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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-06-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,387
Posted By Shield
We belong to an organic CSA and receive a huge...

We belong to an organic CSA and receive a huge quantity of high quality veggies each week for a very low cost. 
Also we grow things ourself and can/freeze to help with cost.
 
Kroger sometimes...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-06-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,981
Posted By Shield
Great article and great website!  Our family has...

Great article and great website!  Our family has been using the Laptop lunch systems for a couple of years and they work great-I love that I can pack good healthy food and not worry about wasteful...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   06-15-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Shield
It has been 6 weeks since my miscarriage, and I...

It has been 6 weeks since my miscarriage, and I have been losing a ton of hair in the last couple of weeks. Is this normal? I was guessing that my hormone changes could be causing it...but it is a...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   05-17-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 91,208
Posted By Shield
Thank you for sharing your stories. I too was...

Thank you for sharing your stories. I too was grateful to read them during my experience--it made me appreciate how strong you all are as women and mothers. I opted for a d&c on Friday--for me it...
Forum: December 2009   05-07-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By Shield
It was confirmed at my OB/GYN that there is no...

It was confirmed at my OB/GYN that there is no heartbeat, no movement. I should be 9w4 days but baby only measured 8w1d. I have no signs yet of m/c but doctor said it will happen anytime between the...
Forum: December 2009   05-07-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By Shield
Our insurance is goofy because it will only pay...

Our insurance is goofy because it will only pay for U/S if it is in a hospital and not if it is in my OB/GYN's office. My OB scheduled U/S at local hospital and I went for it this morning. It dated...
Forum: December 2009   05-05-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 756
Posted By Shield
I'm definitely in the surprise category. We've...

I'm definitely in the surprise category. We've been in that "not trying but not really preventing" mode for a long time. I had pretty much given up that we are going to have more children--my...
Forum: December 2009   05-05-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 50
  Swaps?
Views: 910
Posted By Shield
Please count me in for a swap if we do one....

Please count me in for a swap if we do one. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: December 2009   05-05-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By Shield
It's really hit me this week. I can't even stand...

It's really hit me this week. I can't even stand to have my arms crossed and resting over my stomach--the pressure makes me feel sick. So you're definitely not alone!
Forum: December 2009   05-05-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 901
Posted By Shield
Name: Erica Weeks/Days along: 9 weeks ...

Name: Erica
Weeks/Days along: 9 weeks
Appointments: Saw OB/GYN last week, have u/s scheduled for this Thursday to date the due date and to look for abnormalities (I'm over 35).
Symptoms: Still...
Forum: December 2009   05-03-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 357
Posted By Shield
I agree with the others to ditch this OB to the...

I agree with the others to ditch this OB to the curb! If she is not compassionate now...what is it going to be like during your actual labor? You want someone you "click" with to help you through...
Forum: December 2009   05-03-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,179
Posted By Shield
Name: Erica Weeks/Days along: 8.5 weeks ...

Name: Erica
Weeks/Days along: 8.5 weeks
Appointments: OB/GYN on Friday. Will have U/S next week! Disappointed because I just found out that midwives are no longer at my OB's office. I used...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-28-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,276
Posted By Shield
My first was born 45 minutes after my water...

My first was born 45 minutes after my water broke. We named him Justin but really it should have been Justin Time. LOL

But my second took about 2 hours. I had been worried the 2nd would be even...
Forum: December 2009   04-28-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 603
Posted By Shield
Quote: Originally Posted by kcparker...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kcparker http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13642708)
I'm not telling yet, and probably not for...
Forum: December 2009   04-28-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By Shield
It will be the same situation for me. My kids...

It will be the same situation for me. My kids will be 8 and 6 when this little one comes along in December. I am having crazy thoughts of immediately having a fourth child! I say that now...after...
Forum: December 2009   04-28-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By Shield
Quote: Originally Posted by flapjack...

Quote:
Originally Posted by flapjack http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13656610)
Yes. Tiredness and hunger makes it worse. So...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-28-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 15,256
Posted By Shield
I belong here. I'm 38, will be 39 when this...

I belong here. I'm 38, will be 39 when this little one comes in December. Feeling strange to be pregnant with gray hairs poking all over. But God blessed us with another miracle and we're making the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-28-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By Shield
Carlson Prenatal ...

Carlson Prenatal
(http://www.carlsonlabs.com/product_d...l?prodid=00126 (http://www.carlsonlabs.com/product_detail.phtml?prodid=00126)

and Mother's DHA...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-23-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,276
Posted By Shield
Thought I would pass on these links about DHA...

Thought I would pass on these links about DHA Omega-3, which is very important in pregnancy and the primary source is fish. (Vitamin D is too!)


http://www.naturalnews.com/020965.html

...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-23-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By Shield
No advice unfortunately--just want you to know...

No advice unfortunately--just want you to know that I'm right there with ya. I am sitting at my desk today and I nodded off for I don't know how long...while sitting straight up in my chair. This is...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-23-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,896
Posted By Shield
My best friend had a miscarriage and after...

My best friend had a miscarriage and after repeated attempts at fertility treatments, has not been able to conceive again. She looked into adoption but was shocked at how expensive it is and decided...
Forum: December 2009   04-15-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
  anxiety
Views: 213
Posted By Shield
Me too--you're not alone! I am so much more...

Me too--you're not alone! I am so much more aware of what can go wrong with a baby/birth than I was with my first 2 pregnancies and I am finding myself worrying about every little thing and...
Forum: December 2009   04-13-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Shield
I am totally worried too. I didn't worry at all...

I am totally worried too. I didn't worry at all for my first 2 pregnancies...young and dumb I guess. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif Now I am much more aware of things...
Forum: December 2009   04-13-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,351
Posted By Shield
I've been tired and grumpy! More emotional than...

I've been tired and grumpy! More emotional than usual. Sore boobs, a little nausea too.
Forum: December 2009   04-13-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,655
Posted By Shield
I've only told my bible study group, when I...

I've only told my bible study group, when I asked them to pray for the baby. Noone else yet. I'm going to wait until after my 1st appt with OB/GYN before telling anyone in the family or anyone at...
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