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Forum: Single Parenting   Today, 12:55 AM
Replies: 310
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Posted By girlspn
angeebaby, it's cool that you are meeting men who...

angeebaby, it's cool that you are meeting men who can accept your plans. How do you meet them? I can't imagine having the time or energy to date at this point, even though I wouldn't mind some adult...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By girlspn
Thanks chapsie for these spotlights! I can't...

Thanks chapsie for these spotlights! I can't believe it's my turn already!

What are your plans for your upcoming birth? **Hospital birth. Home births are not legal where I am, and all the private...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-13-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 7,791
Posted By girlspn
prescottchels, I'm sorry to hear about that...

prescottchels, I'm sorry to hear about that foster care might not work out, but glad to hear you got in touch with your donor in time!!

angeebaby, good luck! I conceived my dd the cycle following...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-11-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By girlspn
I don't know, but I caught a flu that lasted more...

I don't know, but I caught a flu that lasted more than a few days last week. I had body aches and was so tired. My dd had runny nose for a day and that was it. I hope whatever she's getting is...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-11-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By girlspn
I also did not care much for Moby wrap, but more...

I also did not care much for Moby wrap, but more so because my dd was born in the summer, and all that fabric just made us both sweat a lot! I used a Maya ring sling until dd got too heavy, then a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-09-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 500
Posted By girlspn
How many books do you keep for a child? We...

How many books do you keep for a child?

We don't live close to a library (and the selection there isn't that great) so the books we have are either bought or gifted. My dd usually likes to listen...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-07-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 7,791
Posted By girlspn
angeebaby, I'm sorry to hear this. Get some rest...

angeebaby, I'm sorry to hear this. Get some rest and take it easy.. I hope that good egg is right around the corner!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-06-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By girlspn
My 3-year-old nursling has no plans to stop; she...

My 3-year-old nursling has no plans to stop; she nurses even more now and talks about sharing with her baby sister. I've toughed it out for 26 weeks, only 14 left! There's only colostrum now.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-05-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 500
Posted By girlspn
tonika, I tried both cotton and linen ring...

tonika, I tried both cotton and linen ring slings. Linen was cooler, but the fabric slipped through the rings often. Cotton was more secure, but the thicker fabric made baby wearing a lot warmer. I...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-04-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 500
Posted By girlspn
I'll take a shot at this! I'm on baby #2...

I'll take a shot at this! I'm on baby #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) and have a better idea now. I was actually surprised by how little babies need. We...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-01-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,235
Posted By girlspn
You mamas are so creative with names! I've felt...

You mamas are so creative with names! I've felt stuck for awhile. My dd has a Hindu name; her father was Hindu and we only considered Hindu names.

This time around, I think Gaia or Leela/Leila,...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-31-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 7,791
Posted By girlspn
prescottchels, how's the tww going?? I...

prescottchels, how's the tww going??

I admire your patience in nannying.. I occasionally babysit my 9-month-old nephew along with my toddler dd, and what a job it is!! Takes so much energy and...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-31-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 7,791
Posted By girlspn
angeebaby, how was your date? I'm glad to...

angeebaby, how was your date?

I'm glad to hear you saw something on ultrasound. I had mine at 6w3d as well following a bit of spotting, and the best reassurance the ob/gyn gave me was 'you have a...
Forum: Spirituality   08-30-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By girlspn
KatelynRose-- I'm in your DDC :) I'm consider...

KatelynRose-- I'm in your DDC :) I'm consider myself spiritual but not drawn to any particular religion. Lately I've been pondering on how to incorporate spirituality into the lives of my kids. We...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-29-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 768
Posted By girlspn
Lol, mine was opposite-- dr estimated dd to be...

Lol, mine was opposite-- dr estimated dd to be over 8 lbs on u/s and might get too big, and she was only 7 lbs.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-24-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,248
Posted By girlspn
MamaNicole, that's nice to hear about your son...

MamaNicole, that's nice to hear about your son liking preschool! My dd is always cheerful when I pick her up at the end of the day (8.45am-3.30pm), but she cries a lot in the mornings. Everyone says...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-23-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By girlspn
playing during mealtimes

My 3-year-old dd doesn't like to stop and eat, preferring to play. When she's hungry, she'll let me know, and she'll eat a bit, then she'll go back to play, coming back to nibble every so often.
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Forum: Single Parenting   08-22-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 7,791
Posted By girlspn
Hope you feel better! I've had a lot of these...

Hope you feel better! I've had a lot of these moments so far, especially in the first trimester.
Forum: Single Parenting   08-22-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 7,791
Posted By girlspn
I tested to beyond 6 weeks until I had a scan...

I tested to beyond 6 weeks until I had a scan following some spotting. I had a lot of tests left over and liked to see the lines get darker. I figure that was crazy behavior but oh well! POAS is...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-21-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,248
Posted By girlspn
mamanicole, good luck!!! The preschool staff...

mamanicole, good luck!!! The preschool staff always assure me it's harder on the parents than the kids, lol. My dd was in a toddler program at 20 months or so for a year, but she still makes it clear...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-20-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 1,441
Posted By girlspn
moonflea, welcome and congratulations! I...

moonflea, welcome and congratulations! I conceived my second baby via IUI w/ donor sperm as a single mother.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-20-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,650
Posted By girlspn
galatea, I'm glad to hear you and your baby are...

galatea, I'm glad to hear you and your baby are okay so far.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-20-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,248
Posted By girlspn
My clinic just listens to heartbeat with a...

My clinic just listens to heartbeat with a doppler. In my appt this week, the doctor used a tape measure and it was the first time I'd seen anyone do that.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-20-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,248
Posted By girlspn
Another coffee drinker here! Except for stopping...

Another coffee drinker here! Except for stopping in the first trimester (coffee made me sick), I'm back to drinking 1 cup a day. Sometimes I have tea as well, but never later than 1pm, otherwise I'll...
Forum: TV-Free   08-19-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By girlspn
I did... but I realized that it's simply too easy...

I did... but I realized that it's simply too easy for them to turn on the TV to entertain themselves, and have the kids around, so the kids end up watching TV too. They even say TV is good for her so...
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