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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   11-16-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 113
Posted By cactuspear
I think people who use formula get more sleep. ...

I think people who use formula get more sleep. The website talks about how formula-fed babies sleep longer and deeper, creating the expectation from doctors and parents of all babies that infants...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   11-15-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,349
Posted By cactuspear
Only two more weeks of work left! It will be so...

Only two more weeks of work left! It will be so nice not to spend half my day going up and down a rickety 19th century staircase, although I'm sure it's been a major factor in keeping me in shape up...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   11-15-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 113
Posted By cactuspear
co-sleeping info

I've been looking for info on safe co-sleeping practices since we realized the Arms' Reach co-sleeper we used previously isn't the right height to connect to our new bed. Baby will still sleep in...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   11-09-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By cactuspear
I use frangrance-free Ecos for all of our...

I use frangrance-free Ecos for all of our laundry. Doubt this applies to many people on the board for a while, but line-drying in the sun is a big help with odor and stains on diapers, blankets,...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   11-06-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By cactuspear
I talked to the midwife, who also recommended the...

I talked to the midwife, who also recommended the V2 supporter. She said they would subside on the surface after the pregnancy, but I would probably feel them when my periods come back. This made...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   11-02-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By cactuspear
Thanks, I will check out the "jockstrap for...

Thanks, I will check out the "jockstrap for women". There's also an acupuncturist at my midwives' office, so I'll ask her if there's anything she can do to help with circulation.

Last pregnancy,...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-31-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By cactuspear
vulvar varicose veins

Anybody else suffering from this? There are times at the end of the day when I feel like someone's been punching me in the crotch. Other than resting (which I can't do much of until the end of...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-27-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By cactuspear
I change it up every once and a while, but here...

I change it up every once and a while, but here is the basic recipe:

5 c old-fashioned oats
1/3 c brown sugar
1/3 c maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla
1/3 c vegetable oil (olive oil...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-23-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By cactuspear
For the past few years, I have been giving...

For the past few years, I have been giving homemade granola and scented bath salts as gifts for friends, or as add-ons to gifts for family. The first time I gave granola, I was surprised at how...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-16-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By cactuspear
Me! I spent so much time preparing last time due...

Me! I spent so much time preparing last time due to a different job arrangement and the fact that I had no kids yet. We did all of the Birthing From Within pain coping exercises, I did tons of yoga,...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-03-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By cactuspear
I love that you always recommend the re-use...

I love that you always recommend the re-use option. I try to do it as much as I can. I just found my winter coat for $16 at a local thrift store that often has hidden vintage gems. It's a large...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   10-03-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 836
Posted By cactuspear
I've been thinking about this lately and now...

I've been thinking about this lately and now you're all giving me lots of good ideas! Last time I wore the hospital gown, but I really don't want to do that this time around. During my daughter's...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-23-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By cactuspear
My username comes from the edible purple fruits...

My username comes from the edible purple fruits that grow on the cacti where I live. You can eat the cactus pads, too - they're more like a vegetable and taste good with eggs in tacos. Wherever I...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-21-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By cactuspear
I LOVE that Hypnobabies positive affirmations...

I LOVE that Hypnobabies positive affirmations track! I listen to it whenever I get to take a walk by myself. For difficult days at work or out in the world, I also like:
"Other people's negative...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-21-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By cactuspear
I have one 3 1/2 year old daughter who is really...

I have one 3 1/2 year old daughter who is really excited to become a big sister.


I just finished reading The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert, a really interesting novel with a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-21-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By cactuspear
My labor last time came on really fast and...

My labor last time came on really fast and intense for a first birth, and I also had tearing. How are you thinking about preventing it this time around? I have to admit that knowing the second one...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-21-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By cactuspear
Hi! With the craziness of a new job, I've been...

Hi! With the craziness of a new job, I've been more of an infrequent reader here than a poster of late, but I'm happy my spotlight day has come.

Favorite hobby: I'm an artist, so doing that...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-13-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By cactuspear
I guess the key here for me is the part about...

I guess the key here for me is the part about being alone, stuck in the same position with no one to trade off driving with. The night spent alone sounds like a personal vacation, but it could be...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By cactuspear
road trip advice?

I'm trying to make a decision about a road trip for a freelance gig. This would be a great opportunity, and the last time to take advantage of anything similar for many months to come. However, it...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-12-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By cactuspear
I've been wearing this one made by Loving...

I've been wearing this one made by Loving Comfort...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-25-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By cactuspear
I've had lots of GI problems over the years, and...

I've had lots of GI problems over the years, and both the GI doc and my CNM said Zantac is safe during pregnancy. I also do papaya enzymes and the occasional Tums when heartburn gets bad. Try to...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-09-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By cactuspear
I've seen conflicting accounts on nettles -...

I've seen conflicting accounts on nettles - either it's great for pregnancy or it's a uterine stimulant that shouldn't be used during this time. I don't have access to an experienced herbalist, so I...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   08-07-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By cactuspear
Seems like something different works for...

Seems like something different works for everyone, but here are some things that help me:

Wishgarden Herbs makes tinctures that are safe for pregnancy, and I've successfully used the allergy and...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-22-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By cactuspear
I had a really funny one a few weeks ago. I had...

I had a really funny one a few weeks ago. I had terrible nausea during the first trimester, and at the end of it, I got incredibly hungry all the time. I was waking up hungry in the middle of the...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-17-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 474
Posted By cactuspear
Chapsie looks good to me

Chapsie looks good to me
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