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Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   06-07-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By nudnik
If you do have GD, there's not much you can do...

If you do have GD, there's not much you can do about it :(

It's not your fault, but it's a royal pain in the neck and another potential source of stress in pregnancy (as if we need it).

FYI,...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   05-02-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
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Views: 348
Posted By nudnik
Amen! Calling the local midwives today hopefully...

Amen! Calling the local midwives today hopefully just to get SOME care started... not committing to them for the birth though.
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   04-26-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,355
Posted By nudnik
Why do I feel like I'm bigger than everyone else?...

Why do I feel like I'm bigger than everyone else? (24 weeks, and no I'm not sticking my stomach out) My last two babies have been 12 lb, so maybe I actually am...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   04-26-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 348
Posted By nudnik
So exciting! Working on #8...

So exciting! Working on #8 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) here. If it makes you feel any better, although I moved at the beginning of the year, I still don't...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   03-15-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By nudnik
I tend to find the presence of other people...

I tend to find the presence of other people distracting during birth. If it didn't bother me, I think it's great to offer them the opportunity to see more birth variety. I never had any safety...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-14-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By nudnik
Confessions of a Fence-Sitter

Hi, I am a confirmed fence-sitter.

My oldest was fully vaccinated until about 18 months old, when he began showing behavior that placed him on the spectrum (confirmed by a speech therapist), along...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   03-14-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By nudnik
Once I had put myself together, I wanted everyone...

Once I had put myself together, I wanted everyone to come and admire my baby and tell me how adorable he was :)

But only for a few hours in the daytime.

I did NOT want anyone staying overnight...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-12-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By nudnik
LOL, as I'm reading through your list of...

LOL, as I'm reading through your list of criteria, I'm thinking "Crocs, crocs, crocs"... and then you mentioned it right there at the end.

Crocs may not be cold-weather appropriate, but one of...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   12-30-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,753
Posted By nudnik
My nausea and indigestion were driving me up the...

My nausea and indigestion were driving me up the wall. I started taking probiotics and B-6/ginger/papaya complex this morning, and I actually feel significantly better. Hope it continues! Now I only...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   12-26-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,753
Posted By nudnik
I was doing great - hardly noticed I was...

I was doing great - hardly noticed I was pregnant, until campus vacation. (We work with the students.) Now I'm a wreck. Mild nausea, lots of yucky saliva, smell aversions, lots of burping (maybe mild...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   12-26-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By nudnik
One side is suddenly VERY painful. I tried not...

One side is suddenly VERY painful. I tried not nursing on that side for a few hours and then it got worse. What? Had baby nurse a bit on that side while I tried not to say ouch (she gets scared and...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   12-26-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By nudnik
I don't know if it will help much... but my...

I don't know if it will help much... but my pregnancy after my blighted ovum was WEIRD. Very.

My symptoms came and left. I told DH that I was sure the pregnancy was over. He agreed.

They came...
Forum: August 2016 Due Date Club   12-20-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By nudnik
I'm still nursing my 1 year old. I wonder if this...

I'm still nursing my 1 year old. I wonder if this will finally be the one I tandem nurse... (I've nursed a few until the baby was born, but got too nervous about my milk supply to ever keep it up...
Forum: Homebirth   09-23-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By nudnik
I've done this 4 times. Never had an apartment...

I've done this 4 times. Never had an apartment with more than one bathroom. Didn't even consider it an issue.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-21-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By nudnik
I used the Miracle Blanket with my daughter...

I used the Miracle Blanket with my daughter until she was 8 mo old - she really needed it. We only swaddled her arms at that point though.
Forum: Parenting   10-11-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,754
Posted By nudnik
ITA with what was said here.   I'm a very...

ITA with what was said here.
 
I'm a very picky eater, and still don't eat vegetables. I can't really stand the smell, and definitely not the taste or texture. I do sometimes wonder how much of it...
Forum: Homebirth   09-06-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By nudnik
I'm sorry! That doctor sounds horrible.   ...

I'm sorry! That doctor sounds horrible.
 
Most of my babies have been "macrosomic," and I've never had any tear that needed suturing. Also never did perineal massage.
 
I also don't know that...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-06-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By nudnik
Could you set up a fort or play tent in a...

Could you set up a fort or play tent in a corner, and give her an mp3 player or laptop with headphones if she wants to be there but not really see/hear what goes on?
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-28-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,105
Posted By nudnik
Ya know, it's kinda like the whole "breech birth...

Ya know, it's kinda like the whole "breech birth is deadly" argument. MISMANAGED breeches are dangerous. Same here. MISMANAGED intact boys (forced retractions for starters, anyone?) leads to greater...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-23-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,061
Posted By nudnik
I've had TERRIBLE afterpains that have gotten...

I've had TERRIBLE afterpains that have gotten worse each time. Yes, I'd rather have an epidural after the birth than before. Was on Tylenol 3 last time, and will hopefully get a prescription this...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   08-16-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,234
Posted By nudnik
I'm asssuming you've already seen this study on...

I'm asssuming you've already seen this study on non-surgical correction.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2588201/
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-02-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 10,707
Posted By nudnik
14+16+24+22 (tandem) = 76+

14+16+24+22 (tandem) = 76+
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-15-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By nudnik
If the broken collarbone scares you, a friend of...

If the broken collarbone scares you, a friend of mine had an "emergency" c-section for a breech... and broken collarbone anyhow.
Forum: Homebirth   07-01-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,893
Posted By nudnik
DH isn't so great for me as labor support, he...

DH isn't so great for me as labor support, he doesn't handle it too well. He's the dedicated childcare person, and stays in another room. It's so reassuring for me to know the kids are close by, but...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-03-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,639
Posted By nudnik
Sounds a lot like where I'm holding! I'm really...

Sounds a lot like where I'm holding! I'm really suspecting a second set of twins. I've gained about 35 lb now at nearly 29 weeks, despite significant nausea first trimester that left me barely...
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