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Forum: Religious Studies   12-23-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,640
Posted By Watershippy
Lest anyone forget that not everyone in the...

Lest anyone forget that not everyone in the religious studies forum, (or in the ancient world) is cisgendered, I'd suggest a point the blogger didn't make: Since Jesus rejected nearly every...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-09-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Watershippy
For me, the 1 Target tank I bought was a...

For me, the 1 Target tank I bought was a complete waste of $. Can't recommend it if you are larger than a B cup. I'm very happy with my Bravado tanks, which have been worth every penny.
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-09-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,074
Posted By Watershippy
I used stevia as part of my rasp leaf tea mix...

I used stevia as part of my rasp leaf tea mix all through pregnancy with the approval of my midwife (hence I assume it is fine now that the baby is born,too). I bought actual dried stevia leaves...
Forum: October 2009   11-05-2009, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Watershippy
Congrats Scrapbrooke! I also have to say...

Congrats Scrapbrooke!

I also have to say thanks to my DDC. You ladies were such a wealth of information and did a great deal to ease my mind through this pregnancy.
Forum: Religious Studies   11-04-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By Watershippy
Honestly I'm not sure who exactly this offer is...

Honestly I'm not sure who exactly this offer is supposed to appeal to. The Anglicans who are opposed to female and gay leadership are almost entirely in the Evangelical wing of the church and would...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   11-04-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Watershippy
I like the Hampden Park Co-op on Raymond Ave.

I like the Hampden Park Co-op on Raymond Ave.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-30-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Watershippy
I lost my plug 6 days before going into labor. I...

I lost my plug 6 days before going into labor. I happened to have a midwife appointment the same day I lost my plug and she told me I was 75% effaced and 1 cm dilated.

No bloody show for me until...
Forum: October 2009   10-23-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By Watershippy
Born at home on Oct 22nd at 8:44am. 8 hours from...

Born at home on Oct 22nd at 8:44am. 8 hours from my first contraction to his birth. It was awesome!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinth...7622517382923/...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-19-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,250
Posted By Watershippy
I don't know. My mom had a "natural" birth (no...

I don't know. My mom had a "natural" birth (no pain meds) at a hospital in the early eighties, but was still induced, given pitocin and an episiotomy, and strapped to multiple monitors. She...
Forum: Family Safety   10-12-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,290
Posted By Watershippy
OMG the Chariot sidecarrier looks so awesome!!...

OMG the Chariot sidecarrier looks so awesome!! Thanks for sharing.

I am anxiously awaiting the Madsen review as well http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: October 2009   10-05-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 309
Posted By Watershippy
"Hi, sorry I missed your call. If you called to...

"Hi, sorry I missed your call. If you called to find out if I'm in labor yet, the answer is no. I will change this message when I am. If you called for a reason unrelated to my pregnancy, please...
Forum: Religious Studies   10-05-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,498
Posted By Watershippy
This discussion came up yesterday, and one of...

This discussion came up yesterday, and one of the friends I was with recalled some study that came out regarding Eucharist back when AIDS was new and people weren't sure how it was being spread. He...
Forum: Pets   10-04-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By Watershippy
Dp is allergic to cats, but we have 2. While he...

Dp is allergic to cats, but we have 2. While he still sneezes and gets red-eyed around other people's cats, he took some specific steps to acclimate to our particular cats and no longer has any...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-30-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Watershippy
I saw that movie! It was hilarious!

I saw that movie! It was hilarious!
Forum: October 2009   09-30-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By Watershippy
Me too! I've been having nearly constant BH for...

Me too! I've been having nearly constant BH for the past 2 days. I'm hoping it means something's happening soon!

To answer the original question, all of my BH have been completely painless. I've...
Forum: Pets   09-26-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By Watershippy
State Farm insures homes with pitties, no...

State Farm insures homes with pitties, no problem. Some other companies, not so much.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-26-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,098
Posted By Watershippy
Just so you know, Nora is rather popular right...

Just so you know, Nora is rather popular right now. I know two Nora's under 2 years old. Don't know if that affects your decision or not. I don't know any Maura's or Maggie's (or Kathleen's for that...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-25-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Watershippy
I use a drop of oil on my hands to smooth out...

I use a drop of oil on my hands to smooth out frizzies. I make my own hair gel from flax seeds when I want to wear my hair curly (simmer 2 Tbsp flax seeds in 1 cup water for 10 mins while stirring,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-15-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 659
Posted By Watershippy
I'm 36 weeks. Can still cross my legs and put on...

I'm 36 weeks. Can still cross my legs and put on pants standing up. Started getting up at night to go to the bathroom about 3 weeks ago.

Not have everyone know that your pregnant? Some people...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-12-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Watershippy
What about Tom at Schneider Drug on University?...

What about Tom at Schneider Drug on University? It is the place with all the hand-written poems and political signs in the windows. I bet he'd love to get interviewed. It is such a quirky shop; I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-12-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Watershippy
I was told that approx 20-25 lbs of "pregnancy...

I was told that approx 20-25 lbs of "pregnancy weight gain" is not me getting fatter-- it is actually the baby, placenta, and increased blood volume. If that is the case, post-delivery and...
Forum: October 2009   09-03-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Watershippy
You might also be able to play off of the...

You might also be able to play off of the relative obscurity of homebirth and tell mil that the midwife never allows visitors until after a certain time period of time (whatever amount of time you...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-01-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By Watershippy
I use a Neti pot, sometimes twice a day. Doesn't...

I use a Neti pot, sometimes twice a day. Doesn't do away entirely with allergies, but it keeps my symptoms fairly mild, since I'm washing the allergen away (I'm allergic to ragweed, too).
Forum: October 2009   08-26-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Watershippy
We did a 5-week lamaze class. I didn't want to...

We did a 5-week lamaze class. I didn't want to take any class (too busy already, had read all the books anyway), but our homebirth midwife was quite insistent, so we signed up, and I LOVED it. I...
Forum: October 2009   08-22-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,948
Posted By Watershippy
Just had my shower, too. Only 2 gifts were off...

Just had my shower, too. Only 2 gifts were off the registry. One person included a receipt.

I'm also getting stressed out because there 2 more showers scheduled very close to my due date...
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