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Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-05-2013, 10:13 PM
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Posted By lovesoup
Oops, I was expecting an email notification so...

Oops, I was expecting an email notification so didn't realize you had replied. We live in the Waldo/Brookside area, just a bit south of the Plaza.
 
If you see this, let me know where you decided...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-26-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By lovesoup
Hi there, just found your thread while searching...

Hi there, just found your thread while searching for info - we are moving from Kansas City to New Haven! Would love to hear what you've found out about places to live, schools, playgroups, etc!
 
Forum: Babywearing   03-30-2011, 10:08 PM
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Posted By lovesoup
My DH loves wearing our little one, and he loves...

My DH loves wearing our little one, and he loves mastering a new carry in the woven wraps we use. He especially enjoys the self-sufficiency of being able to do so many different carries with one...
Forum: December 2010   01-04-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,962
Posted By lovesoup
Forgive me, I have such trouble picking my...

Forgive me, I have such trouble picking my favorite shots...
 
Jaz after his "rebirth" (aka floating in the tub) recommended by our midwife because he seemed to be having a lot of trouble...
Forum: December 2010   01-04-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,400
Posted By lovesoup
From first noticeable contraction (e.g....

From first noticeable contraction (e.g. something that had a noticeable start and end, and a surge or wave-like feel to it) my labor was just under 1.5 hrs. From first menstrual-type cramp to birth...
Forum: December 2010   12-25-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,778
Posted By lovesoup
I didn't even have a tear and I still used the...

I didn't even have a tear and I still used the frozen witch hazel pads. Great for the skidmarks, general soreness, and also hemorrhoids, if you're lucky enough to have to deal with that! I just wish...
Forum: December 2010   12-25-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,778
Posted By lovesoup
I'm having very similar issues. Jasper is sleepy...

I'm having very similar issues. Jasper is sleepy all the time that I have to wake him up for feedings. I'm meant to be feeding him every 2 hrs because he had a bit of jaundice at 5/6 days (not...
Forum: December 2010   12-22-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By lovesoup
Again, thank you all so much. Your responses...

Again, thank you all so much. Your responses have been so encouraging. Especially because I've been really disappointed to not have received a call back from any of the *four* LLL LCs I've called!...
Forum: December 2010   12-20-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By lovesoup
Thank you everyone, so much. It is so great to...

Thank you everyone, so much. It is so great to have this community. I've been crying all night. This is just so frustrating, and now painful too, since my milk is in but not going anywhere! I pulled...
Forum: December 2010   12-20-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By lovesoup
This is driving me crazy. My milk is definitely...

This is driving me crazy. My milk is definitely in now, it's leaking from at least one breast.
 
Jasper has latched successfully about three times since Friday. Each time he got in a good 45...
Forum: December 2010   12-20-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By lovesoup
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by oyinmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1286181/happy-birthday-jasper-cyril#post_16128768)...
Forum: December 2010   12-20-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By lovesoup
Thank you all. It was a crazy experience, and...

Thank you all. It was a crazy experience, and yes it felt pretty out of control to me. Although my partner keeps saying how amazing it was that I seemed totally in control of my breathing and...
Forum: December 2010   12-20-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By lovesoup
I know what you mean about the regrets -- I...

I know what you mean about the regrets -- I already regret having allowed DH's family to show up at the door less than 24 hrs after the birth. I didn't feel like I could tell them no, and then they...
Forum: December 2010   12-20-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By lovesoup
It was -- totally awesome. Also, just noticed...

It was -- totally awesome. Also, just noticed our babies were exactly the same size :)  Everyone keeps saying he's "huge" but he's tiny to me...
Forum: December 2010   12-20-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By lovesoup
Yes, that green tub does kind of make it look...

Yes, that green tub does kind of make it look like you're giving birth in a lagoon. Beautiful!
Forum: December 2010   12-19-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By lovesoup
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by oyinmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: December 2010   12-18-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By lovesoup
Congratulations, what beautiful little ones. And...

Congratulations, what beautiful little ones. And great name, too!
Forum: December 2010   12-18-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By lovesoup
Jasper Cyril was born at home in bed Friday,...

Jasper Cyril was born at home in bed Friday, December 17th at 3:42 pm after approximately 70 minutes of labor. Holy crap!!!!
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Forum: December 2010   12-16-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By lovesoup
I have the capsules and the little...

I have the capsules and the little capsule-preparing gizmo, and I've enlisted my Mom (or spouse, if Sprout comes before my Mom gets here from out of town) to do the encapsulation after she does...
Forum: December 2010   12-16-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,333
Posted By lovesoup
laurata, I was thinking the same thing this...

laurata, I was thinking the same thing this morning when I went downstairs to make myself some fresh-squeezed orange juice. It is super cold here, but bright and sunny, and it felt really strange to...
Forum: December 2010   12-14-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By lovesoup
Thank you so much everyone :)   HappyMommy2:...

Thank you so much everyone :)
 
HappyMommy2: I actually just googled for "henna artist" and my city. This woman's website was one of the first things that came up, but I think there is maybe also...
Forum: December 2010   12-14-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,333
Posted By lovesoup
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by northcountrymamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: December 2010   12-13-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By lovesoup
I came across some beautiful photos of henna'd...

I came across some beautiful photos of henna'd bellies on a blog early last week and decided at the last minute I'd try to find a local henna artist who'd come over and do my belly. I got lucky and...
Forum: December 2010   12-13-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,333
Posted By lovesoup
39 weeks tomorrow! For some reason, even though...

39 weeks tomorrow! For some reason, even though this is my first, I've been thinking Sprout might come early, so I'm getting pretty antsy. But last Thursday I came down with a nasty, nasty stomach...
Forum: December 2010   12-03-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,173
Posted By lovesoup
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by porttack http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1279801/appointment-thread/20#post_16087629)
Am I...
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