Graduates! Update us here!!

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 4:17am
Welcome! Please update us on your pg or newborns here!
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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 7:04pm
yup, those are all GOOD signs... i agree :o) i know i have nothing left (milk-wise) but jonathon still nurses like there's a jackpot! lol!

(((hugs))) and i'm so glad you're a graduate :o) when are u due again? will u be joing the november board? i dont' know if i'll be going there much too many people i don't know and SOOO much to go through when looking for posts now! these news board are awful!!! -jennie 11/04 #6

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 7:10pm
glad you're speding some special time w/ your new before the new one comes along. hmmk, i jsut thinking.. i guess you'll be the NEXT one we'll be waiting to hear an announcment from, eh? :o) how excitign! ((((hugs))) and best wishes

OH and i am probably guessing that the weight they gave u is anestimate for his weight NOW. it hink that's how all my otehr estimates were. so you're gonna have a biggie there! -jennie 11/04

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 7:13pm
ahh the perks of pregnancy :o) have fun "supervising".

so u and lara should be having announcements (like rach) pretty soon, eh? yeah!!! can't wait! ((hugs)) -jennie 11/04

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 8:55pm
Mare here at 35w3d. I am having a hard time with this board!! Arghhhh! I hope I get the hang of this soon. For some reason its taking super long to load anything. And I can't figure out how to read everyone's complete reply to a post. Do I need to be in outline view?

Anyway! My office has a poll on when baby is coming, and they have this monday as the soonest, yikes!! I certainly hope not! I still haven't toured the suite at the hospital, made a birth plan, or even know which numbers to call for the dr, or when they want me to call. I was planning on doing that at the next appt which is next friday. I suddenly feel out of time! Doesn't help that I'm having lots of pressure down there, and lots of braxton hicks tonight. I'm sure its just because I'm tired though. Well, I hope to figure out this board soon!! I feel like I'm missing lots of posts or something. Maybe I'll just try mass posts so I get the hang of it faster!

Belly rubs, and ~*~*~*~*~*~baby dust~*~*~*~*~*~

Mare

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 8:56pm
Good luck jennie! I'm sure it will go perfectly. Let me know though, lol!

((hugs))

Mare (who is still trying to figure this out!)

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 9:05pm
Glad you're feeling well! Hey, if you can stand a little more advice, here it is, lol. I read that if you have high am numbers, try a small amount of protein in the middle of the night. That would be fine, but who the heck wants to get up and eat at 2am?? What does your dr think? Do you know if they would consider insulin at this point? I have to admit I was really scared the last couple wks with Nicholas because some readings were out of range. So I fudged those because I didn't want insulin. I know I'm awful!! I talked to the drs about it too, but they figured since it was only a few high numbers a week, they weren't concerned anyway, lol. Good thing. I had such guilt about it. The more I read about GD though, is that I've found lots of sites that really minimize it. I feel differently about it now. I don't know if its as big a deal as they make it, but I wouldn't ignore it either. Crazy stuff you can find! ANyway, I guess what I'm trying to say, is try not to make yourself too crazy with your numbers, esp if most are in range. Believe me I know its easier said than done though.

I too am trying to enjoy these last weeks of just the three of us! It's such a sweet time. Good luck!

Belly rubs!

MAre

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 11:26pm
Sorry you've been feeling crummy. Have a great night out and I'm glad your FINALLY telling DH. I'll watch for your update!! -Toma
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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 7:54am
Hi Mare!

Thanks for your kind words on the GD. I do feel like they are a bit too crazy about it. I am actually already on insulin at night. My fasting reading was always 100-115--no matter what I did. I'm up to 8 units now and finally today it was 86--yay!! Still--even my high fasting number wasn't THAT high. Also--my daytime numbers are ALWAYS fine. They are usually below 100 and up to 120 is acceptable. I have even tested it by eating a huge bagel and my reading was still within range. Everyone is different but I think I am fine in the daytime and for some reason my glucose gets high overnight.

I have midwives for my regular care but they send me to this "high-risk" place for monitoring the GD and the "high-risk" place is horrible. It stresses me out so much every time I go there. They are always telling me the worst things that could happen and making me feel like my body is a bad environment for my baby. I may be repeating myself here.

Anyway--it is greatly encouraging to me that you didn't even have GD this time. Right? I still hope to have another baby someday and really hope I can avoid this next time.

Did you decide on a name yet? We still haven't.

Thanks again!

Lara

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 8:08am
Hello! Sorry your on insulin, do you have to have a shot, or is it oral? I've read that both are used now, whereas only shots were used before. I know what you mean about the high risk people. Why do they have to add to the stress? Honestly with all of the studies I've read about GD, there is no hard evidence that "treating" GD or letting it go changes the health of the baby. It really had me stressed this time too. I passed 3 separate glucose tests, but when I do check myself, it is elevated sometimes. That makes me crazy, and I try not to do it that often, lol. Anyway, much of the risks associated with diabetes is for a woman that already has type 1 or 2, and becomes pregnant, and whose glucose levels are already out of control. Try not to get too stressed, esp with only a short time to go. ((hugs))!

We still don't have a name either!! I figure we'll come up with something sooner or later though *wink*

Mare

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 10:28am
Hi Tracy! I hope its not your gallbladder!!! Ugh, I had that 4wks PP with Nicholas and had to have it removed. It is painful. I hope you feel better soon, and that its m/s and nothing more. I had to let you know, m/s has made a return for me this week too,lol. I'm willing to bet I'll be barfing through labor too!

Belly rubs!!

Mare