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Sorry I've been MIA for a bit... Saturday I was up and on my feet all day, wearing DS most of the day when late in the afternoon I felt warmth between my legs and when I went to check in the bathroom there was blood. Ugh. So, I drank some water, laid down for a bit and then it just stopped 20 minutes later. Cold turkey and there has not been a single drop of blood since. I was sure that I was going to miscarry, but my midwife said it was probably an implantation gush (never heard of that before?). My other symptoms have started big time - sensitive to smells, I dry-heaved in the bathroom of our local grocery store after walking through the "friend chicken" deli area (disgusting), tired... DS is sure starting to love napping with me!

Cold. YES. I'll ask my husband if he's cold and if I should turn the heat up and he'll say, "It's not cold. You're just pregnant." cold.gif

 

Naming - We just knew with DS what his name would be. We never even really committed to a girls name because I had a feeling that it was going to be a boy. A big part of me is hoping that this is another boy, because (and you may think this is weird), I want DS to have another penis around the house that looks like his. He is the only uncircumcised boy that we know... and I don't ever want him to feel weird or different because of the decision we made (or didn't make for that matter) to leave him whole and intact. I have absolutely no regrets regarding our decision. We have an awesome boys name that we thought of right after DS was born and we'll stick to it. HOWEVER, the day we found out we were pregnant, we went and visited an older family friend. He got out the family tree and the name of DH's great-great-grandmother jumped off the page at us. I had never heard of the name before, but we love it - and we both think it may be a sign that a little girl is gestating away in there. Who knows?! We'll find out in 33+/- weeks!

 

Reagan - What about leggings and sweater dress? I'm rockin those big time lately because not many people know we're prego and I can still manage to look slim(ish) and feel kinda stylish. Just a thought... good luck!

 

Insurance stuff... Honestly, my midwife is available 24/7 every day of the week at any time. For everyone choosing a homebirth - I feel like this is the relationship that you have with your care provider - I feel pretty lucky to have that! I guess it's part of the deal. :) We ended up getting our insurance to pay for 90% of our homebirth, but I had to work for it! I have the form letter that got approved that I'll share if anyone else wants/needs it!

 

I'm ready to tell my family. Every time I talk to them I feel like I'm fibbing because I haven't shared and I can't tell them that I'm feeling tired or not that great. Only one more week to wait!

 

sense of smell - Reagan and Stephenie - my sense of smell has always been in overdrive. I can't even walk by those potpourri stores without feeling nausea... but when pregnant it's ridiculous! I constantly ask my husband about this kind of stuff, to get a gauge on 'normal' because I'm realizing how far from it this pregnancy is taking me!

post #122 of 260
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And, ikwym about the bbs, goofyinok; my 2.5 yo behemoth ds has climbed on, stepped on, headbutted and punched my poor bbs thus far and I think I now know how my dh feels when that hard head gets him in the "nuts."  lol  I am really worried about the bean getting squashed or broken, once it's bigger, by my son, who i should have named "Bam-Bam."


Oh dear, you must be the patron saint of patience, because I would be screaming!!!  lol  I don't have any kiddos smashing me (this will be our first), but I have a black lab who likes to smash my poor boobies.  Oh, it hurts so badly when he jumps onto the couch and onto me.  I feel your pain, sister!!!  And LOL about "Bam-Bam" - whatever you do, please, please don't give him a club.  That would be bad!!!!  twins.gif

 

 

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GoofyinOK, I have to tell you I thought of you today--I was at a friend's and she had a piece of Bit-o-Honey & since I've been craving some since you talked about it over a week ago (and changed our avatar), I swiped it. ;) mmmmm

LOL!  Mmmmm is right!  They are soooo good.  I don't have any still, and I am craving them like a madwoman.  I've also been craving saltines and pickles, which I do have at home.  But you know what's weird?  I tried some pickles from my favorite brand, and for some reason they taste "off."  Like, not as sour or something.  I was a little disappointed, because I wanted the gooood, super sour kind.  Oh well!  I might just have to go buy some Bit-o-Honey tonight to make up for my pickle depression!  
 

Is anyone else BURNING UP at night?  My husband keeps telling me that when I try to go to bed, I am a blazing inferno from baby hell.  lol  I feel it, too- I always wake up having kicked off all my blankets.  Ugh, waking up in sweat is gross!

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I'm really hoping my midwife is covered by my insurance this time. She wasn't last time but she said that should be changing... so hopeful!

If not, we'll be spending a good chunk of our tax return on her. Even if it's not covered, she's worth every cent!

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I'm definitely more on the cold side, all the time, pg or not. Except the past couple days I've been fighting this stupid virus and can totally tell when my fever spikes. Only I haven't started sweating yet, so I guess the fever/illness isn't broken yet. 

 

I'm 6w today--and seriously, how the heck is my gut already out this far? I tried sucking in this morning, and it does't all go away. I'm rubber-banding a pair of jeans now, and had to drag out a small maternity sweater (so it's not tent-like) so I have something long enough for me to feel comfortable with the button udone and not pulling tight across it. I weighed myself yesterday, and it's not like I just gained 10lbs or anything, yk? I DO need to work out though--and tone up some abs before they start getting stretched and separated. I just feel huge this morning. blah.

 

I found out that my planned outfit for my reunion (jeans, tank, cardigan) is even too fancy--so less-nice jeans, sweater, and boots are going to be my option, I think. It's going to be more bonfire than bar (yes, I'm from the country!) so everything has to be washable to get the nasty smoke smell out!

 

Wendy, I wouldn't worry too much about your ds being the only intact boy you know--I'm sure there are more hidden in the general population. ;) Besides, from what friends have said, their kids really didn't notice until they were a bit older, and by that time, they'd developed enough modesty to be comparing bits with their buddies, yk? I think if there are issues in the teen years, some well-taught "your girlfriend..." jokes would pretty much shut anyone else up, too. 

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I'm 6w today--and seriously, how the heck is my gut already out this far? I tried sucking in this morning, and it does't all go away. I'm rubber-banding a pair of jeans now, and had to drag out a small maternity sweater (so it's not tent-like) so I have something long enough for me to feel comfortable with the button udone and not pulling tight across it. I weighed myself yesterday, and it's not like I just gained 10lbs or anything, yk? I DO need to work out though--and tone up some abs before they start getting stretched and separated. I just feel huge this morning. blah.

 

 

I'm not the only one! I've been wearing a "belly flattening" pair of undies (6w yesterday) and bleh, my most comfy jeans are not comfy. This makes me very upset... I have to go to a Ball tomorrow and when I tried on my gown a month ago it fit PERFECTLY and I've been trying so hard to neither lose nor gain any weight this month! Praying it still fits just fine!

post #126 of 260
Does anyone know anything about eating paleo while pregnant. I started paleo about 6 months ago and I feel better than I have in a long time. I really don't want to stop eating paleo...
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Does anyone know how the "Chat" feature works on Mothering?

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Does anyone know anything about eating paleo while pregnant. I started paleo about 6 months ago and I feel better than I have in a long time. I really don't want to stop eating paleo...


I don't personally eat paleo, but from what I know, it seems you would get plenty of nutrition. You might need to up fruits and veggies for the fiber to keep things moving...if you know what I mean.

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Does anyone know how the "Chat" feature works on Mothering?



I believe it's mostly used for scheduled chats. I don't know if it's always open. I'm going to leave mine open for a while and see if anyone goes in. If you're curious, feel free to do the same and see if you see me lol

post #130 of 260

lbkw showed up just fine and I saw everything typed.

 

The chat is up in the bar at the top towards the right if anyone else wants to wander in there.

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Fruits, veggies, lean meats & fish as well as nuts are my main sources of nutrition. So I think I should be okay.

TY
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Fruits, veggies, lean meats & fish as well as nuts are my main sources of nutrition. So I think I should be okay.
TY


That just sounds like plain healthy eating. You should be just fine.

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It's very weird, I've been having night sweats too.  I go to bed cold, but I wake up sweating.  Not hot, just sweating.  Very bizarre!  When it first started I thought "Geez, I'm too young for pre-menopause!" because I didn't know I was pregnant yet.  I hope this pregnancy isn't too much different from my last 2.  I've heard pregnancies in your 30's are totally different than in your 20's, but I'm hoping for an exception.  ;)  At least I'm enjoying the smell of clean sheets since I have to wash them more often now.  :/

 

And I feel like a big fat ballon already.  Just really bloated.  I've gained 5 pounds already!!!  WTH?  I'm really trying not to be a piglet, but obviously I'm doing something wrong.  Really, really hoping for sickness to come soon so I can relax a little more about the pregnancy being ok, and so I won't gain a billion pounds from stuffing my face...  :P

 

Oh, and wanted to add something about penises.  ;)  Just talk about it.  My DH's family never told him he was intact so he went into the showers in junior high thinking there was something wrong with him, poor guy.  My parents, OTOH, are both RN's and very open with nakedness and talking about everything, so we knew all there was to know, lol.  In our family no one is circ'ed.  And most of the foster boys that have come through here have been Native American and they don't circ either.  So the "elephant trunk" is the norm here, lol.  So I can totally see the idea that they need other boys to relate to.  But as long as you're honest, thats the most important thing.  DS and his best friend apparently had a discussion the other day about who's was "normal" and who's was "not".  DS brought it up as I was tucking him in at night, making sure that what he told his buddy was indeed correct- that he was born that way, and that his friend's parents had had him cut.  He asked why we chose not to do it, and why some parents would do that to their children.  There are videos on youtube of plastibell circumcision procedures, and it's enought to make your blood curl!  (Those poor babies!!!)  All they have to do is watch one of those videos, and then they don't care if they look like their friends or not!  No one should have to go through something like that.  We were watching one of those birthing shows once and the father cut the cord and my DS (about 3 at the time) started shouting, asking WHY they would cut their baby's weiner off!  lol.gif   

 


Edited by DecemberSun - 11/16/11 at 12:37pm
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oh night sweats... i was getting those before I knew too... and I was upset because I just got new footie pajamas (my halloween costume actually) and I thought that was the cause, I was upset thinking I was never going to get to wear them to bed because they made me too warm lol

 

wrong! and glad I was wrong.

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And I feel like a big fat ballon already.  Just really bloated.  I've gained 5 pounds already!!!  WTH?  I'm really trying not to be a piglet, but obviously I'm doing something wrong.  Really, really hoping for sickness to come soon so I can relax a little more about the pregnancy being ok, and so I won't gain a billion pounds from stuffing my face...  :P

 

Oh, and wanted to add something about penises.  ;)  Just talk about it.  My DH's family never told him he was intact so he went into the showers in junior high thinking there was something wrong with him, poor guy.  My parents, OTOH, are both RN's and very open with nakedness and talking about everything, so we knew all there was to know, lol.  In our family no one is circ'ed.  And most of the foster boys that have come through here have been Native American and they don't circ either.  So the "elephant trunk" is the norm here, lol.  So I can totally see the idea that they need other boys to relate to.  But as long as your honest, thats the most important thing.  DS and his best friend apparently had a discussion the other day about who's was "normal" and who's was "not".  DS brought it up as I was tucking him in at night, making sure that what he told his buddy was indeed correct- that he was born that way, and that his friends' parents had had him cut.  He has asked me a few times why we chose not to do it, and why some parents would do that to their children.  There are videos on youtube of plastibell circumcision procedures, and it's enought to make your blood curl!  (Those poor babies!!!)  All they have to do is watch one of those videos, and then they don't care if they look like their friends or not!  No one should have to go through something like that.  We were watching one of those birthing shows once and the father cut the cord and my DS (about 3 at the time) started shouting, asking WHY they would cut their baby's weiner off!  lol.gif   

 



I definitely feel balloony already.

 

One penis point - I believe everyone is entitled to their circumcision decision and this is not a forum to discuss it - I'm sure there are many that exist. I just want to say that there is no reason to direct disapproval toward another kids' parents especially because that will surely be discussed among kids and you don't want to go and sour your kids' opinion of the other one's parents. There are many choices in this world. Sometimes we agree with them and sometimes we disagree. The greatest success is when people who disagree can live peacefully among each other.

 

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 this is not a forum to discuss it - I'm sure there are many that exist

 



Specifically http://www.mothering.com/community/f/44/the-case-against-circumcision for mothering.com if you would like to talk about it.

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One penis point - I believe everyone is entitled to their circumcision decision and this is not a forum to discuss it - I'm sure there are many that exist. I just want to say that there is no reason to direct disapproval toward another kids' parents especially because that will surely be discussed among kids and you don't want to go and sour your kids' opinion of the other one's parents. There are many choices in this world. Sometimes we agree with them and sometimes we disagree. The greatest success is when people who disagree can live peacefully among each other.

 



 

  Very good point, lbkw.  And I didn't mean to come across as judgemental, just giving WendyJo some info about how we deal with different looking penises in our family.  You have to be honest about it.  Penises are going to look different.  If you don't talk about it, whether your boy is circ'ed or not, they are going to have a complex about it. Obviously, my son's friend's parents hadn't told their boy that he was circ'ed because he was trying to tell my son that HE was "natural" and my son was "altered".  Not so.  Not dissaproval, just fact.  IMO, iit's hard to deny from seeing a baby's circumcision procedure that it is painful, and that's just not something I want my baby boy to go though.  Sorry if I offended you by expressing that.  Not my intention to hurt anyone's feelings.  I'm under the impression that most mom's on Mothering don't elect to circ, but I know that some do and I apologize.  :)

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Specifically http://www.mothering.com/community/f/44/the-case-against-circumcision for mothering.com if you would like to talk about it.



Seriously?  I'm not the one who even brought the topic up in the first place, I was replying to someone else.  I apologized.  Am I insanely hormonal, or is this being made into a big deal when it shouldn't be?  I'm feeling atacked when my post was meant to be funny.  Isn't the point to "agree to disagree and live peacefully"? 

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Seriously?  I'm not the one who even brought the topic up in the first place, I was replying to someone else.  I apologized.  Am I insanely hormonal, or is this being made into a big deal when it shouldn't be?  I'm feeling atacked when my post was meant to be funny.  Isn't the point to "agree to disagree and live peacefully"? 

 

sorry, I was just pointing out that that is the forum here. I wasn't meaning to attack or anything!
 

 

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Does anyone know anything about eating paleo while pregnant. I started paleo about 6 months ago and I feel better than I have in a long time. I really don't want to stop eating paleo...


I don't eat paleo, but one of my very good friends does, and during her pregnancy she found that she needed some of the extra carbs that she had cut out previously. She was feeling extremely drained and lethargic, and started adding back in some grains and found that it really boosted her energy and emotions. She plans to go back to paleo after baby is born, but for now she just needed to listen to her body. 

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