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Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   09-28-2016, 10:15 AM
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Their reactions are absurd. You've been quite...

Their reactions are absurd. You've been quite understanding and compassionate, but their struggles shouldn't change anything for you, especially since you were already pregnant when they had their...
Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   09-09-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By mareseatoats
I've done it differently with each pregnancy. I...

I've done it differently with each pregnancy. I have always known people aren't going to be super excited (1st at 19 and single, 2nd just after getting engaged after being together a year, which is...
Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   09-01-2016, 11:34 AM
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Views: 458
Posted By mareseatoats
NuzzleNudge, any strong feelings about peanut...

NuzzleNudge, any strong feelings about peanut butter yet? :grin:

Symptoms have been kind of strange for me. A lot of them that I didn't experience with my first three, which seems funny....
Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   08-28-2016, 12:56 PM
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Views: 439
Posted By mareseatoats
Riley, she looks so small still in that picture!!...

Riley, she looks so small still in that picture!! It's gorgeous. She and your new baby will be a similar age difference between Clementine and Malcolm and it's a really nice gap. They play together...
Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   08-24-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By mareseatoats
How fun! I had two birth center births (1&2) and...

How fun! I had two birth center births (1&2) and I had really lovely experiences. I will say, though, I really didn't want to leave home in labor when it came time to. When we moved to a different...
Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   08-21-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By mareseatoats
I definitely recommend Ina May's other book (Ina...

I definitely recommend Ina May's other book (Ina May's Guide to Childbirth) too! And there's another I really liked, Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent. That one is probably my favorite, but it's packed...
Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   08-18-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 980
Posted By mareseatoats
I had the same experience with a very active and...

I had the same experience with a very active and supportive DDC with my 5 year old. I know a lot of the women are in a FB group still, and I became good friends with several of them. It was such a...
Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   08-18-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By mareseatoats
What a great topic!! Thanks for posting :) What...

What a great topic!! Thanks for posting :) What videos are you watching of the babies in utero? I'd love to see them.

I also love day dreaming about the future, who the baby will be. We have...
Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   08-15-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 980
Posted By mareseatoats
I'm here! I've been waiting. I've always really...

I'm here! I've been waiting. I've always really enjoyed the DDCs here, and I hope we can maintain a nice little group.

I'm due around April 3rd with baby #4! I had a really strong feeling we had...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-12-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
Okay, I will create the group if everyone who...

Okay, I will create the group if everyone who wants to join will kindly friend me (Mares Cartwright on facebook, my picture is attached below so you know it's me)! I don't think I can create it until...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-30-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
So, I wasn't really planning on making a facebook...

So, I wasn't really planning on making a facebook group, just being facebook "friends", but I would make a group if people want it. :grin:
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-22-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
Mamas, would any of you be willing to connect on...

Mamas, would any of you be willing to connect on Facebook? I rarely post, but I would hate to fall out of touch and would love to see more pictures of your lovely babies :)
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-06-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
CHOURD!!! YOU HAD YOUR BABIES!!! EEEEEEEEEEE!! ...

CHOURD!!! YOU HAD YOUR BABIES!!! EEEEEEEEEEE!!

This is so exciting! Congratulations, mama! I only see one picture, but baby is beautiful! It sounds tough going, but things will only get easier :)...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-03-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
Chourd, thinking of you and your sweet babies!!...

Chourd, thinking of you and your sweet babies!! Much love from our little corner of the world.

Oxford, so glad you hear from you! Viability is such a huge milestone for me in my pregnancies. It...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-27-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
So happy for you, Chourd! I can't wait to "meet"...

So happy for you, Chourd! I can't wait to "meet" your sweet babies. Except, of course, I'd love for them to stay in as long as possible :)
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-24-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
Oxford, you look so lovely and happy!! I'm so...

Oxford, you look so lovely and happy!! I'm so excited for you. 20 weeks always feels like such a big deal to me! Thinking of you during your scan :) I love that little peek at baby and reassurance...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-23-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
Chourd, I think that's a wonderful way to look at...

Chourd, I think that's a wonderful way to look at birth. C-sections aren't TERRIBLE AWFUL OMG. Every birthing mother and baby have different needs. Nothing about your journey to motherhood has been...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-19-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
Chourd, you are getting so close now! I can't...

Chourd, you are getting so close now! I can't believe it! Are you starting to feel ready? Doing things to prepare? How are your appointments going lately?

Oxford, I would love a bump picture if...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-16-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
I found that epsom salt baths (but it had to be...

I found that epsom salt baths (but it had to be good quality salts, not the easily found grocery-store ones) were the only thing that really eased it.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-02-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
So wonderful!! <3 Love the picture. You look so...

So wonderful!! <3 Love the picture. You look so happy and healthy.

Hip pain... ehhhhh. That's the one that always got me the worst. Chiropractor, epsom salt baths, lots of pillows, a firm but not...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-02-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
How are our pregnant mamas?

How are our pregnant mamas?
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-22-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
Yep! And honestly there's no reason for them to...

Yep! And honestly there's no reason for them to watch them if you don't feel great about it. But I believe respect and kindness is more important than blood, and I know not everyone agrees. You...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-20-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
Chourd, I think it's probably very different with...

Chourd, I think it's probably very different with twins!! My parents are great with this kind of thing, too. They were here to support Mark, so he could support the baby and I. It was a really...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-19-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
I wouldn't have them come until after your...

I wouldn't have them come until after your husband goes back to work, unless you feel like you want them there sooner. Be very protective of your newborn time! You'll feel amazing and vulnerable and...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-02-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 13,925
Posted By mareseatoats
Lovely news! Two big milestones - second...

Lovely news! Two big milestones - second trimester and viability. I'm so pleased :)
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