New to Mothering - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 05-14-2013, 08:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
ashleygr80's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hello!

I am a semi-crunchy new mommy to a sweet baby girl. My daughter was born on 2-25-13. She is a little doll! We breastfeed, co-sleep, babywear, and use some natural products.

I have not been able to get into cloth diapering as the two times I used them (BG AIOs) they leaked all over me. I felt like I would be spending so much time spraying, washing, rushing to the bathroom, etc. that I wouldn't be able to enjoy my baby!

I had an all natural labor at a freestanding birth center with midwives that ended in hospital transfer. My water broke, I labored naturally for 20 hours at the birth center, dilated 3 cm in that time, transferred to hospital, got pit/epi, pushed for 3 hours, my daughter was born with vacuum extraction, and I had a 2nd degree tear. She was 7#11oz, 19 in, and so beautiful and perfect!

I did not have the beautiful birth experience that I imagined, but I was happy to have my sweet baby and to have avoided a ceserean. We will try again with the next baby when the time comes!

I hope to get to know people on this forum, hear stories, and share stories!
ashleygr80 is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 05-15-2013, 02:03 AM
 
Momsteader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Montana
Posts: 2,199
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Congrats on the new little one! And welcome to Mothering.  Cloth diapering and new motherhood can sometimes be overwhelming. You might try it again when everything isn't so new.  The diapering forum can answer lots of questions you might have about how to get the best leak free coverage out of your current diapers. 


~Mama to my boys~ to a teen, a tween & a toddler and surro-mama to twins and their sister

Livin' in the sticks with my chicks chicken3.gif and lovin' it!

2014:  4/52 projects  0/2014 things 0/52 books

Momsteader is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 05-20-2013, 08:30 PM
esg
 
esg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 238
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

Welcome to Mothering!

Cloth diapering can be a challenge. It took me while but I went through many styles and care options before finding a fit for us. You'll get the hang of it! Good luck!
 


Single mama by choice to sonbabyf.gif 2/2011.
I love showing my little sweetheart (now a busy preschooler!) the world!

esg is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off