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Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-24-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,087
Posted By Autumnshades
I found snacking on raw almonds helped stave off...

I found snacking on raw almonds helped stave off all day hunger because of the protein in them, and I also made sure to eat lots of fresh fruits when pregnant 2 years ago. I also walked every day. I...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   10-20-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9
Posted By Autumnshades
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by copper.kettle http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391264/june-hopefuls#post_17488687)

I'm feeling silly for starting...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   10-15-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9
Posted By Autumnshades
Hey ladies! I am still waiting to see if I am...

Hey ladies! I am still waiting to see if I am actually pregnant http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif. Super nauseous, sensitive to smells and bad heartburn, crampy. AF was due 2 days...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-17-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,087
Posted By Autumnshades
Quote:Originally Posted by research...

Quote:Originally Posted by research babe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1382822/plus-size-and-pregnant/60#post_17462883)

I am also...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-05-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,042
Posted By Autumnshades
... The coffee table is not for 'painting' on...

... The coffee table is not for 'painting' on with the contents of a sippy cup...
... No shoes are not to be licked ...
... Dixie cups don't go in the toilet and aren't to be flushed ...
......
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-12-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,087
Posted By Autumnshades
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lilacvioletiris http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1382822/plus-size-and-pregnant/30#post_17404020)

HEre is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-11-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,087
Posted By Autumnshades
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lilacvioletiris http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1382822/plus-size-and-pregnant/30#post_17401956)

I am...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-23-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By Autumnshades
I love eggs.  They are a good source of protein...

I love eggs.  They are a good source of protein and other nutrients and a good thing to have on hand.  There have been studies that proved that Eggs are in fact good for you.... not a big fan of...
Forum: Babywearing   10-15-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,035
Posted By Autumnshades
The Moby is a pain to get on and off, but it was...

The Moby is a pain to get on and off, but it was so worth it!  Someone referred to it it as the art of Mama-gami (Mama origami) :)  I got really good at putting it on fast the more I did it,...
Forum: Babywearing   10-13-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,035
Posted By Autumnshades
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rebbecky http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365367/top-3-favorite-carriers/20#post_17139860)

Just ordered...
Forum: Babywearing   10-11-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,035
Posted By Autumnshades
I am a plus size mamma (size 18) and I found the...

I am a plus size mamma (size 18) and I found the Boba 3G to be wonderful!  No need to get the belt extender (like with the Ergo) because the Boba is longer.  I also have big...
Forum: Babywearing   10-10-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,035
Posted By Autumnshades
Good question!   As a new Mamma I found the...

Good question!
 
As a new Mamma I found the Moby wrap to be awesome!  Used it until my little man got too heavy for it - he had colic and cried a lot, the Moby was a lifesaver!  And besides who...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-26-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By Autumnshades
My babe is about to be 11 months old, and we are...

My babe is about to be 11 months old, and we are dealing with the same issue.  Just dramatic meltdowns... if I pick him up when he has a meltdown he bangs his head into my chest really hard.  He is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-26-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Autumnshades
I had the same experience actually.  I was...

I had the same experience actually.  I was measuring small around 22 weeks when I had my ultrasound and then I kept measuring either on target or a 1 cm behind.  At 28 weeks I suddenly had measured...
Forum: April 2012   10-18-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Autumnshades
DDCC :) - Can you give me more info or redirect...

DDCC :) - Can you give me more info or redirect me somewhere for more info on Holiday helper?
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-29-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Autumnshades
http://www.biggerbras.com/index.shtml  is one of...

http://www.biggerbras.com/index.shtml  is one of my favourite stores.  I am also an odd size and I will order my nursing bra from them soon.  I have heard really good things about their store.  That...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-29-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By Autumnshades
I carried a baggie of almonds with me because...

I carried a baggie of almonds with me because they are high in protein.  Protein definitely is the key for me, I had nausea without throwing up for the first 16 weeks of my pregnancy.  It returns...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-26-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,366
Posted By Autumnshades
Have successfully managed to keep my blood...

Have successfully managed to keep my blood pressure down in this pregnancy - I don't have pre-e either but my bloodpressure would spike (I know mine is very stress related).  High protein diet is a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-15-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,548
Posted By Autumnshades
Hey Ladies,  I am a fluffy mama too :)  started...

Hey Ladies,  I am a fluffy mama too :)  started out at 245 during my pregnancy and have thusfar gained only 3 lbs.  I ran into a wee bit of trouble this week that made me feel very upset.  I went to...
Forum: November 2011   09-08-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,937
Posted By Autumnshades
Ick... I had a miserable night's sleep ......

Ick... I had a miserable night's sleep ... http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif  I had a migraine when I went to bed ... and it woke me up about every hour in the night because my...
Forum: November 2011   09-07-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,939
Posted By Autumnshades
This baby is a rascal ... whenever DH puts his...

This baby is a rascal ... whenever DH puts his hand on my tummy, he/she stops moving ... As for a light sleeper, so am I ... and the baby seems to wake when I go to pee and then is super busy too...
Forum: November 2011   09-07-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,939
Posted By Autumnshades
Every stage of pregnancy is new to me too :) I...

Every stage of pregnancy is new to me too :) I am almost at 31 weeks, I love feeling the babe move ... it is very sweet!  I can even track the sleeping/waking stages of this little one :)  The...
Forum: November 2011   09-07-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,937
Posted By Autumnshades
I have had a LOT of nightmares too ... I am...

I have had a LOT of nightmares too ... I am originally from South Africa, so all my family is back there.  I now live in Canada.  I had a horrible nightmare, last week, in which my dad died.  I was...
Forum: November 2011   09-06-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By Autumnshades
My DH and I met online too :)  In a Christian...

My DH and I met online too :)  In a Christian Chatroom over 9 years ago.  I am from South Africa, and he is from Canada.  We chatted for a while, and went from friends, to knowing we wanted to spend...
Forum: November 2011   09-05-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By Autumnshades
Wonderful topic to discuss because I have been...

Wonderful topic to discuss because I have been wondering about this too.  I am plus sized as well and the thought of being naked during birth has been bothering me.  I was thinking of buying a...
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