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Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-20-2014, 06:57 PM
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Posted By blissful_maia
It's not always necessary but can be difficult to...

It's not always necessary but can be difficult to predict who needs it beforehand. Luckily it is quick-acting so it's safe to have "expectant" management of the third stage and only receive the shot...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-20-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 57
Posted By blissful_maia
Our bodies change so soon! Especially when it's...

Our bodies change so soon! Especially when it's not the first. :) I know our babe is only the size of a poppy seed, haha! But I just feel uncomfortable when wearing anything with a button or zipper....
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-20-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 67
Posted By blissful_maia
I'm so glad there are other GF mothers on here!...

I'm so glad there are other GF mothers on here! Chicken/rice/pickled jalapenos sounds freaking amazing. I love the flavours in tortilla soup but can't eat corn! Would probably be just as delicious...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-20-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 104
Posted By blissful_maia
Sorry to hear that alicewyf. :loss :hug

Sorry to hear that alicewyf. :loss :hug
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-20-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 68
Posted By blissful_maia
Oh my goodness that's the one I'm making! But I...

Oh my goodness that's the one I'm making! But I am using a rainbow pattern rather than the sand/sky theme they have. :) Metasequoia, this is perfect for you since it's all only knit stitch!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-20-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By blissful_maia
I never did it with my other births but am...

I never did it with my other births but am planning to this time! There's not a lot of solid information/research out there which turned me off in the past but as a midwife I have seen a huge surge...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-20-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By blissful_maia
Thanks LorenaAZ! :love I think the first day he...

Thanks LorenaAZ! :love I think the first day he just needed some space (hence the appointments!) and since then we've had lots of conversations and things are feeling happier and lighter. But whoa...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-20-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 68
Posted By blissful_maia
Any crafty mamas?

I have always generally been the crafty/DIY type but I learned how to knit since my first pregnancy and am SO excited to knit for this little bean! I have already started on a couple projects (a...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 57
Posted By blissful_maia
I feel for you but try to let it go! We put so...

I feel for you but try to let it go! We put so much emphasis on this number but unless you have diabetes, blood pressure issues, etc. you are going to gain what you need to grow a beautiful healthy...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-20-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 67
Posted By blissful_maia
Last night I fried up a gigantic skillet of...

Last night I fried up a gigantic skillet of bacon, onions and sweet potatoes. It is delicious by itself but I made it so that for the next few mornings I just have to fry an egg or two and throw it...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-19-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 70
Posted By blissful_maia
Thanks for doing this Metasequoia! I was also...

Thanks for doing this Metasequoia! I was also getting antsy!


Due Date (Actual date, "beginning," "middle," or "end" of July if you prefer): July 30/15
What number child this is for you, and if...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-19-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 52
Posted By blissful_maia
Home births are amazing. I am a midwife and work...

Home births are amazing. I am a midwife and work at an incredibly beautiful birth centre (we also do home and hospital births), but there is just something so special about a home birth. Not driving...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-18-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 67
Posted By blissful_maia
Metasequoia, OMG that salad sounds AMAZING right...

Metasequoia, OMG that salad sounds AMAZING right now. I will have to try that combination. :) Mmmm... Oh and the same thing happened to me with my salad! I ravenously ate 75% of it and then could...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-18-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By blissful_maia
lerlisha, sorry I missed your post! Thanks for...

lerlisha, sorry I missed your post! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :) I think I recognize that it's normal but it just caught me off guard since he hasn't had that reaction all the other times...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By blissful_maia
Thanks for sharing Metasequoia, I was feeling a...

Thanks for sharing Metasequoia, I was feeling a bit hopeless there for a day! Dh has been processing some HUGE emotions and I feel nothing but happiness and excitement. I think he has turned a corner...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 67
Posted By blissful_maia
Food ideas!

I would love to have a running thread where we post inspiring food ideas (or confess to not so ideal treats). :)

I am allergic to gluten and corn and try my best not to consume pasteurized dairy....
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-17-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 104
Posted By blissful_maia
Sorry to hear that alicewyf! We were in the July...

Sorry to hear that alicewyf! We were in the July '09 DDC and was happy to see your name in here. I'll be hoping for the best and that this bean sticks!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-17-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By blissful_maia
Thanks JamieCatheryn, I booked him a massage and...

Thanks JamieCatheryn, I booked him a massage and a chiropractic treatment this afternoon, to get him out of the house and also for some forced self-care!

I've decided that's the course I'm going...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By blissful_maia
Well, in our 4 other pregnancies (our 3 children...

Well, in our 4 other pregnancies (our 3 children plus a loss) we always conceived on the first attempt. This one took 4 mos from when we agreed to go for it, but we were only able to "try" 2/4...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-17-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By blissful_maia
DH unexpected reaction to the news? x-post in I'm Pregnant

So I just told my dh this am that we are expecting #4 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) ... :love

We have been trying for a few mos (though 2 of the months...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-17-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By blissful_maia
DH unexpected reaction to the news? x-post in DDC

So I just told my dh this am that we are expecting #4 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) ... :love

We have been trying for a few mos (though 2 of the months...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-17-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 137
Posted By blissful_maia
Yes! Major improvement. Reduced food...

Yes! Major improvement. Reduced food sensitivities, emerging speech and just generally more "with it" and engaged. It's only been a couple mos so we are excited to see what happens!
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   11-17-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 137
Posted By blissful_maia
Yes! Such a great book. My 5 yo has autism so we...

Yes! Such a great book. My 5 yo has autism so we have had a real journey of researching and improving our family's health. Fingers crossed this baby is off to an excellent, healthy start. :love
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-17-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,102
Posted By blissful_maia
Well you can't argue with this one! Guess I can...

Well you can't argue with this one! Guess I can be moved to BFP! :love
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-16-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,102
Posted By blissful_maia
Well I couldn't wait and tested again this...

Well I couldn't wait and tested again this evening! I would say we have a definite BFP now! (The top one is the one I posted earlier for comparison). Yay! Going to test again in am though.
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