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Forum: January 2012   01-01-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By softlysinging
there's a little clip they put over the baby's...

there's a little clip they put over the baby's finger, and wait a couple of seconds, and it gives a readout of the baby's blood oxygen level.
 
like this, but the clip is bb sized
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Forum: January 2012   12-31-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By softlysinging
I am so...

I am so sorry http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: January 2012   12-27-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,176
Posted By softlysinging
I was following on facebook.  I hope she doesn't...

I was following on facebook.  I hope she doesn't mind me updating - Jonathan passed away on Christmas Eve http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/mecry.gif
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Forum: January 2012   12-26-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 556
Posted By softlysinging
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Kindermama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1339990/bummed-that-its-almost-over#post_16802590)

Wow,...
Forum: January 2012   12-26-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 556
Posted By softlysinging
aw, I'm glad you are enjoying that you are still...

aw, I'm glad you are enjoying that you are still pregnant!  this baby came at 37+4.  I was expecting a few more weeks of pregnancy at least.  
Forum: January 2012   12-23-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By softlysinging
I took the antibiotics, more to appease the...

I took the antibiotics, more to appease the hospital than because I really believed I was at high risk.  I had a full term baby, my membranes didn't rupture until 8 minutes before he was born, no...
Forum: January 2012   12-19-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 927
Posted By softlysinging
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Conchobhar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1338643/birth-chat-december/20#post_16794746)

I know my...
Forum: January 2012   12-17-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,249
Posted By softlysinging
well, i can now update with my 4th (3rd...

well, i can now update with my 4th (3rd vaginal).  earliest yet (37+4) and smallest vag birthed baby.  and it hurt much worse than my bigger ones.  no clue why.  i don't think size matters all that...
Forum: January 2012   12-17-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 514
Posted By softlysinging
my son Brian was born last night, 7lbs 5oz.  I...

my son Brian was born last night, 7lbs 5oz.  I was surprised he came at 37+4 but babies come when they come! :)
 
 
Forum: January 2012   12-15-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 927
Posted By softlysinging
No.  I think babies come when they come.  And I...

No.  I think babies come when they come.  And I don't need to exhaust myself trying 800 wives tales to 'evict' the baby and then get frustrated when they don't work.
Forum: January 2012   12-14-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 927
Posted By softlysinging
I have a really bad cold so definitely hoping he...

I have a really bad cold so definitely hoping he stays happy in there until I'm feeling better.
Forum: January 2012   12-13-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By softlysinging
cervical exams can cause prodromal contractions...

cervical exams can cause prodromal contractions like that - they don't give you any useful information so you might want to consider declining them from now on until labor comes for real.
 
good...
Forum: January 2012   12-13-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 15,556
Posted By softlysinging
yup :)  it's in the aisle with the fabric...

yup :)  it's in the aisle with the fabric dye/paint. usually $8-ish.  it looks like this 
 
http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/228808/width/268/height/304...
Forum: January 2012   12-13-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 15,556
Posted By softlysinging
I use the kit they sell at Joann's, it works...

I use the kit they sell at Joann's, it works very well (better than some of the 'professional' henna I have had done!)
Forum: January 2012   12-12-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 15,556
Posted By softlysinging
my friend is a very talented artist, she can...

my friend is a very talented artist, she can just look at a pic from the internet and replicate it in minutes.  I love henna :)
Forum: January 2012   12-12-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 24,397
Posted By softlysinging
I personally wouldn't do a hot tub.  A bath...

I personally wouldn't do a hot tub.  A bath starts to cool off right away and your body is always partially out of the water.
Forum: January 2012   12-12-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By softlysinging
I actually used hibiclens rectally before the...

I actually used hibiclens rectally before the test (same logic... baby isn't coming out of my butt even though it does feel that way during pushing!) but I still came back +.  I also did...
Forum: January 2012   12-12-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 15,556
Posted By softlysinging
37 weeks today.   Henna!   ...

37 weeks today.   Henna!
 
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Forum: January 2012   12-11-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,163
Posted By softlysinging
uh, no.  my nursing boobs are so huge and heavy...

uh, no.  my nursing boobs are so huge and heavy that i have to hold them walking down the stairs if I'm not wearing a bra.  I wear at least a wrap style top that gives some support to them all the...
Forum: January 2012   12-09-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 927
Posted By softlysinging
Well I tend to have pretty quick labors and will...

Well I tend to have pretty quick labors and will likely be GBS+ again this time so I will probably head to the hospital as soon as I know it's for real.  I labor fine with people around me though,...
Forum: January 2012   12-09-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 660
Posted By softlysinging
i'm still shooting for 5x/week although this...

i'm still shooting for 5x/week although this week it has been every other day.  It's getting harder to motivate myself to do the workouts, but they still feel really good.
 
I started swelling...
Forum: January 2012   12-09-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,770
Posted By softlysinging
I was at 33lbs/36 weeks (monday), but I am...

I was at 33lbs/36 weeks (monday), but I am retaining water like crazy this week and now I think I am up to 38lbs.  need protein, water, exercise, soaking.  bp is fine tho so I'm not worried, just...
Forum: January 2012   12-08-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 947
Posted By softlysinging
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Emaya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1337933/december-chat/20#post_16778485)

On the not-so-fun...
Forum: January 2012   12-04-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 947
Posted By softlysinging
I'm 36 weeks tomorrow - full term in a week...

I'm 36 weeks tomorrow - full term in a week although I hope to go until at least 38 weeks if not longer.  When I went for a massage yesterday some woman was like "no you won't go that long, look at...
Forum: January 2012   12-04-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By softlysinging
Why can't you continue to wait and see if it...

Why can't you continue to wait and see if it moves a bit more?  How far off the os is the placenta?  I know someone who kept going until 41 weeks and her placenta went from <1cm off the os to almost...
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