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Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-25-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By happyday8598
Simple Shoemaking

Another plug.
My dear friend and land lady, Sharon, has been a shoemaker for close to 30 years. Her shoes are "simple shoes". No heavy glues, all naturally dyed leather, simple soles (often from...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-25-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 679
Posted By happyday8598
I'm bored bored bored these days, too, Bren. Some...

I'm bored bored bored these days, too, Bren. Some days I feel so lonely I start to wonder if I'm getting depressed. This limbo stage is a challenge! I'm thankful for the holiday, because now I have...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,099
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10 weeks, 20 weeks and 30 weeks. Wow,...

10 weeks, 20 weeks and 30 weeks.

Wow, Cagnew! That's one amazing belly you have there! It looks like it defies gravity!
Gabyho, you look great, too. And Bren is right... NICE TUB! My body...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-25-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By happyday8598
I think this process is very different for the...

I think this process is very different for the father. Especially if it's his first experience. There just isn't the same level of attachment as we have, because it's physically, spiritually,...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-24-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 9,774
Posted By happyday8598
Oh, Bren! I am with you. Though I don't find it...

Oh, Bren! I am with you. Though I don't find it so sweet! Probably because I remember how annoying it got with my first pregnancy, so I feel that sensation and I get myself all flustered with worry...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-24-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 137
Posted By happyday8598
Thanks, Cagnew. I never worried we'd have a rough...

Thanks, Cagnew. I never worried we'd have a rough time during these years. I know them. I figured my younger would challenge me more than my older, so I make sure to keep a dialog going with him....
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-23-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 137
Posted By happyday8598
I love the first months of the peace that a new...

I love the first months of the peace that a new baby emanates. The way you can just stare for hours at this little thing that doesn't need to do anything to have admirers totally enamored.
I love...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-23-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Posted By happyday8598
Let down, but not let down!

Holy smokes! My husband has been able to express colostrum out of my breasts for a couple of weeks (just a few drops, but enough to please!), but today I went to breakfast with a friend who has a 10...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-15-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 143
Posted By happyday8598
Like mama2toby expressed, it is a personal...

Like mama2toby expressed, it is a personal choice, with no right or wrong way to do it.
That being said, I also think it could be a very valuable experience for your youngen to be present, if he's...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-14-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 9,774
Posted By happyday8598
Yes yes yes! Heartburn and hip region pain. The...

Yes yes yes! Heartburn and hip region pain. The other day I felt great and motivated to get some projects done that I want to be finished before the babe arrives. Light lifting and going up and down...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-13-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 294
Posted By happyday8598
New Mama Fears

Well, we're closing in on the final chapters of our pregnancies, ladies. Many of us are beginning our third trimesters!!

My emotional state has finally become shaky. I have to pause before...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-06-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,674
Posted By happyday8598
My older son is named Owen. I love the name...

My older son is named Owen. I love the name still, even after all these years of saying it.
He doesn't complain about it, either. :wink:
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-05-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 679
Posted By happyday8598
I'd love to know how to do that! When I had Caleb...

I'd love to know how to do that! When I had Caleb I opted not to take him to his 6 week check-up because I wasn't going to vaccinate, he was nursing quite well, pooping daily and just generally...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-05-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By happyday8598
Playing Music for the Babe

Wondering if anybody is doing this now?
Also wondering if anybody did this for previous pregnancies, and if their child was soothed by the familiar sounds, and if they gravitated toward music as a...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-05-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 679
Posted By happyday8598
Valerie11 - my you're knowledgable about this...

Valerie11 - my you're knowledgable about this stuff! It's such politics. The whole system is so political, and I general just feel disgust when I think about it. We are mandated to have insurance, so...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-05-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By happyday8598
I'd love it if those who do some birth art would...

I'd love it if those who do some birth art would share with all of us. Maybe it'll even inspire me to create some birth art. :wink:
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-05-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,099
Posted By happyday8598
27 weeks, and growing strong! For all the grunts...

27 weeks, and growing strong! For all the grunts and groans and stretchy feelings and waddling... I sure do love having a sweet baby belly! Women are darn lucky. :love
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 679
Posted By happyday8598
'Tis the season for table changes! How odd! We...

'Tis the season for table changes! How odd! We just made ourselves a new dining room "table". It's more of an island bar... and it's not completely done, but IT'S GREAT!!! 2" solid oak and maple...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-20-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By happyday8598
Learning that Slippery Elm is good for heartburn,...

Learning that Slippery Elm is good for heartburn, too.
I'm committed to keeping it at bay! I would probably cry if I couldn't eat a ginormous Thanksgiving feast because of something as lame as...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-20-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By happyday8598
Yes, we have a 13.5" rutabaga. Wow! That's one...

Yes, we have a 13.5" rutabaga. Wow! That's one big rutabaga! A GMO child!!
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By happyday8598
Considering it, considering I'll be home with...

Considering it, considering I'll be home with this little one, whereas with the boys the single working mom thing prevented me from having that constant level of interaction.
My husband swears he...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,193
Posted By happyday8598
To be fair, my husband could write a post...

To be fair, my husband could write a post referring to his equal irritation when I put his wool sweaters in the dryer. :eek: :nerd: I've got a lot of nice sweaters that way!!
I probably wouldn't...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,099
Posted By happyday8598
You are so adorable, Bren!

You are so adorable, Bren!
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,193
Posted By happyday8598
Irritation of the day. I do a lot (mostly all)...

Irritation of the day. I do a lot (mostly all) around the house to keep it clean and tidy. Mostly I don't mind. After years of my kids pockets being filled with random shit, I put down a "law" that...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 884
Posted By happyday8598
I had the same thoughts, Luckiest. My 2nd birth...

I had the same thoughts, Luckiest. My 2nd birth was unmedicated, and I can attest to your perspective as holding true for me. While I appreciated that beginning of the book and her discussion of fear...
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