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Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 174
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I have definitely gained weight. I am up about 8...

I have definitely gained weight. I am up about 8 or 9 pounds, at least, if not more. I have been avoiding weighing myself. I was up 5 lbs at my last appointment, and I know I've gained a few more...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 05:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 631
Posted By MnMtm
Melinda_1980, I have heard beautiful birth...

Melinda_1980, I have heard beautiful birth stories of more natural gentle C-sections. I hope that your OB will be open and accepting of what you would like to have happen. Let us know how things go!...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 05:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,168
Posted By MnMtm
Growing up, we had a dog named Ammon.. I met a...

Growing up, we had a dog named Ammon.. I met a few people named Ammon, and I love it! I have really positive associations with that name because I loved my dog! In fact, I would use the name Ammon...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 174
Posted By MnMtm
I don't think I wake up feeling normal until...

I don't think I wake up feeling normal until months after the baby is born.
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 53
Posted By MnMtm
I agree with MyFillingQuiver. Also, if you do get...

I agree with MyFillingQuiver. Also, if you do get the flu, watch for a fever, and treat to keep your temp from getting too high. There have been studies showing that the flu shot actually increases...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 551
Posted By MnMtm
That's good to know about the Graco, because...

That's good to know about the Graco, because that's the brand I was leaning towards.
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 551
Posted By MnMtm
We had a Babytrend one with DS, and he HATED car...

We had a Babytrend one with DS, and he HATED car rides. Our chiropractor noted that he was usually out in the middle of his back, and I mentioned how much he hated going places in the car. He asked...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 631
Posted By MnMtm
I do think that the PKU newborn screening is...

I do think that the PKU newborn screening is valuable, especially since it tests for so many other problems, too. I just want to make sure that if I'm putting my child through the trauma of the...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 242
Posted By MnMtm
DH and I tried working opposite shifts for...

DH and I tried working opposite shifts for awhile. It did take more of a strain on our relationship than we expected. And it happened slowly, just over months and months of rarely seeing each other,...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 551
Posted By MnMtm
Back when I bought our last infant carseat,...

Back when I bought our last infant carseat, Babytrend had the highest safety ratings. Britax are awesome, and that's what we have for our older kids, but an infant-only seat is safest for when they...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 748
Posted By MnMtm
I've been trying to find before hot that clearly...

I've been trying to find before hot that clearly shows my belly when it was flat, but I'm holding a kid or 2 in most of the pictures I can find of pre-pregnancy. Oh, well.
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 748
Posted By MnMtm
FyerFly- Yes, DH is a perfectionist, and if he's...

FyerFly- Yes, DH is a perfectionist, and if he's going to chronicle his wife's belly's journey through the pregnancy of his last child, he's not going to allow it to be done by me taking selfies, or...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 631
Posted By MnMtm
Here is an excerpt from the above article- In...

Here is an excerpt from the above article-
In the U.S., the hospital routine is to do the NBS just before the baby is discharged. This tends to be at around 36 hours, and this timing is pessimal -...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 631
Posted By MnMtm
And here is another one. This one is probably my...

And here is another one. This one is probably my favorite resource regarding the PKU newborn screening-http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/pku.html
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 631
Posted By MnMtm
This one, I admit, is a bit lengthy, but brought...

This one, I admit, is a bit lengthy, but brought up many good points, including the risk of false positive, which is more likely when done before the infant has had time to ingest and react to...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 631
Posted By MnMtm
Emanresu- The reason I don't get it the PKU test...

Emanresu- The reason I don't get it the PKU test done right away is because it's not actually accurate until the baby had consumed protein, such as from breastmilk. Colostrum typically doesn't cause...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 631
Posted By MnMtm
fayebond- My next appointment is this Thursday....

fayebond- My next appointment is this Thursday. I'm going to ask the midwife her thoughts about the possibilities based on my measurement, and see what she has to say, and then request that she check...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 748
Posted By MnMtm
Emanresu- You can definitely tell that you're...

Emanresu- You can definitely tell that you're pregnant! So cute! It's funny, when I look at everyone's belly shots, I think how cute we all look; I even think my own belly shot is cute. But I so...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-14-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 172
Posted By MnMtm
fayebond -...

fayebond - http://makclair.blogspot.com/2007/06...tomy-that.html (http://makclair.blogspot.com/2007/06/things-i-learned-on-greys-anatomy-that.html)
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-14-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,345
Posted By MnMtm
firefliesforme, We are pregnant women; every...

firefliesforme, We are pregnant women; every thread is allowed to be a food thread. :grin:
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-14-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 174
Posted By MnMtm
Yay! Before you know it, we're going to start...

Yay! Before you know it, we're going to start approaching the half-way mark!
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-13-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,345
Posted By MnMtm
Depending on my mood, sometimes I enjoy getting...

Depending on my mood, sometimes I enjoy getting reactions out of people when they find out I'm birthing at home, and have done so twice before. Other times, I'm just not up to dealing with it.
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-13-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 242
Posted By MnMtm
Fireflies- Childcare options are so tricky. It...

Fireflies- Childcare options are so tricky. It would be lovely to be independently wealthy and be able to stay home with the kids stress-free, wouldn't it? I hate that there seem to be no perfect...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-13-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 631
Posted By MnMtm
I was browsing through the other DDCs just for...

I was browsing through the other DDCs just for kicks. It's nice to read the August one, because it makes me feel like I'm so much further along, as they all talk about their beginning symptoms. It...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-13-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 631
Posted By MnMtm
Also, since there is a higher chance I would have...

Also, since there is a higher chance I would have to transfer to the hospital, I would consider using my midwife's birthing center instead of home, because I really don't trust the hospital closest...
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