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post #21 of 67
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I'm sorry about your grandpa passing.


Congrats on your baby girl!!!
post #22 of 67
Thanks mama.
post #23 of 67
I'm 23 weeks now and I feel pretty good. Well, I feel good until about 3:00 p.m. and then I'm so tired that I want to die! : I wish dh would be home more...but then again, I don't get to take naps when he is home either. :

It has finally sunk in that I am going to have another baby, LOL! There are some things (okay, a lot of things) that I need to get because I gave away all the baby stuff after Lydia. I was sure there would be no more babies for me. Oh well, you know what they say about life and plans Thankfully, I didn't get rid of the Amby!

But I do need a new sling. Mine disappeared quite some time ago. I'm thinking of trying the KK adjustable fleece pouch, but I don't know. I've never used anything besides a Maya Wrap before.
post #24 of 67
HELLOOO!
About 26 to 28 ish weeks here and feeling good, but getting HUGE. Like my clothes from the last pregnancy are getting stretched to their limit. I may have to go out and find some thrift stores to raid. Also I can't stop eating. We went to a family diner for breakfast and I ate 2 eggs, bacon, french toast, and then ate my son's eggs and half his pancakes because he wasn't eating it and I was still starving. There is rarely a moment when I'm not munching homemade granola bars or fruit or yogurt. I'm on my 3rd bowl of veggie chili right now.

I'm getting ready for a mini-vacation starting tomorrow. DH and I will be on the road and spending time at our yearly sci-fi/gaming convention. Yay! 4 days of geeky fun. And for once, I'm just soaking it up. Usually I'm running games, costuming, making a movie, exhibiting artwork. Fun but too exhausting for me this year. I'm so excited. Okay time to go do more laundry.
post #25 of 67
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Originally Posted by DreamsInDigital View Post
I am a bad UCer. I opted to have an ultrasound and found out I'm having a girl. They also gave me an EDD over two weeks earlier than I thought. Both of these are a bit of a shock but the EDD matches up more with my LMP, crazy as my two postpartum cycles were. I thought I knew when I O'd but it must have been the start of pregnancy hormones.
I'm a bad UCer, too... I had an u/s at 17 weeks to determine gender. Its a boy! I just couldn't help it. That's the only time I have seen anyone (medically) during this pregnancy and I have no plans of seeking any kind of medical assistance in any way, at all. So, eh... one u/s, I'm less crazy wondering what the baby is...
The u/s place I went to wouldn't give out any information other than gender, though- not even what they think is your due date. I *think* the tech knew I was UPing, especially having driven 3 hours from a big city with lots of u/s places just to determine gender (she was the only place in state that didn't require dr. approval). She did say that if I wanted a 3d u/s, I should come back around 26 weeks, by my dates, so I take it I was measuring big, too, because they usually say 28 weeks.
post #26 of 67
Hi everyone -- does anyone know who the MDC member is who used to be thegoodgeeks? And is she still planning a UC?
post #27 of 67
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I recognize the username but I don't know her.

Well no baby on the full moon. I wonder if any of you that were due had your babies on the full moon?
I'm fine besides this damn nausea that has started up again. I swear I've had enough of it for a life time or two. It's the thing I hate worse I'd take pain over it. Sorry to whine but it just sucks. Hopefully today will be better than yesterday. I feel so bad because it was dh's b-day and I felt like crap and had the attidude to go with it. I got the baby's first outfit the other day and I can't wait to put my little one in it! I must say it was very hard to find something gender neutral. It makes me wish I had the money to start a baby clothing line because I don't think I'm the only one that likes other colors besides baby blue and pink or the only person who doesn't find out the sex. I'm just full of complaints today.
Anyway, I hope everyone else if feeling great!
post #28 of 67
Hey sheacoby... I am sooooo sorry about the nausea. ITA there is NOTHING worse. Of course you have tried everything, right? Must mean baby is close... all those same hormones of early pregnancy surging again.

I don't know sex either... and I swear all the stores sell now are blue OR pink. Whatever. It makes me just boycott those stores. I have a little natural cotton colored organic sleeper I am using for the baby's first clothes... that and my old undershirts from when I was born! I think they are aqua.

I love seeing my next door neighbor (he is 2) and always wearing his sister's things... so a lot of purple and pink- skirts too! I love it. If this is a boy, he will have to do the same, cause I am not going out and buying everything new with firetrucks and footballs.

So what is with ALL these contractions (I call them timeable bh) that don't rev up into high gear?!?!?!? Come on uterus! Expel this little one already!

Anyhow, no babe on the full moon. I am in your camp. I need the company, so I am glad you are here.

blessings, ripe mama!
post #29 of 67
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Jaya, I thought about you last night and wondered if the full moon would bring labor on for you. I'm sending you many labor vibes, come on baby mama wants to meet you!!! I bet those Bh's are doing something though which I welcome get as much done as possible before labor begins.
My ds wears his big sister's clothes too. His favorite thing right now is a sweat shirt that used to be his sister's that has a cute very pink kitty cat on it! Boys like pretty colors too!

I've been chewing ginger gum like it's going out of style, it helps for a little while and small frequent meals ect... (all the morning sickness tricks that never work for me : ). Today the nausea isn't as bad as yesterday and I hope it stays mild all day.
On a brighter note, it has finally gotten cool here!!! I love fall and the cool air and the yummy smell. I really hope it doesn't get warm again, where I live you never know.
post #30 of 67
I'll be 14 weeks in a few days! Time seems to be flying by. NO more sickness thank you God, and Iam finaly starting to feel like we are really going to have a baby. Looking into lots of book and of corse all the wonderful storie here. Being a mw you would think that this would be a cake walk, but I find myself needed to read everything I can on uc. I have also really taken an intrest in my own care, doing my own pn, mainly right now bp, weight, that kind of stuff, and really eating a healthy diet. It is all so impowering. I feel like Iam really falling in love with myself and this baby.
post #31 of 67
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babycatcher, I'm glad your morning sickness is gone!! I had it well into the 5th month. It's the number one reason we are stopping at 3.

Jaya, are you still pregnant today? I'm just kidding you really. My mom is already calling me every day to see if I'm in labor. I keep telling her I'll call you when baby is born mom.

Well the nausea did get worse yesterday and it's here again this morning. I just want to cry, I am trying very hard to ignore it. I had some good crampy contractions last night for a little while but then they stopped and I fell asleep.
post #32 of 67
sheacoby- i am so sorry about the nausea. poor mama. i wish there were something to help.

i am 39 weeks today. not feeling too well- dh just got over a flu and i hope i am not next. every other day or so i have a series of good warm up contractions that i try not to get too excited about. baby is active and big and all seems right on.

sleeping better, but my heartburn is terrible!

tabitha
post #33 of 67
Uh, Tabitha... I feel for ya with the heartburn. I love that I either have wicked heartburn, or serious hip pain or insomnia. Any reason to keep me from sleeping I guess....

So, Sheacoby... no baby today. It seems to be staying put in my belly. My last midwife (with dd) swore I ate too well, and the babe had no reason to come out. So I might try some smokes. Just kidding.

Anyhow, today my belly burst and I have stretch marks everywhere. I am huge as a house. I have to pee every ten minutes and it is two tablespoon, and I can't keep myself from waddling.

Oh, well. If this baby isn't out by thanksgiving, I will be really SICK of being pregnant. I love pregnancy, but I have been with child literally ALL year!
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35 weeks, just moved into my new house, and getting ready! 2-8 more weeks, lol! (I'm hoping sometime in that time frame). Can't believe I'm almost there! I always thought I'd feel like I'd been pregnant for forever by this time, but I don't. I've been drinking my RRL tea for about a week now (that stuff's expensive!) and doing kegels, but other than that, just waiting. She's heads down, but still posterior and just does not seem to want to turn! So I'm preparing myself mentally for the possiblity (likelihood) of back labour. Meanwhile, I'm just focusing on the positive and making sure I've got all my demons off my back before she gets here.
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GBS is sooooooo not a worrier for me. But that's me. What is it, I can't remember- like one in 500 babies born to GBS+ moms get GBS infection? Then, and this one I do remember, with treatment (just antibiotics) 96%of babies who become infected are JUST FINE. Overall that's 1/12,500 having a bad outcome. : Remeber- that non-breastfed babies were included here and I am willing to bet that they have greater risk of infection.

Take acidophilus and vitamin C orally. Continue to take vitamin C after the birth and wash your hands frequently to prevent late infection. I would learn the early symptoms for neonatal infection so that IF your child is the one in 500 (or whatever) then you can get treatment ASAP.

But you gotta follow your gut!
post #39 of 67
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Thanks mama.
post #40 of 67
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GBS is sooooooo not a worrier for me. But that's me. What is it, I can't remember- like one in 500 babies born to GBS+ moms get GBS infection? Then, and this one I do remember, with treatment (just antibiotics) 96%of babies who become infected are JUST FINE. Overall that's 1/12,500 having a bad outcome. : Remeber- that non-breastfed babies were included here and I am willing to bet that they have greater risk of infection.

Take acidophilus and vitamin C orally. Continue to take vitamin C after the birth and wash your hands frequently to prevent late infection. I would learn the early symptoms for neonatal infection so that IF your child is the one in 500 (or whatever) then you can get treatment ASAP.

But you gotta follow your gut!
Something that I've read is that unborn babies can become dependent on high doses of vitamin c, and so I personally wouldn't take megadoses. If dependent, the baby can have symptoms like scurvy. Garlic is a good one, and has helped me (amazingly) with heartburn- can also help with constipation I'm told, but it had the opposite effect on me. Though, I was taking garlic for yeasties, not GBS.

You can also do garlic pessaries. Just stick a peeled garlic clove in your vagina overnight (sometimes, if the clove is nicked, it might burn for a moment). Do this a few times before retesting. You can keep this up until your water breaks, so if you feel concerned about the GBS, maybe do it as you feel like you're getting close to labor.
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