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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,570
Posted By lightheartedmom
Any legal eagles here? Doesn't this exact...

Any legal eagles here? Doesn't this exact situation set up a circumstance where an equal protection (or something) lawsuit might work...the law creates an unfair burden for parents who have a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-23-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By lightheartedmom
I guess you never really know. :) With my first,...

I guess you never really know. :) With my first, the nurse convinced us to let her break my water at 5cm because things were slow. Second baby labor was probably a bit longer but after first...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-23-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,570
Posted By lightheartedmom
I read somewhere today that prior to the vote,...

I read somewhere today that prior to the vote, they appointed a supporter of SB 277 to a vacant seat and replaced someone else on the committee who was opposed with (shocker) a...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-22-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,570
Posted By lightheartedmom
Sadly that's exactly what has to happen for this...

Sadly that's exactly what has to happen for this law to be defeated. The only language that's powerful enough to fight it is $$. Hit 'em where it hurts. Teachers unions etc do not like the idea of...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-22-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,570
Posted By lightheartedmom
SB 277 just passed the CA Senate Education...

SB 277 just passed the CA Senate Education committee, with an amendment that exempts homeschoolers...but if it's the same one referenced above (ie - those who are related and do not congregate?!),...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-21-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 30
  Sticky: April Chat
Views: 782
Posted By lightheartedmom
Yay! :joySo glad you're going to be able to plan...

Yay! :joySo glad you're going to be able to plan for the birth you wanted. It's such a good feeling! :-)
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-20-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
  Sticky: April Chat
Views: 782
Posted By lightheartedmom
The only exciting thing right now for us is we...

The only exciting thing right now for us is we found a homebirth midwife! My first check up with her is tomorrow. :) I'm so excited to finally be settled on our decision and ready to plan for a...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-18-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By lightheartedmom
I agree with the others - classifying you as high...

I agree with the others - classifying you as high risk based on that hx makes no sense. I would definitely talk to her and ask for her to take it off your file especially if it might have an impact...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-13-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By lightheartedmom
I started with the list on Dr. Sears website and...

I started with the list on Dr. Sears website and researched each of the doctors in my area. Some references were outdated, some people definitely didn't belong on the list (As in not delayed/non-vax...
Forum: Homebirth   04-11-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By lightheartedmom
3rd, 4th+ time moms - tell me your HB stories...

I am expecting my fourth baby and we're planning our first homebirth - in an area where most women never get to 3, let alone 4 or beyond.
I am having trouble relating to the experiences and birth...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-09-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,570
Posted By lightheartedmom
In what looneytune universe is this not a...

In what looneytune universe is this not a violation of the First Amendment?! Prohibiting certain groups from congregating?! :yikes
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-09-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
  Sticky: April Chat
Views: 782
Posted By lightheartedmom
no kidding. Our premiums skyrocketed in 2014. I...

no kidding. Our premiums skyrocketed in 2014. I cancelled everything and we signed up for a health share. There are a few that don't require church membership or denominational religious affiliation....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-08-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By lightheartedmom
I don't remember the last time I thought I'd had...

I don't remember the last time I thought I'd had "enough" sleep...probably sometime before the third trimester of my first pregnancy...10 years ago. ;-)

BUT, I have been sleeping okay lately,...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-08-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
  Sticky: April Chat
Views: 782
Posted By lightheartedmom
I haven't popped in here in awhile. Glad you're...

I haven't popped in here in awhile. Glad you're all still here. :) I've been (repeatedly) making the mistake of reading/getting involved with internet childbirth drama stuff...ack. Someone pass me...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-01-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 30
  Sticky: April Chat
Views: 782
Posted By lightheartedmom
April Chat

I'll just leave this here. :)

Hope you're all feeling great by now!

I'm excited because I am *finally* feeling lots of movement. My hubs says I say this every time, but I really was worrying...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-01-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 578
Posted By lightheartedmom
I was wondering this too? Kind of bummed. The May...

I was wondering this too? Kind of bummed. The May 2012 group I was in with last baby didn't become active until most of our babies were born...
I'm not on facebook and won't join so...I hope this...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-27-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,592
Posted By lightheartedmom
WHO inspires you to be strong throughout this...

WHO inspires you to be strong throughout this pregnancy? My kids. Actually, a lot of the time it's not so much inspiration as it is necessity. :) My hubs, who has a lot on his plate and needs me to...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-23-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 250
Posted By lightheartedmom
^ Made me laugh. :) I have the same thing....

^ Made me laugh. :)

I have the same thing. My milk just completely dries around 16 weeks. My kids have all been close to 3 when the next one was on it's way, so it's made weaning a bit easier. DD3...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-22-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By lightheartedmom
This!!! You need this!!!...

This!!! You need this!!! http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/jockey-seamless-crop-top-bra-2404?ID=1065506&CategoryID=48362#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D89%26slotId%3D6
Super comfortable, removable cups to hide...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-18-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,096
Posted By lightheartedmom
Your feelings do come last if you continue to...

Your feelings do come last if you continue to choose to be part of his dad's life. His relationship with his father pre-dates your relationship with his father. He did not choose to be born to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-17-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By lightheartedmom
Two out of my three kids co-slept. For our first,...

Two out of my three kids co-slept. For our first, we used the Snuggle Nest co-sleeper, which gave us rookie parents some much needed peace of mind for her safety, but was a giant PITA with take the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-17-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 189
Posted By lightheartedmom
Yay!!!! Congratulations on your little girl! :)

Yay!!!! Congratulations on your little girl! :)
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-14-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By lightheartedmom
Yep! Been getting them since about 15 weeks....

Yep! Been getting them since about 15 weeks. Usually in the evening when I'm tired, stressed, dehydrated and just generally done already. :) Drink water, lay on the left side, almost always helps. Of...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-12-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By lightheartedmom
Oh my goodness it's such a relief that I'm not...

Oh my goodness it's such a relief that I'm not the only one not feeling a lot of movement. Heard baby's hb last week, but I still feel very little movement. I can feel that popcorn-y feeling and some...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-10-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,592
Posted By lightheartedmom
Re: pubic pain - this the pubic/vaginal/leg pain...

Re: pubic pain - this the pubic/vaginal/leg pain sounds a lot like my experience with SPD. It set in the first time *after* my delivery of DD1...pushing with my legs in stirrups did long term damage...
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