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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 06:03 AM
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Posted By NCMtnMama
My DD just turned 5, and the other day I noticed...

My DD just turned 5, and the other day I noticed that her nipples looked kind of puffy and I could see them poking out a bit in one of her tunic-type dresses. Is this normal development, or reason...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-03-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By NCMtnMama
This happens to me also. My midwife said it's...

This happens to me also. My midwife said it's head-on-pelvis grinding contact, which explains the stabbing pain. She calls them "zingers," and I told her that sounded more polite that "internal...
Forum: April 2012   12-07-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,747
Posted By NCMtnMama
Kaismum -   Leila is my name (and...

Kaismum -
 
Leila is my name (and spelling!), and it's been great. As a name, it's interesting and different, but not too weird. I didn't like it as a kid, because people always mispronounced it,...
Forum: April 2012   11-26-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,652
Posted By NCMtnMama
Sure, the less-than-10 post people were trolls,...

Sure, the less-than-10 post people were trolls, but the vitriol in the responses has honestly scared me about asking questions to get more information or disagreeing with the group. 
Forum: April 2012   11-24-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By NCMtnMama
100% blue, no shock there. Although, as has been...

100% blue, no shock there. Although, as has been pointed out, it's a matter of shades. My husband and daughter have BLUE eyes, mine are much more muted. As dd pointed out in that way only kids can,...
Forum: April 2012   11-23-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 145
Posted By NCMtnMama
Thanks RosieL!

Thanks RosieL!
Forum: April 2012   11-23-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By NCMtnMama
All I really need is cloth diapers. We didn't...

All I really need is cloth diapers. We didn't use them last time (I know, I know...it was all too overwhelming for me. Bad mommy.), and I'm committed to it this time around. I don't know how many or...
Forum: April 2012   11-23-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,747
Posted By NCMtnMama
Ooh I really like Amelia. I had a distant cousin...

Ooh I really like Amelia. I had a distant cousin with that name, but had kind of forgotten about it. 
 
Also, when I mentioned "Dante" to DH, he quoted Clerks for half an hour. I think that one's...
Forum: April 2012   11-22-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 145
Posted By NCMtnMama
Hey, that's great! Glad it went so well! I...

Hey, that's great! Glad it went so well! I completely agree on the "can't imagine a time after comps" thing. I think parts of it went well, and parts we'll have to wait and see. I also have to an...
Forum: April 2012   11-19-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,747
Posted By NCMtnMama
Hazelbranch - Just remember, as River Tam...

Hazelbranch - Just remember, as River Tam pointed out, Jayne is a girl's name. :) And Malcolm may be one of the bigger "geek" names... Malcolm Reynolds, Malcolm McDowell, Ian Malcolm, Malcolm Sloane...
Forum: April 2012   11-16-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By NCMtnMama
Oh, that's right about the Guinness! I was in...

Oh, that's right about the Guinness! I was in Ireland a few years back with some girlfriends, one of whom was pregnant, and the locals ALWAYS noticed in pubs that she wasn't drinking. She'd explain...
Forum: April 2012   11-15-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By NCMtnMama
I had a few swigs of a mimosa at an event on...

I had a few swigs of a mimosa at an event on Saturday, and it was the single greatest thing I've ever tasted in my life. :)
Forum: April 2012   11-14-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 552
Posted By NCMtnMama
JustKate - I'm sure you can, but I've never...

JustKate - I'm sure you can, but I've never pan-seared anything in it. I mostly use it to make granola or reallllly yummy pancakes. I might actually have to make some tomorrow morning. mmmm. :)
Forum: April 2012   11-14-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 145
Posted By NCMtnMama
Best of luck to you! I too have my comprehensive...

Best of luck to you! I too have my comprehensive exam for my Masters on Friday, the written one. It's three questions and six hours. So. Stressed. Then I have an oral one, along with all the...
Forum: April 2012   11-13-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 552
Posted By NCMtnMama
I use coconut oil, but then I use it for...

I use coconut oil, but then I use it for everything. I discovered it when my DD was a baby and struggling with eczema- we tried everything, and then at Earthfare one day a woman steered me out of...
Forum: April 2012   11-07-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By NCMtnMama
I'm so sorry you feel disconnected, but from...

I'm so sorry you feel disconnected, but from what you've described, that's probably very normal. The apprehensions you have are probably eclipsing those fuzzy pregnancy feelings right now. Is there...
Forum: April 2012   10-30-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,248
Posted By NCMtnMama
I started this pregnancy lighter than the last...

I started this pregnancy lighter than the last one (5-5, 128, as opposed to 138 with my first one). I'm 18 weeks, and weigh, according to my midwife's scale, around 136 right now. I feel it's being...
Forum: April 2012   10-24-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,207
Posted By NCMtnMama
Gender guess: No idea Confirmation Date:...

Gender guess: No idea
Confirmation Date: (ultrasound/birth) October 31, but not planning to find out!
Gender: We'll know on April Fool's Day!
Thoughts/Notes: We found out with my daughter, and...
Forum: April 2012   10-12-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By NCMtnMama
I'd go for it! It sounds like a great trip.   ...

I'd go for it! It sounds like a great trip. 
 
I'm a photographer, so I go where the jobs are- during my last pregnancy I was on football sidelines and basketball baselines until 7 months or so....
Forum: April 2012   09-12-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 753
Posted By NCMtnMama
I recently quit my job. Kind of out of the blue,...

I recently quit my job. Kind of out of the blue, but something I'd been considering a long time. People have been so "You'll do great freelance!" "Good for you!" etc etc ... until they find out I'm...
Forum: April 2012   08-28-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,263
Posted By NCMtnMama
9 weeks here. Get to hear that hb this week!  ...

9 weeks here. Get to hear that hb this week!
 
I feel awful, and that's very different from last time. I'm queasy pretty much all the time, and the B6 helps sort of, but still I mostly just want...
Forum: April 2012   08-28-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By NCMtnMama
I am so sorry. Peace to you.

I am so sorry. Peace to you.
Forum: April 2012   08-26-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,315
Posted By NCMtnMama
When it comes to MILs, my story is a little...

When it comes to MILs, my story is a little different. I am very close to her, as is my husband (he's an only child). In March we found out she has stage 3 lung cancer. She's been through chemo and...
Forum: April 2012   08-25-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,315
Posted By NCMtnMama
I'm so sorry you guys have had bad reactions....

I'm so sorry you guys have had bad reactions. What is wrong with some people that makes them so tactless? Congratulations to you all, be it baby #1 or #10!
 
We haven't told too many people, but...
Forum: April 2012   08-21-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By NCMtnMama
Yes, this is our last as well. Our lifestyle is...

Yes, this is our last as well. Our lifestyle is very fast-paced and hectic (work takes us on the road a lot, it's hard to keep to a normal schedule)...having one child was a major adjustment and I'm...
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