Hey shmoo! I have no tips for teething or potty training!
I am sorry you have a cold atm. Rest up and take care. I dont really have a birth plan, tho i want to try to go without an epidural.
Mine dont itch, thankfully, they are just unsightly and annoying and now and then one hurts. Enjoyma scalp treatment! Get a nice head massage while you're at it! (if u can)
I am not in florida. Waiting for the sun to come out tho it is taking awhile. I want my dog to be my ringbearer but my mom is making every excuse about getting the dog to the hotel (no room in my sisters car, bro in law wont want her in the car, etc) meanwhile, she can do me a favor and take her there for me in her own car. i really think this woman is being selfish on purpose. i could go on and on but dont want to sound like a total grouch.
Shmooo- glad to hear things are coming along well.
Teething help- the best thing for my DD (i'm in U.S.) were these homeopathic pills (Cherry or plain )which you dissolve in water and apply with a clean figure. Humphrey's teething pills. All the other things were just not as effective. She also loved to munch on cold cloths I would put water on and freeze.
Potty training tips- I decided to "go for it" once my DD could say the words "wet" or "potty" (so she could tell me when she had to go). For me, it didn't happen until 22 months. I did a 3-day boot camp over a weekend (info all over the 'net) where I stripped off everything from the belly button down. I put towels on the rugs and generally kept to the kitchen area with hardwood floors. 20 min after she ate I would have her sit on the pot to go. If nothing, then when she started going- we'd race to the pot. Feeling the wee on her freaked her out and by time #3- she was running on her own . I didn't leave the house much that weekend so we could get in a rhythym. However, after that bootcamp, when we left, I started out using pull-ups so there wasn't a mess in the car/stroller/etc., but in the house- she only got to wear regular panties so she would always know when she was wet. For the first few weeks, we did pull-ups at nite, but she started using them to go in during the nite. So we switched to "nothing" at nite also (she slept on top of a wet pad and a towel for easy clean-up). After a month, she was "done". She had very limited accidents in general where she didn't make it to pot in time (maybe 10 or so). The thing is once you start, commit. Don't go back. It's more work...
This little deal was perfect for her to sit on when she was out and about and needed to go. She felt much more comfortable. (mine was just all plain white, I could fold it and keep in my purse in the bag that comes with it.)
I passed my 1 hour glutose test. my blood pressure is still high there (143/67 this time) I tried all sort of blood pressure monitors including the one at the store and it always seem lower. I must really don't like doctor offices. baby's heart rate this time around is 130 (it was 140 and 150 during the last two visit) but she told me the baby may be sleeping.I will be doing a monitor (I think it is call non stress) next time though because of my b/p.
I don't know if it common (and I can't remember what my ob checku was like with my firstborn but it was a family practice instead of ob/gyn clinic) but my ob/gyn seem like she goes in, use a fetal droppler, and goes out. the whole appt. seem like it last 5 minutes.
So, my updates about that. I went to see the recommended endocrinologist and after a long visit which was mostly waiting, I had blood testing done upon arrival and before leaving. The numbers were 110 and 59 respectively. I got a glucose monitoring kit to check levels..and the dr. followed up with me in 2 days' time. The range of test results was 60-108. Conclusion: I don't have gestational diabetes lol. And dr. advised simply- don't eat jelly beans. So YAY!!! I'll do some spot checking over the next few weeks, but overall, I dodged that bullet. However, I do need to increase vitamin D and B12, so I'll get some added supplements for that. I'm glad the drs. see what I was feeling....which is that I felt great overall.
thanks, sounds like everything is looking good for you.
unfortunately, Easter is this weekend, and I was buying candies for my son, so I sneaked and ate plenty of it( I couldn't resist) . It is probably why my b/p was a little up because most of them were chocolate. And that was on top of the glutose drink. Sometimes I hate the commericalism in holidays.
Some cute threads from 3rd tri I've cruised by today: http://www.babyandbump.com/pregnancy...po-faq-11.html
Even though I'll likely have a C/S, I'm going to do RLT starting week 37 so at least I'll heal faster. My uterine muscles will get all pumped up, but instead of helping with pushing, it'll help with "getting back into shape faster".
Had my 30-week OB appt this afternoon. Everything looked good except the 1-hr glucose (136 where "passing" is 130). So I'm off to schedule the 3-hr test sometime soon. Otherwise, there are no complaints. I'm measuring at 30 weeks and the OB says everything with my size/weight-gain is fine.
Is anyone else experiencing tightness or the need to stretch out across their lower abdomen? OB says it could be BH or stretching. I notice it more when I stand up after having been seated for a while, which makes me think it's more a stretching.
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