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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-23-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 21,323
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Sending lots of positive thoughts your way. Your...

Sending lots of positive thoughts your way. Your strength is inspiring.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-08-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Alison, you should write a book! You've led a...

Alison, you should write a book! You've led a fascinating life.

Have you considered moving to Colorado? Real estate might be cheaper out there... (My mom is from there and I feel a strong...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-08-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
I am sorry to hear that! I don't know if this any...

I am sorry to hear that! I don't know if this any consolation, but an older friend of mine told me the other day that "there is always something." I hope that with further testing you learn that it...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-08-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 847
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Crunchymama, you voice a lot of my internal...

Crunchymama, you voice a lot of my internal conflicts–"modern" science telling me more than I need to know and potentially making a not great situation worse. I'm truly torn, though, and to be honest...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-06-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Are you a native Californian? (Believe I am right...

Are you a native Californian? (Believe I am right about that being your home state?) If not, when did you move there, and what made you decide to make the move? I've always felt the pull West myself,...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-06-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 847
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
This is a sunny set of updates! I appreciate the...

This is a sunny set of updates! I appreciate the spirit, even when things are occasionally tough, as for badwolf. (And badwolf, I hope your luck takes a turn for the better soon!) I had a somewhat...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-31-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Hi, I would second New Paltz. But the truth is a...

Hi, I would second New Paltz. But the truth is a lot of towns upstate fit your description (there is Woodstock, Saugerties, Red Hook, Millerton, Beacon...). And don't rule out NYC altogether! Unless...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-31-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,641
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
I agree, this is a very inspiring thread. I...

I agree, this is a very inspiring thread. I almost didn't click on it b/c I thought it would be only about home birth, which is not an option for me. But all of your birth stories are incredible, and...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-29-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Expecting in Brooklyn?

Hi, just wondering if there are any other expectant mothers in Brooklyn? As my handle suggests that is where I'm located...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-29-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Wow, this is incredible—I feel like this may be...

Wow, this is incredible—I feel like this may be the answer to many of my ailments of late. Thank you Bracha04!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-28-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Restless leg syndrome? And stiff hands and feet...

Just wondering if anyone has experienced restless leg syndrome at night. It's so annoying and really keeps me awake. I think it's better when I exercise, so I should probably make a point of doing...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-28-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
I felt some bubbles (that is my best effort at...

I felt some bubbles (that is my best effort at describing the feeling) a few weeks back, but now, at 19 weeks, it's been very still. I hope to feel something soon—it is a bit unnerving when it's so...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-28-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
NaturallyMo and badwolf092087 I'm impressed by...

NaturallyMo and badwolf092087 I'm impressed by your industriousness! I feel much more energy than I have in a long time. I'm able to cook and clean again. I'm gearing up for some serious nesting...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-23-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,829
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
sallyoh This really made me laugh! So true. Also...

sallyoh This really made me laugh! So true. Also I sympathize with your money woes. It is all I think about these days. I think living in New York is especially hard—everything is so expensive. Any...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-19-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Thanks for your generous responses, Ekatherina!...

Thanks for your generous responses, Ekatherina! Where in Lebanon do you live? I visited a few years ago and loved it. I went to Beirut and Tripoli, and spent a little time in the cedars and other...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,321
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
NaturallyMo, re the yeast infection, have you...

NaturallyMo, re the yeast infection, have you tried a clove of garlic? That really helped me when I had one, though it took a few days. I also used apple cider vinegar and yogurt.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,321
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
i'm also expecting a girl. Have known for a while...

i'm also expecting a girl. Have known for a while since taking the MaterniT 21. It's funny because at first I really wanted a boy, then at some point just changed my mind, almost as though my body...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Ha, KatelynRose, please don't worry about...

Ha, KatelynRose, please don't worry about flooding the post, that is why it is here! And as I am new to all this too, any information at all is very helpful.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-14-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Reading this made me feel a little spoiled for...

Reading this made me feel a little spoiled for having complained about having a shower thrown for me. I wonder if you could make a special trip back to where you moved from for a little gathering?...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-09-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Just to update—I'm trying out a few new...

Just to update—I'm trying out a few new therapists this week and already feel better knowing I'm doing something about the depression. It's amazing what a difference it makes just to take those...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-07-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Taking Antidepressants while Pregnant

Hi, I've been browsing the postpartum depression board and feel I have many of the symptoms others discuss...except I'm entering my second trimester. I've battled depression for years in the past and...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-05-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
We got a boatload of hand-me-downs from a friend...

We got a boatload of hand-me-downs from a friend that included a wrap (which for the life of me I cannot figure out how to possibly use--it just looks like endless yards of fabric) and a baby bjorn....
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-27-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Thanks Sweetface and NaturallyMo. This is useful...

Thanks Sweetface and NaturallyMo. This is useful advice. I am also not a fan of the gender division that happens at baby showers. Ours would be coed. And yes, I have certainly resented having to...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-26-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Baby Shower Registries?

So, somewhat against my will, it seems I will have to have a baby shower. Don't get me wrong--I'm very grateful to have a loving family and friends who want to help us out by giving us useful items...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-18-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 124
Posted By NewBrooklynMama
Where in Lebanon do you live? I visited a few...

Where in Lebanon do you live? I visited a few years ago and loved it. I am envious. I live in Brooklyn and have had the worst wanderlust imaginable since getting pregnant. I scour airline listings...
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