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Wow, I should have come here yesterday when you started this thread...while I was in labor! I always build up to transition-strength contractions before dilating past 2cm, then I'll jump to pushing within an hour. But can imagine how disheartening it is to hear you're only a 2 while in that much pain?!? Some Tylenol would have been wonderful about that point. I'd never even thought of it. In fact, I'm so dense I never even thought of taking it for afterbirth pains...
I would UC after 35wks, but ONLY because we have an oxygen tank with infant cannula and my husband was an EMT for a while and can handle that sort of emergency. Otherwise, I'd want to be 36 1/2 weeks.
Sorry, I have a bunch of kids: 12g, 8b, 7b, <5b, <5g, <3b, 18mo b. We're on our 4th year of homeschooling and the oldest 3 do lessons for about 10-12hrs a week. The almost 5yos on down don't do lessons. I started by telling them we were taking time off (I'll play it by ear) and asked the older 3 what they wanted to learn about. They each had lists and we researched the books covering those topics that are at our library and have lists they're each going see if they...
If they offer to pay for private school, ask them to pay for things that will contribute to the kids' homeschooling experience like museum memberships, educational games, a kids computer, community activities or something. They will see you are going to add educational things and actually have a plan they can contribute to. You can think of each in-laws' strengths and ask them to teach the kids about that topic/subject. History, science experiments, arts and crafts,...
I'm putting this in the regular homschooling section because I figure it's not true unschooling and maybe non-unschoolers would have experience with trying unschooling or doing short-term unschooling, too. I planned a 28-week school year and just realized we're on week 30. We still have half a year of math since I switched curricula to Teaching Textbooks half-way through the year, but it's so minimal it hardly counts as school time. Anyway, I was thinking of taking a...
Well, I went in today and my dr wasn't there so I had to see a NP. She kept saying it's probably just anxiety (it's all in my head!) since all the tests they have done have turned up nothing. Later she referred me to a GYN for my abdominal pain thinking it was an ovary...which was the very first prediction from the first NP I saw but she wanted to get rid of my bladder infection first, later the dr sent me to a gastro...*sigh* No closer. She gave me a RX for the...
Thanks for all your help! I'll get into the doctor soon and ask for these tests you recommend. I was waking up once in a while with a gasp or suddenly gasp for air while falling asleep. But that stopped, as far as I can tell. I figured it was the way I was laying causing me not to breathe in so deeply for a long time before my body decided it needed more oxygen.
Quote: Originally Posted by sbgrace I'd also suggest you have your doctor run some labs. He ran a ton then sent me to a gastro specialist. We didn't really investigate all my complaints from this thread, since I was sick at the time so it was easy to brush it off as side effects from that and ignore the itching. I just saw a dermatologist for my keloid scars and asked him about the itching. He brushed it off saying I needed to moisturize!...
Recently, I've been thinking it could be neurological, too. Quote: Originally Posted by sbgrace Do you have any other issues at all/even if it seems unrelated? Yes, but they are recent things over the last 2-3mo...hmm, this is also about when the itching added this muscle issue. I have been seeing a doctor for abdominal pains, which is why I had the abdominal CT scan, which showed nothing but enlarged lymph nodes on my aorta. They've narrowed...
Quote: Originally Posted by sbgrace Are the spasms painless? Is it twitching? Large or small muscle groups? Both sides of the body at once? Any weakness or pain? They are painless (ticklish), both sides at once, not really a twitching since they happen so slowly. They occur in sets of muscle groups on both sides, as in both forearms or both thighs. I guess they make me weak while they are happening. I had them in my arms while on a long...
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