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Forum: Diapering   05-21-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By crunchymamatobe
I have only ever used an HE front-loader for...

I have only ever used an HE front-loader for clothe diapers, now on our third baby. Fourth machine, though! Ha! (Due to one break down and multiple moves.)

Only one of those machines was the kind...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-09-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,587
Posted By crunchymamatobe
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by CrunchyMamaToBe http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   04-08-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,023
Posted By crunchymamatobe
Our pool was drained via pump into the back yard...

Our pool was drained via pump into the back yard (from our ground floor apartment). I didn't have anything to do I with it, my sister and doula took care of it. No dogs had access to the area, but...
Forum: Homebirth   04-01-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,023
Posted By crunchymamatobe
My first was born in a BPIAB. I loved it....

My first was born in a BPIAB. I loved it. Labored in it for hours.

Would have used it the second time, but she was in a hurry. I spent some of what felt to me like early labor in our regular...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,587
Posted By crunchymamatobe
First: 20+ hours of labor, including 4 pushing...

First: 20+ hours of labor, including 4 pushing (badly positioned baby, probably encouraged to push too soon)
Second: less than one hour, unplanned unassisted birth

3.3 years apart.

Both...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-10-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By crunchymamatobe
How are you doing, pandmmommy?? I had...

How are you doing, pandmmommy??

I had pretty severe pain in my sacro-iliac joints with my first pregnancy, from about 25 weeks. My MW classified it as SPD, even though my pubic joint/bone rarely...
Forum: Parenting   03-10-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,776
Posted By crunchymamatobe
Not everyone finds themselves in this position,...

Not everyone finds themselves in this position, but I was a very very leaky lady. So much milk. And my first spit up A Lot. So I would say my best "baby product" with my first was a plentiful supply...
Forum: Homebirth   02-06-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By crunchymamatobe
Both my kids were born at home in the UK. We had...

Both my kids were born at home in the UK. We had great experiences both times, the second time even with joint MW-hospital care. We were lucky enough to live in an area with a relatively high HB...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-12-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By crunchymamatobe
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Momsteader http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1393622/timing-of-subsequent-labors#post_17516179)

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I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-04-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By crunchymamatobe
We maintain amazon.com wishlists for our kids,...

We maintain amazon.com wishlists for our kids, making heavy use of the 'universal wishlist' feature. It doesn't mean we are over the "just go buy something at the local store" thing, but it does...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-28-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By crunchymamatobe
If your first baby was early, did...

If your first baby was early, did second/third/etc. babies come early, too? Were all your babies reliably late? Were they crazy and unpredictable?

My first and second were both 40+10, and I am...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-27-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By crunchymamatobe
1st and 2nd stages totally natural, but long....

1st and 2nd stages totally natural, but long. 3rd stage, the placenta wouldn't detach and we ended up in hospital (after a home birth) with an epidural to have it manually removed.
Forum: Homebirth   09-27-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By crunchymamatobe
We have a BPIAB. Three babies have been born in...

We have a BPIAB. Three babies have been born in it and it was set up (but not filled) for a fourth. Between #2 and #3 the floor developed a hole, but it was no biggie to patch. Just make sure to do...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   09-08-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 174
Posted By crunchymamatobe
Hi May Mamas!   I am due at the end of April...

Hi May Mamas!
 
I am due at the end of April with my 3rd, but both of my older children came at 40+10, so I wouldn't be surprised to have a May baby. I thought I'd better come over and say hello!!!
Forum: Homebirth   08-20-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By crunchymamatobe
I wouldn't call 143 low at all. But perhaps my...

I wouldn't call 143 low at all. But perhaps my perspective is skewed because my count dropped to 8 four weeks after the birth of my first child... 
 
I did a ton of research, on my own and with my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,674
Posted By crunchymamatobe
Oh, mama, I so hear you. The pain of having a...

Oh, mama, I so hear you. The pain of having a baby who used to sleep well but no longer does so has got to be worse than if the baby never slept well at all. My 10 month old used to sleep for 5-7...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-04-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By crunchymamatobe
Oh, mamas, thank you so much! Why is it that the...

Oh, mamas, thank you so much! Why is it that the twos get such bad press and no one says anything about how difficult four can be? And mine just turned four (though this difficult behavior has been...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-04-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By crunchymamatobe
We are looking for some, too, but I would like...

We are looking for some, too, but I would like them to be waterproof-ish. We have a pair of the Robeez boots left from when my son was a baby, but the soles aren't waterproof, so when the baby wants...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-03-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,844
Posted By crunchymamatobe
I think my DD's first pizza crust was at seven...

I think my DD's first pizza crust was at seven months? She loves it. I make our pizzas from scratch, but wouldn't really care if she ate one from a pizza shop. We are doing baby-led solids, so...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-03-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By crunchymamatobe
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/ba...

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I have been having a really hard time with my son, just turned four, of late. We have been through a lot of changes as a family in the last...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-23-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 856
Posted By crunchymamatobe
I let my baby play with food from five months....

I let my baby play with food from five months. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif

I never planned to allow solids before six months, but she literally took food from my plate....
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-19-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By crunchymamatobe
My DD seemed to hate being wrapped/slung at...

My DD seemed to hate being wrapped/slung at first, too. She would only tolerate it when we were walking outdoors. And, as others have mentioned, she really preferred (still prefers!) to be upright,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-17-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 11,262
Posted By crunchymamatobe
So my baby hasn't pooped since Monday......

So my baby hasn't pooped since Monday... http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif <--- that's me waiting, with protection, for the inevitable.
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-13-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 11,262
Posted By crunchymamatobe
Charlene, I hope you get some answers soon for...

Charlene, I hope you get some answers soon for Margaret. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

It's been a while since I checked in with you ladies! Things are nuts around...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-07-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,273
Posted By crunchymamatobe
Quote: Originally Posted by HappiLeigh...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappiLeigh http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15481221)
I was annoyed by my early walker. It was...
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