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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-26-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,335
Posted By jdejong
For finger feeding - try your index finger...

For finger feeding - try your index finger instead, it's a little smaller than your middle finger.  But do you have a medicine dropper?  Because what is nice about that (or a periodontal syringe) is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-25-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,335
Posted By jdejong
Hi, I rarely post but don't despair!  A few...

Hi, I rarely post but don't despair!  A few things to consider if you've not done so (speaking as a mom who had to coach both of her babies back to the breast for various reasons).  Have you been...
Forum: October 2010   10-12-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,463
Posted By jdejong
I've not had time to type up a birth story, due...

I've not had time to type up a birth story, due to a traumatic (home) birth, fun posterior position, tons of stitches for me and six of the longest days of my life (and our baby girl's) in the...
Forum: October 2010   09-21-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By jdejong
Thanks everyone - and Eresh, I hope you get some...

Thanks everyone - and Eresh, I hope you get some rest alone at home too! The colored discharge stopped all day, came back in the evening, and then just a tiny amount today, so I'm still hopeful I...
Forum: October 2010   09-20-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By jdejong
Someone else reassure me that bloody show...

Someone else reassure me that bloody show doesn't mean imminent labor. Today's my first day home from work (with my son in preschool) and I'm not due for two more weeks. I was so looking forward to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-31-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,006
Posted By jdejong
Yes, I had some bleeding just like that at 7...

Yes, I had some bleeding just like that at 7 weeks, three days (roughly). I had an ultrasound, and everything was fine... and then I continued to spot/bleed until about 26 weeks, no problem ever...
Forum: February 2011   08-18-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By jdejong
Crashing, but I'm due in early October with my...

Crashing, but I'm due in early October with my 2nd child and had scary spotting (and bleeding) from weeks 7 through 25 this time around... I had a number of ultrasounds starting with the first...
Forum: October 2010   08-06-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By jdejong
Me, tons of them for about four weeks now (I'm...

Me, tons of them for about four weeks now (I'm 31 1/2 weeks). So much so that I really have to stay off my feet, especially when it gets too warm. I've been taking 3x the recommended dosage of...
Forum: October 2010   07-21-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By jdejong
Yeah, I liked Arjen too, but we're shying away...

Yeah, I liked Arjen too, but we're shying away from names with a j in them for pronouciation reasons as well. Plus, someone told my husband that they thought Maurits was a girl's name, so we're back...
Forum: October 2010   07-20-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By jdejong
Yeah, okay, thanks for the quick replies, that's...

Yeah, okay, thanks for the quick replies, that's what I was afraid of...

In Dutch it rhymes with "Cow-ritz". My husband's name is Laurens, and it suffers the same problem here.... in Dutch, the...
Forum: October 2010   07-20-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By jdejong
My husband is Dutch and while our first son...

My husband is Dutch and while our first son doesn't have a very Dutch name (Ansel), we'd like this baby to have a Dutch name but are struggling to find one that works well in both English and Dutch....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-12-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,823
Posted By jdejong
My two cents - I'm tall and with my first baby,...

My two cents - I'm tall and with my first baby, I always measured a bit smaller than the week would indicate (and I was positive about ovulation dates), and if I recall, I was only about 34/35 cm...
Forum: September 2010   05-25-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 806
Posted By jdejong
Crashing from October, but I found last time...

Crashing from October, but I found last time that the Calcium/Vit D/Magnesium supplement (Trader Joe brand) I took every evening for nighttime leg cramps in my last pregnancy also really helped with...
Forum: November 2010   04-22-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By jdejong
Crashing, but I wouldn't. I asked at 13 weeks to...

Crashing, but I wouldn't. I asked at 13 weeks to hear, and they couldn't find it. I wasn't too panicked because we'd seen the baby the week earlier on ultrasound (I have two care providers right...
Forum: October 2010   04-16-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,234
Posted By jdejong
Great news! I'd not had a chance to post...

Great news! I'd not had a chance to post reassurance, but my home-birth midwives couldn't find the hb with the doppler at my 13-week appointment. We weren't too worried (and they weren't at all)...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-07-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By jdejong
Yeah, sadly there might not be much you can do....

Yeah, sadly there might not be much you can do. I'm 14 weeks along, and my 2 1/2 year old tells me at bedtime that there's no more milk now. I read "Adventures in Pregnancy and Beyond" recently, and...
Forum: October 2010   04-07-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By jdejong
I just had another appointment this morning, I'm...

I just had another appointment this morning, I'm seeing both my home-birth midwives and the hospital-affiliated nurse midwives, since I've been spotting since 7 weeks and have needed the extra...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-30-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By jdejong
I'm so sorry to hear that you're dealing with...

I'm so sorry to hear that you're dealing with this. I have no direct experience, but a dear friend just had her first baby a month ago, and really struggled with pre-partum depression. She started...
Forum: October 2010   03-25-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By jdejong
So sorry, I feel for you. Five weeks ago...

So sorry, I feel for you. Five weeks ago (tonight) I had a fair amount of bright red bleeding. An ultrasound the next day showed a healthy baby/hb, but since then I continue to have light spotting...
Forum: October 2010   03-10-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By jdejong
You're absolutely right yogababysmama, the...

You're absolutely right yogababysmama, the midwife just called back to tell me she'd just talked to the blood bank and was told this. They just don't see it much because usually people have...
Forum: October 2010   03-10-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By jdejong
Hopefully it's a fluke, but I had an appointment...

Hopefully it's a fluke, but I had an appointment this morning and the labs I had yesterday showed that I was sensitized. I know Rhogam isn't 100% effective, but I had a c-section with my son (so no...
Forum: October 2010   03-10-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By jdejong
Good luck, I'm up crazy early this morning...

Good luck, I'm up crazy early this morning because I have an 8am appointment too. I usually see home birth midwives, but I had some scary bleeding a few weeks ago and since then continue to have...
Forum: October 2010   03-08-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By jdejong
Not fun at all, I was right there but at 10...

Not fun at all, I was right there but at 10 weeks it's getting a bit better. B6 (in the form of P5P, which is B6 at its most digestible form) with breakfast and lunch really helped. Also, at the...
Forum: October 2010   03-06-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By jdejong
So sorry for you, but glad to hear the other...

So sorry for you, but glad to hear the other baby looks good. The wife of a close colleague of my husband lost one of her twins in early pregnancy a few years ago, and went on to have an (otherwise)...
Forum: October 2010   02-24-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,059
Posted By jdejong
Oh, poor you. I just a day of bright red...

Oh, poor you. I just a day of bright red bleeding last week. I'm rH- so I wanted an ultrasound pretty quickly, and rhogam, but everything was fine, and the bleeding stopped (after it had stopped and...
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