Still here & still baking a baby

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Still here & still baking a baby
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Wed, 09-23-2009 - 1:29am
Those of you on my Facebook friends list see the daily updates...but yes, I'm still here. I hadn't made any progress at Monday's appointment over last week, and decided to schedule an induction for next Monday if Thumper hasn't arrived by the weekend.
As of this posting, hints are appearing that Thumper is eyeing the exit. However, the doc I'd rather avoid is on call on my due date. The Catholic doctor in the practice is on call Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Plus there's daily life like religious ed on Wednesday for 2 kids, and DH's store is doing inventory. Thursday ds14 has a football game and DH has a softball game. So yea, I'd quite honestly like to get through those two days to minimize disruption and having to rely on others nearly as much to help with the kids.
Of course, this would be one of those lessons called "In HIS time, not mine" right?
I'm still working as well, because my boss can't cover my stores herself (company doesn't permit it - blah) and the other reps in the area are either traveling or covering the stores the traveling rep is assigned. The upside of some of this is that my stores all know I'm due this week and wouldn't be upset or surprised not to see me and may try to keep things neat while I'm out. I've been getting asked why I'm still working....may as well earn a paycheck while I can versus leave a store unserviced and have to work twice as hard later to get it back in order.
You wouldn't believe (or maybe you would) the number of shocked looks I got Tuesday while working a reset and people ask when I'm due and hear "tomorrow".
~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
--old Irish blessing

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~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your
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Wed, 09-23-2009 - 6:58am

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Wed, 09-23-2009 - 9:57am

Prayers for a successful delivery, Trish! I worked the day I went into labor with my third baby, too. People told me I should be home, but I told them I'd get more rest at work than with two kids at home.

Kelly

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Wed, 09-23-2009 - 10:16am

I laughed at this post -- sounds like me last pregnancy. I was all set to have the baby the last week of school, because we didn't have after school activities or camps and I had offers three layers deep to watch the kids. I planned to go into labor in the morning and be done in time for Peter to pick up the kids from school. That would put birth at 38 weeks, and all of my others were early.


Reality- labor starts at 3 a.m., and our first two options to watch the kids are out of town. I have the baby at 41 weeks. My doctor is on vacation.


Ah well. All in good time. Good luck, and I'll say a prayer for an easy delivery.


Polly


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Wed, 09-23-2009 - 7:24pm
Hey,I've been thinking about you.

 

 

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Thu, 09-24-2009 - 2:58pm
Aw, I hope the little one gets here soon. I always go over. Though, since I only have two the term "always" seems a bit silly, LOL! Both of my kiddos were smoked out with pitocin. Since Ian had meconium aspiration after being only 7 days overdue my doc didn't want me going over with Lucy. I hope labor starts on its own and soon for you. I'm sending lots of prayers for an easy and uneventful L&D.







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Fri, 09-25-2009 - 9:30am
Thanks Jena. It's now Friday and I'm 2-4 days overdue depending on which EDD you use. This morning was crazy, and it's looking possible that she may exit this weekend after all, but we'll see. Last night I went to bed way late, after a scare with my dad. I sent my younger sibs to check on him and we got Aunt R on the phone to help us sort through any symptoms. It turned out to be that his electrolyte balance was anything but balanced. My dad and his step-MIL are the same age, lol, so she's familiar with these elderly things more so than we young ones are.
~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
--old Irish blessing

Irish siggy courtesy beaches59

~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your
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Fri, 09-25-2009 - 10:53am
I'm glad he's OK. Isn't it funny how our parents can scare us just as much as our kids? My dad "forgets" to eat, and then gets dizzy. I worry even more now because he bought a motorcycle last year and isn't exactly graceful on it. He wiped out on it going down my sister's driveway when he first got it (he was OK). Yesterday he rides his motorcycle over to our house to make dinner (his idea). He got off the bike and mentions how he hasn't eaten all day and is feeling a bit light headed. :/ I am flabbergasted that this is the man who raised me. He was always so smart! It scares me when anyone thinks that riding a motorcycle with low blood sugar is a good idea, much less my own father. Ugh...







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Fri, 09-25-2009 - 3:14pm

Oooh, I didn't know about the possible induction on Monday.

 

Ann, married to my best friend since June 5, 1999

Happy Mom to 4 boys:  Phillip (9/00), Kevin (5/02), Matthew (10/03) and Jonathan (7/06).  And 1 Girl

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Fri, 09-25-2009 - 11:14pm
Well I'll send you some labor vibes if you send me some too!
~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
--old Irish blessing

Irish siggy courtesy beaches59

~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your
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Sat, 09-26-2009 - 7:25am
DONE :)

 

Ann, married to my best friend since June 5, 1999

Happy Mom to 4 boys:  Phillip (9/00), Kevin (5/02), Matthew (10/03) and Jonathan (7/06).  And 1 Girl