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Forum: Homebirth   11-20-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By starsprouts
Those are good ideas!  Puzzles are a good idea. ...

Those are good ideas!  Puzzles are a good idea.  Do bubbles stain much?  I was wondering about them, but was afraid they'd leave big stains on our walls or furniture.  We live in a log cabin, so we...
Forum: Homebirth   11-16-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By starsprouts
I'm currently 23 weeks pregnant with my second...

I'm currently 23 weeks pregnant with my second child and am planning my first home birth.  My son will be 3 1/2 when this baby's born, and the current plan is to have him stay at home with us with...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-28-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By starsprouts
We lost the baby last night.  Thank you again...

We lost the baby last night.  Thank you again for everything.  If nothing else, at least now I know I can get pregnant still.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-26-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By starsprouts
My husband has the good camera at work, and the...

My husband has the good camera at work, and the little point & shoot didn't want to play along.  Hopefully this shows up well enough!
 
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Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-26-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By starsprouts
Wooooohoo!  Super super faint, but decidedly...

Wooooohoo!  Super super faint, but decidedly present, line on the Dollar Store test today.  I was going to wait to retest tomorrow but figured $1 for peace of mind before calling the midwife was...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-25-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By starsprouts
Sherry, I'm so glad I'm not the only one!  It...

Sherry, I'm so glad I'm not the only one!  It really does help.  My sisters-in-law and almost all of my friends/former coworkers get pregnant extremely easily, so they don't seem to deal with the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-25-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By starsprouts
Another day, another high temp, another negative...

Another day, another high temp, another negative test.  I'm very tempted to call the lovely lady I hope will be my midwife and ask her what to do, but I'm afraid that would be overreacting.  She...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-24-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,576
Posted By starsprouts
First, I'm very sorry for your loss. You seem to...

First, I'm very sorry for your loss. You seem to be handling it very calmly, but hugs anyway!
 
My story:  After trying for over a year, I got pregnant in 2008 with twins.  We lost them at 11.5...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-24-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By starsprouts
I do chart, but I couldn't figure out where to...

I do chart, but I couldn't figure out where to get the URL for my chart.  Here it is (http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1d168b).
 
I should add that my temps can tend to wander a bit based on...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-24-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By starsprouts
 Amen to that!  Good luck to you, too.  My...


Amen to that!  Good luck to you, too.  My husband's an engineer, but he keeps telling me the same story of how one of his family's dogs convinced herself that she was pregnant and had all the...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   09-24-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By starsprouts
You certainly don't have to give birth to mother...

You certainly don't have to give birth to mother someone.  At least in my book, "mother" is a verb, not a noun.  Being deeply in love with a child and wanting to give him the best life...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-24-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By starsprouts
We've been TTC for a few months, and I'm trying...

We've been TTC for a few months, and I'm trying not to get my hopes up since it took over a year to conceive our first child.  I have a son who will be turning 2 in a few weeks, and we've recently...
Forum: Babywearing   04-01-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 19,275
Posted By starsprouts
I'd love one of these.  I think one of the main...

I'd love one of these.  I think one of the main ways to get more men to accept babywearing is simply for other guys to do it more often.  It's still seen as being something a woman does.  Never met...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-08-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,864
Posted By starsprouts
We keep a bag of Bob's Red Mill GF chocolate...

We keep a bag of Bob's Red Mill GF chocolate cake mix on hand for times when I'm in dire need of cupcakes.  I make it with rice milk and flax meal eggs.  It's really good, especially with chocolate...
Forum: Allergies   02-05-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By starsprouts
I know how you feel!  My son, who is breastfed,...

I know how you feel!  My son, who is breastfed, is allergic to gluten-containing grains, dairy, and egg, along with several other things.  When I first found out, I sat down and cried.  We ate a lot...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,662
Posted By starsprouts
I'd like to join in!  I cook the majority of our...

I'd like to join in!  I cook the majority of our meals from scratch anyway due to my son's food allergies, and we never eat out together, though my husband buys most lunches (his treat, so he can...
Forum: Gardening   01-28-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,450
Posted By starsprouts
From Amishland Seeds, I bought the kitten...

From Amishland Seeds, I bought the kitten katastrophe duo tomatoes, Matt's wild cherry tomato, Listada De Gandia eggplant, doorknob sweet pepper, Martin's carrot pepper, Hutterite soup...
Forum: Allergies   01-12-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By starsprouts
We have an Epi-pen that I carry on me at all...

We have an Epi-pen that I carry on me at all times, though Benedryl's been enough so far, thank goodness.  We're looking at new pediatricians, or maybe a family practice, but we're already at the...
Forum: Family Planning   01-12-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,493
Posted By starsprouts
I don't think I'm ovulating yet, though we're...

I don't think I'm ovulating yet, though we're using condoms until things settle down and I get a handle on my BIP.  I haven't gotten my period back at all, though I've been swearing that I'm either...
Forum: Allergies   01-12-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By starsprouts
My son had horrible eczema, constant cold...

My son had horrible eczema, constant cold symptoms, and spit up large amounts several times each feeding from the time he was a few weeks old.  His pediatricians insisted that it was normal, even...
Forum: Family Planning   01-12-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,493
Posted By starsprouts
Another newbie here.  I actually discovered MDC...

Another newbie here.  I actually discovered MDC when trying to figure out why I hadn't gotten my period back after stopping the minipill--my ob/gyn wanted to run a bunch of tests that I couldn't...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   01-11-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,917
Posted By starsprouts
Highland Foorde here!  I haven't been as active...

Highland Foorde here!  I haven't been as active as I used to be since we're a few hours west of the bulk of the barony, but we're getting there.  One of my primary interests is the experiences and...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   01-06-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By starsprouts
After lurking here daily for the last month or...

After lurking here daily for the last month or so, I figured I should finally give in and join.  I'm mom to a not quite fifteen-month-old boy we call Mini-moose (born 10/2009).  He has a pretty good...
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