Written by monkeyprincess » May 16th, 2012, 11:16 am: The question I have is that I've noticed a lot of people on here have bought bedding with bumpers and put them in the crib for pictures. Is there any purpose for a bumper at all, in other words, when the baby is older, is it a good idea to have one, or is it better to just not get one at all? I'm inclined to just skip getting one altogether, but I was just curious what others think. It's a pity they always make the bumper the cutest part of any bedding.
Written by monkeyprincess:amc, oh boy, there is no way my husband will be able to handle any prenatal classes! Everybody keeps telling me that we HAVE to take classes, but I'm a little hesitant because I feel like it is just going to be information overload. I would like some of the information on what to expect after the baby arrives and breastfeeding and to get a hospital tour, but I do not want anyone to make me get on the floor and simulate labor breathing or see a birth. I figure there is really no way to prepare for all of that and everyone gets through it because you have no choice, but what do I know. Also, I think your belly looks great! You carry very cutely
Written by amc80 » May 16th, 2012, 5:13 pm:Just heard from my OB regarding the blood work I had done last week. I passed my glucose test, yay! My iron is a little low, as I suspected...I've been craving (and eating) cup fulls of ice, and that's usually a good indicator of when my iron is low. I'm sort of impressed that I've made it this far considering my prenatals don't have iron in them. Also tested positive for HSV-1 (cold sore virus), which I knew. She has me on anti-viral for the remainder of the pregnancy. Tested negative for HSV-2 (um, not that I was expecting a positive!). Still waiting on my Rh antibodies...but she said if I don't hear from her then it's negative.Happy everything came back basically as expected. I have my next appointment on Tuesday, at which time I get to get the lovely Rhogam shot. Have any of you had that thing? I had to get one after my chemical pregnancy/early mc and that shot hurts! Shots don't normally phase me at all, but that one did not feel good.
Written by PetitePoire » May 17th, 2012, 5:12 am:I'm glad everything came back how you expected. What is the doctor having you do about the iron? At my appointment Wednesday the DR said my iron was low (7), but he didn't tell me to do anything!? I was also never advised to take prenatals, so have only taken them randomly...
Written by amc80 » May 17th, 2012, 9:45 am:Written by PetitePoire » May 17th, 2012, 5:12 am:I'm glad everything came back how you expected. What is the doctor having you do about the iron? At my appointment Wednesday the DR said my iron was low (7), but he didn't tell me to do anything!? I was also never advised to take prenatals, so have only taken them randomly...They told me to get iron supplements and to make sure it is the "Slow" type. Apparently it's supposed to be easier on your bowels that way.
Written by PetitePoire » May 18th, 2012, 12:06 pm:Such cute pics ladies!! How are you ladies getting by stretch mark free!?? I have been religiously applying Mustela 2-3 times daily, with a tad of Palmers coco butter and a Eucerin stretch mark oil here and there. They are on my hips and spreading. I'm so dissappointed at the thought of never wearing a cute swimsuit, like the ones they seem to have out this year, again. I'm scared to think about what will happen when baby drops. Anyways, thank you AMC and PPM for the iron advice. I'll have to see what I can get here. It sounds like I'll have to make a trip to the doctor for a prescription since you can't buy things over the counter here.
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