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Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-06-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By ilovejeff
I had pph and a retained placenta with DD (first...

I had pph and a retained placenta with DD (first birth). My MW gave me a shot of pitocin after DS was born to ensure that I didn't stop contracting, and no pph!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-23-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By ilovejeff
I changed my middle name a few years ago and it...

I changed my middle name a few years ago and it was a very easy process...some papers filed with the court, a 2 minute hearing, then a trip to the social security office. My former middle name was...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-16-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,545
Posted By ilovejeff
Broodywoodsgal well said! I actually found...

Broodywoodsgal well said!

I actually found Mothering when doing research about the effects of MMJ on pregnancy. See this article:...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-15-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,740
Posted By ilovejeff
Haha, I think boys names are so much harder! I...

Haha, I think boys names are so much harder! I keep hearing girls names that I love, because of course, I don't need one. :P
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-11-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,740
Posted By ilovejeff
Names we are thinking of naming our new baby boy...

Names we are thinking of naming our new baby boy Kameron, which would be an Americanized version of FIL's Chinese name, Kam Something (he goes by his English name that he chose when he immigrated to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-07-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By ilovejeff
I took fish oil when pg withdd and am again this...

I took fish oil when pg withdd and am again this time. As someone already me toned, it's great for brain development (DD's very smart...could be a coincidence, but I don't think the fish oil hurt)....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-06-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,740
Posted By ilovejeff
DH's ancestry is Chinese and I am...

DH's ancestry is Chinese and I am English/German/??? DD looked just like DH when she was born, especially her eyes and nose, but I see more of myself in her all the time as she gets older. Her hair...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-20-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By ilovejeff
I got my first PPAF at 15 months, 2nd a few...

I got my first PPAF at 15 months, 2nd a few months later, then they started to get more regular when I started slowly weaning dd at 18 months. No explaination for the cramps, etc.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-11-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By ilovejeff
I downloaded a baby name app to my iPod and set...

I downloaded a baby name app to my iPod and set it to only show names in the top 1000, since we don't want anything too unique. I went thru once to see if anything jumped out at me, but no luck, so...
Forum: Homebirth   04-08-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,304
Posted By ilovejeff
Subbing

Subbing
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-08-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By ilovejeff
We are probably due around the same time and...

We are probably due around the same time and I've been feeling them too. I don't remember them this early last time, but that was my first, so I probably just didn't recognize them.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-08-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By ilovejeff
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-08-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By ilovejeff
We are in the beginning stages of planning a UC...

We are in the beginning stages of planning a UC after discovering that the only MW who attends births where we live now is a flake. :http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eyesroll.gif

I had a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-06-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By ilovejeff
subbing ...

subbing  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lurk.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-28-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By ilovejeff
I second the reccomedation for an ultrasound. I...

I second the reccomedation for an ultrasound. I had my iud removed 12/19, and got pregnant before Christmas. My cycles are usually long, but had been normal (30 days) on the iud for the last few...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-28-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By ilovejeff
I don't have anything to offer, exempt a big...

I don't have anything to offer, exempt a big hug...sounds like you are going through a rough time. I would encourage you to talk to your doctor About this, s/he may be able to help. The numbness...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-27-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,615
Posted By ilovejeff
Personally, I've had morning sickness with both...

Personally, I've had morning sickness with both pregnancies, but when I was pregnant with DD, my friend who was due 9 days before me had zero morning sicknes...and I hated her for it! LOL. she just...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-25-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By ilovejeff
I loved, loved, loved Mel Parsons...

I loved, loved, loved Mel Parsons (midwifeseattle.com) and am very sad that I can't use her with this birth because I moved to Central Washington. I actually considered going back to Seattle for...
Forum: Homebirth   03-25-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By ilovejeff
 We used a birth tub on the third floor of our...


We used a birth tub on the third floor of our townhouse with no problems. Dh said it wold be fine and I trusted him, not that he has any expertise in that area. The house was oly 3 years old at...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-31-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,348
Posted By ilovejeff
Does anyone have experience or knowledge about...

Does anyone have experience or knowledge about using a TENS machine for low back pain during pregnancy?   I can find lots of posts about using it during labor, but what about pregnancy?   I'm 7...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-14-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By ilovejeff
Hi Lisa,   There are a few of us who try to...

Hi Lisa,
 
There are a few of us who try to meet for a play date most Wednesdays @ 10:30ish.    Are you on facebook?  if you PM me your facebook name, I can invite you to join the group we have...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-08-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,078
Posted By ilovejeff
I simply told dd, "please don't do that. Mama...

I simply told dd, "please don't do that. Mama doesn't like it when you do that." and moved her hand to a different place.   She now likes to rub my chest with her open palm, which is so sweet (and...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-09-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By ilovejeff
HI!   :)

HI!   :)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-03-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By ilovejeff
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by pbjmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1300746/what-books-should-i-read#post_16294273)
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-01-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By ilovejeff
I"m sure that there is a great list around here...

I"m sure that there is a great list around here somewhere, but I can't find it.   What books should I be reading?  DD is almost 17 months, so I'd like something that is applicable now, but just...
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