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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Today, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By LilyTiger
I wouldn't worry at all. There will always be...

I wouldn't worry at all. There will always be one person who complains about a practitioner because that's life. You don't always get exactly what you want. I might use that (not mentioning that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   Today, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By LilyTiger
I like it. I think of it more initially as a...

I like it. I think of it more initially as a boy's name. My initial reaction was negative, but the more I said it, the more I liked it, so I think it will be a name that grows on people.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,124
Posted By LilyTiger
crunchymama27, I don't know other people's...

crunchymama27, I don't know other people's reasons for testing, but I've already had three ultrasounds this pregnancy and will have at least one (probably two) more. The reason for me had everything...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,005
Posted By LilyTiger
I'm so sorry. The uncertainty would totally...

I'm so sorry. The uncertainty would totally unhinge me, but you're handling it with grace and fortitude (however much it doesn't feel like it at the time). I don't know anything about heparin, but...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By LilyTiger
Just a quick check-in. Classes started...

Just a quick check-in. Classes started yesterday, so we're already in the full swing of craziness. It's making the time go by super quickly and it's really hard to believe that when this semester...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-24-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By LilyTiger
We loved Dexter, but by the last season it got a...

We loved Dexter, but by the last season it got a little too hopeless for me and kind of jumped the shark. I felt the same hopelessness about both Breaking Bad and the Walking Dead, so use those as...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-23-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By LilyTiger
Just checking in. I'm glad to see you're still...

Just checking in. I'm glad to see you're still there and labor is still holding off. My husband also said that his experience in the NICU as a dietician was really positive too. It was hard seeing...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-22-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,124
Posted By LilyTiger
Good news, randic! I'm gearing up for...

Good news, randic!

I'm gearing up for classes starting Monday. Hoping to have a relaxing weekend at home with my little family, though we'll take a quick foray to our local Greek festival for...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-22-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By LilyTiger
I was kind of a "why me" person after my...

I was kind of a "why me" person after my miscarriage, but then I realized I was insufferable and got over it.

I hope today went well and that you're resting comfortably. I assume you're at the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-22-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By LilyTiger
I'm glad the blood looks older and your fluid...

I'm glad the blood looks older and your fluid levels are so far ok. I'm hoping with Chapsie that all these are good signs.

I don't know if my opinion even matters, since I'm not a NICU person...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-21-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By LilyTiger
I am totally in this boat. I have a ton of work...

I am totally in this boat. I have a ton of work stuff I need to do and all I want to do is organize toddler clothes. Fortunately, my B-H are forcing me to calm down a bit and do work things (a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-21-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,124
Posted By LilyTiger
I thought measuring fundal height isn't accurate...

I thought measuring fundal height isn't accurate until over 20 weeks (maybe 24?). I haven't been measured yet, though my midwives feel my uterus and tell me it's on target. I don't remember any...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-21-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By LilyTiger
Sending lots of positive thoughts, Galatea. I...

Sending lots of positive thoughts, Galatea. I can't even begin to imagine how difficult this is, but I think what you're doing makes so much sense. I would want to assume the best and definitely...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-20-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By LilyTiger
I might have to get the natural calm stuff. I'll...

I might have to get the natural calm stuff. I'll ask my midwife at my appt next week.

Any other suggestions? I'm really struggling over here. I've been trying to add in 2 mile walks to get back...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-19-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By LilyTiger
That's a great update! Still scary since there...

That's a great update! Still scary since there are a lot of unknowns, but wonderful news. I hope you're resting comfortably at home surrounded by loved ones very very soon.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-19-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By LilyTiger
That's good news about getting home, at least. ...

That's good news about getting home, at least. Are there any NICUs in Pittsburgh that attempt life-saving procedures after 22 weeks? I know each hospital is different and you are really hoping the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-18-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By LilyTiger
A Facebook friend from high school actually...

A Facebook friend from high school actually e-mailed me a few months before her daughter was born and asked how I liked my name. She mostly wanted my thoughts on weird nicknames or things that might...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-18-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By LilyTiger
Everyone has already given such good advice, just...

Everyone has already given such good advice, just know that we're all thinking about you and pulling for you and your little girl. I hope the bag reseals itself or that at least you find out you...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-18-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,124
Posted By LilyTiger
I drink 1-2 cups of strong black tea every day...

I drink 1-2 cups of strong black tea every day and sometimes a cup of coffee on top of that. I can't write or research without it. My brain feels totally foggy. I went cold turkey on caffeine...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,303
Posted By LilyTiger
We use cloth diapers too. We use prefolds and...

We use cloth diapers too. We use prefolds and covers for the skinny newborn stage and then switch to pocket diapers for the later stages. I really like Kawaii for cost-effective and high quality...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-16-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By LilyTiger
I've always used Medela since that's what I...

I've always used Medela since that's what I started out with when I rented a hospital pump and what I ended up getting as manual pumps/electric hand-me-downs. I have an almost new Medela PISA and...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-15-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By LilyTiger
DBurri, they can be very mild. Some I don't even...

DBurri, they can be very mild. Some I don't even notice except that my uterus is just hard -- no "feeling" of a contraction at all, just hardness.

I've noticed a ton on the right side. Sometimes...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By LilyTiger
This is my third pregnancy (2nd baby) and I...

This is my third pregnancy (2nd baby) and I noticed them much earlier this time. With my daughter they were always just a tightening of the belly, unless I had to pee, in which case they were strong...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,303
Posted By LilyTiger
Congrats! We just moved to almost an acre and it...

Congrats! We just moved to almost an acre and it has been amazing (and exhausting). We've been in the house officially two weeks now and I just love it. Hopefully we'll be fully unpacked by next...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By LilyTiger
For those who use maternity support belts, how do...

For those who use maternity support belts, how do you wear them under clothes? I have some thin sundresses and t-shirts that would definitely show the belt underneath. It seems like the only things...
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