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Forum: July 2008   08-26-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By anonymousk
Well, just to add another perspective, my...

Well, just to add another perspective, my c-section bills are well over $20,000 and still counting. That doesn't include the baby, I think he was like $3000. Of course that includes ICU and stuff......
Forum: July 2008   08-26-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By anonymousk
Granted, we waited until 9 wks pp but that was...

Granted, we waited until 9 wks pp but that was about sleep and scheduling, not pain. I was ready at 6 wks. I was sore afterwards, but not from my incision!! My doc said that we should use lots of...
Forum: July 2008   08-24-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,765
Posted By anonymousk
Mission accomplished here as well, exactly 9...

Mission accomplished here as well, exactly 9 weeks pp. I forgot the Doc's advice about the lubrication though, so there was some spotting and I am sure I will be remembering tonight's activities...
Forum: July 2008   08-22-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By anonymousk
Okay, so now I am leaning more heavily towards...

Okay, so now I am leaning more heavily towards starting the diaper service and working from home. Anyone out there started a business with a new baby? How did it go? Any advice?

Three weeks of...
Forum: July 2008   08-19-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,765
Posted By anonymousk
8 weeks + here, and nothing happening. About 3-4...

8 weeks + here, and nothing happening. About 3-4 weeks I, um, helped him out. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif Nothing since. Once I was cleared for action it's been the...
Forum: July 2008   08-16-2008, 02:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By anonymousk
I haven't actually been able to complete it, but...

I haven't actually been able to complete it, but I have the Motivated Moms list on the fridge for the week and when LO is sleeping or in the wrap I can find a chore and do it. Not as much as I'd...
Forum: July 2008   08-15-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By anonymousk
Quote: Hehe....I don't usually brag, but...

Quote:
Hehe....I don't usually brag, but hearing all the stories here about Mom's going back to work so soon makes me feel sad for you and grateful that I can stay home longer. For such a rich...
Forum: July 2008   08-12-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By anonymousk
Is anyone out there thinking about changing...

Is anyone out there thinking about changing their plans now that their little one is here? I had planned to go back after 12 weeks and am really struggling with that now. I think we can swing it...
Forum: Diapering Reviews   08-04-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,135
Posted By anonymousk
I bought 4 of these covers off a mama through...

I bought 4 of these covers off a mama through Diaperswappers. There were 2 blue and 2 white in the lot, all with the same label (A Better World, which is the same company as Proraps). We love them!...
Forum: July 2008   08-01-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By anonymousk
We get up and go to the nursery now. We have a...

We get up and go to the nursery now. We have a co-sleeper attached to a king size bed. DH mostly sleeps through it, but yesterday morning I was just too tired to get up and nursed him in bed. Lately...
Forum: July 2008   07-29-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By anonymousk
Quote: Thanks for the tip! I think that is the...

Quote:
Thanks for the tip! I think that is the same blanket a friend was telling me about yesterday. Is it like a gauzy type material?
Yep! They make a double thickness for winter too.
Forum: July 2008   07-28-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By anonymousk
No advice on the rash itself, but we are huge...

No advice on the rash itself, but we are huge fans of the muslin swaddles by Aden + Anais. I think they do a good job of keeping his temp regulated and I can wrap him up nice and snug in the middle...
Forum: July 2008   07-20-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 875
Posted By anonymousk
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif It's been a long road for you, mama. I am so glad that you all made it safely!!! I hope you are recovering well and enjoying your...
Forum: July 2008   07-19-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By anonymousk
Congrats on your beautiful baby, Jenna! I am so...

Congrats on your beautiful baby, Jenna! I am so glad that she's finally here and you are home and settling in. I totally understand about needing to psych yourself up for nighttime. I do that too.
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Forum: July 2008   07-19-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
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Views: 248
Posted By anonymousk
Not much to say, just wanted to give you a...

Not much to say, just wanted to give you a http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif. I've been concerned about that myself this week and have an appointment with my therapist for...
Forum: July 2008   07-06-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By anonymousk
What exactly are we talking about when we say...

What exactly are we talking about when we say rest? I have been trying so hard to be good - not picking up anything, only going up and down the stairs once a day, I still haven't driven anywhere and...
Forum: July 2008   07-06-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By anonymousk
Can any of you experienced mamas give me the...

Can any of you experienced mamas give me the lowdown on lochia? I am now 14 days pp and bleeding red/rust colored blood about as much as day 3 of a normal period for me. It seemed like it was...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-30-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By anonymousk
I am new to breastfeeding (and motherhood - my...

I am new to breastfeeding (and motherhood - my son is a week old) and so far it is going pretty well. It's the accessories and supplies that are giving me...
Forum: July 2008   06-28-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By anonymousk
I really really love EMAB Bottom Balm....

I really really love EMAB Bottom Balm. (http://www.earthmamaangelbaby.com/earth_mama_bottom_balm.html) Great for all sorts of tenderness.
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-28-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By anonymousk
I bought a bravado body silk bra at about 32...

I bought a bravado body silk bra at about 32 weeks or so. I am wearing it today, 6 days post partum, and it is great. I also bought a sleep nursing bra...
Forum: July 2008   06-22-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,018
Posted By anonymousk
I'm still cathed and IVed and drugged so we are...

I'm still cathed and IVed and drugged so we are at the hospital until Tuesday. I am doing really well with my bp and labs so we are hoping that I will be up and in the shower today and off some of...
Forum: July 2008   06-22-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,018
Posted By anonymousk
Thanks so much, everyone! Photos are here...

Thanks so much, everyone! Photos are here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20816253@N04/sets/72157605752075189/)!
Forum: July 2008   06-21-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,018
Posted By anonymousk
August Henry arrived at 12:40 p.m. today....

August Henry arrived at 12:40 p.m. today. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif

From Thursday night to Friday I was having a lot of pain that I thought was gas. Too bad it...
Forum: July 2008   06-19-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 313
Posted By anonymousk
I stole this question from someone, my...

I stole this question from someone, my apologies... if you were to start a non-profit, what need would you want to address?

If you could have any job (education, opportunity, childcare being no...
Forum: July 2008   06-19-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,088
Posted By anonymousk
Height 5'4.5" Weight at 26 weeks: 144 Weight...

Height 5'4.5"
Weight at 26 weeks: 144
Weight at delivery (or current weight): 171
Due Date: 7/4/08
Delivery Date (if you haven't delivered, I'll just plug in today's date):
Number of previous...
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