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Here is something about vaccines.

I just wanted to give another view about vaccines, so here it is:

Vaccine info on Wikipedia

EDIT: Here is another one:

Info from the National Network for Immunization Information
 How far along are you? 37 weeks 5 days

What symptoms are you experiencing? pelvic pressure, lots of peeing, painful movement on behalf of the baby, HOT AS HELL menopause like hot flashes and sweating, feet hurt, headaches, zits. My midwife says the zits, headaches and hot flashes are all a result of a hormone surge, which is a good sign. Also, constant and very annoying congestion.

How are you feeling? I was over it weeks ago.

Any Dr. Appointments / ultrasounds / tests this past week and how did they go? Ultrasound yesterday, regular check up today. GBS negative, 50% effaced and 1cm dialated. Here's an ultrasound pic:



Smiling Madeleine!


Any Dr. Appointments / ultrasounds / tests this coming week? Check up Wednesday.

Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, family, etc)? Nope.
Any questions you want to ask? nope
Any belly pics from this week? nope 
Ultrasound today...
My placenta is NOT low lying. That's two times now that I've been mis-diagnosed with one thing or another. She is however, sporting a large head. So if I have to have a c-section, it's not going to be because of the placenta, it'll be because I can't push her out.
She is 5lbs 4oz right now, and will be about 8lbs at birth. 
They want to do another ultrasound in 4 weeks to check her head size. =/
My vagina hurts just thinking about it. 

Anyway, I got some pics. There's one 2D of her profile, and a couple 4D pics of her fat little face. 





They were a little hard to get because her face was buried into the placenta the whole time. 
They also moved my due date up a little...
We're now looking at the time frame of April 12th - the 20th.

Snap, Crackle, Pop

I'm wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them?

Last night while I was watching TV, the baby was being very active as normal. At one point during the commercials I muted the sound and just sat there with my husband when I heard a cracking/popping sound similar to when you crack your knuckles. I had heard this twice sound before, and I thought to myself, "No way, that's not the baby is it?" Well last night when I heard it I looked at my husband and said, "Did you hear that? That wasn't you right?" So I don't know what the heck the baby is doing in there but it's making noises now! Nothing else out of the ordinary is going on with my body, so I'm not alarmed, I just had never heard of that happening.

A poll to satisfy curiousity!

After reading some of the replies to ladykutenay 's recent post with the anatomy drawing, I'm curious as to how much truth there might be in the old wives' tale that girls are carried high and boys are low. So lets all answer a couple questions and see if there's any correlations!

1. What gender is your child? (options: Boy, Girl, Unknown)
2. Where are you "carrying" aka where does it feel like the baby is spending his/her/its time? (options: high, low, in the middle)
3. What shape is your stomach in profile right now? (options; B for baby & uterus are evenly distributed, D for baby & uterus are low, P for baby & uterus are high)
I wish I had found this place sooner!!

http://www.unbuttonedmaternity.com 
  

EDIT*** 
Nevermind...it's too expensive.

cloth love

I dont know how many of you plan to Cloth Diaper
but I did with my first and plan to with my second due here in april!

so.. i thought I would post some cloth diaper inspiration for those who are planning or are not planning to cloth..
cos cloth buns are cute.. and I love looking at what I can buy for my baby to poop in! haha
so.. bring on the pictures...

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So there you have it.
I hope that inspires you!!!

I am gonna go shop for dipes now!


ETA: If you need links or resources for how and why cloth diapers are GREAT!
here are a few:
Why Cloth?? (babyslime)
clothdiapering
Diaper Swappers (buy sell trade)
Diaper Pin (diaper reviews)
Hyena Cart - MAMA MADE diapers and goodies!!!

Friday Update!

How far along are you? 20 w 3d  Hit the halfway point this week!!

What symptoms are you experiencing? feeling the baby move, lower back and hip pain, stuffy nose, moodiness
How are you feeling?  still tired, and I get angry really easy

Any Dr. Appointments / ultrasounds / tests this past week and how did they go? I just had a Dr's appt this afternoon. Heard the little one's hearbeat (always cool)144.  The dr expressed a bit of concern because I lost 4 punds since last month, but really thought last weeks readings were way off!  Anyways, now my husband is on my case to eat better:)

Any Dr. Appointments / ultrasounds / tests this coming week? Yep and ultrasound on Tuesday.  Can't wait to see the little one, and my husband will be able to go with me too!

Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, family, etc)?  I decided to keep working shorter shifts and my dr agreed with me.  I am hoping no one at work gives me a hard time about it.
Any questions you want to ask? How are everyone's mood swings?  I was always pretty emotional, I cry so easily. But being pregnant has brought out some anger issues in me!  A customer a work gave me a bit of a hard time and I was so mad at him.  My face and ears got all hot, I swear if I was a cartoon character there would have been smoke coming out of my ears! And it wasn't that big of a deal, I just couldn't control how angry I was!

Any belly pics from this week? I finally do, I am starting to get a belly:)

Friday Update

How far along are you? 23w 6d
What symptoms are you experiencing? heartburn, baby kicks, baby movement, constipation
How are you feeling? okay. I've been having some hip problems, but I'm thinking that's because I'm overweight. Has anyone else had this? I have a hard time walking, I look like Quasimodo when I walk, it's so painful. I feel like both hips are out of place. Oy! The pain!
Any Dr. Appointments / ultrasounds / tests this past week and how did they go? nothing
Any Dr. Appointments / ultrasounds / tests this coming week? nothing
Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, family, etc)? Lots of personal stuff that I don't really need to go into here that involves sick family and da da da, you know how it goes. We're moving in February, so we've been looking for a new place. My son just had his 1st birthday this past Tuesday so I've been an emotional crying machine. Lol. He's taken his first steps now and is signing his first sign language word and shaking his head and cuddling and giving kisses. It's enough to make me want to shout: "Stop growing and stay my baby forever!". Lol.
Any questions you want to ask? See the how are you feeling. I have a question in there
Any belly pics from this week? Sadly no. I thought about it, but I'll probably do one next week. :D

[EDIT] I decided to do a belly pic right after I submitted this so here is a couple.
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Weekly update.

How far along are you? 20 weeks 

What symptoms are you experiencing? BAD acid reflux beginning in the evening, peeing a lot, falling asleep like I've been drugged, lots of movement.
 
How are you feeling? Pretty good. There are good days and bad days.

Any Dr. Appointments / ultrasounds / tests this past week and how did they go? Ultrasound on Thursday, everything looks fine. She's kicking her legs out which makes her head slam directly into my bladder. It's a good time.

Any Dr. Appointments / ultrasounds / tests this coming week? I have a follow up appointment on Tuesday. I had to have a cervical measuring taken a few weeks ago, due to concerns about a past surgery.
 
Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, family, etc)? It's nearing the end of the semester and I can't wait for it to be over. I have two large papers due within the next couple of weeks and I haven't even started them. I can't wait to have a month off from school.

Any questions you want to ask? Nope.

Any belly pics from this week? I gotta have my husband take another.