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by Mommy Brontosaurus
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:52 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

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Well, I'm at 31 weeks and some-odd days, and I appear to be healthier (pre-eclampsia-wise) than last time. This is good. I'm still hella anxious, but maybe even a little optimistic at the same time. Unfortunately, this baby brontosaurus has borked my pelvis and I'm walking around on crutches, when I...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

You can now start placing bets on whether Mommy Brontosaurus will hatch her thesis baby or her baby baby first.
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

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Tonight was the first time Nom has chomped me hard enough that I have to take some time to recover. Ow. :grumble: I am enjoying breastfeeding more than I thought I would. My heart is so full of tenderness when I look down at her nursing. I feel very (possibly irrationally) proud to be providing for ...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

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Baby Update, Week the Eighth. On Thursday, Nom will be 8 weeks old. Two months. WHAT. Despite being early, she's only just barely delayed with the normal baby milestones. We saw her smile and laugh this past week, and she's wide awake and interested in the world. She prefers sleeping on her tummy, w...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

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Vampire Baby keeps trying to feed from my neck.

I also call her Grunty-grunty, Sweetpea, Cutie-pie, (Cute) Little Bug, and a few others I can't recall. She's now 3.12kg or 6lb, 14-1/2oz, and 51.5cm. Holy carp, guys, she's normal-baby-sized!
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

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Yay Kirsten! I'm so happy for you, and I'm glad you get to name your little boy his name! My mom is here and this is the most amazing thing ever of life no kidding you guys. It's so wonderful to see my mom and talk to her. It's so nice to have another pair of hands helping hold Naomi and do dishes a...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

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Nicknames Naomi has acquired: Nom Nom-Nom Nomi Beastlet Creature Small Human Wiggleworm Spike Squeaker We've had her home now for two weeks, and she's 1 month old today! She's now 2.58kg (5lb 11oz). Slow weight gain, but it's still gain. She's starting to sound like a "big girl" now when she cries. ...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things You Want To Tell Your Body
Replies: 311
Views: 45717

Re: Things You Want To Tell Your Body

Aww, Kirsten. If I could, I would post you my spare bottle of gaviscon. I got a prescription when I left the hospital, and was all thanks, but we've fixed that problem already.
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

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Momma and Pappa are reasoonably exhausted. We'll be getting internet in our new place soon. Darned BT. Naomi is well, and waking up some. Right now she is neither eating NOR sleeping! She's quite adorable. She is now 2.58kg, which is good gain. She drives her mommy nuts with a desire to eat and a te...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

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Totally forgot to say that poor little Naomi is a hiccup monster. She got them a lot before she was born*, and she gets usually a few bouts in any given day, usually just before or after feeding. * Always funny when they had me strapped up to the monitors with the clicker to count movements. Movemen...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Confessions of a 20-something mother
Replies: 3888
Views: 533417

Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Dude! Taal!

Confession: I finally feel like I fit this thread!
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

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Kirsten, I somehow missed your post near the top of the page! SO GLAD that you and Little Bit are okay! Those sorts of scares aren't fun. Naomi has been doing well with feeding, so the special care nurses asked if I'd be willing to come spend a couple nights on the unit (they have motel-esque rooms)...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

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I can't believe it's been almost two weeks. Naomi is doing so well, and will hopefully come home in a couple days. She's woken up and is working on feeding properly. She managed to yank out the NGT last night, so we're going to try sticking to cup and breastfeeding and see how she does. She's put on...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

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Well, I WAS going to write a longer update, but I just got a call from the SCBU that Naomi has been waking up hungry today, which is a super-good sign, so I'm going to head over early. Things That Are Weird * being a mommy but without a baby * all my shirts have room around the waist again * why isn...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

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I am still so tired, and we don't have internets at our new place right now. But I wanted to come in here and give Kirsten a big ole hug, because 18 weeks! Yay! *HUGS* Also, puzzle rings are awesome, and I'd LOVE to see a 5-band one. I've pretty much got them down pat, once you get shown the trick a...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

*beams like the proud mamma she is* She feels so, so tiny to us, but when I glance around the care unit, she's HUGE in comparison to most of the babies! She still has the naso-gastric tube, and will until she can properly latch on and suck reliably. Right now she gives a go at feeding herself, and t...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

Mommy Brontosaurus is utterly knackered. Once we get to take Naomi home, we plan to have a small gathering of all the friends who have supported (fed) us and celebrate with champagne ( real champagne). We have a LOT of thank-you cards to write. I'm not sure if this is the "baby blues" or not, becaus...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

Our priest came in for a visit today. He gave her a blessing. He really loves babies, and whenever he does a baptism, he does all the formalities and ritual and then always leans in and whispers "Good job!" or "Don't worry, it's all over now" or something. He always waves at the little ones as he pr...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

And Kirsten, I totally want to keep hearing about how things are going for you! It's been such a whirlwind and I miss just thinking about normal things, and I love talking to you. We are still pregnancy buddies! I'm just a bit ahead of schedule, is all.
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

Thanks again, everybody. I'm actually fairly at peace with how things went down this time, although I'm super glad I outpaced the epidural, because I would have regretted that in the end. It was how it needed to happen for my health and the baby's, and I still got to deliver "naturally". I didn't wa...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

Hi everyone. This will be a bit jumbled probably, because I'm well knackered, but I figured you'd probably want details now and jumbled than wait any longer. On Monday (33+4), when I posted, I went in for more of the usual bloodwork-pressure readings-pee in a cup. My BP, which was higher than it sho...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

Hey guys, Mommy Brontosaurus is going back in for more monitoring this morning. Send me some good thoughts/prayers/wishes to not get held in again? :?
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

And after THAT drama-post above, I can report that no, apparently they're NOT convinced I have pre-eclampsia (although I still might). I feel fine and all my other tests come back normal. This is confusing the specialist. If my proteinuria is so bad, why is the renal bloodwork coming back fine? Why ...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

16 is the week I felt it, so it's early but not impossible! Jumping around will be counter-productive, though, since you're more likely to feel it when you're quiet and still - it's such little movements at first! My health continues to baffle, and I have updates, but I have to run, so will post the...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

Nomi: Right front thigh last night, left front thigh tonight. It was awful enough last night, but then I had 24 whole hours to anticipate the next one! Tense muscles don't make absorbing the bolus any easier, but it's hard not to tense up when you know what's coming! As of yesterday's scan, the baby...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

Nomi: Be welcome! That is SUPER-cool, and I should probably change the thread title eventually. :D It's been such comfort to have this place to talk. It really has. Pre-eclampsia: more or less confirmed. I don't have all the symptoms, but I've got hella proteinuria. No flashing lights, no liver pain...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

Well, despite being very annoyed about having to get up early* to go the the appointment, meeting with the mental health person was actually quite affirming. It was nice to hear that it sounds like right now is a stressful time, and that a lot of it is out of my control. It was even nicer to hear th...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

Thanks guys. Really.
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

I had a bit of a cry. I feel slightly better now, or at least less panicky.
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

I killed two birds with one stone, and got baby massage oil. Look for shirts in the plus sizes. I found them much nicer there, and a better fit. Just make sure they're long. **** Guys, I am so sick of being pregnant. I know you're all probably tired of my complaining, but it's my thread (not really)...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

Heck, I feel like that now, even, with the potential pre-e signs! It feels like any given day they could just decide that I need admitting and induction-scheduling! I know it's unlikely yet, but it's in the back of my mind. And since my family has a tendency to early births anyway, I have to expect ...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

STOP MOVING AROUND, SMALL HUMAN CHILD. No, seriously, keep moving and growing and developing muscles and reassuring me you're still alive in there. But geez, do you HAVE to do it right under my ribcage? Between this and the havoc you wreak with my sinuses and nasal passages, it's an amazement that m...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

Midwife appointment today. Another not-my-midwife. Augh. She was perfectly nice and tried to be helpful but I was just a mess. Managed not to cry. I miss my chemical comfort! The next time I can meet my own midwife is at 36 weeks, but that is very late! Well, it was suggested that I call and contact...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

Reassured by the people at the antenatal day unit that no, they probably don't want blood every week. Thank heavens! I got booked for another ultrasound next week. Wee Brontosaurus is going to be incredibly well-documented! I asked "What does all this mean , anyway?" and it seems as long as nothing ...
by Mommy Brontosaurus
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 101982

I do try, every time. But they say it's not good enough and then take from the periphral veins anyway. :( They're very very nice but they are quite set on the outside veins for some reason. Until recently, it has only hurt a bit more than the normal, so I haven't fussed overmuch because if they're m...

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