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Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 1,335
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Love the quilt, Katy! I've never hand-quilted -...

Love the quilt, Katy! I've never hand-quilted - I'm still super new to quilting, so I just do straight lines on my machine. It looks great!

My supervisor threw me a little baby shower last week...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,190
Posted By pennywhistle
So good to hear more from you, BabyMonster! And...

So good to hear more from you, BabyMonster! And what awesome news about the breastmilk - I'm so glad to hear that the hospital won't waste any. I hope your boobs feel better soon!

Ugh, Judy, I...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-27-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 494
Posted By pennywhistle
Yayyy!!! I just logged in, thinking "I wonder...

Yayyy!!! I just logged in, thinking "I wonder when our first baby will show up..." and then BAM, they did. They're beautiful! And perfect! Congratulations!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-26-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,190
Posted By pennywhistle
Judy, those colors are great! I'm a big fan of...

Judy, those colors are great! I'm a big fan of bright colors in general for babies - turquoise, orange, apple green, etc. I don't follow any "gender rules" regarding colors anyway (I dressed my son...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-25-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,286
Posted By pennywhistle
re: dealing with your mom, I would go one of two...

re: dealing with your mom, I would go one of two routes, depending on which you think would work better.

1) serious route: As others have said, prepare a short, declarative statement like "Mom,...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-24-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 800
Posted By pennywhistle
Definitely go with a maxi dress! I would get...

Definitely go with a maxi dress! I would get something in a neutral, subtle color so you don't stand out, and then just pair with some nice jewelry to make it a little fancy.

Something like this,...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-24-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,190
Posted By pennywhistle
Nothing poking me in the ribs, but I do get...

Nothing poking me in the ribs, but I do get pounded in the hip bone a lot. This kid is really, really big.
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-23-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,190
Posted By pennywhistle
I would love some tips on freezer meals, since...

I would love some tips on freezer meals, since I've never frozen food before. We have a huge separate freezer (left behind by the sellers when we bought our house!), so I've got plenty of room. Do...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-19-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By pennywhistle
Magnesium oil (sprayed all over my stomach before...

Magnesium oil (sprayed all over my stomach before bed) and epson salt foot baths have definitely helped me. Just remember that iron and magnesium don't play well together, so if you're also taking...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-19-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 698
Posted By pennywhistle
I think the lower heartbeats are supposed to be...

I think the lower heartbeats are supposed to be boys - girls are more in the 150/160s. And I'm sure that's correct 50% of the time ;)
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-18-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By pennywhistle
The other night my husband didn't come to bed...

The other night my husband didn't come to bed until 3am, so he decided he wouldn't be getting up at 7am to hit the gym as he had planned...and for some reason he decided to WAKE ME UP at 3am to tell...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-18-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 698
Posted By pennywhistle
Right?! On what planet is it acceptable to...

Right?! On what planet is it acceptable to comment on the state of someone else's vagina?! I was so confused. And of course all these people with their "omg you're ENORMOUS" comments think they're...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-18-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 698
Posted By pennywhistle
It seems like the rest of the world is ready for...

It seems like the rest of the world is ready for me to give birth...pretty much every day now I get some comment about how huge I am. I'm not even that big! I feel like I'm pretty normal-sized for...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-17-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 698
Posted By pennywhistle
Just learned yesterday that my kid is head-down,...

Just learned yesterday that my kid is head-down, too, so that was nice. Good job, baby. I'm mostly tired, too. Starting to get more achy in the evenings - mostly in my lower back and hips. ...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-11-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 255
Posted By pennywhistle
Crayon - do your kids tend to keep their at-birth...

Crayon - do your kids tend to keep their at-birth hair color? Atticus had dark hair when he was born, but is now a blond just like his dad.

I like the middle name Cray...I think that's its slang...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-11-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 1,335
Posted By pennywhistle
Love those little bugs, April! I'm still...

Love those little bugs, April!

I'm still putting together log cabin squares - once I finish this quilt, I can get started on one for Atticus. I got a bunch of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-09-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,233
Posted By pennywhistle
I love all the photos! And yes, it's so weird to...

I love all the photos! And yes, it's so weird to think how close we are to May. I'm due May 7, so April could definitely happen over here too. :eek
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-09-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 1,335
Posted By pennywhistle
I love the wreath! The ribbons (or fabric?) look...

I love the wreath! The ribbons (or fabric?) look so soft and fluffy.

And that nightgown is awesome! What fabric did you use? Did you follow a pattern, or just free-form it? I need to get a...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By pennywhistle
I'm a total hormonal weepy mess. Everything...

I'm a total hormonal weepy mess. Everything makes me cry. My husband has taken to asking me "Are you upset? Or are you pregnant?" and the answer is pretty much always "sniff...just pregnant. But...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,006
Posted By pennywhistle
That is SO CUTE. The toddler bed next to our...

That is SO CUTE.

The toddler bed next to our bed sounds good, but our bedroom isn't big enough. I don't think a king would fit, even if Todd magically finds the cash to buy one. If things get...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 800
Posted By pennywhistle
I'm still wearing nursing tanks, even though we...

I'm still wearing nursing tanks, even though we stopped nursing 6 months ago :hide I just hate bras!

I work in a relatively casual office, luckily, so I can get away with comfy stretchy shirts. ...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,006
Posted By pennywhistle
Three birthdays in March?! Holy cow. Ugh,...

Three birthdays in March?! Holy cow.

Ugh, sleeping arrangements. My son is doing great in his own room (we co-slept until 18mo and he's been sleeping pretty much 12hrs straight on his own ever...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By pennywhistle
acordio and Judy - love those photos! Your kids...

acordio and Judy - love those photos! Your kids all look so happy :)
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-02-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By pennywhistle
I love seeing all the kids! Such a good looking...

I love seeing all the kids! Such a good looking bunch! And Ronna, I love how your kids all tower over you ;) My husband is the shrimp in his family at 6'1" (his brothers and father are all...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-02-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By pennywhistle
I know, he looked exactly like me when he was a...

I know, he looked exactly like me when he was a baby, but around his first birthday he started morphing into his father :lol

Your boys are so beautiful! I definitely see the family resemblance :)
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