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Mommy of 1. Aria Honor, 3 months old.

  • Will this help me lose weight?

    I'm not looking to lose a ton of weight, I just want to lose about 2 pants sizes. I'm a size 10 in women's & want to be a size 8. Pretty much just a flatter stomach, & more toned muscles.

    I have a 3 month old, so I don't have alot of time on my hands. I'm wondering if this is a good plan:

    At night I will do:

    50 sit-ups.

    20 leg lifts on each side

    30 squats

    & a healthy diet.

    Should I try to squeeze in the same routine in the morning also?

    3 AnswersDiet & Fitness10 years ago
  • Do you think its right to pop a 7 month old on the hand?

    I don't do this first of all, & I really think its stupid. This child is just curious & learning to pull up & crawl, her parents pop her hand because she touches things like the laptop. I think that a 7 month old is just a curious baby & doesn't really understand why they're being popped. What's your opinion on when to start discipline?

    10 AnswersNewborn & Baby10 years ago
  • When did your baby start sleeping through the night?

    First of all, my boyfriend's brother has a baby that is 6 months old, mine is 2 months old & already I feel like they are constantly being compared. I primarily nurse my baby, but I'm trying to wean onto formula. My baby has yet to have a 5-6 hour sleeping period. She usually still wakes up every 3 hours, SOMETIMES 4 hours at night. My boyfriend's brother's baby was sleeping through the night by 2 months. I hate that our babies are compared, & I just want to know about your experiences, & maybe some advice. Also, my baby sleeps in the bed with me & I'm trying to get her to sleep in the crib sometime this month hopefully...

    12 AnswersNewborn & Baby10 years ago
  • How fast & how did you lose weight after birth?

    My baby is 2 months old, & I'm really not liking my after birth body. Its not that bad, & I lost 30 pounds already just from nursing I suppose, but I'm still not happy considering I gained about 60 lbs.!

    This is my first baby & I'm just discouraged about losing weight, even though it hasn't been that long. I just feel like I have NO TIME to do anything about it.

    36 AnswersNewborn & Baby10 years ago
  • Exactly HOW fertile are you after giving birth?

    Fertile enough to get pregnant by possible pre-c u m that could have entered the vagina by a penis touching the vagina area? I've always been a paranoid person. & REALLY, I highly doubt anyone could get pregnant this way. But I just want other people's experiences. I've been so sexually frustrated after giving birth. Everyone says I shouldn't be wanting to have sex, especially since I'm breastfeeding. But I find it to be the opposite, I even have no 'dryness' that was expected while lactating. So me & my partner have been doing things to help relieve myself, but no actual intercourse...

    This is about 2 & 1/2 weeks after giving birth.

    2 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Sex after childbirth?

    I've been reading a few things, & alot of them say that the most important thing to wait for is not really 6 weeks after birth, but for your bleeding to have stopped & any tears to have healed. Well, after only about a week & a half my bleeding has completely stopped (maybe because I'm breastfeeding) & the only tears I had were compared to "carpet burn" or "skid marks" & there were no stitches involved. I've heard that I should have a low sex drive after sex, especially while lactating, but I've found it to be the exact opposite. I feel so sexy & soo turned on by my partner everytime we just kiss. I'm DYING to have SOME sort of sexual contact. I've already given him felatio, but I was wondering what can be done to provide ME with some sort of sexual pleasure? Is an orgasm bad in general after childbirth? Or is it only intercourse...? I'm incredibly horny to be blunt. HELP.

    10 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Baby has lower heartbeat this week?

    I went to the doctor & my baby's heartbeat was only around 120 instead of the usual 140-150. I'm 38 weeks+ 5 days. My doctor didn't seem concerned, but I'm just wondering if this is normal towards the end of pregnancy?

    5 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Women who have been induced?

    Okay so I'm due next week on the 19th. I haven't progressed much at all, I'm just effaced 70%. Doctor would like to induce me next week sometime, I'm going back in Monday to get checked again & then we will decide from there. I don't know what to do! I really want to have my baby before Thanksgiving, for fear of a short staffed hospital & just the fact that it would be great to be able to relax & have a good Thanksgiving with family & new baby.

    How was induction for you? What would you do?

    I know that it can cause worse contractions, but I don't mind getting the epidural if needed.

    This is my first baby by the way.

    14 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Contractions feel like...?

    I AM SO CONFUSED! I know that I will KNOW when I'm in labor. But so many different people & family members are telling me so many different things. My mom actually said that contractions feel like when you get a cramp in your side, after running for a long time. If they're like that then DEAR LORD, kill me now. Then some people say period cramps, but to me those two things are totally different feelings. I'm confused? I'm 38 weeks pregnant & I have no idea what contractions feel like. I haven't even had braxton hicks, I think? I've had very bad back pain & pelvic aches & also some pain that just felt like period cramps, but I'm not sure what all of that is, probably just pressure from baby?

    3 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Could my baby be breech now?

    I know there's no way for you to really be able to tell me, but I just want some opinions or experiences, because this is my first baby. Okay so my baby has been head down & very low since at least 36 weeks. Last week I had a doctor's app. & I was 70% effaced & my doctor could feel my baby's head. Now I'm 38 weeks, I'll be 39 on Friday. Supposedly she's still head down I guess, but I feel something very hard on my left side, like a head or butt? I just don't understand the positioning of my baby at this time. Shouldn't her back/butt be more towards the middle & up more if her head is in my pelvic area? Is it very easy as a mother to tell when a baby goes breech? Or could you not tell the difference?

    1 AnswerPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Do contractions really feel like period cramps?

    I'm thinking that I might be having a few contractions, nothing that hurts too bad or anything & they aren't that close together. It feels like period cramps to me, light ones right now. I've had 2 or 3 in maybe the last hour? I mean they could just be Braxton Hicks, but I haven't had any Braxton Hicks my whole pregnancy & I'm 38 weeks now. I'm not asking if I'm in labor, but I just want to know if in your experience did your early contractions really feel like period cramps?

    9 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • If my last name is hyphenated, can I give my baby just part of it?

    Okay so I've come to the conclusion to give my baby my last name instead of the father's since we're not in a relationship. My last name right now is hyphenated, which I've never liked & plan on changing it to just my mother's maiden name, which is the first part. My question is can I give my baby JUST the first part of my hyphenated last name? Especially since I plan on changing my last name to that soon anyway?

    6 AnswersBaby Names1 decade ago
  • Baby's last name when you're not in a relationship with the father?

    I'm having a hard time deciding what to do about my baby's last name. So far, even though I'm not with the father of my baby, he's been very supportive. However, I don't know how long this will last, considering he has another child with another woman who he barely sees & we're both rather young. He insists that she must have his last name only. I want her to have my last name because one day I just can't stand the though of him being married, & MY baby having the same last name as him & his new woman. However, I don't want to offend him. I also heard that its harder to get things done when you have a different last name than your child, like I'll need the birth certificate to confirm that I'm even the mother. My last name is hyphenated, & I've never liked it. I was thinking just taking my mother's maiden name & making it my child's. Which would mean our names would still be different, but not quite so much. However, then again maybe I should make her last name hyphenated with my mother's maiden name & the father's last name? I just don't know what to do & I'm 38 weeks so I'm about to have to make this decision very soon!

    14 AnswersBaby Names1 decade ago
  • Ariah sound too much like Mariah?

    I'm 38 weeks pregnant with a girl. Since the beginning I've been settled on Ariah Honor as my baby girl's name. Problem is, now that I think about it I'm scared that Ariah might get mistaken for Mariah too often. Is this enough reason to try & pick another name? I've loved this name for so long!

    8 AnswersBaby Names1 decade ago
  • Insomnia during pregnancy?

    I'm 38 weeks pregnant & I haven't been able to sleep well for weeks. It's really miserable. I can NEVER fall asleep until I'm just absolutely exhausted which is usually by about 4am & then I end up sleeping til late in the afternoon the next day, & the cycle starts over. I also wake up VERY many times during the night, whether its to use the bathroom, or just my boyfriend rolling over. Is this normal while pregnant or is it something else causing this? I'm about to have my baby & I know I won't get to sleep then so this is really frustrating!

    5 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Are these boots really slippers?

    I LOVE THEM! & I just ordered , but then I noticed it calls them slippers.

    So I'm wondering if I could actually wear these with a pair of skinn jeans & it not look like I'm walking around in house shoes or what? I mean I am pregnant & about to have a baby in a few weeks, so comfort is key, but I don't wanna look like a wack job. I think they just look like some regular ol' uggs or something don't you?

    9 AnswersOther - Beauty & Style1 decade ago
  • Does chamomile tea really work ?

    I'm pregnant & I ALWAYS have a hard time getting to sleep here recently. I can't fall asleep until I'm absolutely exhausted & I just pass out. I bought some chamomile tea & I'm just wondering if anyone who drinks it regularly actually has noticed that it helps them sleep?

    2 AnswersAlternative Medicine1 decade ago
  • One item that you found useful for your baby that you wouldn't have thought to ask for?

    I feel like I have everything I need for my baby, but people still are asking me what they can get for me. I just don't know! I mean I have all the basic baby supplies & plenty of clothes. SO my question is, what is a a baby item that you couldn't live without, but wouldn't have thought to ask for when you were pregnant?

    14 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • 70% effaced at 37w 5d?

    I went to the doctor today & she did a cervix check. She said that most of the time with young, first time mothers that the cervix thins out all the way before I would start to dilate & then go into labor. She then told me that I was 70% effaced & she could actually feel the baby's head. My mom was acting like this means I'm going to go into labor pretty soon. Is this what it means? I'm not sure exactly what to think after being told this...Everybody is telling me to walk walk walk, & have sex. Is my baby coming soon if I'm 70% effaced & the baby's head could be felt by the doctor?

    I'm 38 weeks Friday & this is my first baby.

    3 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Implanon birth control after pregnancy?

    I'm currently getting closer & closer to the end of my pregnancy, so I'm considering birth control options. I just want to hear from people that have used Implanon, including the pros & cons you've experienced while on it. Also, is the procedure painful? Is it a good option for breastfeeding mothers? I read that it is safe to use while breastfeeding?

    2 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago