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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Chapsie
I gained 40 lbs with my first and he was 9 lb 6...

I gained 40 lbs with my first and he was 9 lb 6 oz, 21.75".

I gained 45 with my second and she was 9 lb 7 oz, 20".

With my third, I reduced refined sugars dramatically to keep blood sugars...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-23-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,174
Posted By Chapsie
My DH vetoes a lot of my names, too. But he...

My DH vetoes a lot of my names, too. But he NEVER suggests any!

This name thing is really been an obsession of mine, but I am soooooo tired of scrolling through name lists.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-23-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Chapsie
Belly Mapping

So last night, I had a much needed girls night out with my bestie and had a cafe mocha at 7pm... and COULD NOT SLEEP. haha. I should know better, but oh well. My baby also seemed like she couldn't...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-23-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Chapsie
hmm... for myself, I know it's a girl (at least...

hmm... for myself, I know it's a girl (at least that's what they tell me!) and I'm going to guess 12/16 (8 days past due date) at 10:48pm, weighing in at 9 lb 3 oz and 20.75" (I grow em big). Hmm......
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-23-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,174
Posted By Chapsie
Resurrecting this thread! So I was pretty...

Resurrecting this thread!

So I was pretty sure I was set on "Petra Carys" for my baby girl, but I woke up in a cold sweat last week thinking "That's not the name!!!" For some reason, my...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-22-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By Chapsie
How to get excited about labor?

Mama, how do you get yourself pumped up for "Birth Day?" What books do you love? What affirmations do you repeat for yourself? Anyone do birth art?

How can we get ourselves excited??
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-22-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Chapsie
and cardigans to throw over short sleeved tops...

and cardigans to throw over short sleeved tops (my first two babies were born in summer, so most of my clothing is not winter friendly!)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-22-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Chapsie
Pregnancy wardrobe

Anyone want to share tips / ideas for keeping your belly covered?

My belly is huge... I feel gigantic already and I still have 7 weeks to the due date. I always wear long tanks under my shirts...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-22-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Chapsie
What are you doing to celebrate this pregnancy?

I have been so blessed in past pregnancies to have had at least one small baby shower/celebration for each baby... but nothing for this little one (#4).

I feel like I want to do something to...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-22-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,059
Posted By Chapsie
"getting rid of crap that annoys me." I have a...

"getting rid of crap that annoys me." I have a lot of that to do, myself. :)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-22-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 17,686
Posted By Chapsie
Oh my heart! She is precious!!!

Oh my heart! She is precious!!!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-22-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Chapsie
Anyone interested?? :) So far, I have 6...

Anyone interested?? :) So far, I have 6 mamas participating (we were supposed to have 11), so there is still room if anyone wants to join!!! This is an awesome project! Read the inspiring...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-22-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,136
Posted By Chapsie
randic116 I got your beads! They are awesome! ...

randic116 I got your beads! They are awesome! Thanks!! :)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,136
Posted By Chapsie
Oh, I hope I get them! I'll diligently check the...

Oh, I hope I get them! I'll diligently check the mail and let you know as soon as they make an appearance! :)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-21-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Chapsie
I need your beads!

Hey ladies!!

Just another thread regarding our birth bead exchange!! We have some ladies who haven't sent in their beads... so we may have extra sets.... which means... It's not too late to get...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-21-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,136
Posted By Chapsie
Vespertina ^^

Vespertina ^^
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-21-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,136
Posted By Chapsie
I have only received 4 sets of beads!! I have...

I have only received 4 sets of beads!! I have beautiful beads and messages from LilyTiger, 3surfboys, MamaNicole, and goster. (and myself).
randic116, I never received yours? When did you send...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-20-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Chapsie
With our last baby (home birth), we were doing...

With our last baby (home birth), we were doing major home renovations in the month before I was due! It was so stressful because I physically could not "nest."

This time, I am so busy...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-20-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By Chapsie
premie sized prefold cloth diapers make awesome...

premie sized prefold cloth diapers make awesome postpartum pads. :)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Chapsie
I had a cesarean with my first baby and two...

I had a cesarean with my first baby and two natural VBACs afterward. For my first VBAC, my midwife told me to stay home as long as I possibly could. I called back 2 or 3 times in labor and she kept...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-16-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By Chapsie
Congratulations!!! Thank you for sharing your...

Congratulations!!! Thank you for sharing your story! What a whirlwind. Please continue to update us with Noah's progress. I am so glad for the skin to skin time that you are having with him--...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-15-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,059
Posted By Chapsie
I love floradix. That stuff works so well. I...

I love floradix. That stuff works so well. I hemorrhaged after a miscarriage three years ago and with just one small bottle of floradix, my hemoglobin went up an entire point and it had no GI side...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-15-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By Chapsie
After Ease tincture, earth mama angel baby bottom...

After Ease tincture, earth mama angel baby bottom balm, loose fitting and comfortable clothes, cloth pads and/or naturacare organic cotton postpartum pads, arnica, peri bottle, a good camera! Lots...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-14-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Chapsie
Galatea's Address

Hello amazing due date club!!

As you all know, we have our first baby!!! Galatea's baby girl, Clementine, was born two days ago at 31 weeks after a loooooong two months of hospital bed rest.
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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-14-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 17,686
Posted By Chapsie
Thank you for the update!! It must feel so good...

Thank you for the update!! It must feel so good to be home again! In your own bed!! How far is it from your place to the hospital?

What a relief that Clementine doesn't have Goldenhar and that...
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