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Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6144 posts
23rd Jul '13

Lindsey: haha I could only get so lucky. I'm not GBS + though so I wouldn't care if I had her at home. I live really close to the hospital and have been checking myself for dilation (when I can reach x-x) so I doubt I'll have her at home.



Elle: Herm, no idea... I guess your OB? And if they can't help, they'll tell you who can.




Ugh, what ever was happening last night stopped. Boo. 2 more days until my due date x-x

But I bet they dilated me more. My cervix hurt like crazy like last week and the week before and I dilated more each week.

My doctor didn't mention stations but I bet I'm at -1 or -2. I can feel her head RIGHT there too. haha It's soooo weird.

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6144 posts
23rd Jul '13

Yay more icky mucus plug. It was tinged with orange. Not sure if it's "bloody show" or from him checking me yesterday still.

afantastic 2 kids; Dallas, Texas 588 posts
23rd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Naturally Alternative~39w:</b>" Yay more icky mucus plug. It was tinged with orange. Not sure if it's "bloody show" or from him checking me yesterday still."</blockquote>



I hope it means baby soon!

*Lindsey* 3 kids; Alberta 8798 posts
23rd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Naturally Alternative~39w:</b>" Lindsey: haha I could only get so lucky. I'm not GBS + though so I wouldn't care if I had her at home. ... [snip!] ... My doctor didn't mention stations but I bet I'm at -1 or -2. I can feel her head RIGHT there too. haha It's soooo weird."</blockquote>



I was gbs+ and never even got the iv in for the antibiotics. Made me nervous but it all worked out.



Feeling the head is def a weird feeling!

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6144 posts
23rd Jul '13
Quoting *Lindsey*:". never even got the iv in for the antibiotics. Made me nervous but it all worked out. Feeling the head is def a weird feeling!"


haha I know. He wasn't in there long enough to affect him. If I could only get so lucky. lol

Karlee♥Kaleb 2 kids; Pennsylvania 2136 posts
24th Jul '13
Quoting afantastic:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Karlee♥Kaleb:</b>" :) lost 17 lbs only a few more to ... [snip!] ... weighted myself yet. My legs are too thick to fit into any of my pants. I've been wearing jogging shorts and sweat pants :-/"

Im sure it has to do with bfing. I didnt do it woth my son and it took 3 years to lose the weight!

Bunni♥ +2 18 kids; 2 angel babies; Wyltk, PA, United States 1547 posts
24th Jul '13

39 weeks today! Is anyone else still pregnant or just me?! :( lol

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6144 posts
24th Jul '13
Quoting Bunni♥ 39wks!:" 39 weeks today! Is anyone else still pregnant or just me?! :( lol"


I"m still pregnant. 40wks tomorrow. x-x

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
24th Jul '13

Has anyone heard from Shannyn? She was supposed to have her c-section this morning, I believe.

user banned 18 kids; Texas 1041 posts
24th Jul '13

Stupid question: had anyone used a nipple shield before? Did it help? Opinions?



I'm just having such a hard too me with my nipples being so tender. Latching is down right excruciating. After about a minute it stops though. Idk what could be up because he has a correct latch according to 2 dif lactation consultants. Ugh. I would love for this to be easier, it makes me doubt I'll make ebf a year :( but for now we still have a virgin tummy

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6144 posts
24th Jul '13

Mega: I read it's really better to avoid nipple shields when possible. If he has a good latch, it sounds like it's something you just have to power through for a few more days. Your nipple will harden up and it should stop hurting as much. You can try squeezing a bit of milk on your nipples, then letting it dry. I know you were iffy about the nipple cream but maybe find one that you're willing to use or wipe it off before baby eats?




"Currently, though, most nipple shields in use are of the rubber, latex, or silicone variety. They are readily available through lactation counselors and educators, in many hospital newborn nursery and postpartum units, and in chain stores that specialize in baby products. Research evaluating the rubber and latex designs revealed reduced milk transfers of 58 percent and 22 percent respectively. Often, with use of the thick rubber shields, including artificial bottle teats placed over the breast, infants are not able to compress the maternal milk sinuses, which can lead to long-term milk production problems and increased nipple soreness and damage. Since the infant has to rely on suction alone to transfer milk, these types of nipple shields can drastically reduce his milk intake, potentially causing slow or inadequate weight gain. There are reports that even the thin silicone nipple shields cause reduced milk intake and present a potential for reduced maternal milk supply and nipple damage with improper placement."



That's from this article from LLL: https://www.llli.org/llleaderweb/lv/lvjunjul00p39.html

Bunni♥ +2 18 kids; 2 angel babies; Wyltk, PA, United States 1547 posts
24th Jul '13
Quoting Naturally Alternative~39w:" I"m still pregnant. 40wks tomorrow. x-x"


how you feeling??

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6144 posts
24th Jul '13
Quoting Bunni♥ 39wks!:" how you feeling??"


Uncomfortable, exasperated, stressed, etcetc lol. I can't stay out of my own head. Otherwise, not so bad. You?

Karlee♥Kaleb 2 kids; Pennsylvania 2136 posts
24th Jul '13
Quoting *Mega Mom*:" Stupid question: had anyone used a nipple shield before? Did it help? Opinions? I'm just having such ... [snip!] ... Ugh. I would love for this to be easier, it makes me doubt I'll make ebf a year :( but for now we still have a virgin tummy"

I use one often and shes gained 11oz in 1 week. no gaining issues. I do still latch her a few feedings without the shield to help with her latch and toughen me. I hope to be off the shield in the next few weeks.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
24th Jul '13
Quoting *Mega Mom*:" Stupid question: had anyone used a nipple shield before? Did it help? Opinions? I'm just having such ... [snip!] ... Ugh. I would love for this to be easier, it makes me doubt I'll make ebf a year :( but for now we still have a virgin tummy"



We use one. My nipples are super short. :( Sometimes he'll latch without, but so far we have to use it 90% of the time. Such a pain and I'm paranoid that I'm going to lose the thing!