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Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 01:50 PM
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I love the first months of the peace that a new...

I love the first months of the peace that a new baby emanates. The way you can just stare for hours at this little thing that doesn't need to do anything to have admirers totally enamored.
I love...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 22
Posted By happyday8598
Let down, but not let down!

Holy smokes! My husband has been able to express colostrum out of my breasts for a couple of weeks (just a few drops, but enough to please!), but today I went to breakfast with a friend who has a 10...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-15-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 139
Posted By happyday8598
Like mama2toby expressed, it is a personal...

Like mama2toby expressed, it is a personal choice, with no right or wrong way to do it.
That being said, I also think it could be a very valuable experience for your youngen to be present, if he's...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-14-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 9,590
Posted By happyday8598
Yes yes yes! Heartburn and hip region pain. The...

Yes yes yes! Heartburn and hip region pain. The other day I felt great and motivated to get some projects done that I want to be finished before the babe arrives. Light lifting and going up and down...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-13-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 289
Posted By happyday8598
New Mama Fears

Well, we're closing in on the final chapters of our pregnancies, ladies. Many of us are beginning our third trimesters!!

My emotional state has finally become shaky. I have to pause before...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-06-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 5,583
Posted By happyday8598
My older son is named Owen. I love the name...

My older son is named Owen. I love the name still, even after all these years of saying it.
He doesn't complain about it, either. :wink:
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-05-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 608
Posted By happyday8598
I'd love to know how to do that! When I had Caleb...

I'd love to know how to do that! When I had Caleb I opted not to take him to his 6 week check-up because I wasn't going to vaccinate, he was nursing quite well, pooping daily and just generally...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-05-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By happyday8598
Playing Music for the Babe

Wondering if anybody is doing this now?
Also wondering if anybody did this for previous pregnancies, and if their child was soothed by the familiar sounds, and if they gravitated toward music as a...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-05-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 608
Posted By happyday8598
Valerie11 - my you're knowledgable about this...

Valerie11 - my you're knowledgable about this stuff! It's such politics. The whole system is so political, and I general just feel disgust when I think about it. We are mandated to have insurance, so...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-05-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By happyday8598
I'd love it if those who do some birth art would...

I'd love it if those who do some birth art would share with all of us. Maybe it'll even inspire me to create some birth art. :wink:
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-05-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,975
Posted By happyday8598
27 weeks, and growing strong! For all the grunts...

27 weeks, and growing strong! For all the grunts and groans and stretchy feelings and waddling... I sure do love having a sweet baby belly! Women are darn lucky. :love
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 608
Posted By happyday8598
'Tis the season for table changes! How odd! We...

'Tis the season for table changes! How odd! We just made ourselves a new dining room "table". It's more of an island bar... and it's not completely done, but IT'S GREAT!!! 2" solid oak and maple...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-20-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By happyday8598
Learning that Slippery Elm is good for heartburn,...

Learning that Slippery Elm is good for heartburn, too.
I'm committed to keeping it at bay! I would probably cry if I couldn't eat a ginormous Thanksgiving feast because of something as lame as...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-20-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By happyday8598
Yes, we have a 13.5" rutabaga. Wow! That's one...

Yes, we have a 13.5" rutabaga. Wow! That's one big rutabaga! A GMO child!!
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By happyday8598
Considering it, considering I'll be home with...

Considering it, considering I'll be home with this little one, whereas with the boys the single working mom thing prevented me from having that constant level of interaction.
My husband swears he...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,189
Posted By happyday8598
To be fair, my husband could write a post...

To be fair, my husband could write a post referring to his equal irritation when I put his wool sweaters in the dryer. :eek: :nerd: I've got a lot of nice sweaters that way!!
I probably wouldn't...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,975
Posted By happyday8598
You are so adorable, Bren!

You are so adorable, Bren!
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,189
Posted By happyday8598
Irritation of the day. I do a lot (mostly all)...

Irritation of the day. I do a lot (mostly all) around the house to keep it clean and tidy. Mostly I don't mind. After years of my kids pockets being filled with random shit, I put down a "law" that...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 878
Posted By happyday8598
I had the same thoughts, Luckiest. My 2nd birth...

I had the same thoughts, Luckiest. My 2nd birth was unmedicated, and I can attest to your perspective as holding true for me. While I appreciated that beginning of the book and her discussion of fear...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By happyday8598
We do that, too, Denton. But sometimes we wonder...

We do that, too, Denton. But sometimes we wonder who knows their fruit! It seems like it gets bigger and smaller each week pending on the fruit they choose to have the baby represent. I did like...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By happyday8598
I love this idea! Yes! Let's do it!

I love this idea! Yes! Let's do it!
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By happyday8598
Yesterday I enjoyed my kombucha brew at the...

Yesterday I enjoyed my kombucha brew at the tickle of heartburn. Then my husband made us some burritos that were sooo gooey with salsa and sour cream and cheese and all things delicious. I felt it...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-18-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By happyday8598
Envisioning your baby within

It's funny. When I try to imagine this little being inside of me, all I can see is a little cartoon character. I know when it's born it's going to look like a tiny human, but I just can't see it as...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-18-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By happyday8598
I always say that each house change must be an...

I always say that each house change must be an upgrade, too. So far that's held true for our home transitions. We had a wood stove a couple of houses ago, then moved to a house with oil for heat...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-18-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By happyday8598
Tee, thank you for that. I'm trying to find the...

Tee, thank you for that. I'm trying to find the positives of this sensation, but have been struggling with it. Why can't I change the way I perceive the sensation?

It is weird how it's different...
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