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I just wanted to post a quick update that I had my rainbow baby girl on 2/6/12 so that the "predecessors" list can get longer!  
I'm using a lact-aid right now for my supply issues and I am really happy with it. It took the baby and I about a week to get the hang of it but it was also her first week of life so we had a lot going on; I don't think it would take that long with a baby who already nurses well.
I am feeling especially grateful for people doing this right now. I have a four week old baby who I cannot figure out how to nurse in public without pulling down the top flap of a nursing tank; I feel like I am flashing everyone all the time. Today, I was sitting in the lobby of our local science museum nursing the baby with these giant crowds of teenagers walking by (not my first choice location!) when a mom with two school aged little girls smiled at me and gave me a...
I just wanted to give you guys an update since I went ahead and had the darn baby --   We got off to a rocky start with preeclampsia at 36 weeks and induction followed by a csection under general and rh incompatibility jaundice but DD has been into nursing since she was born and that has been a big help. All my supply concerns turn out to be have been valid and I average about an ounce if I skip a feeding and pump. I suspected this would happen so I started on the...
I have a BeAll which is touted as being one size down from the BePrepared and it was perfectly acceptable when my daughter was a baby but it's definitely too small now. The dimensions are not the best for things like snack cups. And all the JuJuBe bags are pretty heavy even with nothing in them.   I'm also looking at the Be Prepared for when my next installment arrives sometime in the next two months.
I agree that the Old Navy stuff is terrible quality but all of my maternity shirts are from there because I like the fit so well. I just had to decide that these shirts were like light bulbs and the "filament" was only going to last for nine months. Truthfully, I should probably be throwing some of my shirts out now but I refuse to invest more money in maternity clothes at 33 weeks unless my belly is hanging out in public. As for pants, I have some non-maternity wide leg...
Name: Beth If pregnant, EDD: February 29th 2012 Size and/or weight 22ish? but I like my clothes larger so I am not really sure what that number equates to Time TTC: oh lord....forever? ended up with IVF and got lucky with a sticky pregnancy on the second try  Other children? a two and a half year old daughter that my wife gave birth to     Am I ever pleased to see a group for this! My family pretty much produces two body types; tall thin women with no...
I'm so happy there is a thread for this! I love looking at plus-size pregnant bellies.   Here's mine at 28 weeks (please excuse the sleepy two year old and the state of my hair). I confounded all the laws of fat pregnancy by getting obviously pregnant-round really early. That belly is rock solid.  
Oy vey guys. I could really use some advice even though I am not a second time bio-mom. I've got PCOS and a probable diagnosis of IGT so I made an appointment with an IBCLC in my area who specialises in supply issues four months ago. When we spoke on the phone in August, this woman was full of useful ideas and was very enthusiastic about making a plan for me before my baby was born so we wouldn't have to wait until my new baby was dehydrated and sleepy to intervene....
We haven't eliminated the nap entirely but we have certainly limited it; no sleep past 3:30 no matter what. Right now, DD wakes up around 7:30 (I wake her if she is late), goes down for her nap between 1:30 and 2:00, wakes up from her nap at 3:30 (I have to wake her at least ninety percent of the time) and does not fall asleep until at least 9:00 on a good day even though we start bedtime at 8:15. On the days when she doesn't nap, she falls asleep easily at 7:00 and...
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