1. What is the last alcholic drink you've had?Some margarita from Buffalo Wild Wings back in July 2006.2. Do you follow college football?Not really.( Read more...Collapse )
March 21 - CinnamonMarch 22 - RebeccaMarch 23 - Lindsay, ShonaMarch 25 - JuliaMarch 26 - MystiMarch 27 - MikelMarch 28 - ChandraMarch 30 - Ashley
April 1 - JoelleApril 2 - BevApril 4 - ShaneApril 6 - Shannon B.
Three things that scare me:1: Giving birth2: Being home alone at night3: MarriageThree people who make me laugh:1: Lisa Marie2: Chandra3: MichelleThree Things I love:1: My daughter2: My friends3: CuddlingThree Things I hate:1: Acid reflux2: Bills3: DisorganizationThree things I don't understand:1: Ignorant people2: BioDad3: PoliticiansThree things on my desk:1: Nail polish2: Photo clip3: BatteriesThree things I'm doing right now:1: This survey2: Writing my action plan and commitments for tomorrow3: Thinking sleep sounds goodThree things I want to do before I die:1: Get married2: Get at least 1 more tattoo3: Tell everyone that matters I love themThree things I can do:1: Cook2: Be a great cuddler3: Knit "cell phone blankets"Three ways to describe my personality:1: Compassionate2: Shy / Quiet3: Chelley-Bean-ishWhen I asked Michelle, she said this: you are a vibrant person with lots to say.... you're an extrovert but yet you keep those close to you very close to your heart. you care for others tremendously and have a hard time putting yourself firstThree things I can't do:1: Stop thinking about those I care about2: Chemistry3: Go a day without picking at my hands or biting my nails
The world is run by C students.- Al McGuire
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How your baby's growing: Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds and is probably almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which she'll need to regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her central nervous system is still maturing and her lungs are well developed by now. If you've been nervous about going into preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that 99 percent of babies this age can survive outside the womb — and most have no major long-term problems related to prematurity.How your life's changing: You may be feeling a little fatigued lately, and that's perfectly understandable. Let yourself slow down and save some energy for labor day. If you have to spend a lot of time on your feet, try wearing a maternity belt that supports your abdomen and helps redistribute some of the weight. And if you've been sitting or lying down for a long time, don't jump up too quickly. Blood can pool in your feet and legs, which may cause a temporary (but rapid) drop in your blood pressure and make you feel dizzy when you get up.Many midwives recommend massaging the perineum (the area around your vagina) to help prevent tearing during childbirth. This is a good time to start, though not everyone is comfortable with this technique and it may not help in every case. You can learn how to do it here.You may notice itchy red bumps or welts on your belly (they might even spread to your thighs and buttocks). This is usually a harmless condition called pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP for short), but let your practitioner make a diagnosis to be sure. Also be sure to call her if you feel itchy all over your body, even if you don't have a rash. It could signal a liver problem.A baby in the belly!
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1. Hi my name is: Sara.2. Never in my life have I: Gone skydiving.( Read more...Collapse )
How your baby's growing: Your baby's a bit more than 15 1/2 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds. A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and fills out your uterus. Her eyes open and close, she's able to distinguish between light and dark, and she can even follow a light source back and forth. Once she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have a visual acuity of only 20/400 — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. ("Normal" vision in adults is 20/20.)How your life's changing: You may be feeling a little tired these days, especially if you're having any trouble sleeping. You might also feel clumsy, which is perfectly understandable. Not only are you heavier, your balance is off and your joints are loosened, thanks to pregnancy hormones. Those loose joints can actually cause your feet to grow a shoe size --permanently.Remember those mood swings you had earlier in pregnancy? The combination of uncomfortable symptoms and your hormones may result in a revisit of those ups and downs you felt in the first few months. It's normal to worry about what your labor will be like or whether you'll be a good parent, but if you can't shake the blues or feel increasingly anxious or irritable, talk to your doctor or midwife. You may be among the 10 percent of expectant women who battle mild to moderate depression during their pregnancies.And if you think you might like some kind of pain relief for labor and delivery, now's a good time to look into your options.