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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By AnkaJones
I'm a bit traditional myself and really like The...

I'm a bit traditional myself and really like The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading. No bells or whistles, we spend about 10 minutes per day. It's scripted so you know how to explain...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   08-07-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By AnkaJones
I used hypobabies to prepare for both of my...

I used hypobabies to prepare for both of my births so far, and I think it really helped a lot as far as going into it confident and calm. I wound up not using the tools in any specific way during...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   08-07-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By AnkaJones
This is a great conversation so far. With our...

This is a great conversation so far. With our last baby, DS2, who is now just over 1 1/2, we had a lot of thought about this. My oldest DS1 was just over 2 when the new baby arrived and handled it...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-10-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By AnkaJones
It's something that should have been discussed...

It's something that should have been discussed with you. Doctors should generally discuss things like this with you, because people do or do not want genetic screening and tend to feel pretty...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   07-06-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,330
Posted By AnkaJones
Nausea has eased up again... I'm reluctant to...

Nausea has eased up again... I'm reluctant to celebrate having turned the corner because I feel like I celebrate that every week then the next day is awful. Today I woke up with the sudden need to...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-30-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By AnkaJones
This is a link to the list of slideshows and...

This is a link to the list of slideshows and videos that I mainly worked from to prep my older child a couple of years ago -- still make sure you preview before you view with your child. We found...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-29-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,841
Posted By AnkaJones
Phew. It was an epic trip. We spent a total of...

Phew. It was an epic trip. We spent a total of 36 hours behind TSA lines of the last 48. We missed a connecting flight and wound up spending the night sleeping on the floor at an airport, then had...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-26-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,841
Posted By AnkaJones
Wish me luck, ladies. Going on a 12 hour plane...

Wish me luck, ladies. Going on a 12 hour plane trip with two littles. Won't get in until 3 a.m. my time. And having a particularly sick day after a week of feeling a lot better with the nausea.
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-26-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,243
Posted By AnkaJones
I feel you about the work thing. So much of the...

I feel you about the work thing. So much of the maternity clothing is very casual, or just has too low a collar, or just a little too tight in the legs or bottom for work wear. I found skirts at a...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-23-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By AnkaJones
Oh thank god someone said this... I haven't lost...

Oh thank god someone said this... I haven't lost my mind.

I've been eating Jalapeno poppers of all things. Horrible coming up if they come up, but usually they stay down pretty well. But of all...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-23-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By AnkaJones
Usually I'm happy emotionally even if physically...

Usually I'm happy emotionally even if physically I'm hitting a wall with the now months of near constant nausea, daily vomiting, and extreme fatigue. I've started to get stressed out though that the...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-17-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,841
Posted By AnkaJones
Mearph, I would have died on that plane. I had...

Mearph, I would have died on that plane. I had to take a two hour plane ride that was smooth the whole way and still sat there with the barf bag the whole time.

BTW, it was the first time I had...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-15-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,841
Posted By AnkaJones
Just figured I'd say it... I think I'm turning...

Just figured I'd say it... I think I'm turning the corner with the nausea and vomiting!!! I have at least 3 good hours every day now :)
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-15-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By AnkaJones
Hi ItyBity, I had the same concern. We would up...

Hi ItyBity, I had the same concern. We would up agreeing that anyone (me, husband, midwife... anyone) could ask that he be taken out to play. And he had his own doula to monitor how he was doing...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-13-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By AnkaJones
I feel ya! With my second I had a toddler, and...

I feel ya! With my second I had a toddler, and was working about 80 hours per week. DH was a stay at home dad, so that helped a lot, but the nausea and fatigue was awful. And I find that my nausea...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-13-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By AnkaJones
My oldest son, who was about 2 1/2 at the time,...

My oldest son, who was about 2 1/2 at the time, was present for all of the laboring but decided he wanted to go do something else when I was pushing. We did a lot of preparation for him, which I...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-06-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By AnkaJones
Oh, don't even get me started with the manager's...

Oh, don't even get me started with the manager's wife! My manager with my first had a wife who had a scheduled c section for convenience, and couldn't get it through his head that I didn't know the...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-06-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By AnkaJones
We told ours, 3.5 and 1.5 years old. My older...

We told ours, 3.5 and 1.5 years old. My older son told my dad, who of course told everyone. It was actually kind of a fun way to break the news to the family. I like giving them a nice long time...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-06-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,219
Posted By AnkaJones
I'm due 1/4 :)

I'm due 1/4 :)
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-06-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By AnkaJones
I wind up cutting back on caffeine mainly because...

I wind up cutting back on caffeine mainly because it worsens by nausea (and what could be more miserable than puking up coffee)? However, I do switch over to tea and have a cup or so a day. ...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-02-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By AnkaJones
So, I told people. I knew things would be okay...

So, I told people. I knew things would be okay when the HR person said, "Congradulations! Don't worry, I know this can be scary. It happened to me once too. Everything is going to be okay."
...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   06-02-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By AnkaJones
Hey, we're in the same boat (well, I'm throwing...

Hey, we're in the same boat (well, I'm throwing up, but the all day nausea is the worst part). So hugs, mama!

That said, I think the most important thing is to take it one day at a time. I...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   05-31-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By AnkaJones
I just checked... nothing extra with the state...

I just checked... nothing extra with the state I'm in. I guess I'll just have to hope they're nice about it.

Mearph, that totally sucks that federal employees are exempted from protections! Wow...
Forum: January 2016 Due Date Club   05-31-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By AnkaJones
Telling at Work

Any other working moms here? I'm thinking about telling work on Monday (I'll be 9 weeks along)... I know it's early, but where I deliver will depend on how much maternity leave I'm able to get. My...
Forum: Homebirth   05-30-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By AnkaJones
I think at the end of the day you need to feel...

I think at the end of the day you need to feel comfortable. For me, that degree of laid back-ness would make me pretty uncomfortable. It's important to know about your medical history because there...
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