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My Due Date: November 24, 2015
I have given birth!
Age: 33 years old

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36 weeks!!!
By Cattsmeow » Posted Oct. 27, 2015 8:10am - 197 views - 10 comments

Holy crow, Batman! 36 weeks today! Only 29 days until my due date! *does a little dance* This pregnancy has flown by and we are so close to meeting our daughter! MEEP!

This week is SUPER busy, and thankfully one day of business is done. We traveled to St Louis yesterday for my youngest's clubfoot check up at Shriner's. NO RELAPSE!! So no recasting! Totally excited about that! When we went in August, we were told his right foot was relapsing, but it turns out that was not the case. The NP we saw this time was great. She said his flexibility is amazing and it's only a relapse if the foot and ankle become inflexible. She also said that it's likely that his foot curves in when he's relaxed because that if what feels most natural and comfortable to him. So it was a relief to hear that. We also made it back in time for my husband and I's appointments. But it turns out we couldn't do them. Apparently they wanted us to fast for 24 hours for the lab work. Um, pretty sure I am not allowed to fast for 24 hours due to the GD. Even if I was allowed, I'm pretty sure we should have been told when we made the appointments that we had to do so. So now we have to call our insurance and see if they will give us an extension on the deadline to have the psychical done. (If we get the annual psychical, it cuts our premiums by more than half.) Urgh.

Tomorrow I have my 36 week check up with my ob, as well as a NST and growth scan. Luckily I found a babysitter for my youngest. (My oldest will be at school.) Thursday is my oldest's psychology appointment to have the formal eval done for adhd, odd, etc. I still need to fill out the tree of paperwork they sent me. Friday evening we have our community Halloween party. (I need to work on my costume, as my oldest really wants me and my husband to dress up with him.) And then Saturday is Halloween. We're doing the balloon release for my first born in honor of her 9th angelversary. As much as I was dreading it a few days ago, I'm feeling better about it now. And it's all because of my husband. We were talking about her last night and he looked at me and told me that even though he is not her biological father, that he considers her his daughter as well. He said he believes that without her, we would not have our 2 sons and, soon, our daughter. He also told me that our children could not be any luckier than they are to have her as their own personal Guardian Angel. He made me cry, but it was a good cry. I feel as if I've been holding it in this year, so it felt nice to let it go.

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Comment from pbc910 » Posted Oct. 27, 2015 2:57pm
They are 11,15, and 17. The oldest one works all the time. But the 11 and 15 year old are always home or wanting something. Of course as a stepparent I feel so much pressure to be there for them. And knowing that we are getting ready to bring 2 new babies into the house I am sensitive of their needs around getting enough dad and I time in right now. Luckily, for the most part they can entertain themselves.

Comment from Cattsmeow » Posted Oct. 27, 2015 2:10pm
I understand that. I am always with my kids. My 5 year old sometimes understands that Mommy needs a time out, but my 1 year old does not. He is constantly attached to , even when my husband is home. How old are your older children? And I hope you are able to work out some time for you.

Comment from pbc910 » Posted Oct. 27, 2015 2:03pm
I'm trying to find a way to have a weekend alone OR at least not having to do anything like entertain kids, take them somewhere, or be responsible. I think it's only fair but I don't know how to make it happen. Kids can't easily just go to a friends for the weekend or anything like that. Plus, it's really difficult to explain to them that I need time alone. They just don't get it at all. Oh well, I'd be happy just to have a day alone without any interruption!

Comment from Cattsmeow » Posted Oct. 27, 2015 12:58pm
Oh wow. Tell him you need some alone time! Even if it's just going and getting a pedicure. Lol. I already told my husband we're going to have a date night while the kids are gone. (And this is providing I don't go into labor between now and then, of course.) And YES! I will be happy then as well. I currently drive 1 hour one way to see my ob, but she is amazing and it is well worth the drive. But I will be happy to only go once or twice a year.

Comment from pbc910 » Posted Oct. 27, 2015 12:52pm
Jealous! I am craving some alone time! My husband is taking 2 hunting trips this month and I was whining that I don't get any special trips before babies. I hope you all have a nice weekend! Ugh, I don't know about you, but I will be happy when I only have to see a doctor once or twice a year!!!!!

Comment from Cattsmeow » Posted Oct. 27, 2015 12:28pm
Pbc, my parents are taking both of my sons next weekend, so my husband and I can have a little time to ourselves and we can get everything ready for Valerie's arrival. I am so thankful for that. Lol. And the doctor we were supposed to see isn't our doctor. It was at a clinic that works in conjunction with my husbands employer. We haven't decided on a regular GP for ourselves yet. (We really should soon, though.)

Comment from pbc910 » Posted Oct. 27, 2015 12:23pm
Yes, you all have been busy! Hopefully you'll get a little down time to "relax" before she arrives. It's getting SOOOOOOO close! I feel like November is going to fly by! Sorry about the stupid doctor appointments. I haven't had much bad luck with my current doctor but when I was seeing a specialist to get pregnant they always failed to give me important information! How hard is it to communicate with your patients!!!!???

Comment from Cattsmeow » Posted Oct. 27, 2015 12:22pm
Thank you, ladies.

Star, yes. Being busy definitely makes the time go by faster! Which is a good thing, except I feel like I don't have enough time to get everything done. Lol.

Mal, we usually take flowers and a cupcake to the cemetery, but we won't have enough time this year. Plus, we think the balloon release will include our living children better. They can write her messages and draw on the balloons. I also like the idea because the balloons symbolize her being free and flying with the birds instead of her ashes being cold and alone in a cemetery. It's a much more comforting thought for me to imagine her flying through the sky on birds wings.

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