120 is only high if your normal resting pulse is a lot lower. Long distance runners tend to have a really low resting heart rates. Of course any concern you have should be brought up with your doctor.View Thread
Only once because my panties were soaked from discharge and they wanted to check to make sure my water had not broken. Everything was fine except this baby seems to not want to come out now.......View Thread
All I can say (having DH's family 8 hours away) is to keep an open mind and be nice! Who knows you may really like them... or you could not... when we first met, it was DH, his Mom and his Aunt since MIL didn't get along her mother and he stopped speaking to his dad when he was 12. Well after a blow out between DH and his Mom before we got married she went out and repaired relationships with his grandma and his other aunt... so now we have a ton of family to visit when we go down there.
I have to say MIL did not like me at first... she felt I was controlling and taking him away... ummm he is a stubborn as can be. No way that I could ever control him even if I wanted to. LOLView Thread
Well MIL has been her since Friday... oh joy of joys... Gypsy (her dog) has been ok... so far... the first night there was a ton of barking and whining but it seems to have calmed down a lot. She keeps asking me when they will induce me... ummm.... they wont even talk about it until my 41 week appointment... even then I wouldn't let them do it until I was officially 42 weeks. This is what you get for just telling us you are coming this week and not asking us what weekend we would you like you to be here... but oh well... then she got on my case because I told her I was not stocking up on diapers (who knows how big the kid will be and which diaper brand we will like!) but I was stocking up on coupons for diapers, formula and baby care stuff... then she got on my case about formula.
I told her it was in case breast feeding doesn't work out.... She is one of those.... you know that breast feeding always works and you are just too lazy or you have malfunctioned if it doesn't. Umm... Hello? It doesn't work out all the time! I was barely breast fed for a month since I had a terrible time with latching and my mom had a terrible time with pumping. She said we were both miserable and she switched to formula and we were both a lot happier! Ugh...
She and my Mom are friends so my Mom is taking her to a casino this afternoon with my Dad. Thank goodness! Although she keeps saying to call when I go into labor so they can come here quickly... ummm... no need to... I don't need you around when I am in labor and you won't get to visit until we want visitors so might as well be out and enjoying your time instead of rushing her to be at my labor for which you will be kicked out. I told DH he needs to STOP asking me about contractions because for one I will tell him when I have one and because his mom non-stops asks me about them all the time and quite frankly I am getting sick of getting asked!
UGH! This is going to be a long week.... Labor Vibes to all those that need them... hopefully I will get good news at my appointment today like we can strip my membranes or something... I can't stand being pregnant anymore.View Thread
Well you don't really know how much you will need her help after LO is born and I would not discount it right now. You will have to break the news that DD will be staying with your mom while you are at the hospital although you could always offer a different weekend for DD to stay with her after the baby is born as well to give you a break or suggest that after baby is born and MIL wants to take DD to the mall or park for the afternoon so you can rest that you will need that later on as well - and you would most likely appreciate it.
I hate to break it to you but you won't be able to control MIL, she will find a way to be there (I am 40 weeks and my MIL is here now. She didn't ASK us what week we would like her here she just decided so now I am stuck hanging out with her until I go into labor or when she leaves this Friday - whichever comes first, without DH. Thank god my mom is friends with her and is taking her places while she is here that frankly I just can't go). It is better to negotiate now the time and length of stay then it is to fight about it later. As hard as it is - she is DH's mom and she has a right to be around... although she should wait to be invited instead of insisting... but... unfortunately there is not much you can do about that.
May I suggest making it perfectly clear that you would like your privacy? I have made that clear to both MIL and my mom that as a new family no one will be permitted to see us at the hospital until WE feel up to it. We will email and text out pictures but we have no interest in visitors at first. In fact i plan on restricting myself until we do want visitors. I don't even want them to be able to call the room.
As for the advice just nod, smile and say thank you. That is all you can do. Right now I get at least three times a day a lecture about inducing and how I should be induced (Good Lord! My Due date was only two days ago! It's not my fault you came out this week without knowing for sure you would get to meet baby!!!)... I keep getting talks about how we should have stocked up on diapers to which I replied I was unsure of which kind I would like the best so I have stocked up on coupons for diapers, formula and baby care. Then I got another lecture on why breast feeding is the best and when I replied that I agreed and the coupons are only if breast feeding doesn't work out... ugh... see? I am *living* the dream right now... well probably more of a nightmare at this point.View Thread
LOL you are preaching to the choir! I love meat! In fact i introduced DH to eating Lamb roast and venison! Although I do believe animals should be treated respectively and not shoved in cages for mass production. One of our little dreams is that when we buy our acreage in the country that we have a good veggie garden going, fruit trees and a small chicken coop so we can have fresh eggs. View Thread
It would have to pasteurized just like cow or goat milk but I see nothing wrong with it. I think the reason (if I remember from reading about this awhile ago) behind the movement is animal rights... If I remember right PETA was trying to get Ben and Jerry's to use breast milk in it's ice cream.View Thread
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