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Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   12-24-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
Most don't. The hospital situation here is...

Most don't. The hospital situation here is absymal. I would say that if you are planning a repeat cesarean, St. Luke's is by far the closest thing to a mama-baby friendly hospital we have. Many moms...
Forum: Homebirth   12-13-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
Really comfortable clothes in the event of a...

Really comfortable clothes in the event of a Cesarean. You don't want anything that would come anywhere close to resting on your incision. I lived in my knit/jersey dresses (casual ones, like from...
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-30-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,124
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
Quote: Originally Posted by baybee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by baybee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15459510)...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-31-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,033
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
I also did not have any transition, or any signs...

I also did not have any transition, or any signs of it. No symptoms, no increase in intensity. My labor was 100% the same from about 3 cm to 10. Contractions 1 minute or less apart, with a double...
Forum: Family Safety   05-25-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,644
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
Totally dig our old truck for this reason. Love...

Totally dig our old truck for this reason. Love it.
Forum: Parenting   05-24-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 107,921
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
100% cranberry juice - it is not expensive here...

100% cranberry juice - it is not expensive here and the tart is delicious. I asked several people when that post first debuted, and most of my friends and family frink 100% cranberry juice on a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-18-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
Quote: Originally Posted by northcountrymamma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by northcountrymamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15419659)
thank you for all the wonderful...
Forum: Family Planning   05-18-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 11,914
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
Back and subbing to the new thread. on my 3rd...

Back and subbing to the new thread. on my 3rd cycle postpartum and interested to see if my LP is lengthening.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-17-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
Quote: Originally Posted by MeepyCat...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MeepyCat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15417186)
Also, don't make assumptions about what her...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-12-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
CHAPSTICK A "coming home" outfit for baby ...

CHAPSTICK
A "coming home" outfit for baby
comfortable clothes for you that do not come near your abdomen (in case of cesarean)
nursing bras
cell phone chargers
camera
RAZOR (I forgot this and...
Forum: Site Help   05-11-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,577
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
I am not plus size in tops, but am in pants, and...

I am not plus size in tops, but am in pants, and I do not shop at Lane Bryant, because all their clothes fit like bags.

But that commercial is FAR less racy than VS ads and I think ABC is really...
Forum: Babywearing   04-14-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
What I have seen cited was a quote by a doctor...

What I have seen cited was a quote by a doctor that our babies had completely inadequate arm, shoulder and neck muscles as a result of the back to sleep program.
Forum: Babywearing   04-13-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
Exactly what the others said. A baby being...

Exactly what the others said.

A baby being worn uses their core muscles and neck muscles a lot. Also, tummy time was instituted because leaving babies laying down all the time oon their backs...
Forum: Babywearing   04-11-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
I definitely think you should experiment and...

I definitely think you should experiment and find what works for you.

I can wear the Beco with very little shoulder pain.

My mei tai gives me major shoulder pain after an hour.

I wore a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-08-2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,526
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
Mine was pretty good. I think she estimated 7...

Mine was pretty good. I think she estimated 7 lbs 8 oz at 41 weeks. I delivered at 42 weeks and she was 7 lbs 11 oz. She was a great tech who'd been in the biz a loooong time, and she works with all...
Forum: Babywearing   04-07-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
The babies and stashes are coming to play....

The babies and stashes are coming to play. Should be awesome. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/treehugger.gif
Forum: Babywearing   04-07-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
I agree, if you are in Houston, there are *tons*...

I agree, if you are in Houston, there are *tons* of us. There is even going to be a big babywearing stash playdate this month. Plus the monthly meeting at the park in the Heights. Search Houston...
Forum: Babywearing   04-07-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
I was going to ask the same. With the Beco,...

I was going to ask the same.

With the Beco, I can use the sleep hood and that helps. With a wrap I can snug up the top rail and that will keep her head in a good position, but with the babyhawk,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-05-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,662
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
Every woman's pregnancy is different. For the...

Every woman's pregnancy is different. For the way mine went, I would have been 100% fine with that schedule.
Forum: Babywearing   04-02-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,596
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
I have: 1 Moby 1 Babyhawk 1 Beco 1...

I have:

1 Moby
1 Babyhawk
1 Beco
1 ring sling
6 woven wraps

I plan on making (and have materials for):
2 mei tais
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-22-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
Thay article was written by...

Thay article was written by creditcards.com!!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif

Also I find none of those valid reasons to use credit cards.
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-21-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,878
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
The amount of solids an under one-er takes is so...

The amount of solids an under one-er takes is so small as to not really even count or make a change in nursing habits.

I have nursed in public twice - I MUCH prefer the car. I do see babies...
Forum: Family Planning   03-19-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 11,723
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
Vindication! I did O when I thought I did! I had...

Vindication! I did O when I thought I did! I had to go by CM only to get an egg on my chart, because my temp rise wasn't dramatic enough to pick up on the software.

Very low post-O temps though,...
Forum: July 2010   03-16-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,511
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
I agree, the mroe I look at them... The...

I agree, the mroe I look at them...

The dress I bought her says it is the correct size, but it might fit her 2 winters from now?

The skirt is too big and might fit this winter, and the shirt I...
Forum: Family Planning   03-16-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 11,723
Posted By Sk8ermaiden
Actually, I have lots of pre-O temps. Just two...

Actually, I have lots of pre-O temps. Just two immediately preceeding O. As long as you have the 6 temps pre - O, it doesn't matter where they are, Ovusoft will still give you a coverline and...
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