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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Today, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By zjande
Welcome and congratulations Swan! My...

Welcome and congratulations Swan!

My older children were all present at my homebirths. It was wonderful each time. :)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 345
Posted By zjande
I love the name Ephraim! And Titus. I don't...

I love the name Ephraim! And Titus. I don't dislike Ripley as a name at all, but it immediately conjures in my mind the handle bar mustached Ripley of Ripley's Believe it or Not.

Our children...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-26-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 345
Posted By zjande
We don't share any of our children's' names...

We don't share any of our children's' names online so even when we do finally come up with names and I'm all excited, I won't be able to share. It's too bad.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-26-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By zjande
Hey you stole my favorite question! :p Do you...

Hey you stole my favorite question! :p
Do you have pets? What is your favorite reading genre?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-26-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 345
Posted By zjande
Hey while I was at my OB's office yesterday and...

Hey while I was at my OB's office yesterday and was forced to flip through a People magazine to pass the time, I learned that Drew Barrymore's new DD's name is Olive!

:p

This has nothing to do...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-26-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,326
Posted By zjande
I love rainy days, too. :) In Oregon however, it...

I love rainy days, too. :) In Oregon however, it was the constant overcast skies that I didn't like. Frequently weeks went by when not a ray of sun would poke through. Just darkness and grayness.
...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-26-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By zjande
There were two huge enormous differences between...

There were two huge enormous differences between my first 2 births and the rest. These 2 things made a huge enormous world of difference. I had them in the dark ages, before I had laid eyes on the...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,326
Posted By zjande
I spent a whole lot of yrs just east of San...

I spent a whole lot of yrs just east of San Francisco. I met my husband at a party in the city. We ended up moving to the Oakland hills together and our 1st baby was born in Berkeley. (My previous 2...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 345
Posted By zjande
Nothing. Not a clue. Not an inkling or a tickling...

Nothing. Not a clue. Not an inkling or a tickling or even a letter sound I like. And since we're not finding out the gender we have to come up with names for both! Oy.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By zjande
Honestly, I am the last person on the planet you...

Honestly, I am the last person on the planet you should ask about milking! LOL! I've never heard of anyone who had a harder time trying to learn How The Heck to properly milk a cow. :p I am simply...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-24-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By zjande
Welcome and congratulations! I too became...

Welcome and congratulations!

I too became pregnant when I was 16. My DD will be 23 in a few days. Your story gives me hope because she has also had a huge, complex surgery for her pretty severe...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-24-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By zjande
Does your dad and other family members still...

Does your dad and other family members still speak German? That's so neat... (My DH and I went to Germany for our honeymoon :) ).
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-23-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By zjande
I'm going to ask everybody how they met their DH...

I'm going to ask everybody how they met their DH because I love love stories. ❤️

Also, did you always know you wanted to work in the medical field? How/when did you know you wanted to work in...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-23-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By zjande
Chapsie stole my question. :p I also want to hear...

Chapsie stole my question. :p I also want to hear how you met your DH! ❤️
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-22-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By zjande
Thanks, Kate. 😊 You and JB are so lucky to...

Thanks, Kate. 😊

You and JB are so lucky to have found each other at young ages and to be planning your homestead and large family dreams together already! ❤️ I pretty much wasted my 20s on...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-21-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 731
Posted By zjande
Birthing is such a very personal thing, every...

Birthing is such a very personal thing, every woman will have a different experience. I think the most important thing is that you are allowed and encouraged to move around and find your own birth...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-21-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,020
Posted By zjande
Chapsie, I would LOVE to read that book if you...

Chapsie, I would LOVE to read that book if you ever get it written!

Kate, even now, expecting my 8th baby, and having read and watched countless, countless birth stories, I still get teary every...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-21-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By zjande
What sort of birth are you hoping/planning for? ...

What sort of birth are you hoping/planning for?

Do you guys have any pets?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-21-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 377
Posted By zjande
So interesting, Ekatherina! Thank you for sharing!

So interesting, Ekatherina! Thank you for sharing!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-19-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 377
Posted By zjande
Wow, I had to go read the part about how many...

Wow, I had to go read the part about how many languages you speak to my husband. We are both so impressed! Those languages are all so different, not even coming from the same roots. Speaking more...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 377
Posted By zjande
Do you farm for a living or just to feed your own...

Do you farm for a living or just to feed your own family?

Where were you born?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 730
Posted By zjande
I'll share my own personal experience. I've found...

I'll share my own personal experience. I've found that many really cute little clothes don't fit over big ol' cloth diapers ( I've CD'd all mine). I've found no jeans at all that fit, and few pants...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-14-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By zjande
Well, if you charge significantly less you will...

Well, if you charge significantly less you will most definitely tick the other growers off. ;) I suggest against it. You really have to take all your costs into consideration- your fertilizers, time...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-13-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By zjande
I have always thought lots of kids sounded like...

I have always thought lots of kids sounded like lots of fun. When I was a kid I was always fantasizing about having lots of siblings. I just have my brother, 6 years younger. The moment I hit puberty...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-13-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By zjande
Another idea is to simply cut up receiving...

Another idea is to simply cut up receiving blankets into baby wipe sized squares. Those small baby blankets can be found super cheaply at thrift stores and such. I just chopped a few up, wet them in...
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