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Forum: Breastfeeding   01-17-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Zirconia
Thanks, mamas, but what I mean is that my baby is...

Thanks, mamas, but what I mean is that my baby is truly unable to get milk from the breast. My supply tanked because my breasts were never being emptied. The ONLY way she gains weight is with...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-16-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Zirconia
Poor milk transfer - posterior tongue tie? Other reason?

My 12-wk-old can't transfer milk at the breast. For example, she may nurse 45 minutes, latch looks good from outside (although not super strong), nipples creased but no pain during feeding, making...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   10-17-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Zirconia
How's it going, Maya and other mamas? Going...

How's it going, Maya and other mamas? Going crazy with start/stop labor over here, one week til due date but we're on pins and needles! Our parents are calling/texting constantly.

Was...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   10-13-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Zirconia
YES! Was just thinking about a post on this! 38...

YES! Was just thinking about a post on this! 38 weeks with DD#2, and I've had bouts of prodromal labor for the past week. Contrax 4-5 minutes apart, definitely different from Braxton Hicks -...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   10-03-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Zirconia
Congratulations, and welcome to the outside,...

Congratulations, and welcome to the outside, little Caden! Hope you both continue to recover and thrive!!
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   10-01-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Zirconia
I found the spray at Earthfare (regional natural...

I found the spray at Earthfare (regional natural foods store) - it was in the bath section, with the epsom salts and such.
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   09-28-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By Zirconia
Oh yes oh yes! I go to pee, and as I stand up...

Oh yes oh yes! I go to pee, and as I stand up from the toilet, I feel like I have to pee again... I guess baby's dropped somewhat, and she's sitting right on my bladder. When I sit down, my belly...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-28-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Zirconia
Before-School Tantrums

DD is 3 years 8 months old. She attends preschool three days per week. On school days, she has a total meltdown before school and during dropoff. I'm eight months pregnant and need help figuring...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   08-28-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Zirconia
Thank you! I want to try it for insomnia as well...

Thank you! I want to try it for insomnia as well as horrible leg cramps!
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   08-27-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Zirconia
Dumb question, but what is magnesium oil (in...

Dumb question, but what is magnesium oil (in terms of what to shop for) and how are you using it? Topically? Orally?
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   08-27-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Zirconia
In addition to above, if you're planning to...

In addition to above, if you're planning to breastfeed, set up a basket with HPA lanolin, breast pads, burp cloths, boppy or buckwheat pillow, and a well-stocked Kindle! Many hours will be spent...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   07-29-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Zirconia
Yes! And feeling huge, lumbering, waddling,...

Yes! And feeling huge, lumbering, waddling, awkward, lazy, and all-around like a beached whale! Hard to imagine the next three months considering baby will more than double in size! I don't...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   07-12-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Zirconia
Are you enjoying being pregnant?

Just curious how you mamas are feeling about pregnancy!

With DD1, I loved pregnancy so much that I didn't want it to end! I had some very real sadness as time marched on, savoring every moment of...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-29-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Zirconia
Ugh! I know!! My first daughter was born in...

Ugh! I know!! My first daughter was born in January, and it was snowy and miserable - I felt like we spent her early months in a cold, dark cave. I'm hoping that this time around, there will still...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-29-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Zirconia
You only have to "prep" new diapers! Yours will...

You only have to "prep" new diapers! Yours will probably just need a wash. Although, if diapers are anything like baby clothes, stains can appear while in storage - some of my daughter's clothes...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-22-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Zirconia
I hear you! At my OB appointment last week, I...

I hear you! At my OB appointment last week, I was two pounds away from what I weighed at delivery with DD1. Ugh! Nothing fits, nothing's comfortable, and it's not just the bump, it's the extra...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-15-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Zirconia
Mishaps! I fell flat on my butt.

Friday my 3YO came outside and had wet her pants. I grabbed her up and came inside, hit the (unseen) pee puddle at full speed, and did a total Three Stooges banana-peel wipeout on the hardwoods.
...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-15-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By Zirconia
Just got my first visible kick! Sitting in a...

Just got my first visible kick! Sitting in a chair, staring at my bare belly outlined against a black skirt, and my belly moved! I was staring really hard... Anybody else seeing bumps and pokes? ...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-11-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Zirconia
I'm thankful for my sweet three-year-old...

I'm thankful for my sweet three-year-old daughter, who hugs my bump every single day and brings things over to "show baby sister." She actually holds things up to my stomach and I about die of a...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-11-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Zirconia
Of course you can start nesting! I'm nesting a...

Of course you can start nesting! I'm nesting a lot earlier with the second baby, mainly because I know that I'm going to feel like crap and be SO busy with a three-year-old as the due date...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-09-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By Zirconia
Just wanted to follow up with a wonderful...

Just wanted to follow up with a wonderful side-effect of installing a baby gate! So we put up a gate that restricts DD's nighttime access to the tiny hallway connecting her bedroom and ours.

Her...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-02-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Zirconia
What would happen if you just, um, kept meaning...

What would happen if you just, um, kept meaning to, but somehow never got around to it? :O
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   05-31-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By Zirconia
I'm so discouraged on the exercise front! I have...

I'm so discouraged on the exercise front! I have pubic symphysis dysfunction (pelvic misalignment due to separation of the cartilage at the pubic bone), and I can't find any exercise that doesn't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-27-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By Zirconia
Thanks so much, mamas! The gate is a life-saver!...

Thanks so much, mamas! The gate is a life-saver! The first night, when DD realized she couldn't open it, she flung herself dramatically on her bed and cried, "What am I gonna DO?" But so far in...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   05-27-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By Zirconia
A bowl of cereal, followed by a breakfast...

A bowl of cereal, followed by a breakfast burrito, chicken sausage, half a watermelon, leftover pizza, and a side of lasagna. By the time I finish that, it's snack time. 😜
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