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Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-22-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By fertilemyrtle
My 18-month has had a non-stop runny nose and...

My 18-month has had a non-stop runny nose and wet cough.   For well over a month.   He's in daycare 3 days/week, and the dr. at his 18-mo check up just said it's what happens in daycare.  She did...
Forum: July 2011   07-11-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,823
Posted By fertilemyrtle
Baby's gender Guess-  Girl Actual-  BOY!!...

Baby's gender
Guess-  Girl
Actual-  BOY!! (So much for mama's intuition)
 
Baby's birth date and time
Guess-  July 2, afternoon (although feel free to come in June, baby!)
Actual-   JUNE 29,...
Forum: June 2011   07-10-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By fertilemyrtle
Yeah, it's been really great for me to have...

Yeah, it's been really great for me to have written the birth story and get it out there.   Thank you for the awesome feedback :) 
 
I still can't believe it all happened!  it's surreal, and yet...
Forum: June 2011   07-04-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By fertilemyrtle
My birth story is online here:...

My birth story is online here: http://www.fivepointsyoga.com/blog
 
Thanks everyone, for the congrats!   I'm psyched to have him here!
Forum: June 2011   07-03-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By fertilemyrtle
I was due end of June, but thought I'd go in...

I was due end of June, but thought I'd go in July.  Went into labor on my due date and had him the next day, June 29.
 
Yona Yitzchak.   9lbs. 2 oz. at home.   First baby.   Birth story on blog...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-27-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By fertilemyrtle
Classes with a good teacher are so much better...

Classes with a good teacher are so much better than DVDs!   I'm a full-time prenatal yoga teacher:   www.fivepointsyoga.com (http://www.fivepointsyoga.com)
 
I have a prenatal podcast you can buy...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-23-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By fertilemyrtle
To me, it seems much more about the teacher than...

To me, it seems much more about the teacher than the *type* of CBE class.   Bradley is only good if the teacher is good!   You could look for other independent CBE teachers, unaffiliated with a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-22-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By fertilemyrtle
I can't look up the science now, but I know...

I can't look up the science now, but I know there have been studies that correlate excess weight gain (maybe it was considered 50 lbs. or more) to more propensity to obesity and other related...
Forum: July 2011   06-22-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 42,759
Posted By fertilemyrtle
I lost my mucous plug last night, much to my...

I lost my mucous plug last night, much to my surprise.   I was 39 weeks exactly yesterday.   I started having light contractions exactly a week ago Tuesday (at 38 weeks exactly) but my midwife keeps...
Forum: June 2011   06-20-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 747
Posted By fertilemyrtle
A great story!  I can't believe a bunch of...

A great story!  I can't believe a bunch of mothering mamas who I've been following all pregnancy are finally birthing!   I'm going to in about one week, I predict :)
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-20-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By fertilemyrtle
I also am a healthy eater, but take vitamins. ...

I also am a healthy eater, but take vitamins.  They say (and I'm not going to take the time to look it up) that the average produce these days has a lot less vitamins and minerals in it than a few...
Forum: June 2011   06-20-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By fertilemyrtle
Well, I hope it means something!   But, I...

Well, I hope it means something!
 
But, I have fairly intense "zingers" myself since 36 weeks (I'm 39 now) and I've realized that they are the baby's head.   But it's not necessarily widening my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-15-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By fertilemyrtle
I agree, OP, that the replies are very atypical...

I agree, OP, that the replies are very atypical of mothering.com replies.  Interesting.   Sometimes we hear exactly what we don't want to hear / weren't expecting, and it either helps us see a new...
Forum: July 2011   06-14-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,823
Posted By fertilemyrtle
Baby's gender Guess-  Girl Actual-   ...

Baby's gender
Guess-  Girl
Actual-
 
Baby's birth date and time
Guess-  July 2, afternoon (although feel free to come in June, baby!)
Actual-
 
Baby's weight and length
Guess- 8lbs., 21...
Forum: June 2011   06-14-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 723
Posted By fertilemyrtle
I'm 38 weeks, so from the beginning I've doubted...

I'm 38 weeks, so from the beginning I've doubted that the full moon would play a role, this month or next.   I think the baby will come sometime in the middle.   Do new moons do anything?  Here's...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-14-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By fertilemyrtle
I can't answer your questions, but just wanted...

I can't answer your questions, but just wanted to validate you.   I hear you that you are pissed and I believe your intuition about what was going on for baby. As we know, many of these testing...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-10-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By fertilemyrtle
Thanks everyone!   I think I'll wait on the bras...

Thanks everyone!   I think I'll wait on the bras for a few weeks, and use nursing camisoles/regular tank tops with shelf bras.   I'm guessing I'll fit into my regular tops pretty fast.   I detest...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-07-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By fertilemyrtle
This is my first baby, due between mid-June and...

This is my first baby, due between mid-June and mid-July.  What should I get ahead of time for dressing this summer?
 
I want to look not shlubby all summer, and I also want to be comfortable.   I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-27-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,143
Posted By fertilemyrtle
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by maptome http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-27-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,143
Posted By fertilemyrtle
Thanks!   I kind of wanted to hear someone say...

Thanks!   I kind of wanted to hear someone say that had these pains for several weeks.  Not that I want these pains for several weeks - but more that it helps me mentally to realize that I could...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-27-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,143
Posted By fertilemyrtle
First time momma here, planning a home birth.  ...

First time momma here, planning a home birth.   I'm very active and I've been feeling great, although getting a bit tired.   The baby is a mellow one it seems like.   Rolls and kicks everyday but...
Forum: June 2011   05-26-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 665
Posted By fertilemyrtle
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Buddhamom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1314374/who-s-being-tp-obsessive#post_16462816)
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Forum: June 2011   05-26-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,170
Posted By fertilemyrtle
i love that idea of writing on the arms!!   I...

i love that idea of writing on the arms!!   I might like to just see them, in addition to having my DH say them.   We're both worried that I'm going to get really annoyed with him. ...
Forum: July 2011   05-23-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By fertilemyrtle
You look great in the picture momofplenty!   ...

You look great in the picture momofplenty!    I'm 35 weeks, and seeing a number on the scale I've never seen before.   It is hard for many women I think, regardless of where you started.  I'm trying...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-22-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By fertilemyrtle
What about a copper IUD?  It has no hormones and...

What about a copper IUD?  It has no hormones and lasts for 10 years.   My spiel about it is always go to someone who is *very* experienced inserting them (like, ask for the number - over 100 would...
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