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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-02-2015, 08:05 AM
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Posted By sraplayas
May Chat

Happy May mamas! I hope it's OK that I jumped in started this one up. :)

I hope you all have a great weekend and each one of you gets some rest, too!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-01-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By sraplayas
I'm not sure why my OB assigned me as high risk...

I'm not sure why my OB assigned me as high risk (why my age and thyroid issue would classify), but the labs were just routine 2nd trimester labs. I think it's strange if she thinks I'm high risk why...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-28-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,338
Posted By sraplayas
quantumleap~those are good points. I am (usually)...

quantumleap~those are good points. I am (usually) a petite 5"2 and it seems like I'm almost out of room in the torso so the only way is out!

And yes, I've had the twins comment and even asked at...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-27-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,338
Posted By sraplayas
I agree with feeling big. My tummy is much bigger...

I agree with feeling big. My tummy is much bigger than the last three pregnancies. My OB keeps saying it is gastritis. I have not symptoms of this and suspect she just doesn't see many petite...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-25-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,338
Posted By sraplayas
What a cute profile jojo. :) The third...

What a cute profile jojo. :)

The third trimester is inching up on us!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-24-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By sraplayas
Thank you so much mamas for the wonderful baby...

Thank you so much mamas for the wonderful baby shower theme ideas. It has been a lot of fun to read and has sparked a few ideas.

I love the quilting bee idea! My MIL has a small house and just...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-24-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By sraplayas
As for teas, I've been buying my herbs from...

As for teas, I've been buying my herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs in bulk. I use primarily Red Raspberry Leaf, Oatstraw, Stinging Nettles and I hear Alfalfa is good too in the 3rd trimester. Depending...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By sraplayas
It is so hard to get enough water/fluids, I...

It is so hard to get enough water/fluids, I agree. :)

I've been drinking herbal infusions throughout this trimester. I have a big mason jar in the fridge everyday and along with keeping me...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By sraplayas
Baby Shower Theme?

Hi Mamas,

My generous MIL is doing a baby shower for me, which is super sweet since it's my 4th baby.

She has asked me to give her a theme. Life is so crazy right now here that I'm having...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By sraplayas
Hi Daisy, I had my three babies at a...

Hi Daisy,

I had my three babies at a freestanding birth center, too. :)

I understand your frustration with OB appointments. I am in a unique situation and for a back-up in the country we live...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-20-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
  Sticky: April Chat
Views: 1,096
Posted By sraplayas
The idea of a babymoon sounds cool. :) We did...

The idea of a babymoon sounds cool. :) We did that for one night at a B&B last time but this time around life is kind of a whirlwind.

I feel like we have our whole spring planned with house...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-18-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By sraplayas
Hi Mamas, Thanks for all of the input and ideas....

Hi Mamas, Thanks for all of the input and ideas. We have been able to work with our current situation and a high pretty gate will be installed within a week's time. This will give our two boys enough...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-17-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By sraplayas
Rachel, I am debating what to do. I think that...

Rachel,
I am debating what to do. I think that I might talk with her first and ask her if she can take it off my file?
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-16-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By sraplayas
Yes! The nesting comes in spurts due to energy...

Yes! The nesting comes in spurts due to energy dips but yes it is here.

We are doing several projects in our house to make more space for storage and make it more comfortable for six people (2...
Forum: Homebirth   04-16-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By sraplayas
I'm enjoying this thread, will be my first...

I'm enjoying this thread, will be my first homebirth too if all works out. :lurk
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-16-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By sraplayas
We froze it vs. encapsulation and put a chunk in...

We froze it vs. encapsulation and put a chunk in a smoothie each morning for the lying-in period. I have to say that I think it helped with bleeding (less) and stabilized emotions, etc. I felt good.
Forum: Homebirth   04-16-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By sraplayas
Travel for Ideal Birth?

This is my 4th pregnancy and I live abroad. I have wanted a home birth for years and have found a way to do it, but have run into some potential issues. If I had a complication of any kind, the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-16-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By sraplayas
High Risk?

Hi Mamas. I'm 24 weeks and just had my standard prenatal apt. with my ob/gyn. She monitors my labs, etc. but doesn't attend the birth. Anyway, she was ordering my 2nd trimester labs and told me that...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-07-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By sraplayas
I'm using a body pillow and that really helps....

I'm using a body pillow and that really helps. Every couple of days I take a long nap (although I could use one every day, I need a responsible person to supervise DS2 while I nap or else--disaster!)...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-03-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By sraplayas
lizzy...thank you. I have thought about my 6 year...

lizzy...thank you. I have thought about my 6 year old, too--not wanting to give him that huge responsibility of supervising his younger brother that can be so fast sometimes!

We have tried to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-03-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By sraplayas
2.5yr Old Running Into Street

Does anyone else have this problem?

We live in a neighborhood with a lot of families but people just don't stop at the stop signs. DS2 is very independent and strong willed, and I try to give him...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By sraplayas
Last weekend I really overdid it. Big birthday...

Last weekend I really overdid it. Big birthday party, event the next day, lots of standing then lots of walking--sleep deprived. Then, I lifted 50lb DS1 and pulled my neck. It was terrible. Such a...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 39
  Sticky: April Chat
Views: 1,096
Posted By sraplayas
Wow! You mamas have a lot going on. That makes me...

Wow! You mamas have a lot going on. That makes me feel better. :)

Life has been crazy busy here and doesn't seem like it's going to stop. Right now, though, I have a few minutes to sit down b/c I...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-26-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,693
Posted By sraplayas
WHO inspires you to be strong throughout this...

WHO inspires you to be strong throughout this pregnancy?
Mary, the mother of Jesus and the female Saints. :)

WHAT are you liking the least/most about your pregnant body?
My tummy, of course!
...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-20-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,693
Posted By sraplayas
How fun mama--the San Diego zoo is great! Have...

How fun mama--the San Diego zoo is great! Have you been there? It is beautiful and yes, a lot of walking and a lot of big hills. Though, they have a fun sky tram and a bus that helps with that. :)...
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