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Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   05-19-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Zirconia
Indigestion already??

Any other mamas dealing with indigestion? I just got over morning sickness a couple of weeks ago and was so blissed out and happy to enjoy food again! Then all of a sudden (17 weeks) I am horribly...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-19-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Zirconia
This sounds like my DD! I was so exhausted I...

This sounds like my DD! I was so exhausted I couldn't see straight. Shortly after her 2nd birthday, I started Jay Gordon's nightweaning plan (link above), but after a couple of nights it just felt...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-17-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Zirconia
Oh no, I am! 😃 When we first looked at the...

Oh no, I am! 😃 When we first looked at the house, I got vertigo up there and thought, "Oh, hell no." And I immediately saw that it wasn't going to work well with young kids.

Various...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   05-17-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By Zirconia
I'm 17 weeks and have been feeling squiggles and...

I'm 17 weeks and have been feeling squiggles and bumps for several weeks now (the kind you're pretty sure is baby but might also be those asada tacos), but last night I got my first real,...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   05-17-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Zirconia
We took a birth class with a natural perspective...

We took a birth class with a natural perspective - not teaching a particular "method" but educational with strategies and tips. Honestly? It was helpful, but in retrospect instead of eight weeks...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-16-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Zirconia
Thanks mamas! I agree it's better to be safe...

Thanks mamas! I agree it's better to be safe than sorry, and I bought a gate yesterday just haven't installed it yet. There's a short hallway connecting her room and ours to the balcony, so I could...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-16-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Zirconia
Baby gates vs Freedom for 3 year old

DD is 3 years 4 months. Our house has a cathedral ceiling, with a catwalk connecting upstairs rooms. So, the catwalk is two stories high and open on both sides and over the staircase.

DD's room...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   05-13-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Zirconia
I am really going through a self-image crisis...

I am really going through a self-image crisis this pregnancy. I did not take care of myself after DD1's birth, and I entered this pregnancy with no regular workout routine and 30 extra pounds. Not...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   05-11-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By Zirconia
Nothing too exotic here, but we've planned a...

Nothing too exotic here, but we've planned a beach trip in September to Isle of Palms with another family with young kids, probably my last trip before baby arrives. And next weekend, I'm flying to...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   05-10-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By Zirconia
FluffyFlamingo, how are you - and your coffee -...

FluffyFlamingo, how are you - and your coffee - feeling? I just got my coffee love back this week!! Hallelujah! Hope everyone's aversions and icks are getting better! :)
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   05-05-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Zirconia
With my first, the nursery went 100% completely...

With my first, the nursery went 100% completely unused. She hated the crib, we ended up cosleeping, and I wish I had created a guest room instead for overnight help! :) This time, my list is...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   05-05-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Zirconia
Yes, it's awful! My pregnancies are 3 1/2 years...

Yes, it's awful! My pregnancies are 3 1/2 years apart. The first time I separated it during pushing, and it took months to heal but eventually went away completely. This time, like I mentioned...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   04-30-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By Zirconia
I couldn't stand the flavor of plain water during...

I couldn't stand the flavor of plain water during first trimester (that's getting better), but I have this obsessive craving for tea. Not herbal tea with honey, not soothing decaf chai, but good old...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   04-29-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By Zirconia
Oh honey, I feel you! Coffee is one of my true...

Oh honey, I feel you! Coffee is one of my true loves and biggest pregnancy aversions! It happened with my first daughter, and it DID get better during the second trimester. I remember being able to...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   04-28-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Zirconia
Pubic Symphysis Pain?

With my first daughter, I had a pubic symphysis separation during delivery. What pain! It was a month before I could lift my legs in and out of bed, and it was four months before I could lay on my...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   04-28-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Zirconia
What great stories! I was born in the early 70s....

What great stories! I was born in the early 70s. I was my mom's second birth after many miscarriages. She had some bleeding or something, and her doc told her to come to the hospital and be...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   04-28-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Zirconia
Yes! It's crazy - the whole first trimester I...

Yes! It's crazy - the whole first trimester I was dying to feel *less* pregnant (nausea, fatigue) then it subsides and I worry something's wrong! Good old pregnancy insanity. :)
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   04-16-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Zirconia
Controlling weight gain in a healthy way

I'm almost 13 weeks pregnant with my 2nd. I started this pregnancy weighing 25 pounds more than I weighed the first go-round (and wasn't super skinny then). At the doctor yesterday at 12 weeks, I was...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   04-14-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
  40+ mom
Views: 406
Posted By Zirconia
So glad you got good results! Just wanted to...

So glad you got good results! Just wanted to chime in that I'm 41 and pregnant with my second. We opted to have a CVS - after our experience the first time (screenings, worry, amnio, healthy baby)...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   04-14-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,261
Posted By Zirconia
Can't wait to tell!

We told just a select few people - our parents, my best friend, a neighbor who asked outright, etc. Waiting for final CVS results (c'mon phone, RING already!) and my 12-week OB appointment on...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   04-08-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,191
Posted By Zirconia
Hi all! I'm Julie, and this is baby #2. I have a...

Hi all! I'm Julie, and this is baby #2. I have a wonderful 3 year old daughter who will be almost 4 when baby arrives. I also had an early miscarriage last summer. After a year of trying after the...
Forum: Allergies   10-08-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By Zirconia
Tactile sensitivity and PMS/hormones

Not sure where to post this... but do any mamas experience tactile or sensory sensitivity? I do not have SPD or ADHD, but I am highly tactile sensitive - I don't like jewelry, headbands, floppy...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-18-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,667
Posted By Zirconia
We don't save month-to-month bills (like power...

We don't save month-to-month bills (like power bills), but we do save bank statements, records of repairs, and anything related to taxes (receipts for deductions, etc.). Although, we do as much as...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-17-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By Zirconia
Starting preschool and can't nap!

My 2.5-year-old is three weeks into a preschool program (three half-days per week). She's overall done very well, a little but of separation tears but really has enjoyed herself.

However, since...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-29-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Zirconia
Around my daughter's first birthday, we put a...

Around my daughter's first birthday, we put a crib mattress on the floor in a corner, with a clamp-on safety rail (like this one). It worked beautifully! She could still crawl out, I suppose, but...
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