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Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-06-2013, 06:18 PM
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Posted By VeganCupcake
I found out I'm having twins about a month ago,...

I found out I'm having twins about a month ago, and my reaction was very much like yours. :) We have virtually everything needed for one baby, but two really threw me for a loop! (I have a 5 year...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-08-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,026
Posted By VeganCupcake
Do you know if you're ovulating? That will tell...

Do you know if you're ovulating? That will tell you if you have enough body fat to get pregnant, since it will tell you something about whether your hormones are operating properly.
 
I have never...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-10-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,963
Posted By VeganCupcake
My DS is 4 months old and is not a really great...

My DS is 4 months old and is not a really great nurser. He constantly slips off the breast, clicks, and has problems everting his upper lip. He is still gaining well, though, because as a tandem...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-10-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By VeganCupcake
My massage therapist suggested using a rolled-up...

My massage therapist suggested using a rolled-up hand towel between my boobs. She gave me a couple and I just kind of experimented with what size I needed and the placement and stuff. I also told...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-10-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By VeganCupcake
How old is your newborn? My DD did the same...

How old is your newborn? My DD did the same thing when my DS was born--she even started night nursing again, which was very difficult and exhausting for me (she had been nightweaned for pretty much...
Forum: March 2011   03-24-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,017
Posted By VeganCupcake
I'm still pregnant, 40+4 today. No signs of...

I'm still pregnant, 40+4 today. No signs of anything. I went to 41+4 with my DD, so this isn't surprising at all. :)
Forum: March 2011   01-09-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By VeganCupcake
We did ok with our first. We had a few friends...

We did ok with our first. We had a few friends and neighbors bring some meals in the first two weeks after she was born, which was wonderful. Our church community will likely do the same this time....
Forum: March 2011   01-07-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By VeganCupcake
I think my almost-27-month-old DD has gotten...

I think my almost-27-month-old DD has gotten MORE into her milkies, if anything, lately. I swear there is nothing there--I can't express anything, and I can tell she's not swallowing, but she's been...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-21-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By VeganCupcake
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by Lisoula http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-19-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By VeganCupcake
I have now been given three bottles of hand soap...

I have now been given three bottles of hand soap containing triclosan. I'm not a fan, so I won't use it in our home. I also don't want to give it away so that anyone else is using it because I would...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-11-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By VeganCupcake
With our DD, I was the first one to discover her...

With our DD, I was the first one to discover her sex and tell everyone. She was born at home and after a moment, I lifted the towel that was covering her and told DH we had a baby girl. It was just...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-04-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,394
Posted By VeganCupcake
I chose to have a homebirth with my first after...

I chose to have a homebirth with my first after doing a lot of research. I was determined that my first birthing experience be a positive one, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. As a healthy...
Forum: March 2011   11-28-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,220
Posted By VeganCupcake
We don't really need anything, since I have tons...

We don't really need anything, since I have tons of tiny diapers and gender neutral clothes, and baby will sleep with us for a good long time. We will eventually get either DD a new carseat, and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-14-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,338
Posted By VeganCupcake
We don't share names, mostly because we are...

We don't share names, mostly because we are incapable of naming a baby before he/she is in our arms--and even a few days after his/her arrival!
 
We referred to DD as Fluffy when she was in utero....
Forum: March 2011   11-03-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By VeganCupcake
I had mine encapsulated last time and it was a...

I had mine encapsulated last time and it was a bit hard to get over the I'm-a-vegan-so-why-am-I-consuming-this-organ factor. I think it helped with PPD, though I did still have a bit of it. I felt a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-02-2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By VeganCupcake
Like a PP said, many convertible seats (and even...

Like a PP said, many convertible seats (and even some infant bucket seats!) have the lowest harness slots too high to safely transport a newborn. For a rear-facing infant or toddler, the shoulder...
Forum: March 2011   11-02-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By VeganCupcake
My midwife recommended taking 3 slippery elm...

My midwife recommended taking 3 slippery elm capsules whenever I had heartburn. I don't have terrible heartburn, so I don't have to do it very often. What it does is makes a "mucilage" (in the words...
Forum: March 2011   11-01-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,974
Posted By VeganCupcake
Oh mama, I am so sorry. Thinking of you.

Oh mama, I am so sorry. Thinking of you.
Forum: March 2011   10-30-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By VeganCupcake
Quote: Originally Posted by kaPOW!...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaPOW! http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16000643)
i haven't heard of that. i'll put it on my...
Forum: March 2011   10-30-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,004
Posted By VeganCupcake
Cal/mag really helps with the leg cramps, too....

Cal/mag really helps with the leg cramps, too. Take some before bed!
Forum: March 2011   10-30-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By VeganCupcake
Mine seems to flare up late at night, when I...

Mine seems to flare up late at night, when I should have been in bed hours before. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif Maybe it's a sign my body wants to go to bed...
Forum: March 2011   10-30-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By VeganCupcake
How can this be? Anyone else having heartburn? ...

How can this be? Anyone else having heartburn?

Luckily it's easy to manage with slippery elm capsules, but really, at 19.5 weeks? What in the world? It certainly didn't start this early last time.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-28-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By VeganCupcake
I would do Hibiclens. This page lists the...

I would do Hibiclens. This page lists the protocol for use before your GBS test and for during labor: http://www.drmomma.org/2009/09/chlor...tocol-for.html...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-28-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By VeganCupcake
Never in pregnancy.

Never in pregnancy.
Forum: March 2011   10-28-2010, 03:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,590
Posted By VeganCupcake
Oh mama, thinking of you. Hang in there, little...

Oh mama, thinking of you. Hang in there, little baby!
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