I've heard a saying in the past that "inside every 60-year-old is a 30-year-old wondering, 'what happened?'" OK, neither of us is 60, but I'm starting to get an appreciation for what that statement means. Right now, inside my nearly 34-year-old body is a 15-year-old wondering what happened!View Thread
2. How often are you nursing? Really depends on the day as she nurses on demand. Minimum would be three times (morning, when I get home from work and bedtime), but it can definitely be more. She also typically wakes once or twice a night to nurse. Sometimes she sleeps for 4-5 hours then wakes. Sometimes it's 7-8 hours before she wakes.
3. What are your plans for weaning? Right now I'm prepared to go as long as she wants. We'll see if that changes.
4. How much cow's milk does your DC drink? Hmm, well she eats cereal with milk in the morning and has a couple of ounces of milk with her lunch and dinner. Maybe 8 oz a day?View Thread
Juliannasmom, here's hoping we have the opportunity to have our c-sections unplanned again!
I have to say, my c-section experience was wonderful. I started running a fever during labor and wasn't progressing, so the doctor recommended it. It was not an emergency c-section - just an unplanned one. I still felt like I had a great birth experience, and my recovery was beautiful.
I am very, very hesitant to have a planned c-section because I've read about risks to the infant. (Essentially, planned c-sections are more likely to result in problems for the newborn.) I have absolutely no qualms about going through another c-section - I just hope that I'll get the opportunity to go into labor naturally if I do.View Thread
The VBAC discussion below got me wondering something. I had an unplanned c-section with DD after about 8 hours of labor.
If/when we have a second LO, I'd like to explore the VBAC option. BUT - if I do end up having to have a second c-section, would it have to be a scheduled c-section? Would any doctor just allow you to go into labor and perform the c-section then? My biggest concern with a repeat c-section would be allowing the LO to come out when he/she is good and ready. Even though DD was a c-section baby, she got the chance to come when she was ready.
Now that I'm getting used to the new layout, I also like many of the new features. But I do think it would help if the page were less cluttered and if there were more discussions listed on the page at once. I find that when I look at my screen, I'm only reading a very small percentage of what's on it - the rest (spotlight member, multiple ways to navigate to discussions and tips pages, etc.) is wasted on me.View Thread
This may not be the first thing on your mind, but you might want to consider sending a written note or e-mail to the would-be boss. If it were me, I wouldn't even mention the work-from-home thing. Just say you were sorry to hear they decided to go in another direction but liked the company and would love to continue to stay in touch. You never know what opportunities they may have down the road, and it's always good to make yourself look like a potential asset to the company.View Thread