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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-24-2015, 04:48 PM
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Posted By lightheartedmom
I've never made this kind of thing before and I'm...

I've never made this kind of thing before and I'm looking at Mountain Rose Herbs, do you use Nettle Leaf or Root - Dandelion Leaf or Root?

What about adding something like licorice for flavor? Is...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-23-2015, 04:08 PM
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Posted By lightheartedmom
Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! I'm going...

Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! I'm going to look into getting those herbs and making some of this!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-23-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 138
Posted By lightheartedmom
inoregon - congratulations on the new job....

inoregon - congratulations on the new job. Exciting! :) It sounds like you're amazingly active - that's really great.

I'm feeling better except for evening nausea and a really depressing lack of...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-22-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By lightheartedmom
I used a pack n play as an arms reach substitute...

I used a pack n play as an arms reach substitute with my second third and it worked great. Second born had zero interest in being in bed with me (much to my dismay). Third born slept with us more,...
Forum: California, Nevada   01-21-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By lightheartedmom
I know this thread is a bit old, but I just...

I know this thread is a bit old, but I just wanted to throw it out there. Dr. Eric Zaremski/Smile Marin (http://www.smilemarin.com/) - Completely AWESOME dentist. His whole practice is fantastic....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-19-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 138
Posted By lightheartedmom
Yay for circle time! And teaching horizontally...

Yay for circle time! And teaching horizontally is one of the many potential advantages of homeschooling. ;-)

Name: LHM
Weeks/Days along: 10 weeks today.
Appointments: Next week will be my...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-19-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 138
Posted By lightheartedmom
In my due date club with #3...

In my due date club with #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) , we put up a template for the weekly chat...it was a nice springboard for discussion...want to try...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-17-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 324
Posted By lightheartedmom
Thanks for the insights! :-) I used to work...

Thanks for the insights! :-)
I used to work for a private practice OB. They billed a global fee for prenatal care plus delivery and one post partum appointment. The hospital bills separately. This...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-17-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 324
Posted By lightheartedmom
So I've been calling around to local midwives...

So I've been calling around to local midwives trying to find one for this birth. I've had three hospital births that were covered by insurance. I know that each one of those was billed in the $25-30k...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-17-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By lightheartedmom
I am "showing" but it's all fat and intestines....

I am "showing" but it's all fat and intestines. :( I'm 9w5d and can feel the top of my fundus about 1" above my pubic bone. This is my 4th baby, so I think that's a little higher than first...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-16-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 96
Posted By lightheartedmom
Love it! I still hate cooking, but tonight is...

Love it!
I still hate cooking, but tonight is technically the special meal night for our family, so I attempted sesame chicken - pan fried chicken breast, threw in some veggies, made a quick sweet...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-14-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By lightheartedmom
Ugh. I feel your pain. This was me the last three...

Ugh. I feel your pain. This was me the last three weeks, including throwing up a few times a day for the last week.
In the last two days things have improved by leaps and bounds (I'm 9w2d right...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-14-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By lightheartedmom
JordanElizabeth: It's almost a month old now, but...

JordanElizabeth: It's almost a month old now, but I wanted to respond to your question about hospital births. All three of my babies were born in the hospital. My first birth I wanted to have the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-13-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 96
Posted By lightheartedmom
I am so off making dinner. I barely managed to...

I am so off making dinner. I barely managed to make it last night (for the first time in close to a week) and it was just pasta with garlic and a salad. I didn't eat a single bite.
This afternoon...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-13-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 324
Posted By lightheartedmom
Your MS sounds like mine. Worse in the...

Your MS sounds like mine. Worse in the afternoon...cranky and tired. Kids are insane.
I finally called my midwife yesterday and asked for some tips - she said to give up trying to take my prenatals...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-13-2015, 01:10 PM
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Posted By lightheartedmom
Oh the blank stares...my husband settling on...

Oh the blank stares...my husband settling on matching first-middle initials after our second...so now we have three kids like that and I really am dreading it this time.

I love the name Malcom....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-12-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 324
Posted By lightheartedmom
I am 9w today. I feel like I've been pregnant...

I am 9w today. I feel like I've been pregnant forever. 3-)
Nausea and vomiting continue...it's so different than my previous pregnancies! I've been throwing up at least once a day for the last week....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-10-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,180
Posted By lightheartedmom
I went from "oh...this sucks" to...I don't even...

I went from "oh...this sucks" to...I don't even know. Something worse. A few days ago I got up, made breakfast for the kids and immediately went back to bed and I feel like I've barely been able to...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-07-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By lightheartedmom
YAY!! Congratulations! My appointment isn't for...

YAY!! Congratulations! My appointment isn't for another 3 weeks! Getting super impatient to hear that little chug-chug-chug sound. ;-)
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-07-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 181
Posted By lightheartedmom
How is it? Do you have to be really in shape to...

How is it? Do you have to be really in shape to start out? There's a studio about 20 minutes away from my house and it's always packed to the gills with perky, skinny real housewives types in tight...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-06-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,180
Posted By lightheartedmom
I am sensitive to noise too! Weird! Of course,...

I am sensitive to noise too! Weird! Of course, this time around I feel a lot more sensitive to everything than in past pregnancies. I am trying not to fuss too much but I seriously feel like princess...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-04-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 181
Posted By lightheartedmom
Ugh. Exercise. The thing I want to pretend is not...

Ugh. Exercise. The thing I want to pretend is not a thing.
At home we have a rebounder (it's a small trampoline). I was doing it semi-consistently before getting pregnant, but not for as long or as...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-31-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,180
Posted By lightheartedmom
I'm 7w2d today...morning sickness seems to be...

I'm 7w2d today...morning sickness seems to be settling into a more predictable pattern like my previous pregnancies: okay in the morning, total crap from about 3pm on. I am useless for dinner,...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-31-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By lightheartedmom
HAHA lower doses of caffeine. I am so there. ...

HAHA lower doses of caffeine. I am so there.

I feel your pain with the difficult 1st labor - I got stuck at 7cm for 6 hours with my first. It was AWFUL. I was in the hospital already and had a...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-27-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By lightheartedmom
I could have written a lot of this about our...

I could have written a lot of this about our situation! I so so so much feel what you are describing. We are renting a house with financial help from family and the job market for my husband has been...
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