Call us "horrible" but we have a used crib that was at my grandma's house. It was built in 1989, and still works great! We are also using the used mattress that came with it. It is an all plastic mattress. We of course know and are related to everybody that has used the mattress. That is just what we are doing. View Thread
I am 30 weeks and haven't had any morning sickness. Over the last month or two I've started gagging very easily and sometimes end up puking. I never was nausious, but finding something to eat that sounded good was hard. However, my breasts were tender. My point? It's different for everybody. View Thread
I'm prego and the doc says we both need to get a flu shot. Before I decide whether or not to get the shot, I want info about the tru flu and the flu shot.
We have many hesitations about me getting the flu shot, including: 1) I believe that you should let your immune system take care of things, and if after a few days you still feel cruddy then go to the doc or take something. (hubby and I both believe this) In other words, the fewer shots you get the better; getting sick and surviving it then carrying those genes on to future generations just makes healthier people. Women and babies survived thousand of years without a flu shot. Yes, infant mortality rate was higher then than now, but there are WAY more factors than just not getting a flu shot that go into that. 2) I will NOT be scared into getting the flu shot. 3) Hubby NEVER gets sick. 4) I sometimes get sick (diarrhea and/or puking) around the holidays, but after one or two miserable days I'm good to go. However, this is not the true flu (I do know what much). The true flu puts people in hospital. 5) Hubby will not be getting a flu shot, irregaurdless of whether I get one or not. 6) We don't like the fact that they inject a virus into you. (Right?) We also don't like that they more or less guess on which strand of the flu is going to be the most common for the year and vaccinate people with a shot for that strand, in a nutshell. (Right?) 7) Neither of us have ever had a flu shot, and never had planned on getting one. My mom and my sisters never got a flu shot while pregnant. Their kids were all born between October and February, and every one of those kids was born healthy (and they still are).
I would just like info. from people that actually know what they are talking about. Again, I will not be scared into doing something, and telling me that we are horrible people if we don't get the flu shot won't convince me either.View Thread
Your Team Yellow, predictions are Blue for both of us
Important Dates I can't remember first two ulstrasound dates, most recent was 9/8 and next one is 9/19
Baby Names girl: Rebecka (maybe Rebecka Lynn), boy: Waylon (too many middle name ideas); lucky for you all since you don't know us you get to know otherwise we aren't telling anybody our names (they could very well change, again lol)
First, I have started to get leg cramps now and then in the night or just when I'm going about my day. Somewhere I read that increasing your magnesium intake helps with that. What are some magnesium-rich foods (the bad part is I'm a picky eater)?
Second, I have to go to a hospital an hour away from my regular OB doctor to see a different OB doctor and get a high-resolution ultrasound done. My doc said that in my ultrasound last week my placenta was thickened (and something else), so I have to go somewhere else for a better ultrasound by people with training in OB ulstrasounds. I'm trying to not worry about this. Doc said not to worry; it could've been just how the baby was laying. He said one of the reasons the placenta thickens is diabetes, but I just had that test done and I don't have it. What are other possible reasons? I'm just wanting to know so that I hopefully don't worry about it as much over the next week (my appt. is the 19th). I just keep telling myself the upside: we get to see our lil "Gossamer" (our nickname for it cuz we don't know the gender) on the "big screen" again. I am 25 weeks, if that is helpful.View Thread
I've noticed some spots that appear on my feet and toes that go away just as fast as they come. My hubby thought maybe it means that I am retaining water. Is that true? They look a little like bruises, brown bruises, but they are not bruises. They don't bother me, but I am just curious.View Thread
I had some of the symptoms. Took two tests a couple days before my period. Both were faintly positive. Then I took a 3rd one two days after my missed period and it was definitely positive. Now I'm about 6 weeks along.View Thread