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Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-07-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 35
Posted By althara
I think all the hype around listeria is pretty...

I think all the hype around listeria is pretty overblown. There are .29 cases per 100000 people in the US according to the CDC.

The last documented outbreak was in 2011 from cantaloupe, but I've...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-13-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15
Posted By althara
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ADSC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1397003/anybody-else-dreading-the-maternity-clothes#post_17569961)...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-13-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 20
Posted By althara
Yep. I found out on Sunday. I just did another...

Yep. I found out on Sunday. I just did another one of the internet cheapies last night to see if it got the line faster and darker. It did. I'm totally willing to spend a few dollars to ease my mind...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-13-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22
Posted By althara
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jambel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1397307/feb-10th-weekly-chat-thread/40#post_17569550)
 Yesterday, I...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-13-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24
Posted By althara
My first appointment is March 4th. It's so far...

My first appointment is March 4th. It's so far away! I'm going to be a bit nervous until I can see the heartbeat.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-13-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15
Posted By althara
I'll be trying to do stretching, prenatal yoga,...

I'll be trying to do stretching, prenatal yoga, upper body strength training, and walking several days a week. I'm hoping if I stay active I won't get horrible hip pain like I did last time around....
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-13-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 30
Posted By althara
I'm still nursing my 8 month old. I'm hoping...

I'm still nursing my 8 month old. I'm hoping he'll be able to nurse through my entire pregnancy.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-12-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 15
Posted By althara
Since I can get away with casual dress 99% of...

Since I can get away with casual dress 99% of the time Old Navy Maternity is my fav. I fit into their jeans and the maxi skirts are so comfortable. Only problem is having t-shirts that are actually...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-12-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 16
Posted By althara
I'm not sure. This is supposed to be my last...

I'm not sure. This is supposed to be my last one. But now that it's here I don't want it to be. :( My husband would not be a happy camper if I told him I wanted 4 kids.....
 
I think prenatal...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-12-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15
Posted By althara
We'll be waiting to tell my 7 year old until...

We'll be waiting to tell my 7 year old until after the first U/S at least. The baby is too young to understand, and will be fore a long time yet. Once we're "out," so to speak, we'll make sure we...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-12-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 16
Posted By althara
My only symptom so far is getting tired at 8 and...

My only symptom so far is getting tired at 8 and falling alseep at 9pm. :) That's pretty much how the last one went too.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-12-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 21
Posted By althara
Nope. I'll be getting ultrasounds. At least the...

Nope. I'll be getting ultrasounds. At least the early transvaginal (I've had a missed miscarriage before) and the 20 week scan. And the doctor will use the doppler at each visit. If I go past my due...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-12-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 32
Posted By althara
No birth plan as of yet because I don't know...

No birth plan as of yet because I don't know where I'll be birthing. We're moving out of the area in a couple of months. I've got a fairly good idea of how I want things to go, and I think the...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-11-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 28
Posted By althara
I'm very overweight since I've retained about...

I'm very overweight since I've retained about 30lbs from my last pregnancy. I started that one overweight too. I'm hoping to only gain about 15 lbs this time.

I've started counting calories for...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-16-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By althara
I'd recommend a "tickler file" for things that...

I'd recommend a "tickler file" for things that have future actions or a periodic review associated with them. This is a system of 31 day folders that you use for the current month and 12 monthly...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-15-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By althara
I'd go with the Dave Ramsey school of thought on...

I'd go with the Dave Ramsey school of thought on this one. If you owe the money you pay it. That doesn't mean you pay it right now though if you have other creditors breathing down your neck. If you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-15-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By althara
I would let go of the idea that your child is...

I would let go of the idea that your child is somehow behind in his learning. At this early stage it's all about fostering a love for books. It's not about refining reading skills. Reading at three...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-07-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By althara
It really depends on what you are comfortable...

It really depends on what you are comfortable with. Some minimalists will say a 10 piece wardrobe, not counting underwear, is all they need. Some people can't imagine getting away with less than is...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-07-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By althara
If you want them all to be the same then go with...

If you want them all to be the same then go with mason jars, or the spring top canning jars that you aren't supposed to use for canning anymore. Or buy the "disposable" plastic storage containers in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-07-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,640
Posted By althara
10/5 -...

10/5 - http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif Lunch again $12
10/6 - http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif Lunch and dinner $56
 
Having a house guest and moving my...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-03-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By althara
We use two kings size blankets in a king size...

We use two kings size blankets in a king size bed. My boyfriend likes to wrap himself completely in the blanket. I like not having to fight to stay covered during the night, so we each get one...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-03-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,640
Posted By althara
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.g...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif = unplanned not in budget
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/whistling.gif = in budget...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-03-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,640
Posted By althara
I need to do this. We are a family of three...

I need to do this. We are a family of three expecting a new baby in June. We have about 30K in debt that I'd like to make a decent dent in before the baby arrives. IF I stick to the budget I've...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-03-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By althara
We are a family of three (plus a 6 month old...

We are a family of three (plus a 6 month old dog) living in a less than 700 square foot 1 bedroom apartment with a small balcony. We moved from a 1200 square foot 3 bedroom house. I'm still working...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-30-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 65
Posted By althara
I thoroughly enjoyed not cleaning my apartment....

I thoroughly enjoyed not cleaning my apartment. However I did spend the majority of the in the car, so I'm not sure it was a huge procrastination win....
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