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Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-15-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,177
Posted By simonsez2u
We got rid of cable and I personally have not...

We got rid of cable and I personally have not missed it.  We were subscribers to Hulu Plus and Netflix but now only have Netflix (we were not using Hulu much).  We also have an antenna that allows...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-14-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,297
Posted By simonsez2u
I had a natural hospital birth with my...

I had a natural hospital birth with my daughter.  It was my first VBAC so I wanted to be in a hospital.  I believe having a supportive OBGYN and hospital staff helped tremendously along with a...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   03-24-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By simonsez2u
I found these sites to be helpful ...

I found these sites to be helpful  http://prolapsehealth.com/ as well as
http://www.hab-it.com/ 
 
Good luck you are certainly not alone. 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-10-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By simonsez2u
Not pregnant but with my last two recent births...

Not pregnant but with my last two recent births I used frozen baby diapers.  They were a lifesaver for me, but I tore third degree both times.  The frozen diapers don't leak and you can break them...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-09-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,128
Posted By simonsez2u
I was 33 with #1, 35 with #2, and 36 with #3.

I was 33 with #1, 35 with #2, and 36 with #3.
Forum: Family Planning   02-23-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By simonsez2u
I know I wish I was was one of those women too!...

I know I wish I was was one of those women too! Best wishes to you as well http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Family Planning   02-22-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By simonsez2u
I do feel a little better but I still go back...

I do feel a little better but I still go back and forth. My husband decided to put it off so he hasn't gotten snipped. I secretly wonder if he doesn't go because he too wants to hang on to the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-13-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 606
Posted By simonsez2u
Overall my experience with breastfeeding and...

Overall my experience with breastfeeding and other peoples comments has been positive.  However, I have also heard the opinion that breastfeeding is somehow gross or has a yuck factor from a couple...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-11-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 606
Posted By simonsez2u
I have wondered if the rise in popularity of...

I have wondered if the rise in popularity of infant formula was not due in part to the women's rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s.  It think it was a way for women to kind of throw off that...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-07-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 198,856
Posted By simonsez2u
I won the prolapse lottery after the natural...

I won the prolapse lottery after the natural birth of my second.  I suffered a third degree tear.  Shortly after her birth I decided to check out the situation down there and that is when I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-11-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By simonsez2u
Those two symptoms, especially taste, where the...

Those two symptoms, especially taste, where the first signs that something was up in all my pregnancies. 
Forum: Family Planning   12-10-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By simonsez2u
Dh scheduled his vasectomy for January and I am...

Dh scheduled his vasectomy for January and I am so unbelievably sad.  We talked about it after the birth of our third last November and I was on board 100% but now that it is really happening I feel...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-07-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,506
Posted By simonsez2u
The only way I manage a balance is that I...

The only way I manage a balance is that I fortunately have a very understanding boss who lets me work Mon-Thurs, and an awesome DH who shares the home front work load.  I have three LO's four and...
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,001
Posted By simonsez2u
I think it is a regional/ cultural thing. I live...

I think it is a regional/ cultural thing. I live in the South and we say it.  I'm a grown woman and I still say it to my elders.  It's considered polite and a show of respect here.  I teach my kids...
Forum: Fertility   02-28-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By simonsez2u
We just recently had our #3.  I have three...

We just recently had our #3.  I have three siblings and DH has four.  I always wanted three, DH was on the fence and he really would have stopped at 2 if I would have been on board. Here is how our...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-05-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By simonsez2u
I had a third degree tear with the birth of my...

I had a third degree tear with the birth of my second child and recently with my third child.  We had sex a little after five weeks.  Basically when things felt "normal" or close to it.  With my...
Forum: Family Planning   10-29-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By simonsez2u
My DH and I went through the 3rd child debate...

My DH and I went through the 3rd child debate earlier this year.  For us it was both heart and reason.  I have two siblings and DH has three.  Three has always been my mental image of what my family...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-30-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By simonsez2u
We are in a similar situation as Ms Rabbit, two...

We are in a similar situation as Ms Rabbit, two in daycare and expecting #3.  We also are putting off buying a house until all or at least two are in school.  I am actually going to just stay home...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-30-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By simonsez2u
Dropping in to say when we were TTC our first we...

Dropping in to say when we were TTC our first we got pregnant on the first try.  Unfortunately it ended in a chemical pregnancy.  Lo and behold I got pregnant the very next month and he is now a...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-26-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By simonsez2u
I agree with PP.  When I got my BFP the lines on...

I agree with PP.  When I got my BFP the lines on FRER and the Dollar Tree test where never close in darkness and varied depending on what time of day I took them, that's just my experience. ...
Forum: VBAC   07-11-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,334
Posted By simonsez2u
OP when I was pregnant with my daughter I...

OP when I was pregnant with my daughter I decided to have a VBAC.  The way I approached my decision on where was by doing just what you are currently doing, researching, reading, and asking...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-27-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By simonsez2u
I conceived my first on the first try which...

I conceived my first on the first try which ended in a chemical pregnancy, and then conceived DS the very next month at 33 years old.  We conceived DD on the second try at 34 years old. I am...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-22-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 16,099
Posted By simonsez2u
Jpack--I hear you about the waiting.  My doctor...

Jpack--I hear you about the waiting.  My doctor does not even want me to schedule an appointment until I am 8 weeks.  I seriously considered buying more HPT's yesterday just to reassure myself then...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-15-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 16,099
Posted By simonsez2u
Oh Jpack that is so great to hear!  I've been...

Oh Jpack that is so great to hear!  I've been dropping in all day wondering how your results went.  So happy for you!
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-13-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 16,099
Posted By simonsez2u
OMG! Jpack that is WONDERFUL news! ...

OMG! Jpack that is WONDERFUL news!  Congratulations!  How exciting! ...
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