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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-18-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By howdeepistheocean
I've just decided to get a midwife this...

I've just decided to get a midwife this pregnancy, rather late in the game, as I'm almost 35 wks. My first two were unassisted, but I think this is the right choice for me this time around. My dh...
Forum: Multicultural Families   09-05-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,008
Posted By howdeepistheocean
I get exactly the opposite of this. I have a...

I get exactly the opposite of this. I have a very charming engaging, long curly blond haired chubby 3 yr old son, who some people completely ignore while they  Oooh and aww and almost baby talk to...
Forum: Multicultural Families   09-05-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By howdeepistheocean
I grew up in a white family, with one blond...

I grew up in a white family, with one blond sister. My other two brunette sisters and I (brunette) always preferred being brunette, and disliked blond hair. My childhood dream was to have black hair...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-02-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By howdeepistheocean
Very beautiful story! Congratulations!  

Very beautiful story! Congratulations!
 
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-06-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,970
Posted By howdeepistheocean
I'm due Nov 24, with a baby girl, the first...

I'm due Nov 24, with a baby girl, the first after 3 boys. This is my 3rd UC, and I'm doing it UP this time as well, (although I did have an ultrasound)
  Feeling great, and getting larger, and am...
Forum: Diapering   06-30-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,726
Posted By howdeepistheocean
Very interesting article. Thank you for posting...

Very interesting article. Thank you for posting it. I understood it to mean polyester in general...not only the recycled kind. I have been trying to steer clear of polyester clothing and bedding in...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-03-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By howdeepistheocean
Akemt...I Pm'd you some more questions about...

Akemt...I Pm'd you some more questions about homesteading in Alaska, so as not to flood the Unassisted board with non-relevant information...did you get it?
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-02-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,579
Posted By howdeepistheocean
Even though you've already had good replies, I...

Even though you've already had good replies, I had to answer too, as I'm from Montana as well. I've noticed that goat milk tastes "off" for weeks after they give birth. Like my goats had babies a...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-02-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 878
Posted By howdeepistheocean
I'm a homesteader in the forest, but not...

I'm a homesteader in the forest, but not self-sufficient. We have goats & chickens, and a garden. It's tough, we had to buy the dirt for our garden, as forest soil wouldn't grow anything here, and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-29-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By howdeepistheocean
Sorry, I wasn't thinking...my mind pictured a...

Sorry, I wasn't thinking...my mind pictured a little bush plane...lol
   Yes, I'm in the Rockies, and we get a lot of snow. I can see it would be warmer and less snow on the coast where you live. I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-29-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By howdeepistheocean
Wow, I would definitely pick B. lol. Flying...

Wow, I would definitely pick B. lol. Flying while in labor does not sound fun. That is very off-grid to have to be flown to a hospital. We are somewhat homesteading in a modern sense of the word....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-29-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
  Hello!
Views: 306
Posted By howdeepistheocean
Yes, I know all about dizziness and nausea, plus...

Yes, I know all about dizziness and nausea, plus I get freezing cold all the time and extremely tired (and it's snowing outside all day today!!)
   I thought 4 sounded like a good number too, but...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-28-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,663
Posted By howdeepistheocean
Wow, reading those sure makes me feel relieved I...

Wow, reading those sure makes me feel relieved I don't have to subject myself to an OB!

 
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-28-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
  Hello!
Views: 306
Posted By howdeepistheocean
Hello Ashley!   I'm expecting my 4th as well...

Hello Ashley!
  I'm expecting my 4th as well in Nov. Wow, You will be a busy mom...my boys are 6, 5, and almost 3. Does 4 seem like a big number to you? Sometimes it does to me...even tho I grew up...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-28-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By howdeepistheocean
 Thanks Mamatoabunch for your voice of...


Thanks Mamatoabunch for your voice of experience. It helps to know others had the somewhat the same symptoms and everything went ok, tho I know it's no guarantee. Did you feel that you had bled...
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   04-21-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By howdeepistheocean
I don't intend to ever vaccinate my kiddos for...

I don't intend to ever vaccinate my kiddos for it either, but have not heard of it being around for a while. I live in Northwest MT, so if anyone has the pox, let me know.
 
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-21-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By howdeepistheocean
Well, I know I'm still pregnant because I am...

Well, I know I'm still pregnant because I am very nauseous and tired and miserable. And the bleeding has not increased, it's just the first rush, then spotting for a few days. I am documenting it,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-20-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By howdeepistheocean
So the only time I've had bleeding in a...

So the only time I've had bleeding in a pregnancy is a week before I had a 15 wk miscarriage. Now I am 9 wks pregnant, and last week a sudden gush of bright red blood soaked my underclothing and a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-17-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By howdeepistheocean
My dream birth:    To give birth shortly after...

My dream birth:
   To give birth shortly after we got the kiddo's all tucked into bed and asleep. My last labor was only 2 hrs long, and very intense, so my dream would be that my labor took...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-02-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By howdeepistheocean
I drink raw milk while pregnant, from my own...

I drink raw milk while pregnant, from my own goats or my friends. There is some info on it on Weston Price foundation. I have heard the opinion that it is no less safe than eating raw veggies while...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-02-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By howdeepistheocean
my 2.5 yr old loves it as well. I think I've...

my 2.5 yr old loves it as well. I think I've been giving it to him since before 18 mo. I think it makes their taste buds enjoy it more as well, as most of my friends children refuse to drink kefir...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-02-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By howdeepistheocean
 I always prefer raw over organic, (unless...


I always prefer raw over organic, (unless cooking with it of course) because I think pasteurizing destroys so many good enzymes. Also, organic only means that their feed was organic, they still...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-02-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,869
Posted By howdeepistheocean
This is my 4th pregnancy (I'm due Nov 24) and I...

This is my 4th pregnancy (I'm due Nov 24) and I feel peaceful and right about my decision to UP/UC. It has been a journey, almost a circular one that started with my first pregnancy much the same...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-29-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,349
Posted By howdeepistheocean
 I'll have to get my post count up as well I...


I'll have to get my post count up as well I believe. But once I do I'd love to join as I am now expecting my 4th. Thanks
Forum: November 2011   03-29-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By howdeepistheocean
Hello All. I'm almost 27 and pregnant with my...

Hello All. I'm almost 27 and pregnant with my 4th, due Nov 24. I have 3 boys, 6yrs, almost 5 yrs, and 2.75 yrs. This will be my biggest space and I hope it all works out great. I feel fine so far,...
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