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post #61 of 96
Thanks for the info, busybusymoma. I'll go check it out.

bunny
post #62 of 96
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't have GD!!!!!!!!!!!!! We can still birth at the Birthing Center, I'm so relieved.

Thanks for all your support (as always)~

Lisa
post #63 of 96
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by lisamarie
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't have GD!!!!!!!!!!!!! We can still birth at the Birthing Center, I'm so relieved.

Thanks for all your support (as always)~

Lisa
Lisa! I SO glad to hear it! A birthing center birth sounds fine!
post #64 of 96
I am VERY happy for you,Lisa! Phew what a relief,huh?!?


Linda
"wonder twins" EDD 4/6/03
post #65 of 96
lisa- The banana is very excited for you

and so are we all

more later,
bunny
post #66 of 96
Awwwwww, thanks everyone! Hey and BTW, after our wee ones arrive, we should continue this (April Babies) over at Life w/a Babe!

Hugs~

Lisa
post #67 of 96
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by lisamarie
Hey and BTW, after our wee ones arrive, we should continue this (April Babies) over at Life w/a Babe!
Sounds like a plan!
post #68 of 96
Hey there April Mamas! I haven't checked in in ages, but I've been reading the threads and keeping up with all of you! I've just been sooooo utterly exhausted, I need to sleep whenever DS does, which doesn't leave much online time.

Glad to read that everyone is doing well! We're really getting there, aren't we?

I'm feeling well (besides the exhaustion!)...and starting to get prepared for our homebirth. Our hypnobirthing class starts next week, which I'm thrilled about. Unfortunately, I've only managed to gain about 10 lbs, and I'm consistenly measuring 3 weeks smaller than I am (I"m sure about my dates), so my midwife is leaving it up to us whether or not we want an ultrasound. I havent' decided--I was very small with DS as well, and he was an early, big baby! I'm feeling confident that everything is fine this time too!

We're *almost* decided on names: Ezra George for a boy, and Hazel Margaret for a girl. The girls name seems to be changing everyday, though! LOL!

Keep on hanging in there, Mamas! We're close!
post #69 of 96
Thread Starter 
Sorry to hear you're so tired, MamaMae...

I'm pretty small too, but I measured 28cm at 28w3d. I've gained approx. six pounds total. Midwives are so cool! My former OB group would probably be spazzing out... they're so weird. I honestly think if you're eating well, sleeping good etc that you will gain what you need to gain (barring some kind of physical problem, sickness etc) and so will the baby! Guess you can tell I'm pretty hands off. LOL

I hear so many great things about Hypnobirthing...

Oh, and cool names!

Michelle
post #70 of 96

another negative GD screen!!!!!

yippee! count me as another april mama with a negative GD screen. hooray. i got a 99 and the "normal" range is 70-140, so i was clearly in the normal range. that's just one more worry off my plate.

had my last hypnobirthing session yesterday which was great. now i just keep listening to the tapes and chillin' out and things will go great. had a little vision of our babe as a boy and he told me his name was natan (which was my grandfather's hebrew name, the one we have chosen for a boy baby). hmmmmm.......
post #71 of 96
Thread Starter 
Good!

Glad we're so healthy! inky
post #72 of 96
Oh I'm so glad to hear~such a relief huh???

Take Care~

Lisa
post #73 of 96
Glad to hear everyone's getting great GD results!!!

I do mine next week...we're doing the home test, I don't really know much about it, though. Fingers crossed that all goes well!

busybusymomma--your six pounds is encouraging! I only gained 14 with my first pregnancy, and with a three week early babe, he was still over 7 lbs. So I'm feeling confident that this is just how I make babies! Luckily my midwife has the same confidence. I just wish everyone else on the street would stop saying "you're so small...is everything okay?".....man, that drives me bonkers!!!:

Hey, is anyone else doing a belly cast? When? We haven't decided if we should just do it ourselves or have it done professionally yet. Last time I waited too long, and the baby came before the belly cast appointment!
post #74 of 96
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by MamaMae
busybusymomma--your six pounds is encouraging! I only gained 14 with my first pregnancy, and with a three week early babe, he was still over 7 lbs. So I'm feeling confident that this is just how I make babies! Luckily my midwife has the same confidence. I just wish everyone else on the street would stop saying "you're so small...is everything okay?".....man, that drives me bonkers!!!:

Hey, is anyone else doing a belly cast? When? We haven't decided if we should just do it ourselves or have it done professionally yet. Last time I waited too long, and the baby came before the belly cast appointment!
Oh boy... I'd love to do a belly cast, but I doubt it will actually happen. As it is, dh is in bed now and won't get up until a few hours before he leaves for work tonight and I know it's something I'll need help with. To have it professionally done, I bet I'd have to drive to Indianapolis or Chicago. :

I am pretty small... maybe even smaller than with my first pg. Of course, this time I'm eating better and getting exercise. I doubt I would have gained 30lbs last time if I hadn't been working full-time at a 'sit at a desk job'. Now I work 30 hrs/wk, but I'm on my feet most of the time and then I get home and chase dd around! :LOL I must say exercising has made this pregnancy go so much better! I highly recommend it!

PS- mamamae, let us know how your home test goes!
post #75 of 96
Hi you all!

I'm so glad tests are coming back okay so far

Not to be naive, but what's a belly cast?

I definitely feel the difference this time around with regular excercise, dd and I walk around an hour every day (okay, not every day, but basically 5 days/week). I feel way energized for this birth .

That and I kind of want my body back already. It's conflicting, you know? I love how I feel, but I would also love not to get up so many times at night for the bathroom: You can't really pick and choose with pregnancy. You either are or you aren't, LOL.

Take care all,

bunny
post #76 of 96
Here are some links that show some great belly casts and they sell the kits: www.embellyshments.com and www.thebirthsource.homestead.com

Basically you are making a plaster mold of your torso. I didn't do one w/my ds (didn't know about them), so this time my sister is having a "belly casting" shower for me. Just a few of my close friends and her to help me cast and then they are bringing food for our freezer

Take Care~

Lisa
post #77 of 96
I just relized that I am 8 weeks from my due date!

ahhhhhh, there is still so much to do. I am having my baby shower this Sunday, flying to seattle for a week at the end of Feb. and i still need to hire some one to take my place for a month. I plan to work till my water breaks, but I actually am bigger that with my first child, so things are getting harder for me to do. So maybe I will take leave a week early?

Wow I remember when I hit 8 weeks, and thought I have plenty of time for everthing. Oh well. I a,m hoping to convice my boss to let me work from home starting in April so i do not have to wory about busting my water at work. I think then my boss would have to ride in the abulance, she gets over whelmed by the littlest things, so if my water broke here I am sure she would loose it. Or she might try and carry my out.

Who knows, but it would be nice to set up at home for a couple months.

When did or are you having your showers?
post #78 of 96
last time we did the belly cast at 28 weeks, due to the scheduling of a belly casting party with our local homebirth collective (the next one was past my due date). its painted (by me) blue with clouds and butterflies and hangs in our bedroom. BTW, there are DIY belly casting instructions in "birthing from within."

mamamae, gooooooooooooooood vibes to you for your GD test.

oh bunny, i am waking 3-5 times per night to pee. it's driving me CRAZY. i don't remember peeing this much with dd, but dh says i did. funny how fast we forget.

no shower this time. my friend (due in march) and i are throwing ourselves a baby blessing/welcoming ceremony on march 2nd. i am VERY excited to do something sacred with all women, something geared more towards me than the baby (we have everything we need for the babe, but i'm sure feeling like i could use a dose of the sacred to bring me into the proper birthin' space).
post #79 of 96
Starfire, I know what you mean about the time kicking in all of a sudden! I just realized that if this babe is born when DS was (37 wks), that's just 7 weeks from now! I am soooo not ready!!

Thanks for the reminder about the belly casting info in BFW, bunny's mama. I had forgotten that! I think we're going to wait a few more weeks to do it (my belly's still so small!), send DS off to my mom's, and have DS do it. I thought it would be a good chance for us to connect/focus on the babe for atleast an evening! Our hypnobirthing class starts in a few weeks--I can't wait to get in the "birth zone" that I feel soooo far from right now!

My midwife seems to have "forgotten" about the GD test for the past two visits. Hmmnn...I wonder if I should just "forget" about it too!

I can't remember, who else out there will be tandem nursing? I'm getting slightly freaked about that. We've been talking about how much milk babies need with DS, who just turned 2, and this morning, he very clearly said, "Baby eats Cows Milk, MINE eat Mama milk." Eeks! He's in for a shock!

I *think* I'm having a Blessingway. I should find out for sure, because if no one's giving me one, I'm going to just throw one myself! Good thinkin' Bunny's Mama!

Take care, all!
post #80 of 96
Hey Starfire~

I'm near Seattle, let me know when you are coming in! I also just realized that I'm 9 wks. away ! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN???

Monday night, I took a great prenatal exercise class at the Y, but stretched to far (it felt great though) and yesterday I was hurting. Luckily, I had a massage scheduled today, so I'm feeling much better now. Anyone else having a hard time working out? I'm still doing my step aerobics class, but its getting harder. She has already dropped some and it just feels heavier.

Since its been almost 7 years since my last baby and this is a girl, our best friend is throwing me a shower on March 2nd. Then later that month, my sister is having a belly casting/food party for me. We are also having some pregnancy photos taken on March 2nd.

Take Care Everyone~

Lisa
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