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Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   05-02-2014, 03:14 AM
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Posted By shamumama
So… just to describe my own experience thus far...

So… just to describe my own experience thus far and hoping it might help someone else. Cross-posted this in a thread about natural m/c, here:...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   04-30-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,210
Posted By shamumama
So… just to describe my own experience thus far...

So… just to describe my own experience thus far and hoping it might help someone else. I am 42, one healthy child, this was a surprise pregnancy. No complications, I am in good health and all of my...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   04-30-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,210
Posted By shamumama
Yes. I am at 10weeks in the midst of a natural...

Yes. I am at 10weeks in the midst of a natural mc and this was the only thread I came across that helped me understand the time frame, what to expect physically etc from the experience. I thought...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   04-30-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,210
Posted By shamumama
Bump

Bump
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-29-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 66
Posted By shamumama
Thanks sweet Ratchet! Mother Nature has other...

Thanks sweet Ratchet! Mother Nature has other plans for me at the moment... Wishing you a beautiful birth & baby. <3
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-29-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 87
Posted By shamumama
Beautiful mamas... I am out....

Beautiful mamas... I am out. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif. Thanks for the support! ...Statistically I hope I'm taking one for the team and you all are holding your amazing...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-29-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 1,635
Posted By shamumama
I'm out, ladies, at 10weeks. I am sad but also...

I'm out, ladies, at 10weeks. I am sad but also grateful for the mysteries of nature. Really appreciate the support & experience you have shared with me in these brief few weeks. I wish all you mamas...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-29-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 66
Posted By shamumama
Ugh, spotting getting heavier w bad cramps all...

Ugh, spotting getting heavier w bad cramps all evening and some clots. I'm guessing this is the beginning of the end... http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-29-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 126
Posted By shamumama
Hugs, Kittymom. I feel you about the house...

Hugs, Kittymom. I feel you about the house feeling chaotic or not the right place. I want to have a home birth but our house is so tiny and cluttered and close to others' - I feel like the neighbors...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-29-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 87
Posted By shamumama
That sounds like good news quietmama! I am also...

That sounds like good news quietmama! I am also thinking of doing the amnio. I am in the waiting game too.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-29-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 66
Posted By shamumama
Whew, thanks mamas. Never having been able to...

Whew, thanks mamas. Never having been able to use a MW before, I don't know how to tell a competent one from one who isn't. So this tells me it would be more than okay for her to do a pelvic in this...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-29-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 66
Posted By shamumama
I'm at 10 weeks. At 6.5 weeks my OB/GYN did a...

I'm at 10 weeks. At 6.5 weeks my OB/GYN did a pap smear, (I read here afterward that probably wasn't such a great idea as pg ladies give funky results) but it came back normal... am wondering if...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-29-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 66
Posted By shamumama
Hey mamas...   I am spotting a bit this...

Hey mamas...
 
I am spotting a bit this morning. Tomorrow I am scheduled for an appointment with a new NMW I haven't met yet at a new clinic. This is not a good confluence of events.
 
If the...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-29-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By shamumama
Wow, I guess my #1 was LGA too. Roughly the same...

Wow, I guess my #1 was LGA too. Roughly the same measurements, 21" and a tish heavier. Hubby and I are both small and thin, so I chalked it up to the prenatal vitamins and my giant appetite. The...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-29-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 87
Posted By shamumama
I'm spotting some today...a few lower back...

I'm spotting some today...a few lower back cramps. Not sure if my bean has decided to go, or if this is normal cycle breakthrough stuff. Putting out a little prayer that mother nature will do what...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-27-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 34
Posted By shamumama
I feel you. I think I'm going to wait until the...

I feel you. I think I'm going to wait until the third tri to tell my mom about my pgncy. She has been nagging me out of the blue for the last five years not to have any more children and we don't...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-27-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 87
Posted By shamumama
That is a lot of beasts to care for cedavid!...

That is a lot of beasts to care for cedavid! Although your oldest is probably old enough to help out quite a bit. I'm impressed with your homeschooling tribe. Must be a lively home! I'm overwhelmed...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-27-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 87
Posted By shamumama
I am taking a pretty rigorous dance class at the...

I am taking a pretty rigorous dance class at the moment. Gets me sweating a few times a week. And trying to get in an hour's walk once a week. Wow, when I look at it that seems pretty lame. I should...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-27-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 87
Posted By shamumama
What kind of animals do you have, cedavid? ...

What kind of animals do you have, cedavid?

We're in the same boat not telling. I'm tired & queasy too. When I'm not tired or queasy, I really don't feel very pg. The heaviness in the uterus area...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-27-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By shamumama
I'll join you for some good freaking out. I'm...

I'll join you for some good freaking out. I'm O.L.D. So far I don't have any diagnosed issues that would be considered high risk other than my age but... I am concerned about chromosomal...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-27-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By shamumama
Thanks Ratchet! I think I had one of those last...

Thanks Ratchet! I think I had one of those last time. Over 9 lb. at term. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-26-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By shamumama
What is LGA? Best of luck to you koopa! Wishing...

What is LGA? Best of luck to you koopa! Wishing you a peaceful one this time.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-26-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By shamumama
I had my first child naturally but in the...

I had my first child naturally but in the hospital. Definitely hoping for a hb this time, would eliminate a lot of unnecessary expense and stress!
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   04-23-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 47
Posted By shamumama
This is true for me all the time, not just when...

This is true for me all the time, not just when I'm pg! I will say that being pg definitely makes me more susceptible to welling up... and I think growing a baby does strip us of all our nutrients,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-22-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,603
Posted By shamumama
My LO definitely discovered this in the car seat...

My LO definitely discovered this in the car seat early on - maybe as early as 6m. I can relate to some of the other posters here. It was definitely shocking and embarrassing at first to hear her...
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