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Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-10-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,320
Posted By Belle
I was 16. My mother was 14 and my maternal...

I was 16. My mother was 14 and my maternal grandmother was 18. I think my oldest daughter will be younger than me.
Forum: Babywearing   07-27-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 15,093
Posted By Belle
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/259426/width/350/height/700 (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/259426/)
Katherine and I at the Oregon zoo.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-12-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Belle
Dd1 had just turned 3 when her sister was...

Dd1 had just turned 3 when her sister was born.  
We had her watch some birth videos before the birth.  We emphasized that mommy would make a lot of noise, because having babies was hard work.  We...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-03-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
  Poll: First PP period
Views: 1,259
Posted By Belle
Got pregnant at 24 months before ppaf after dd1....

Got pregnant at 24 months before ppaf after dd1. After dd2 I got ppaf at 18 months.
Forum: Homebirth   02-08-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,181
Posted By Belle
We took Dd2 in at 2 weeks just to establish a...

We took Dd2 in at 2 weeks just to establish a relationship with the ped.  She didn't bat an eye at homebirthing, no vit K, no vax, no eye goop.  I'm really glad we went because we had issues with...
Forum: Homebirth   10-30-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,879
Posted By Belle
I labored in water in a hospital tub that was...

I labored in water in a hospital tub that was slightly larger than my home tub during my first birth. I could not get comfortable. I'm 5'11" and my legs are just too long for my belly to be...
Forum: Homebirth   10-30-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By Belle
With those concerned about waterbirthing...

With those concerned about waterbirthing violating the lease. We had a large aquarium that our landlord knew about. We assured them that our renter's insurance would cover anywater damage and gave...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-26-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,086
Posted By Belle
No and Yes. First baby was bigger and second...

No and Yes. First baby was bigger and second labor was shorter.

DD1 38w+4d. 11 hours of labor, a little over 1 hour pushing. 8lbs, 2oz.

DD2 38w+3d. Less than 4 hours of contractions, but water...
Forum: Television   10-26-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Belle
I did a search and couldn't find a thread for...

I did a search and couldn't find a thread for season 4 Chuck. I don't miss an episode and was laughing hysterically at the guest spot by Robert Englund last night. The nightmare scene at the end...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-12-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By Belle
Quote: Originally Posted by D_McG...

Quote:
Originally Posted by D_McG http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15927829)
My experience with my children has definitely...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-02-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By Belle
holding sleeping child and typing one handed. ...

holding sleeping child and typing one handed.

my first child weaned when she was around 30 months old and i was about 20 weeks pg when she weaned. it really made my skin crawl when she nursed. i...
Forum: Homebirth   09-25-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 973
Posted By Belle
Yes. Had a hospital birth for first baby. Sought...

Yes. Had a hospital birth for first baby. Sought HB midwives for 2nd pregnancy. Miscarried that one. Went back to same HB midwives for 3rd pregnancy. Had baby at home. Would go back to them in a...
Forum: Gardening   09-25-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,636
Posted By Belle
Quote: Originally Posted by boricuaqueen327...

Quote:
Originally Posted by boricuaqueen327 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15859789)
The best control I have had this...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-19-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,671
Posted By Belle
When the Wii streaming first became available we...

When the Wii streaming first became available we signed up for the 8.99 streaming package. We had some initial problems with connections that were really annoying. We added security to our wireless...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-19-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
  Poll: Labor length...
Views: 1,580
Posted By Belle
My first was exactly 11 hours long from first...

My first was exactly 11 hours long from first contraction to birth. I woke up to 2 minute contractions.

For Dd2 my water broke and I didn't go into labor. So it was around 40 hours after my water...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-19-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,083
Posted By Belle
My hips are definately wider. Its not my butt,...

My hips are definately wider. Its not my butt, its only the hips. My pre-pregnancy jeans are way too narrow across the front. My rib-cage expanded during pregnancy significantly but went back down...
Forum: Homebirth   09-18-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Belle
Yep UHC was really good at paying our HB. Our...

Yep UHC was really good at paying our HB. Our out of network was 60% after a $3000 deductable. DH had an emergency room visit earlier in the year that took care of that so they paid the midwives...
Forum: Homebirth   09-11-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By Belle
Quote: Originally Posted by HappyMommy2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyMommy2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15827867)
I think the point is that many doctors do...
Forum: Homebirth   09-11-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,868
Posted By Belle
We also paid our midwives a $500 deposit. We had...

We also paid our midwives a $500 deposit. We had one free consult and two prenatal visits. We miscarried at 13 weeks. They refunded us back most of the amount less $75 per visit.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-11-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,815
Posted By Belle
Quote: "The procedure itself was performed...

Quote:
"The procedure itself was performed following appropriate surgical guidelines and the baby didn't have any complications. ."
I highly doubt that a baby who is unstable enough to be in...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-10-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,484
Posted By Belle
Quote: Originally Posted by stik...

Quote:
Originally Posted by stik http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15826313)
I live 3000 miles away from MeepyCat, and every...
Forum: Homebirth   09-10-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Belle
I'm not sure what you mean by "responsibility"....

I'm not sure what you mean by "responsibility". Do you mean "is the midwife responsible for administering it" or is this an ethics question about refusing rhogam after a miscarriage?

For the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-10-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Belle
First was 38+4 Second was 38+3

First was 38+4
Second was 38+3
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-08-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By Belle
Quote: Originally Posted by karemore...

Quote:
Originally Posted by karemore http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15821955)
Dd lost her first tooth a couple weeks ago....
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-08-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By Belle
My 6yo dd has her first loose tooth. She's very...

My 6yo dd has her first loose tooth. She's very excited about it and is asking lots of questions. We bought her a ceramic box with a fairy on it that she can put her tooth in awhile ago. Anyway,...
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