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Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   10-21-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,404
Posted By LaurenB
We had an appointment with a perinatologist...

We had an appointment with a perinatologist yesterday. It was very discouraging. I felt like she was dismissive of everything I had to say. She hadn't even looked at my records, and didn't have many...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   10-16-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,404
Posted By LaurenB
You're so not alone there. I've taken a big break...

You're so not alone there. I've taken a big break from FB because my heart breaks with every new baby or pregnant belly. But everything I've read says that's normal and will get better. I want to...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   10-13-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,404
Posted By LaurenB
I'm grateful for all the kind and wise women here...

I'm grateful for all the kind and wise women here who share their knowledge and ideas and great big hearts. :joy

Have any of you just not ovulated the first cycle? I hope it doesn't take too long...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   10-08-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,404
Posted By LaurenB
Thank you so much for that. I really needed all...

Thank you so much for that. I really needed all of it. My husband is really not good at emotional stuff. I don't know if we're going to make it to the nest cycle to TTC. I have a support group...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   10-04-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,404
Posted By LaurenB
I'm new here. Nice to meet you all. We lost our...

I'm new here. Nice to meet you all. We lost our baby two weeks ago at 18 weeks. I'm still adjusting to the emptiness. My clothes fit again. I feel like everyone wants me to be over this already. I'm...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   06-25-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,906
Posted By LaurenB
My sister, her partner, and everyone at my work...

My sister, her partner, and everyone at my work knows. We're waiting to tell DD at the end of this trimester. I'd love to tell my mom, but Dh says it's not fair since we can't tell his mom. But we...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   06-25-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,790
Posted By LaurenB
Hellooooo Mamaaaas!

Name: Lauren :wink:
Age: 37
Due Date: Feb 21st!!!
Location: Lansing, MI
How long it took you to get your BFP: We tried for 6 cycles before we saw the Dr. She figured out my thyroid wasn't working...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-21-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 145
Posted By LaurenB
Mafia Wars!! Holla!

Mafia Wars!! Holla!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-21-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By LaurenB
My supply drops very low toward the end of my...

My supply drops very low toward the end of my cycle and it makes everything go to hell. It's painful to nurse, dd is so mad and nurses way harder, and I just want to run screaming from the house....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-23-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 637
Posted By LaurenB
I still cringe. It feels like I don't count as...

I still cringe. It feels like I don't count as an equal. I took my husband's last name, but I did not take his first name. And I know it's a traditional thing and blah, blah, blah, but I hate it....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-23-2009, 03:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By LaurenB
My little piglet is 20 months and we can do...

My little piglet is 20 months and we can do tricks! She is a wild nurser but mostly it's entertaining. Our best trick is the boobie keg stand. I lay on my back on the bed and she lays on top of me...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   07-30-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By LaurenB
I went through the same thing when my dd was...

I went through the same thing when my dd was born. We ended up with Dr. Will Page-Echols. I can look for his info if you need. He's such a nice guy.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-22-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,123
Posted By LaurenB
My 14 m/o has recently switched from "moa" for...

My 14 m/o has recently switched from "moa" for more to "miu" for milk. She also pats my chest. Lately she's desperately needed lots of extra nursing comfort for teething reasons so I often hear it...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-28-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By LaurenB
Quote: Originally Posted by limabean...

Quote:
Originally Posted by limabean http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13445468)
The new-style Target nursing tank (with just...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-27-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By LaurenB
I'm a huge fan of nursing tank tops. I pretty...

I'm a huge fan of nursing tank tops. I pretty much live in them. I wear them day and night! My favorites are from Sears, but I have a couple from Target that are ok too. Not really super supportive...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   03-12-2009, 04:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,913
Posted By LaurenB
Magstphil, your post was wonderful. Thank you. ...

Magstphil, your post was wonderful. Thank you.

Quote:
Originally Posted by micah_mae_ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   03-12-2009, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By LaurenB
Congratulations on getting your story written. I...

Congratulations on getting your story written. I can't imagine how hard that was. You're brave for even revisiting it. I hope it was empowering and healing to you.

I can relate to a lot of what...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   03-12-2009, 03:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,563
Posted By LaurenB
Quote: Originally Posted by ilovemyavery...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ilovemyavery http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13180452)
Another vote for Greenhouse...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-21-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,491
Posted By LaurenB
Quote: Originally Posted by LoveChild421...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LoveChild421 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13233104)
you know you should go to a nudist...
Forum: Parenting   02-21-2009, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 130,893
Posted By LaurenB
There's a lady at my dh's work who ALWAYS wants...

There's a lady at my dh's work who ALWAYS wants to hold my dd when we visit. And every time she's surprised and offended when dd isn't interested in being touched by this practical stranger. Last...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-21-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,491
Posted By LaurenB
Eeee! I hate being that naked in public. Am I...

Eeee! I hate being that naked in public. Am I the only one who feels self-conscious just reading this thread? Haha. Seriously though, I am so afraid of the fact that I need a new swimsuit this...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   02-06-2009, 03:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,571
Posted By LaurenB
Thanks Readytobedone. My dh and I would love to...

Thanks Readytobedone. My dh and I would love to get me therapy when we can afford it. We even have a good therapist already. But last year we had such a miserable series of unfortunate financial...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   02-04-2009, 04:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,571
Posted By LaurenB
It's been nearly a year since my daughter's...

It's been nearly a year since my daughter's arrival. (I've noticed I can't even bring myself to call it a birth as it was a c-section.) Birth stories still bring me panic and flashbacks. There are a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-20-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By LaurenB
Quote: Originally Posted by homewithtwinsmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by homewithtwinsmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13027611)
Mom is going to roller skate with a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-19-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By LaurenB
How about getting a little silly and going out...

How about getting a little silly and going out to a roller rink? http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
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