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Dealing with Post Partum after Childbirth

Posted by Sailorgirlfriend.com on Thursday, February 20, 2014, In : pregnancy 
It's been 13 days since I gave birth to my beautiful son and I'm dealing with postpartum. I've been crying a lot and we've had a lot of visitors and their dogs come stay at our house to meet the baby. We've also recently did a 2.5 hour road trip each way for 2 days so other family members can meet the baby as well. All of this on top of healing physically and emotionally has been hard. The baby is not even 2 weeks old yet.

Am I being too nice to let so many visitors come and see our baby, dis...
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Took me 6 days after Child Birth to Poop

Posted by Sailorgirlfriend.com on Thursday, February 13, 2014, In : pregnancy 
The day finally came! I pooped! I gave birth 6 days ago and did not poop until today. The days up until this date has been brutal. I've been eating normally as well so I have no idea where all of that food is stored in my body. With the stitches down there and my nipples hurting from breastfeeding, this third problem made the last several days really uncomfortable.

So for those who has never given birth before, consider this a warning that you may not be able to poop for awhile! Fortunately, ...
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Weak in the knees when there is a contraction (39 weeks)

Posted by SailorGirlfriend.com on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, In : pregnancy 
This morning I claimed to have suffered from Braxton Hicks for the first time in my blog this morning and now it's 3:57pm and it has come back. I wonder if this is all real labor and that I'm just at the very beginning stages? I am already 39 weeks today so it is possible right?

As I was walking around the house, I did feel like my right leg would get weak all of a sudden like a sudden shot through my leg went up my spine and I had to stop for a second a few times. Is this caused by my contrac...
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What products to get to minimize pregnancy stretch marks

Posted by SailorGirlfriend on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, In : pregnancy 
See video below on three products to use to minimize pregnancy stretch marks and scars. Use them throughout your pregnancy.

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Braxton Hicks "False Labor" at 39 weeks is painful

Posted by Sailorgirlfriend.com on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, In : pregnancy 
I am exactly 39 weeks today and I suffered from Braxton Hicks for the first time this morning at around 1am. I really thought I was going into early labor because I had a hard time getting up and my abdominal area was hurting so bad. I went to the bathroom and noticed some watery discharge so I thought that my amniotic fluid is slowly leaking out. I noticed some mucous plug yesterday and the day before as well so that is why I thought it was my amniotic fluid today.

Anyway, I had a doctor's ap...
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Very exhausted at 38 weeks pregnant and mucous plug started showing

Posted by SailorGirlfriend.com on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : pregnancy 
I'm 38 weeks and 5 days pregnant today and my mucous plug started showing this morning when I went to the bathroom. At first, I was really excited and frantically went to find my baby book to see what this meant. It said that it's a sign that I am going into labor soon. That could be tomorrow or 2 weeks later. I texted my husband while he was at work right away just in case something happens sooner than later so he can be prepared to tell his work.

Since Valentine's Day is also next week, I f...
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37 weeks and 4 days pregnant and my nose is growing bigger

Posted by Sailorgirlfriend.com on Sunday, January 26, 2014, In : pregnancy 
My husband and I decided to not take professional maternity photos for my pregnancy. It was due to a combination of forgetting, delaying and not wanting to spend money for pictures of my unattractive big belly. I figured I'd just wait for my child to be born to take family photos. 

Anyway, since I am growing very massive today at 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant and there is a chance that the baby might arrive earlier than expected, I decided to take some selfies. People say that your nose grows w...
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Got my Group B Strep test last week after 36 weeks

Posted by Sailorgirlfriend.com on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, In : pregnancy 
My OB/GYN said that after 35 weeks, pregnant women have to get tested for Group B Strep so I had to get another vaginal exam where they stick a stick test in there. It was quick and painless. It's not like a cervical exam where they stick their fingers in there.

They said that about 20 - 30% of women have this and they want to find out ahead of time to ensure the baby doesn't get infected during delivery. It can cause stillbirth and serious infections for some babies.

I haven't gotten a call ...
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I always get sleepy within 30 minutes after taking my prenatal vitamins

Posted by Sailorgirlfriend.com on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : pregnancy 
I was prescribed prenatal vitamins after the doctor confirmed that I was pregnant in June. It has folic acid which is supposed to be really good for expectant mothers. For some reason, I always get really tired and sleepy after I take them. I started taking them every day at the beginning and I would just get so tired, I couldn't do anything else but sleep. However, every time I would forget to pop one in my mouth, I wouldn't be tired that day. Then, I started to just switch off every other d...
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Interesting cravings during my third trimester

Posted by Sailorgirlfriend.com on Friday, January 17, 2014, In : pregnancy 
I'm on my third trimester and I still crave the bad things like a Big Mac Combo Meal and an orange soda but I also crave the healthy stuff here and there as well. While my husband and I went to the grocery store, I really wanted some grapes and got myself a block of cheese as well. When I got home, I started putting some grapes and a piece of cheese on my small plate and thought a piece of sesame toast and a spoonful of peanut butter would go well with my snack. It was about 8pm when I was pu...
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Moles growing bigger and skin tags appearing during pregnancy

Posted by Sailorgirlfriend.com on Monday, January 13, 2014, In : pregnancy 
I've never had skin tags before I was pregnant so when I started noticing these things on my neck, I was petrified. I also noticed a mole that I've always had on my butt grew significantly larger. All of these skin changes were really making me worried so I started digging around the internet and they said that some women have these growths during pregnancy. Sometimes they go away after birth and sometimes they don't.

I'm planning on going to see a dermatologist after I give birth to get my m...
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Pregnant and Sleeping on NYE at 9pm

Posted by Sailorgirlfriend.com on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, In : pregnancy 
The day before New Year's Eve, I was so bummed out when I found out that one of my friends was throwing a party and that I couldn't celebrate with them because I lived so far away. It made me really home sick. They are thousands of miles away.

But then when New Year's Eve came, I was already tired by 8pm. How could I possibly stay up and party anyway if I were still in San Diego? I would not have had much fun and would not be of good company to any of my friends since they are not pregnant an...
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Eating McDonald's once in a while, while you're pregnant

Posted by Sailorgirlfriend.com on Thursday, November 21, 2013, In : pregnancy 
I rarely crave meat while I'm pregnant but today I was really craving a big mac with fries from McDonald's. I am a very loyal McDonald's eater. I don't like Burger King, Wendy's or even In N Out (a California burger chain). There's a big nostalgic value with McDonald's with me even though I know their quality is crap. It brings back to my happy and excited times when we would pull in the drive-thru and get a meal from my favorite fast food chain as a kid. 

Anyway, today I had it. I ordered a #...
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Baby moving inside of you is like growing an alien

Posted by Sailorgirlfriend.com on Monday, November 4, 2013, In : pregnancy 
Ever since the baby started moving inside of my stomach around 4 months, I started thinking that maybe there isn't enough room for him in there. 

Now that I am at 5.5 months, I can feel the baby moving constantly. And recently when I was in one of my post-licensing class for real estate, I would see a ripple across my belly as I was sitting in class. It was a bit freaky but I guess the baby was bored. Sitting down in class for 8 hours isn't that fun and I'm usually moving about when I am at ho...
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About the Publisher of Sailor Girlfriend.


Born and raised in San Diego, the publisher is a wife of a Navy veteran and has a passion for sharing knowledge and ideas to help other girlfriends, fiances and wives. She started this blog when she was still just a girlfriend of her sweet navy sailor. After dating for 1 year and 4 months, the sailor proposed to her and they got married 7 months later. He got out of the military 3 months after they wed, when his contract ended. Her husband served in the navy for 10 years.




 

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