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Forum: C-section Birth   08-11-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By octolars
I am so happy to hear a positive c section...

I am so happy to hear a positive c section experience. I feel that there are several women who take it really hard when they are unable to deliver vaginally. While i understand their feelings, im so...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-09-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By octolars
Thanks so much for your feedback.  I'm so glad...

Thanks so much for your feedback.  I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one.  I was feeling very bewildered.  We finally decided on and got a travel sized pack n play to keep next to the bed, with...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-01-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By octolars
Hi; I'm a first time mom due in a couple of...

Hi; I'm a first time mom due in a couple of weeks.
 
I have been going crazy over this Arm's Reach cosleeper that I bought from a friend.  only one of the 4 sides is mesh.  Why is it considered...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-01-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,205
Posted By octolars
I am glad I found this thread.  There are others...

I am glad I found this thread.  There are others out there about hating MIL, which i find the word "hate" to be very strong and abrasive, but I digress.
 
My MIL was abusive to my husband as a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-27-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By octolars
Is anyone else experiencing isolation?  I am in...

Is anyone else experiencing isolation?  I am in my third trimester and have felt pretty lonely the whole time.  I feel this is probbaly for a few reasons - one - my friends dont want to be around me...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-02-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,682
Posted By octolars
Thank you for sharing your stories, all of you!  

Thank you for sharing your stories, all of you!  
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-02-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By octolars
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Plummeting http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1349139/babybelly-groin-band#post_16927864)
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Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-02-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By octolars
I'm pretty sure I got pregnant while on my...

I'm pretty sure I got pregnant while on my period.  I know they say thats not possible, but ive done the math.  If it wasn't while on my period, then it was like immediately afterwards.  so now, I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-02-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By octolars
I would take the leave, even if it was unpaid....

I would take the leave, even if it was unpaid.  I WISH I had done this during my first trimester.  I tried to work through it and it was a complete disaster.  My advice is to take care of yourself...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-02-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,686
Posted By octolars
I've been researching this procedure, bc we are...

I've been researching this procedure, bc we are ready to get snipped after Charlee is born.  I read that it takes approximately 30 ejaculations or 2 months, whichever comes first (no pun intended)...
Forum: Pets   03-28-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,130
Posted By octolars
 I really loved reading this.  How...


I really loved reading this.  How beautiful!!!!!
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Forum: Pets   03-28-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,130
Posted By octolars
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Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   03-25-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,046
Posted By octolars
I am a patient there, but I'm not due until...

I am a patient there, but I'm not due until July.  so far my experience has been mostly good, but I cannot say it has been overwhelmingly positive.  I do, however, trust that they will take good...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-22-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By octolars
I forgot to mention that dairy has been making...

I forgot to mention that dairy has been making me sick lately, so I have also pretty much cut that out of my diet too.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-22-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By octolars
Hi everyone.  I am about 5 months pregnant.  I...

Hi everyone.  I am about 5 months pregnant.  I have been almost vegetarian my whole pregnancy but eating occasional chicken and fish.  Over the past several weeks, I have stopped eating meat...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   03-14-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By octolars
hello everyone!  can anyone reccommend some...

hello everyone!  can anyone reccommend some items that are ok to buy used and some that are better new?  I'm esp. wondering about a co sleeper, jogging stroller, baby swing, and bouncer, but any...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-13-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By octolars
IM Expecting my first, and just researching co...

IM Expecting my first, and just researching co sleeping. Thank you for sharing this with me! How wonderful that she is ok!
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-12-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,336
Posted By octolars
this was very helpful thank you!!  

this was very helpful thank you!!  
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-11-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By octolars
does anyone know how to find a pediatrician who...

does anyone know how to find a pediatrician who will be accepting of our choice to not vaccinate our daughter?  I'm sure its different for every area of the country, but ive been doing google search...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-11-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By octolars
www.thinktwice.com (http://www.thinktwice.com) ...

www.thinktwice.com (http://www.thinktwice.com)
 
reading the personal stories on this website is what helped me make my decision, but they have a lot of helpful information.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-11-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,336
Posted By octolars
Hi guys!  I am new to this forum.  I was eating...

Hi guys!  I am new to this forum.  I was eating mostly vegetarian with occasional dairy and eggs before i got pregnant.  I am now almost 5 months pregnant, and have stopped eating meat.  I still eat...
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