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Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 125
Posted By valerievalira
Yay! Congrats! Hope you are healing well.

Yay! Congrats! Hope you are healing well.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-20-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By valerievalira
Not long now!

October is 11 days away! Almost to single digits.

I'm due he first and still feeling good. No real complaints. Still doesn't feel real yet- so I'm not scared or nervous. But I'm sure that will...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 595
Posted By valerievalira
I've been wearing scrub bottoms and polo shirts....

I've been wearing scrub bottoms and polo shirts. But I'm cheap with clothing and can get away with it as I work for a hospital :p
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By valerievalira
Oh, bummer! But your health and theirs is...

Oh, bummer! But your health and theirs is important. Hopefully if you ate induced it goes well and can be done without pit!
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-07-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 396
Posted By valerievalira
I sent the original poster a pm, but she's not...

I sent the original poster a pm, but she's not been active since late April. My guess is most moved on to FB and won't be around to see that we'd like an invite.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-06-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By valerievalira
Oh! Hopefully the 24 hour urine collection comes...

Oh! Hopefully the 24 hour urine collection comes back clean!

Are they giving you steroid shots- or holding off to see how the collection goes?

You're in my thoughts!
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-02-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By valerievalira
My midwife says to trust your body- that as long...

My midwife says to trust your body- that as long as you are healthy and baby is healthy, don't worry about the weight. She told me that 40-50 pounds is what some women have to gain. I'm on track to...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-02-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By valerievalira
I'm 36 weeks tomorrow! I'm feeling good, sleeping...

I'm 36 weeks tomorrow! I'm feeling good, sleeping well but super burnt out at work.

I want to be on leave now!!! I think it comes from not having a day off in, like, 8 months. But my work only...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 396
Posted By valerievalira
Me three!

Me three!
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   08-26-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By valerievalira
I would be worried about the side effects of...

I would be worried about the side effects of detox treatments (like mega dose of b-vitamins) If I were you I'd be super duper careful about trying to speed up how quickly it gets out of your system. ...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   08-08-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By valerievalira
This is my first pregnancy, too, and I've had...

This is my first pregnancy, too, and I've had that happen: most often when laying/sitting.

I haven't worried because they haven't gotten any stronger- figure they are just BH
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   08-06-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,352
Posted By valerievalira
There is a ton left to do for me. I'm 32 weeks...

There is a ton left to do for me. I'm 32 weeks today.

We need a car seat, clothes, cloth diapers (just about done sewing the covers have all 6 newborn ones done and 3/15 one size done) and I'm...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   08-02-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 806
Posted By valerievalira
Having a sense of humor has helped my husband and...

Having a sense of humor has helped my husband and I- and a bit of experimentation.

It also helps that I'm still fairly comfortable and often forget that I'm pregnant until I try to move quick or...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-30-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By valerievalira
I've read several Dr. Sears books: the vaccine...

I've read several Dr. Sears books: the vaccine book and the birth book.

Also reading: Gentle Birth Choices by B. Harper

Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers by M. Anthony- because I was...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-21-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By valerievalira
Yeah- no home birth for me either- maybe for my...

Yeah- no home birth for me either- maybe for my next kid, though. I'd love to do it: but we don't have any local midwives right now in our area and I'm not brave enough to try an unassisted birth for...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-21-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By valerievalira
The measurements are generally plus or minus 2 cm...

The measurements are generally plus or minus 2 cm as far as comparing cm to weeks pregnant (so, if you are 29 weeks a typical range is 27-31 cm). But there is also a 0.5 cm margin of error for...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-20-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By valerievalira
Post partum tips for a first timer

Any tips from BTDT moms for us first timers?

For example: pads. Pre-pregnancy I used a diva cup. So I have no idea what kind of pads work well.

And do I really need the breast pad thingies?!?...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-20-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By valerievalira
I've read that people don't like the taste: but I...

I've read that people don't like the taste: but I love it! I'm still just drinking a cup a day but plan to up that to several cups a day after 34 weeks.

I really like the idea of having a huge...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-19-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By valerievalira
I haven't written mine up yet but I know it will...

I haven't written mine up yet but I know it will involve:

- my admission to l&d after laboring at home until ~ 6cm dilated
- no IV or saline lock (unless medically necessary)
- use of...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-17-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By valerievalira
Red raspberry leaf tea

Anyone drinking it? If so: where are you getting it? How many cups a day? How are you preparing it?

I bought some tea bags from the store today, but it was pricey! I would love to get some loose...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-15-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By valerievalira
I'm a swimmer too, and have been swimming 1-3...

I'm a swimmer too, and have been swimming 1-3 miles a week. I hate going but always feel sooo much better once I'm in the water. It's hard to stop swimming and not over do it.

I have a mile open...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-15-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By valerievalira
I would add xylitol to your neti pot. If you...

I would add xylitol to your neti pot. If you can't rinse with the pot. Snort the xylitol mixture... here is the recipe I use:...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-14-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By valerievalira
Oh! Here's what's in our catalog ...

Oh! Here's what's in our catalog

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007G4T45U/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1405392841&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-14-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By valerievalira
I often recommend them to patients. Some people...

I often recommend them to patients. Some people love em- some don't.

You can kinda rig one at home using ace wrap to get an idea of how it feels. I'd try that before dropping cash on one. Just...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-09-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By valerievalira
I think your wishes should come first- if you and...

I think your wishes should come first- if you and your partner are thinking you'd like a few days of alone time- I'd make it well known now. So there are no hard feelings later.

I think the idea...
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