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Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-02-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By AllisonRH
I totally felt this with my first pregnancy too...

I totally felt this with my first pregnancy too - and now on my second, I feel it too just not as often as the first time. I did notice that I would have that goofy, super-excited feeling and then...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-20-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By AllisonRH
I'm 34w today and mine is basically completely...

I'm 34w today and mine is basically completely flat and it has turned brown. Weird. I don't remember it turning brown with my last pregnancy. I always wanted my belly button to pop out - I think...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-16-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By AllisonRH
Hi - I had my DD at 34w+1d because of...

Hi - I had my DD at 34w+1d because of spontaneous labour and she had to stay in the NICU for a week (I was told to expect at least 2 weeks initially so we were lucky). My water didn't break, I just...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-22-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By AllisonRH
Cynthia - my Mom has this magic touch with...

Cynthia - my Mom has this magic touch with orchids and thinks everyone should have one and often will get me one. They always die. No matter what I do to try to keep it alive. After about 3 orchids...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-21-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By AllisonRH
My experience with ultrasounds (I'm in Ontario,...

My experience with ultrasounds (I'm in Ontario, Canada) is that the tech is not legally allowed to tell you much at all. They have big signs all over the room saying that the information will be...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-19-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By AllisonRH
I'm sorry you're in this situation. Gift giving...

I'm sorry you're in this situation. Gift giving can be a touchy thing, especially for parents as everyone seems to want to give us what they would want, not what we want or need. I know my sister...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-12-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By AllisonRH
I've also been told to do them - and have never...

I've also been told to do them - and have never heard of negative reasons for doing them. I'm not 100% sold that they help anything, but I figure it doesn't hurt. This pregnancy I've been feeling...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-06-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By AllisonRH
I have been craving spicy this entire pregnancy!...

I have been craving spicy this entire pregnancy! I have been making a ton of mexican food too but putting hot sauce or chilis in so much. I have to tone it back for my 2yo DD but will add more for...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-29-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,365
Posted By AllisonRH
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by magnoliasmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-26-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,365
Posted By AllisonRH
No one told me how amazing I would feel after an...

No one told me how amazing I would feel after an unmedicated, natural birth. I had this amazing rush of feel-good hormones and turned to my midwife and just said "I feel AMAZING!!". And also how...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-26-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By AllisonRH
Thanks so much! This has definitely helped ease...

Thanks so much! This has definitely helped ease my concerns. I'm going to ask my midwife about a magnesium supplement when I see her next.
Here's to full-term babies!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-25-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By AllisonRH
Hi Mamas,   I had my DD at 34w and am 25w...

Hi Mamas,
 
I had my DD at 34w and am 25w along with baby #2. My first pregnancy was the most normal, uncomplicated, uneventful pregnancy I could've asked for - except that I spontaneously went...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-19-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By AllisonRH
I'm not sure if this will help or not, but prior...

I'm not sure if this will help or not, but prior to becoming pregnant and actually having a baby I had a lot of ideas around what I was willing to do and not do. DH did as well. Many of our ideas...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-16-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By AllisonRH
My husband tells me how much he loves how I look...

My husband tells me how much he loves how I look pregnant. He drives for a living in the downtown core here where there are a lot of pedestrians and he will tell me about the pregnant women he sees...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-09-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By AllisonRH
When I was pregnant with my DD, I was dancing 4...

When I was pregnant with my DD, I was dancing 4 classes a week. Dance starts in September and I got pregnant in December. I continued to dance up to our recital mid-June when I was about 6 months...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-08-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By AllisonRH
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dalia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-18-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,132
Posted By AllisonRH
mommyshanti - CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can't wait to...

mommyshanti - CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can't wait to see pics! And I hate how wedding dresses are sized. I think they are designed to make a bride feel like crap when searching for a dress.
 
FLMom - I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-17-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By AllisonRH
We had a cradle (wider and longer than a...

We had a cradle (wider and longer than a bassinet, smaller than a crib) that sat at the end of our bed since our room is very narrow and it wouldn't fit next to the bed. DD stayed in that cradle...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-17-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By AllisonRH
I think this depends on a few things, like how...

I think this depends on a few things, like how much time you will be taking off after the baby is born. I live in Canada where we get 1 year off so for us it is not common to change jobs late in...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-14-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By AllisonRH
About the identity thing - I struggled with this...

About the identity thing - I struggled with this a lot when I got married as well, and was worried about it when I was pregnant with DD. My mom kept telling me "you completely lose your identity -...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-31-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By AllisonRH
I went into labour and had my DD at 34 weeks. I...

I went into labour and had my DD at 34 weeks. I thought I was having BH contractions but started timing them and they were EXACTLY 7 mins apart. And they did not stop. No matter what I did (and oh...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-30-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By AllisonRH
I'm so sorry you're in this position! My only...

I'm so sorry you're in this position! My only suggestion is could you have a list prepared ahead of time of things you think you may need, that you could send your parents out for. Things like...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-17-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By AllisonRH
I had a planned hospital birth but with a...

I had a planned hospital birth but with a midwife. I never toured the hospital before hand. Mostly out of laziness, to be honest - it just didn't seem all that important to me. What I did do was...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-16-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 801
Posted By AllisonRH
Oh Colomomma - I feel for you and I hope it...

Oh Colomomma - I feel for you and I hope it happens for you before you are forced into a location that is not for you.
I don't know what this is like as I had my DD at 34 weeks because I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-15-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,381
Posted By AllisonRH
We're going through changing our bedtime routine...

We're going through changing our bedtime routine too and one thing I haven't tried yet but thought was such a good idea is to make a story book (this can be an easy construction paper and stapled...
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