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Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-15-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By kalamos23
You are just early, those are definitely BFPs!

You are just early, those are definitely BFPs!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-12-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,989
Posted By kalamos23
You could ask for the suppositories or the...

You could ask for the suppositories or the shots, they are supposed to be more effective than the pills.
Forum: Homebirth   07-09-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,551
Posted By kalamos23
I just wanted to let you know that births can be...

I just wanted to let you know that births can be completely different. I am blessed with short pushing stages (and I think you are a ROCK STAR because I really f'ing hate pushing - it feels like...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-06-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By kalamos23
Honestly, that could be 6 weeks pregnant or 9...

Honestly, that could be 6 weeks pregnant or 9 weeks. HCG starts going down again around 8 weeks, and at 6 weeks is still rapidly rising. Ultrasound is your best bet, can't wait to hear how it turns...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-04-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By kalamos23
My morning sickness usually kicks in at 5w4d...

My morning sickness usually kicks in at 5w4d (yes, with all the pregnancies!  Go figure!) so maybe give it a day or two?
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-04-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By kalamos23
Lemon water and getting outside helps me a LOT....

Lemon water and getting outside helps me a LOT. Taking b6 also really helped, I had the same thing, horrible food aversions and nausea but no throwing up with DD, I feel for you. I did the above...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-01-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By kalamos23
Chemical pregnancies are NOT rare, they are...

Chemical pregnancies are NOT rare, they are incredibly common, that being said, with a chemical pregnancy, your tests would get lighter and lighter. All a chemical pregnancy is is a miscarriage...
Forum: Homebirth   06-26-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By kalamos23
DD was 2y9m when DS was born, so almost exactly...

DD was 2y9m when DS was born, so almost exactly your son's age. She was really great during labor, my midwife had brought her 8mo, so DD played with her for a while. I was in the tub for a while,...
Forum: Homebirth   06-26-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,506
Posted By kalamos23
Alternately, tell him she is welcome to be...

Alternately, tell him she is welcome to be there, but he is required to be as naked as you are.
Forum: Homebirth   06-26-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,506
Posted By kalamos23
Have him read this and get back to you :)   ...

Have him read this and get back to you :)
 
http://community.babycenter.com/post/a30717065/scrotum_squats_-_explaining_mil_in_delivery_room_to_dh
 
 
 A shocking number of husbands do not...
Forum: Homebirth   06-26-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By kalamos23
I called today and spoke with someone before I...

I called today and spoke with someone before I read your message. Basically, there are no CNMs in the area that do homebirth (Eugene, OR and the Preferred PSN plan) and because Oregon's midwife...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-25-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By kalamos23
Is it possible that the heavy bleeding was...

Is it possible that the heavy bleeding was actually from a subchorionic hematoma? The gushing sounds like one. If so, you would be 4 weeks further along (or close to that) and would be 9-10 weeks...
Forum: Homebirth   06-25-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By kalamos23
Asking here because I am guessing you have had...

Asking here because I am guessing you have had more experience with it. Will PacificSource pay out for homebirth? It says they only cover CNMs and there are NO CNMs that will do homebirths here. Is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-23-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By kalamos23
Congrats!! The DDC is open, come and join!

Congrats!! The DDC is open, come and join!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-23-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By kalamos23
I had 3 miscarriages in a year, got pregnant and...

I had 3 miscarriages in a year, got pregnant and carried to term our DS and it was found my vit D was extremely low. Ironically enough, both pregnancies I carried to term were after I spent time in...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-22-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By kalamos23
Looking for a coleader to start the March 2013...

Looking for a coleader to start the March 2013 DDC. PM me if you are interested!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-22-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 7,495
Posted By kalamos23
Hey all! I haven't been on MDC in a while, I had...

Hey all! I haven't been on MDC in a while, I had our rainbow baby DS in April 11 after 3 losses, and just found out we are due in March! *fingers crossed as it is still super early* So good to see...
Forum: Allergies   06-19-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,106
Posted By kalamos23
I'm totally clueless on this one. DD was...

I'm totally clueless on this one. DD was dairy/soy/egg intolerant as a baby, so I was off of it with her until she tolerated it in my milk about 7mo or so. (meaning no mucousy/bloody green poos) I...
Forum: April 2011   06-02-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By kalamos23
I'm 2 or 3 lbs up from my pre pg weight, but my...

I'm 2 or 3 lbs up from my pre pg weight, but my boobs are huuuuge. So of course none of my shirts fit quite right. Ugh.
Forum: April 2011   06-01-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,109
Posted By kalamos23
Roarke was at his lowest weight of 8#4oz at 3...

Roarke was at his lowest weight of 8#4oz at 3 days old, and was up to 11# even at 3w6d. We are dealing with food allergies and so I think he might have been even heavier. He gained 2.5" in height...
Forum: Allergies   05-27-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By kalamos23
You could also buy some of the coconut ice cream...

You could also buy some of the coconut ice cream in the stores, and then add rice milk or something to water it down - it would be the most milk shake like but still taste really good. I've been...
Forum: June 2011   05-11-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By kalamos23
are you anemic? I get horrible rls at that point...

are you anemic? I get horrible rls at that point with both pregnancies bc my iron drops, irlt is a common time for your iron to be at its lowest point. Anyway, if you can raise your iron levels, you...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-11-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By kalamos23
In light of your last post, I change my vote...

In light of your last post, I change my vote to#2, she sounds more of what you need.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-08-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By kalamos23
I used to be a nanny/housekeeper before kids -...

I used to be a nanny/housekeeper before kids - with each of the families that I worked for, I noticed that it took about 1 year before things "clicked" and everything ran very smoothly. It sounds...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-08-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By kalamos23
Just wondering if there are any meetings in the...

Just wondering if there are any meetings in the beaverton area? I'm tandem nursing and could use the support. I used to attend the meetings in south eugene, and really miss them.
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