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post #41 of 61

So glad to hear that everything went well. Sorry if my post before made you panic extra or anything. I am always hesitant to go there with my experience.

post #42 of 61
CoBabyMaker the retreat was a formal one with programming. It was also about 7.5 hrs in the car total (after the 2.5hr detour to drop DD off at my sisters.) the ride was hard on my body but when we stopped to stretch it really helped
Also some yoga when we were at our destination. Good luck. It was our first time leaving DD with my sister I can appreciate that feeling.
post #43 of 61

So had my 28 week prenatal today.  Baby is breech, which I know is fine, they keep telling me is fine fine fine nothing to worry about- but if she doesn't turn and we can't turn her (not likely) I can't birth at the birth center.

 

Make me feel better?     ;(

post #44 of 61

Other Mother,

DD2 was breech and I did some of the things on spinning babies and got her to turn at 30something weeks!

post #45 of 61
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So had my 28 week prenatal today.  Baby is breech, which I know is fine, they keep telling me is fine fine fine nothing to worry about- but if she doesn't turn and we can't turn her (not likely) I can't birth at the birth center.

 

Make me feel better?     ;(

My babe just flipped to vertex. She had been vertex, then I went swimming and that night she flipped to breech. I began doing inversions, cold packs by her head, chiro released some ligaments, and finally i went swimming again (doing lots of flips in the pool) and she turned less than 2 days later. While everyone told me it was fine, I needed to try something (anything!). I am not patient enough to just sit and wait (plus it triggered alot of uterine irritability when she was breech).

post #46 of 61
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You do have plenty of time OtherMother, but I would check out spinningbabies.com, you can at least start doing the inversion and see what you might try later if she stays breech.
post #47 of 61
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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

So glad to hear that everything went well. Sorry if my post before made you panic extra or anything. I am always hesitant to go there with my experience.

 

Don't worry - I appreciated your advice and sharing your own experience, so thank you. smile.gif

post #48 of 61

Thanks everyone! My MW suggested spinningbabies too. I will definitely check it out when I have time and start doing some things to be proactive. I'm also starting chiro care in the next couple weeks, so that should help.

post #49 of 61
Thread Starter 
Felt some hiccups today, that's always fun smile.gif DD had them everyday (and sometimes multiple times a day) for the entire 3rd trimester, but at least I knew where her head was! I couldn't tell if it was baby boy's hiccups or if baby girl turned (felt like she might have earlier, but probably just wishful thinking on my part) and they were hers, but they were low! I'm sending vibes to you OtherMother and anyone else who needs them for head down babies, hopefully mine will both get there too as I really want a vaginal birth again!

Our remodel is proceeding nicely so far. They got everything ripped out the first day in the kitchen and got everything drywalled and painted and now the new cabinets are mostly installed (they should be finishing up the back panel and filler pieces today) and they look awesome! Bay window will be in tomorrow too and then kitchen floor next week. The rest probably not until the week after (carpet, doors, and trim for the upstairs). Tile backsplash in the kitchen might get done next week too as it should be in Monday, then they can install the hood once that is in. It's nice to see the progress, makes me feel less antsy to do stuff smile.gif
post #50 of 61
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Our remodel is proceeding nicely so far. They got everything ripped out the first day in the kitchen and got everything drywalled and painted and now the new cabinets are mostly installed (they should be finishing up the back panel and filler pieces today) and they look awesome! Bay window will be in tomorrow too and then kitchen floor next week. The rest probably not until the week after (carpet, doors, and trim for the upstairs). Tile backsplash in the kitchen might get done next week too as it should be in Monday, then they can install the hood once that is in. It's nice to see the progress, makes me feel less antsy to do stuff smile.gif

Wow!  I have never heard of a renovation going that quickly outside of an HGTV show!  That's awesome!

post #51 of 61
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Yeah, these guys are on the ball! Basically the main guy just finds the very best sub contractors he can, so they all know their stuff really well. It's nice smile.gif
post #52 of 61
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Yeah, these guys are on the ball! Basically the main guy just finds the very best sub contractors he can, so they all know their stuff really well. It's nice smile.gif

That is fantastic!  You hear of so many contractors who are total scammers, it's so great you guys have found such an awesome one.

 

DS seems to be doing pretty well at his new dayhome.  He was really happy when I picked him up yesterday afternoon.  After parent and tot today he said he didn't want to go and that the dayhome provider is scary.  I asked if it's because she's a stranger and he said "ya".  When I dropped him off though he practically ran through the door to go play and didn't even bother to say goodbye to me, so I am hoping actions speak louder than words...

post #53 of 61
Ns I hope so too. My DD does the same thing. She just wishes she could be with me all the time.
Quinalla that's soooo exciting. I had replacement window put in this year and I am still marveling over it all. My house is ancient and needs a ton of work but the windows make it more like home. We had good contractors too.

Tonight I went to the L&D unit for a non stress test because baby didn't move all day. Once they put the monitor on he was moving up a storm and I felt like a fool. Sigh. The nurse also started in about how she only sees problems with homebirths and how safe the hospital is...... Sigh ugh. I thanked her for her concern but said I feel confident in my providers.
post #54 of 61
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Ns I hope so too. My DD does the same thing. She just wishes she could be with me all the time.
Quinalla that's soooo exciting. I had replacement window put in this year and I am still marveling over it all. My house is ancient and needs a ton of work but the windows make it more like home. We had good contractors too.

Tonight I went to the L&D unit for a non stress test because baby didn't move all day. Once they put the monitor on he was moving up a storm and I felt like a fool. Sigh. The nurse also started in about how she only sees problems with homebirths and how safe the hospital is...... Sigh ugh. I thanked her for her concern but said I feel confident in my providers.

That is annoying....Sorry you had to have NST and good thing baby was moving well. That happened to me a handful of times with DD and she always started kicking around as soon as I got hooked up to the monitor.

post #55 of 61
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Yeah, the new bay window is really nice, I'll try to post some pictures next week of the progress!

amlikam, glad everything looked good, sorry about the nurse lecture, of course she sees only the problem HBs, people without problems don't come to the hospital!
post #56 of 61
Hi Mommas-

Did you use a baby monitor with your first? Starting at what age?

We had one on our registry, but no one purchased it, so we need to decide if we want to buy one right away or not. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
post #57 of 61

TJ, we did/do.  Even though DS slept in our bed until he was 10mos, our t.v./living room is on a different floor than the bedrooms.  So even though our house is small I liked having it so we could be on a different floor and hear DS (same with visiting in-laws, staying at my parents, etc.).  We used it from the beginning, and still use it now that DS is 2.5 (he often wakes up to pee or something before we go to bed).  We never actually need/needed it when we were in our bedroom, because our house is quite small and DS is directly across the hall from us so I can always hear him.

 

For camping (because it works at any distance and we often camp at group sites where the fire isn't right by our trailer) and for travel (so we don't have to pack our monitor) this app is really awesome if you our or DH/partner have an iphone.

post #58 of 61
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Twilightjoy, even if your baby sleeps with you at night, they are really nice to have unless you are in a really small space as there is bound to be somewhere in your house/apartment where you will be too far away (or think you are too far away which is equally important when you are in paranoid mom mode) to hear during naps or when you put them down early at night. You may not use it in the first week or so, but I'd have one from the start so it is all set up and ready. I really like having two parent units so if one runs out of battery I'm not tied to an outlet, but YMMV on that. ANd regarding paranoid mom mode, I'm very laid back about everything and even I had some super worried/paranoid moments.
post #59 of 61
Thanks N and Katie! Baby will be sleeping in our room, but we have a 2 story house so it sounds like I'll definitely need one for naptime when I'm down on the main floor.

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Originally Posted by nstewart View Post

For camping (because it works at any distance and we often camp at group sites where the fire isn't right by our trailer) and for travel (so we don't have to pack our monitor) this app is really awesome if you our or DH/partner have an iphone.

I have an iPhone, but DH doesn't. How does that app work? I can't figure it out. Do you leave the iPhone with the baby? And then check it online? Or do we both need iPhones for it to work?
post #60 of 61

NS, So glad that your DS seems to be happy at his new dayhome! 

 

Twilight, I find a monitor helpful at the beginning, especially if you have a two story house.  We never used a video one or anything but it's nice to have something.  Like you said, for naps and such.

 

Amlikam, I'm glad everything looked good when you went in.  And Ugh to the nurses comment!  Like Quinalla said, of course because they only see the ones that need to come in, not all the ones born at home wonderfully!  I had a nurse make a comment like that to me after my transfer and it really annoyed me.  

 

Well, our weekend went great!  DH and I had a really nice drive over to my grandparents and even got to stop for lunch half way at a restaurant we've wanted to try.  It was delish!  My grandpa is doing better than I expected.  While he is not fully recovered he is making fantastic progress.  He is not one to be complacent so he pushes himself which is great.  The weather was glorious and we drove though some very beautiful areas.  We didn't hit any weather in the mountains which was also a blessing.  The girls did great and we are all very happy to be back together!

 

Now I need to sit down and make a plan for our full week.  We need to take DHs aunt somewhere everyday this week which isn't a huge deal it just means I need to be a little more organized-probably a good thing!

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