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Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   01-14-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By redhotmama
Pitocin is no joke! It is strong stuff and the...

Pitocin is no joke! It is strong stuff and the contractions nearing the end were incredibly brutal, but once I was complete, Marshall Benson came with two panting pushes. awesome midwife helped me...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   01-14-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,186
Posted By redhotmama
We welcomed Marshall Benson on January 6 at 2:13...

We welcomed Marshall Benson on January 6 at 2:13 a.m. Weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz. and 20 1/4" long. As he was three weeks early, we've been in the NICU since the 7th with pneumonia, but he is on an...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   01-05-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By redhotmama
Starting pitocin now. Slept wonderfully. There...

Starting pitocin now. Slept wonderfully. There is a massive storm outside so baby's opting to stay in!
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   01-04-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By redhotmama
Water broken, no labor for 17 hours

Sigh. I'm at hospital with ruptured membranes (broke at 2 am) but no labor. Hate being away from my girls, but enjoying rest and refuge from huge snowstorm outside. Send me strong uterine vibes,...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   01-03-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 112
Posted By redhotmama
Yeah! Can't wait to hear your news!

Yeah! Can't wait to hear your news!
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-30-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 27
Posted By redhotmama
A Funny for your day?

What do you call it when a pregnant woman sneezes?

A sniss! :rotflmao
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-29-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,434
Posted By redhotmama
Great article, wish I'd read it 10 years ago!

Great article, wish I'd read it 10 years ago!
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-29-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 68
Posted By redhotmama
Nesting!

How's everyone's nesting urges going?
Mine has been in full swing for a month or so since we moved on November 21. Yesterday I tackled all the rubbermaid tubs in the basement, sorted all the girls'...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-29-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 68
Posted By redhotmama
I've been doubling recipes and freezing, mostly...

I've been doubling recipes and freezing, mostly things my family don't really like that much, casserole-y meals.
It's hard to stay on budget with a baby on the way! I'm sorry you are so isolated...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-29-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 211
Posted By redhotmama
I put together a list of things I would like my...

I put together a list of things I would like my husband to say to me (same list as last three births, lol) such as:

*keep your bottom open, it doesn't do any good to squeeze the toothpaste tube if...
Forum: Birth Stories   12-22-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By redhotmama
Congratulations to you and your family!

Congratulations to you and your family!
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-22-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
  names?
Views: 281
Posted By redhotmama
I'm adding Evangeline Ruth, Elise Ruth and Leah...

I'm adding Evangeline Ruth, Elise Ruth and Leah Ruth to my girl picks. Can't decide till we meet him/her!
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-22-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By redhotmama
Everyone except mom and dad for the chatting and...

Everyone except mom and dad for the chatting and EVERYONE for the hatting and patting.
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-18-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By redhotmama
No hatting, no chatting, no patting, please

I plan to add this to my birth plan- some wisdom from Carla Hartley
https://doulawoman.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/331/
This probably explains why we love the smell of our newborn's heads so very much.
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-18-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 989
Posted By redhotmama
I too dread the GBS test because while I want the...

I too dread the GBS test because while I want the waterbirth tub, I HATE the idea of antibiotics killing all the good stuff in me and my baby. Really hate. I feel super worried and crabby about it...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-18-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By redhotmama
Typical childbirth is America does not honor...

Typical childbirth is America does not honor Fetal Ejection Reflex, which can only happen when we "do nothing". I had read about women in comas whose bodies knew how to give birth and it made me...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-17-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,410
Posted By redhotmama
34 weeks, grow, baby, grow!11106

34 weeks, grow, baby, grow!11106
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-16-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By redhotmama
Fetal Ejection Reflex

I have been trolling the UC forum and found this cool link about the Fetal Ejection Reflex, thought I'd share with you all in case you wanted to know more about the physiological processes of birth....
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 71
Posted By redhotmama
Welcome :joy

Welcome :joy
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-11-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 445
Posted By redhotmama
I love this!:x

I love this!:x
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-09-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,196
Posted By redhotmama
Also, Thomas Cromwell from Wolf Hall. So smart,...

Also, Thomas Cromwell from Wolf Hall. So smart, insightful, kind, it makes me want him.
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-09-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 989
Posted By redhotmama
I had my 33 week appointment today and found that...

I had my 33 week appointment today and found that I've lost 5 pounds. I took myself right to McDonalds, lol!
Hope everyone's feeling better soon...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-08-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By redhotmama
I too am pregnant at age 37 with surprise #4...

I too am pregnant at age 37 with surprise #4 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) . We had to and just bought a bigger house and vehicle. DD #1...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-08-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
  names?
Views: 281
Posted By redhotmama
I'm looking at Iris Ruth, Leah Ruth or Esther...

I'm looking at Iris Ruth, Leah Ruth or Esther Ruth if its a girl
Marshall Hoover, Erik Benson, or Alfred Benson if its a boy
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   12-08-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By redhotmama
We have a bridge between us and the hospital that...

We have a bridge between us and the hospital that is scheduled for three 18 hour outages in January. I'm buying a homebirth kit just in case. My last DD was born at home.
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