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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Today, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 534
Posted By zjande
Have fun! :) I'll be canning up a storm all...

Have fun! :)

I'll be canning up a storm all weekend. Peach jam, blueberry syrup, and pickles. I do it all in the house, it's expected to be in the 90s all week, and we have no ac. If you do not...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 08:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 534
Posted By zjande
I too had 4 boys in a row. During my next...

I too had 4 boys in a row. During my next pregnancy I decided to find out he gender before hand just because I knew that if it was going to be a boy I would need a little mourning time. I understand...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-30-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,269
Posted By zjande
I too had taken a first aid class that included...

I too had taken a first aid class that included NPR before my UC. It was a huge, fun research project for me once we decided to go the UC route for baby #4...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-30-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By zjande
Where did you grow up? How did you meet your...

Where did you grow up? How did you meet your husband? :)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-29-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 534
Posted By zjande
Apeydef, could it be his molars? Poor little guy....

Apeydef, could it be his molars? Poor little guy. My toddler's couple angry molars FiNaLLy popped through just recently. They looked swollen and painful. One even had this ugly blood blister over it....
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-29-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 534
Posted By zjande
Chapsie, I love drooling over the MFW catalog. :)...

Chapsie, I love drooling over the MFW catalog. :) (And every other HS catalog, ha!)

BrokenFish, I totally hear your worries. Funny thing, I have similar but opposite worries. :p. For unknown...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-29-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,269
Posted By zjande
As much as I adore UC, I'd never recommend...

As much as I adore UC, I'd never recommend someone have one with their first baby. Birth is overwhelmingly painful. There is bizarre pressure and burning and bleeding and there can be fear and panic...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-28-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 534
Posted By zjande
Chapsie that's interesting about the IHIP. I've...

Chapsie that's interesting about the IHIP. I've not heard of that but it sounds kinda fun. :) I'm so anxious to get my lesson planning for the year seriously underway. I seem to only manage a few...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-28-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By zjande
Welcome and congratulations Swan! My...

Welcome and congratulations Swan!

My older children were all present at my homebirths. It was wonderful each time. :)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-27-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 557
Posted By zjande
I love the name Ephraim! And Titus. I don't...

I love the name Ephraim! And Titus. I don't dislike Ripley as a name at all, but it immediately conjures in my mind the handle bar mustached Ripley of Ripley's Believe it or Not.

Our children...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-26-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 557
Posted By zjande
We don't share any of our children's' names...

We don't share any of our children's' names online so even when we do finally come up with names and I'm all excited, I won't be able to share. It's too bad.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-26-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By zjande
Hey you stole my favorite question! :p Do you...

Hey you stole my favorite question! :p
Do you have pets? What is your favorite reading genre?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-26-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 557
Posted By zjande
Hey while I was at my OB's office yesterday and...

Hey while I was at my OB's office yesterday and was forced to flip through a People magazine to pass the time, I learned that Drew Barrymore's new DD's name is Olive!

:p

This has nothing to do...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-26-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,501
Posted By zjande
I love rainy days, too. :) In Oregon however, it...

I love rainy days, too. :) In Oregon however, it was the constant overcast skies that I didn't like. Frequently weeks went by when not a ray of sun would poke through. Just darkness and grayness.
...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-26-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By zjande
There were two huge enormous differences between...

There were two huge enormous differences between my first 2 births and the rest. These 2 things made a huge enormous world of difference. I had them in the dark ages, before I had laid eyes on the...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,501
Posted By zjande
I spent a whole lot of yrs just east of San...

I spent a whole lot of yrs just east of San Francisco. I met my husband at a party in the city. We ended up moving to the Oakland hills together and our 1st baby was born in Berkeley. (My previous 2...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 557
Posted By zjande
Nothing. Not a clue. Not an inkling or a tickling...

Nothing. Not a clue. Not an inkling or a tickling or even a letter sound I like. And since we're not finding out the gender we have to come up with names for both! Oy.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By zjande
Honestly, I am the last person on the planet you...

Honestly, I am the last person on the planet you should ask about milking! LOL! I've never heard of anyone who had a harder time trying to learn How The Heck to properly milk a cow. :p I am simply...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-24-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 259
Posted By zjande
Welcome and congratulations! I too became...

Welcome and congratulations!

I too became pregnant when I was 16. My DD will be 23 in a few days. Your story gives me hope because she has also had a huge, complex surgery for her pretty severe...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-24-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 356
Posted By zjande
Does your dad and other family members still...

Does your dad and other family members still speak German? That's so neat... (My DH and I went to Germany for our honeymoon :) ).
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-23-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 356
Posted By zjande
I'm going to ask everybody how they met their DH...

I'm going to ask everybody how they met their DH because I love love stories. ❤️

Also, did you always know you wanted to work in the medical field? How/when did you know you wanted to work in...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-23-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By zjande
Chapsie stole my question. :p I also want to hear...

Chapsie stole my question. :p I also want to hear how you met your DH! ❤️
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-22-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By zjande
Thanks, Kate. 😊 You and JB are so lucky to...

Thanks, Kate. 😊

You and JB are so lucky to have found each other at young ages and to be planning your homestead and large family dreams together already! ❤️ I pretty much wasted my 20s on...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-21-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,269
Posted By zjande
Birthing is such a very personal thing, every...

Birthing is such a very personal thing, every woman will have a different experience. I think the most important thing is that you are allowed and encouraged to move around and find your own birth...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-21-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,041
Posted By zjande
Chapsie, I would LOVE to read that book if you...

Chapsie, I would LOVE to read that book if you ever get it written!

Kate, even now, expecting my 8th baby, and having read and watched countless, countless birth stories, I still get teary every...
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