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Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   06-03-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 67
Posted By aphel
LilyKay, your vacation sounds amazing! I'd love...

LilyKay, your vacation sounds amazing! I'd love to go sit on a small farm for a while just about anywhere, but Spain? Wow.
 
DH gets very, very limited vacation time. I asked him yesterday how...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   06-02-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18
Posted By aphel
Does commissioning my MIL to make stuff count?...

Does commissioning my MIL to make stuff count? Haha.
 
She made some great woolies for DD that won't fit a newborn, so I'm thinking of asking her to knit a few smaller ones. And I'm on the hunt...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   06-01-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 67
Posted By aphel
Well, now I can jump in! The other thread was...

Well, now I can jump in! The other thread was hard to crash into halfway through.
 
I've been out of the first tri for a couple weeks now - isn't the nausea supposed to go away? It's better, but...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   06-01-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 23
Posted By aphel
My SIL had her first during her last year of...

My SIL had her first during her last year of residency and went on to do a fellowship as well. I don't think it was easy, but she made it look bearable!
 
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   05-31-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 43
Posted By aphel
michelleepotter, I do the saaaaaame thing. I...

michelleepotter, I do the saaaaaame thing. I have been craving deep dish pizza all week, but every single time I eat anything with that much cheese I get so sick. I still really want that darn...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   05-28-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 21
Posted By aphel
Congrats!!!!!!! How shocked were you? I can't...

Congrats!!!!!!! How shocked were you? I can't even imagine.
 
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   05-25-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 43
Posted By aphel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SagBaby2013 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1381731/what-are-you-craving/60#post_17365671)
 
The other...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   05-25-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 29
Posted By aphel
There are definitely what they call "soft...

There are definitely what they call "soft markers" for Down's that can be picked up on the 20 week scan. I honestly have no idea what the reliability is at that point vs. the reliability of spotting...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   05-24-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 17
Posted By aphel
My SIL is a recently trained massage therapist...

My SIL is a recently trained massage therapist and she said 12 weeks was the cutoff they gave her.
 
I'd never heard of the first trimester cutoff being 14 weeks! I'm just going to put my fingers...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   05-24-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 31
Posted By aphel
I did a lot of swimming too in my last...

I did a lot of swimming too in my last pregnancy, and it was sooooooo lovely. Especially at the end when I was all swollen. I've been doing the elliptical so far in this pregnancy, but after my...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   05-24-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 29
Posted By aphel
So, for me, it is mainly about knowing and being...

So, for me, it is mainly about knowing and being prepared. We would happily accept a baby with Down syndrome or heart defects, but there are some health risks that come with it, and I would want to...
Forum: December 2013 Due Date Club   05-24-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 129
Posted By aphel
Hello all! I just had my NT scan and am finally...

Hello all! I just had my NT scan and am finally feeling comfortable enough to join a DDC! I have a technical due date of December 2, but baby is measuring ahead, and my DD came before her due date,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-30-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By aphel
I'm so sorry this is happening, I know that...

I'm so sorry this is happening, I know that sleep deprivation is rough on mama and on baby. I've been there.
 
But I would caution pretty strongly against melatonin. The production of this...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-20-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By aphel
Definitely the prenatal is not enough. I've had...

Definitely the prenatal is not enough. I've had very good luck with floradix. It's not cheap stuff though, so if you opt for ferrous sulfate or anything else oral, make sure to take it with at least...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-15-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By aphel
I'm a little late to the game, but I did want to...

I'm a little late to the game, but I did want to tell you that when I started nursing school at 25, all of my titers were fine and I needed no vaxes or boosters, so I woulnd't automatically assume...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-12-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,412
Posted By aphel
How funny to see this thread again!   ...

How funny to see this thread again!
 
Mamayogi, there are so many people in my program with multiple little ones. It's hard, but so doable. I hope the finances work out. The grant for daycare...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-28-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,589
Posted By aphel
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by MrsGregory http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-28-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,589
Posted By aphel
   Quote:Originally Posted by littlest...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by littlest birds http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-26-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By aphel
I actually might avoid Prentice, they are pretty...

I actually might avoid Prentice, they are pretty notorious for being not as friendly to natural childbirth. They also have no lactation consultants on staff if that is something you're looking for....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-26-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By aphel
I admit we don't NIP too often anymore. DD is 19...

I admit we don't NIP too often anymore. DD is 19 months, and likes to pop on and off. She also prefers to have my whole boob exposed when nursing, and will actually push my shirt off my breast and...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-26-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,589
Posted By aphel
Interesting thread, as I'm (finally) trying to...

Interesting thread, as I'm (finally) trying to lose the excess "baby weight" that I've been carrying around for almost two years now.
 
I have a hard time simply restricting calories, especially...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-05-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By aphel
Are you assuming that you're positive? Because I...

Are you assuming that you're positive? Because I was negative, didn't need the abx, and didn't get an IV of any kind during labor. I always thought if you refused the test that they would strongly...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-05-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By aphel
Congrats WindyCityMom!   Hope you find what...

Congrats WindyCityMom!
 
Hope you find what you are looking for! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-29-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By aphel
Jealous.

Jealous.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-27-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By aphel
Having to scrape toddler poo off the carpet . ....

Having to scrape toddler poo off the carpet . . . . Priceless.
 
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