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Forum: Family Planning   11-02-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 748
Posted By JoyFilled
Hey everyone!   It has almost been a year of...

Hey everyone!
 
It has almost been a year of CTA for us too.  My youngest is now 2 and some and we are thinking about another one.  I just need to lose some weight and wouldn't mind waiting until...
Forum: C-section Birth   11-02-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By JoyFilled
An OBS at my hospital told me a story about...

An OBS at my hospital told me a story about someone he wanted to induce at 42+ weeks and set up an appointment for it but she said no and went garage sailing instead.  She gave birth at 43 weeks...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-29-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By JoyFilled
Good for you Chaika - I think that is exactly...

Good for you Chaika - I think that is exactly what Cheryl Sandberg wanted to see.  I do think the main thing is that we hold ourselves back and shouldn't.
 
There was a job posted that I am...
Forum: Family Planning   08-27-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 3,048
Posted By JoyFilled
BB - Sometimes you just have to get it out.   ...

BB - Sometimes you just have to get it out.
 
HouseOfPeace - I vote you to start the fall thread as mt_gooseberry is pregnant.
Forum: Family Planning   08-26-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 3,048
Posted By JoyFilled
*hug*   I thought I might be pregnant this...

*hug*
 
I thought I might be pregnant this month and had rationalized that it would be a good thing and then AF.  I had to phone my friend and let her know that I was not pregnant.  Sometimes we...
Forum: C-section Birth   08-23-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By JoyFilled
I thought Libido was related to nursing and less...

I thought Libido was related to nursing and less to vaginal birth.
Forum: C-section Birth   08-23-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By JoyFilled
I found getting in the car and getting out and...

I found getting in the car and getting out and walking to my office very painful at one week and could do nothing the next week.  I think if you push it in the early stages you are looking at a...
Forum: C-section Birth   08-23-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By JoyFilled
2 years ago yesterday I booked my c-section at 8...

2 years ago yesterday I booked my c-section at 8 days overdue with my second large baby.  Although the OB and I were hoping my body would show signs of labour, the baby was still high, I was still...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-09-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By JoyFilled
How is your entrance way organized?  Currently...

How is your entrance way organized?  Currently we have bags, shoes and socks all over the floor.  We have one set of hooks which we put coats on and an empty doorless closet. Basically a mess with 2...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-09-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By JoyFilled
My parents send a large box of stuff in the mail...

My parents send a large box of stuff in the mail every 2 months.  They are getting to the point now that they send usable things, bath stuff, ingredients to make cookies, books, second hand...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-09-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,987
Posted By JoyFilled
I think no commercial tv and not taking them...

I think no commercial tv and not taking them shopping are good starts.
 
Someone I know has a 3 year old who looks through toy magazines and lists all the things she wants.  She knows all the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-05-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,339
Posted By JoyFilled
I have play dates at my house on Saturday...

I have play dates at my house on Saturday mornings.  That way I barely get dressed and get the company.
 
I use to go to a family centre all the time with great toys for my kids and a toy lending...
Forum: Family Planning   07-15-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 3,048
Posted By JoyFilled
How soon do you need to make a decision?  Can...

How soon do you need to make a decision?  Can you CTA for a year or two to see how you feel and where you are financially?
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-04-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By JoyFilled
I think it is really hard once you are out to...

I think it is really hard once you are out to get back in.  My life is so easy right now.
 
I'm in the same situation as you.  2 kids that had been in our home are losing their foster home in a...
Forum: C-section Birth   07-02-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By JoyFilled
I would post this in the generic birth and...

I would post this in the generic birth and beyond to try to get some more answers.
Forum: Family Planning   07-02-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 3,048
Posted By JoyFilled
Is it wrong to be in the charting to Avoid group...

Is it wrong to be in the charting to Avoid group if you are only charting in your head?  lol  This just occurred to me.
 
I am 6 periods into "charting" (22 months since last baby) and I am amazed...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-02-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By JoyFilled
I finished the book.  It is a very easy read for...

I finished the book.  It is a very easy read for those of you putting it off.
 
I realized that I leaned out way back in high school.  Even though I had top marks in math I decided to pursue...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-22-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By JoyFilled
Me!  I am only a couple of chapters in.  I like...

Me!  I am only a couple of chapters in.  I like her thought pattern so far.  I am still debating if it applies to me.  It seems to apply to higher up people or more educated.  I am also in public...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-17-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 745
Posted By JoyFilled
 I feel in the situation you described that the...

 I feel in the situation you described that the older child was only keeping it to keep it from the younger one.  I would have told the 5.5 year that she had to share maybe giving her one more...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-17-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By JoyFilled
Can someone else watch her?  My dd wanted to use...

Can someone else watch her?  My dd wanted to use the potty after my friend watched her during the day for a week and was potty training her son.
 
Also, I recently watched my friends 2.5 year old...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-15-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By JoyFilled
My DD is 4 now and this has passed with her but...

My DD is 4 now and this has passed with her but having a 20 month son might help.  I can't sleep in a separate room from him.  I think we need to retrain ourselves.  I also put a baby gate at the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-15-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,941
Posted By JoyFilled
I am wondering why co-sleeping and nursing is...

I am wondering why co-sleeping and nursing is keeping your DH up?  I often correct DH when he says our DD or DS slept through the night right away - they didn't I just nursed them back to sleep...
Forum: Ontario   04-06-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 322
Posted By JoyFilled
I grew up in Sault Ste. Marie.  I would not...

I grew up in Sault Ste. Marie.  I would not suggest moving there.  
 
Ottawa on the other hand is awesome.  We lived downtown there last year - lots to do and see.  Great bus system.  
Do you...
Forum: C-section Birth   03-23-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By JoyFilled
I had back pain in that every time I laid down...

I had back pain in that every time I laid down my back tightened and hurt.  This happened for about 6 months.  I was also told this is very normal.
 
I did not have any other pain though - I could...
Forum: Family Planning   03-17-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By JoyFilled
Me too!  

Me too!  
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