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Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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Butter Side Down

Friday night I experienced the weirdest sensations of my entire pregnancy. Freaky stuff people - like an alien was bursting out of my body. My whole abdomen was rolling and things were protruding every which way. I wished someone had been their to witness because it was so unbelievable. I decided that Peanut must be packing his bags or straightening up his uterus in preparation for departure.

What I really hoped was that he had flipped. This is the ideal postion to deliver, head down facing my spine. This idea was further supported by how tight my upper abdomen is. I have also felt pressure under my ribs on both sides, increased inability to breathe and even less sleep than before. Last night he got caught under my ribs and I had to get out of bed and walk around to try and catch a breath.

When I went to the midwife today I was planning on having her confirm my thoughts. After checking his heartbeat, which was low and on the left side for the first time ever, she felt around my tummy. Well, not the news I was expecting. She feels he might have flipped completely and is breech. I am getting an ultrasound right away to see. Then if he is we'll move on from there.

I am trying to take this one step at a time but can't help and be disappointed. The first option would be external cephalic version (ECV) - "doctor may attempt to shift its position by applying pressure to your abdominal wall and manipulating the fetus in an attempt to turn it." If that procedure doesn't work then I'm looking at a c-section. So I won't get ahead of myself and we'll wait until tomorrow to find out.

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