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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Today, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Galatea
The story about your old boyfriend was sad. Why...

The story about your old boyfriend was sad. Why did you stay with him? Are your parents happily married? What did they think about that guy? What school were you going to?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Galatea
I am 36. But, I have been thinking about this in...

I am 36. But, I have been thinking about this in terms of my own mom. She was 32 when I was born, and she began the slide down into some kind of dementia 10 years ago, when I was only 26. Now she...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By Galatea
Mine was really bad in months 3-5, especially...

Mine was really bad in months 3-5, especially after sex when my whole uterus would ball up. Now in the last few days it has started again - maybe a growth spurt.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,557
Posted By Galatea
In other news, the lady who was two doors down...

In other news, the lady who was two doors down from me for weeks was on the news for having mono mono twins: http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/meet-extremely-rare-twins-born-pittsburgh/nhNqT/

I...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Galatea
I've been falling asleep just fine but waking in...

I've been falling asleep just fine but waking in the middle of the night, so I've taken to going out for a snack and chatting with the nurses. It's not like I need to be well-rested for anything,...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 06:04 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,557
Posted By Galatea
Apparently bleeding is normal because when you...

Apparently bleeding is normal because when you don't have enough fluid, or when the fluid is coming out, it can disturb the placenta. I get a normal prenatal vitamin but no extra iron. It looks...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-16-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,557
Posted By Galatea
DH found one more pair of pants. He was very...

DH found one more pair of pants. He was very valiant to dig through my maternity clothes bins.

The ultrasound ladies came. My fluid was 12 today! But of course she went back to breech. Also I...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-16-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,557
Posted By Galatea
Baby was definitely vertex for a day. Hiccups...

Baby was definitely vertex for a day. Hiccups way low, heart rate found way low, that feeling of a ball rolling around and pressing down. Will be curious if she is still that way on today's...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-14-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,557
Posted By Galatea
Yeah, the stress of all this had to come out...

Yeah, the stress of all this had to come out somewhere, so dreams are the logical place since I've always been such an active dreamer.

The nurses keep telling me to push the doctors to allow a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-14-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,557
Posted By Galatea
In non-Jungian news, I am still pg! Today is the...

In non-Jungian news, I am still pg! Today is the 3rd trimester, 27 weeks, 4 weeks 1 day since I ruptured, and 4 weeks in the hospital. Baby is close to 1000g, still has about 7 cm fluid, and still...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-14-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,557
Posted By Galatea
Thanks for the tips, Ratchet. I talked to the...

Thanks for the tips, Ratchet. I talked to the doc and he said Benadryl and Ambien can actually disinhibit the dreams, so he suggested to stop the Benadryl. Apparently Unisom would stop the dreams,...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-13-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Galatea
I would have called you third trimester this last...

I would have called you third trimester this last week, Chapsie. Like, I am due December 14, so go back three months, third trimester starts 9/14, which is tomorrow for me. I know there are so many...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-13-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,557
Posted By Galatea
I dreamed all night about lost kids and woke up...

I dreamed all night about lost kids and woke up really sad. This sucks. The dreams are overwhelming me for days now. All night long, exhausting, upsetting. Normally I would take some pot to stop...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,557
Posted By Galatea
Tomorrow will be four weeks after rupture. ...

Tomorrow will be four weeks after rupture. Crazy. Baby still breech and very busy in there. Fluid was 7 today, but she said not to worry because it was just the way the baby was lying and that...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Galatea
Epsom salts? That's was DS used for sitz baths...

Epsom salts? That's was DS used for sitz baths after a surgery on his bum.

And of course, my PSA to prevent PROM, make sure you don't have an infection that could rupture your membranes.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-11-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Galatea
I was considering this one before bed rest:...

I was considering this one before bed rest: http://www.amazon.com/Its-You-Babe-Cradle-150-220/dp/B000I5UARK/ref=sr_1_9?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1410481905&sr=1-9&keywords=maternity+support+belt
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-11-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Galatea
I think this is the best idea. I'm like the PROM...

I think this is the best idea. I'm like the PROM police now and wouldn't mess around with BV.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-11-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Galatea
They do make support belts that go over the...

They do make support belts that go over the shoulder.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,557
Posted By Galatea
Only if she is breech. Doc said today that she...

Only if she is breech. Doc said today that she can still flip even with reduced fluid. My other kids flipped at about 32 weeks IIRC.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,557
Posted By Galatea
Well, I'm having another grumpy day today, so...

Well, I'm having another grumpy day today, so don't be too impressed. The crazy pregnancy dreams are messing with my sleep and when various hospital people come in and out of my room all the time,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-10-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,578
Posted By Galatea
I didn't see the update. I just read what Linda...

I didn't see the update. I just read what Linda wrote. Thanks!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-10-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,578
Posted By Galatea
No, she can go after 24 weeks if she has the note.

No, she can go after 24 weeks if she has the note.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-10-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,578
Posted By Galatea
I think the issue why so many people are arguing...

I think the issue why so many people are arguing with the OP is not that we think her risk of going into labor is so high - it's that her assumptions about preterm delivery and cruise ship finances...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-09-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,578
Posted By Galatea
Well, now that I am 26 weeks and in the hospital...

Well, now that I am 26 weeks and in the hospital with the level 3 NICU, it's not so terrifying. Baby has an 85% chance of survival this week, which is really good, considering when this started she...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-09-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,578
Posted By Galatea
I know it seems your risk is low, but it still...

I know it seems your risk is low, but it still exists. I had my water break at 22 weeks on vacation, and it was terrible and stressful and I had to drive an hour to get to a hospital with a level 3...
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