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Forum: Life With a Baby   01-13-2013, 11:33 PM
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Posted By mommyammons
I remember driving myself crazy with my first...

I remember driving myself crazy with my first trying to get get on a schedule. Fast forward 8 years and 5 kids and now we are totally go with the flow kind of people. We have a very loose routine of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-09-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By mommyammons
Thank you silver sparrow! I appreciate your...

Thank you silver sparrow! I appreciate your support and suggestions. I was really regretting my original posts until I got to your response.

This is my 5th child and I didn't enter into this...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-09-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,691
Posted By mommyammons
here is a little more advice that I wish I had...

here is a little more advice that I wish I had known....apparently it took me a little while to catch on (guess I was sleep deprived...lol)

Use the bathroom (if possible) before sitting down to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-07-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By mommyammons
The girls have been given the choice to either...

The girls have been given the choice to either stay with the sitter (like their brothers) or come along to the hospital! They have both decided to come along, so once we are there, they will have no...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-03-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By mommyammons
mmm...I'm thinking that fruits sounds really...

mmm...I'm thinking that fruits sounds really good and also the smoothie, but I don't think that will travel well :) 
 
And I may not even want to eat...I was just so excited to be "allowed" to!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-03-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By mommyammons
I'm actually not planning on having someone...

I'm actually not planning on having someone there specifically for them.  I will have my husband and a doula and the doula is prepared to assist them if needed.  But they are 7 and 8 and both...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-03-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 46,702
Posted By mommyammons
At my second birth which was pitocin induced I...

At my second birth which was pitocin induced I tried my best to resist the epidural, but in the end I gave in.  It was actually the best epidural experience ever.  My nurse was so sweet, she let me...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-03-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 46,702
Posted By mommyammons
Then of course, my doctor was out of town so I...

Then of course, my doctor was out of town so I ended up with the oldest dr. ever!  He insisted on breaking my water at 4cm, attaching the internal monitor on the babies head and got very irritated...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-03-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 46,702
Posted By mommyammons
I've been reading through this thread for 3 days...

I've been reading through this thread for 3 days just waiting to get to the end so I could add my own. 
 
I think my first was probably the worst with the stupid comments.  36 hour labor with...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-31-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,481
Posted By mommyammons
So...I think an update is in order...

So...I think an update is in order http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Martha? Tracie?
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-31-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By mommyammons
Thanks Banana! I just want them to feel included...

Thanks Banana! I just want them to feel included and part of the process! We have two boys too, 5 and almost 3, but the girls seem a little threatened by the new baby...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-31-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By mommyammons
Thanks Banana! I just want them to feel included...

Thanks Banana! I just want them to feel included and part of the process! We have two boys too, 5 and almost 3, but the girls seem a little threatened by the new baby...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-31-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By mommyammons
My two daughters 8 and 7 are going to be in the...

My two daughters 8 and 7 are going to be in the delivery room with me.  We are planning a natural (possibly water) birth.  I think they are adequately prepared as far as what to expect...mom in...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-31-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By mommyammons
I'm 35 weeks with my 5th baby and gearing up for...

I'm 35 weeks with my 5th baby and gearing up for birth.  This will be my first natural experience though and I am delivering at a natural friendly hospital with a midwife.  She told me that I can...
Forum: Diapering   12-28-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By mommyammons
I know I'm a little late on this post, but what...

I know I'm a little late on this post, but what about emptying the water before you head down the stairs with them?
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-26-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By mommyammons
I'm planning my first natural birth after having...

I'm planning my first natural birth after having 4 traditional hospital experiences.  We are still going to birth at a hospital but at one with a much more natural birth friendly atmosphere.  We are...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-25-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By mommyammons
I've never tried the EC, but I can say that...

I've never tried the EC, but I can say that using underwear at home and diapers on the run are awesome for potty training.  My first daughter potty trained this way at 16 months.  (don't get too...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-25-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,481
Posted By mommyammons
hmmm....my uterus did measure big with baby...

hmmm....my uterus did measure big with baby number 4, but it wasn't until later in pregnancy (around 25 weeks)  We did an ultrasound and discovered that I had excessive amounts of amniotic fluid....
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