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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By broodymama
My first was an induction via AROM, we were...

My first was an induction via AROM, we were getting ready to evacuate for a hurricane (and I was already 6 cm dilated). Now I would definitely not do that, but at the time I was completely...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-12-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 443
Posted By broodymama
I didn't have any x-rays during my first 5...

I didn't have any x-rays during my first 5 pregnancies. This time around I've had a chest x-ray and a CT scan, since the risk of me dying from the suspected (then confirmed by CT) pulmonary embolism...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-10-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 443
Posted By broodymama
I had one at around 10 weeks to confirm...

I had one at around 10 weeks to confirm viability. Then I had 3 more in the following week and a half making sure the baby was OK after I had some serious medical issues and was lucky to survive. I...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-10-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 548
Posted By broodymama
I'm just now seeing the update, Galatea that is...

I'm just now seeing the update, Galatea that is awesome news! I'm so sorry about the heart-wrenching 10 days, but I'm so happy your baby is healthy.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-10-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 573
Posted By broodymama
We didn't find out the sex the last 3 times and I...

We didn't find out the sex the last 3 times and I loved it! Last night DH mentioned that he really wants to find out the sex this time, which disappoints me. I love the surprise, but he wants to...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-29-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 39
Posted By broodymama
I think you did a great job in standing up for...

I think you did a great job in standing up for the space you need in a polite manner! I totally agree with your DH, it's her problem and not yours. Good boundaries make good family relations, and...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-19-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 24
Posted By broodymama
I think it would be fine! DH was at sea for a...

I think it would be fine! DH was at sea for a good part of my first 3 pregnancies though, so I'm coming from that background.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-11-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13
Posted By broodymama
Yes, I'm definitely risked out of homebirth this...

Yes, I'm definitely risked out of homebirth this time, after 4 wonderful homebirths. I'll meet with the high risk OB next week and we'll start fighting out the details and find the middle ground...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-09-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 25
Posted By broodymama
Oh no! I hope things are better day, how are you...

Oh no! I hope things are better day, how are you feeling?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-08-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13
Posted By broodymama
ER/ICU/hospital stay

First of all, my little bean is OK and growing on schedule. Long story short, I went in with what I thought was a sprained rib and luckily my doctor was on the ball with things and ended up sending...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-08-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 16
Posted By broodymama
I am so so sorry for your loss. :( I had a...

I am so so sorry for your loss. :( I had a blighted ovum in Sept 2011 and then again in February 2012, one I lost spontaneously and the other was helped along with misoprostol. If you have any...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-01-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 22
Posted By broodymama
Mine are all close in age (1, 3, 5, 7, & 9) but...

Mine are all close in age (1, 3, 5, 7, & 9) but the ones with the the wider age gaps get along well too. There's a nearly-6 year age gap between my oldest son and next son and it's just now (as DS2...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-26-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6
Posted By broodymama
Morning sickness

Zofran definitely has that effect on me!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-26-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 26
Posted By broodymama
Weight gain

I'm starting this pregnancy at my highest weight ever so that has me a bit disappointed, it's a lot harder on my body.  I haven't gained weight yet but that usually starts in the 2nd trimester for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-24-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,203
Posted By broodymama
I'm in the PNW and we have a lot of them in my...

I'm in the PNW and we have a lot of them in my area.  It's not my cuppa, but I just make sure to choose family friendly stands.  I have my favorite stands that carry my favorite alternative milks...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-23-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8
Posted By broodymama
Weekly Chat Thread 5/19-5/25

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetface http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1402143/weekly-chat-thread-5-19-5-25/20#post_17634267)Is it...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-23-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 28
Posted By broodymama
Boys names

Last time it took us a few days after the birth to agree on a name.  We have 3 boys and 2 girls and while there are a couple girl names that I still really like, I'm running low on boy names!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-22-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8
Posted By broodymama
Weekly Chat Thread 5/19-5/25

I'm hoping that I'll have the option of doing the Maternit21, Panorama, Harmony, or one of the newer tests!  I don't think they offer them at the hospital where I'm getting prenatal care, but I...
Forum: Family Planning   05-22-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By broodymama
If you've missed a pill (or even not taken them...

If you've missed a pill (or even not taken them at the same time every day) then there is most definitely a chance you could be pregnant, it doesn't take much to interfere with how effective the...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-22-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10
Posted By broodymama
Need good thought & wishes!

I'm so sorry for your loss.  :(
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-22-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7
Posted By broodymama
second or more time mamas - How does this pregnancy compare?

This is my 6th and this pregnancy is a lot harder on me, the nausea and vomiting are much worse.  I haven't noticed a correlation between my symptoms and the baby's sex in my other pregnancies...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-22-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6
Posted By broodymama
Gender Reveal Party

How fun!  I know they have a lot of options if you look on Etsy, Confetti poppers, confetti balloons, so many fun things!  I would take a look there.  If we do end up finding out for some reason...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-22-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12
Posted By broodymama
Will this be your last baby?

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif  It's definitely an emotional roller coaster!
 
This is definitely our last too.  But honestly, even saying that makes me feel like the boy who...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-20-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 28
Posted By broodymama
Boys names

I think girl too, because of Ellen Ripley.  She was awesome.  :)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-20-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4
Posted By broodymama
Nausea help - I found something that really works! ACV

Oh, I'll need to pick some up and try it.  A couple years ago when I was having gallbladder attacks I would drink ACV in a little bit of apple juice to help it.  I had never heard of it for morning...
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