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Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   01-06-2016, 05:48 PM
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Posted By Virginia884
Congrats, mama. What a touching story!

Congrats, mama. What a touching story!
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   12-27-2015, 06:09 PM
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Views: 506
Posted By Virginia884
Welcome Arden Louise!

Surprise! Baby came early, 37w 5d. Successful home birth last week, 12/21.

Arden Louise
5lb 14oz, 18.75inches
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   12-27-2015, 06:05 PM
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Views: 480
Posted By Virginia884
My baby's here! Starting new thread.

My baby's here! Starting new thread.
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   12-15-2015, 01:56 AM
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Posted By Virginia884
Homebirther here. This will be our 3rd....

Homebirther here. This will be our 3rd. Everything is all gathered and ready, except our birth pool, which we get next Tuesday. Anyone want to share snack list? We are terrible at keeping decent food...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   12-15-2015, 01:50 AM
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Views: 472
Posted By Virginia884
I hope to do Bengkung binding. Keep meaning to...

I hope to do Bengkung binding. Keep meaning to get over to the craft store to buy some muslin. Here's a video for those of you unfamiliar. This is the lovely doula that helped with DD1 delivery...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   12-15-2015, 01:45 AM
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Views: 1,474
Posted By Virginia884
Hi all! I've been MIA for awhile but wanted to...

Hi all! I've been MIA for awhile but wanted to pop on and see how other mamas are feeling. 37 weeks here. Baby girl is suuuuper low, so low my midwife couldn't wiggle her head at my visit yesterday....
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   09-01-2015, 06:39 PM
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Views: 636
Posted By Virginia884
I prefer a linen ring sling or a woven wrap for a...

I prefer a linen ring sling or a woven wrap for a newborn. Then I move on to a Tula (which is like an ergo) for when baby is a bit bigger, but still use the woven wraps as well. Different carriers...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-12-2015, 03:30 AM
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Views: 557
Posted By Virginia884
I opted out of the genetic screening tests. I...

I opted out of the genetic screening tests. I have the choice about all testing, although my midwife will recommend this or that for whatever reason. If it bothers you that the testing was done, I...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-12-2015, 03:25 AM
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Views: 797
Posted By Virginia884
We want another girl, but I'm thinking boy. I may...

We want another girl, but I'm thinking boy. I may just be subconsciously setting myself up to not be disappointed if it is a boy, but whatever. Either way one of the current kids is going to be over...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-12-2015, 03:05 AM
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Views: 3,124
Posted By Virginia884
So I would have guessed a due date of Jan 16, but...

So I would have guessed a due date of Jan 16, but ultrasound a few weeks ago said Jan 4! This is baby #3, #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) was 10 days...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-20-2015, 02:49 AM
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Views: 740
Posted By Virginia884
Hoping for good results. As I understand it,...

Hoping for good results. As I understand it, genetic testing often just reveals 'a xx% chance of ____' and not an actual diagnosis. So you may want to investigate further if you get some less than...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-20-2015, 02:46 AM
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Views: 489
Posted By Virginia884
For my second a group of my girlfriends (about...

For my second a group of my girlfriends (about 6?) took me out for Mexican food and some of us got pedicures afterwards. Not so much a baby shower, but it was nice time out with my girlfriends before...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-20-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Virginia884
I decline a decent amount of tests (mainly...

I decline a decent amount of tests (mainly genetic testing, STD screening, etc).

Would your midwife be willing to come to you, newlywaaz?

Last pregnancy was a lot of "been there done that"...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-16-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Virginia884
When DS was born, DD was 23 months. I don't think...

When DS was born, DD was 23 months. I don't think she would have done well at the birth. For this baby, she would probably do well (almost 5 then) but DS is very clingy and territorial of me and I...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-16-2015, 10:13 AM
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Views: 809
Posted By Virginia884
Washington DC suburbs, Virginia side. Had my...

Washington DC suburbs, Virginia side. Had my username here before living in Virginia :)
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-14-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By Virginia884
I loved chiro care during my second pregnancy. I...

I loved chiro care during my second pregnancy. I feel like it helped speed my delivery (16hrs for #1 vs 6hrs for #2).

I am going to look for a new provider, tho. Am hoping to do that soon as my...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-10-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By Virginia884
My daughter's name was nowhere near as popular in...

My daughter's name was nowhere near as popular in 2010 when I was pregnant as it is now, currently #11 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=11) on the SSA list. It...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-07-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,815
Posted By Virginia884
kelseywhitney are your other two girls? Maybe...

kelseywhitney are your other two girls? Maybe this one is a boy? I felt differently for my girl pregnancy and my boy pregnancy.
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-07-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,815
Posted By Virginia884
Round ligament pain I haven't felt too much...

Round ligament pain

I haven't felt too much of it yet, but stood up too fast this morning and got a shooting pain through my side. There it is!
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-06-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,815
Posted By Virginia884
A friend of mine swears by a peanut butter...

A friend of mine swears by a peanut butter sandwich next to the bed while she sleeps. Ready for midnight snack or morning.
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-06-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By Virginia884
No cesarian here, but that's got to be hard....

No cesarian here, but that's got to be hard. Maybe it's reassuring that your doc doesn't seem too worried? Like no red alert is a good thing?

If you are interested in a vaginal birth this time,...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-06-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Virginia884
I've told my boss and some of my administrative...

I've told my boss and some of my administrative co-workers (although I heard this week someone spilled the beans to the others... grrrrr). I am an admin at a huge preschool/daycare and my area is...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-06-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,815
Posted By Virginia884
Nauseous and bloated all the time.... yet still...

Nauseous and bloated all the time.... yet still voraciously hungry. My belly is already popping, but not in a cute prego way, just in a "that must have been a big burrito she ate" way. I'm sure with...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-06-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Virginia884
I have quietly mentioned to DS as we are getting...

I have quietly mentioned to DS as we are getting ready for bed because I will wean him before the next one comes and he needs to start to know why. He is 25m and doesn't really get it, I'm sure. I...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-06-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By Virginia884
Drinking my morning cup right now. I cut back,...

Drinking my morning cup right now. I cut back, but won't give it up completely. You will learn what feels comfortable to you and your body. Go with that. Cheers!
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