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Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-09-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,920
Posted By tapiocapudding
I had my kids at 22, 24, 26 and my 4th and final...

I had my kids at 22, 24, 26 and my 4th and final will be born a month before I turn 29 ;)
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-09-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By tapiocapudding
So, I think in many cases where you have an...

So, I think in many cases where you have an unmedicated birth you don't need to figure out how to push because after some time you won't be able to help it. The urge is very very strong. I hated...
Forum: Homebirth   02-17-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,224
Posted By tapiocapudding
you could try a crisis pregnancy center. Many...

you could try a crisis pregnancy center. Many offer free ultrasounds and while it wouldn't be diagnostic, it would rule out anything really catastrophic.
Forum: Homebirth   02-15-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,615
Posted By tapiocapudding
I think this is a very reasonable and researched...

I think this is a very reasonable and researched post! I'm Canadian, and in my province, this is very much the case- midwives are highly trained, regulated and free to Ontarians. Midwives offer...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-02-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,587
Posted By tapiocapudding
My first was 12 hours of 'active labour' (about...

My first was 12 hours of 'active labour' (about 15 hours of contractions but the first 3 hours were 20 mins apart and didn't hurt) - 15 mins pushing
 
my second was 3 hours of active labour (about...
Forum: Homebirth   02-02-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,763
Posted By tapiocapudding
With my first I was able to take it easy for a...

With my first I was able to take it easy for a while, but I haven't been able to with my next two because I had to care for the others (and my spacings were 23 months and 23 months so I still had...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   01-12-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17
Posted By tapiocapudding
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by HouseofPeace http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   01-05-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 15
Posted By tapiocapudding
well I decided to get out the mat clothes today....

well I decided to get out the mat clothes today. I just couldn't bring myself to wear yoga pants to Mass! :p
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   01-05-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 54
Posted By tapiocapudding
I'm nursing my 20 month old. Feeling ambivalent...

I'm nursing my 20 month old. Feeling ambivalent about weaning. But I do want to wean her before the baby comes. I'm only 9 weeks but my milk supply has already bottomed out, I only really have milk...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   01-04-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 15
Posted By tapiocapudding
My babies were born in June, May and April. It...

My babies were born in June, May and April. It was nice having the lovely spring weather to go out walking in with the newborn, but I did feel like I missed a lot of the summer when I had the new...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   01-04-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 19
Posted By tapiocapudding
My husband is not circumcised and has never had...

My husband is not circumcised and has never had a problem from it. We live in Canada where it is much less common. I think, there are no real advantages and lots of potential risks. If he wants it...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   01-04-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15
Posted By tapiocapudding
this is my 4th baby and I am out of all my...

this is my 4th baby and I am out of all my regular jeans and looking pregnant already. I'm only 9 weeks. If it weren't for the fact I have pants a few sizes bigger than my normal due to the up and...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   01-04-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14
Posted By tapiocapudding
this is my 4th too! So far I've had very...

this is my 4th too! So far I've had very positive reactions from DH's side (they knew we were TTC and were super excited) and my mom and sister are happy, but both say things like "this is the last...
Forum: Homebirth   12-04-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,464
Posted By tapiocapudding
I wore a baggy t shirt of hubby's I'm kind of...

I wore a baggy t shirt of hubby's
I'm kind of a never nude. I prefer to have at least part of me dressed at all times unless I'm in the shower or in bed with hubby ;)
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-16-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By tapiocapudding
Just wanted to update that I never did get DD...

Just wanted to update that I never did get DD nursing again unfortunately. Now she is 12.5 months old and I am still pumping although my supply is dropping. I haven't yet decided if I am going to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-19-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By tapiocapudding
thanks. It seems the more I offer the more upset...

thanks. It seems the more I offer the more upset she gets so I think I'm going to try and be more relaxed about it and just be present (and topless!) as much as possible. I'm renting a breastpump....
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-18-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By tapiocapudding
My 10 month old has refused to nurse for 2 days...

My 10 month old has refused to nurse for 2 days now. I think she objects to the taste of antibiotics in my milk. I've had a killer sinus infection for a while now and when I noticed blood in the...
Forum: June 2010   11-13-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By tapiocapudding
I'm 12 weeks and I started feeling mine around...

I'm 12 weeks and I started feeling mine around 11 but couldn't always find it. Now it is quite obvious. Not that I'm showing or anything but I can feel it. I'm on my second pregnancy. I remember...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-23-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,650
Posted By tapiocapudding
All the parking spots I've seen around where I...

All the parking spots I've seen around where I live are for 'expectant mothers or caregivers with small children' I had no physical problems while pregnant so never used the parking spots then. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-23-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By tapiocapudding
I have a 15 month old. I had my first PPAF when...

I have a 15 month old. I had my first PPAF when he was 12 months old, then a month later. But now I've had nothing for 2 months. I'm not pregnant. I also think my first 2 cycles were anovulary as I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-24-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By tapiocapudding
It depends what you mean. DS nurses until...

It depends what you mean. DS nurses until letdown & drinks 3-5 times a day but he has a quick comfort suck with no milk letdown many more times a day.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-20-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,363
Posted By tapiocapudding
I'm 5'3.5". Right after having DS I was about...

I'm 5'3.5". Right after having DS I was about 140 which = about a size 10-11, but my proportions were all off. At 5'3.5" and 115lbs I'm size 5-6. I do think it really varies based on muscle mass etc...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-18-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,747
Posted By tapiocapudding
mmm I just put the baby to bed and I'm enjoying...

mmm I just put the baby to bed and I'm enjoying a nice beer right now. I've had some mom friends startled when I drank while BFing but I just patiently explained to them how the blood alcohol...
Forum: Family Safety   07-18-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By tapiocapudding
I really want to continue to RF my 13 month old...

I really want to continue to RF my 13 month old but he is already close to 29lbs and the limit on our seat is 30lbs (evenflo triumph advance). I've looked into other seats and I can't find many that...
Forum: Parenting   06-26-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,668
Posted By tapiocapudding
I had my DS when I was 22, so young, but not...

I had my DS when I was 22, so young, but not *really* young (I'm 23 now). I have found that where I live most people tend to delay childbearing, especially the AP type mamas. I attend a group for...
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