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August 10th, 2010, 08:34 PM
GranolaMamaOf3's Avatar ~Heather~
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Location: GA
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I had my 36 week home visit yesterday! My poor sweet midwife was up all night attending a birth, so my appt was bumped from 9am, to 1:30pm. Her assistant asked if we could have it today, but we were getting ready to leave for a mini family vacation to the beach, and didn't want to go without seeing her. She was gracious enough to come out and see me! I love her!

Anyway, everything went great! Blood pressure is good, baby is measuring a week behind, but that's not uncommon for me. She said the baby is already very low, and in a perfect position!

So, due to having my first baby 3 weeks early, and my mom not making it in time for the birth, I really wanted to have a vaginal exam at this appt, hoping to have some forewarning and be better able to give her a heads up (we really need her here this time for DS1)...Well, turns out- I'm already 2cm dilated, and 50% effaced! Considering I was only just ripening at my 36 weeks appt with DS1, and was holding him a week later...yeah...

Now I know this *could* mean absolutely nothing, and it's pretty common to progress earlier with subsequent babies, but not have them until later (my mom walked around for 3 weeks at 3 cm dilated with me (baby #3))...But it IS nice to know that at least all these contractions are doing something!

So my midwife gave me the ok to go ahead and go on our trip, with strict instruction not to go for any 5 mile jogs on the beach! She said to keep a close eye on things, and NO beach babies!

So here we are, enjoying the beautiful beaches on the eastern shore of MD for a few days! We are staying with DH's grandpa, whom we haven't seen for a year, and he is just loving BE. DH has been working a lot lately, so I'm really enjoying the family time

Anyway, I'll try and keep you all posted! We *may* be having a baby sooner than later!

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August 11th, 2010, 01:12 AM
CameraLinds's Avatar Zane & Jude's mama
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yay for a good visit! hope the LO doesn't come while you're there! Have a nice beach vacay!!

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August 11th, 2010, 08:10 AM
inyourhonor's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Location: Metro Detroit
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Have a good time! How exciting to know you're progressing. I want to know so bad but I know I'd sit here and dwell on it

No beach babies!
Marisa (29) married to J (35), mama to G (10), D (7), B (5) and K (1).
Little Miss joined our family Dec 4th, 2015 at 35 weeks.
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August 11th, 2010, 08:19 AM
HappyHippy's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Have a good time and glad everything is going great!
Mama to G, L & twins F & M
Started off 2013 homebirthing suprise twins Fia Celesta & Maddalena Isabella
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August 11th, 2010, 06:18 PM
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Sounds great! I was one that was at 3 cm for 3-4 weeks with my third as well...I decided to have NO cervical checks with my fourth cause it was agonizing knowing I was 1/3 of the way there basically and still NOTHING lol...so anyway....YAY...how exciting
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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.
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