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Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
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   Today, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
  Coffee?
Views: 140
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   Today, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 194
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   Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
  Books
Views: 189
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   Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 192
Posted By carnelianlight
California coast

California coast
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
  Coffee?
Views: 140
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, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
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, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
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, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
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, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 220
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, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 128
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, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 220
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, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 82
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, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
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, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,411
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, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
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, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By carnelianlight
Hope he feels better soon MrsGail!

Hope he feels better soon MrsGail!
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-12-2014, 12:15 PM
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,...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-10-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,163
Posted By carnelianlight
Thank you EnviroBecca, that's a good idea! ...

Thank you EnviroBecca, that's a good idea!

Mamas, I STINK. Seriously. Even my hardcore zinc creme based deo doesn't stand up to this odor. I cannot find any research articles on the subject of...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-05-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,163
Posted By carnelianlight
That feels really good and centering, thanks. I...

That feels really good and centering, thanks. I have seen some youtube vids from BEfit mom and others but wondered about really good ones. Weighted squats sound good as well :) The midwife also...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-02-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,163
Posted By carnelianlight
6 months ocelotmom. I can go a summer without ice...

6 months ocelotmom. I can go a summer without ice cream but not without kale!

Am going to try adding things back in, & hope baby girl's gas fussiness ends sooner rather than later - funny how one...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-28-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,163
Posted By carnelianlight
I'm about 12 pounds over my pre-preggers weight,...

I'm about 12 pounds over my pre-preggers weight, and given the restrictions on dairy and favorite vegetables, it seems doubtful I would get back to it ever while nursing. Not having those foods makes...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-27-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,163
Posted By carnelianlight
My cruciferous greens are supposedly off limits...

My cruciferous greens are supposedly off limits so I am not getting my favorite vitamins and minerals and I am RAVENOUS. BLAH.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-23-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,353
Posted By carnelianlight
Oh my goodness, sounds like you had a painful...

Oh my goodness, sounds like you had a painful experience. Sad all of that happened. Wish you healing and joyous ways forward.

I had a home birth for my first about 5 weeks ago and it was...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-17-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,163
Posted By carnelianlight
Amazing. That's a fabulous image. My little one...

Amazing. That's a fabulous image. My little one sometimes squirms off if I am doing so much as reading webpages on my mobile device!

My state declared a whooping cough epidemic. I am trying not to...
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