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Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-27-2009, 07:35 PM
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Posted By swtpesq
Hi mamas, With DD, I had a wonderful,...

Hi mamas,

With DD, I had a wonderful, knowledgeable, supportive doula for my hospital birth...I don't know how I would have gotten through it without her (and DH, of course!). I found out she is...
Forum: August 2009   03-25-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 192
Posted By swtpesq
I am a wanderer at heart, so I always say "go...

I am a wanderer at heart, so I always say "go for it"...but, based on my previous pregnancy, I would think leaving when you're at 28 weeks, then traveling around and coming back, especially when...
Forum: August 2009   03-24-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,487
Posted By swtpesq
Hi, I'll post an update, since I posted before...

Hi, I'll post an update, since I posted before how I worried that I would never be "comfortable" with this pregnancy because of my previous loss...

I'm at 21 weeks today, and I have to say, much...
Forum: August 2009   03-23-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By swtpesq
Could be that the lil bugger flipped around...

Could be that the lil bugger flipped around (head down now instead of feet down?). I think that's what happened with me, since I felt a bunch of movement at around 16 weeks (when he was feet down),...
Forum: August 2009   03-20-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,938
Posted By swtpesq
I'm so sorry for the pain you have endured. My...

I'm so sorry for the pain you have endured. My heart goes out to you. May you find much peace and strength on your journey. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: August 2009   03-19-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 262
Posted By swtpesq
Huh?!? I had no idea they could estimate weight...

Huh?!? I had no idea they could estimate weight with an u/s, or at least this early on...with DD, they only did that at 36 weeks because I was measuring a bit small. Did you ask your doctor for this...
Forum: August 2009   03-18-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 739
Posted By swtpesq
Quote: Originally Posted by Lacrymosa...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lacrymosa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13386878)
Aww yay, finally someone who likes it

<3...
Forum: August 2009   03-18-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 739
Posted By swtpesq
Our little man will be Luke (DH's middle name,...

Our little man will be Luke (DH's middle name, and his grandfather's name).

Middle name will most likely be Archer (I'm planning to call him Archie, cuz I think that's the cutest name ever!), or...
Forum: August 2009   03-18-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By swtpesq
Quote: Originally Posted by slimkins...

Quote:
Originally Posted by slimkins http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13374875)
the birth center is called Beach Cities...
Forum: August 2009   03-18-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 696
Posted By swtpesq
I'm so, so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are...

I'm so, so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: August 2009   03-16-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 573
Posted By swtpesq
Definitely praying for a fast recovery! Please...

Definitely praying for a fast recovery! Please update us when you can!
Forum: August 2009   03-16-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By swtpesq
Los Alamitos Medical Center in Los Alamitos. I...

Los Alamitos Medical Center in Los Alamitos. I had DD there and I LOVED it! Smaller than most hospitals, great staff, mostly private rooms, all around great experience!...
Forum: August 2009   03-14-2009, 03:29 AM
Replies: 54
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Posted By swtpesq
Oh mama, I am so, so sorry!...

Oh mama, I am so, so sorry! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

It sounds like there are issues other than just him going out for the night (which, for whatever it's...
Forum: August 2009   03-14-2009, 03:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 306
Posted By swtpesq
Long Beach in the house!...

Long Beach in the house! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

(Tankgirl - I love the "Pretend I am a rat" - so cute, and I am a fellow rat-lovah!)
Forum: August 2009   03-13-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,487
Posted By swtpesq
Quote: Originally Posted by L.A.Mamma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by L.A.Mamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13206500)
But still, every ultrasound I hold my...
Forum: August 2009   03-13-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By swtpesq
Well, as you said, each pregnancy is SO...

Well, as you said, each pregnancy is SO different. And when I was pregnant with DD, I didn't feel movement until 20 weeks, and didn't gain weight or show at all until about 22 weeks or so....
Forum: August 2009   03-13-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By swtpesq
Quote: Originally Posted by stardust swallower...

Quote:
Originally Posted by stardust swallower http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13359328)
So, to all of us boy mamas: let's...
Forum: August 2009   03-03-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By swtpesq
Not sure about the heartbeat, but from my...

Not sure about the heartbeat, but from my experience, if you feel like you should switch, switch! When I was pg with my DD, I had the same sort of discomfort with my first doctor, but was hesitant...
Forum: August 2009   03-02-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By swtpesq
I love my DD's sincerity and innocence when she...

I love my DD's sincerity and innocence when she tries to "negotiate" with me for just "one more" chip or cookie or minute of play time or whatever...she is so sweet and yummy and I can't imagine my...
Forum: August 2009   03-02-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 664
Posted By swtpesq
I voted for "Hospital with a doula", same as...

I voted for "Hospital with a doula", same as with DD. I have a great OB who is very low-intervention (he does back-up for homebirths, his wife is a natural childbirth educator), has the lowest...
Forum: August 2009   02-28-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By swtpesq
Just wanted to post my two cents...I wish the...

Just wanted to post my two cents...I wish the original post here had been on my DDC when I was pg with my daughter, because I was SO nervous (and got so tired of all the rude comments!) when I still...
Forum: August 2009   02-21-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 50,702
Posted By swtpesq
Quote: Originally Posted by Coconut Chronicles...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coconut Chronicles http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13229952)
Here's my latest: 16 weeks...
Forum: August 2009   02-21-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By swtpesq
Just wanted to offer a...

Just wanted to offer a http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif, and say that it's OK not to be over the moon with excitement (many great mamas were ambivalent at best during...
Forum: August 2009   02-21-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By swtpesq
So glad you found MDC! It helped me tremendously...

So glad you found MDC! It helped me tremendously with the birth of my first little munchkin. I felt so supported in my decisions, and it was great to have a non-judgmental place to explore new ideas...
Forum: August 2009   02-17-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By swtpesq
Just wanted to offer a...

Just wanted to offer a http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif and let you know that I'm sorry you're stressed and upset right now. I hope that everything works out for you! I...
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