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Forum: Babywearing   07-09-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By ocelotmom
I've been very happy with my Maya Wrap, much...

I've been very happy with my Maya Wrap, much moreso than the other ring slings I've tried - it distributes the weight about as well as a single-shoulder sling can, and I really like the integrated...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-09-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By ocelotmom
I admit, I'm tempted to get the Yo Ho Ho one for...

I admit, I'm tempted to get the Yo Ho Ho one for my baby (girl!). DH is notorious for saving changes for me to do.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-09-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By ocelotmom
Same happened to me. #1...

Same happened to me. #1 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) took 3 months of not-trying-not-avoiding. #2...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-09-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By ocelotmom
You just have to find the right thrift store. I...

You just have to find the right thrift store. I find HA regularly at one particular thrift store. It isn't in an affluent part of town or anything like that - I imagine there's a single family that...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-09-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 219
Posted By ocelotmom
Not Tortilla Factory. I think it was Teocalli...

Not Tortilla Factory. I think it was Teocalli Tamale, but it was 11 years ago, and we haven't lived there in 10, so I'm not 100% sure of that (and I wouldn't expect you to remember either after this...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-09-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 219
Posted By ocelotmom
Definitely not TTC right now since my youngest...

Definitely not TTC right now since my youngest isn't even three months old, but I recognized your name and wanted to say congratulations :) We met at a restaurant in Herndon once 11 years ago when my...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-04-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 809
Posted By ocelotmom
Alternative milk ice cream. So Delicious lives up...

Alternative milk ice cream. So Delicious lives up to its name. We have an ice cream maker that we've been using near-daily (also makes it easier to control the sugar levels and additives).
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-29-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 809
Posted By ocelotmom
My experience is that I can relax on the diet...

My experience is that I can relax on the diet restrictions at about 6 months - when they're ready for solids, basically. At that point, their gut is sealed (at least compared to how it is when...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-27-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 809
Posted By ocelotmom
It takes time. There's a saying "Nine months on,...

It takes time. There's a saying "Nine months on, nine months off". I was reading through my old journal the other day, and found an entry where I wrote that I tend to lose a bunch between 6 and 9...
Forum: Homebirth   06-26-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,897
Posted By ocelotmom
I labored in a hot tub this time around. Didn't...

I labored in a hot tub this time around. Didn't do the actual birth there for various reasons, and would prefer something else if I were to have another birth. But part of that is because our hot tub...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-22-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By ocelotmom
Would you be the only adult, and will your older...

Would you be the only adult, and will your older kids be with you? If so, they may be taken into CPS custody (temporarily) if you ended up having to go to the hospital en route.
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-20-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By ocelotmom
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2934/14466423532_42...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2934/14466423532_42f07ccac7.jpg
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,084
Posted By ocelotmom
The episode of The Office where they think the...

The episode of The Office where they think the baby's name is Astird instead of Astrid came out not long after my Astrid was born. I had some regret for a while, but thankfully people forgot about...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-18-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,084
Posted By ocelotmom
I was a little hesitant about naming my daughter...

I was a little hesitant about naming my daughter Astrid for that reason. Thankfully, it hasn't been a problem. People have thought her name was Asteroid, though.

I realized well after the naming...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-14-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 809
Posted By ocelotmom
I've never really figured out the nursing in a...

I've never really figured out the nursing in a carrier thing, though I've tried with all my babies in multiple different carriers. I think some people's anatomies are more compatible with it than...
Forum: Site Help   06-08-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 13,371
Posted By ocelotmom
http://www.mothering.com/forum/17545-may-2014-due-...

http://www.mothering.com/forum/17545-may-2014-due-date-club/1407817-elizabeth-liddy-anne-birth-story-really-long-sorry.html appears to be a glitch - claims to be a birth story, but is something...
Forum: Birth Stories   06-08-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By ocelotmom
My mother never really told me much about her...

My mother never really told me much about her births, but I knew that they were natural (pain-med free, anyways - about as natural as they were going to get in a hospital at the time). She was a...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-28-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 65
Posted By ocelotmom
Just bumping for new people. If you want to join...

Just bumping for new people. If you want to join the FB group, PM me your email address and I'll add you.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-24-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,126
Posted By ocelotmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by stormborn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-22-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 38
Posted By ocelotmom
I'm not going from 1 to 2, but I think that this...

I'm not going from 1 to 2, but I think that this one is the hardest transition for the second youngest, who is 3.5. Lots of wanting me to get up and do stuff for her while I'm taking care of the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-21-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,141
Posted By ocelotmom
I've been line drying exclusively for 5 or 6...

I've been line drying exclusively for 5 or 6 years now. There are times when I'd really like the convenience of a dryer, especially during bad weather. But not enough that we've actually gone and...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-16-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 31
Posted By ocelotmom
Holding a pillow across the incision when you...

Holding a pillow across the incision when you sit up (or cough, or anything else that puts pressure on the incision) is supposed to help.
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-16-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 62
Posted By ocelotmom
My afterpains were worse with my 2nd and 3rd...

My afterpains were worse with my 2nd and 3rd than with my 4th, I think. Or maybe it was just mindset?
 
With my second, I don't recall too much about afterpains immediately after birth - I think...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-16-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 158
Posted By ocelotmom
Spring leaves are supposed to be best. I don't...

Spring leaves are supposed to be best. I don't know whether fresh or dried makes a difference. I read somewhere that only a specific variety of red raspberry is helpful, and that it isn't the same...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-11-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 158
Posted By ocelotmom
I know - I always question how people managed to...

I know - I always question how people managed to feed babies at night before the invention of handheld lights of some sort. I have a hard enough time getting R latched on at night even with a light...
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