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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-19-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,565
Posted By tntmom
As to the point that Milwaukee has a high rate...

As to the point that Milwaukee has a high rate of infant deaths due to prematurity it could be attributed to the fact that Milwaukee is home to one of the largest Children's Hospitals in WI. So they...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-11-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,511
Posted By tntmom
My first son was born at 29 weeks due to PPROM...

My first son was born at 29 weeks due to PPROM at 28 weeks so this time around I was on the P17 injections starting at 16 weeks and home bed rest starting at 27 weeks. However two days after my 31...
Forum: April 2011   02-17-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 806
Posted By tntmom
Just wanted to quick pop in and let you all know...

Just wanted to quick pop in and let you all know I delivered Kiefer Ryan last night (32 weeks 4 days) at 8:25pm. He weighs 4 pounds and is 17 inches long. He will be in the NICU for a few weeks...
Forum: April 2011   02-14-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By tntmom
Have made it to day 4 on hospital bed rest....

Have made it to day 4 on hospital bed rest. Really getting anxious. I'm tired because I can't sleep in hospital beds. I can't seem to find anything that keeps my mind off of all the crappy parts of...
Forum: April 2011   02-12-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By tntmom
Liora - sending you super baby stay in vibes!...

Liora - sending you super baby stay in vibes! Hoping for strong, healthy babes!
Forum: April 2011   02-12-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By tntmom
I love Leonora! So pretty and multiple super...

I love Leonora! So pretty and multiple super sweet nicknames! I also like River James....very good mix of a little unique and traditional!
 
I had wanted for this to be Seamus but DH vetoed that...
Forum: April 2011   02-12-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By tntmom
So far so good. Last time I made it a week on...

So far so good. Last time I made it a week on hospital bed rest after my water broke so maybe we can have a repeat performance. I spoke with a perinatalogist yesterday and her feelings are that with...
Forum: April 2011   02-11-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By tntmom
So it looks like our baby will be here sooner...

So it looks like our baby will be here sooner rather than later. I was really hoping to make it to at least 35 weeks this time around but I guess my body had other plans....again. I am currently 31...
Forum: April 2011   02-09-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By tntmom
 This. 110%. However I've been so afraid to...


This. 110%. However I've been so afraid to even think it let alone share it with anyone because I do NOT want baby to come yet. I agree it will be worth it to not have a NICU stay. Isn't this why...
Forum: April 2011   02-06-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By tntmom
 This. I had my first at 29 weeks 5 days. He...


This. I had my first at 29 weeks 5 days. He spent 6 weeks in the NICU but we also got the steriod shots for lung development a week before he was born which I think made a huge difference. No...
Forum: April 2011   02-02-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,739
Posted By tntmom
I have been trying to pick my battles so I went...

I have been trying to pick my battles so I went ahead with the one hour which I failed and then failed my three hour by a relatively small margin. So far I test 4 times daily. Fasting in the AM and...
Forum: April 2011   02-02-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By tntmom
I've been complaining to DH for about 3 weeks...

I've been complaining to DH for about 3 weeks now that I can never get comfortable. I wake up 10 or more times every night just to change positions because my hips and/or shoulders start to hurt....
Forum: April 2011   01-21-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By tntmom
I rarely post and just happened upon your post...

I rarely post and just happened upon your post now but I highly recommend Hypnobabies "Baby stay IN!" as a way to help relax. For me it makes me feel like at least I'm actively doing something to...
Forum: April 2011   01-03-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 644
Posted By tntmom
After having a preemie last time and probably...

After having a preemie last time and probably going on bedrest in the next two weeks or so I've been trying to get most of the essentials ready. I tried starting a list and then realized as long as...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-30-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,839
Posted By tntmom
My son was born 11 weeks early during RSV season...

My son was born 11 weeks early during RSV season and was never really EBF since they fortified everything (wish I had known more at the time, but I digress). He did receive Synagis which isn't...
Forum: Grief and Loss   12-15-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By tntmom
I'm so sorry for your loss. It's really hard to...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's really hard to deal with all the unknown when someone decides to take their own life. My cousin committed suicide 6 years ago and I'm not so sure if it ever really...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-15-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By tntmom
My DH works full time during the day and is on...

My DH works full time during the day and is on call 7 days every month. I work 24 hours a week in the evening. Before DS we both worked full time and after crunching the numbers found that I would...
Forum: April 2011   11-26-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,398
Posted By tntmom
So we decided the night before our ultrasound...

So we decided the night before our ultrasound that we would find out the sex if baby cooperated....and it looks like we'll be having another boy! This will be the 8th boy in a row from my side of...
Forum: April 2011   11-20-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By tntmom
For piece of mind I'm also having cervical...

For piece of mind I'm also having cervical length checks at 20, 24, 28 weeks this time around. I'm also on 17P injections but it's a long story and I'm determined to get to full term this time. I...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-20-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,849
Posted By tntmom
I had actually prepared myself to battle my DH...

I had actually prepared myself to battle my DH about this very issue when I pg with DS. However our discussion somehow went very smoothly. My main reason for not wanting to do it was because it...
Forum: April 2011   11-17-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By tntmom
Beautiful pictures ladies! I'm so jealous!!! I...

Beautiful pictures ladies! I'm so jealous!!! I have my ultrasound next week Wednesday - can't wait!
 
I love seeing all the pictures!!!!
 
Thanks for sharing!...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-16-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By tntmom
Take this for what it's worth. I have no...

Take this for what it's worth. I have no affiliation with pharma and I don't have anything other than an associates degree. I work in medical records at my local hospital. After the disclaimers....I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-16-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,199
Posted By tntmom
I apologize in advance if this is a bit...

I apologize in advance if this is a bit off-topic, but I know there is also some research showing that taking increased amounts of Vit D during pregnancy reduces the risk of preterm labor/birth. If...
Forum: April 2011   11-16-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 11,085
Posted By tntmom
I know I'm coming in kind of late to the game,...

I know I'm coming in kind of late to the game, but can I join too?
 
* EDD: April 10th-ish
* Name: Katie
* Age: 29
* Location: Wisconsin
* How long it took to you to get your BFP: 1
* What...
Forum: Family Safety   06-01-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 9,462
Posted By tntmom
I was completely against using a leash/harness...

I was completely against using a leash/harness on a child until I had mine ds. He is 26 months old and we just purchased one because to be honest I was done constantly running after him and he is...
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