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Forum: January 2010   01-23-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By patagonia
BLUE!!! still no name 7lb7oz 18.5"...

BLUE!!!

still no name

7lb7oz 18.5" born at 3:54pm

Pictures maybe tomorrow.

The birth was amazing and went really well. I started feeling pressure waves around midnight. They were very...
Forum: January 2010   01-19-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By patagonia
I wasn't checked last time around. This time I...

I wasn't checked last time around. This time I decided to check myself. No dilation, probably 75% effaced. I felt devastated since yesterday when I did the check (39w today). I say skip the exam. I...
Forum: January 2010   01-19-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,125
Posted By patagonia
*raises hand* someone PLEASE get this thing...

*raises hand*
someone PLEASE get this thing out of me.

I had my son at 39w, I'm 39w today and there are no signs of an impending baby.
I'm done, so so done.
Forum: January 2010   01-18-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,825
Posted By patagonia
meh I'm still here! I'll be 39w tomorrow. My son...

meh I'm still here! I'll be 39w tomorrow. My son was born at 39w. But I think chances are very slim that the baby will be born tonight. DH thinks I'm going to go overdue, I just hope I don't go all...
Forum: January 2010   01-15-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,825
Posted By patagonia
I'm here.... not due till the 26th tho. I'm...

I'm here.... not due till the 26th tho. I'm totally okay with still being pregnant. Last week was very emotional as somehow I convinced myself I will have the baby at 37w. But now I feel like there...
Forum: January 2010   01-14-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By patagonia
at this point in pregnancy the measurements...

at this point in pregnancy the measurements become less accurate because they depend so much on the baby's position. I was always measuring on track, then at 37w I went down to 33cm and then at 38w...
Forum: January 2010   01-13-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 793
Posted By patagonia
Pretty much every one of my clients has chosen...

Pretty much every one of my clients has chosen to sneak food and eat it. Mushy bland foods are good.
Forum: January 2010   01-12-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By patagonia
turn off your computer turn off your phone ...

turn off your computer
turn off your phone
tell the front desk at the hospital the specific names of people you will allow, tell them to send everyone else away. Ask them to keep your room number...
Forum: January 2010   01-11-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By patagonia
So in the spirit of self discovery I just could...

So in the spirit of self discovery I just could not hold off on checking myself. I've been reading a few midwifery sites that describe what to look for and what to feel for.
Considering the awkward...
Forum: January 2010   01-10-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 768
Posted By patagonia
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gifs
I could have written your post word to word, except that I'm not even 38 weeks yet and have been feeling this way for two weeks now....
Forum: January 2010   01-08-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,720
Posted By patagonia
Quote: Originally Posted by mymary...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mymary http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14904404)
I expect these feelings to be normal for the...
Forum: January 2010   01-07-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By patagonia
I've checked myself twice now but I have no idea...

I've checked myself twice now but I have no idea what I'm looking for or feeling for. I have checked my cervix during TTC so I know to look for the "nose" but beyond that I'm not sure.
What's the...
Forum: January 2010   01-07-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By patagonia
wow nice! I bet you're just going to wake up one...

wow nice! I bet you're just going to wake up one night with a strong urge to push and the babies will just slide out...
Forum: January 2010   01-07-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By patagonia
here it is ...

here it is
http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab007467.html
Forum: January 2010   01-07-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By patagonia
*raises hand* I'm exhausted beyond belief...

*raises hand*

I'm exhausted beyond belief and now I'm starting to also become an emotional wreck. Good times.
Forum: January 2010   01-07-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By patagonia
Of course I can't find the link right now. But...

Of course I can't find the link right now. But there was a very recent study that came out which showed that getting antibiotics during labor did not reduce infection rates for the baby. Will see if...
Forum: January 2010   01-06-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By patagonia
hahaha sounds like me word to word! I'm 37w...

hahaha sounds like me word to word! I'm 37w today and the midwives said all the same things to me http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: January 2010   01-05-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By patagonia
ditto ditto ditto

ditto ditto ditto
Forum: January 2010   01-05-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By patagonia
I just came across this the other day: ...

I just came across this the other day:
"Obstretricians debate whether Caesarean section is always best for breech babies"
By Tracy Sutherland Special to The Washington Post Tuesday, January 5,...
Forum: January 2010   01-04-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By patagonia
I'm not one little bit ready. Maybe once the...

I'm not one little bit ready. Maybe once the birth tub is setup I will feel a little more relaxed. But at the moment I'm way too tired to do anything around the house. I probably have another 3...
Forum: January 2010   01-01-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 611
Posted By patagonia
I've been knitting up a storm around here. So I...

I've been knitting up a storm around here. So I think the baby will be skin to skin at first and then later probably in a LS onesie and wool pants. Might make another sweater or vest for the upper...
Forum: January 2010   12-31-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By patagonia
I think its a bunch of hooey. In general you...

I think its a bunch of hooey. In general you will not begin dilating until you're effaced. So being 90% effaced and just a touch dilated is perfect!
Some women do not dilate until they're actually...
Forum: January 2010   12-30-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By patagonia
hmmmmmm How do you feel about getting the u/s...

hmmmmmm
How do you feel about getting the u/s done? Would it really affect your decision?
It kind of seems like the midwife is going on a fishing expedition considering there is not a single risk...
Forum: January 2010   12-29-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 564
Posted By patagonia
so far 20lbs, I am very impressed with myself....

so far 20lbs, I am very impressed with myself. Last time I gained 60lbs
Forum: January 2010   12-27-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By patagonia
I had horrible insomnia up until two weeks a go...

I had horrible insomnia up until two weeks a go when the midwives gave me a sleep tincture. It works like magic! I get up once to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night instead of 3 times and...
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