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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-29-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By HML2199
My newest little sweet pea was born 3 weeks...

My newest little sweet pea was born 3 weeks ago.  This was my second UC.  I started having a lot of contractions at about 30 weeks and it progressed to be way too many for my comfort.  I had real...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-25-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By HML2199
I am sure of my due date.  I never got a period...

I am sure of my due date.  I never got a period between having my last daughter and getting pregnant, so I consulted with a midwife and had a 1st trimester ultrasound in order to date the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-25-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,751
Posted By HML2199
I also really dislike the notion that one must...

I also really dislike the notion that one must be rich to stay home.   Ha!   We really, really budget and cut corners.  We live in a small, modest home with 5 soon to be 6 kids.  For years, we only...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-25-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By HML2199
I am pregnant with my 6th child and planning our...

I am pregnant with my 6th child and planning our 2nd UC.  The past few days I have been having A LOT of contractions.  I am about 31 weeks.  To the point, that it is making me nervous.  I have had...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-12-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By HML2199
I recently found out that I am pregnant with my...

I recently found out that I am pregnant with my 6th child.   I have a 7 month old baby that has never had a bottle or any solids - only mama milk.  I plan on introducing food within the next month...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-12-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By HML2199
We found out yesterday that we are pregnant with...

We found out yesterday that we are pregnant with our 6th child!  I am very early - only 4ish weeks.  I am so excited b/c I will get to have a UC again!  It was such a great experience.  The last...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-11-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By HML2199
My daughter is 3 years, 3 month old.  She is my...

My daughter is 3 years, 3 month old.  She is my 4th child and I breastfed all of her older siblings till they were 3-4 years old so I'm very used to nursing a preschool aged child.  What I'm not...
Forum: Parenting   09-04-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,164
Posted By HML2199
Thank you all for your feedback!  Sorry it took...

Thank you all for your feedback!  Sorry it took me a while to come back - I'm pretty busy as you might imagine!  :)
 
I guess I am going to try to just let the comments roll off and not worry...
Forum: Parenting   09-01-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,164
Posted By HML2199
Hi everyone!  My husband and I do not believe in...

Hi everyone!  My husband and I do not believe in using birth control, except for natural family planning.  I have found that especially since having our 5th child a month ago we get so many...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-27-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By HML2199
Not sure if anyone remembers me, but I had...

Not sure if anyone remembers me, but I had posted a few questions in this area back at the beginning of my pregnancy.  I had decided to do an unassisted childbirth and I DID IT!!  I was really...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-18-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By HML2199
My 26 month old and I were shopping at Target...

My 26 month old and I were shopping at Target the other morning.  I want to take a break in the cafe and drink some water and have a snack (12 weeks pregnant and if I dont eat snacks frequently, I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-18-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By HML2199
Aww, don't worry about it mama!  You are doing...

Aww, don't worry about it mama!  You are doing what is best for your son and don't worry about what others think.
 
My daughter is 26 months and still nurses 4-6 times a day.  She nurses first...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-18-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By HML2199
Hi!  I'm currently pregnant with my 5th child. ...

Hi!  I'm currently pregnant with my 5th child.  With my previous pregnancies, I had all natural hospital births with a midwife and pretty standard prenatal care with the monthly check-ups.   With...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-10-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By HML2199
Hi ladies!  I am pregnant with my 5th child and...

Hi ladies!  I am pregnant with my 5th child and am considering having an UC.  I have had 4 hospital births with a midwife, but this time I decided I wanted a homebirth.  I met with a LM two weeks...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-27-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,144
Posted By HML2199
 I have nursed 3 of my children till about 3...

 I have nursed 3 of my children till about 3 years old and am still nursing my 2 year old, but I night wean and move them to their own bed between 18-24 months.  I just did it with my youngest about...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-27-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By HML2199
You have most likely already tried this, but...

You have most likely already tried this, but will she a sippy cup of water to bed?  I have nursed 3 of my children till about 3 years old and am still nursing my 2 year old, but I night wean and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-27-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,220
Posted By HML2199
I gained between 20-28 pounds all 4 times.

I gained between 20-28 pounds all 4 times.
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-27-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By HML2199
Thanks ladies!   As far as benefits - I have...

Thanks ladies!
 
As far as benefits - I have read that a child's immune system does not fully develop till around 6-8 years old and breastmilk can help them in that way.    I've never actually...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-26-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By HML2199
I've just recently found this website and I love...

I've just recently found this website and I love it b/c I feel like I've finally found moms like me!  I nursed 3 of my children till they were about 3 years old and my youngest just turned 2 and is...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-26-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By HML2199
I have no idea why this posted 3 times, I'm...

I have no idea why this posted 3 times, I'm sorry!
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-26-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By HML2199
I've nursed through 3 pregnancies and am now 8...

I've nursed through 3 pregnancies and am now 8 weeks pregnant and plan to nurse through this one.  I've even nursed in labor! haha  Never any ill effects to the fetus or me.
 
Happy Mama to:
7 yo...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-26-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By HML2199
I need help on organization with homeschooling...

I need help on organization with homeschooling different age groups.  I have a 7 yo daughter and 5 yo son that I homeschool.  I also have a 4 yo son that I would like to bring in on the schooling a...
Forum: Homebirth   11-23-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By HML2199
Hi! I found this website in my research of...

Hi! I found this website in my research of homebirths.  I am currently approx. 7-8 weeks pregnant with my 5th child.  I have had 4 natural births in a hospital, but am wondering if a homebirth would...
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