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Forum: July 2011   03-05-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,421
Posted By jraohc
I've given some thought to this.   DD I have...

I've given some thought to this.
 
DD I have maybe two pictures from after her birth.
DS I have a few pictures from labor and birth and some from after.  I wish I had more although I don't want...
Forum: July 2011   03-05-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By jraohc
DD was 4 when her brother was born.  She was at...

DD was 4 when her brother was born.  She was at the birth.  She doesn't seem to really remember it.  We prepared by watching birth videos and making birth sounds together.  It was a planned...
Forum: July 2011   01-23-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 816
Posted By jraohc
I'm working on nightweaning.  The nightweaning...

I'm working on nightweaning.  The nightweaning itself is going okay, but the nighttime parenting is going lousy and I'm EXHAUSTED.  I was hoping nightweaning would get us both more sleep, but so far...
Forum: July 2011   01-02-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,822
Posted By jraohc
Baby's gender Guess- girl Actual-   ...

Baby's gender
Guess- girl
Actual-
 
Baby's birth date and time
Guess- June 21, 6:21am (well, I'd probably guess more like 3am, but I think the 6:21 on 6/21 would be cool and it's just a random...
Forum: July 2011   01-02-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By jraohc
I've been having extremely minor, but irritating...

I've been having extremely minor, but irritating and annoying headaches.  It tends to start around 4-5pm.  I think mine are fatigue and not enough to drink.
Forum: July 2011   01-02-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,012
Posted By jraohc
First was a hospital.  Second was home (in an...

First was a hospital.  Second was home (in an apartment).  Third is planned home (now in a house)!
Forum: July 2011   01-02-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By jraohc
It's interesting.  With DD and DS we waited...

It's interesting.  With DD and DS we waited until birth.  This time around I'm not so sure I can wait.
Forum: July 2011   01-02-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By jraohc
We've got two Sears books for kids.  One is...

We've got two Sears books for kids.  One is before the baby's birth and the other is after.  I enjoy reading them both with my kids.
Forum: July 2011   12-11-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By jraohc
Told DD 6.5 years and DS 2.5 years together on...

Told DD 6.5 years and DS 2.5 years together on Chanukah.  They opened baby themed books.  DD was super excited.  DS does not get it in the slightest but enjoyed opening and reading the books.  When...
Forum: July 2011   12-11-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 977
Posted By jraohc
We announced at Chanukah.  A cute picture of dd,...

We announced at Chanukah.  A cute picture of dd, a cute picture of ds, and a picture of both together in their mouse Halloween costumes with the caption "Third Blind Mouse Due July 2011".  Put the...
Forum: Homebirth   12-11-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By jraohc
My understanding is that it depends what state...

My understanding is that it depends what state you live in.  I believe when I was in MA I'd have had to pay entirely out of pocket because CPM's aren't covered by insurance and CNM's don't do...
Forum: July 2011   11-22-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By jraohc
I'm 8 weeks, I think.  I'm debating between...

I'm 8 weeks, I think.  I'm debating between telling on Thanksgiving weekend or waiting a week for our family Chanukah celebration.  I'd rather wait a week, but I feel like this is #3 and I feel like...
Forum: July 2011   11-21-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By jraohc
You're right.  I need to interview all three.  I...

You're right.  I need to interview all three.  I had sort of knocked the new midwife off the list, but I just got the (good?) news that she will be attending births with an experienced midwife for...
Forum: July 2011   11-21-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By jraohc
I've been forcing myself to eat more protein and...

I've been forcing myself to eat more protein and fiber to fight down the sugar cravings.  When I was pregnant with DD I remember during the first trimester eating quite a bit of cheese and that...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-21-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By jraohc
Thanks for the info.  I'm still feeling very...

Thanks for the info.  I'm still feeling very wishy washy about my choices.  I guess I need to actually make some calls and make some appointments and meet some midwives so that I can make a decision...
Forum: July 2011   11-19-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By jraohc
I am feeling sad/upset because I just typed out...

I am feeling sad/upset because I just typed out a long post (and it was "better" than this one) and it was "eaten" and now my hubby and son are home and I feel like I'm rushed to recreate it.  But...
Forum: July 2011   11-19-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By jraohc
Not questions, but how many midwives was "many"?...

Not questions, but how many midwives was "many"?
 
I'm curious because my #1 was born in a hospital with a group of 10-12 midwives and that was definitely too many.  #2 was born at home with a...
Forum: July 2011   11-19-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By jraohc
I have a daughter 5/04 and son 7/08.  My...

I have a daughter 5/04 and son 7/08.  My daughter's birth was a vacuum extraction and was not what I wanted.  Was it "traumatic"?  I don't know, but it definitely wasn't what I wanted.  I felt like...
Forum: July 2011   11-19-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By jraohc
I'm feeling a little frustrated with my midwife...

I'm feeling a little frustrated with my midwife choices.  I know that in many respects I'm lucky because I have choices, but I just don't love any of the choices and I'm feeling frustrated because I...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-19-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By jraohc
A year and a half later, but is she still out in...

A year and a half later, but is she still out in Wernersville?
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-19-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,902
Posted By jraohc
Any additional thoughts on Kate at Rising Moon?

Any additional thoughts on Kate at Rising Moon?
Forum: July 2011   11-14-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,132
Posted By jraohc
Mild, occasional nausea is my main symptom.  It...

Mild, occasional nausea is my main symptom.  It feels earlier than in my past pregnancies.  In fact I think it has to be earlier than pregnancy number 3 because I remember being concerned with...
Forum: July 2011   11-14-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 935
Posted By jraohc
So far just DH knows.  Well, DH and a few online...

So far just DH knows.  Well, DH and a few online boards :)
 
We're still debating when to tell our parents and then the extended family.  We'll tell our children (6.5 yo dd and 2.5 yo ds) a few...
Forum: July 2011   11-14-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By jraohc
Definitely.  I really liked my doula team from...

Definitely.  I really liked my doula team from my son's birth 2.5 years ago.  But they're not working together anymore.  I need to start looking.
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-14-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By jraohc
I'm looking for a homebirth midwife.  I used the...

I'm looking for a homebirth midwife.  I used the Reading Birth and Women's Center with my last pregnancy 2+ years ago.  I am considering them again.  I'm wondering if there are other choices.  I'm...
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