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Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By joyfulmomof2
Oh! I forgot about the positive parenting aspect....

Oh! I forgot about the positive parenting aspect. Duh! :-)

I love the encouragement in that area too. Attachment parenting was a natural off-shoot from all the natural birth, etc that I learned...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-20-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Hi there! I am in Arizona, too. When I was...

Hi there! I am in Arizona, too. When I was receiving prenatal care from an LM (with my third pregnancy over two years ago), she sent me to a really nice place called Fetal and Women's Center of...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-19-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 604
Posted By joyfulmomof2
I threw up yesterday. :-/ (Also, on Saturday, but...

I threw up yesterday. :-/ (Also, on Saturday, but that was headache-induced and not pregnancy-induced). I felt horrible pretty much all day. Does anyone else notice craving awful food the worse you...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-19-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 719
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Well...I'm on Mothering because I was searching...

Well...I'm on Mothering because I was searching for other "crunchy" moms. I'm the crunchiest person I know IRL, but of course on Mothering, that makes me about in the "mid-crunchy" range. ;-)

I...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-19-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Waterworks!

Just for fun! Let's share what goofy/out of the ordinary things have made us cry.

I'll go first: Umm...everything. Ha ha. I was watching Disney's Cinderella with my three LO's and cried just...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-17-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By joyfulmomof2
I am turning 36 in a couple months. I hadn't...

I am turning 36 in a couple months. I hadn't given it much thought, except I know that's the "magic number" for "advanced maternal age". I don't plan to do much different (I'm pretty hands-off too),...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-17-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Me too! So much so that I've thought about...

Me too! So much so that I've thought about posting belly pics already, even though I know that's completely ridiculous at this point. Lol!

And that food replicator would be such a great addition...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-16-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Ugh. Food!

I'm so over this "constantly hungry" business already. And I'm only 7 1/2 weeks. I feel like I eat a good amount, and then 20 minutes later, I'm ravenous again. I guess it wouldn't be so annoying if...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-12-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By joyfulmomof2
I'm kinda over the playgroups

I'm a homeschooling mama to my three: 7 YO DS, 4 1/2 YO DD, and 2 YO DS. We've gotten together multiple times with a local homeschool playgroup.

The first year homeschooling kindergarten, I really...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By joyfulmomof2
LaraBars! My favorite is the chocolate chip...

LaraBars! My favorite is the chocolate chip cookie dough flavor. That's all I got for now! Trying to stay Paleo-ish (I eat rice and potatoes and dairy), but it's hard.
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-08-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Epsom Salt (and other things that help MS)

The other day, morning sickness hit me hard! I woke up feeling like junk and needed food, stat! (But of course, not the "normal" food I've been eating).

I have been hearing for a while how...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-06-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Yesterday, the SMELLS! Oh, the smells. And food...

Yesterday, the SMELLS! Oh, the smells. And food aversions. The nausea hit me pretty suddenly, even though I've already had little waves of it here and there. This morning it was very clear I needed...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-06-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Before I conceived, I had been moving more and...

Before I conceived, I had been moving more and more to a traditional diet. (Along the lines of WAPF/Paleo). I seriously hope to keep this up during my pregnancy. So far, it's been going well. In...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-06-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By joyfulmomof2
It's been ongoing for me, since before I knew I...

It's been ongoing for me, since before I knew I was pregnant. The week before, of course, I just thought it was AF cramping. I started drinking more water over the past couple days, and I think...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-05-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By joyfulmomof2
More Cramping in 4th Pregnancy?

For those of you on your fourth, like me, do you feel like you're noticing more cramping than in your previous pregnancies? I have noticed a lot more. Not very intense or painful, just more frequent,...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-05-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 813
Posted By joyfulmomof2
:( Sorry for your loss.

:(
Sorry for your loss.
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-02-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By joyfulmomof2
First Appointments

Who has already set their first prenatal appointment? Has anyone already been seen? I have an appointment in about three weeks. I'll be almost nine weeks along by that point. I know the time between...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-01-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By joyfulmomof2
I've had this. Chiropractic care is awesome...

I've had this. Chiropractic care is awesome (especially KST). Also, if you put a pillow between bent knees and squeeze them together it relieves the pain somewhat (sounds weird, but works). I think...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-01-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By joyfulmomof2
I've been getting really hot while I'm sleeping....

I've been getting really hot while I'm sleeping. Especially in the early morning. And I think my general temperature is up, because our normal thermostat setting feels warm to me.
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   08-30-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By joyfulmomof2
I'm going to reply to all the threads. Lol! I...

I'm going to reply to all the threads. Lol! I forgot about how I already had to give up coffee. Less than a quarter of a cup makes me dizzy and instantly jittery. Not fun! Tea seems to be fine. I've...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   08-30-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Yes! The bloating that began long before the BFP...

Yes! The bloating that began long before the BFP (making me look way more pregnant than I am- of course that's always the case, but being pregnancy number four, it's probably that much more) The...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   08-30-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,571
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Me too! Due May 2nd with baby number 4! (I'm...

Me too! Due May 2nd with baby number 4! (I'm guessing I'll give birth in late April though...but you never know!) :-)
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-30-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,904
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Yay! Some other early May mommies! I got a BFP on...

Yay! Some other early May mommies! I got a BFP on Sunday, and have been checking repeatedly for a May DDC. Lol! I am five weeks today, and have been having lots of fun symptoms. I had nausea before I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-30-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By joyfulmomof2
http://thepeacefulbirthproject.org/2013/10/ancient...

http://thepeacefulbirthproject.org/2013/10/ancient-wisdom-and-research-agree-amazing-fruit-eases-labor-and-prevents-postpartum-hemorrhage/

Read that^^^

I came across that months ago, and was...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   08-29-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,027
Posted By joyfulmomof2
Hi! I've been lurking here all week. I just got a...

Hi! I've been lurking here all week. I just got a BFP on Sunday. It's still sinking in! I'm a stay at home, homeschooling mama to three (ages 7, 4 and 2). We weren't "trying" or anything (in fact,...
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