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Forum: Diapering   06-20-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By HopefullyMama
Tell me about your washing routine!

I'm due any second with our first baby, who we plan to cloth diaper (we were gifted lots and lots of CD of various kinds, but mostly natural fabric prefolds, flats, and fitteds).

My landlord just...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-04-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By HopefullyMama
I met with Marcy and Stacey Rees. Ended up...

I met with Marcy and Stacey Rees. Ended up choosing Stacey because (1) I had a friend give birth with her and had everything lovely to say about it, and (2) the fit just seemed better. Marcy would...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-27-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 148
Posted By HopefullyMama
I'm due the 23rd. The 21st would be nice, being...

I'm due the 23rd. The 21st would be nice, being the Solstice and all. The 22nd would also be great, a Sunday so my hubby will be home. So, either 1 or 2 days shy of my due date. No worries about...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 58
Posted By HopefullyMama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by researchparent http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1402090/question-of-the-day-5-17#post_17631988)
 I think I...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-19-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 1,003
Posted By HopefullyMama
Feeling so excited and anxious these past 2...

Feeling so excited and anxious these past 2 days. Anxious in a good way, though!  We ran around like crazy people getting stuff together, stayed up late putting together furniture, etc. Supposedly...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-30-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 90
Posted By HopefullyMama
I would also like help from you ladies with...

I would also like help from you ladies with something: a nursing bra that is the "sleep bra" style (just pull-aside / deep V cut), but that has a little bit of a soft cup to it (so I can wear it...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-30-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 90
Posted By HopefullyMama
http://www.bunmaternity.com   Haven't used...

http://www.bunmaternity.com
 
Haven't used them, but I did wear them around and man…are they comfy!  It's definitely a more casual shirt, but pretty full coverage for a nursing...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-23-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 35
Posted By HopefullyMama
It looks good!  Not too many, not too few items....

It looks good!  Not too many, not too few items. A few thoughts that are just opinions / what i've used to kids I've watched:
 
- You have a lot of bibs, and I'm not sure you need any of them?...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-20-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,468
Posted By HopefullyMama
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/330079/width/500/height/700/flags/LL (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/330079/)
 31 Weeks. Happy Easter, everyone!  
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-11-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 136
Posted By HopefullyMama
I also have some pre-colostrum going on, which...

I also have some pre-colostrum going on, which makes me very happy. Being a first-timer, there's always a gnawing feeling in the back of your head like maybe you won't make any (which doesn't really...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,370
Posted By HopefullyMama
I'm reducing my list to prioritize, and crossing...

I'm reducing my list to prioritize, and crossing stuff off as we go. Feels pretty good...
 

Household Stuff-to-Do
·      FIGURE OUT WHERE WE WILL LIVE!
·      Sell big TV in living room and...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-09-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 2,468
Posted By HopefullyMama
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/328938/width/500/height/700 (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/328938/)
 
 
29 weeks. Loving this big-belly...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-08-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 37
Posted By HopefullyMama
My plan is to go on "maternity leave" officially...

My plan is to go on "maternity leave" officially from grad school work on May 25th; that gives me about 4 weeks until my due date to get the nursery to where I want it, relax / sleep as much as I...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-08-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 136
Posted By HopefullyMama
Quote:Originally Posted by Water...

Quote:Originally Posted by Water Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399821/april-chat-vent/40#post_17605626)
 I love the idea of...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-08-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 136
Posted By HopefullyMama
I'm finally starting to feel better this past...

I'm finally starting to feel better this past week. The heartburn has died down a little (although I'm sure it will rev back up in no time), and my back feels about 90% most of the time….a huge...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-05-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 415
Posted By HopefullyMama
I'm feeling SO nesty right now. But my sister is...

I'm feeling SO nesty right now. But my sister is still in the baby's room, and I'm really, really sad to see her go (on May 1st). I don't want to rush her out, so I'm doing other things around the...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-04-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 83
Posted By HopefullyMama
You guys have been SO MUCH MORE HELPFUL than my...

You guys have been SO MUCH MORE HELPFUL than my Facebook friends!  Sheesh!  Thanks, everyone for your comments and suggestions.
 
And yeah, this isn't really fear based for us either. It's more...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   04-02-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 83
Posted By HopefullyMama
Hey all!   My husband and I are currently...

Hey all!
 
My husband and I are currently thinking about the online / social media presence that our kid may or may not have. I posted a questions soliciting thoughts on Facebook, but got...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-26-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 65
Posted By HopefullyMama
Ugh! These kicks are really painful!  This is my...

Ugh! These kicks are really painful!  This is my first, but I seriously feel bruised from the inside. 
 
Also whenever I'm upright, my back hurts. But whenever I lay down, my heartburn starts. I...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-25-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 380
Posted By HopefullyMama
I'm starting now as well. So far I have some...

I'm starting now as well. So far I have some muffins and some pancakes for breakfasts / snacks and lamb / spinach meatballs for spaghetti. 
 
This week I'm making a triple (!) batch of a few of...
Forum: Montessori   03-23-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By HopefullyMama
These responses are making me wish I didn't have...

These responses are making me wish I didn't have a dog who hated cats, or a husband who was afraid of snakes!
 
Thanks for the reassuring words though. I think putting it in a frame and keeping it...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By HopefullyMama
Ugh, so sorry to hear that! Took a spill myself,...

Ugh, so sorry to hear that! Took a spill myself, and came *this* close several times this winter. I agree….on to Spring!  Go away snow and ice!
 
Glad baby is still kicking around and making you...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-19-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 109
Posted By HopefullyMama
The rough-cut turquoise-ish color glass beads...

The rough-cut turquoise-ish color glass beads were from me http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif They are from Ghana!  On my last visit to Africa I spoke to several birth attendants...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   03-18-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 329
Posted By HopefullyMama
You're very welcome! Glad I'm not the only one...

You're very welcome! Glad I'm not the only one who indulged http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: Montessori   03-18-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By HopefullyMama
As the name of this thread suggests, my husband...

As the name of this thread suggests, my husband and I are 26 weeks pregnant and have been planning a montessori-style nursery for our little one. My original idea was just a baby mattress on the...
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