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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana">new thread time!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"><br><br>
I hope you can get your sugar under control, wickidawitch. i thing the worry of having a big baby is that they may want to do a c-section just b/c it's a big baby, ykwim? my aunt had GD with her 1st son, and he is a very overweight teen now. maybe it's an obesity issue as well?<br><br>
i have to take my 1 hour GTT soon! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> my diabetic friend says the stuff you drink isn't that bad, like flat fruity soda. but she had to have a 5 hour GTT <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> and they took blood every 30 mins! poor girl!<br><br>
anyway, nothing eventful happening here, just leaving for GA in the afternoon tomorrow for my baby shower with dad's family. i love them, but they soooo get on my nerves!! i think my aunt and my grandma both subscribe to the Ezzo parenting philosophy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: so i'm sure i'll get a book or some unsolicited child rearing advice from them. that's ok, i plan to take a bunch of circ info for them to look at since i'm sure i will hear some criticism over our decision not to circ if we have a boy. but i love my family and they love me, even if I am the weird non-conformist in the family.<br><br>
have a good week ladies!!<br><br>
ps~~is anyone else having problems with MDC running really slow? every other page i go to runs fine, but MDC. it's slow-loading, and when i type, i have to wait for the letters to catch up to my typing, which usually takes afew minutes.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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Hi girls,<br>
Just adding a line so I can get emails when someone reply's.<br><br>
I didn't do the Glucose test, last preg. or this one...<br><br>
Speaking of tests and what-nots.....<br>
What are you guys doing about:<br>
Vit K shot?<br>
Gunk in the eyes?<br>
GBS (is that what its called)?<br><br>
I am going along the lines of turning it ALL down, I do believe in CA you have to do the PKU test, and I'll be ok with just that one being done.<br><br>
Chelly<br>
(Feeling HUGE today, everytime I go pee it feels like I'm gonna push the baby RIGHT OUT)
 

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Hi ladies,<br><br>
Mom is still visiting, but I wanted to check in and see how everyone was doing. I had that 5 hour test with my first pg, I was borderline diabetic with her - this one is fine though as was my second. By the time the test was over, I felt like a human pin cushion!<br><br>
I've decided that I'm not going to have a baby shower, this is my third girl, and I'm a packrat so I pretty much have all that I need. I only need a few little things for her, some bottles for when she spends time with grandma, all the various bath items, that sort of thing. Instead we are going to have a "come meet our baby" party after she is born to introduce her to all our family and friends.<br><br>
Does anyone else have the nervous twitchy leg thing going on? I get it every night between about 8 and midnight, and it keeps me from being able to fall asleep. It's making me crazy! Doc says it's just another one of those "It'll go away when the baby is born" things. There has to be something I can do.<br><br>
I hope everyone is doing great and feeling well. Good luck to all those taking the glucose tests soon. The drink I had actually was more like an orange soda than anything, fizzy and everything so it wasn't too bad. Good luck!
 

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OMGoodness. MDC has been so slow for me. It takes forever for the pages to load. Grrrrr......<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Gunk in the eyes?<br>
GBS (is that what its called)?</b></td>
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No to vit K shot, and No, to goop in the eyes. GBS - yes, I think I'm gonna have it done. I'm still undecided on that one. I have been negitive every time before. I dunno.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Christy1980</i><br><b>i think my aunt and my grandma both subscribe to the Ezzo parenting philosophy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: so i'm sure i'll get a book or some unsolicited child rearing advice from them. that's ok, i plan to take a bunch of circ info for them to look at since i'm sure i will hear some criticism over our decision not to circ if we have a boy. but i love my family and they love me, even if I am the weird non-conformist in the family.</b></td>
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A fantastic site about Ezzo.<br><br><a href="http://www.ezzo.info" target="_blank">http://www.ezzo.info</a>
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Christy1980</i><br><b>i have to take my 1 hour GTT soon</b></td>
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I go to take mine on Thursday. It's nothing really. You drink some flat tasting cola or orange stuff, sit in a room for an hour, and then they draw some blood. It's a piece of cake. This will be the 5th time that I've done it. It's nothing really - except an hour out of your life.
 

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About the newborn stuff....<br>
No to VIT K<br>
No to the eye goop<br>
Yes to PKU<br><br>
Yes to GBS although I was negative last time.<br><br>
I've my GT1 in a couple weeks. My mw has given me two choices to take the test. I'm so happy b/c I totally hated that stuff last time.<br><br>
Kicking is so much more now! Although, he is nothing like dd. So light and little. I've felt the body parts too but still not as strong as dd. I'm so hoping this is a sign of the future temperment of this child!<br><br>
I so can't believe that my edd is 3 months away!!! Wow!!! It's gonna fly by now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> This weekend I so realized this and thought I'm not ready yet, but now I'm starting to think I can do this.<br><br>
I hope all is well!
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by N2theWoods</i><br><b>What's EBS again?</b></td>
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Or GBS? I don't know....., its some bacterial infection you can have in your YONI, or thereabouts..... and it can apparently make baby very sick, but some women test neg when they are positive, some test pos and they're really neg - I'm not sure of the rates on accuracy.<br>
If you test positive, they'll want to put you on an IV drip with antibiotics when labor starts, or your water breaks.
 

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My research said that 80% of women who get a high reading on a 1 hour glucose test will be fine in the 3 hour test.<br><br>
I tested high with 2 of my pregnancies, only to be fine with the 3 hour test. I don't normally eat a lot of sugar or processed stuff, so I think my body just doesn't react well to the glucose.
 

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Ya'll say a little prayer for me. I'm 29 weeks this week and that is when dd#1 was born.<br><br>
All is well so far, but I'm nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs!
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Chelly2003</i><br><b>I didn't do the Glucose test, last preg. or this one...<br><br>
Speaking of tests and what-nots.....<br>
What are you guys doing about</b>:<br>
Vit K shot?<br>
Gunk in the eyes?<br>
GBS (is that what its called)?<br><br></td>
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I declined the diabetes test, too. It has a high rate of false positives, and treatment generally involves a healthy diet and regular exercise, both of which I practice anyway. My last baby was over 9 pounds, so the big baby thing doesn't scare me at all.<br><br>
No vit K or gunk in the eyes. I will go in for the GBS test at 36-37 weeks (my last prenatal appt was at 30w)...I've tested negative the last two PGs, but that is no indication of this PG as the status can change even within one PG. If I'm negative, great, if I'm positive, there are herbal treatments that will clear it up. If I didn't get tested at all, I'd feel it would be reckless to not treat myself as though I were positive (herbal treatments, etc), which I really don't want to bother with if I'm not. Kwim? (Clear as mud, I know.)
 

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W/ my family history, I feel safer taking the GTT test. I was fine w/ dd and hopefully will be okay this go around too. I'll admit I sweets now but generally I eat pretty well.
 

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All your diabetes talk made me ask my OB how I "scored" last time--I was at 91. She doesn't anticipate a problem this time either. I get stuck in 2-3 weeks.<br>
I let them do the Vit K last time--just didn't feel empowered enough to ask, KWIM? They held off on gunk for a little while, ds was ready to close his eyes anyway.<br>
I tested neg for GBS (Group B Strep bacteria), hope to again this time. I have this aversion to antibiotics, and the thought of running them into baby in the first MOMENT of life outside makes my skin crawl.<br>
My OB's nurse (I LOVE her) was pretty low-key talking about the sugar test--she said sometimes women eat a sugary breakfast and don't realize it, then drink the glucola and their numbers spaz.<br><br>
Riley'sMom, this one's going all the way!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Be sure to communicate a lot with this little one, so you're both on the same page!<br><br>
My "due date" from the baby I lost this January went by a couple of weeks ago...without my noticing. I could talk myself into feeling guilty about that I suppose...but really, I chalk it up to being at peace with the outcome of it. It was an ectopic baby, and I got to see it when I passed it, so I have a good idea of what was going on...and frankly I am so thankful for living through it. In Islam, when something terrible happens to you, there is a small prayer you say, asking God to help you through the difficulty, and asking to give you something greater than that which He took away. I feel like that's definitely how it's working out.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
And I for one HOPE this next three months fly by! I need a break from the office!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:<br><br>
I am considering having dh do a "welcome baby" party for us at the mosque--we'll slaughter a lamb and send meat around to many friends for cooking and sharing--and new baby and I will come in our own ride, and only stay for a short time. We'll see. Otherwise, I think an "open house" day, with extended hours, might be nice. Of course, with flu/rsv season, I am thinking hard about all those people coming so close to my new babe.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> Where's the mother bear smiley?
 

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I hope to be one of those 80!<br>
Rileysmom~<br>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">My "due date" from the baby I lost this January went by a couple of weeks ago...without my noticing. I chalk it up to being at peace with the outcome of it. It was an ectopic baby</td>
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My "due date" is on the 18th. Also ectopic. I'm pretty okay with it now too. There's a reason for everything, right?
 

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Hello, ladies - Hope everyone is doing well!<br><br>
I'm doing ok except for some uncomfortable heart pounding. It happens when I'm sitting down and I turn my head or when the baby moves. But it also happens when I stand, walk or do just about anything. Also a bit lightheaded and dizzy. It is intermittent too. Yesterday I went to the hospital to get a thyroid test done (I know it is fine). If that comes back negative and I'm still feeling the same way - I have to go back for more "tests". They checked my heart and said I had a "heart flow murmur" but that that was common in pg women.<br><br>
anyone out there experience this heart pounding??<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 

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Diane ~ I've been having this pounding since the beginning. They sent me in for heart monitoring, a stress test, even had me hooked up to a 24 hour monitor that I had to wear home - what a pain in the a$$ that was. Doc said it is perfectly normal, and my heart sometimes skips beats. I hadn't had any pounding sensations for the past 2 months, but suddenly last week it was back. Mine seems to act up more when I am under alot of stress. They say it is something that I will probably always have, but it is aggrivated by pregnancy so I'll feel it more now.
 

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GBS is Group B Strep and it is a bacteria that normally colonizes in the lower intestine. It does not normally cause a problem except in the elderly and in newborns. Although transmittal is rare when it does transmit to the newborn the effects can be fast and fatal; it can take the life of a newborn in less than 48 hours through sepsis, meningitis, or pneumonia. But, like I said, it is very rare to transmit it. I will be doing the test (it is a simple swab I will do to myself) because I would rather be safe than sorry and in the event of a transport I would rather the hospital not assume I am positive and work up my baby.<br><br>
Anyway:<br><br>
Eye prophylaxis: No, no need as I don't have any STDs to worry about.<br><br>
Vit K: I will decide this after the birth, if she has a very fast birth or lots of caput I will give her the shot<br><br>
PKU: Definitely, in fact I will do the extended version of the screen.<br><br>
Amy
 

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so is the eye gunk just put in to fight std's? I didn't know that. I've never really been informed about all this stuff, just been told that it is routine to do. If that's the case then I'll refuse that too, no need to put that stuff in her eyes.
 

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~Eye prophylaxis: No! (didn't with dd either)<br>
~Vit K: depends on birth trauma (did with dd ~ she had a bunch of bruising)<br>
~PKU: Absolutely! At 1 week postpartum. (after my milk has been in for a few days)<br>
~GTT: Nope! (declined with dd too.)<br>
~GBS: I'm still undecided about this test. Need to talk to my midwife more about it. (did with dd - negative)<br>
~Circ (if a boy): No!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> (not an issue with dd <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'm also not using the doppler this pregnancy. Sometimes I want to hear that little heart beat, but since this kid is very active I know it has to be beating away in there. On a side note, I feel like my tummy has gotten smaller over the last few days. Is that possible? DH doesn't see any change, but I don't feel as huge as I did last week. Maybe the baby changed position, or I'm just getting used to being huge. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: That ever happen to any of you?
 
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