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Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 12:03 AM
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Post partum prep

What sort of things to do you get ready for post partum (besides freezing meals)?

I just made a bunch of witch hazel pads and mixed all my sitz bath herbs together and jarred them. I hope the...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 10:04 PM
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Posted By persephassa
Nurseries

are you planning a nursery?

i did with DS, but his crib was used mostly as a laundry catch-all (an was destroyed in a move, i used the $ the moving co gave us to buy his current twin bed, a better...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-31-2015, 08:43 PM
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Posted By persephassa
I'm not sure about pina colada, but you reminded...

I'm not sure about pina colada, but you reminded me I want to try this: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/pineapple-coconut-water-recipe.html

Although I not sure how I'd juice the ginger, I...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-25-2015, 08:23 AM
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Views: 312
Posted By persephassa
It depends on the person and their experience,...

It depends on the person and their experience, you'd need to interview a few people and see who you feel most comfortable with. The doula we chose this time has two children of her own, was born at...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-24-2015, 06:53 PM
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Posted By persephassa
Second the student doula suggestion. Ours for DS...

Second the student doula suggestion. Ours for DS was training for her Dona certification and she was wonderful. I was able to find one in our area (southern ca) this time where the doula prices are...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-22-2015, 10:21 PM
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Views: 472
Posted By persephassa
Your diapers are lovely!nmaking diapers looks...

Your diapers are lovely!nmaking diapers looks like fun. Do you use a certain pattern? That science print on the swaddler is really cute, too.
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-22-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By persephassa
I just filled up our yoga ball, too, voondrop! I...

I just filled up our yoga ball, too, voondrop! I think DS is into it more than me, tho, haha. When he was born my mom bounced him for hours on it, so that's nice.

Weeks: 26 tomorrow!...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-22-2015, 09:19 PM
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Views: 296
Posted By persephassa
Last year was our first year in our house, and we...

Last year was our first year in our house, and we had DH's aunt visiting from Minnesota (am in ca), plus my parents & brother, who are local (2-4 hour drives depending on la traffic). my due date is...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-20-2015, 11:27 PM
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Views: 1,316
Posted By persephassa
it is fun to see everyone! i did a much better...

it is fun to see everyone! i did a much better job of taking progress photos with DS--this time, almost nothing. but here's one--early july, so about 20 weeks i think? i'm going on 26 now. in...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-20-2015, 11:24 PM
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Views: 468
Posted By persephassa
how is everyone's xmas planning going? ...

how is everyone's xmas planning going?

suddenly, i have some energy so i have been doing all the things.

i started making xmas cloth bags for the baby; i made them for DH, me & DS, so just...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-20-2015, 11:06 PM
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Views: 472
Posted By persephassa
pretty muslin blankets! the fabric looks nice and...

pretty muslin blankets! the fabric looks nice and soft.

i made a lot of stuff for DS--luckily I still have it all, those some of it is "his." but i made flannel wipes and terry/flannel burp cloths...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-03-2015, 11:12 PM
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Views: 349
Posted By persephassa
I am in diaper land right now! Going through my...

I am in diaper land right now! Going through my son's stash and I ordered newborn all in ones / pockets from a coop on Facebook. I never had newborn size diapers with my son, we used disposables at...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-01-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By persephassa
We saved everything from DS so we don't need...

We saved everything from DS so we don't need much. I do want to get newborn size cloth diapers since we used disposables at that stage last time; waiting to buy them from a coop in a month or two. I...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-24-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,316
Posted By persephassa
Tiny! I think the baby is about the size of a...

Tiny! I think the baby is about the size of a lime, right? :) I don't feel like I show much yet, either, but I want to keep track with photos (I did before, but I've been too lazy to set up the...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-20-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By persephassa
Occasional chat

My DDC in 2011-12 had a random weekly chat thread that was like a meme/ form you filled in, it's been purged so I don't remember exactly how it went, but something like:

Weeks:
Appointments:...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-20-2015, 10:09 PM
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Views: 2,544
Posted By persephassa
I love thinking of names; I've been using that...

I love thinking of names; I've been using that behind the name site someone suggested, it's great! My DS is Orryn, we wanted an unusual nature-themed name (sometimes means river, pine cone, man of...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-13-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By persephassa
I have genera maillaise and sleepishness, but...

I have genera maillaise and sleepishness, but haven't barfed at all! Haha. Maybe feeling a little better? I don't know, I think the last few days have been better and I don't need a nap as much. I...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-11-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,683
Posted By persephassa
Thanks! , I found out about our son before him,...

Thanks! , I found out about our son before him, too--I gave him a card for xmas with the anatomy scan inside. He was convinced we were having a girl that time :)

Anyhow, otherwise I am super...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-11-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,683
Posted By persephassa
I got the results of my NIPT test today--baby...

I got the results of my NIPT test today--baby looks good, and is a girl! I'm excited :) my husband doesn't know yet, he wants to be surprised for father's day. Kind of weird to find out via email,...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-05-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,683
Posted By persephassa
I just had that blood test this morning. She said...

I just had that blood test this morning. She said we should know baby's gender in 7-10 days! I'm excited. I already thrifted some cute dresses, but if we have a boy I have a friend who is having a...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   04-12-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 697
Posted By persephassa
Yeah, we're in Orange county, everything is...

Yeah, we're in Orange county, everything is expensive. BMWs here they call "newport fords;" meanwhile, we drive an 02 subaru. Our kaiser does have midwives--first appointment in two weeks, so we'll...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   04-11-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 697
Posted By persephassa
Yeah, we have kaiser, haha. It's been fine...

Yeah, we have kaiser, haha. It's been fine otherwise. I thought, moving from Ohio last year, that our options would be more progressive in California. Oh well! Almost wish I could move back. I need...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   04-10-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 697
Posted By persephassa
I would love to have a homebirth (son was born at...

I would love to have a homebirth (son was born at a birth center in water), but our insurance won't cover it :( I went to the midwife/homebirth place near us last week, and it seems so great and...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   04-09-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By persephassa
Southern California, Orange County

Southern California, Orange County
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-30-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 917
Posted By persephassa
We were going to travel to minnesota for xmas but...

We were going to travel to minnesota for xmas but now well be staying home :) I'll miss seeing my DH's aunt and sister and her family. We were in california last holiday season and I kind of prefer...
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