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Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-04-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By tiqa
I thought I'd give you a sample routine for our...

I thought I'd give you a sample routine for our day; maybe it'll help and maybe it won't. :)

Kids are 8, 7, 2, and infant.

So in the morning, the two older kids like to wake up very early, but...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-03-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By tiqa
I would love to know how to change things up for...

I would love to know how to change things up for the op - if the partner isn't pulling the weight, you can't force them to. If there are no babysitters available, you can't make them appear. I hate...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   07-24-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,155
Posted By tiqa
After my first child, I was pregnant with #2...

After my first child, I was pregnant with #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) in about two weeks. They were born 10 months apart. It's rare, but possible. ...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   07-10-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,815
Posted By tiqa
FWIW I never tell either my mother or MIL when I...

FWIW I never tell either my mother or MIL when I go into labor. My mom gets miffed about it; I don't think my MIL cares much. With my first (and inexplicably, with this pregnancy, but not with the...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   07-09-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,815
Posted By tiqa
Count me in for someone who constantly lurks but...

Count me in for someone who constantly lurks but rarely posts. For a few weeks about a month or so ago, whenever I would try to log into MDC my computer would crash saying there was some sort of...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   06-05-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By tiqa
My first two pregnancies were back to back. DS...

My first two pregnancies were back to back. DS was born in late March, and DD was born at the end of next Feb, so they were basically like 10.5 months apart.


My birth with DD was the quickest I...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-11-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,341
Posted By tiqa
With my first, we were totally inexperienced and...

With my first, we were totally inexperienced and I was so sick with pregnancy (not to mention pretty broke) that I didn't even get to think much of it before my mother bought a lot of stuff for us. ...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-11-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,341
Posted By tiqa
I think we're pretty minimalist at the moment. ...

I think we're pretty minimalist at the moment. We're in the middle of decluttering stuff as it is, and getting rid of debt, and I don't feel like spending money on things I will end up donating in a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-10-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,319
Posted By tiqa
Just a quick update here - things are definitely...

Just a quick update here - things are definitely going better than they were just a few weeks ago. We've been getting outside a lot more with the weather getting better, and just simplifying our...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-09-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,306
Posted By tiqa
How are things for everyone? In the past...

How are things for everyone?


In the past couple of weeks, maybe even week, I've donated almost 20 filled-too-bursting garbage bags, several plastic bins' worth, and some miscellaneous larger...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-08-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 713
Posted By tiqa
My appetite is all over the place. Sometimes I...

My appetite is all over the place. Sometimes I would be happy to eat three steaks and sides, and then other days I have force myself to eat anything. (It also depends a lot on how nauseated I am -...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-07-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,102
Posted By tiqa
This thread makes me sad. I'll probably be...

This thread makes me sad. I'll probably be giving birth alone in the hospital this time, and I'll really be missing DH there. He's been at my other births too. He was pretty nervous the first time...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-03-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By tiqa
I don't know what the official rules are, but I...

I don't know what the official rules are, but I say if you want to, then do! Three weeks sounds plenty. I was taking baths way before I was "allowed" to (that's probably why I don't remember the...
Forum: Family Safety   04-03-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By tiqa
That's a tough one. We lived in FL for a year...

That's a tough one. We lived in FL for a year where the house had a large, in-ground pool. The kids were 3 and 4 at the time and spent pretty much every day and afternoon in the warmer months...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,438
Posted By tiqa
MrsKoehn - that is so sad! My kids have had a...

MrsKoehn - that is so sad! My kids have had a few doozies too but it's always heart breaking. I'm good with dealing with blood on anyone except my kids. If it's them, the smallest bit will send me...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By tiqa
For me, it does seem that my mental state...

For me, it does seem that my mental state corresponds with my kids' temperaments - BUT I think it's just a coincidence. I don't have a gut feeling that they're related. And even my least stressful...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,438
Posted By tiqa
Great news about the cervix! I never...

Great news about the cervix!


I never thought I would get a minivan, and neither did DH. We were very adamant about it. One day, long story short, we got one for a test drive - we bought it...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,574
Posted By tiqa
I lost a mucous plug a few weeks back. I know...

I lost a mucous plug a few weeks back. I know they can regenerate but I never lost one except right before labor, and I was feeling very crampy (not BH, just crampy) for a few days before, so I went...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-01-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,445
Posted By tiqa
Great!!

Great!!
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-01-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,574
Posted By tiqa
Yep. I felt very strongly that I was done after...

Yep. I felt very strongly that I was done after my third baby, but... I didn't "know." Now I do.


Not only am I good with having four children, I also know my body can't handle another round...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-01-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,438
Posted By tiqa
I'm also on a complete decluttering / purging...

I'm also on a complete decluttering / purging rampage. It's partially the season, partially nesting, partially logistics (we're painting the house and re-arranging some rooms, and have a big tag...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-01-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,445
Posted By tiqa
I'm dreading it too. My doctor said that the...

I'm dreading it too. My doctor said that the type of sugar in a can of orange Crush was close enough to the glucose drink that he was comfortable with it, even despite my iffy history with pregnancy...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-30-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,183
Posted By tiqa
My first two were so insanely hyper inside. When...

My first two were so insanely hyper inside. When they did the 20 minute monitoring, the nurses would laugh because they'd get their needed kick counts within the first 30 seconds or something. they...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-30-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,183
Posted By tiqa
Yesterday I took my older two to see a children's...

Yesterday I took my older two to see a children's orchestra for their homeschool curriculum. (The kids weren't the ones playing, it was just geared towards them!) The musicians played a variety of...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-29-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By tiqa
I agree with the whole fluid overload thing. I...

I agree with the whole fluid overload thing. I didn't even bother with a shirt last time around, just draped a really soft towel around me. I had postpartum mama cloths which were so much nicer...
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