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Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-24-2014, 01:18 PM
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Baby was doing well, heartbeat was 158, so more...

Baby was doing well, heartbeat was 158, so more in the girl range, though really who knows? Asked the midwife about multiples; she said at this point, she'd still say it's more likely to just be one,...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-24-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 266
Posted By MnMtm
We will be waiting and being surprised, mostly...

We will be waiting and being surprised, mostly because we aren't planning to get an ultrasound. Though I do admit being mildly amused over the irritation some friends and family seem to feel from it.
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-20-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 157
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My in-laws dog nipped at my nephew, and drew a...

My in-laws dog nipped at my nephew, and drew a small amount of blood. They took him and had him put down. I loved that little dog, and had for years. DH used to joke that his family's dog had his...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-20-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 290
Posted By MnMtm
I just wish that we were independently wealthy,...

I just wish that we were independently wealthy, and both DH and I could stay home. We would still have plenty to do to fill the time with family outings, and educational activities, as well as...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-18-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 1,007
Posted By MnMtm
Smokering- I tend to have low BP issues, too. The...

Smokering- I tend to have low BP issues, too. The worst was when I was pregnant with DD. It would happen especially during the second trimester. We discovered that I have a tendency to go...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-18-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 1,007
Posted By MnMtm
I can only watch those youtube birthing videos...

I can only watch those youtube birthing videos when I'm alone because I do the ugly crying thing, too! Only when I'm pregnant, though. Of course, I also have to be careful reading touching Christmas...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,338
Posted By MnMtm
2 other names I like, but are ruined for me-...

2 other names I like, but are ruined for me- Amanda and Lilly. DH's brother, who is one of his best friends, once dated a girl named Amanda in high school. for various reasons, after her break-up,...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-17-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 253
Posted By MnMtm
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   12-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 1,007
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   12-17-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,338
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   12-16-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 209
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   12-16-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 67
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: 94
Views: 925
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: 94
Views: 925
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: 142
Views: 1,007
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: 34
Views: 290
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: 94
Views: 925
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: 80
Views: 923
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: 80
Views: 923
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: 142
Views: 1,007
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: 142
Views: 1,007
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: 142
Views: 1,007
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: 142
Views: 1,007
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: 142
Views: 1,007
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: 80
Views: 923
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...
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