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Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-29-2015, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Chaika
My son has always been on the small side, and I...

My son has always been on the small side, and I also measured small during pregnancy. But that was in large part due to low amniotic fluid, which in turn led to my emergency c-section. He was...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-26-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Chaika
I thought I was feeling it really early, but then...

I thought I was feeling it really early, but then I had an ultrasound and the baby was not where I felt things, and also the baby was moving a LOT on the screen and I couldn't feel it at all. So...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-12-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Chaika
Yes, I think the odds are good that you'll start...

Yes, I think the odds are good that you'll start feeling better soon! My OB says it "usually" subsides by week 13, but bodies do tend to vary a bit, so I imagine some people have it for a little...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-11-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By Chaika
Yeah...I feel sort of guilty for having a...

Yeah...I feel sort of guilty for having a preference, but I want a girl too, for the same reasons KrisinDenmark mentioned. I think I only want two kids, and I'd like to know what having a daughter...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-11-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Chaika
The director of my son's preschool does that and...

The director of my son's preschool does that and it drives me nuts.
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-11-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 382
Posted By Chaika
I asked my OB about this yesterday because I was...

I asked my OB about this yesterday because I was curious. In her practice, they do an optional screening test at 16-18 weeks for Down's, neural tube defects, and...something else? But it wasn't...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-10-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By Chaika
Since your availability is limited, maybe you...

Since your availability is limited, maybe you could find some volunteer work you'd enjoy. Of course you wouldn't be making money, but you'd get a chance to get out of the house and feel like you are...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-10-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 382
Posted By Chaika
I just looked over my blood work test results...

I just looked over my blood work test results again and don't see anything about this. But maybe they'll do it on a different blood draw? I'm seeing my OB today so maybe I'll ask her about it.
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-09-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By Chaika
I'm not sure, but my son thinks it's a girl, and...

I'm not sure, but my son thinks it's a girl, and only refers to the baby as "she." He told me, "I VERY like girl babies...but I like boy babies a little bit, too." My husband told me that his mom...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-08-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 382
Posted By Chaika
Hmm, that's interesting. I haven't been asked...

Hmm, that's interesting. I haven't been asked about it, even though we both have Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-08-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Chaika
I'm so sorry for your loss.

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-06-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Chaika
Actually, he does not, surprisingly! He has one...

Actually, he does not, surprisingly! He has one younger brother. It is very odd because from the (admittedly limited) interactions I've had with his parents, they seem very nice and attentive to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-05-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Chaika
Thanks for the feedback. I have talked to the...

Thanks for the feedback. I have talked to the teacher about it, and she told me she had witnessed some of this behavior and also that the two boys get into trouble together sometimes so she...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-05-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 599
Posted By Chaika
I'm almost 12 weeks and starting to feel better. ...

I'm almost 12 weeks and starting to feel better. But I do need to eat often or else I get nauseous again. I'm starting to feel like I have slightly more energy, too.
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-05-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Chaika
Welcome! I am also trying for a VBAC this time. ...

Welcome! I am also trying for a VBAC this time. I was thinking of ordering the Hypnobabies home study course. Good to hear you had a good experience with it!
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-05-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Chaika
My son's very possessive "best friend"

Wondering if any of you parents have dealt with a situation like this. My son (4 years old next month) is very close to one little boy at his preschool/daycare. That boy seems to have a very strong...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-03-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By Chaika
I told some co-workers (which is basically the...

I told some co-workers (which is basically the same as telling all of them) and close family and a few friends already, mostly due to some health complications that came up early on that caused me to...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-01-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 501
Posted By Chaika
Yeah, thrift stores! I'll have to check out the...

Yeah, thrift stores! I'll have to check out the ones near me soon. Today I wore one of my maternity dresses and got a ton of compliments at work. Last pregnancy I was annoyed with myself for...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-30-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,343
Posted By Chaika
What a crazy ordeal, AnkaJones! Glad you're home...

What a crazy ordeal, AnkaJones! Glad you're home safe now.
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-26-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 501
Posted By Chaika
I actually didn't know Old Navy carried...

I actually didn't know Old Navy carried maternity. There is one near my house, I may have to check it out!
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-25-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 501
Posted By Chaika
Yoga pants are awesome! My main issue is finding...

Yoga pants are awesome! My main issue is finding things I can wear to work. Also I have to make myself some sort of costume for a theater performance for kids that we're doing at work, and I don't...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-25-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 501
Posted By Chaika
Maternity clothes

Anyone wearing them yet? So far I've been wearing a belly band with my regular pants. But it is starting to get annoying. I think I might have to switch over to maternity stuff soon. It has been...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-25-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By Chaika
I get kind of annoyed by having to snack all the...

I get kind of annoyed by having to snack all the time! My nausea is a lot better these days, but it kicks back in if I wait too long between meals/snacks. Mostly I want to eat granola bars, fruit,...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-25-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By Chaika
Overall, I feel much more relaxed and happy this...

Overall, I feel much more relaxed and happy this time around compared to my first pregnancy. My first was a surprise and my now-husband and I had not been together for long, and it was a huge...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-18-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,343
Posted By Chaika
I believe ginger ale should be available...

I believe ginger ale should be available everywhere, all the time :) I went to a wedding at an outdoor bar last weekend. I asked for a ginger ale. They offered me "bar ginger ale" which they said...
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