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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-31-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,054
Posted By eknuckles
That is awesome news...

That is awesome news http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif) thank you so much for the update!!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-02-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By eknuckles
Congratulations!! With my first I tore, too, and...

Congratulations!! With my first I tore, too, and it really scared me because it *looked* so bad. A couple days after I uc'd I had a midwife come check up on us and she was like, oh you're fine its...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-21-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By eknuckles
You'll be fine, and so will your baby. It does...

You'll be fine, and so will your baby. It does not harm either of you. It's just a mess after all http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif.
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-15-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By eknuckles
We used the beco potty from 9 months on and love...

We used the beco potty from 9 months on and love it. I'm not sure how much it was...$30.00 maybe? The cool thing is it decomposes in the ground after being buried for like 5 years.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-09-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By eknuckles
He is such a handsome little guy...

He is such a handsome little guy http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif) congratulations!!! You did great!! I am only 21 weeks with my second (second Uc hopefully) and post like this...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-06-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By eknuckles
Yay!! Won't be much longer!!! If this is your...

Yay!! Won't be much longer!!! If this is your first child, make sure you get plenty of rest...won't be able to sleep in for quite a while haha.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-03-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By eknuckles
I wasn't drawn towards a lotus birth- it is a...

I wasn't drawn towards a lotus birth- it is a very spiritual choice when people do it and...well, it just meant nothing for *me*. I chose delayed cord clamping/cutting for the health benefits. We...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-23-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By eknuckles
Woohoo!! So excited for you! That final break...

Woohoo!! So excited for you! That final break through is SUCH a relief!!! Now go read some inspiring birth stories and it'll get you pumped up even more...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-21-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By eknuckles
I wouldn't let the weight gain worry you (unless...

I wouldn't let the weight gain worry you (unless there are actual other problems stemming from it). Have the u/s if you desire. If you can stay with your midwives then that will be an open option...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-14-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,054
Posted By eknuckles
I found this really interesting because I also...

I found this really interesting because I also knew when my baby's lungs were mature. It was also a week before I gave birth and her hiccups increased A LOT!! I would feel them every single day, as...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-12-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By eknuckles
Glad everything turned out well!! Congrats on...

Glad everything turned out well!! Congrats on your little one!!! I also definitely think your c-section was necessary.
I'm glad your breastfeeding also is going well!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-13-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By eknuckles
Hi! I had a UC at the end of 2011. I'm in palm...

Hi! I had a UC at the end of 2011. I'm in palm beach county Florida.
You really shouldn't let them stress you at all. Seriously, either ignore them or tell them mind their
own business. Or be...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-01-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By eknuckles
I just want to add that I checked the link...

I just want to add that I checked the link provided, which speaks about Lauren Shanley changing her story.
She herself wrote a reply in the comment section so I feel it's only fair to post it here:...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-31-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By eknuckles
I agree and if you feel like screaming go for it...

I agree and if you feel like screaming go for it lol. I just meant screaming (like your being hacked to death) doesn't usually help, you actually tense that way. Moaning (which is a deeper pitch)...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-31-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By eknuckles
If there was anyone I would feel comfortable...

If there was anyone I would feel comfortable delivering my child as a midwife, it would be my mom. She is extremely intelligent, has had five home births, attended other friends births, and would he...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-13-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By eknuckles
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by micah_mae_ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374328/labor-pain-or-no-pain#post_17263558)

I think birth...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-12-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By eknuckles
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BlessedJess http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374328/labor-pain-or-no-pain#post_17262434)

I'm a water...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-10-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By eknuckles
My labor was 8 hours (with my only lo) long and...

My labor was 8 hours (with my only lo) long and was virtually painless. It was extremely intense..I could not speak hardly but I honestly wouldnt call it painful. Ive had worse stomach aches and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-25-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By eknuckles
Congratulations! Wonderful birth story!! This is...

Congratulations! Wonderful birth story!! This is just another confirmation that it IS normal to go past forty weeks. I also loved how helpful your husband was.
Mine helped out a lot too, the...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-05-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By eknuckles
Just wanted to give an update for future mamas! ...

Just wanted to give an update for future mamas!

My Dd is now almost 15 months (in 9 days) and is using the toilet most of the time!!

First off we have a beco potty which is awesome, great size...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-05-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By eknuckles
My husband was totally supportive for me to UC,...

My husband was totally supportive for me to UC, but he did get a little nervous right before my Edd. I showed him a youtube video of a woman giving birth unasissted and he was like....that's it? Oh...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-05-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By eknuckles
Good job!! I love those pictures they are...

Good job!! I love those pictures they are beautiful!! Congratulations http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Favorite part is how she had your dimples!! My Dd does too but my husband...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-05-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,927
Posted By eknuckles
I also put in my request to join the lounge with...

I also put in my request to join the lounge with no response.
I uc'ed a year go (boohoo they grow up so fast) so maybe I havent been here long enough to see all the changes. I see good answers and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-02-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By eknuckles
Congratulations!!! Awesome birth story and I...

Congratulations!!! Awesome birth story and I love the pictures http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif i also like the idea of strawberries after birth, I think i'll copy that when I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-02-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By eknuckles
Hoping everything turned out wonderful for you!!

Hoping everything turned out wonderful for you!!
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