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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   04-19-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 169
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Posted By lightforest
*~*~*~*~* December 2014 DDC Roll Call Thread! *~*~*~*~*

Oops - count me OUT. I just spoke too soon. AF came today after a weirdly long cycle. (I was being too lazy to go buy a pregnancy test http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif.)
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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   04-18-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 40
Posted By lightforest
Seriously? I'm 5 weeks, but look 4 months at least

Super bloated here!!! I feel HUGE!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   04-18-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 30
Posted By lightforest
first dr appointment?

I'll see my midwife at around 12 weeks. Hopefully I'll hear a heartbeat then.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   04-18-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 363
Posted By lightforest
Anyone else currently nursing?

I'm still nursing my 13 month old. I'm planning to just play things by ear. I love nursing my little sweetie.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   04-18-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 1,627
Posted By lightforest
*~*~*~*~* December 2014 DDC Roll Call Thread! *~*~*~*~*

BTW, http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wave.gif to Chapsie! Looks like we're in the same DDC again this time!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   04-18-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 1,627
Posted By lightforest
*~*~*~*~* December 2014 DDC Roll Call Thread! *~*~*~*~*

I'm tentatively joining - yikes, does this make it official?!?!?
 

EDD: December 15
Your Name: Stephanie
Age: 37
What number child is this for you: 3
Birth Plans/Preferences: Homebirth...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-07-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 411
Posted By lightforest
My DD was in size 4 at around 11-15 months....

My DD was in size 4 at around 11-15 months. She's currently one month shy of three years old, and she's about a 7.5. Most of her friends are little boys who have much larger feet than her (like,...
Forum: Diapering   06-16-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 953
Posted By lightforest
Here we are, first, congratulations! Second,...

Here we are, first, congratulations! Second, take a deep breath! You're going to make a great decision!
 
It sounds to me like you're psyching yourself out by thinking of the poly content as a...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-16-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By lightforest
These aren't all movies - some are more like...

These aren't all movies - some are more like episodes - but I'll share anyway:
 
My DD (almost 3) loves Shaun the Sheep, Wallace and Grommit, Pingu, and all of the Muppet Movies (great muppet...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-09-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By lightforest
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by skycheattraffic http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-09-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By lightforest
I see that you already got the stroller, but I...

I see that you already got the stroller, but I thought I'd chime in anyway in case other moms in our situation are considering the B-Ready.
 
DD was 31 months when DS was born. He's now 3 months,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-07-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By lightforest
To the best of my knowledge, HIV testing, Vit K...

To the best of my knowledge, HIV testing, Vit K injections, and eye ointment are required in some states. You cannot avoid them (unless you find a care provider willing to turn a blind eye).
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-04-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By lightforest
Pregnant with a toddler = exhausting! My DD was...

Pregnant with a toddler = exhausting! My DD was 2 years, 7 months when DS was born. Getting on the floor to play was so difficult, and getting up off the floor was even harder. Bending down to pick...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-03-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By lightforest
Our approach has evolved over time... When DD...

Our approach has evolved over time... When DD was still very young (under 2), we did the "gentle touches, please" approach that others have mentioned. Around 24 months (maybe a little later) we...
Forum: Family Safety   06-03-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By lightforest
DahliaRW, yes, when I was looking this up online...

DahliaRW, yes, when I was looking this up online I found some stories of people being told by flight attendants to turn their infant seats to forward facing. Yikes! Of course, if the seat is made to...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-03-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By lightforest
I'm right there with you all! DD is 34 months...

I'm right there with you all!
DD is 34 months and totally out of diapers, but she often gets so engrossed in whatever she's doing during outings that she doesn't tell me she needs to go till it's a...
Forum: Family Safety   06-03-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By lightforest
MLog and others - yesterday I looked up the...

MLog and others - yesterday I looked up the actual "rules" about rear facing on planes. All US carriers are supposed to allow you to use any car seat that is approved for air travel. You're supposed...
Forum: Family Safety   06-02-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By lightforest
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ola_ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1384344/convertible-car-seat-for-plane-travel#post_17372193)
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Forum: Family Safety   05-31-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By lightforest
We do quite a bit of travel, mostly by plane....

We do quite a bit of travel, mostly by plane. And we usually take taxis to/from the airport or rent a car at our destination, so we've installed the seat forward and rear facing in countless...
Forum: Diapering   05-22-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By lightforest
I agree with ever ocelot mom completely!   ...

I agree with ever ocelot mom completely!
 
I've never taken cloth on trips because we never drive to our destination (always fly). And honestly, when I'm on vacation I'd rather deal with as little...
Forum: Family Planning   04-21-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By lightforest
This thread makes me think about how, when you...

This thread makes me think about how, when you really try to plan it all out and think it through thoroughly, there's NEVER a perfect time to have a baby. You could always wait for some day when you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-21-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By lightforest
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MadelynMc http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1381603/robeez-shoes#post_17336163)

I think Soft Star and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-18-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By lightforest
Books have always been the favorite toy for my...

Books have always been the favorite toy for my DD (now 2 years, 8 months). I never would have expected that. She's also been interested in stacking toys since around 9 months old. It's been...
Forum: Family Safety   04-18-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By lightforest
The Cocorro *is* tricky to install rear facing!...

The Cocorro *is* tricky to install rear facing! I've installed that seat in many many different types of cars (we've used it a lot for travel) and the rear facing install using a seat belt was...
Forum: Family Planning   04-17-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By lightforest
Being pregnant and having a baby while going...

Being pregnant and having a baby while going through grad school is no picnic, but there are certainly pros and cons to doing that versus waiting till you've completed a graduate degree and have...
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