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Forum: Baby Health   09-04-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By carnelianlight
Best gentle/natural barrier cream for very dry skin?

What is the best cream to use for very dry baby skin (that is readily available)?

I'm thinking the cause may be the air conditioning? Genetics? Chlorine in the water? My 3.5 month little girl has...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-16-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,361
Posted By carnelianlight
Parents will be paranoid. (Isn't our choice not...

Parents will be paranoid. (Isn't our choice not to vax also borne out of a heightened awareness and concern for our kids?)
You have to let people make their own decisions and mistakes. It is sad to...
Forum: C-section Birth   07-16-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By carnelianlight
Gift for 1st time mom having a C-section?

Hello, one of my dear friends is pregnant and due in a couple of months. I am trying to think of helpful gifts to give and this is kind of out of my zone, my own recent delivery was a home birth. ...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By carnelianlight
Hope he feels better soon MrsGail!

Hope he feels better soon MrsGail!
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-12-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,156
Posted By carnelianlight
ocelotmom, THANK YOU, you are right on. I forgot...

ocelotmom, THANK YOU, you are right on. I forgot to reduce my dose of natural thyroid after the pregnancy was completed! Didnt notice any hyperthyroid effects but maybe the smell is one. I dont know,...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-10-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,156
Posted By carnelianlight
Thank you EnviroBecca, that's a good idea! ...

Thank you EnviroBecca, that's a good idea!

Mamas, I STINK. Seriously. Even my hardcore zinc creme based deo doesn't stand up to this odor. I cannot find any research articles on the subject of...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-05-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,156
Posted By carnelianlight
That feels really good and centering, thanks. I...

That feels really good and centering, thanks. I have seen some youtube vids from BEfit mom and others but wondered about really good ones. Weighted squats sound good as well :) The midwife also...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-02-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,156
Posted By carnelianlight
6 months ocelotmom. I can go a summer without ice...

6 months ocelotmom. I can go a summer without ice cream but not without kale!

Am going to try adding things back in, & hope baby girl's gas fussiness ends sooner rather than later - funny how one...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-28-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,156
Posted By carnelianlight
I'm about 12 pounds over my pre-preggers weight,...

I'm about 12 pounds over my pre-preggers weight, and given the restrictions on dairy and favorite vegetables, it seems doubtful I would get back to it ever while nursing. Not having those foods makes...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-27-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,156
Posted By carnelianlight
My cruciferous greens are supposedly off limits...

My cruciferous greens are supposedly off limits so I am not getting my favorite vitamins and minerals and I am RAVENOUS. BLAH.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-23-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,310
Posted By carnelianlight
Oh my goodness, sounds like you had a painful...

Oh my goodness, sounds like you had a painful experience. Sad all of that happened. Wish you healing and joyous ways forward.

I had a home birth for my first about 5 weeks ago and it was...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-17-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,156
Posted By carnelianlight
Amazing. That's a fabulous image. My little one...

Amazing. That's a fabulous image. My little one sometimes squirms off if I am doing so much as reading webpages on my mobile device!

My state declared a whooping cough epidemic. I am trying not to...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-13-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,156
Posted By carnelianlight
There is a lot of sash! It would be kind of cool...

There is a lot of sash! It would be kind of cool if the sashes had tension and were retractable. I didn't quite get mine tied tight enough and ended up keeping my hands on baby when we went for a...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-13-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,156
Posted By carnelianlight
Quiet around here with this new board format!! ...

Quiet around here with this new board format!!

My little doll is colicky; it frustrates me that I cant help her.

It's not like I have free hands to selectively shop and cook a favorable diet....
Forum: Homebirth   06-03-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By carnelianlight
Becky, I researched these and purchased an...

Becky,

I researched these and purchased an EcoPlus pump, Eco 396. That and an adapter from the HW store and a hose were all we needed. It's submersible, with a filter, so I would not want to sell...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-28-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 221
Posted By carnelianlight
My Mom is here and it is such a blessing, I...

My Mom is here and it is such a blessing, I really don't want her to leave in 10 days. 
So much is getting done while I am "resting" and learning how to care for my baby. With her here, it even...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-26-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 221
Posted By carnelianlight
Bump :)

Bump :)
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-25-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By carnelianlight
Congratulations!  He is adorable.  You look...

Congratulations! 
He is adorable. 
You look great!
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-23-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 543
Posted By carnelianlight
Baby girl is here. Born beautifully at home...

Baby girl is here. Born beautifully at home after 14 hours. I took IV fluids because even ice chips wouldn't stay down, but that was easy. She is tiny - 6lbs 1 oz - and perfect. Cord wrapped around...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-19-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 350
Posted By carnelianlight
CBreezy, how cool that you make your own...

CBreezy, how cool that you make your own mamacloth. The master shopping list with brands / specifics is a great idea! 
beautifulnm, glad you can get the pump you want. My insurance won't give us a...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-19-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 543
Posted By carnelianlight
I am waiting for a baby! Tomorrow should be 40...

I am waiting for a baby! Tomorrow should be 40 weeks from lmp. I wouldn't be fussed, ordinarily, about going over the date (despite all the excited calls and texts from friends).  Baby seems to like...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-15-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By carnelianlight
Fayebond, I have no idea, but hope you get some...

Fayebond, I have no idea, but hope you get some relief. Also hope it is just a good sign of your immune system coming back to life post-baby. I ordered some pul-backed pads as well because it didn't...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-13-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 107
Posted By carnelianlight
Sweet. Happy birthday EnviroBecca! I am...

Sweet. Happy birthday EnviroBecca!

I am waiting for Baby no. 1. She is due 20/21 May. Pregnancy has been an absolute blessing BUT I worked from home which made a big difference for me, it was so...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-09-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 43
Posted By carnelianlight
Congratulations, rest up, hope you are doing...

Congratulations, rest up, hope you are doing well! 
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-09-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 350
Posted By carnelianlight
Trying to remember.. the stores I saw in Costa...

Trying to remember.. the stores I saw in Costa Rica are kinda blurry. Yes mustard or ketchup bottles (rinse well), any little squirting bottle that didn't have any substances in it previously which...
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