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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   03-10-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Hi!   This is a crazy late response - I hope...

Hi!
 
This is a crazy late response - I hope you're still getting email updates to this thread! I'm a local Momma, postpartum doula and LLL Leader. There is definitely a group of awesome ladies...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,582
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Shared on FB!

Shared on FB!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,582
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Why homeschool?   Because it makes sense. ...

Why homeschool?
 
Because it makes sense.
Because it's fun.
Because my son has a difficult time in groups.
Because kids are growing up really fast, and I love being the primary person in their...
Forum: Diapering   05-13-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Awesome! Checking them out. Thanks!

Awesome! Checking them out. Thanks!
Forum: Diapering   05-11-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Title says it all - DS2 (15 months) is a major...

Title says it all - DS2 (15 months) is a major super soaker and we haven't found anything that works overnight for him, so we're using sposies (yuck)! I'd really rather not be getting up to change...
Forum: Homebirth   03-21-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 10,911
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Underground midwife almost killed me in my first...

Underground midwife almost killed me in my first pregnancy when she failed to do anything about severe pre-eclampsia (namely, referring me to an OB!). Seriously, like, spilling +2 protein...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-26-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,302
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Color me jealous! DS is such a picky eater, and...

Color me jealous! DS is such a picky eater, and I WISH I could get him to eat so many things on your list! He won't even touch fresh fruit, despite our best intentions (exposing him to many foods...
Forum: February 2011   03-25-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Eliot's is just clearing, and he was 6 weeks...

Eliot's is just clearing, and he was 6 weeks yesterday. He's still a bit spotty, though! I wipe him gently with warm water and a soft washcloth, and will wash his face with a tiny amount of our baby...
Forum: February 2011   03-16-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Oh, Mama!!! What a story! Thank you for sharing...

Oh, Mama!!! What a story! Thank you for sharing it. He is beyond gorgeous and I am in tears of joy. Thousands of blessings are headed from us across the ocean to your beautiful family!
Forum: February 2011   03-14-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Congratulations on your new son! I understand...

Congratulations on your new son! I understand what you mean about owning the experience more this time. I feel the same way about our birth.
 
And I am sooo jealous of his name - I wanted Elessar...
Forum: February 2011   03-06-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By ComplexOphelia
I'm sure many of you already know this poem -...

I'm sure many of you already know this poem - but if you don't, hormone warning, I can't read it without crying and alternately smelling and smooching Eliot's little head! Enjoy, lovely...
Forum: February 2011   03-01-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Welcome, Jasper!  Congratulations, Mama!  Those...

Welcome, Jasper!  Congratulations, Mama!  Those first smiles ... well, there's absolutely nothing like them in this world.
 
It sounds like you've been on a major rollercoaster.  There is a...
Forum: February 2011   02-26-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By ComplexOphelia
HOORAY!!! Welcome, Collin! Congrats on a full...

HOORAY!!! Welcome, Collin! Congrats on a full term, boring, uneventful pregnancy, Mama - I'm so happy for you!
Forum: February 2011   02-19-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,256
Posted By ComplexOphelia
DH was 43 when we had Baby #1, he's 45 now, and...

DH was 43 when we had Baby #1, he's 45 now, and I'm STILL not letting him say "We're done."  He's a very young 40-something, though, which I think makes a huge difference.  It's more about attitude,...
Forum: February 2011   02-19-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Just got to see his pictures - he is so...

Just got to see his pictures - he is so stunning!  What a beautiful boy!
Forum: February 2011   02-18-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By ComplexOphelia
I'm so, so sorry.  I had an incredibly traumatic...

I'm so, so sorry.  I had an incredibly traumatic experience with my first child.  Coupled with PPD, it's almost impossible to imagine that it will ever be better - but it will, I promise.
 
Pieces...
Forum: February 2011   02-13-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By ComplexOphelia
And, introducing in his grand Internet debut -...

And, introducing in his grand Internet debut - Eliot Theoden!
 
http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/21907/width/1000/height/500...
Forum: February 2011   02-11-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Overjoyed to announce our new baby boy joined us...

Overjoyed to announce our new baby boy joined us at 5:44 pm on February 10, 2011, tipping the scales at 8 lb, 14 1/2 oz and 19" long! Everyone is healthy, doing great and crazy about one another....
Forum: February 2011   02-09-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Hotpinkdoula, since this isn't the point of this...

Hotpinkdoula, since this isn't the point of this thread, this will be my last reply.  Homebirth actually IS covered by many insurances (including my own).  You have to jump through hoops to get it,...
Forum: February 2011   02-08-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Thanks so much, everyone!     After...

Thanks so much, everyone!  
 
After laminaria Sunday night, Pitocin yesterday, Foley catheter this morning, and Pitocin through the day today, I'm about 3 cm and 70% effaced - so we've come home...
Forum: February 2011   02-08-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Brah, what a crazy thing to say!  I just had a...

Brah, what a crazy thing to say!  I just had a "failed induction" - we just weren't ready, and I'm 39+4.  Since we didn't break my water, I got to come home so we can wait a little longer.
 
Glad...
Forum: February 2011   02-08-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By ComplexOphelia
Sorry to thread hijack - don't women have more...

Sorry to thread hijack - don't women have more options now, because they can choose to birth at home or in a hospital?  I'm awfully glad to have the option of being at a hospital, personally,...
Forum: February 2011   02-06-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By ComplexOphelia
We're doing some last minute packing and baking...

We're doing some last minute packing and baking cookies for the nurses, and then headed down to the hospital to have laminaria cones inserted to work on gently dilating my cervix overnight tonight...
Forum: February 2011   02-05-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 719
Posted By ComplexOphelia
I have been obsessively loading our DDC for this...

I have been obsessively loading our DDC for this update!  Welcome, welcome, welcome Popcorn - you picked such a great Mama!  Can't wait to see pictures and hear the story!!
Forum: Diapering   02-04-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By ComplexOphelia
I love Hoot Hoot Baby (www.hoothootbaby.com...

I love Hoot Hoot Baby (www.hoothootbaby.com (http://www.hoothootbaby.com))!  We're using the one-sizes, and they are cute, soft, and super-absorbent.  Can't ask for much more!  I also love...
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