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Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   11-25-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,598
Posted By persephassa
Oona Astraea 7:24,am on 11/24 39 weeks 2...

Oona Astraea
7:24,am on 11/24
39 weeks 2 days
7lbs11oz 19 inches

We barely made it to the hospital & she was born in triage. Excited to go home soon :) congratulations on all the sweet...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   09-03-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By persephassa
Just layered wool batting and sewed linen or...

Just layered wool batting and sewed linen or something over it, with a linen binding, and then quilted it. It's not super thick but it's good for the basket no similiar to mattresses these baskets...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   09-02-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By persephassa
I was thinking of hynobirthing, it's a little...

I was thinking of hynobirthing, it's a little different, but same idea. The book is like $12 on Amazon.
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   09-02-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By persephassa
You can maybe pirate them from a torrent site or...

You can maybe pirate them from a torrent site or see if a friend can burn you a copy. I don't have them... Our doula said she found just reading the book helpful, so I'm going to do that.
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   09-02-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By persephassa
I think you can buy premade witch hazel pads, and...

I think you can buy premade witch hazel pads, and the hospital gives you the ice ones you "break," but I mean just buying pads and putting witch hazel on them and freezing them. I had a 3rd degree...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   09-02-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By persephassa
Post partum prep

What sort of things to do you get ready for post partum (besides freezing meals)?

I just made a bunch of witch hazel pads and mixed all my sitz bath herbs together and jarred them. I hope the...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   09-01-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By persephassa
Nurseries

are you planning a nursery?

i did with DS, but his crib was used mostly as a laundry catch-all (an was destroyed in a move, i used the $ the moving co gave us to buy his current twin bed, a better...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-31-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By persephassa
I'm not sure about pina colada, but you reminded...

I'm not sure about pina colada, but you reminded me I want to try this: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/pineapple-coconut-water-recipe.html

Although I not sure how I'd juice the ginger, I...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-25-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By persephassa
It depends on the person and their experience,...

It depends on the person and their experience, you'd need to interview a few people and see who you feel most comfortable with. The doula we chose this time has two children of her own, was born at...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-24-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By persephassa
Second the student doula suggestion. Ours for DS...

Second the student doula suggestion. Ours for DS was training for her Dona certification and she was wonderful. I was able to find one in our area (southern ca) this time where the doula prices are...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-22-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By persephassa
Your diapers are lovely!nmaking diapers looks...

Your diapers are lovely!nmaking diapers looks like fun. Do you use a certain pattern? That science print on the swaddler is really cute, too.
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-22-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By persephassa
I just filled up our yoga ball, too, voondrop! I...

I just filled up our yoga ball, too, voondrop! I think DS is into it more than me, tho, haha. When he was born my mom bounced him for hours on it, so that's nice.

Weeks: 26 tomorrow!...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-22-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By persephassa
Last year was our first year in our house, and we...

Last year was our first year in our house, and we had DH's aunt visiting from Minnesota (am in ca), plus my parents & brother, who are local (2-4 hour drives depending on la traffic). my due date is...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-20-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,648
Posted By persephassa
it is fun to see everyone! i did a much better...

it is fun to see everyone! i did a much better job of taking progress photos with DS--this time, almost nothing. but here's one--early july, so about 20 weeks i think? i'm going on 26 now. in...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-20-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By persephassa
how is everyone's xmas planning going? ...

how is everyone's xmas planning going?

suddenly, i have some energy so i have been doing all the things.

i started making xmas cloth bags for the baby; i made them for DH, me & DS, so just...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-20-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By persephassa
pretty muslin blankets! the fabric looks nice and...

pretty muslin blankets! the fabric looks nice and soft.

i made a lot of stuff for DS--luckily I still have it all, those some of it is "his." but i made flannel wipes and terry/flannel burp cloths...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   08-03-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By persephassa
I am in diaper land right now! Going through my...

I am in diaper land right now! Going through my son's stash and I ordered newborn all in ones / pockets from a coop on Facebook. I never had newborn size diapers with my son, we used disposables at...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   06-01-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By persephassa
We saved everything from DS so we don't need...

We saved everything from DS so we don't need much. I do want to get newborn size cloth diapers since we used disposables at that stage last time; waiting to buy them from a coop in a month or two. I...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-24-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,648
Posted By persephassa
Tiny! I think the baby is about the size of a...

Tiny! I think the baby is about the size of a lime, right? :) I don't feel like I show much yet, either, but I want to keep track with photos (I did before, but I've been too lazy to set up the...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-20-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By persephassa
Occasional chat

My DDC in 2011-12 had a random weekly chat thread that was like a meme/ form you filled in, it's been purged so I don't remember exactly how it went, but something like:

Weeks:
Appointments:...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-20-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,983
Posted By persephassa
I love thinking of names; I've been using that...

I love thinking of names; I've been using that behind the name site someone suggested, it's great! My DS is Orryn, we wanted an unusual nature-themed name (sometimes means river, pine cone, man of...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-13-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,038
Posted By persephassa
I have genera maillaise and sleepishness, but...

I have genera maillaise and sleepishness, but haven't barfed at all! Haha. Maybe feeling a little better? I don't know, I think the last few days have been better and I don't need a nap as much. I...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-11-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By persephassa
Thanks! , I found out about our son before him,...

Thanks! , I found out about our son before him, too--I gave him a card for xmas with the anatomy scan inside. He was convinced we were having a girl that time :)

Anyhow, otherwise I am super...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-11-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By persephassa
I got the results of my NIPT test today--baby...

I got the results of my NIPT test today--baby looks good, and is a girl! I'm excited :) my husband doesn't know yet, he wants to be surprised for father's day. Kind of weird to find out via email,...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-05-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By persephassa
I just had that blood test this morning. She said...

I just had that blood test this morning. She said we should know baby's gender in 7-10 days! I'm excited. I already thrifted some cute dresses, but if we have a boy I have a friend who is having a...
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