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Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By javilu
i've seen people suggest using a peri bottle for...

i've seen people suggest using a peri bottle for the hibiclens rinse.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-18-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,009
Posted By javilu
mine aren't deeply symbolic, just a square...

mine aren't deeply symbolic, just a square glass-bottle green that i thought was pretty and relaxing and felt nice & smooth to touch. relaxation can be nice. :)
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-08-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,009
Posted By javilu
I mailed mine today. I missed the afternoon pick...

I mailed mine today. I missed the afternoon pick up by 25 minutes, though, so the expected arrival said Saturday. I hope they travel fast and make it by Friday!!
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-07-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,009
Posted By javilu
I'm mailing mine tomorrow (just got them today)!...

I'm mailing mine tomorrow (just got them today)! Coming from California - hope they make it in time!:grin:
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-07-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By javilu
Topical castor oil has been the BEST hemorrhoid...

Topical castor oil has been the BEST hemorrhoid treatment I've ever used. Soak a cotton ball, stick it on there, and just leave it until you need to replace it.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-03-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By javilu
i am also a fan of the mesh chones!!

i am also a fan of the mesh chones!!
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   10-03-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By javilu
my babies were both born in the early morning and...

my babies were both born in the early morning and oatmeal has become my unofficial post-birth meal. with sugar and milk. mmm. it's good for milk production and has some fiber, too. i prefer to make...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-30-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,268
Posted By javilu
I have gained about 15 and am at 31 weeks. I was...

I have gained about 15 and am at 31 weeks. I was a bit overweight to begin with, and didn't gain in my first trimester, but this is my first pregnancy where I haven't *lost* weight. Make me wonder...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-30-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By javilu
I took a little "travel" kit of...

I took a little "travel" kit of shampoo/conditioner/toothpaste in my bag to the birth center. They provided nice soft slippers with grippy bottoms, but I wouldn't count on that everywhere. I just...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-30-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By javilu
I usually have very good BP, but anxiety can give...

I usually have very good BP, but anxiety can give me a high reading. So can a too-small cuff, or if they measure it with one of those automatic machines, rather than manually.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-26-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,009
Posted By javilu
i'm going to get beads this weekend and have my...

i'm going to get beads this weekend and have my husband go to the post office on monday!! (putting it in writing so it gets done!)
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-25-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By javilu
I have also heard that it continuously...

I have also heard that it continuously regenerates. I remember mine as being REALLY sticky. Kind of like the stuff they use to stick subscription cards and little samples into magazines.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-23-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By javilu
That would be great! He is on a list at his...

That would be great! He is on a list at his current job for some training to teach online. Right now, it would only be for extra classes on top of his current workload, but hopefully, if he gets the...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-23-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By javilu
I've never written a birth plan. My first two...

I've never written a birth plan. My first two births were at a birth center where I trusted the midwives very much and knew that they had even more confidence in my ability to birth naturally than I...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-23-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By javilu
He has a LOT of time and education put into this...

He has a LOT of time and education put into this position (he is a college instructor), and we're wracking our brains trying to figure out another field for him. Even if he were in the same job, but...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-23-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By javilu
thank you! i will definitely check out that book....

thank you! i will definitely check out that book.

"fortunately," i think much of my husband's depression is work-related (he is very shy, and his job is 80% public speaking! plus he puts a lot...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By javilu
hello! i'm not exactly new here, but i've been...

hello! i'm not exactly new here, but i've been lurking and not posting much. hoping to get more involved now!

i am due november 28th, but my first two came a few days early and this is my third,...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By javilu
i can usually find a bit of time for myself in...

i can usually find a bit of time for myself in the evenings or weekends, so i will search youtube for something. i should have my old hypnobabies CDs somewhere, which i think came with some birth...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By javilu
another idea i had was to browse things like...

another idea i had was to browse things like mother's rings. i'm really not as materialistic as i'm coming across here (i hate shopping - i've been wearing the same three old maternity shirts in...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By javilu
there is a very chill evening yoga class i've...

there is a very chill evening yoga class i've gone to before. i will call and ask them if i can go at this stage. i imagine there will be modifications, but i love the relaxation.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By javilu
the prenatal classes near me are all (annoyingly)...

the prenatal classes near me are all (annoyingly) during the day on weekdays, so i can't make it. i do love yoga, though. i am going to make myself make an appointment for a prenatal massage, since i...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By javilu
Thank you for the suggestions! I did see some...

Thank you for the suggestions! I did see some pajamas at TJ Maxx the other day that I thought would be good for newborn nursing. I should go back and try them on. I could also use a soft bra for the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-22-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By javilu
I'm not one for unnecessary ultrasounds myself,...

I'm not one for unnecessary ultrasounds myself, but I know that there are lots of stand-alone ultrasound places now. There are at least two in my town, and the OB practice I visited before deciding...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-22-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 97,343
Posted By javilu
It's never held true for my babies (all boys, all...

It's never held true for my babies (all boys, all high heartrates), but if it's size-related, then it makes sense (mine have been in the lower 6-pound range).
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 851
Posted By javilu
I would like to take part. I haven't been all...

I would like to take part. I haven't been all that active here (my recent post explains why), but I think I could really use something like this.
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