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Forum: Life with a Toddler   Today, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By sraplayas
Hi Mamas, Thanks for all of the input and ideas....

Hi Mamas, Thanks for all of the input and ideas. We have been able to work with our current situation and a high pretty gate will be installed within a week's time. This will give our two boys enough...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By sraplayas
Rachel, I am debating what to do. I think that...

Rachel,
I am debating what to do. I think that I might talk with her first and ask her if she can take it off my file?
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-16-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By sraplayas
Yes! The nesting comes in spurts due to energy...

Yes! The nesting comes in spurts due to energy dips but yes it is here.

We are doing several projects in our house to make more space for storage and make it more comfortable for six people (2...
Forum: Homebirth   04-16-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By sraplayas
I'm enjoying this thread, will be my first...

I'm enjoying this thread, will be my first homebirth too if all works out. :lurk
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-16-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By sraplayas
We froze it vs. encapsulation and put a chunk in...

We froze it vs. encapsulation and put a chunk in a smoothie each morning for the lying-in period. I have to say that I think it helped with bleeding (less) and stabilized emotions, etc. I felt good.
Forum: Homebirth   04-16-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 70
Posted By sraplayas
Travel for Ideal Birth?

This is my 4th pregnancy and I live abroad. I have wanted a home birth for years and have found a way to do it, but have run into some potential issues. If I had a complication of any kind, the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-16-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By sraplayas
High Risk?

Hi Mamas. I'm 24 weeks and just had my standard prenatal apt. with my ob/gyn. She monitors my labs, etc. but doesn't attend the birth. Anyway, she was ordering my 2nd trimester labs and told me that...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-07-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By sraplayas
I'm using a body pillow and that really helps....

I'm using a body pillow and that really helps. Every couple of days I take a long nap (although I could use one every day, I need a responsible person to supervise DS2 while I nap or else--disaster!)...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-03-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By sraplayas
lizzy...thank you. I have thought about my 6 year...

lizzy...thank you. I have thought about my 6 year old, too--not wanting to give him that huge responsibility of supervising his younger brother that can be so fast sometimes!

We have tried to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-03-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By sraplayas
2.5yr Old Running Into Street

Does anyone else have this problem?

We live in a neighborhood with a lot of families but people just don't stop at the stop signs. DS2 is very independent and strong willed, and I try to give him...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By sraplayas
Last weekend I really overdid it. Big birthday...

Last weekend I really overdid it. Big birthday party, event the next day, lots of standing then lots of walking--sleep deprived. Then, I lifted 50lb DS1 and pulled my neck. It was terrible. Such a...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
  Sticky: April Chat
Views: 571
Posted By sraplayas
Wow! You mamas have a lot going on. That makes me...

Wow! You mamas have a lot going on. That makes me feel better. :)

Life has been crazy busy here and doesn't seem like it's going to stop. Right now, though, I have a few minutes to sit down b/c I...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-26-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,563
Posted By sraplayas
WHO inspires you to be strong throughout this...

WHO inspires you to be strong throughout this pregnancy?
Mary, the mother of Jesus and the female Saints. :)

WHAT are you liking the least/most about your pregnant body?
My tummy, of course!
...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-20-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,563
Posted By sraplayas
How fun mama--the San Diego zoo is great! Have...

How fun mama--the San Diego zoo is great! Have you been there? It is beautiful and yes, a lot of walking and a lot of big hills. Though, they have a fun sky tram and a bus that helps with that. :)...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-20-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 168
Posted By sraplayas
We received confirmation today that we are indeed...

We received confirmation today that we are indeed having BOY!
This will be our third boy in a row.
I'm just taking it all in at this point. :)
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-19-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 650
Posted By sraplayas
congrats on the boy mamachick!

congrats on the boy mamachick!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-19-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By sraplayas
Forgetful Anyone?

Hi and Happy Thursday everyone. :)

I have been so forgetful these days. It started about two weeks ago. Things that I normally remember now I need to write myself a note. The other day I used my...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-18-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,563
Posted By sraplayas
Thanks clar for inquiring about my apt. My OB...

Thanks clar for inquiring about my apt. My OB said that the u/s film was too blurry and she couldn't tell. :( She also said I'd have to wait until May to have another u/s (under my insurance). Of...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-17-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,563
Posted By sraplayas
Yes, I understand---the amount of water required...

Yes, I understand---the amount of water required is crazy. I had to drink 2.5 liters and like I wrote earlier I had to wait over two hours for my (delayed) appointment. I kept telling DH not to make...
Forum: Homebirth   03-17-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
  HB?
Views: 592
Posted By sraplayas
yogini, thanks for sharing your experience, that...

yogini, thanks for sharing your experience, that is really helpful.

This MW uses her daughter to "labor sit", I guess. I'm still thinking about it! I've found another MW that's 1.5hr away but...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-16-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,563
Posted By sraplayas
Thank you mamamash for your observations. ...

Thank you mamamash for your observations.

I really am not very experienced at looking at u/s pictures, as with all the others I just took the tech's word for it. :) But since this will probably...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-16-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By sraplayas
My BH's picked up quite a bit today. All morning,...

My BH's picked up quite a bit today. All morning, I've felt an on-off tightening tummy/uterus (the band kind, not colicky). I've also had that feeling like I have before AF, but not crampy, in the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-16-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,563
Posted By sraplayas
clar, I have a maxi skirt too and it's fab. The...

clar, I have a maxi skirt too and it's fab. The only thing is that it is a little small so I might have to go up a size soon.

Yesterday I was famished most of the day. I ate a good breakfast...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-15-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,563
Posted By sraplayas
Thanks, mamamash. :) Living internationally does...

Thanks, mamamash. :) Living internationally does have its adventures, for sure. Fortunately, people are so patient b/c it happens on occasion.
I did make a few stills so here there are. Open to...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-14-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By sraplayas
Yes, it is a challenge having little ones running...

Yes, it is a challenge having little ones running around and getting the rest we need, I agree.

I have a 30-pound-ish toddler, too and sometimes I need to run into the street, etc. and pick him...
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