Nick

Kara

6.30.2010

vitamixing and baby update

I have been vitamixing it up for the past week, making smoothies, pureeing veggies, making nut butters... lots of fun stuff and I love the thing! I've found the food processor to actually do a better job at frozen bananas and berries but I feel like the vitamix should probably do the job - any tips? the nut butters and everything else - the whole process goes so quickly and the blender doesn't just get stuck (like my other blender was doing when I was cursing at it).  Yay for the vitamix!  I'll have to put up some pictures or a video soon.

Swimming - I'm getting slow - some sets I am so bored and by the time I finish whatever we are doing, I miss the interval and I have to turn around and go again so it ends up being a straight swim of the set.
I'm still managing around 3000 yds in just around an hour.  Lifting is going sooo well and I'm super motivated to go to the gym and lift! I feel like it took the spot of running as far as energizing me and giving me happy endorphins.  Also, I'm totally into yoga and motivated to go. I was going to go to a class this morning but decided to stay in the pool instead.

BABY ------


Today I had an appointment and was measuring a bit small, the baby is 30% percentile, coming in at 5 lb 9 oz.  Everything was fine - this is probably good news for me pushing him/her out :) Nick was 45% percentile around the same time and 5 lb 12 oz.. so I'm not concerned.  I was a fingertip dilated (a fingertip!) and not effaced. I feel like from things I read that things could change within a day - what do you think? With Nick I was 50% effaced and 1 cm dilated and had him 3 days later. I don't know how long I was dilated or effaced, since that was the first time they checked me, but the doctor had told me that I had another week or 2 to go with Nick and then bam - 3 days later, here comes Nick.  For the second baby, do things stay the same longer and then happen quicker? The doctor even said I could go to the shore this weekend??  2 weeks ago he said I couldn't travel past 36 weeks, and I'm not sure if I want to risk heading to the shore and getting stuck there. 

I'd love to hear stories of going into labor/effaced/dilated with #1 versus #2, how quickly it happened, etc! Please share mamas!

13 comments:

  1. that's great that you're motivated to lift and do yoga!! maybe i'll start to understand/get your swim posts now that's all i can do.

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  2. Hey, can you post some of your nut butter concoctions on your blog? I would love to get some ideas!

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  3. Great job with swimming and yoga! I've heard the second comes faster, and I don't think the dilating/effacement means much - I was 3 cm/75% for 4 weeks, but I've heard people go from nothing to labor in a day. Anytime now, I can't believe how fast your pregnancy went!

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  4. Glad you're feeling good enough to workout a bit. Good luck with the homestretch!

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  5. sending good labor baby vibes ur way! can't wait to meet the new bundle of joy!!!!!

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  6. I can't believe how far along you are in your pregnancy! I'm sure it doesn't seem like it to you, but it seems like it has gone so quickly.

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  7. I don't have any stories on baby #1 vs #2 since I only have one, but just wanted to say good luck in the home stretch!! Glad to hear that you are still able to get some workouts in and that you are feeling good!

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  8. I was due 10/8 and had a drs apt on 9/29. The doctor said "nothing was happening" and the baby was not coming. She hadnt dropped, I wasnt progressing at all. She scheduled an induction for the monday after my due date - 10/13, said she would only let me go a week late.

    I figured I easily had two weeks to go. Was hanging out, doing yoga, feeling fine (huge, but fine). Brooke was born 10/1 :)

    They have minds of their own well before they enter our world. I just hope #2 is as excited to show up as #1 was. I like the surprise, week early delivery!

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  9. I was 1 cm dilated with Norah for 4 weeks, and I ended up being induced (a few days after my due date), and even after 12 hours of cervidil and then a few hours of pitocin, I was only 3 cm. Then, nearly after 12 hours after the initial part of the induction began, I went from 3 cm to 9 cm!

    So, she REALLY had to be coaxed out! The plus side is that when she was in utero I always said she must be an easy going girl because she was in NO hurry to be born. And it turns out...yup, she's incredibly laid back and easy going.

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  10. Nice job on the swimming! And lifting! I want pics of the vitamix - before that baby comes!!!

    Sorry, as you know, no help here on the baby front :) But I say go to the shore and enjoy your weekend, I have a feeling you have some time :)

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  11. No help on the baby front, but just wanted to say I'll be thinking of you juuuuust in case it happens to be a holiday weekend delivery!

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  12. You are so close! I feel like I just read about you being pregnant :) And that Vitamix sounds cool, I had never heard of it before reading about it on your blog.

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  13. I can't speak for myself as far as a #2, since I only have 1, but i know that for my mom, she labored with my older sister for 25+ hours, and I popped out in 2! For my baby, I was 1 cm, 75% for 2+ weeks, then on my due date was 3cm and baby came 3 days later (after 25 hrs of labor).

    I'd also love to hear some of your nut butter concoctions!

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