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by mother bear
Fri Mar 19, 2010 06:48 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Let's hear some updates....
Replies: 19
Views: 985

Re : Let's hear some updates....

<t>Two months post-partum, have stopped all medications. I stopped the thyroid meds at three weeks PP. Little guy is up to 10 pounds 10 ounces, and all on breastmilk in a bottle. I pump exclusively because, while he will latch properly, he just won't empty me or get enough. He is a very very slow ea...
by mother bear
Thu Mar 11, 2010 09:55 am
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: speech delays
Replies: 13
Views: 4577

Re : speech delays

<t>Sounds like my pe child. Didn't talk until 30 months. And then, suddenly, around 35 months, these 20 word sentences popped out, shocked the speech therapist. But she's 4, in preschool, and the teacher says she plays by herself, not with other kids. I've taken her to birthday parties. Other kids h...
by mother bear
Sun Feb 28, 2010 09:26 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: well, crap.
Replies: 8
Views: 1374

Re : well, crap.

<t>Yeah, that leaky dishwasher happened . . . three days postpartum. We called a repair guy who came and fixed it, 'cause, well, three days after a c-section just isn't the time to be taking a dishwasher apart to fix it yourself, kwim?<br/> <br/> Usually, that dripping water sound implies that the k...
by mother bear
Fri Feb 26, 2010 07:34 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: How do you get rid of "white coat syndrome"??
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re : How do you get rid of "white coat syndrome"??

<t>I did. My doctors' office BPs went from 145/95 in a sloping line down to 100/60 at the end, last pregnancy. My home numbers were what you'd expect, including the second trimester dip. My secret? 12.5 mg atenolol. It's an adrenaline blocker, sometimes used off-label for stage fright and other perf...
by mother bear
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Advice on losing the baby weight
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re : Advice on losing the baby weight

<t>This time around, I was visited by the 5 day stomach flu at 3 weeks PP, which took care of about a third of my baby weight. But that's not the recommended weight loss plan! I'm more of a eat lots of little snacks kind of person. So, my plan of attack involves eating every 4 hours, but being very ...
by mother bear
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Breastfeeding
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

Re : Breastfeeding

<t>I'm exclusively pumping now at 3 weeks pp, Erik just isn't a breastfeeding baby as anyone who's ever fed him a bottle can see why. I don't quite know why I've got gobs of milk this time, only pumping with a pumpinstyle a mere 5 times a day (it really is incredible that I can change a toddler's cl...
by mother bear
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: "Preventing" PIH through exercise?
Replies: 21
Views: 1208

Re : "Preventing" PIH through exercise?

<t>Anecdotally, I'm the one who rode my bike from Seattle to Portland in one day while pregnant, and continued to go on "short" 25 mile bike rides almost every week, including the day before my PE delivery (If I'd known I had such high blood pressure...). This last pregnancy, I sat on my butt most o...
by mother bear
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: You know your a premie parent when...
Replies: 8
Views: 3132

Re : You know your a premie parent when...

Yup. My two week old six pound baby gets the "He's so little" comment everywhere. I say "they come smaller, you know."
by mother bear
Mon Jan 18, 2010 07:04 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Erik is here!
Replies: 16
Views: 692

Re : Erik is here!

<t>Yes, BP is still normal, 106/70 at the official post-partum visit today <grin>. For some reason, the third c-section recovery is going much more smoothly than the first two. Post-partum thyroid meds make a big difference, I'll bet, as well as doing whatever the * it takes to get enough sleep. Eri...
by mother bear
Sat Jan 16, 2010 08:34 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Erik is here!
Replies: 16
Views: 692

Erik is here!

<t>On Thursday, January 14, 2010, at the scheduled third c-section for 38 days, 6 weeks, Erik was born. 6 pounds, 10 ounces, 18 3/4 inches long. My BP is normal. He has figured out how to breastfeed, and I've got rocks on my chest today. My ob forgot the postpartum lovenox, and I'm not gonna remind ...

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