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Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   12-01-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,539
Posted By javilu
My baby boy was born on Wednesday morning...

My baby boy was born on Wednesday morning (11/26).

My first two babes were born at 39w4d, but this guy missed that boat. My water broke the morning of 39w4d, but labor did not start right away....
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-30-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 403
Posted By javilu
i've always been very sure of dates and my first...

i've always been very sure of dates and my first (and second) came three days before the EDD.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-24-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 465
Posted By javilu
my EDD is the day after Thanksgiving, but my...

my EDD is the day after Thanksgiving, but my first two babies came at 39w3d, so i think i'll have a very newborn baby on T-giving. we are usually on our own for the holidays (unless we travel hours...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-20-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By javilu
i was gbs+ with my second son (it was found in a...

i was gbs+ with my second son (it was found in a routine urine culture - i never got swabbed). i got one dose of abx in labor and had a very good waterbirth. he was also born in the caul, so his...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By javilu
i've seen people suggest using a peri bottle for...

i've seen people suggest using a peri bottle for the hibiclens rinse.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-18-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,567
Posted By javilu
mine aren't deeply symbolic, just a square...

mine aren't deeply symbolic, just a square glass-bottle green that i thought was pretty and relaxing and felt nice & smooth to touch. relaxation can be nice. :)
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-08-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,567
Posted By javilu
I mailed mine today. I missed the afternoon pick...

I mailed mine today. I missed the afternoon pick up by 25 minutes, though, so the expected arrival said Saturday. I hope they travel fast and make it by Friday!!
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-07-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,567
Posted By javilu
I'm mailing mine tomorrow (just got them today)!...

I'm mailing mine tomorrow (just got them today)! Coming from California - hope they make it in time!:grin:
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-07-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By javilu
Topical castor oil has been the BEST hemorrhoid...

Topical castor oil has been the BEST hemorrhoid treatment I've ever used. Soak a cotton ball, stick it on there, and just leave it until you need to replace it.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-03-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By javilu
i am also a fan of the mesh chones!!

i am also a fan of the mesh chones!!
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-03-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By javilu
my babies were both born in the early morning and...

my babies were both born in the early morning and oatmeal has become my unofficial post-birth meal. with sugar and milk. mmm. it's good for milk production and has some fiber, too. i prefer to make...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-30-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,340
Posted By javilu
I have gained about 15 and am at 31 weeks. I was...

I have gained about 15 and am at 31 weeks. I was a bit overweight to begin with, and didn't gain in my first trimester, but this is my first pregnancy where I haven't *lost* weight. Make me wonder...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-30-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By javilu
I took a little "travel" kit of...

I took a little "travel" kit of shampoo/conditioner/toothpaste in my bag to the birth center. They provided nice soft slippers with grippy bottoms, but I wouldn't count on that everywhere. I just...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-30-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By javilu
I usually have very good BP, but anxiety can give...

I usually have very good BP, but anxiety can give me a high reading. So can a too-small cuff, or if they measure it with one of those automatic machines, rather than manually.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-26-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,567
Posted By javilu
i'm going to get beads this weekend and have my...

i'm going to get beads this weekend and have my husband go to the post office on monday!! (putting it in writing so it gets done!)
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-25-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By javilu
I have also heard that it continuously...

I have also heard that it continuously regenerates. I remember mine as being REALLY sticky. Kind of like the stuff they use to stick subscription cards and little samples into magazines.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-23-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By javilu
That would be great! He is on a list at his...

That would be great! He is on a list at his current job for some training to teach online. Right now, it would only be for extra classes on top of his current workload, but hopefully, if he gets the...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-23-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By javilu
I've never written a birth plan. My first two...

I've never written a birth plan. My first two births were at a birth center where I trusted the midwives very much and knew that they had even more confidence in my ability to birth naturally than I...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-23-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By javilu
He has a LOT of time and education put into this...

He has a LOT of time and education put into this position (he is a college instructor), and we're wracking our brains trying to figure out another field for him. Even if he were in the same job, but...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-23-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By javilu
thank you! i will definitely check out that book....

thank you! i will definitely check out that book.

"fortunately," i think much of my husband's depression is work-related (he is very shy, and his job is 80% public speaking! plus he puts a lot...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By javilu
hello! i'm not exactly new here, but i've been...

hello! i'm not exactly new here, but i've been lurking and not posting much. hoping to get more involved now!

i am due november 28th, but my first two came a few days early and this is my third,...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By javilu
i can usually find a bit of time for myself in...

i can usually find a bit of time for myself in the evenings or weekends, so i will search youtube for something. i should have my old hypnobabies CDs somewhere, which i think came with some birth...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By javilu
another idea i had was to browse things like...

another idea i had was to browse things like mother's rings. i'm really not as materialistic as i'm coming across here (i hate shopping - i've been wearing the same three old maternity shirts in...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By javilu
there is a very chill evening yoga class i've...

there is a very chill evening yoga class i've gone to before. i will call and ask them if i can go at this stage. i imagine there will be modifications, but i love the relaxation.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By javilu
the prenatal classes near me are all (annoyingly)...

the prenatal classes near me are all (annoyingly) during the day on weekdays, so i can't make it. i do love yoga, though. i am going to make myself make an appointment for a prenatal massage, since i...
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