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Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   11-19-2014, 05:15 AM
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Posted By shelley4
sending you and your boys all sorts of good...

sending you and your boys all sorts of good thoughts. keep us updated!
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   11-05-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By shelley4
i think it's the best thing to do, though some...

i think it's the best thing to do, though some people (my MIL, ahem!) will think you're being mean. i always tell people and post on facebook, etc. that we will not be accepting any visitors at all...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   10-31-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,699
Posted By shelley4
that sounds like BH contractions to me... they...

that sounds like BH contractions to me... they aren't supposed to be painful, but they feel like a tightening/clenching. you can have just one, or a few. sometimes they are enough to make me stop...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   10-30-2014, 06:53 AM
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Views: 369
Posted By shelley4
Contract, Needles, Embryo Transfer a very...

Contract, Needles, Embryo Transfer


a very medical start to this surro-pregnancy! very strange to me, LOL. a 29 page contract, lots of blood work, progesterone oil needles in my butt, and...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   10-28-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,699
Posted By shelley4
yes... i am uber emotional lately too! DD1 (11...

yes... i am uber emotional lately too! DD1 (11 yrs old) stated the other day that i waddle, and i nearly burst into tears. and she didn't even mean it in a bad way.. more of an adorable statement...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   10-28-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,699
Posted By shelley4
my braxton-hicks contractions seem to produce...

my braxton-hicks contractions seem to produce alot of cervical pressure this time around. i remember in previous pregnancies, it was more top or middle of my belly, now they seem to centre around my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-26-2014, 05:45 AM
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Views: 18,450
Posted By shelley4
ya, my cousins are getting crazy excited the...

ya, my cousins are getting crazy excited the further along we get!! the first ~20 weeks were stressful, because my cousin was really worried/not expecting things to work out, because they have never...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-25-2014, 07:16 AM
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Views: 18,450
Posted By shelley4
hi everyone! sorry it's taken so long to come...

hi everyone! sorry it's taken so long to come back and update you all :D

so i'm now 28 weeks with surro-babe, who we are temporarily calling "LJ" (mom's name starts with L, dad's with J).. if...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   10-23-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,699
Posted By shelley4
saw the midwives today. passed the glucose...

saw the midwives today. passed the glucose tolerance test, yea! my iron is a little low, so i'm on a pill for that now. baby is measuring a week ahead, is head down (for now, lol) and i finally...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   10-21-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,699
Posted By shelley4
i did the glucose tolerance test yesterday, the...

i did the glucose tolerance test yesterday, the longer one... it sucked. about half way through, i felt so very dizzy and barfy. they made me go lay down until i felt a bit better, and it took the...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   10-15-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,699
Posted By shelley4
weight has been a struggle for me this time...

weight has been a struggle for me this time around too.. but for opposite reasons. as of my last midwife appointment (3 weeks ago), i was still losing weight... even though morning sickness has...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   10-14-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,699
Posted By shelley4
oh, one more thing.... does anyone else have a...

oh, one more thing.... does anyone else have a really dry mouth lately? this is my 4th pregnancy, but the first time i've ever had this crazy symptom. it started back in august, but i figured it...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   10-14-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,699
Posted By shelley4
no heart burn here, thankfully, but i have been...

no heart burn here, thankfully, but i have been having some wicked b-h contrax too. i walk alot, and then often hit in the middle or towards the end of a long walk... often strong enough to make me...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   10-10-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,699
Posted By shelley4
i've been quiet too. i'm having a hard time...

i've been quiet too. i'm having a hard time relating to other pregnant women these days, because my situation is so different... it's weird to be pregnant with a baby that i'm not going to raise,...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   10-02-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By shelley4
i had an appointment with a naturopath today to...

i had an appointment with a naturopath today to talk about the Hashimoto's. she was super helpful and gave me a bunch of recommendations that we're going to try out for a few weeks and then see...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   09-30-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By shelley4
thinking of you!! i hope for a safe and healthy...

thinking of you!! i hope for a safe and healthy outcome for A and B. let us know how things progress.
Forum: Women's Health   09-25-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 862
Views: 47,398
Posted By shelley4
hi, just wondering if anyone reads this thread...

hi, just wondering if anyone reads this thread anymore, or if there is a new one :D
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   09-25-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By shelley4
feeling a little overwhelmed (and exhausted!)...

feeling a little overwhelmed (and exhausted!) these days. currently 23.5 weeks, and on monday, i was diagnosed with hashimoto's. it's an auto-immune type of hypothyroidism, but my doctor really...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   09-17-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 540
Posted By shelley4
got our ultrasound results back today!! baby...

got our ultrasound results back today!! baby looks PERFECT! yea!! so happy.. my cousin (baby's mom!) is thrilled too of course!!
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By shelley4
we have another ultrasound this afternoon. the...

we have another ultrasound this afternoon. the little stinker wasn't in a great position last time, so we missed out on seeing some important parts. i'm not worried.. everything we saw last time...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   09-06-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By shelley4
i'm a quilter, so i totally get the crafty...

i'm a quilter, so i totally get the crafty addiction :D i'm so happy to be off this fall, with all the kids in school, so i can finish up some quilts before winter! some are xmas gifts, so nice...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   09-01-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By shelley4
hi all! i'm so happy to be past 20 weeks and our...

hi all! i'm so happy to be past 20 weeks and our ultrasound, etc. it FINALLY feels "real" to me now.. how strange it is to even say that, LOL. this whole pregnancy has been rather surreal to me......
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   08-29-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By shelley4
had our ultrasound early wednesday morning.. 8am....

had our ultrasound early wednesday morning.. 8am. we are eagerly awaiting the results.. the midwives think it will take 2-3 days. REALLY hoping to hear back this afternoon.. i don't want to spend...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   08-27-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By shelley4
i'm definitely looking forward to labour, and the...

i'm definitely looking forward to labour, and the end of this incredible journey. i can't wait to see my cousin with her new baby, and i can't wait to get my body back too. my last two births have...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   08-22-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By shelley4
i am just starting to feel ready to get back to...

i am just starting to feel ready to get back to exercising... i've spent the last few months either barfing or exhausted, or both, LOL. so for now, i'm just walking. i have a FitBit, and i'm trying...
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