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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   08-04-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By SplashingPuddle
My little ones are nine 9 days old. I'm taking a...

My little ones are nine 9 days old. I'm taking a temporary break from feeding them together because one guy doesn't really suck, he just opens his mouth and lets his brother on the other side...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-04-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,484
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Moutainmama - great photo - babies are so...

Moutainmama - great photo - babies are so photogenic when naked =)

My little ones are nine 9 days old. I'm taking a temporary break from feeding them together because one guy doesn't really suck,...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-28-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,953
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Our two boys are here, and we had a wonderful...

Our two boys are here, and we had a wonderful home birth. Our first little one came breech as expected, and both breathed immediately and are healthy and big. 8lbs 5oz and 8lbs 2oz. Now we are...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-28-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,484
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Our two boys are here, and we had a wonderful...

Our two boys are here, and we had a wonderful home birth. Our first little one came breech as expected, and both breathed immediately and are healthy and big. 8lbs 5oz and 8lbs 2oz. Now we are...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-25-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,484
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Baby A is breech and baby B is vertex. With 9...

Baby A is breech and baby B is vertex. With 9 days to my due date, I am struggling more than I did at the end of my other pregnancies. I am gently stretching my membranes regularly, but so far no...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-23-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,484
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Its great to hear of so many healthy,...

Its great to hear of so many healthy, well-growing babies. I really hope to join that world soon.

I am starting to feel shocked that I am still pregnant, even though I am only 38.5 weeks. I used...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-23-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,192
Posted By SplashingPuddle
sidrajedi - I can feel your pain. A few years...

sidrajedi - I can feel your pain. A few years ago, my toddler poked me eye so hard that I couldn't open it for hours. Utter pain. When I went to the emergency room, the doctor was mad that I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-22-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,988
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I have definitely relaxed on this issue with...

I have definitely relaxed on this issue with time. My first was fed solids later (8-9 months) and then only single ingredients, homemade, organic etc. She developed tons of allergies at 1 year.
...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-20-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,192
Posted By SplashingPuddle
sraplayas - I am pretty close too, I hope. 38...

sraplayas - I am pretty close too, I hope. 38 weeks today with twins. I can feel my amniotic sac now bulging out a bit. My best guess is that I'm about 3cm dilated. My due date is Aug. 3rd, but I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-19-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,484
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Wow its quiet here! I am 38 weeks tomorrow. The...

Wow its quiet here! I am 38 weeks tomorrow. The OB that I've seen has been suggesting induction for 2 weeks now, but its not my plan unless a health problem develops for me or babies.

I am...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-17-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,192
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Last night I had prodromal labour - contractions...

Last night I had prodromal labour - contractions all night long every 3-15 minutes, strong enough to keep me awake but disappearing in the morning. Does anyone else get prodromal labour days/weeks...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-17-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Daisy - I didn't mean to make a judgement about...

Daisy - I didn't mean to make a judgement about birth with or without epidurals (that is a personal decision), only to say that at my hospital having an epidural requires continuous fetal monitoring,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-17-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Interesting about the jacuzzi. i always imagined...

Interesting about the jacuzzi. i always imagined that would be a better option.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-16-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I drank it during my first singleton pregnancy,...

I drank it during my first singleton pregnancy, and I would have drank it in this twin pregnancy, but I think I was too tired to organize myself this time. Chasing two little ones and being pregnant...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-16-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am definitely at the barely can more phase now...

I am definitely at the barely can more phase now =) I'm 37.5 weeks, and I am starting to consider that it is possible that I will still be pregnant in 2-3 weeks. I am swimming a few times a week...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-16-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Daisy - I've never had a hospital birth, but I...

Daisy - I've never had a hospital birth, but I think if you have an epidural, then they do continuous fetal monitoring and coaching during pushing because you can't feel as much and you're on your...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-16-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I was planning a water birth in a birthing pool,...

I was planning a water birth in a birthing pool, but we couldn't fill it up/ connect the hoses in the moment. So I spent a lot of time in the bathtub. It turned out to be very uncomfortable for me...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-16-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Lanolin is most helpful if used right from birth,...

Lanolin is most helpful if used right from birth, even before the discomfort begins. I did this with my second, and I avoided a lot of the pain I had with my first. Also Jack Newman sells a cream...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-15-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,192
Posted By SplashingPuddle
At 37w2d now, I am massive. My OB (who I have...

At 37w2d now, I am massive. My OB (who I have seen 3 times now during this pregnancy) recommended induction last week. I really don't want to go that route unless really medically necessary, but I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-12-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am a social worker but I don't work for child...

I am a social worker but I don't work for child protection. I have seen people in Canada reported for unassisted births, but I feel it is a highly judgemental system where only some women get...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-12-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,192
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Funfunky - I am officially 'high risk' because I...

Funfunky - I am officially 'high risk' because I have twins. Yet I've only been to two appointments with my OB and I am 37 weeks tomorrow. I think of my OB more as a consultant that i am willing to...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-12-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
  Twins?
Views: 761
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Twin A is breech (frank) and twin B is head-down....

Twin A is breech (frank) and twin B is head-down. I am now settling into it being a breech birth, as the chances of turning decrease. I am 37 weeks, and I feel that moving on to birthing is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-11-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,484
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Mountainmama: Congratulations! You are stop...

Mountainmama: Congratulations! You are stop strong. And what a great photo of you two.

2 more days until I am officially at term (37 weeks). My twin A is still breech. Twin B is head-down. So...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-10-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Meta: Yes, I think homeschooling while they're...

Meta: Yes, I think homeschooling while they're little will be doable. Its more when they start moving around that worries me! I try not to be a perfectionist about homeschooling though. Each year...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-10-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,192
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Daisy: I can totally relate to the idea of having...

Daisy: I can totally relate to the idea of having checked out of mothering anyone except the ones inside. My partner is doing a lot of care for our 2 and 5 year old right now. Part of it is that I...
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