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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By JessieBird
That's awesome that you are published, LilyTiger!...

That's awesome that you are published, LilyTiger! Is there any way we can have a peek at your recent book? Though these days I rarely finish a full article in Vanity Fair :frown:, I got through my...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By JessieBird
Post Yeah the price is making my jaw drop too! Though...

Yeah the price is making my jaw drop too! Though living where I live, where it regularly gets down to -30C in the winter, we have to budget for good winter clothes just like you would any household...
Forum: Life With a Baby   Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,699
Posted By JessieBird
I'm sorry to say I could never manage it. I tried...

I'm sorry to say I could never manage it. I tried between DS 1 & 2. It was technically possible but I found myself resenting my baby and this was absolutely horrible. I'd tell myself it was just...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By JessieBird
Retail therapy - have to share this coat recommendation

I thought of this just after posting to Chapsie's thread about feeling good about our bodies.

I'm not usually much of a shopper but a few weeks ago, I bought myself this and I can't stop raving...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 619
Posted By JessieBird
Just checked in for some inspiration - I've...

Just checked in for some inspiration - I've totally fallen off the wagon. Swimming-duck, you are a machine!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By JessieBird
Good question! It's been harder for me to feel...

Good question! It's been harder for me to feel good lately - my bump is still cute and not too enormous yet but my back hurts and my body is getting very achy all over. It makes me so tired and...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By JessieBird
Yay! to all of you moms to many!! I think that...

Yay! to all of you moms to many!! I think that having any more than two or three kids is unfathomable to most people these days and they gasp at the image of their own lives with many children, not...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By JessieBird
You are so right, Zjande! And most of the time I...

You are so right, Zjande! And most of the time I really do feel this way. Actually, all of the time I do. I have a lot of respect for my own choice to be a mother and how I parent and I'm really glad...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-21-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,721
Posted By JessieBird
If you're too tired to celebrate, there are lots...

If you're too tired to celebrate, there are lots of women here who will do it for you! :grin: Though every day baby that stays in is a great day, this is a particularly exciting milestone I think....
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-19-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,721
Posted By JessieBird
Oh man, I wouldn't have been able to keep my...

Oh man, I wouldn't have been able to keep my mouth shut either. You handled that conversation really well!

I was just talking about circumcision with our midwife at yesterday's appointment - for a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-19-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By JessieBird
So sorry you're going through this, it sounds...

So sorry you're going through this, it sounds awful! I find everything more intense when I'm pregnant - including illnesses that would otherwise be minor, they get worse and last longer. If it feels...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-17-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By JessieBird
Are you 40+? how do you feel about it?

Just wondering how many of us are "older" mums? I'm 40 and might be 41 when this baby is born (she's due right around my birthday). If you're in the same boat, how do you feel about it?

I feel...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By JessieBird
Ah your story about meeting JB is so similar to...

Ah your story about meeting JB is so similar to how I got together with my DH. Bit of an age gap and best friends for a long time first as well, it's wonderful!
Titus is a lucky boy!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-17-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By JessieBird
Along the lines of food and cleaning, another...

Along the lines of food and cleaning, another great thing to ask for is a few months of pre-paid diaper service. Especially if you don't have a washer/dryer in your apartment or easy access to a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-17-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By JessieBird
I'm so sorry to hear that many of you have it...

I'm so sorry to hear that many of you have it much, much worse than I do! My one day of not being able to walk hasn't repeated itself and I've cautiously increased my exertion with no change. There's...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 619
Posted By JessieBird
Make that two steps forward, TEN back!!! Not long...

Make that two steps forward, TEN back!!! Not long after posting about the Floradix, I dumped a full adult-sized bowl of chilli all over the lego table. There went the two free hours I had to get...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By JessieBird
For anyone who doesn't already have a stretchy...

For anyone who doesn't already have a stretchy wrap, here's an inexpensive trick: buy jersey knit yardage at a fabric store - I can't remember how much but I'm sure a wrap's manufacturer's website...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 619
Posted By JessieBird
You guys are so inspiring! I got off to a great...

You guys are so inspiring! I got off to a great start but have been busy so far this week and have created more mess than I tackled. No progress on the master closet or the pantry. :(

However I...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,721
Posted By JessieBird
I'm so glad to hear that everything is going so...

I'm so glad to hear that everything is going so well, all things considered! You must breathe a sigh of relief with every day that goes by! I can't imagine the boredom and frustration you must be...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By JessieBird
My preference is a Moby-type stretchy wrap when...

My preference is a Moby-type stretchy wrap when baby is newborn, then graduate to an Ergo or something similar as they get bigger. I'm trying to remember when that was - probably around 2 months but...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-04-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 619
Posted By JessieBird
Oh I will too, and a few other treasures in...

Oh I will too, and a few other treasures in mid-rot I'm sure... I can tell by the smell!

Frige is done! I'm ashamed of the large size of the pile of bad food headed for the compost.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-04-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By JessieBird
My grandmother (paternal) was also Hazel. :)...

My grandmother (paternal) was also Hazel. :) That's partly our inspiration. Unfortunately, my mom did not like my grandmother at all and she can barely say the name to this day. DH and I also both...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-04-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 619
Posted By JessieBird
Thank you, this is great and I feel really...

Thank you, this is great and I feel really motivated! My general goal is to purge clutter and organize the messy corners of our house. I hope that this leads to more mindful spending in the long run....
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-04-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By JessieBird
Sounds like something we just have to live with...

Sounds like something we just have to live with for the most part. I was so scared the first time it happened - we had just arrived in Antigua and we were staying in the most remote and undeveloped...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-03-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By JessieBird
Round Ligament Pain?

Hi - is anyone else having bad round ligament pain? For me it started about a month ago and sometimes it's quite severe. Like can hardly walk severe. Blah. I didn't have it with my first two...
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