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post #201 of 527

Thanks for your kind words, mamas. The funeral was today and it sounds like my mother is doing pretty well. I'm going to keep calling her every day. I have a feeling this will shift our relationship. I'm half tempted to invite her to the birth, but we've never been close and I suppose we might do better taking smaller steps.

 

I had an appt with an OB today to see if baby Zachary was still breech, but he has turned head down!!! I'm SO glad and relieved! The Webster technique, acupuncture, and moxibustion did the trick! Now I can totally focus on getting the house ready. Our home visit is Friday morning, so I have tomorrow to clean and organize. I haven't been doing a lot the past several days, but laundry has been non-stop. DH decided that tomorrow we are dropping my car off to have the breaks done (I need new breaks badly). I'm glad I'll have new breaks, but I don't want to spend any time tomorrow out of the house! I just want to get stuff done. DD is going to a friend's house after school for a playdate, so that will give me some extra time to do stuff, too. She is SO excited about her baby brother! I have had 2 dreams now that he's been born, and in both of them I just felt so overjoyed and peaceful. I'm super excited to meet him!

 

To the mama's having trouble with their mamas: Good luck! It's hard to balance those relationships sometimes.

 

That reminds me! My MIL texted DH yesterday and asked if she could come visit us this weekend!?!?!?! When he asked me what I thought, I looked at him as if he had 2 heads! I've only met my MIL twice, so it's not like we're close. I just informed him we have a LOT of stuff to do. I'm sure she just wants to help, but I feel it was a little awkward for her to just invite herself when we have a baby due in 3 weeks. Also, we would be expected to either put her up here (on the couch) or pay for her hotel! Anyway, he told her not this weekend, so I'm glad.

 

I've been super tired and have a cold, which doesn't help. I hope I'll find some energy tomorrow to seriously get the house ready!

post #202 of 527

So excited!  Found some of the carters "whale" items on a second hand facebook group for only $8 for the whole lot!! It's a pair of overalls, a hoodie, 3 onsies, a pair of pjs and a pair of socks in perfect condition!!

 

 

Also, I don't think I mentioned this but we finally got to Build A Bear this weekend to make our bear for the baby. Had a good time and the girls were super cute.

 

post #203 of 527
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So excited!  Found some of the carters "whale" items on a second hand facebook group for only $8 for the whole lot!! It's a pair of overalls, a hoodie, 3 onsies, a pair of pjs and a pair of socks in perfect condition!!

 

 

Also, I don't think I mentioned this but we finally got to Build A Bear this weekend to make our bear for the baby. Had a good time and the girls were super cute.

 

 

That's so neat! I want to take the kids to B-A-B still, but (depending on what channel/source you use) we may have pretty bad snow coming this weekend, so we'll have to wait a bit longer. I was just going to ask you what type of bear/animal you were going to pick. DD is convinced the baby will need a bear with clothes, and shoes, and matching bows, and and and. orngtongue.gif (Not surprising, coming from the girl who made a barking Cinderella bunny, complete with tiny build-a-bear briefs. heartbeat.gif ) I told her that the fancy bears will have to wait until the baby is older, because they are too small parts.

post #204 of 527
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That's so neat! I want to take the kids to B-A-B still, but (depending on what channel/source you use) we may have pretty bad snow coming this weekend, so we'll have to wait a bit longer. I was just going to ask you what type of bear/animal you were going to pick. DD is convinced the baby will need a bear with clothes, and shoes, and matching bows, and and and. orngtongue.gif (Not surprising, coming from the girl who made a barking Cinderella bunny, complete with tiny build-a-bear briefs. heartbeat.gif ) I told her that the fancy bears will have to wait until the baby is older, because they are too small parts.

 

We had a long talk in the car about how shoes and things wouldn't be safe for the baby and that we would probably only get 1 shirt and it had to be soft, snuggly and baby-friendly! Here's what we ended up with:

 

 

The shirt says "milk mustache" and is a glass of milk with a fuzzy mustache on it thumbsup.gif funny on soooo many levels lol!

post #205 of 527
Oh my word, Melody! I love the BAB and his whale outfit smile.gif!

MommyRuth, ughhhhhhh, she expects you guys to host or pay for her hotel when she wants to visit? Rude. But on the flip side, how do you get to meet the mil only twice? I wish I could pull that off..
post #206 of 527
I got my three maternity bras yesterday second hand. The 1 with tags still on it fit perfectly but the other 2 are too small.They're all the same brand and same size. They are 38 E and maybe I'm a bigger cup size I don't know. I hate buying bras.
post #207 of 527
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I got my three maternity bras yesterday second hand. The 1 with tags still on it fit perfectly but the other 2 are too small.They're all the same brand and same size. They are 38 E and maybe I'm a bigger cup size I don't know. I hate buying bras.


Bummer that they were sized wrong - I hate that! At least one fit. Can you resell the other two?

post #208 of 527
Does anyone know if having an active yeast infection during delivery (im gonna do by best to get rid of it asap. But she cld come anytime) could affect the placenta as far as encapsulation???
post #209 of 527
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Does anyone know if having an active yeast infection during delivery (im gonna do by best to get rid of it asap. But she cld come anytime) could affect the placenta as far as encapsulation???

I still encapsulated mine and didn't seem to have any isses with it. DS had trouble but my placeta didn't. lol. (Actually it's defintely not funny....). I hope you can get rid of it!!
post #210 of 527
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I still encapsulated mine and didn't seem to have any isses with it. DS had trouble but my placeta didn't. lol. (Actually it's defintely not funny....). I hope you can get rid of it!!

What kind of trouble did he have? I sure hope i can get rid of it before she comes...
post #211 of 527
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What kind of trouble did he have? I sure hope i can get rid of it before she comes...

THRUSH...thrush thrush thrush. BUT, keep in mind that I was already "overgrown" with candida so it likely wouldn't have been as big of a deal otherwise. But I would def. have some good probiotics on hand for baby just in case!!
post #212 of 527
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THRUSH...thrush thrush thrush. BUT, keep in mind that I was already "overgrown" with candida so it likely wouldn't have been as big of a deal otherwise. But I would def. have some good probiotics on hand for baby just in case!!

Ugh. Where would i get probiotics for the baby? I sure hope she waits... funny enough i asked my dr abt thrush if she comes before its gone and he was like oh its easily treated no problem at all... but fromwhat im reading, it can be quite the problem. :/
post #213 of 527
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THRUSH...thrush thrush thrush. BUT, keep in mind that I was already "overgrown" with candida so it likely wouldn't have been as big of a deal otherwise. But I would def. have some good probiotics on hand for baby just in case!!

Ugh. Where would i get probiotics for the baby? I sure hope she waits... funny enough i asked my dr abt thrush if she comes before its gone and he was like oh its easily treated no problem at all... but fromwhat im reading, it can be quite the problem. :/
post #214 of 527

They sell baby probiotics at the health food store and, I've also seen it at Walmart, the grocery store, or Rite Aid.  It's basically just a powder and you can put it on your boob or mix it with breastmilk. 

 

And for right now, sometimes something with s. boulardii (gt's kombucha or florastor off of the top of my head) can help clear things up, because s. boulardii is a yeast.

 

Oh, and you can order online.

post #215 of 527

I had a uterine infection after my last birth and had to take antibiotics. I ended up with thrush, and then the baby got it, and then passed it back to me and we just kind of played that game for awhile. It SUCKED. It hurt to nurse... and that was on top of the soreness and engorgement I already struggle with in the early weeks. I mean, yeah, you can treat it for yourself easily, but if the baby gets it, you can play tag for awhile and it can be hard to get rid of it for good. If I have to take abx for any reason this time, I will be LOADING up on probiotics and giving them to the baby as well. I don't ever want to deal with that again!

 

AFM: Baby is head down! Floating and drifting to oblique sometimes, but the head is the lower end. Yay! Might start doing squats and stuff to try to get her/him settled nice and low.

 

DD has ANOTHER uti. We are going to take her to Childrens to see a urologist and make sure there isn't anything really wrong. Bladder and kidney problems run in my family, and she is getting uti's every few months. Poor thing :( 

post #216 of 527
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Ugh. Where would i get probiotics for the baby? I sure hope she waits... funny enough i asked my dr abt thrush if she comes before its gone and he was like oh its easily treated no problem at all... but fromwhat im reading, it can be quite the problem. :/
BioGaia makes infant drops of L. Reuteri and they aren't cheap but that is what I prefer (for the strain). For me, personally, I have the best luck with ThreeLac alternated with Rueteri.

With DD1 we treated trush almost inmediately. Definitely not a big deal. With DS it took 8 straight months but i had battled it off and on nursing before he was born (all started with one round of abx for an infection when I had my wisdom teeth out)...and of course I was nursing 3 children so it was harder to control (though DS seemed to be te only one affected).
post #217 of 527

So, just when I really need to get things washed for the baby, the dryer goes out :(  I kind of wanted all of her stuff to be soft. At least at first.  It keeps breaking and dh keeps fixing it.

 

I read that coconut oil can help with Group B strep so we are going to try making and eating a lot of these:

 

http://www.cookingtf.com/real-food-storage-peppermint-patties/

 

Also read that dates make birth easier so thinking about some homemade Lara Bars too!

post #218 of 527
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So, just when I really need to get things washed for the baby, the dryer goes out :(  I kind of wanted all of her stuff to be soft. At least at first.  It keeps breaking and dh keeps fixing it.

 

I read that coconut oil can help with Group B strep so we are going to try making and eating a lot of these:

 

http://www.cookingtf.com/real-food-storage-peppermint-patties/

 

Also read that dates make birth easier so thinking about some homemade Lara Bars too!

 

My DH's aunt (who assisted our first birth) told me a couple years ago that midwives down there are using coconut oil suppositories for GBS prevention.  So that's what I do...we are unassisted so obviously I don't test for it (and I didn't test positive my first pregnancy either), but I figure it can't hurt!

post #219 of 527
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My DH's aunt (who assisted our first birth) told me a couple years ago that midwives down there are using coconut oil suppositories for GBS prevention.  So that's what I do...we are unassisted so obviously I don't test for it (and I didn't test positive my first pregnancy either), but I figure it can't hurt!

 

So how many times do you do the suppositories and how early?  I'm terrified that we are going to end up unassisted and we are preparing (due to a busy time in the area and our midwife needing to leave town for a very good reason) but dh really doesn't have the reaction time to be able to help if something didn't go right or if I needed assistance.  Like I don't think he could even dial 911 in a somewhat timely fashion should he need to.

 

In other news, I just had dh go up the attic to get down our box of 0-3 month clothes. Our other girls wore them for 6 months so I thought we had a bunch for all seasons.  Ummm....not what I expected. I found 4-5 non Christmassy outfits that are long pants.  6 sleepers. 2 Gowns. 1 jumper.  Most have stains.  No late spring/ summer clothes at all.   I'm going to go check and see if I stashed some in another box tomorrow and see how many gender neutral clothes might be in the boy box but oh my! I think I will be making a trip to the consignment shop tomorrow! We needed a bouncy seat anyway but I wasn't counting on getting to pick out clothes as well.

post #220 of 527

I'm dreading having an IV for GBS during labor.  I didn't even get a chance to try to prevent it..  I tested positive when it happened to show up during a routine urine check very early in my pregnancy, and my midwife said it requires much higher levels to show up in the urine, so if it did, then policy is automatic treatment during labor, no more testing.

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