Kim0_13

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Mon, 08-18-2003 - 10:53am
I'm from PEI too! I'm originally from Kansas though...I moved here a little over 5 years ago. Where are you at in PEI? (If you don't mind mentioning...if you do, I totally understand!)

Keep in touch if you like!

Rachel & Amelia 1/25/03

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In reply to: momma_mia_03
Thu, 08-21-2003 - 2:11pm
Just seen your post. I work in Charlottetown at Peters & Lank Realty. We live in Harrington which is out Brackley Pt. Rd on the way to the beach. Where abouts are you?

e-mail: kim@lank.com

Kimberly

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In reply to: momma_mia_03
Thu, 08-21-2003 - 9:47pm
I'm currently on Maternity Leave, but my DH and I work at Advantage Communications on Brackly Pt. Rd. We live on St. Peter's Rd, a couple blocks before the KFC. I've never seen so many people from PEI on these boards before. I've been on them since June of 2002 and I think this is the first time I've met up with other Islanders.

Email: emailme@racheld.com

Congrats on your Pregnancy! Who is your OB? I had Dr. Knickle...he was really nice, but since Amelia was born late Saturday, I got the on call OB, Dr. Connors.

Rachel & Amelia 1/25/03

 
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Fri, 08-22-2003 - 7:43am
So you really don't live that far away from me. I just started on the site. It is nice to see what other people are going through and knowing you are not the only one. I also have my sisters to talk to which is great. My older sister has a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old and my younger sister has a 11 year old. So I have a lot of advice coming from the two of them and their friends as well.

My sister-in-law use to work at Advantage till she had her baby a little over a year ago.

Actually I am going to Dr. Connors. My first appt. with her is on Sept 15. I can't wait. It is our first appt. and I am so curious to find out how things are going and if everythings ok.

Kimberly & ?????

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Fri, 08-22-2003 - 11:05am
It's nice to have sisters, isn't it? Since I'm from Kansas, I didn't have my family here during the pregnancy and delivery...it was depressing, but I spent a lot of time on the phone with them! I have 4 older sisters and they all have kids. The sister that I'm closest to has 7 adopted kids!

My DH is an only child, so I didn't really have anyone up here either for support. So being on these message boards and online was a Godsend for my sanity :o)

Dr. Connors seemed to be a really nice lady! She was great during the delivery and was very helpful at calming me down. LOL

My only wish for the Island, is that they would tell you the gender of your baby during Ultra Sounds. The suprise was nice, but DH and I really wanted to know in the beginning so that my family would know what gender stuff to mail up to us.

I hope you come to the Sept. 15th LLL Meeting so you can tell me how your first appt. went!

Rachel & Amelia 1/25/03

 
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Fri, 08-22-2003 - 12:56pm
Yeah it is nice having them to talk to. It definately makes it easier. I feel bad that you didn't have any family close by. It sure makes a difference.

I have my husbands family here as well but I think that they would drive me nuts. No they actually drive me nuts.

I guess with the Dr's around here don't want to be wrong. I knew someone who was having twins and they told her one was a boy and one a girl. She was so excited she was having a girl. Turned out that they were wrong. Both were boys. I don't want to know anyways. I want to be surprised. But the way my family goes, it will be a boy. My brother was the only one to have a girl first. That is ok. My sisters friend gave me some little clothes and they are for a boy.

I here good and bad about Dr. Connors. So I guess I will find out in Sept. I definately want to go to the LLL meeting in September. I think it would be interesting and informative. The more I know the better, right. Plus it will give me the opportunity to meet you. Which would be nice.

Kimberly

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Fri, 08-22-2003 - 10:12pm
I totally know what you mean about the In-Laws...don't get me started! LOL My family still hasn't seen Amelia yet except through pictures. My dad is getting up in age and my mother has been batteling breast cancer the past couple of years, so even as much as they would love to see Amelia, they really aren't up to it. We plan on going down there this Fall to visit. I can't wait!!!

I hadn't really heard anything about Dr. Connors. Dr. Brodie picked Dr. Knickle for me since I was not familiar with any of the OBs here. I had to go see Dr. Brodie (Fertility Specialist) since we were having troubles getting pregnant, but 3 months of Clomid fixed that :o)

I'm not sure how it works up here with OBs, but if you find you don't like Dr. Connors, see about trying another OB out. I know in the States, it's a lot easier to switch doctors when you want. I was really suprised when I moved here and had to wait 6 months to get a Family Dr. assigned to me!

Anyways, I'm really happy to hear you are going to try to make it to the Sept. LLL meeting. It definitely doesn't hurt to get a head start on breastfeeding! I did TONS of research and talked to all kinds of people about it, but I wasn't prepared for all the hard work it took!

Amelia was born 1 month early and she was Jaundiced. She was a very sleepy baby and almost impossible to latch on. We had to finger feed her for about the first 3-4 weeks. But she is a Champion Breastfeeder now...you can tell from her pictures that Mommy's milk does her good :o) LOL At her last appointment, she was 85% in her weight and 90-95% in her height. There were many occassions I was ready to give up on breastfeeding, especially since Amelia developed intolerances to all Dairy and Egg products. I had to cut all dairy and egg out of my diet and that was the hardest thing I had to ever do! I'm normally a HUGE dairy consumer.

Make sure you research if there is any food allergies in your family. If there is, cut back if not cut out those foods in your diet during pregnancy, as to not sensitized your baby to them and continue to cut them out while you breastfeed. Make sure if you do that though, you talk about it with your Dr. to make sure you are still getting all the nutrients you need. I just wish someone had warned me about food allergies when I was pregnant!

Apparently I had an allergy to milk when I was a baby, but it was undiagnosed. When I was telling my mom about Amelia's symptoms, she then recalled me having the same problems when I was a baby. I grew out of it by 1 year old though and hopefully Amelia will too.

BUT...breastfeeding is the best thing you can do for your baby and it is very rewarding to Mommy as well once it's established well! I'm SOOOO happy I stuck it out!

Sorry about the novel! Anyways, talk to ya later!

Rachel & Amelia

 
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Mon, 08-25-2003 - 8:10am
We will see how things go with Dr. Connors. I am more comfortable with a female dr. As far as I know there are no food allergies in the family. My sister breastfed both her boys with no trouble so hopefully the same goes for me.

I was given a few books from my sisters friend and read some things in there. I also mentioned the LLL meetings to my sister and a few of her friends had gone to them. The more help I get the better I will feel.

Kimberly