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Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   07-19-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Kharen
I can't believe you didn't get more replies to...

I can't believe you didn't get more replies to this! On behalf of the people in North Fulton County, I apologize! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif
 
Alpharetta is awesome, and...
Forum: January 2011   01-04-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,106
Posted By Kharen
Yep. I'm experiencing these right now. Lots of...

Yep. I'm experiencing these right now. Lots of tightening and discomfort at the top of my uterus, and it feels like it's squeezing my stomach and lungs and most of my lower chest. Not comfortable!
Forum: January 2011   09-16-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,738
Posted By Kharen
Congratulations to everyone! We found out a...

Congratulations to everyone!

We found out a few weeks ago that we're having a boy! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/babyboy.gif
Forum: January 2011   09-16-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Kharen
Glad your appointment went well! I hope between...

Glad your appointment went well! I hope between that and all the good feedback you're getting here, you are feeling more confident and relaxed.

You are definitely not the only overweight/obese...
Forum: January 2011   06-10-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Kharen
I'm almost 7 weeks and have lost about 7 pounds...

I'm almost 7 weeks and have lost about 7 pounds in the past three weeks just from eating more healthy and starting to walk. I'm significantly overweight, so there has been a big change in my caloric...
Forum: January 2011   06-02-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 20,170
Posted By Kharen
Thanks, Leigh! Are you on any meds? I'm on...

Thanks, Leigh! Are you on any meds? I'm on Methyldopa, which is what I was on with my son. I actually did really well on it with him. My pressures were great until 36 weeks, and then nothing could...
Forum: January 2011   06-01-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 20,170
Posted By Kharen
*EDD: My birthday, January 28th, but probably...

*EDD: My birthday, January 28th, but probably will be closer to Jan. 15th, due to a pre-existing health condition. Don't think my doc will let me go past 38 weeks, and I agree.

* Your Name: Karen...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-12-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,085
Posted By Kharen
Great ideas, ladies!!! I am going to try some...

Great ideas, ladies!!! I am going to try some out!

I made a potato-corn chowder soup tonight for a casual dinner party, and it was a big hit! Also made homemade multi-grain bread. It was perfect...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-19-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Kharen
Hi there! My son is 11 months and is...

Hi there!

My son is 11 months and is determined to make the most of his two bottom teeth to chew as much of his food as possible. He wants nothing to do with "baby food" (pureed food that I feed...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-26-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Kharen
Thanks for your feedback, ladies! I appreciate...

Thanks for your feedback, ladies! I appreciate it! We'll just play it by ear. I'm sure he'll be fine. This is just another new experience for us!
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-23-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Kharen
We're planning our first day trip in October,...

We're planning our first day trip in October, and I'm trying to figure out how to handle our then-10-month-old son's naps. Our destination is about 1.5 hours away. I figure he'll take his morning...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-18-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Kharen
Hi! I am trying to restart the Couch to 5K...

Hi! I am trying to restart the Couch to 5K program, which I completed about 3 years ago. It was an amazing accomplishment to run a 5K and to lose 60 pounds in the process. But after a very stressful...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-05-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Kharen
Does anyone have any favorite recipes for...

Does anyone have any favorite recipes for fruit-sweetened baked items? I love to bake, but I am a sugar addict and am trying to get refined sugar out of my diet. I'd also like to be able to make...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-04-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,452
Posted By Kharen
This is perfect. Thanks so much! I am...

This is perfect. Thanks so much!

I am actually working on a feature story on this subject (I'm a freelance writer): situations in which mothers desperately want to breastfeed but are not...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-04-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,452
Posted By Kharen
Wow! Thanks. I am so glad the goat's rue worked...

Wow! Thanks. I am so glad the goat's rue worked for you. I did not try that, and I wish I had, as my son is starting to self-wean now--he just doesn't seem as interested in comfort nursing since I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-04-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By Kharen
If you have been diagnosed with IGT...

If you have been diagnosed with IGT (Insufficient Glandular Tissue) how did you get your diagnosis? Did you have to get a mammogram to confirm?

I suspect that I might have IGT. I have only ever...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-04-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,452
Posted By Kharen
If you have been diagnosed with IGT...

If you have been diagnosed with IGT (Insufficient Glandular Tissue) how did you get your diagnosis? Did you have to get a mammogram to confirm?

I suspect that I might have IGT. I have only ever...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-31-2008, 03:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,999
Posted By Kharen
I know ... we were going to wait to get it, but...

I know ... we were going to wait to get it, but we decided it was either Wii Fit or an elliptical machine. Strangely enough, the Wii plus Wii Fit was still more affordable when we started looking...
Forum: Writing for the Web   07-31-2008, 03:31 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 9,977
Posted By Kharen
Hi, Ladies! I think I'd like to join you in...

Hi, Ladies!

I think I'd like to join you in this endeavor! I have to come back and read the thread tomorrow (oh wait, it IS tomorrow) when I'm more lucid. I just finished a Web site manuscript...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-31-2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,462
Posted By Kharen
Mine started at exactly 7 weeks (Mother's...

Mine started at exactly 7 weeks (Mother's Day--how fitting!) and lasted until about 11 weeks. I remember starting to feel much better by 12 weeks.

But I should say I only vomitted once (that...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-30-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,999
Posted By Kharen
Hi! We just got Wii Fit, and I have to say it is...

Hi! We just got Wii Fit, and I have to say it is kicking my butt and it's a great deal of fun!

Is anyone else using it for exercise? And if so, are you seeing any results?

Thanks!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-06-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By Kharen
That's awesome! Congrats! I'm really...

That's awesome! Congrats!

I'm really looking forward to paying ours off. Our last payment will be mailed in December! It will definitely free up a good chunk of change monthly. Ours will either...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-01-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,495
Posted By Kharen
Thanks for all the replies! You've given me a...

Thanks for all the replies! You've given me a lot to think about. I appreciate it!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-30-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,495
Posted By Kharen
Hi there! I am a new mama, happily...

Hi there!

I am a new mama, happily transitioning to staying at home with our son. We've been accustomed to a two-income household, so adjusting to one is going to be very challenging, but I feel...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-28-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,250
Posted By Kharen
Like the poster right above me, we might be...

Like the poster right above me, we might be using some of it for new glasses and to fix our bicycle so that DH can bike to work to offset some of these ridiculous gas costs.

The rest of it will...
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