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Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-04-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By ninafel
I've been told that the pulsing is the baby...

I've been told that the pulsing is the baby practicing breathing. Hiccups are more sudden little movements, the breathing is an up and down motion.

Ninafel, 43
b/g twins 8/05
#3 due date today!...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-30-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 11,037
Posted By ninafel
How is everyone doing? It's been so long I no...

How is everyone doing? It's been so long I no longer remember anyone's due date....how many babes have been born already??

I am 35 weeks tomorrow and everything appears to be going well....the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-24-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By ninafel
I am so sorry this is happening so suddenly for...

I am so sorry this is happening so suddenly for you.

Oatmeal is supposed to be really great at boosting supply. Water, water, water for you, of course. Not sure how much fenugreek you can take...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-24-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By ninafel
Usually you don't feel regular movement--several...

Usually you don't feel regular movement--several times per day, every day--until 19-21 weeks. At earlier weeks, there are sometimes several days in a row you feel movement but then a day or two...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-30-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 11,037
Posted By ninafel
Hello all: I am so sorry to hear about your...

Hello all:

I am so sorry to hear about your loss, veganmama. I also had two losses where I thought I was pregnant for several weeks longer than I actually was and it really affected my confidence...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-25-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By ninafel
What I've heard is that the best view is around...

What I've heard is that the best view is around 16-18 weeks. After that, the babe is often too large and too bunched up in their to get a good view of the genitals!

Ninafel
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-18-2008, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By ninafel
I don't think I noticed any supply issues that...

I don't think I noticed any supply issues that affected my kids' intake noticeably. I have now 3yr old twins who still nurse some, and the first time I attempted to night wean they were about...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-16-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 11,037
Posted By ninafel
Hello to everyone. It's so comforting just...

Hello to everyone.

It's so comforting just knowing you are all out there! Thanks for that.

I'm now 15.5 weeks and went in yesterday for a scan and the amnio procedure. There is still a baby in...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-14-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,136
Posted By ninafel
I think it's all over the map as far as when...

I think it's all over the map as far as when it's easier and then harder again....I remember being so disillusioned when--after hearing "it gets easier" for several of the early months--I started...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-02-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By ninafel
When I initially nightweaned after nursing twins...

When I initially nightweaned after nursing twins throughout the night for 16 months I actually ended up with a terrible case of hives. I also ended up struggling with middle of the night insomnia....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-30-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 11,037
Posted By ninafel
Hi Passionatewriter. I don't have additional...

Hi Passionatewriter. I don't have additional risk factors other than my age--43 when the baby is due. The age risk sounds high, but it's still less than 3% or more than 97% chance of a healthy baby....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-30-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 11,037
Posted By ninafel
Hi everyone: I got my "ultrascreen" blood...

Hi everyone:

I got my "ultrascreen" blood test numbers back today and they were really good. I went from a risk, at my age, of 1 in 36 for Down's Syndrome to 1 in 701. The other two trisomies...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-21-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 11,037
Posted By ninafel
Hello to everyone: Just checking in with a...

Hello to everyone:

Just checking in with a little update. (I actually posted after my 7 week ultrasound that we, indeed, saw a heartbeat!....but somehow that post never showed up and I never...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-05-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By ninafel
Here's the yahoo group link. You have explain...

Here's the yahoo group link. You have explain your situation and request membership.

health.groups.yahoo.com/group/FVL-PG (http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/FVL-PG)

There are lots of women...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-05-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By ninafel
Hi there: I don't know anything about the...

Hi there:

I don't know anything about the second two, but like Jen said, the MTHFR is one of several varieties of blood clotting disorders which can cause losses if untreated. I have something...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-02-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By ninafel
Hey to all: When I was pregnant with twins,...

Hey to all:

When I was pregnant with twins, I had the same problem...yikes, I got so tired of just pulling my pants up all the time!!

One thing that really helped a lot was putting lotion all...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-02-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By ninafel
Hello all: My b/g twins are 2yrs 10.5...

Hello all:

My b/g twins are 2yrs 10.5 months and we are still nursing. As of a few months we no longer nurse overnight and generally we have a long nurse in the morning and after nap and then a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-02-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By ninafel
In my case I didn't cycle at all until the first...

In my case I didn't cycle at all until the first time I attempted (!) to nightwean at 16 months and went 8 hrs with no nursing at night for 3 days in a row. Within a few days, I ovulated and two...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-17-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 800
Posted By ninafel
My twins are now 2.75. They both nursed to sleep...

My twins are now 2.75. They both nursed to sleep until they were 25 months and then I had to separate sleep and nursing since it was making me crazy sitting in a dark room night after night--with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-05-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 11,037
Posted By ninafel
Hello to all! Well, I am definitely still...

Hello to all!

Well, I am definitely still pregnant! I had hcgs done last Thursday and then again on Monday and they went from 211 to 1795. I'm a little anxious about that and hoping that a normal...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-27-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 11,037
Posted By ninafel
Hello to all: I'm so happy to find this...

Hello to all:

I'm so happy to find this thread....I looked for an "over 40" thread several months ago and never did find one.

So, I'm pregnant--barely!--and just trying to stay positive and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-24-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,910
Posted By ninafel
Hello all: My sweet 2.75 boy twin is going...

Hello all:

My sweet 2.75 boy twin is going through a wonderful pretend, dress-up, performance stage. He and his twin sister are often dancers or musicians putting on a show. He adores playing his...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-10-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By ninafel
I totally feel for you! My 25 month old twins...

I totally feel for you! My 25 month old twins are still nursing and it's really been beautiful but also extremely challenging as demands can increase and there are so many boundary issues! I have a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-24-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By ninafel
You are doing a great job!! I agree with...

You are doing a great job!!

I agree with previous posters that worrying about your supply will decrease your supply.

Please check with a lactation consultant before mixing formula and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-23-2007, 11:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,891
Posted By ninafel
I had mine at 37.5 weeks...gained about 63# and...

I had mine at 37.5 weeks...gained about 63# and had stretch marks only on my ankles, which swelled horribly.

Unfortunately, the "twinskin" is what would keep me from a bikini these days. If I...
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