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post #361 of 469
mrsb - DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT go on depo. That drug is evil as far as I'm concerned. I was on it for five years, I had so many problems after going off of it. I was pretty much pre-menopausal, had to be on artificial hormones and have testing done, and didn't get a cycle back for two years. Doctors love to market it to people, probably because its long term and pretty much makes them temporarily sterile. Which is probably why it was pushed on me by my doctor when I was a teen. I'm personally never going back on hormonal birth control after what I've been through with it.

The copper IUD is also an option if you're allergic to latex. There are always non-latex condoms as well.
post #362 of 469
depo is evil.....

poop. bulb judt butnrf out

can't see to type and i am nak to boot....

bbl
post #363 of 469
Thread Starter 
depo -- it took four months of ttc to get pg with #1. when he was 6 weeks i got a depo shot. then again 3 months later. then three more months later the doc was out of it so i had to get some from a pharmacy and i was supposed to take it into the doc for them to give it to me. well dh is in healthcare and we decided he was perfectly capable of giving me a shot in the arse. so i opened up the box and was reading the insert (for the first time*) and it said something about taking some women 3 years to get pg afterward so i threw it away. we ttc'd for 18+ months then i finally went to a repro endo and went on clomid and progesterone to get pg with #2. #3 i got pg on my own although i still needed the progesterone. i truly believe it was the depo that kept me from getting pg with #2. i had that shot when he was 4.5 months old, and didn't get pg until he was 3 years old!!!! and i needed clomid to do it!!!!!!! and i did not need clomid with #3. i wouldn't do it. i have the copper iud right now and it seems ok. it can make your periods heavier, but i haven't started cycling yet, so i can't say about that.
*the doc had some sheet that i had to sign. it said it may take longer than three months to get pg. i thought "of course. the shot doesn't wear off all at once after three months. might take 3.5 or 4 or 4.5...." that paper did not say it takes some women 3 years. i really feel the doc didn't fully inform me.
post #364 of 469
i'm up with L, she has an awful cough.....so now she had 4 teeth almost broke through, she's pink from the sun and now she's sick.

i'm sick too....can't swallow, neck hurts, ears hurt......

good news tho.....dp doesn't have to work this weekend so i can get some rest
post #365 of 469
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Originally Posted by KatieJJ334 View Post
mrsb - DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT go on depo. That drug is evil as far as I'm concerned. I was on it for five years, I had so many problems after going off of it. I was pretty much pre-menopausal, had to be on artificial hormones and have testing done, and didn't get a cycle back for two years. Doctors love to market it to people, probably because its long term and pretty much makes them temporarily sterile. Which is probably why it was pushed on me by my doctor when I was a teen. I'm personally never going back on hormonal birth control after what I've been through with it.

The copper IUD is also an option if you're allergic to latex. There are always non-latex condoms as well.
I had a similar experience w/depo. I had it before it was available for widespread use due to severe endometriosis. I was miserable & CRAZY on it.

I'm allergic to latex, as well. We use polyurethane condoms and I chart so I know when I'm most fertile. It's a pain, but it beats synthetic hormones!
post #366 of 469
sunshine's mama~ hope you feel better!!
post #367 of 469
I've heard they use depo on some sex offenders as it chemically castrates them. I was a total nightmare on it, a seething bitch for 10 days or so, then a hyper-emotional sobbing mess for weeks... I'd have "breakthrough bleeding", I'd get another shot... then seething bitch again.
post #368 of 469
I personally would never recommend hormonal bc to anyone that might want to have children later. I agree that mds (and people in general) are often rather paternalistic and withhold details in order to make their jobs easier. It sounds awful but after dealing with so many unquestioning morons many don't have the energy left for an intelligent conversation that doesn't end with easy answers. My comments aren't very helpful are they?
post #369 of 469
sept 2007 mamas i found my tribe at last!
post #370 of 469
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sept 2007 mamas i found my tribe at last!
Welcome! I see you're an herbalist. I should be by now but fell way behind in my studies after my first was born
post #371 of 469
Thread Starter 
hi ladies!

has the ground settled down in the midwest?

sunshine - i hope you get good rest this weekend

gotta go, breakfast is ready
post #372 of 469
welcome jadielynn! Tell us about your Sept 2007 baby - gender, name, hair, disposition. Are you really going to have babies 9 months apart?!

My dear boy no longer sleeps. I have walked until I almost lost weight. I have nursed him. I have held him. I know he will sleep if I drive but yikes that makes me feel terrible. I have worn him in front, back and on the hip. He just pulls my hair and giggles. I had such high hopes for him. Of my five children only 1 has willingly slept and she will often still nap at age 5. No one else ever sleeps. Except for dh - he is good and awake at night but I cannot wake him in the morning. I could almost live with that but he holds the coffee secret so I *need* him to get up and make me coffee in the morning. Sometimes he remembers to set it up for me the night before. I am so challenged.

I hope people are feeling healthy, are finding rings, and woke up to find their dp to be the most helpful person around.
post #373 of 469
Hello mamas!

jadie!

I hope you both feel better soon, sunshine!

The sale went excellent today, I made $527 (not including the bagillion quarters I have). That should definitely cover any gas and travel expenses that we have, plus leave lots left over when we first get to Arizona. I still have some things to sell but I think that should be pretty easy tomorrow. Liam did really well for being outside all day and even took a nap for 2 hours, my mom helped out a lot as well. I was so worried about things but I feel relieved now. Liam and I both got some sun, he looks a little red despite being in the shade most of the day but I got it a little worse.
post #374 of 469
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yay katie! that's awesome!

the weather is becoming : again. i want it to be nice all the time!!!

so i think dh will start his new job in 3 weeks. it will be part-time. he's starting his own business too, and i'm going to be his payroll person/bill payer/ back-up appointment scheduler/back-up billing person. blech! i do not want a job. blech, blech, blech. so on monday tuesday wednesday and thursday we have computer training. blech. my parents are here to watch the big kids, and i'm hoping jamison will cooperate and tolerate them at least some of the time. dh has paid for four days of computer training, but he's hoping we only use two days this week, and then they can come back in a couple months for more advanced stuff or whatever. i hope it's only two days too. did i mention i don't want to have a job?

mommajb - you make me laugh. "the most helpful person around" i'm afraid i'm only gonna find that when i'm still asleep. then i'll wake up and the dream will be gone.
post #375 of 469
Hello September 2007 mamas! I, too, have found my tribe!

I'm a new member, just tonight, and am trying to figure out how to post! My DD was born Sept 21st, Abigail Mae. DH and I were planning a home birth and ended up with a c-section b/c she was in distress. C'est la vie! We love AP, co-sleeping, and babywearing. And I learned 3 weeks ago that babywearing is especially helpful when mama breaks her arm!

Something I'm currently researching/concerned about: DD has been a spitter since day 1. Sometimes it felt like whole feeds (we're talking a 1' diameter puddle on the floor). She's much better since I started feeding her sitting up while wearing her and now she hardly spits up at all. However, because of this I'm delaying solids. She is just now starting to watch food go into our mouths. However, I feel guilty not letting her try foods yet - should I? I have read that delaying solids for as long as poss is the best way to get the benefits from BM and to promote a healthy gut. Anyone have knowledge of this? I'd love some feedback.

Is this the proper place to be asking a question like this? Or is Sept 2007 for more general stuff?

Looking forward to many chats!

Heidi
post #376 of 469
Welcome My son, Cian was born the 21st too, also a homebirth turned c-section

He is still not really eating solids, just a bit here and there, but if he had any issues, I would definitely delay longer. He has been reaching for food since 4 months and had early pincer grip, so I felt ok starting a 6 months.

Ouch about your arm!

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Originally Posted by HeidiMcD View Post
Hello September 2007 mamas! I, too, have found my tribe!

I'm a new member, just tonight, and am trying to figure out how to post! My DD was born Sept 21st, Abigail Mae. DH and I were planning a home birth and ended up with a c-section b/c she was in distress. C'est la vie! We love AP, co-sleeping, and babywearing. And I learned 3 weeks ago that babywearing is especially helpful when mama breaks her arm!

Something I'm currently researching/concerned about: DD has been a spitter since day 1. Sometimes it felt like whole feeds (we're talking a 1' diameter puddle on the floor). She's much better since I started feeding her sitting up while wearing her and now she hardly spits up at all. However, because of this I'm delaying solids. She is just now starting to watch food go into our mouths. However, I feel guilty not letting her try foods yet - should I? I have read that delaying solids for as long as poss is the best way to get the benefits from BM and to promote a healthy gut. Anyone have knowledge of this? I'd love some feedback.

Is this the proper place to be asking a question like this? Or is Sept 2007 for more general stuff?

Looking forward to many chats!

Heidi
post #377 of 469
Hey Mamas!!! You all have been busy this month. You all post so much we really ought to have a weekly thread . We have been super busy. I am staying with my mom for the month in California, and its been fun but run run run. My mom and stepdad are busy people, and the sunshine has been awesome for all of us. Waylon is finally taking better naps, and I wish I knew why. He has consistenly taken at least one hour long nap a day and sometimes even longer. The rest of the naps are about 45 minutes, which is long for him. I am really hoping that it sticks when we go back to Montana in 10 days.

My dd has really enjoyed having 2 people doting on her. Waylon is going to catch her in weight really soon--they already wear the same size jammies. He weighs 18.5 pounds, and H weighs 21.5. I can't believe that he might outgrow her in his first year, but it's looking like he might.

I will try to catch up and keep up in May. Lots of hugs to all of you!
post #378 of 469
Thread Starter 
Hi Heidi!! You can totally ask questions here. Or chat. Or both! My children (i have three) are always spitters, so i know the joy of that. Jamison doesn't really eat any solids (she was born 9/5, so a little older than your dd). Is your dd grabbing for food yet?


We had ice falling from the sky earlier this evening. GO AWAY WINTER!!!!

Sunshine - that LO you watch who cries all day...does she cry all day with her mom too?
post #379 of 469
Hi, Heidi! Welcome! I've had spitters, too. In fact, today DS3 (my Sept '07 babe) spit up more than I've seen in a long time. But he also had a bottle of expressed milk today, so that may have had something to do with it...

Have you tried a chiropractor for your little one? My first had reflux that left him screaming all night long (horrible ), and we ended up medicating him with Zantac (to reduce the acid, but it didn't affect the actual spitting). My 2nd was throwing up 2-6x/day, but instead of meds, I took him to my chiro. He immediately stopped spitting up for SIX DAYS! I was amazed! We took him in once a week, and he'd only spit up at the end of the week before his next appt. We never medicated him, and stopped the regular visits when he was 6 months old and we moved across the country. Many babies outgrow reflux by 6 months, but since your little one hasn't, I'd definitely look into chiropractic care, as well as the possibility of food sensitivities/allergies. That's a huge cause of reflux/spitting in babies, so may be worth investigating. The great news is that if it is an allergy, controlling your diet and watching what and when you introduce solids will "cure" it for now. Delaying solids is definitely good, especially when you have a family history or suspicion of food allergies (though some say even environmental allergies in the family put baby at higher risk of food allergies).

HTH!
post #380 of 469
Hi forestrymom, it's good to hear from you. Aren't these babes getting big?

Welcome Heidi. I am another one delaying solids quite a bit. You've gotten some nice advice on reflux and delaying solids. Babes do frow and change so much. My middle daughter has some food allergies and avoidance has been key for us. Luckily, at 5 she is outgrowing them and understanding them better.

Heather, (I think) I just now recognized you from co-ops and such. I have not been buying much lately and it causes me such pain.
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