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Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   09-30-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,383
Posted By laurela
I have a recently-turned two year old son, and I...

I have a recently-turned two year old son, and I feel like my belly is very similar! Glad to know I'm not the only one with a second-baby showing sooner. You look very glowy, teegan db !
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   09-30-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By laurela
We did Dr Jay Gordon's nightweaning method at...

We did Dr Jay Gordon's nightweaning method at 16-17 months, and it was not half as scary or negative an experience as I imagined. We had one difficult night (I think on day 4 or 5) but otherwise, it...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   09-30-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By laurela
Great news! After feeling like I wouldn't be up...

Great news! After feeling like I wouldn't be up for tandem nursing, my son has self-weaned over the past few weeks — I think supply dropped big time (I'm 13 weeks now). It's a huge relief to have our...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   09-30-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By laurela
We will be going without ultrasound, and mainly...

We will be going without ultrasound, and mainly without doppler as well. After losing my last pregnancy, I had a lot of anxiety and so opted to use the doppler last week and have been so reassured by...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   09-30-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By laurela
Due April 7(ish) with our second baby, we plan to...

Due April 7(ish) with our second baby, we plan to homebirth (with our publicly-funded midwives in attendance), and I'll be 30! Also, I think it's a girl, but we won't find out until birth.
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   08-28-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By laurela
I liked Birthing From Within last time -- and I...

I liked Birthing From Within last time -- and I think I might take BFW-specific labour classes this time around in hopes of improving the labour process this time.

I also liked and used The...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   08-22-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By laurela
Nursing while pregnant

Is anyone else nursing while pregnant?

My son will be two in September and is still nursing a few times a day, usually morning, night and nap times when he's with me. I don't envision myself...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   08-22-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,840
Posted By laurela
Thanks for the reminder about smoothies!...

Thanks for the reminder about smoothies! Brilliant, especially since cool, fruity foods are totally in right now. :smile:
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   08-21-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,840
Posted By laurela
Does anyone else feel totally averse to eating...

Does anyone else feel totally averse to eating anything green? And do you have any suggestions on how to sneak some healthy vegetables in when all I'm interested in are beige carbs?
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   08-21-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By laurela
I'm so sorry for your loss, and I'm sorry that...

I'm so sorry for your loss, and I'm sorry that you were treated so flippantly in the process of finding out about it.
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   08-19-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,840
Posted By laurela
I'm seven weeks today and just towards the end of...

I'm seven weeks today and just towards the end of last week, started to have some morning sickness -- and that awful combination of hunger and nausea! Since I miscarried after having almost no...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   08-19-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,148
Posted By laurela
Hello! I'm due around April 7 with baby #2...

Hello! I'm due around April 7 with baby #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) . Our son will be 2 in September, and I had an early miscarriage in February. We're...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-15-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By laurela
I've been reading Alfie Kohn's book and I agree...

I've been reading Alfie Kohn's book and I agree with you so far -- haven't finished it yet. I agree that Dr Sears' ideas are quite loving and reasonable too.

I was raised largely in the Dr Dobson...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   04-10-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 1,481
Posted By laurela
Right on, @Anna1979...

Right on, @Anna1979 (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/100196/Anna1979) between my first naturopathic appt last fall and now the TCM practitioner, I am ready to put allopathic medicine (and the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   04-09-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 1,481
Posted By laurela
Huge congratulations @NSmomtobe...

Huge congratulations @NSmomtobe (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/140197/NSmomtobe)! So happy for you after your long wait.
 
Just a quick update that I had a really wonderful visit to the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   03-24-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,351
Posted By laurela
Thanks so much to everyone for the welcome and...

Thanks so much to everyone for the welcome and your kind thoughts about where I am at.

I haven't been saying much because I've been in that limbo between a loss and a regular cycle, and I felt...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   03-13-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,351
Posted By laurela
I'm joining after experiencing my first...

I'm joining after experiencing my first miscarriage last month. (We'd be in the waiting to ovulate camp)
 
The doctor said we should wait at least one cycle before TTC and that's what we're doing...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   03-13-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By laurela
I'm so very sorry for your loss, Redmom.  I had...

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Redmom.  I had a miscarriage of my baby due in October, and was back visiting the DDC today and saw your post.
 
There are no words to take away from your pain,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-23-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By laurela
Yes! This is definitely normal and it means that...

Yes! This is definitely normal and it means that your little guy is right on developmentally.
 
If you're interested in reading more or figuring out ways to predict order-related problems before...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-12-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 17
Posted By laurela
Thank you so much to everyone who has posted...

Thank you so much to everyone who has posted here. It means more than you know, and more than I expected.
 
Thanks especially to OregonMoon for the specific advice. I realized yesterday that I no...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-11-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 17
Posted By laurela
It seems my fears last night about the lack of...

It seems my fears last night about the lack of pregnancy symptoms were coming from a sense of knowing that things just weren't right. I went to bed with very, very light spotting and woke to bright...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-10-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 20
Posted By laurela
Is anyone else having minimal or no symptoms? Or...

Is anyone else having minimal or no symptoms? Or fewer symptoms than a previous pregnancy? I'm 6w2d and I'm not experiencing any of the things I did while pregnant with my son: terrible nausea,...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-06-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 47
Posted By laurela
Juniper is one of our favourites, but I know...

Juniper is one of our favourites, but I know (fairly distantly, although we have met in person once) another family with the same sibling set of names: juniper and older brother J-name the same as...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-06-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 28
Posted By laurela
I'm so sorry to hear this, and I honour your...

I'm so sorry to hear this, and I honour your courage in telling Bram's story.

I look forward to a day when vehicles are seen as inherently dangerous, and broken hearted mamas don't have to say...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-05-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 35
Posted By laurela
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Naftalita2012 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396705/nursing-bf-mamas#post_17559144)

I'm still nursing...
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