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Forum: February 2011   04-04-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,001
Posted By Kim
We had a beautiful and peaceful birth this time...

We had a beautiful and peaceful birth this time around, because of the epidural.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/Sheepish.gif   My other births have been 100% all-natural, and I wouldn't...
Forum: February 2011   04-04-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Kim
This may be very controversial, but with our...

This may be very controversial, but with our first (who screamed from the minute she got in the car until the minute she got out -- for MONTHS) we finally decided to put the carseat in the front...
Forum: February 2011   11-06-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Kim
Glad to find this thread! Yes! I am feeling...

Glad to find this thread!

Yes! I am feeling the same way. Not really nauseous, but an aversion to smells, tired. But then again, yesterday I just felt like crying the whole day. At first I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-04-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,866
Posted By Kim
First baby was posterior, but we didn't know...

First baby was posterior, but we didn't know until she was born. Labor was 14 hours from start to finish. My body instinctively wanted me to labor on hands and knees, or supported by our kitchen...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-04-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
Posted By Kim
I'm 5'10" and have been using Gap t-shirts and...

I'm 5'10" and have been using Gap t-shirts and sweaters. They have always been long enough to cover. The clearance items (esp. t's) are a fair price between $4-8 a piece.

My friend brought a tub...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-22-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,714
Posted By Kim
I have: - 1 pair of jeans (Gap bootcut.) ...

I have:

- 1 pair of jeans (Gap bootcut.)

- 1 pair of stretch wool dress pants (Gap, again. Love the way my butt looks in these.)

- 1 denim skirt (Gap! From 10 years ago. Still cute with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-20-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,602
Posted By Kim
Have you had your ears pierced? It's no where...

Have you had your ears pierced? It's no where near as painful to have an amniocentesis.

The lidocaine prick is uncomfortable -- feels like a pinch, really. The actual amnio needle felt like a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-09-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By Kim
Siblings Without Rivalry (already mentioned) is...

Siblings Without Rivalry (already mentioned) is a great book. Highly recommended.

Has anyone read Julius, Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes to their kids? I'm not saying it's a Band-Aid, but it...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-08-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Kim
An untreated UTI can become a kidney infection...

An untreated UTI can become a kidney infection and from there the trouble begins. If after 2 days of antibiotics you notice that the infection is still causing symptoms (pain, persistence of urgency...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-08-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By Kim
I just had this conundrum a few weeks ago. ...

I just had this conundrum a few weeks ago.

My back was aching from sleeping on a hotel bed and that hot tub was calling my name. I went in for under 10 minutes at a time and kept evaluating how I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-07-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Kim
If you do a search for UTI during pregnancy on...

If you do a search for UTI during pregnancy on these boards, you will find overwhelming support for taking the antibiotics. It's one thing to treat a UTI when you are not pregnant with a mixture of...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-06-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By Kim
oops. just now noticed a similar thread.

oops. just now noticed a similar thread.
Forum: February 2011   10-06-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Kim
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif

My allergies have been awful this year too. I've been toughing it out during the day and not taking anything except Nettle tea and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-03-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By Kim
Have to throw in a big...

Have to throw in a big http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif for Gap. When I was pregnant 9 years ago with dd, I purchased a pair of bootcut maternity jeans. They were about...
Forum: February 2011   10-01-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Kim
I'm sorry to hear that you are all hurting, but...

I'm sorry to hear that you are all hurting, but I've got to say it makes me feel a whole lot better to know I'm not alone in this boat.

Thanks for the tips on the Bella band and the prenatal...
Forum: February 2011   09-29-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Kim
This has been an amazing pregnancy so far and I...

This has been an amazing pregnancy so far and I know I shouldn't be complaining but....

These past two weeks I have been waking in the night -- each time I gingerly roll over. It's getting...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-23-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,332
Posted By Kim
My first baby was quiet. Anterior placenta. I...

My first baby was quiet. Anterior placenta. I rarely felt those kicks to the bladder or ribcage that everyone had told me would be coming. She was perfectly healthy, however, the umbilical cord was...
Forum: February 2011   09-20-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,576
Posted By Kim
I should point out that the doctor never said...

I should point out that the doctor never said that we should come back for a follow up -- even after the amniocentesis. We knew not to expect a chromosome disorder, but the kidney situation was...
Forum: February 2011   09-20-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,576
Posted By Kim
We had the same thing, too. Although in our...

We had the same thing, too.

Although in our case it was enlarged kidneys, echogenic bowels, thickened nuchal fold, and some cysts on the brain. We went through the whole ordeal -- ending up with...
Forum: February 2011   09-20-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By Kim
Quote: serious doses of homemade ckn broth...

Quote:
serious doses of homemade ckn broth (works wonders).
This REALLY does work. It has to be homemade, though. If you want to take the easy route, buy a rotisserie chicken, pull off the meat...
Forum: February 2011   09-04-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By Kim
Understars, I've read that for some first time...

Understars,
I've read that for some first time Moms it can be up to 22 weeks before feeling the first flutters. But, then after that you'll be able to feel it all the time. It's fun -- you have so...
Forum: February 2011   09-03-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By Kim
Who has been feeling the baby kicking? This...

Who has been feeling the baby kicking?

This is my 4th pregnancy so I am 99% certain that it isn't intestinal distractions. I'm 14 weeks and feeling DEFINITE kicks and a LOT of them.

Actually...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-03-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By Kim
Part of the temptation is probably the store of...

Part of the temptation is probably the store of delicious hard apple cider in our cellar. Last year we made gallons and gallons from our organic apple trees and used Champagne Yeast to brew it. It...
Forum: February 2011   09-03-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Kim
Just posted about my craving for champagne and...

Just posted about my craving for champagne and white wine. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif But babies don't like those, do they?
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-03-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By Kim
Not sure what's going on, but lately I have been...

Not sure what's going on, but lately I have been craving alchohol. Not beer, but champagne, white wine, gin & tonics. I seriously fantasize about a nice drink and start salivating.

Before...
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