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Forum: Life With a Baby   08-14-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By researchparent
Well, I can be *somewhat* reassuring. It's...

Well, I can be *somewhat* reassuring. It's incredibly hard and I don't recommend it if you can find a way around it, but it has been possible for me. I'm on maternity leave at the moment (for another...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-12-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By researchparent
7.5 months with first. Around 10 with second.

7.5 months with first. Around 10 with second.
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-06-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By researchparent
I don't have many suggestions, I just wanted to...

I don't have many suggestions, I just wanted to say that a lot of your story resonated with me. My first two kids would cry inconsolably in the car unless I was nursing them in their car seat (which...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-06-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By researchparent
I gave my kids food like baby cereal, bananas,...

I gave my kids food like baby cereal, bananas, avocado, and sweet potato starting around 4 months. I wouldn't say they actually ate very much. It was really just for the experience of tasting new...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-06-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By researchparent
I have a 2 month old too! Also, 2 other kids. I...

I have a 2 month old too! Also, 2 other kids. I think your MIL is over-generalizing in a way that is not at all accurate, especially for a 2 month old. My baby is also very happy and alert, but there...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-26-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By researchparent
My daughter's name is Evangeline. It was really...

My daughter's name is Evangeline. It was really hard for people at first, but I still love it. Our immediate family doesn't shorten it at all, but extended family calls her Evie or Bean (because when...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-28-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By researchparent
I worked until the day before I had my first....

I worked until the day before I had my first. Thankfully, I went into labor in the middle of the night, not at work. I don't really have any advice. I was so excited for him to be born, I was mostly...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-28-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 131
Posted By researchparent
Technically I still have 2 hours to go, since...

Technically I still have 2 hours to go, since I'm 37 weeks tomorrow, but I am so excited to have made it to "full-term". I'm still going to worry, but I feel like one of the layers of panic has...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-28-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 133
Posted By researchparent
Other than my freakish level of nesting that I...

Other than my freakish level of nesting that I know I won't complete (pretty sure I CAN'T clean my entire house with a toothbrush in the next 3 weeks), all I have left is to finish knitting...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-26-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 94
Posted By researchparent
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by PenelopeC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1402471/question-of-the-day-5-26#post_17635988)

Being able to...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-26-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 64
Posted By researchparent
I seriously love being pregnant and feel like...

I seriously love being pregnant and feel like I'm way behind on all sorts of things. (Biologically speaking, isn't nesting supposed to kick in before 36 weeks? I'm now freaking out about the state...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-26-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 55
Posted By researchparent
Saturday: Spent half the day trying to get my...

Saturday: Spent half the day trying to get my part-time work to a reasonable stopping point, cleaned the fridge, and with my hubby's help (and children's "help") started our raised bed garden.
 ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-24-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,163
Posted By researchparent
@KimPossible129...

@KimPossible129 (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/77803/KimPossible129) I didn't write the second quote in your post, but for a minute I thought I did, it describes me so well.  I'm 32...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-23-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 211
Posted By researchparent
I didn't even know what EC-ing was until I...

I didn't even know what EC-ing was until I already had my second when I learned about it from Blossom's book...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-22-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 31
Posted By researchparent
Definitely interested in this thread, but not...

Definitely interested in this thread, but not really feeling qualified to contribute. (I think it was all those years growing up with everybody telling me I was either going to burn the house down...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-21-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 29
Posted By researchparent
We have Kaiser, so basically, you get who you...

We have Kaiser, so basically, you get who you get, both at appointments and for delivery. During my first pregnancy, I made a point to always try to make appointments with the same person, but now I...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-21-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 45
Posted By researchparent
@PrimalMom...

@PrimalMom (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/237721/PrimalMom) That's a great list. I just packed today and I can't think of anything I included that's not on your list.
 
I also packed an...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-20-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 18
Posted By researchparent
What's annoying me lately is that my nesting...

What's annoying me lately is that my nesting instinct has FINALLY kicked in and I'm pretty sure my kids are on a mission to destroy any cleaning and/or tidying I accomplish. Since there are two of...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-19-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 26
Posted By researchparent
I think I was seriously traumatized by my...

I think I was seriously traumatized by my miscarriage at 10 weeks years ago. At the time, I got over it quickly and got pregnant again right away, but since then, I am just so terrified that...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-19-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16
Posted By researchparent
Okay, seriously, next time I am absolutely going...

Okay, seriously, next time I am absolutely going to work on my abs before and in early pregnancy. I hate exercising, so the last two pregnancies I've done essentially nothing to get my ab muscles...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-19-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17
Posted By researchparent
Personally, I have a similar-ish situation, and...

Personally, I have a similar-ish situation, and I'm okay with it, but I don't know that it's the most rational response. My husband works 65 miles away and the closest hospital is 40 miles away, so...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-19-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 35
Posted By researchparent
@Dandy Lion...

@Dandy Lion (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/174221/Dandy-Lion) Thanks for the reply. I've been PM-ing @Michelle Murphy (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/237349/Michelle-Murphy) and I think...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-17-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 340
Posted By researchparent
Thanks, everyone. We're leaving for a trip to...

Thanks, everyone. We're leaving for a trip to visit the MIL and other relatives this weekend, so I needed that to withstand the upcoming onslaught. :)
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-16-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 340
Posted By researchparent
You'd think I'd have gotten over this by my...

You'd think I'd have gotten over this by my third child, but as usual, my husband's and my families don't like the name we've picked. Our first two kids are named Eli and Evangeline. Nobody liked...
Forum: June 2014 Due Date Club   05-16-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 35
Posted By researchparent
It's not really a big deal, but I don't do...

It's not really a big deal, but I don't do Facebook. I technically have a "business" Facebook account associated with my website which has no activity, but I'm not sure if that could be added to a...
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