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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-25-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 51
Posted By quantumleap
That's really stressful! We would occasionally...

That's really stressful! We would occasionally get labs with low white blood cell counts. Not every day, but several times a month on different people. There's apparently a correlation with radiation...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-25-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 68
Posted By quantumleap
We told our kids pretty much right away. They're...

We told our kids pretty much right away. They're 4 and 6. As my belly has gotten bigger, it is sinking in more and more, I think. 6 year old would like to cut the cord, and I am so happy to have her...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-25-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 110
Posted By quantumleap
Weeks/Days along: 15+6 (yay!!!!) Symptoms:...

Weeks/Days along: 15+6 (yay!!!!)

Symptoms: So, so tired, still. I think this is partially pregnancy and partially not being recovered from the past two years of high stress/no sleep/abuse of my...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-25-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 87
Posted By quantumleap
Jojobean - that's so interesting about the...

Jojobean - that's so interesting about the vertigo! I *suffer* from vertigo. Ugh. I never managed to read about that link, but I'll take it. It super flared for me while we were in Texas and I...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-23-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By quantumleap
When I first saw this, I thought maybe there was...

When I first saw this, I thought maybe there was a bit of prolapse happening, but after reading your description, I'm not at all convinced.
Thought I'd reply though because it's never any fun when...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-20-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 129
Posted By quantumleap
I'm just flying through with a random factoid:...

I'm just flying through with a random factoid: People who are getting pregnant, and finding out they're pregnant now, are due in NOVEMBER. Look at us moving up the ddc list, slowly, slowly. That's...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-20-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By quantumleap
Well look at that! :) I didn't realize there...

Well look at that! :)
I didn't realize there were so many of us, and so many having baby #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) +. Fun!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-19-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 412
Posted By quantumleap
Re: prematurity Again, there are *so* many...

Re: prematurity Again, there are *so* many studies and articles and opinions, but I thought this might be relevant to your situation:
"In one of the largest studies on this topic, Thai researchers...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-19-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 276
Posted By quantumleap
14+a few with baby #3...

14+a few with baby #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3)
I'm not in love with the shape/look of this belly. My first, and even my second were pretty cute little...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-16-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 84
Posted By quantumleap
My partner *just* told me that the boy name we...

My partner *just* told me that the boy name we had agreed on, that he liked, he doesn't actually like. So, back to the beginning. Bah.
We were going to use Eamon for our dd, but she was a she, and...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-15-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 245
Posted By quantumleap
You guys, we just got "home" to our own country,...

You guys, we just got "home" to our own country, and I'm going through the boxes we left here when we went to Texas two years ago. I found my Ellaroo! And some sweet little baby hats! Still hunting...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-14-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 84
Posted By quantumleap
Ooo, good question. I'm going to hang out here...

Ooo, good question. I'm going to hang out here and see what people say! I've heard people like this one: http://versioned.nameberry.com/ but I'm really not very familiar. I tend to go down rabbit...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-14-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 412
Posted By quantumleap
This is obviously a "pro" k article, but it has...

This is obviously a "pro" k article, but it has some decent studies cited. Related to what MamaChick said about maternal supplementation, there is evidence to support.
"What is the take-away point...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-12-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 412
Posted By quantumleap
We won't be doing the hep b. I even have a hard...

We won't be doing the hep b. I even have a hard time presenting this one as a balanced discussion for pregnant/new parents. It's transmitted via sexual contact and/or needle sharing, etc. Hard to...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-11-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 108
Posted By quantumleap
I just really want some gummy candies. :bag I...

I just really want some gummy candies. :bag I make them with gelatin and fruit juice, and they're good, but they just aren't swedish fish. Sadly.
And steak, and eggs, and stir fried veggies, and...
Forum: Family Safety   02-09-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 32
Posted By quantumleap
5pt to booster for 6 year old? Help

We're expecting a new baby in July/Aug, and I'm starting to think about seats. I have two kids, both in Dionos (RadianRXTs, specifically. We had a car accident two years ago, and both seats were...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-08-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 245
Posted By quantumleap
1) You know you're pregnant when...you bump into...

1) You know you're pregnant when...you bump into people/things with your (not that big, really!) bigger than you think it is belly!

2) I can't believe I... did not hear a heartbeat with the...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-06-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 2,230
Posted By quantumleap
(I'm slow at the responding thing! I am, below,...

(I'm slow at the responding thing! I am, below, responding to the poster who quoted me, not the person directly above me)
Which people who chose to do those things should realize and accept as a...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-06-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 2,230
Posted By quantumleap
It is about personal choice though. We don't...

It is about personal choice though. We don't regulate hand washing or people keeping themselves and/or their children at home when they're coughing and sneezing or dripping snot all over the place....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-06-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Posted By quantumleap
Look at us being all third from the bottom on the...

Look at us being all third from the bottom on the list of ddcs and in the second trimester! :D
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-05-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Posted By quantumleap
SplashingPuddle, UC'ing twins would also feel...

SplashingPuddle, UC'ing twins would also feel like a bigger decision than a singleton for me too. Good thing you still have time to mull it over a bit more!
Our birth plan is still to come to our...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-01-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By quantumleap
Needing some new/old ideas!

We're in the middle of a big move and a big life change too. I've been a full-time student and midwife for the past two years and now we're moving back "home" where my partner will now be the primary...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-01-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 90
Posted By quantumleap
I actually used NO2 for my first child's birth...

I actually used NO2 for my first child's birth (suuuuuper long push after a long transition phase). I was frantic and actually requested fentanyl (I was/am super committed to natural childbirth!),...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-01-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 58
Posted By quantumleap
We won't birth somewhere where you get to...

We won't birth somewhere where you get to interview midwives, you just call the practice and get one! But, where I've been practicing, people can/do choose. I actually think you're more likely to get...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 230
Posted By quantumleap
I'm sure that was a relief, SplashingPuddle! So...

I'm sure that was a relief, SplashingPuddle! So glad things are going well for all three of you. ;)
Sorry you're still feeling sick too, sraplayas. Doesn't seem fair, does it?

I got asked by...
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