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Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   05-20-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By element2012
Is it morning sickness or something else?

After dinner and through the night last night I was sick, a first for me in pregnancy. My husband and daughter ate the same thing I ate and are fine. I also don't feel any better today and have...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   05-19-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,095
Posted By element2012
Definite baby in there teles! I'm 9 weeks, and...

Definite baby in there teles! I'm 9 weeks, and some evenings the bloat makes for a near bump for sure. Nothing to take a pic of yet :frown:
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   05-19-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By element2012
DD is 3, will be one month shy of 4 when this...

DD is 3, will be one month shy of 4 when this little blessing arrives, so she's a little older than some of the sibs on this thread. We told her right after we found out, at 4 weeks, because we would...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   05-12-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By element2012
I'm glad you started this thread. With my last...

I'm glad you started this thread. With my last pregnancy I was in my yoga teacher training and then subsequently teaching/practising yoga at least 5 days a week, plus walking at least miles a day....
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   05-07-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By element2012
I looked into a lot while pregnant with DD, but...

I looked into a lot while pregnant with DD, but never did anything. I will for sure this time. The Colombian women here all use fajas after delivery and have enviable waists for sure. There is a faja...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   05-07-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By element2012
Glad to know I'm not alone!

Glad to know I'm not alone!
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   05-07-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
  Skin!
Views: 443
Posted By element2012
I've also had acne to varying degrees since my...

I've also had acne to varying degrees since my teen years, also including a bout of accutane at 18. My skin is *decent* atm, with mostly a bunch of little pimples I can live with. I was badly broken...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   05-06-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By element2012
Holy Crankiness!

How is everyone feeling now? At 7.5 weeks, I am so uncontrollably cranky! I have snapped at my poor 3 year old daughter more times than I care to admit today. I'm not anyways the most patient person...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-29-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,272
Posted By element2012
KosmicMama, I'm freezing too! It's the strangest...

KosmicMama, I'm freezing too! It's the strangest thing, aren't we supposed to be hot??? So that's me so far, cold and sleepy.
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-29-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By element2012
CarenSwan, you're probably fine! I meant that you...

CarenSwan, you're probably fine! I meant that you could use a face wash that had salicylic acid in it, to treat acne, but you'd want to avoid a moisturizer with salicylic acid, or retinol.
As a side...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-27-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By element2012
I wish I had aversions! I'm hungry all the time...

I wish I had aversions! I'm hungry all the time and eating. I've had noticeable weight gain and I'm only 6 weeks. I feel like I gained too much last time and was hoping to not do that again..
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-27-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
  Names!
Views: 811
Posted By element2012
We were also convinced it was a boy last time. We...

We were also convinced it was a boy last time. We didn't have an ultrasound, so we didn't know until birth, but towards the end we were pretty sure it was a girl. Something about the way she moved...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-27-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By element2012
I love the Shikai brand for hair care, I think...

I love the Shikai brand for hair care, I think it's about $9 a bottle at Whole Foods. Very moisturizing for me, as someone who abuses with heat and color.

For the acne, I'm struggling with that...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-25-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By element2012
I am hoping Muriel2016 will come back and let us...

I am hoping Muriel2016 will come back and let us know how she's doing!

AFM, I'm 6 weeks and I'd say just about everyone knows I'm pregnant! :) I tried to hold off on telling everyone, but I'm just...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-25-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By element2012
I do have a few cheap nursing sleep bras from...

I do have a few cheap nursing sleep bras from Target that I love, plenty of support, comfortable and very stretchy. My last pregnancy I went from a 32d to 36c at the end, so while the breasts...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,272
Posted By element2012
It's a funny experience, with my first pregnancy...

It's a funny experience, with my first pregnancy I was teaching yoga and very active. Since I've only done yoga/exercised sporadically the last year, I'm feeling a lot more uncomfortable with...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By element2012
My first birth was with a midwife and we do plan...

My first birth was with a midwife and we do plan to use her again this time. I felt the same way. I wish all women could have that level of care, honestly. Enjoy it!
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   04-20-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 53
  Sticky: Introductions
Views: 1,958
Posted By element2012
I'll jump in! I'm 30, live in Florida, married 11...

I'll jump in! I'm 30, live in Florida, married 11 years next week, and we have a 3 year old daughter. We just moved and were planning to "try" for another after settling in. I was expecting AF around...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-04-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By element2012
3 year old has NO interest in self care

I don't know if a thread about a three year old belongs here or in the toddlers threads, but let's see how this goes.

DD recently turned 3 and she has no interest in caring for herself. She won't...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-14-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,243
Posted By element2012
Sassy Susan that breaks my heart, I'm so sorry...

Sassy Susan that breaks my heart, I'm so sorry for your loss.

DD will be 3 in a couple of weeks. If we're home and the "milkies" are available, she'll have it 6+ times a day plus once over night...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,449
Posted By element2012
Yours sounds a lot like mine at that age, I don't...

Yours sounds a lot like mine at that age, I don't think I would have survived without co sleeping. I basically had a nipple in her mouth all night for nearly a year. I also relied heavily on a...
Forum: Potty Learning   11-30-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 152
Posted By element2012
Teaching a withholder...

DD is nearly 3 and has been at the same point in her learning for many months. She can keep dry in undies but will withhold her bowel. We'll end up giving her a laxative and she'll have a big...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-30-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By element2012
I think you hit the nail on the head Mary A with...

I think you hit the nail on the head Mary A with the idea of positive reinforcement. We're around each other enough to be sure to give lots of praise and attention for being nice, thanks!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-30-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By element2012
Wanting to do a juice fast with a nearly 3 y/o nursling

I'm having a strong desire to do a 3-5 day green juice fast/cleanse. I used to do a 7 day cleanse at least once a year before being pregnant. I have not done one since then because I've been nursing....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-16-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By element2012
Meanness in nearly 3 year old

DD has taken to a lot of "I don't like/love you Mommy/Daddy/Grandma". I was shocked at first but now brush it off completely, as does DH. The problem is she says it to my MIL who watches her while I...
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