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Forum: Personal Growth   Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 429,708
Posted By my3beasties
Hi Dirk, welcome! To answer your question in a...

Hi Dirk, welcome! To answer your question in a nutshell: Absolutely, YES!!!


I had both the ParaGuard copper IUD, which caused horrifying bleeding and mood swings - and the Mirena, which just...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 453
Posted By my3beasties
Right there with ya, except a week ahead! ;) DD2...

Right there with ya, except a week ahead! ;) DD2 is still nursing like crazy, so I wind up shoving anything I can stomach into my mouth (lots of cheese and dairy), and not remembering to drink enough...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By my3beasties
I'm on my 5th so I totally understand what you...

I'm on my 5th so I totally understand what you mean about knowing your body! lol ;) Haven't had twins myself, but if they run in your family that would be my first guess! It does seem awfully early...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   04-16-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By my3beasties
I'm 36 as well, will be 37 when baby gets here....

I'm 36 as well, will be 37 when baby gets here. Feeling SOOO tired all the time! Brain drain, like I'm stuck in a fog and don't want to move. Foxfern, I'm with you! Can't I just sleeeeeeep until...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   04-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 453
Posted By my3beasties
I've been doing a ton of dairy protein too,...

I've been doing a ton of dairy protein too, mostly because it's quick to grab when I'm crashing and easy on the tummy, which has been a little shaky still. Full-fat cottage cheese with berries is a...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   04-16-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By my3beasties
I hear ya, mamas!! Had 2 losses myself before my...

I hear ya, mamas!! Had 2 losses myself before my oldest came along, but that doesn't seem to worry me so much anymore. I think part of it, for me at least, is that DD2 is still just a tiny...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   04-13-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By my3beasties
Trouble connecting with baby?

I know there are at least a few other mamas here who were surprised by this pregnancy...anyone having trouble feeling a connection with baby?


Our last one was planned, and I felt like she was...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   04-13-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 518
Posted By my3beasties
Yup, same with us - we just switched to Kaiser...

Yup, same with us - we just switched to Kaiser this year, and all OB care is 30% co-insurance, after our $2500 deductible, up to a $6350 out-of-pocket max, which it looks like we'd be stuck paying...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   04-05-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 675
Posted By my3beasties
Oh thanks so much - I love Motherlove products,...

Oh thanks so much - I love Motherlove products, will have to get some of that! I looked up the more milk two, and I can actually tolerate it (can't do blessed thistle, so can't take the original).
...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   04-05-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By my3beasties
Yup, grazing all the time! Toast with butter and...

Yup, grazing all the time! Toast with butter and avocado, and a sprinkle of salt. Cottage cheese or yogurt with berries and honey. Oranges. Any fruit, really, is so refreshing! These things seem to...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   04-05-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 741
Posted By my3beasties
Oh dear...((hugs)) LeighPF So sorry for your...

Oh dear...((hugs)) LeighPF So sorry for your loss. Take care, will be thinking of you! :hug
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   04-05-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 675
Posted By my3beasties
Question for tandem nursing mamas: Do you do...

Question for tandem nursing mamas: Do you do anything special to keep your supply up during pregnancy?


I'm currently BFing our 7mo, and am 9wks along now. DS1 was still nursing at 33mos when I...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-30-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By my3beasties
etsdtm99 - I love the tie breaker idea! That's...

etsdtm99 - I love the tie breaker idea! That's what we've got going on here too, so funny! :)


Another idea: I wonder if they make "Big Sister" onesies in 6-9 month size, that she could sport...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-29-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By my3beasties
Due date is 11/5 based on LMP. But O was about 3...

Due date is 11/5 based on LMP. But O was about 3 days late, and I've gone anywhere from 1wk early to 3 days over - so who knows? LOL ;)


Oh - and I'm guessing girl!
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-29-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,100
Posted By my3beasties
Hi everyone! My name is Adrianne, and just found...

Hi everyone! My name is Adrianne, and just found out we're expecting baby# 5! (zoinks - surprise!) Our oldest 3 have been asking for another baby, so it's kinda funny...haven't told them yet because...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-29-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By my3beasties
Hahaha, @Fox-fern...

Hahaha, @Fox-fern (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=315034) , yeah it's just about miraculous as far as the timing goes - I joked with my cousin that God must have wanted this one! I'm...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   03-29-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By my3beasties
Oh wow, this all sounds so familiar! I just found...

Oh wow, this all sounds so familiar! I just found out our #5 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) is on the way, and #4...
Forum: Parenting   03-26-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By my3beasties
I thought my DS1 would never want to do anything...

I thought my DS1 would never want to do anything - lord knows we tried, he won't even ride a bike! Martial arts is the only thing that's worked for him...he's really gotten into it! My oldest 3 kids...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-16-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 893
Posted By my3beasties
Oh yes, I cross-posted in this thread, more of...

Oh yes, I cross-posted in this thread, more of the story there: http://www.mothering.com/forum/363-breastfeeding-challenges/1469506-baby-won-t-bf-can-t-pump.html#post18331698


:)
Forum: Mental Health   03-16-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 30
Posted By my3beasties
*shudder* I had horrid reactions to the pill &...

*shudder* I had horrid reactions to the pill & every type of BC I've used!! I was also downright suicidal on the pill, copper IUD made me bleed non-stop to the point of anemia, Mirena IUD caused...
Forum: Mental Health   03-15-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 98
Posted By my3beasties
Oh jeez...thank you so much for posting this!! It...

Oh jeez...thank you so much for posting this!! It fits me to a "T" as well, all my life I've known there was something different about the way my brain works, and I still struggle with feelings of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-14-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 893
Posted By my3beasties
Haha, sorry on mobile, it's a little clunky ;)...

Haha, sorry on mobile, it's a little clunky ;) Thanks for the prayers, she's our little miracle baby for sure.
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-14-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 893
Posted By my3beasties
Nazmum, she is doing great now!! At 6 mos, she's...

Nazmum, she is doing great now!! At 6 mos, she's still only 15th percentile, but growing, happy, and healthy!

When the Dr told me i could cut down calories in her formula, I got an SNS against...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-02-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 146
Posted By my3beasties
Goat's rue is another good herb...and dates are a...

Goat's rue is another good herb...and dates are a great galactogogue as well! Try chopping up dates & mix in your oatmeal, and take some goat's rue tincture with your Mother's Milk tea.


I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-26-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,557
Posted By my3beasties
DH and I usually sleep nude, and the kiddos have...

DH and I usually sleep nude, and the kiddos have started to notice this - especially 9yo DS1, who has taken to sleeping shirtless, and almost 4yo DD1, who likes to wear her pajamas without undies. ...
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