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Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-23-2015, 01:30 PM
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Posted By littlest birds
I have no idea how to tell how crazy is too crazy...

I have no idea how to tell how crazy is too crazy or how risky is too risky. I have seen quite a few stories online of women 45+ conceiving naturally, but overall there is a definite decrease in...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-20-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 54,179
Posted By littlest birds
I wasn't PG after all, but we decided to...

I wasn't PG after all, but we decided to officially try for 6 months. We started TTC a long time back (2009) and gradually gave up but this little surprise-maybe-bfp-that-wasn't last cycle inspired...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-11-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 54,179
Posted By littlest birds
I am visiting Mothering and TTC threads after...

I am visiting Mothering and TTC threads after years away. I'll be 40 in one month and gave up on "really" trying a long while back as we were sure we were no longer fertile after all. (We tried for a...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-11-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 28,302
Posted By littlest birds
Having monitored about 50+ of my cycles' CF and...

Having monitored about 50+ of my cycles' CF and cervix changes I believe the odor is significantly different. I normally have a definite odor of menstrual blood, a rather metallic odor, for a few...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   01-01-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 267
Posted By littlest birds
I'm turning 38 in two weeks (Sept 4 EDD) and I...

I'm turning 38 in two weeks (Sept 4 EDD) and I feel like I have a completely different body than I did before.  My four older children are 11-19 years old, and this LO will be 12 years younger than...
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   01-01-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 256
Posted By littlest birds
I'm probably waiting until 10+ weeks. I feel...

I'm probably waiting until 10+ weeks. I feel like miscarriage chances are so high. I might give in and make a valentine-themed announcement for distant family... What are the other holiday options?...
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   01-01-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 1,295
Posted By littlest birds
I am Littlest Birds and due Sept 4.   I am...

I am Littlest Birds and due Sept 4.
 
I am 37 (turning 38 this month) and expected to never join a DDC after TTC for several frustrating years starting 4.5 years ago after a vasectomy reversal. We...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   01-01-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 207
Posted By littlest birds
Usually Curious, you might want to join Sept...

Usually Curious, you might want to join Sept 2014 as well... My EWCM started the same day as yours and I am pretty certain I ovulated on December 12, putting my due date at Sept 3/4 --so you might...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-06-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By littlest birds
I am interested in helping my 13yo dd switch to...

I am interested in helping my 13yo dd switch to cloth pads but I don't know anything about them.  I use a cup myself, and when my dd started her period I wanted everything to be as easy as possible...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-06-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By littlest birds
Thank you! The cardamom sounds so delicious!  I...

Thank you! The cardamom sounds so delicious!  I might as well try that as long as I haven't quit yet.
 
I love coffee so much but I have been "altered" by it constantly for about 15 years.  It...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-03-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By littlest birds
I recently read several items stating that...

I recently read several items stating that coffee causes some sort of reaction for people who are gluten-sensitive.  Has anyone else heard of this research?
 
I have been a heavy coffee drinker...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-03-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,636
Posted By littlest birds
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by anneca77 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375349/shopping-smarter-for-groceries-iso-tips#post_17279861)
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Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-03-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By littlest birds
I totally understand about the night nursing. I...

I totally understand about the night nursing. I learned after my first that it was sooo much better when I got them used to falling asleep without the boob in their mouths even when I didn't need...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-03-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By littlest birds
The mention on that site is in reference to boys...

The mention on that site is in reference to boys as they become retractable.  And it's stated as a "suspicion" that bubble baths might sometimes be the cause of an irritated glans.  From that I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-03-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By littlest birds
I am now the only one in my family that is...

I am now the only one in my family that is seriously low-grain/primal, but almost every meal is low carb or primal.
 
We do eat a lot of meat, and sometimes I feel like it is too much but I am not...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-03-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By littlest birds
I've actually never heard of that.    I find...

I've actually never heard of that. 
 
I find the recommendation surprising. Wouldn't irritation come from getting the soapy stuff under his foreskin and not getting it rinsed off?  But can...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-03-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By littlest birds
I don't think you have reason to believe a...

I don't think you have reason to believe a miscarriage is likely at this point.  A couple of hours of bleeding is minimal and can often occur in successful pregnancies.
 
I had heavy bleeding with...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-03-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,353
Posted By littlest birds
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bobcat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-03-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By littlest birds
Your period might still be irregular when...

Your period might still be irregular when nursing plentifully.  Learning to temp and chart will help you pinpoint ovulation every month, it's a little hard to imagine remembering to do it every...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-03-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By littlest birds
Yes, a closed high cervix is a good sign! ...

Yes, a closed high cervix is a good sign!  However, I have observed mine a lot and it can vary more than you might expect especially right before AF. 
 
Mine was closed and high this morning at...
Forum: Infertility   03-03-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By littlest birds
I just want to chime in and say I really...

I just want to chime in and say I really sympathize with your experience.  We spent a lot of money and hope investing in a vasectomy reversal--there are really good statistics within the year after...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-03-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 8,495
Posted By littlest birds
Having been so disappointed so many times in the...

Having been so disappointed so many times in the knowledge of doctors, the efficacy of prescribed medicines, and the protocols of medical institutions, the one thing I do know about humans is that...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-02-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 8,495
Posted By littlest birds
If you were to assume that autism is a form of...

If you were to assume that autism is a form of brain damage, it can have many causes. 
 
Brain damage can sometimes be caused by chemical exposure in utero, by vaccines, oxygen deprivation, or by...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-02-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By littlest birds
My first assumption would be that it's normal...

My first assumption would be that it's normal for him and to respect his natural appetites.  I really do not think there is anything wrong with him. 
 
It sounds like he may need to snack...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-02-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By littlest birds
I would only consider it child-led-weaning if...

I would only consider it child-led-weaning if the decisions were completely the child's.  CLW is not something I ever aspired to, personally. 
 
I nursed all my children 2-4 years but I claimed my...
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