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Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Like Evergreen, it's time for me to move from the preggo thread to this one. Our little Dorah is 2.5 weeks and a few ounces above her birthweight now. We're really happy about her weight gain, given the feeding difficulties and weight loss she had for the first week because of a tongue tie. We had i...

by ladyciel

December 4th, 2016, 4:11 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Thanks, AHL! She also as a lip tie (I get the feeling they go hand in hand more than people realize...), but the ENT said to leave it for now because 1) it requires a more extensive procedure with stitches and, 2) in his experience, by itself usually isn't very problematic. We decided to leave it fo...

by ladyciel

November 27th, 2016, 9:44 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

I've been slow to update (tried once in the hospital and PS ate my post), but our little Dorah is here! :love: She arrived at 1:30pm on the 16th, the day after her due date. 7lbs 12oz, 19 3/4", 14" head circumference (78.8, 72.6, and 91.9th(!) percentiles, respectively). I spent most of my...

by ladyciel

November 27th, 2016, 4:01 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

:love: Evergreen, he's perfect! I just love his silly expressions. The grey paint is Sherwin Williams "Knitting Needles", and we really love it. It is dark enough to add some contrast, but light enough that the room still feels airy and relaxed. The walls were a medium and dark green when ...

by ladyciel

November 14th, 2016, 2:25 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Congratulations, Evergreen!! I'm so happy to hear your labor went so smoothly and that he is doing well. Pics?? :D I love seeing how different everybody's nurseries are. Evergreen, I'm jealous of how much space you have, and Bling, your glider looks super comfy! I finally got the room tidied for pic...

by ladyciel

November 7th, 2016, 11:07 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Had another appt this afternoon (37+1), and this time she checked me - 90% effaced, 1-1.5cm, and baby's head is "low" (she didn't say what station). Both doc and I are very happy about the last piece - it suggests that her getting past the fibroid isn't going to be an issue. :appl: :dance:...

by ladyciel

October 26th, 2016, 9:53 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Aww, thanks, Bling, and I've got my fingers crossed for you that your GD diet is helping! I've put on at least 40lbs this pregnancy, but I've been lucky and the bulk of it has gone to my belly/middle and boobs, less of it to my hips. If you go back in this thread I think Evergreen and I talked about...

by ladyciel

October 25th, 2016, 9:54 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Evergreen, YAY for 37 weeks! I'm 35+6 and very excited to hit 36 tomorrow. I'm hoping we make it to 37, at least, which is looking more doable. I've had a few days in a row now with very few contractions, and the ones I've gotten were much more like true B-Hs... they've come on because of something ...

by ladyciel

October 17th, 2016, 1:46 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Bling, every time my doc tells me baby girl's stats from my growth scans, she quickly reminds me of the uncertainty and how the error increases the farther along you are. Don't panic just yet!! My kiddo went from 47th to ~35th to 60th percentile in her scans between 20 and 34 weeks. I'm still pregna...

by ladyciel

October 14th, 2016, 2:22 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Evergreen, I haven't asked my OB about alcohol in third tri, because my personal preference is to just not mess with it. it could be completely harmless, but with everything else going on I'd just rather not introduce another variable or point for worry/self-blame down the road. I saw my OB yesterda...

by ladyciel

October 8th, 2016, 10:42 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Getting discharged today!! I'm going to feel like a ticking time bomb, but at least when I'm out of here I can better distract myself with tying things up at work and the baby prep still left to do. This afternoon's task is going on a giant online shopping spree with our registry completion coupons....

by ladyciel

October 4th, 2016, 8:22 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Thanks for the well-wishes, ladies. I'm still pregnant (yay) and still in the hospital (boo). Nothing more exciting happening, but they're treating me with an abundance of caution and keeping me (hopefully just) one more night. I've been on intermittent monitoring, hour sessions 3-4 times a day, sin...

by ladyciel

October 3rd, 2016, 5:16 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Well, I am praying we will get to attend the rest of our classes. I'm lying in the high risk unit, admitted today for threatened preterm labor. The meds have subdued the contractions a lot, but not completely. We got here a bit after noon after I woke up this morning with contractions every 2-10 min...

by ladyciel

October 1st, 2016, 7:57 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Evergreen, I'm glad the pillow is proving helpful for you! I completely recommend the little belly pillow - making that to add to the store-bought pillow sounds like a great way to get exactly what you need for just a little bit of effort and fabric. Really, you could just make the little half-moon ...

by ladyciel

September 28th, 2016, 5:47 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

I had my 32wk checkup this morning. Belly is measuring ahead at 35wks (I'm not surprised), everything else looks good. I get another US when I go back in 2 weeks. They want to check growth as well as see how baby girl and the fibroids are positioned.

by ladyciel

September 23rd, 2016, 10:51 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

I do find the colace works as a softener for me. I haven't tried it to relieve constipation that has already taken hold, but both after my surgery last year and now I've been able to tell a difference. It's not as strong an effect as the miralax, but I think right now the miralax would be too much a...

by ladyciel

September 21st, 2016, 11:55 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Evergreen, I feel your pain (quite literally), but I made myself a snoogle-ish body pillow and it has made a HUGE difference in my ability to sleep. I'm comfortable enough that I usually don't wake up needing to change position until I also need to use the bathroom. In those cases, I extricate mysel...

by ladyciel

September 20th, 2016, 1:09 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

It's been a couple of weeks of quiet in here... how is everyone doing? I've gained a ridiculous amount of weight (10-15lbs) over the last 3 weeks, but my doc doesn't seem concerned and keeps telling me to not stress about the scale. I'm 32 weeks tomorrow and up 37lbs overall. I'm not stressing about...

by ladyciel

September 19th, 2016, 3:11 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Awesome. Thanks for the tip on the brush/rack set, that looks pretty handy. I have another set of oxo cleaning brushes that could probably get to all the nooks and crannies, but they're not really compact or portable (and also get used for things that probably shouldn't get mixed with breast pump st...

by ladyciel

September 5th, 2016, 9:14 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Thanks, BabyM. AHL, do you have the two-piece medela connectors (the ones sold to make it easy to change/choose your flange size) for your bottles, so the pumpin pals push straight into the connector instead of the Medela flange/funnel, or do you shove the pumpin pals into the funnels of the medela ...

by ladyciel

September 5th, 2016, 10:44 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Thanks, AHL. I've read and watched videos and think I've gotten a decent idea of what a good fit is, how your nipple size can swell during pumping, that fit also depends on tissue elasticity, etc. I was just looking at Medela's size chart that says what size to try first based on the diameter at the...

by ladyciel

September 1st, 2016, 1:31 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Ok, so my pump came yesterday (really fast shipping!), and I have a TMI type question for the BTDT mammas. How much did your nipple size change from early third trimester through actually nursing/pumping regularly? Right now I think the 24mm flanges are probably too big for me. It is tempting to go ...

by ladyciel

September 1st, 2016, 11:34 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Woot! Insurance pays 100% for the Spectra S2 and it was an $80 upgrade to get the S1. I went with the S1 to get the battery, because while it might weigh more, the last thing I wanted was to regret NOT getting it when I inevitably found myself desperately needing to pump and unable to find a plug. T...

by ladyciel

August 29th, 2016, 1:49 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Wanted to add - we finally got good profile views of her face at this scan. Here she is. :)
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by ladyciel

August 23rd, 2016, 9:49 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Thanks, AHL!! Yes, all of those things pretty closely match what I've read about the Spectra pumps. I've been considering the S1 over the S2 (has the rechargeable battery), because I haven't been able to confirm yet whether or not I'll always have access to an outlet at work. The flanges always seem...

by ladyciel

August 23rd, 2016, 9:04 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

AMC, Cooper is a cutie-pie, and definitely the spitting image of his big brother! Bobbin, you're a real trooper, making it so far past your due date with that incredibly unhappy ute of yours. How wonderful that you were able to achieve the birth experience you really wanted, and with a 10lb babe no ...

by ladyciel

August 23rd, 2016, 7:34 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Oh, April, I'm so so sorry. :blackeye:

by ladyciel

August 19th, 2016, 8:48 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Evergreen, for some things we've also closed our eyes to products not making it to all the lists (e.g. crib mattress), but for some other things I quickly realized I needed to broaden my search if I was going to find something that was best for us (like the diaper bag). Between the mini and the GT, ...

by ladyciel

August 18th, 2016, 1:07 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39801

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by ladyciel

August 17th, 2016, 7:56 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Evergreen, we've actually been referencing babygearlab and the baby bargains book quite a bit! We found both pretty early on - I forgot to mention them before, so I'm glad you brought them up. They're both great resources, although we're finding they can be frustrating because they don't consider AL...

by ladyciel

August 16th, 2016, 1:48 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39801

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