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May 11th, 2010, 08:34 PM
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I already posted about my strep B test, but aside from that my appointment today is probably the best I've had yet! We got the tub and the linens for the birth... omg, I didn't realize how "real" that would make it all feel... like, yes I am 38 weeks now and yes we are doing this at home.It's just crazy, with all the planning etc, that it's really almost here. I kind of feel like a bride the week before her wedding, ya know, like "wow, it's almost time"

The baby has definitely dropped- remember when I posted that she finally moved out of my hip, and I was much more comfortable!? I was pretty sure she dropped because I look more pregnant now, other people are noticing. The midwife told me that when I think I might be going into labor to call her immediately, because she feels like this will be a fast labor from the position of the baby. Even though Jonah's labor was pretty long (36 hours) she said that a baby that starts out in the position that Evie is in now, could potentially be done in just a few hours. But she said she couldn't promise a fast labor, it's just possible. That was a bit uplifting!

We talked a lot about the actual birth, and what to expect etc. We went over items that I would want during and after the birth, as far as care for "down there" would go. My mom's biggest concern is that since I won't be in the hospital, I won't get any of the "freebies" that they provide for post-partum care, like the squirt bottle and pads etc. So I asked about that stuff just to put my mom at ease (she is coming to visit for two weeks, starting my 40th week, and I'm sure she's going to have a car full of medical supplies when she comes! She is an ICU nurse and worries about people having enough medical supplies)

So, great appointment! Except for the strep b being positive, but even that, I feel like we discussed it enough to give DH and I some options to look into and be prepared.
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May 11th, 2010, 10:26 PM
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Awww 38 weeks is such an exciting time! Glad the appointment was positive!
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May 11th, 2010, 10:42 PM
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yay!! I know what you mean about it feeling "real". So exciting to be so close to the end and meeting your baby!
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May 12th, 2010, 12:35 PM
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I got the peri-bottle (I think that's it's name) from a medical supplies pharmacy. It was like 1.50 lol. The pads would be a great freebie though...my sis had some leftovers that I used (the ones that are HUGE) from her last birth....if I have another I'll get some depends for the first bit and then I'll change to regular pads...
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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May 12th, 2010, 06:22 PM
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yeah, it's a peri-bottle. My mom was concerned that I wouldn't have one because I used it for weeks after Jonah was born! I actually carried it in the diaper bag I was just planning on buying one of the travel saline bottles that they sell at Target- they have the little pop top and everything, and they're something like fifty cents. But my midwife does provide that, plus some pads and the mesh panties. And I bought some incontinence pads and witch hazel tucks from the store, so I think I'll be fine. I think my mom just wants to be sure I'm comfortable. Moms are that way
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May 12th, 2010, 07:13 PM
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oooh a friend of mine said that if yout ake the pads (whatever kind) and pour witch hazel on them...and freeze them...they are like healing ice pads...there might have been something else in the mixture too....but I didn't have ice packs and that sounds SO fabulous thinking about postpartum swelling and such that happens....just a tip I'll see if she put something else in it
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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May 13th, 2010, 12:25 PM
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There was a recipe posted on here not to long ago for post partum pads like that. I found a spray that had all the ingredients already in it, so I'm going to spray them with that and freeze them. I found it at Babies R Us. Then the clerk asked me what it was for... I bumbled through the explanation that it's for healing "down there" after birth. LOL It was funny because I tried to give a discrete answer first, and she didn't get it, so I had to come out and just flat say you spray it "down there"

I think it was just called perinial spray, and I *think* it was made by Earth Mama, Angel Baby... I have to look at the bottle which is downstairs. It was on clearance for $1.99
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May 13th, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Oh I'll have to look for that spray the next time I'm at BRU!
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