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Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-07-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By EnviroBecca
For diastasis, try balancing on an exercise ball....

For diastasis, try balancing on an exercise ball.
http://articles.earthlingshandbook.org/2010/04/14/balancing-on-the-ball/
I just started doing this again, and my muscles are pulling together...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-30-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By EnviroBecca
If you keep trying new bean recipes with...

If you keep trying new bean recipes with different flavors, you may find some that the whole family likes...and even if not, you may find more meat alternatives for the vegetarians to eat with the...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-30-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By EnviroBecca
Welcome, KrisiPontieri! MrsGail,...

Welcome, KrisiPontieri!

MrsGail, congratulations on your new job!

Bailey, did you try coconut oil on the diaper rash? It worked wonders for us! It also was great on my stiches while they were...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-27-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By EnviroBecca
BlessedOne, I really empathize with your story. ...

BlessedOne, I really empathize with your story. I don't see why you should cook any meat at home. If they want it, they can cook it themselves and eat it elsewhere! Also, it sounds like your 12yo...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-27-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By EnviroBecca
I live in a very walkable neighborhood and...

I live in a very walkable neighborhood and normally walk on many of my errands, as well as walking my son to school--so I had to rein myself in during the first weeks, and now I am walking a lot. ...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-16-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By EnviroBecca
The doctor who looked at Lydia said her tongue...

The doctor who looked at Lydia said her tongue tie is small and is not a problem because she can suck strongly and can push the tip of her tongue out past her lips. It was fun watching him evaluate...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-16-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By EnviroBecca
MrsGail, are you using any solution on your cloth...

MrsGail, are you using any solution on your cloth wipes? We use just water. For a wet diaper I moistn one corner of the wipe, use it, and then use the opposite corner to blot dry so I am not...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By EnviroBecca
Diaper rash with a red ring around the anus...

Diaper rash with a red ring around the anus indicates that it's something baby/mom ate. Otherwise it is more likely caused by diaper moisture. Lydia had some general redness with one raw spot that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-13-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By EnviroBecca
Question Taking a young baby to an outdoor public pool

Is this okay or not recommended?

My 9-year-old would like to go to the pool, and I want him to practice his swimming. But the pool most accessible to us is a city pool: outdoors, chlorinated,...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-13-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By EnviroBecca
I have one and like it, but I would not call it...

I have one and like it, but I would not call it easy on or off: You have to set down the baby (or balance her on you lap with no hands) for the first part of getting it on, and then the shoulder...
Forum: Diapering   06-11-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By EnviroBecca
Can I mend a Bummis pail liner?

I have two of the largest size Bummis wetbag that we used to line our son's diaper pail, and a couple times for big wet things, but mostly they have been in storage for 7 years. I started using them...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-09-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By EnviroBecca
Oh, it copied the entire thread! Well, I guess...

Oh, it copied the entire thread! Well, I guess that is even better than copying just my post!
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By EnviroBecca
June chat that is not a closed thread, I hope.

They screwed up something. It seems all the old threads in our forum are now closed. So here is the post I had made to the chat thread:

#1...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-09-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By EnviroBecca
I have not had trouble posting, but threads in...

I have not had trouble posting, but threads in the DDC no longer show up in my subscribed threads.
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-07-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By EnviroBecca
Lydia is 5 weeks today and doing well. She has...

Lydia is 5 weeks today and doing well. She has acid reflux and is taking a tiny dose of Zantac which seems to help a lot. At times she spits up hugely; I wish she wouldn't because it is disgusting...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-07-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By EnviroBecca
Wow, what a story! Congratulations on your...

Wow, what a story! Congratulations on your wonderful little girl!

I had a lot of blood loss after my first birth, and it was rough. I didn't get a transfusion, so I hope that helps you recover. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,267
Posted By EnviroBecca
Related to EarthRootsStarSoul's experience with...

Related to EarthRootsStarSoul's experience with the pink cup: My partner's grandfather is 98 and has found that his age allows him to ask any question and get a respectful answer. So when he was...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-30-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By EnviroBecca
My labor, birth, and postpartum recovery all have...

My labor, birth, and postpartum recovery all have been about the same as the first time, in some ways better/easier/healthier! I did not hemorrhage like I did when my son was born.
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-28-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By EnviroBecca
My baby is being evaluated for this tomorrow....

My baby is being evaluated for this tomorrow. She is gaining weight now but initially was not. Nursing pain has been reduced by following tips from LCs, but ut is still a problem. At times I feel...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-28-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By EnviroBecca
Your planned precautions sound good. You may...

Your planned precautions sound good. You may still find that you need to dust everything in some rooms. That was our experience when we had our bathroom gutted and redone. More details here:...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-28-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,123
Posted By EnviroBecca
Not a necessity. We do use our dryer as backup...

Not a necessity. We do use our dryer as backup when we are stressed by excessive laundry production (throwing up, etc.) or behind on the laundry due to illness or travel.

I have written several...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-27-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 38
Posted By EnviroBecca
This probably is more for siblings older than...

This probably is more for siblings older than toddlers: My son is enjoying more outings with other people, without begging me to come along. He has gone hiking, to a ball game, to the park, etc....
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-25-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 38
Posted By EnviroBecca
I have gone from one to two, but my oldest is 9...

I have gone from one to two, but my oldest is 9 so that makes for a different scenario. He is definitely interested in the baby and making an effort to help. Today he held her while I was getting...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-25-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 151
Posted By EnviroBecca
Congratulations Carnelianlight and MrsGail! The...

Congratulations Carnelianlight and MrsGail! The jaundice treatment is annoying, but it will be over soon.

Bailey, sorry you are feeling so awful! I hope you heal quickly!

My little girl was...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-20-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By EnviroBecca
My baby is two weeks old. Often when she wants...

My baby is two weeks old. Often when she wants to nurse, even if she is pretty desperate to nurse and lunging her open mouth toward me, she is also putting her arms between us, either literally in...
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