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Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 11:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 634
Posted By Operamama1
January 1! A New Year's baby! How exciting. I...

January 1! A New Year's baby! How exciting. I hope everything goes smoothly, Liladancing!

I can't wait to hear everyone's birth stories!
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 11:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 9
Posted By Operamama1
What's in your birth bag?

I started packing my bag for the birth center finally, but I'm curious to know what kind of special things people are bringing that might add comfort or nourishment during labor. Are you packing food...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 25
Posted By Operamama1
I think it is normal to worry about the things...

I think it is normal to worry about the things that troubled you with the first birth experience (or second or third, etc) as you prepare for the next birth. This is your only point of reference, so...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 10:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 634
Posted By Operamama1
Greenmama -- glad your GBS test came back...

Greenmama -- glad your GBS test came back negative! That's great.

Liladancing -- what day are you getting induced again? How are you feeling about meeting your baby?? :)

Neonalee -- my midwife...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-24-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 634
Posted By Operamama1
Eternity9111, I totally hear you on both the hip...

Eternity9111, I totally hear you on both the hip pain and the nesting frustrations. I feel like my to-do list is never ending. I have great intentions, but no energy...

I had a tiny bit more...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-22-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,250
Posted By Operamama1
Here is a belly photo of mine..sorry it took so...

Here is a belly photo of mine..sorry it took so long for me to post! This is me at 37 weeks :)

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Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-22-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 634
Posted By Operamama1
My baby also moves in a way that is almost...

My baby also moves in a way that is almost painful. Sometimes it feels like he's having a boxing match in there!

I had some very light spotting this morning, but none since, and no contractions or...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-18-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By Operamama1
I love this! Especially the no-hatting part. Love...

I love this! Especially the no-hatting part. Love that new baby smell :)
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 634
Posted By Operamama1
I was nervous about the GBS test, too, but I just...

I was nervous about the GBS test, too, but I just found out the results were negative. Phew! I hope it is the same with you, Greenmama and OklaFarMama.

Neonalee -- that does sound discouraging!...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 634
Posted By Operamama1
Liladancing, that is so exciting you got to see...

Liladancing, that is so exciting you got to see your baby sticking his toe in his mouth :) How funny and adorable!

I am feeling nervous tonight...I think I've been reading/listening to too many...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 48
Posted By Operamama1
Better late than never :)

Better late than never :)
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-10-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 634
Posted By Operamama1
OklaFarMama, that sounds nerve wracking. I am...

OklaFarMama, that sounds nerve wracking. I am sure everything is fine, but please keep us posted. I can understand feeling torn about finding out the baby's sex. It seems like it'd be fun to keep it...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-05-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By Operamama1
Liladancing that sounds so frustrating. I hope...

Liladancing that sounds so frustrating. I hope everything goes smoothly in the end. Don't worry too much about the thank you notes...people will understand if it takes a while for you to get them...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-02-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 634
Posted By Operamama1
Haha, glad I am not the only one who feels like a...

Haha, glad I am not the only one who feels like a slug :)
I will add that I am starting to feel like a very FAT slug on top of that....

Glad you found those gift cards! Those will be so helpful!
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-02-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 80
Posted By Operamama1
I'll also be using my birth plan from my last...

I'll also be using my birth plan from my last birth, but I need to look at it and see if it's up to date! Fortunately I didn't have to use it last time; hopefully it's the same deal this time around....
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-02-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By Operamama1
Hi Musicmama08 -- do you have good medics in your...

Hi Musicmama08 -- do you have good medics in your area? I live on an island and the only way on/off is by ferry. It's a short boat trip, but it does slow everything down. I don't expect my labor to...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-02-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 634
Posted By Operamama1
I think this thread has given me a reality...

I think this thread has given me a reality check...and possibly a mini heart attack as well! :) I just can't believe it is already December and our babies will be arriving so soon. I don't feel...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-02-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 714
Posted By Operamama1
I'll be lighting a candle as well. I know Billy...

I'll be lighting a candle as well. I know Billy was loved profoundly in his short life and I hope that is a comfort. My sincerest condolences.
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   11-29-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
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Views: 137
Posted By Operamama1
Oh man. I feel exactly the same way. I am having...

Oh man. I feel exactly the same way. I am having such a hard time with sleep. It's so frustrating, too, because my toddler is finally sleeping through the night most nights, but I feel like I can't...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   11-29-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 809
Posted By Operamama1
Sorry I haven't written in a while. My mom had a...

Sorry I haven't written in a while. My mom had a stroke a week and a half ago, so I went home to Ohio the last week to be with her. She has now moved to a rehab center. She's doing well, all things...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   11-29-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 746
Posted By Operamama1
I am so, so sorry. Many hugs to you. Words don't...

I am so, so sorry. Many hugs to you. Words don't do justice...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   11-21-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By Operamama1
I'm planning to have my husband, doula, and...

I'm planning to have my husband, doula, and hopefully my best friend who lives about 5 hours away. My husband and I don't have family here besides my brother and his wife, but they are going to...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   11-21-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 746
Posted By Operamama1
I can't get the pictures to show up, either :( ...

I can't get the pictures to show up, either :(
I also congratulate you! I hope the boys are showing some improvement and each day gets a little better. Many warm wishes to you. It must be incredibly...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   11-19-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 746
Posted By Operamama1
Xerxella, I have been thinking about you and your...

Xerxella, I have been thinking about you and your babies lately and wondering how you are all doing. I will be sending lots of happy vibes your way. Please keep us posted.
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   11-14-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 809
Posted By Operamama1
GreenMama, I am also feeling really tired....

GreenMama, I am also feeling really tired. Although I get short energy bursts as well and feel the urge to nest. Then suddenly I am crashing. I think I may have some colostrum because when my toddler...
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