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Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 528
Posted By LeighPF
I am also trying to figure out telling my bigger...

I am also trying to figure out telling my bigger kids. I need their help, particularly the oldest with how sick I get. But once we tell them, we are full on public.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By LeighPF
I quite liked the book, though dealing with...

I quite liked the book, though dealing with childless women, or parents of grown children is quite different from our lives.

I liked the idea of choosing what to keep and only keeping what...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By LeighPF
Sorry to the mamas stuck in a hard spot. ...

Sorry to the mamas stuck in a hard spot.

Mine is a happier freak out.

Husband got a job offer out of state last week. Less money for more life and fewer frustrations. So we are trying to...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 791
Posted By LeighPF
I am 30 and married for 10 years. My son J is...

I am 30 and married for 10 years. My son J is six, the girls are three and 19 months. This will be the very planned fourth and last. Hence the womb name Omega. They will all be 2 1/4 years apart...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 08:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 858
Posted By LeighPF
I am not looking forward to the nausea. What I...

I am not looking forward to the nausea.
What I mainly have not is a great need to pee. Up multiple times a night (which is why I took a 4 am pregnancy test).
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 680
Posted By LeighPF
TrishWSU I love the Doctor Who Ameila. ...

TrishWSU I love the Doctor Who Ameila.
Waywornwanderer my son is Lewis as a middle name after CS

We have James Paul Lewis, Eleanor Beatrix, and Catherine Elise. We call them by their full names...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By LeighPF
Multigrain toast with Kraft peanut butter (which...

Multigrain toast with Kraft peanut butter (which I import from Canada) is my pregnancy food of choice. Protein, grains, easy.

When I feel better I made my last baby out of Chipotle.
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By LeighPF
I am a bit of a turtle. So not a runner. But I...

I am a bit of a turtle. So not a runner. But I walk 6 miles on an average day with a double stroller just getting everyone too and from school. I will cut myself some slack when I feel ill, but with...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 528
Posted By LeighPF
I found out this morning. At 4:30 because I had...

I found out this morning. At 4:30 because I had to get up to pee again, so why not test.
I may have told a friend on messenger before my husband had woken up. I dressed the (soon to be evicted)...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By LeighPF
I kind of feel strongly both ways. We have BGG so...

I kind of feel strongly both ways. We have BGG so another girl would be fun and logistically easier. I could just get rid of the boy stuff as soon as he is done. And I sew and making three matching...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By LeighPF
This is my third time getting pregnant while...

This is my third time getting pregnant while nursing. My first was determined to nurse and accepted limitations. We tandem nursed for nine months, which was wonderful for all of us.
My second I...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 04:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By LeighPF
Due on the 29th with our fourth. No idea gender...

Due on the 29th with our fourth. No idea gender wise, I am terrible at guessing.
Forum: Parenting   07-03-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,994
Posted By LeighPF
We have a big snack mid afternoon and dinner...

We have a big snack mid afternoon and dinner later. We make sure that there is something on the table my four year old likes (thank you Ellen Satter). If he eats a reasonable amount, he can have a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-23-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By LeighPF
We do all the state standard heels stick tests....

We do all the state standard heels stick tests. We did an early is charge with Bee so our doc did them at her two day apt while I nursed. The assistant midwife will do them at the next day check up...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-13-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By LeighPF
My second was an in hospital birth center and it...

My second was an in hospital birth center and it was good. Same getting there issues, but the midwives had really set the tone for the place and natural normal birth was treated as normal.

Talk...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-13-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 786
Posted By LeighPF
31 weeks with my third and still, not loving the...

31 weeks with my third and still, not loving the pregnant. I know babies are nice, but not he cooking. It does get better for me by 16 weeks.

Baby is pretty abstract. Except her limbs at this...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-13-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By LeighPF
I found our special time got compacted into...

I found our special time got compacted into smaller moments, but we both recognized how special they were and paid more attention. I find the same with my second. Little things like tickle attacks,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-07-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By LeighPF
What I found both times and what I see echoed...

What I found both times and what I see echoed here is that guests who come take care of the parents, so parents can take care of baby are welcome and wonderful. That is my parents. They are here for...
Forum: Homebirth   06-03-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By LeighPF
phathui5. We talked about emergency transfer,...

phathui5. We talked about emergency transfer, the big three (cord prolaps, placental abruption and something else) where it is 911 ights flashing ambulance to the ER and thank goodness for modern...
Forum: Homebirth   05-31-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By LeighPF
Thanks ww. My midwife delivered at my transfer...

Thanks ww. My midwife delivered at my transfer hospital for a decade so they give her very smooth transitions. So I am not worried, just need to have plans.

I like the skin to skin with someone.
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-30-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By LeighPF
Rinse ASAP in cold water. Sun if i can. Grease i...

Rinse ASAP in cold water. Sun if i can. Grease i also love dish soap, for the rest I found a good gel from whole foods, their 365 brand. Then I wash normally and try to check before the dryer. Some...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-30-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By LeighPF
My kids transitioned to mattresses on their own...

My kids transitioned to mattresses on their own early, 23 and 18 months, of their own choice.
One of the things they loved is that we could lay down beside them.
Now we start that way, with story...
Forum: Homebirth   05-30-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By LeighPF
I am making my list for my transfer bag and...

I am making my list for my transfer bag and writing that section of my birth "plan"

I have had two hospital births, so know what to pack for that, but wondering how a transfer old be different.
...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-20-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By LeighPF
I also recommend the pj pants, for labour as...

I also recommend the pj pants, for labour as long as you want, then postpartum with nursing tanks.
Yoga ball uninflated and a pump is quite pack able and the nicest to sit on for my births.
Get...
Forum: Homebirth   05-15-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By LeighPF
Sorry, re read, if insurance is paying $6500 for...

Sorry, re read, if insurance is paying $6500 for the birth, the midwives need to get $6500. But you need to take into account what you already paid hem.
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