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post #121 of 156
Ugh. I bought some sports bras today hoping to at least get some relief from the horribly small underwire nightmares that I've been wearing. But alas. The straps dig into my armpits, and I have the biggest monoboob you have ever seen. I give up.
post #122 of 156
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Originally Posted by bdavis337 View Post
Ugh. I bought some sports bras today hoping to at least get some relief from the horribly small underwire nightmares that I've been wearing. But alas. The straps dig into my armpits, and I have the biggest monoboob you have ever seen. I give up.

I'm sorry but I giggled when I read the monoboob bit. I don't do sports bra.. the nursing bra I purchased my boob falls out if I happen to lay on my side and the only thing that I am truly, truly comfortable in is the tanks with the shelf bra or braless. Too bad I only have 2 of the tanks.. although a girlfriend of mine is sending me out a couple maternity ones. The ones I got were from Target and they only cost 7.99.. non-maternity but big enough and long enough to fit. I suppose my long-winded post is really just a post saying I feel your pain!
post #123 of 156
oooh i LOVE those tanks!!! i only have two as well.
guess its time to find 8 bucks for another one.
tho i always prefer being freeboobed.
i ahvent worn a bra in YEARS.
dont plan to after the bebe is born too.
i dont think i will leak.
post #124 of 156
We were out buying dish soap last night and I found NURSING TEA!!!! I am so stoked b/c I have only ever seen it online and didn't really feel like having it shipped from the USA but it was at one of our grocery stores here. WHOO HOOO I picked up 2 packages muahahahaha and I'll get more when hubby gets paid hehe

Blessings,

Denise
post #125 of 156
WHAT is nursing tea??
post #126 of 156
I'm back from my long road trip to get the twins. I don't know what's up with me and accidents 2 in 2 weeks is just too much for me! I came up on a single car roll over and thankfully at the same time there was an off duty fire guy pull up! WHEW! and they started CPR on the guy! So I got to leave thankfully! I cried most of the rest of the way to get the girls! That was really scary!

I'm having big bra issues too! I can't wait till my mat leave starts so I can go braless or at least a tank! 7 more weeks to go! I think I'm more excited about counting down the weeks till I'm home than the weeks till babe makes an entry!
The twins asked a lot of questions about the umbilical cord and the placenta tonight. I was pretty brief in explaining what we will do after the birth as their mom is not on the same page as we are. I am a little concerned if they are here when the birth happens but we'll wait and see! If they are here I hope it is during the night! (or at least that is what I'm telling baby)
post #127 of 156
How funny, I just bought some cheapo Meijer's nursing bras today (no underwire). I busted out of the front of one of the two bigger sports bras I bought a month or so ago. The seams totally gave up and left town. I really hope they're big enough.

Clara
post #128 of 156
Jolene, my oldest (6 years old) asked me today if the baby cries while he's in my uterus. I said I don't think so, and he asked what about pee and poop? So while sitting at a very long stoplight, with the van windows down all the way, I'm explaining amniotic fluid and meconium to my son. He understood most of it, was thoroughly grossed at by the idea that Baby drinks it's own pee (but he loved it, I could tell, he's a 6 year old boy for crying out loud) and then I looked over and saw the woman in the car next to me staring at me, totally staring. I had a good laugh over that one.
post #129 of 156
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Originally Posted by proudhsmommy View Post
We were out buying dish soap last night and I found NURSING TEA!!!! I am so stoked b/c I have only ever seen it online and didn't really feel like having it shipped from the USA but it was at one of our grocery stores here. WHOO HOOO I picked up 2 packages muahahahaha and I'll get more when hubby gets paid hehe

Blessings,

Denise
I found some at one of the grocery stores (Garden Fresh Market) it was imported from Poland.. I couldn't understand any of the ingredients and the only reason I picked it up was because it had a breast and an infant nursing on the canister.
post #130 of 156
Bethany ~ Nursing Tea is a special blend of herbs that promote milk production. You make it and drink it like normal hot tea several times throughout the day.

ROFLS ~ Just got the bag and found out that they are made in Toronto!!! Being only half an hour from TO that makes me giggle.

Lunar Nursing Tea This is the particular one I have but there are other companies that make it as well.

Blessings,

Denise =)
post #131 of 156
Bethany

TMI alert:




Okay, I think I lost a small (like, a little larger than a pencil eraser) chunk of mucous plug last night/ early AM. It was very small, and I'm not worried about it, but it was very odd. I woke up to pee, and then stared at this... thing... on the TP. I've charted for a long time, and thought I'd seen everything, but what looked like clear, stiff gelatin was there. Sort of straw colored. There was also normal looking leukorrea as well.

So, just drinking water, and nothing else has appeared since. Anyone else have this happen? I see the midwives Tues, and I'll probably mention it, but since I have no leaking fluid/ contractions outside of sporadic BX/ cramping/ bleeding, I'm going to not really worry about it.

Clara
post #132 of 156
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Tmi

I only lost my plug with my last pregnancy and it was very much like you described except IT KEPT COMING.. I was very shocked at first because it wasn't when I was using the bathroom. I was sorta just standing there talking to dh when I felt something slide out of me.. I stood there in shock at first and then puzzled at what the hell it was. It was like a big booger. My grandma told me that labor was imminent.. which it wasn't, I went another week and then was induced. From what I know you can lose bits of your plug or even your whole plug and it will "grow" back. I agree that because you have no other outward signs of anything going on I wouldn't stress too much. Definitely bring it up to your mw at your next visit and be vigilant. What I'm assuming is something shifted around in there or something and jarred it loose a bit. Isn't that a lovely visual???


I've a weird question as well.. I'm measuring way far ahead (33 wks at my last visit) I'm huge and haven't really gained anywhere near as much weight as I did with my last three pregnancies. So I guess my question is.. with an u/s would they be able to tell if I had an excess of fluid or something like that? Can that happen at anytime in pregnancy? AND I've been measuring consistently ahead throughout my whole pregnancy (my own measurements) so do you think I'm worried for nothing??
post #133 of 156
Nic- I wouldn't worry about that too much. Didn't you say that you are carrying this one differently from your boys? My doc explained that measuring big can also just be how you are carrying the baby. She wasn't worried about me being ahead at all.

Clara- Just keep up the water. I think I lost my plug in the 2 big gushes of when my water broke. I don't remember anything before that, but I know it can grow back. You might just want to take it easy, but that could be said for anyone this far along.

I got 4 more aios made today. Yea! I had to borrow my mil's sewing machine just so I could get the silly things made since my machine won't sew pul at all. I am so excited because they are so cute! I just need to make up a bunch of covers so that I am ready for the baby. Woo-hoo! I feel like I am starting to get ready!
post #134 of 156
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Thanks Mel.. Yeah I think I am carrying this one differently than the boys. My doctor didn't seem too concerned, he didn't even mention it actually. The nurse said wow and that was about it. I did stress that I always measure ahead and that I think it's because I'm short and it has nowhere else to go really.
post #135 of 156
oooh nusing tea. yum yum.
dont you guys have HFS where you live? there should be an ABUNDANCE of nursing teas and herbals to increase lactation at your local HFS.
i say take a trip and check it out, if only to know its there in case you need it.

i am measuring big too Nic, but my MW isnt concerned at all. i am minorly freaked that it really IS twins, and i wont know til the end of may, but really its no big deal.
post #136 of 156
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Originally Posted by DoulaClara View Post
Okay, I think I lost a small (like, a little larger than a pencil eraser) chunk of mucous plug last night/ early AM. It was very small, and I'm not worried about it, but it was very odd. I woke up to pee, and then stared at this... thing... on the TP. I've charted for a long time, and thought I'd seen everything, but what looked like clear, stiff gelatin was there. Sort of straw colored. There was also normal looking leukorrea as well.
That happened to me a few weeks ago and it was a chunk considerably larger than a pencil eraser - more like the size of, ummmm (looks around for reference object...), a water bottle cap. Same thing - basically clear, gelatinous. Freaked me out enough that I posted about it here and the I'm Pregnant boards lol.

I never remembered anything like that with my other pregnancies.

Anyway, it was an isolated incident.

And FWIW, the discharge was actually nothing like what losing my mucous plug was like in previous pregnancies. In those cases, it happened when labor was established or just starting and, girl, "plug" is a misnomer. It was the biggest mess of globby, stretchy, never ending mucous (tinged with blood) that you ever saw. I mean it went on and on and on and on, the "losing" of this so-called "plug."

Every time I went to the bathroom (and it was frequent because of all the pressure) more would present itself on the TP and I'd blot and tug and more and more and more would come out, ceaselessly. If I hadn't been so contraction-y at the time, I probably would have been fascinated.

So, truly, in perspective, a bottle cap or an eraser size glob of mucous is likely a drop in the ocean that is the mucous plug, in my oh so humble experience.

Ha! And you thought your post was TMI.
post #137 of 156
I lost a piece of mine several weeks ago and last week as well. It was the size of about a bottlecap also. That had never happened to me before either. I just had an u/s yesterday to check cervical effacement and was checked for dilation as well, and everything's fine.

Ds has pinkeye AGAIN!!!!! Dd and Ds keep passing it back and forth. How do I stop it once and for all?! I'm sick of this. We ALL have colds and can't stop coughing for a couple of weeks now. PLEASE GO AWAY SICKIES!!! PLEASE!!!
post #138 of 156
Thanks guys! It does help to hear the BTDT stories!

Keri, don't you just hate it? Hope this weekend is sunny and bright for you, I have no idea how much it helps in the grand scheme of things, but when I or DH is getting over being sick I love to open the windows and just air out and sun out the place.

Now, to try to accomplish things today!

Clara
post #139 of 156
Clara, I thought I was the only one awake this early!! I know you're excited for the weekend though - are you trying to squeeze every drop of daylight out of your non-teaching time??

MT has been talking to himself in his crib since 6:20, and until he gets ticky I'm going to leave him there while I rub my eyes and ponder the coffeepot. It's allllllll the way downstairs. And I'm lazy. Plus, it usually makes me throw up to drink coffee so early. Gah. I better go get The Kid before he wakes everyone else up.

We're gardening today!
post #140 of 156
Yep! No sunlight yet, though... come ON weather people! They're promising sun by the early afternoon. Right now the name of the game is to get laundry done, and tackle the office and bedroom and baby's room.

The dog is kind of like a toddler. She wakes us up bright and early every weekend with this funny dog talking, like "Rowr-rowr-rowr" that she never does at any other time of the day. And skitters around the floor doing a potty dance until DH gets up to let her out. After that, we both get up. She was really funny this AM, springing around, and playing with her voice. First she'd do a high pitched "girly" bark, and then a low pitched drill sargeant bark, and back and forth.

Ooohhh... is that you, sunshine? The clouds seem a bit brighter. Gotta go!

Clara
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