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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-17-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,439
Posted By sraplayas
thanks daisy and lightheartedmom. :) I will...

thanks daisy and lightheartedmom. :)

I will keep using the magnesium spray and make sure not to miss my prenatals. I skipped a whole day the day before the cramp came on, and that day I also spent...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-16-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,903
Posted By sraplayas
You all look fabulous! I love those cute bellies....

You all look fabulous! I love those cute bellies. :)
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-16-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,439
Posted By sraplayas
No real insomnia here, but last night I had a...

No real insomnia here, but last night I had a terrible cramp in my calf muscle that made me cry. :( I asked DH to get the magnesium spray and rubbed in it quickly! It did help but that muscle is...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-09-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,439
Posted By sraplayas
Hi Mamas! Just wanted to pop in and say,...

Hi Mamas!

Just wanted to pop in and say, "Happy Mother's Day" to you all!

I hope that tomorrow is a wonderful day for you, whether you are expecting your first or your 8th!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-09-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By sraplayas
Hi Mamas! I just wanted to check in and give you...

Hi Mamas! I just wanted to check in and give you an update re: the gd test.

I ended up calling the lab and clarifying which test it was, as it was unclear. They told me it was just the 1-hr so I...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-07-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By sraplayas
Hi everyone. :) Thanks again for the...

Hi everyone. :)

Thanks again for the supportive messages.

I haven't spoken with my OB yet-that's another week or so, but I do have a related question.

My OB ordered a few labs for...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-02-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,439
Posted By sraplayas
May Chat

Happy May mamas! I hope it's OK that I jumped in started this one up. :)

I hope you all have a great weekend and each one of you gets some rest, too!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-01-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By sraplayas
I'm not sure why my OB assigned me as high risk...

I'm not sure why my OB assigned me as high risk (why my age and thyroid issue would classify), but the labs were just routine 2nd trimester labs. I think it's strange if she thinks I'm high risk why...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-28-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,903
Posted By sraplayas
quantumleap~those are good points. I am (usually)...

quantumleap~those are good points. I am (usually) a petite 5"2 and it seems like I'm almost out of room in the torso so the only way is out!

And yes, I've had the twins comment and even asked at...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-27-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,903
Posted By sraplayas
I agree with feeling big. My tummy is much bigger...

I agree with feeling big. My tummy is much bigger than the last three pregnancies. My OB keeps saying it is gastritis. I have not symptoms of this and suspect she just doesn't see many petite...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-25-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,903
Posted By sraplayas
What a cute profile jojo. :) The third...

What a cute profile jojo. :)

The third trimester is inching up on us!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-24-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By sraplayas
Thank you so much mamas for the wonderful baby...

Thank you so much mamas for the wonderful baby shower theme ideas. It has been a lot of fun to read and has sparked a few ideas.

I love the quilting bee idea! My MIL has a small house and just...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-24-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By sraplayas
As for teas, I've been buying my herbs from...

As for teas, I've been buying my herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs in bulk. I use primarily Red Raspberry Leaf, Oatstraw, Stinging Nettles and I hear Alfalfa is good too in the 3rd trimester. Depending...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By sraplayas
It is so hard to get enough water/fluids, I...

It is so hard to get enough water/fluids, I agree. :)

I've been drinking herbal infusions throughout this trimester. I have a big mason jar in the fridge everyday and along with keeping me...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By sraplayas
Baby Shower Theme?

Hi Mamas,

My generous MIL is doing a baby shower for me, which is super sweet since it's my 4th baby.

She has asked me to give her a theme. Life is so crazy right now here that I'm having...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By sraplayas
Hi Daisy, I had my three babies at a...

Hi Daisy,

I had my three babies at a freestanding birth center, too. :)

I understand your frustration with OB appointments. I am in a unique situation and for a back-up in the country we live...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-20-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,271
Posted By sraplayas
The idea of a babymoon sounds cool. :) We did...

The idea of a babymoon sounds cool. :) We did that for one night at a B&B last time but this time around life is kind of a whirlwind.

I feel like we have our whole spring planned with house...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-18-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By sraplayas
Hi Mamas, Thanks for all of the input and ideas....

Hi Mamas, Thanks for all of the input and ideas. We have been able to work with our current situation and a high pretty gate will be installed within a week's time. This will give our two boys enough...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-17-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By sraplayas
Rachel, I am debating what to do. I think that...

Rachel,
I am debating what to do. I think that I might talk with her first and ask her if she can take it off my file?
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-16-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By sraplayas
Yes! The nesting comes in spurts due to energy...

Yes! The nesting comes in spurts due to energy dips but yes it is here.

We are doing several projects in our house to make more space for storage and make it more comfortable for six people (2...
Forum: Homebirth   04-16-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By sraplayas
I'm enjoying this thread, will be my first...

I'm enjoying this thread, will be my first homebirth too if all works out. :lurk
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-16-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By sraplayas
We froze it vs. encapsulation and put a chunk in...

We froze it vs. encapsulation and put a chunk in a smoothie each morning for the lying-in period. I have to say that I think it helped with bleeding (less) and stabilized emotions, etc. I felt good.
Forum: Homebirth   04-16-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By sraplayas
Travel for Ideal Birth?

This is my 4th pregnancy and I live abroad. I have wanted a home birth for years and have found a way to do it, but have run into some potential issues. If I had a complication of any kind, the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-16-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By sraplayas
High Risk?

Hi Mamas. I'm 24 weeks and just had my standard prenatal apt. with my ob/gyn. She monitors my labs, etc. but doesn't attend the birth. Anyway, she was ordering my 2nd trimester labs and told me that...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-07-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By sraplayas
I'm using a body pillow and that really helps....

I'm using a body pillow and that really helps. Every couple of days I take a long nap (although I could use one every day, I need a responsible person to supervise DS2 while I nap or else--disaster!)...
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