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Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   07-26-2015, 10:54 PM
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Posted By carnelianlight
Fox-fern, I hope your costochondritis resolves...

Fox-fern, I hope your costochondritis resolves with anti-inflammatory foods and rest (ha!). It sounds painful.

I am bummed to have what must be heartburn this weekend after eating a piece of...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   07-25-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By carnelianlight
(1) Clothes from NB-3 months (2) Carseat. I...

(1) Clothes from NB-3 months
(2) Carseat. I didn't realize some were actually 'green.' Hopefully they also play well with the few double strollers we are considering.
(3) Double stroller - we...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   07-21-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By carnelianlight
I hypnobabied (!) myself last time around, and in...

I hypnobabied (!) myself last time around, and in my opinion that labor and delivery was the most beautiful experience, ever. Recently I read an article saying that hypnobabies and the absence or...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   07-15-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By carnelianlight
Oh you mamas of multiples! I am so impressed....

Oh you mamas of multiples! I am so impressed. Don't know how you do it.
Being pregnant isn't as bad as I feared. The first one was so tough for little reasons like the wrong ligaments loosening,...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   07-14-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By carnelianlight
We pore through different sites constantly,...

We pore through different sites constantly, because we have different religions and traditions and cultures within our family and there are a galactic ton of languages to sift through. Good and bad...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   07-13-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By carnelianlight
I am thinking about using a kiddie pool this...

I am thinking about using a kiddie pool this time. Takes less time to fill (and empty) and the sides won't be so hard to climb over. Not sure if we would do a water delivery rather than just water...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   07-07-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By carnelianlight
I have been thinking about you all day but could...

I have been thinking about you all day but could log in only now. What a rough day!
Forum: Vaccinations   07-07-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By carnelianlight
::cough:: Speaking of confirmation...

::cough::



Speaking of confirmation bias.
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   07-06-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By carnelianlight
Went for a wonderful hike this weekend with a...

Went for a wonderful hike this weekend with a baby wrapped on my back for half of it. Extra happy about that because it was a simple ruck. The other half I successfully wrapped her onto her daddy....
Forum: Vaccinations   06-29-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,984
Posted By carnelianlight
Prop 65 is a failed environmental health bill. It...

Prop 65 is a failed environmental health bill. It comes from an excellent place - intended to raise awareness about ubiquitous commercial toxics. But its teeth were taken out. It doesn't require...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-29-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,984
Posted By carnelianlight
EMRguy, you must mean well, but that sounds...

EMRguy, you must mean well, but that sounds incredibly flip. BEtween my partner and I we have been in this city for 35 years, we have a huge and caring network of friends and family, we do have a...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-29-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,984
Posted By carnelianlight
It passed the vote 24-14. Recently another bill...

It passed the vote 24-14. Recently another bill passed granting all homeless schoolchildren a blanket religious exemption from vaccination requirements. I am all for the rights of homeless children...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-29-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By carnelianlight
I was doing some cleaning, found my beads and was...

I was doing some cleaning, found my beads and was reminded of this thread :) Let us know when you'd like us to send in our beads JayJay...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-29-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By carnelianlight
I see what you're saying - they have cans of pure...

I see what you're saying - they have cans of pure coconut CREAM (not just the full fat coconut milk) at TJs? Organic? Wow!
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-29-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By carnelianlight
What Stegenrae said! Usually called coconut milk....

What Stegenrae said! Usually called coconut milk. You can whip heavy cream with coconut milk too. I don't do this often because everyone gets an eye on it!
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-27-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By carnelianlight
Yes, I hear you. For some people it is really...

Yes, I hear you. For some people it is really hard to gain weight without sugar or bread or pure carb stuff that one generally thinks of as having limited nutritional value! Once you are past the...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-23-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By carnelianlight
I have never been able to get into stevia,...

I have never been able to get into stevia, despite having tried numerous times over the years, but it IS helpful when sugar has crept back into an otherwise healthy diet and needs to go. I don't care...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-19-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By carnelianlight
So, so glad for you!

So, so glad for you!
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-19-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By carnelianlight
Thanks, mamas! I didn't get YIs last pg, but was...

Thanks, mamas! I didn't get YIs last pg, but was strict about avoiding sugar & had no opportunities to swim. Chlorinated pools always get me. As miserable as the YI is, it is probably worthwhile...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-17-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By carnelianlight
Yeast during pregnancy

Yuck. Probably too much chlorine from swimming and too much sugar = mama is not happy. Coconut oil topically and upping the probiotics didn't work. (Can you even effectively use coconut oil and...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-15-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By carnelianlight
AlaskAnne, the climate where we live is also very...

AlaskAnne, the climate where we live is also very different from where my parents live. It was hard to shop in advance. I just popped in to the local kid consignment + new store when we arrived and...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-12-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By carnelianlight
I am thankful for some time with my family where...

I am thankful for some time with my family where there are five or six sets of arms frequently waiting to pick up my self-anointed princess of a baby, so that I can vegetate a bit.
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-10-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,244
Posted By carnelianlight
That is awesome! I for one am proud of you...

That is awesome! I for one am proud of you :twothumbs
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-09-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By carnelianlight
Sorry about this, Catholic Mama. I don't know...

Sorry about this, Catholic Mama. I don't know anything about significant ovarian cysts during pregnancy. I suggest going online through your local library's website and accessing medical journal...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-08-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By carnelianlight
We did do testing. I feel a little more calm...

We did do testing. I feel a little more calm about it because my primary caregiver is a midwife respected by but not affiliated with the hospitals where I get tested, so I can always turn to someone...
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