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Thread: Babies Due January-March 2014
January 21st, 2014 05:14 AM #971
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January 21st, 2014 08:58 AM #973
OH. MY. Ok, I am a little bit weirded out here today ladies. Okay, so. The long and short of it is that this summer, I got zapped on a damaged electrical cord, and I’ve just realized that when it happened, it was in the range of 2-4 days after implantation.
OF ALL THINGS the only reason we even remembered about it is because our favorite middle name is Tesla. So we were talking about electricity and stuff, and all of a sudden it was like, “Waitaminute, remember when…was I actually pregnant when that happened??” Yeah. I was. At first I was like, how funny - of course now we HAVE to use Tesla as her middle name. But then I started to freak out wondering exactly what happens to a baby when the mama gets zapped that early in the pregnancy. Obviously, it didn’t make me miscarry, but…yikes. My next checkup is on Monday and that seems like forever right now. Ahhhhh.....I think I need to go paint something before I have a heart attack.
About the questions on baby gear and classes, and the yeast: I'm pretty much going to echo the other mamas here. If you really WANT a swing, you could get one of the bouncy-seat-and-swing deals. They are pricey but you would get both a swing and a bouncy seat of it. I really wouldn't count on being able to return it though, if you use it at all the baby could have a spit-up or poopy blowout on it. I've never used a sleep sack, we swaddle our babies in light blankets (well, the ones that like being bound up like that. One of them didn't). I did pick up a used sleep sack for this time to try it out; if she likes it I will get more. I like having at least three crib sheets because my babies have been spitters. I breastfeed but keep a couple of bottles around for just-in-case, but I don't really worry about it since the store is just a few minutes away. If we find we need something I just send my husband out to pick it up at the time.
I've never heard of breastfeeding classes that did anything other than charge a nominal sign-up fee, like ten bucks or something like that, certainly not anything that would need to be covered by insurance. I know that private/specialty classes like Lamaze or Bradley can get pricey, but most hospitals and women's centers offer general-education classes like breastfeeding, infant CPR, sibling education and general-childbirth for very little.
If Monistat makes you burn you could try Yeastaway, which you can get at health food/drug stores. Monistat does not like me so I use Yeastaway, it's basically a massive dose of acidophilus. Any of those treatments you're supposed to use at night and then go right to bed, and yeah it's messy in the morning. Just wear a pantiliner for awhile first thing when you get up and you'll be ok. It's a good idea to add good bacteria to your diet too, if you're not into yogurt you can get acidophilus pills that help; Pearls brand is a good one.She's finally here!
Dulcinea Tesla nn Daisy
January 21st, 2014 09:41 AM #975Senior Member
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Totally going to echo the other ladies here with regard to yeast - probiotics (I'd go for 20+billion, as the lower counts probably won't do much for you) and a good organic, whole yogurt. Also, for external itch/rash relief, soak in the bath tub with a cup or two of baking soda. That clears Ivy's yeasty diaper rashes right up
Sarah - Well, I certainly hope that zapping doesn't hurt baby! We went to the children's museum for Ivy's birthday in October, and I got zapped like five times! They have a giant static ball that you put your hand on and it makes your hair stand on end. Usually, they have you hold your kid and you both put your hand on the ball and then they start it up and things get crazy. Well, the kid running it must have just started that day, because he started it before we had our hands on but didn't tell us. Then it was like a classic comedy - he'd be all, "Okay, NOW!" and we'd put our hand on and get shocked again. Ugh. I choose to think it will make Martin smarter... or something.
So, good update here: Ivy slept through the night in HER OWN ROOM last night. It was our first night really trying. I laid down with her and she just would not settle, so I told her goodnight and that I'd be in the living room if she needed me. She just rolled over and said, "Okay, mama. Love you too, nigh nigh," and we never heard another peep until 6:30AM. WTF? Who is this kid?Tara, proud mama to a Honey Badger
... with a Baby Badger in the works
January 21st, 2014 10:14 AM #977
Whoa. Who took your kid? That's seriously amazing. Congratulations!
I had a sobbing meltdown on my husband and he assures me that a household outlet wouldn't have that much voltage in the first place, and that the electricity would take the easiest path to complete the circuit, which would probably be limbs and not core. I'm having visions of having a Frankenbaby here, ahhh. I think I amused him. I know just about enough about electricity to be dangerous, he's the science geek.
My sisters are in town so we are off for a day of idea shopping for my kitchen. That ought to be a good distraction for the day, right? :-DShe's finally here!
Dulcinea Tesla nn Daisy
January 21st, 2014 11:12 AM #979
@babtr1ll - Congratulations! So awesome that you made it to 36 weeks and were able to have them naturally! I have always been curious about naming twins, too, so I was very interested to hear what you said about that - makes total sense though! Are they identical or fraternal?
@vitamom - I've been having some jitters about the birth too (strangely, because my last birth was so EASY! I feel like there's no way it can go that way again). Anyway, I've been listening to some hypnobirthing stuff and I've found it very helpful so far. I've also been doing some positioning exercises to make sure baby is ideally positioned for labor, and that's helped also. I think just feeling proactive and in control is good for me.
@babylove - Try a good probiotic for yeast if it's not bothering you too much. That and drink some 100% unsweetened cranberry juice and lots of water. Cutting sugar and refined carbs can help, too, as can wearing cotton undies and no pantiliners/anything that would keep moisture against you. Also you can sleep without underwear if you normally wear them to bed.
@kitkat - I agree that you could use Gemma Gretchen if you wanted - unless your last name begins with G also, then it might be overkill but I also get if it just doesn't sound right to you. And I totally agree that nursing is easier the second time as you know what to expect!
@sarah - Ever impressed with all your nesting! I love that your 5 year old helped you paint, mine loves doing stuff like, too. I can't imagine that getting shocked would do anything to the baby (especially at that point when they are just a little clump of cells!) but I hope your appointment comes quickly and you get some reassurance.
@tk - I'm jealous that your transition was so easy thus far! Both of my kids still climb in our bed if they wake up at night...which at least one of them does relatively often...it can get quite crowded and certainly won't work well once the baby's here!
As for me I'm 38 weeks this week. Ready to be done, although I'd prefer a Feb birthday so I won't be TOO upset if baby holds out until the 1st!