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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   08-05-2015, 09:12 AM
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Baby Boy born 8/4/15 at 10:15pm, at 38+5. 9lbs...

Baby Boy born 8/4/15 at 10:15pm, at 38+5. 9lbs 2oz, 20 1/4" We're still working on a name. <3
I took castor oil around 4pm, and it produced nothing in the way of castor oil-ness, other than dry...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   08-02-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,047
Posted By quantumleap
My SPD is WAY worse these past few days too. I'm...

My SPD is WAY worse these past few days too. I'm telling myself it is a sign, because it's the only good I can find in it! 38+3 today according to conception, 39 according to my doctor (WHY do they...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-30-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,222
Posted By quantumleap
My baby just UNdropped. Seriously. I've never...

My baby just UNdropped. Seriously. I've never even. He was low, not super low, but I could touch his head easily, vaginally. Sort of hard to get station on my own self, for me. But, low. And, I could...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-30-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 698
Posted By quantumleap
Taking them *with* the abx actually doesn`t work,...

Taking them *with* the abx actually doesn`t work, sadly. The antibiotics will kill the probiotics, and there's some evidence that the probiotics will make the antibiotics less effective (obviously...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-29-2015, 05:39 PM
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Views: 698
Posted By quantumleap
I was also shocked to test positive this time...

I was also shocked to test positive this time around! (3rd time, after 2 negatives) I had already been doing half of the gbs protocol because I've been trying to get rid of a yeast infection. Alas. I...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-23-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,047
Posted By quantumleap
I've always done epo too, but I read, this time,...

I've always done epo too, but I read, this time, that it's been shown to actually increase the length of labour, so, the end. For me. :P
I've been having prodromal labour for more than a week now....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-23-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,222
Posted By quantumleap
Splashing Puddle, you are a wonder. Seriously. I...

Splashing Puddle, you are a wonder. Seriously. I am SO done, at 37 weeks, with a singleton. I keep thinking that surely you're going to birth those babies any second!
Prodromal labour is new for me...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-21-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,222
Posted By quantumleap
a library list is brilliant! I want to know what...

a library list is brilliant! I want to know what else you do!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-21-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 157
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I'm so sorry. :( I don't think people realize how...

I'm so sorry. :( I don't think people realize how much this sort of thing means to the mother! It's not even all about the "stuff"!
We also literally got rid of everything. A shower would have been...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-21-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,222
Posted By quantumleap
I thought I was going to be posting a birth story...

I thought I was going to be posting a birth story on here, but, instead I'm just really tired and a bit discouraged! I'm only 37 weeks, and have not gone this "early" before, although I've also not...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-13-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,222
Posted By quantumleap
Is this something your midwife could discuss with...

Is this something your midwife could discuss with you guys?
In my experience, many Drs/hospitals are really good at playing the fetal distress card, and there isn't a parent out there who would...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-11-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By quantumleap
My goodness. I'm so sorry I have so much company...

My goodness. I'm so sorry I have so much company in the uncomfortable camp! I had been thanking my lucky stars (and completely puzzled!) that the SPD that has haunted me in all previous pregancies...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-01-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,703
Posted By quantumleap
I should probably get on this! I'm only 34 weeks,...

I should probably get on this! I'm only 34 weeks, so technically there's still time, but I'm feeling like things might happen a little earlier this time (I've never gone post dates). There's a first...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-01-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,703
Posted By quantumleap
Lying in. Ha. Not going to happen for me. My...

Lying in. Ha. Not going to happen for me. My partner either really doesn't see or really doesn't care to see the things that need to be done. Like, buying toilet paper, or doing the laundry, or...
Forum: Unschooling   06-29-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By quantumleap
Transition to Public School

I don't know that this is the place for this, but I'm not sure where else to put it!
We have decided that our kids will go to a french language public school in the fall. DS will only be in kinder,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-28-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By quantumleap
Thanks for the replies, and I really hope others...

Thanks for the replies, and I really hope others will chime in too!
We have a tradition of giving each child 10$ and setting them loose in the local general store to chose a Christmas present for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By quantumleap
Feeling/Communicating Rich/Poor with Children

How do you communicate about finances with your children? We're pretty open with our kids, but I would like them to not think of themselves as "poor", and I'm not sure how to communicate that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 27,934
Posted By quantumleap
I've been a long-time lurker here, but figured I...

I've been a long-time lurker here, but figured I should say hello. I've got to go back a few pages to catch up again! We're a little family of soon to be 5 (one more month to go!). I've just finished...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-23-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By quantumleap
I'd also be fine with the 36 week trip. Even if...

I'd also be fine with the 36 week trip. Even if you do happen to go early, while he's gone, if you call him as soon as you suspect, he'll still make it for the actual birth.
*I* would also send him...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-18-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,703
Posted By quantumleap
Don't panic! Far back is a good thing. Also,...

Don't panic! Far back is a good thing. Also, multip mamas often have a slightly open cervix. AND, it can be open at the external os, but closed internally. It's going to be ok. Deep breath. It's so...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-15-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,703
Posted By quantumleap
Bahahaha. My 4 and 6 year olds do this now too,...

Bahahaha. My 4 and 6 year olds do this now too, especially if I am cranky. "Mom, don't you think you should have a nap? We can just watch something on Papa's computer. We'll be very quiet. You can...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-06-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,703
Posted By quantumleap
I've never gotten an outie either! I totally get...

I've never gotten an outie either! I totally get that "more prominent top fold" thing though. Sort of 1/3 of an outie. ;)
All I have to say is, I am SO TIRED!!!! Cannot function. Almost 31 weeks,...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-27-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By quantumleap
Oh man, sorry. This is totally a space for...

Oh man, sorry. This is totally a space for venting about care! I have had three prenatal appointments and cried during/after all of them for this pregnancy! There aren't any other midwives here, so...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-27-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By quantumleap
I don't think I'm an expletive birth worker, but...

I don't think I'm an expletive birth worker, but it *has* actually been my experience that third births have a higher proportion of "wildness" to them than other births. Not easiest birth ever or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-25-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By quantumleap
We aren't experienced OM users (my daughter is...

We aren't experienced OM users (my daughter is only in first grade!). But, for what it's worth, we have *loved* Singapore math for our kiddo. It's simple, it builds on itself, you can do a *lot* of...
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