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Forum: July 2010   09-01-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,539
Posted By mamakaryn08
Hi, can you please fix the link to my birth...

Hi, can you please fix the link to my birth story? You'll need to access the blog directly and copy and paste the html from the search bar, since mothering.com shortens links with "...." in the...
Forum: July 2010   07-28-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By mamakaryn08
Just read your story, and am browsing facebook...

Just read your story, and am browsing facebook at the same time, and saw your birth story posted there, too, by another friend. :-)
Forum: July 2010   07-28-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,539
Posted By mamakaryn08
For some reason the link to my birth story...

For some reason the link to my birth story doesn't work on the first page. Did you just copy and paste from this thread? MDC shortens links... so that won't work. You'll have to go to the actual...
Forum: July 2010   07-21-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By mamakaryn08
My midwife's granddaughter did mine for me. She...

My midwife's granddaughter did mine for me. She charges $150 normally but she had a delay in getting it back to me by 2 days PP (her usual) and so she charged us $125. I think next time I might try...
Forum: July 2010   07-21-2010, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By mamakaryn08
Finally finished the birth story. Lots of pics...

Finally finished the birth story. Lots of pics included.

http://mamakaryn.blogspot.com/2010/0...oftesness.html (http://mamakaryn.blogspot.com/2010/07/birth-of-tyler-andrew-loftesness.html)
Forum: July 2010   07-21-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,539
Posted By mamakaryn08
Yeah, I noticed it was exactly the same time and...

Yeah, I noticed it was exactly the same time and I was about to say OMG how crazy but then I realized, we're in different time zones... lol. Still very cool!

Okay, I finally got around to writing...
Forum: July 2010   07-16-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,539
Posted By mamakaryn08
Date + time of Birth: July 15, 2010 8:42am ...

Date + time of Birth: July 15, 2010 8:42am
Username (real name) Edd: MamaKaryn08 (Karyn) due July 19
Baby Name + Sex: Tyler Andrew, boy
Gestational age: 39w3d
Weight + Length: 8lbs 9oz, 22.5in...
Forum: July 2010   07-16-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By mamakaryn08
I'm going to try to write up and post the birth...

I'm going to try to write up and post the birth story and some pictures later today. Thank you all for the congrats!
Forum: July 2010   07-16-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By mamakaryn08
Uh, yeah. These afterpains are a killer!...

Uh, yeah. These afterpains are a killer! Everyone said they would be worse after the 2nd. Well, considering I didn't even feel any with my first, I'm gonna have to shout out an agreement there. Man!...
Forum: July 2010   07-16-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By mamakaryn08
Ugh. Not the same exact situation, but I was...

Ugh. Not the same exact situation, but I was evaluated for pre-eclampsia at 38 weeks (which was ridiculous and unnecessary and a long story in and of itself). While I was on the monitors (for THREE...
Forum: July 2010   07-16-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By mamakaryn08
I guess technically now it was "yesterday" that...

I guess technically now it was "yesterday" that he was born!

Woke up at 5:43am, water broken, within 10 minutes contractions begun. 3 minutes apart, lasting 1 minute. Got pretty intense within 15...
Forum: July 2010   07-13-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By mamakaryn08
We don't have iPhones, but my husband has a...

We don't have iPhones, but my husband has a phone with the Android operating system and he just did a search for a contraction timer... and there are quite a few, some are even free. :-)
Forum: July 2010   07-12-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 18,999
Posted By mamakaryn08
9 weeks...

9 weeks (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/karynloftesness/9w.jpg)
14 weeks (http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs194.snc3/20161_1321823518239_1010359430_1012714_5360274_n.jpg)
15...
Forum: July 2010   07-10-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 18,999
Posted By mamakaryn08
Also, we had maternity pics done a couple of...

Also, we had maternity pics done a couple of weeks ago. Here are a few. :-)

1 (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs316.snc3/28457_1470985567197_1010359430_1404756_7017807_n.jpg)
2...
Forum: July 2010   07-10-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 18,999
Posted By mamakaryn08
Whoops! I'm 38+5 today and I just realized I...

Whoops! I'm 38+5 today and I just realized I forgot to post my 38 weeks pic. Here are mine.

9 weeks (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/karynloftesness/9w.jpg)
14 weeks...
Forum: July 2010   07-10-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By mamakaryn08
I don't know my GBS status because my mw doesn't...

I don't know my GBS status because my mw doesn't test for it, but I have had a UTI the last week and am 38+5 today. It was actually a horrible nightmare having to go to urgent care to get meds for...
Forum: July 2010   06-23-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By mamakaryn08
Quote: Originally Posted by PapayaMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PapayaMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15549979)
Congrats on the homebirth this time, sounds...
Forum: July 2010   06-23-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By mamakaryn08
My DS (27.5 months) is still nursing. Haven't...

My DS (27.5 months) is still nursing. Haven't been "dry" nursing for a while as I've had colostrum since 24 weeks, and that has made a difference in the pain level. Doesn't hurt nearly as bad as it...
Forum: July 2010   06-23-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 18,999
Posted By mamakaryn08
9 weeks...

9 weeks (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/karynloftesness/9w.jpg)
14 weeks (http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs194.snc3/20161_1321823518239_1010359430_1012714_5360274_n.jpg)
15...
Forum: July 2010   06-23-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By mamakaryn08
Quote: Originally Posted by PapayaMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PapayaMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15549159)
try not to nit-pick your birth experience....
Forum: July 2010   06-15-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By mamakaryn08
Quote: Originally Posted by queenofchaos...

Quote:
Originally Posted by queenofchaos http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15519264)
The only problem with having the pool at...
Forum: July 2010   06-13-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By mamakaryn08
We're remodeling still... note to self: avoid...

We're remodeling still... note to self: avoid remodeling while pregnant and home birthing if you can help it in the future!!

So, I'm not due until July 19th (34 weeks 5 days today) but DS#1 was 3...
Forum: July 2010   06-11-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 541
Posted By mamakaryn08
I have heard this but I know it's not always the...

I have heard this but I know it's not always the case. If it is, however, I'm in for a 2 hour labor. That is both awesome and scary to think about!!
Forum: July 2010   06-11-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 420
Posted By mamakaryn08
Water broke at 10:20pm, contractions started...

Water broke at 10:20pm, contractions started immediately, 5 minutes apart. DS was born at 2:31am the next morning.
Forum: July 2010   06-10-2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 18,999
Posted By mamakaryn08
9 weeks...

9 weeks (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/karynloftesness/9w.jpg)
14 weeks (http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs194.snc3/20161_1321823518239_1010359430_1012714_5360274_n.jpg)
15...
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