Originally Posted by hippy mum
Patience-did you have weight issues those pregnancies to gain so much? Just wondered, everyone I've met who has seemed to, but not everyone.
Hippy, sorry for the delay on answering. I have an easier time updating on fb, but am trying to get better about updating here. W/dd1 & 2, I wasn't overwgt before pg & I was pretty much all baby throughout both. When I went in for labor & then left 4 days later after c.s., I lost 40lbs w/both. I did retain a lot of water w/both & think that might of contributed along w/big babies. W/dd3 & 4, I was overwgt to begin with, but still gained around 60lbs & also retained a lot of water (esp in my feet & legs). Again by the time I left hosp. I had lost 40ish lbs w/both. This time around, I have a higher protein consumption & have no swelling in my legs or feet & minimal in other places.
Originally Posted by hippy mum
Afm-got u/s report-cervix is long and closed. My mw's think the spotting (had more) is surface cervix agitation from activity and a lot of the ctx are from baby being low. Taking Calm magnesium drink to see if it stops them. If so I can go back to normal activity, right now I have to rest more and just be careful. They couldn't find hb w/ the fetascope today, but he was moving around, and I had some ctx while there, so they saw them and now I don't feel so crazy. They did another urine culture too.
Hippy, my MW recommended a liquid calcium w/magnesium to help w/labor. What are you taking? Is it natural? I haven't had a chance to research it.
Originally Posted by hapersmion
We had our ultrasound today, finally! (Now we just have to wait and see if insurance kicks in to cover it.) Despite all the times my younger son told me there were twins, (Or - "Your belly is getting bigger bigger 'cause there's more more more babies!") there's just one in there. :) (Thank goodness.)
It was just a quick scan, but everything looks good. We got a good picture of a hand. :) And - it's a third boy, looks like. The person wasn't 100% sure, because the cord was right nearby, but it looked pretty clearly like a boy to me too. Maybe not as completely obvious as it was with my first, but at least 90-95% sure, I'd say. So that's going to be interesting... but I'm not sure a girl would be any easier than three boys. :) That would be a whole new learning curve. I'm a little sad, because I'm not planning to get pregnant any more, and I have a family middle name to pass down to a girl... but that was the chance we took, and it will be a baby anyhow. And nobody is going to try to give him Barbie dolls. :P If we really want a girl, we may consider adopting down the road, but that will be a whole other madness.
But how in the world am I going to think of another boy's name?!?!?!?
Hapersmion - Congrats on boy!! I'm having my 5th girl, so a boy sounds wonderful to me since girls I believe are so much harder to raise. Major attitude & so many clothes//dresses/various shoes/hair accessories/dances, etc to buy for on top of sports fees/equipment. I hope you find a boy name that clicks. If we have a boy, we came up with Jackson, but I wouldn't really know unless it clicked in my soul. lol
Potty stool - I too think about this every time I sit on the toilet. I did some research on it a while ago & it makes sense to me seeing how we're naturally supposed to squat. I've been thinking about buying one, but haven't gotten around to it. Where did you buy yours? Anyone have any suggestions??
Originally Posted by SparkleMaman
This is totally unrelated to any current conversation but I wanted to share. I ordered some newborn fitted diapers from a seller on Etsy, just to try a few. I received them yesterday and they are just awesome!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/98081772/custom-spot-for-two-newborn-organic?ref=shop_home_active I ordered 3 organic newborn fitteds for $36, which I thought was a great price considering how well made they are and that they include an awesome snap in doubler. I'm planning to order a dozen more, instead of the newborn Kissaluvs that I loved with DD and planned to purchase again. These are so stinking cute and super, luxuriously soft!
Happy weekend, mamas!!
Sparkle... Omgoodness.. those cloth diapers are adorable! I too decided before I was preg. that I wanted to use cloth diapers this time around. A friend of mine did with her ds, but hers were just plain blue. I clicked on the link you posted & it shows 2 for $26.00 USD. Problem is, my babies come out at almost 10lbs & are well above 14lbs by the 1st month (5-14lbs listed) so they wouldn't be beneficial for me. By "custom", does that mean they can make them to fit bigger babies? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Originally Posted by Tiffa
I was wondering, especially for those who have already had a fall/winter baby, what are the pros and cons? It's my favorite season so I just keep on thinking about how wonderfully happy it will be. As long as those darn hormones don't ruin it. But I will have to bundle the little guy up and keep him inside, which means less outside time for me. And protect from all the sickness running through everyone who will want to get close.
After he comes I can enjoy the good food without worrying what it is doing to the baby! For the reason I kind of hope he decides to come before Thanksgiving. Haha.
2 of my 4 dd's were winter babies. I bfed & they never got sick until I stopped bfing @ 6mo old & 9mo. And I went around others who were sick. Its amazing how much immunity we pass through our milk. I bfed dd1 & dd2 til 6mo, dd3 til 9mo & dd4 til 2 yrs old. Out of all of them, dd4 was less sick. I don't think she even got her 1st cold til almost a y when she was going around touching everything. Although having a winter baby, I spent a lot more time at home (in evenings) but I worked w/both of them, so they were in daycare all day & still had wonderful immunities!! I truly give credit to bfing. Once I switched dd1, 2, & 3 to formula, thats when they started getting sick. I also just learned in my bfing class that powdered formula contains bacteria & can grow quickly in the can & when you make another bottle, you're feeding it to your baby.
Also, I read one of the ladies on here talking about cig smoke. With all 4 of my dd's, I spent a number of visits at docs for ear infections. They wouldn't have any sickness at all & then as soon as I would go somewhere & someone had smoked in the room I was in or was smoking nearby, the very next day, they would get an ear infection. It wasn't til dd2, that my new ped. told me why it was happening. She said cig smoke has bacteria in it & when it travels into the ear canal of an infant or small child, it grows quickly & thus is why I would notice an ear infection the very next day. Some babies are probably more susceptible to it then others, but makes sense. My late dad was a chain smoker when I was a younger child & I always had ear infections birth til 10 yo & they would be excruinating until my mom (non smoker) & dad divorced (when I was 10yrs old) & then I never had any issues after that unless I would go to my dads for a visit. Once he quit smoking, I never had a problem. Sad thing, it took 2 kids & a ped for me to figure it out. I tried to avoid ppl who smoked openingly around my children w/dd3 & 4 & they only had a few ear infections when I couldn't avoid it. I even got to the point where I told family members & friends (in a polite way) that if they couldn't keep the smoke away from my children when I visited, then I wouldn't visit anymore. Some were respectful, others, not so much & needless to say, I stopped visiting them.
Originally Posted by SparkleMaman
Just finished my 1 hour glucose screening (drank my organic grape juice rather than the vile Glucola, thank goodness). By my own glucometer, I should pass with flying colors. Fingers crossed!
Sparkle, did you pass your sugar test? I have to take my test next Thursday & was debating jelly beans, but the organic grape juice sounds nicer since I hate jelly beans. What did you drink?
Vaquitita, I hope your feeling is right!! I had a feeling I was def having a boy (so much, I would of bet my worldly possessions), but 2 u.s. show girl. I'll be really surprised if its a boy considering it def looked just like my other 4dd's u.s. girl parts.
I'm looking into the cloth diapers. What are thirsties? Assunta covers? I'm going to do some more research of my own, but I've found it helpful to hear what others say about it too.
I have so much to organize around here too! How the heck did you muster up the energy?? I'm severely struggling to do just reg chores. I really hope my nesting kicks in soon!!
I'm also experiencing preg. insomnia. I already have a problem w/it from time to time when not preg, but every time dd4 (4yrs old) wakes me up or I gotta pee (frequently), it takes me hrs to go back to sleep. I'm so exhausted w/this pg more than any of my 4dd's. DH says its because we live on 10 acres & there's way more responsibility here than I've ever had. But of course, me being 4 yrs older prob doesn't help either.