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Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-12-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By LilyTiger
First girl: 7 lbs, 6.5 oz born at 41 weeks after...

First girl: 7 lbs, 6.5 oz born at 41 weeks after 17 hours of back labor.
Second girl: 8 lbs, 6oz born at 41 weeks, 1 day after 6 hours of (relatively) easy labor

I gained much more weight with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-22-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By LilyTiger
I'm very sorry you're going through this. I just...

I'm very sorry you're going through this. I just have one question: did you read the tests within the recommended period of time? Many tests have evap lines that do look a lot like a positive. If...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-04-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By LilyTiger
Lots and lots of fans. You can combine fans with...

Lots and lots of fans. You can combine fans with spray bottles to cool you down pretty dramatically. Ice packs on the back of your neck will also dramatically drop body heat. Drink ice water too.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-04-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By LilyTiger
If the latest test came back negative it sounds...

If the latest test came back negative it sounds like you had a chemical pregnancy. It's fairly common, but the fertilized egg just doesn't implant properly for whatever reason and gets washed away...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-24-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By LilyTiger
With my first my water didn't break until I...

With my first my water didn't break until I started pushing (and then was like a fire hydrant). With my second, it broke while I was at the library and labor didn't start until six hours later. ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-10-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By LilyTiger
I used short term disability with my daughter's...

I used short term disability with my daughter's birth, but it was part of a group plan. My hunch is that companies will not offer such coverage, particularly to an already pregnant woman, because...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-10-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By LilyTiger
I definitely don't want to scare you since I...

I definitely don't want to scare you since I agree it's too early to have many symptoms and symptoms come and go at that stage normally (and throughout pregnancy). With my one miscarriage, however,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-18-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By LilyTiger
I have had two hospital births, both in the same...

I have had two hospital births, both in the same hospital. The hospital itself is friendly to natural birthing practices and most of the nurses have been trained in intermittent monitoring,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-05-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 227
Posted By LilyTiger
I got the preservative-free shot. I have asthma...

I got the preservative-free shot. I have asthma and am at greater risk from the flu. I also liked that it provides some protection to the baby in utero. At the same time, I might not have gotten...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-29-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 52
  Sticky: Our BABIES!!!!
Views: 1,792
Posted By LilyTiger
I forgot to update! Larkin was born December 22...

I forgot to update! Larkin was born December 22 at 12:30 am after 6 hours of active labor. 41 weeks, 2 days. My water broke at noon on 12/21 and contractions got going around 6pm, though very...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-27-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,069
Posted By LilyTiger
Hello waiting mamas (and everyone else)! I've...

Hello waiting mamas (and everyone else)! I've been stuck on mobile devices since baby Larkin Rosemary was born on Monday, so it's been hard to update here. I'll have to update the Our Babies thread...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-20-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By LilyTiger
I had bad m/s with the baby I miscarried and less...

I had bad m/s with the baby I miscarried and less serious evening sickness with this successful pregnancy. My m/s usually doesn't kick in fully until around 7 weeks anyway for the most part, so...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-20-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By LilyTiger
Well now you've had your baby! In my case, I...

Well now you've had your baby! In my case, I lost my plug 12/18 and am still very much pregnant (with no signs of contracting or anything) 12/20. So it doesn't mean anything either way. Congrats on...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By LilyTiger
So beautiful and look at all that hair! ...

So beautiful and look at all that hair! Wonderful birth story and so weird about the dilation checks being so off. I hope the tear heals quickly. Enjoy the bonding and nursing with your new little...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-16-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By LilyTiger
Bumping because it's funny.

Bumping because it's funny.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-15-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By LilyTiger
The most recent research I've read is that the...

The most recent research I've read is that the risk of miscarriage increases at around 5 cups of coffee a day. And that just means an increase in risk, not that miscarriage is inevitable or even...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-14-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By LilyTiger
Congrats, though I'm sorry about the difficult...

Congrats, though I'm sorry about the difficult labor. I hope you're both resting comfortably now and getting some wonderful snuggle time.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-14-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By LilyTiger
I don't think so, at least not from my...

I don't think so, at least not from my experience. My plug was definitely mucus-y. Yellow and very thick. I know egg white mucus (and various other kinds of discharge) can increase a lot toward...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-12-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By LilyTiger
Thinking of you! I hope you're snuggling your...

Thinking of you! I hope you're snuggling your little one already (or very close to it). Please keep us updated!!!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-10-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By LilyTiger
Sounds more like bloody show. A lot of women...

Sounds more like bloody show. A lot of women don't see the mucus plug at all. Sounds like a definite good sign to me!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-08-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By LilyTiger
The vast majority of cheeses in the U.S. are...

The vast majority of cheeses in the U.S. are pasteurized. Raw milk cheese is pretty hard to find (though not impossible). I ate a ton of soft cheeses this pregnancy, in large part because the risk...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-05-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By LilyTiger
Congrats! Love the sibling pic!

Congrats! Love the sibling pic!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-05-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By LilyTiger
I posted on FB too, but definitey worth it, I...

I posted on FB too, but definitey worth it, I think. I had success with Mother's Milk tea. Oatmeal and oatmeal cookies definitely helped as well.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-03-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,979
Posted By LilyTiger
Tomorrow!!! So exciting!!!

Tomorrow!!! So exciting!!!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   12-03-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By LilyTiger
Beautiful baby!!! I'm so glad things are going...

Beautiful baby!!! I'm so glad things are going better, but it must have been scary to have all those complications right after. Sounds like it was a wild ride! I hope both your labs keep...
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