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Jennifer Noyce updated profile
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Jennifer Noyce is already on 42 week of pregnancy!
Jennifer Noyce is already on 41 week of pregnancy!
Jennifer Noyce is already on 40 week of pregnancy!
Jennifer Noyce is already on 39 week of pregnancy!
Jennifer Noyce is already on 38 week of pregnancy!
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Pregnancy Checklist. Week #37
1. I lost my mucus plug! Labor could start any minute! I’m trying not to hold my breath.
2. We touched base with our childcare providers for older kids. Both our main babysitter and our back-up babysitter are officially on call!
3. If it’s winter right now, then I’ve learned how to safely wrap my baby to keep him warm without overheating him. My rule of thumb: baby needs one more layer than I’m wearing to be comfortable.
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4. I’ve been practicing with my stroller! I know how to fold it, brake it, and adjust the handle for different users.
5. There are plenty of things that can wait till after baby arrives, but there are two things I’ll need plenty of supplies for from day one: feeding and diapering. I’ve got enough supplies lined up and organized for a month of both.
6. I’ve been practicing relaxing and breathing techniques. Whenever I have a pre labor contraction, I use it as an opportunity to practice labor relaxation.
7. My doctor did a pelvis exam to see if I’m starting to dilate or efface. However, I know this doesn’t predict when labor will start or how long it will take, so I’m trying not to worry about it.
Jennifer Noyce is already on 37 week of pregnancy!
Jennifer Noyce answered to:
Pregnancy Checklist. Week #36
1. I talked with some experienced mom friends to make sure I’ve done everything I need to prepare for baby. I’m considered full-term this week, so baby could come any time!
2. I’ve talked with my religious community leader and finalized plans for our religious ceremony after baby is here!
3. I packed an extra bag of things to keep my partner and me entertained in the hospital, like magazines and crossword puzzles. I know that sometimes labor is a long waiting game.
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4. The baby dropped! I can really see how my bump moved lower in my abdomen. Also, I feel like my baby is sitting right on top of my cervix now, which is the weirdest feeling ever. I think I’m done walking for a while, other than walking from my chair to the bathroom.
5. Diaper practice! My partner and I both know how to change a diaper. Thanks, YouTube.
6. I’ve made a dentist appointment to check my gums again before baby comes. I’m hoping baby waits long enough that I don’t have to cancel it!
7. I wrote down my list of people who’ll be the first to know when labor starts and put it in my partner’s hospital bag. It includes phone numbers and emails so he can send an email and make phone calls to let everyone know when the baby is here!
Jennifer Noyce is already on 36 week of pregnancy!
Jennifer Noyce answered to:
Pregnancy Checklist. Week #35
1. My prenatals are every week now. My calendar is full of them — I’ve got them scheduled through week 41, just in case. My doctor also scheduled my Group B strep test.
2. I’m prepared for any emergency! I’ve put together a baby first-aid kit and emergency kit.
3. “False” labor or real? Nothing feels false about these Braxton-Hicks contractions! But I’ve talked with my doctor, and I know how to tell the difference between pre-labor contractions and the “real thing.” (Hint: if a warm bath makes it stop, it’s not time to head to the hospital yet.)
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4. I need a lot of calories right now, but my stomach barely has any space — I can only eat a few bites at one time. So I’ve adjusted my schedule to make time for 5-7 meals instead of 3. Basically, it’s always time for a snack.
5. I gave a friend or neighbor our house key and instructions on how to take care of our pets while we’re gone.
6. We finally agreed on our baby’s middle name. Whew. Ready to fill in the birth certificate!
7. I’ve got my labor plan written down, and I hung it somewhere my partner will be able to find it (even if he’s freaking out). It lists who to call, how to arrange pet sitting or childcare, and how to get to the hospital or birth center.
Jennifer Noyce is already on 35 week of pregnancy!
Jennifer Noyce answered to:
Pregnancy Checklist. Week #34
1. If I’m planning a home birth, I’ve talked with my midwife about safety plans and back-up care if necessary.
2. My bags are packed! I packed my hospital bag with all my essentials, from toiletries and entertainment to directions to the hospital, copies of my insurance cards, and my birth plan. I also packed a separate bag with newborn essentials, and a third bag for my partner. Now we just have to remember all three when we dash out the door.
3. I’m ready to relax postpartum. I’ve got several weeks of dinners cooked, frozen and ready to heat. I won’t have to set foot in the kitchen for a month.
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4. I washed all the baby clothes and put them away. They’re organized in the nursery dresser, arranged by size and season.
5. I talked with my employer to finalize when my last day will be before maternity leave. And I’ll be honest: I’m counting down the days till my “vacation”!
6. ROA, LOP, transverse, breech…there’s a lot more to baby’s position than just head down! My doctor and I have talked about how my baby is positioned right now. I understand how position can affect labor, and my doctor and I have talked about any concerns and my options.
7. My baby’s swing is assembled and ready to go. (Who knew a piece of baby gear could take up so much space in my living room?)
Jennifer Noyce is already on 34 week of pregnancy!
Jennifer Noyce answered to:
Pregnancy Checklist. Week #33
1. My partner and I did a test drive to the hospital to see how long it really takes to get there. Okay, actually we did several test drives. At different times of day. And mapped three different routes, just in case.
2. Epidural, natural, or c-section? I’ve finished writing my birth plan, complete with back-up options if things don’t go according to plan.
3. I’ve read about postpartum recovery and what my body will be like after birth. Hint: I’m not going to be wearing those skinny jeans again as soon as I hoped. I packed some first-trimester maternity clothes to wear home from the hospital.
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4. I’ve been wearing maternity support hose. They’re supposed to help prevent fluid retention, swelling feet, and aches. I’m not sure if they’re helping or not!
5. I’ve made my labor playlist! I downloaded music I want to listen to during labor. I’ve included a mix of soft, relaxing music and energetic pushing music.
6. I’ve learned about pumping and storing breast milk if I plan to breastfeed. I’ve made space in my freezer for lots of bottles of milk!
7. I bought my nursing bra and other supplies like breastfeeding-friendly bottles and a breast pump.
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33 weeks and feeling fabulous!
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Jennifer Noyce is already on 33 week of pregnancy!
Jennifer Noyce answered to:
Pregnancy Checklist. Week #32
1. I figured out who will take care of my older kids and pets when labor starts. I have a back-up person in case my first choice can’t get here right away.
2. I toured my hospital or birth center. That recovery room is gorgeous!
3. I’ve thought about who I want to ask to be my child’s godparents — maybe relatives or close family friends.
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4. I’ve been counting kicks! At least, I’m trying. Right now they’re coming so fast I can’t keep up — it’s like I have an octopus in there!
5. I know they’re just going to get spit-up all over them, but I couldn’t resist buying that expensive pair of booties with the matching onesie. We’ll take a couple of pictures in them before they get ruined.
6. I interviewed pediatricians in my area, and I chose a great one for my baby! I think she’ll be a great partner for my baby’s health.
7. My doctor scheduled me for a biophysical profile. This will include an ultrasound and nonstress test to make sure my baby is still healthy through the third trimester.
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