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post #41 of 102
Very relieved for you, trekkingirl!

Good luck, Mrs.Music!

Looking forward to good news from you both!

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Originally Posted by Tresa View Post
I'm on twice a day yoga now, once in the morning to open my body up (I can't seem to stretch enough in my abdomen and pelvis, I always feel tight) and once at night to put my hips and lower back into place. Feeling very innundated by relaxin. It's beating me up.
I'm also feeling beat up by relaxin! I already tore the cartilage in my ribs (don't ask me how cause I have no idea), and have been making regular trips to the chiropractor for back spasms and hip problems. Last week the chiro told me that my hips were so contorted that one leg was significantly shorter than the other!

Tresa, I guess yoga is helping you? I've been going to prenatal yoga once a week and it's been kicking my butt! It's a whole lot easier and less intense than the yoga classes I used to go to right up to the point when I got pregnant, and yet I've been SO SORE afterward! I'm not even sure if I should keep going because maybe it's hurting more than helping. Alternatively, walking/hiking has been great, but it's a different kind of exercise and doesn't offer the benefit of stretch.

I'm all ears if anyone has advice or suggestions!
post #42 of 102
korey-- it sounds like you are really familiar with yoga, in which case, i've been enjoying yoga at the house, just getting down on the ground and doing what i feel inspired to do...i'm a yoga and prenatal teacher and even though i'm still teaching, i definitely don't feel up to taking a class. i don't have my regular stamina and i easily overstretch because of the relaxin...did it the other day while teaching and in pigeon pose...my sacrum felt uncomfortable the rest of the day.

if you do keep going to your class...take as many child's poses as you need!

anyways, for me, so far yoga at home is my best bet...plus i walk almost daily, so that makes a nice balance for me.
post #43 of 102
trekkinggirlland Mrs.Music - got my fingers crossed for you today!

I think I may have discovered a new favourite salad: arugula, peache, a drizzle of honey and feta cheese. Oh yum.
post #44 of 102
Treking- I hope it turns out to be one big false alarm. Im sorry you are having to go through all this worry.
Mrs. Music- Good luck on the surgery!
Twinkle- hopefully its minor. The one that hit over here turned out to be a lot more minor then they were originally predicting. Thank goodness for that, I still worry a little for all our local farmers, I hope their crops were spared. They work so hard to plant them and its how they support their families so Im hoping not to much damage was done.
post #45 of 102
I've just been doing poses to stretch my legs, back, loosen my shoulders, open my hips. Not a routine, not even a flow, most days. Therapeutic yoga, I suppose. Because I can't afford chiro.

Listen to your body, don't overdo it. It's easy to do with relaxin surging through your veins.
post #46 of 102
UPDATE

Well ladies, you aren't going to believe this, but it was a false alarm! The ultrasound with the specialist showed perfectly formed nose and lips. I am so relieved! I can't believe all that I have gone through in the last few days for absolutely nothing.

I am so thankfull for my healthy baby girl. I think I am getting really excited about a girl too. We decided to name her Aubrey Rose. Maybe we will change our minds but I don't think so. Today was my sixth ultrasound. I have a huge collection of pictures of this baby, LOL.

I am looking forward to no more ultrasounds, I'm fed up with ultrasounds after everything that's happened since Sunday. I hope the next time I see Aubrey is when I'm holding her to my breasts after delivery. A baby girl!!!

thanks for all the support ladies!

post #47 of 102
Woohoo! Sorry you had to be so worried though!
post #48 of 102
Trekkingirl! SOOOOOoooOOOO happy for you!
post #49 of 102
Trekkingirl: awesome news, sorry you had to go through such needless worry!
post #50 of 102
trekkingirl: yeah!!!!
post #51 of 102
Thanks for the well wishes, ladies. My surgery went well. I was surprised at how bad I was cramping when I woke up (I chose to go under in lieu of letting the drowsy looking anesthesiologist who didn't know what day it was jab me in the spine with a needle... go figure) but I'm feeling ok now. A little sore, but they sent me home with vicodin. Aside from discomfort with strenuous activity, I should be feeling fine in a few days. No lifting. No sex for a week. Blah blah. The usual. I've had the least amount of spotting you could expect from this. The baby's heartrate was 132 after the procedure and I go in next Tuesday for an u/s to look at the cerclage and take a peek to check on the baby. And then of course they'll monitor it closely. The doctor says they rarely see any issues with it, even when women start to sort of labor around it, which in itself is pretty rare. And he says he's been doing them since before I was born, so I'll take his word for that. I'm glad I didn't talk myself back out of this procedure since it went well and it means I should get my much awaited home birth and healthy baby.

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Originally Posted by trekkingirl View Post
UPDATE

Well ladies, you aren't going to believe this, but it was a false alarm! The ultrasound with the specialist showed perfectly formed nose and lips. I am so relieved! I can't believe all that I have gone through in the last few days for absolutely nothing.

I am so thankfull for my healthy baby girl. I think I am getting really excited about a girl too. We decided to name her Aubrey Rose. Maybe we will change our minds but I don't think so. Today was my sixth ultrasound. I have a huge collection of pictures of this baby, LOL.

I am looking forward to no more ultrasounds, I'm fed up with ultrasounds after everything that's happened since Sunday. I hope the next time I see Aubrey is when I'm holding her to my breasts after delivery. A baby girl!!!

thanks for all the support ladies!

Glad to hear it was a false alarm. Shame on them for scaring you! I get to look forward to waaaaay too many u/s in my future. I'm not sure how I'll keep the sex a secret from myself....
post #52 of 102
Trekking- Im glad it was a false alarm! What a relief.

Mrs. Music- Im glad to hear everything went well with the surgery.

Just talked to my hubby, he got promoted this morning!!! I knew it was coming sometime this week but Im really excited for him. Hes been working his butt off for this promotion for way to long so its nice to see his hard work be rewarded. Now he can start hes reenlistment package and we can figure out what is going on with that.
post #53 of 102
trekkingirl, I'm so happy for your good news! You must have been so stressed out! Love the name too.

Mrs. Music, glad everything went well for you!

Okimom- congrats to your dh!
post #54 of 102
Congrats Okimom!

Today we are starting an elimination diet for my oldest which means the rest of the family is eating like that too. No dairy/soy/gluten/sugar/dye/corn/chocolate/eggs until we figure out what his food intolerances are. We are vegetarian bordering on vegan so this means lots of beans, veggies and fruit for us.

This morning is millet porridge with coconut milk, honey, cinnamon and a dash of vanilla. I anticipate this might mean a slow weight gain for me, so I will have to start adding more fats to my diet.
post #55 of 102
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Originally Posted by spatulagirl View Post
Congrats Okimom!

Today we are starting an elimination diet for my oldest which means the rest of the family is eating like that too. No dairy/soy/gluten/sugar/dye/corn/chocolate/eggs until we figure out what his food intolerances are. We are vegetarian bordering on vegan so this means lots of beans, veggies and fruit for us.

This morning is millet porridge with coconut milk, honey, cinnamon and a dash of vanilla. I anticipate this might mean a slow weight gain for me, so I will have to start adding more fats to my diet.
We're in the midst of this ourselves, my dd is dairy intolerant and has been dairy free for over 2 years now.. She's also had a chronic cough for about 1.5 years now, she's been on medication for the past 7-8 months to "treat" it without them knowing what's causing it. We finally decided it wasn't helping and figured we'd try something new. She has been soy,wheat,gluten, and corn free since the beginning of August. She isn't coughing anymore! It's fantastic, she can play without having coughing fits, she is sleeping so well that she is giving up her naps. Now we're in the process of trying to decide what to add back in.

One "treat" that dd has really enjoyed is Amy's makes a "mac n' cheese" freezer meal that is gluten free, wheat free, soy free, dairy free. It's a relatively new product but we can find it at our local Meijer. She asked if she could have it for dessert last night.

Mrs.Music: I'm so glad it went well! I hope that you're feeling better soon.

Trekkingirl : Yay for good news!
post #56 of 102
Thank you! I have to go shopping tomorrow to stock up and will look for that for that for DS.

We went dairy free three years ago for my middle child as she suffered from horrible all year round colds. The entire family was dairy free for a year and she cleared right up. She can have it once a week and be ok now but it isn't a party of our daily lives (no milk or butter in cooking, etc).

DS I suspect soy, gluten and sugar for sure. Possible the dairy too for the casein. His behavior problems are out of control and so we need to do this for him (and for us, we need results!). I have a lot of hopes pinned on this, even though if I am write, it means we will be eating very differently. As in... can we continue as vegetarians/vegans with no soy, gluten, dairy or sugar.
post #57 of 102
trekkingirl - GREAT NEWS! Very happy and relieved for you!

I had a Down Syndrome scare after the 12 week u/s. A genetic counselor called me and said that at 1:712, my risk was not as low as they like it to be, and I would need to come in for more blood work and a 16 week u/s. Well, of course I freaked out. Fast forward to the 16 week u/s, the NP who talked to us said that the woman who called us has a habit of "being dramatic and scaring people" and that really I should have been told that everything was normal and the option to come in for more blood work and extra u/s was available if I wanted it. I was so angry. If they had told me that from the start, I wouldn't have spent a week freaking out. Some people really shouldn't be working with pregnant women!!

Mrs.Music
- Also great news! Best wishes for a speedy and painless recovery.

OkiMom - Congrats on DH's promotion!

Tresa and ashleybrook - Thanks for the yoga feedback!

Good luck to all those starting elimination diets with your families! Last year I had a blood test done to check for food intolerance (IGG antibodies) and I came back intolerant of dairy and eggs, plus a few other minor things. Eliminating dairy really made a difference. I lost a lot of weight (without even trying) and I felt like a new person. Of course, I've been "cheating" while pregnant! Sometimes I just NEED cheese!

If anyone wants info on those IGG blood tests, let me know. They're not cheap, but they do get you answers in about a week.
post #58 of 102
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Originally Posted by spatulagirl View Post
Thank you! I have to go shopping tomorrow to stock up and will look for that for that for DS.

We went dairy free three years ago for my middle child as she suffered from horrible all year round colds. The entire family was dairy free for a year and she cleared right up. She can have it once a week and be ok now but it isn't a party of our daily lives (no milk or butter in cooking, etc).

DS I suspect soy, gluten and sugar for sure. Possible the dairy too for the casein. His behavior problems are out of control and so we need to do this for him (and for us, we need results!). I have a lot of hopes pinned on this, even though if I am write, it means we will be eating very differently. As in... can we continue as vegetarians/vegans with no soy, gluten, dairy or sugar.
DD had constant stomach aches and crazy eczema (all across her face, hands,elbows, etc), taking out the milk cleared it right up.. With DD I would say that we have finally hit our "baseline" it did take us almost 4 weeks to get to the point where we weren't seeing further improvements. So just a heads up, we had originally thought that a week or so and we'd be able to start "testing" things out. I hope that you're able to get things figured out!
post #59 of 102
That is good to know. I have two weeks scheduled before testing but will continue for another week or two if I have to.
post #60 of 102
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Originally Posted by lyterae View Post
One "treat" that dd has really enjoyed is Amy's makes a "mac n' cheese" freezer meal that is gluten free, wheat free, soy free, dairy free. It's a relatively new product but we can find it at our local Meijer. She asked if she could have it for dessert last night.
i'm gluten free, wheat free, dairy free and sugar free...and i love mac n'cheese... i'd actually snuck in a gluten free one, but it still had dairy since being pregnant...so i'm going to go search this out!

thanks for the heads up!
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