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Forum: Life With a Baby   09-20-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By aywilkes
Question Swaddling babies - yes or no?

I am about to have my fourth and final bundle of joy and have heard that swaddling newborns is a good thing. I never did it before and don't recall having any of my children being particularly fussy...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-13-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By aywilkes
Unfortunately, I have no suggestions but do feel...

Unfortunately, I have no suggestions but do feel your pain. I have an early riser and he is 3 months shy of 6 years old!!!! LOVES to wake up early and give the best kisses, but then also starts...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By aywilkes
I am not there but visited a few universities...

I am not there but visited a few universities this summer with my oldest child. I have been wanting to GIFT someone with a groupon purchase that I didn't use while there for a trolley ride. I think...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By aywilkes
Dumb question - how do you know they are hiccups?...

Dumb question - how do you know they are hiccups? What is the movement like? After reading your post, I'm now wondering if rhythmic movement that happens fairly frequently are hiccups or not.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 935
Posted By aywilkes
I am 35 w, 1 day and left my hubby and children...

I am 35 w, 1 day and left my hubby and children on Monday early in the morning to come to South Africa and wait for baby to come. I had so much anxiety and sadness for several weeks leading up to...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 598
Posted By aywilkes
I'm actually happy to see that I'm not the only...

I'm actually happy to see that I'm not the only one with the rubbing thighs and yes I have noticed it with my skirts!!! Yaayyy - it's not just me being out-of-control.

I have 10 outfits only it...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By aywilkes
So it has been a long time since I've nursed, why...

So it has been a long time since I've nursed, why would you need different nursing bras for different time periods in baby's life? The 1st 3 months vs. later?

Thanks!
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-23-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 98
Posted By aywilkes
Hmmm....I am going on "vacation" too but for...

Hmmm....I am going on "vacation" too but for about 1 month.  Before I was pregnant or rather before I knew I was, I had planned this trip requiring lots of driving from Chicago, IN, OH, B'more, DC,...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   05-23-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 40
Posted By aywilkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SierraBella http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-11-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 64
Posted By aywilkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Wilhelmina http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1400338/missed-miscarriage#post_17607534)
 I went for an...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-11-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 72
Posted By aywilkes
Yesterday (traveled from SA to Zambia in a 2...

Yesterday (traveled from SA to Zambia in a 2 hour plane ride):
Early morning - few water crackers
Breakfast - 2 slices whole wheat toast with butter, 3 slices pineapple, 4 slices, orange, 2 slices...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-11-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 28
Posted By aywilkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ibusymomto5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-11-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 40
Posted By aywilkes
Wednesday I went to South Africa for a fetal...

Wednesday I went to South Africa for a fetal assessment and to visit a midwifery practice that was recommended to me by another colleague.  The midwives will deliver at home, in a freestanding birth...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-11-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 29
Posted By aywilkes
Greetings ladies! I did not have ultrasounds...

Greetings ladies!
I did not have ultrasounds with my last two babies but have had two with this one because of my employer's preference and I am living in a lesser developed country without...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-07-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 72
Posted By aywilkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by HappyCianci http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396855/what-have-you-eaten-today/80#post_17605116)
 Today:...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-07-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 28
Posted By aywilkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by gillibean http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-07-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 28
Posted By aywilkes
I want to buy some pretty muttaqins and a moby...

I want to buy some pretty muttaqins and a moby wrap SO BADLY!
 
Okay - thanks that is all.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-06-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 24
Posted By aywilkes
Thanks everyone for the responses - I'm 12 weeks...

Thanks everyone for the responses - I'm 12 weeks today and so happy!  I don't know if I really feel like a new pregnant woman now or if it is all in my head - but either way I feel a bit more...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-06-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 22
Posted By aywilkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 1blueridgemama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-06-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 72
Posted By aywilkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by HappyCianci http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396855/what-have-you-eaten-today/80#post_17601573)
 
Wow, I...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-01-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 24
Posted By aywilkes
Greetings Ladies!  I have been 11 weeks since...

Greetings Ladies!  I have been 11 weeks since Sunday but noticed that last week the intensity of my morning sickness was significantly reduced.  I feel even better this week.  While this relief is...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   04-01-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 72
Posted By aywilkes
Since it is early morning here, I'll report on...

Since it is early morning here, I'll report on yesterday:
Upon waking up - green apple
breakfast - 1 c. homemade raw granola (buckwheat, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, dried apples,...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-28-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 72
Posted By aywilkes
Appreciate this thread! So far today - and it...

Appreciate this thread!
So far today - and it is close to 5pm where I am, I didn't do so well:
Saltine crackers and sassy water before leaving bed
Breakfast - Polenta and avocado
Breakfast...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-28-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 33
Posted By aywilkes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Biofarmer http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399379/fav-place-for-maternity-clothes#post_17595316)
 I love...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   03-28-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 692
Posted By aywilkes
October 2014 Roll Call

aywilkes aka Ayana
EDD: October 19
Child # 4
My guess is a Girl
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