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Alaska chat for June.

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Don't forget to check out the last few posts in the May thread.
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...1078671&page=7
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1stimestar, was that you at Clucking Blossom? I went to the orgasmic birth stuff and as we left it occurred to me that you might be the very first person I've ever met online first, then IRL!
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Lalala... need more coffee.
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Happy June!
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No I didn't get to go to Clucking Blossom this year. Too busy working on a "secret project" (cue Mission Impossible music) lol. But hey, if you want to get together for coffee sometime, let me know.
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oooh...secret projects! we should probably know more!
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For Trade

nak. I have a double chariot that i want to trade for a single chariot. if you know anyone lmk! thanks!
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you might be the very first person I've ever met online first, then IRL!
it's so surreal!
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checking in! Had a computer melt down but I am back.

BTW, I am thinking of doing a homebirth this go around.. when do most patients start seeing their midwife? One of my neighbors said she started when she was 5 months already, but that seemed kind of late to me? Also, I am already on progesterone supplements, so not sure if that is a deal breaker or not..
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i don't know about your supplements...but if i were going to start seeing a mw i would likely start around 5 months. if you wanted to sooner though, you could!!
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Unfrozen--how are you? Where are you?
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I saw my mw at 6 weeks, but I needed a referral for an ultrasound otherwise I might have started later.
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Most MWs want to see you around 12 weeks. If you want stuff like 7 week ultrasounds, you can probably find a MW group that will work with you that early.

I started seeing a MW at something like 28 weeks during one of my pregnancies. We were going to to unassisted, but DH decided he'd just rather have a MW. They were very cool with that.

Anyway, it's up to you. If the progesterone is to protect the pregnancy, I would ask them how *they* feel about that. If this baby is sticky, then it doesn't present a hazard to a natural MW-assisted birth, right? The progesterone, IIRC, is just to keep the ... sticky... going? So I wouldn't think it would be a deal-breaker.

love, p
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Got my garden in and done yesterday! Our rabbit situation is hilarious. I don't foresee getting much produce from the gardens actually into the house, but I'm okay with rabbits eating a .99c package of lettuce seeds grown into actual lettuces. (Well, of course I'd rather eat them myself...)

We've never had *any* of our raised beds (or the other gardening spots we've tried) eaten by anything, and we get a LOT of moose and rabbits on our land. I'll be interested to see if I'm right about this year.

So...my garden inventory: Nasturtiums, phlox, sweat pea, creeping jenny, petunias, double petunias, pansies, one purple and yellow iris which Iris chose, yellow begonias, snapdragons, lobelia, dwarf sunflowers, peppermint, yellow daisies (they have a special name I can't remember), scizanthus (sp??), basil, cucumber, broccoli, lettuce, salvia, and a few I've forgotten.

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love, p
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Got my garden in and done yesterday! Our rabbit situation is hilarious. I don't foresee getting much produce from the gardens actually into the house, but I'm okay with rabbits eating a .99c package of lettuce seeds grown into actual lettuces. (Well, of course I'd rather eat them myself...)

We've never had *any* of our raised beds (or the other gardening spots we've tried) eaten by anything, and we get a LOT of moose and rabbits on our land. I'll be interested to see if I'm right about this year.

So...my garden inventory: Nasturtiums, phlox, sweat pea, creeping jenny, petunias, double petunias, pansies, one purple and yellow iris which Iris chose, yellow begonias, snapdragons, lobelia, dwarf sunflowers, peppermint, yellow daisies (they have a special name I can't remember), scizanthus (sp??), basil, cucumber, broccoli, lettuce, salvia, and a few I've forgotten.

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love, p
oh that sounds wonderful! So much variety! I cannot wait until we finally have a wonderful full garden like that!

We have invested in a Greenhouse and currently have tomatoes, green peppers, anaheim peppers, and 2 broccoli. We tried our hand at hydroponics but without investing in $3000 worth of lighting, we just are wasting our time and electricity. So we let our beans and peas go and just transplanted the toms and peppers into soil and placed them in the greenhouse.

Our topsoil is PITIFUL and getting a load of dirt into the backyard will take many man hours. Yes, I am full of complaints today!

Anywhooooooo........... I love my greenhouse and cannot wait to see it full of fresh foods here soon! Our toms are already growing baby cherry tomatoes, just waiting for them to turn red!
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Originally Posted by Pinoikoi View Post
checking in! Had a computer melt down but I am back.

BTW, I am thinking of doing a homebirth this go around.. when do most patients start seeing their midwife? One of my neighbors said she started when she was 5 months already, but that seemed kind of late to me? Also, I am already on progesterone supplements, so not sure if that is a deal breaker or not..
Oh that is so awesome! Need a Doula? LOL

I love going to midwives and feel so spoiled by the pregnancy attention. I would probably start about 12 weeks.
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Unfrozen--how are you? Where are you?
At the same house still. I emailed landlord yesterday to get a definitive move out date. Nothing has panned out for me yet. I am ok, but pretty wigged out about my future. My biggest fear is that we will wind up in a shelter. Trying to sell a lot of stuff on Craig's List for groceries and bills.

Thanks for asking.
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Oh that is so awesome! Need a Doula? LOL
Are you a doula? I have considered getting one.. I think I have to take a wait and see approach, though. My progesterone is good now (38!) but it was dangerously low for a while, and I had planned on being as low intervention as possible this time, so that kind of didn't pan out.

I had been charting for three months and wasn't seeing clear O patterns. I demanded some blood work to check if I was ovulating, and the results came back the day I got a positive pregnancy test. The PA was pretty shocked, she said my numbers indicated I shouldn't be "able" to get pregnant (PCOS). So anyway, I had to start meds pretty much right away.

I feel strange that I am already on meds and barely pregnant, but I want the baby to stick, so I will do what I have to. I still want a low intervention birth, and would prefer to birth at home, but the way I am headed?
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I am ok, but pretty wigged out about my future.
Are you getting financial support from xh? If not, pursue that even if he's broke as it'll set up a record. I don't really know the resources but I know there ARE supports avail to help out b4 it gets to shelter point. I just emailed a social worker friend & will get back to you w/her suggestions.
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Are you getting financial support from xh? If not, pursue that even if he's broke as it'll set up a record. I don't really know the resources but I know there ARE supports avail to help out b4 it gets to shelter point. I just emailed a social worker friend & will get back to you w/her suggestions.
Thanks so much! (what happened to that smilie that was smiling, but shedding a tear!?)

Child support is provided, but it is minimal. I have an appt with state assistance this Wed to set up food stamps.

I have filled out several rental applications, but the fact is I do not have a job. Single mom. Three kids. Two dogs. No job.
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