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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-27-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By lightheartedmom
I could have written a lot of this about our...

I could have written a lot of this about our situation! I so so so much feel what you are describing. We are renting a house with financial help from family and the job market for my husband has been...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-21-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 639
Posted By lightheartedmom
Morning sickness has kicked in for me hardcore....

Morning sickness has kicked in for me hardcore. Way earlier than my previous pregnancies (except the one that was a blighted ovum...I'm trying to not think about that correlation). Super nauseous...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-21-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 108
Posted By lightheartedmom
I'm northern CA coast, San Francisco bay area....

I'm northern CA coast, San Francisco bay area. I'll most likely deliver at a hospital in SF (where I had babies #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) and #3...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-18-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By lightheartedmom
Tell me about Hypnobabies

I keep hearing really good things about it...I want to hear from you moms who have used it before.
Do you have to take the class?
Do you have to spend $100-160?
If you've had more than one...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-17-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 639
Posted By lightheartedmom
OMG. best idea ever. or at least maybe since the...

OMG. best idea ever. or at least maybe since the garlic chili on my salad tonight. :) I'm possibly going to make that my next snack.
/shouldnothavesuchabigappetitesoearly
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-17-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 639
Posted By lightheartedmom
OMG. I remember the first time I got heartburn...

OMG. I remember the first time I got heartburn during my first pregnancy. I seriously thought I was having a heart attack. I worked in an OB office and went crying to the nurse practitioner about it....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-17-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 639
Posted By lightheartedmom
Wow SplashingPuddle - big news! Congratulations...

Wow SplashingPuddle - big news! Congratulations on your twins! I know the bleeding can be very scary...I had a friend who's wife had a SCH through her first trimester. It was a nerve wracking time...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-16-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By lightheartedmom
I remember watching her first HB video and being...

I remember watching her first HB video and being a little envious. :) Just goes to show you...birth really is all about the mom and how she experiences it. From my perspective, her first birth looked...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-15-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 639
Posted By lightheartedmom
So sorry for your loss soleilmama! Hope we'll see...

So sorry for your loss soleilmama! Hope we'll see you back here soon. :crying:

--Anyone else having an impossible time going to bed? I am suddenly not tired at all...I have a lot of energy or...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-12-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 578
Posted By lightheartedmom
Lol! Seriously!

Lol! Seriously!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-12-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 578
Posted By lightheartedmom
Another NFP user here... I'm so sorry your...

Another NFP user here...
I'm so sorry your family members are reacting that way. I am facing the same situation with MIL. Our financial situation is not idea at the moment, but things have always...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-11-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 197
Posted By lightheartedmom
I didn't remove the membrane, just what was left...

I didn't remove the membrane, just what was left of the cord.

This is a good step-by-step tutorial with pictures.
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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-11-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 90
Posted By lightheartedmom
SplashingPuddle - I've had multiple...

SplashingPuddle - I've had multiple nursing-while-pregnant experiences. With DD2, DD1 was 2 and nursing a LOT (day and night). She did exactly what your baby is doing - nursing more while my milk...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-11-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 197
Posted By lightheartedmom
I also choose not to use facebook and especially...

I also choose not to use facebook and especially since in these threads we often talk about personal issues, I really appreciate the higher degree of confidentiality provided by MDC.
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-11-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 639
Posted By lightheartedmom
I think the urge to post to these threads and...

I think the urge to post to these threads and coalesce with my fellow August mama's is my main pregnancy symptom right now. :) At 4w3d I am peeing a lot and feel slight cramping and twinges and like...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-10-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 635
Posted By lightheartedmom
As Nicola said - brown blood is old blood. It's...

As Nicola said - brown blood is old blood. It's less concerning that pink or red. :) I've had brown spotting with two out of three of my babies who were born full term and healthy. With one...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-09-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 197
Posted By lightheartedmom
I did it with my third. Money was tight so...

I did it with my third. Money was tight so instead of paying $250 to someone else, I paid $50 for a dehydrator and did it myself. As far as the gross factor - it's pretty much mind over matter. Yeah,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-09-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 635
Posted By lightheartedmom
I knew I couldn't be the only one!! Just found...

I knew I couldn't be the only one!! Just found out a few days ago...EDD is about 8/17/2015. That feels like a lifetime away. Geez. This is going to be a loooong year.

This will be my 4th. I am...
Forum: California, Nevada   05-31-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By lightheartedmom
I wanted to follow up on this thread because I...

I wanted to follow up on this thread because I came across it as I was looking for a new pediatrician. I looked into Dr. Simon's (who I think used to practice with our current ped) and his website...
Forum: California, Nevada   01-31-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By lightheartedmom
This is the mothership if you're looking for...

This is the mothership if you're looking for things related to homebirth. Bay Area Homebirth Collective http://bayareahomebirth.org
Forum: California, Nevada   01-31-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By lightheartedmom
I get emails regarding this thread a few times a...

I get emails regarding this thread a few times a year, so I figured I'd update it...I never found a Christian midwife in SF. I cannot say I ended up looking terribly hard because we ended up not...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-06-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By lightheartedmom
Hi Mushymommy, OP here :-) I researched this for...

Hi Mushymommy, OP here :-) I researched this for weeks and ultimately I've put the plan on the backburner indefinitely. Instead I'm pursuing becoming a leader with La Leche League. The amount of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-11-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By lightheartedmom
Viola, the general Ed classes and possible...

Viola, the general Ed classes and possible pre-reqs has been an obstacle for me too. I read about a few places where you can do them all online so I'm looking into that right now.
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-11-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By lightheartedmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by julie128 http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389702/ibcle-certification-calling-all-lcs#post_17456931)

Wow, it's been...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-10-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By lightheartedmom
I am considering starting the training to become...

I am considering starting the training to become a certified lactation consultant and I want to hear from other mom's who have done pathway 3 (in other words, those who weren't already RN's, or...
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