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Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 91
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Posted By boscopup
I need to talk to my OB about GBS testing... I've...

I need to talk to my OB about GBS testing... I've never been tested, since first kid was a preemie and the next two came right before the OB visit where he would normally test (and they were born out...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-19-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,061
Posted By boscopup
sarahjs, blood pressure is high if over 140/90,...

sarahjs, blood pressure is high if over 140/90, but on meds, being in the 140s/90s isn't a huge deal. I went on meds when it was 185/103 in the office. I'm regularly "high" in the office and that's...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,061
Posted By boscopup
Baby is giving me some hard jabs today that make...

Baby is giving me some hard jabs today that make me squirm. I think she had a growth spurt. :p

I've met one of my early milestones... getting past the gestation that I had my first baby (29w4d)....
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 113
Posted By boscopup
You can cotton flannel or velour topped pads in...

You can cotton flannel or velour topped pads in dark colors. Though I found that dark colors tended to kind of bleach where they got "used". At least the cotton velour ones did. My lighter colored...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-12-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,061
Posted By boscopup
Hep B is easier to get out of than eye goop. Just...

Hep B is easier to get out of than eye goop. Just tell them you'll start it at the baby's 2 month well check with the other vaccines. Your baby won't be having sex, doing drugs, or working with blood...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-12-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 10,498
Posted By boscopup
I had SPD the last two pregnancies, and it didn't...

I had SPD the last two pregnancies, and it didn't affect labor/birth at all.
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-12-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 113
Posted By boscopup
I read somewhere that there is some debate about...

I read somewhere that there is some debate about the safety of charcoal bamboo, so I wonder if that's why it's harder to find? I haven't really researched it... just saw someone posting about it on...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-12-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 10,498
Posted By boscopup
Ouch! This pregnancy, I have perfected the slow...

Ouch! This pregnancy, I have perfected the slow roll. My DH laughs at me, but I haven't pulled a round ligament once. :D I kind of lift and scoot, lift and scoot, until I'm over on that side.
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-11-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 232
Posted By boscopup
My boys have never needed dolls when a new baby...

My boys have never needed dolls when a new baby came. They just helped with the real thing. I always involved them in diaper changes and other such things. It was really not a big deal.
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-11-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 118
Posted By boscopup
My chiro did full adjustments. Between the table...

My chiro did full adjustments. Between the table moving and having pillows with cutouts, she could have me lie on my belly comfortably as well, at least for the first half of pregnancy. She's a...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-09-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 146
Posted By boscopup
Yeah, I had a friend with a supposed 9+ lb baby...

Yeah, I had a friend with a supposed 9+ lb baby on u/s, so they did a c/s. Baby was 6 lb 8 oz!
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-07-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By boscopup
Vaccinating you during pregnancy is more...

Vaccinating you during pregnancy is more protective to baby than vaccinating dad (maternal antibodies and all that), though the medical community typically recommends it for both mom and dad (and any...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-07-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By boscopup
I tend to feel hiccups way low in the center, so...

I tend to feel hiccups way low in the center, so I know she's head down. I don't actually get a ton of hard kicks up top, but my placenta is toward the top, somewhat anterior. I think mine also...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-06-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By boscopup
There is no good way to deliver stressful, life...

There is no good way to deliver stressful, life changing news. We were done (kids are all school age), and then #4 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) happened. I...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-06-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 10,498
Posted By boscopup
In previous pregnancies, I had to go to the chiro...

In previous pregnancies, I had to go to the chiro 2-3 times per week. So far, I've avoided going this time. My insurance doesn't really cover it (they cover a percentage up to a certain amount after...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-06-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 146
Posted By boscopup
I always skip the GTT and just use a glucometer...

I always skip the GTT and just use a glucometer at home (my dad had an extra, since he's type 2 diabetic). My doctor told me to start checking after 26 weeks. Well, at 24 weeks, I spilled 4+ glucose...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-03-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,061
Posted By boscopup
Today, baby has been rolling and kicking like...

Today, baby has been rolling and kicking like mad. My whole belly jumps. Love it! Hopefully she'll sleep well tonight, since she's been active ALL day. At the OB, the nurse had a hard time getting a...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-03-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,061
Posted By boscopup
sarahknavy, have you checked to see if there is a...

sarahknavy, have you checked to see if there is a doula that does Operation Special Delivery? That would be someone to call when you go into labor. They provide free doula service to women with...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-02-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 186
Posted By boscopup
I don't think I've ever gotten one. Also have...

I don't think I've ever gotten one. Also have never had my belly button pop out.
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-01-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,061
Posted By boscopup
Thanksgiving was ok, but we caught colds with...

Thanksgiving was ok, but we caught colds with fever from MIL, and now that the kids' fevers have gone, I've developed the fever. And the coughing... my head hurts now. Last year we got a stomach bug...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-30-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 910
Posted By boscopup
Ok, I did some googling on car-seat.org (whole...

Ok, I did some googling on car-seat.org (whole family is sick with a cold, so I'm bored :D ), and it looks like the NextFit DOES fit newborns well. The only other consideration is to make sure it...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-30-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 910
Posted By boscopup
It's fine to use a convertible from birth, BUT...

It's fine to use a convertible from birth, BUT you need to double check on car-seat.org to see if the seat you've chosen actually fits a newborn. Many don't, even if they say they're rated for 5 lbs...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-29-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 910
Posted By boscopup
I've done some shopping this week. Got baby's car...

I've done some shopping this week. Got baby's car seat (Chicco Keyfit 30 while 25% off at Amazon a week ago), prefolds (Nicki's Diapers), and a diaper bag (Land's End Little Tripper for $20...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-24-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 10,498
Posted By boscopup
Ugh, I coughed last night and it sent me into a...

Ugh, I coughed last night and it sent me into a bout of dry heaves. I had been feeling full prior to that, and burping some. Yuck.

I need to do the papaya enzyme thing. Please post a link to what...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-24-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 151
Posted By boscopup
I had a couple leaking moments this week too....

I had a couple leaking moments this week too. I've never had that happen during pregnancy, and this is #4 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) !

I usually have...
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