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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 284
Posted By sraplayas
clar--I love your idea about giving moms...

clar--I love your idea about giving moms maternity clothes! I am already into all of my clothes at 18 weeks and this is much sooner than with baby number three, even though I started at the same...
Forum: Homebirth   Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 0
  HB?
Views: 141
Posted By sraplayas
HB?

I just interviewed the midwife who works in our region and she is the only LM in the area (there are two others 3+ hours away--we live outside of the U.S.). She comes highly recommended by a friend....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 284
Posted By sraplayas
lightheartedmom, I'm sorry about the stress at...

lightheartedmom, I'm sorry about the stress at your appointment. Glad you got to hear the little heartbeat!

quantum, the MW visit threw me off b/c the home environment felt unhygienic to me. She...
Forum: Homebirth   03-04-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By sraplayas
Midwife Interview for HB

Is it common for a mom to interview a midwife in the MW's home?

I am wondering if any of you have done this and what it was like?

Did you have expectations for what kind of environment it...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 284
Posted By sraplayas
I haven't had migraines, LHM, but I have had bad...

I haven't had migraines, LHM, but I have had bad headaches off and on the last few weeks. Sometimes if it's really bad it lasts through the night and into the next day. Because mine is related to an...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-02-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 284
Posted By sraplayas
I like both the monthly and weekly formats-both...

I like both the monthly and weekly formats-both are great. :)

Although I've had three births so far, I don't have any real preference on a technique. I did love birthing in water for two of my...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-26-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 112
Posted By sraplayas
Name: sraplayas Weeks/Days along: 17.1 ...

Name: sraplayas
Weeks/Days along: 17.1
Appointments: Hoping to interview the MW next week
Symptoms: Having trouble sleeping now--uncomfortable; tired some days more than others
Food: almond...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-26-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 67
Posted By sraplayas
I've had shortness of breath also at 17 weeks....

I've had shortness of breath also at 17 weeks. This is my fourth pregnancy and I was at my regular weight pre-preggers. I am short of breath climbing stairs, when reading books to the kids and when...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-25-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By sraplayas
jojobean, it's great to see a belly photo. You...

jojobean, it's great to see a belly photo. You look so pretty and your bump is adorable. :)
I think we are due on the same day (Aug. 4). I'll try to post an updated photo soon.

Can't wait to see...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-21-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 226
Posted By sraplayas
expecting baby number 4 on August 4!

expecting baby number 4 on August 4!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-19-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 129
Posted By sraplayas
Thank you lightheartenedmom for remembering the...

Thank you lightheartenedmom for remembering the chat!

Name: sraplayas
Weeks/Days along: 16.1
Appointments: checkup tomorrow
Symptoms: occasional headaches and tired! Still taking zofran but no...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-17-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 78
Posted By sraplayas
DD1: morning sickness, headaches when tired, lots...

DD1: morning sickness, headaches when tired, lots of naps, acne on back
DS1: morning sickness, lovely skin/hair, felt fabulous
DS2: hyperemesis weeks 6-12ish, beautiful skin/hair and healthy...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-17-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,116
Posted By sraplayas
Hi Mamas, I'm 41 and like to join in here.:)...

Hi Mamas,

I'm 41 and like to join in here.:)

We have three children and are expecting our fourth. I'm 16 weeks and had serious HG from weeks 6-13. I'm doing much better now and just dealing...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-16-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 88
Posted By sraplayas
I like reading the Swistle Baby Names blog. It is...

I like reading the Swistle Baby Names blog. It is fun to read the comments, too and she comes up with a lot of great name combinations!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-14-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By sraplayas
I'm a HS mom of three. My two oldest are in K and...

I'm a HS mom of three. My two oldest are in K and 4th. Then we have a 2 year old.
I'm expecting number 4 in August and trying to think through how we are going to "do school".

Right now, I am...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-14-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 245
Posted By sraplayas
My little 2 year old said the same thing about...

My little 2 year old said the same thing about having a baby in the house--"No! I Baby!" Funny. But I know that he's going to do a lot of growing up in the next 6 months and will be fine. :)
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-14-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 245
Posted By sraplayas
For Valentine's DH took me to our favorite place...

For Valentine's DH took me to our favorite place to eat and we talked full uninterrupted sentences for two hours. It was so nice.

I've been going through my clothes today (mostly transition and...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-10-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 112
Posted By sraplayas
Oooh, good idea. :) I have been craving...

Oooh, good idea. :)

I have been craving salads. This weekend we were out and I had a big salad with pickled turnips, shredded beets, peanuts, garbanzo beans, falafeal and baba ganoosh. Mmm......
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-06-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Posted By sraplayas
Classic! I'm also HSing my two oldest (kinder &...

Classic! I'm also HSing my two oldest (kinder & 4th) and these days it's an intellectual highlight. This week I explained to DH that the medieval peasants have the same sleeping situation that we've...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-04-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Posted By sraplayas
Weekly Chat: Feb. 1st-7th

Hi Mamas! I know it's midway through the week but I just realized there is no weekly chat so here we go!

How is everyone this week?

I start with the exciting news that I'm 14 weeks today....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-02-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By sraplayas
I wish that I knew other natural painkillers out...

I wish that I knew other natural painkillers out there!

I've had three completely drug-free, MW-attended births and they never mentioned laughing gas. Very interesting!

Water helped me too...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-02-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 59
Posted By sraplayas
This is a good discussion so far! I am...

This is a good discussion so far!

I am still waiting to call this MW here. As she is the only one, it's more deciding whether to go with her or to birth in the U.S. again; in which case I just go...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-30-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 230
Posted By sraplayas
Congrats on expecting a girl--how fun! I never...

Congrats on expecting a girl--how fun! I never even knew you could find out this early until this pregnancy.

I have been sort of preoccupied with how high the baby feels (next to my navel)....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-29-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 153
Posted By sraplayas
So sorry :Hug

So sorry :Hug
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-29-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
  Hi!
Views: 38
Posted By sraplayas
Congratulations JoyFamMama! That's amazing--twins!

Congratulations JoyFamMama! That's amazing--twins!
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