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post #41 of 127
38 weeks and still pregnant.

Went to see my midwife today.. she asked me if I had time to get an ultrasound.. um, yeah? She was afraid baby had flipped breach.. she didn't though, and yes, she is still a girl

Lots of hair, approx. 8 lbs. She has no room left at the inn... her foot and a hand were both stuck up by her face, and her other foot was smooshed in her crotch.. it looked REALLY uncomfortable in there.. doesn't she realize there is so much more room OUTSIDE of mama?

Unfortunately my cervix is still THICK. sigh..

I am not uncomfortable, and I actually enjoy being pregnant, I am just getting anxious and that is starting to get me a bit nervous.. and antsy.

Started EPO and RRL.. Dp has off the WHOLE MONTH of June, so I would definitely have more help at home if baby comes sooner rather than later.. he is not looking forward to going back to work in July, and with a newbie at home he will hate it even worse..

ETA: Anyone know a lactation consultant that does home visits? I found a website that had some listed and one said she did home visits, but then when I called the number they said she doesn't work there anymore, and now I can't find where she currently is.. I bf'd my last successfully for two full years, but had trouble with my other kiddos.. I know the beginning of our nursing relationship is a make/break for us, so I am trying to line up some support.. I would prefer someone that bills insurance so I can get all the extra gadgets (if I need them) and not have to pay out of pocket (my insurance paid for soothies last time and I loved that!) I already have a brand new pump in style...

Also I don't really see the point in taking my newborn into the hospital to see a lactation consultant considering I am having a homebirth in order to stay out of the hospital.. I will go in if I have to, but it seems contradictory, doesn't it?
post #42 of 127
There is a lactation consultant listed with the Alaska Birth Network. She works independently and I think would come to your home. Click on my link to find her on our Provider Guide.



38 weeks is a Great time! Baby will be here soon!! Whooo! Awesome job cooking that munchkin!
post #43 of 127
Don't forget that there is a Birth Network meeting this friday!!!
post #44 of 127
Pinoikoi--are there LLL meetings in your area? (You're in Anchorage, right?) Those would probably be pretty helpful as well as the lc. Try their website, http://www.llli.org/Web/Alaska.html. I hope that link helps you
post #45 of 127
Had fun meeting Jenny and Toni tonight, along with families. I missed the rest of you!
post #46 of 127
just subbing to this thread... moving to Anchorage area this fall and I've already found so much useful information here!
post #47 of 127
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Pinoikoi--are there LLL meetings in your area? (You're in Anchorage, right?) Those would probably be pretty helpful as well as the lc. Try their website, http://www.llli.org/Web/Alaska.html. I hope that link helps you
There are but I'm not sure they are formal LLL at this time. There is a flyer at the One Family Birth Center and one of the Alaska Birth Network members head up the meetings. She is great!

how about you come to the meeting this friday?
post #48 of 127
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just subbing to this thread... moving to Anchorage area this fall and I've already found so much useful information here!
welcome! Where you coming from?
post #49 of 127
I'm a lurker...but am wondering where and what is Growden? I'm in the Valley and have never heard of it.

Also Pinoikoi...when I had my homebirth(for my 3rd) I know my MW would've been happy at anytime to come help with breastfeeding so you may be able to ask yours and not need to call an LC. Just a thought.

And my dh is the gardener in the family but our garden is looking great! We're looking forward to fresh veggies. We're growing lettuce, carrots, snap peas, potatoes, zucchini, kale, chard, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers.
post #50 of 127
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I'm a lurker...but am wondering where and what is Growden? I'm in the Valley and have never heard of it.
Growden is a park up here in Fairbanks.
post #51 of 127
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Also Pinoikoi...when I had my homebirth(for my 3rd) I know my MW would've been happy at anytime to come help with breastfeeding so you may be able to ask yours and not need to call an LC.
Oh, my midwife knows I plan on nursing and told me that she would be more than willing to help (she is going to do some home checkups with me postpartum anyway), but when I asked her about the LC yesterday she thought if I could find one that did home visits it would really help having that extra support. So I checked with her first about it- she seemed to think it would be a good idea.. plus I have really good insurance, so if I can find one that bills insurance then I will go that route and pick up those little extras that can be so helpful (like soothies or those guard type things).. I don't want to buy them at the baby stores and then NOT need them, but if a LC says something specific can help my specific situation, then I would want them, kwim?
post #52 of 127
Alaska Birth Network



Come join us this Friday at 7:00 pm at one Family Birth Center on Northern Lights. Our guest speaker is Kelly Sandberg, L.Ac, and she will be presenting on accupuncture and women's health as well as accupressure for labor.
post #53 of 127
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welcome! Where you coming from?
Chicago
post #54 of 127
Fairbanks area get together pictures.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cloud9d...7624118225751/
post #55 of 127
looks like you had a great time!! will have to make it another time, AMs are better here... I have really been enjoying the FBXmoms yahoo group that rotates parks in summer (boys and girls club in winter) if anyone wants to join that, it's just open.. it's from Fridays from 10-12... and actually is at Growden this week too!!
post #56 of 127
What kind of craziness is this? I'm halfway through posting on the May thread about how weird it is to not have heard anything for 6 days when I suddenly realize it's June. AND I missed the meeting at the park!

Can we have another one when I get back from vacation? Please, please, please!

I might look into the yahoo group. I would LOVE to connect with some moms who won't respond to "DD is having trouble getting to sleep at night" with "just close the door and turn on the dryer so you don't hear her" I would to meet some MDC mamas.

Some of you messaged me when I first got up here and/or while I was pregnant, but I was chicken. Meeting people off the internet seemed so . . . taboo. Or something. I don't know. I'm growing up now and being less of a wuss. Promise.

Happy June everyone!
post #57 of 127
Yes, I'm sorry we missed the meet-up too. I made some plans with a friend whose car isn't working, otherwise I would have brought her with me. My van is big but I can't fit that many people in it!

ritz1--I hope you love Alaska like the rest of us do The entire side of my mother's family lives in Chicago.
post #58 of 127
ah, Chicago! How exciting. Alaska will be a big change for you.
post #59 of 127
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What kind of craziness is this? I'm halfway through posting on the May thread about how weird it is to not have heard anything for 6 days when I suddenly realize it's June. AND I missed the meeting at the park!

Can we have another one when I get back from vacation? Please, please, please!

I might look into the yahoo group. I would LOVE to connect with some moms who won't respond to "DD is having trouble getting to sleep at night" with "just close the door and turn on the dryer so you don't hear her" I would to meet some MDC mamas.

Some of you messaged me when I first got up here and/or while I was pregnant, but I was chicken. Meeting people off the internet seemed so . . . taboo. Or something. I don't know. I'm growing up now and being less of a wuss. Promise.

Happy June everyone!

I remember messaging you about some things I had that I thought you could use, and then thinking how totally uncomfortable *I* would have been if anyone had offered to bring me stuff, and I'd only "met" them on the internet!

No worries, I totally missed the MDC meetup, too. I hope we figure out a way to get some of us hooked up once in a while. I live around the corner from mamatoni and I *still* never see her!

Love, p
post #60 of 127
Hello! Subbing in (finally)!

Quick update on us:

We bought our first house!
I'm 38 weeks and ready to pop!
We may have (finally) picked out a name for this little guy!

Yay!
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