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Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-06-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By GoMamaMel
I know all of the reasons why I WANT a natural...

I know all of the reasons why I WANT a natural labor for my third baby. Its all the same reason that I chose natural for my first two babies. 
My labors are shorter than most, but insanely...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-06-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By GoMamaMel
im 23. #3 (in 3 years!!) due in july!

im 23. #3 (in 3 years!!) due in july!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-06-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By GoMamaMel
My first was a natural hospital birth. You sound...

My first was a natural hospital birth. You sound like you have given it a lot of thought and are well prepared with a lot of support, which is awesome. 
I agree with what some others have said that...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-16-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By GoMamaMel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Shenjall http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392576/ebf-6-mo-old-my-milk-is-drying-up#post_17522137)
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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-22-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By GoMamaMel
I got one period. The next month i found out i...

I got one period. The next month i found out i was pregnant. 
Havent had any luck with milk banks. Because my baby is older than newborn, his priority is low. Im using a goats milk homemade formula...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-12-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By GoMamaMel
CROCK POT!!! If you don't have one, get one....

CROCK POT!!! If you don't have one, get one. They are often cheap at garage sales and thrift stores (where i got mine!). 
They are awesome because you can put everything in it before you leave for...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-12-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By GoMamaMel
Hi there.   I know that many sources say not...

Hi there.
 
I know that many sources say not to have undercooked or raw eggs during pregnancy, but those are also the same sources that warn against raw milk (which is the only kind i would choose...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-07-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By GoMamaMel
Thanks for your input and sharing your...

Thanks for your input and sharing your experience. It's nice to hear someone who has been in a similar situation. 
I am definitely still in shock.
 
I am concerned though that my ilk is already...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-07-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By GoMamaMel
It breaks my heart to think of my supply...

It breaks my heart to think of my supply dropping. He's only 6 months... i wanted to nurse much longer. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-07-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By GoMamaMel
I use 100% cotton, and i prefer a home-decor...

I use 100% cotton, and i prefer a home-decor weight (a bit thicker than quilting cottons). they sell it at any fabric store. 
I know that target has flour sack type towels, if i were to embroider...
Forum: Diapering   11-05-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By GoMamaMel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Brambleberry http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391697/how-wool-diaper-covers-work#post_17501309)
 I've used...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-05-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By GoMamaMel
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by AfricanQueen99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392495/family-differences#post_17501374)
 I have found...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-05-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By GoMamaMel
I had tailbone pain after my births, and when i...

I had tailbone pain after my births, and when i told my dr she referred me to physical therapy, of which i was skeptical at the time. After going though i learned that all the muscles in your pelvic...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-05-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By GoMamaMel
I want to tell you congratulations! your...

I want to tell you congratulations! your pregnant and that is exciting. 
I say this because when i became pregnant as a single mother, no one said it to me. and i wanted to hear it just as much as...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-05-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 998
Posted By GoMamaMel
I'm so happy i found this thread! I was...

I'm so happy i found this thread! I was completely mystified by some user's "banned" banner, and extremely curious what they did to get banned!! it alllllllll makes sense now. 
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-05-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By GoMamaMel
I have a 6.5 month old DS, and i found out this...

I have a 6.5 month old DS, and i found out this week that i'm about 4 weeks or so pregnant.. give or take a couple weeks. DS has been really fussy lately, especially during nights. we just started...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-05-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By GoMamaMel
Here are some links with lots of ideas:   40...

Here are some links with lots of ideas:
 
40 ways to distract a toddler:
http://www.simplelittlehome.com/2012/03/50-ways-to-distract-toddler.html
 
Mess free finger paint:...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-05-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By GoMamaMel
I totally understand this!! Just about 2 months...

I totally understand this!! Just about 2 months ago i decided to form a routine, for a couple of reasons, but i have felt much happier and in control of my days since then. My main reason for...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-05-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By GoMamaMel
if you can sew, making your own can save a...

if you can sew, making your own can save a bundle although it is more work. they are fairly simple though. I have found the cheapest price for the quality to be tj maxx or ross or any other of those...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-05-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By GoMamaMel
Both of mine are uncircumcised, but i do...

Both of mine are uncircumcised, but i do understand the concern of having them different. I wouldn't say, however, that its a reason to circumcise this time around if you don't want to. if the topic...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-04-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By GoMamaMel
Just to let you know... we ended up taking him...

Just to let you know... we ended up taking him to be seen the next day... he had an ear infection and pink eye. poor guy. 
the next night i gave him tylenol and he slept 12 hours straight. 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-04-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By GoMamaMel
how crazy that we are in the same situation!! i...

how crazy that we are in the same situation!! i laughed out loud at "uterus twins." 
I guess its about time that i have that pep talk. I'm still just settling into this news, I can barely think...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-04-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By GoMamaMel
I have a 2.5 year old DS, and a 6 month old DS....

I have a 2.5 year old DS, and a 6 month old DS. I just found out i'm pregnant again. 
 
first of all, HOLY SHIT. How on earth am I going have a 14-15 month old and a newborn??  I always said I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-04-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By GoMamaMel
I will second chiropractic care and hydration,...

I will second chiropractic care and hydration, as those always helped me. I know you have tried some EOs, but i would also recommend eucalyptus. For me the key was always catching it early and doing...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-04-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By GoMamaMel
Have you heard of baby led weaning, or baby led...

Have you heard of baby led weaning, or baby led solids? It is based on the idea of skipping pureed foods altogether. There is a lot of research behind it. I did it with my older DS and now we are...
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