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Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   01-21-2015, 10:57 PM
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Views: 67
Posted By bluedaisy
teegan - I also have been getting pelvic pain,...

teegan - I also have been getting pelvic pain, most days it's just in the evening and nighttime but yesterday it lasted the whole day - what kind of hip openers do you do?

I'm also feeling the...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   01-16-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 736
Posted By bluedaisy
I had an appointment today with the OB who would...

I had an appointment today with the OB who would be back up if we decide on a homebirth - I really liked her - she is an experienced OB in the "best" hospital in the country and she was very...
Forum: Homebirth   01-16-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Posted By bluedaisy
I think it would be fair to be honest with her...

I think it would be fair to be honest with her and tell her you are concerned about her lack of experience and see what she says - she might have another more experienced midwife that could come...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   01-16-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Posted By bluedaisy
Anyone else still not have a name?

My sister has three kids, and they started talking about names as soon as she found out she was pregnant!

DH and I always wait to the end of the pregnancy to even start talking about names...we...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   01-16-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 67
Posted By bluedaisy
CharlotteRose - glad you're feeling well! The...

CharlotteRose - glad you're feeling well! The peeing while sneezing thing is very annoying - it definitely gets worse with each subsequent pregnancy! Glad the baby is head down and healthy, the...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   01-15-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 67
Posted By bluedaisy
I officially started my third trimester yesterday...

I officially started my third trimester yesterday so I'm only one day into it!

The second trimester did fly by! I am starting to get bachaches and pelvic pain, which is for right now my only...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   01-15-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 145
Posted By bluedaisy
Myfillingquiver - that's great that you are ready...

Myfillingquiver - that's great that you are ready already!! It makes me realize April is not all the far away, although like you said with twins it's likely that your little ones will be arriving...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   01-15-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 917
Posted By bluedaisy
Joey V - welcome! So sorry to hear about your...

Joey V - welcome! So sorry to hear about your past losses, but glad to hear that this pregnancy has been going well. SO exciting!
Forum: Homebirth   01-15-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 140
Posted By bluedaisy
Thanks quantumleap and sillysapling, I am in...

Thanks quantumleap and sillysapling, I am in Africa - I would love to go home but our organization encourages people to deliver in country or in a neighboring country if medical facilities in country...
Forum: Homebirth   01-13-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 140
Posted By bluedaisy
sillysapling, thanks for your insightful...

sillysapling, thanks for your insightful questions - we have looked into the issues about going to the neighboring country, and it would likely take 2-4 weeks to get the baby a passport, which we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-12-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By bluedaisy
Thanks KS Laura - I do think my daughter doesn't...

Thanks KS Laura - I do think my daughter doesn't need as much sleep as the "books" say, and it's nice to hear of another 6 year old who gets about the same amount of sleep as my DD.

But sometimes...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-12-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By bluedaisy
Thanks for the suggestions everyone...we are...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone...we are planning to move my 3 year old into the room with her - we cosleep with him but are hoping to transition him also before the baby comes. We actually just...
Forum: Homebirth   01-12-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 140
Posted By bluedaisy
The midwife would fly from a neighboring country...

The midwife would fly from a neighboring country at the 39 week mark and stay with us until a few days after the baby is born, so she won't have to travel at all when I go into labor
Forum: Homebirth   01-12-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 140
Posted By bluedaisy
Gemini - it's not always possible to just stand...

Gemini - it's not always possible to just stand up to the medical professionals here, especially in the middle of intense labor and the exhaustion that comes post birth. It's a completely different...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-09-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By bluedaisy
How can I get my 6 year old to fall asleep on her own?

My 6 year old DD is very sensitive and has had sleep issues from day 1.

We have a consistent bedtime routine - she gets herself ready for bed, then I read a few books to her and lay with her...
Forum: Homebirth   01-09-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 140
Posted By bluedaisy
Would you have a homebirth in this situation?

So I live in a country where birth options are limited - there are one or two hospitals where most expats give birth but c section rates are high and because medical technology is not widely...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   01-09-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 40
Posted By bluedaisy
What kind of names do you like? Traditional? ...

What kind of names do you like? Traditional? Trendy? Popular? Unusual?
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   01-07-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,762
Posted By bluedaisy
tm0sweet and teegna - love the bumps! You both...

tm0sweet and teegna - love the bumps! You both look great!

chuord - one of my friends who I haven't seen in a while yesterday told me I had such a "cute little" bump - lol, I'm getting into the...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   01-06-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 736
Posted By bluedaisy
It's great to hear updates from all of you! ...

It's great to hear updates from all of you!

Chuord it's also the hot season here - jan and feb are typically hot and dry, so I'm gearing up for the heat also. the city where I live is high...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   01-06-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 153
Posted By bluedaisy
serenitynurse - I would encourage you to travel...

serenitynurse - I would encourage you to travel with your baby as much as you can! We travel a lot with our children because of our job - my almost 3 year old has already been on more than 15...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   01-05-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,762
Posted By bluedaisy
You look wonderful!! 24 weeks is a nice...

You look wonderful!! 24 weeks is a nice milestone to reach - I'm sure even more so for twins when there is more risk for premature babies.
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   01-05-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 153
Posted By bluedaisy
I can totally relate....this pg was a complete...

I can totally relate....this pg was a complete surprise for us, we were happy with 2 kids for now (DH didn't want any more, I wanted a third but not right now). We are living in a foreign country...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   12-29-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 73
Posted By bluedaisy
We used a family practice doctor when we lived in...

We used a family practice doctor when we lived in the US and we really liked them. I avoided a pediatrician for the same reasons as My FillingQuiver. Our family doctor was located near an old order...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   12-23-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 736
Posted By bluedaisy
Lorena - glad to hear things are going so well...

Lorena - glad to hear things are going so well for you, and I hope you will be able to have the peaceful birth you are hoping for at home after your first traumatic birth. Having a supportive...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   12-20-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 145
Posted By bluedaisy
Preparations for the baby?

So, what have you all been doing to get ready for the baby?

For me, April still seems so far away! We got rid of most of our baby stuff when we moved to Uganda (DS was 5 months so we still do...
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