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Forum: Multicultural Families   06-18-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 16,046
Posted By Beppie
Just wanted to add to the talk about the...

Just wanted to add to the talk about the preference for lighter skin color.  DH is from India, where skin color is so entrenched in society.  The poorest are very dark, because they have been forced...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-18-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Beppie
This might not work for your family but we don't...

This might not work for your family but we don't push the kids to sleep in their own room.  We are probably way too laid back about sleeping!  Most nights I have a nursing toddler on one side, and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-16-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By Beppie
Wow, thank you both for the EXCELLENT words and...

Wow, thank you both for the EXCELLENT words and advice.  You have made me feel much better about the situation and you have given me very good ideas for how to work with the situation, instead of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-15-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By Beppie
I am so conflicted over this.  My two girls,...

I am so conflicted over this.  My two girls, almost six and three (still such a baby) have started playing with the girl next door.  She is turning 8 tomorrow.  We allow them to play for an hour...
Forum: Pets   04-13-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,537
Posted By Beppie
Now I am as certain as can be that both our...

Now I am as certain as can be that both our guinea pigs are females.  I just checked again --- and have read all the websites about sexing guinea pigs.
 
However, their behavior is so strange!  It...
Forum: Dental   04-13-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,435
Posted By Beppie
Try not to feel bad about the situation!  I am...

Try not to feel bad about the situation!  I am one of those moms with one child who has had TONS of teeth problems, and another without ANY cavities!  People are just different, children are no...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-13-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,579
Posted By Beppie
My cosleeping baby was restless all night.  I...

My cosleeping baby was restless all night.  I never got a long stretch of sleep.  Then I took my temp at the normal time.  Just curious how that kind of night affects temperature.  Would the temp...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-13-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,321
Posted By Beppie
Well, I've managed not to take a HPT in the past...

Well, I've managed not to take a HPT in the past 48 hours.  Still no AF!  I have no idea whether a test would be + or - .... I still think I'm going to wait.
 
And I'm feeling twinges in my...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-11-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,321
Posted By Beppie
 LOL --- this is my plan too, exactly,...



LOL --- this is my plan too, exactly, Bfillingham!  Well, not sure how long I can wait.  But I am definitely tired of BFNs.  AF is nowhere in sight.  What a crazy cycle this has been.  I just...
Forum: Learning at School   04-11-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,637
Posted By Beppie
Before dd started kindergarten, all we did with...

Before dd started kindergarten, all we did with her at home is read TONS of books (our home is overflowing with books!) ... I didn't push learning to read, though.  At preschool she knew all her...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-11-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Beppie
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif   Just wanted to offer hugs.  I think your reaction is completely normal --- I think I would feel the same way. 
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-11-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,321
Posted By Beppie
Babyfever23, I think the cramping is normal. ...

Babyfever23, I think the cramping is normal.  especially if there is no spotting.  The creamy cm sounds normal for a healthy pregnancy, too.
Forum: Gardening   04-11-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Beppie
That sounds amazing!  I am jealous!  But I would...

That sounds amazing!  I am jealous!  But I would have no idea how to garden in southern California  :)  And what would you grow in a greenhouse in southern california?  It's already hot outside,...
Forum: Gardening   04-11-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Beppie
We grow lettuce every year.  I am in Minnesota. ...

We grow lettuce every year.  I am in Minnesota.  Lettuce loves the cold --- plant it now!   Once the soil temp is 40 degrees, lettuce is good to go.  They can stand frosts.  I planted my lettuce...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-11-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By Beppie
I don't have any advice since I never...

I don't have any advice since I never experienced contractions that way while nursing & pregnant.  But with both of my last pregnancies, I nursed my babies until I was about 6 months pregnant, when...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-11-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By Beppie
I don't think any of mine would have weaned at...

I don't think any of mine would have weaned at that age if I'd gone away for a night.  I agree with the other posters that going for a night is not a long time. 
Forum: Homebirth   04-11-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Beppie
I also would never homebirth if I had house...

I also would never homebirth if I had house guests!  Or even my children present!  That takes away the best part of homebirth, the total freedom and privacy.
 
What if, the night that you go into...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-11-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,321
Posted By Beppie
The same goes for me... I took a hpt...

The same goes for me... I took a hpt this morning with FMU --- and it was BFN. 
 
Feeling a bit down.  I'm really doubting pregnancy.  With my three pregnancies, I always received a BFP by 14...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-10-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,321
Posted By Beppie
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Stevi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-10-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 6,289
Posted By Beppie
I was going to wait until Tuesday am to take...

I was going to wait until Tuesday am to take another hpt, but I don't want to wait that long anymore.  How important do you think the first morning urine is?  Should I wait until tomorrow (Monday)...
Forum: Fertility   04-09-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,041
Posted By Beppie
TTC our first took 3-4 months ... I was 25...

TTC our first took 3-4 months ... I was 25 (delivered at 26).
 
TTC our second took one try --- which caught us both completely by surprise!  DH had just gotten a job offer.  We tried for a baby...
Forum: Fertility   04-09-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,570
Posted By Beppie
Congratulations!  That's wonderful!  I am...

Congratulations!  That's wonderful!  I am nearing the end of my 2WW and it has been very strange.  So I very much enjoyed reading your symptoms.  With my earlier pregnancies I didn't have many...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-09-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 6,289
Posted By Beppie
No AF, and also BFN --- again!!!!   I'm...

No AF, and also BFN --- again!!!!
 
I'm looking over the past month, and I think I o'ed sometime around March 27 or 28, which would mean that today is 12dpo or 13 dpo.  My BBT was up again to 98.5...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-08-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 6,289
Posted By Beppie
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by callieollie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-08-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 6,289
Posted By Beppie
So excited for all of you who are newly...

So excited for all of you who are newly pregnant!
 
For me, still no AF .... and no BFP either.  Well, I haven't tested since yesterday at 7:00 am (27 hours ago) because I ran out of tests!  And I...
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