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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-21-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By JessieBird
I'm not nervous about the basic preparations or...

I'm not nervous about the basic preparations or nesting at all - what's wrong with me? I think it's going to hit all of a sudden. For now, I feel like I have a long to do list but I don't really care...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-21-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By JessieBird
Hi and welcome Brigitte! You've come to the right...

Hi and welcome Brigitte! You've come to the right place - I can assure you that you're not the only one around here who is a little nervous about the holiday chaos with a new baby. It's a lot for us...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-19-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By JessieBird
Swimming-duck, I can't remember how many capsules...

Swimming-duck, I can't remember how many capsules I took a day but certainly more than 1. Maybe 5? I know people who eat a lot of their placenta (usually in a smoothie) right away and that would be...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-17-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By JessieBird
I will also encapsulate mine. I did it last time...

I will also encapsulate mine. I did it last time and I had a great recovery. I have no idea if it helped but it can't hurt. I wish I could just gobble it up raw as I think that would have the most...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-16-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By JessieBird
Wow what an arrival! Welcome Noah and Tonica. I...

Wow what an arrival! Welcome Noah and Tonica. I don't have any experience to share, just wanted to say hi and send you both support as you go through this challenging time. It sounds like Noah is...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-13-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 17,338
Posted By JessieBird
Oh Galatea and Clementine! My heart goes out to...

Oh Galatea and Clementine! My heart goes out to you both, and your family. May things only improve from here.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-12-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 17,338
Posted By JessieBird
I'm thinking of you! Soon to be the first birth...

I'm thinking of you! Soon to be the first birth on the board and so many reasons to celebrate - you and your daughter have made it through so much!!! I hope that things pick up and that you are on to...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-04-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By JessieBird
Though I shared most of your reasons not to get...

Though I shared most of your reasons not to get one, the one big reason we did was to pick up any issues that would benefit from prompt treatment at birth. Same as happyday8598. Our first choice is...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-04-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By JessieBird
I used Hypnobabies to prepare for both my births...

I used Hypnobabies to prepare for both my births so far and I will again this time, though I'm late getting started. I loved it too! Much to my surprise, I found the woman's voice really annoying...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-04-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By JessieBird
I agree, swimming-duck, that having other kids...

I agree, swimming-duck, that having other kids over is the best way to get stuff done. I have to book some playdates so I can get on with my other projects! Good luck with your birth pool, how...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-04-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By JessieBird
Okay I'm going to try to get back into the spirit...

Okay I'm going to try to get back into the spirit of this! My SIL is visiting in mid-November and that is my deadline for getting a bunch of projects done. She is a lovely, kind person and she exudes...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-02-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By JessieBird
sorry, posted twice by accident

sorry, posted twice by accident
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-02-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By JessieBird
Thank you everyone for your thoughts, I really...

Thank you everyone for your thoughts, I really appreciate it. Yesterday I didn't wear the belt at all and the tummy troubles continued but not nearly as bad. My back on the other hand was killing of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-01-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,098
Posted By JessieBird
I feel for you, Triniity, this is a really tough...

I feel for you, Triniity, this is a really tough time for you. 3-5 mos was the most intense for me with DS2, who also needed to be held non-stop. I didn't have back problems prior but very quickly...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-01-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By JessieBird
Maternity support belt = nausea & indigestion?

Trying to figure out how to feel better in the third trimester... Wearing a maternity support belt (Trainer's Choice) has almost eliminated my back pain and has really helped me to get through the...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-01-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By JessieBird
Ugh, feels like the first trimester all over again

Has anyone else had a return of nausea and increased indigestion? I'm miserable. The second trimester glory days are over that's for sure. I've had to stay on anti-nausea meds (Diclectin) throughout...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-01-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By JessieBird
I'm expecting #3...

I'm expecting #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) as well. Even though I used to always say I wanted three, our families and friends were really surprised. We...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-27-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By JessieBird
I second the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"...

I second the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach.

I didn't swaddle DS1 because he slept just fine (for an infant) and I wasn't about to start any extra work unless it was necessary. DS2, on...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-25-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By JessieBird
Hi and welcome! I've heard mixed things...

Hi and welcome!

I've heard mixed things about whether RRL tea helps or not, but I also really like tea so I'll start drinking a few cups a day soon. My midwives swear by it. I've had two great...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-25-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By JessieBird
Ahhh you sound wiped out! I don't know anything...

Ahhh you sound wiped out! I don't know anything about mould so won't comment on how concerned you should be about that. But I can say that last week both my boys had bad head & chest colds (one with...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By JessieBird
That's awesome that you are published, LilyTiger!...

That's awesome that you are published, LilyTiger! Is there any way we can have a peek at your recent book? Though these days I rarely finish a full article in Vanity Fair :frown:, I got through my...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By JessieBird
Post Yeah the price is making my jaw drop too! Though...

Yeah the price is making my jaw drop too! Though living where I live, where it regularly gets down to -30C in the winter, we have to budget for good winter clothes just like you would any household...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-22-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,232
Posted By JessieBird
I'm sorry to say I could never manage it. I tried...

I'm sorry to say I could never manage it. I tried between DS 1 & 2. It was technically possible but I found myself resenting my baby and this was absolutely horrible. I'd tell myself it was just...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By JessieBird
Retail therapy - have to share this coat recommendation

I thought of this just after posting to Chapsie's thread about feeling good about our bodies.

I'm not usually much of a shopper but a few weeks ago, I bought myself this and I can't stop raving...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 875
Posted By JessieBird
Just checked in for some inspiration - I've...

Just checked in for some inspiration - I've totally fallen off the wagon. Swimming-duck, you are a machine!
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