Chaz Moms and Moms-to-Be Chat (everyone welcome)

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  1. jenv101

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    Congrats Barbara! And great news MM that must be such a relief! Midwives are so awesome.

    My due date is rapidly approaching(16th). Ready for baby to come anytime now *taps on stomach*
     
  2. AllisonPitbullLvr

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    Great news MM! Some other moms I've been talking to swear by the angel care monitor so that's the one I've registered for but I've heard good things about the one you're talking about too!

    In other news, I'm 26 weeks and I've gained 28lbs. I feel like a whale.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    A friend of mine used the angel monitor thingy... just beware, they can be prone to false alarms lol. She said hers went off a couple times in the middle of the night and even at times where no baby had been in the crib for hours and they thought it was off LOL
     
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    No you are not a whale! You pretty much gain whatever you're going to gain during pregnancy so try not to stress over it. At 25 weeks I'd gained 25 pounds too but I've gone back to "normal" gain at my last appointment. Pregnancy screws with everything, including metabolism.
     
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    I have the OPPOSITE problem. Wanna switch? My doctor keeps fussing at me. Since 8 weeks, I have lost 48 lbs. I was 263. I weighed in at 215 last appt.
     
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    Allison, that doesn't sound like too much to me. I guess I should be one to talk, at 23 weeks I've gained 5.5 lbs, but my doctor wanted me to gain 40? and I'm pretty sure for most people of average weight around 30 is the goal? And your weight gain will slow down a bit in the end, so I wouldn't worry. I'm sure it's uncomfortable, or annoying, but I doubt that much would be difficult to lose post-baby or be unhealthy at all.

    Barbara, how many weeks are you? I'm 23 weeks and only gained my last two appointments, so started gaining at 18 weeks. And I didn't have to increase my calorie intake so, I guess metabolism slowed.
     
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    Hey myself and Nicole_J both had boys..lol
     
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    Yup and so did Erica!!! But everyone who is currently pregnant (both here and that I know IRL and on tumblr) is expecting a girl.

    Now I know Barbara having a boy, myself and one friend who did not find out, and...Taq, Jen, Allison, plus 5 on tumblr, plus 2 IRL, having little girls!
     
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    I'm 20 weeks.
     
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    [​IMG]

    DEFINITELY a boy.

    He hates the Doppler, lol. Whenever they put it on me, he begins kicking and punching like mad. He is 11oz, has small feet, and is almost as long as a banana.
     
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    Mine hates the Doppler too. :)

    I have had such horrible heartburn, nausea and indigestion for the past few days that it's killed my appetite. I feel like my upper GI system is eroding. Which is perfect timing because I've agreed to dogsit my boss' wild standard poodle guide dog foster puppy for a week. What was I thinking?
     
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    Said shark puppy:

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    Could you just send that puppy to my house? Thanks :)
     
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    Sorry to hear about the indigestion. Hope it eases up for you! I never had more than a week or so of heartburn at a time and tums usually did the trick for me. I did have to avoid tomato based sauces and I still am until baby comes. That was my big trigger.
     
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    Certainly! Send me your address :) He comes with the energy of a border collie and the bite inhibition of a maligator. (are all spoos like this???). He should come with a Kevlar body suit. lol!

    Jen, I shouldn't complain too much-- I've been able to survive by drinking a ton of milk when it gets bad and Tums when it gets really bad. It's only bad because due to work schedule, sometimes I end up eating dinner not long before going to bed and then I have to try to sleep sitting up. lol
     
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    Best place to get cloth diapers?
     
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    Do you know what style you want to use yet?

    I used fitted cloth diapers with waterproof fabric covers for my daughter, and an assortment with my son.

    Have to say, even though they're old fashioned, prefolds are amazing. They're really affordable, and when you put them on right they hold in an incredible amount of poo. Sam used his with wool soakers and it worked incredibly well. Definitely my favorite vs. the fitted ones. The only drawback is it makes their butt really big and a lot of modern baby clothes are made for a slimmer outline. My other favorites were some pocket diapers.

    Anyway, I got my daughter's from my old boss. I raised all three of her kids in those diapers, and then they got passed on to my kids. It might sound grody to get them secondhand but washed and then sterilized out in the sunshine, they're totally nice and white and still have no stains on them. They're also incredibly soft now. lol.

    They were lost in storage when my son was born so I bought a huge box of cloth diapers off craigslist. Some lady had bought a sample of every style you can possibly imagine for her son that had autism. He had sensory issues with clothes, and she went through a lot of diapers finding a brand and fabric he could stand to wear. So I got $650 worth of brand new cloth diapers, some unused and some used once, for only $100. It's definitely worth checking craigslist because some women get really enthusiastic about it and spend a lot of money on supplies, then decide it's not really working for them once the baby is born.
     
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    I got most of mine used as well. Much cheaper and they are usually very well taken care of.
     
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    Oh god... Now I'm not sure... I didn't know there were different kinds...

    You're adorable Allison!
     

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