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Forum: Homebirth   04-24-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,654
Posted By IronMam
My first was born in the hospital and they...

My first was born in the hospital and they didn't have tubs, just showers. This one is a planned homebirth and we rented an Aquaborn from a local doula. We did a test fill the other day and I spent...
Forum: Babywearing   04-04-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 5,954
Posted By IronMam
I loved babywearing DD because it was an instant...

I loved babywearing DD because it was an instant solution for crying and fussing.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-02-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 525
Posted By IronMam
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by spughy http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1368729/co-sleeping-baby-gear#post_17187376)

  I have nothing but...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-29-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By IronMam
DD (who will be 4), will be allowed to be...

DD (who will be 4), will be allowed to be present provided that:
 
A: She wants to be and
B: I want her there once I'm actually in labor.
 
My favorite BIL lives in our rental with us (he took...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-29-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 525
Posted By IronMam
We did not use a crib with DD, but we were given...

We did not use a crib with DD, but we were given one for this coming baby, and I'm glad. Our bed is smaller now, so co-sleeping just won't be as comfy. Plus I don't want #2 sleeping and night...
Forum: Parenting   10-31-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,159
Posted By IronMam
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/270854/width/350/height/700 (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/270854/)
 
We've been doing themed, family costumes since...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-24-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,368
Posted By IronMam
I'm planning on doing it. I'm also going to get...

I'm planning on doing it. I'm also going to get a hip shrinker thingy. I didn't do it with DD because I didn't want to spend $50+ on one, but this is my last baby and the last chance to take...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-12-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By IronMam
I was all set to say go for it when I saw the...

I was all set to say go for it when I saw the title of your post, but then saw that it's an obstacle course...yeah, maybe not so much.

Call the race organizers and ask if entry can be transferred...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-11-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,259
Posted By IronMam
I second the PP who suggested therapy. This is a...

I second the PP who suggested therapy. This is a big issue, why not get someone to help you both handle it? :)
 
Best of luck! It's no fun when your hopes and dreams don't line up with your...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-10-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By IronMam
The day DD was born it was -40...

The day DD was born it was -40 outside. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/yikes2.gif
 
Depending on what temperature you keep your house at, and how cold it gets where you live, you may...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-10-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,941
Posted By IronMam
If you can get cream cheaper than maple syrup,...

If you can get cream cheaper than maple syrup, then fruit and cream make a DECADENT alternative to syrup...and more nutritious too! Strawberries, blueberries, nectarines, really any fruit could be...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-09-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By IronMam
I've been feeling like I'm losing more than...

I've been feeling like I'm losing more than usual too, and I'm also 7 weeks.
 
Sucks, since typically pregnancy means losing LESS hair until after giving birth. I wasn't worried, but then your...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-09-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By IronMam
Ugh. Figures. Just after joining in on this...

Ugh. Figures. Just after joining in on this thread, a neighbor told my little DD that when she's grown up she can marry a millionaire who will buy her everything she wants because millionaires...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-08-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By IronMam
I tell my almost 4yo that it's nice to feel...

I tell my almost 4yo that it's nice to feel pretty, but it's more important to be smart and hard working and <insert virtues you value here>. I like to do my makeup and wear jewelry and do my hair...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-02-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By IronMam
Lynann, that sounds like a really good way to...

Lynann, that sounds like a really good way to handle it. I wonder if my midwives will offer different options for testing instead of just the shake. I'd much rather just let someone stab me with a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-30-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By IronMam
I skipped it with DD, but won't this time. I...

I skipped it with DD, but won't this time. I learned after the fact just how serious GD can be, and that you can't always tell without the test if you've got it or not. 
 
According to NIH...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-30-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By IronMam
Nothing's wrong with you. But there's plenty...

Nothing's wrong with you. But there's plenty wrong with our culture, which teaches women that they should always be happy about being pregnant and being a mom. It's OK to be worried, to mourn a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-27-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By IronMam
According to information I found on one of the...

According to information I found on one of the NIH sites:
 
 
 
Quote:Available evidence for amphetamines suggests no increased risk of malformations with use of therapeutic doses, and...
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