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Old 10-25-2004, 04:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Rebecca (Ravenmoon) 3/1 Girl
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Kylie (luvmy3boyz) 3/2 Girl
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What's everyone got up their sleeve for Halloween? Dd is going as Mickey Mouse and wants the baby to be Minnie. I have a feeling I might end up with a mouse drawn on my belly.

I'm still feeling sick on occasion, still craving potatoes (!), and still not fitting into anything. :/ My mom says nothing fits as a direct result of still being sick. She's probably right. I mean, I had gained a little weight at my last appointment, but only commisserate with how much extra blood volume, etc., I should have gained at that point.

MW appt next week, I'm hoping we can hear the baby with the fetoscope (I'll be 20w then).

How's everyone else doing?

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and Brigid Eleanor (11/20/08)
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Old 10-25-2004, 06:55 PM
 
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Had my MW appt on Thurs, they heard the baby but not HB number- Rainey decided to make lots of noise so the MW could not get a good count. My mom and dad got Rainey her halloween outfit but they mailed to me and I dont know what it is and have not gotten it in the mail yet- I am thinking it is girly- she is their GIRL! I am pretty excited, my IL's and my niece are going to come this weekend, and our niece is just week shy of a year older than my Rainey- so to see the 2 girls together will be nice- the last time they were together was in March/April for Rianeys birthday and they left the day before Aubrey's birthday (april 6th) Scotts dad has not seen Rainey in over a year, last Aug. So I am excited to have him see her.

My belly is getting huge, my aunt said "are you going to have an ultrasound, I think you have twins!" I know it is only one, I get big with my babies, I am only 4' 11" and most of that is my legs... so my babies have no place to go but way way out! However, this baby is giving me a lot of pressure very low, it is like movement, but pressure. Rainey was an up high baby- so it is very weird to have so much pressure with this one and so little movement- I have had a kick or 2 but nothing to write home about yet. I am still down in my weight- but I am not worried, I am growing and that is what matters!

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Had a m/w appt today, baby's heartbeat was nice and strong. Also had an u/s today and my little one was not shy, so please add me to the BOY list! Feeling pretty good. Headaches are getting less frequent and less painful. Very happy about that. DD and I are flying to NYC next week for a couple of weeks. Can't wait! I haven't been "home" since March!

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hey ladies!

i have been busy packing moving and unpacking but I am loving my new house its a 1 story, truly a blessing in pregnancy lol

I am geting a lot of excercise a smy kids bus stop is a 5 minute hike that I make 3 times a day (6 if you count walking there and then back seperately)

i am having the worst tim with maternity pants. I am just gettin fat but not actually getting a belly so all the pants fit me so weirdly. i could probably just buy non maternity pants and they would fit lol

No mw appt until mid novembe sonothing to report on that homefront Just feeling good and enjoying my prenancy despite how quikly it passng by.
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Later this week, we are going on a little road trip to Nevada [swing state] to do some voting campanging (get people to vote). We are staying through Tuesday.

My belly is growing; I am 21 weeks and a bit worried that I still havent gained (lost some inches still), but I feel great regardless. Feeling more movement day by day.

I do have some lower ligment pain (lower pubic area) but nothing to cry about.
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Hey Preggos.

Doin' good here. My last appointment was... what a week or so ago. My brain is total mush. It went well, though got the usual c-section recommendation... But so far they've all be very respectful of my choices and agreed that it's wise to play it by ear. I think I only have 1 or 2 more doctors to meet in the practice so hopefully will only have to go through the "Hi I'm Dr X, you have big babies, you should really consider a c-section." schpeel a couple more times. lol Great news is my bp is better then ever! I have a history of pre-e and it's not uncommon for things to start to get weird at about this time so I was thrilled with another bp of 120s/70s. Hopefully it'll continue that low! I had a major scare on Friday. Though my water had broken and hadn't felt baby all morning, which is very unusual for me. At this point I feel her often throughout the day. Turns out it was just extra moisture (or something) from a yeast infection/vaginitis. Thank God! Really had me scared.

DD turned 4 on Saturday! I can't believe my baby girl is 4!! We had a wonderful Birthday, lotsa princess paraphernalia which she's crazy about! And all her friends came over and rode bikes and had princess cake.

My folks are in town for the week which is fun. THey're from WA state and we're stationed in VA right now so we don't get to see them very often. The kids are getting spoiled rotten of course! It usually takes about a week to get them back to normal! LMBO

I better get back to work. I'm trying to get my office organized while my folks are here to play with the kids. So far so good. I found a bunch of new inventory I had forgotten about and get to add now. lol

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Hi, I had an ultrasound last week and my baby is a beautiful little girl. I was blown away, because when I got there, she was very sleepy, yawning and not moving much, but when my husband came in five minutes later and started talking she instantly had a complete personality change and started waving her hands and bouncing around. I had read that they can hear us and recognize their parents voices, but wow!!!

Unfortunatly the ultrasound tech also found cysts on her brain and now my practice is being all weird to me. Sometimes being pregnant without insurance is like poking yourself in the head with an icepick. I've never had insurance, even as a child, but I've never been treated like such an freak until I got pregnant. My midwife's ob prescibed me a level 2 ultrasound, but hasn't actually talked to me to tell me why I need it. No one will tell me how much it costs, and it doesn't make sense to me to just do it because the cysts aren't bad in and of themselves, they're just a soft marker for down syndrome. But I would never get amnio, and they looked at her heart and her stomach and her bladder and they were all great, and even with the cysts my risk for down syndrome is less than half of 1%. It's so frustrating because my midwife is really wonderful, but having to deal with these doctors who won't talk to me is making me nutty.

Oh well, thanks for letting me vent. Hopefully they'll actually call me back tommorrow and I can leave ultrasound limbo...

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I have also had an u/s- and it's a boy! Everything looked good except he had a couple choroid plexus cysts which they told me nearly always go away on their own.

Mady5- my midwife told me the reason for the level 2 u/s is to check the cysts progress and to have a specialist there to look at the pictures. It's the same exact u/s except for the specialist being there. I have no idea about the cost though. Hope it all works out for you.
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Mady, I am sorry- I know what it is like to have doctors treat you like sh!t!!! I would not do the second U/S unless there was a chance that you would abort the baby due to the findings or if there was something they could do. And I am thinking there is nothing they could do- until after the baby. We dont do U/S for a number of reasons, but mostly we feel- what would we do with the information if something was wrong- and we would still keep the pregnancy so for us it is pointless to peak in on the baby if we would not abort due to a defect. That is just my view on it- you have a right to refuse any treatment and any advice given to you. I think a level 2 U/S is very spendy because you have to pay to have a "specialest" there. And really would they even know anything with out an amnio?? No- it is not a defect like missing a finger or a heart defect.

JMO- HTH!

Hugs to both of you mamas! I am sure your babies are just fine, and will be born healthy and fine!

ETA: If you do decide to get a nother U/S then I would wait for a few months to see then if the cyst have grown.

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Finally starting to see an end to the m/s nightmare this past week, boy is it a relief not to be throwing up all day. Had an u/s and we're having another boy! Now we can start to narrow down names. Ds is going as a lion for Halloween, his Gran made him the most beautiful costume. We'll take him to the neighbours to show him off!
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We have our first class tonight...I'm a little unhappy about the timing, because I know that everyone else will be much farther along than I am, and they'll be having their babies soon after the class is over....but this is the class we want to take, and if I waited for the next session, it would put me very close to giving birth, or I might even not make it through. I really want some time to digest information and think after the class is over, and I don't want to cut it too close. Even though I know it's the best timing for US, I'm just not looking forward to walking in there tonight with this tiny little belly (almost not noticeable, really). Oh well! I AM looking forward to the class, though. I'm sure these worries will go away as soon as we walk in there tonight.

Starting to feel the baby actually kicking, last night from the outside a few times. DH was asleep already, so I didn't wake him up to feel it. He's so stressed out at work right now that I hate to wake him up once he's sleeping...

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I had my ultrasound this week too and first thing that popped up was very clear proof it was a BOY! We were still trying to decide whether to find out...I guess baby did it for us! Everything looked good on the ultrasound, dates OK, growth fine, belly a bit big lol! I had detailed pictures of the cord insertion taken since my dd had a velamentous insertion that ruptured and caused her major disabilities. Everything looked OK, but the high-risk OB ultrasound specialist was not satisifed with being able to determine for sure with the pictures. So he is doing a special type of ultrasound in about 2 weeks during which they will trace the blood flow from the baby through the cord and into the placenta and the other way around to make sure everything is OK.

Also saw my midwife and briefly my OB. Even my midwife is recommending c-section, so I guess that is what I will be doing. Oh and quad screen was normal. I didn't want to find out the results but am reassured now.

I am doing fine...still not getting much sleep, but functioning much better without it! I hope everyone else is doing well!
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Unfortunatly the ultrasound tech also found cysts on her brain and now my practice is being all weird to me. Sometimes being pregnant without insurance is like poking yourself in the head with an icepick. I've never had insurance, even as a child, but I've never been treated like such an freak until I got pregnant. My midwife's ob prescibed me a level 2 ultrasound, but hasn't actually talked to me to tell me why I need it. No one will tell me how much it costs, and it doesn't make sense to me to just do it because the cysts aren't bad in and of themselves, they're just a soft marker for down syndrome.
Congratulations on your baby girl!

Don't worry about the ultrasound. They're bound to find something potentially horrible and after our own down's scare last pregnancy I tend to ignore what they say. You don't have to get another ultrasound. Also, if they won't tell you what it's for or the results won't change your plan for the pregnancy, and if they won't give you a price, you are perfectly justified in declining the level II.

FYI, my best friend's baby had those cysts at her ultrasound and also appeared to have some kidney malfunction. She was preparing herself for a special needs baby. He's now 6 months old and perfectly healthy. Her doctor said that of the thousands of babies he's delivered, he's never seen something like that NOT work itself out in utero.

Best of luck.
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srmina, forgive me but I dont know much about Cerebral Palsy. Is the chance higher that your next baby will have CP and that is why they want an C/S? I was under the impression that CP was caused in a labor and delivery issue- but then again I could be totally wrong, see how much I know. And if it is something with the cord, is it likely to have it happen again?

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srmina, forgive me but I dont know much about Cerebral Palsy. Is the chance higher that your next baby will have CP and that is why they want an C/S? I was under the impression that CP was caused in a labor and delivery issue- but then again I could be totally wrong, see how much I know. And if it is something with the cord, is it likely to have it happen again?
There are many causes of cerebral palsy. Most are actually caused BEFORE labor and delivery, with the cause not completely known, but suspected to be anatomical abnormalities, in utero viruses, or that sort of thing. Only a few cases are caused during labor, birth, or the perinatal period (although this number is rising with the increase in preemies).

My dd suffered an extremely rare cord accident in utero. Her official diagnosis means that she suffered extreme brain injury and organ damage from oxygen deprivation due to blood loss. As she got older, this diagnosis was shifted to CP, which is a catch-all for many neurological problems of varying causes. To be honest, something like 99.999% of kids who have what my dd did are stillborn, and of those who are not, 99% die within the first year (usually within days). My dd at this point has a greater than 75% chance of surviving into adulthood.

Because what happened to her is so extremely rare, they do not know the likelihood of it recurring. So they want to check to make sure (if they can) that the cord of the new baby is inserted correctly. We have been told that they think the risk of recurrence is probably low, but they just do not have enough data to be sure. If they are able to catch the problem in advance (which is only 10% of the time with current technology, and usually only when they are specifically looking for it), they can prevent rupture by delivering the baby c-section before labor commences. With my dd, if she had been delivered by c-section one day earlier, or even one hour before her cord rupture, she would have been 100% healthy. We would rather not take our chances with this one, and since the rate of recurrence is unknown, the probability of diagnosis uncertain, and also the fact that I have a large crash c-section scar, EVERYBODY, including my midwife, is recommending c-section by 39 weeks.

I hope this answers your questions. I will never be able to have the natural birth I wanted, but birth is only one day. I would rather have a healthy child for 90 years than a perfect birth experience that results in stillbirth or another disabled child.
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Hi Everyone!

Not much new here. Just REALLY enjoying all those little kicks and taps from within. It is so cool and special and I'm just thrilled to be having some communication and signs from the babe, not just my changing body! Strangers are starting notice I'm pregnant now too, which is also pretty cool, actually looking pregnant. I'm 21 weeks, guess we're all there or getting close to halfway. Its going so fast.

Sorry to say this, but the ultrasound worries are reaffirming my decision to not have one. Why stress about such tentative diagnoses? I understand some of you have known risks to consider--different story IMO. So anyway, I hope all you mamas don't worry too much!

Carla: Thanks for going to Nevada! I live in a swing state, so have tried to help get the vote out here a bit.
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Just let me say first that all of you mammas with possible worries on your mind from the ultrasounds, you are in my thoughts, I hope everythings turns out best as possible for you all.

i have been enjoying all the movement inside my belly lately, they are getting stronger by the day. Little guy even kicks me in the bladder a little if I try ot go too long between potty breaks at work. I swear he hears things from in there, if there is a loud noise at work (I work in a hospital) I swear my belly jumps before I get a chance to!!!!

The only thing that has been worrying me as of late is child care. I started looking early because both my partner and I work evenings and weekends and I knew that would be hard to find, but it is looking to be impossible. I try not to think about it any more than I have to because I get upset and cry and can't sleep. I just want to make sure that I find the best care possible for my child because NOT working is not an option for us. I am the one who carries the insurance (Bryce's insurance would be $500 a month!!!!!) And I want to make sure whoever is watching my child understands the kinds of things that are important to me. I don't want my baby sitting in a swing watching television (or being ignored while the "sitter" watches it) Or stuffing them full of mcdonalds. And since I will be breastfeeding and pumping for days I am at work, I want the person to be knowledgeable about this as well. It is just soooo important and I wish there was some way I cold just stay home but we have no family out here, and that makes everything so hard. Sorry for all the complaining, but I just had to vent. Hope i don't sound too whiny, and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Take care mammas!!!!!!
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I also had my ultrasound this week. They found the baby to have bilateral chorid plexus cysts. I am to have a follow-up ultrsound in 6 long weeks. I know they say they will more than likely go away but I am still worried.

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Wow... A lot of US scares this week! Sorry mamas for all the worries! Not fun at all.

We have decided not to do any US's and we didnt with Rainey either- I think part of the reason is that to an OB I am viewed as HIGH RISK- I have Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones) and they want to analize my babies bones and try to tell me either way, and even then they cant be sure unless they see breaks and the type I have babies never break inuturo- and the truth is it would make no differance besides me worring for months- so I tell them no, then they say " what if the baby breaks a rib and it hits a lung during birth" Like they are going to scare me into a c/s that has been proven less save than a vaginal birth for my condition But doctors think that the with any defect a c/s is best, but really they need to read up on mine- there are lots of defects and they they think that just because mine is a defect they can cut me open. I am very luck to have my genetsist (sp) back me and he has done tons of studies in my condition and birth

Okay- my DD is driving me nuts reaching for the keyboard and the off switch! Must run- Hugs to you all!!!!

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oh boy, hugs to all you mamas with post-US worries. I've been going back and forth on the US thing but we decided yetserday to not do it. I can't find a reason TO do it, and every time i interacted with a Dr or hospital with DS's pregnancy all they told us was negative and scary stuff, none of which turned out to be true. I'd rather live in the unknown, I think.

I'm feeling pretty good, at last, loving all the baby movement in there and my big belly, besides a bit of heartburn and insomnia.

crayon, I'm reading a book called Motherland, which is interviews with famous mothers and daughters. There's one with a mother (a disabilities rights activist) who has brittle bones who's daughter (now a teenager) also has brittle bones. It was so incredibly inspiring to me; she had her daughter as a single mother and has raised her alone, and they are very close and both such strong women, and it was really interesting reading about her pregnancy and birth and the (crappy) social and medical attitudes at the time.
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Maya- yep, the medical world trys to make people with problems feel like guinnie pigs. My mother, sister and nephew and I all have the condition- I am lucky that my DD#1 doesnt and we will see about this baby when he/she gets here, my older nephew also is OI free and the great thing is they can never pass it on to their kids- once it stops ot stops. My new newphew 4 months- has it. But all of us women have birthed babies and all have had no problem, and all of us with OI were birth naturly and born just fine- brake free. When I was very young- like maybe 2 (I dont remember it) CPS cam to my moms because I had a "weird" break- a sprial break on my leg I got from running too fast at my grandmas in the kitchen with socks- and they tried to take me from my parents- I "Look" so normal, just looking at me you would never think "That girl has something wrong" I was very lucky in this case that my mom also has OI and that she has paper work and a lawyer that she called and he told them to get the hell out of my parents house or they would have one big law suit coming their way. I cant imagine the fear my young parents felt. And the funny thing- my mom was not at my grandmas, and my dad was outside working on a car, my grandmam was watching me- my parents were not even close to abuse me in that case Anyway if anyone is interested here is the website on my condition www.oif.org

newmomma2005: I wanted to let you know that we also worked weird hours and nights and such and I was so scared when I did have to leave Rainey with anyone- and my family was out of the question due to medical issues- so I was left to find someone- I put an ad up at the local co/op it said something like "Earth Mama wanted to care for DD 1year old evenings and some weekends, must be natural minded and loving" And I got the most kick butt lady- she had 3 teenagers (girls) and she loved to teach rainey stuff- they learned how to play drumbs and they ate good food, and watched little TV and Rainey was always happy to go there. Try that first- Also, my sister just went back to work full time and put an add in the paper for a nanny for her 6 year old and her 4 month old. She got a lady that was a sub-teacher and special education teacher (good because DN#1 has some problems) and they saved a ton of money and that keeps my brittle bones new nephew out of a center and in his home and give my other nephew 1 on 1 care he needs and saves them money. And she takes them all over and does workouts with DN and such- So, I hope there are a few ideas.

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RAINBOW BABY DUE MAY 4th!!!
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Old 10-29-2004, 02:10 PM
 
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I had an ultrasound yesterday - it hasn't been read by the radiologist yet, so I'm sure there will be something wrong, but from what I could see, this baby has two arms, two legs, two kidneys, four heart chambers - and looks like a GIRL!!!

Jack doesn't seem to care about having a baby sister, but I hope they'll get along.
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Old 10-29-2004, 11:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Congrats on your girl, Shannon!

Someone needs to slap me. I ran far too many errands today, and then spent the evening getting two of our upstairs rooms (we have a finished attic, instead of a finished basement) ready to paint tomorrow. (My goal, incidentally, is to finish all the necessary painting in the house by February. We moved in last April, and didn't/couldn't paint all summer, so this should be interesting...)

Of course, my body wasn't happy about that 'plan,' so I'm currently lying on the couch on my side, drinking water. Baby's very excited I'm finally still, so I'm getting the most sustained movements I've had, but ugh, my round ligaments, the BHs... Bleh.

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and Brigid Eleanor (11/20/08)
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Yes me too.I was at my sons school carnival and standing and walking for 3 hours straight.When i got home i noticed BH's about every 5 minutes for a good hour.I drank a ton of water and now i feel better.Must stay off of my feet more and drink more water.
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Thank you all for your kind thoughts. My midwife got in touch with me this week and said "yes, you're right, you are still low risk, but the head midwife won't feel comfortable with you having your baby in the birth center unless you have the level II to rule out down syndrome related heart defects." So I'll do it, but...
I will not be getting ultrasounds with my future children. I am starting to feel really crummy about all of this, even though I know in my gut that she's doing just fine. When someone keeps telling me over and over that my baby isn't ok, my heart sinks. At least it will be over next friday when I go back.

Joyful Momma and EllieB- Wow! 1-2 % of babies have it, what are the odds that there would be 3 March Mommas? A web site that I found to be really helpful was http://choroidplexuscyst.org/. From what I understand, they aren't dangerous in and of themselves, and whether or not they go away has no effect on your baby's mental abilities, it's only down syndrome and some other chromosomal disorders that's a concern. My ultrasound tech said the same thing to me about checking to see if they go away, but my midwife said that's not an issue and everything I've seen online has said that it doesn't matter if they go away. Now you've got me wondering why my tech said that, what did they tell you about it?

On a different note, I feeling her dance around! She cracks me up because there was no butterfly stage like I read about, she went right to these strong little pokes. I can't figure out how I couldn't feel all of this a few weeks ago, but man, it's such a comfort for me, I'm grateful I can now.

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What the radiologist said to me was that they are pretty common (common being he sees 1-2 patients a month with them) and they will more than likely go away in the next 6 weeks. He did say they could indicate some other "anomalies" but he did not specify what.

The nurse called me from the midwife's office to let me know that the baby has them and that I will need to follow up in 6 weeks with another ultrasound. I am not happy about this, I felt the midwife could have called me so we could discuss what the options are (level II vs waiting). I have an appt on the 9th and plan on discussing these things then. 6 weeks feels like a really long time to wait...

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They told me they wanted to do the level II to "check on the progress" of the cysts and from the reading I've done since then it does seem like their progress is meaningless. But the midwife also gave me the impression that the specialist, whoever they are, is better trained than the usual u/s tech at looking for other abnormalities. I did consider not doing the 2nd u/s but I think I will feel better with someone else looking at it and getting a (hopefully) more knowledgable opinion. They also have me set up for a "genetic counseling" session afterwards to discuss anything they may find and what it may mean. It all seems like a lot of overreaction but like dh says, they are just trying to cover their own butts.
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Crayon: Thanks for the input, I am taking all the suugestions I can get. I really appreciate it.

I feel for all of you who have doctors and such breathing down your necks about possible this's and that's and "Yeah!" to everyone who can pull themselves up and stay positive and just concentrate on that little life inside you cause that is most important in all this. We all want to give our child the best we can and what they need most of all is love and good thoughts. I know that might sound overly romantic and sappy, but I believe it to be true.

Keep on keepin' on mommas!!!!
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RE;Us
We are having one next week- at 23 weeks just to make sure all the parts are where they belong- for a homebirth to be safe. There are actually occassions when a hospital birth is a good idea {God- I pray i do not have one of them}

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Patchfire: I'm still feeling sick on occasion, still craving potatoes (!)
{new to due date club- }

I have to say- I did allot of potatoes with my boy - and have since heard about studies showing pg with boys eat more startch, and pg with a girl meat.

This is my 3rd pg, and I am normally vegetarian otherwise, we are eating red meat and pork like 3 times a week! I am sure this is another girl! YEAH!!!

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