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Forum: California, Nevada   10-26-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By beaner&tiegs
you guys are awesome, thank you!  We're getting...

you guys are awesome, thank you!  We're getting ready to leave in just over a couple of weeks, so I"m really compiling my lists and looking forward to my week there!!!!
 
Cheers!
Forum: California, Nevada   09-05-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By beaner&tiegs
Thanks so much, I really appreciate your...

Thanks so much, I really appreciate your ideas.....I'll definitely check out the blog!
Forum: California, Nevada   09-03-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By beaner&tiegs
Hello all!   I'm tagging along with DH to a...

Hello all!
 
I'm tagging along with DH to a conference, and have almost a week in San Fran.  So of course, I"m looking for recommendations of things to do - less of the touristy stuff, but more...
Forum: April 2012   09-24-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,344
Posted By beaner&tiegs
Yeah, I have to say, I kind of enjoy going to...

Yeah, I have to say, I kind of enjoy going to some of the midwife appointments on my own, and having the whole family at some of the appointments.  It's great to get them involved, hearing the heart...
Forum: April 2012   09-24-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,977
Posted By beaner&tiegs
We've always had our kids at our births.  In...

We've always had our kids at our births.  In fact, when my sister was 8 and I was 10, we were at my brother's birth way back in the day, at a hospital.  Our previous three births have been at home,...
Forum: April 2012   09-23-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 849
Posted By beaner&tiegs
I also find waking up first thing in the morning...

I also find waking up first thing in the morning and have a hot cup of water with lemon squeezed into it, followed by a walk in the morning keeps me regularly.  I"ll often add belly-dance type...
Forum: April 2012   09-19-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,977
Posted By beaner&tiegs
I personally wouldn't talk at all about...

I personally wouldn't talk at all about homebirth with unsupportive family members.  Let them assume that you're giving birth in the hospital, and don't tell family members until after the birth, if...
Forum: April 2012   09-12-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 798
Posted By beaner&tiegs
A friend of ours got an antique dry sink and...

A friend of ours got an antique dry sink and used that as a change table - it was so perfect, and then could be used for other things afterwards.  I think we're just going to use one of the old...
Forum: April 2012   09-12-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,386
Posted By beaner&tiegs
Te he, bartering plumbing general handy work for...

Te he, bartering plumbing general handy work for plumbing and general handy work:-)  Kind of cracked me up.  I have to say, I don't think I've ever fully appreciated how lucky I am to have access to...
Forum: April 2012   09-11-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By beaner&tiegs
Wow, that's a big baby for her first!!!!...

Wow, that's a big baby for her first!!!!  Congratulations to the whole family, how very exciting!  Hope she's healing well and feeling well spoiled in these early days of her babymoon:-)
Forum: April 2012   09-11-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,386
Posted By beaner&tiegs
Soon enough it'll become too obvious to...

Soon enough it'll become too obvious to ignore!!!  And I think that first time around, it takes a bit longer - the more often your body does this dance, the quicker it seems to remember.  I haven't...
Forum: April 2012   09-11-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,835
Posted By beaner&tiegs
I don't have suggestions for midwives, as I'm...

I don't have suggestions for midwives, as I'm not from that area, but I hope it's resolved soon - it sucks to feel so stressed out in the early days......
 
I did, however come across this blog...
Forum: April 2012   09-09-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By beaner&tiegs
Oh yes, I hear you - and in fact, I have a huge...

Oh yes, I hear you - and in fact, I have a huge box of perfectly good diapers waiting for me from my niece and my other kids.  PERHAPS I'll splurge on a diaper cover or two, but most likely I'll try...
Forum: April 2012   09-09-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,059
Posted By beaner&tiegs
Crazy to think that's what they look like, so...

Crazy to think that's what they look like, so tiny and hidden away in there!  Thanks for sharing - if we do one I'll definitely share:-)  I found a website with 3-D photos of babies at each week,...
Forum: April 2012   09-07-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By beaner&tiegs
We've always had our kids at the birth, and plan...

We've always had our kids at the birth, and plan to do the same this time.  We read books, watch videos and talk about funny noises I might make beforehand, and also line up people to come and be...
Forum: April 2012   09-04-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By beaner&tiegs
I'm not going to do most of the routine...

I'm not going to do most of the routine tests.......I think I'll discuss with my midwife which ones she considers important and why, do some research and make my decision.  I've already declined the...
Forum: April 2012   09-03-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By beaner&tiegs
I've tried all sorts of combinations, but I have...

I've tried all sorts of combinations, but I have to say, my all-time FAVOURITE diaper, after cloth diapering 3 kids, is PREFOLDS!  Super easy, work well (especially with liners!), cheap and easy to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-01-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,762
Posted By beaner&tiegs
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by moss http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1326761/primal-paleo-pregnancy/20#post_16635134)

hi beaner &...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-31-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,762
Posted By beaner&tiegs
for snacks, I can help brainstorm a list, but...

for snacks, I can help brainstorm a list, but that doesn't mean by any means that I'm using all these.  many days, none of them appeal to me at all!!!  But I do find that having protein with my...
Forum: April 2012   08-31-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By beaner&tiegs
hmmmmmmm, a quiche sounds really good to me...

hmmmmmmm, a quiche sounds really good to me right now!  I'm trying to make sure I have really healthy options for snacks around, easy to grab.  It's so funny, I was doing a course, where I was out...
Forum: April 2012   08-31-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By beaner&tiegs
we always love the book "welcome with love",...

we always love the book "welcome with love", though I now see the more affordable option is "Hello Baby" - I assume it's the same story?  Anyways, it involves a homebirth through the 3rd child's...
Forum: April 2012   08-30-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By beaner&tiegs
You know, it's funny - I struggle a bit with the...

You know, it's funny - I struggle a bit with the weight issue too.  I don't WANT to care, and I realize that ultimately being healthy and active is the best thing, but it can be wearing to...
Forum: April 2012   08-30-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By beaner&tiegs
Thanks for the response:-)  yes, I think the...

Thanks for the response:-)  yes, I think the fish oil covers me for vitamin D, but perhaps I'm wrong there.  The family takes cod liver oil all winter, but I was told to switch to fish oil rather...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-29-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,469
Posted By beaner&tiegs
I think that she's pretty young yet, and I...

I think that she's pretty young yet, and I imagine this is causing a lot of stress for you both.  I'd totally drop it for now, and re-visit it in a while.  You'd be surprised, I'm sure, by what she...
Forum: April 2012   08-29-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By beaner&tiegs
One of the best pieces of advice I can give...

One of the best pieces of advice I can give about breastfeeding is spend as much time as you can in the first week topless with a naked baby on your chest, relaxing in bed.  With lots of water and...
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