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Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 11:40 AM
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  Sticky: May 2015 Roll Call!
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Posted By pennywhistle
If no one else can do it, I will, but it's...

If no one else can do it, I will, but it's probably better for someone due near the end of the month to take it on, since I don't know how frequently I'll be logging in once I have my baby. I'm...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,159
Posted By pennywhistle
We did the Dr. Sears delayed schedule with my...

We did the Dr. Sears delayed schedule with my son, and will be doing the same with this next kid, too. I really like our pediatrician, and he seemed to go by the schedule anyway, so it all worked...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 11:26 AM
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Views: 527
Posted By pennywhistle
Yay! Congratulations!!!

Yay! Congratulations!!!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 11:23 AM
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Views: 221
Posted By pennywhistle
Congratulations! Would love a birth story when...

Congratulations! Would love a birth story when you have time!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 235
Posted By pennywhistle
I'm so sorry to read this. Sending you and your...

I'm so sorry to read this. Sending you and your family all my good thoughts. <3
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-24-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,159
Posted By pennywhistle
Rylee!!!! Can't wait for an update! Abra,...

Rylee!!!! Can't wait for an update!

Abra, we just bought a car today too! My husband is actually picking it up right now. '02 Forester - pretty old, but in great shape, and it's all we can...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-24-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 158
  Sticky: May 2015 Roll Call!
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Posted By pennywhistle
I think a new thread would be best, since this...

I think a new thread would be best, since this one is so long, and full of people who are no longer active here.
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-23-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,159
Posted By pennywhistle
So. many. toning contractions. Good grief. My...

So. many. toning contractions. Good grief. My stomach feels like a tight basketball pretty much all the time. This afternoon when I was laying down, I felt some weird pressure across my lower back...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,271
Posted By pennywhistle
Had my 38week checkup yesterday, and my cervix is...

Had my 38week checkup yesterday, and my cervix is still shut tight and super high (she could barely reach it), so don't worry, Abra - you can still be next ;)

GBS came back negative, and while my...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-20-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,271
Posted By pennywhistle
I work for the US Dept of Labor as an...

I work for the US Dept of Labor as an investigator/attorney. As a fed, I have no paid maternity leave whatsoever, so I have to save up all my sick leave & vacation time for any time off I want to...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-13-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,828
Posted By pennywhistle
Sleep has gotten TERRIBLE over here, too. My...

Sleep has gotten TERRIBLE over here, too. My nose is stuffed up, so I can't really relax since I immediately feel like I'm suffocating. And the past few nights my son has woken up 1-3x...all he...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-07-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 1,934
Posted By pennywhistle
That doll is amazing! And I love the twirly...

That doll is amazing! And I love the twirly skirts, Judy.

I'm still plugging away at the log cabin quilt...I may just put it away for awhile so I can get started on the quilt for Atticus.
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-07-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,828
Posted By pennywhistle
Joyful: I'm definitely getting similar seasick...

Joyful: I'm definitely getting similar seasick feelings. This baby moves SO much more than Atticus did. Nothing sharp, and no real kicks, just constant rolling motion. The trickiest part is that...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-07-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By pennywhistle
Exactly. I know Atticus will want to start...

Exactly. I know Atticus will want to start wrestling, or cuddling, or demanding to jump on the bed...all things that I normally love doing, but not when I'm in labor!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-06-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,828
Posted By pennywhistle
Just catching up on the thread...Rylee, sending...

Just catching up on the thread...Rylee, sending lots of good thoughts your way! And Joyful, I hope your son's leg is on the mend.

I finally gave in and got a maternity belt, after my doctor...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-06-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By pennywhistle
My son is 2.5yo, so he's not totally aware of...

My son is 2.5yo, so he's not totally aware of what's going on. We got him a newborn-sized baby doll, and we talk about taking care of "the baby" a lot. He sometimes tries to feed the baby, or else...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-30-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 1,934
Posted By pennywhistle
Love the quilt, Katy! I've never hand-quilted -...

Love the quilt, Katy! I've never hand-quilted - I'm still super new to quilting, so I just do straight lines on my machine. It looks great!

My supervisor threw me a little baby shower last week...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-30-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,373
Posted By pennywhistle
So good to hear more from you, BabyMonster! And...

So good to hear more from you, BabyMonster! And what awesome news about the breastmilk - I'm so glad to hear that the hospital won't waste any. I hope your boobs feel better soon!

Ugh, Judy, I...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-27-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 702
Posted By pennywhistle
Yayyy!!! I just logged in, thinking "I wonder...

Yayyy!!! I just logged in, thinking "I wonder when our first baby will show up..." and then BAM, they did. They're beautiful! And perfect! Congratulations!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-26-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,373
Posted By pennywhistle
Judy, those colors are great! I'm a big fan of...

Judy, those colors are great! I'm a big fan of bright colors in general for babies - turquoise, orange, apple green, etc. I don't follow any "gender rules" regarding colors anyway (I dressed my son...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-25-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,120
Posted By pennywhistle
re: dealing with your mom, I would go one of two...

re: dealing with your mom, I would go one of two routes, depending on which you think would work better.

1) serious route: As others have said, prepare a short, declarative statement like "Mom,...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-24-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 945
Posted By pennywhistle
Definitely go with a maxi dress! I would get...

Definitely go with a maxi dress! I would get something in a neutral, subtle color so you don't stand out, and then just pair with some nice jewelry to make it a little fancy.

Something like this,...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-24-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,373
Posted By pennywhistle
Nothing poking me in the ribs, but I do get...

Nothing poking me in the ribs, but I do get pounded in the hip bone a lot. This kid is really, really big.
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-23-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,373
Posted By pennywhistle
I would love some tips on freezer meals, since...

I would love some tips on freezer meals, since I've never frozen food before. We have a huge separate freezer (left behind by the sellers when we bought our house!), so I've got plenty of room. Do...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-19-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By pennywhistle
Magnesium oil (sprayed all over my stomach before...

Magnesium oil (sprayed all over my stomach before bed) and epson salt foot baths have definitely helped me. Just remember that iron and magnesium don't play well together, so if you're also taking...
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