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Forum: September 2010   10-17-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By isfa
This is so normal! I never felt comfortable...

This is so normal! I never felt comfortable nursing DD1 in public, but she was never a "good" nurser. She would pop off every minute and make a lot of noise. DD2 is a great nurser and I will nurse...
Forum: September 2010   08-31-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By isfa
thanks everyone! just want to add that...

thanks everyone! just want to add that breastfeeding is going well despite her being early. can't wait to read about your births!
Forum: September 2010   08-31-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By isfa
mae- she was 6 lb 6 oz, and born on 8/30 at 8:37...

mae- she was 6 lb 6 oz, and born on 8/30 at 8:37 pm.
Forum: September 2010   08-31-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By isfa
After 4 days of painful stomach cramps (probably...

After 4 days of painful stomach cramps (probably from a nasty g.i. bug) and prodromal labor, I was admitted yesterday. I had become so worn out and sick! I couldn't walk any more because of the...
Forum: September 2010   08-30-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,109
Posted By isfa
Update- it's the real deal! Slow and steady...

Update- it's the real deal! Slow and steady labor. Will update tomorrow.
Forum: September 2010   08-27-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 592
Posted By isfa
congrats!!!

congrats!!!
Forum: September 2010   08-27-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,109
Posted By isfa
Okay, that makes more sense. Because I was...

Okay, that makes more sense. Because I was picturing two cervixes (cervices?) and it was not a pretty picture!
Forum: September 2010   08-27-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,109
Posted By isfa
Mine is still going. I thought I was going to...

Mine is still going. I thought I was going to die last night. The cramps and contractions were so painful. I managed to get 3 hours asleep, but when they woke me up again and I couldn't breathe...
Forum: September 2010   08-26-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,315
Posted By isfa
good luck! sending good labor vibes your way.

good luck! sending good labor vibes your way.
Forum: September 2010   08-26-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,109
Posted By isfa
May I join in? Ugg. Every afternoon I start...

May I join in?
Ugg. Every afternoon I start getting regular contractions and they get closer together and more intense and then by 7 completely stop.
Today, I am SOOOO crampy. I'm just shy of 37...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-24-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,227
Posted By isfa
OP here... it's been a couple days since I...

OP here... it's been a couple days since I checked on this thread.
Just to clarify... I am just looking for positive and non-confrontational ways to respond to these sorts of comments, not...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-23-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,617
Posted By isfa
I would be so upset. FWIW, I don't think...

I would be so upset. FWIW, I don't think membrane stripping really does anything, but it is wrong for your doctor to do that without your permission. I would feel incredibly violated.
Forum: September 2010   08-19-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,246
Posted By isfa
Good luck!!!...

Good luck!!! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-19-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,227
Posted By isfa
So I recently had a conversation with a friend,...

So I recently had a conversation with a friend, and was trying to explain the whole Dr. Laura controversy. She didn't know who that was, so I tried to explain her philosophies, including the "I'm my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-16-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By isfa
I love the name, but I'd avoid it. The last...

I love the name, but I'd avoid it. The last sound of my first name is the first sound of my last name, and as a result, there is always confusion when I tell people my name (they sort of blend into...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-13-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By isfa
I worked out up until the day before I went into...

I worked out up until the day before I went into labor. I mostly did the elliptical trainer, walked, stretched, did yoga, and light muscle toning. Unfortunately, I still gained more weight than...
Forum: September 2010   08-11-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By isfa
Congrats! He is adorable.

Congrats! He is adorable.
Forum: September 2010   08-05-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By isfa
Yes, you're probably fine, but I would call your...

Yes, you're probably fine, but I would call your care provider. I learned from my trip to L & D two weeks ago that even minor trauma can cause placental abruption, which is very serious for mom and...
Forum: September 2010   08-02-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By isfa
Good luck! I hope you have some friendly nurses.

Good luck! I hope you have some friendly nurses.
Forum: August 2010   07-28-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By isfa
DDC crashing... Thank you for posting this!...

DDC crashing...
Thank you for posting this! I've experienced this throughout this pregnancy and had no idea what was causing it. I asked my OB and she looked at me like I was crazy and said she'd...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-28-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By isfa
Quote: Originally Posted by ~Demeter~...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ~Demeter~ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15673833)
This is me.... your risks of listeria are...
Forum: September 2010   07-25-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By isfa
thank you so much everyone for the prayers and...

thank you so much everyone for the prayers and well wishes. i am home and in the clear! it was very scary but i'm so glad i went in. they said that even minor falls and abdominal trauma can cause...
Forum: September 2010   07-25-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By isfa
thanks, everyone. things are looking good this...

thanks, everyone. things are looking good this morning. contractions have slowed way down and don't seem to be following any particular pattern. they will keep me until the last lab comes back. it's...
Forum: September 2010   07-25-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By isfa
so tonight was supposed to be date night, but i...

so tonight was supposed to be date night, but i had an accident while cleaning and hurt my stomach. i came into l & d just to be safe and i've been having regular contractions for five hours and the...
Forum: September 2010   07-13-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,565
Posted By isfa
Quote: Originally Posted by louis...

Quote:
Originally Posted by louis http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15618171)
P.S. Anyone know where to buy maternity support...
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