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Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-11-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By Vaquitita
My story isn't as bad as what I'm reading here,...

My story isn't as bad as what I'm reading here, but I am struggling with it... I recently had my fourth baby. My first two were born at home with a wonderful midwife, my third I had in a hospital...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-05-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,231
Posted By Vaquitita
My oldest son hasn't really coslept since he was...

My oldest son hasn't really coslept since he was 4-5, but until the age of 8 he was regularly climbing in our bed in the middle of the night or snuggling with me while falling asleep, to be moved to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-05-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Vaquitita
With my first I never used a cover, but with...

With my first I never used a cover, but with each additional child I find myself using a cover more (in public places). Maybe because of not being able to focus on baby and pull my shirt down as...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-14-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 95,759
Posted By Vaquitita
I just took a look at the befit website and...

I just took a look at the befit website and realized this was what I was doing back in January, right before I got pregnant. I did feel like after doing it sporadically for a few weeks that it was...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-14-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 95,759
Posted By Vaquitita
Anyone have any updates to share? Did the tupler...

Anyone have any updates to share? Did the tupler technique or the befit exercises help you? I've had 3 kids, youngest will be 3 in September, and have a diastisis of 2 finger widths at my belly...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-13-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By Vaquitita
I use a curriculum, but don't use text books or...

I use a curriculum, but don't use text books or workbooks. We use MEP math, Treadwell Readers and Ambleside Online for History/Geography/Science/Literature. My focus is good/classic literature, lots...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-18-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 46,248
Posted By Vaquitita
Loved these. I was not happy with my first...

Loved these. I was not happy with my first hospital birth (3rd bàby) but after these, it seems a lot better. Nobody told me to be quiet or gave me grief over my choices. The first nurse I had kept...
Forum: Homebirth   03-12-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By Vaquitita
I can't comment on being a woman of color thing,...

I can't comment on being a woman of color thing, but I do think the clinics for low income women are horrible! In my last pregnancy, I was on medi-cal and went to the clinic for most of my...
Forum: Homebirth   03-12-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By Vaquitita
My second home birth, with a hands off midwife,...

My second home birth, with a hands off midwife, I called her when I knew that this was it because of commute traffic I needed to give her time to get there. She actually came, set up her stuff,...
Forum: Homebirth   03-12-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,047
Posted By Vaquitita
My first I used an aqua doula, it was ok. My...

My first I used an aqua doula, it was ok. My second I used a big black Rubbermaid horse trough and loved it. I preferred the oval shape to the round shape of the aqua doula, I could grasp both...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-05-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,476
Posted By Vaquitita
Yup this is us too. Our first we conceived the...

Yup this is us too. Our first we conceived the first month of trying (no charting, I didn't know about it). When I got my first AF afterwards, we said maybe we should start trying and I was pregnant...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-05-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,063
Posted By Vaquitita
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tillymonster http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375683/what-are-you-eating#post_17281982)

Hi mamas!
 ...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-05-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 10,113
Posted By Vaquitita
Congratulations Jjh!   I told dh last night...

Congratulations Jjh!
 
I told dh last night about my BFP and he was... very surprised. I'm not sure he's quite happy about it yet, but he will be. i'm sure by tonight he'll be calling all our...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-04-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 10,113
Posted By Vaquitita
Well I went out this afternoon and bought a...

Well I went out this afternoon and bought a test. I couldn't even wait till morning, I took it as soon as I got home and... it's a BFP!!!! part of me is dancing with joy...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-04-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 10,113
Posted By Vaquitita
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamacatsbaby http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375681/march-tww-thread/30#post_17284538)

Well I'd test...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-03-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 10,113
Posted By Vaquitita
Hello. My AF is 3 days late ( usually arrives on...

Hello. My AF is 3 days late ( usually arrives on day 26, I'm now on day 29) and my bbt jumped to 99.0 this morning ( has been 98.3 post-o). I'm trying to decide whether to go buy a test or wait a...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-08-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Vaquitita
I guess what I'm wondering is, is there any...

I guess what I'm wondering is, is there any benefit to drinking this buttermilk? if i made raw butter and had raw buttermilk i know there would be. but i'm thinking not to this buttermilk. and that...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-05-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Vaquitita
I just made butter for the first time. With...

I just made butter for the first time. With Organic Valley pastured and pastuerized cream (they now sell this at costco!). My question is, what is the liquid I have left over? Is it really...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-04-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Vaquitita
I am making my own ghee/butter oil to take with...

I am making my own ghee/butter oil to take with our FCLO, just can't afford the GP stuff. Just occured to me, I need to use SUMMER butter to get the K2. I'm guessing the butter I'm currently getting...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-04-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Vaquitita
I used to not make 'kid food' and have my kids...

I used to not make 'kid food' and have my kids try everything. They didn't like it, fine, but they had to try it. Somewhere along the line, once there were more of them complaining about the food,...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-02-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Vaquitita
Yes, I fall in to such food ruts sometimes. When...

Yes, I fall in to such food ruts sometimes. When I can't even think of anything healthy to cook and its quesadillas for lunch every day. I just finished reading French Kids Eat Everything and am...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-29-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Vaquitita
Does celtic sea salt have a lot more minerals...

Does celtic sea salt have a lot more minerals than Redmond's? I've been buying Redmonds because I could get the best price on it, but I'm wondering if it's worth it to pay for the celtic?
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-29-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Vaquitita
thanks for the great suggestions. adding liver...

thanks for the great suggestions. adding liver to chili is a good idea, though my 5yo doesn't like chili so it won't help her, but it will help the rest of us. I like the look of mother earth...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-24-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Vaquitita
I am wanting to plan an intensive nutrition plan...

I am wanting to plan an intensive nutrition plan for my daughter and would like some input from you lovely knowledgeable ladies! :D
 
I am concerned about my 5yo's teeth, her teeth are crowded....
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-24-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,630
Posted By Vaquitita
On NatraPro Internationals website (click on the...

On NatraPro Internationals website (click on the butter oil, then on description/certification) it says they use pastuerized butter.
 
I've made home made ghee/butter oil, just like the Healthy...
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