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Link to last page of last thread!<br><br><a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?s=&postid=790574#post790574" target="_blank">http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...574#post790574</a><br><br>
I figured we would start a new thread at the beginning of each month....that way they don't get too big!<br><br>
Gotta go!
 

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Just replying to get e-mail notification, nothing to say right now!
 

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Just go back from the midwife....Had a little scare with the HB....It took like 5 minutes to find it which totally freaked me out!!! My mom was visiting from NY and she about lost it. We heard movement and bloodflow but finally she got it. I am a little nervous now and am looking forward to the ultrasound in 2 weeks.<br><br>
Has this happened to any of you?<br><br>
Also I gained 6 lbs this month which means I am only 1 lb under the target which is fine. I am sure it is because I stopped nursing.<br><br>
On a totally random note.....Have any of you heard of a lotus birth? There is a thread on the homebirth section. It sounds wild! basically you leave the placenta and cord attached and wait for it to fall off!
 

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Megan, thanks for starting a new thread for us.<br><br>
Milky, whew on finding that heartbeat!!! Those scares are heart-stopping. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I have heard of lotus birth. I wonder what the reason behind it is? Does anyone know?
 

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Hi ladies.<br>
I thought about lotus birth for my last birth for a while. It seems like too much trouble to me though. I like some of the things about it...no cutting at all in the birth, just letting things go naturally. Having to lie in until the cord falls off. But it wasn't appealing enough to me.<br>
I have gained about 9-10 pounds at 20 weeks. It is normal and ok but I am nearing that 150 mark and that kind of bugs me. I will just have to close my eyes and breath next time I get weighed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Belly rubs...
 

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Milky, I had that happen at my July midwife appt. She tried and tried but couldn't pick up the heartbeat. I wasn't really concerned since I had already felt movement, but my DH was a basket case. She scheduled us for an u/s that same afternoon and things were just fine. My DD was always stubborn and a swimmer under the Doppler scope. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Nothing much for input here! Normal appt last week, 20'ish week u/s scheduled for the end of the month, about 3 lbs over pre-preg weight now (and still nursing DD). Just can't seem to drink enough fluids to keep up with the three of us.
 

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checking in...we've had a busy couple of weeks....we just got back from a visit to the bay area...we may be moving out there since my husband is up for a promotion that would require it...I will be sad to leave Flagstaff but the move will mean much more job security for hubby, and much more SAHM security for me, so if it is necessary I will embrace it.<br><br>
I have been craving PRIME RIB!!! I was vegan a year ago..it's pretty ridiculous, but I'm going with it. I am healthy and so is my diet, so I trust my cravings.<br><br>
Much more movement on the baby's behalf this week!<br><br>
anybody else in this thread in the bay area, btw?
 

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HM...thanks for the info. on lotus birth 2 much. Glad to hear everyone is doing well.<br><br>
Mountainmommy,I hear the bay area is just beautiful!! It might be a nice change for you and congrats on the promotion for your husband--great to hear in this economy.<br><br>
We have lots of movement here, and now the kids and DH can feel the baby move, too. I can see my belly moving around when I lie down.
 

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Just checking in after posting my latest on the August thread...back later!
 

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This came up on the August thread but I'll post my reply here.<br>
We aren't planning anything. lol At least not right now. We are planning a UC and there is no one I know close by who I would fee ok having around for my birth. I would like the girls to be here and witness the birth if they wish (they will be 3 1/2 and 2 yrs). Dh's mom is the only person they ever stay with but she is a) feircly anti homebirth and b) half an hour drive away. I keep thinking and thinking about this and I just realy don't know what we are going to do. If they baby came at night that would be perfect. Or if they are in really good moods and the labor isn't too long so that they stay distracted the whole time that would be fine. I have lots and lots of good images of the birth and things going smoothly but every once in awhile this image of chaos and them freaking out and me freaking out creeps into my head. I know we need a back up but I just don't know what. So far I am thinking we will probably call MIL if we have the need and perhaps try to convince her to stay around in town so they can come home immediately after the birth. We also have a BIL and SIL who live in the other half of our duplex. They are childless and we aren't close really but if I felt an intense need for them to leave for half an hour or so I would send them there. Anyway...as you can tell I still have alot of thinking to do on this issue.
 

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Sounds like everyone's doing pretty well! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Tummy pats to all...
 

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Ohhh...I am so jealous of all of you feeling so much movement! I have to lie still and really concentrate and then maybe, I'll feel some movement. Both of their placentas are in front and they were both facing my back on our u/s last Friday so I'm assuming that's why it's not more frequent but I want more movement!! Someone please send me some baby dancing vibes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I just lost a dental crown about an hour ago so now I'm feeling very cranky that I'm going to have to get up tomorrow, try and make an appt with a dentist, rearrange my whole schedule to go and then pay for it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> Grrrr...<br><br>
Glad everyone is doing well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Hi gals! I've been absent for awhile because dh had a job interview today. THings went really well! And they want us by December if everything wors out...salary and that kind of thing. So, we would be moving 15 hours away at 32 weeks or so......<br><br>
Baby is moving a flipping a ton now. Cracks me up! I saw my belly contort a little yesterday while I was laying down too.<br><br>
My weight gain is up to a whopping 4 pounds and my hips are starting to seperate and my butt is killing me!<br><br>
I think that is about it.....<br><br>
oh yea...no more milk but ds is still nursing! I'm going to try and nightwean him and then stop the nursing and not start back up when the milk comes back....IF he weans...if not I guess he'll just keep sucking away!!
 

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Sorry about that, Britt. I hope it doesn't cause you too much pain to go along with the inconvenience.<br><br>
I'm feeling a lot of movement now too! I'm so surprised since it's happening so much earlier than with James. I got measured today, and I was 24cm--I should be 21! But she said that my uterus is just above the navel which means 22ish, so the measurement is just more than the uterus or something....might have to do with my chubby belly!! I also gained 7# this month!! I'm excited b/c that's the first gain this pregnancy. I hope to slow down the gains, b/c I need to eat MUCH more healthy, so we'll see. Someone mentioned dreading crossing the 150 marker, and I'm *trying* to ignore crossing the 200 marker so early in the preg. I hit 200 about 8-9 mo with James. I'm hoping to not gain so much, but you can't really control that too much. Anyway, going over 200 was really hard for me with James, but this time the shock is gone, so it shouldn't be that big of a deal. We'll see!!<br><br>
2much, I am with ya on what to do with ds during labor. He'll be just two, and I don't know if he'll even care about being there or not. I've always believed that you should have someone there just for your child during labor. someone with no other responsibilities. That would be great if I felt like having other people there!! I'm not even sure if I want ds there. I have such a hard time dealing with two things at once, and James gets upset when other people are upset. If I moan and groan and yell and scream as much as I did with his birth, then I think he'd get upset and upset me more.<br><br>
SOOOOOO.....all that to say, I'm not "planning" anything. When it gets closer to the time, like in Nov, early Dec, I'll ask a friend to be "on call" if I labor hard during the day and need help with James. If I labor at night, then we won't have a problem b/c he sleeps like a log. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> It would be a friend who could either come and stay with James or take him home with them for a while. Flexibilty is name of the game for me. From what I've read and heard from others, everything always seems to just fall into place, and they didn't know why they worried so much. I'm trying to take that approack--we'll see how long it lasts!!!
 

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I used to be concerned about scaring Meg with moans and groans during my birth but now I'm learning hypnobirthing and planning on birthing these babes very quietly! However, I would HAVE to have someone just for Meg anyway b/c she won't understand not being able to have my exclusive attention when she wants it, for many hours at a time. She'll have to learn that soon enough, but birth doesn't seem to be the time!
 

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So, I had an appointment with my new OB today (I decided to switch cause I just wasn't getting along with the other one). She is wonderful, I hate to admit, but I think in general I just prefer a woman OB, but either way, she is fantastic, kind, gentle, friendly, etc.<br><br>
I will be having a scheduled c-section, my first was at 38 weeks (that OB's standard), second at 39 weeks. So, I asked her what her (the new OB) standard was for sceduled c-sections and she said, we will wait as long as we can, I like between 39 and 40 weeks, unless you show no signs, I'd like to see you labor at least a little bit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I love her!<br><br>
So, as to who is watching the kids during my delivery, my parents will come to be with them, easy if it's scheduled, but even if it comes as a surprise (Ie-my water breaks or something) they will be here within an hour, so we may end up bringing them to the hospital then dh will be with them until my parents get there. So, worst case scenario, my dh won't be in for the delivery if it comes as a surprise, but we will deal, the simple fact is that we just don't have anyone closer than my parents who I would trust, so if I have to be alone, while dh is with them till my parents get there, so be it.<br><br>
That's all for now, just wanted to share my joy at having an OB that I like <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Wow, Patty, that's so wonderful to find an OB that you really feel comfortable with. And that sounds like a great plan for having your parents come. I'm sure it will all go smoothly.<br><br>
Headaches here again today. I was hoping Tuesday's would be the whopper of the week. Guess not that lucky. I'll take a nap and hopefully it'll relax some. Grrr....I just hate being plagued with headaches and not having the cash to go to the chiro as much as I need.
 

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hey everyone! Just checking in!<br>
it's our family...it sounds like we will be in the same boat with moving late in the pregnancy...I'm a bit nervous since I found the PERFECT practitioners...a very midwifey OB and a super doula...here in Flagstaff and I'm really trying to convince myself that I'll be able to find great people in the San Jose area...but I'm nervous. I'll have a bit of an issue with who to leave my son with, too...especially since we will be new to the area. He'll have a great uncle in town...but I'm not sure if he would be willing or have the flexibility with his job... we'll just have to make friends fast I guess!<br><br>
So does anybody have a "feeling" about their baby's gender? I sould be able to find out on Sept 16th, but I'm getting gily vibes at the moment...it will be fun to see if I'm right about it! I thought that my son was a boy early on, so I guess I have a good track record....<br><br>
over and out..<br>
Laura <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I am at a really annoying stage where I am hungry alot but nothing sounds or looks good, YK? And then I pick something out that looks decent and by the time I prepare it it just doesn't look good at all so I eat a few bites and then I'm done. I'm not worried about not getting enough but it is just annoying, like I am never satisfied. I love to eat usually!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> lol<br>
Another annoyance, my sex drive is in reverse. Anyone else? I don't remember ever feeling this way about dh before, but he totally grosses me out. I still like him in a friendly way, but when he gets that look in his eyes or touches me wrong I'm like :puke<br>
I feel so bad. The poor man is so patient. But here's the part that freaks me out. I find other men attractive. Not "real" men...just movie men and junk. This makes me feel so guilty. I dreamed about the dude on Lord of the Rings the other night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: I mean, if my sex drive is gone why am I dreaming about other men? I just feel so guilty. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: Is anyone else feeling this way? Maybe the looking at other men thing is an instinctual looking for the best father kind of urge, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: Anyway, sorry if this was TMI. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br>
Thanks for listening!<br>
Beth
 

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Beth<br><br>
I think that is normal, it is a way for you to "get excited" without having to actually do anything about it.<br><br>
Just wanted to write to say I think it's totally normal and don't worry about the dreams <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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