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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-28-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By Abraisme
Our family eats at least $500 a month on produce...

Our family eats at least $500 a month on produce alone! I couldn't imagine the cuts I would have to make to keep my whole budget $500.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-27-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By Abraisme
We are a family of 5.  I spend around $1200 a...

We are a family of 5.  I spend around $1200 a month on food.  It's more than most people I know, but we don't eat any grains, everything is organic, grass-fed, etc.  Our food is expensive, it's the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-16-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Abraisme
My milk started to dry up at 8 weeks and was...

My milk started to dry up at 8 weeks and was totally gone by the time I was 12 weeks pregnant. I am a person that has always had very good supply otherwise.  Once pregnancy hormones kick in, there...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-31-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By Abraisme
I have one kid that walked at 12mo and another...

I have one kid that walked at 12mo and another that walked at 9mo.  My early walker walked early because SHE wanted to.  She skipped crawling and was massively determined to walk asap.  It doesn't...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-31-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Abraisme
Some kids just have a very sensitive gag...

Some kids just have a very sensitive gag reflex.  It doesn't matter when you start solids if this is the case.  My DS gagged, coughed and threw up while eating until he was 5yo!!  He started eating...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-22-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,322
Posted By Abraisme
Both of my labors were 27 hours long (from first...

Both of my labors were 27 hours long (from first painful contraction to delivery).  However, my contractions were 10-15 minutes apart until I went into transition.  This made my labors very mellow...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-22-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,450
Posted By Abraisme
Yup, I agree with this.  I take about 4000 IU a...

Yup, I agree with this.  I take about 4000 IU a day, while I'm pregnant or not.  My whole food multi has 1000 and I take an extra 3000 iu. 
 
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: November 2011   10-04-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Abraisme
Send her a pm and ask.  I'm sure she'll get it...

Send her a pm and ask.  I'm sure she'll get it fixed for you.
Forum: November 2011   10-04-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Abraisme
Bump - The rest of us are now at the Social...

Bump - The rest of us are now at the Social Group.  Please join us there!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-23-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,661
Posted By Abraisme
I've never understood why anyone would want to...

I've never understood why anyone would want to have children, but not want to actually raise them.  I always knew from the first moment that I got pregnant that I would raise my own children.  I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-23-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 782
Posted By Abraisme
Morgan - Girl Cameron - Boy Jordan - Boy ...

Morgan - Girl
Cameron - Boy
Jordan - Boy
Dylan - Boy
Avery - Either
Elliot - boy
Bailey - girl
Forum: November 2011   09-19-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By Abraisme
Luckily I have a TON of maternity clothes.  I've...

Luckily I have a TON of maternity clothes.  I've had several friends that were recently pregnant, plus I had all my stuff from my last pregnancy.  I had some stuff in an xs, which I wore in the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-18-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,205
Posted By Abraisme
I've taken krill oil in all 3 of my...

I've taken krill oil in all 3 of my pregnancies.  I really don't think that it will make you go LONGER than you're supposed to.  It may very well help your baby stay in for the right amount of time...
Forum: November 2011   09-17-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Abraisme
All I can say is that I see 'stars' on a regular...

All I can say is that I see 'stars' on a regular basis, whether I'm pregnant or not.  I tend to have low blood pressure and it often happens when I'm warm or tweek my neck in a certain way (I think...
Forum: November 2011   09-15-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Abraisme
You're not alone!  I tried to read the Birthing...

You're not alone!  I tried to read the Birthing From Within book while I was pregnant with #1.  I made it about halfway in before it got WAY too fluffy and reflective for me..  It totally depends on...
Forum: November 2011   09-15-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Abraisme
Glad to hear it!  I know that having a list...

Glad to hear it!  I know that having a list really helps both myself and my DH.  :)
 
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Forum: November 2011   09-15-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Abraisme
Did you know that our DDC is moving over to a...

Did you know that our DDC is moving over to a 'Group'?  Maybe you could open your new posts over there? 
 
http://www.mothering.com/community/groups/show/2/november-2011-ddc
 
The only...
Forum: November 2011   09-15-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Abraisme
I took the Bradley method class years ago.  They...

I took the Bradley method class years ago.  They were very comprehensive and I learned a lot of great info.  I also had a very good teacher, which I'm sure helped.
 
With #2 I did the home-study...
Forum: November 2011   09-14-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Abraisme
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif
 
I don't have any fantastic, in depth advice, but maybe this will help.  When I have a lot of projects to do I try to get a friend to help (even...
Forum: November 2011   09-12-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,769
Posted By Abraisme
33 weeks is still very early to be worried about...

33 weeks is still very early to be worried about a transverse baby.  It's VERY rare for a baby to stay transverse (1/2500), so the odds are that he'll turn head down soon enough.  Also, transverse...
Forum: November 2011   09-12-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Abraisme
Luckily we live in a really progressive area. ...

Luckily we live in a really progressive area.  It's totally possible to find a pediatrician here that can fit all/most of one's ap values.  I know that other people in other states aren't so lucky. ...
Forum: November 2011   09-12-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Abraisme
Yes, I think it will help people move over. ...

Yes, I think it will help people move over.  It's hard to move, when the threads are all running here..
Forum: November 2011   09-11-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Abraisme
I also live in the PDX area and love my...

I also live in the PDX area and love my pediatrician!  She has never hassled me about breastfeeding, co-sleeping, not-vaccination, starting solids or sttn.  She always acts like these things are...
Forum: November 2011   09-11-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 31,711
Posted By Abraisme
http://journeytocrunchville.wordpress.com/2010/08...

http://journeytocrunchville.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/why-you-should-stop-doing-kegels/
 
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Forum: November 2011   09-11-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 31,711
Posted By Abraisme
PLEASE POST ALL NEW PHOTOS IN THE 'NOVEMBER 2011...

PLEASE POST ALL NEW PHOTOS IN THE 'NOVEMBER 2011 DDC' SOCIAL GROUP.
 
http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1306078/the-belly-photo-thread
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