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~~*kris_w's lodge*~~

Welcome to you lodge!!
I just happen to notice that your are the first July 08 mommy-to-be to get a lodge. Looking forward to this journey with you.

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Time is getting close! Welcome, hope things are going well for you.

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Welcome to your lodge!

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welcome to your lodge!

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YAY!! Welcome to your lodge!

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Welcome and congratulations!

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Welcome to your lodge!

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Welcome to your lodge! I can't believe a July mom is on here already.

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Welcome to your lodge! What great births! Biggrin

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I went to the chiropractor for the first time while pregnant and he adjusted my entire spine from pelvis to neck (the theory is they have to fix it all, or it doesn't stick) It didn't hurt, and sometimes it can be helpful. Unfortunately your ligaments are loose and you may just go right back out as soon as you get off the table. It's worth a try though! Good Luck.

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I just went to the chiropractor twice this week for the first time ever. It actually helped a lot!

I know what you mean about getting out of bed. it hurts SO badly. and then the fact that your bladder is full makes it that much worse!

Hang in there! And I'd recommend at least going to meet with the chiropractor.

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Welcome to your lodge!

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welcome to your lodge, you look great, bb has def. dropped! I love the chiro, i always get fully adjusted and feel great afterward. maybe you could go somewhere and get a prenatal massage, that might help for a little while. congrats on bb #3

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I go to the chiropractor every week and just think it is the best money I have spent! Make sure they have lots of experience treating pregnant women in particular. Not all chiros know about the special needs of a pregnant back. I know every pregnancy and woman is different but the fact that I have 40G boobs and a huge belly with very little to no back or hip pain in my opinion is because of my chiro.

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Welcome to your lodge! I loved reading your previous birth stories. The difference between your first two were like night and day! Are you concerned about another short labour this time?

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It's great reading your intro - welcome to the homestretch!

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Welcome to your lodge!! I love your intro. It's really interesting how different each of your births have been. I can't wait to read the birth story for this baby.

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I am late on your lodge, but welcome! Smile

I am glad that you are doing so well, despited the sciatica, did you end up going to a chiro, or has the pain jsut mostly gone away on its own?

IKWYM about bh ctx- had them all the time from about 29 wks, it was crazy!

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"kris_w" wrote:

Everything is going well for me, but my daughter is on antibiotics again for yet another ear infection. I don't like using antibiotics, but what can I do when she gets infection after infection? (just like her dad did when he was little). I'm at the point now, where I'm sort of hoping she gets enough infections to get a referral to an ENT specialist so she can just get tubes.

there was just a short thread on ear infections on here and I posted my mom's remedy that always worked for us (I still use it to this day!).

Here is what I posted. Hope it helps!:

"When I was little I had one terrible ear infection that I got antibiotics for - it was terrible! After that my mom started treating them with salt water rinses, garlic oil and echinecia. they never came back!

make up a salt water solution that is warm and salty to taste. rinse the ear with it (I usually just pour some in) and massage around the ear. put a towel up against it and lean the head over to drain it well. It feels very nice and takes away the pain. the salt changes the ph of the ear to make it inhospitable to the infection and draws it out. if the lo will do it gargling with the salt water is good too cause it hits the ear from the other side.

put a bit of garlic oil on a q-tip and gently and carefully apply it to the inside of the sore ear. give a capsul orally too. also give some echinacea orally as well.

This can be done for a couple days and should clear it up.

BTW the salt water rinse also works on eye infections."

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Oh man, that sounds like a big play date. I hope it wasn't too hot where you are for all the kids and you and the BF...especially with both expecting. Glad the sciatica is subsiding. I've been taking 2 tylonol at night and going to bed early to try to ease it.

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That is nice that your bf is preggers too. It is so nice when the kids can play and the mamas can just visit.

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Welcome!!!! Ive been waiting for the July lodges FOREVER!!!

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I'm glad your sciatica is feeling better, mine has started to feel better too.

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Fuchsia- thanks for the tip about the ear infections. I'll jot it down and give it a try. I really don't like her being on antibiotics.

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((HUGS)) That's when I'd be loading mine into the car and making a trip to the doc for my own sanity. ((HUGS)) G/L at your appt.

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So sorry the kids are sick. I'm looking forward to hearing about the u/s. Would love to see pics if possible.

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just wanted to offer :bigarmhug: Sick kids make every part of day to day life harder. Then to add pregnancy to the mix is just torture on a mom.

How did the u/s go? I hope it went smooth and I hope the kids are feeling a bit better.

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Ridiculous fundal height...

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I didn't take castor oil but...

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Aww. So sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope your stomach calms down soon.

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Upset stomach? Could be due to hormones preparing for labor.... Smile Crummy, but there may be a silver lining. Wink

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oh man, let's hope Laura is right. Otherwise, GWS!! That goes for you and the kids. Your fundal height can be determined by so many different things, If the doctor wasn't worried about it, then I'm sure you're okay. Hang in there!!!

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You look great!

A precipitious birth is usually a drama-free birth though...those babies come quick but safe. Smile Have you considered having a homebirth kit onhand incase you have the baby at home? One of my thoughts, having had a quick birth (not as quick as yours though!) is that my midwives won't make it in time...has your doc discussed that possibility?

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I wouldn't worry about cutting the cord, tbh. I would have a bag with a bowl (to catch placenta if it comes fast), a bundle of old towels and some recieving blankets...maybe a package of chux pads to put underneath you (you can use later while lactating lol). I imagine that you'd call the doc or an ambulance, so they can bring a cord clamp with them.

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ROFL I love the things children say. I think it is great your children are getting to interact with this LO before the baby's arrival! Yay! for getting the carseats all ready to go!

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I am looking forward to hearing what others have to say about DD and clinginess, as I am about to be going through this myself. My DD has a runny nose and is teething right now, I just hope it gets better the closer we get to the baby coming.

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:bighug: I'm SO sorry your dd has been acting different. That's a huge fear I have and look forward to hearing what all the BTDT moms have to say for how to handle it. I'm glad the appointment went well and meeting the other doctor did too. Hmm...I was a bit shocked that the baby is still so high. By your pic(which you look beautiful btw) I would have thought that it was a bit lower.

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I wish I had some advice. I am dealing with some issues with some of my kids right now as well. Daisy, one of the twins, who has always been extremely emotional and rather phobic about certain things, seems to have gone off the deepend lately Sad Joey seems to be acting out too - just getting very upset over the smallest things. It's so hard to say if it's just an age thing, or something unique to their personalities, or if it is indeed a reaction to the fact that they sense their world about to shift. I try to be as patient with their "quirks" as I can, but the honest truth is that I am running very short on patience lately Sad

All in all, historically, my kids have adapted to a new baby surprisingly well. I was especially worried about the twins when Lilah was born, but they took to her immediately and never really showed any major adjustment problems. I'm hoping for the same this time around, although Lilah will be closer in age to this baby than any of the others are to one another, so I just don't know what to expect.

In the long run, kids do adapt, though, even if it takes some time, and their memories really are so short when they're toddlers that it's not long at all before they can't even remember before the baby came.

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