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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-29-2009, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By watermama05
Magnuson Community Center does a "Jr Nature...

Magnuson Community Center does a "Jr Nature Explorer" camp, runs weekly through July at least, maybe into August. If you go to the parks and rec website they have an online brochure, though you have...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-11-2008, 03:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By watermama05
DD is 3.5, and she has had intermittent issue...

DD is 3.5, and she has had intermittent issue with biting since she was a young toddler. Only ever two friends, myself, and just recently her younger sister. She hasn't bitten me in a very long...
Forum: March 2008   03-20-2008, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By watermama05
DD is 33 months and is doing pretty well. She's...

DD is 33 months and is doing pretty well. She's completely in love with her baby sister, kisses and hugs her, holds her well, is sharing her mama milk nicely, etc.

She has definitely been acting...
Forum: March 2008   03-08-2008, 02:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By watermama05
Harper Rivka was born yesterday, March 6th at...

Harper Rivka was born yesterday, March 6th at 10:13am. 8lb, 19.25", just under 6 hour labor.

It was a wild birth- much faster and more intense than my first. Our backup midwife got to our house...
Forum: March 2008   03-06-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 867
Posted By watermama05
I'm 38w 4d, and things may be picking up this...

I'm 38w 4d, and things may be picking up this morning. I've been having contractions on and off since Sunday night, increasing in strength, but mostly just in the evening until yesterday when they...
Forum: March 2008   03-06-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By watermama05
My mucus plug has been coming out over the last...

My mucus plug has been coming out over the last couple of days and it hasn't been stringy- it's been in pieces, dime-quarter sized, gel-like and holds together on the tp. It's totally gross, and...
Forum: March 2008   03-05-2008, 04:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By watermama05
I'm 38 weeks, and have been taking EPO orally 3...

I'm 38 weeks, and have been taking EPO orally 3 times a day, and just today I inserted one vaginally- 2 hours later I lost the first bit of mucus plug (could certainly be coincidental). I've been...
Forum: March 2008   03-04-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 465
Posted By watermama05
I went early with DD (38w 3d), and am right now...

I went early with DD (38w 3d), and am right now at 38w 2d, so we'll see http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif I have been having contractions the last two evenings, and just...
Forum: March 2008   03-03-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 637
Posted By watermama05
Hooray! Congratulations...

Hooray! Congratulations http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: March 2008   03-03-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 867
Posted By watermama05
Here, not due till the 18th, though things seem...

Here, not due till the 18th, though things seem to be gearing up. Last night around 5pm I started feeling funny- every 10 minutes or so it felt like heat was radiating from my cervix. I had a really...
Forum: March 2008   03-03-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 862
Posted By watermama05
Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
Forum: March 2008   03-03-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By watermama05
With DD, I slept with the covers only up to my...

With DD, I slept with the covers only up to my waist, and one pillow at my head. I slept on my side, with one arm curling around the top of her (so between her and the pillow), and one arm around...
Forum: Homebirth   03-02-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 64,656
Posted By watermama05
When you say to turn your water heater up, how...

When you say to turn your water heater up, how high exactly do you mean? We normally keep ours at 120, and I told DH I thought we should turn it all the way up (150), and he got worried. He thinks...
Forum: Homebirth   03-02-2008, 05:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,910
Posted By watermama05
My first was a homebirth, and I never had a...

My first was a homebirth, and I never had a moment of questioning whether it was the right decision. It was an amazing experience, and I think the concept of a "proven pelvis" is ridiculous. Why...
Forum: March 2008   03-01-2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,083
Posted By watermama05
whoops, just realized I never posted here! Due...

whoops, just realized I never posted here! Due March 18th, second baby, girl. Thanks!
Forum: March 2008   03-01-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By watermama05
I don't know how to tell station numbers, but it...

I don't know how to tell station numbers, but it was pretty clear to me when the baby had dropped down into my pelvis. I felt more room to eat, no heartburn, and more room to take deep breaths. And...
Forum: March 2008   03-01-2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By watermama05
Asking people to wash their hands is really...

Asking people to wash their hands is really standard IMO. I always expect it when I visit a newborn, and asked it of people when they visited us when DD was born. I also agree with wearing the baby...
Forum: March 2008   02-28-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 649
Posted By watermama05
Congratulations!! I can't believe the cops! Hope...

Congratulations!! I can't believe the cops! Hope he's home soon http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: March 2008   02-27-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By watermama05
yup, I'm not feeling my most comfortable but...

yup, I'm not feeling my most comfortable but I've got SO much I want to get done before she comes that I'm happy to have her hang out a bit longer. DD came at 38w3d, and I'm at 37w1d right now, and...
Forum: March 2008   02-25-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 730
Posted By watermama05
Quote: have noticed in the last few days that...

Quote:
have noticed in the last few days that the skin right around my belly button is starting to look bruised. It's not tender like a bruise, just discolored. It's kinda weird. That happen to...
Forum: March 2008   02-24-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By watermama05
My DD is 33 months and I'm definitely hoping to...

My DD is 33 months and I'm definitely hoping to have her be part of the birth! We've been reading, watching videos, and even took a Siblings at Birth class together...
Forum: March 2008   02-24-2008, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By watermama05
Baby has dropped down (DD did this 5 weeks...

Baby has dropped down (DD did this 5 weeks before she was born though, so I don't take it as an imminent sign for me, I just have a big pelvis...
Forum: March 2008   02-21-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By watermama05
There are a lot of useful books for a basics of...

There are a lot of useful books for a basics of birth rundown- personally I like Penny Simkin's Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn. Both Ina May books are useful IMO, those were my favorite for...
Forum: March 2008   02-21-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,519
Posted By watermama05
I had foot/ankle swelling with my last...

I had foot/ankle swelling with my last pregnancy, no medical issue at all, just a product of warm weather and being on my feet a lot. Drinking more water (sounds counter-intuitive but it works) is...
Forum: Homebirth   02-20-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By watermama05
yes absolutely, I think it's worth having on...

yes absolutely, I think it's worth having on hand. You never know how you'll feel in the moment. I was sure that I wanted to birth in the water, and then when I dilated from 6-10 in 20 minutes the...
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