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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-16-2004, 02:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Sharon
I haven't been on these boards basically since...

I haven't been on these boards basically since dd was born because, well, I haven't had much time! But I'm at wits end right now with our sleep situation! DD is also 9 months and is also a mover....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-16-2004, 02:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By Sharon
I was told that if they are able to roll by...

I was told that if they are able to roll by themselves, then it's ok. You should put him on his back and if he rolls over, it's probably fine. If you're uncomfortable with that, you can always let...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-08-2003, 04:57 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,787
Posted By Sharon
Kaje, thanks for the reminder...I haven't really...

Kaje, thanks for the reminder...I haven't really even looked at Mothering.com since Elena was born. We're just having so much fun with her that I rarely even sit down at the computer anymore! She's...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-12-2003, 05:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,019
Posted By Sharon
Kaje, I really wish you the very best during...

Kaje, I really wish you the very best during your last few days of pregnancy. How frustrating not to have super supportive care. Just trust yourself and your body and remember that you're in charge!...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-12-2003, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Sharon
My midwives said that weight gain means so...

My midwives said that weight gain means so little that they said it was completely up to me whether or not I weighed myself. Their charts have NO records of my weight. I did step on the scale from...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-10-2003, 03:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,954
Posted By Sharon
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/baby.gif
After a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-07-2003, 10:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,954
Posted By Sharon
I'm still in labor....thanks for all the well...

I'm still in labor....thanks for all the well wishes! My contractions have slowed down a bit, but still strong when they happen. I was getting really discouraged, but I talked to both my doula and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-07-2003, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 951
Posted By Sharon
I'm right there with you!!!! My contractions...

I'm right there with you!!!! My contractions have been on and off for several days, but last night they were STRONG and about 6-8 minutes apart (some just 5 minutes) and lasting about 50 seconds. I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-07-2003, 01:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,153
Posted By Sharon
I think I'm REALLY in labor. I finally called my...

I think I'm REALLY in labor. I finally called my midwife at 5:30am and she told me to take a bath and eat and see if I could get some rest. On my way to the bath, I peed and lost my mucus plug!!!!...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-07-2003, 07:19 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,153
Posted By Sharon
It's 2:15am and I haven't been able to get to...

It's 2:15am and I haven't been able to get to sleep yet. If this isn't real labor, I'm scared of what is! OUCH. I had to get up just to see if walking around was any more comfy than being in bed. If...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-06-2003, 05:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,153
Posted By Sharon
Stop the Krispy Kreme talk! They just opened a...

Stop the Krispy Kreme talk! They just opened a store in June that is only about 5 minutes from us!!! To make matters worse, it shares a parking lot with our favorite home improvement store and we...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-06-2003, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Sharon
I second the papaya recommendation. My heartburn...

I second the papaya recommendation. My heartburn came and went and came and went, but whenever I took papaya, I had no problem! Take it before your meal and if you're feeling uncomfy afterwards,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-06-2003, 01:49 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,153
Posted By Sharon
Smeta, I would assume you're supposed to put the...

Smeta, I would assume you're supposed to put the pads directly on your skin since the witch hazel is supposed to help with perineal healing. Maybe let it thaw a little or ??? I don't know if they...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-05-2003, 06:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,153
Posted By Sharon
I just got an email from Motherwear.com saying...

I just got an email from Motherwear.com saying they are having a 60% off sale on nursing clothes. Ends 8/10.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-05-2003, 06:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,153
Posted By Sharon
I've had a couple crampy contractions like I was...

I've had a couple crampy contractions like I was having last night, but they aren't at all regular. The midwives said it's pretty common to go on like this for a couple nights before labor really...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-05-2003, 01:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,153
Posted By Sharon
I too was convinced labor was starting last...

I too was convinced labor was starting last night. I've had lots of BH all along (since about month 4) and in the last month or two, they have gotten much stronger and more frequent...but never...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-04-2003, 04:21 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,153
Posted By Sharon
Luckymomma, It's still (barely) Aug. 3...

Luckymomma, It's still (barely) Aug. 3 here...just noticed it's your anniversary! Happy anniversary!

RachelMolly, I'm birthing in a birth center with a midwife. I have a friend who is due in Sept...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-03-2003, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By Sharon
I've heard of wonderful results from acupuncture...

I've heard of wonderful results from acupuncture and moxy(?) sticks...it's a cigar shaped bundle of herbal stuff (like incense) that you burn and hold by your foot after being treated with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-03-2003, 02:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,153
Posted By Sharon
Kaje, I just don't see what the problem...

Kaje, I just don't see what the problem is...your due date is RIGHT around the corner! I fully support your decision to get out and do some of those things that you want to do!...including switching...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-02-2003, 01:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By Sharon
I did get a haircut the other day and WOW that...

I did get a haircut the other day and WOW that was great!

Cinnamonamon, you're too funny! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

I think the hardest part is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-02-2003, 01:32 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,415
Posted By Sharon
Kathy-jo, what a yucky yucky day for you! But I...

Kathy-jo, what a yucky yucky day for you! But I agree with Luckymomma, let out all your frustrations and then trust your instincts. It sounds like you have a good grasp on what you want and what...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-01-2003, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By Sharon
thanks everyone! These are great suggestions. I...

thanks everyone! These are great suggestions. I think I'll definitely rent a bunch of movies...that's about all I have energy for in the evenings! I don't have a baby book yet, so maybe I'll go hunt...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-01-2003, 01:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,415
Posted By Sharon
Skye's Mama! Congratulations on the twins! What...

Skye's Mama! Congratulations on the twins! What a surprise, I'm sure! I haven't had an ultrasound at all and people keep saying, "but what if there are twins? How would you know?" Well, I'm pretty...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-01-2003, 02:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,415
Posted By Sharon
for what it's worth, I started a thread on "life...

for what it's worth, I started a thread on "life with babe" asking current moms for ideas on things to do in these last days before the baby arrives... I figured that moms with babies would have a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-31-2003, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By Sharon
I'm due in about 2 weeks and I feel like we're...

I'm due in about 2 weeks and I feel like we're more or less ready for the baby to arrive. For the last couple days, I've found myself not quite knowing what to do with myself. (sounds crazy, I...
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