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Queer, Pregnant, & Parenting - April, May & June 2013! - Page 25post #481 of 6016/12/13 at 11:40ampost #482 of 6016/12/13 at 12:16pmpost #483 of 6016/12/13 at 1:28pmThread Starterpost #484 of 6016/12/13 at 3:10pmpost #485 of 6016/12/13 at 3:28pmCongrats Cordelia!!!!
Good luck on everybody else due this month!
Just waiting over here with no s/s of impending labor ugh but I have 11 days until my due date. We are also working on our second parent adoption so DP is hoping the baby will stay in longer. I'm running out of comfy room in my belly and the baby will not drop! I want to meet this little one soon!
Take care all!!!post #486 of 6016/12/13 at 4:01pmpost #487 of 6016/12/13 at 5:39pmpost #488 of 6016/13/13 at 6:10ampost #489 of 6016/13/13 at 10:25am
Hey all! I'm kinda slinking back in after being MIA for a while. I'm a little overwhelmed by a 25 page discussion, but hey, I have to start somewhere I guess! Anyway, just wanted to join the ranks now that I'm pregnant. I have PCOS and did multiple IUIs, so I am really excited, but really nervous! The TTC process was starting to take a toll on me so I could not have asked for a better time to get that amazing BFP. My EDD is 2/9/14. I have a non-bio son and an attic full of his stuff, so another boy would be awesome and helpful! But, of course, my DP thinks it's a girl. No matter what I'm just happy to be pregnant. Hope everyone is doing well!post #490 of 6016/13/13 at 11:40ampost #491 of 6016/13/13 at 2:17pmpost #492 of 6016/13/13 at 6:07pmpost #493 of 6016/13/13 at 9:33pm
Congrats gamitzer! We went through five rounds of IUI before getting our BFP, so I know what you mean. Happy to see you here! How old is your son?
Hope your appointment is soon, S&B, and everything goes well. Bed rest sounds really rough. :(
We started raspberry leaf tea now that we are in the third trimester since it is supposed to do so many wonderful things. I'm wondering if DW would get any of the benefits if I made some and kept it in the fridge to drink iced. I think hot tea is supposed to be better but it might be easier to fit into the many things that have to fit into an increasingly small stomach if she could drink some cold from time to time.
Also curious if anyone has done or is planning to do evening primrose to help things along in the end? We are trying to figure out how this might work in a twin pregnancy timing-wise, though I guess we better ask the midwife at our next appointment. Both babies are currently head down, though a tiny bit sideways. It is still early, though. Measuring 35 weeks at almost 28 weeks! Also, DW passed the final GD test! No 3 hour test this round. No more horrible glucose drinks. Hurray!post #494 of 6016/13/13 at 10:04pm
I have a brief moment to say hi..
Cordelia.. congrats .. cant wait to hear more and hope you are recovering ok
esenbee. yeah bed rest was tough at times.. but i was never on full bed rest so i was still able to get up and go places if i felt up to it.. Why did they put you on BR > how far are you now? Watch lots of netflix and surf the net.. I spent alot of time on Facebook LOL
Hi to everyone else...
Lots of new babies due soon! Cant wait for the next baby boom...
AFM.. Life as a SAHM with three babies is interesting.. my mom left and i am working at getting the boys into a better eating/napping routine.. Most of the time I am doing well.. and they are growing so much these days.. All of them are talking up a storm and cooing and smiling.. they love to go outside already.. we put a pack n play under a tree in the yard and they like lying there looking at the leaves sway back and forth! They are 3.5 months ( 2 month adjusted) .. August weighs 12 lbs 6 oz.. Gage weighs 9 lbs 4 oz and Finn our little bruiser who was just 3.5 lbs at birth is 11 pounds.. he is so chunky I love it!! August is mad teething and is generally crabby.. but when u can get hm to smile.. he lights up.. he also likes to laugh... he likes to think hes an only child .. he would prefer if I held him 24.7..so that is a bit of a challenge.. but we are working at him being a little less clingy to me.. Gage is so sweet.. hes very chill and content and is the most talkative.. he still is struggling to gain weight and reflux is still an issue.. but other that that hes so so sweet.. Finn likes to eat.. ALOT.. he can not go 3 hrs between meals.. hes also very happy and always smiling and he was the 1st to laugh.. he is a sweet little guy.. I love seeing their personalities emerge and watch them start to notice each other a little bit more !!post #495 of 6016/14/13 at 4:45amS+B, when you say hard to breathe, I get a little nervous. Make sure you bring that up with your new doc today. Shortness of breath can be an emergency situation, so if its bad, go to the ER. I'm not trying to scare you, if its mild, no big.
Bigfoot, I steeped RRL tea and then refrigerated it or drank it over ice.
CaNanny, they are stinking adorable.post #496 of 6016/14/13 at 6:51am
Pokey -- There you go, as always, welcoming all the new people and including everyone! I hope you have a great delivery! You deserve it! You are so close now.
Bigfoot -- To answer your question, I'm not using any herbs. It's not really my thing.
Cananny - Glad you are surviving SAHM-hood and enjoying the boys! How nice that you can take them outside under the trees. I am a little paranoid about doing that with mine because we have a lot of Lyme disease in my area, and I don't ticks walking onto the baby! But we are definitely going to teach it to appreciate the outdoors, so I'll just have to be careful.post #497 of 6016/14/13 at 7:08am
Welcome, gamitzer! Congratulations
bigfoot, yes, at 36 weeks I'll start EPO vaginally and orally. I did the same with DD. Maybe a bit earlier depending on how things go the next month.
Cananny, it sounds like your boys are already so unique. I'm glad you are savouring it - it does go by so quickly!! A few couples I know with multiples said the first year was just to survive and then it gets easier
Afm: I'm just over 32 weeks. Still struggling a bit with my blood sugars but they are mostly under control as long as I get my timing for eating and insulin correct. I didn't have to call the nurse for a few days which was nice but I have to call this morning to check in before the weekend. I think she will tweak the amounts a bit again. I also had a scary day on Wednesday. I was having lots of period type cramping. I had the same for a couple of hours on Tuesday and when it started again on Wednesday I finally called my midwife. I was sent to bed for the day and told to drink a ton of water. By yesterday they were gone. I ran an all day training class on Tuesday and was on my feet all day and likely didn't drink enough water. I'm hoping that's all it was. I'd like this baby to grow for at least another 4 weeks - preferably 6 or 7! I'm back in to see the GD team on Tuesday and my midwife later that same day.
I still feel good overall but some days I wonder how I can possibly get any bigger! I only have 4 weeks of work left! Hooray! DP got offered a steady gig on a tv series that shoots until December so that was awesome news to get yesterday - the industry has really picked up so she may have her pick of shows. We still haven't sold our townhouse unfortunately but we dropped the price this week so hopefully that brings in some more offers. We have to think about moving our beds over in the next few weeks in case baby comes early. Still lots going on as usualpost #498 of 6016/14/13 at 8:50am
esenbee-Hang in there! I hope you get some good news soon.
bigfoot--I'm so glad DW passed the test. One less thing to worry about. I started evening primrose oil around 36 weeks. I started with 1 and increased by 1 each week. I drank RRL cold all the time when I was TTC. I would steep the leaves overnight and then strain it in the morning and put some in the fridge. That's great the babies are head down. You're planning a vaginal birth, right? Sounds like things are going well for all of you.
Cananny--They are getting so big! Plus, they just get cuter every day.
Outdoorsy-Aww, shucks! Thanks. I always remember how folks welcomed me when I joined Queer Conceptions. It made me feel special and like part of the community. I want others to feel that way too. I am getting close. So are you! I hope you have a great delivery too. Can't wait to "meet" your little one! I'm tired and uncomfortable. How are you?
carmen--I hope your house sells soon and congrats to DP on the new job. That sounds fun! Good luck with your last few weeks of work. I am loving maternity leave. I'm trying to rest a lot and stay hydrated. That can be trickier when you are working and get busy.
AFM-39 weeks now. Hard to believe. I went to yoga yesterday. After that I was pretty tired so I spent most of the day on the couch lying down. I filed my disability claims and got the car seat inspected so all the big stuff is done. I'm trying to get a few things done each day and rest a lot. I haven't had any signs that labor is starting soon so I'm just hanging out.post #499 of 6016/14/13 at 11:29am
Cananny - How adorable are your kids?! I can't imagine the craziness with three babies, but at least they are cute enough to make up for whatever trouble they give you. :)
carmen - Good luck with the sale, and I hope your cramping is gone for good! Congrats to your DP on the job!
pokey - At least you don't have work anymore and can rest up! Can't believe your boy could be here in a week!
AFU - Four days! The lovely pokey is letting us park in her parking spot, which is just blocks from the hospital, so one less thing to worry about! For now, I'm just working my last two days and spending the weekend getting ready for the descending in-laws. If anyone has any c-section prep/recovery advice, I'm all ears.post #500 of 6016/14/13 at 12:14pm
hi everyone! i'm almost never on my computer these days, though i've been reading along from my phone. i also tend to post more pics on facebook, so if you're not part of the group there, maybe you should be...
so excited for all the new babies coming, and recently arrived! congrats, cordelia!
afm, jane and theron will be eight weeks old tomorrow! not sure how that happened. the first six weeks were ROUGH, but i feel like we're coming out of the woods now and i'm able to enjoy it all a bit more. you know, right before i have to go back to work.:/ luckily, i have three more weeks off, and will be working from home mostly until august, so i still have time to enjoy them.:)
here are some pics.
just born. jane on the left, theron on the right:
two month pics coming soon!
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