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Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-09-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By StarMama
I too run a licensed home daycare (going on 5...

I too run a licensed home daycare (going on 5 years this summer), and have a lot of empathy for you mama.  I started my daycare so I could continue to stay home with my oldest (who is 7 now), and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-19-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By StarMama
  Not South Ca here.  I could use some good...


Not South Ca here.  I could use some good referals to LLL leaders in the East Bay though!  
 
I started domperidone yesterday a friend gave me what she didn't end up using, and I'm awaiting a...
Forum: November 2010   11-18-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By StarMama
And my goodness feeding a preemie is hard work,...

And my goodness feeding a preemie is hard work, I've hardly had time at the computer (except to write about our breastfeeding issues, ugh).  She's perfect, and so so tiny!  She was 5lbs 8oz when she...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-18-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By StarMama
    Like really REALLY hard.  She...


 
Like really REALLY hard. 

She couldn't get out of NICU until she was weaned off the IV fluids and was getting stuck for blood sugars right before every new feeding. Around halfway into this...
Forum: November 2010   11-02-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By StarMama
Stay put baby! I'm having a c-section because of...

Stay put baby! I'm having a c-section because of placenta previa as well (on the 5th). I'll be 37 weeks 3 days.
Forum: November 2010   11-02-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By StarMama
I miss sex. I've been on pelvic rest since the...

I miss sex. I've been on pelvic rest since the beginning of October (and was on pelvic rest for 8 weeks mid-pregnancy as well). Le Sigh.
Forum: November 2010   10-31-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By StarMama
Awwww we're gonna have babies on the same day!...

Awwww we're gonna have babies on the same day! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   10-29-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 40
Posted By StarMama
I'm on celexa (for depression and anxiety) and I...

I'm on celexa (for depression and anxiety) and I also take valerian root, but I don't have any other more natural remedies for anxiety that I personally have tried. I do also take a...
Forum: November 2010   10-29-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By StarMama
If this week is any indication next week is...

If this week is any indication next week is going to *crawl* by. I'm excited to get to be pregnant for longer though! And trying to not worry worry worry. The scheduled NSTs are helpful though.
Forum: November 2010   10-28-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,070
Posted By StarMama
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif Congrats mama!!!!...
Forum: November 2010   10-28-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By StarMama
We had the amnio done yesterday (not as bad as I...

We had the amnio done yesterday (not as bad as I expected, but boy if felt weird) and her lungs aren't quite ready yet. So instead of baby tomorrow, we've got baby coming next friday.
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   10-28-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 876
Posted By StarMama
Well baby plans have changed now...

Well baby plans have changed now http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Her lungs were not quite as mature as they would like, so they've rescheduled her birthday until the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-27-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,470
Posted By StarMama
Well at 25 weeks there is some time for it to...

Well at 25 weeks there is some time for it to maybe move! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Thank you for the well wishes. 2 days until baby! Amnio this morning, eek!
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   10-26-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 876
Posted By StarMama
4 days. I'm having a baby in 4 days. Woah. ...

4 days. I'm having a baby in 4 days. Woah.

Its unreal. She's been kicking and squirming around a lot today, and I had an NST today too, and its still unreal. A baby. What?!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-23-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 13,641
Posted By StarMama
I had my pre-op today with the doctor who will...

I had my pre-op today with the doctor who will be doing my surgery (next friday, eek!). This is the first doctor I've seen since the first that made me feel human and not like an incubator. He not...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-23-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,420
Posted By StarMama
Thanks mamas!...

Thanks mamas! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif

It'll be the after childbirthing part that's going to hurt for me (planned c/section due to complete placenta previa)!
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Forum: November 2010   10-21-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By StarMama
Not doing much to prep since I'm on modified...

Not doing much to prep since I'm on modified bedrest over here... this morning I had dh go hunting for the bassinet in the garage and we could find everything BUT the bassinet! I wonder where in the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-21-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,420
Posted By StarMama
Thanks everyone! Knowing what to expect in...

Thanks everyone! Knowing what to expect in things like this really helps me to be prepared for it (even if knowing what to expect *is* that it does hurt). I've got anxiety issues like crazy that I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-20-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,420
Posted By StarMama
Next Wednesday I've got an amnio scheduled to...

Next Wednesday I've got an amnio scheduled to check lung maturity before our scheduled c-section on Friday (done at 36 weeks due to complete placenta previa/severe bleeding a few weeks ago/prior...
Forum: November 2010   10-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By StarMama
9 days for me, oh goodness! Do you have...

9 days for me, oh goodness!

Do you have your little one's birthday scheduled out yet NYM? (Or perhaps your bitty is already here?!)
Forum: November 2010   10-20-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,400
Posted By StarMama
When I was in the hospital at the beginning of...

When I was in the hospital at the beginning of this month for bleeding they found a blood clot behind my placenta as well (over my cervix, and a vaginal ultrasound to check on the previa was likely...
Forum: November 2010   10-17-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By StarMama
Wow, isn't technology amazing sometimes? So...

Wow, isn't technology amazing sometimes?

So you're going to have your wee one before I am! How many weeks will you be? I hope everything goes very smoothly for you and your bitty!...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   10-16-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 876
Posted By StarMama
Oh yes yes yes yes yes about the hospital and...

Oh yes yes yes yes yes about the hospital and doctors/nurses just wanting you to follow the program damn it, and I SO don't feel like I count in my own pregnancy/birth. I feel like an incubator, not...
Forum: November 2010   10-16-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By StarMama
I'm so curious how do they find out her blood...

I'm so curious how do they find out her blood velocity was high? Ultrasound? OOoh I hope she does well so you can induce instead of automatic c-section!

13 days until Charlotte's birthday!
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   10-16-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 876
Posted By StarMama
Katie he's beautiful!! Congratulations! 13...

Katie he's beautiful!! Congratulations!

13 days until Charlotte's birthday! Eek!
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