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I keep forgetting to tell you, the nursery picture looks so nice.

Yes, Angie, me too! It looks beautiful :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Yes, I love your nursery picture, too! How sweat!

Since my doctor's appointment yesterday there are some exciting news. So, she checked me, right? First she was like 'wow, you're almost completely effaced, I can feel the baby's head down there.' I was so shocked, I forgot to ask about the percentage, so I met her again outside on the floor. And I was like 'how much percentage do you think, I'm effaced?' She's like 'Hm, a good 80%'... Yippiieee!... However, we still could have them the same day, just cause I'm 80% effaced, doesn't mean, I'm going sooner. It might be a sign though :rolleyes: .


Stef

Next goals:

Results for 2011:

1x PA State Champ (I defended my title in pointfighting) and also again Grand Champion in pointfighting

August 20-27: Karate and Kickboxing World Championships in Germany (my homecountry)

gluten-free since 07/21/2004

Shermans Dale, PA

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Last time I was 80% effaced for a week or two and nothing happened. Keep in mind though that I was VERY sick with Celiac at that point. I don't think my body was functioning properly. I'm hoping that this time things move along quicker and easier. I am really committed to a natural child birth. That will set this pregnancy apart from the last one and make Annika a first baby as well as Tori. Tori was my first child, hopefully this will be my first real birth. :) I'm so excited! I'm sure that you, Stef, will move along much quicker than I did last time. Especially since you're healthy and in good shape. I think you're going to go pretty soon. Maybe next week??? Just hang in there.

Thanks about the nursery picture. :) It took me almost a month to find a bedding set that matches blue carpet. I really like it. The room is so tiny that furniture hardly fits in it, but I think it looks nice. I've been working on the nursery a little bit every day and we are definitely ready for the baby to come. All I have to do yet is rewash the sheets since they've been on the mattress for a week now. I think I'll probably try to do that once I start going into labor since the first hours will be spent here at home. I managed to find a tall book case for her room for under $100 that doesn't look cheesy and I got a really nice glider now too. The glider doesn't match AT ALL, it's this lime green minky material, but it is SO comfortable. I know I'm going to just love it for nursing. I have one of the drapes over it right now since I accidentally screwed up and got three drapes. It doesn't look too bad. I don't really care because its so comfortable. Wow, that turned into a really long ramble. Can you tell I'm excited???

Stef, are you planning on nursing or formula? If you're uncomfortable answering that, just forget I said anything. :)


~Angie~

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I like the nursery photo too. Sounds like everything is ready except Annika. :D


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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Sounds like everything is ready except Annika. :D

She'll be along shortly :D

I'm just so excited for both of you ladies!


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Oh yes, I'm so excited, it ain't funny no more! :rolleyes: I could jump up and down from excitement :lol: . Well, I've "only" been cleaning up the nursery so far. Since I got so much things at the baby shower, only half of it fit into my car. The other half is still at my mother-in-laws house near Bellefonte, which is over an hour for us and it's mostly furniture. They said, they will bring it down to our house with my husbands fixed truck (they were planning on putting it onto the truck), which we brought to them July 22nd (the day of the shower) and haven't gotten it back yet. So I really couldn't do much with the furniture in that room, since I don't have it yet. There's a couch in there now and a shelf. And the shelf was a book shelf in my old martial arts school. I couldn't take this shelf with us, when we moved the school into a new location, so now it's in Lukas's room. I filled it up with necessary items, but I still want to do it better. So I'm working on needle canvas boxes/cubes right now, that will have the color of the nursery and where I can put stuff in. On the four sides of those cubes will be the letters for Lukas and then with asian signs as well (like underneath or beside our normal writing), which is spelled "Lu"-"Ka"-"Su" in japanese syllabels. I still have to look up the writing though... lol. :lol: That will be fuuun! And the good part is, when I'm in the hospital for a few days, I can also spend the time with the needle canvas and do the rest, that still needs done. Then the other thing I did was, painting some wooden hearts of different sizes in green and I still want to put white baby foot prints on and finish them with a clear lack. Then on the three bigest hearts there will be a picture of each one of us, Brock (my husband), Lukas and myself. And then I will paint another wooden plack green and write "The family that kicks together, sticks together" on it. Then I already painted the letters for Lukas in different colors and glued some tiny little green hearts onto them. Then I glued some ribbon onto them and now I can attach the letters to some nails. So the letters, the hearts and the plaque all will hang on the wall there where the crib is :D . I'm very satisfied with what I've done already, even though it isn't much yet :rolleyes: .


Stef

Next goals:

Results for 2011:

1x PA State Champ (I defended my title in pointfighting) and also again Grand Champion in pointfighting

August 20-27: Karate and Kickboxing World Championships in Germany (my homecountry)

gluten-free since 07/21/2004

Shermans Dale, PA

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Stef--your wall hanging sounds great! :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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And the good part is, when I'm in the hospital for a few days, I can also spend the time with the needle canvas and do the rest, that still needs done.

Are you sure you're going to be in a few days. Usually VB is sent home the same day or next day. I was in 3 days with my daughter (firstborn) after c-section and only 2 for the other c-sections. I wanted to stay 3 with my last but they said since I was up and around I was being discharged......the place wasn't packed either so that wasn't a reason.

Sounds like you have a creative bent. I'm sure that will look real nice.....if you want to put up a picture at some point I wouldn't mind seeing it when it's done.

Hope the truck arrives real soon! :o That's been almost a month already.


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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Sounds really neat, Stef! I can tell you're getting more and more excited. The last week or two are the hardest because you get so excited to meet the baby.

I'm hoping that ours waits another few days at least. Tomorrow is my b-day and I really don't want her to have to share her birthday with me. Plus, I have a cold and I'd really like to be healthier to give birth. Perhaps we'll go next week, but I'm not counting on it. The longer this pregnancy goes, the longer I feel like its going to go. I'm so scared I'm going to go past my due date by weeks again. Ugh... It'll all be worth it in the long run though. :)


~Angie~

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Are you sure you're going to be in a few days. Usually VB is sent home the same day or next day. I was in 3 days with my daughter (firstborn) after c-section and only 2 for the other c-sections. I wanted to stay 3 with my last but they said since I was up and around I was being discharged......the place wasn't packed either so that wasn't a reason.

What do they do if you're nursing? Make you stay there so you can nurse every few hours without a room or bed??? I was thinking about that the other day and it got me freaked out. Though, it would be nice to be able to leave to get food.

For those of you who read my rant on the nesting thread... I have some very good news! Not only did my husband not forget my birthday, he's out shopping right now with my daughter!!! I've had the whole evening to myself (rarely happens). I'm sick, so I really needed this break. It feels so good to be able to do laundry without having a little princess tripping me underfoot. :) I'm spending my lovely evening alone cleaning and it feels so good!!! I can't believe he actually remembered! Last year he didn't even remember to wish me a happy birthday. I haven't gotten a gift from him in years! This is really, truly going to be a special birthday. :) Now if only I could convince him to stay with me at the races tomorrow and watch Tori so I could actually enjoy the evening... Hmmm... :) LOL


~Angie~

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What do they do if you're nursing? Make you stay there so you can nurse every few hours without a room or bed??? I was thinking about that the other day and it got me freaked out. Though, it would be nice to be able to leave to get food.

They'll make sure you see a lactation consultant before you're discharged. My hubby brought food in for me for the last one. They wouldn't let me eat much but I knew what my body could handle as I'd done it 2 times prior.

I never left my room, it's just that I was up and around the room. With my last one I had my section and was wheeled right back to my room with the baby and they did the clean up/measurements/bath etc. in the room. Baby never left the room unless I was with him and that was only for the circ. Everything else was taken care of in the room, including the footprints.


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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Don't they keep the baby longer than the mother if the mother is discharged the same day? I thought the baby had to stay overnight at least. Maybe I'm very wrong.


~Angie~

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Don't they keep the baby longer than the mother if the mother is discharged the same day? I thought the baby had to stay overnight at least. Maybe I'm very wrong.

Baby goes with mother if there are no problems. Whether you stay over night depends on what time you get there. When I had my first one the was one woman that went home the evening of the day she came in. I think I've heard of people going home in a couple hours but don't quote me on that. That is probably more at the mothers request though......the doctor still has to ok the release.


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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Angie and Steff too,

Don't mean to interupt an ongoing discussion, but..

You two need to let someone on this site know about your delieveries. We are way too impatient to wait until you and Lucas and Annika get home. :rolleyes:

Maye someone can call someone.

We are anxiously awaiting.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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I'll send a text out to Amanda if that's okay with her. I know that I can use my cell phone in the hospital waiting room. I'll probably be living in there when I'm not with Annika. :) Hopefully I'll have a successful VBAC and they'll let me go relatively quickly. Staying in the hospital is NOT going to be much fun with having to make my own meals and such.

I read the hospital site and they said that an 8 hour stay is mandatory and likely a maternity stay will last a minimum of 24 hours. That sounds good to me, I mean the 24 hours bit. :) Actually, 8 hours sounds good to me, but I'm not going to go through the whole deal of trying to get special permission for that. Just not worth it. I could probably use the sleep in the hospital anyway.


~Angie~

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I read the hospital site and they said that an 8 hour stay is mandatory and likely a maternity stay will last a minimum of 24 hours. That sounds good to me, I mean the 24 hours bit. :) Actually, 8 hours sounds good to me, but I'm not going to go through the whole deal of trying to get special permission for that. Just not worth it. I could probably use the sleep in the hospital anyway.

A decent nights sleep would definately be useful. How old is Tori? Is she excited?


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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I would definitely like to call somebody on here. But I need somebody that's ok with that :lol: . BTW, I can have my cell phone switched on in the hospital. When I was in there for three days in week 28, they said, I could always leave it on.


Stef

Next goals:

Results for 2011:

1x PA State Champ (I defended my title in pointfighting) and also again Grand Champion in pointfighting

August 20-27: Karate and Kickboxing World Championships in Germany (my homecountry)

gluten-free since 07/21/2004

Shermans Dale, PA

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I would definitely like to call somebody on here. But I need somebody that's ok with that :lol: . BTW, I can have my cell phone switched on in the hospital. When I was in there for three days in week 28, they said, I could always leave it on.

I'll pm you my number. We are on the West Coast.


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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A decent nights sleep would definately be useful. How old is Tori? Is she excited?

Tori is 3-1/2. She's very excited. She can't wait until she can hold the baby. She's been getting more and more interested in other people's babies ever since we got pregnant. She's going to be a wonderful big sister.


~Angie~

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Just a quick update... I'm still hanging around... Last night I began to get VERY uncomfortable and I'm now having some contractions that are very different from the BH ones I've been experiencing. I doubt that I'll be lucky enough to go into labor soon though. The doctor said that since I never went into labor naturally last time that it would be treating this like a first pregnancy. Ugh... I hope that doesn't mean I go late again. I was two weeks late with Tori.

I'm feeling slightly better this morning and no contractions yet today, but something is definitely different. I can't pinpoint what though. At least I'm not nauseous anymore like last night.


~Angie~

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Oh my gosh, Angie!!! Sounds like something's brewing :D

I'll be thinking about you and waiting for news :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I agree with Patti. Don't forget, you're into your due month (two weeks prior to two weeks after EDD).


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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Oh my gosh, Angie!!! Sounds like something's brewing :D

I'll be thinking about you and waiting for news :)

I HOPE SO!!! :) Now that my birthday's over, I'm ready to get on with things... I can't wait to see her!


~Angie~

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Here's a link to the baby photo gallery for whenever little Annika decides to show herself.

http://www.ephratahospital.org/Default.aspx?Page=BabyGallery

Her picture should be posted within hours of her birth. Hopefully there won't be two Annika's on the same day. LOL I was afraid I'd forget to post the link, so I figured I'd better post it now while I'm thinking about it.


~Angie~

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Here's a link to the baby photo gallery for whenever little Annika decides to show herself.

http://www.ephratahospital.org/Default.aspx?Page=BabyGallery

Her picture should be posted within hours of her birth. Hopefully there won't be two Annika's on the same day. LOL I was afraid I'd forget to post the link, so I figured I'd better post it now while I'm thinking about it.

My coworkers nephew was born there last week. :)


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