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Amys1st, my DH also "sampled" my BM, but he prefers it staright from the tap <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><br>
I had my first MW appt yesterday. I refused the internal, refused some new testing they do, but I did get the initial bloodwork. I have thyroid troubles and wanted to get a new baseline...<br><br>
All in all it was good. But the best part, I got a new baby goody bag from WHOLE FOODS!! I didn't know they were doing that! It had some samples of Mothers Milk tea, Red Raspberry Leaf tea, a sample of chlorine free disposable diaper, and organic rice cereal. Plus tons of coupons for things from Whole Foods. Very cool!!<br><br>
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Caroline- actualy dh did that too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> but I wanted someone else to fess up first but back at that point, that was his first sample.<br><br>
Also- my OB tried to give up a sample bag too. I would have loved a whole foods pack- I got one at a veggie faire a few months back. The one they offered us but was refused was a black bag w formula in it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: We are actaully going to have a chat w the ob next week when we go in just about that.
 

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Hey all. Man, not having a good day today. I have been feeling the nausea all day.... Hope everyone else is okay.<br><br>
If you breastfeed and go back to have sex, hard for hubby not to get a sample of milk. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br><br>
I have the medela pump in style and it worked very well. Definitely planning on exclusive breastmilk again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Got my HcG levels back today..36,000. At 7 weeks taht looks pretty good.<br><br>
Of course, the MS started today as well...yuck.<br><br>
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lucky you caroline! i have been sick since week 2. i made my appointment for my first drs visit--well, technically just the "official pregnancy test". they won't do anything with you at kaiser until you pee in THEIR cup. so that will be nov 10th. and then i guess prenatal visits will start. i am at 9 weeks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> and feel incredibly sick all the time... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Had my first US today at 5 weeks. They are monitoring me closely because of my history of 2 MCs. This was the first time I was able to see "something" on the the screen. Every other US revealed an empty gestational sac. No heart beat yet, but I go back in on Tuesday when my doctor thinks the heart will be beating. Apparently, this is normal for how far along I am. Overall, I am feeling more optimistic than during my previous pregnancies. Still hard to get too excited though.
 

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I heard about using breastmilk for all kinds of ailments when visiting with my friend who lives in Germany. She was squirting breastmilk in her daughter's eye (slight case of pink eye) and explained that it was the best medicine for all kinds of infections/rashes. I know I'll certainly try the squirt first if anything like that comes up!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Had my first US today at 5 weeks. They are monitoring me closely because of my history of 2 MCs. This was the first time I was able to see "something" on the the screen. Every other US revealed an empty gestational sac. No heart beat yet, but I go back in on Tuesday when my doctor thinks the heart will be beating. Apparently, this is normal for how far along I am. Overall, I am feeling more optimistic than during my previous pregnancies. Still hard to get too excited though.</div>
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Yay Tricia! We saw our <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"> s at just over 5 weeks. It is so amazing!
 

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Hey all! Sorry to have kinda dropped off the ddc for a bit ... I think I overdid it last weekend (a party for my fil, the zoo boo, and halloween wiped me out) and I paid the price this week <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
J nursed until just a couple of months before her 3rd birthday and I never did anything else with my milk (well, unless you count the times early on when she would suddenly unlatch and my milk would go squirting across the room, and dh would laugh <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> - then I guess it was used for comic relief <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )<br><br>
Best wishes, my sister June 06 mamas! LOVE reading about all these growing babies and tiny heartbeats <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb">
 

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After four babies, we finally found something that really is helping my MS with the fifth one....PROTEIN SHAKES. Wow! This morning I wike up around 4:30 with the baby, and I was SICK. DH was getting ready for work, so he made me a shake and had me sip it through a straw. In about ten minutes I felt much better and was able to get back to sleep. He left some for me in the fridge, and first thing I did when I got up at 8 was sip some more. I was able to get breakfast for the kids and FUNCTION this morning. I had oatmeal for breakfast, eggs for lunch, and I am feeling great!<br><br>
Maybe that is the trick, do it before I get up...<br><br>
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Caroline- I shoudl have said something earlier. I lived on those my first 10 weeks last time. It saved me!!<br><br>
As far as squirting across the room. I can remember washing my hair in the shower and see a cloudy liquid forming on the door. I'd look down and I would be squirting it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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We ("we" means me, 17 m.o. ds, the baby inside, and sometimes dh) had our first mw appointment at 10 weeks and heard a nice strong heartbeat. We have a nuchal translucency screening (level-2 ultrasound) on 11/15.<br><br>
I used breastmilk on my own cracked nipples, a few odd rashes, baby acne... it's good stuff.<br><br>
I thought the article on epidurals was decent, although I think the physical and emotional harm that's done when a woman endures more pain than she has the inner resources to handle is hard to quantify and tends to be ignored by those of us who've had a good experience birthing naturally. I think there are times when an epidural is a good option, not just an excusable one or a necessary one, but a positively good one that makes birth better than it was in pre-epidural days. That said, I planned for a natural birth and educated myself on natural birth and the pain was not beyond what I could bear, for which I am supergrateful to my fabulous, powerful birthing body. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Can I admit that DH likes that, a lot. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush">
 

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AAGGH! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">: DH and I keep play fighting about this, but it kind of freaks me out a little! He keeps saying, "I'm gonna get me some!" in this really excited voice, and I screech back, "Oh no you're not!!! It's all for the baby!" But he's just so smug about it, rubbing his hands together like he can't wait. Eek!<br><br>
I know I need to relax, and we are mostly kidding, but it geeks me out a little!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I thought the article on epidurals was decent, although I think the physical and emotional harm that's done when a woman endures more pain than she has the inner resources to handle is hard to quantify and tends to be ignored by those of us who've had a good experience birthing naturally. I think there are times when an epidural is a good option, not just an excusable one or a necessary one, but a positively good one that makes birth better than it was in pre-epidural days. That said, I planned for a natural birth and educated myself on natural birth and the pain was not beyond what I could bear, for which I am supergrateful to my fabulous, powerful birthing body. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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I have to agree w your statement. Its the same w us breastfeeders who had a great experience, we tend to ignore the up the river battle some mamas have experienced who wanted more than anything to nurse and could not and judgement they had to face.
 

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Well, I don't have any experience with the bm, but I have a feeling dh won't be too interested in sampling. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> He's one of those people who likes to pretend bodily functions don't happen. We'll see how he is after changing a few dipes, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">:<br><br>
As for the epi, I'm about 99% sure I'm getting one. I wanted natural, but if you don't have anything and then have to get a c/s, you get general and that is something I am adamant about not wanting. I figure since my chances of getting through delivery w/o a c/s is pretty slim, I would rather be awake through the whole thing. At least now I won't have to argue with mom, MILs, sis, SILs, friends, etc who are all very conventional. I'll just save my strength for arguing pro-b/f and cd.
 

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Miriam, it's none of our business of course, but is there a reason you think you'll end up with a c/s? Did your mom have 15 lb. babies or something?<br><br>
At the hospitals around here, epis are started for almost all c/s and general is only used in an absolute emergency, because of the greater risks to mom and baby. But that might be one of those things that varies regionally...
 

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If you're carrying 2 or more, you are high risk and 99% of DRs would choose to deliver trips thru c/s. Also the chances that Mirum will make it past 36 weeks are slim & none and it will be a day to day issue no doubt. Also a lot of times its decided then & now that today is baby day and also since there are 3, the team of Drs and the team for each baby is not like a normal delivery. So the chances are pretty good she will have an epideral and if it was me- I would get one too as well as a c section.<br><br>
Comparing a mulitply birth to a one baby birth is comparing apples to bannanas.
 

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Miriam is having triplets. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Nah, it's more like comparing one apple to 3 bananas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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