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Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-28-2015, 09:57 AM
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Posted By stegenrae
I used to have knee problems, but they stopped...

I used to have knee problems, but they stopped when I switched to barefoot style/minimalist shoes and added more hiking and trail running. But suddenly because my hips are set wider, the ligaments...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-25-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,028
Posted By stegenrae
THANK YOU stardogs ! :D c&p from my other...

THANK YOU stardogs ! :D

c&p from my other post:
I have some questions...since my relaxin has kicked in with a vengeance and I'm having some issues running regularly (okay, run/walk intervals...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-24-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By stegenrae
etsdtm99, my uterus has a similar "muscle memory"...

etsdtm99, my uterus has a similar "muscle memory" to yours! (this will hopefully be my 4th full term baby, so it's well practiced, too)

collage at 5w3d (left ones are me sucking in, right are...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-24-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By stegenrae
Weeks: (as of Monday) 15+6 Appointments: n/a...

Weeks: (as of Monday) 15+6

Appointments: n/a

Food: I am not eating very healthfully, though I am successfully cutting back on my Dr Pepper addiction. ;) I only had one in the past...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-24-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By stegenrae
Preg and Active thread somewhere?

I swear I saw a thread somewhere about staying very active (running, etc) during pregnancy, but now I can't find it anywhere. I don't think it was in the DDC, but the "right" thread isn't showing up...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-20-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,179
Posted By stegenrae
I already know my liver doesn't do so hot at...

I already know my liver doesn't do so hot at getting rid of excess metals, so Paraguard is out for me. MIrena (and/or a new one that just came out whose name escapes me ATM) might work okay. I did...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-17-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,179
Posted By stegenrae
ha, my3beasties. I'm planning on looking into an...

ha, my3beasties. I'm planning on looking into an IUD. DH is of African descent, so more prone to prostate issues, so we're not going the vasectomy route. But SOMEthing, for sure. ;)
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-14-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,179
Posted By stegenrae
Wow is right...I had my fingers crossed that no...

Wow is right...I had my fingers crossed that no connection would be made since it took TWO YEARS to conceive our third (and what we thought was our last) child. I didn't think I was very fertile in...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-13-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By stegenrae
Yay! :D I haven't been active today (felt...

Yay! :D

I haven't been active today (felt crummy last night and slept in, which meant my kids vegged out in front of the tv this morning, which is at the root of all the stress today held)....
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-13-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,479
Posted By stegenrae
I'm trying to cut my daughter down to twice a...

I'm trying to cut my daughter down to twice a day...she rarely goes with once if she's totally distracted, but asks even when she knows it's off-limits (which drives me nuts)--we have specific...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-13-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By stegenrae
a month in Europe, persephassa ?? How fantastic! ...

a month in Europe, persephassa ?? How fantastic!

My oldest had really bad caries as a toddler. Now I know he didn't form enamel on his premolars on back (incl permanent teeth...ugh), but there was...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-13-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,179
Posted By stegenrae
stardogs, your photo is ADORABLE! (Frankly, I'm...

stardogs, your photo is ADORABLE! (Frankly, I'm in shock that your dogs are so amenable to being posed and propped, LOL! My old shepherd is still such a spaz.)
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-13-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By stegenrae
I need to add "unpredictably breaking into...

I need to add "unpredictably breaking into uncontrollable crying" to my new symptoms list.

:sniff:
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-13-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By stegenrae
My 1st tri exhaustion has suddenly given way to...

My 1st tri exhaustion has suddenly given way to 2nd trimester INSOMNIA. It's a problem I have anyway, but it's definitely worse in the last week again. (And it was SO nice actually sleeping for...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-13-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,179
Posted By stegenrae
bizarre, indeed. My FAM failure is... I...

bizarre, indeed.

My FAM failure is... I ovulated, using diaphragm appropriately the entire time before and during. Had every Post-O sign under the sun, so 3 days after, I didn't use the diaphragm....
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-13-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,328
Posted By stegenrae
If you don't already have a Genevieve, her saint...

If you don't already have a Genevieve, her saint story is my favorite! (My daughter is named Genevieve. I'm not Catholic, but have a long history of French ancestors and, oddly enough, German...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-13-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By stegenrae
Woah--Braxton Hicks already?!

I've had a stressful day, and have been having some crazy BH contractions off and on for a couple hours this afternoon.

I do remember getting them as early as 8w with my daughter (my 3rd), but...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-12-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,179
Posted By stegenrae
So cute! I'm sorry your ILs are such jerks. :( I...

So cute! I'm sorry your ILs are such jerks. :( I wad worried my mom would be all judgey about accidental #4, but she was over the moon. My MIL was cool-ish, but DH told her in a really quick, not...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-11-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,577
Posted By stegenrae
persephassa, that is maddening! I would be so...

persephassa, that is maddening! I would be so freaking pissed, too.
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-10-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,577
Posted By stegenrae
I have a number of high risk friends who had...

I have a number of high risk friends who had high-res ultrasounds at that 12w stage (and experienced sonographers) and ALL of them could tell sex.

i'm trying to decide if I want to find out...I'm...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-10-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,624
Posted By stegenrae
I cannot emphasize more that good chiropractic...

I cannot emphasize more that good chiropractic care is a freaking miracle at keeping pelvic/spinal pain at bay. With one kid, nothing I did kept it away entirely, but with two of my others, it was...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-07-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,577
Posted By stegenrae
Thank you @carnelianlight !

Thank you @carnelianlight !
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-06-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,577
Posted By stegenrae
Had my appt tonight, though we didn't do much....

Had my appt tonight, though we didn't do much. Going to wait until at least my next appt (18 w) to do my prenatal bloodwork in hopes that DH has a new job by then (he's been interviewing several...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-06-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,577
Posted By stegenrae
Thanks Fox fern. Without the official billing...

Thanks Fox fern. Without the official billing code, my insurance customer service wasn't able to discuss coverage. :/ I'll see what my mw thinks. She's out of pocket, too, though, so isn't up on...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-06-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,328
Posted By stegenrae
waywornwanderer--Blaise is at the top of my list...

waywornwanderer--Blaise is at the top of my list if this is a boy (and maybe a girl because it still kind of works)! :D

In a hurry, will read more later, but for now, we're calling this one WRENCH.
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