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Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 59
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Posted By pennywhistle
I work for the US Dept of Labor as an...

I work for the US Dept of Labor as an investigator/attorney. As a fed, I have no paid maternity leave whatsoever, so I have to save up all my sick leave & vacation time for any time off I want to...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-13-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,694
Posted By pennywhistle
Sleep has gotten TERRIBLE over here, too. My...

Sleep has gotten TERRIBLE over here, too. My nose is stuffed up, so I can't really relax since I immediately feel like I'm suffocating. And the past few nights my son has woken up 1-3x...all he...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-07-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 1,732
Posted By pennywhistle
That doll is amazing! And I love the twirly...

That doll is amazing! And I love the twirly skirts, Judy.

I'm still plugging away at the log cabin quilt...I may just put it away for awhile so I can get started on the quilt for Atticus.
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-07-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,694
Posted By pennywhistle
Joyful: I'm definitely getting similar seasick...

Joyful: I'm definitely getting similar seasick feelings. This baby moves SO much more than Atticus did. Nothing sharp, and no real kicks, just constant rolling motion. The trickiest part is that...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-07-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By pennywhistle
Exactly. I know Atticus will want to start...

Exactly. I know Atticus will want to start wrestling, or cuddling, or demanding to jump on the bed...all things that I normally love doing, but not when I'm in labor!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-06-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,694
Posted By pennywhistle
Just catching up on the thread...Rylee, sending...

Just catching up on the thread...Rylee, sending lots of good thoughts your way! And Joyful, I hope your son's leg is on the mend.

I finally gave in and got a maternity belt, after my doctor...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-06-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By pennywhistle
My son is 2.5yo, so he's not totally aware of...

My son is 2.5yo, so he's not totally aware of what's going on. We got him a newborn-sized baby doll, and we talk about taking care of "the baby" a lot. He sometimes tries to feed the baby, or else...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-30-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 1,732
Posted By pennywhistle
Love the quilt, Katy! I've never hand-quilted -...

Love the quilt, Katy! I've never hand-quilted - I'm still super new to quilting, so I just do straight lines on my machine. It looks great!

My supervisor threw me a little baby shower last week...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-30-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,294
Posted By pennywhistle
So good to hear more from you, BabyMonster! And...

So good to hear more from you, BabyMonster! And what awesome news about the breastmilk - I'm so glad to hear that the hospital won't waste any. I hope your boobs feel better soon!

Ugh, Judy, I...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-27-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 631
Posted By pennywhistle
Yayyy!!! I just logged in, thinking "I wonder...

Yayyy!!! I just logged in, thinking "I wonder when our first baby will show up..." and then BAM, they did. They're beautiful! And perfect! Congratulations!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-26-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,294
Posted By pennywhistle
Judy, those colors are great! I'm a big fan of...

Judy, those colors are great! I'm a big fan of bright colors in general for babies - turquoise, orange, apple green, etc. I don't follow any "gender rules" regarding colors anyway (I dressed my son...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-25-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,976
Posted By pennywhistle
re: dealing with your mom, I would go one of two...

re: dealing with your mom, I would go one of two routes, depending on which you think would work better.

1) serious route: As others have said, prepare a short, declarative statement like "Mom,...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-24-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 889
Posted By pennywhistle
Definitely go with a maxi dress! I would get...

Definitely go with a maxi dress! I would get something in a neutral, subtle color so you don't stand out, and then just pair with some nice jewelry to make it a little fancy.

Something like this,...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-24-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,294
Posted By pennywhistle
Nothing poking me in the ribs, but I do get...

Nothing poking me in the ribs, but I do get pounded in the hip bone a lot. This kid is really, really big.
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-23-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,294
Posted By pennywhistle
I would love some tips on freezer meals, since...

I would love some tips on freezer meals, since I've never frozen food before. We have a huge separate freezer (left behind by the sellers when we bought our house!), so I've got plenty of room. Do...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-19-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By pennywhistle
Magnesium oil (sprayed all over my stomach before...

Magnesium oil (sprayed all over my stomach before bed) and epson salt foot baths have definitely helped me. Just remember that iron and magnesium don't play well together, so if you're also taking...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-19-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 775
Posted By pennywhistle
I think the lower heartbeats are supposed to be...

I think the lower heartbeats are supposed to be boys - girls are more in the 150/160s. And I'm sure that's correct 50% of the time ;)
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-18-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By pennywhistle
The other night my husband didn't come to bed...

The other night my husband didn't come to bed until 3am, so he decided he wouldn't be getting up at 7am to hit the gym as he had planned...and for some reason he decided to WAKE ME UP at 3am to tell...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-18-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 775
Posted By pennywhistle
Right?! On what planet is it acceptable to...

Right?! On what planet is it acceptable to comment on the state of someone else's vagina?! I was so confused. And of course all these people with their "omg you're ENORMOUS" comments think they're...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-18-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 775
Posted By pennywhistle
It seems like the rest of the world is ready for...

It seems like the rest of the world is ready for me to give birth...pretty much every day now I get some comment about how huge I am. I'm not even that big! I feel like I'm pretty normal-sized for...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-17-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 775
Posted By pennywhistle
Just learned yesterday that my kid is head-down,...

Just learned yesterday that my kid is head-down, too, so that was nice. Good job, baby. I'm mostly tired, too. Starting to get more achy in the evenings - mostly in my lower back and hips. ...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-11-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 257
Posted By pennywhistle
Crayon - do your kids tend to keep their at-birth...

Crayon - do your kids tend to keep their at-birth hair color? Atticus had dark hair when he was born, but is now a blond just like his dad.

I like the middle name Cray...I think that's its slang...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-11-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 1,732
Posted By pennywhistle
Love those little bugs, April! I'm still...

Love those little bugs, April!

I'm still putting together log cabin squares - once I finish this quilt, I can get started on one for Atticus. I got a bunch of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-09-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 4,124
Posted By pennywhistle
I love all the photos! And yes, it's so weird to...

I love all the photos! And yes, it's so weird to think how close we are to May. I'm due May 7, so April could definitely happen over here too. :eek
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   03-09-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 1,732
Posted By pennywhistle
I love the wreath! The ribbons (or fabric?) look...

I love the wreath! The ribbons (or fabric?) look so soft and fluffy.

And that nightgown is awesome! What fabric did you use? Did you follow a pattern, or just free-form it? I need to get a...
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