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Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-21-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By kaliakra
I have absolutely no idea, since this will be my...

I have absolutely no idea, since this will be my firstborn. But guessing is fun, so I am going to guess around 8 lb, maybe slightly under. My due date is October 14, but I am thinking it will either...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-17-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By kaliakra
Hi everyone, it's nice to see some action on this...

Hi everyone, it's nice to see some action on this board. I admit that I don't contribute a whole lot, but I do like reading here.
I am steadily marching into the third trimester - only 5 days left...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-13-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By kaliakra
I just turned 34, and am going to have my first...

I just turned 34, and am going to have my first baby. I did not get married until last year, so this was pretty natural for us as well. I honestly have not felt self-conscious about my age at all.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-08-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By kaliakra
Hello, I am gearing to be a CD newbie and...

Hello, I am gearing to be a CD newbie and learning as much as I can at the moment. I have my eyes on the GMD workhorses, but now I am a little worried about the covers. I have only bought a couple of...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   06-30-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By kaliakra
I love Elomi. I did not realize they make nursing...

I love Elomi. I did not realize they make nursing bras, but I do have to look into that. Thanks for the tips, everyone!
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   06-16-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By kaliakra
Hello! Just turning 23 weeks today, and the...

Hello! Just turning 23 weeks today, and the various aches and pains are well established these days. But it's all worthy when I feel her fluttering and stirring inside. I have had some issues this...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   06-16-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 661
Posted By kaliakra
Sorry for all the trouble, Jese, but hoping...

Sorry for all the trouble, Jese, but hoping tomorrow goes well and you can move on from all this stress.
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-09-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By kaliakra
I am also in Philly and due in the same month as...

I am also in Philly and due in the same month as you. I have very limited experience with the midwives, as I chose a different practice (still delivering at Pennsylvania hospital). However, I was...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   06-09-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 661
Posted By kaliakra
The way they did it with me is to do the...

The way they did it with me is to do the transabdominal scan on the baby first, then go to the bathroom before the cervix measurement with the vaginal probe. Your ultrasound is so close: fingers...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   06-06-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 661
Posted By kaliakra
Yay, wonderful news! I am very glad it's normal...

Yay, wonderful news! I am very glad it's normal length and you are able to relax!
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   06-04-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 661
Posted By kaliakra
They had me empty my bladder right before the...

They had me empty my bladder right before the measurement with the TV probe. I am pretty sure they all know to do that. Good luck!
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   06-03-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By kaliakra
Do you know why I can't see user signatures and...

Do you know why I can't see user signatures and how I can enable that?
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   06-03-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 661
Posted By kaliakra
I am writing to offer you a glimpse of hope. At...

I am writing to offer you a glimpse of hope. At my anatomy scan at 16 weeks (early one due to monitoring for possible problems), they estimated my cervix to be 3.5 cm with a belly ultrasound, and I -...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-19-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 30
Posted By kaliakra
Hi jese, I totally understand. How do I go about...

Hi jese, I totally understand. How do I go about finding someone good in Philadelphia?
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-18-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 30
Posted By kaliakra
Not much at all, really just on wiping. We have...

Not much at all, really just on wiping. We have not had sex at all this pregnancy, due to my fears. And I was at the ER last night where did a cervical check. This last time, the spotting started on...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-18-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 30
Posted By kaliakra
Jese, I am really sorry to jump in on this...

Jese, I am really sorry to jump in on this thread, but do you know if there is any remedy to try for brown spotting. I have had this every week since the start of the second trimester. Have been...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-16-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 437
Posted By kaliakra
We are having a little girl, and love the name...

We are having a little girl, and love the name Mila. But it's not final.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-12-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 37
Posted By kaliakra
I have so many crazy and bizarre dreams, it's...

I have so many crazy and bizarre dreams, it's almost impossible to list the most outrageous one!
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-07-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 30
Posted By kaliakra
Oh, honey, I really hope this is the last bit of...

Oh, honey, I really hope this is the last bit of bleeding you ever see. I started spotting brown stuff about once a week ever since I made it into the second trimester and it's the most annoying...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-06-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 39
Posted By kaliakra
I am really sorry for your devastating loss. I...

I am really sorry for your devastating loss. I wish these tragedies were not a part of life. Please be patient and gentle with yourself, grief can be an ugly and horrible beast. Praying for some...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-30-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13
Posted By kaliakra
At this point, I feel like every minute is a...

At this point, I feel like every minute is a freaking day. Looking back, time seems to have flown by, but looking forward, I can't believe how much longer we have to go!!
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-12-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9
Posted By kaliakra
I have this problem too. I am also using a...

I have this problem too. I am also using a saline spray with marginal success. I am going to stay tuned to see if anyone has good tips.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-11-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 35
Posted By kaliakra
I am really sorry, this is very sad and...

I am really sorry, this is very sad and upsetting. I know healing will eventually happen, but right now please be gentle to yourself and take all the time and space you need to grieve.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-10-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12
Posted By kaliakra
I am definitely feeling a lot more energetic at...

I am definitely feeling a lot more energetic at 13w 2days, but my nausea is not consistently gone (although it is definitely better). Hoping for a great second trimester.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-07-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 23
Posted By kaliakra
Hello friends, Tomorrow marks 13 weeks for me....

Hello friends,
Tomorrow marks 13 weeks for me. Is this the end of the first trimester?
I had a big scare this weekend. After a great NT scan on Friday, I had one long string of dark brown cervical...
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