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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 764
Posted By LilyTiger
Good news, randic! I'm gearing up for...

Good news, randic!

I'm gearing up for classes starting Monday. Hoping to have a relaxing weekend at home with my little family, though we'll take a quick foray to our local Greek festival for...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   Yesterday, 05:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,784
Posted By LilyTiger
I was kind of a "why me" person after my...

I was kind of a "why me" person after my miscarriage, but then I realized I was insufferable and got over it.

I hope today went well and that you're resting comfortably. I assume you're at the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   Yesterday, 06:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,784
Posted By LilyTiger
I'm glad the blood looks older and your fluid...

I'm glad the blood looks older and your fluid levels are so far ok. I'm hoping with Chapsie that all these are good signs.

I don't know if my opinion even matters, since I'm not a NICU person...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-21-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By LilyTiger
I am totally in this boat. I have a ton of work...

I am totally in this boat. I have a ton of work stuff I need to do and all I want to do is organize toddler clothes. Fortunately, my B-H are forcing me to calm down a bit and do work things (a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-21-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 764
Posted By LilyTiger
I thought measuring fundal height isn't accurate...

I thought measuring fundal height isn't accurate until over 20 weeks (maybe 24?). I haven't been measured yet, though my midwives feel my uterus and tell me it's on target. I don't remember any...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-21-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,784
Posted By LilyTiger
Sending lots of positive thoughts, Galatea. I...

Sending lots of positive thoughts, Galatea. I can't even begin to imagine how difficult this is, but I think what you're doing makes so much sense. I would want to assume the best and definitely...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-20-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By LilyTiger
I might have to get the natural calm stuff. I'll...

I might have to get the natural calm stuff. I'll ask my midwife at my appt next week.

Any other suggestions? I'm really struggling over here. I've been trying to add in 2 mile walks to get back...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-19-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,784
Posted By LilyTiger
That's a great update! Still scary since there...

That's a great update! Still scary since there are a lot of unknowns, but wonderful news. I hope you're resting comfortably at home surrounded by loved ones very very soon.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-19-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,784
Posted By LilyTiger
That's good news about getting home, at least. ...

That's good news about getting home, at least. Are there any NICUs in Pittsburgh that attempt life-saving procedures after 22 weeks? I know each hospital is different and you are really hoping the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-18-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By LilyTiger
A Facebook friend from high school actually...

A Facebook friend from high school actually e-mailed me a few months before her daughter was born and asked how I liked my name. She mostly wanted my thoughts on weird nicknames or things that might...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-18-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,784
Posted By LilyTiger
Everyone has already given such good advice, just...

Everyone has already given such good advice, just know that we're all thinking about you and pulling for you and your little girl. I hope the bag reseals itself or that at least you find out you...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-18-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 764
Posted By LilyTiger
I drink 1-2 cups of strong black tea every day...

I drink 1-2 cups of strong black tea every day and sometimes a cup of coffee on top of that. I can't write or research without it. My brain feels totally foggy. I went cold turkey on caffeine...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,240
Posted By LilyTiger
We use cloth diapers too. We use prefolds and...

We use cloth diapers too. We use prefolds and covers for the skinny newborn stage and then switch to pocket diapers for the later stages. I really like Kawaii for cost-effective and high quality...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-16-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By LilyTiger
I've always used Medela since that's what I...

I've always used Medela since that's what I started out with when I rented a hospital pump and what I ended up getting as manual pumps/electric hand-me-downs. I have an almost new Medela PISA and...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-15-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By LilyTiger
DBurri, they can be very mild. Some I don't even...

DBurri, they can be very mild. Some I don't even notice except that my uterus is just hard -- no "feeling" of a contraction at all, just hardness.

I've noticed a ton on the right side. Sometimes...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By LilyTiger
This is my third pregnancy (2nd baby) and I...

This is my third pregnancy (2nd baby) and I noticed them much earlier this time. With my daughter they were always just a tightening of the belly, unless I had to pee, in which case they were strong...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,240
Posted By LilyTiger
Congrats! We just moved to almost an acre and it...

Congrats! We just moved to almost an acre and it has been amazing (and exhausting). We've been in the house officially two weeks now and I just love it. Hopefully we'll be fully unpacked by next...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By LilyTiger
For those who use maternity support belts, how do...

For those who use maternity support belts, how do you wear them under clothes? I have some thin sundresses and t-shirts that would definitely show the belt underneath. It seems like the only things...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-11-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By LilyTiger
I've also had a lot of bowel discomfort, which I...

I've also had a lot of bowel discomfort, which I think is making things worse. I'm not sure if that's part and parcel of the growth spurt or hormones or something else entirely, but I'm picking up...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-10-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By LilyTiger
Growth spurt?

Has anyone else been feeling really "stretched" and uncomfortable this week? I'm almost 22 weeks and for the last week I just feel HEAVY. I've been having a ton of cramping, stretching, my breasts...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By LilyTiger
I don't have a lot of experience with this, but...

I don't have a lot of experience with this, but I've heard at least a few stories of very slow rising HcG levels and the pregnancies being totally fine. If your doctor isn't concerned, I would try...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By LilyTiger
Local honey is usually out because it needs to be...

Local honey is usually out because it needs to be raw to have any effect, and raw honey carries as risk of botulism.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-07-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By LilyTiger
We get a ton of hand-me-downs from nieces and...

We get a ton of hand-me-downs from nieces and nephews, but I also found a bunch of local Facebook groups (Mom Swaps, garage sale pages, etc) where people are always selling large lots of baby clothes...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-07-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 683
Posted By LilyTiger
I'm super lucky as a professor that we get a...

I'm super lucky as a professor that we get a semester off at my university. That plus summer vacation means I'll have eight months off with this peanut. I got 12 weeks with my daughter, which was...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-07-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By LilyTiger
Some websites recommend using a neti pot, but...

Some websites recommend using a neti pot, but I've never found that to help at all. I'm not worried about Claritin since every doctors I've spoken with says it's fine, though I would obviously...
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