How far along are you? What size is baby?29 weeks and 2 days - Pineapple
How old are your other children?DD -7, DS - will be 5 on Monday.
How are you feeling? I'm feeling super pregnant all of a sudden. It's like I hit the 3rd Trimester, and all the symptoms associated with the 3rd Trimester all started at the same time! I have heartburn all the time, My back is killing me, there is so much pressure on my pelvis it hurts standing up, and my dreams are so vividly crazy I can't sleep through them and they're so jarring that once I have a crazy dream, I can't go back to sleep. Needless to say, I'm exhausted!
Any Questions? Rants? Raves?I want to enjoy this pregnancy because it is officially my last, but I'm struggling to enjoy it anymore. I'm trying not to wish time away and I have very little ready for the baby, so I need this time, but I'm so uncomfortable.
How do you plan on introducing your LO to your other kids?I'm not sure how this will work. My in-laws are coming to town for the baby to be born, but I'd really like the big kids to have a chance to meet their baby sister before the in-laws come in. I wanted this last time too and it didn't happen the way I wanted. I need to be more clear with my wishes this time, but I just don't know how we will pull that off without offending my MIL because she'll want to be there when the big kids meet their sister too.
GTKY: What is one thing you are most looking forward to again with a LO? And least?
That sweet baby smell and the feel of baby's head on my cheek! I'm also really looking forward to seeing my older kids with their baby sister. My son is such a tenderhearted little guy and I know he's going to be the sweetest big brother to her. My daughter is so excited this time and that is such a change from the last time we went through this as a family! Obviously, I'm most worried about the sleep for me! I'm already pretty used to functioning on little sleep, but I know this will be even worse. DH has expectations that we are going to do all sorts of fun things this summer and be out and super active, and I'm just worried that he's going to be super disappointed in me for not being able to keep up. I'm must older this time than I was last time I did this and I don't think I'm going to bounce back quite as quickly. I keep bringing that up to him and he thinks I'm just making excuses. I hope he's right.
murraydog2008 - I'm not so much worried about the birth. I'm very much of the "whatever happens happens" mindset, and was last time too. My labor was only about 4 hours last time and I was 10cm when I got to the hospital. With that being said- I want to stay at home for as long as possible again but then I worry about waiting too long and not making it in time.
With that being said- if you've gone med free before from everything I've heard, unless the circumstances/position of the babe are much different, you can certainly do it again (what I'm going for this time).