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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 10:59 AM
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Posted By sraplayas
Choosing a Midwife

Hi Mamas!

I was just mentioning in the "weekly chat" that I'm hoping to interview a midwife sometime soon, and I would love to hear some of the questions you feel are important to ask.

We've...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 86
Posted By sraplayas
Sorry for those of you feeling sick this week! ...

Sorry for those of you feeling sick this week!

I'm 13.0 today. Yesterday I worked out the first time in 7 weeks and it felt great. I'm hoping to work up to my regular prenatal routine by next...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 86
Posted By sraplayas
Splashingpuddle--that's great news! I'm so glad...

Splashingpuddle--that's great news! I'm so glad that your twins are doing well and the nausea is not as extreme. That is a relief. :)

I am just about 13 weeks here and still dealing with nausea...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-25-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 53
Posted By sraplayas
I use Nettle Root. With roots, you use about 2oz...

I use Nettle Root. With roots, you use about 2oz root per quart of boiling water. With leaves (like RRL) you use about 1oz per quart of water. I just read on Susan Weed's website that she recommends...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-24-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 156
Posted By sraplayas
Alexandria, I'm so glad you are starting to feel...

Alexandria, I'm so glad you are starting to feel better! I have been craving pickles this week (so classic, huh?). The "gender quizzes" say I'm 100% having a girl at this point. Ha ha. DD1 really...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-23-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 632
Posted By sraplayas
Mother-Ease makes some great nursing pads. I've...

Mother-Ease makes some great nursing pads. I've used and re-used them with all three babies so far. :)
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-23-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 53
Posted By sraplayas
I've been drinking an infusion (10 hours) of RRL...

I've been drinking an infusion (10 hours) of RRL tea for the past month b/c it has helped my nausea. I just started steeping RRL and Nettle b/c I think I'm anemic and Nettle is full of iron.
...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By sraplayas
caprijazz, I traveled across an...

caprijazz,

I traveled across an international border for my three births but it wasn't nine hours. It took us about three hours with the first and an hour with the other two (time of day, etc.)....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-22-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By sraplayas
Idserrano, I used a Mini Co-sleeper with all...

Idserrano, I used a Mini Co-sleeper with all three children and I definitely think there is a difference (for me) between one and a pack-n-play. What I appreciate is that the baby is right at my...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-22-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
  Expats?
Views: 99
Posted By sraplayas
Yes! Honduras is beautiful. We traveled there...

Yes! Honduras is beautiful. We traveled there about 15 years ago to help with the hurricane damage. Even so, the people were so gracious. What brings you to Honduras?
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-21-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By sraplayas
I don't have a scale either. I usually monitor my...

I don't have a scale either. I usually monitor my weight with how my jeans fit. :)

However, during pregnancy I do get self-conscious. This time, as with the last, I started out at the low end of...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-21-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By sraplayas
mamachick, I'd love to see a photo! I'll...

mamachick, I'd love to see a photo!

I'll post when there is something substantial to show. :) Right now it "seems" like I should be really showing, but the only thing different is I'm using a...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-19-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 156
Posted By sraplayas
Thanks lightheartedmom, this is a nice idea. :) ...

Thanks lightheartedmom, this is a nice idea. :)

Name: Ellen
Weeks/Days along: 11.6
Appointments: none yet
Symptoms: headache, nausea, indigestion, weepy, moody!
Food: craving pumpkin bread...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-18-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By sraplayas
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-17-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By sraplayas
splashingpuddle, I'm due Aug. 4 so looks like...

splashingpuddle, I'm due Aug. 4 so looks like we're on the same track. :)

I also lost weight but am gaining it back. Where is the top of your fundus?
It seems halfway from my pubic bone to...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-17-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By sraplayas
Pregnant Bellies

Hi Mamas,

Is anyone showing yet?

I'm due the first week of August, and my uterus definitely seems to be higher than in my last pregnancies. No big bump, but I'm thick at the waist now.
...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-15-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 122
Posted By sraplayas
Thank you for the pickle-pb sandwhich idea (on...

Thank you for the pickle-pb sandwhich idea (on sourdough!) mmmm...:)

I am just today able to read this thread. My appetite has picked up and the nausea is more under control.

I've been...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-15-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 255
Posted By sraplayas
Thank you for all of the replies. :) I...

Thank you for all of the replies. :)

I don't really have a "bump" yet, but I can definitely feel my uterus and the baby everyday this week. I've got an active one this time!

Guess this is the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-15-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 255
Posted By sraplayas
For all of you petites, I have a question--when...

For all of you petites, I have a question--when did your fundus reach your belly button?

I checked this AM before going to the bathroom and it was up to my bb and I'm in the 11th week, 4th baby....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-15-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 325
Posted By sraplayas
I definitely felt movement this week (11 weeks)...

I definitely felt movement this week (11 weeks) and asked the OB. She said b/c I am small that it's more likely I would feel movement. Our little ones are moving, it's just whether we can feel it...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-14-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 111
Posted By sraplayas
so sorry about the 24/7 nausea. it's awful. I...

so sorry about the 24/7 nausea. it's awful.
I am dealing with HG but on the upswing (11+weeks) and one thing that instantly helped me was Magnesium brine spray. It's not a cure, but it took the edge...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-13-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By sraplayas
How fun, HB's are exciting! I heard the...

How fun, HB's are exciting!

I heard the baby's HB the first time on Dec. 21--had a U/S. Today I had my apt. with the OB and she was unsure about whether we could hear the HB. I'm 11 wks. Anyway,...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-12-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 19
Posted By sraplayas
Pregnant Over 40?

I'll be 41 this week--seriously can't believe it!

This will be our fourth baby.

Anyone else?
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-12-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
  Expats?
Views: 99
Posted By sraplayas
Oooh Brussels, that is exciting! I knew a family...

Oooh Brussels, that is exciting! I knew a family that lived there from the U.S. and they loved it. I imagine that it does take a lot of coordination to have family come for the birth. That is a long...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-12-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 325
Posted By sraplayas
splashingpuddle~how did it go at work? I hope...

splashingpuddle~how did it go at work? I hope that it went better than expected.

Yes, I have had dizzy spells, too. Grumpy, especially at night.

I'll be 11weeks tomorrow and last night I...
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