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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-14-2015, 07:32 AM
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  Names
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Posted By deannanmc
I love Mariel! That's on our list as well. Looks...

I love Mariel! That's on our list as well. Looks like the top contenders will be Minna, Mariel, Meredith, or Melinda. (Since it can't be Johanna, since my husband won't hear of a non-M name. Sigh.)
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-14-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 379
Posted By deannanmc
8w2d (got a sneak peek at the little bean today!)...

8w2d (got a sneak peek at the little bean today!) and man, I just want to curl up in a ball. It's dreadful. I'm keeping it together so I can continue to homeschool but it has been a rough ride.
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-12-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
  Names
Views: 238
Posted By deannanmc
We have already used two M names for our girls....

We have already used two M names for our girls. Our boy choice for #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) happens to be an M name too (Malcolm). I suggested to my...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   01-12-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
  Expats?
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Posted By deannanmc
I'm an American living in the UK. I'm considering...

I'm an American living in the UK. I'm considering going through the NHS after using a private UK midwife service last time--the two midwives who attended are no longer with the service, and I really...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-28-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 991
Posted By deannanmc
PM'ed you! Thanks for setting this up.

PM'ed you! Thanks for setting this up.
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-27-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By deannanmc
Hypnobirth was incredibly helpful for me....

Hypnobirth was incredibly helpful for me. Visualizing a peaceful scenario and a location that had strong positive associations helped me birth my second 10lb 2oz baby at home, though it was not...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-27-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,301
Posted By deannanmc
Right now I'm occasionally crampy, ravenously...

Right now I'm occasionally crampy, ravenously hungry, and I've got swollen boobs. I had a passing bit of nausea but nothing now. On a by-week basis this has been easier than my last two...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-22-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,301
Posted By deannanmc
Oh my goodness, that sounds so dreadful. I'm...

Oh my goodness, that sounds so dreadful. I'm hoping for an extra burst of energy and wellness to get you through this week.
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-21-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,301
Posted By deannanmc
I'm about 4 weeks, just found out officially but...

I'm about 4 weeks, just found out officially but I knew something was up weeks before I could test because I felt like my chest had been inflated by a pump. OUCH. I've been a little sleepy in the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   12-21-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,024
Posted By deannanmc
Hi everyone! We officially found out this weekend...

Hi everyone! We officially found out this weekend and I think our due date will be around August 27. We have two girls, 5 1/2 and 3, I went overdue with them so I considered joining (starting?) the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-20-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,233
Posted By deannanmc
Well, I guess Sainsbury's tests are just silly!...

Well, I guess Sainsbury's tests are just silly! The expired test was right after all--got our sure-thing BFP an hour ago. Short time over on this forum, but thanks for making me feel better when...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-19-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,233
Posted By deannanmc
Hi! I'm sorry I was so frustrated I forgot to...

Hi! I'm sorry I was so frustrated I forgot to properly introduce myself. We are in month 2 of TTC baby number 3 and waiting to know. I haven't taken any more tests. It was just so frustrating to...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-17-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,233
Posted By deannanmc
So, I feel like I'm losing my mind. I did a First...

So, I feel like I'm losing my mind. I did a First Response one today with two lines! Yay! Except as I was disposing of the wrapper I noticed that it had expired (which I'm really mad about--I only...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-29-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,639
Posted By deannanmc
Hi! We are Americans living in Yorkshire,...

Hi! We are Americans living in Yorkshire, England for work reasons. My daughter, M1, will be four in two weeks and was diagnosed autistic in February. Since then we've added dyspraxia to the list....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-29-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By deannanmc
Oh wow. We had no idea. Autism wasn't even on...

Oh wow. We had no idea. Autism wasn't even on our radar until we were already in England so we only know the NHS. What you both are going through sounds so hard; I'm so sorry.
 
I know in Maryland...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-26-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By deannanmc
Autism diagnoses are being made earlier and...

Autism diagnoses are being made earlier and earlier now (our daughter was three) so services and screenings are becoming more common at his age. If you have any concerns at all, definitely contact...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-26-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By deannanmc
Hello all! My husband and I have a big decision...

Hello all! My husband and I have a big decision to make. We found out that we were approved for a two-year extension visa extension for his job in the United Kingdom last month, which coincided with...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-23-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By deannanmc
That is enormously helpful; I didn't know about...

That is enormously helpful; I didn't know about the LJ group! The MeLuna and cloth pad backups might be just what I need. Thank you!
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-14-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By deannanmc
Just over a year postpartum, and my cycle has...

Just over a year postpartum, and my cycle has returned! And after three cycles...wow. It's changed. Much heavier, and my Diva cup (size 2) that worked so well after my first child (8lbs, April 2009)...
Forum: Birth Stories   12-05-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,186
Posted By deannanmc
Thanks everyone! It was such a wonderful...

Thanks everyone! It was such a wonderful experience and Moira is a phenomenal baby--just as relaxed and snuggly as can be.
Forum: Homebirth   11-25-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By deannanmc
Here is the birth story! Thanks to all for your...

Here is the birth story! Thanks to all for your kind words: http://travelingmonkeys.org/2011/11/25/moira-part-1/
Forum: Birth Stories   11-25-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,186
Posted By deannanmc
My full homebirth story is posted on my...

My full homebirth story is posted on my blog: http://travelingmonkeys.org/2011/11/25/moira-part-1/
 
I didn't get into this part in the post because I wanted to save it for Part 2, but these were...
Forum: Homebirth   11-18-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By deannanmc
We have a girl! 41 weeks exactly. Born at home...

We have a girl! 41 weeks exactly. Born at home this morning. 10lbs, 2oz, 21", perfectly anterior and no infection symptoms. Thank you for the support!!
Forum: Homebirth   11-17-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By deannanmc
Thanks, everyone! I'm pleased to report that the...

Thanks, everyone! I'm pleased to report that the baby is now facing the correct way. Took HOURS on the ball and lots of walking but all is correct and well. :) Now the kid just needs to be...
Forum: Homebirth   10-25-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By deannanmc
Hi all! I could use some encouragement from...

Hi all! I could use some encouragement from other moms who have been there. I'm 37.5 weeks and preparing for a homebirth with a lovely bunch of midwives. I'm glad I found them as I moved to England...
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