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Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By element2012
Holy Crankiness!

How is everyone feeling now? At 7.5 weeks, I am so uncontrollably cranky! I have snapped at my poor 3 year old daughter more times than I care to admit today. I'm not anyways the most patient person...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-29-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,080
Posted By element2012
KosmicMama, I'm freezing too! It's the strangest...

KosmicMama, I'm freezing too! It's the strangest thing, aren't we supposed to be hot??? So that's me so far, cold and sleepy.
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-29-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By element2012
CarenSwan, you're probably fine! I meant that you...

CarenSwan, you're probably fine! I meant that you could use a face wash that had salicylic acid in it, to treat acne, but you'd want to avoid a moisturizer with salicylic acid, or retinol.
As a side...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-27-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By element2012
I wish I had aversions! I'm hungry all the time...

I wish I had aversions! I'm hungry all the time and eating. I've had noticeable weight gain and I'm only 6 weeks. I feel like I gained too much last time and was hoping to not do that again..
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-27-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
  Names!
Views: 486
Posted By element2012
We were also convinced it was a boy last time. We...

We were also convinced it was a boy last time. We didn't have an ultrasound, so we didn't know until birth, but towards the end we were pretty sure it was a girl. Something about the way she moved...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-27-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By element2012
I love the Shikai brand for hair care, I think...

I love the Shikai brand for hair care, I think it's about $9 a bottle at Whole Foods. Very moisturizing for me, as someone who abuses with heat and color.

For the acne, I'm struggling with that...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-25-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By element2012
I am hoping Muriel2016 will come back and let us...

I am hoping Muriel2016 will come back and let us know how she's doing!

AFM, I'm 6 weeks and I'd say just about everyone knows I'm pregnant! :) I tried to hold off on telling everyone, but I'm just...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-25-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By element2012
I do have a few cheap nursing sleep bras from...

I do have a few cheap nursing sleep bras from Target that I love, plenty of support, comfortable and very stretchy. My last pregnancy I went from a 32d to 36c at the end, so while the breasts...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,080
Posted By element2012
It's a funny experience, with my first pregnancy...

It's a funny experience, with my first pregnancy I was teaching yoga and very active. Since I've only done yoga/exercised sporadically the last year, I'm feeling a lot more uncomfortable with...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By element2012
My first birth was with a midwife and we do plan...

My first birth was with a midwife and we do plan to use her again this time. I felt the same way. I wish all women could have that level of care, honestly. Enjoy it!
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-20-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 44
  Sticky: Introductions
Views: 1,475
Posted By element2012
I'll jump in! I'm 30, live in Florida, married 11...

I'll jump in! I'm 30, live in Florida, married 11 years next week, and we have a 3 year old daughter. We just moved and were planning to "try" for another after settling in. I was expecting AF around...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-04-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By element2012
3 year old has NO interest in self care

I don't know if a thread about a three year old belongs here or in the toddlers threads, but let's see how this goes.

DD recently turned 3 and she has no interest in caring for herself. She won't...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-14-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,119
Posted By element2012
Sassy Susan that breaks my heart, I'm so sorry...

Sassy Susan that breaks my heart, I'm so sorry for your loss.

DD will be 3 in a couple of weeks. If we're home and the "milkies" are available, she'll have it 6+ times a day plus once over night...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By element2012
Yours sounds a lot like mine at that age, I don't...

Yours sounds a lot like mine at that age, I don't think I would have survived without co sleeping. I basically had a nipple in her mouth all night for nearly a year. I also relied heavily on a...
Forum: Potty Learning   11-30-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 81
Posted By element2012
Teaching a withholder...

DD is nearly 3 and has been at the same point in her learning for many months. She can keep dry in undies but will withhold her bowel. We'll end up giving her a laxative and she'll have a big...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-30-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By element2012
I think you hit the nail on the head Mary A with...

I think you hit the nail on the head Mary A with the idea of positive reinforcement. We're around each other enough to be sure to give lots of praise and attention for being nice, thanks!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-30-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By element2012
Wanting to do a juice fast with a nearly 3 y/o nursling

I'm having a strong desire to do a 3-5 day green juice fast/cleanse. I used to do a 7 day cleanse at least once a year before being pregnant. I have not done one since then because I've been nursing....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-16-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By element2012
Meanness in nearly 3 year old

DD has taken to a lot of "I don't like/love you Mommy/Daddy/Grandma". I was shocked at first but now brush it off completely, as does DH. The problem is she says it to my MIL who watches her while I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-16-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,737
Posted By element2012
I think somewhere around 2 you begin to get a...

I think somewhere around 2 you begin to get a clear understanding of what your child's interests are. Mine is nearly three and has always been very interested in language, music, numbers and not...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-21-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,639
Posted By element2012
sraplayas the first one was heavier, longer and...

sraplayas the first one was heavier, longer and crampier than what was usual for me in the past. I'm now just waiting for my next AF whenever she decides to come. I think I ovulated about 16 or 17...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-16-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,639
Posted By element2012
Sorry to hear it meeba :( Sraplayas, I too...

Sorry to hear it meeba :(

Sraplayas, I too had my first PPAF after taking vitex for a short while. I suspect maybe the first menses is without ovulation in our case when you've nursed for so long....
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-15-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By element2012
Thanks, I'm trying not to spaz and test multiple...

Thanks, I'm trying not to spaz and test multiple times a day. I promised my husband I would try to at least wait until tomorrow! xD

If this cycle is a standard 28 day cycle I should expect AF on...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-15-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By element2012
Which test do you love?

A little background, I have a 2.75 year old avid nursling and just had my first PPAF about 3.5 weeks ago. I had some EWCM and spotting about 1.5 weeks ago. The last two days I have been extra...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-06-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,639
Posted By element2012
lovelylittle, so sorry to hear, my condolences. ...

lovelylittle, so sorry to hear, my condolences.

Yay chicajones keep us updated!
meeba, did you test?

I should be about midway through my cycle now, and last night and this morning I had what...
Forum: Potty Learning   09-23-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By element2012
Maybe he'd rather stand and aim at Cheerios in...

Maybe he'd rather stand and aim at Cheerios in the bowl?
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