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Forum: May 2011   05-25-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,343
Posted By PunkElmo
Thanks for all the kind responses.  I have...

Thanks for all the kind responses. 
I have removed my original post since someone posted a direct link to this thread from the Physician-only website that (apparently) felt the need to e-mail their...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   05-24-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 2,961
Posted By PunkElmo
Thanks ladies, and HUGE HUGS to everyone who's...

Thanks ladies, and HUGE HUGS to everyone who's posting on this thread. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif
 
I honestly don't think I am ready to post my story on this forum,...
Forum: May 2011   05-24-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,343
Posted By PunkElmo
ah, yes, found what was said... awesome (that's...

ah, yes, found what was said... awesome (that's sarcasm for those of you who can't tell)
 
sscohen, that 3% figure is what one of the DOCTORS AT THE HOSPITAL told me, thanks.
 
do you even know...
Forum: May 2011   05-24-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,343
Posted By PunkElmo
can someone provide a link to the thread on the...

can someone provide a link to the thread on the other website?
can someone tell me what was said?
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-22-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By PunkElmo
I didn't have a UC, but I did have a pool that I...

I didn't have a UC, but I did have a pool that I labored in...
 
I was looking at all the pools - I liked the aqua doula the best, but it was SO expensive, more to rent than others were to BUY. ...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   05-22-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 2,961
Posted By PunkElmo
loss just sucks....

loss just sucks. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif
 
I hope I didn't sound rude or insensitive towards anyone who's suffered something other than a full-term loss...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   05-21-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 2,961
Posted By PunkElmo
count me in the May pregnancy loss "club" lost...

count me in the May pregnancy loss "club"
lost my full-term baby girl during labor on Mother's day, most likely due to an infection (we're still waiting for pathology/lab results).
 
I feel like...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-14-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By PunkElmo
looks like Milkin' Mamas is out of the...

looks like Milkin' Mamas is out of the question... no way can I get my crappy freezer down to -4F! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-14-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By PunkElmo
funny you should mention the medela pump... I...

funny you should mention the medela pump... I only said Avent because that hand pump was recommended by a midwife
 
I was SO PAINFULLY engorged Thursday night that I headed over to the center with...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-12-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By PunkElmo
when I was her age... I was constantly telling...

when I was her age...
I was constantly telling my mom she looked like a dork or her hat was dorky, etc. (do kids even still USE the word dork!?) She found solace when I told her "everything you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-12-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By PunkElmo
Thanks everyone - some good resources so far! ...

Thanks everyone - some good resources so far!
 
 
I had a postpartum visit today and discussed donating milk... the advice I was given was that it may be a better idea to pump/express for about 6...
Forum: May 2011   05-12-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,097
Posted By PunkElmo
Oh, I'm still so excited for you ladies! Sending...

Oh, I'm still so excited for you ladies! Sending good labor/birth/timing vibes for you all... http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/goodvibes.gif
 
As most of you probably read, DP and I lost...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-10-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By PunkElmo
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post...

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post (mods please move if it is not!)
I just gave birth to a stillborn beautiful baby girl, and I'm wondering if anyone has resources for where to donate...
Forum: May 2011   05-10-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,343
Posted By PunkElmo
Deleted - because some people can't let a...

Deleted - because some people can't let a grieving mother find support on the internet without making truly uninformed judgments about her choices.
The doctors discussing this thread on another...
Forum: May 2011   05-04-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,446
Posted By PunkElmo
maybe if you'd done the cartwheel, you'd have...

maybe if you'd done the cartwheel, you'd have gone into labor? http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif
 
I started getting bloody show and crampy feelings yesterday (backache for a...
Forum: May 2011   05-04-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,997
Posted By PunkElmo
my BP's also a little on the high side... as I...

my BP's also a little on the high side... as I joked to my boss last week (but it kinda wasn't actually a joke)... I lowered it significantly by switching midwives!  my baseline with the old midwife...
Forum: May 2011   05-03-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,997
Posted By PunkElmo
reelgeek - I ALSO scheduled my cleaning freak...

reelgeek - I ALSO scheduled my cleaning freak out, but didn't think it'd be as freak-outy as it's been (years of grime gone from the oven/walls/sink in the kitchen, baby clothes meticulously washed,...
Forum: Homebirth   05-03-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By PunkElmo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by miriam http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: May 2011   05-03-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,997
Posted By PunkElmo
I dunno if it's so much my commitment to CD as...

I dunno if it's so much my commitment to CD as "trying to figure out these instructions and WHY they exist"
I got the try cloth for $10...
Forum: May 2011   05-02-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,997
Posted By PunkElmo
Quote: Originally Posted by...

Quote:
Originally Posted by camprunner http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: May 2011   05-02-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,414
Posted By PunkElmo
just chiming in on this - most hospitals in NYC...

just chiming in on this - most hospitals in NYC will TELL you it's state law that the baby has to leave in a car seat, but the actual state law is that any child riding in a CAR has to have a car...
Forum: May 2011   05-02-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,997
Posted By PunkElmo
*snort* becca - that (plus many other reasons)...

*snort* becca - that (plus many other reasons) is why DP and I have our own alarms on our own sides of the bed. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif  I had roommates in college that...
Forum: May 2011   04-30-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,997
Posted By PunkElmo
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/grouphu...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif hey ladies- ALMOST THERE!
 
sounds like we're gonna have several babies this week? I think?...
Forum: May 2011   04-29-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By PunkElmo
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif  I feel your pain!
I was just saying yesterday that I think I'm going to enjoy this kid a lot more when it's OUT (and I don't even have a toddler...
Forum: May 2011   04-28-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,685
Posted By PunkElmo
I had a major attack of "I need skittles" this...

I had a major attack of "I need skittles" this morning... funny thing is, I don't even LIKE skittles normally! (the van with the skittles ad on the side probably did it, but still... usually I see...
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