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Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-10-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,518
Posted By Hooplehead
Interesting!   The triage nurse told me that...

Interesting!
 
The triage nurse told me that the reason to wait a cycle was to make sure that the "debris" from the miscarriage cleared out before TTC again. I have ended up not bleeding as much...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-08-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,518
Posted By Hooplehead
Hi guys!   I just left the April DDC after...

Hi guys!
 
I just left the April DDC after figuring out that I had a chemical pregnancy.  What a bummer.  I swear if I had not been paying attention and had not taken those early result HPTs, I...
Forum: April 2012   08-08-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,872
Posted By Hooplehead
Looks like I have full blown aunt flo style...

Looks like I have full blown aunt flo style bleeding.  I did some reading and decided it must have been a chemical pregnancy since I had multiple positive HPTs a little less than a week before my...
Forum: April 2012   08-08-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,872
Posted By Hooplehead
Last night I had a bit of spotting.  This...

Last night I had a bit of spotting.  This morning, I had a bit more.  It is pink to bright red and mucusy.  Is this a sign of impending doom for this pregnancy or is it some sort of breakthrough...
Forum: April 2012   08-07-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,170
Posted By Hooplehead
This time around I feel much calmer and...

This time around I feel much calmer and confident in myself.  I think a lot of it is coming from having a good pregnancy and wonderfully empowering birth.  That helped a whole lot!  I have a hard...
Forum: April 2012   08-07-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,038
Posted By Hooplehead
  Name: Mel   EDD: 04/09   ...


Name: Mel
 
EDD: 04/09
 
#Pregnancy/baby: 3rd pregnancy, baby #2
 
Your age/age at the birth: 33 on both counts
 
Family: Myself, Husband of 6 years, 15 month old son, 1 JRT, 1 cat, 3...
Forum: April 2012   08-07-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,175
Posted By Hooplehead
I have a gastric band so I am limited to liquid,...

I have a gastric band so I am limited to liquid, chewable or gummy vitamins.  I have taken two flintstones a day prior to pregnancy.  Now I have switched to these gummy prenatals - they actually...
Forum: April 2012   08-05-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Hooplehead
SPD hit me at around 6 months last time and it...

SPD hit me at around 6 months last time and it was not fun.  I could not get dressed, get out of the car, take big steps, etc.  Thankfully I found a chiropractor that was able to help me.  I had to...
Forum: April 2012   08-04-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,187
Posted By Hooplehead
My DS is 15 months old and still nursing.  He...

My DS is 15 months old and still nursing.  He has slowed down in the past few months but still has a big morning session when he first wakes up.  I am wondering if he will end up weaning himself as...
Forum: April 2012   08-04-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,001
Posted By Hooplehead
 I am very interested in the concept of a home...


I am very interested in the concept of a home birth.  I had a natural hospital birth - basically paid thousands of dollars for the "privilege" of having my baby in the hospital.  It was not a bad...
Forum: April 2012   08-04-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,345
Posted By Hooplehead
Hey guys!   I am a former May 2010 DDC...

Hey guys!
 
I am a former May 2010 DDC member, back for another go-round.  My little guy was so much fun, I thought it would be great to have another.  I just didn't think I would  have it this...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-30-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Hooplehead
I hope it will not hurt him. I am just so...

I hope it will not hurt him. I am just so shocked by how far a little bit of it goes! I have been doing vinegar, sunlight, diflucan, nystatin, monistat on my nipples. This was my last resort and I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-30-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Hooplehead
I broke down and got some to use. I swabbed some...

I broke down and got some to use. I swabbed some in my LO's mouth and all over my nipple and areola. I have VERY large areolas so now my poor guy looks like a purple mouth clown.

I am really...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-28-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Hooplehead
During the last couple of days, my LO has...

During the last couple of days, my LO has started pitching a fit about 5 minutes into a feeding. He gets PISSED and I have a hard time calming him down. I try to keep him on and he nurses...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-28-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Hooplehead
long story short...have yeast, got Diflucan...

long story short...have yeast, got Diflucan 200mg first day and 100mg per day for 14 days. LO has been getting liquid dose for the same time period. Yesterday was my last pill. I nursed my guy at...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-04-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By Hooplehead
Well... After reading the resources you...

Well...

After reading the resources you guys recommended, I think it is a yeast infection in my ducts, especially since my breast burns while he eats and continues to do so after he is finished...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-04-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By Hooplehead
I am starting to investigate the best type of...

I am starting to investigate the best type of bottle/nipple to use for when I start having to pump for going back to work. There are so many options/nre technologies out there and the information I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-04-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By Hooplehead
Would it be possible to only have yeast...

Would it be possible to only have yeast (thrush?) on one side and not the other? I looked in my LOs mouth and do not see any white stuff. Upon close nipple inspection, my nipple is pink and feels a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-03-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By Hooplehead
My LO is nearly 4 weeks old. I am a first time...

My LO is nearly 4 weeks old. I am a first time mom and the breastfeeding thing has been a bit difficult. I got pretty chewed up in the hospital despite the LCs saying everything looked fine. It took...
Forum: May 2010   05-26-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Hooplehead
Football hold is what I have been using because...

Football hold is what I have been using because it was the "best" as far as the least amount of pain. In the past 24 hours, his latch had deteriorated or he has been working the one part of my...
Forum: May 2010   05-26-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Hooplehead
This breastfeeding thing has been one of the...

This breastfeeding thing has been one of the more miserable experiences of my life. No one can help me and I feel totally lost. My husband keeps telling me that there is no magic bullet and I need...
Forum: May 2010   05-25-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By Hooplehead
Well, I went to the support group yesterday and...

Well, I went to the support group yesterday and had a fab time. We worked on my left side. The LC had me move my guy forward a bit for the football hold and then she watched him eat. She did not see...
Forum: May 2010   05-23-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By Hooplehead
I have a hard time getting my guy to give me a...

I have a hard time getting my guy to give me a big open mouth on my left side - perfect on the right, can't figure that one out. I have been letting him latch as best as he can and then taking my...
Forum: May 2010   05-23-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By Hooplehead
OK, I took you guy's advice and also went ahead...

OK, I took you guy's advice and also went ahead and ordered a real Moby rather than using the gauze wrap I made.

Here we are with the Moby up high with my LO in nice and snug. Does it look...
Forum: May 2010   05-18-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By Hooplehead
I had engorgement issues a few days ago. Itried...

I had engorgement issues a few days ago. Itried all the tricks but still ended up with mastitis. The midwife put me on antibiotics and 48 hours of bedrest with Lane. She also told me to feed every...
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