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Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   03-02-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Lizafava
I don't think it was healing, but who knows. I...

I don't think it was healing, but who knows. I was hoping there would be some obvious reason for its death, but there wasn't.
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   03-02-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Lizafava
I am joining this thread. I think I need some...

I am joining this thread. I think I need some support while we TTC again. We TTC for #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) for almost a year and I just...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   03-01-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Lizafava
My straightforward miso induced missed m/c

I've spent the last several days reading one terrible cytotec story after another on-line. I was actually pretty scared, and had my husband and partner freaked out as well. So, now that...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   02-26-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 87
Posted By Lizafava
Missed m/c

Trigger warning I guess

Although I saw a HB at 9 weeks, there was no heartbeat yesterday at 10 weeks. We had brought the boys to my office to hear with the doppler or u/s. A big mistake, but I...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   02-19-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By Lizafava
Well, I wish we would have waited longer or given...

Well, I wish we would have waited longer or given it some more thought. My 9yo was HYSTERICAL. The 6yo was upset too, but came around pretty quickly. DS1 is coming around too, but I should have known...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   02-12-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,198
Posted By Lizafava
I'm so sorry you're terrified. I understand. ...

I'm so sorry you're terrified. I understand.

I feel nostalgic for my first pregnancy, when I never, ever *really* worried about anything. I thought I worried, but it was an intellectual worry....
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   02-12-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,198
Posted By Lizafava
My hcg was about 25000 at 7 and 5 and then 36000...

My hcg was about 25000 at 7 and 5 and then 36000 48 hours later. Hcg can peak at 7-10 weeks and declines starting somewhere between 8-12 weeks. So, yeah, don't ask me why I tested it when I did! I...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   02-12-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,198
Posted By Lizafava
I'm sorry everyone is feeling poorly :( I...

I'm sorry everyone is feeling poorly :(

I feel like I am in limbo, which is frustrating. I tested my progesterone a week and a half ago and it was quite low. I'm not sold on the science of...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   02-06-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By Lizafava
She should go see an ob or a cnm. An OB who...

She should go see an ob or a cnm. An OB who specializes in NApro technology is going to be super proactive about progesterone supplemention. Good luck to her!

With that strong postive, it's...
Forum: Midwives   02-01-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Lizafava
I hate spending money and I also hate shopping,...

I hate spending money and I also hate shopping, so for me its almost always a battle between convenience and bargains. I try hard to save money where I can.

I buy many things from precious...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   02-01-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 215
Posted By Lizafava
Oh, sgsnyder, my heart goes out to pregnant cooks...

Oh, sgsnyder, my heart goes out to pregnant cooks and chefs! So hard not to have any control over the food you're cooking/smelling!

belacmsage, I'm having the same funny exerience with coffee. ...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   02-01-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 237
Posted By Lizafava
I will be doing the Maternity21 test in a few...

I will be doing the Maternity21 test in a few weeks. We just lost our insurance and I know exactly how much Quest is going to charge me because I am a midwife and have an account. 2200 bucks. I...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   01-29-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 115
Posted By Lizafava
I am so, so sorry. My heart and thoughts are...

I am so, so sorry. My heart and thoughts are with you.
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   01-29-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By Lizafava
Ideas for telling older children

Hi all

After a quick US in about a week (assuming we see a HB), we plan to tell our boys. They are 6 and 9. I kinda want to think of a really fun way to tell them. I *think* they will be...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   01-22-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,198
Posted By Lizafava
Momof3MB - I hope he warms up soon. It seems to...

Momof3MB - I hope he warms up soon. It seems to take longer for dads sometime.

I hope m/s gets better/doesn't get worse for everyone else!

I am having pretty bad nausea and am only 5 weeks. ...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   01-20-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 793
Posted By Lizafava
I'm Linsey, Due around September 23rd with baby...

I'm Linsey, Due around September 23rd with baby #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) .

Had a m/c in 2011 after an oops pregnancy. Didn't decide to TTc until...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   01-19-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 208
Posted By Lizafava
I am having a hard time really believing that I...

I am having a hard time really believing that I am pregnant after so many months of trying. Also feeling like it might not stick or be healthy, so...... we are going to wait to tell anyone until...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   01-16-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 43
  Sticky: Introductions!
Views: 654
Posted By Lizafava
Same edd as you mama and a similar history. ...

Same edd as you mama and a similar history. Fingers crossed we both have sticky embys!

With so much uncertainty I think thats why I am posting here so early. Not going to tell anyone else...
Forum: September 2015 Due Date Club   01-16-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 43
  Sticky: Introductions!
Views: 654
Posted By Lizafava
I'm pregnant with what I hope is sticky baby #3...

I'm pregnant with what I hope is sticky baby #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) . We have a large gap - youngest DS is 6 and a half. Any other big gap mamas...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Lizafava
We are taking it a semester at a time.  This...

We are taking it a semester at a time.  This outlook really helped my kids' father.  We are not "homeschoolers", we are "homeschooling right now".  I also agreed to yearly achievement tests but I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Lizafava
I bought Moving Beyond the Page for our first...

I bought Moving Beyond the Page for our first year of homeschooling.  I like it okay and it sounds like something you would really like.  I don't think its that expensive for all the great books you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Lizafava
For my boys, 8 and 5, Singapore math has been...

For my boys, 8 and 5, Singapore math has been great.  There are pictures (and lots of tropical fruit!), but the program is solid and mostly how I remember learning math, with more emphasis on...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By Lizafava
I will tell you, as a new homeschooler, that is...

I will tell you, as a new homeschooler, that is *isn't huge*.  I told people that we were going to homeschool for a while and see how it goes.  Even now when people ask me now how long we are going...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-15-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Lizafava
My 8yo just had this surgery.  I am not happy...

My 8yo just had this surgery.  I am not happy that three doctors missed it, but guess that they could have ascended.  Some studies suggest this is more common that previously thought.  When it was...
Forum: Midwives   11-25-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Lizafava
I started with a green apprentice and feel like...

I started with a green apprentice and feel like that was a mistake.  I prefer advanced students and/or nurses.  I don't always like having 3 people at a birth and I want to know that after a few...
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