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Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
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Oh wait, I was thinking of antifreeze that tastes...

Oh wait, I was thinking of antifreeze that tastes sweet, not freon.


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Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By luckiest
I don't know much (anything) about refrigerators,...

I don't know much (anything) about refrigerators, but I would be really surprised if it were possible for a chemical refrigerant to leak inside the fridge like that in a way that it could contaminate...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
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Thanks! I totally skimmed right over it. ...

Thanks! I totally skimmed right over it.


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Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By luckiest
Pregnancy Tea

Do any of you have a pregnancy tea blend that you like? I'd like to buy a loose organic blend in bulk. I thought Mountain Rose Herbs had one, but I can't find it on their site. I'd rather not buy...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By luckiest
I would also recommend high quality probiotics...

I would also recommend high quality probiotics (Dr Natasha Campbell McBride has done a lot of research on gut flora and mentions that vaccines, and specifically the MMR, can throw gut flora out of...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-26-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 311
Posted By luckiest
I definitely agree that the grain recommendation...

I definitely agree that the grain recommendation in the Brewer diet can contribute to more weight gain than necessary, without really adding much nutritionally to the diet. I like that Brewer shuns...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-26-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
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I officially had the weirdest dream of my life...

I officially had the weirdest dream of my life the other night. I've been having lots of violent dreams, but they're oddly not scary. Like I'll be totally calmly hiding in a closet from a murderer....
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-26-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 311
Posted By luckiest
Oh, and on protein content of vegetables, it's...

Oh, and on protein content of vegetables, it's usually very very little. Rarely more than 3g per serving. 3g in a serving of spinach, vs 40 in a 6oz steak or 30 in a chicken breast or 40 in a can of...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-26-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 311
Posted By luckiest
There is a guide that lays out how many servings...

There is a guide that lays out how many servings of what you should be getting with the Brewer Diet. It's a LOT of food; I followed it with my last pregnancy. The good thing about the amount of food...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-26-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By luckiest
I definitely agree with Valerie that it's the...

I definitely agree with Valerie that it's the "terrain" that matters more than the bacteria/pathogen encountered.

Gut flora certainly matters, but I think the bigger thing you can do if you're...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-25-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 540
Posted By luckiest
I love these kinds of stories! I'm SO not a...

I love these kinds of stories! I'm SO not a believer in the supernatural, I'm not even religious, but I absolutely do think that kids are more in touch with deep animal instincts that allow them to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-25-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,119
Posted By luckiest
We don't have to decide this yet with our family...

We don't have to decide this yet with our family (DS is not yet 4), but I think about it a lot because I was over-scheduled as a child (with only one activity!) and I can already tell that DS is...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-24-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By luckiest
Not boobs, but absurdly itchy rib cage. Coconut...

Not boobs, but absurdly itchy rib cage. Coconut oil helps a little bit. I remember the same thing happening with DS, only it was the front of my belly, but same sensation. So irritating! I had...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-22-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By luckiest
It sounds from your post that the bigger issue is...

It sounds from your post that the bigger issue is being overburdened, and the constant mess is a trigger for you. It's hard to find enough time in the day with just one job! It doesn't sound like...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-21-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,895
Posted By luckiest
I buy local raw honey through a co-op and get it...

I buy local raw honey through a co-op and get it for $6/lb. same stuff sells retail for $10-12/lb.
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-20-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,400
Posted By luckiest
tracyamber Team green is not finding out the sex...

tracyamber Team green is not finding out the sex :)

We're team green!
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-19-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,409
Posted By luckiest
The trick I read is to stick your finger in your...

The trick I read is to stick your finger in your belly button while lying on your back, then lift your head up. You should feel your finger being squeezed by the muscles coming together. If you...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   08-18-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By luckiest
Just FYI - there's an AP playgroup that has been...

Just FYI - there's an AP playgroup that has been meeting Monday mornings at 9 at Circle C Park.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 820
Posted By luckiest
Have you ever revisited a place from your...

Have you ever revisited a place from your childhood and been shocked by how small it was, because in your memory it was gigantic? A park, an old house? I think it's a pretty universal experience,...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-18-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,032
Posted By luckiest
Apologies for length! In the years since his...

Apologies for length! In the years since his birth, I've wondered whether he wasn't a little asynclitic at the beginning. I've read a couple of asynclitic birth stories that described similar early...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-18-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 655
Posted By luckiest
I forgot to mention - for the first three months,...

I forgot to mention - for the first three months, we all shared a queen. Then we moved from our one bedroom apartment into a two bedroom, and got a firm, latex king mattress. We love it, and can...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-17-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 655
Posted By luckiest
Pros of infant seat - it's portable, you can...

Pros of infant seat - it's portable, you can carry sleeping baby in it, can use it with a compatible stroller. That's really all I can think of as far as pros...I'm honestly not sure if they're any...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-17-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 655
Posted By luckiest
Car seat - obviously a necessity if you drive....

Car seat - obviously a necessity if you drive. The biggest decision for me was whether to get an infant seat or go straight to a convertible. Since I hardly need to buy anything this time, I'm going...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-13-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By luckiest
Yeah, it is way, way more complicated than...

Yeah, it is way, way more complicated than pregnancy simply depressing the immune system. I had an autoimmune disease before getting pregnant with DS, and experienced a full remission of symptoms...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   08-13-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,112
Posted By luckiest
I thought I was in the clear - I had three really...

I thought I was in the clear - I had three really awesome, virtually nausea-free days, then today was the worst day yet. I couldn't keep anything down until the afternoon, plus a pounding headache. ...
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