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Forum: November 2011   07-28-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By octanebeetle27
Welcome! And congrats on your baby boy :)

Welcome! And congrats on your baby boy :)
Forum: Birth Stories   07-28-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,764
Posted By octanebeetle27
DDDC but I have to say that your son is adorable...

DDDC but I have to say that your son is adorable and I loved reading your birth story! I hope that he's home soon and you guys can get lots of bonding time!
Forum: November 2011   07-14-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 268
Posted By octanebeetle27
Just throwing this out there, but do you think...

Just throwing this out there, but do you think it could be a kidney infection? I had one during my last pregnancy and I was as sick as a dog. I had a terrible backache with lots of vomitting,...
Forum: November 2011   07-11-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By octanebeetle27
I'll add that the size of your tummy can differ...

I'll add that the size of your tummy can differ from morning to evening due to delightful things like gas and recently eating, etc. On the movement, if baby is facing your spine you won't feel the...
Forum: November 2011   07-02-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 541
Posted By octanebeetle27
I would highly recommend staying home. For one...

I would highly recommend staying home. For one thing, your baby will only be a baby for a year. When people say "They grow up too fast." they aren't lying. Yes, it is a huge life change to go from...
Forum: November 2011   07-02-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By octanebeetle27
We are pretty sure mine is anterior too b/c the...

We are pretty sure mine is anterior too b/c the midwife can hear it with the doppler and there is this "dead zone' for movement I have in the top front part of my uterus. That would explain the...
Forum: November 2011   06-26-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,721
Posted By octanebeetle27
We have declined everything but the PKU with our...

We have declined everything but the PKU with our last 3 babies. We always wait to decide on Vit K depending on how birth goes. Our pediatrician told us that at his office they don't even count that...
Forum: November 2011   06-19-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By octanebeetle27
It's ok momma, he's going to be fine! And so...

It's ok momma, he's going to be fine! And so will you!  It's not your fault. At all. Sounds like you handled yourself very well and were there for him when he needed you. It will be a story that he...
Forum: November 2011   06-17-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By octanebeetle27
Baby isn't going anywhere for awhile ;) So fun...

Baby isn't going anywhere for awhile ;) So fun when they kick you in the bladder or the cervix. Now, hopefully in about 5 months the baby will fall out, right?! :)
Forum: November 2011   06-17-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 263
Posted By octanebeetle27
It sounds like it could be an UTI. I hope...

It sounds like it could be an UTI. I hope they'll call you in a script but they might want to do a culture. I'd down those cran tabs and guzzle the water but I'd try to get seen just b/c of the...
Forum: November 2011   06-14-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,487
Posted By octanebeetle27
Amen Jaimee! Agree with your whole post!! Thanks...

Amen Jaimee! Agree with your whole post!! Thanks for posting it :)
Forum: November 2011   06-09-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 660
Posted By octanebeetle27
Regarding the fun conversation about...

Regarding the fun conversation about circumcision...my dh and I wrestled with it back and forth for the first two pregnancies (thank God we had girls!!) and during our 3rd pregnancy it was actually...
Forum: July 2011   06-07-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By octanebeetle27
DDC crashing but I had to chime in. What you are...

DDC crashing but I had to chime in. What you are experiencing sounds very similar to what I went thru while I was pregnant with my last baby. I ended up in the hospital with a kidney infection. I...
Forum: November 2011   06-06-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By octanebeetle27
Praying for the best for you and your little...

Praying for the best for you and your little one! ((hugs))
Forum: November 2011   06-05-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 660
Posted By octanebeetle27
We've never found out before our babies' birth...

We've never found out before our babies' birth days and will be doing the same with this one. Just our preference--I'm sure it's just as exciting whenever you find out!
Forum: November 2011   06-01-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By octanebeetle27
I hope your little one can hang in there. There...

I hope your little one can hang in there. There isn't anything medically you can do to save the pregnancy IF it's going to end at this stage so waiting like you did is ok. My SIL's water broke at 15...
Forum: November 2011   05-31-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By octanebeetle27
Oh my gosh! I've experienced this same thing!...

Oh my gosh! I've experienced this same thing! The weirdest thing is that I've never been able to get the brown off until after the baby is born, even with some serious scrubbing. But pretty soon...
Forum: November 2011   05-28-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
Posted By octanebeetle27
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Forum: November 2011   05-23-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
Posted By octanebeetle27
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Forum: November 2011   05-21-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
Posted By octanebeetle27
I read "Baby Catcher" once a trimester while...

I read "Baby Catcher" once a trimester while pregnant :) Also love "Diary of a Midwife".  As for movies, I usually watch "The Business of Being Born" and "Juno" a few times while pregnant.
Forum: November 2011   05-21-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By octanebeetle27
Absolutely. I've been having them since around...

Absolutely. I've been having them since around 12-13 weeks. Every time I go up the stairs, walk really fast, or really have to pee especially. Definitely a little annoying but I've had them earlier...
Forum: November 2011   05-18-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,233
Posted By octanebeetle27
Personally, I would go to extreme measures to...

Personally, I would go to extreme measures to nurse a baby until 12 months. After that, if I had to wean for some reason, I could live with that (medical, emergency travel, etc.). My girls have all...
Forum: November 2011   05-17-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By octanebeetle27
Oh no. I am so very very sorry. I hope that your...

Oh no. I am so very very sorry. I hope that your recovery goes well and that you are expecting again as soon as you want to be. ((hugs))
Forum: November 2011   05-12-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By octanebeetle27
Do what you can to get them to take an afternoon...

Do what you can to get them to take an afternoon nap at the same time. Take that nap time and either nap yourself or put your feet up and read or whatever it is you do to relax. Keep the baby up a...
Forum: November 2011   05-11-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By octanebeetle27
I agree with all the PP--baby will be fine and...

I agree with all the PP--baby will be fine and try to find some relief. With my 4 girls, I was sick as a dog the first half of my pregnancies (lost 10 pounds with every one of them). Ate the most...
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