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Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By babymonster
Oh goodness, for the past two months I have only...

Oh goodness, for the past two months I have only wanted to eat stuff that is made with processed cheese. It's awful.
I have the same problem with water - little sips are fine, but a whole glass...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By babymonster
DS3 just weaned after I had an unexpected...

DS3 just weaned after I had an unexpected hospital stay. He is 2y5m and was not nursing much anyway. I nursed DS1 until 30 weeks, and DS2 until about 20 weeks of pregnancy, and honestly it just got...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 06:47 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,623
Posted By babymonster
Hi! I am a little late joining... I am due on...

Hi!
I am a little late joining... I am due on May 6th with numbers 4 and 5! There are no twins in either of our families, so this was a big surprise for everyone.
I had a big bleed a few days...
Forum: France   07-28-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,074
Posted By babymonster
If you want them to go to school, make sure you...

If you want them to go to school, make sure you don't mention the lack of vaccines. That's a whole can of worms you don't want to open. Keep quiet, and see what they say. Our kids recently changed...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-20-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By babymonster
Yes, they really can be hungry again (already!)...

Yes, they really can be hungry again (already!)  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif  Just assume that before pretty much anything else.
Don't worry about how and when they...
Forum: France   01-15-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,074
Posted By babymonster
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Everest http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: France   01-14-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,074
Posted By babymonster
My kids are vaccinated, so I didn't have a...

My kids are vaccinated, so I didn't have a problem when I moved here.  I have friends who are very anti-vax and ended up having to get the course of 3 DTaPs so their kids could start school.
If I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-05-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By babymonster
Call me skeptical, but I'm not sure a doctor...

Call me skeptical, but I'm not sure a doctor like that exists.  
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-06-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By babymonster
Is this your first pregnancy? I didn't ever...

Is this your first pregnancy?
I didn't ever take my BP with this pregnancy.  I did intend to, but I had never had any problem with it in previous pregnancies so I got kinda lax...  I think it is...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-04-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By babymonster
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by EcoConsciousMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1357318/okay-im-in#post_17097452)

 
That's unfortunate...
Forum: France   09-04-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,074
Posted By babymonster
Oh, lovely news!  Congratulations!...

Oh, lovely news!  Congratulations!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-03-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By babymonster
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by EcoConsciousMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1357318/okay-im-in#post_17095603)

I've heard that some...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-03-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By babymonster
Yes, you need to find out what his specific...

Yes, you need to find out what his specific concerns are, then find information to address them.  I think most DH's feel the same when the topic of UC is first brought up.
My DH really enjoyed...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-03-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 752
Posted By babymonster
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by incorrigible http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361950/encouragement-advice#post_17095706)

Could yours be...
Forum: France   09-03-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By babymonster
How, exciting!  Good...

How, exciting!  Good luck http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
And wonderful that you were able to find a sage femme who would attend home births!  I hope they start to gain in...
Forum: France   08-15-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,074
Posted By babymonster
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by IsaFrench http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: France   08-13-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,074
Posted By babymonster
Quote: If we really want to do the right thing...

Quote:
If we really want to do the right thing by our kids, start thinking like responsible adults. 


 
This was what I found to be rude.  Perhaps I misunderstood, but this comment is not...
Forum: France   08-09-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By babymonster
I just wanted to update on here. Our baby boy...

I just wanted to update on here.
Our baby boy arrived on the 22nd May - we had a lovely UC and took him to hospital a few hours later to be checked over.  There were a few raised eyebrows, but no...
Forum: France   08-09-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,074
Posted By babymonster
Wow, you are rude. The vaccinations mentioned...

Wow, you are rude.
The vaccinations mentioned are mandatory FOR ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL.  That is all.  No huge conspiracy, even if some of us don't love that particular policy.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-21-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By babymonster
We were going to take the baby for his newborn...

We were going to take the baby for his newborn check at the hospital (it was a "oops, it was all so fast" arrangement).  As it happened, my placenta wouldn't come, so we were there anyway for that....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-21-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By babymonster
Yep.  I had a 4th degree tear with my first...

Yep.  I had a 4th degree tear with my first (vacuum delivery) and a lateral episiotomy with my 2nd (forceps delivery, I had bad luck!).
For my UC I birthed on hands and knees and tore into the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-08-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By babymonster
Hi  :) I hope you can convince your husband -...

Hi  :)
I hope you can convince your husband - in fact I am sure you will!  My DH had the usual concerns about safety that we all have at first - those are easily remedied by a little research.  It...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-21-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By babymonster
Before, we just didn't tell anyone. ...

Before, we just didn't tell anyone.
Afterwards, well, I just don't enter into a discussion on it.  If it someone I know will have a strong opinion I usually stick with our "it all happened so fast"...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-15-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,513
Posted By babymonster
What a beautiful story and video -...

What a beautiful story and video - congratulations!  
The same thing happened with my placenta, those awful contractions right when you should be chilling out - ugh!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-14-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,135
Posted By babymonster
I had a hospital birth first time, planned mw...

I had a hospital birth first time, planned mw assisted home birth for the 2nd, which ended in transfer to hospital.  The 3rd was UC only because there is no option for home birth where we live now...
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