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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 11:44 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 1,150
Posted By girlspn
moonflea, welcome and congratulations! I...

moonflea, welcome and congratulations! I conceived my second baby via IUI w/ donor sperm as a single mother.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,310
Posted By girlspn
galatea, I'm glad to hear you and your baby are...

galatea, I'm glad to hear you and your baby are okay so far.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 05:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 461
Posted By girlspn
My clinic just listens to heartbeat with a...

My clinic just listens to heartbeat with a doppler. In my appt this week, the doctor used a tape measure and it was the first time I'd seen anyone do that.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 461
Posted By girlspn
Another coffee drinker here! Except for stopping...

Another coffee drinker here! Except for stopping in the first trimester (coffee made me sick), I'm back to drinking 1 cup a day. Sometimes I have tea as well, but never later than 1pm, otherwise I'll...
Forum: TV-Free   08-19-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By girlspn
I did... but I realized that it's simply too easy...

I did... but I realized that it's simply too easy for them to turn on the TV to entertain themselves, and have the kids around, so the kids end up watching TV too. They even say TV is good for her so...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-16-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,144
Posted By girlspn
I haven't had a let down since the pregnancy...

I haven't had a let down since the pregnancy began, and haven't been able to squeeze out even a drop in months. I'm sure I have no milk left, but my dd insists on nursing and that there's milk in...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-16-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,144
Posted By girlspn
zjande-- do you use cloth from the moment baby is...

zjande-- do you use cloth from the moment baby is born?
Forum: Single Parenting   08-16-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 6,553
Posted By girlspn
Welcome silverbird! Congratulations! :)

Welcome silverbird! Congratulations! :)
Forum: Single Parenting   08-14-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By girlspn
My dd hasn't brought up her father in two months....

My dd hasn't brought up her father in two months. Two days ago, out of the blue, she said she wanted to go back and bring him here. Yesterday, she was playing with a kitchen mitt and punching the...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-14-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 6,553
Posted By girlspn
Congratulations angeebaby!

Congratulations angeebaby!
Forum: Single Parenting   08-13-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 6,553
Posted By girlspn
angeebaby, that looks like a line to me! *fingers...

angeebaby, that looks like a line to me! *fingers crossed* for you. I was only able to see faint lines after 11dpo (after I took the sticks apart), and never got even a faint line on those wonder fro...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-07-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,664
Posted By girlspn
21w4d in this one!

21w4d in this one!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-06-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By girlspn
Thanks for sharing your stories!! I'm debating...

Thanks for sharing your stories!! I'm debating whether or not to hire a doula this time, as I'm single and don't have a birth partner. I also remember feeling very scared during the last few hours of...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-05-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 669
Posted By girlspn
bracha04, zjande, maranapanda, randic116-- I'm...

bracha04, zjande, maranapanda, randic116-- I'm glad to know there's nothing weird with a floor bed! lol. My dd has fallen out of bed a few times, so it just makes sense to me to not bother with a bed...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-04-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 669
Posted By girlspn
I'm moving out of my parents' place in a couple...

I'm moving out of my parents' place in a couple of weeks, so busy with figuring out what needs to done, what I need to get. My mother hoards stuff so she has excess furniture.

I'm planning to do...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-04-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 6,553
Posted By girlspn
prescottchels-- I'm sorry :( I hope you feel...

prescottchels-- I'm sorry :( I hope you feel better soon..
Forum: Single Parenting   08-04-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 6,553
Posted By girlspn
My wakeup times vary from 3-5am back when I was...

My wakeup times vary from 3-5am back when I was temping, so I would temp both times just for extra data. The temps are usually slightly higher after I'd gotten out of bed for any reason. I used FF...
Forum: TV-Free   08-03-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By girlspn
trying to be tv-free, but..

My family helps me babysit my 3-year-old daughter. They usually have the TV on or are on their smartphones when my dd is around. They play videos for my dd to occupy her.

It got to the point...
Forum: Learning at School   08-02-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By girlspn
Tigerle, thank you for those suggestions. My...

Tigerle, thank you for those suggestions. My research so far has not gone beyond the primary school level. I am generally not impressed with the schools/students here, so have always thought we would...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-30-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,382
Posted By girlspn
I find this thread really inspiring! Since home...

I find this thread really inspiring! Since home birth isn't legal here, I'm hoping to just be able to wait as long as possible at home and possibly delivering. I was by myself in the bathroom of the...
Forum: Learning at School   07-30-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By girlspn
Yes, I do have these doubts!!! I don't know...

Yes, I do have these doubts!!! I don't know anyone IRL who thinks like I do, even though I feel sure the island lifestyle would be better in the long run. It's hard to make a move when most people in...
Forum: Learning at School   07-30-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By girlspn
Tigerle, thank you for your reply. If we do move,...

Tigerle, thank you for your reply. If we do move, I would plan for after the delivery, hopefully next summer before the start of the school year.

Re the Mandarin issue, how proficient a student is...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-29-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 901
Posted By girlspn
For those of you with more than one child, do you...

For those of you with more than one child, do you have naming patterns for your kids?
Forum: Single Parenting   07-28-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 6,553
Posted By girlspn
hi everyone! prescottchels-- when are you...

hi everyone!

prescottchels-- when are you going to start testing? and wow, for taking on the child care of kids at those ages! I just moved with my dd and currently staying with my parents. We're...
Forum: Learning at School   07-28-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By girlspn
meepycat, sweetsilver-- I've been thinking a lot...

meepycat, sweetsilver-- I've been thinking a lot about what matters. There is huge pressure to equip kids with skills so they can be competitive later. Mandarin has gotten important due to large...
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