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Old May 14th, 2015, 15:19 PM   4591
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Jess so you're saying you cannot have an epi for delivery, whther it be vaginally or cesarean? I recall you saying there was a different way they can go about numbing you for cesarean... will you be awake for the birth if that's the case?



 
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Old May 14th, 2015, 15:23 PM   4592
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Thanks ladies! My dr seemed very uninterested in what kind of prenatal I was taking or what was in it as long as it has omegas for baby's brain development. So I checked and mine has sufficient omegas so I didn't really look into if it had everything else I needed. I just bought some iron and calcium on amazon so I should be good once those arrive! What's the baby aspirin helpful for daphne?



 
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Old May 14th, 2015, 16:27 PM   4593
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Daphne- yay for low bp! That stinks about the tire. Glad he was able to fix it. and holy hell that's hot!!! I barely tolerate 80 degrees lol!! I'd much rather be cold end bundled up!!

Pam- flu shot is always best around kids and babies! Their immune systems aren't as strong, so Good Job!

Jess- I like your birth plan. I hope you get exactly what you want!

Cheryl- ????!!!!!????

Laura- GL at ur appt! Can't wait to hear an update!

Afm: I just almost passed out talking to my boss (nanny family's mom). Thankfully she's a nurse! I think my blood sugar dropped suddenly or something but I went pale and sweaty and weak in the knees . And had to sit down fast. She gave me a few crackers and water and I felt better slowly after a few mins. My ears were ringing and my vision blurry. It was awful! She says it's bcuz the baby is requiring more blood now and I have to eat more iron rich foods, etc. I guess i don't!? Not too sure what foods have a lot of iron besides beef which I know I don't eat a lot of .. But that was not a pleasant feeling. My head still feels a bit dizzy and hot. Wonder if my BP dropped too?

Has this happened to anyone else??
I've had that happen a couple of times. Mine always seems to be from low sugar levels and not drinking enough. Look at choosemyplate.gov for help on foods high in things.

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Jess so you're saying you cannot have an epi for delivery, whther it be vaginally or cesarean? I recall you saying there was a different way they can go about numbing you for cesarean... will you be awake for the birth if that's the case?
I can't have an epidural at all. The anesthesiologist was very clear on that, but in a super nice way. They usually go in at either L1 or L2 for epidurals, but with my spina bifida right there they can't. They can't go higher because the spinal cord ends just above L1 and they can't go lower because of the pars fracture at L5 and the fact that it won't numb the right parts. Even without the spina bifida, she said the blood disorder makes things way too risky.

So if I need something for pain, they can do a PAC line which is a line inserted into my arm that has a pump I can use to self administer pain meds. She does have to do some research though because of the allergies I have to a lot of pain medications. If they have to do a c-section they will have to fully sedate me using morphine or fentynol and I would not be conscious. I did almost cry at that but calmly told her how important it was for at least one of us to be present at the birth of our child and she said they could get Ronny before they actually take Luke out but not while they are cutting me open.

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Thanks ladies! My dr seemed very uninterested in what kind of prenatal I was taking or what was in it as long as it has omegas for baby's brain development. So I checked and mine has sufficient omegas so I didn't really look into if it had everything else I needed. I just bought some iron and calcium on amazon so I should be good once those arrive! What's the baby aspirin helpful for daphne?
The baby asprin is supposed to help thin the blood. Some doctors say its ok, some say absolutely not. I've heard it go both ways, but I've also heard that you should stop taking it after the first trimester.



 
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Old May 14th, 2015, 16:34 PM   4594
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Ok so as for the doctor appointment: everything was looking pretty a-ok. Lukes heart rate was at 135 and they weren't too concerned until they did the belly measurement. My fundal height was at 25.5cm so they rounded up to 26. Given all of my issues they were concerned that Luke was small and sent me for an ultrasound just to check on him. He is actually measuring 30 weeks almost everywhere and weighs 3.5 pounds already. I'm just measuring small because Luke is in a really weird position, and still transverse. He's actually in a position that may make it impossible for him to flip later (don't really want this because then c-section is mandatory). The sonographer had a really hard time measuring him with the way he is laying, but I have another full scan with 3D on Tuesday so hopefully he moves a bit so we get some good shots.



 
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Old May 14th, 2015, 16:45 PM   4595
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As per my prior doc it helps with the blood flow between you and the baby. She prescribed it the very first time she thought baby is not getting the nutrients she needed. When i transferred to another doc she said to continue it when i told her what i was taking. Then this newest doc asked me if i'm taking baby aspirin iron and calcium when i said yes he said the same thing continue and don't add some more... Actually omega 3 is much needed during third tri but my doc told me there's no need. I wanted to take mine but i just followed them.




1. Ferose (iron) 100 mg evening because it causes drowsiness
1. Jusprin "Baby" aspirin 81mg evening (if you plan on takin this make sure it's "BABY" aspirin)
1. Calcivyte 600 mg with vitamin D 125 IU morning.

Please note that you CANNOT take iron and calcium at the same time and must be taken after meals. Ask your doc if it's ok for you to take them.

Oh and BTW, the most important are iron and calcium you can take baby aspirin or not. I just did because my docs want me to.



 
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Old May 14th, 2015, 16:56 PM   4596
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Glad everything went well Jess. Lukes still has few more weeks to move at most 35 weeks then the chance becomes less than 3% after than and less than 1% days before birth FX he change his position for you to have a vaginal birth.

Oh i cant wait to see Luke in 3D....



 
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Old May 14th, 2015, 21:18 PM   4597
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This is a good article for hospital bag stuff! The numbing spray for your downtown area really seems to help after labor!

http://livelikeyouarerich.com/11-sec..._a5y_p=1775932



 
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Old May 15th, 2015, 06:45 AM   4598
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And the crib is fixed!!!! will set it up soon don't want the covers to accumulate dust. car seat will be done later this afternoon when there's no more sun. It's 13:41 hrs so it's impossible to go outside without getting burned. Next on the list, hospital bag....thanks to the article Jamie...




 
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Old May 15th, 2015, 09:06 AM   4599
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I've never been concerned about taking extra vitamins/supplements aside from my prenatal... just cause I've never been advised to by my caregiver. I was taking biotin daily to help with my hair and nails, but discontinued once I got my and once I got the OK from my doctor I began taking it again, closer to second tri. I joke with my OH that our son is going to look like Chewbacca when he's born


Jess hopefully Luke moves into position soon so you have a much better chance at vaginal delivery! That stinks you'd have to be completely sedated for a cesarean, and I wonder why they won't allow your DH to be present until they begin to pull the baby out? You would think they'd let him sit up by your head, with a big drape hung so he can't see anything until Luke is out? I mean, that's what I've always see on TV, even the real life shows.

Daphne the crib is cute! Check that off the list My mom takes "baby" aspirin. She's always called it that then one doctor she saw kept correcting her, saying it was "low dose" not "baby"... whatevs dude

I was dying yesterday evening! I suddenly got theee worst gas ever while out running errands with my OH. I ran inside the post office to mail the last few invites then let one rip when I hopped back into his truck. He was like "Really?"... then as we took off I hear "Holy sh*t" and look over to him with his sweatshirt pulled up over his nose He begged me to roll down my window so I cracked it a teeny tiny bit. He rolled his all the way down and stuck his head out I got him again in the kitchen, so while making himself a bowl of cereal he used whole milk instead of Lactaid (he has a lactose issue) and promised to get me back I got him again on the couch too Poor guy.



 
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Old May 15th, 2015, 09:43 AM   4600
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Omg jyllian- I am equally horrified/amused at you and your OH fart battles. Lol!!

Daphne- hooray for the crib being fixed!! One thing down, two to go!

I feel like I might have felt the baby last night but I'm not sure! It felt like a little bubble popping in my belly lol. Twice. But then was gone.



 
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