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100 Random Things
by Sara (lizinka)
at March 21st, 2007 (09:58 pm)

current location: New Haven, Indiana, USA
mood: okay
music: "Zoe Jane" by Staind

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.

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Current Baby Pool Dates
by Sara (lizinka)
at March 21st, 2007 (07:48 pm)

current location: New Haven, Indiana, USA
mood: full

March 21 - Cinnamon
March 22 - Rebecca
March 23 - Lindsay, Shona
March 25 - Julia
March 26 - Mysti
March 27 - Mikel
March 28 - Chandra
March 30 - Ashley

April 1 - Joelle
April 2 - Bev
April 4 - Shane
April 6 - Shannon B.

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Survey because I'm procrastinating on cleaning the nursery.
by Sara (lizinka)
at March 14th, 2007 (09:30 pm)

current location: New Haven, Indiana, USA
mood: bored

Three things that scare me:
1: Giving birth
2: Being home alone at night
3: Marriage

Three people who make me laugh:
1: Lisa Marie
2: Chandra
3: Michelle

Three Things I love:
1: My daughter
2: My friends
3: Cuddling

Three Things I hate:
1: Acid reflux
2: Bills
3: Disorganization

Three things I don't understand:
1: Ignorant people
2: BioDad
3: Politicians

Three things on my desk:
1: Nail polish
2: Photo clip
3: Batteries

Three things I'm doing right now:
1: This survey
2: Writing my action plan and commitments for tomorrow
3: Thinking sleep sounds good

Three things I want to do before I die:
1: Get married
2: Get at least 1 more tattoo
3: Tell everyone that matters I love them

Three things I can do:
1: Cook
2: Be a great cuddler
3: Knit "cell phone blankets"

Three ways to describe my personality:
1: Compassionate
2: Shy / Quiet
3: Chelley-Bean-ish

When 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 first

Three things I can't do:
1: Stop thinking about those I care about
2: Chemistry
3: Go a day without picking at my hands or biting my nails

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by Sara (kingse02)
at February 25th, 2007 (11:43 am)

mood: amused

The world is run by C students.
- Al McGuire

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Random Survey
by Sara (lizinka)
at February 24th, 2007 (04:27 pm)

mood: hungry

From hybrid3072

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Baby Squishy! [userpic]
Week 34 ... 33w0d - 33w6d ... Wow!
by Baby Squishy! (apreciousgift)
at February 24th, 2007 (12:48 pm)

current location: New Haven, Indiana, USA
mood: sore

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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Odd Facts About Me!
by Sara (lizinka)
at February 18th, 2007 (10:38 am)

mood: sore

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Baby Squishy! [userpic]
100 Questions
by Baby Squishy! (apreciousgift)
at February 7th, 2007 (08:39 pm)

mood: sore

Taken from hybrid3072

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Michelle was bored. Now, I'm bored.
by Sara (lizinka)
at February 6th, 2007 (09:31 pm)

mood: sleepy

1. Hi my name is: Sara.

2. Never in my life have I: Gone skydiving.

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Baby Squishy! [userpic]
30th Week ... 29w0d - 29w6d ... Almost there!
by Baby Squishy! (apreciousgift)
at January 26th, 2007 (01:01 pm)

mood: tired


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.