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Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-27-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 11,142
Posted By hokievol
Rosie I hear you on the belly glances, and...

Rosie I hear you on the belly glances, and you're right, its JUST like when you catch someone looking at your boobs.  This is funnier to me, though, because I don't know how they wouldn't look! ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-25-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 11,142
Posted By hokievol
Rosie so glad to hear you're breaking some of...

Rosie so glad to hear you're breaking some of these rules, too.  I didn't know about chamomile until just now and I love my Sleepytime tea!  I've also been using salycilic acid body wash to control...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-23-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By hokievol
I've had that some and found that a pregnancy...

I've had that some and found that a pregnancy support belt helped.  My midwife prescribed me one, so my insurance paid for it.  Lifesaver for my back, too.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-23-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 11,142
Posted By hokievol
Hi everyone!!!  Super long time, no posting from...

Hi everyone!!!  Super long time, no posting from me.  Our home renovation got really crazy, and subsequently ugly with the contractors, and we're just now recovering from that and getting back to...
Forum: January 2012   09-08-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,492
Posted By hokievol
My favorite so far.....and I'm only 16...

My favorite so far.....and I'm only 16 weeks......."You have the biggest boobs I've ever seen."  Yeah they aren't THAT much bigger than the ones I had. 
 
Oh and most hurtful?  My stepmother told...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-17-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,432
Posted By hokievol
Hi everyone!   Sorry I've been MIA, life is just...

Hi everyone!   Sorry I've been MIA, life is just kind of ridiculous right now.  Back in December we decided to start the process of adding onto the house to make room for babies and what a nightmare...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   08-13-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By hokievol
I got to tour Dr. Roque's birth center in...

I got to tour Dr. Roque's birth center in Statesville on Friday and it is lovely.  They are currently in their temporary location and will be moving to a bigger space in the same complex around...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-24-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,432
Posted By hokievol
Congrats Rosie!!!!!   So glad you're...

Congrats Rosie!!!!!   So glad you're here!!!!!!!!  Isn't it awesome to finally be able to say it out loud?  :-)
 
Tank, I imagine I'll have quite the opposite issue.....you're about a foot taller...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-19-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,432
Posted By hokievol
Melting here, too, Val.  Also have a heat index...

Melting here, too, Val.  Also have a heat index over 100, and supposed to get worse tomorrow.  Our A/C broke the other night, but we were thankfully able to get it fixed the next day so we got it...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-19-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,432
Posted By hokievol
I just found Dr. Sear's breastfeeding book in my...

I just found Dr. Sear's breastfeeding book in my school's (I work at a University) bookstore for $3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    I'm stupid excited and just had to share. ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-18-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,432
Posted By hokievol
LivingSky I'm so glad to hear you got the birth...

LivingSky I'm so glad to hear you got the birth you wanted!  I love that you got a midwife that would stand with you, that's just really awesome.  Congrats to you and your DH! 
 
I discovered my...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-17-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,596
Posted By hokievol
She's definitely getting the "half" sibling...

She's definitely getting the "half" sibling message from her mom, so we've been counteracting that already.  We took her to a midwife appointment so she could hear the heartbeat and I think it kind...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-16-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,432
Posted By hokievol
Hooray Tear!!!  So exciting to see everyone...

Hooray Tear!!!  So exciting to see everyone having their babies!  
 
Doing well here.  Still a little bit of icky brown spotting, but the midwife said not to worry.  I'm still taking it easy just...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-14-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,432
Posted By hokievol
Thanks, Meander, I hope this is it for scares,...

Thanks, Meander, I hope this is it for scares, too.  I've been lucky to hear from several women who've had this kind of bleeding and done just fine.  It's very reassuring.  I'm so glad Alaric is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-14-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,432
Posted By hokievol
Hooray LivingSky!!!!!!!!!!   I can't wait to...

Hooray LivingSky!!!!!!!!!!   I can't wait to hear the details!  Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!   http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-14-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,432
Posted By hokievol
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif  Everything is fine!!!  A-ok!  Saw the little bitty heartbeat, happy and fat little yolk sac (apparently a deflating yolk sac indicates a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-14-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,432
Posted By hokievol
Wow, thanks so much everyone!  It appears to...

Wow, thanks so much everyone!  It appears to have stopped so I'm hoping it stays gone.  I still have a little bit of brown stuff (ew) so I've called  the doc this morning to see when I can be seen....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-13-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,432
Posted By hokievol
If it comes back they want me to come in. I...

If it comes back they want me to come in. I don't have any cramping so that's a good sign. I'm not as sick today, so that's either a bad sign or just because I'm not upright. Hard to tell, hopefully...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-13-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,432
Posted By hokievol
Hey everyone, just a quick fly-by.  I woke up...

Hey everyone, just a quick fly-by.  I woke up this morning with bleeding, so needless to say I'm freaking out.  I'm 7w4d.  It looked like my period was starting, but it stopped mostly now.  The doc...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-08-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,596
Posted By hokievol
I am a stepmom to a great 10yo girl.  She's...

I am a stepmom to a great 10yo girl.  She's excited to have a brother or sister, but I'm looking for some tips on the transition.  I'm only 6 weeks along, but wanted to start early.  Any advice?
Forum: February 2012   07-08-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 957
Posted By hokievol
Team I'm right there with you.......nausea from...

Team I'm right there with you.......nausea from morning until about 6pm.  No actual puking, but bleh feeling.  The closest I came to actually getting sick was in the presence of hard boiled eggs,...
Forum: February 2012   07-08-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 957
Posted By hokievol
Anyone having cravings yet???  Yesterday I HAD...

Anyone having cravings yet???  Yesterday I HAD to have pasta sauce.  HAD TO.  I don't want anything other than Wheat Thins and oatmeal the rest of the time though.  Blech.  Pukey all day, but better...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-08-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,432
Posted By hokievol
Meander I'm so glad to hear that Alaric is doing...

Meander I'm so glad to hear that Alaric is doing well!  It's hard to have a baby in the NICU, but to give you some comfort I just spent a week with a friend who's baby was born at 26 weeks.  He's 8...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-30-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 4,432
Posted By hokievol
Good news here, too!  I went to the OB and met...

Good news here, too!  I went to the OB and met with the nurses for pre-natal education, history, blood draw, etc.  I thought it was just going to be a blood draw and I ended up being there for 2...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   06-29-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By hokievol
Thanks so much!  I'll add her to my options...

Thanks so much!  I'll add her to my options list.  CCMC referred me to an OB and midwife pair in Mooresville who are opening a birth center in August/September.  I met with them today and really...
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