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Forum: January 2012   03-28-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
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Forum: January 2012   02-20-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,221
Posted By GreenMamma
It is normal for babies to get increasingly...

It is normal for babies to get increasingly fussy, usually peaking by 6 weeks. Have you heard of The Period if Purple Crying? You can check your diet for fussiness triggers that could be coming...
Forum: January 2012   02-07-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,245
Posted By GreenMamma
Kindermama - have you tried putting some...

Kindermama - have you tried putting some breastmilk on the patches on his face?
Forum: January 2012   02-06-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,245
Posted By GreenMamma
I'm ok. I physically feel this is one of my...

I'm ok. I physically feel this is one of my harder recoveries, which wears on me mentally. My husband  has been incredible with our boys though and the kindness of my neighbors astounds me....
Forum: January 2012   02-06-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By GreenMamma
The more they poop, the more the levels go down....

The more they poop, the more the levels go down. I wouldn't worry at all. He may be a tad jaundiced, but he is super cute!
Forum: January 2012   02-03-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By GreenMamma
I needed to get all my thoughts out, so it's...

I needed to get all my thoughts out, so it's pretty long. The short version is Ali Elisabeth was born on Jan 30th at 4:57am. Labor was just under 2 hours and by far the most intense of my 4...
Forum: January 2012   01-30-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,503
Posted By GreenMamma
Ali Elisabeth was by unassisted home waterbirth...

Ali Elisabeth was by unassisted home waterbirth (caught by me!) on Jan 30th at 4:57am after 2 hours of intense labor weighing 7 lbs 9 oz and measuring 19 3/4 inches. I'm in love and my boys are just...
Forum: January 2012   01-30-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 225
Posted By GreenMamma
Ali Elisabeth arrived this morning at 4:57am...

Ali Elisabeth arrived this morning at 4:57am after just under 2 hours of intense labor! She is just beautiful!
Forum: January 2012   01-29-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 253
Posted By GreenMamma
I'm still here. I've completely lost any relaxed...

I'm still here. I've completely lost any relaxed feelings regarding waiting. I'm angry, irritable, and frustrated. I've been losing mucus plug for about 3 weeks now. It seems it's mostly "melting"...
Forum: January 2012   01-28-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 334
Posted By GreenMamma
I'm starting to think Sweetpea doesn't want to...

I'm starting to think Sweetpea doesn't want to come out until February...http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/mecry.gif
Forum: January 2012   01-27-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 510
Posted By GreenMamma
Still gestating. Before bed I was cramping and...

Still gestating. Before bed I was cramping and having some contractions, but of course, once in bed they stopped. For the past 3 nights I've been waking up at some horrific hour (this time it was...
Forum: January 2012   01-26-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By GreenMamma
I'm 40 weeks 3 days today, which is a new record...

I'm 40 weeks 3 days today, which is a new record for me. My boys were born at 40 weeks 2 days, 39 weeks 1 day, and 40 weeks exactly. Part of me is trying to ignore the fact that I am still pregnant,...
Forum: January 2012   01-19-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 382
Posted By GreenMamma
I mostly lurk, but thought I'd chime in. :)   ...

I mostly lurk, but thought I'd chime in. :)
 
Anyone else completely annoyed by feeling the need to pee every 10 minutes but only able to get a trickle out? I know baby has come down a bit more,...
Forum: January 2012   01-11-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By GreenMamma
I agree exactly with wombjuice. I also suggest...

I agree exactly with wombjuice. I also suggest sitting on a birthball instead of a chair, especially in the last trimester. With now 3 out of 4 of my babies (including this one) I've began sitting...
Forum: January 2012   01-09-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,365
Posted By GreenMamma
It's common for first time moms to efface before...

It's common for first time moms to efface before dilating and for experienced moms to have more dilation than effacement before birth. They do have an effect on the other to a point, for example, a...
Forum: January 2012   01-03-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By GreenMamma
The tea won't induce, but helps to tone the...

The tea won't induce, but helps to tone the uterus along with supplying iron and calcium in easily absorbed form. Drink the tea!
Forum: January 2012   12-29-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 465
Posted By GreenMamma
We are planning our second homebirth and will...

We are planning our second homebirth and will need to take our babe to the ped for the PKU test. We need the paperwork for filing the birth certificate.
Forum: January 2012   12-29-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By GreenMamma
Not at all. My mom had cesereans each time. She...

Not at all. My mom had cesereans each time. She doesn't know what a contraction even feels like. In doula and childbirth education conferences it has been brought up more than once that a woman is...
Forum: January 2012   12-22-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By GreenMamma
I think mine has. Less heartburn, less movement...

I think mine has. Less heartburn, less movement in my ribs, more peeing, and more pressure in my butt, hips, and pubic bone tell me she's at least moved down some. I also decided to see if anything...
Forum: January 2012   12-01-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,147
Posted By GreenMamma
My first was 7 lbs 5 oz at 40 weeks 2 days with...

My first was 7 lbs 5 oz at 40 weeks 2 days with a 1 1/2 hour labor
My second was 7 lbs 6 oz at 39 weeks 1 day with a 3 hour labor
My third was 9 lbs 0 oz at 40 weeks exactly with a 3.5 hour labor...
Forum: January 2012   11-08-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By GreenMamma
Here's an update -      We talked and things...

Here's an update -
 
   We talked and things we very well. I'm so glad we could part ways as client and midwife peacefully and hopefully we'll be able to maintain the friendship we've developed...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-08-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By GreenMamma
Just thought I'd update -      We talked and...

Just thought I'd update -
 
   We talked and all went very well. I'm glad we could part ways as client and midwife so peacefully and hopefully we'll be able to maintain our friendship as well.
Forum: January 2012   11-04-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By GreenMamma
(Also posted in Unassisted Childbirth section,...

(Also posted in Unassisted Childbirth section, but hoping for more and sooner responses posting here too!)
 
Hi Ladies! I am 28 weeks with my 4th babe. My first two were hospital (unmedicated)...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-04-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By GreenMamma
Hi Ladies! I am 28 weeks with my 4th babe. My...

Hi Ladies! I am 28 weeks with my 4th babe. My first two were hospital (unmedicated) births, my third a homebirth with a midwife, and while I began care with midwife at 15 weeks, I'm feeling a need...
Forum: January 2012   10-25-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By GreenMamma
I had a gap of not bfing between children...

I had a gap of not bfing between children between my first and second child and my breasts became smaller than they did before getting pregnant with my first. Then I got pregnant with my third while...
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