then.

ive been feeling pretty good. making a long trip from central NC to DC this afternoon. hopefully traffic will be good to me!! gotta run!


November 8th, 2008, 10:11 PM
If you think about it, a fetus is a parasite.

And I had two of 'em. At the time, I was married and "we" decided to stop there, we did not want to be out numbered.

Now I have six grandkids, split evenly 3 and 3. Numbers 7 and 8 were due this past may but sadly...this was not meant to be.

So...enjoy your parasites folks! They are truely a blessing! not fear the grandparent only gets better.

November 12th, 2008, 02:14 PM
yep, we called Jeffrey PSJ which stood for Parasite Slappy Junior.

im feeling some movement now!!

how are you doing FG??


Ford Girl
November 12th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Im doing good, bought some mat clothes yesterday, now I look preggers for sure. :D I was so happy to find a winter coat!! :goodvibes: :goodvibes: Im enjoying every day! Here's a 20 week belly pic. :) Half way there!!!

November 12th, 2008, 10:21 PM
on the weekend I felt daughters baby kick , wow....amazing!! she had an appointment today and she's now gained 6 pounds, the baby weighs approximately 2 1/2 pounds, now how can he tell that by an ultrasound????

Love the belly ford girl!!!

Ford Girl
November 13th, 2008, 02:55 PM
on the weekend I felt daughters baby kick , wow....amazing!! she had an appointment today and she's now gained 6 pounds, the baby weighs approximately 2 1/2 pounds, now how can he tell that by an ultrasound????

Love the belly ford girl!!!

Its amazing isnt it - the baby growing inside, how they can tell the weight...amazing. I bet you're in heaven grandma!!! :cloud9: She's only up 6lbs!! :angel: Im up 20. :o

I can sure feel Lima today, dancing on my bladder. :rolleyes:

November 13th, 2008, 07:18 PM
*chuckles* yeah, Alex isnt big enough to kick around my organs but big enough to make me pause! isnt it amazing?!? this is the best part for sure. :D

im 17 weeks along today!! YAY!!


November 13th, 2008, 09:19 PM
Just wait, he'll kick you so hard you will wet yourself...right before you fall down. And it always happens in public.....little buggers.

November 14th, 2008, 05:25 AM
ford girl, you have to remember, my daughter only weighed 94 pounds before she got preggers and like me she lost a few pounds in her first 3 months.....

November 14th, 2008, 10:26 AM
with my 1st i went from 98lbs to 149lbs by the end of it! :o

November 19th, 2008, 10:04 PM
i know they say things happen faster with later pregnancies... but Chris is feeling movement already!! i suspect im farther along than they were telling me.

how ya feeling FordGirl??


November 19th, 2008, 10:22 PM
i know they say things happen faster with later pregnancies... but Chris is feeling movement already!! i suspect im farther along than they were telling me.

how ya feeling FordGirl??


When your temp falls below 100 degrees we'll get the whelping box ready...

...oops wrong thread.

November 19th, 2008, 10:26 PM
at this point i could probably give birth in a whelping box and be just fine!!

Melinda... hows your daiughter doing?? coming along well i hope!! i remember how my mom was for my first pregnancy. :D :laughing:


Ford Girl
November 20th, 2008, 12:02 PM
i know they say things happen faster with later pregnancies... but Chris is feeling movement already!! i suspect im farther along than they were telling me.

how ya feeling FordGirl??


didn't your ultra sound show how far along you were?? :) How exciting!! :cloud9: it could be that this is your third and everything happens a bit sooner.

Im feeling good, round and happy. Lots of movement, a list this "____________________" big to get done, but excited. 2 more weeks till our next scan, will be finding out the sex...cant wait to see my mom and brother. :goodvibes:

November 20th, 2008, 12:34 PM
ConGrats On the baby!!!!! They are such a joy!!!!! Truly the love of our lives I was SUPER lucky. I had 4 kids with a grand total of 8 hours of labour!!! once my water broke it was under 2 hours. I signed for drugs with my first but he came too fast so I figured if I handled it once I could handle it again. I had a midwife for my third and she was wonderful!!!! Definitly would recommend them Congrats again and good luck!!!!:crazy::grouphug:

November 20th, 2008, 04:53 PM
yeah that was what my first ultra was for... but its not unheard of for them to be wrong. :)

yeah that list only gets bigger!!! ask around to the other moms you know of with more than one kid to work through the stuff you really need to get and what you can pass on if money is tight (of which it ALWAYS is when expecting a baby!!!


Ford Girl
November 24th, 2008, 10:25 AM
You've only had one ultra right want4? Ive been told the chances of them being wrong from an ultra sound measurments are very slim and usually only vary by a week max depending on growth. If you were further along but the baby measured what they told you - they would have said something to you, no?? Just guessing...

I have had 3 so far, and they all matched up time wise...right on schedual.

Alls good here, feeling good. :)

November 24th, 2008, 01:07 PM
yep, just the one. regardless, they come when they want to. :) i was just a little surprised at that Chris can feel movement too. and thrilled! :D

my last doctors appointment went great, we listened to the heart beat again. i cried again, one would think 3 kids later i wouldnt be so emotional for these things. -grin- my doctor is wonderful, my husband is wonderful. :) pregnancy is lovely. :)


Ford Girl
November 25th, 2008, 01:52 PM
OB Appt went good this morning, my last ultra sound results came in and alls good, its in the 50th percentile for growth - so average, has all its parts. I have a cycst on my kidney but they are not worried about it, prob had it my whole life. Babys heart rate was 156, lots of movement. I'm up too much in weight so I need to smarten up, and will have to have extra appts if I continue to gain as I am. I got paper work for a series of blood test (iron, anitiboties, bacteria) and gestational diabetes - all routine, the gtt test is 2-3 hours, not fun. My next ob appt is dec 23, and tests to be booked 20th - 27th of dec. Blood pressures normal, urine good. Over all, everythings good except my weight, I was expecting this tho..

DH laughed when he heard the heart beat cuz it sounds like someones bending a thin sheet of aluminum. Lol!! He thought it was cool.

November 26th, 2008, 09:59 AM
so do you have any names picked out yet?? did you say you were to figure out the sex??

ive been (apparently) having reflux issues. nothing that makes me get sick but when i eat my first and second meal in the morning i get this horrible physical anxiety, rapid heart rate and strangely enough fatigue. this has left my mornings virtually worthless. i dont start feeling like a human being until after Jeffreys nap time. passing out at the polling booths early November has made me wary of doing too much while im feeling like that. :(

doc says my sugar looks great, we just need to figure out what works to help this reflux thing. tums isnt cutting it!!


Ford Girl
November 26th, 2008, 11:19 AM
We do have names we are tossing around but I feel like its too early to share, weird I know, we agree on girls names but not boys, and yes we are finding out the sex - on the 6th, when we go to the U C Baby ultra sound. We will then pick a name. So exciting!!

I get bad heartburn between meals - I use it as a reminder to eat, nothing in particular brings it on - except the need to eat. I get indigestion if I over eat too, not much room in there for food, my mind needs to catch up with my smaller tummy.

When's your next ultra? will you be finding out the sex? do you have names? Sorry you are feeling ill - thats no fun for anyone, hope it clears up!!

Ford Girl
December 6th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Its a BOY!!! :D:cloud9::lovestruck:

Here are some pics from our scan today. :lovestruck:

December 6th, 2008, 11:08 PM
Congrat's on the almost new boy!

But you have to tell him to stop rubbing his eye' know, boy's ...dirt....eye's and such.

The kid is a hands eye kinda little dude already.

Just wait until he discovers his mouth!

Awesome pic's too. I had one of the first ultrasounds done, way back when they could not tell the sex.

December 8th, 2008, 11:17 AM
wow, those 3d ultrasounds are sooooooo cool! Congrats!!!:lovestruck:

Ford Girl
December 8th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Thanks Bendy - its pretty amazing - especially since our family could watch it live on the net. :cloud9:

Here's the link to all the still pics from the ultra:

December 9th, 2008, 06:14 AM
congrats on having a little boy, man those ultrasounds are amazing!!!

December 11th, 2008, 08:26 AM
a BOY?? havent you heard enough horror stories about mine yet??!!

i just found Jeffrey crawling under the back of the christmas tree... :rolleyes: he was trying to water it.... with his spit... of which has been the subject of much conversation between us... he is getting ready to start using 'Cailyns tooth paste' so needs to learn how to spit out his tooth paste.

i dont know if they told you this... dont worry about the SIZE OF THAT. its always bigger at this stage than seems reasonable. :o

watch out for the fountain!!

mostly though, those beautiful baby eyes, soft furry ears and perfect pink mouth are beautiful for boys and girls. :lovestruck: im so happy for you FG, what a lovely surprise to know!!

hopefully this makes name picking easier. :D


December 11th, 2008, 11:03 AM
I'm not pregnant but, our baby will be born in January. We are adopting a new born and can't wait to bring him home. The birth mom is doing well and keeps in touch regularly. We are approved to adopt this baby. I've not been on here in so long. What a crazy time, getting things for the baby, packing to move as that is the stipulation for the approval. Where we live now is not up to code. complicated, finding a lawyer for paper work to be finalized, Doctor's appointments with the birth mom, Christmas, and need I go on. I don't know about you guys but, my life has been insane the last month or so. We are so excited though to finally bring a baby home after 14 years of marriage. We get to bring him right home from the hospital too so that is super exciting.

Ford Girl
December 11th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Awww Histears - that sounds like a wonderful start to the new year. All the best of luck and wishes to you and your hubby and new baby. I can imagine how excited you are, and how you must be feeling, so much to do, so little time.

Keep us updated, we love to hear about your baby news.

Ash - how are you doing? Have you taken a bump picture yet?

I secretly wanted a boy all along - not that it really mattered, I always envisioned myself with boys...

December 11th, 2008, 03:38 PM
no bump pics here!! i only take 'giant growth' pictures :D

doing ok. :) ive reached that uber internal calm stage. im making the prettiest scarf right now which makes me feel good. ill take a picture when i finish it. :)

cailyn has a recital on the 20th... i promise, ill get footage on line this time. a friend is recording it with his HD camera. im excited!!

otherwise im lost in my own little world.... la la la!!


Ford Girl
December 22nd, 2008, 10:51 AM
How is everyone doing? Want4? Histears? Melinda?? Update please. :)

Alls good here, waiting for xmas to come and go (sad I know!), then reno's in early Jan, they baby's room. 14 weeks till baby! 10 weeks of work left!! Im now 26 weeks along and feeling great! Fat and happy. :)

December 31st, 2008, 08:49 PM
im hanging in, my laptop died a week ago again. bummed but whatever. im exhausted. Ambien isnt even getting more than 5 or 6 hours sleep a night. inlaws are here driving me absolutely insane... they are completely illogical people.

lots of wiggly baby!!! no ultra yet though. my doctor is in the process of starting up his own practice, i think some of this has gotten lost in the shuffle. i shoudl have had my ultra 2 weeks ago. holiday season doesnt help either. :)

FG, how ya hanging in?? hows everyone else doing??


December 31st, 2008, 09:05 PM
Congrats to you both on your babies-in-waiting! I think I should join in here... 16 weeks, 5 days today:D.

December 31st, 2008, 09:19 PM
yay!!! another mommy to be!! your first Tommysmom?? (sorry if i should know this, been a little absent lately!!)


December 31st, 2008, 09:23 PM
Yep, it's our first! We've been a little quiet cuz I kept worrying about it, but I guess that's normal. I'm pretty much the size of a small house already though, so I guess we can't really hide it anymore:laughing:. I just keep reading the posts in this thread so I can see all the fun I have to look forward to!

December 31st, 2008, 09:24 PM
are you feeling any movement yet??

December 31st, 2008, 09:28 PM
yeah, the first one youre a basket case. by the 3rd youre groaning over the prospect of being occupied for 9 months.

December 31st, 2008, 09:30 PM
I can't really tell if it's movement I'm feeling yet, I think it is because it's always in the same area though... just kind of random pingy and poppy feelings but only in the evening/night... if that IS the kid, I'm in trouble - it's gonna be a night owl:laughing:.

December 31st, 2008, 09:42 PM
:) probably baby!! most are active when you hold still. your movement puts them to sleep, when you stop moving, they wake up. Alex is most active in the evening and through out the night.

not to get gross..... but your poop and gas travel BEHIND your uterus now. anything towards the bottom or front of where your uterus is baby movement. it feels much like gas bubbles rolling around, just in a different spot. :)

how exciting!!!


December 31st, 2008, 09:45 PM
Yanno, I didn't know that? So it must be baby, cuz it's always in front at the bottom... how cool! Thank you!

It IS so exciting, it really is. I looooove the name Alex, by the way! We haven't even started looking at names, I think we'll wait until we find out if it's a boy or a girl and then we'll have some serious work to do, LOL!

Anyway, I don't think this baby is going to let me stay up to midnight, so off to bed I go. Congrats again, and thanks for the info... Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2008, 09:48 PM
sweet dreams and get the rest!! youre gonna need it. :D


December 31st, 2008, 10:03 PM
Congratulations Tommysmom :goodvibes:!!

Looks like 2009 will be quite the babies year :thumbs up.

Ford Girl
January 2nd, 2009, 10:20 AM
Hey guys!!!

Tommysmom - congrats!! How exciting!!! I know what you mean by nervous!!! It nice to finally share and talk about it. So you are going to find out the sex? YIPPY!! :) Whens your next scan? Its hard to tell that soon about the movement but soon enough it will be so defined - you'll love it. Whens your due date?

Ash - how ya doing?? Lots of movement? Did you find out the sex?

Alls good here. 28 weeks this coming Saturday, 8 weeks of work left as of this coming Monday, 12 weeks till baby! WOOT! Im pretty huge right now, up just under 30lbs, feeling like a house but loving every minute of it, I still feel so emotional and blessed by all of it, as each week passes I still think "wow - this baby really will be ours!" LOL!! We start reno's next week, aslans coming out to do it all for us, dawg bless her. Then baby's room - so exciting!! I'll take a belly pic soon and pics of the baby's room when we decide on how to do it up right.

January 2nd, 2009, 05:52 PM
wow! congrats to you all, i havent been on in a quite all while, im sure all the female members are pregnant, haha. this is so exciting, i love reading about everyones progress!

January 2nd, 2009, 10:11 PM
Jeez, everyone's got a baby on the way!!

i've been following along, but can't contribute quite yet.

Congrats again all you moms-to-be!

FG, Aslan from is heading out west to help you renovate???? Is she a contractor? We're gonna need some help with putting in hardwood floors eventually, I wonder if she does that? Or tiled backsplashes? Off topic a bit, but I find it intrigueing that she's helping you renovate!

January 2nd, 2009, 10:16 PM
I wonder if she does that?

Stacer , I think aslan could pretty much build a house on her own :thumbs up

Ford Girl
January 2nd, 2009, 10:33 PM
Stacer , I think aslan could pretty much build a house on her own :thumbs up

I agree. :thumbs up

Yup, aslans flying out to do our reno's, she's a contractor, we are pretty excited. Hiring/finding a person in Calgary is a gamble and will cost a HUGE fortune, this way I get to meet her and get reno's done. :cloud9:

Kinda off topic but baby related cuz we are on a deadline and doing this in preperation for baby.:D

January 2nd, 2009, 11:01 PM
Congratulations Tommysmom :goodvibes:!!

Looks like 2009 will be quite the babies year :thumbs up.

Thanks, Luckypenny! We're pretty excited:D.

January 2nd, 2009, 11:05 PM
Hey guys!!!

Tommysmom - congrats!! How exciting!!! I know what you mean by nervous!!! It nice to finally share and talk about it. So you are going to find out the sex? YIPPY!! :) Whens your next scan? Its hard to tell that soon about the movement but soon enough it will be so defined - you'll love it. Whens your due date?

Thanks! We should find out the sex sometime this month, I think... I see my doc on Monday and hopefully she'll give me the form to book the next ultrasound then, which means sometime in the next few weeks we'll find out:D. We're due sometime around June 12th or so - depending on who's dates you follow.

I think it's amazing that Aslan is going out there to do your reno, how exciting is that! Not just getting it done, but knowing it will be done properly by somebody you can trust AND you get to meet her, too!

You're getting so close, I can't imagine how excited you are!

January 3rd, 2009, 12:21 PM
That is absolutely amazing that she's flying out there to help you!!

And I think I'll keep it in the back of my mind that she's a contractor, that is so kick ass!!!

January 3rd, 2009, 03:17 PM
LOL, i had a little bird tell me to come check out this thread. Stacer yes i do both hardwood and ceramic tile, if you look at the photo album in my profile there are some of my own home reno pics there.

January 3rd, 2009, 03:25 PM
kick ass!!!

I believe aslan can do that too :laughing:

January 3rd, 2009, 04:27 PM
I believe aslan can do that too :laughing:

that costs extra Frenchy...

January 3rd, 2009, 04:30 PM
that costs extra Frenchy...

This too I guess :rolleyes:

January 3rd, 2009, 04:35 PM
This too I guess :rolleyes:

:eek: ummm should i remind you this is a baby thread, i'll answer you in the tjt.

January 3rd, 2009, 04:44 PM
:eek: ummm should i remind you this is a baby thread, i'll answer you in the tjt.

And how do you think these gals got preggo ? :D

Might as well get them used to it right now in case these babies become member later on :laughing:

end of :offtopic:


January 3rd, 2009, 07:23 PM
oh thats just amazing news tommysmom! Yay! Congrats!!!

FG...soo close!! Im so excited 4 u.

W4R...alex is such a lovely name. I can hardly wait for u too!

January 3rd, 2009, 08:20 PM
And how do you think these gals got preggo ? :D

Might as well get them used to it right now in case these babies become member later on :laughing:

end of :offtopic:




Ford Girl
January 5th, 2009, 10:53 AM
I think Im in panic mode:

Besides reno's starting this week - which Im so happy aslans doing, no panic there, just a tiny bit overwhlemed - until she arrives.

I ordered custom blinds and window coverings for all windows, they arrive on the 15th – after the contractor’s done, so we’ll have to install them and then start baby’s room – clean out and paint, carpets cleaned, buy a crib mattress and change table pad, go to the far north, pick up baby stuff from a friend, pick up and assemble crib and furniture, buy a dresser, buy a glider, attend prenatal classes and the baby shower. WOW!! Panic time?

Ive been buying $50 worth of essentials (wipes, bottles, diapers (only 1 pack), face clothes, blankets, etc) each pay day and its starting to stack up – I hope we are ready for this!!

8 more weeks of work and 12 weeks till baby comes!!

How are you ladies feeling???? xo

January 6th, 2009, 10:13 PM
i know!! that first time around its -really- over whelming isnt it?? second time around we didnt prep much of anything until the week before hand. -sheepish- i promise, you will do just fine. :) all the things you put together, purchase, paint or arrange... wont make you a better parent or really help you sleep anymore or feed them better or love them more.... all that will be what comes naturally to a woman and a man who dreamed this lovely Lima up!!! those are the things that matter. :)

what sort of diapers you going with?? we found Huggies fit our babies butt shapes best. they leaked the least. its all about baby butt shape though. :D


Ford Girl
January 16th, 2009, 04:45 PM
Hey everyone!! How`s the baby bumps :stork-baby: progressing

Melinda - any update, hows your daughter...:goodvibes:

Tommysmom - did you book your ultra, how exciting :goodvibes:

Ash - have you had a check up recently, whats next :goodvibes:

and for me...I have 6 weeks of work left and 10 weeks till baby! I cant believe it!! Im feeling large and slow but otherwise wonderful, tones of movement, my ribs are killing me!! :evil::p he`s soooooo active!!! :p He`s about 15 inches long and over 3lbs.

Reno`s done thanks to aslan :angel: and now on to babys room. :cloud9: Ive done my online registry for my baby shower - at the end of Feb, cant wait!!


January 16th, 2009, 05:58 PM
daughter is doing good...sort of, 8 weeks to go and she has to have weekly ultrasounds now because her stomach will no longer stretch, the baby is growing properly, a tad over 4 pounds right now, she is gaining, she's up to 114 from her starting weight of 91 pounds...but the tummy (half a basketball) won't stretch anymore so they are keeping an eye on the growth of the baby, he has no where to go but up, which could push too hard against certain organs of daughters causing lots of discomfort. Tomorrow we go to a 7 hour prenatal class *L* should be really interesting!!! Her shower is in two weeks, anyone want to attend?? *S* thanks for asking Ford girl and I'm glad you're doing well!! Can't wait for all the baby pics to start being posted

January 16th, 2009, 06:26 PM
Ooooooooooo, FG, you're so close - how exciting! And your daughter too, Melinda... just 8 weeks left! You guys must be just thrilled!

I had my ultrasound last night, it's a GIRL!!!! We're so excited, we weren't hoping for one or the other but to know that she's healthy and progressing properly is amazing. I'm 19 weeks today, almost halfway there! I'm already the size of a house though... it tends to run in my family, both of my sisters were positively huge with their babies too. So, I'm 5' tall and I look 8 months preggo already - I'm like a big weeble wobble! I can't imagine what I'll be like in another few months:laughing::laughing:.

Ford Girl
January 16th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Melinda - ouch, poor girl! Hugs to her, its almost done!! Im short like Tommysmom, only 5' tall but much larger then your daughter and I suffer from bad indigestion and heart burn and sore ribs cuz its all being pushed up. My breakfast and lunch sits fine but no matter whats for supper it sits there for hours and I have to scarf Tums. :yell:

Tommysmom - A girl!!! How wonderful!! Did you get ultra pics? Im the same, a weeble wobble, the waddle started about 5 weeks ago and around xmas my hips started to losen up and spread and my ribs were next. fun times!! :laughing:

Im up 30lbs total, and altho I complain I do love it! :cloud9:

One thing I learned is that you have to totally give up on trying to control your own body, it does what it needs to do to grow this baby and you have to give in to the aches and pains and exhaustion...

Are there names being thrown around for any of you? Any thoughts to that yet? Im pretty sure, altho we havent offically said it - I think we'll name him Jackson Paul Boyd. What do you think? we dont go around calling him that altho it's slipped a few times, its one of the only boys names we agree on.

January 17th, 2009, 06:10 AM
daughter and boyfriend have decided on Benjamin Christopher Romeo(late grampa and also her bro/my son who is godfather) large name for a little baby, I bought her some newborn diapers god they are tiny!!!!! *L*

January 17th, 2009, 08:50 AM
Jackson Paul Boyd - I love it! It's a very strong name... plus, my hubby's name is Paul, so I'm partial to that.

Benjamin Christopher Romeo is good too - another nice, masculine name!

We haven't even thought of it yet, lol. Hubby's thrown out some names but I didn't like them, and I haven't thought of any suggestions myself yet. We have a book of names I think we'll have to start looking through - it seems like there is so much time left, but it's flown by so far so I'm sure it'll go faster than we think!

Ford Girl
January 17th, 2009, 04:11 PM
Melinda - thats a great name, strong, my brothers middle name is Benjamin, is is a long name for a teeny babe, but they only stay small for a short time (or so Im told). :cloud9: Hope she's resting and isnt too uncomfortable. Right now Im dealing with siatic (sp?) pain in my hip/knee, its awful, and Tylenol does nothing for it, I iver did it Thursday - long day on y feet, physically exhausting, and Im so paying for it.

Melinda - have fun at the class - let me know how usful you thought it was and if it helped or scared her even more. :)

Tommysmom, girls names are so much easier IMO lol!! Im sure you'll find one. you both agree on. We liked Claire, Lilly and Lillah (both names in DH's family), and DH liked Teri-Lynn (my names Teri), with a middle name of Michelle (mine) we had a girls name in the bag..turned out to be a boy. :rolleyes: :lovestruck: So the debate continues...

January 17th, 2009, 04:50 PM
Fordgirl, it really really helped!! especially the part where we as the "coaches" learned how to massage and work certain places to help alleviate the pains like what you are having (that one needs a butt cheek massage) *L* and we learned it also...much to daughters dismay!!

Ford Girl
January 17th, 2009, 05:25 PM
cool melinda - did it alieviate any of her concerns (incert question mark here - my laptop keyboard makes a when I try to incert a question mark) we go for a weekend class on Feb 6th and 7th, cant wait, DH and my sis are coming in the delivery room with me. will you be with your daughter..

Ford Girl
January 21st, 2009, 03:34 PM
Good afternoon bun bakers and baby makers and those of us who support'em! :D

I had a 30 week OB check up today, my little buns bakn perfectly! Passed with "flying colors" all my tests according to the doc - who was much nicer this time around then the last OB I saw! No diabetes or infections, good blood pressure. Babys heart rate is 133, I'm up less then 1 kilo since Dec 23rd (amazing considering xmas!) Perfect! I am measureing larger then the week I'm in, Im 30 weeks and Im measuring 33 weeks, but that could be due to my large roll of death (pre-existing abdominal fat), or the babys just large! Lol!! I go every 2 weeks for the next 2 appt, then weekly in march. If I still measure ahead then they send me for an ultra ar 37 weeks. She confirm the sciatica pain, mild swelling and insomnia is all normal . So, I'm happy with todays appt. :goodvibes:

How is everyone doing this week?? :grouphug:

January 23rd, 2009, 04:42 PM
checking in real quick!!

glad to hear everyone is doing well, ill comment on the other stuff later (oh my gosh a girl!!!!)

had the last ultra today. everything is perfect and normal as far as they can tell. we flaked out and asked to know the sex.....


not cooperating. we still dont know. :D

im 27 weeks and 3 days. on the home stretch. having reflux issues and on Zantac for it. yuck!! gaining weight fine, sleeping better, starting to stock up on diapers and stuff. putting the registry together this weekend... crib is in the closet waiting... my son cut his hair again. -sigh- all you out there making babies (in whatever capacity...) you just wait!!!!


January 23rd, 2009, 06:02 PM
Oh My Gosh, it's going so fast! I'm at the halfway point today - 20 weeks!!! I can't believe how fast it's flying by.

Good to hear all went well with the check up, Ford Girl. Sounds like everything is going so smoothly for you!

Want4Rain, good to hear the ultrasound went well... too bad about the booger not cooperating though! Are you going to try again to see what it is, or just accept that maybe it's fate telling you that you have to wait?

I'm just so excited these days, I'm huuuuuuuugeeeeeeee and I'm preggo and I'm halfway there and I just want to savour every last minute of this... even the heartburn and reflux and can't-sleep-without-at-least-42-pillows-placed-just-right, LOL. I love it, love it, love it... we never thought we'd have this, and I'm just loving every minute!

January 23rd, 2009, 09:52 PM
Awww you guys :p I love reading the goings on & I am soo happy for all of you. cant wait to read thsi thread:cloud9:

January 23rd, 2009, 10:20 PM
WOWzers that was fun!! I just read all them pages for the first time!! Congrats to you all that are havin babies! and those that are helpin those that are havin babies!!! YAY!!

I have 2 girls and a boy, they are all wonderful!!! girls..boys...

I don't really wanna share my stories.. people tend to wanna kill me... my longest labour was 3 hours with my first, although I had an abrubtion, and she was 34 weeks, 4lbs 3ozs.. my second was a breeze I was induced and it was not that bad! my third was NUTS labour was an hour, no doctor to deliver him cuz i was only at the hosp for 10 mins, he just landed on the bed, all by myself!! there was a nurse in the room, and about 30 other people 2 minutes later.. haha they can move quick! never had an epidural, pain goes away real quick once you see that baby!

Ford Girl
January 25th, 2009, 09:59 AM

Ash - little bugger :stork-baby:, I have a friend whos baby was like that - never would give it up for the ultrasound tech - they ended up waitn til he was born. Glad you are doing well, home stretch!!! :goodvibes:

TM - I remember hittn 20 weeks - half way there, its so exciting!!! your next milestone is 24 weeks - its wonderful!! It flies by from this point, instead of counting up, you start counting down. ;) Im huge too, and I feel it in everything I do.

LML - I have a friend like you - 3 babies all under 12 hours total L&D! :frustrated::laughing: She had them all without pain meds or assitance, like it was nothing...just pushed em out. :rolleyes::laughing:

Melinda - hows your daughter doing with her ever growing baby and lack of room in there? how uncomfortable for her!!! :yell:

9 weeks to go and counting!! Got the babys room cleaned out and sorted thru so much junk and tossed most of it. Pickn paint today.:goodvibes:

Ford Girl
February 6th, 2009, 01:38 PM
Hey everyone!!! Let's hear some updates!!

How is everyone doing? What is eveyrone experienceing these days?

I want details!!!

Im doing good, almost 33 weeks, but measuring 3 weeks ahead. Apparently this babys a big boy. lol!! I had a check up this week - alls good, I go back on the 18th for another one, and an ultra sound on the 5th of March to see how big this baby really is! LOL!

If he's large, they will induce the following week, 2 weeks early, which I dont mind. It does mean my 4 weeks off before baby could be only 2. If he's not, they'll let me go full term and monitor. Im done work on the 27th, 13 more working days! WOOT! The pressures on to get things done, the baby's room is painted, carpets need to be cleaned and furniture needs to be set up. LOTS TO DO!! :)

Im starting to wobble, feeling large and heavy out front, suffering from aches and pains, sleepless nights, tones of kicking and movement! I love it.

February 7th, 2009, 10:29 PM
im almost 30 weeks and ready for this to be over!! ive been pregnant for 110 weeks in my life with 10 more to go.

my braxton hicks are a pain in the behind. i get them when i stand up, when i sit funny, when i 'over work' myself.

my poor chiropractor is upset that my sacrum is off a little. ive been visiting twice a week for a few weeks.

Alex is pleasantly wiggly. :) puts on a show for anyone who is up for seeing or feeling a wiggle. we have found that if we rest a TV remote or the home phone across my belly, it wiggles a bunch when Alex does.

my kids are getting really excited. :lovestruck:

had some sleepless nights though.

im soooo sleepy tonight though!!

hows everyone else doing??


Ford Girl
February 9th, 2009, 11:31 AM
Hey ladies...just thought I would mention we did prenatal classes this weekend, it was awsome, so worth our time, DH was amazing, he's so in to it - he's going to be a great support!! It did change our minds or rather open up our thoughts on natural birth/pain meds, not that I have chosen one or the other but its given us very good info and ideas on things we can do to manage the birth. We both loved it.

I started leaking colostrum yesterday - normal but still very strange to see it. lol!! 7 weeks and counting - down!! WOOT!!

February 9th, 2009, 11:54 AM
glad you enjoyed your class fordgirl, daughter is doing fine, she lost 2 pounds last week, dr said it is fine because the baby is still gaining weight, I found out this weekend that her bf does't have the stomach to cut the cord so I get to do it!!! how cool is that?? She wanted me to do it in the first place but we thought it only fair that the father had the honors.....*L* his loss, my gain. I'm setting up a nursery in her old room here....and monday (family day) we are setting up the one at her place, my mom will join us, so 3 generations fixing it up. we had her shower feb 1, my goodness, that child won't need clothing till he's 3 yrs old. she got every major peice of equipment. 55 invited, 62 confirmed (yeah, figure that one out) *L* and 72 showed up. ok, I'm soooo exited now, 5 weeks and the countdown begins....

Ford Girl
February 9th, 2009, 01:59 PM
How exciting Melinda!!! My mom would love to be in the room with us but wont be here in time - which is fine, my DH and sis are my support team. Sounds like the shower was a success!! So much to buy and prep for, and do, its unreal. 3 generations - amazing, I have that too, when baby comes - it'll be 4.

My sis in law asked me why im not working right up to my due date and why im having a shower. I just laughed and said...cuz i have 3 wekes vacation to use and Im huge and its draining to work every day, and as for the shower - I told her that she would be surprised if she knew what you actually needed for a baby. Just wait till its her!!

My DH said he was going to get inthe shower with me, do all the massage, and breathing and do all the work he needs to do, plus cut the cord, I hope when it comes down to it he can actually keep it together. lol! he's been amazing.

Ford Girl
February 10th, 2009, 11:36 AM
Me @ 33 weeks. :eek: :laughing:

Do you ladies have belly pics? ;)

February 10th, 2009, 12:03 PM
oh what wonderful pics!!!!!!! baby will make 4 generations in our family also

here is angie with 5 weeks left to go...if she knew I posted this she'd shoot me *L*

February 18th, 2009, 10:31 AM
daughter finishes work this friday, her belly has dropped so much, lots of back pain and pressure, I seriously doubt she'll go till March 13th.

so how is everyone else doing??

Ford Girl
February 18th, 2009, 04:06 PM
Hi Melinda!! I just saw the pic now, I must have missed it! She looks so good. I hope she can hold out, I know how tough it is!!! How is her belly/space/growth going? I bet she's happy to be done work!!!

Im doing good, Im done work next Friday - the 27th. I cant wait!! My shower is next weekend, on the 28th. I had a check up this morning at 34 weeks, and Im measuring 39 weeks!!! 5 weeks ahead!! It's a big boy!! I have an ultra sound booked for the 5th of March, to see how big he is. They told me I should be finishing work very soon and to pack my hospital bags just in case. The babys head down and facing the right way.

Other then feeling heavy and large and a little sore and achy, Im good, enjoying it. Sleeping so so, eating small meals, waiting for my last day of work!!!

February 18th, 2009, 05:00 PM
she had an appointment today Fordgirl, doctor said baby is pretty well in place and to check each time she goes to the washroom for the mucus plug:yuck: that it could be anytime now!!!! she is 36 weeks 5 days today.:lovestruck:

Ford Girl
February 24th, 2009, 03:43 PM
Hows everyone doing? Updates please!!! :)

I can't believe I have less then 5 weeks till baby's supose to come, its exciting and scarey!!! Only 3 days of work left.

February 24th, 2009, 03:53 PM
I havn't posted on this thread before (never saw it before) but its interesting to see all those others expecting!

I'm at 30 weeks and am already counting down to my last day of work (YAY only 26 more days to go),

We originally decided that we weren't going to find out what it was going to be but now I am having second thoughts about that.

Was thinking about asking for a 3D ultra sound to find out, anyone had one before? Do you have to pay for them?

Also was wondering if anyone else had noticed strange behavior from their animals while being pregnant?? My little puppy seems obsessed with my bump, is always sniffing it, she is so interested, almost like she is asking "what the heck is going on in there??!!"

February 24th, 2009, 09:04 PM
hanging in. :) im at 32 weeks.... puts me at having been pregnant for 112 weeks total. -sigh- thats a long time.

Alex is really wiggly, im managing my heartburn well enough. i get lots of foot rubs these days. :lovestruck: baby brain has set in like nothing else!!!

my pets knew something was up at first but really... all but 2 of them (Mister and Frances) have been through this before. just wait till you bring that wiggly squalling thing home!! talk about pet reaction then!!

hope everyone is holding in well and as comfortably as possible!


February 24th, 2009, 11:04 PM
I have no 2 legged babies but I have enjoyed reading about your experiences. for some of you there is little time left for the Birth of your babes, what a great time for you all. :cloud9: patti

February 25th, 2009, 04:36 AM
we're still waiting here....and waiting *L* I finished up my nursery for when baby Benjamin visits, and whenever my daughter is here, Brina (labX) will not quit nosing/smelling her tummy....she is fascinated with it, if angie sits, brina's head is on her do they sense it....I'd say yes.

Ford Girl
February 25th, 2009, 11:38 AM
Hi everyone!!

Welcome CarolenM, feel free to join us anytime, post what ever you'd like. Im in Calgary and had a 3D/4D ultra sound done by my reg ultra sound tech, didnt cost us anything, the first part of it was a reg scan, then they changed wands and did the 3D. Not all reg ultra sound clinics have the 3D capability, so ask around. Its amazing. Then we went to U C Baby at 24 weeks and found out the sex, this one is non-medical and cost $175 for the basic package.

Ash - not long now, how are the other kids handling it?

Melinda - you should post some pics of the babys room, I bet its cute. :)

I agree the pets know whats up, they sense energy and emotions and hormones, my dog totally adjusted to my energy levels dropping at the beginning and in the third trimester, and she's always smelling my belly. Last night I slept on the couch and she was very concerned, she watched over me all night. lol!

February 25th, 2009, 04:56 PM
Howdy guys!

Glad to hear it's all going well for you guys! CarolenMolly, you're a wee bit ahead of me too, looks like I'm the last one up in this line. I'm just over 24 weeks now, will be 25 this Friday. I'm HUGE - everybody thinks I'm ready to pop, my customers at work are scared I'm about to drop a baby in their laps, LOL. I'm only 5'0 though, so I guess between the baby and my organs my tummy HAS to expand fast to fit everything in, lmao.

We've picked a name too, I think... Lillian Marie. You all don't know our last name, but trust me - it flows beautifully:cloud9:. So we're going to have a baby Lili. Hopefully. If they got it wrong, then we're going to have a little boy with no name and an awful lot of girly clothes:laughing:.

Little story about the name, just cuz I love saying it. My hubby and I both wanted to honour our grandmothers (who have both passed away) by using their first names as possible middle names. Unfortunately, they just didn't work very well together and we decided not to use them at all, since one side or the other would get hurt if we just used one. When we were going through our book of baby names I saw 'Lillian' and told my hubby that was my grandmother's middle name... and he said hey, that was my grandmother's middle name too!! So, it was fate - we really HAD to use the name somehow since it was just such a funny coincidence! I'm so glad, because everything good in my life has happened since my grandmother passed... I'm not a particularly spiritual person or anything, but it's really hard sometimes to deny that she's taking care of me somehow. I just hope she knows how proud I am to have my child share her name.

Dog Dancer
February 25th, 2009, 09:12 PM
She'll know and be so honoured. I'm sure she's looking down over you and giving you a helping hand. Now if you could get her to cover the 2 am feedings!!

February 25th, 2009, 09:57 PM
She'll know and be so honoured. I'm sure she's looking down over you and giving you a helping hand. Now if you could get her to cover the 2 am feedings!!

:laughing: That's very sweet of you to say... and funny, cuz I'm sure I'll be thinking that at 2 am too! LOL!

Ford Girl
February 26th, 2009, 11:09 AM
TM - thats a beautiful name!!! Your gram would be proud. I love the name Lillian. 24 weeks is a great milestone to cross!!! Congrats!!!!!

We still dont have a name narrowed down. Its frustrating.

Ford Girl
February 27th, 2009, 07:36 AM

My shower is this weekend, tomorrow, should be fun!!! :party:

February 27th, 2009, 08:19 AM
ohhhh happy day!!! *L* glad its your last day of work and I hope your shower turns out beautifully!!!!

Daughter is still waiting and in sooooo much pain lately, she spends her days here with me, she has a lot of hopefully this weekend???

Ford Girl
February 27th, 2009, 01:55 PM
Thanks Melinda!!

Is she doing anything to naturally induce labour? Red Respberry leaf tea, evening prime rose, nettle herbs (more for breast feeding), bow chicka bow wow??? lol!!

February 27th, 2009, 02:31 PM
her massage therapist showed her key points on her ankle to rub...supposedly to bring on contractions...nothing yet, but I'll pass those suggestions on to her

Ford Girl
February 27th, 2009, 05:35 PM
Is she's interested, I'll pm you the herbal "schedual" my RN gave me. The OB doesnt give this out - cuz its not western medicine, but midwives and the nurses believe in it, and suggest it, so Ive started it. :)

February 27th, 2009, 05:42 PM
oh yes please, if you wouldn't mind sharing we'd appreciate it!! thanks

Ford Girl
February 27th, 2009, 06:14 PM
K, i will pm it all to you, and she can google the heck out of it before she tries anything, I did, just to be sure it was ok. The reg OB's dont support herbal methods, cuz itsd not western meds, but from what I found, its all positive.

If anyone else is interested, PM me.

February 28th, 2009, 07:50 AM
:fingerscr:fingerscr:fingerscr for this weekend, Melinda.

Wow, can't believe it is only 4 weeks until your due date, FG. Time seems to pass so quickly.

March 3rd, 2009, 08:26 PM
-whine- miserable.... huge.... uncomfortable.... and still 7 weeks ago??? -sigh-

Ford Girl
March 4th, 2009, 07:55 AM
aww Ash, that sux eh? Sorry you are so uncomfortable. :frustrated: 7 weeks will fly by, and since its not your first - it may come early and quick!!

I had lots of false labour yesterday and last night, still uncomfortable this am. :goodvibes: any time now....:goodvibes:

How are the rest of you?? :grouphug:

March 4th, 2009, 07:57 AM
daughter is uncomfy trying to sleep, head is down into place and his heartbeat is now that of a newborn so he can be born at any time, the dr wanted to do a cervical scrapping, but she refused, wants the baby to decide when he's ready to enter the world, the dr goes on holidays the week she's due so he wanted to bring the baby early.....good for my daughter sticking up for herself

Ford Girl
March 4th, 2009, 08:10 AM
You are right melinda - you have to stick up for what you want, unless there is a medical reason to do it, then she should wait. Not just cuz her docs going on vacation. :rolleyes: Babys come when they are ready, and induction isnt fun. I have an ultra sound tomorrow to see how large baby is, then the following week - they`ll talk to us about induction. Im still not convinced we should proceed unless he`s already 10lbs!! lol! :eek:

Im still really crampy and tight, lots of braxton hicks, and the babys going crazy in there. Since Im measuring 5 weeks ahead, it could be any time. :goodvibes:

March 4th, 2009, 07:52 PM
Maybe the babies will be born on the same day!!! Wouldn't that be crazy!?

Ford Girl
March 5th, 2009, 07:24 AM
It could happen Stacer, we are only due a few days/week apart. and the due date is just a medical guesss, only 5% of women go on their actual due date.

I have an OB appt this am, and an ultra sound this afternoon, I'll update when I get back from both.

March 5th, 2009, 08:44 AM
only 8 days till daughters due date....geesh I wish she'd get with the program *L*

March 5th, 2009, 09:21 AM
Jeffrey was a due date baby. :)

Cailyn was late.

im feeling better. :)


Ford Girl
March 5th, 2009, 09:35 AM
Melinda - my mom feels the same, anxiously waiting for the call so she can come. lol!!

Glad you are better Ash. I wanna see a belly pic.

Ford Girl
March 6th, 2009, 07:23 AM
Here's the scoop from my 2 appts yesterday:

OB - heart rate was good, my blood pressures good, less then 2lb weigh gain, wicked! Im dialated 1cm. Alls good. Still measuring 5 weeks ahead, at 36 weeks, measuring 41.

Then we went for an ultra sound...

The baby weighs, according to the data collected form the fluid, size, measurments and movement - 8lbs 6ozs already!!! LOL! YIKES! The average right now, should be about he's well above the average for a 36 week old baby, and is due to gain .5 to .75 of a lb per week. The info will be sent to the OB before Monday and I should call to confirm they recieved it Monday.

We couldnt see much cuz the bigger they are, the less fluid there is cuz of the space baby takes up - the less baby you can see, plus with the bones calcifying - ultra sounds dont like bones. What we did see is hair- and what looked like lots of it - and giant chubby hands and fingers - D's like "omg, looks like toddler hands", and a long spine, and what could be large legs and femur bones. lol! All relative of course to the actual size of the baby. Saw his chubby nose too. lol! He looked huge on the screen.

We found out why the baby has the hiccups at least 3 times a day - he wouldnt stop practice breathing...he did it none stop, which means his lungs are probably mature. They tested the cord - blood flow both ways was perfect, placenta is where it should be and still functioning 100%. As the tech did measurments for each section and estimated delivery date came up - they ranged from Feb 28th to March 6th...not sure what the final EDD is...but its certainly not March 28th! LOL!! No pictures cuz the 4D doesnt work at this stage cuz its too much baby and not enough fluid. He wouldnt tell us much more, I cant wait to hear what the OB says.


March 6th, 2009, 12:48 PM
your OB is gonna tell ya 'youre familiar with the signs of labor right??' :laughing:

how do ya like that?! find out youre due sooner than you thought!! wild. :)

Jeffrey was 8lbs 3oz. its good youre dilated a bit! hopefully that means things will ramp up soon!! keep us posted! any day now!! :cloud9: :goodvibes: :grouphug: now is the point where you start walking... and walking and walking and walking!! go for a bumpy car ride, lots of you-know-what!! :o


March 6th, 2009, 02:42 PM
Milinda, good for your daughter for not getting induced.... i don't think i could do that, want this baby out already!

congrats ford girl on the no work! (only 2 more weeks for me).

Someone mentioned induction is painful?? How so? Don't really know much about the process...

Everyone has so much to say after each OB appointment, my doctor isn't as chatty i guess would be the word for it. He usually sais 'heart beats good, everything looks good see you next time... which you know at least everything is good. But its interesting to see all the other info everyone else is getting about things!!

March 6th, 2009, 02:53 PM
I was induced for my last pregnancy and it was no more painful then going into labour on my daughter looked up "scraping" on the internet and it told her there that it could result in a longer more painful labour..

March 8th, 2009, 10:38 AM
baby Benjamin could be here with in the next 24 hours (men don't read) she had her "bloody" showing this morning and her water is leaking cross your fingers that it goes fast from here on.....knowing the stubborn daughter she'll wait for her due date friday! *L*

March 8th, 2009, 11:07 AM
I don't understand why there is so much inducing of pregnancies these days :confused:. It seems if the baby doesn't come by the due date docs want to induce. I was three weeks overdue when I delivered (and yup she is stubborn to this day, 25 years later :frustrated:)

FG, I bet you go any day now :p. Could you have had a period when you were first pregnant?

March 8th, 2009, 11:08 AM
baby Benjamin could be here with in the next 24 hours (men don't read) she had her "bloody" showing this morning and her water is leaking cross your fingers that it goes fast from here on.....knowing the stubborn daughter she'll wait for her due date friday! *L*

Soon we will be calling you grandma :D :laughing:. Good luck!!!!!!!! Oh and we need to see pics!:D

March 8th, 2009, 11:44 AM
Good luck to your daughter, Granny (:p)! I hope it all goes smoothly and quickly with her! :goodvibes:

FG...I popped in here looking for updates! There aren't any here or in the TJT... We're fretting...give us an update! :eek: :laughing:

March 8th, 2009, 11:53 AM
no kidding FG!! UPDATE!!!! its been a few days!!!!!!

at over 8lbs.... that baby is ready to come!! big one for your first!

oh my gosh all these babies ready to come... :cloud9: :lovestruck:

:grouphug: :goodvibes:

my latest bump picture-

ok ok ok.... the real one-


March 8th, 2009, 01:47 PM
little update, because daughters placenta was low at one point (but moving up to almost normal) the dr wanted her to go to the hospital to be checked (just in case) so I'm waiting for her to get back home and call me.

March 8th, 2009, 03:09 PM
daughter checked out fine, placenta is back where it should be, only dialated to 1, contractions have started (unfelt by her) the machine picked it up, they said early to midweek....geesh, don't they know I'm waiting???

March 8th, 2009, 03:21 PM
:laughing: Babies have no respect for impatience. :grouphug:

Glad to hear your daughter checked out good! :thumbs up

Ford Girl
March 9th, 2009, 07:32 AM
Sorry guys, was busy this weekend, my Gramma landed and we spent the weekend doing the last bits of stuff to do. No baby yet! :)

Love4 - they are talking induction cuz of the size of the baby, and the fact that we want to have a vag birth and avoid a csection should he hit 10+ lbs, Im a small girl, with a small pelvis, and worse yet, I'd hate to go thru 24 hours of labour and then an emerg csection - so if he's big and healthy - if they decide to induce, my chances of a vag delivery is better. My goal is to avoid a csention if possible, I do know plans change and Im ok with that. With 3 weeks to go, he could end up being very large. Im not going to jump at the chance unless I feel ok with it, I am starting to physically feel unwell, cant breathe, cant eat, cant!! They only let you go 2 weeks over your due date these days.

The dates dont add up - my last period vs how far along I was in the beginning, I drove myself trying to figure it out, but all the ultra sounds added up thru the entire pregnancy, so i dont worry about it.

Melinda - wow, so exciting, I'll be checking in for updates..not long now!!

Here are some pics...

Ford Girl
March 9th, 2009, 07:34 AM
More pics of the babys room....:)

Ford Girl
March 9th, 2009, 07:38 AM
Ash - you dont look huge at all!! You look tiny!! :) and happy!

One more cuz you need to see the matching lamp and the calgary flames frame and bear - he's already a hockey fan!! (apparently lol). :D That CD is a lullaby cd - by Metalica, Metalica's Lullaby...from his aunty.

March 9th, 2009, 07:55 AM
The baby room looks beautiful, FG. Looks like all your missing is the baby:laughing:

Ashley: FG is right, you don't look big at all. Is Jeffry walking in the mud?:D

March 9th, 2009, 09:30 AM
FG, the nursery is adorable!!! i like the bedroom set!!
i had my period after the last two conceptions. it was pretty light but it really threw me off. i knew this last time around that i WAS pregnant but bleeding stopped me from taking the p-test until i was a bit along.

went to the docs today. Alex's heart beat sounds great though Doc says he seems a little small compared to the last two kids. we're gonna do another ultra to check position. Chris and i have been under an obscene amount of stress the last several months so her size doesnt surprise me much..... unfortunately. :(

FG, 8lbs + is a big baby!!! my daughter was 7lb9oz and was difficult, Jeffrey was 8lb3oz and easy but i cant imagine an 8lb-er being my first! go with what feels right. :) the rational and facts are all already out on the table.


Ford Girl
March 9th, 2009, 10:04 AM
I dont see the doc til Thursday, and within a few days I'll be in my 38th week, so he wont be too early if we do induce. :) He may just come on his own before then.

Good luck with the ultra sound, its always a relief, even if its not what you thought. xo

March 9th, 2009, 01:09 PM
Love the nursery, FG! :thumbs up Liam's gonna love growin' up there!

March 9th, 2009, 02:40 PM
THAT is a cute room FG!! He's gonna love it.

So I was on my way to work this morning and I got a text message from my brother (I know I shouldn't be reading texts while I drive). His lady is preggers!! I'm gonna be an aunty!!! I was so overjoyed in the car I was crying like a fool and laughing my head off at the same time. I'm not sure of all the details yet, I'll find out tonight. I am so damn excited I can hardly contain myself, next to getting preggers myself this is the most exciting thing ever!!

March 9th, 2009, 09:13 PM
Ford Girl the baby's room looks great! :thumbs up
:goodvibes: for an easy delivery :goodvibes:

W4R just want to send out some :goodvibes: for you & Alex :goodvibes:

Ford Girl
March 12th, 2009, 07:26 AM
Melinda - we need an update!!!!!!! :goodvibes::goodvibes::goodvibes:

Ive been up since 3 with some cramping and light contractions, Im seriously hoping today is the day, but so far it hasnt progressed! :fingerscr

Dog Dancer
March 12th, 2009, 12:47 PM
Hey you ladies! I don't post on this thread often, but I read it all along to keep tabs on the upcoming babies. How exciting this week is turning out to be. FG - great pics of the babies room, it looks very relaxing. Ash you look great! And Melinda, well we're waiting..... it's past mid-week.

March 12th, 2009, 02:41 PM
after 13 hours of labour I'm pleased to announce Benjamin arrived March 12th at 10:43 am, weighing in at 6 pounds, 12 oz. Man......he was so worth the 13 hours wait....."grama" needs sleep *L* Mom and baby are doing wonderfully!!

March 12th, 2009, 02:49 PM
after 13 hours of labour I'm pleased to announce Benjamin arrived March 12th at 10:43 am, weighing in at 6 pounds, 12 oz. Man......he was so worth the 13 hours wait....."grama" needs sleep *L* Mom and baby are doing wonderfully!!

Congratulations, Grama Melinda!!

Give my congrats to Mom, too, please! :thumbs up Glad to hear that everyone is doing so well! :highfive:

March 12th, 2009, 04:40 PM
Congratulations Melinda!!!!!! YaY Benjamin, making his way into the world!!!

You should start a new thread with baby pics :cloud9:

March 12th, 2009, 06:01 PM
Congratulations Melinda! Good to hear everybody's doing well, you must be so happy.

FG, the nursery looks awesome! You're so close, it must be getting so exciting!

I'm just over 27 weeks now - and up to doctor's appointments every two weeks now along with various appointments for rh shots and gd tests and all that jazz. Our hospital tour is in just a few weeks, and we've booked a car seat clinic to make sure we have everything right. Lili has been kicking up a storm! It's getting so close now that I'm a wee bit past the excited point and getting close to the omg-I'm-terrified point, LOL:laughing:.

Here's our crib, although she won't be in it right away (we bought a little moses basket and stand to keep her in our bedroom at first).

March 12th, 2009, 06:49 PM
CONGRAT'S to all :thumbs up

Dog Dancer
March 12th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Congratulations Grama Melinda, and Grandpa, and Mom and Dad and wee Benjamin too! How awesome. I agree a new pics thread is in order.

Tommysmom, Lili's crib looks beautiful, she'll love it!

March 13th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Congrats Melinda & Family :stork-baby: :highfive:

Tommysmom love the lettering on the wall :D

March 13th, 2009, 07:00 AM


OK, FG, you are next!

March 13th, 2009, 07:10 AM
WOO!!! :lovestruck:


March 13th, 2009, 07:36 AM
WOW,this is the first time I am on this thread,sooo many babies on the way,that's just wonderful:thumbs up

March 13th, 2009, 11:15 AM
well thats one down!!! cant remember how many to go.... 4 or 5??? CarolenMolly, FG, me and Tommysmom?? wasnt HisTears expecting surrogacy or something?!?? i cant remember and im too lazy to go through all those posts. :) i have laundry that needs switching out!


March 13th, 2009, 11:46 AM
Congrats Melinda and to the new mom and dad and granddad.

March 13th, 2009, 12:43 PM
thanks all, he's such a sweetie..and a thumb sucker .......I love it....he's going home today, poor daughter is so sore and sick with a is gorgeous and a wonderful eater!! He even slept through his night, I thought babies that were breast fed woke up every two hours???

March 13th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Ouch! I hope your daughter's headache goes away soon. But it sounds like Benjamin is doing great! :goodvibes:

Tommy'smom, the crib looks wonderful and I love the name on the wall. :thumbs up

Anyone heard from FG today? :eek:

March 13th, 2009, 08:59 PM
She hasn't been on tjt? That is strange, I think she is going early.

March 14th, 2009, 08:18 AM
sending her and baby good wishes and prayers for a speedy delivery if she's gone in.

March 14th, 2009, 08:21 AM
Still no sign of FG? I hope everything is OK :pray: :goodvibes: :fingerscr

March 14th, 2009, 08:21 AM
Ummmmm, Melinda it has been a few days and we haven't seen any pics yet :yell: :frustrated: :D

Ford Girl
March 14th, 2009, 10:20 AM
Sorry guys, no baby yet, but lots of contractions and back pain. I had a check up Thursday, and Friday, I started to dialate then it stopped just over 2cm, so we are just taking it easy and gettn things done, walking, wont be long. Im efaced and losing my plug. EEEEEEEEEEEEEE so exciting!!

Ive been walking and taking hot baths and keeping busy. My bodys sore but its all good. I have an ultra sound booked for next Weds but they dont think I'll make it that long. The rimmed my cervix again, its making me progress slowly. I'll keep you posted!

Melinda - awww, so happy for you, cant wait to see pics, I bet its amazing having him here, and being a gramma. Hope your daughters healing and feeling better.

Tommysmom - I love it - the lettering is too cute....keep us posted with pics and updates.

March 14th, 2009, 10:37 AM
FG every time i see that you post my belly does flip flops. :D im so excited!!! keep us posted ok?? a lot can happen in 24 hours!!!


March 14th, 2009, 11:59 AM
Yeah no baby yet! Have it tomorrow okay! :D


Ford Girl
March 14th, 2009, 02:08 PM
Well we just wrangled the car seat base in the car, and tested it out. :) 2 weeks till my due date, Im 38 weeks today. Im so sore from all the action, I upped my evening prim rose and Im hopeing some long walks today help thinbgs progress. Im sooooo ready to meet this little guy. Mr. No Name Yet Boyd. lol!!

March 14th, 2009, 05:17 PM
Can't wait FG!! You're so close.

Um yeah Melinda...where're the pics?

March 15th, 2009, 03:27 PM
sorry about no pic guys, just came home from rushing daughter back in, baby is here, she's still at the hosp. 1 in 1000 epidurals go wrong...she had to be the one, they had to do another epidural today on her and inject her own blood into the spine sac and hope it clots up the hole made in the sac (spine in incased in a sac of fluid that goes up around the brain) she will be sat up in another hour (5 pm) to see if there is any pressure, cross your fingers for her please.....

March 15th, 2009, 03:37 PM
This is the first time I hear of an epidural go wrong,but I know it can be risky:pray::fingerscr:goodvibes:for your daughter to be ok:grouphug:

March 15th, 2009, 03:40 PM
:goodvibes: :fingerscr and :pray:s that she's okay, Melinda!! Please keep us posted!

Dog Dancer
March 15th, 2009, 03:47 PM
OMG! Melinda, I sure hope things go okay with your daughter. How awful for you all. She's in my thoughts and prayers as are you all.

March 15th, 2009, 04:54 PM
oh my gosh.... -hug hug hug- :goodvibes: keep us posted!!!


March 15th, 2009, 05:06 PM
the procedure worked!!!!! her back is aching...but she'll take that anyday of the year, she actually just asked for food, it will be the first she's eaten since dizziness now for 6 weeks she cannot lift anything heavier than the baby or it may rupture again....thank you all for the prayers and good wishes....why can't moms take some of the pain for their daughters???

March 15th, 2009, 05:10 PM
the procedure worked!!!!! her back is aching...but she'll take that anyday of the year, she actually just asked for food, it will be the first she's eaten since dizziness now for 6 weeks she cannot lift anything heavier than the baby or it may rupture again....thank you all for the prayers and good wishes....why can't moms take some of the pain for their daughters???

aww -sniffles- we do when we deliver them Melinda!! thats all us daughters ask of you mommies.

im glad to see she is doing better!! you guys are in my thoughts.


March 15th, 2009, 05:44 PM
I'm glad the procedure worked and she's eating and can get some nurishment into back in to her.

March 15th, 2009, 05:58 PM
Oh, thank Dawg! Glad to hear she's feeling better, Melinda! :grouphug:

March 15th, 2009, 06:20 PM
Oh Melinda :eek: :grouphug: :grouphug:. I am glad that she will be OK.

Ford Girl
March 15th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Holy cow, how scarey!! Melinda, Im glad everythings ok now, I'll keep thinking of her and your family, hugs!! Had to be the 1 in 1000....what are the chances...1 in 1000 I guess. :( I hope you guys are ok. How scarey.

No news here, I'll update with progress if any. xo

March 16th, 2009, 01:24 AM
Oh Melinda how scary :grouphug:

:goodvibes: for a full recovery

March 16th, 2009, 04:57 AM
she's ok now and I'm ok, man its hard watching your child go through something like that...ok, without further ado....Benjamin!! *L*

5 minutes old holding grama's finger


Heading home at 22 hours old

Ford Girl
March 16th, 2009, 07:30 AM
Awww, he's so sweet melinda, so tiny in the last pic - what size is that sleeper? And how much did he weigh again? It looks so big on him, too cute. We'll need more pics more often. ;) I just cant get enough of the tiny baby things. Im so happy uou guys are ok.

March 16th, 2009, 08:41 AM
6 pounds 12 oz, 18 1/2 inches long...and they are preemie size *L*

March 16th, 2009, 08:58 AM
He's such a cutie, Melinda! :lovestruck:

How is Mom feeling today? :goodvibes:

Ford Girl
March 16th, 2009, 09:07 AM
Premie size!!!! OMG - really? lol!! They seem so large in the belly when you carry them around, and come out so small. He is adorable. I didnt buy any premie size clothes, should be interesting. haha!!

March 16th, 2009, 09:21 AM
Hazel, she is feeling great today, finally able to enjoy being a new mom, her and baby are sound asleep upstairs, she's spending the days here this week with me while bf is working....

Fordgirl, we expected a 5 pound 9 ounce baby *LOL* most of the sleepers are newborn and HUGE on him *L*

Ford Girl
March 16th, 2009, 09:54 AM
Melinda - thats what the docs guessed weight wise and he was larger at birth? Interesting. The are guessing my boys 8lbs 6oz - at week 36!! OMG - he's going to be the siz of a toddler. hahah!

Good idea to spend the days with you, it'll be easier on her to have you around, and easier on you too not worrying so much!!

March 16th, 2009, 11:04 AM
That's wonderful that Mom and Benjamin can be pampered by Grama for a while. :cloud9: Glad to hear she's doing so much better!!!

March 16th, 2009, 12:21 PM
I'm suppose to pamper her??? *looks down at the sleeping baby in my arms*

March 16th, 2009, 12:37 PM
Awwww, what an angel he is, Melinda. And you got to hold him at 5 minutes :eek: I am so envious.

March 16th, 2009, 01:13 PM
I actually got to hold him at birth, dr caught him,cleaned his air passages, passed him to me while he clamped, then took him back so I could cut the cord, then I took him and placed him on daughters chest...........I cannot begin to explain the feeling...

Ford Girl
March 16th, 2009, 01:24 PM
Awww Melinda, that sounds so wonderful...exactly as you had hoped.

Um, I get the feeling that the daughters get second hand treatment next to the new babe? lol!! Im sure it'll be the same here. >>Hello - Im here too mom<< LOL!!!

March 16th, 2009, 01:34 PM
*L* I'm sure you'll be spoiled rotten Fordgirl, my daughter is actually upstairs as we speak sleeping away after eating a dinner I made for her. She'll be here for supper till bf picks her up at 7 and will take home a plate of food for him....but Benjamin does get the most pampering *L*

Ford Girl
March 16th, 2009, 02:54 PM
Oh I know, I'll be spoiled. lol! Sleep and food and help with the baby is what your daughter needs most. Shes so lucky to have you.

Dog Dancer
March 16th, 2009, 02:56 PM
So glad to hear that your daughter is doing well now Melinda. And what can I say about Benjamin??? He's just too cute for words! He's hanging on to Grama because he already knows a good thing when he's got it... I'm sure your daughter doesn't mind the pain so long as she knows that you are there to take care of baby Benjamin for her. It will have made it so much easier on her knowing you were there for her. Hugs to you all.

March 16th, 2009, 04:49 PM
Awwwww, he's so cute Melinda, congratulations to your daughter for delivering such a cutie pie.

March 16th, 2009, 06:12 PM
Awww Melinda, congrats again to everyone!! Benjamin is so precious!! I love his sleeper! Im glad to hear Angie is feeling better! Talk about a scare but so relieved she is home now with you and her little boy!!! Congrats again !!!

March 17th, 2009, 04:48 PM
congrats melinda :thumbs up

not sure if people are aware of this BUT,anyone with a baby should read this.

rather scary.

March 17th, 2009, 07:38 PM
oh my goodness, thank you wdawson!

March 18th, 2009, 04:29 PM
Oh my Melinda your grand baby is a cutie.

Ford Girl
March 18th, 2009, 06:02 PM
Thanks WD, wow eh? How are parents suppose to know these things?? Makes you wanna research everything...:eek:


I had an ultra sound today, will be discussing details tomorrow at 10am with my OB, to see if they want to induce or go naturally. Estimated weight of baby, 9lbs 4 oz, just under 1lbs gained in under 2 weeks, his head is directly on my cervix, they couldnt even get the angle right to get a good shot of it, he's way deep down, my cervix appeared open and the tech said I was dialted, she couldnt say how much tho - not her job. His bums by my belly button and his leg and foot are tucked neatly in my rib cage on the right, the other legs waving freely to the left where the placenta is located. lol!! BUGGER! Spread out thru my entire belly, making use of every inch of space he can, she saw his boy parts. ;) Um- no wonder my ribs are sore!! She zoomed in on his foot behind my ribs. lol!

The tech's his large head...

Me - large head? omg

Tech - dont worry, his bodys large too, his shoulders are wide...(she was thinking I was concerned about his "large head" being dispoportioned to his body!!)

Me - oh gawd, he's that big?

Tech - ya, he's big, he's a healthy BIG boy...

She showed me his heart and organs, his heart rates down - to 128 - which from the research Ive just read is normal right before birth, it lowers due to the ever shriking space, the calm before the storm. He's in the 92nd percentile meaning if they lined up 100 babies, there would be 91 smaller then him and only 8 bigger, 50 is average...92 is BIG! She asked if I had diabetes. lol! The fluid is normal. I saw his face, looked chubby, his chin and nose especially..:lovestruck:

Thats the scoop...

So excited,

Teri of the giant baby makers...

March 18th, 2009, 08:08 PM
:eek: So he's gone from BBB to BBBB? (Big Baby Boy Boyd) :eek:

Holy cats, woman! You're growing one robust fella there! :thumbs up

I can't wait to meet the big dude!!! :cloud9: Hurry up, BBBB!


Dog Dancer
March 18th, 2009, 09:02 PM
I'm feeling your pain already!! That's one big baby boy alright. Um I'm trying to think of upbeat positive things to say, but wow (ow) just keeps coming to mind. No really, he's big but you'll do fine. Can't wait to see the pics... You may have to load them in portions, right side, left side, he may be too big for one pic on here!

March 18th, 2009, 09:38 PM
Melinda your grand baby is adorable :cloud9:

Ford Girl I'm glad everything looks good :goodvibes: for an easy delivery soon :goodvibes:

March 18th, 2009, 10:23 PM
My full moon theory turned out to be "not so much" :sad:
March already had a full moon on March 11th.
Good to hear everything is going good FG--be strong and make sure you take care of yourself too :thumbs up

March 19th, 2009, 07:23 AM
wow FG, thats one healthy baby!!! I can't wait to see him, have heart girl, it will all be over before you know it. I'm so glad to know everything is going according to plan, good luck

Ford Girl
March 19th, 2009, 08:47 AM
Thanks ladies, I do have a wonderful support team and an amazing husband who's planning on being part of the labour and delivery in every way...Im not as worried as some women might be, as long as he's healthy, its all good.

LOL DogDancer - uploaded pics in

They do say the ultra sound couldbe off by a pound or two either way, lets hope its not 2 lbs more. lol!!

Melinda, hows your daughter healing?

March 19th, 2009, 11:13 AM
FG, it sounds like you have a very healthy, robust boy growing in your belly!! i cant -wait- to see pudgy baby pictures!!! oh my gosh just a few more days!!! DAYS!!!


March 19th, 2009, 12:21 PM
daughter is doing wonderfully Fordgirl, I can't beleive how well the baby took to breast feeding, usually its a bit hard at first, not this little piggy, and his belly button cord fell off last night.

Ford Girl
March 19th, 2009, 01:43 PM
Awww thats so good Melinda, alot of people struggle to BF, but a lucky few latch and feed well right from the get go!!! You gotta keep the pics coming.

Doc's went ok, Im dialted 3cms now, so no induction planned yet, since Im progressing on my own, they want to wait, fine by me, altho Im not sleeping and am very uncomfy, I dont wanna rush it if its progressing naturally. She swept my membranes and stretched my cervix, that otta help. No weight gain for me, and bellys measuring only 4 weeks ahead now cuz he dropped low down, makes my belly smaller. Not that I actually noticed that. lol!! I think Im huge!!

March 19th, 2009, 02:08 PM
Oh man!!! FG, you're in for a wild ride with that little, er, big guy! Don't worry, my little brother was 11lbs, 12oz when he was born (my mom is a tiny 4'11" lady), although he had to come out via c section!! He was the biggest baby the hospital had ever delivered! They took pictures of him beside other babies to really get a sense of his size.

His GF is preggers and I hope their baby doesn't take after him, lol

Ford Girl
March 19th, 2009, 04:41 PM
Stacer - wowzer..I feel for your mom, litterally, Im on 5 feet tall too!! LOL! I bet you are sooo excited to be an aunt, how far along is she??

March 21st, 2009, 05:18 PM
She's about 9 weeks I think. A very unplanned pregnancy, but not unwelcome. I can't wait.

March 21st, 2009, 05:56 PM
will this be the first time you're an "aunty" Stacer???

March 21st, 2009, 06:02 PM
Yup, first time. We're all pretty excited. DHs sister had a miscarriage about a month ago (only about 3 weeks into the pregnancy) :( It was early enough that they didn' have a huge sense of loss and they're trying again right away. So we could have another baby on the way soon.

March 23rd, 2009, 05:02 PM
okay FG..... update!! how are you feeling? are we there yet??


March 23rd, 2009, 05:27 PM
well congrats then Stacer!!!!

FG.........where are you??? how are you??

Ford Girl
March 23rd, 2009, 05:35 PM
Thats so exciting Stacer, I knwo my sis is super pumped to be an Aunty!! Shes spoiloing him rotten!!! hahah!!

Nothing new guys, sorry. :( BOOOOOOOOOOO! LOL! My mom lands today, so Ive been busy gettn ready for her arrival, trying to keep busy, spending my days with Dazy, and gramma (during the week, on the weekends she goes to my sis's place to give DH and I some alone time and to visit with my sister), my house has never been so orgainzed and clean!! LOL! My 3 weeks vacation just ended and Im offically on mat leave starting today!

My due date is this coming Saturday, hope he comes before then! He's so low I cna feel his big melon on my public line, he's right there - why wont he just come out already?? LOL!! I cant hardly move, or sleep, all that last week pregger complaints - I hate feeling this way, so uncomfortable and soooo done being preggers. I feel like Im always complaining - but Ive done my time!!! LOL!!

How about the rest of you? UPDATES!!!

March 23rd, 2009, 06:09 PM
oh my gosh, complain away!!! this is the most difficult thing you have ever done and its just DRAGGING ON!!! i remember all of that... not there yet but boy that feeling of them pressing on your pelvic bone, that really HEAVY feeling... yeah. i remember!! :) but you know, to look at the bright side, most of the heart burn should be gone!!! any day now, hang in there and keep your chin up, that baby boy will be here soon enough and then you will wish he was back in there!! :D

nothing new to report here either. my next ultra is tomorrow. doc says im measuring 33cm when i should be measuring 35cm from pelvic bone to top uterus. im a little concerned but not terribly so. was suppose to get a pelvic exam today but you know... Jeffrey was with me. not gonna happen with a soon to be 3yo in the room!!!


March 23rd, 2009, 08:46 PM
Thats so exciting Stacer, I knwo my sis is super pumped to be an Aunty!! Shes spoiloing him rotten!!! hahah!!

Nothing new guys, sorry. :( BOOOOOOOOOOO! LOL! My mom lands today, so Ive been busy gettn ready for her arrival, trying to keep busy, spending my days with Dazy, and gramma (during the week, on the weekends she goes to my sis's place to give DH and I some alone time and to visit with my sister), my house has never been so orgainzed and clean!! LOL! My 3 weeks vacation just ended and Im offically on mat leave starting today!

My due date is this coming Saturday, hope he comes before then! He's so low I cna feel his big melon on my public line, he's right there - why wont he just come out already?? LOL!! I cant hardly move, or sleep, all that last week pregger complaints - I hate feeling this way, so uncomfortable and soooo done being preggers. I feel like Im always complaining - but Ive done my time!!! LOL!!

How about the rest of you? UPDATES!!!

Ah Man FG not yet???? :shrug: I've been feeling a bit under the weather the last few days and this was the 1st thread I checked on tonight!

Getting anxious and excited for you girl. :thumbs up

Clock is ticking---tick tock, tick tock :) :)

March 24th, 2009, 06:44 AM
FG... youre gonna kill me. my water broke this morning. 4.5 weeks early. heading to docs office in a ffew. try to keep you posted!!!


March 24th, 2009, 06:53 AM
:goodvibes::goodvibes::goodvibes: for you w4r. I hope all goes well.

March 24th, 2009, 06:59 AM
Good Luck W4R. :fingerscr:goodvibes:

March 24th, 2009, 07:09 AM
want4rain, good luck, hope all goes well for you and the little one.....:cloud9:

March 24th, 2009, 09:01 AM
doc says its likely a small tear. Alex's head is presumably plugging it. -shrugs- im gonna bake a cake (Jeffreys bday today!!!) after i take a nap. :) if anything changes, you guys will know after my doc does. hopefully all will clear up and wait a few more weeks!


March 24th, 2009, 09:10 AM
Good Luck W4R....Hoping all goes well

March 24th, 2009, 09:23 AM
Alex's head is plugging it? :confused: That sounds so bizarre to me, w4r :eek: I've never had skinkids, so this is all a big mystery to hazel. :o I always thought when the bag breaks it was all or nothing. :o

:goodvibes: for an effortless and safe a few weeks! :D

March 24th, 2009, 09:45 AM
keep those legs crossed girl *L* poor you, sooooooooooo what kinda cake ya making???? chocolate? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm? does Jeffrey share?

Happy Birthday Jeffrey!!:party:

March 24th, 2009, 10:49 AM
Good luck, want4rain! And enjoy the cake, too:).

March 24th, 2009, 11:36 AM
Melinda...if she could keep her legs crossed would she posting in the baby thread !?!? :laughing:

Good luck W4R !!! I hope you at least make it past Jeffrey's birthday so they each have their own day!!

I haven't lurked in here for a while but thought that there might be some baby news any day---and look at that !! Down to the wire--bambinos arriving everywhere! I miss my little babies that got "all growed" when I wasn't looking.