Originally Posted by Peace+Hope
how do you guys find time to do FB???
by phone, while filling my gas tank
Originally Posted by MaterPrimaePuellae
DS is ~13 lbs (per the Target produce scale
), and he's a really happy baby.
We used to weigh DD1 on a grocery scale that was in the bulk foods section of our local store every week or so. It would print out a little ticket showing how much your product weighed and what the total cost was. It was fun comparing the cost of one-baby's-worth of flour to one-baby's-worth of chocolate covered almonds.
We kept all of the printouts, but they were on that weird paper that turns grey and loses its print in the heat, so they faded out when we moved.
Originally Posted by ivymae
...and overwhelmed by social graces and chitchat.
I so get this sentiment. I've been feeling really worn out just from quick phone conversations lately. It just seems like so much effort, for some strange reason. Internet, I can handle, though, because I can always walk away and come back later. I do that, a lot.
Originally Posted by jsh7809
No heat wave here but I can't read your posts because I CAN'T STOP ITCHING ALL OVER MY BODY!! WTF?!
Have you changed soaps/laundry detergents/shampoos/lotions/etc lately?
One of the first things that made me decide I didn't want an epidural is that I heard from some women that it made their legs itch like crazy the whole time it was in. I would seriously not
have been able to handle that.
Originally Posted by loveneverfails
Well, let's put it this way. I COMPLETELY FREAKING WIN AT BIRTHING STOOLS, whereas LaugingFox? She didn't even achieve mastery over May. There's an inherent glow that comes from kicking the cr@p out of the month where your due date had the audacity to fall. I clearly have it. But LaughingFox... *sighs*
P.S. You just lost 5 points, because you fail at spelling.
Speaking of going the golden birth stool and therefore speaking of going post dates:
I found this really interesting website
where you can reference CDC data, which is pulled from birth/death certificates (I think), and categorize it any way you like. I'm not an expert in statistics by any means, I just have a research addiction.
Anyway, you know how birth at 37 weeks is generally considered safe, but lots of people in the medical field (and sometimes the midwifery field) freak out after 41 weeks, because if the increase in chance of death? Well, here are some numbers, based on 4,138,573 births in the US from 2003-2005:
37 weeks gestation, death rate of 3.92 per thousand
38 weeks gestation, death rate of 2.67 per thousand
39 weeks gestation, death rate of 2.13 per thousand
40 weeks gestation, death rate of 1.98 per thousand
41 weeks gestation, death rate of 2.13 per thousand
42 weeks gestation, death rate of 2.60 per thousand
43 weeks gestation, death rate of 2.60 per thousand
44 weeks gestation, death rate of 2.59 per thousand
45 weeks gestation, death rate of 3.01 per thousand
46 weeks gestation, death rate of 4.03 per thousand
So, yes, death rate does increase after 40 weeks, but according to these numbers, 45 weeks gestation had a lower death rate than 37, and 44 weeks gestation had a lower death rate than 38.
Obviously, numbers don't tell us everything and there are plenty of factors that aren't included here, but I thought that was pretty darn interesting.