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Forum: Life With a Baby   05-29-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
Hi All!   My little girl is almost 8 months...

Hi All!
 
My little girl is almost 8 months old. She's crawling, and pulling herself to standing...and exclusively breastfed. She is starting to make eating noises and imitate us when we eat. I...
Forum: October 2011   10-13-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 503
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
Hi everyone!   Check out some pics of our...

Hi everyone!
 
Check out some pics of our little sweetie:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150481491124112.463648.787329111&type=1&l=39145be318
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Marcie
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-12-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,682
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
Hello All,   I am the proud mama of a 7 day...

Hello All,
 
I am the proud mama of a 7 day old baby girl named Arabella. She had her meconium stools, and then 2 regular ebf stools, and then....nothing for going on 36 hours. My midwife seems...
Forum: October 2011   10-10-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 503
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
She's here! Pictures coming soon.:)   7lbs...

She's here! Pictures coming soon.:)
 
7lbs and some oz... 19.7 inches long,
 
Born Oct. 5th at 2:50AM
 
After 3 weeks of prodromal labor, she arrived in a big hurry in my bathtub-in 1 hour...
Forum: October 2011   10-04-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
Or as my husband thought I said on the phone:...

Or as my husband thought I said on the phone: "Stretch and Seek"....LOL!
 
So today, I was having contractions every 5-11 minutes all day, which is nothing new because it's been this way (and...
Forum: October 2011   10-03-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 553
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
Well, today is my official duedate. I am still...

Well, today is my official duedate. I am still pregnant! I am now a full 2 weeks more pregnant than I have ever been, and am starting to lose my grip.
 
I have inlaws calling to tell me I should...
Forum: October 2011   09-30-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 553
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
I am sooo blessed to know you understand! This...

I am sooo blessed to know you understand! This is the most trying pregnancy I've ever had! xoxo
Forum: October 2011   09-30-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 553
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
lol...you're funny! You're the only one asking...

lol...you're funny! You're the only one asking baby to hold-off...believe me! :)
 
Unfortunately, I'm not taking orders right now, since I'm due on Monday. If I do make an exception, it would be...
Forum: October 2011   09-29-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 553
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
I'm glad to know someone else feels similarly.:)...

I'm glad to know someone else feels similarly.:) This is my 4th baby, and although I had some prodromal labor with my last baby, it was much more mild than this time around. My longest labor of all...
Forum: October 2011   09-29-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 553
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
I am exhausted. Prodromal labor for the last 3...

I am exhausted. Prodromal labor for the last 3 weeks has meant lack of sleep, being emotionally drained and overall not a good version of myself.
 
I don't mind pain. In fact, pain during labor...
Forum: October 2011   09-21-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 654
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
OK, well I went to see my midwife to see if all...

OK, well I went to see my midwife to see if all of this pain has made any progress....
 
I'm a whole 1.5 cm dilated! (eye roll) I am 30% effaced- (again, eye roll)...but I'm 100% exhausted!
 ...
Forum: October 2011   09-20-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
Hi again, Sorry for the delay.:) I actually...

Hi again,
Sorry for the delay.:) I actually was found to have the upper range of normal, and not nearly anything like the first tech said. I don't have poly-but I will say that the doctor who came...
Forum: October 2011   09-20-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 654
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
This thread was music to my ears....   I...

This thread was music to my ears....
 
I have been woken up every night on and off all night for the past 4 nights-with really really heavy menstrual-like contractions, sometimes accompanied by a...
Forum: October 2011   09-20-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,054
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
Congrats!!!  

Congrats!!!
 
Forum: October 2011   09-17-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
I JUST got a call from my midwife that there's a...

I JUST got a call from my midwife that there's a suspicion of polyhydramnios from my sono 2 days ago! I have no experience with it, but I wanted to let you know you're not alone.
 
There's some...
Forum: October 2011   09-16-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 928
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
It's weird, because logically I KNOW that the...

It's weird, because logically I KNOW that the cervix doesn't really indicate anything-I mean last pregnancy I was 4 cm for 2 weeks, and then he was born very quickly...
 
But I guess it doesn't...
Forum: October 2011   09-15-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 928
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
So, after consistent strong contractions that...

So, after consistent strong contractions that included intense lower back pain...lasting from 11am to 8:30 PM when I finally crashed...
 
I was sure that when I asked my midwife to check my cervix...
Forum: October 2011   09-11-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
Ok, so I'm wondering if any of you have had lots...

Ok, so I'm wondering if any of you have had lots of Braxton Hicks, only to have them completely stop?
 
This baby was breech for awhile, and during that time I had hours of constant braxton hicks,...
Forum: October 2011   09-11-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
lol...yup right here and pregnant as can be.:)...

lol...yup right here and pregnant as can be.:) Thanks so much for the "love"...it's more a hobby than a business, and I love my "Mamas in Bloom".:) I'm glad they were a hit! xoxox
Forum: October 2011   09-09-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
I always do something for my midwives-but it's...

I always do something for my midwives-but it's pretty easy because I'm the owner of Bloomin' Belly Soaps (http://www.bloominbellysoaps.com), so I have lots of readily available options. This year...
Forum: October 2011   09-09-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
  Breech
Views: 718
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
I did lots of things to help encourage baby to...

I did lots of things to help encourage baby to turn, and SHE DID! We have a vertex baby, with head engaged.:) YEA!
Forum: October 2011   09-04-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
  Breech
Views: 718
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
Hi All...   So, last wednesday, (35 weeks 2...

Hi All...
 
So, last wednesday, (35 weeks 2 days) my mw did a homevisit, and we discovered that although baby has been vertex for the past month...she is now breech. I told her I wasn't worried,...
Forum: October 2011   09-04-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,449
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
My heart is heavy for you-for you and your...

My heart is heavy for you-for you and your family's loss, and for the reminder that there are never any guarantees. I hope you have a powerful support network to support you in your grieving and...
Forum: October 2011   08-23-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
Sorry I've been out of touch...I appreciate the...

Sorry I've been out of touch...I appreciate the responses..:) I have been busy planning and then hosting my own babyshower-I've never had one, and since this is my last baby, it was important to me...
Forum: October 2011   08-12-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Gabesgrrrl
Hi Everyone.:)   So...I'm at 32 1/2 weeks,...

Hi Everyone.:)
 
So...I'm at 32 1/2 weeks, and starting to realize the reality of the situation, and am feeling strangely unbonded and resistent.
 
I have never had this happen! I did lose 3...
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