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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By lightheartedmom
Sorry quantumleap - you're a midwife. I would...

Sorry quantumleap - you're a midwife. I would never count you in the group of people I had in my head when I wrote my comment. ;-) I need to be less twitchy. I have dealt with a significant amount of...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By lightheartedmom
I'm sorry but this sounds like something a pushy...

I'm sorry but this sounds like something a pushy OB would tell a woman to try and bully her into a birth plan she didn't want.
My third birth was my fastest and easiest yet (3 hrs start to finish...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-23-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,200
Posted By lightheartedmom
pumabearclan - I think you meant well with your...

pumabearclan - I think you meant well with your comments, and I definitely took to heart your points especially about being more open minded and resourceful about food use (using all the typically...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-22-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By lightheartedmom
First time it was dx'd at 35 weeks. Blood...

First time it was dx'd at 35 weeks. Blood pressure (140/80ish...which was very high for me, previous readings were usually 110/60 max), protein in urine and later, hemoconcentration. I was put on...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-22-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By lightheartedmom
So sorry you're dealing with this. :( I've had...

So sorry you're dealing with this. :( I've had pre-eclampsia twice and I know it sucks to feel like your body is not cooperating with what you want/need it to do. But you're already making really...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-21-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By lightheartedmom
Oh my! I have been thinking of you the last day...

Oh my! I have been thinking of you the last day or two. Her name is beautiful. You are both okay?

When you have time please let us know how you are both doing. I hope she adjusts to her life in ...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-19-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By lightheartedmom
Oh no!! Will definitely keep you in my thoughts...

Oh no!! Will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Let us know how you're doing when you can. ((hugs))
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   05-19-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By lightheartedmom
Pineapple did not work for me when I was overdue...

Pineapple did not work for me when I was overdue with my second born. It's delicious though and I highly recommend eating it anyway. ;-)

DDCC from August (I had a May baby in 2012) - have you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-18-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By lightheartedmom
I think your idea of craft stations is a great...

I think your idea of craft stations is a great idea. We had a bday party in our backyard when our kids turned 7, 4 and 1. They had mostly the same friends at that point so it made sense to do the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-18-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,067
Posted By lightheartedmom
Totally weird about the dreams! I've had two...

Totally weird about the dreams!
I've had two vivid dreams about this baby. The first, it was a boy, and we were thrilled, but then DH for some reason took him to the pediatrician and came back and...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   05-18-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 500
Posted By lightheartedmom
DDCC from August to say good luck! And also hi...

DDCC from August to say good luck! And also hi MLog - I think we were in May 2012 together. :) Nice to see you're still here! My 2012 baby just turned 3 yesterday! Cannot believe how fast those years...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-17-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,067
Posted By lightheartedmom
I get the same thing, though not as bad. :(...

I get the same thing, though not as bad. :( Stretching, exercise ball and lots of magnesium seem to help most.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-15-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,681
Posted By lightheartedmom
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with an organized...

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with an organized religion, though my roots are protestant Christian. I still have deeply held spiritual beliefs but they are much more personal now than they were in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-14-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,200
Posted By lightheartedmom
I don't know about other areas of the country,...

I don't know about other areas of the country, but in the land of Zuckerberg and Google, eating local *and* organic is more of a luxury. You can eat organic on a budget, but local...not so much.
So...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-13-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,067
Posted By lightheartedmom
lol!!! now I have that stuck in my head. I...

lol!!! now I have that stuck in my head.

I had my 26w check up with the midwife yesterday. 26w, my fundal height is 31. Three weeks ago it was 29. She doesn't seem worried, although she didn't...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-07-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By lightheartedmom
I declined the GD test with my third, but did...

I declined the GD test with my third, but did monitor my blood sugar with a glucose meter (provided for free by the diabetes center at the hospital) for a week. This time around they've changed the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-07-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By lightheartedmom
I am following this thread because I need the...

I am following this thread because I need the same kind of motivation. :) Frequently. @MyFillingQuiver (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=17466) - that's such a nice way of putting it ("I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,200
Posted By lightheartedmom
Just wanted to thank everyone for contributing to...

Just wanted to thank everyone for contributing to this thread...it's a good dose of perspective for me as our budget issues are really a source of stress for me right now. Around here it seems like...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-04-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,200
Posted By lightheartedmom
How on God's green earth are you doing this? ??...

How on God's green earth are you doing this? ?? And in what blessed corner of the country do you live that you can feed a family of 6 or 7 on such a tiny food budget?? Seriously - share your secrets!...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-03-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,067
Posted By lightheartedmom
Thanks for starting the thread sraplayas! I...

Thanks for starting the thread sraplayas! I cannot believe it's May already. How did that happen? clar5108 - I cannot imagine moving while pregnant. I hope it goes smoothly for you. jojobean - did...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-02-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By lightheartedmom
My second is like this, maybe to a slightly...

My second is like this, maybe to a slightly lesser extent. She self-weaned at 2.5, and was never super snuggly, but in recent years, we have noticed that she is very touchy with me and with my DH....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-29-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,239
Posted By lightheartedmom
Aww...waiting is the worst (hardest!) in these...

Aww...waiting is the worst (hardest!) in these cases. (paging Tom Petty)

FWIW - I am up about 4lbs from pre-pregnancy weight, but since I lost 10 or 12 in the beginning, I guess that would count...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-29-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,239
Posted By lightheartedmom
zzzzane - I don't think it's crazy to drive 5 hrs...

zzzzane - I don't think it's crazy to drive 5 hrs a month before your due date. Especially if it's important to you. If your mw/ob clears you and you make sure to take breaks during the drive and get...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-29-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,200
Posted By lightheartedmom
It's about $6. $7 if I count the 2yo as 1/2, but...

It's about $6. $7 if I count the 2yo as 1/2, but she eats as much as the older two. This also includes buying our drinking water because I'm not giving local muni tap water to my kids. Daily costs...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-27-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By lightheartedmom
Just wanted to chime in re: herbal infusions. My...

Just wanted to chime in re: herbal infusions. My mw (:joy) introduced me to the difference between infusions and tea. Basically infusions are just steeped for a very long time. She told me to the...
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