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Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By tiqa
My labors always went too fast to even consider...

My labors always went too fast to even consider filling a pool. With my first, I was at a birth center which had a Jacuzzi, and that was nice for laboring - except the midwives wouldn't let me put...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 04:01 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 3,037
Posted By tiqa
I had some pretty icky cramping last night and...

I had some pretty icky cramping last night and this morning (not contractions, just achiness) and then today when I went to wipe - and it gets TMI here - I had lost part of the mucous plug. So that...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 666
Posted By tiqa
Now a total "huh, interesting" line of thought......

Now a total "huh, interesting" line of thought... I've seen mentioned both here and on websites I've been reading up on since this thread came up (and I realized I didn't know much about Vit K to...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 233
Posted By tiqa
MPssweetie, I *so* think we talked before, years...

MPssweetie, I *so* think we talked before, years ago when I had another account. I'm trying to rack my brain about it though... Aaaanywho, I'm also married to a disabled vet who doesn't sleep much!...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-02-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 666
Posted By tiqa
This is sad. ...

This is sad. http://allnurses.com/ob-gyn-nursing/eyes-amp-thighs-524036.html
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-02-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 666
Posted By tiqa
Oh. How nice. "Some states, such as New York,...

Oh. How nice. "Some states, such as New York, do not allow parents to exercise their right to informed refusal, and hospital employees in New York will go so far as to call Child Protective...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-02-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 666
Posted By tiqa
Well... but the thing is, Mother Nature, as much...

Well... but the thing is, Mother Nature, as much as I love Her, does, sometimes... I have horrible eyesight, and that was all nature. Without glasses and then Lasik, I probably would have been...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-01-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 666
Posted By tiqa
Huh - you know what, I didn't even realize until...

Huh - you know what, I didn't even realize until now that DD (born in the ultra intervention happy hospital environment) never got the eye smear. (Thankfully!!) I don't really know how that...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-01-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 147
Posted By tiqa
I do love Violet. We're kind of looking to fit...

I do love Violet. We're kind of looking to fit the one-syllable middle name pattern, but there might be an exception made for Violet.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-28-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By tiqa
Thanks for sharing that. It's something I...

Thanks for sharing that. It's something I struggle with as well. I'm glad to know I'm not alone. :)
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-28-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 666
Posted By tiqa
With my son, I think we declined... or maybe not....

With my son, I think we declined... or maybe not. Honestly, it was a blur and I wasn't really into the natural parenting thing then, but I gave birth at a birth center so they might not have given...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-28-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By tiqa
When I grew up, at my grandparents' house, we ate...

When I grew up, at my grandparents' house, we ate around a large coffee table. We didn't sit on the floor, though. The grownups sat on two low, cushioned benches, and the kids sat on ottomans. You...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-27-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 3,037
Posted By tiqa
re: Lyme - I don't think so. I did grow up in CT...

re: Lyme - I don't think so. I did grow up in CT and my best friend and I practically lived in the woods. She did get a very bad case of chronic Lyme unfortunately after I moved away, I think high...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-27-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 3,037
Posted By tiqa
I get pregnancy migraines. I've found nothing to...

I get pregnancy migraines. I've found nothing to help them, unfortunately. None of the tricks work. =(


For me, the hyperemesis is mostly gone except for days when I'm over-tired. So of...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-27-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 296
Posted By tiqa
I want to get started in yoga again after... like...

I want to get started in yoga again after... like ten years. ;) I'm pregnant, and there used to be a great prenatal class here a few years back. Unfortunately, they're no longer offering it. ...
Forum: Spirituality   02-27-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 34
Posted By tiqa
Let me hop in to say that it's awesome news about...

Let me hop in to say that it's awesome news about the books. :)


And I know this is a little OT, but I've asked this before, and I'll ask it again, since it seems relevant - what on earth...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-26-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By tiqa
If anything, I would wonder if that was a little...

If anything, I would wonder if that was a little too long-winded for a 4 and a 5 year old... But it's definitely something I probably would have said at some point to my own kids. So, there's...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-26-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 147
Posted By tiqa
I don't mind at all! We're Pagan-inspired so I...

I don't mind at all! We're Pagan-inspired so I find this stuff fascinating. Thanks for posting it!! :grin:
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-26-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 147
Posted By tiqa
Now you're starting to freak me out - William was...

Now you're starting to freak me out - William was on our short list for boys!! We each liked it, although I slightly liked Henry more and DH slightly liked Adrian more - but William was the one we...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-26-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Posted By tiqa
Minimized arts and crafts

I know there was a thread about this a few years ago (probably more than one thread) but my search isn't working, soooo...

What do you guys consider essential to arts and crafts in the home? I'm...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-25-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 147
Posted By tiqa
Who will help me brainstorm names?

Since we found out that we're having a girl, we've picked (OK... *I* picked, and DH agreed) that her first name would be Abigail. Our other two girls have three syllable first names with a two...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-25-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 3,037
Posted By tiqa
Yay, yay, and boo, in that order! I...

Yay, yay, and boo, in that order!


I thought I had pp as well, but it moved up since the early stages. In fact, somehow, from the very bottom, it moved to the very TOP of the uterus. I didn't...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-25-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 131
Posted By tiqa
Congrats! =D

Congrats! =D
Forum: Unschooling   02-25-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 103
Posted By tiqa
Definitely a subscription to education.com or...

Definitely a subscription to education.com or something like that where you can print out unlimited worksheets. Maybe even invest in a good copier/printer in case the families don't have access to...
Forum: Toddler Health   02-25-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By tiqa
I've been in plenty of situations where I had to...

I've been in plenty of situations where I had to pick a toddler up with one hand, but I don't think I've ever picked any up by the armpit... What I'd do is sort of slide my hand down their back and...
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