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Forum: VBAC   02-26-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By Thefrawg
For me, I had to fight just as hard for my...

For me, I had to fight just as hard for my second VBAC as for my first. The arguments and rationale were different each time, but the issue was the same: who gets to decide what is best for me? the...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-12-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By Thefrawg
Although I didn't actually get to have my 2nd...

Although I didn't actually get to have my 2nd VBAC there, I had a great experience with the staff at Enumclaw Hospital. It is tiny and out of the way, but they have a pretty good patient centered...
Forum: VBAC   07-06-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By Thefrawg
Not sure if these answer your specific...

Not sure if these answer your specific questions, but the data is helpful for having objective converstions on risk...

Good luck! I would have done a HBAC if I could have found a supportive...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-02-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Thefrawg
I talked about "our" new baby, and how important...

I talked about "our" new baby, and how important my son's role would be with the new baby. After we had #2, I kept #1 involved with care and explained how the baby had more needs, but #1 had more...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-30-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Thefrawg
I have had two VBACs. My first was fantastic in...

I have had two VBACs. My first was fantastic in its own way, but I was definitely anxious from all the research and well meaning advice. I labored for almost 10 hours. Very relieved to have "proven"...
Forum: VBAC   05-11-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By Thefrawg
I know I am late to jump in, but wanted to add,...

I know I am late to jump in, but wanted to add, that I did show up nearly crowning with my first VBAC,and it was pretty hilarious, looking back. My hospital did allow VBACs, but the list of required...
Forum: VBAC   05-11-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Thefrawg
My second child was hospital VBAC. I was...

My second child was hospital VBAC. I was dialated to 4cm in the last couple weeks before labor, then labored about 8 hours before delivering my son. Showed up at the hospital at 10cm +3, so not...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-11-2009, 02:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 942
Posted By Thefrawg
Just wanted to add that I didn't want to give my...

Just wanted to add that I didn't want to give my dd (8 weeks now) a pacifier either, but when I insist she nurse for comfort, she will over fill herself and throw up on me! It's the only time milk...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-06-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By Thefrawg
My first two were efficient nursers and very...

My first two were efficient nursers and very independent, so #3 was a bit of a surprise with her AP style. If I am not wearing her or nursing her, she is not entirely happy!

I did not give...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-02-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Thefrawg
I had stubborn flat nipples and used both the...

I had stubborn flat nipples and used both the shells and the shield. For me, both were very painful, but did help me to get started.

The most helpful thing for me was to have my sister help me...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-02-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Thefrawg
Enjoy the rest! As long as baby is content,...

Enjoy the rest! As long as baby is content, wetting diapers and gaining weight, what is there to worry about!

My dd has been sleeping 7 hour night stretches since she was 3 weeks. Really freaked...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-02-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Thefrawg
My dd nursed less than 10 minutes per feeding...

My dd nursed less than 10 minutes per feeding and slept a good 3 hours between, for the first 4 weeks or so. I had to pump between feedings because I couldn't go as long as she could. She gained 2...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-02-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Thefrawg
I did my prenatal care with Dr Gramann in...

I did my prenatal care with Dr Gramann in Enumclaw and was really pleased with his approach. He is pretty laid back and not pushy on procedure or drugs. I would recommend him!
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-02-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Thefrawg
There is an Olympia Meetup group you can locate...

There is an Olympia Meetup group you can locate through the Meetup website. There is also a Mom's Club group in Yelm and in Olympia. If you want to come to Yelm, you can pm me for info on a smaller,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-17-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Thefrawg
I really like my Medela nursing bra. It is a...

I really like my Medela nursing bra. It is a style 36 and comes in your size. They use other letters for double D and larger. So a triple would be an F or G. I have bought a 36h in this size, so I...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-17-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By Thefrawg
Puyallup High Schools have public swim in...

Puyallup High Schools have public swim in downtow Puyallup (Puyallup High School) and on South Hill at Rogers. Both have info on the school websites. Nice pools!

We moved to Yelm a few years...
Forum: February 2009   02-27-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By Thefrawg
Hang in there mama! I agree that going from 1 to...

Hang in there mama! I agree that going from 1 to 2 was harder than 2 to 3, but there are always adjustments!

It will get better! Each child is different, but one thing that has helped me with my...
Forum: VBAC   02-26-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 51,284
Posted By Thefrawg
Birth Story 1 and 2: I have had two...

Birth Story 1 and 2:

I have had two children. Each birth was dramatically different and affected me in different ways. I am writing this birth story to share my experiences and find closure for...
Forum: VBAC   02-26-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 972
Posted By Thefrawg
So here is the story I wrote for my daughter's...

So here is the story I wrote for my daughter's baby book! Finally had time to sit down and process what has happened!

Dear Olivia,
The journey to your birth has been long and exciting for me,...
Forum: February 2009   02-18-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By Thefrawg
Olivia was born Friday the 13th at 12:22am...

Olivia was born Friday the 13th at 12:22am weighing 9 lbs 1 0z, 21 inches long, after 35 minutes of labor. I woke up at 11:45 with cramping that I thought was just a bathroom call. Didn't take long...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-18-2009, 03:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By Thefrawg
Thanks for the replies! I will talk to my...

Thanks for the replies!

I will talk to my doula about it. She did attend my last birth,but it was a volunteer program, so she was free for us...There was no financial contract. We chose to pay...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-17-2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By Thefrawg
I am desperate for some advice! My nipples are...

I am desperate for some advice! My nipples are cracked and bleeding already at day 4, which I expected but still hate! This is my third baby and I am hoping to avoid the toe curling 6 weeks of pain...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-16-2009, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By Thefrawg
I have a question and am looking for doula...

I have a question and am looking for doula perspectives:

I met twice with my doula for prenatal visits, but we don't have a contract. I know, not very professional, but my doula is only taking...
Forum: VBAC   02-14-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 972
Posted By Thefrawg
So I joked this whole pregnancy that I was going...

So I joked this whole pregnancy that I was going to have this baby at home in my bathtub since I couldn't find a supportive OB....I was just kidding!

I will post my birth story later (See later...
Forum: February 2009   02-12-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By Thefrawg
I have heard it is worse when you carry...

I have heard it is worse when you carry girls...At least in my informal polling of friends who have carried both genders. My boys were fairly even pregnancies emotionally, but this girl is...
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