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Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-26-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By lakeruby
I LOVED Birthing From Within, Real Food for...

I LOVED Birthing From Within, Real Food for Mother & Baby, and Susan Weed's Herbal for the Childbearing Year (I think that's what it's called...)
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-25-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,778
Posted By lakeruby
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dbsam http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372324/january-pantry-challenge-come-join-in/40#post_17241208)
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-23-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,778
Posted By lakeruby
Great idea!  Last night we made this awesome...

Great idea!  Last night we made this awesome tomato soup with stuff we had on hand!
http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/a-simple-tomato-soup-recipe.html
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-09-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By lakeruby
I love Rosemary Gladstar's recipes!  I got the...

I love Rosemary Gladstar's recipes!  I got the from her books at the library.
 
I regularly drink nettle/oatstraw/RRL tea (did before and during pregnancy and now postpartum) -- NOT for the taste...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-08-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,075
Posted By lakeruby
Love this idea!  I am coming up with a budget...

Love this idea!  I am coming up with a budget this year for the firs time EVER (got Dave Ramsay's Total Money Makeover for Christmas!) and once I have a budget written I will set a goal for local...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-01-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 3,277
Posted By lakeruby
a. Who you are:  Sarah, WOHM to DD (10 weeks)....

a. Who you are:  Sarah, WOHM to DD (10 weeks).  I just started back to work after 2 months maternity leave.  My DH works in the evenings running a restaurant and I work during the day.  So far, with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-26-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By lakeruby
This is my first pregnancy, and we're skipping...

This is my first pregnancy, and we're skipping most of the testing, although I did have blood drawn and I do the pee tests at each meeting with my midwife.  We aren't planning any ultrasounds-- I...
Forum: Birth Stories   04-25-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By lakeruby
Awesome! So glad to hear about the happy...

Awesome! So glad to hear about the happy outcome.  Unassisted births are so amazing to me, thanks for sharing!
Forum: Birth Stories   04-25-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By lakeruby
Thanks for sharing your story, and congrats on...

Thanks for sharing your story, and congrats on #2!   Looks like a very happy and healthy girl you've got there :)
Forum: Birth Stories   04-25-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By lakeruby
GREAT story!  I love it. Thanks for sharing!

GREAT story!  I love it. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-25-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,104
Posted By lakeruby
RedTree-- scarey! That is something I'm afraid...

RedTree-- scarey! That is something I'm afraid of.
 
LilyTiger-- I have had those same experiences w/ sleeping on my back. It's funny, it was NEVER comfortable for me before pregnancy.  I'd hear...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-25-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 770
Posted By lakeruby
Hang in there Contrariety!    GirlBoyGirl,...

Hang in there Contrariety! 
 
GirlBoyGirl, ugh-- that's rough.  I was just listening to a piece on NPR this morning about student loans-- they can be really scarey!  I also feel like I kind of...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-19-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By lakeruby
Ugh!  We totally have moths too.  I find their...

Ugh!  We totally have moths too.  I find their larvae cocoons on our ceilings, as well as see the "dust" they leave behind in the bottoms of our drawers and closets.  I really need to do something...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-19-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 770
Posted By lakeruby
Wooo hooo! I have just finished BS2!!  I paid...

Wooo hooo! I have just finished BS2!!  I paid off my student loan yesterday.  Feels soooooo good. Now, on to BS3.  I think this will take a while, especially since I will be out of work on mostly...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-26-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By lakeruby
I like Carey or Leslie or Valentine (Val or...

I like Carey or Leslie or Valentine (Val or Valla)
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-21-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 10,324
Posted By lakeruby
yay erica!  I love the name, so sweet!   ...

yay erica!  I love the name, so sweet!
 
boots-- glad you have a doc now!  That must be a huge relief.
 
andaluza-  woo hooo!  happy for your good news at your scan.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-14-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By lakeruby
how sweet!

how sweet!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-27-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By lakeruby
I found out a week before Christmas, and waited...

I found out a week before Christmas, and waited until Christmas Eve to tell my husband.  Well, I was pretty sure he knew I was pregnant (because we were trying to conceive, and it was past the time...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-22-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 42,969
Posted By lakeruby
I agree with everything that's been said--...

I agree with everything that's been said-- totally normal! I was seen by our midwife for the first time at around 10 weeks-- which is when we heard the heartbeat!  
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-22-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By lakeruby
I'm no expert (currently pregnant with my first...

I'm no expert (currently pregnant with my first too!) but I did have cramping throughout my first 10 weeks or so. I am now 13 weeks and I still get some sharp pains in my lower abdomen when I switch...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-21-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By lakeruby
How sweet!!  Great story.

How sweet!!  Great story.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-02-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 10,324
Posted By lakeruby
Ram-- Gorgeous baby!!!!!!

Ram-- Gorgeous baby!!!!!!
Forum: Birth Stories   01-23-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By lakeruby
Congratulations!  As another first-time mama...

Congratulations!  As another first-time mama hoping to birth naturally at home, your story is so moving and uplifting.  Go, mama, go!
 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-05-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 10,324
Posted By lakeruby
I'd like to be added!  I'm 30, expecting #1 in...

I'd like to be added!  I'm 30, expecting #1 in August 2012, after 2 months of trying.  :)
 
 
Ram-- love your whale theme, that is too cute!
 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-04-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,229
Posted By lakeruby
Thanks!  I'm not sure yet about major financial...

Thanks!  I'm not sure yet about major financial changes... we are hoping to have a home birth, and our midwife is covered by our insurance so our out-of-pocket expenses for the midwife/birth will be...
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