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Forum: April 2011   03-04-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By pandora665
I'm due April 1, so I've told everyone early...

I'm due April 1, so I've told everyone early April.  Jokes not withstanding, I'm just not up for having the whole month of March be...is it here yet?  My first was due end of August, and I feel like...
Forum: April 2011   02-03-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By pandora665
 Right side laying is miserable.  A king-sized...

 Right side laying is miserable.  A king-sized pillow between the legs has helped immensely with the hip pain.  I'm seeing a chiropractor later today to help further, and I'm quite hopeful.  Left...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   12-12-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By pandora665
If you're happy with where you're going, great. ...

If you're happy with where you're going, great.  If you're still looking, I had great care with Dr. Melissa Murphy at Discover Family Chiropractic.  First visit was ~50, subsequent wer 30-35.  She...
Forum: April 2011   11-22-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,910
Posted By pandora665
Chiropractors help with SPD by adjusting your...

Chiropractors help with SPD by adjusting your hips to be even, putting less stress on the symphisis pubis joint.  In severe cases, they may even adjust the symphisis pubis joint from the front,...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-22-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,876
Posted By pandora665
Find a video of the actual procedure, if you...

Find a video of the actual procedure, if you can.  My DH and I were discussing it, and the whole "fitting in" thing and whatever.... I've been in on a circumcision as part of my medical training,...
Forum: March 2011   11-08-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By pandora665
What about "Kai"? Pronounced like Sky without...

What about "Kai"? Pronounced like Sky without the S. Not an option for us, b/c last name starts with hard "k" sound, and I'm not into alliteration, but it's really unique and fun.
Forum: March 2011   11-08-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By pandora665
I made the mistake of Googling "Cordelia" - a...

I made the mistake of Googling "Cordelia" - a name my husband and I can agree on...which is almost impossible.

Through the wonder of Wikipedia.... the second entry was.... "Cordelia is the...
Forum: April 2011   11-08-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 613
Posted By pandora665
Vaginal delivery, although induced, with small...

Vaginal delivery, although induced, with small tear (a few stiches) and a lot of blood loss (no need for transfusion, but quite anemic afterwards).

Soreness while moving/peeing, all that... 2-3...
Forum: April 2011   11-04-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,240
Posted By pandora665
I'm in Week 19 now, and I've switched to...

I'm in Week 19 now, and I've switched to maternity sweaters/shirts as of 2 weeks ago, b/c at least I look "pregnant" in them instead of "pleasantly tubby after Halloween". I'm still hanging in there...
Forum: March 2011   10-15-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 822
Posted By pandora665
We might have been able to do this with #1, but...

We might have been able to do this with #1, but I can't imagine not telling my 4 year old when/if we find out (still a bit on the fence here). She would tell everyone within 5 minutes. She told the...
Forum: March 2011   09-28-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By pandora665
I had it bad from 34-40 weeks with my first one,...

I had it bad from 34-40 weeks with my first one, and a chiropractor got me through the last few weeks. This one, at 12 weeks, I started feeling it (but thought it was bad cramps the first day -...
Forum: April 2011   09-13-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 319
Posted By pandora665
I started with plenty to spare, but no weight...

I started with plenty to spare, but no weight gain until 11th week, now it's started a little bit (up 1 lb total). And my pants stopped feeling right around 9-10 weeks, if I recall.
Forum: April 2011   09-12-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,122
Posted By pandora665
Grocery store cake - with horrible white icing....

Grocery store cake - with horrible white icing. I'm resisting this one so far, but I may need to make carrot muffins with cream cheese frosting at home to satisfy the urge.
Forum: March 2011   09-04-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By pandora665
Me, too, me, too! April 1 by LMP, March 28 by...

Me, too, me, too! April 1 by LMP, March 28 by charts, March 27 by early U/S (b/c cycles are soooo short, they wanted a more accurate date.)

*shyly waves*
Forum: March 2011   09-04-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,713
Posted By pandora665
We heard it with a 2nd child at 10 wks, 2 days....

We heard it with a 2nd child at 10 wks, 2 days. She actually used this as one of the factors for bumping my due date up 6 days. She said it would have been very improbable to hear it at 9 wks, 4...
Forum: April 2011   08-30-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By pandora665
6-7 weeks along would put your due date around...

6-7 weeks along would put your due date around April 15-30, so I would imagine you're in the right place! Welcome, and hope the rest of your pregnancy is clearer!...
Forum: March 2011   08-29-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By pandora665
In Texas, I think you're probably just fine! If...

In Texas, I think you're probably just fine! If you were in the middle of winter, I'd be a little worried about GD, but I'm drinking a ton in Wisconsin with it being August! I can't imagine how hot...
Forum: March 2011   08-29-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By pandora665
I can't explain my MS to most people (especially...

I can't explain my MS to most people (especially my husband). It's not that I can't eat, but I don't seem to be able to cook anything. During my first pregnancy, I was working 60-70 hours a week, so...
Forum: April 2011   08-28-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By pandora665
Congratulations to you! Wowzers...how exciting! ...

Congratulations to you! Wowzers...how exciting!

Although, this makes me nervous! I only had a vaginal ultrasound, and the tech literally was "in and out" in 2 minutes. We only saw 1 of...
Forum: April 2011   08-24-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By pandora665
I'm with midwives at a hospital this time. Their...

I'm with midwives at a hospital this time. Their recommendations:
- whole food multivitamin
- calcium 500 mg twice daily
- magnesium 250 mg 2 times per day
- Omega 3 fish oil 1000 mg per day
...
Forum: April 2011   08-18-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 839
Posted By pandora665
1.) How far along are you? 7 weeks 5 days ...

1.) How far along are you? 7 weeks 5 days

2.) What symptoms are you experiencing? Fatigue, nausea (SO MUCH BETTER THAN LAST WEEK - taking prenatals just before bed made a HUGE difference)

3.)...
Forum: April 2011   08-05-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By pandora665
They'll probably just see you every 4 weeks from...

They'll probably just see you every 4 weeks from whenever you start until 28 weeks, so it won't be a whole extra visit. You'll just be seen at 6, 10, 14... instead of 8,12,16... it's probably no big...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-21-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By pandora665
I go with the week rule of thumb with big...

I go with the week rule of thumb with big decisions and projects - if you say you want your hair cut and a week later you still want it, we'll do it. It has saved me from cutting her hair that she...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-19-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By pandora665
Chili is pretty cheap and feeds a bunch of...

Chili is pretty cheap and feeds a bunch of people. You could make meat or vegetarian, depending on the group's preferences. Ask if someone else will bring bowls, and cook the beans from scratch for...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-18-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,465
Posted By pandora665
We pay $2.69 per 1/2 lb at Trader Joe's. Other...

We pay $2.69 per 1/2 lb at Trader Joe's. Other options range from $8-10+ per lb for cultured and/or pastured butter. If I had a local grass-fed source for $4-5 per lb, I'd be snapping it up by the...
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