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Forum: Babywearing   04-02-2013, 10:03 PM
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I love how much more social people are when we...

I love how much more social people are when we carry E, but it is easier to keep strangers from touching her (especially during cold & flu season).  
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-20-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,362
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Lise, not that it's the same, but DW had BH...

Lise, not that it's the same, but DW had BH contractions pretty heavily starting at 20 weeks and DD was born on her due date. And it wasn't even a fast labor like her mother swore it would be! She...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-16-2013, 11:22 PM
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Posted By DesertSunsets
Oh no!!! That's terrible, horrid news. I am so...

Oh no!!! That's terrible, horrid news. I am so sorry. Even if you get a refund or next month free, it's so disappointing and infuriating to miss a month because of something like this! Is your bank...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-14-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,362
Posted By DesertSunsets
12 days?!!!!  Cananny, way to go momma.  You ARE...

12 days?!!!!  Cananny, way to go momma.  You ARE impressive, and those boys are going to be so perfect.  We're really excited for you! 
 
Mrs&Mrs, yes, you are so lucky to have that wonderful and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-13-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,362
Posted By DesertSunsets
Just to weigh in on the Seven slings: DW bought...

Just to weigh in on the Seven slings: DW bought one at a secondhand store, and finds that it can be really convenient. It's too small for me, so I've never worn it, but DW says it's great because it...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-12-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,362
Posted By DesertSunsets
Outdoorsy, sure....

Outdoorsy, sure. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif I hope you and your family and home are all okay after the blizzard!!
Planet- We never have blowouts in cloth, and she has...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-12-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 8,999
Posted By DesertSunsets
Escher, I don't know of any scientific studies...

Escher, I don't know of any scientific studies or evidence offhand to prove that later ovulation is okay, but I do know that my wife routinely ovulates on cd 17/18, and our daughter was conceived on...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-08-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,362
Posted By DesertSunsets
Whoa Shay!  Way to go with the chopsticks! 

Whoa Shay!  Way to go with the chopsticks! 
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-08-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,362
Posted By DesertSunsets
outdoorsy, I took some pics of the way we...

outdoorsy, I took some pics of the way we diaper, maybe it'll be helpful.  We usually just lay the prefold inside the cover, in fact we don't even own any snappis.  
 
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Forum: Queer Parenting   02-06-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,362
Posted By DesertSunsets
We have a frontload HE machine, and we wash all...

We have a frontload HE machine, and we wash all our diapers in it without any trouble. An initial quick wash to get rid of most of the poo, then a long, hot wash with Rockin Green soap and an extra...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-05-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,362
Posted By DesertSunsets
I love that photo of Lilah, Ahope!  She's...

I love that photo of Lilah, Ahope!  She's getting to be so grown-up.  Tell her to stop that. 
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-01-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,362
Posted By DesertSunsets
Pokey, I'm so sorry about your placenta previa!...

Pokey, I'm so sorry about your placenta previa!  It must be stressful, knowing how many risks can be associated.  Like you've said, most placenta previas move on their own so we'll all keep our...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-01-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 17,362
Posted By DesertSunsets
Wow, February!  Thanks for the new thread,...

Wow, February!  Thanks for the new thread, Pokey! 
 
Cordelia - I hope KD's mom rallies and can meet your LO!  What a great friend you are though, to be there for your KD.  I'm sure he appreciates...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-18-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 25,708
Posted By DesertSunsets
Just chiming in real quick on the CDs: We have...

Just chiming in real quick on the CDs: We have several different types of diapers, because we didn't know what we'd like best.  I bought all our diapers used, so they've been very affordable.  Our...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-15-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 25,708
Posted By DesertSunsets
Easttowest, I wouldn't worry just yet. My wife...

Easttowest, I wouldn't worry just yet. My wife lost ten pounds at the beginning of her pregnancy, and she was trim to start. Once her body started to normalize and get used to the pregnancy, she was...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-11-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By DesertSunsets
Wow, that's a lot of posts I made here.  Whoops. 

Wow, that's a lot of posts I made here.  Whoops. 
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-11-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By DesertSunsets
DW got pregnant on our fifth cycle trying....

DW got pregnant on our fifth cycle trying.  She'd been taking prenatals the whole time, and for the last 3 of the 5 cycles she took Bromelain supplements.  She also drank at least one cup of either...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-10-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By DesertSunsets
We have a handful of friends who are lesbian...

We have a handful of friends who are lesbian couples, but not a one of them have kids or are TTC.  They all say they're going to, but they've been saying that for years and nothing has come of it....
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-07-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By DesertSunsets
Well, I'll preface by saying that this is by no...

Well, I'll preface by saying that this is by no means a BTDT situation for me, but I'm happy to offer some insight. If you feel it doesn't apply, feel free to disregard.

I haven't parented a...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-06-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 25,708
Posted By DesertSunsets
Welcome, craftyvulpine!     planet - urgh....

Welcome, craftyvulpine!  
 
planet - urgh.  Best of luck to you in negotiating things with your mom.  Wouldn't it just be great if it worked out all by itself and wasn't a problem?  Sometimes it...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-05-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 25,708
Posted By DesertSunsets
Max, I hope everything goes smoothly, if the...

Max, I hope everything goes smoothly, if the birthmom is indeed in labor. Yay for you guys!
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-05-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 25,708
Posted By DesertSunsets
We use the Nikon 3100 DSLR, but the 3200 has the...

We use the Nikon 3100 DSLR, but the 3200 has the ability to connect with a smart phone and post photos to facebook, email, text messages. DW wishes we had that, lol.
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-03-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 25,708
Posted By DesertSunsets
Seraf, those boys are just so handsome.  And...

Seraf, those boys are just so handsome.  And might I add, they look fun and friendly!  I want to chase them around your house and toss them in the air.  
 
Wishin' - glad to hear your son will be...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-03-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 25,708
Posted By DesertSunsets
Carmen, awesome news about your gingerbread...

Carmen, awesome news about your gingerbread baby!  Seriously, measuring ahead and with a healthy heartbeat, what better could we ask for?  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
 
Steph...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-31-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 25,708
Posted By DesertSunsets
We always used a gallon of water or milk to...

We always used a gallon of water or milk to practice carriers (car seats, too, so we knew which was most comfortable to hold with weight in it).  It's weight is similar to a newborn, although you...
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