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Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   09-24-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By thencamehenry
You are doing a wonderful thing for him! You are...

You are doing a wonderful thing for him! You are his mother for as long or as short a time as you have him.  FWIW, I personally don't think you can spoil a baby that age, especially considering his...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-07-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,252
Posted By thencamehenry
I don't personally have an induction story but I...

I don't personally have an induction story but I know women who have had positive induction experiences.  The supportive OB is a big factor.  Additionally, my advice for any woman laboring in the...
Forum: Lactivism   08-27-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,491
Posted By thencamehenry
My EBF baby was 7 lb 2 oz at birth, 18 lbs at 4...

My EBF baby was 7 lb 2 oz at birth, 18 lbs at 4 months, and then his weight gain rapidly fell off after 9 months because he became mobile and too busy to stop and eat as much.  He's been about 40%...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-24-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By thencamehenry
Something to research and discuss with your...

Something to research and discuss with your doctors would be exactly how the induction would go.  I am pretty firmly anti-induction if it can be helped, but I have had numerous friends go the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-16-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,251
Posted By thencamehenry
I came across this article awhile back.  I warn...

I came across this article awhile back.  I warn you it is written in such a way that it would be scary for a pregnant mom to read, but when I read it I learned some things I didn't know about...
Forum: November 2011   08-15-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By thencamehenry
It's awesome that you feel that way.  I go back...

It's awesome that you feel that way.  I go back and forth.  I have had one previous birth.  Not easy by any means but no complications, drug-free in the hospital.  I so vividly remember what it felt...
Forum: November 2011   08-12-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,130
Posted By thencamehenry
My two cents...  Yes for the following reasons: ...

My two cents...  Yes for the following reasons:
 
1.  I am planning a birth center birth, and I feel reassured knowing that the baby passed the anatomy scan with flying colors.  Placenta nice and...
Forum: November 2011   08-12-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 321
Posted By thencamehenry
I am struggling with determining the difference...

I am struggling with determining the difference between normal and abnormal tiredness.
 
This pregnancy I am tired but I have a 2.5 yo to deal with, plus I have had the hardest time sleeping this...
Forum: October 2011   08-12-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By thencamehenry
I'm sure there's a range of normal, but I...

I'm sure there's a range of normal, but I remember my first mucous plug being more gelatinous in nature.  And also pink tinged.  I'm 26 weeks with my second baby and I have what you described pretty...
Forum: November 2011   08-12-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By thencamehenry
We got a minivan (2010 Honda Odyssey) last...

We got a minivan (2010 Honda Odyssey) last year.  Mileage stinks compared to my old CRV and my husband's Civic hybrid but still better than a big SUV.  Unless you get a really big SUV, like a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-07-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By thencamehenry
I don't know it it will meet your requirements...

I don't know it it will meet your requirements but I am partial to a certain kind of nightgown during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.  They have a few buttons at the top for easy nursing access...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-21-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,895
Posted By thencamehenry
One other thing... Keep an eye out for symptoms...

One other thing... Keep an eye out for symptoms of a UTI.  I've heard they are a common cause of pre-term labor, and that during pregnancy they don't always present in the usual way. 
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-19-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,895
Posted By thencamehenry
I am on my third pregnancy (one was an early...

I am on my third pregnancy (one was an early miscarriage).  I had a ton of BH with my first, but this pregnancy they started earlier and they hurt more.  Not alarmingly painful, and not as bad as...
Forum: November 2011   07-19-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By thencamehenry
I am bummed that the holidays will be so screwy...

I am bummed that the holidays will be so screwy this year because I love them and my son will be almost 3, so it's the first year he really gets what's going on.
 
I am due the 15th.  We have my...
Forum: November 2011   07-19-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By thencamehenry
We had three showers for our first baby...

We had three showers for our first baby (friends/family, my work, husband's work).  He only came to the one at his office.  Around here it' most common for the guy to make an appearance at the tail...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-15-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By thencamehenry
I am attempting to relay secondhand info here so...

I am attempting to relay secondhand info here so keep that in mind...
 
I have a friend who is prone to miscarriage and has been diagnosed with a clotting disorder.  After her last one the doctor...
Forum: Homebirth   07-04-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,860
Posted By thencamehenry
Well all inductions, even with pitocin in the...

Well all inductions, even with pitocin in the hospital, are not the same.  A friend was induced a few months ago and her doctor allowed her to have a very slow and gentle labor, very different from...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-23-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By thencamehenry
On second thought, I would probably keep up with...

On second thought, I would probably keep up with the mortgage for at least a month or two just to see where the dust settles.  And if you stop paying I would definitely keep 100% of the money set...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-23-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By thencamehenry
What a hard situation.  I don't have any...

What a hard situation.  I don't have any personal experience with the financial aspect, but my initial thought is foreclosure.  I would look into that first since you could possibly keep all your...
Forum: November 2011   06-20-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By thencamehenry
OP, I feel exactly the same way.  I have a 2yo...

OP, I feel exactly the same way.  I have a 2yo boy, we are done after this baby, and we both really want a girl.  My husband and I both come from families with 1 boy and 1 girl, so we have just...
Forum: November 2011   05-27-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 645
Posted By thencamehenry
I am not connected to this baby yet.  My last...

I am not connected to this baby yet.  My last pregnancy was a loss, so I spent the first trimester saying things like "if we have this baby..." but now I am more and more sure that he/she will join...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-20-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By thencamehenry
There's the hospital's full price charges and...

There's the hospital's full price charges and then there's the negotiated rate that United Healthcare will actually allow them to get away with.  That's a huge benefit of having insurance.  Even if...
Forum: November 2011   05-16-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,603
Posted By thencamehenry
I loved nursing my son... after awhile.  He was...

I loved nursing my son... after awhile.  He was always a good nurser and we never had any major issues, but it was still hard at first.  I am immensely proud that we stuck with it and he nursed for...
Forum: November 2011   05-02-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,239
Posted By thencamehenry
Good news today! I had my 12 week appointment...

Good news today! I had my 12 week appointment and we heard the heartbeat, nice and strong at 150 bpm.  We also talked about my exposure to Fifth's and my blood work looks like I have immunity from a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-22-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,616
Posted By thencamehenry
FWIW, my OB told me she doesn't expect to see a...

FWIW, my OB told me she doesn't expect to see a baby on ultrasound till HCG is 10,000. That last doubling time is worrisome but it's only one out of a bunch that do look perfect. I'm sorry to say...
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