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hi gals, i didn't see a new thread for this month, so i thought i'd post a new one. i did almost post this in the december thread!<br><br>
hi everyone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
i have had a bad luck computer week, so i'm having to catch up at the library. first, on the 30th, my laptop was invaded by the spysheriff virus, which tries to tell you that you're full of viruses and to buy their product so that it will remove all the bad stuff. it takes over the computer's desktop and the internet homepage, as well as popping up a warning every minute or so. it took me several hours to get that all taken care of. then, later that night, i was playing a computer game that i got for xmas when all of a sudden i smell electrical burning, then a few minutes later hear a "pop" sound...it was the ac/dc converter in the power cord which is now fried. the warranty on the computer had expired by 10 days, so i had to really bring out the pregnancy hormones to convince the customer "service" guys to send me a new cord at no charge. i'd have hated to be them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> then the night before last, when i got up to pee i set down a full glass of water on the edge of a coaster and it fell over on top of the laptop (!!!!). now the laptop won't turn on, but i'm hoping it's just b/c the battery's dead. i should be getting the new cord by friday, so we'll see.<br><br>
another wierd thing: this morning, i was suddenly overtaken by a wave of nausea out of nowhere (i felt good up until then) and tried to lay down until it passed, but ended up running to the bathroom and throwing up my banana. i felt fine again as soon as i did. wth??<br><br>
anyway, i've been feeling good, and i just LOOOVVE feeling stronger and more frequent kicks. and growing bigger. yea!
 

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I have finally felt the little move and kick. I'm 20 wks and my daughter and dh can feel the baby kick on the outside. She is right against my spine which is why I haven't felt her before. The backache kills me, but I can still wear my size 6 jeans because I only have a little tummy. That has never happened before.<br>
I'm feeling great, but still don't eating a lot. I'm sure it will catch up. I've gain 4lbs last month so doing really good. I'm tried towards the afternoon, but wide awake at midnight (no naps by the way). My vision is totally changing and getting blurry sometimes.<br>
I will be mocing from Washington to Texas in Febuary and very excited. I have to get on Medicaid asap since my husband is getting out of the army and we will not have anymore insurance. I'm sure that won't be a problem. Besides that all is well here.
 

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Happy New Year, everyone!<br><br>
I had a mostly nice 10 day vacation visiting the 'rents. My in-laws took us to look at baby furniture, which was surprisingly fun. My sister passed along a GIANT box of baby clothes, which will be useful if we have a girl, but pretty useless if it's a boy--there are only a handful of items out of the dozens and dozens that AREN'T uber-girly pink. Actually, even if it is a girl, I think we may sell or gift much of it--now that I've sorted through it, I find that the color pink completely turns me off for either gender. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I have definitely popped a bit! Will post pics when I remember. I'm also getting more and more convinced that the little fluttery taps I've been feeling for the last couple of weeks are actually kicks and not gas. We have the 20 week u/s on Friday and, much to my own shock, I am DYING to see this little person and find out the gender. We were so ambivalent about doing the u/s, but now that we've made a decision and it's almost upon us, I'm getting really impatient (particularly because I've been reading so many it's-a-boy and it's-a-girl posts on the board).<br><br>
I hope everyone had wonderful holidays and is feeling 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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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have to get on Medicaid asap since my husband is getting out of the army and we will not have anymore insurance. I'm sure that won't be a problem. Besides that all is well here.</div>
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Sadie, they don't send you out of the military with at least tricare, anymore? I thought it was a for-life thing
 

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lilmiss- my husband and I are actually divorcing so there's really no other choice for me, but the only way I believe you can have that free insurance is if you retire and my husbnad isn't. He can always pay for tricare health, but it won't be free anymore. Thats one of the greatest benifits to the army I think is the insurance.
 

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Hi everyone! Just subscribing and trying to catch up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Well, after my OB appt. today, we're officially searching for a new care provider. He said he was VBAC friendly, but informed me today that I'd have to come to the hospital as soon as labor began and then immediately have an epi and EFM for the whole time I was there. All interventions that aren't exactly conducive to achieving a vag. birth, even for a non-vbac.<br><br>
I have a call in to a local family practice doc, just to see if it's the individual physician, or if it's the hospital policy. I'm not too hopeful I'll be able to deliver in my town and it's looking like a 100 mile trip over a mountain pass will be what get's me to a VBAC-friendly provider in the Seattle area. Luckily we have lots of family in the Seattle area that we could potentially stay with....although none of them are from my side of the family.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Any advice/input on jumping in the car at the first contraction? It's only a little over 2 hours to Seattle, but the traffic there is notoriusly horrendous.<br><br>
thanks for listening!
 

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Corina,<br>
I would think you would definitely have enough time. Most of my labors have been anywhere from 12 hrs for the first, 7 gfor the second and 7 for the third. Ooh and one adoption that was pain free <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Corina- it's just hard to say. Thing is, traveling while in labor must be horrendous! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/scared.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="scared"> It doesn't sound like that "VBAC friendly" doc is actually that friendly to a successful VBAC, does it?<br><br>
My first labor (induction) was 8 hours long and my second labor was 4 hours long. You just never know! And I assume you'd have to drive 2 hours to your prenatals?<br><br>
What a bummer that the VBAC tide seems to be changing despite the research. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Sadie, I'm sorry to hear of the divorce. I have this awful knack for dredging up subjects people don't want to talk about <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> I'm sorry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I just asked because I grew up in a military family, and had tricare up until I married DH. Not that its great insurance, but it had no enrollment cost. I hope all works out well for you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Any advice/input on jumping in the car at the first contraction? It's only a little over 2 hours to Seattle, but the traffic there is notoriusly horrendous.<br></div>
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I'm sorry your OB is being such a pain. As for traveling while in labor... everyone is different. We got in the car about 2 hours after my water broke and I couldn't even sit b/c the baby's head was so low. I had to lean over the back of the seat. The drive was about 10 minutes and it was horrible. I have another friend who had to drive an hour to her birthcenter and while it wasn't fun it was managable.<br><br>
Good luck finding a new provider. I know it isn't easy.<br><br>
I'm terrible keeping up with the monthly threads, but I'll try this time! I'm about 20 weeks, and the world can see that I'm pregnant. It's always funny when strangers start to be able to tell. I'm now going to be reciting my due date to everyone I meet in the next 5 months.<br><br>
My appetite has really picked up, although I didn't yet have the big jump in weight like I did at this time last pg. All the same, my clothes from last pg just don't fit as well and I'm a little concerned about what I'm going to wear in the next few months! My heartburn is worse, but thank goodness for papaya tabs. Sure wish I'd had those last time. I'm tired at night and go to be pretty early, but able to get through the day most of the time.<br><br>
I'm feelings all the kicks and rolls, too, but that's been going on for at least a month. This baby is just so different from dd. All the movements are light at right on top of my bladder. Dd was quite the thumper and it was all under my ribs. I guess it's because my placenta is low...?<br><br>
Glad you're all doing well! I'll try to keep up and participate this time!
 

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HI everyone! Happy New year to all!<br>
I am getting so excited about this pregnancy. Even with the discomforts of leg aches, asthma, and feeling famished!<br><br>
I am at 22 weeks, felt a MAJOR kick for the first time last week, but overall, I can feel lot's of action after I eat. I keep getting compliments about glowing, not looking bloated, etc....so that is good news.<br><br>
We are not sure we will finally end up w/ a waterbirth. We have good midwives, but they might loose their waterbirth hospital local. In which case it will be a regular hospital, with midwives. I am slightly more hesitant about this, but I think these are good women and I will have good advocates on my side. I will give it another month to see what is decided here.<br><br>
I am starting to get a few baby donations (unisex). People don't know we are having a boy, which is kind of fun! I have only slipped once, but they didn't catch it.<br><br>
I am now thinking about how to work after the babe is born. we need both incomes, but i think I can go 6 months w/out working (if they let me). Thank goodness my mom is close by.<br><br>
wondering if anyone has thought about summer travel w/ a newborn? is it crazy to think about going somewhere far w/ a 3 month old (like a road trip up the coast). If I am on CRACK just let me know!<br><br>
New years was great. I belly danced and let me tell you, if any of you have classes where you are...this will work your pelvis in a birth-friendly way! been doing it for 7 years, so it comes easy...but I highly recommend it!<br><br>
blessings to all!
 

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ltk- I think traveling with a 3-9mo is easy! They still nap and aren't mobile... but they're usually past the hourly nursing sessions. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, after my OB appt. today, we're officially searching for a new care provider. He said he was VBAC friendly, but informed me today that I'd have to come to the hospital as soon as labor began and then immediately have an epi and EFM for the whole time I was there. All interventions that aren't exactly conducive to achieving a vag. birth, even for a non-vbac.</div>
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I know you'd prefer a VBAC friendly doctor, but regardless of it being his policy or the hospital's policy you can still refuse treatment. When we were still thinking singleton VBAC, my OB agreed to Telemetry monitoring (so I could move about / labor in water) and a Heplock IV. I had to stand my ground about it though, and keep mentioning NO EPIDURAL!<br><br>
It's more stressful that way, but better than driving during labor perhaps. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hiya ladies and Happy New Year! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/champagne.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="champagne"> So nice to see everyone is <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> . Not too much new over this way. I've got a prenatal this Friday. Oh, and it looks like I will be switching OBs due to Medicaid reform here in GA. I like the woman I see now but the new OB (female as well, which I'm much more comfortable with) and the women at this practice seem to be geared more toward a no to low intervention, more holistic way of care. I was pretty impressed with their website and their credentials. And the hospital where they deliver is across the street from the practice and is within walking distance to our home. This feels right. I can't have my <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/homebirth.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="Homebirth"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/waterbirth.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="Waterbirth">: but maybe I won't have to fight tooth and nail to have my choices heard and respected during this birth. I feel very blessed that I would have such a great option to the medical machine. I'll let you guys know how things shape up. Keeping my <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">: .
 

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Hi all. I'm really going to try and keep up this month!<br>
Corina, we are driving 1.5 hours to give birth in a VBAC-friendly, midwife attended hospital. For me, it is worth it. The plan is to leave at the first sign of labor drop DS off with grandpa, get a hotel room and labor there.<br>
I also travel the 2 hours each way on the Greyhoud, preschooler in tow, to go to my appointments. It can be done, and for me, it is worth it to know that I have done everything possible to avoid a repeat c-sec
 

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I just posted about this on the main "I'm Pregnant" board, but...my mom just called to let us know she has a horrible flu. I just spent 10 days at her house. I am NOT a happy camper.<br><br>
Ugh.
 

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Happy new year!!<br><br>
Sadiebug: how is is going. Pm me if you please because I am in the process of separating. I have found way too much porn in my puter's history and I am FED UP.<br><br>
As for "sick" It has got to be a virus becuasde I am in the bathroom or at the sink if it is closer a lot the last couple days.<br><br>
Alos, I wnated to add--I , too, travel for a MW that is 1 1/2 hours away but my personal care is worthit. I don't like Dr's that try to guilt you or pressure you into anything. My advice to anyone is the minute ou feel the Dr is "pulling rank" pull your own and find care elsewhere. I have fired many an OB.
 

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I also travel to see my midwife. She's an hour away (and over state lines). Very, very worth it to me as well.
 
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