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Old 09-03-2013, 06:26 PM   #871
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Once again, thanks for all of your input! I definitely want to do some studying up on all of this... I don't know what a luteal phase is... I feel like such an amateur!

We "DTD" pretty regularly but I think I would like to track... just my personality! Off to google some of those trackers!

I wish I could wear maternity pants right now.. ugh. I need to lose some weight and I love my sweaties... ha. My jeans are getting a bit too snug! My friend has a 2-month old and I get to see him tomorrow - so excited! He is such a little doll.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #872
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I always track because we've used natural family planning for years. I can't say I always knew exactly when I ovulated but I generally knew the 3 day window it could be. The month I got pregnant we dtd 2 days before O and the day of and luckily it worked.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:49 PM   #873
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Rose update: The Neurologist isn't concerned about her soft spot, but is concerned about her developmental delays. He's sending us for an MRI, which she will need to be sedated for. ( Nothing by mouth for 8 hours). The appointments for sedation are 6 weeks out. So it's not til October 2nd. He also advised us to get her evaluated by the Regional Center.
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(((baby Rose))) I'm sure you are stressed but I'm glad the doctor is being so proactive about it. I hope she's OK
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(((Lori and Rose))) I will be praying for both of you.
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Andi ~ Sounds like my commute when I lived in Chicago. I’d drive to the train, take the train, then walk to work. It was congested, and I hated every minute of it. Good job on the weight. You’re doing fabulous!

DD ~ You seem to be doing better. How are you feeling?

Mac ~ I also did BBT charting. Through that I found I had a short luteal phase and low progesterone, which required a trip to the specialist to fix. More than that, it was fascinating to learn about my body, and we used it to avoid pregnancy as well. Charting is not for everyone, and not everyone has cycle issues, but I’d at least read Taking Charge of Your Fertility. Excellent book.

Sutton, Allie and Potaty ~

Lori ~ I was thinking about you yesterday and was hoping for an update. And here you are. Sending many and to your family.

The anatomy scan went great and the baby is perfect! He/she cooperated and gave the tech all the angles they needed for measurements. My little one weighs a full 11 ounces. The tech said 100% she knows the gender. That information went into an envelope that is going to the bakery today. We’re hoping to do the gender reveal on Friday night. Yesterday it became very real to me – I’m going to have a baby! We’re over the moon.
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Lori - Baby Rose and your family are in my prayers! Thanks for the update.

Debbie - I cant wait to hear the news, glad baby cooperated and doc got a glimpse of the goods. How has your BP been? I am friends with Amber (wifey) on FB and she just posted that Misty (fawn) had advised her to take Magnesium for her BP. She is only about 10 or 12 wks along and was already seeing readings of 140/120. She started the magnesium a week or so ago and it is down to 130/84, along with her lower carb diet. Thought I would throw that out there! I have been taking a cal/mag/zinc supp along with my prental, mostly because I was concerned about getting enough calcium but now I am wondering if the magnesium has made a difference this time? I did not take it last time I was pregnant and had higher BP from the get go, this time it has been totally normal. Food for thought anyway....
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Aw, Debbie, that is so exciting! Do you have a gut feeling? I found out with my 1st three but I am going to let this one surprise me but I'm already thinking girl.
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Yay Potaty! We are doing the surprise too. We did it with DS as well. It drives DH nutty but I enjoy it.
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That's great Debbie! Aren't you dying to know lol.
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Lori - Poor little Rose having to go through all that testing. I pray that all turns out fine.

Debbie - Woohoo! Can't wait to find out! The gender reveal will be so much fun! Congrats on a healthy little bambino!

Andi and Potaty - I wanted to be surprised with one, but since there were two, I just couldn't do it. Do you think y'all would still want to be surprised if there were two?
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Andi ~ My BP machine at home has not been working right. I pitched it and I’m ordering another. So I’m not sure how it’s been running for the last few days. To be honest, seeing it high was stressing me out even more and I think making it go up even higher. I have changed my diet, we've been walking every night, and I started taking magnesium a week ago. I’m very hopeful it’s going down. Thanks for thinking of me.

Potaty ~ I’m sure it’s boy, DH thinks it’s a girl. We’ll see who is right!

Allie ~ I was about to lose it and had to know but now I seem to be holding it together better. I’m so excited I just can’t stand it.

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Old 09-04-2013, 03:26 PM   #883
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:34 PM   #884
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Debbie~

Sutton~I have no idea what I would do with twins! This pregnancy is a surprise for me so I figured I might as well go all out on the surprise factor! I am a planner by nature so this will be hard for me, but I think it will be fun and will make for a more emotional birth experience, too. Plus, having both genders already, I am set for whatever we have with maybe just a few seasonal additions/adjustments.

I have not done very good with my eating over the past 2 days. The dreaded nausea/meat aversions. Can't handle raw meat for cooking but if it's already prepared I don't have problems. I see some rotisserie chickens in tomorrow's grocery shopping trip!
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I am always amazed at people who can wait until birth to find out gender!

DH would have liked to, but I nixed it! ha ha I am too much of an obsessive planner for that! He has an older son, so I think he thought it would be fun to be surprised the next time. I plan on finding out next time too!

Twins... how could you not find out!? You have twice as much to plan!
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Suzie - That was my thinking exactly!

Potaty - I've had a poultry aversion lately, but bunless bacon cheeseburgers have been going down oh so nicely. How are you feeling about dairy these days? Greek yogurt, cheese, etc? I've also been doing a lot of berry/whey smoothies. They are quite delish in this heat!

Debbie - that's a pretty good face shot! He, I mean he or she, looks mighty comfy in there. I think we're gonna' have another boy on this board.
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Awww! Baby

I have been feeling baby moving a lot the last couple of days. And it's farther up than before. I guess he is really moving around in there!
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Potaty ~ I still struggle a little with raw meat.

Sutton ~ I agree. Team Blue!

DH and I have come down with a stomach bug or we ate something bad. I almost called off work today.
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Carlini- feel better! There is something going around here. I did take off yesterday. Which I hated to do this early in the school year but I neede the day.
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Lots of stuff going on in here! I love reading it all!

I'm doing ok - got a baaaad cold last week that put me out. I feel like I've been sick for a month! Oh wait, I have been sick for 5 weeks. UGH. I have my 2 week check up today (and pap). Brown spotting still. I hope everything is "done" so to speak. I find myself angry sometimes that everyone can seem to have a healthy baby. I also find myself worrying about next time - what if this is an ongoing problem? It does help to hear all of your stories and how you are now having healthy babies (and in Sutton's case - twins! ).

The Dr had said at the last appt that we could start trying right away, and at the time I thought, "Uuuuummmm...hello crazy, I need a few months," but then I realized I wasn't exactly sure what that meant. Googling has turned up the answer that right away means after your first period. That will put me ovulating around the beginning of October (if what I read on google about my cycle is correct). I think that might be enough time. I am thinking that it might not happen so quickly this time and well, I ain't gettin' any younger. I was still 32 when I got pregnant last time, which somehow seemed ok. I saw 33 on my gyno chart and thought, "whoa...when did I get old?" Funny how certain ages get to us - I think it's because my mom had me (her second) at 32, so that seemed to be when my decision had to be made. Completely arbitrary, but whatevs! I've been stocking up on maternity clothes. Old navy sale. I'm determined!

Carlini - still waiting on your gender reveal! And Sutton and Poch, doing so well with your weight! So proud of you guys! I can't imagine being pregnant and having an appetite for the things that I love to eat now. All I ate was grapes and gluten free cookies it seemed - and even that was blech sometimes. I just started drinking coffee within the past few days - used to love it before pregnancy, but its taken this long to even think about stomaching it again. I'm so jealous of you guys.
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So happy for all of the healthy babies n' mommas! So nice to follow your stories.

For those of you that eat a restricted diet in any way (gluten free, no sugar, no dairy, etc.), do you think it is possible to pass on food intolerances/allergies to your little ones? I hadn't really thought about it, but now it is making me think.... I developed a wheat allergy last year - I am 27 y/o - after about a year of low carbing, avoiding wheat basically. The doctor said there likely is no connection, but I HAVE to think there is something to that. It is practically unheard of for an adult to suddenly develop a wheat allergy.

I have quite a few food allergies, and I am worried that I will be passing on my annoying wheat allergy and others to a baby.

Also, I wonder whether I would feed my baby wheat/gluten????

Just a few thoughts.
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So happy for all of the healthy babies n' mommas! So nice to follow your stories.

For those of you that eat a restricted diet in any way (gluten free, no sugar, no dairy, etc.), do you think it is possible to pass on food intolerances/allergies to your little ones? I hadn't really thought about it, but now it is making me think.... I developed a wheat allergy last year - I am 27 y/o - after about a year of low carbing, avoiding wheat basically. The doctor said there likely is no connection, but I HAVE to think there is something to that. It is practically unheard of for an adult to suddenly develop a wheat allergy.

I have quite a few food allergies, and I am worried that I will be passing on my annoying wheat allergy and others to a baby.

Also, I wonder whether I would feed my baby wheat/gluten????

Just a few thoughts.
Allergies and intolerances cause harm to your body. I would not eat something I was allergic to while pregnant (I wouldn't eat it while not pregnant, so why start when pregnant?). I don't eat gluten because it causes major muscle and nerve pain...not an allergy, but something in my body does not like it. I wouldn't want to risk my immune system attacking my baby. I'm not sure if it would, but who knows?

I do not think that wheat/gluten is required to have a healthy pregnancy. If I was a true celiac, no one would tell me to eat wheat for my baby - they'd tell me the opposite! Plenty of paleo, vegetarian, vegan, raw foodists, and low carbers have healthy babies. In fact, I think there is a lot of evidence showing that a lower carb diet during pregnancy is healthy and can help prevent gest. diabetes.

You might pass on some allergies. Heck, I have environmental allergies like you wouldn't believe, but I don't think that my mom caused those by anything that she did while pregnant.

Just my thoughts on the subject.

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I just read a book called Is This Your Child? and it talked often about allergies developing in utero. For example, if the mom drank tons of milk during pregancy, the baby ended up allergic (the book had many case studies).

I am trying to do high fat, moderate protein, very low carb but the recent nausea has derailed me a bit. I plan to stock up on my faves tomorrow (avocado, cheese, olives, greek yogurt, etc)
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Thanks ladies! I appreciate your thoughts. I would never eat the food that I am allergic to (pregnant or not) because I have an anaphylaxic reaction. I am just wondering whether my lack-of-wheat-diet would create a food allergy for a baby, as I think it did for me. I will have to do some more research on the subject.

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I went without grains for my pregnancy. James can eat them. He had his first bread product at 16 months. I kept him on plan for as long as I could, but now he wants what the other kids are eating.
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Thanks! That is helpful. Does he have any food allergies?
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Macc - You think you developed the wheat allergy by not eating wheat, but it's possible you had the wheat allergy/intolerance all along. This is actually talked about a lot in the paleo community. Basically, you eat wheat you're entire life and your body has a low level of inflammation that you may not really notice and/or you just get used to it. Then, you stop eating it, your body heals, and if you try to re-introduce it, your body says "hell no!"

With all this said, I don't think your baby would develop a wheat allergy from you not eating wheat, but rather agree with Potaty in that overexposure in utero could actually cause the allergy. This is why they say pregnant women shouldn't eat too many peanut products, since peanuts are such a common allergen. I'm actually worried about eggs myself, since I eat eggs every day. I'm obviously not concerned enough to stop eating them, since they are nature's multivitamin.

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Thanks! That is helpful. Does he have any food allergies?
Not a single one. I only ate meat, vegetables, and cheese during the pregnancy. I kept James on meat and cheese the first year, plus nursing. Then added in fruit.
About a month ago I noticed he really wanted other foods. If I said no, he wanted it more. I am afraid if I restrict him, he will only want it more. The first week he wanted all the bread and junk. But, now that it is always available, he really does not care. Eats mostly meat, fruit, and cheese. Oh, he loves nuts.
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Macc - You think you developed the wheat allergy by not eating wheat, but it's possible you had the wheat allergy/intolerance all along. This is actually talked about a lot in the paleo community. Basically, you eat wheat you're entire life and your body has a low level of inflammation that you may not really notice and/or you just get used to it. Then, you stop eating it, your body heals, and if you try to re-introduce it, your body says "hell no!"

With all this said, I don't think your baby would develop a wheat allergy from you not eating wheat, but rather agree with Potaty in that overexposure in utero could actually cause the allergy. This is why they say pregnant women shouldn't eat too many peanut products, since peanuts are such a common allergen. I'm actually worried about eggs myself, since I eat eggs every day. I'm obviously not concerned enough to stop eating them, since they are nature's multivitamin.
This makes sense, and is probably more likely. I have always had bad allergies (hayfever) all of my life, and I did notice that improved a lot after I cut out wheat completely.

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