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Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-26-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By lizsky
Yes! As soon as my 5 and 3 year olds know, the...

Yes! As soon as my 5 and 3 year olds know, the world will know! 8 week mark here, and half my normal pants are uncomfortable...I suspect I'll be in maternity full-time before 2nd trimester. :P So...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-22-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By lizsky
My daughter was nursing a ton when I got pregnant...

My daughter was nursing a ton when I got pregnant and it was SO painful. But it was fairly short-lived, as she lost interest as my supply dried up. By 10 weeks we were down to maybe twice a day and...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-22-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 394
Posted By lizsky
That sounds really hard. I'm glad you are...

That sounds really hard. I'm glad you are planning to get checked out this week. I didn't go in until 12ish weeks with #1 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-22-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,106
Posted By lizsky
I already gotten a thick look through my middle. ...

I already gotten a thick look through my middle. 8 weeks today. Didn't look like this until 12 weeks last time. I've told a couple family members but had no plans to tell others until maybe 15...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-22-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By lizsky
I picked up a couple bras for mid/end stages of...

I picked up a couple bras for mid/end stages of pregnancy when Macy's had deep sales. I found I really needed to get something bigger, because I was A cup pre-pregnancy and changed to C cup by the...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-18-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By lizsky
Thank you turtle for your thoughtful ideas...I...

Thank you turtle for your thoughtful ideas...I especially want to work on self-care this time...easier said than done when you have needy littles to care for. Lwarr I hear you on having a difficult...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-16-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By lizsky
Anyone else trying to work through old fears?

I had a lovely 1st birth but a scary, stressful 2nd birth. I want to enter this 3rd experience with hope and peace, and am trying to find ways to do that.

I'm starting by finding a new midwife...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-16-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By lizsky
I've only told a couple family members. Its our...

I've only told a couple family members. Its our 3rd baby, and while reactions were not super negative, they were unenthusiastic... We've been trying for awhile, so WE are super excited even if they...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-11-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,030
Posted By lizsky
I am Liz, I'm 34, due Nov 1 give or take (maybe a...

I am Liz, I'm 34, due Nov 1 give or take (maybe a few days later based on when I suspect I ovulated). I've been a few days early in the past, so not too worried about it either way. I have a 5 year...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-04-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By lizsky
I haven't been on Mothering in a long time, but I...

I haven't been on Mothering in a long time, but I think I'm a little over 5 weeks along with baby 3!

LMP suggests I'm due around Nov 1st, though I think it might be more like the 3rd based on...
Forum: Family Planning   09-19-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By lizsky
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by heldt123 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389029/2-5-3-yr-age-gap#post_17464107)
 My older son was potty...
Forum: Family Planning   09-18-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By lizsky
Its interesting how everyone can perceive an age...

Its interesting how everyone can perceive an age gap differently based on previous experiences.  When I think about a 3 year gap that sounds long to me!  But thats probably because my girls are...
Forum: Family Planning   03-08-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By lizsky
DH and I have talked a lot about family size and...

DH and I have talked a lot about family size and knowing when to stop and what "feeling done" entails.  We have two children (ages 3 & 1) and we both would like one more child, but beyond that we...
Forum: Laura Markham   10-26-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By lizsky
Thank you for your thoughtful ideas.  I realize...

Thank you for your thoughtful ideas.  I realize that these are fairly universal situations, but the other parents I know deal with them either by letting the baby cry herself to sleep, or planting...
Forum: Laura Markham   09-14-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By lizsky
My DD1 is 2.5 and wants to be around me ALL the...

My DD1 is 2.5 and wants to be around me ALL the time.  Usually this is fine, but occasionally I need some space.  I try to use positive discipline with her (building my relationship with her,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-14-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By lizsky
I don't have much advice, just commiseration....

I don't have much advice, just commiseration.  My 2.5 year old does not do independent play at all.  We rarely do screen time, but even the novelty and excitement of that is not compelling enough...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-03-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By lizsky
Feralfox I'd be interested to know about them as...

Feralfox I'd be interested to know about them as well.  I had a mixed experience with my last birth and would like to learn about different options for the future.  These boards aren't very active...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   04-06-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By lizsky
I delivered both my children at Mercy w/ Kathy's...

I delivered both my children at Mercy w/ Kathy's group...my 1st in 2010, my 2nd baby 3 weeks ago.  So the L & D and postpartum units are still in the old building, but will be moving to the brand...
Forum: March 2012   01-15-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,099
Posted By lizsky
3timesamom & JMJ, I was feeling lonely too and...

3timesamom & JMJ, I was feeling lonely too and wasn't so sure about the facebook thing b/c of privacy, but it is a closed private group.  There seem to be at least 20 new posts a day on it, so...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-15-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 20,860
Posted By lizsky
I was on the slim side of average pre-pregnancy...

I was on the slim side of average pre-pregnancy and gained 31 pounds.  2 days post-partum I had lost 13 pounds (DD was almost 8, so I guess the other 5 were placenta etc...).  By 2 weeks post-partum...
Forum: March 2012   12-19-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By lizsky
I understand why you feel worried, but it might...

I understand why you feel worried, but it might feel like a bigger deal right now than it will when you have a baby in your arms.  
 
I've invested a good amount of time and money in grad school...
Forum: March 2012   11-18-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By lizsky
I turn mine inside-out and leave them on a...

I turn mine inside-out and leave them on a drying rack and have had no issues.  I'm not sure that turning them inside-out is completely necessary, but I've noticed more dampness when I don't...and...
Forum: March 2012   11-16-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By lizsky
I don't have great quick snack ideas, but I...

I don't have great quick snack ideas, but I usually make big batches of things (like enough for 6-8 servings even though its just me DH and DD) and snack on them for several days.  The cooking...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-15-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By lizsky
I don't know if this will be helpful or not, but...

I don't know if this will be helpful or not, but the main thing that has helped me deal with DD's nighttime wakings and my fatigue has been to try to come to peace about it, whether the actual...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-14-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By lizsky
We have flown 3000 miles cross-country to see my...

We have flown 3000 miles cross-country to see my inlaws about 5 times since my DDs birth and I ended up asking them to buy a carseat so we wouldn't have to lug ours around.  I suggested a cheap...
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