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post #41 of 170
Yep...the menstrual like cramps are different from the BH, at least for me. They tend to happen more when I over-do things. The BH don't hurt, but they do pull or feel uncomfortable, especially when I'm walking. And they tend to happen most when I'm walking.

And the chiropractor doesn't take my state insurance . I set up an appointment anyway ($50, which isn't bad, but ouch!)...but the worst part is they can't get me in until next monday. . I don't think there's anywhere else around here that specializes in pregnancy chiropracty.

On the up side, I just finished all of my thank you notes. Phew...what a relief! It was hard to write them with numb fingers, though.

Thanks for the responses on the nursery. It sure was fun to get it going. What really gave me a kick was realizing that she really could be here any time and there was no way any of it was getting done after she arrives! I know myself better than that .
post #42 of 170
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As a long time reflux sufferer, I, personally am beyond natural measures and take a prescription med for it. Although, even with the prescription, now that I'm in my third trimester, having a little person push up on my stomach is still causing reflux. I take Tums when I need it (I find the smooth dissolve Tums leave a less awful aftertaste in my mouth in the morning than the regular tums) and that seems to be keeping the reflux in check for now. A "natural" solution that does seem to help is elevate your head and to lay on your right side. Anatomically, your esophagus goes straight down and into your stomach curves to the right drains into your duodenum on your right side. Laying on the right side seems to help keep the acid down into the stomach and allows it to move more easily toward the duodenum/ small intestine. Anecdotally, on bad nights, I can immediately feel more reflux when I roll on to my left side. Anyway, just a little thing to try along with other measures to help.
I'm on a prescription too, but it doesn't really seem to be doing anything. I'm just desperate so have tried everything, any natural method discussed here, OTCs and now prescrips. I have bricks under our headboard (fun for DH and try to do with his back injury and me being a whale) and essentially sleep sitting up or with my head at an uncomfortable angle to my body. Still waking up with a mouthful of acid having to run to the bathroom and throw up acid and foam. Whether or not my stomach is empty seems to have little to do with it unfortunately.

OK, taking my mom to the hospital now...it appears she may have broken her hand...
post #43 of 170
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I'm on a prescription too, but it doesn't really seem to be doing anything. I'm just desperate so have tried everything, any natural method discussed here, OTCs and now prescrips. I have bricks under our headboard (fun for DH and try to do with his back injury and me being a whale) and essentially sleep sitting up or with my head at an uncomfortable angle to my body. Still waking up with a mouthful of acid having to run to the bathroom and throw up acid and foam. Whether or not my stomach is empty seems to have little to do with it unfortunately.

OK, taking my mom to the hospital now...it appears she may have broken her hand...
eek. Hope she's okay and you get some better rest
post #44 of 170
off to the mw! meeting a new one at the practice for the first time today.
post #45 of 170
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off to the mw! meeting a new one at the practice for the first time today.

Good luck!!!!
post #46 of 170
Heather - that sounds awful! Will it likely end when you give birth? I sure hope so. I hope your mom's hand is ok, too.

It is FRIGID here! Brrrrr..... I had to run back home four times after we left the house this morning to get more warm clothes for the boys for our walk to school/daycare. We're not used to this chill. : (heheh... I've always wanted to use that smilie!)

I just drank a can of diet pepsi and I'm feeling so guilty. If you know me in person, a weakness for Diet Pepsi seems so out of character. But it's been a weakness for years (I blame my mom). Dh is trying to cut down on his drinking so he's stocked up on the stuff and I just couldn't resist this morning. The baby is going bonkers from the caffeine. Sorry little guy!
post #47 of 170
Oh, and what do you guys think of the name Zavi (or Xavi) Hayes?

Dh came up with it (surprise!!!) and I love it. He backed down the next day and now says it's just 'all right'. I'm hanging onto it hoping he'll reconsider.
post #48 of 170
I am dying for Chinese from one place only like 45 minutes from my house agh!!!!! I'm seriously thinking of asking dh to go tonight
post #49 of 170
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Oh, and what do you guys think of the name Zavi (or Xavi) Hayes?

Dh came up with it (surprise!!!) and I love it. He backed down the next day and now says it's just 'all right'. I'm hanging onto it hoping he'll reconsider.
I really like it. Is it short for Xavier?


I thought I was in labour last night I had contractions every 5-10 min for an hour at 11pm...I was able to sleep (barely) because I was a bit freaked out. And now they've started up again this morning. Luckly we just happen to have our MW appointment today. I'm wondering if its the crazy amount of beans I ate yesterday or did I over do it cleaning...or is this really the start of labour, just in a more mild way.

They feel like rolling waves of discomfort in a crampy way in my lower belly. Plus the baby has moved position somehow, so I'm not sure if its just a new uncomfortable position its found.

I'm 35 weeks today and SOOOO not ready for this baby to come. Because of our bedbugs I'm VERY behind with baby preparations and I NEED to get to 37 weeks to have my home birth...so 'stay in there little one'
post #50 of 170
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I really like it. Is it short for Xavier?


I thought I was in labour last night I had contractions every 5-10 min for an hour at 11pm...I was able to sleep (barely) because I was a bit freaked out. And now they've started up again this morning. Luckly we just happen to have our MW appointment today. I'm wondering if its the crazy amount of beans I ate yesterday or did I over do it cleaning...or is this really the start of labour, just in a more mild way.

They feel like rolling waves of discomfort in a crampy way in my lower belly. Plus the baby has moved position somehow, so I'm not sure if its just a new uncomfortable position its found.

I'm 35 weeks today and SOOOO not ready for this baby to come. Because of our bedbugs I'm VERY behind with baby preparations and I NEED to get to 37 weeks to have my home birth...so 'stay in there little one'
Stay in baby, stay in!! :
post #51 of 170
Yikes, Dawncayden! I hope your m/w has some good answers for you and I sure hope this isn't it. When we bought our new (old) dresser this weekend I thought of you because i'm always so paranoid about bedbugs when we buy used things. Are they gone? I sure hope so. Keep us posted about those contractions!!!

I think dh got the idea for Zavi/Xavi from Xavier. I like the name Xavier, but dh doesn't (he says it's a 'black' name... we're 'white' so I suppose he thinks that's innappropriate, although I think of it only as a French name). But if he could be willing to go for Zavi/Xavi, I would soooo love that!
post #52 of 170
Hang in there, Dawn

lilgreen, I like Zavi better than Xavi. I don't think of Xavier as 'black'...I think of the X-Men . And I'm not a comic book nerd (I'm another kind of nerd).

The appointment went fine. The check-ins are always kind of anti-climactic. Like, go in, wait 15 minutes past your appointment time and 5 minute appointment and you're done.

My only home visit for today canceled. I think I'll get some sewing done.
post #53 of 170
Kate - did you get the swab done yet?
post #54 of 170
Did it on Friday. They just had us do them ourselves. No results, yet. The nurse today said it didn't get sent until Monday and it's a 3 day culture.
post #55 of 170
You are the second person I heard who did the swab herself - the other girl just goes to a regular OB. I think I'd prefer to do it myself but I have a feeling my Doc will do it. Oh well! I guess in the scheme of things - this is nothing!!
post #56 of 170
Just got back from my appt. It went well.

I have one more appt in 2 weeks and then i'm on the every week appts.

I was very happy to see the midwife this time. She was in the last practice I use to go to when I had Josie and remembers me. From being a hypnobirther I was pretty well known around the office.

She's already warned me that when I go into labor to go into the hospital soon because I could go faster than I did with Josie. She also said when I call into the OB office to say I'm in labor I need to tell whomever I talk to to warn whomever is on call that I have FAST labors. The midwife said if she's on call she'll leave immediatly for the hospital when she hears I'm in labor.

I asked her to see if she could tell if baby is head down. She is pretty certain he is. She said she's almost certain head down but they'll be able to tell even better when they start doing the vag exams (which I believe start next appt).

When I went in for the hospital tour the nurse looked over my birth plan and said a few things I didn't like. They said everyone gets at least a Hep Lock. Midwife concurred that the OB's in this practice want all moms to have one. Totally not happy about that one!

The nurse also said they routinly give pitocin after birth to help bleeding stop better. The midwife said I wouldn't have to get that. I explained I had not a problem with Josie's birth with bleeding or anything.

BP was good and I've gained 14lbs so far.

I go back in 2 weeks!
post #57 of 170
Congrats on the great appt. Melissa!! Question - what's the heplock?
post #58 of 170
heparin lock - instead of an iv it's a capped needle into your vein. That way it doesn't interferr as much, but it still provides hospital staff with an open vein to hook up iv or whatever if they need to. Does that make sense, someone else might be able to describe it better
post #59 of 170
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heparin lock - instead of an iv it's a capped needle into your vein. That way it doesn't interferr as much, but it still provides hospital staff with an open vein to hook up iv or whatever if they need to. Does that make sense, someone else might be able to describe it better
makes perfect sense. I mean your description, not that you have to have one.

Michelle, my bc also has us do our own urine dips weekly and the weight. The swab is so easy it seems like it would be a waste of the drs time to do it for you, but drs are strange like that.
post #60 of 170
Totally off-topic...

I was just reminded of something rather embarassing that ds2 (3.5) did the other day. We were walking home from his daycare and we passed a woman wearing a burka. There are several burka-wearing women in our community (which is very international) and so I've never really thought much of it. But ds2 walked right up to her and said pointing "That looks like a ninja!" All I could think of saying was "I suppose she sort of does look a bit like one" and then I smiled at her. Sheesh. Kids say the darndest things! I say hello or good morning to her all the time now, so maybe it was an icebreaker, but goodness. I tried to explain how people wear different kinds of clothing around the world, but ds2 wasn't interested.

Ok... back to pregnancy talk now, lol.
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