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Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   10-22-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,684
Posted By aywilkes
Oh this birth story gives me hope. I am soooooo...

Oh this birth story gives me hope. I am soooooo ready to meet baby girl, especially since my children and hubby have to leave on 11/2.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   10-11-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By aywilkes
So what are you doing these days before the big change in your life?

Although I am only obligated to work Monday - Friday, I am working my last weekend before my hubby and children arrive next Friday trying to tie up loose ends. On Monday, Columbus day, I have a 39...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   10-09-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By aywilkes
Oh man tamaracat - I hope baby turns. What is...

Oh man tamaracat - I hope baby turns. What is the midwife's deadline for baby to turn around? I thought I read you can do pelvic tilts to help. I think you should look at some exercises/sitting...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   10-09-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By aywilkes
There is exactly ONE midwifery practice in...

There is exactly ONE midwifery practice in Pretoria (where I am) and from the midwives that I've spoken with and a few anecdotal stories from women that have given birth, people are not that...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   10-04-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By aywilkes
I live in Zambia too - where do you live? I live...

I live in Zambia too - where do you live? I live in Lusaka but came to Pretoria to deliver. If you're in Lusaka too we should totally meet! I won't return until 6 weeks after baby is born though -...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   10-04-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By aywilkes
Yeah it is not the HIV rate - it is the fact that...

Yeah it is not the HIV rate - it is the fact that people ELECT to do it and also the cost to the patient is an incentive for the doctors. I met my back-up OB on Monday and she said things should be...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-27-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By aywilkes
Unbelievable!

Today I went to a childbirth class that the midwifery practice offers and the facilitator informed us that the c-section rate for private hospitals (maybe all places) in South Africa is about 70% and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-20-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By aywilkes
Question Swaddling babies - yes or no?

I am about to have my fourth and final bundle of joy and have heard that swaddling newborns is a good thing. I never did it before and don't recall having any of my children being particularly fussy...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-13-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By aywilkes
Unfortunately, I have no suggestions but do feel...

Unfortunately, I have no suggestions but do feel your pain. I have an early riser and he is 3 months shy of 6 years old!!!! LOVES to wake up early and give the best kisses, but then also starts...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By aywilkes
I am not there but visited a few universities...

I am not there but visited a few universities this summer with my oldest child. I have been wanting to GIFT someone with a groupon purchase that I didn't use while there for a trolley ride. I think...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By aywilkes
Dumb question - how do you know they are hiccups?...

Dumb question - how do you know they are hiccups? What is the movement like? After reading your post, I'm now wondering if rhythmic movement that happens fairly frequently are hiccups or not.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,122
Posted By aywilkes
I am 35 w, 1 day and left my hubby and children...

I am 35 w, 1 day and left my hubby and children on Monday early in the morning to come to South Africa and wait for baby to come. I had so much anxiety and sadness for several weeks leading up to...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By aywilkes
I'm actually happy to see that I'm not the only...

I'm actually happy to see that I'm not the only one with the rubbing thighs and yes I have noticed it with my skirts!!! Yaayyy - it's not just me being out-of-control.

I have 10 outfits only it...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By aywilkes
So it has been a long time since I've nursed, why...

So it has been a long time since I've nursed, why would you need different nursing bras for different time periods in baby's life? The 1st 3 months vs. later?

Thanks!
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-23-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 106
Posted By aywilkes
Hmmm....I am going on "vacation" too but for...

Hmmm....I am going on "vacation" too but for about 1 month.  Before I was pregnant or rather before I knew I was, I had planned this trip requiring lots of driving from Chicago, IN, OH, B'more, DC,...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-23-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 46
Posted By aywilkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SierraBella http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-11-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 82
Posted By aywilkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Wilhelmina http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1400338/missed-miscarriage#post_17607534)
 I went for an...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-11-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 87
Posted By aywilkes
Yesterday (traveled from SA to Zambia in a 2...

Yesterday (traveled from SA to Zambia in a 2 hour plane ride):
Early morning - few water crackers
Breakfast - 2 slices whole wheat toast with butter, 3 slices pineapple, 4 slices, orange, 2 slices...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-11-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 47
Posted By aywilkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ibusymomto5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-11-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 46
Posted By aywilkes
Wednesday I went to South Africa for a fetal...

Wednesday I went to South Africa for a fetal assessment and to visit a midwifery practice that was recommended to me by another colleague.  The midwives will deliver at home, in a freestanding birth...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-11-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 45
Posted By aywilkes
Greetings ladies! I did not have ultrasounds...

Greetings ladies!
I did not have ultrasounds with my last two babies but have had two with this one because of my employer's preference and I am living in a lesser developed country without...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-07-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 87
Posted By aywilkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by HappyCianci http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396855/what-have-you-eaten-today/80#post_17605116)
 Today:...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-07-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 47
Posted By aywilkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by gillibean http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-07-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 47
Posted By aywilkes
I want to buy some pretty muttaqins and a moby...

I want to buy some pretty muttaqins and a moby wrap SO BADLY!
 
Okay - thanks that is all.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-06-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 52
Posted By aywilkes
Thanks everyone for the responses - I'm 12 weeks...

Thanks everyone for the responses - I'm 12 weeks today and so happy!  I don't know if I really feel like a new pregnant woman now or if it is all in my head - but either way I feel a bit more...
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