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Hahaha. Glad I'm not the only one already thinking about this stuff. I have an entire word document with categories like, "Decide", "Acquire", "Birth Plan", etc. I'm making myself wait until 13 weeks to buy the blanket I buy all my kiddos (http://www.organicquiltcompany.com/products/essential-organic-baby-blanket-brights-collection), but I think I've already decided on the green edges. My daughter has pink (I so knew she was a girl!), and my son has purple (apparently I...
KimPekin - do you carry bag, mask and et tubes?  I'm puzzled at this further information. That's great that your midwife carries oxygen, but how is she going to use it to resuscitate without a bag and mask? I mean, blowing it over his face is sometimes all that is needed (that's all my son would have needed), but if you're really in trouble, your midwife without a bag and mask will have to do plain old artificial respiration. While there's nothing wrong with this, it...
Really now?    I guess my opinion is skewed by my exposure to classmates, etc - all midwives here carry oxygen as it is part of the required equipment for registered midwives. Agreed, with a pp, that resuscitation equipment would possibly trump O2, if you had to choose only one. It's a good discussion to have, for sure!
Why doesn't she carry oxygen?! That's sort of nutty. It's a pretty basic thing. There are no legal midwives where I had my son, so the midwife who attended his birth didn't have access to things like O2. He's a ball of perfection, but I will always feel a certain level of guilt that he didn't have access to the O2 that would have made his transition to life so much better (shoulder dystocia, blue/grey baby, took him a good 30 minutes to pink up... all this with a...
My goodness. How do you all fit (what size bed do you have!?)?! I find I've been getting hot recently too, and hating the whole exercise of trying to extricate myself without waking people up so I can get to the bathroom 18 times a night. I'm a little fearful of what's going to happen when the SPD kicks in!  I figure there are two options:  You just deal and it becomes a new normal and it doesn't bother you anymore. OR You (and by you, I include me!) have to bite...
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It does get hot here in August, well, reasonably hot with killer humidity, but we don't have a/c, so outside is the best place to be. Particularly outside in the woods by the water. Win! Man, living in Canada limits your options for prenatal care in most provinces, but at least we don't have to stress about *paying* for it. Ugh. That bites.    So, a few days ago, I read about this yoga site (yogaglo.com). The reviewer said it was awesome, but it's just one review,...
I love Soren! We've considered it, but think it might be too similar to dd (Maren), and also fear the nickname "Sorry" or "Sore". I still love it though. Maybe it will go back into the running... What are the "Norman" names you like? Is your DH Scandinavian?
I'm definitely wearing maternity clothes. Pretty much everyday. Yep. So much more comfortable! We need to start a photo thread, so I can feel less alone in my looking 18 weeks pregnant-ness. Interesting that such a large proportion of mamas on here seem to be mutips.    So, after two Christmas babies, it recently occurred to me that I could birth this child OUTSIDE! Sort of excited, actually. We have several hundred acres of space, but I think I'd want to stick close...
My dd was born on her Dec 22 due date, and my son was born on Dec 19th, a few days ahead of his Dec 24th due date. They're still little, but it's totally been a non issue to have them close together so far. Close to Christmas, that's been an issue though! August will be soooo different. 
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