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  #1  
March 18th, 2011, 06:23 AM
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I had my 30 week appt this week on Tuesday. All is going well...I've gained around 18 pounds so far (give or take)....urine analysis fine...BP great....etc.....but we did discuss the 20 week ultrasound we had again. At that ultrasound the [crappy] place we ended up going couldn't confirm 2 or 3 vessel cord (on would think they'd make SURE they got the pictures they NEEDED before we left)....but they didn't....and at first I wasn't worried about it....then my midwife brought it up this last appt (and I was going to bring it up to her)....we both decided that to make sure home was still the safest place....we'd have an ultrasound done (at a different place)....(of coarse this place didn't accept our insurance so it was 100% out of pocket...grr)....anyway...soooo we get there and they do a FABULOUS job...seriously if I ever need ultrasounds in the future for future children...I'm going there even if it is more expensive for us. They were very accurate and their machines do a better job. The baby was too big for ALL measurements they usually get but they did a great job and let us get lots of time looking at him.

First thing is that HE IS STILL A BOY...as soon as the wand was on my belly we saw the goods LOL....he hasn't been shy about that either time. Then we went to the umbilical cord....it's 3 vessel!!!!! yay.....and then we looked at everything else. He's doing fabulously. Great spine, great brain, great heart, great kidneys, everything looks fabulous. My amniotic fluid was a LITTLE higher than it's supposed to be...but not drastically so....and other than that baby is healthy....although we did get some unexpected news. Our sweet boy will be born with one clubfoot. I go back and forth between emotions...part of me just says "no worries...clubfoot is fixable and he'll be just fine" and the other part of me is sad that he's not going to come out "perfectly fine"....clubfoot requires about 5 years of diligence from the parents to make sure it heals properly.

We are looking at about 3-4 weeks (probably) he'll start the procedure....it'll most likely start with 5 weeks of casts...a new cast every week bringing the foot up to a better angle....on the 5th cast they'll nick the Achilles Tendon and then cast it and leave that cast for 3 weeks...so we are looking at about 2 months of casting...then after that most likely he'll have 3 months of wearing a special brace for 23 hours a day....and then after that the brace will be worn only at night for up to age 5. *sigh*....But like I said it IS fixable! And that I'm very happy about...just kind of overwhelmed with what it means TO fix it.

On a happy note....we are all in the clear for a homebirth...clubfoot definitely wont cause us to have a hospital birth....and the doctor that gave us the results from the U/S was very supportive. No lectures or anything. Yeah!

Ok...so that is our update! I'm almost 31 weeks! Holy cow!
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
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March 18th, 2011, 07:38 AM
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I'm glad you got to see a peek at your baby! i don't know if you look over in the May DDC but EvalovesDave is having a baby boy with a club foot as well. I think she has some knowledge about the subject because her husband was born with one too. You guys might could swap info or something.
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March 18th, 2011, 09:00 AM
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March 18th, 2011, 03:11 PM
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Thanks "Girls4me" I might have to do that!
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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March 18th, 2011, 05:37 PM
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I'm glad the u/s went well! I was born with club feet (both) and went through the same process. Obviously I don't remember it that well I only wore the casts, I don't remember using a brace at night, but then again that was 27 years ago so I'm sure things have changed a bit. The only issues I have are that my legs get sore. I get leg cramps more frequently, although not the type where the muscle seizes up, more like a dull ache in my legs. I've been told that's because of the club feet. Hopefully the treatment for it goes smoothly so he doesn't have any problems with it!
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March 19th, 2011, 11:18 AM
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Glad to hear you are all set for a homebirth!! I'm sorry to hear about your little man having a club foot but it's good to know now and it sounds like the Drs, you and your hubby have a great plan set in place. Before long you'll be saying.."what club foot"
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March 19th, 2011, 12:28 PM
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Glad ur appt went good, I'm glad the cluvbfoot doesn't affect ur chances at a homebirth but that's great it can be fixed
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March 19th, 2011, 02:38 PM
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Thanks all! I appreciate the support! And thanks to girls4me...I did end up talking to "eva_loves_dave" and we've been PMing back and forth...I appreciate the suggestion to look her up!

I'm doing better about it all today. There are several things I get "hung up" on....but they are just little things I'm worrying about (cosleeping with a baby that has braces on, breastfeeding, baby wearing...etc)....but all of that will work itself out and we'll find what is most comfy for us....I know....just things that come up and make me stress a little until I just breath for a second LOL....

I'm down to single digits!!!! NINE WEEKS!!!!!
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Momma to Emma, Elzie, Gretchen, Olive, and Rogan

We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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March 19th, 2011, 10:41 PM
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(((hugs)))) and congrats!!!! and I'm glad you get your homebirth! Sorry that he's going to need some special care - but he'll still be your perfect little boy!!!
Just thinking - You should get some baby legs (or make some - or get a cheep knock off) of the super soft kind - and then you can put those over the casts or braces for co-sleeping - so you don't get scratched up! (I just cut off knee socks to make baby legs - I didn't even sew them at all LOL)
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March 20th, 2011, 05:44 AM
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lol....funny you say that....i just thought of that yesterday....didnt think of it for night time though
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Momma to Emma, Elzie, Gretchen, Olive, and Rogan

We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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