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Forum: The Mindful Home   09-26-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By petra_william
No it's not really accessible like that

No it's not really accessible like that
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-26-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By petra_william
we'll be living in austria, theres plenty of...

we'll be living in austria, theres plenty of space as we can make use of my mums flat above us too (essentially giving us 140m2 for 6 people)
the only issue is the one bedroom. when it comes to...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-26-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By petra_william
we dont have many things we'd want to take and...

we dont have many things we'd want to take and what we are taking will either fit or can go into storage in the cellar, loft or at a friends house in the cellar. theres only some bunkbeds, the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-25-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By petra_william
Well the two older boys bed share with daddy and...

Well the two older boys bed share with daddy and baby is in with me (we currently use 2 bedrooms)
I think we could probably either squeeze both beds into the bedroom or put the second wardrobe in...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-25-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By petra_william
following this as we live in a small 3 bed house...

following this as we live in a small 3 bed house (roughly 63m2 of "useable" space") but are moving into a one bed flat (but 70m2.. i know, work that one out!! lol) we have 3 kids :)

we are having...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-25-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By petra_william
living in a 1 bed flat with three kids????

Living in a one bed flat with 3 kids? Is that even possible?
Large living room with balcony and large kitchen / diner plus LOTS of outdoor space literally on the doorstep. Lots if storage in...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-05-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By petra_william
I had been Breastfeeding non stop for 6 years so...

I had been Breastfeeding non stop for 6 years so I wasn't going to let this stop me!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-04-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By petra_william
It was a Saturday night when I finally went into...

It was a Saturday night when I finally went into labour - for real after 2 nights of pre labour! My doula Zita arrived and supported me, alongside my husband throughout the night until our beautiful...
Forum: Birth Stories   03-31-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By petra_william
thankyou! I'm half austrian, living in UK now...

thankyou! I'm half austrian, living in UK now http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Birth Stories   03-31-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By petra_william
On the night of the 24th we celebrated my mums...

On the night of the 24th we celebrated my mums birthday with a Chinese at my house with the rest of the family. During our meal I felt irregular but relatively strong contractions but I didn’t want...
Forum: March 2010   03-28-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,756
Posted By petra_william
Your name: Petra Baby's name or nickname:...

Your name: Petra
Baby's name or nickname: Johannes
EDD and Birthday: 19th, Born on 25th
Sex: Boy
Stats:3900 g, 8lBs, 10 1/2 oz, HC, 35cm
Born at home, in water, Birthstory Being written, need...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-27-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By petra_william
just gave birth in uk ad had mw care throughout,...

just gave birth in uk ad had mw care throughout, you dont see a dr unless theres something wrong. generally they check blood pressure, they may take your bloods, check urine, maybe feel the baby and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-27-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,048
Posted By petra_william
first: just as labour started, second: as the...

first: just as labour started, second: as the head was crowning
Forum: Homebirth   03-27-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,783
Posted By petra_william
i loved being i complete controll at all times....

i loved being i complete controll at all times. everything was as blissfull and calm and tranquil as i wanted it to be. i could just let those wonderful sensations take over and really give in to...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-28-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By petra_william
i "knew" i wanted a water birth ad for me it was...

i "knew" i wanted a water birth ad for me it was the best experience ever (in a mwl birthing centre) this time round im having a home water birth and cant wait!!
Forum: Homebirth   02-26-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By petra_william
DS got in it and jumped around in it wanted to...

DS got in it and jumped around in it wanted to go for a swim straight away! lol will be doing a tryal run asap hehe . http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif this is the pool i got:...
Forum: Homebirth   02-24-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By petra_william
Im hoping i wont tear, i didnt last time and...

Im hoping i wont tear, i didnt last time and having a waterbirth again which i know helps but i read a story that one woman chose not to have stitches as long as she promised to stay in bed and let...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-24-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By petra_william
Homebirth back on!!!! just thought id let you...

Homebirth back on!!!! just thought id let you all know. had a TV scan today and everything is fine - placenta well out of the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-23-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By petra_william
thank you all for your replies. i would love to...

thank you all for your replies. i would love to have a doula but cant afford one although have thought about how we could! what i have decided to do now is to write a birth plan underlining the most...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-21-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By petra_william
wanted a home birth... but due to low lying...

wanted a home birth... but due to low lying placenta looks like i need to go to hospital http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif i am absolutely gutted but want to try ad...
Forum: Family Safety   01-10-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By petra_william
Quote: Originally Posted by aelf...

Quote:
Originally Posted by aelf http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14910951)
I do let my child play with our old toys (though...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-04-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,889
Posted By petra_william
speaking from a pedagogical viewpoint (studied...

speaking from a pedagogical viewpoint (studied to be a kindergarten teacher and we learnt about what dolls are suitable / best for a kindergarten)
the face of the doll is best kept "neutral" ie not...
Forum: Family Safety   11-26-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,007
Posted By petra_william
Quote: Originally Posted by Adventuredad...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adventuredad http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14724401)
For those with tall and/or heavy kids...
Forum: Family Safety   11-26-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,007
Posted By petra_william
I'm in England and have my ds (3 in FEbruary) RF...

I'm in England and have my ds (3 in FEbruary) RF in one of the biggest RF seats available (britax Multitech) He'll very likely make it to 5, likely to 6 and possibly even to 7 depending on his...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-13-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,625
Posted By petra_william
Quote: Originally Posted by HappilyEvrAfter...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappilyEvrAfter http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14664414)
Thanks for the article. I finally got...
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