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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-24-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
  Sticky: April Chat
Views: 800
Posted By SplashingPuddle
ldserrano: I have found it a bit harder with...

ldserrano: I have found it a bit harder with this pregnancy in terms of connecting because I am expecting twins. I am often asked if I can tell the difference between them, and I cannot. They are...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-24-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By SplashingPuddle
If you are considering a midwife, could it be...

If you are considering a midwife, could it be possible to have one present in the house, but not actually present for the labour/delivery? That way if you felt you needed someone, you could call her,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-23-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 16,367
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Sourire and Chuord: With your breech babies,...

Sourire and Chuord:
With your breech babies, do you mean that you could also feel your babies through the pelvic floor/ vagina? I have always been able to feel my baby's heads during cervix...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-22-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 16,367
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Newborn sleep positions: We co-slept with our...

Newborn sleep positions: We co-slept with our last baby swaddled for the first month. We also had a snuuza clip on her diaper which beeps if the baby stops breathing.

I am 25w2d now, and I have...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-21-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I only had one visit with an OB during this...

I only had one visit with an OB during this current pregnancy, because it is required to consult once in the case of twins. But is there shared care in your area, where a midwife and OB work...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-20-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By SplashingPuddle
My water consumption always suffers in pregnancy....

My water consumption always suffers in pregnancy. At first it is because water makes me more nauseous, but now I don't have that excuse anymore.

What usually happens to me is that I sort of...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-20-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 30
  Sticky: April Chat
Views: 800
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am so excited that we have just found midwives...

I am so excited that we have just found midwives that will support are twin home birth =) I am a bit in awe of this, since I have wanted it from the beginning, but midwifery is regulated here (and...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-19-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Daisy - I have also gained 32lbs at 24 weeks, and...

Daisy - I have also gained 32lbs at 24 weeks, and I always gained a lot in my other pregnancies (60lbs with my first and 75lbs with my second).

I wish I was nesting because it might give me some...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-18-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 257
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Today at 24 weeks my milk returned to my breast...

Today at 24 weeks my milk returned to my breast that had dried up. I am constantly amazed by nursing in pregnancy!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-18-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 16,367
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Mountain - that is great that the bleeding...

Mountain - that is great that the bleeding cleared up. Wow, $200 is a lot, is that transportation etc? Since the ultrasounds are free, right?

I just had amazing news. I have found registered...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-17-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 16,367
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Mountain mama: did the BV cause the bleeding? How...

Mountain mama: did the BV cause the bleeding? How are you doing now?

Cloth diapers: I've found that sometimes some of the new ones need to be boiled several times in order to produce absorbency. ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-14-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 16,367
Posted By SplashingPuddle
mountain mama: congratulations on finding an OB...

mountain mama: congratulations on finding an OB that you like. I am curious though, in my area, OBs seem to work in teams so that you rarely if ever have your own OB for your birth. How does it work...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-06-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I am finding that I am sleeping better in this...

I am finding that I am sleeping better in this pregnancy than my last two, mainly because I am only waking up to go to the bathroom once/night (which is less than previous pregnancies). I also wake...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-06-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 16,367
Posted By SplashingPuddle
One of my strategies for getting through...

One of my strategies for getting through sleepless nights is repeating simple chants over and over. I remember my youngest as a newborn screaming for hours and hours through the night, and I just...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-05-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 712
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Moonwomb: Our boys also have two sacs and two...

Moonwomb: Our boys also have two sacs and two placentas. I read that means that there is a 70-80% chance that they are fraternal and a 20-30% chance that they are identical.

How often are you...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-04-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 16,367
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I'm just wondering how others have made the...

I'm just wondering how others have made the decision whether to continue to store genetic material (embryos/sperm etc)?

Each year we pay annual storage fees. We only have two not-so-great...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-03-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 16,367
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Books to prepare siblings/ Littlekind: one of...

Books to prepare siblings/ Littlekind: one of the things we did to prepare our oldest daughter for our youngest daughter's birth was to avoid most books about expecting babies. We were highly...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 583
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I have also never been on Facebook and have no...

I have also never been on Facebook and have no intention to ever join. However, it has crossed my mind that it might be helpful to join when I have teenagers just to understand that culture a bit...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
  Sticky: April Chat
Views: 800
Posted By SplashingPuddle
We just got baby chicks and goats this past week,...

We just got baby chicks and goats this past week, which is lovely timing for Easter. We will celebrate with both sides of our families.

I am so large and getting frequent braxton hicks,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-02-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By SplashingPuddle
For me, it might depend on how supportive the...

For me, it might depend on how supportive the practitioner I was going to see was. Are you likely to get a lecture about UC? Or is it someone you already have a decent relationship with?
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 712
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Congratulations =) I am also expecting twin boys....

Congratulations =) I am also expecting twin boys. Have you been told how many placentas and sacs for the babies?
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-01-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 16,367
Posted By SplashingPuddle
Congratulations chuord - what wonderful news and...

Congratulations chuord - what wonderful news and photos!!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-30-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By SplashingPuddle
So mommy08, what did you end up deciding to do? ...

So mommy08, what did you end up deciding to do?

=)
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-28-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By SplashingPuddle
I think its very hard to judge whether an...

I think its very hard to judge whether an apprehension was warranted on the limited information available. These situations are so complex, and I believe it is impossible to know the various factors...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-28-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 16,367
Posted By SplashingPuddle
adiejan - I don't have Facebook but I'm hoping...

adiejan - I don't have Facebook but I'm hoping that posting photos on Facebook is a sign of good news!

Well, our goats escaped shortly after acquiring them. So I got to chase goats down the road...
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