This has been such a hectic week! I am just now getting the chance to catch up on the thread!
Originally Posted by LinnieThree
First of all- my big BIG news... my kidney stone has DISAPPEARED- actually DISAPPEARED!!! It is really a miracle. It measured 4x6x10mm and I never passed it (I was straining my pee) and there is NO sight of it in my ultrasound! This is such an answer to prayer as I was dreading going in for surgery a week or two after my c-section and being put under and I was so nervous about leaving my newborn and having him have to take a bottle while I was in surgery. I am GIDDY with GLEE!!! The doctor's can't explain it .
Linnie, this is such a miracle! SO HAPPY!!
Originally Posted by JynxGirl
So I've said no. Over and over and over and over I've said no. I've even had him put it in writing on my chart that I will not consent to a Cesarean section surgery unless the following conditions are true. 1. A transverse breech baby, which is not possible to be turned by at least two attempts of an external cephalic version with sedation and ultrasound monitoring. 2 Uterine rupture during an attempt at a vaginal delivery or 3. 45 weeks of pregnancy with a failed induction (because I had to consent to induction at some point, I picked a ridiculous date. :P)
This is great to have in your chart. You seem so confident and assertive. I like it! Did you have to interview a lot of doctors to find one that would agree to your conditions?
Originally Posted by casmer
For some reason I decided to put peanut butter on my pancakes this morning...OH MAN!!!!
I am about to make pancakes for breakfast...and I might just have to put some peanut butter on them now!!
Originally Posted by Ruby2
That's great that you don't have to test if you don't want to. It totally makes sense to me to wait and see. My midwife from my first birth pointed out that I could be positive for the test and negative again by the time I gave birth, but they don't test at that point. I had to take the test because I was having a hospital birth and protocol was to treat un-tested moms as positive and do iv antibiotics...genius. Anyway, the midwife recommended garlic as a way to kill the strep before the test. Do a search for it on here and you'll see that it's a common home remedy...I think I strung some yarn through a big needle and threaded it through a garlic clove and inserted it like a tampon each night for 3 nights, but I can't remember exactly. My midwife had recommended wrapping it in cheesecloth and tying the yarn to that.
I like the garlic idea!! I don't know much about group B strep, but I know I'm not getting the test and won't have antibiotics at home so maybe I'll give this a try as I get closer to birth.
I was feeling just awful earlier in the week. I think I must have had a little virus or something. Terrible back ache, completely exhausted, unable to eat, just generally uncomfortable. I took GSE and cranberry in case it was a kidney infection (thanks Sarah for the home remedy!) and I am finally feeling normal again. My belly is ridiculously huge -- I thought it might seem smaller since i could hardly stomach any food earlier in the week, but apparently that didn't stop my little guy from growing!! I go back and forth between loving my huge belly and being a little scared about what it might look like in 13 more weeks...baby is going to get a lot bigger...yikes! DH actually bursted out laughing at me the other day when I tried to zip up pre-pregnancy a blue fleece jacket. It barely zipped and DH started calling me his giant blueberry and making willy wonka jokes.