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  • Hello everyone! Most of you may remember me from the fall babies pregnancy thread. My baby was due September 1, but I had a placental abruption at 32w and had to have an emergency c-section. My son Llyr is doing well. He's 6 months old now! Our biggest struggles have been with feeding. He couldn't nurse until he was 6…
  • Since I last checked in, a few burning questions have been answered. How much weight am I going to gain during this pregnancy? 26 pounds. What's my baby's gender? He's a boy. When will he be born? July 12, at 12:57 in the morning. Last Thursday, at 32 weeks 2 days, I woke up and found I was having a bit of bleeding. I…
  • Good morning to all! Sounds like many of us are in the process of setting up the nursery. We've decided to put both a twin bed and a crib in the nursery -- the baby will need the twin bed eventually, and in the meantime it's useful to have a spot where a parent (or grandmother) can sleep. Setting up that twin bed has…
  • Welcome, Tiffany and Tyler! Tyler, you and I are the only ones who haven't found out the gender. It'll be a good motivation to get through labor -- I'll be able to find out who this is! Katie, I might not have bought maternity clothes, but that does NOT mean I'm wearing all of my normal clothes. I last wore jeans at 9…
  • Happy 4th to all the US mamas, and to everyone outside the US, enjoy your Saturday! Since this is a big pool-party type holiday, our discussion of grooming is timely. I invested in laser treatments for my bikini line a few years ago, and I am SO GLAD I did! I got a deal through Groupon, and it was quite possibly the best…
  • Here's something ridiculous.... I still haven't bought any maternity clothes, and am primarily wearing my long, stretchy tank tops and yoga pants. I tried to put on one of my own t-shirts today, and it only went about halfway over my belly, so instead I am wearing MY SON'S. I am so pregnant, I had to wear my kid's clothes.…
  • Kristen, that's the way I started my weight loss program before I joined MFP. I wasn't counting calories or restricting anything, but I made a rule that every meal or snack had to include vegetables, even breakfast! And salsa did not count as a vegetable. :) It worked to help me take off about 5 pounds without any other…
  • 31 weeks today! I had my first midwife appointment yesterday, and even though the office was running super-slowly because they were having computer problems, I'm feeling very glad that I switched practices. The midwife was so much more thorough in going over my health history, talking to me about options, and overall just…
  • If the pain is on the sides of your abdomen, or very low in the front of your pelvis, it could be either round ligament pains or symphysis pubis pain. Both are really uncomfortable but don't cause any danger to the baby. I had a really bad weekend of symphysis pubis pain when I was about 19 or 20 weeks, but it hasn't…
  • Good morning, all! I got a call yesterday afternoon from the OB practice I wanted to use, saying that they can take me on as a patient. However, the nurse who called sounded so down, I thought from her tone of voice they were rejecting me, and I couldn't quite tell if she said "can" or "can't" until she asked if I wanted…
  • Could we start a roll call here, so we can keep track of who is here and when we're due? I'll start, and then each person could copy the roll call part into their own message so that eventually we'll have a list of all of us who are participating on this thread. summer8it (Summer), due 1 Sep, baby's gender unknown. Also…
  • Hello from another over 40 pregnant woman! I decided fairly early on in my pregnancy not to log my food, as I was being overly restrictive of my calories when I know I need to be gaining. However, the first thing I did was change my goal from "maintain" to "gain 1/2 pound a week," which automatically bumped up my calorie…
  • Sarieth, how exciting! I adore being the mother of a boy. Just take my advice and make sure you use an easily-washable paint on the nursery wall that will be next to the changing table. :)
  • Everyone, please think positive thoughts for me that I'll be accepted as a patient at the OB practice I want to use! I had two good possibilities for new OBs, one a solo practitioner and the other a larger practice with doctors and midwives. Today I found out the solo doctor won't take me on -- she won't take transfers…
  • I bet a lot of us do. I'd been very active before getting pregnant, and when I first tested positive, I had all kinds of ideas about how I'd keep up my fitness plan. But then I had a couple of weeks of spotting and bleeding (terrifying!) and when that cleared up, the morning sickness and fatigue settled in. The morning…
  • Suzanne, glad to hear you got good results from your ultrasound! I was so worked up about needing to find a new OB practice yesterday that I didn't mention that my 3 hour glucose test results came back as normal. This is a good thing, especially considering that on my way home from my 1 hour glucose test, I went to Trader…
  • Well, I did it: I fired my OB. Only problem is that I did it BEFORE I found out that their practice doesn't allow pregnant women to switch providers within the practice. So now I have to find a completely new doctor in a different practice. But it's going to be OK -- I have leads on doctors at two different practices that…
  • Sarieth, I flew at 27 weeks pregnant last time, but it was a short flight, less than 2 hours, nothing like a long haul to Japan! My only problem was that there were high winds and turbulence, and I wasn't able to get out of my seat for the last hour, and OOOH did I have to pee! But I also did a 14-hour-straight road trip…
  • It's weird, but my energy levels popped up after I hit the third trimester mark. I still get tired, but it's better than it was before. That said, I am really ready for today to be over. Work has been ridiculously stressful, and to top it off, I woke up to no water in the house. We're on a well, and the pump motor for our…
  • Welcome, Brittany! I'm Summer, and I'm 28 weeks along... and I think I'm the only person here who opted not to find out the baby's gender ahead of time. I like surprises. This is a good thing, considering that this baby was a TOTAL surprise. We tried for years to have another baby after the birth of our son 12 years ago,…
  • Poke, September 11 is my birthday! I wouldn't be surprised if it is my baby's birthday, too. I like to think of it as Ethiopian New Year, which is called Enkutatash in Amharic, the majority language. Enkutatash means "a gift of jewels." Thinking of it that way, it's a beautiful day to have a baby. (And I'm from Washington,…
  • I've been doing some research into this today, because I just found out I failed my 1 hour screening by one point and now need to do the three hour glucose tolerance test. There are a lot of resources online about gestational diabetes. Getting cardio exercise daily is apparently one of the best things you can do.
  • Ugh ugh ugh. I failed my glucose tolerance screening by ONE POINT. The level needed to be under 140, and I scored 140 exactly. So now I have to do the three hour test, and the earliest I could schedule it was for next Thursday. Before that, they would only give me afternoon appointments, and since you have to fast for 8-10…
  • I had my glucose tolerance test yesterday, the 1 hour version, and I think I'm suffering digestive consequences from the nasty glucose drink. I felt sick as I was driving home yesterday, and was sick again this morning. It felt a bit like the illness I get from consuming dairy. Blech. Let's hope that's over and done with,…
  • Welcome, nwright and KatyAverill! 27 weeks tomorrow, and finally I'm starting to make some progress on getting ready for the baby. Today I dealt with some medical stuff -- I applied to get a free breast pump through my health insurance, and I also emailed my family doctor to see if she treats newborns or if she has…
  • @RosieRaz, I went to a party at 20 weeks and everyone was commenting that my belly looked bigger than my friend's, and she's 6 weeks ahead of me. But I think it was mostly because I am carrying high and out in front, and she's carrying low and wide, more in her hips.
  • First new stretchmarks appeared today, on the right side of my abdomen where the baby's butt has been lodged for the last few weeks. It appears coconut oil is not the magic tonic I'd hoped it would be....
  • It's a tradition in the US to have a "baby shower" before the baby is born, for friends and family to give gifts for the new baby, and everyone expects you to have registered at one or more stores so they can figure out what to buy for you! All I have left of the baby gear from my son is a pair of nail clippers, a single…
  • Holy moly - I've now reached the third trimester. I wonder if this means I should give myself permission to start making my Amazon baby registry....
  • Might sound weird, but after my husband had his bone graft and dental implant surgeries, he ate a lot of sushi. Stuff like raw salmon is soft enough "gum down" without real chewing, and it's amazing protein to help with healing.
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