Baby Berries due October-December 2021

I hope the scan comes back normal for your little one. :pray: You’re so close!
Also hoping K’s test comes back negative. I had the same worries about figuring out a way to get myself to the hospital should one of us test positive. It’s an unpredictable time to be pregnant. :grimacing:

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@katinka I hope everything turns out okay. It must be so stressful. [name_m]Just[/name_m] wanted to say that my 3rd was quick and I expected my last to be even quicker but in the end active labor was about the same. Birth is so unpredictable. I had all of these fears about giving birth in the parking lot–I don’t drive and had to take a taxi to the hospital, and I was alone as my husband was with the kids, so I was very worried, but in the end I was induced and the whole process took much longer! You just never know. Good that you’re preparing and being open to your options, but hopefully everything will go smoothly for you and your family. Best wishes. You’re almost there!

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Thank you both! I will keep you posted, I’ll hopefully have a positive update tomorrow :crossed_fingers:

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Fingers crossed its a negative test and growth is okay. That all sounds so stressful and being stressed is not what you need in these final days!

I’m also worried about covid and someone getting sick just before the birth. There are just too many variables and scenarios to try and plan for :frowning:

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Good news on both counts!

K’s PCR came back negative and he’s been so much better today, although I kept him home again just in case. And the growth scan showed no concerns and apparently baby is in a good position. So relieved!

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Thank goodness! [name_f]Glad[/name_f] to hear everything is ok. :blush:

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We have a baby! :heart:

I’ll post a proper birth announcement tomorrow after (hopefully) getting a bit of sleep, but everything went smoothly and we are both doing well.

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Aww yay! Congratulations! Can’t wait for the announcement :grin: glad you’re both doing well.

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Congratulations @katinka! Pleased to hear it all went smoothly and you and baby are both doing well. Looking forward to the birth announcment! :star_struck:

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Congratulations!! [name_f]Glad[/name_f] you’re doing well!!

We are still waiting for [name_u]Baby[/name_u] #2. [name_f]My[/name_f] mucus plug fell out on Thanksgiving but nothing else has happened since :unamused: [name_f]My[/name_f] first was 8 days late so part of me isn’t surprised, despite so many people saying the second baby comes faster haha.

I’m feeling fine though and the baby is still nice and active. We’re all pretty impatient for her to get here - my daughter was shaking my stomach yesterday yelling “Come out, baby!!!” :laughing:

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Sorry to hear you’re still waiting @lehassebrock — if you’ve lost your plug that’s a great sign though, I’m sure she’ll make her appearance very soon :crossed_fingers: Your daughter’s excitement sounds very sweet!

I can’t believe it… I think my period just came back?! I’m only 6 weeks and 2 days postpartum & exclusively breastfeeding now so I really thought I’d enjoy a few more months cycle free. Too bad I had a c-section and have to wait 18 months to get pregnant again otherwise I’d be seriously considering going in for round 2 :sweat_smile:

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@elleplume it’s possible, but just so you know, I was 8 weeks postpartum after my first and really thought I was starting periods again, but he was 9 months old before I became regular. I had a false start or two after both my boys and am thinking I’m looking at the same phenomenon right now after my daughter. Exclusive breastfeeding till 5 or 6 months also. Best wishes!

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@auroradawn I hope this is the case for me!

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Aw man! I have heard of some people having a random period one month and then nothing for months, but I also know people who got their period that early and it stayed regular :grimacing:.

I know the mini birth control + breastfeeding can really delay regular cycles. I did both and didn’t get my first cycle until my LO was about 14 months and they were irregular for probably 5-6 months after that.

Still no baby :sob:. Her eviction is scheduled for [name_m]Friday[/name_m] morning. I’m still hoping labor might start naturally before that, but at the same time
I ended up needing pitocin with my firstborn anyways and everything ended up fine. [name_m]Just[/name_m] hoping that the labor will be better this time around regardless :crossed_fingers:

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Keeping everything crossed for you and eagerly awaiting your happy news! :baby:

There’s something about the newborn stage isn’t there?! It’s exhausting and messy and emotionally all over the place but it’s such a precious time. I’m cherishing it all the more this time. [name_u]Sasha[/name_u] is a week old tomorrow and it’s already going way too fast :sob:

How is [name_f]Flora[/name_f] getting on, @elleplume? And how is everyone else doing?

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@katinka yes the newborn phase is so intense and glorious! [name_f]Flora[/name_f] is doing really well now. We had a tough few weeks trying to get breastfeeding fully established and she’s had some big feelings to work through since leaving the hospital (lots of crying) but I’ve taken her to a couple of osteo appts and her feeding has really improved, she’s gaining weight and is much more settled! Now it’s mama’s turn… I need a massage! Thanks for asking :blush:

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Ohh, she is beautiful, she looks so peaceful there I can’t even imagine the crying :wink: I’m so glad everything is going well after a rocky start.

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