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post #141 of 176
Wow. That's some serious weird voodoo...

I'm definately Pm'ing a mod.

I posted that ages ago...

Maybe it's an ad?? (you know in the signature line)

I just checked ... it looks like it was done by a robot... they posted every hour at ten past the hour all night long. One post an hour exactly.

creeps. keep your hands off my words.
Liz, the real Liz
post #142 of 176
Yikes! And the post has been removed now. How weird.
post #143 of 176

Finally!!

Yeah! I have been trying to post for about 2 weeks, unsuccesfully... everytime I would log in it would welcome me and then ask me to log in again!
So frustrating!

Of course I don't have time to post replies to everyone right now, so I'll just say hi and dash off to be with the family.

Love to all
post #144 of 176
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Yeah! I have been trying to post for about 2 weeks, unsuccesfully... everytime I would log in it would welcome me and then ask me to log in again!
So frustrating!

Of course I don't have time to post replies to everyone right now, so I'll just say hi and dash off to be with the family.

Love to all
: Anna! Good to see you, if only for a second.
post #145 of 176
OK Pregnato ladies.... I want an update!!!
Jen-- I snuck into the Queer mommies to-be section to get an update I was so jonesing...



Liz
post #146 of 176
Well, I'm not pregnant, but I feel like I am! Stomach virus since saturday, and now running a fever...

Next week is the last week of school, and I'm looking forward to a break!
post #147 of 176
Thread Starter 
Liz are you serious?!! Really there's no news over here. Still feeling barfy and exhausted, and having a hard time keeping up with my energetic son. No idea how people with 6+ children do it over and over. MW appt on Tuesday. Will update after that.

j
post #148 of 176
Yup, I'm serious!

Just because one decides not to have any more kids, doesn't mean the urge is not there, in full force. So..... i have to piggy back onto **other** people's pregnancy experiences.




You two are the only preg. people I know!

Liz
post #149 of 176
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Well, if you'd like to share in the joy of the experience, I'd be SO happy to package up my nausea and exhaustion and send it to you... if I only knew how!

Then everyone who has had lots and lots of good breast milk after they give birth can package that up and send it to me. I'll install the milky mojo in place of the nausea. Seriously, I'm worried already about milk supply for #2, because while everyone in my DDC is complaining about unbearably painful breasts that are turning into melons, mine are just the same old, same old... a little sore, but no growth... my midwife just dismisses it and says "oh, you'll do better the second time, everyone does." I'm glad that this time, I have a better idea of my resources for donated breast milk and I think this time I could actually avoid using formula, but not the SNS... *sigh*
post #150 of 176
I'm in that weird in-between stage (16 weeks) where I am not sick anymore, have very few symptoms of pg, can't really feel movement and am not showing much... so often I forget I'm pg. The only annoying symptom I'm having is nearly constant headaches. Ugh.

But I did find out that it's probably a girl!! I'm so excited. My current favorite name is Brynn. But we also like Astrid. And I've had great visits with my doctor -- on the last ultrasound he did he said that my uterus looked great and he was very happy and was optimistic about a vaginal birth. Even though we're probably moving and we're probably having a homebirth in washington, it was nice to know he felt so good about it.

Well, I think that we're going across the bay today... I hope the weather is OK. It is still freezing here!!
post #151 of 176
Thread Starter 
OOOOOOH big to Astrid, fits in really well with the other two Scandinavian names...
post #152 of 176
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Well, if you'd like to share in the joy of the experience, I'd be SO happy to package up my nausea and exhaustion and send it to you... if I only knew how!

... my midwife just dismisses it and says "oh, you'll do better the second time, everyone does." I'm glad that this time, I have a better idea of my resources for donated breast milk and I think this time I could actually avoid using formula, but not the SNS... *sigh*
Jen-
thanks for the update
I hear you about the exhaustion. When I was pregnant AND had a young child (lulu).... it was devestatingly exhausting. And there was a moment where i thought ... why, why, WHY did I do this?

For what it's worth, I found that Floradix was helpful. It gave me more energy and prevented anemia. It's an iron / b vit liguid made by a german company. I actually still take it.

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But I did find out that it's probably a girl!! I'm so excited.

Well, I think that we're going across the bay today... I hope the weather is OK. It is still freezing here!!
Hi Augustine... that's so exciting about the girl!! It'll be specially nice for Anna. There's something really synergistic about the energy of two little girls!

I didn't realize that you were a double-c section person like me. Didn't it suck? I'm just starting to do some work w/ a healer/ energy person. She said the energy in that area is totally wonked out. She thinks that's why I've thrown out my back (in the lower lumbar spine) and have sciatic pain. The energy ain't flowing right down there.

I never have done energy/healer stuff. But I was desparate. And after i saw her, my pain was so much less, for almost a week. Plus, when someone is practically clairvoyant like this woman, you tend to become a believer. For example, she was able to "see" that my coxxyx was broken!

OK must run... "incoming" children... must hide.

Liz
post #153 of 176
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Starting next weekend I will be separated from my little boy for a whole WEEK. For the first time overnight, EVER.



He's going to TX with Jo to visit grandma who is having surgery.

My plans: sleep, relax, maybe knit, sleep more, catch up on laundry, sleep...

and miss my boy.

hm.
post #154 of 176
Wow, Jen, I can't imagine.
you'll probably feel like you're missing a limb or something.
But ahhhhh... the sleep!
Liz
post #155 of 176
I haven't been away from Robin for a whole week, but Clint has been taking her fishing and camping since she was around 18 months, and now she's up to 4-day trips. The first day is like blessed freedow, getting to be the boss of your own time, make decisions just based on what you want to do, etc. But after a day or so, I end up with all this free time - i can't even be productive b/c I feel like I have nothing to do (even if there's plenty I could be doing). It just feels too easy. Then by day 3, i miss her pretty bad. The good thing is that when she comes back, I feel refreshed and centered and really like I have a lot of good energy to give her.

Hi anna!!

Augs - congrats on a girl!! so exciting!
post #156 of 176
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I didn't realize that you were a double-c section person like me. Didn't it suck? I'm just starting to do some work w/ a healer/ energy person. She said the energy in that area is totally wonked out. She thinks that's why I've thrown out my back (in the lower lumbar spine) and have sciatic pain. The energy ain't flowing right down there.
So interesting... I didn't realize you'd had two either. I have also thrown out my lower back, and have had lots of SI joint pain. Last summer I had a ton of lower back/hip pain and finally went to a chiropracter here. She can totally adjust my pelvis back into place and it keeps me nearly pain-free. She said that my SI joints are funky and cause my pelvis to misalign frequently. She recommended doing lots of walking, stretching and strengthening of my lower back. If only I did all that as much as I should!!

I really want to try massage and scar work. There are other things I want to try too but the money issue always keeps me from doing as much of that as I would like to!

Yes, I am excited about another girl!! But yesterday Thor randomly said, "Mama, does Anna have a penis?" And I said, "No, she doesn't." And he said, "Well, I want to call Anna a boy. I want her to be a boy. So that I can have a brudda. And I also want the baby in your tummy to be a boy." OMG, I don't know why he said that! I didn't realize he was so tuned into gender and that he had a preference. He actually said a few other times that day that he wanted brothers!!
post #157 of 176
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I really want to try massage and scar work. There are other things I want to try too but the money issue always keeps me from doing as much of that as I would like to!
What does that mean, scar work??? On the external scar? does it hurt??



Liz
post #158 of 176
I guess I mean scar work as in massage and focusing on the area of the scar. I have heard a friend who's a massage therapist talk about it. She called it specifically "scar work" and she said that it can help to break up adhesions and to bring more feeling and blood flow to the area. She also said it can be emotionally healing. She has worked on women who have had cesareans before. I don't know that much about it... I'll ask her more. I have heard that it can kind of hurt.
post #159 of 176
Yeah, that area around the scar is totally numb! Like within an inch of the scar. I guess it's better than it being painful!

Liz
post #160 of 176
Thread Starter 
Oh Liz, since you're living vicariously through the preggo women here, I'll let you know I heard the heartbeat yesterday.

And that's what I frankly hate about my new "DDC" - there are so many women, and no one is having a conversation about ANYTHING, that no one gives a rat's patootie about anyone else's small happy milestones. I suppose that I could start a new thread saying "I heard my baby's heartbeat!" and 40 women would say "hooray!" but it feels so meaningless because I don't know any of these mamas personally!

hrmph :
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