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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 07:58 PM
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Posted By lightheartedmom
SplashingPuddle - you are a rockstar!...

SplashingPuddle - you are a rockstar! Congratulations on your babies! I'm so happy you got the kind of birth you were hoping for. I cannot even imagine how relieved you must feel to not being toting...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-27-2015, 03:11 PM
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Views: 2,524
Posted By lightheartedmom
lol about the strangers wincing...I"m getting...

lol about the strangers wincing...I"m getting there too. I'm 37w today and people have been asking "when?" a lot more...I almost want to say "Boo!" and tell them I could go into labor right in front...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-26-2015, 03:04 PM
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Posted By lightheartedmom
Holy cow! Congrats jojobean! Can't wait to hear...

Holy cow! Congrats jojobean! Can't wait to hear more! Enjoy your baby! :joy
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-24-2015, 09:06 PM
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Posted By lightheartedmom
My oldest daughter started having smelly armpits...

My oldest daughter started having smelly armpits way early...like age 6 or 7. She's 9 now and there haven't been any additional signs of puberty so far, but whew...she gets stinky! We use Toms of...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-24-2015, 12:34 PM
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Posted By lightheartedmom
Daisy8s - you're basically a baby prepping...

Daisy8s - you're basically a baby prepping rockstar to get all that done in one day. jojobean - so relieved for you that the home visit went well! I would be a MESS.

I'm 36w4d now...cannot...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-21-2015, 11:47 AM
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Posted By lightheartedmom
Ok so that was my dh's reaction too. But then I...

Ok so that was my dh's reaction too. But then I heard other women saying "Wow, what an abusive d-bag for not comforting her etc" (and I have an overly dramatic eyeroll for that because...no). I...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-21-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By lightheartedmom
Okay first off - I love the name Maggie. I also...

Okay first off - I love the name Maggie. I also love the name Jane (we used it as a middle name for one of mine and I almost wish we'd saved it for a first name). (Actually I also love Mira...that's...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-19-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,524
Posted By lightheartedmom
srplayas - keep us posted! I was thinking about...

srplayas - keep us posted! I was thinking about you last night!

I saw the video of the mom giving birth in the car...and laughed through the whole thing. My kids wanted to know why I was...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-13-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By lightheartedmom
I love your idea of just having a "yes please"...

I love your idea of just having a "yes please" and a "no thanks" page above your bed. That's a really nice way to do it.
My birth plans have evolved with each pregnancy, and by the time the last...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-12-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,524
Posted By lightheartedmom
Daisy8s - there are some amazing breast crawl...

Daisy8s - there are some amazing breast crawl videos out there...it's so cool to see how babies are hardwired from birth to know how to find their mother's breast. You can read a lot about "laid back...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-11-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By lightheartedmom
I think this thread is my new home for the rest...

I think this thread is my new home for the rest of this pregnancy. :)
- the weight thing. Yes and yes to both FFF and quantumleap. I started out a good 40 lbs overweight and I've gained maybe 20....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-10-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By lightheartedmom
I am distinctly uncomfortable too. :( It's also...

I am distinctly uncomfortable too. :( It's also my 4th. I think the baby is head down and probably posterior, but I have a sinking suspicion that this child has gotten itself lodged in a rather...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   07-10-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,637
Posted By lightheartedmom
DDC crashing from August because OMG baby pics....

DDC crashing from August because OMG baby pics. Your baby is ADORABLE MPsSweetie. You seriously cooked a good one there. Makes me so excited to meet mine next month.
Congratulations! Enjoy your new...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-10-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By lightheartedmom
I like homemade popsicles!! That's an awesome...

I like homemade popsicles!! That's an awesome idea. I have these silicone push-up pop molds that are great with puree.

The pizzas are easy to freeze in theory...in my house the challenge is to...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-10-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By lightheartedmom
Food for labor

Finally getting around to starting this thread.

I'm thinking about a few things here. We're planning out first homebirth for this fourth baby of ours so there are new things for me to consider....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-09-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,524
Posted By lightheartedmom
funfunkyfantastic: I'm sorry your hopes for this...

funfunkyfantastic: I'm sorry your hopes for this birth aren't being realized...I have so been there. I don't have much advice - just lots of hugs and sympathy. I would say that it may be a gift to...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-06-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,524
Posted By lightheartedmom
I love all the things about this post. :) I'll be...

I love all the things about this post. :) I'll be 32 in January and I can already say I am loving my 30's so much more than my 20's (Except for the fact that I resent just a wee bit that my 20's body...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-05-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,524
Posted By lightheartedmom
I have realized lately that to most 21 year olds,...

I have realized lately that to most 21 year olds, 30 might as well be 90. I've had some extremely amusing reactions to my age lately from the young'uns. I don't remember thinking of 30 as that old...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-03-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,524
Posted By lightheartedmom
Cannot believe it's already July!! Hope you are...

Cannot believe it's already July!!
Hope you are able to keep your BP down FFF. I imagine the heat makes a big difference (in a bad way). I lament the coastal fog we have all summer every year, but...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-03-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By lightheartedmom
With SB277 - we already have bribery based...

With SB277 - we already have bribery based medicine. Your child will be rewarded with access to a public education (now only for the special vaccinated class) if you submit them to be vaccinated.
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-28-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,640
Posted By lightheartedmom
I love all the ways we can describe the weirdness...

I love all the ways we can describe the weirdness of feeling a small person-who-is-distinctly-not-us moving around in our bellies...
I am still a bit mystified by the position of my little one. I am...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-23-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By lightheartedmom
I personally would be fine with the 36 week trip...

I personally would be fine with the 36 week trip but not the one at 39 weeks...but 2 out of my 3 were born before 40 weeks (due to pre-eclampsia dx, so...not exactly spontaneous labor).
If you have...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-21-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By lightheartedmom
I think it depends a lot on the hospital....

I think it depends a lot on the hospital. Definitely a conversation you should have with your OB in advance - and maybe ask if/when you take a tour of L&D.
I've had three hospital births - the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-19-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,640
Posted By lightheartedmom
Sorry you're so sore and exhausted. My midwife...

Sorry you're so sore and exhausted. My midwife was going over my food journal at my last appt and reminded me to try and include more protein in my snacks because she said I'd need it to compensate...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-19-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,640
Posted By lightheartedmom
Count me in for weird cramps and sharp pains....

Count me in for weird cramps and sharp pains. Especially those sharp shooting ones that feel like a stab in the cervix. Ouch!! I get really uncomfortable ctx and/or cramps from sitting the wrong way,...
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