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by geerlady
Fri Aug 28, 11:10 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Braxton Hicks questions
Replies: 17
Views: 5075

Re: Braxton Hicks questions

Was just in the hospital for a pre-term labour false alarm earlier this week. My Braxton Hicks have changed this time around to be sometimes painful, period-like cramps extending to my lower back with contractions that are fairly regular (every 10 to 15 minutes regardless of what I am doing). But th...
by geerlady
Wed Aug 19, 12:45 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: What did you hate hearing when you were pregnant?
Replies: 31
Views: 10288

Re: What did you hate hearing when you were pregnant?

The thing I hate the most is when people one-up me. For example: Them: How are you feeling? Me: I'm a bit miserable. Them: Oh, what's going on? Me: I've been feeling nauseous. Them: Oh, that's nothing, when I was pregnant with Jimmy I lost 300 lbs in the first trimester. I was so sick! I understand ...
by geerlady
Mon Aug 10, 21:22 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: let's list our favorite children's books
Replies: 34
Views: 17449

Re: let's list our favorite children's books

I really like the Dinah Mack series, including "Mommy, Where are You?" and "Daddy, Look What I Can Do!" with the combination of photos and illustrations of animals, and lift the flaps: http://www.amazon.com/Dinah-Mack/e/B00MDWFD3W/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1439263002&sr=1-2 My little guy loves them....
by geerlady
Sun Aug 9, 20:54 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: What new thing did your baby do this week?
Replies: 49
Views: 20040

Re: What new thing did your baby do this week?

My 2-year old started asking "Why?"

Now to find out how to make him stop!
by geerlady
Sun Jul 19, 20:40 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Braxton Hicks questions
Replies: 17
Views: 5075

Re: Braxton Hicks questions

I think many women have some confusion about whether labour has started. Prelabour is often marked by several days of Braxton Hicks contractions before you get down to the 5-1-1 or 4-1-1 time to head to the hospital. It is very common to have regular contractions for a few hours, then have them ease...
by geerlady
Sun Jul 19, 20:33 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: do you have a parenting goal?
Replies: 9
Views: 2498

Re: do you have a parenting goal?

This thread reminds me of a classic Monty Python sketch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPSzPGrazPo
by geerlady
Sun Jul 19, 20:29 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: the wonder weeks: practical help for parents or self-fulfilling quackery?
Replies: 2
Views: 2699

Re: the wonder weeks: practical help for parents or self-fulfilling quackery?

I am actually a big fan of the wonder weeks. I found it better than most popular level books looking at infant development. My son was right on the clock for the fussy/happy times, and it was interesting to look for the new skills that I might not have noticed if I hadn't been watching for them. On ...
by geerlady
Tue Jul 14, 21:46 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Diaper bags
Replies: 7
Views: 2864

Re: Diaper bags

We used/still use our diaper bag quite a lot. For our little guy's first year of life we were urban dwellers and I would often go out for half a day at a time. I would take a diaper for every hour I planned to be out of the house plus one, which was too much for the clutch. I needed a change pad, si...
by geerlady
Tue Jul 14, 21:18 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Braxton Hicks questions
Replies: 17
Views: 5075

Re: Braxton Hicks questions

In my first pregnancy I started getting them probably at around the halfway point of my pregnancy. In this pregnancy they started quite noticeably in the first trimester.

My Braxton Hicks aren't painful at all. They are just muscle contractions. My sister's BH, on the other hand, were quite painful.