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Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 07-28-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,709
Posted By gretel
I had a huge problem with my milk supply dropping...

I had a huge problem with my milk supply dropping when I cut calories. So I focused on completing the fitness programs instead. I may have ended up not losing weight for the first year, but I was...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 07-14-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,095
Posted By gretel
JulesMarion- Congratulations! It sounds like you...

JulesMarion- Congratulations! It sounds like you had a relatively easy delivery of two wonderful sized twins. I supplemented with formula for the first couple of weeks with my daughter and still went...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 06-13-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,095
Posted By gretel
are there any updates from the expecting moms? I...

are there any updates from the expecting moms? I still have 10 weeks to go.
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 04-29-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,852
Posted By gretel
As of Dec 2011, the doctor gave me three options:...

As of Dec 2011, the doctor gave me three options: the mini pill (progestin-only birth control pill), Mirena IUD, and the copper IUD that were safe for breastfeeding. I went with the Mirena, which I...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 04-07-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By gretel
I did not lose a pound breastfeeding. Any time I...

I did not lose a pound breastfeeding. Any time I cut calories, my supply would tank. I eventually gained back 10-15 pounds by the time I weaned my daughter around 15 months. It was very frustrating...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 03-28-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,095
Posted By gretel
I'm still sick, but I am on the mend. I met the...

I'm still sick, but I am on the mend. I met the midwife on Tuesday and have a plan of action to rid myself of this sinus infection. I'll probably be stuffy for another week yet.

In other news, I...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 03-19-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,095
Posted By gretel
Ishbel - I chose not to be seen because my next...

Ishbel - I chose not to be seen because my next appointment is my anatomy scan, I'm feeling movement, and there's nothing that can be done at this point anyway. I was less stressed staying home. And...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 03-14-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,095
Posted By gretel
Ishbel - That's so frustrating. Pregnancy is...

Ishbel - That's so frustrating. Pregnancy is definitely not one-size fits all! I had bad experiences with my previous OB practice treating me as if I had GD and pre-eclampsia, even though I didn't. I...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 03-05-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,095
Posted By gretel
My appointment was good especially since my last...

My appointment was good especially since my last one was for a bleed and cramping. And my next appointment is my anatomy scan in 3 weeks! But I did get a little lecture about my weight gain - 3...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 03-04-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,095
Posted By gretel
I have an appointment today at 4, so I'll...

I have an appointment today at 4, so I'll probably have an update to post after that. I'm still trying to find the motivation to keep moving. By 6pm, I'm ready for bed.
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 02-24-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By gretel
No more bleeding, but I'm still not getting any...

No more bleeding, but I'm still not getting any additional physical activity. That's my goal for this week...get back into an exercise routine.

JulesMarion - Happy Birthday and Congratulations! I...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 02-20-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By gretel
Thank you Ishbel and JulesMarion for the...

Thank you Ishbel and JulesMarion for the reassurances. I know I didn't cause the bleeding, but that knowledge doesn't help you feel any better when it happens. So far, I haven't had any repeat...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 02-18-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By gretel
I felt a little bit of energy pick me up over the...

I felt a little bit of energy pick me up over the long weekend. My headache stuck around so I took off Wednesday sick and then had two days off from snow (something like 17 inches and an inch of ice)...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 02-11-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By gretel
Hi! I'll join here too. I'm really boring today...

Hi! I'll join here too. I'm really boring today though. I have a bit of a headache and don't even feel like looking at the computer screen. But I'm 13 weeks today which is exciting!
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 02-11-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By gretel
JulesMarion - are you eating yogurt or taking a...

JulesMarion - are you eating yogurt or taking a probiotic? My family (pets included) find that it definitely helps prevent secondary infections that occur when you are already on antibiotics.
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 01-27-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,786
Posted By gretel
JulesMarion - We technically don't have any...

JulesMarion - We technically don't have any maternity leave though. All of the leave I have is what I've been saving by not taking any time off. Don't get me wrong, it's awesome - but anyone in the...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 01-17-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,786
Posted By gretel
I work 8.5 hrs a day outside of home. For my...

I work 8.5 hrs a day outside of home. For my first, I worked up until 39 weeks since I ended up with an elective c/s at 39w5d. I felt great and didn't mind working whatsoever since I have a desk job...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 01-11-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,786
Posted By gretel
JulesMarion - we got the furnace to fire again...

JulesMarion - we got the furnace to fire again Wednesday night, so it was only cold in the house for one day. And it's now up to 50+ degrees with lots and lots of rain today. What a difference from...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 01-08-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,786
Posted By gretel
JulesMarion - We started off in Fairbanks... I...

JulesMarion - We started off in Fairbanks... I think we were there for 4 days. My coworker went to school there so he kept telling me about Otto the grizzly bear. And we had amazing Thai food there -...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 01-07-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,786
Posted By gretel
JulesMarion - there is no normal first...

JulesMarion - there is no normal first appointment time around here. My old practice would see you ASAP for a confirmation pee test and general education. They would prescribe the ultrasound for any...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 01-06-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,786
Posted By gretel
I'm still here. I have my first appointment on...

I'm still here. I have my first appointment on Friday and the wait is super frustrating. I'll be 8 weeks tomorrow and with my daughter, I already had an appointment and an ultrasound by now.

I...
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 12-26-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,786
Posted By gretel
abbysue715 - I'm so sorry for your loss. Take...

abbysue715 - I'm so sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself during this difficult time and find solace wherever you can.
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 12-26-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,786
Posted By gretel
I moved up my appointment to 1/10 since I'm not...

I moved up my appointment to 1/10 since I'm not traveling for work the week before. That's still 2 weeks away and the wait is super tough this time around. I almost told my mom over Christmas, but...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 12-19-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 29,474
Posted By gretel
My weekly weigh in was 177.0. That's only 0.2...

My weekly weigh in was 177.0. That's only 0.2 pounds since last week, but better than nothing. I just have to work harder this week.
Forum: Pregnant - Nursing 12-17-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,786
Posted By gretel
abbysue715 - how old is your first? Mine was a...

abbysue715 - how old is your first? Mine was a Sept 2011 baby. I also had to have a c-section and am still pretty bitter about it. Not only are we close in due dates, but our height and weight stats...
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