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Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   03-26-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,489
Posted By MommyRuth
I had a midwife appointment today. Baby and I are...

I had a midwife appointment today. Baby and I are both doing great! I'm measuring 39 weeks but I'm 37. I do feel like he will be a good size. My husband and I are both a little on the tall side, and...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   03-26-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By MommyRuth
Hooray!!! Congratulations!!!!! :joy

Hooray!!! Congratulations!!!!! :joy
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   03-26-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By MommyRuth
Bluedaisy, thank you for your kind words! I'm...

Bluedaisy, thank you for your kind words! I'm glad your shower was fixed! I can't imagine having to bed over to bathe me and the kids! Although the kids usually get a bath/shower once a week. DH...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   03-24-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By MommyRuth
Have you looked on SpinningBabies.com? You can do...

Have you looked on SpinningBabies.com? You can do some general balancing exercises to help baby get into a good position. Both of my older kiddos were breech. I had a version with my daughter and...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   03-19-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By MommyRuth
I go back and forth between being DONE and...

I go back and forth between being DONE and realizing I have a few things to finish up. Also, my son turns 2 on April 8 and I want to spend the weekend after his birthday celebrating him and doing fun...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   03-18-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By MommyRuth
Congratulations! They are both just perfect!

Congratulations! They are both just perfect!
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   03-12-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By MommyRuth
That's a great idea! I hope you find the perfect...

That's a great idea! I hope you find the perfect doula for you :-)
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   03-06-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By MommyRuth
Wow, that seems extraordinarily high to me! I...

Wow, that seems extraordinarily high to me! I live in Chicagoland and the doula we've hired is $800. She has a lot of experience, too. Have you checked doulamatch.net? Maybe you can find someone more...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   03-02-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By MommyRuth
[QUOTE=AntoninBeGonin;18546522]Oh gosh, Ruth! ...

[QUOTE=AntoninBeGonin;18546522]Oh gosh, Ruth! I'm sorry to hear about your leg. Is it healing up ok?/QUOTE]

It is healing well, thanks for asking! My husband took a week off of work right when...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   03-02-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By MommyRuth
Happy March! Things are going well here. We had a...

Happy March! Things are going well here. We had a day of nesting yesterday. I went through bags and bags of baby clothes and organized them by size. The washer and drier are busy today getting the...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   03-02-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,489
Posted By MommyRuth
Things are good here! I'm 33w4d and feeling good...

Things are good here! I'm 33w4d and feeling good today! Baby Ethan is head down, which is a big deal for me because my other 2 children were breech at this stage and when planning a home birth with...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   02-07-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 153
Posted By MommyRuth
The doctor telling you to eat carbs before the...

The doctor telling you to eat carbs before the test sounds to me like they were setting you up to fail. Pregnant women do well with lots of protein. The Brewer diet is helpful for helping prevent or...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   01-25-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 56
Posted By MommyRuth
Is the a particular reason that your doctor...

Is the a particular reason that your doctor thinks that you might need a c-section? It is highly unlikely that it would be decided this early.
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   01-04-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 190
Posted By MommyRuth
I can definitely empathize. I'm daunted by the...

I can definitely empathize. I'm daunted by the idea of having 3 children. 2 of them being 2 and a newborn. I'm also so glad to be a SAHM but it will be an adjustment, for sure!
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   12-10-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By MommyRuth
He's 20 months old. We seem to be successfully...

He's 20 months old. We seem to be successfully night weaning with very little fuss! We just give him a drink of water when he wakes and he's been falling right back to sleep. Last night he slept from...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   12-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By MommyRuth
My milk is gone, too. I think that's partly why...

My milk is gone, too. I think that's partly why he wants to nurse so much. Maybe he's hoping it will suddenly come back. I am concerned about him missing some immunities and I hope we can go back to...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   12-04-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By MommyRuth
We are still nursing here. I'm experiencing some...

We are still nursing here. I'm experiencing some aversion, but trying to plow through it. DS had been sleeping very poorly, so I'm considering not weaning because he wakes to nurse a LOT like, 8...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   11-29-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,653
Posted By MommyRuth
I hear you, MeganKulage! I'm trying not to worry...

I hear you, MeganKulage! I'm trying not to worry too much about it. I plan on having lots of meals frozen and having DH take off 3 or 4 weeks, if possible. I know it will be a transition. Hopefully...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   11-29-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,653
Posted By MommyRuth
I had my 20 week ultrasound last Wednesday and...

I had my 20 week ultrasound last Wednesday and was pleasantly surprised to find out that we are having a boy! I really thought it was a girl because this pregnancy is so similar to my pregnancy with...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   10-17-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By MommyRuth
I'm having a hard time bonding so far, too. With...

I'm having a hard time bonding so far, too. With my 2 other kids, I felt SO excited and bonded very quickly and this time, it's like I keep forgetting that I'm even pregnant. I feel guilty because...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   10-15-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By MommyRuth
It is hard to tell this early. I'll be 14 weeks...

It is hard to tell this early. I'll be 14 weeks tomorrow and I swear I've been feeling flutters, but I keep second guessing. I can't wait to feel movement for sure!
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   10-04-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 952
Posted By MommyRuth
Edd is April 16. We are planning a home water...

Edd is April 16. We are planning a home water birth. I'll probably be 34 when baby is born, but I'll turn 35 on April 28 and dh turns 32 on April 22. My MIL is voting for baby to come on her...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-28-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 26,281
Posted By MommyRuth
This was our pregnancy announcement:

This was our pregnancy announcement:
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   09-26-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By MommyRuth
I'm sorry that happened to you. I would be livid....

I'm sorry that happened to you. I would be livid. You have the right to shop around for a care providr and to choose whoever you want to! Your Dr should respect your desire to find the best fit for...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   09-26-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By MommyRuth
If you haven't seen this already, Dr Jay Gordon...

If you haven't seen this already, Dr Jay Gordon has a gentle method for night weaning. http://drjaygordon.com/attachment/sleeppattern.html
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