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Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-22-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By gillibean
I had a couple of herb baths prepared for each of...

I had a couple of herb baths prepared for each of my births - very soothing and healing. To do that I simmered the herb package in a bunch of water and then froze the infusion. I simply added the...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-11-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By gillibean
I've been super lucky for the past week and a...

I've been super lucky for the past week and a half. I'm working at a residential camp for the summer and they feed me - yay! I don't have to think about cooking for the whole summer. The food is...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-06-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By gillibean
crazyms gave you great info. For me,...

crazyms gave you great info.

For me, personally, I liked flats/fitteds up until the baby was about 15 lbs. Once they hit about 15 lbs, I like to switch to fitteds with a separate waterproof...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   06-27-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By gillibean
For our first UC we dropped by the emerg dept of...

For our first UC we dropped by the emerg dept of the local hospital a couple hours after the birth. We were in a very remote community with a very slow emerg dept so it took maybe an hour at the...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   06-25-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By gillibean
My first two were at home with midwives. My next...

My first two were at home with midwives. My next two were UC. I'm actually really looking forward to having a midwife again for this one. I really missed the emotional support. It's odd because...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   06-01-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By gillibean
Forum is fine with me. The DDC's were forum the...

Forum is fine with me. The DDC's were forum the last time I was part of one as well.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-28-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 42
Posted By gillibean
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bethanta http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1402532/its-time-for-woohoo-wish-and-whine-wednesday#post_17636938)

Wish:...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-25-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 44
Posted By gillibean
I didn't do us with my first. Now she's upset...

I didn't do us with my first. Now she's upset that she's the only one with no picture. We were close enough to a hospital with her that we felt that it wasn't necessary. I've done us with the rest...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-18-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 231
Posted By gillibean
We don't have any of plans. I didn't menstruate...

We don't have any of plans. I didn't menstruate for 25 months after my last 2 due to extended bf. I nursed my first 2 for over a year each and didn't menstruate until a couple months after they...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-11-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 854
Posted By gillibean
What gender are you having?

Quote:Originally Posted by copper.kettle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1401579/what-gender-are-you-having#post_17626846)Has anyone...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-06-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 437
Posted By gillibean
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ADSC http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1401121/name-thread#post_17623263)

Thoughts? It's arabic in origin, so is...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-06-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 11
Posted By gillibean
Yes, every body is different. I'm one of those...

Yes, every body is different. I'm one of those who never really shows all that much. And of course I never feel like I can complain because then I feel like it comes across as bragging since most...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-06-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 39
Posted By gillibean
I'm so sorry.

I'm so sorry.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-30-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,321
Posted By gillibean
~~~The Belly Thread~~~

Yeah, it will be nice to actually look pregnant instead of bloated. This is pregnancy #5 and I'm 'showing' a teeny bit earlier this time but I also started a little heavier.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-29-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,321
Posted By gillibean
~~~The Belly Thread~~~

http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/330846/width/200/height/400/flags/LL (http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/330846/).
Well, it's not much but I figured that since I'm 18 weeks, it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,237
Posted By gillibean
I totally get what some are saying. Before we...

I totally get what some are saying. Before we moved we were the go-to house. I loved it for a while but I would genrally send kids he for supper. I didn't always have the ability to cook for 4 ezta...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-20-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 33
Posted By gillibean
I should also mention that we usually didn't...

I should also mention that we usually didn't even bother with a cover for the fitteds, that's why I preferred them over prefolds.  They stayed on better and had less leakage on their own without...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-20-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 33
Posted By gillibean
I would try fitteds with a separate cover. I...

I would try fitteds with a separate cover. I really like muttaqins. My kids have always reacted to pockets with a synthetic fabric next to their skin but they were fine with fitteds. They can handle...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-19-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 30
Posted By gillibean
No, you are not being stupid. If it was me, I...

No, you are not being stupid. If it was me, I would try my hardest to convince myself that it's really early to be entirely certain and pretend I didn't know. I've never been one to want to find out...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-18-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By gillibean
I would strongly recommend getting a bedwetting...

I would strongly recommend getting a bedwetting alarm, it worked extremely well for us. Bedwetting is more of a sleep issue rather than a bladder issue.  The alarm deals with the sleep issue.  The...
Forum: Babywearing   04-15-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By gillibean
I'm the opposite in that I'd go for the size 6....

I'm the opposite in that I'd go for the size 6. I've had two size 4 and I just can't make that size work - too much fabric for a 'shorty' carry and not enough for a the carries I use the most.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-11-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 35
Posted By gillibean
I'm so sorry. It's especially hard when you were...

I'm so sorry. It's especially hard when you were so far along. (((Hugs)))
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-10-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14
Posted By gillibean
I didn't even know Babies R Us had maternity...

I didn't even know Babies R Us had maternity clothes - and I was just in one last Friday.  I guess clothes for me wasn't even on my radar.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-08-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14
Posted By gillibean
No problem. I'm a bit of a wrap addict and I...

No problem. I'm a bit of a wrap addict and I want everyone to have a good experience with them. I didn't know about wraps with my first two and I really wish I had.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-07-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 18
Posted By gillibean
I have alternating girl-boy children so I've...

I have alternating girl-boy children so I've never experienced the comments about wanting one of the other sex.  I would be so tempted to come back with something like, "Yeah, we've already checked...
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