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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   10-26-2012, 11:40 AM
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Posted By whoabethy
well, i FINALLY met with the supervising doc and...

well, i FINALLY met with the supervising doc and she approved the shots! i start on monday (only 6 weeks late)! thanks for the encouragement, ladies!
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   09-14-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By whoabethy
i made the appointment with the doc. bringing...

i made the appointment with the doc. bringing this...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   09-11-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By whoabethy
DD was born at 35 weeks due to PPROM. My water...

DD was born at 35 weeks due to PPROM. My water broke and by the time we got to the hospital about an hour later I was in full-blown labor. Contractions every 5 minutes. DD had a NICU stay and now...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-11-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,381
Posted By whoabethy
today my conversation with DD went something...

today my conversation with DD went something like this:
 
me: i only have eggs and (DW) only has eggs so we needed someone to give us some sperm. (KD) gave us some sperm, wasn't that nice of him...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-11-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,381
Posted By whoabethy
MMM - thinking about you in bed this morning....

MMM - thinking about you in bed this morning. last month DD and i were visiting my grandparents. they have the SWEETEST cat and DD is used to picking her up and carrying her around. but, this kitty...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-10-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,371
Posted By whoabethy
my most queer-positive relative has been my...

my most queer-positive relative has been my dad's sister. she also has a female partner. it's been so great having her on my team. my dad's side of the family hasn't been great, and she's pretty...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-09-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,381
Posted By whoabethy
carmen - sorry to hear your news. :( keep us...

carmen - sorry to hear your news. :( keep us updated.
 
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-09-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,381
Posted By whoabethy
Amanda - those resources are great! i felt so...

Amanda - those resources are great! i felt so lost and out of control when DD was in the NICU. it's great to know that there are people working for more baby-wearing in the NICU.
 
carmen - is...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-05-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,371
Posted By whoabethy
We just ended up letting DD choose...which was...

We just ended up letting DD choose...which was super frustrating coralline those around us. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif But neither of us felt super connected to any parent...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-03-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,381
Posted By whoabethy
seraf - yes, DW is on anti-virals but the...

seraf - yes, DW is on anti-virals but the pediatrician seemed SUPER freaked out which freaked me out. DD has been hospitalized twice since she was born (both times RSV). i'm experienced at RSV...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-03-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,381
Posted By whoabethy
planet - we just had whooping cough scare at my...

planet - we just had whooping cough scare at my house and i scared the crap out of me. DD is vaccinated, but i guess asthmatic kids can get the cough anyway???
 
in other news, DW has shingles...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-03-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,381
Posted By whoabethy
carmen - we're doing our best to get to canada...

carmen - we're doing our best to get to canada after i graduate. hopefully i won't be too old to naturalize by then! canadian values about the role of government is much more in line with oru...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-03-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,381
Posted By whoabethy
desert - this babe in my belly will most likely...

desert - this babe in my belly will most likely be in daycare at 6 weeks and it's a big bummer. i'm in law school, and i'm sure i could take the semester off, but we're also super poor so if i did...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-02-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 20,381
Posted By whoabethy
dandy - what a gorgeous little one! and great...

dandy - what a gorgeous little one! and great work on the pumping. pumping for a babe in the NICU can be exhausting...good work mama!
 
carmen - i think we were on the last pregnant thread...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-28-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 24,309
Posted By whoabethy
congrats, KSDoulaMama! and congrats to the...

congrats, KSDoulaMama! and congrats to the surro-babe's family!
 
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-28-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By whoabethy
what i didn't know, but wish i had known, was...

what i didn't know, but wish i had known, was that you might be able to get a Rx for a hospital grade breast pump at home. this was the BEST when DD was in the NICU.
 
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-28-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By whoabethy
I am also a super-involved patient - which my...

I am also a super-involved patient - which my last midwife loved. i am an east-coast transplant here in the midwest, so i imagine it's going to a little difficult to find a provider who enjoys how...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-27-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By whoabethy
thanks pigirl, that's super helpful information....

thanks pigirl, that's super helpful information. did you see a perinatalogist for your second baby? it's super hard to choose a practitioner this time. for DD i planned a homebirth, but since she...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-19-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 24,309
Posted By whoabethy
Our DD is 2.5, and we've been talking a lot...

Our DD is 2.5, and we've been talking a lot about her donor since we got our copy of "What Makes a Baby". But, we talk about a lot of things with her. Sometimes I worry we get in too deep! She...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   06-15-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By whoabethy
THANKS LADIES! this is a great start!  

THANKS LADIES! this is a great start!
 
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-15-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By whoabethy
totally out of the blue. no sign of infection in...

totally out of the blue. no sign of infection in the placenta, but i had BV a few times during pregnancy. that's my (unconfirmed) theory. MW said it was probably just random. so, not sure...
 
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-14-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By whoabethy
Hi mamas, DD was born at 35 weeks (PPROM) and...

Hi mamas,
DD was born at 35 weeks (PPROM) and was in the NICU for a bit afterward. I'm newly pregnant and Googling everything (how did people obsess before the internet?). Did anyone out there have...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-14-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 24,309
Posted By whoabethy
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/253980/width/600/height/450 (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/962378/width/600/height/450/flags/)
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-14-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 24,309
Posted By whoabethy
Thanks for all the welcomes! My partner and I...

Thanks for all the welcomes! My partner and I met in 2004 while we were living in NYC. We lived in Brooklyn for about 8 years. DP is a special ed teacher - she teaches science to Deaf and Hard of...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-13-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 24,309
Posted By whoabethy
Hey! I just got my second BFP! My partner and I...

Hey! I just got my second BFP! My partner and I use a KD (different one than we used with DD). So far so good! Justthe normal fatigue.... so excited to join you guys again!
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