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Forum: Diapering   12-02-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By doopamama
We have hard water also, though perhaps not quite...

We have hard water also, though perhaps not quite as hard as yours! We use about a half cup of Borax along with the regular amount of detergent. We use original tide or an arm and hammer no...
Forum: Learning at School   10-06-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By doopamama
I feel much better about our own struggles with...

I feel much better about our own struggles with scheduling, thank you all for sharing! We have a 1st grader in school (7:10-4pm with bus ride from our rural home daily) who also does 4H, girl scouts...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   08-22-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By doopamama
Oak Thomas made his debut!

Little Oak Thomas made his debut last night on the 21st, finally!

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Born at 6:54 pm, he weighed 8 lbs 13.5 oz and was 21 inches long. Kiddo has got huge shoulders too, just like papa!
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Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   08-20-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By doopamama
I WISH! Hearing all this is good because I just...

I WISH! Hearing all this is good because I just spent most of Monday and just about ALL DAY yesterday in what I thought was early labor with contractions about 20 minutes apart on average that...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   08-18-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By doopamama
super sleepy before labor?

Anybody else ever noticed if they were extra sleepy just before or during the very beginning of labor? (assuming you weren't awoken in the middle of the night or had your water break I guess?)

I...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   08-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By doopamama
Congratulations! She is gorgeous and what a...

Congratulations! She is gorgeous and what a beautiful name!!

Sending you lots of wishes for a speedy recovery for both you and baby. I'm sure you are both in very capable hands!
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   08-18-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By doopamama
I agree. You can always start a diaper service. ...

I agree. You can always start a diaper service. We have always done a mix of cloth at home and disposable diapers. I don't think there are any diaper services in our area let alone any that would...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-15-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By doopamama
Hi Bradlenl! Hopefully you're still taking input...

Hi Bradlenl! Hopefully you're still taking input for your project! Looks like you have a wide variety of responses here!

How many children do you have? - what ages? We have almost 3 children. ...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   08-15-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,325
Posted By doopamama
I'm still waiting too! My official due date by...

I'm still waiting too! My official due date by LMP is Sunday the 17th. I've got no idea if I ovulated differently so that's what I've got to go from. First was 4 days late, 2nd was who knows (no...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   08-06-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By doopamama
Just got a whole bunch of worries off my plate...

Just got a whole bunch of worries off my plate over ehre! hooray!

got the new FT permanent position whose pay includes benefits just yesterday! (as opposed to the half-time hourly position where I...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   08-04-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By doopamama
I forgot all about those post partum and nursing...

I forgot all about those post partum and nursing supplies! duh! although I did pull out the nursing bras and nursing pads and the few washable menstrual pads to wash this morning. I think I...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   08-04-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By doopamama
Certainly time to get in gear if you haven't...

Certainly time to get in gear if you haven't already but on the other hand step one in our house is usually to stop and take a birdy breath, or several. :laugh: We have a 4 year old and a 6 year old...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   08-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By doopamama
fun! and yet so scary! scary like i'm so not...

fun! and yet so scary! scary like i'm so not ready. and yet I am.

I think I'll print this and post it with all of my action plan scenarios! not sure if it'll provide some sense of sanity or...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   08-04-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By doopamama
Wow! amazing! Congratulations! Now if they...

Wow! amazing! Congratulations! Now if they showed a birth like that in the movies instead of the crazy everyone running around like chickens with their heads cut off at the first contraction, we'd...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   08-04-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By doopamama
Yay for bodies getting ready to go, FINALLY,...

Yay for bodies getting ready to go, FINALLY, right? Even though mine dropped a couple weeks ago It still feels like he drops more sometimes or perhaps is simply more engaged at some times than at...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   08-02-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By doopamama
glad to hear I'm not the only one dying to be...

glad to hear I'm not the only one dying to be done here! I'm just hitting 38 weeks tomorrow but I'm so DONE! It's so dang hot here and today, especially this afternoon has been rather muggy with...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   08-01-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By doopamama
Anything yet oneserenityone? My cervix has...

Anything yet oneserenityone?

My cervix has started to dilate just a little but no effacement yet. Dr also said that it seems baby is spine to spine with me right now and suggested some time belly...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   08-01-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By doopamama
sending lots of good juju your way! :goodvibes ...

sending lots of good juju your way! :goodvibes

I've done it and am planning on doing it again with this one too. Just make sure you go in knowing what you want and communicating what you want....
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   07-30-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By doopamama
I had my OB check two weeks ago when baby dropped...

I had my OB check two weeks ago when baby dropped just to be sure but I think I might also ask her to check again on Friday. Can't really hurt, right?
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   07-30-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By doopamama
Oneserenityone, I'm so jealous that you guys got...

Oneserenityone, I'm so jealous that you guys got it all "done" in that amount of time, I think it was way back in February or March that I got to start on patching cracks. and of course there are a...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   07-28-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By doopamama
definitely. but I'll bet you that when it is...

definitely. but I'll bet you that when it is really and truly ON, you'll KNOW.

My water broke with my first one but I don't remember any other particular signs beforehand.

the second one...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   07-28-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By doopamama
Thank you Pudlenka, good things to know about. ...

Thank you Pudlenka, good things to know about.

haven't had any more episodes since I posted about it but good to know the points at which I should seek help instead of writing it off as just an...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   07-28-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By doopamama
oneserenityone: oh my! I can't help but laugh at...

oneserenityone: oh my! I can't help but laugh at the way you describe that! I swear I will no longer complain about the frequent punches that mine seems to enjoy. i'll just pause and remind myself...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   07-23-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By doopamama
Anybody else dropping?

Any other babies decided to drop yet? With this one being the third one, I understand they might drop earlier but in my quick research, I've found that when they drop has little-no impact on when...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-16-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By doopamama
we live just outside Pullman WA. Welcome to the...

we live just outside Pullman WA. Welcome to the area!

We know one of our fellow local growers actually has rigged up a wood stove in one of their hoophouses to get an early start in the spring and...
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