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post #61 of 77
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zebrachick and travelmumma-thanks mamas!! Penelope is 3 going on 4 now, but I have always loved that picture of her luxlove.gif

mamabeakley-good for you mama!! That must be a relief to have coverage for you and the kids.

 

And zebrachick-I am soo happy for you, but totally green with envy about feeling flutters and the abeyance of morning sickness. I am still sick as a dog here and at least another couple oof weeks away from feeling the pangs that make it all worth it....Eeeeeeep! I can't wait!

post #62 of 77
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Originally Posted by Mamabeakley View Post

  I applied for medicaid for myself and my kids.  I only qualify because of being pg - I have other insurance but it's a high-deductible plan and in case I end up in the hospital for any reason (and also to get some dental care I need) I want to be covered.  thumb.gif  Now to find a doctor who will take us on and who I think we can work with . . ..

Mama, I had to do the same thing! I have private insurance that I got last year but OF COURSE I thought we were done having kids and opted NOT to pay for the maternity portion of the insurance! Ugh. I hate insurance companies. And of course now it is a pre-existing condition. I found out that in my state I could get insurance because of being pregnant. I signed up and was covered within a couple days but DH starts a much better paying job next month and we will definitely exceed the income limit at that point soooo, I will lose my coverage again. twins.gif Doesn't that figure? I think I will be covered long enough to get the 20 week ultrasound though (which we have opted for this time).

 

I am planning on having a home birth but I was just not comfortable with having no maternity coverage in case something serious came up or if I needed tests run (or in the event that I needed to transfer to the hospital). DH's insurance through the new job will kick in on October 1st so we will be covered for the birth! 

post #63 of 77

To all you baby wearing mamas.....I have NEVER been able to get a baby carrier that was comfy! I always wanted to wear my babies but it just didn't work!

I had friends lend me different ones here and there and we did have a bjorn waaaay back when with our first. I never used it but DH would use it on occasion if we were out at a festival or something. None of them were ever comfortable! I will say that I have never owned a really good one. I could not bring myself to spend $100 dollars on something that may or may not end up comfortable, KWIM? 

 

I am really going to want to be "hands free" this time with this LO being my 4th! Any advice?

post #64 of 77

Tropicana- Try to find a baby wearing group in your area. They may let you test their carriers. There are also some stores that let you test out the carriers before you buy. Also, http://paxbaby.com/sling_exchange/ PaxBaby does a rental program so you can test out all the different carriers! Good luck!

post #65 of 77
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purposefuldoula-I make mei-tais...I loooooooooove them. A friend of mine's sister makes ones that are like the moby wraps, and I broke down and bought one for DS, it is great for newborn-carrying, but beyond that it is a royal pain, and I dunno, maybe it's because I have used mei-tais for three children now, but I just love them.

I make mei tias, too!! Here is my little page with pictures on them of the things I make.

http://www.mypurposefulbirth.com/p/natalies-crafts.html

That picture of you and your ladies is adorable!! LOVE.

 

Tropicana, I second finding the baby wearing group. There are so many different kinds of carriers, that one *should* be comfortable! Our local AP group has a carrier lending library. Maybe you could find something like that? 

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purposefuldoula-I love your site! I should totally get more ambitious and sell mine as opposed to making them for friends and gifting, lol. I encapsulate placentas, make carriers, make waldorf dolls, and sew pretty much whatever,lol, and when my friends have babes I do the whole post partum doula thing, I'm not certified but I have apprenticed with a good friend of mine for eons so I do follow-up support and make them meals, etc....DH teases me that if I ever could get my business-brain in gear I could make a living off it, but I really dislike charging for stuff I love doing, lol....ehhhhh I don't like money. I don't like that I need it....grrr.

 

Dreary Saturday here and I am so glad the heat is gone for now and won't be back til next week. I greatly dislike hotness. I like 60 degree weather and comfy sweaters always...plus I like baking and baking when it is like 100 is the opposite of a good time, lol....hello solar oven!

 

tropicana-definitely try and find either a local baby-wearing group or an otherwise crunchy mama group where someone might be willing to let you borrow slings until you figure out which one works best for you. I highly recommend the mei-tai...it is soooo versatile and comfy, and I dunno, just cute,lol...but you have to figure out what you like best! Good luck mama!!

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Those are cute Natalie! 

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Purposeful, cute stuff!

 

Ladies, thanks for the recommendation about the baby wearing group. One of the midwives that I interviewed told me there is a local group that meets around here periodically! Thanks for the reminder!

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Darkblue- Cute picture!  Love the mei tai and your girls are adorable!  And can I just say, I have huge hair envy! lol

 

Travelmumma- We LOVE our woven wraps!  What kind did you get??
 

We use mostly wraps but also have a mei tai and an Ergo that we love!  Babywearing was my saving grace with kids 16 months apart!!

 

 

We just saw our dream house with our real estate agent.  And its within our budget.  I am freaking out because this obviously has to be too good to be true.  He's drawing up the offer now.  I'm so psyched...but being our first time buying a house...I'm also feeling just a little terrified! There's room for a huge garden, chickens and maybe even some sheep!  I totally cried when we walked in to the house.  It is everything I wanted and even stuff I was afraid to hope for!  Wish us luck!!

post #70 of 77
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Kalista-Eeek! Good luck mama! I'm crossing my fingers for you xxxxxxxxxxxxx

And thanks mama, I'm half Jamaican and half Irish so I have this crazy mane as do my girlies, lol

post #71 of 77
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Kalista-Eeek! Good luck mama! I'm crossing my fingers for you xxxxxxxxxxxxx

And thanks mama, I'm half Jamaican and half Irish so I have this crazy mane as do my girlies, lol


 

 

Haha, I'm half Irish...no good hair to show for it!    Does your son have curly hair too?  My kids all have red undertones and curls.

post #72 of 77
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Yes, Henry has blondish red hair with soft curls on the edges, Emmy, my eldest still has this massive mane of blondish curls that she shakes around, and Penelope's hair has turned to a chesnut brown/red with loads of curls. It's funny my babes are pretty bald when they are born but boy or boy do they make up for it!

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I met my doctor wednesday....and I LOVE her! joy.gif She is very earthy and midwife-ey. And I am planning on having my midwife be my doula, which she was thrilled about. I can't wait to go for my first prenatal with her. We cried together at the consultation when I was talking about my first birth and then my treatment at the health department. I think my husband was choking on all the girly hormones in the room. He said he was trying not to laugh. eyesroll.gif

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I met my doctor wednesday....and I LOVE her! joy.gif She is very earthy and midwife-ey. And I am planning on having my midwife be my doula, which she was thrilled about. I can't wait to go for my first prenatal with her. We cried together at the consultation when I was talking about my first birth and then my treatment at the health department. I think my husband was choking on all the girly hormones in the room. He said he was trying not to laugh. eyesroll.gif

YAY!!!!!! Im so excited for you and jealous that you found someone lol! Hang onto them!! Silly DH, I'm sure his hormones will kick in once babe is born and he will be a crying mess lol.gif

 

Kalista- That is soooooo exciting you lucky duck!!! Tell us more about it!!! How many bedrooms etc? My DH and I have to move in about a month, and unfortunately it will be to another rental.. We are hoping it will be our last rental before buying our first home! My main wants are- a good sized back yard for me, the animals and the babe. A bath tub! and good heating!

 

Not much to report here.... I haven't taken my M/S meds today and feel great!!!! Boobs starting to feel less sore! Fingers crossed I am about to enter the "glowing zone" haha.. But right now my list of pregnancy "dislikes" are far far longer than my list of pregnancy "likes"! redface.gif

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Originally Posted by heyitskalista View Post

We just saw our dream house with our real estate agent.  And its within our budget.  I am freaking out because this obviously has to be too good to be true.  He's drawing up the offer now.  I'm so psyched...but being our first time buying a house...I'm also feeling just a little terrified! There's room for a huge garden, chickens and maybe even some sheep!  I totally cried when we walked in to the house.  It is everything I wanted and even stuff I was afraid to hope for!  Wish us luck!!

Kalista, that is awesome!! Take it from someone who has owned many homes and never really loved any of them nor were any of them my dream house (not even the semi-custom one we built...what does that tell you about my design skills?winky.gif). I am so excited for you! Keep us posted! I love this line..."It is everything I ever wanted and even the stuff I was afraid to hope for!love.gif   Yeeeah!

post #77 of 77

Travelmum, great news about not having to take your meds...hopefully you are over the hump now!!

 

libsmama, that sounds like an awesome appointment. It must feel great to have someone picked out and ready to go...what a relief. I am still in limbo on that one!

 

1/2 Irish girl here too with a huge head of wavy curls. DH is 1/2 syrian and 1/2 italian. He is bald now but in his early days had a huge head of curls too. My kids all have more hair and curls than they know what to do with. When people see our kids the very common comment is "my goodness, look at all that hair". orngbiggrin.gif

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