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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By LilyTiger
I might have to get the natural calm stuff. I'll...

I might have to get the natural calm stuff. I'll ask my midwife at my appt next week.

Any other suggestions? I'm really struggling over here. I've been trying to add in 2 mile walks to get back...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-19-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,118
Posted By LilyTiger
That's a great update! Still scary since there...

That's a great update! Still scary since there are a lot of unknowns, but wonderful news. I hope you're resting comfortably at home surrounded by loved ones very very soon.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-19-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,118
Posted By LilyTiger
That's good news about getting home, at least. ...

That's good news about getting home, at least. Are there any NICUs in Pittsburgh that attempt life-saving procedures after 22 weeks? I know each hospital is different and you are really hoping the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-18-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By LilyTiger
A Facebook friend from high school actually...

A Facebook friend from high school actually e-mailed me a few months before her daughter was born and asked how I liked my name. She mostly wanted my thoughts on weird nicknames or things that might...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-18-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,118
Posted By LilyTiger
Everyone has already given such good advice, just...

Everyone has already given such good advice, just know that we're all thinking about you and pulling for you and your little girl. I hope the bag reseals itself or that at least you find out you...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-18-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 410
Posted By LilyTiger
I drink 1-2 cups of strong black tea every day...

I drink 1-2 cups of strong black tea every day and sometimes a cup of coffee on top of that. I can't write or research without it. My brain feels totally foggy. I went cold turkey on caffeine...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,114
Posted By LilyTiger
We use cloth diapers too. We use prefolds and...

We use cloth diapers too. We use prefolds and covers for the skinny newborn stage and then switch to pocket diapers for the later stages. I really like Kawaii for cost-effective and high quality...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-16-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By LilyTiger
I've always used Medela since that's what I...

I've always used Medela since that's what I started out with when I rented a hospital pump and what I ended up getting as manual pumps/electric hand-me-downs. I have an almost new Medela PISA and...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-15-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By LilyTiger
DBurri, they can be very mild. Some I don't even...

DBurri, they can be very mild. Some I don't even notice except that my uterus is just hard -- no "feeling" of a contraction at all, just hardness.

I've noticed a ton on the right side. Sometimes...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By LilyTiger
This is my third pregnancy (2nd baby) and I...

This is my third pregnancy (2nd baby) and I noticed them much earlier this time. With my daughter they were always just a tightening of the belly, unless I had to pee, in which case they were strong...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,114
Posted By LilyTiger
Congrats! We just moved to almost an acre and it...

Congrats! We just moved to almost an acre and it has been amazing (and exhausting). We've been in the house officially two weeks now and I just love it. Hopefully we'll be fully unpacked by next...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By LilyTiger
For those who use maternity support belts, how do...

For those who use maternity support belts, how do you wear them under clothes? I have some thin sundresses and t-shirts that would definitely show the belt underneath. It seems like the only things...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-11-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By LilyTiger
I've also had a lot of bowel discomfort, which I...

I've also had a lot of bowel discomfort, which I think is making things worse. I'm not sure if that's part and parcel of the growth spurt or hormones or something else entirely, but I'm picking up...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-10-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By LilyTiger
Growth spurt?

Has anyone else been feeling really "stretched" and uncomfortable this week? I'm almost 22 weeks and for the last week I just feel HEAVY. I've been having a ton of cramping, stretching, my breasts...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By LilyTiger
I don't have a lot of experience with this, but...

I don't have a lot of experience with this, but I've heard at least a few stories of very slow rising HcG levels and the pregnancies being totally fine. If your doctor isn't concerned, I would try...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By LilyTiger
Local honey is usually out because it needs to be...

Local honey is usually out because it needs to be raw to have any effect, and raw honey carries as risk of botulism.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-07-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By LilyTiger
We get a ton of hand-me-downs from nieces and...

We get a ton of hand-me-downs from nieces and nephews, but I also found a bunch of local Facebook groups (Mom Swaps, garage sale pages, etc) where people are always selling large lots of baby clothes...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-07-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 667
Posted By LilyTiger
I'm super lucky as a professor that we get a...

I'm super lucky as a professor that we get a semester off at my university. That plus summer vacation means I'll have eight months off with this peanut. I got 12 weeks with my daughter, which was...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-07-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By LilyTiger
Some websites recommend using a neti pot, but...

Some websites recommend using a neti pot, but I've never found that to help at all. I'm not worried about Claritin since every doctors I've spoken with says it's fine, though I would obviously...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-06-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By LilyTiger
I have to take both Claritin and Singulair. I...

I have to take both Claritin and Singulair. I have asthma that gets much worse with pregnancy and so allergy meds are simply not optional for me, unfortunately. But both are category B meds and are...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-05-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 667
Posted By LilyTiger
Hey everyone, I want to apologize that I haven't...

Hey everyone, I want to apologize that I haven't had much time to respond personally to people's posts. My posts have been "all about me", since I've had trouble keeping up with everything. I hope...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-05-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 557
Posted By LilyTiger
My husband's a dietician and one of the really...

My husband's a dietician and one of the really interesting things he learned in his anatomy and physiology classes is that the fetus is only parasitic on mom for a few nutrients (calcium and, I...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-03-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By LilyTiger
Welcome and what a wonderful gift to give!

Welcome and what a wonderful gift to give!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-01-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 557
Posted By LilyTiger
I've been struggling with this too. I'm at the...

I've been struggling with this too. I'm at the stage of pregnancy where nothing sounds good. I have no cravings, no real interest in food, so in order to actually eat I take the path of least...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-01-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By LilyTiger
We had a doula and a very supportive doctor...

We had a doula and a very supportive doctor (former homebirth midwife) for my birth with my daughter and we will absolutely do it again. My husband took Bradley classes with me and was really...
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