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Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 09:44 PM
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Posted By blissful_maia
The ones with elastics definitely get stretched...

The ones with elastics definitely get stretched but lasted me through two kids easily. I have several of these type but I do prefer the pull-on type with wooly waist and leg bands and I find they...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 470
Posted By blissful_maia
I just cannot even fathom how you...

I just cannot even fathom how you not-first-timers are still able to hide! Are you really tall or something? Maybe it's the style of clothes I wear or something... I had to get creative with clothing...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 107
Posted By blissful_maia
BarefootBrooke, your art is simply AMAZING. I am...

BarefootBrooke, your art is simply AMAZING. I am in love. :love Do you sell your prints anywhere?
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 120
Posted By blissful_maia
Yes I remember Metasequoia! They were born around...

Yes I remember Metasequoia! They were born around the same time as my dd2 (I was in Sept DDC, my dd was born in Oct and I think hers in August). What a whirlwind and amazing story their family has,...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 190
Posted By blissful_maia
:hug Thinking of you, your husband and your girl,...

:hug Thinking of you, your husband and your girl, Ble530. It's so, so hard to be given this info and trying to process it when you can't because you don't fully know the implications. I hope you can...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By blissful_maia
:lol Awww! Poor bug. I'm glad he has time to...

:lol Awww! Poor bug. I'm glad he has time to adjust! I was the midwife for a family who always let their older kids middle name the next baby (parents chose the first name) with no rules at all. The...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 175
Posted By blissful_maia
I think the benefits of wool outweigh the small...

I think the benefits of wool outweigh the small amount of maintenance, personally! I have a pretty large rotation (about 8 or 9 covers) so I can go awhile between a big wash/lanolize. I have a wool...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 567
Posted By blissful_maia
I am wondering if I have an anterior placenta...

I am wondering if I have an anterior placenta happening this time.... I felt distinct and consistent movement after 11.5-12 weeks with my third. This time I definitely have sensations of "movement",...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 65
Posted By blissful_maia
Metasequoia, I would say tulsi is fine... it's...

Metasequoia, I would say tulsi is fine... it's one of those things that there isn't a ton of research about but I have had a local holistic psychiatrist mention it to one of my clients for anxiety...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-23-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 817
Posted By blissful_maia
Yes Metasequoia! The grunting and groaning when I...

Yes Metasequoia! The grunting and groaning when I do the most basic tasks, waddling to the bathroom first thing in the morning, quite ridiculous for 13 weeks! I too wonder if things will be much more...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-23-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 190
Posted By blissful_maia
Yay for another girl in the DDC! :storkgirl :joy...

Yay for another girl in the DDC! :storkgirl :joy I think mine is too but won't know til she's out!

FWIW Ble530, our cut-off for a concerning NT measurement here in Canada is 3.5mm and since you...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-23-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 88
Posted By blissful_maia
Emanresu, I make up hypothetical scenarios to cry...

Emanresu, I make up hypothetical scenarios to cry about too! :lol Not on purpose, but all of a sudden my mind goes there and I'm weepy!

The past few days there has been a radiothon raising money...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-23-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 342
Posted By blissful_maia
I have been making a decluttering and home...

I have been making a decluttering and home project list of things I want completed this pregnancy too! Nothing like having a deadline. ;) One of mine is a DIY remodel of our kitchen... am I insane?...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-22-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 817
Posted By blissful_maia
13 weeks with baby 4! :love

13 weeks with baby 4! :love
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-21-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 110
Posted By blissful_maia
You can totally drink RRL all throughout...

You can totally drink RRL all throughout pregnancy, but I usually recommend easing into it just in case you react strongly to it (lots of BHs or mild cramping etc). Such great stuff.

I make a...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-21-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 300
Posted By blissful_maia
I would say we are fairly minimalist in the baby...

I would say we are fairly minimalist in the baby department... both because our attachment parenting style means the main thing baby needs is his/her family members, and also because I care about not...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-21-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 342
Posted By blissful_maia
BarefootBrooke, your announcement is SO adorable...

BarefootBrooke, your announcement is SO adorable and I imagine fits you and your dh's personalities well. :) I love some of the books you have there and how great that you found and read them before...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-21-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 190
Posted By blissful_maia
Great news about the Panorama Ble530! Sending...

Great news about the Panorama Ble530! Sending time-passing-quickly wishes to you until you find out about dh, but like you said it's super unlikely you are both carriers! :hug
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-21-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 255
Posted By blissful_maia
I'm glad others are excited about this thread! I...

I'm glad others are excited about this thread! I thought I might be the only person collecting at 12-13 weeks. :lol

Tricia Swenson, I use fitteds for my teeny tiny babies because I prefer to have...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-18-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 342
Posted By blissful_maia
Mmmmm naps imavera! Well deserved for a busy mama...

Mmmmm naps imavera! Well deserved for a busy mama and I hope they give you energy through the week.

Emanresu, I have been the same way which is a bummer since I love a wide variety of food and...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-18-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 255
Posted By blissful_maia
Collecting things for baby... have you started?

This has been so exciting for me having an almost 6 year gap between my youngest and this one since I get to think about and collect sweet little baby things (just reused my old stuff the last two...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-18-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 86
Posted By blissful_maia
Mmm, how do you make your chicken tikka masala? I...

Mmm, how do you make your chicken tikka masala? I sadly admit that I usually rely on organic jars to help me with Indian creations since the flavour combinations are a little beyond me but I LOVE...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-18-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 106
Posted By blissful_maia
They would definitely have the right to refuse if...

They would definitely have the right to refuse if they weren't comfortable with it, but in my experiences they just wanted the surro-mama to be happy and comfortable wherever she was so they tried to...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-18-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 163
Posted By blissful_maia
OMG. I was drooling thinking about amazing...

OMG. I was drooling thinking about amazing Christmas cookies then gagged. Ear wax is one of my bugaboos, and pregnancy just emphasizes that. :faint
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   01-18-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 342
Posted By blissful_maia
Speaking of telling, we are about 1/2 way through...

Speaking of telling, we are about 1/2 way through telling parents/inlaws then we can make it publicly official. The family I totally feared reacting badly has been surprisingly supportive and even...
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