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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-28-2015, 10:48 AM
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Posted By lightheartedmom
I love all the ways we can describe the weirdness...

I love all the ways we can describe the weirdness of feeling a small person-who-is-distinctly-not-us moving around in our bellies...
I am still a bit mystified by the position of my little one. I am...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-23-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By lightheartedmom
I personally would be fine with the 36 week trip...

I personally would be fine with the 36 week trip but not the one at 39 weeks...but 2 out of my 3 were born before 40 weeks (due to pre-eclampsia dx, so...not exactly spontaneous labor).
If you have...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-21-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By lightheartedmom
I think it depends a lot on the hospital....

I think it depends a lot on the hospital. Definitely a conversation you should have with your OB in advance - and maybe ask if/when you take a tour of L&D.
I've had three hospital births - the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-19-2015, 07:53 PM
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Views: 1,498
Posted By lightheartedmom
Sorry you're so sore and exhausted. My midwife...

Sorry you're so sore and exhausted. My midwife was going over my food journal at my last appt and reminded me to try and include more protein in my snacks because she said I'd need it to compensate...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-19-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,498
Posted By lightheartedmom
Count me in for weird cramps and sharp pains....

Count me in for weird cramps and sharp pains. Especially those sharp shooting ones that feel like a stab in the cervix. Ouch!! I get really uncomfortable ctx and/or cramps from sitting the wrong way,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-18-2015, 01:22 PM
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Views: 1,307
Posted By lightheartedmom
First (cytotec induction @ 38.6 weeks for...

First (cytotec induction @ 38.6 weeks for pre-eclampsia): 13 hrs from first contraction (in the hospital) to birth. 1 hr of pushing. 7 hrs of "transition" - probably due to fatigue, hunger,...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-17-2015, 12:14 PM
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Views: 1,498
Posted By lightheartedmom
Haven't checked in in awhile... 31w2d now. Time...

Haven't checked in in awhile...
31w2d now. Time is flying now. Yikes! Last check up baby was very much head up, I have an appointment tomorrow. Hopefully this little one has decided to flip and...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-01-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,580
Posted By lightheartedmom
This is so sweet! Isn't it crazy how hard it is...

This is so sweet! Isn't it crazy how hard it is for us moms to ask for help? I've been much more aware of it this pregnancy - realizing that sometimes I really do just need some help and it's okay to...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-28-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By lightheartedmom
DDC crashing because I saw this and had to say HI...

DDC crashing because I saw this and had to say HI persephassa - we were both in the May 2012 DDC. ;-) How's your little guy? I still miss the ladies from that DDC. Hope you're doing well! Congrats on...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-27-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By lightheartedmom
Sorry quantumleap - you're a midwife. I would...

Sorry quantumleap - you're a midwife. I would never count you in the group of people I had in my head when I wrote my comment. ;-) I need to be less twitchy. I have dealt with a significant amount of...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-27-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By lightheartedmom
I'm sorry but this sounds like something a pushy...

I'm sorry but this sounds like something a pushy OB would tell a woman to try and bully her into a birth plan she didn't want.
My third birth was my fastest and easiest yet (3 hrs start to finish...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-23-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,248
Posted By lightheartedmom
pumabearclan - I think you meant well with your...

pumabearclan - I think you meant well with your comments, and I definitely took to heart your points especially about being more open minded and resourceful about food use (using all the typically...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-22-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By lightheartedmom
First time it was dx'd at 35 weeks. Blood...

First time it was dx'd at 35 weeks. Blood pressure (140/80ish...which was very high for me, previous readings were usually 110/60 max), protein in urine and later, hemoconcentration. I was put on...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-22-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By lightheartedmom
So sorry you're dealing with this. :( I've had...

So sorry you're dealing with this. :( I've had pre-eclampsia twice and I know it sucks to feel like your body is not cooperating with what you want/need it to do. But you're already making really...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-21-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By lightheartedmom
Oh my! I have been thinking of you the last day...

Oh my! I have been thinking of you the last day or two. Her name is beautiful. You are both okay?

When you have time please let us know how you are both doing. I hope she adjusts to her life in ...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-19-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By lightheartedmom
Oh no!! Will definitely keep you in my thoughts...

Oh no!! Will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Let us know how you're doing when you can. ((hugs))
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   05-19-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By lightheartedmom
Pineapple did not work for me when I was overdue...

Pineapple did not work for me when I was overdue with my second born. It's delicious though and I highly recommend eating it anyway. ;-)

DDCC from August (I had a May baby in 2012) - have you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-18-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By lightheartedmom
I think your idea of craft stations is a great...

I think your idea of craft stations is a great idea. We had a bday party in our backyard when our kids turned 7, 4 and 1. They had mostly the same friends at that point so it made sense to do the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-18-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,580
Posted By lightheartedmom
Totally weird about the dreams! I've had two...

Totally weird about the dreams!
I've had two vivid dreams about this baby. The first, it was a boy, and we were thrilled, but then DH for some reason took him to the pediatrician and came back and...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   05-18-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 546
Posted By lightheartedmom
DDCC from August to say good luck! And also hi...

DDCC from August to say good luck! And also hi MLog - I think we were in May 2012 together. :) Nice to see you're still here! My 2012 baby just turned 3 yesterday! Cannot believe how fast those years...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-17-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,580
Posted By lightheartedmom
I get the same thing, though not as bad. :(...

I get the same thing, though not as bad. :( Stretching, exercise ball and lots of magnesium seem to help most.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-15-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,892
Posted By lightheartedmom
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with an organized...

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with an organized religion, though my roots are protestant Christian. I still have deeply held spiritual beliefs but they are much more personal now than they were in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-14-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,248
Posted By lightheartedmom
I don't know about other areas of the country,...

I don't know about other areas of the country, but in the land of Zuckerberg and Google, eating local *and* organic is more of a luxury. You can eat organic on a budget, but local...not so much.
So...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-13-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,580
Posted By lightheartedmom
lol!!! now I have that stuck in my head. I...

lol!!! now I have that stuck in my head.

I had my 26w check up with the midwife yesterday. 26w, my fundal height is 31. Three weeks ago it was 29. She doesn't seem worried, although she didn't...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-07-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By lightheartedmom
I declined the GD test with my third, but did...

I declined the GD test with my third, but did monitor my blood sugar with a glucose meter (provided for free by the diabetes center at the hospital) for a week. This time around they've changed the...
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