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Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-23-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
  40+ mom
Views: 205
Posted By carnelianlight
I am under 40, but Dad is over 50, so screening...

I am under 40, but Dad is over 50, so screening is important to me. I'm just not sure which ones to get. Last pregnancy we did what is called Sequential Integrated Screening - there were two blood...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-13-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By carnelianlight
Sorry I am not the only one experiencing this....

Sorry I am not the only one experiencing this. While lying awake I wondered about any astrological component. October babes will have 3 planets in worrying Virgo, where I have Saturn in the 12th...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-12-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By carnelianlight
Question this is not the trimester for insomnia!

I am tired during the day. Napping is not a possibility due to chasing after a little one. But come night time I have terrible insomnia. Can fall asleep fine but then wake up again and again through...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-11-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By carnelianlight
They have a right to their opinion, but not to my...

They have a right to their opinion, but not to my business. I will be letting my friends with CREDO mobile accounts know. I also have had a Working Assets credit card since forever that I have no...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-08-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By carnelianlight
I think it would be OK in a woven wrap that you...

I think it would be OK in a woven wrap that you can redistribute the weight in to get it off your belly. But if you are feeling at all nervous or uncomfortable about wearing in the carrier you...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-05-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 420
Posted By carnelianlight
Fayebond, I checked around and everyone had a...

Fayebond, I checked around and everyone had a different story of how co-care worked. It depends on your midwife, your insurance, and your conventional-care providers. One good suggestion was to...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-05-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By carnelianlight
Hugs. Sounds difficult. Sending love. And...

Hugs. Sounds difficult. Sending love.

And since it is a say-what's-on-my-mind couple of days, let me put it out there that perhaps your previous partner was not fertile, or the relationship...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By carnelianlight
I am going to try the goats milk supplemented....

I am going to try the goats milk supplemented. But she will not take anything now. Just wants my milk which I don't have. Screaming constantly for the last couple of days (until someone else comes...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
  Coffee?
Views: 224
Posted By carnelianlight
Expecting Better looks fun. That is interesting...

Expecting Better looks fun. That is interesting that pregnant women take longer to metabolize coffee (in the link lightheartedmom posted, I believe). Maybe that is connected to my insomnia. Between...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 255
Posted By carnelianlight
I am right at the end of our DDC so a few weeks...

I am right at the end of our DDC so a few weeks behind most of you. So far I am not breaking stuff any more (that happened only for a couple of days - hello, welcome to your faux pas'ing self!) -...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-03-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
  Books
Views: 244
Posted By carnelianlight
I like gifting Birthing from Within. Any Ina May...

I like gifting Birthing from Within. Any Ina May book is a good read. I read the obstetrics-angled stuff just to have things to discuss with doctor or "the way everyone else does it" types. I am also...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-03-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By carnelianlight
California coast

California coast
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-03-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
  Coffee?
Views: 224
Posted By carnelianlight
Coffee?

Yea or nay? I feel a bit guilty, but what would I do without a cup of coffee daily with a splash of heavy cream.

Especially since I'm sleeping poorly at night despite the luxury of sleeping alone...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   02-28-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By carnelianlight
My lovey has also turned into a crablet. I feel...

My lovey has also turned into a crablet. I feel bad for her but hey - she could have been a twin, you know? We are trying more grown-up comfort measures like singing and dancing. Also hoping that...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   02-28-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By carnelianlight
Thanks mamas! Yes, I have heard the same thing...

Thanks mamas! Yes, I have heard the same thing about goat milk - easily tolerated but lacking some things - iron? folate?. Still it seems a better option than cow milk as there might be a hereditary...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   02-28-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By carnelianlight
(Semi) Weaning infant from breastmilk early :( What instead?

I need to reduce my 9 month old to breastmilk at night and in the morning only as I can't pump and circumstances require :( She's never taken a bottle or had formula, so this won't be easy. She's...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   02-26-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 420
Posted By carnelianlight
I laughed out loud about the tech's question!...

I laughed out loud about the tech's question! Thanks for that.
Not sure how co-care will work with this insurance (Blue Shield). Last time around we had employer-sponsored Kaiser which covered...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   02-26-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 166
Posted By carnelianlight
I have the same question. Last pregnancy I ate...

I have the same question. Last pregnancy I ate lots of organic ginger candy which presumably is NOT from the same place all the Ginger People and Trader Joe's candy is from (the state of CA sued them...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   02-26-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 420
Posted By carnelianlight
Just discovered I am pregnant! Hi, fayebond - we...

Just discovered I am pregnant! Hi, fayebond - we were in our last DDC together.
If the baby stays around, presumably we will do a homebirth as my first baby was born at home in a beautiful...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   02-03-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 83
Posted By carnelianlight
Lotus, could you talk to a sleep consultant? This...

Lotus, could you talk to a sleep consultant? This one is highly recommended in our area: http://www.angeliquemillette.com/
Otherwise keeping a fan on or other kind of white noise could be helpful,...
Forum: Baby Health   09-04-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By carnelianlight
Best gentle/natural barrier cream for very dry skin?

What is the best cream to use for very dry baby skin (that is readily available)?

I'm thinking the cause may be the air conditioning? Genetics? Chlorine in the water? My 3.5 month little girl has...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-16-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,416
Posted By carnelianlight
Parents will be paranoid. (Isn't our choice not...

Parents will be paranoid. (Isn't our choice not to vax also borne out of a heightened awareness and concern for our kids?)
You have to let people make their own decisions and mistakes. It is sad to...
Forum: C-section Birth   07-16-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By carnelianlight
Gift for 1st time mom having a C-section?

Hello, one of my dear friends is pregnant and due in a couple of months. I am trying to think of helpful gifts to give and this is kind of out of my zone, my own recent delivery was a home birth. ...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By carnelianlight
Hope he feels better soon MrsGail!

Hope he feels better soon MrsGail!
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-12-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,163
Posted By carnelianlight
ocelotmom, THANK YOU, you are right on. I forgot...

ocelotmom, THANK YOU, you are right on. I forgot to reduce my dose of natural thyroid after the pregnancy was completed! Didnt notice any hyperthyroid effects but maybe the smell is one. I dont know,...
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