[quote]Quote BobbiSox: quote]Quote Blue 501: [quote]Quote BobbiSox: [quote]Quote Blue 501: [quote]Quote Aeryn: Blue, my son sat low to begin with and dropped far early..... thought I wasn't be able to walk in fear he would drop out! LOL! I work from home, so I was always sitting. When I got near the time they wanted to induce me (had diabetes at that time and couldn't go past so many weeks) I told mom, let's go walk everywhere we can!
I had my mother with me from day 1. She went to almost all apts, all sonograms, everything. Then she was over everyday after baby came and kept him home until he was 10 months.
I was high risk and then the diabetes, so it was good to have her with me and have her so involved.
I bet your daughter appreciates it as well.
I want to try that ancestory web site. I know almost nothing about my dad's father. He died when my father was young. I would love to dig. My mom's side is pretty much covered as we have a person doing it and updating our family facebook page. We found out a couple of months ago there was a genetic disease, forget the name, but we were able to get the word out really easy for everyone to get tested thanks to that page!
Love family history[/quote]
Hi. Did the walking help with the birth? She wants a completely natural delivery-no epidural-no drugs- if her body does not get more ready she is going to have a rougher time.
I was high risk too-hypertension & somewhat old for a first pregnancy (almost 37). I did not have gestational diabetes but about 7 years later, I developed full blown diabetes and have been on insulin for 25 years. Alex does not have any swelling & pees every 5 minutes so I guess her kidneys are working great. Her bp is almost too low but it nearly always has been low. She had gained some weight before the pregnancy but at 37 weeks, she is about 160 lbs so that is not so bad. It looks like it's "all baby". Her Doula tried to feel the baby but her abdomen is very firm. Taryn says from what she can feel, he will be a good sized baby so I hope he does not go over by too much. I hope he will be a happy baby in this houseful of women. Valentin, my husband, refuses to talk about the baby at all but that is Russian tradition. They think it is a bad omen to talk about the baby before he is born or even to buy presents for him. I am hoping he will be a good Grandpapa to him when he is born. If not, I may not be a wife to him any more. [/quote]
I've got that skillet handy; just holler if you need it. [/quote]
Well, thank you Bobbi. Have some croissants & coffee.[/quote]
Don't mind if I do, thank you! Why is croissants not pronounced 'in the French' in this country. Why is it CREW-SONTS? We pronounce other French words as intended: champagne is not SHAM-PAG-KNEE, for example. Oh well. Also I think they are meant to be eaten as is, without any butter or other adornments; if made properly, they are heavenly just as they are.
Well this is a fine mess.[/quote]
I don't know, Bobbi. Maybe it is regional. I do not always say Kwah-san but I sometimes compromise & say cra-sant. We English speakers have butchered a lot of French words: Val-ett has become accepted over val-ay, via over vee-ah. Thank Heavens champagne is not one of them. lol