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<p>Slimkins, I totally miss getting to see what they current group of full term moms are doing and dealing with.  I love lurking on other DDCs and seeing what's in store!  I don't think the social groups are private, but they are hard to find and follow along with.  I have no idea how to find November so I'm just watching Dec and Jan.  And, now hoping neither group decided to make a social group before they have their babes!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>slimkins</strong> <a href="/community/t/1334632/october-to-november-chat#post_16739475"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><p>I guess the November DDC went the social group route. I totally get wanting the privacy it provides (I assume it's private), but am I the only one who misses following this month's group of ladies have their babies? I just hope December and, especially, January don't do that.</p>
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<p>I found it by going to: <a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/groups/">http://www.mothering.com/community/groups</a></p>
<p>You can read, but can't post.  Sometimes I feel like a creeper snooping in on other DDCs but I have been enjoying reading through the birth month DDCs.  I like reading their birth stories.</p>
 

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<p>i used to really like to read "ahead" too in the ddcs.  bummer, i really dislike the groups. </p>
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<p>i decided to stop eating sugar (refined sugar) and today sucks.  i am drinking pregnancy tea instead.  NOT the same, remotely. </p>
 

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<p>I found it by going to: <a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/groups/">http://www.mothering.com/community/groups</a></p>
<p>You can read, but can't post.  Sometimes I feel like a creeper snooping in on other DDCs but I have been enjoying reading through the birth month DDCs.  I like reading their birth stories.</p>
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thanks for the link. I don't know why I couldn't find it. And what in the heck is the point of making the new social groups if they aren't private? I could see being more concerned about random people reading everything than non-members posting. Seeing how things from here get exploited on other sites on the internet, sometimes, I wish there was a bit more privacy. But just not allowing non-members to post is silly to me.</p>
<p>anyhoo, I got caught up on their births. :)</p>
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<p>hildare- a spoonful of honey to tide you over?  or is that still sugar for you?</p>
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<p>slimkins- i have seen the exploitation on other websites and it is horrible.  it's one reason i was so reluctant to join a DDC this time around even though i loved my other ones!  isn't that sad to have it wrecked up b/c of the ill intentions of others?  blah.  wish i could say that i am over it, but i am still guarded.  it affected me professionally, too.  </p>
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<p>in other news...i just got home from my friend's waterbirth.  it was absolutely fabulous.  i was with her in labor and birth with her second child in 2007.  we are pregnant together each time for all three of our babes!  she just had her 3rd girl- i have two girls so far.  on this trip, this is the second time i have caught a 3rd girl for a family.  (the MW who started the clinic said that must mean i am having a girl.  haha.  she totally thinks i am having a boy though, really.) </p>
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<p>we have had really busy days b/c our birth center is in the media a lot right now.  Do you all know Robin Lim?  She won one of the Top Ten CNN Hero of Year and now is in the running to win the Hero of the Year for all come December.  So, it's up to people to vote for her at cnn.com.  This has brought all kinds of TV crews over to film and today was a really busy full day of video cameras in our faces with an unmentionable high profile news source (soooooooooo exciting!).  It's such great attention but tiring on top of trying to do normal ole prenatals with people and check in on breastfeeding newborns.  So thankful for this opportunity though.  If she wins, we get lots of exposure and $250,000!  It will go far here, those funds.</p>
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<p>waiting on one mama in early labor but going to bed until things pick up.  </p>
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<p>love to you mamas out there today!</p>
 

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<p>I am feeling pretty raggedy here.  Almost 28 weeks.  I don't remember being this tired the first time, it almost verges on "is this normal" territory.  Like in the evenings, if I'm still on my feet, I get short of breath, have BH contractions, lose my appetite and am just miserably tired.  I guess I have a cold too, maybe that's my problem.  Or maybe I just had a really easy pregnancy the first time around?</p>
 

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<p><strong>Gunter</strong>, I think it's great what you are doing and the facility you are at. I don't know who she is, but I have seen some of the other posts you have made. And I also sawbposts about the CNN thing on my facebook feed. Can't remember from who.</p>
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<p>And I, too, hold back with posting personal stuff. I used to regular a boxer (dog) forum, and they were way tighter with membership and posting.</p>
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<p><strong>1blueheron</strong>, I hope your cold passes quickly. And I think it's chasing and lifting toddlers that make things so much more exhausting.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>1blueheron</strong> <a href="/community/t/1334632/october-to-november-chat/20#post_16742271"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><p>I am feeling pretty raggedy here.  Almost 28 weeks.  I don't remember being this tired the first time, it almost verges on "is this normal" territory.  Like in the evenings, if I'm still on my feet, I get short of breath, have BH contractions, lose my appetite and am just miserably tired.  I guess I have a cold too, maybe that's my problem.  Or maybe I just had a really easy pregnancy the first time around?</p>
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<br><br><p>I'll be 28 weeks on Saturday.  That's pretty much the same way I feel and I seem to have gotten over my little bug-thing I had.  Won't call it the flu, even though I was throwing up and felt awful for a couple of days.  I didn't feel... well, <em>flu-ish</em>.  Heheh... Then I had pink eye, courtesy of my 3-year old.  He "shared the booger-eye," as he called it.</p>
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<p>The part I hate is the shortness of breath.  I always feel like I am gasping and can't catch my breath, because there's just no room for things to expand.  I actually had way more BH last month than I've been having lately, but I know they will be back.  I've had a ton of round ligament pain, though, and honestly I'd rather have BH.  My appetite has also been crappy lately.</p>
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<p>So someone gets a jelly bean option for their GD test?  I have to do that next week (without jelly beans, sadly).  I wasn't going to, since I didn't in my last 3 pregnancies, and I don't exactly have any symptoms this time, but my midwife says she'd be more comfortable if I did since I am AMA this time.  Makes me feel old.  Heh.</p>
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<p>I know, for me, each pregnancy gets progressively harder than the last one was.  My body's just worn out.  I had thought I was tired and worn out when I was pregnant with my third, because she was only 15 months younger than baby #2, but sheesh, I was all of 24 then and had boundless energy compared to now.  Of course, at 24, I would have totally smacked anyone who suggested that I would be having my 7th at age 37.  Hahaha!!!</p>
 

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<p>Sorry to hear there's so much discomfort going around.  My acupuncturist and rolfer are keeping me tuned up.  I'm 41 with no complaints... when I start to feel squished or tired or heartburny, I make an appointment and they fix it.  I'm running our farm solo (6 weeks straight now, 40 goats and 150 chickens, off road-off grid) with my 4 yo.  I did however come to the realization yesterday that moving 1/2 a ton of feed in 50 pound sacks should be outside my known limits.  So I've resolved to have my Mom take care of it until Hubby gets home in a couple more weeks.  My HCPs say there is no reason to go through pregnancy uncomfortable, and I think they're right.  Thankfully, they all trade my fresh food for their services... so it's a win-win.</p>
 

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WOW, mtn.mama!  I'm super impressed!   </p>
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<p>For the aches and pains, I swear I don't work for them and I'm not connected in any way, but I am MADLY in love with <a href="http://www.yogaglo.com/" target="_blank">http://www.yogaglo.com/</a>   It's an online set of Yoga Classes, and they have a really really good set of prenatal ones for all sorts of different complaints.  It's great because there are no yoga studios around me that offer classes at times for working mamas, and I can do one of the 30 minute classes before I go to bed at night and feel much better. It's $18/mo, which is the cost of a single class for unlimited classes, and I am kind of obsessed at this point. Also looking forward to giving birth so I can get going with the regular yoga classes too... just a suggestion <img alt="thumb.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_8_1321037554226_163" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif">  They have classes for pregnant women who haven't done yoga before, which is nice too...</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mtn.mama</strong> <a href="/community/t/1334632/october-to-november-chat/20#post_16743586"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><p>I'm running our farm solo (6 weeks straight now, 40 goats and 150 chickens, off road-off grid) with my 4 yo.  I did however come to the realization yesterday that moving 1/2 a ton of feed in 50 pound sacks should be outside my known limits.  </p>
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I'm impressed too!  Hope you have a helpful 4 yo.  :)  </p>
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<p>I sort of suspect my woes may be partly the result of too little physical activity.  Felt a little better last night, though, and got good sleep.</p>
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<p>Glad you have such a good trade situation worked out!</p>
 

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<p>Oh, and <strong>mtn.mama</strong>, when you're done with that, you want to come stack the rest of our firewood?  Only 3 cords to go  <img alt="winky.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_8_1321040938735_447" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif"></p>
 

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<p><strong>blueheron</strong>- i keep wondering what is so different this time around, too that is making me "just feel it" more.  i was busy attending births when I was preggo with my second and still nursing my first then.  i recalled going to births up to when i was 38 weeks and feeling okay about it.  already at 20-26 weeks, i was wondering how i could sit still to for so long to support a mom pushing and then to suture, when needed.  or how i am going to keep contorting my body into positions that are beneficial for the mamababies!  haha  and, i am a mama to two this time around with my second being a very physically intense child who is kinda in her own world vs. the calm first child who paid attention to my requests.  maybe like <strong>SeekingSerenity</strong> pointed out, I am not a young 27 years old like I was with my first and that's all there is to it!</p>
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<p><strong>slimkins</strong>- so cool that you saw the CNN voting thing on FB.  Goodness, i post daily reminders on there for people!  we had crazy filming this week but it's really exciting!  we have some Embassy people here in Bali prepping for Obama's trip but he doesn't have clearance to come to the birth center, we've been told.  it's great to have Embassy peeps and some of their media witnessing and reporting on natural prenatal through postpartum care!</p>
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<p><strong>mtn. mama</strong>- you are awesome and an inspiration to us!  i will make time for acupuncture one more time before i leave Bali.  it's so easy b/c it's part of our clinic 3 days a week.  why haven't i been taking advantage of it!?  will get a massage before boarding the plane for a 7 hour flight, too.  and, I will walk around on the plane to avoid stiffness then have a blast in Korea exploring the town.  Thank you!  my girls want chickens so bad and we were so close to inheriting some earlier this year but the timing wasn't right with our travel.  what kids of things does your 4 yr. old enjoy about helping you? </p>
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<p><strong>TeamGR</strong>- what does your name stand for, if you don't mind sharing?  i am totally going to do a prenatal yoga class once we are back in the states.  the timing was off for me here even though we offer it at the birth center.  missed out big time b/c my friend is the teacher.  i was busy doing the prenatals on people while the classes were happening or home to make dinner while hubby began working!  ;)  i like the class environment, personally but am glad to hear of other options. </p>
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<p>for me, i have been riding my bike, playing in the pool with my girls and walking this past week.  busy media time at the birth center on top of attending births, prenatals, posts, etc.  we had a visit from Christy Turlington for a few days (who I recall from the cover of Seventeen magazine as a pre-teen, etc) who started this awesome non-profit called 'Every Mother Counts' and made a movie called 'No Woman, No Cry'.  Have any of you all seen this?  She has an amazing passion for mothers across the world giving birth safely.  It started b/c she had a severe PPH and then began to learn about how dangerous it can be for mamas all over.  she was really neat to chat with- as mind-boggling as it was from my teen years!  i got to help my friend give birth this week, too!!!  even more fabulous than meeting the famous.  now, we are packing to begin our journey back home in a few days.  we'll extended our layover for a fun trip into Seoul, Korea where neither hubby or I do any work!  woo hoo. </p>
 

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<p>Hey Gunter,</p>
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<p>I love the class environment too, but it's just impossible with my schedule- I'm actually hoping to get a Mommy & Me class when I'm on maternity leave for a few months :)</p>
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<p>My name comes from a running joke my husband and I have.  Neither of us changed our names when we got married, so we collectively call ourselves "Team G(name) R(name)", shortening and combining our last names to make it sound like a super hero name!  The baby will have my husband's last name, but we'll still be Team G-R as a family.  It's one of those things we call ourselves when someone good happens, silly things like getting through all the laundry, or cleaning the apartment, or scoring tickets to a show.  </p>
 

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<p>we are making our journey back to the States this evening.  would you all hold us in your thoughts/pray/etc. as we embark on a 15 hour flight back to the USA.  we've already made 7 hours of the flight so far and had a great time in Korea.  We're hoping everyone sleeps on the evening leg of the journey.  You can imagine how *comfortable* that will be for my preggo self.  TIA!</p>
 
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