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Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-06-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By waterlight
Thanks Stephanie, that is so re-assuring! I'm...

Thanks Stephanie, that is so re-assuring! I'm glad it goes away eventually - will take it easy though. Good advice! I've still got postpartum spotting/light flow at this time too. I'll be so glad...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-05-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By waterlight
I had my first baby by unplanned C-section just...

I had my first baby by unplanned C-section just over four weeks ago. DH and I have had some enjoyable intimate time together, but today we actually tried intercourse, and my God it hurt! I couldn't...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-02-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 992
Posted By waterlight
I did okay BF'ing after my C-section. Lactation...

I did okay BF'ing after my C-section. Lactation nurse came into see me shortly after recovery, and that was really helpful. It was very hit and miss right at first, and fortunately, my baby was okay...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-28-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By waterlight
Hi! I gave birth to my baby 3 weeks ago (after...

Hi!
I gave birth to my baby 3 weeks ago (after 36 hours of labor, had to do an unplanned C-section for "failure to progress"). Anyway, I've got significant stretchmarks on the lower part of my...
Forum: October 2010   11-12-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,093
Posted By waterlight
Hi there - I'm new to the C-section mamas club....

Hi there - I'm new to the C-section mamas club. I had an unplanned c/s last Saturday, 11/6 due to "failure to progress" after a 36 hour induction ordeal. I'm doing okay - finally had a bowel...
Forum: October 2010   11-01-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,437
Posted By waterlight
Way to go on the babies and going into labour...

Way to go on the babies and going into labour mamas! Nothing for me yet. 3 days past due date. I guess I'll be having a November baby!
Forum: October 2010   11-01-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,200
Posted By waterlight
I guess I'll be having a November baby. Due date...

I guess I'll be having a November baby. Due date was Saturday, 10/30. Nada. So uncomfortable, not sleeping at all, I just want to whine! Plus, my blood pressure was elevated somewhat at last OB...
Forum: October 2010   10-25-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,200
Posted By waterlight
Thanks for the info Anne-Marie! Sending you good...

Thanks for the info Anne-Marie! Sending you good labor vibes!

Oh, and another thing, my baby has had hiccups every day - my belly keeps bouncing any book I'm reading :-) OB says that it's totally...
Forum: October 2010   10-25-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,394
Posted By waterlight
Ashley R, I can totally relate. Had 8 hours of...

Ashley R, I can totally relate. Had 8 hours of mild contractions (did require some breathing) on Saturday, about 15 mins apart, and then...nothing. Baby has moved down into position though. I woke...
Forum: October 2010   10-25-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,200
Posted By waterlight
I'm still here! This past Saturday had regular...

I'm still here! This past Saturday had regular (15-20 min) mild contractions, and when I woke up Sunday morning, discovered baby has dropped down into position. Progress! The shape of my belly is so...
Forum: October 2010   10-19-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,394
Posted By waterlight
Congratulations October Mama! I'm still...

Congratulations October Mama!

I'm still here. Have not had a single contraction since 10/14 though. Oh well!
Forum: October 2010   10-19-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,200
Posted By waterlight
I'm still here too - EDD is the 30th. Had...

I'm still here too - EDD is the 30th. Had prodromal last week, but no contractions, I mean nada, since last Thursday. This is my first baby (I'm a late starter at 40 yrs old!) so no precedents on...
Forum: October 2010   10-14-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,394
Posted By waterlight
Count me in. Mild cramping/contractions started...

Count me in. Mild cramping/contractions started Tuesday afternoon. Were happening regularly about every 10-15 mins, and then after three hours, nada. Same yesterday evening, and then again this...
Forum: October 2010   10-07-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 839
Posted By waterlight
I do love how we all seem to be taking our...

I do love how we all seem to be taking our technology with us :-) We've got iPod and dock, cell phones, laptops on our list too. Fortunately our hospital has free wifi!
Forum: October 2010   10-06-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 839
Posted By waterlight
I found a good page about snacks and beverages...

I found a good page about snacks and beverages during labor:
http://www.drgourmet.com/pregnancy/e...livering.shtml (http://www.drgourmet.com/pregnancy/eatingdelivering.shtml)

I'll definitely be...
Forum: October 2010   10-05-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 839
Posted By waterlight
Love the Gownie - thanks for including the link!...

Love the Gownie - thanks for including the link! Just bought one!
What about snacks and beverages? Anyone packing anything along those lines? Also, I've seen "puddle pads" in books and articles -...
Forum: October 2010   10-05-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By waterlight
Last night I tried sleeping upright on a wedge...

Last night I tried sleeping upright on a wedge constructed of about 6 pillows - it worked! Used the Breathe-Right stip too. Probably the best night of sleep I've had for a while. And DH was able to...
Forum: October 2010   10-04-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By waterlight
Yep, snoring has caught up with me! I actually...

Yep, snoring has caught up with me! I actually wake myself up with my snoring, and I seem to cath my breath and have difficulty breathing. DH ends up going to the guest bed half-way through the...
Forum: October 2010   09-30-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By waterlight
I'm due 10/30, but boy do I feel like I'm going...

I'm due 10/30, but boy do I feel like I'm going to go early! We're having a little girl - our first. Very excited. Starting to put together the hospital/birth center bag this week. I finish work...
Forum: October 2010   09-16-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By waterlight
Okay, so I'm part eager and part paranoid, but...

Okay, so I'm part eager and part paranoid, but I'm starting to get our birth center gear together. I've received great tips from our Bradley Method instructor, and our doula, but thought I'd reach...
Forum: October 2010   09-16-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,969
Posted By waterlight
I've been having the same mild period cramping...

I've been having the same mild period cramping version of BH. Hasn't been too bothersome (the whole pelvic girdle pain has been my biggest issue - sep thread on that one). I'm at 34 weeks, and I'm...
Forum: October 2010   09-13-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By waterlight
Here are some helpful links I found. Sometimes...

Here are some helpful links I found. Sometimes conflicting information, but still helpful:

http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/pubicpain.htm
...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-12-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,700
Posted By waterlight
Great article links - thank you! Hubby and I...

Great article links - thank you! Hubby and I have decided to delay clamping instead of getting cord blood collected for banking.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-12-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By waterlight
I'm so grateful for all the tips and...

I'm so grateful for all the tips and reassurance! I've already started to follow these ideas, and it feels so much better today than yesterday. Thank you!
Forum: October 2010   09-12-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By waterlight
Thanks all mamas! Your comments are so helpful...

Thanks all mamas! Your comments are so helpful and encouraging. Yep, I've seen it called both SPD and PGP. I'm going to call a recommended osteopathi doc, and see what happens there. A recliner...
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