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Re: Help me PS Moms!! PLEASE!

Miracles, I really hope that everything's okay with your granddaughter. How stressful.

Here's another high chair picture, of the top of Mr Edward's head. He's 10.5 months now. (Where has the time gone?)

Thinking of you guys.

by Blenheim

August 11th, 2012, 10:39 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Help me PS Moms!! PLEASE!

Replies: 28

Views: 1234
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Fishie, I'm praying for you guys. Are you familar with the BetaBase? (Betabase.info) EB told me about it when we had some uncertainty about my betas when I was newly pregnant with Edward. There's a wide range of numbers that have led to successful pregnancies, and increasing is definitely good! I'm ...

by Blenheim

February 6th, 2012, 11:39 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 3810

Views: 101914
Re: When did you get your BFP???

A big congrats to you and your husband!! I've gotten positives at 10 dpo, 11 dpo, and 10 dpo, and all of them were super faint like those first ones that you posted. The later, darker ones are great for convincing you that you're not imagining things, aren't they? ;))

by Blenheim

September 27th, 2011, 6:32 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: When did you get your BFP???

Replies: 41

Views: 1175
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Sorry I've been MIA! I did have the baby, as some people guessed. He was born last Sunday. I was having contractions on and off all day on Saturday, and they finally settled into a good pattern around 10 PM. We were a little lackadaisical about getting to the hospital, as it took so long last time (...

by Blenheim

September 27th, 2011, 6:22 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Oh Charbie, how exciting!! I hope everything goes smoothly.

by Blenheim

September 14th, 2011, 8:28 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Hi there! Pancake, you're looking great! I bet you'll pop more in the next couple of weeks, Elle, what a cute belly! The whale feeling only gets worse, unfortunately. Charbie, I'm really sorry to hear about the recent turn of events. Yeah, those are big red flags and not something to mess with, and ...

by Blenheim

September 13th, 2011, 3:48 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

IHA - Congrats on Liam's arrival! He is a cutie. I love little red-headed babies. I'm sorry that things didn't go as you had hoped. Charbie - Ugh, isn't the final stretch just brutal? I hate all of the anticipation and waiting. I hope that it happens soon for you. NEL, you look great and I love your...

by Blenheim

September 9th, 2011, 12:46 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Tips and advice for epidural-free childbirth

MP, agreed that both certainly have their place. I may not have explained my position well, but there's a lot of gray area when it comes to "medically indicated" and there are multiple approaches for dealing with labor when it deviates from the normal, and I think that it's helpful to be o...

by Blenheim

August 8th, 2011, 9:11 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Tips and advice for epidural-free childbirth

Replies: 67

Views: 2301
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Hi, ladies! I'm alive and doing well. Still baking the baby (34w4d), still working, wrangling a crazy toddler (he's now potty trained!), trying my best to stay active which also means that I need to sleep a lot and haven't had that much free time. I was getting frustrated with my midwives and switch...

by Blenheim

August 8th, 2011, 7:41 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Tips and advice for epidural-free childbirth

Hi, Charbie! I had a med-free birth last time and plan to do the same this time. Some things that I'm doing or have done, that I hope will help- -- Hire a doula. -- Make sure that your support person/people know what natural birth looks like, what typical emotional reactions would be like on your pa...

by Blenheim

August 8th, 2011, 7:27 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Tips and advice for epidural-free childbirth

Replies: 67

Views: 2301
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Oh my gosh, what a little (or should I say big?) cutie!! They do look so similar, too! I'm glad to hear that recovery's going better this time around. I am sure that an intact tailbone helps!

by Blenheim

June 26th, 2011, 7:41 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Kay - Congrats on your little girl's arrival!

DD - Congrats!! What a big boy you have! I am glad to hear that everything went smoothly and that you got the natural labor that you wanted.

by Blenheim

June 25th, 2011, 2:32 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Hi ladies! I'm still alive and doing well. :)) We went on our baby moon last week and it was wonderful. Saw lots of great sites, did some shopping (and finally bought something for the baby!) and ate a ton of yummy food. We've spent this week trying to get George back into his normal schedule. We're...

by Blenheim

June 4th, 2011, 1:56 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Breastfeeding beyond 12 months and working outside the h

Oral fixations... I agree that this is the doctor's personal attitudes creeping over into his professional recommendations. World Health Organization - "Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to tw...

by Blenheim

May 17th, 2011, 7:42 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Breastfeeding beyond 12 months and working outside the home.

Replies: 18

Views: 589
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

DC - No worries, I completely understand. Unfortunately, the rest of this week and all of next are CRAZY for me and I'm not going to be able to get away. And I assume that after that wouldn't work for you? :(sad And EEEK on the shingles! I hope that gets better for you soon! Janine - Oh my gosh, con...

by Blenheim

May 17th, 2011, 7:22 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Advice on second birth after a traumatic first one.

I would also look into a doula. I think they're more often used for natural birth, but their ultimate purpose is to be the advocate of the laboring woman and to help her have the experience that she's looking for. Labor is a vulnerable time when you're easily suggestible, and it can be so helpful to...

by Blenheim

May 13th, 2011, 7:32 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Advice on second birth after a traumatic first one.

Replies: 50

Views: 1670
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Charbie - I am sorry about your Gram. Congrats on a closing date on the house. I feel you on the piling to-do list - there are days that I am overwhelmed, but we were able to accomplish a lot post-baby last time (like staging and selling a house!) and I keep reminding myself that it's not like the w...

by Blenheim

May 12th, 2011, 8:17 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: How long did it take you to lose pregnancy weight...

I gained about 40 lbs overall, and I think the first time I weighed myself several weeks post-partum I was still up about 15-20. I breastfed, and it didn't melt the way off for me the same way that it does for some people. I got serious about more intense workouts and eating really healthy food arou...

by Blenheim

May 12th, 2011, 8:02 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: How long did it take you to lose pregnancy weight...

Replies: 26

Views: 868
Re: Breastfeeding beyond 12 months and working outside the h

My experience -- I worked when G was 6 weeks old to 6 months old, took 6 months off, and then went back to work full-time at 12 months. At that point he was only really playing with solids, and I was pumping 2-3 times a day at work plus nursing while I was home. I can't remember how often I was nurs...

by Blenheim

May 12th, 2011, 7:55 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Breastfeeding beyond 12 months and working outside the home.

Replies: 18

Views: 589
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

RT - Congratulations!! I'm sorry that your labor was so rough. DC - Yes!! Friday works well for me. Can't wait. Any ideas about a good place to go? Fab - I know I'm coming to this late, but I am sorry that the midwife's ultrasound is making you worry. Some of that equipment is better than others, an...

by Blenheim

May 9th, 2011, 8:07 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

DC - I am so sorry for your loss. You do sound like you've been very strong throughout this; I guess sometimes we have to be. Big, big hugs. I love Sophia, and that will be such a sweet story to tell her when she is older. I was just thinking about you earlier today and about how I never got back to...

by Blenheim

May 3rd, 2011, 8:07 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

I know!! He protested a little bit at bedtime because he wanted to read another book - we have a strict limit of two books at bedtime b/c he will use it as a stall tactic, but will read unlimited books to him when it is not bedtime - but went in his crib and to sleep without a fuss, then slept throu...

by Blenheim

May 1st, 2011, 6:10 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

DD - 1:30-6, and when I woke him up at 6, he said "No, Mama!" and rolled over and tried to go back to sleep. A normal nap for him is 1-3. :o Daddy's upstairs putting him to bed now, a little over an hour late. G's in a good mood, at least...

by Blenheim

April 30th, 2011, 7:00 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Charbie - Congrats on your little girl! How exciting. The forward-facing ultrasound pics look super creepy to me, and unfortunately it's all the tech could get this time! Every time he tried to get a profile shot, the baby would rotate further and further away from him and he could never actually ge...

by Blenheim

April 30th, 2011, 3:36 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Cupcake! Congratulations! You have the most adorable little bunny there. :love: Charbie - No real guesses (I am terrible at that!) but fingers crossed that everything goes well tomorrow! DD - Oh, that is a tough one. We are planning on another home birth, but we're also 5 minutes from a hospital and...

by Blenheim

April 26th, 2011, 8:42 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

DD - Are you really that far along?! I hope that you make it as long as possible pain-free! I remember you had it pretty bad last time. It was telling me to eat 2160-2460. I'm 5'11" and am still working out at a moderate intensity -- just making sure that I feel good and can hold a conversation...

by Blenheim

April 26th, 2011, 12:56 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Skippy - Glad you could pop in, and that you sound like you're in good spirits. Thinking of you and your family! Mrs - I looked forward to monthly appointments last time more too. But I think this time I know better what to expect and don't have as many questions, so maybe that's part of it. AFM - T...

by Blenheim

April 24th, 2011, 2:08 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Skippy!!!! Congratulations! You sound over the moon. I hope that their NICU stay is short and sweet. Kay - I can't believe she said that! Some people. I have also heard that BH start earlier on subsequent pregnancies, or at least that women are more likely to notice them. ModernSparkler - Glad to he...

by Blenheim

April 20th, 2011, 7:13 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652
Re: Foods you have Craved while Pregnant?? :)

First pregnancy - Samosas, french fries, roasted chicken, chicken pot pie.

This pregnancy - Tomatoes, pineapple, melon, rare steak, sushi.

by Blenheim

April 18th, 2011, 6:57 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Foods you have Craved while Pregnant?? :)

Replies: 46

Views: 1061
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Tuckins - Congratulations!! It's a great sign that he's suckling some - I've heard that preemies can have more latching difficulties. But I'm sorry that you're in pain. Hopefully it subsides pretty quickly. Dreamer - Congrats on passing the GD screen! That must be a relief. The weekend away sounds n...

by Blenheim

April 18th, 2011, 6:51 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38702

Views: 1445652