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Forum: Life With a Baby   11-09-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By SeaBean
Thanks, friends.  I go back and forth between...

Thanks, friends.  I go back and forth between enjoying the time with my final baby and just wanting a few moments of freedom! :-)
  I appreciate the perspective.
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-07-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By SeaBean
Just need some reassurance... my 9 week old will...

Just need some reassurance... my 9 week old will one day take naps longer than 45 minutes and I will be able to put her down for them, right?
 My first DD took naps in stroller, carseat, on couch,...
Forum: September 2011   09-01-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By SeaBean
Whew! Contractions woke me today at 2:30am...

Whew! Contractions woke me today at 2:30am already 4 min apart. Labored at home for couple hours and they got closer. Made it to hospital at 5am with 3 yr old DD in tow and water broke just as we...
Forum: September 2011   08-31-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By SeaBean
Thanks everyone for posting these..I have never...

Thanks everyone for posting these..I have never stayed in a hospital in my life so am nervous.
 
I am trying to keep it simple also.. We are close to the hospital so I figure hubby can always get...
Forum: September 2011   08-24-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By SeaBean
I just thought of it -- don't they say the...

I just thought of it -- don't they say the change in pressure from storms can kick off labor?  That would be a heck of a thing.. trying to drive through rain and wind to the hospital..  ;-)
Forum: September 2011   08-23-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,479
Posted By SeaBean
I'm in MD and we got a good little shaking too.....

I'm in MD and we got a good little shaking too.. moved the bed while I was trying to nap and rattled the dishes. Definitely got my heart rate going and I wondered if it might move the baby too, but...
Forum: September 2011   08-09-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By SeaBean
I get this too..sometimes it is so bad I have...

I get this too..sometimes it is so bad I have trouble paying attention to what people are saying. My OB says it's just that everything inside is running out of room and pushing up against the ribs....
Forum: September 2011   07-25-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By SeaBean
Funny - I keep getting mixed up too. I have a...

Funny - I keep getting mixed up too. I have a pregnancy app on my phone I keep needing to consult. I am due Sept 7 and the app says I am 33 weeks, 5 days today. 
  However, this baby seems like she...
Forum: September 2011   07-22-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By SeaBean
I feel this little girl will never have a name....

I feel this little girl will never have a name.  LOL
 
Any thoughts on these names that have been running through my head. They are kind of unusual and I'm not sure if they will grow on me or I...
Forum: September 2011   07-22-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By SeaBean
 Are we living parallel lives?  My daughter...


Are we living parallel lives?  My daughter (usually a great sleeper) was up peeping all night with sniffles keeping her awake. So if it wasn't one thing, it was ANOTHER!!!!   
  I have to laugh...
Forum: September 2011   07-22-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By SeaBean
I think we are getting to the miserable part of...

I think we are getting to the miserable part of a late summer pregnancy...  I can't sleep well either. Can't find a way to get comfortable!!  And waking up every couple hours to pee or change...
Forum: September 2011   06-24-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 377
Posted By SeaBean
ValH -- I was eating part of a Green & Black...

ValH -- I was eating part of a Green & Black dark chocolate bar yesterday (the 70% cocoa one) and was surprised to see that it had a bunch of iron in the nutrition info.   Also, they say you should...
Forum: September 2011   06-22-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 377
Posted By SeaBean
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by FarmerCathy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: September 2011   06-15-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By SeaBean
I had a big discussion about the GTT w/ the CN...

I had a big discussion about the GTT w/ the CN midwife at the practice and she just kept saying "it's the gold standard."    I found out that the lab here won't let you leave their little waiting...
Forum: September 2011   06-14-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By SeaBean
So excited for your homebirth! My news is that...

So excited for your homebirth!
My news is that my HB midwife (who I used last time) has had to stop practicing. I am going to make it work w/ the midwives at the OB office and have the best...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-13-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,384
Posted By SeaBean
Thanks for your very thoughtful answer. I really...

Thanks for your very thoughtful answer. I really appreciated your view on hospital location as part of the rite of passage. I had never considered that and I'm thrilled to have that perspective. I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-10-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,384
Posted By SeaBean
THANK YOU for the fast replies!  I am feeling...

THANK YOU for the fast replies!  I am feeling better already. I forgot about the luxury of SHOWERING without someone bugging you LOL.  Oh and someone else changing the baby a few times -- nice!
 ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-10-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,384
Posted By SeaBean
Sorry this may be similar to a thread below me,...

Sorry this may be similar to a thread below me, but just wanting people to chime in on the good things/perks about birthing in the hospital (besides being closer to lifesaving equipment, I guess)....
Forum: September 2011   05-26-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By SeaBean
Update -- the flashlight thing has worked very...

Update -- the flashlight thing has worked very well the last couple days! Little One doesn't go to sleep much SOONER, but at least we aren't fighting each other for 20,30, 40 minutes!  We do our...
Forum: September 2011   05-24-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By SeaBean
I could have almost written your post! Mine is...

I could have almost written your post! Mine is 34 months and just in the last month or two she takes FOREVER to settle & go to sleep even tho she is clearly tired. Like you, I've tried earlier...
Forum: September 2011   05-24-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By SeaBean
Maybe you will be lucky. I was surprised to find...

Maybe you will be lucky. I was surprised to find out our HB MW had a billing service and could get some portion from my insurance (as long as you don't have HMO). Also, ours will let you pay on...
Forum: September 2011   05-18-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By SeaBean
Sorry you have to have this PITA! ;-) I have no...

Sorry you have to have this PITA! ;-) I have no advice but just wanted to chime in b/c I've been thinking about the whole ridiculous GD test too. It's like, "here drink this awful thing and we'll...
Forum: September 2011   05-13-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
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Views: 347
Posted By SeaBean
I just came back from overnight camping and I'm...

I just came back from overnight camping and I'm only 23 weeks. Everything was great until it came to time to sleep. When not pregnant, I have a couple beers or wine around the campfire which helps...
Forum: September 2011   04-08-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,062
Posted By SeaBean
I'm so excited for you -- you will love being at...

I'm so excited for you -- you will love being at home!
 
I am excited today too b/c I finally talked to my midwife and have my first appt with her set up! This will (I hope) be my 2nd homebirth. ...
Forum: September 2011   03-15-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 869
Posted By SeaBean
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by ValH http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1303051/chat-thread-for-march-14th-20th#post_16323239) ...
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