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post #121 of 138
awww I've missed this thread!!!! So nice to "have it back" lol. Every will be turning 1 in 3 weeks!! : : : Gosh, it seems like just yesterday he was only a month old and I was complaining about how much he nurses...lol, he nurses even MORE now plus all the yummy fruits and veggies he chows down. I love being a mother so much, every single day (even the toughest ones) includes smiles, giggles, belly laughs, "chases", games, toys, tickling, dancing, and snuggling. What more cuold you ask for?? I know there are some days that I want to pull my hair out and even *gasp* quit breastfeeding, but it is all soooo worth it. I couldn't imagine him weaning any time in the near future at all, yet so many people ask me "why is that child still nursing???" Uh....why NOT??? No one has given me a substantial answer. They say something like "dont you think he's getting too big"? Um...no, thats why I'm still nourishing him, lol! I didn't know there was a size limit on breastfeeding! lmao.

Kate, that mother's helper sounds great, thats so cool Finn is liking it And I STILL have not painted that turtle : but I STILL plan to I really want to paint a BIG one to put on my wall. Plus then I wont have to do it when I get pregnant again (yes...I said when )
post #122 of 138

its so quiet over here!

I'm 4 months pp and soo want to be preggy again! Am I crazy? I have 3 gorgeous girls and I want more???????
I am officially a UC junky~ gotta get my fix~
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post #124 of 138
what state do you live in mama?
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post #126 of 138
Hey thanks Kate! I just saw your post. I remember your Finn's birth story well. Such a lovely birth.

And AmyJeans- I'm right there with ya! 4 months pp and already looking forward to the next time

Kat
post #127 of 138
I am jumping on late but I am here! I haven't been at the forums for that long. (why i do not know) I have however been reading Mothering since I was pregnant with my 14 dd. I had a birthceter birth with her, midwives at home with my 8yo ds and a UC with just me and hubby with my 17 mo ds. I would love to have another baby and will be having another UC as far as I can tell. Glad to be here!
Wendi
post #128 of 138
Hello everyone! It has been so long since I checked in. Very busy and full of life and joy. Thorin will be one year tomorrow. He has been walking for two months now and is such a wonderful boy! So good to see this forum still going strong. I have missed it.
Blessings ladies!
Brandi
post #129 of 138
5 1/2 weeks pp for me. I can't believe how big my baby is! 13lbs 6oz at the doc appt I went to for the sole purpose of getting a letter for the bc. And after all that I FORGOT the letter!! Oh well, at least it's my sis and she can give it to me or mail it at some point.
post #130 of 138
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Originally Posted by palamala
I live in NC.
I would check with your town hall for the paperwork to apply for a birth certificate. Give the clerk a call, most clerks either have a packet ready for you or can call the office of vital statistics to obtain the paperwork.
you could google your town for their website & contact info.
Obviously, midwives are in your state and they need the paperwork as well- for that matter, so do the hospitals. The paperwork has to come from somewhere!
As far as proof, in CT we just needed 2 signed notarized papers from friends stating they knew I was pregnant.
post #131 of 138
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Originally Posted by barefoot mama
5 1/2 weeks pp for me. I can't believe how big my baby is! 13lbs 6oz at the doc appt I went to for the sole purpose of getting a letter for the bc. And after all that I FORGOT the letter!! Oh well, at least it's my sis and she can give it to me or mail it at some point.
who-hoo!
my 4 month old is 20 lbs and 27 in! whatta chunk!
post #132 of 138

Thank You, Amyjeans!

Is it really that simple? How specific do they want the statement, any suggestions on how to word it?

Your baby is as big as mine, he'll be five months Sunday. Ack! Where does the time go?

: back to my chunk(s) o' love...
post #133 of 138
it is that easy- I can email you a copy of our state document and you can type it, copying the format, then use that! just pm me your email address and I'll scan it.
Thanks!
post #134 of 138
Thank you! I'll pm you...
post #135 of 138

Grandson has patent urachus

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Originally Posted by ChildoftheMoon
We are all well and happy here (well mostly). Thorin is almost 5 months old and over 19 pounds, almost 28 in. tall. He is a happy boy and grabs everything in sight. The reason why we are just (mostly) doing well is that Thorin is scheduled to have surgery to remove a patent urachus. It is a connection between the bladder and the umbilicus that did not close after birth. It is a really rare occurance (3 in one million babies) but not life threatening and completely fixable. I am really nervous and scared about the surgery, but so thankful it is something we can fix. We discovered it because he has had a blob of flesh sticking out of his belly button that did not respond to usual treatment for that kind of thing. He was also leaking fluid out of the blob (urine).
Everything else is wonderful. Homeschooling and perpetually busy. We are trying to buy a house, doing all the lovely paperwork to qualify, then we have to try and find a house in our price rang, which may prove impossible since we live in California, but we will try anyway!
Missing coming to Mothering and all you lovely ladies, but life is just so full, and my computer so slow, I just don't find the time to sit.
Love to you all, it is nice to hear how everyone is doing.
Brandi
Hello, My grandson also has a patent urachus. He is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday of this week. Can you tell me the outcome of your son's surgery? I am very worried about this surgery
post #136 of 138
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Hello, My grandson also has a patent urachus. He is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday of this week. Can you tell me the outcome of your son's surgery? I am very worried about this surgery
I am sorry I did not see this until today (we have been moving).
The surgery went wonderfully. We had both a urologist and general surgeon attending. He has healed well and we have had no further problems. Recovery was rough. It was hard to know what the cries were for (pain, bladder extension, etc) We had trouble with the catheter coming out, and had to have it put back in a few times. We had a wonderful urologist who was at our beck and call all hours though. Don't be afraid to ask questions and be bothersome! My son also had a rough time with the gas anesthesia, he had gas bubbles and pain for many days. He looked very strange right after surgery, bloated and stiff. He did refuse to nurse for a while and threatened to get dehydrated. I was determined to get home and get him off IV fluids (I could tell he did not like being at the hospital, every time he would look around and see where he was, he would scream). I dropper fed him breastmilk every ten minutes to keep him hydrated until he felt like nursing again. This may not even be an issue for your grandson, just giving a scenario.
It took a few days after the catheter came out for him to pee normally again, just something that takes a little time to get used to again.
His belly button will look very strange for a while (if they have to do anything to it) but the swelling does go down. My son now has a fairly normal looking belly button, it does look different, but I don't think anyone would really notice unless they knew he had surgery.
Please feel free to send me a personal message if you have any other questions or concerns. Your grandson will do great. Wishing him a safe surgery and swift recovery.
~Brandi
post #137 of 138
hi all,
taking a sanity break at the computers in town. i really can't believe dh keeps talking about what spacing between kiddos works for different friends. we still are living in the camper with no running water, though we've been digging trenches for the house. that's progress, but he just has no idea how hard this is for me. well it seems that maybe he does, but he thinks it's my problem.

wow! a mother's helper! that sounds so nice! good for you for doing it, kate!!

mamajaza...just to clarify about the abuse from my bro, it wasn't sexual, it was physical/emo/mental. i'm not sure how what i wrote was read. but either way, i should feel that it's bad that it came from my brother like you said. good to know you're still around. i'd love to see pics of your girls, i bet they're so big!

kate~when in oct will you be in santa fe? my in-laws are building a house there and dh is welding a guardrail/stair rail for the deck. he's to install it in oct. are you going for balloon fiesta. i *may* go with him, but haven't decided yet, it's been so expensive to travel. i think he'll be installing it sometime in early oct? i'm hoping for during balloon fiesta as some close friends who haven't met bodhi will be in albuq. it'd be neat to meet you and finn!
post #138 of 138
Hi just checking in...

Ds1 was a planned UC with an ugly hospital transfer and ds2, also a planned UC, was born at home with a doula present. When my dh started to freak out due to a very swollen cervix and I started hollering for drugs, I called my doula-friend and ds2 was born 4 hours later in our bedroom. I know the jury is out as to whether a doula can attend a birth and it still be UC. As for me, it was an ecstatic birth and I don't care what label its given.

To the mamas/grandmamas facing sugery: we just got out of a 3 day hospital stay for an E.coli UTI in my 2 month old ds. During ultrasound they found a kidney anomily that requires further investigation since UTIs are extremely rare in newborns. (Had I had a prenatal US, they would have seen this then--and I would have had tons of non-productive stress during pregnancy!) I am scared to pieces about potential surgery.

My warmest thoughts are with you. Keep us posted.
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