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Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   08-24-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By javilu
something that helped me was to use the...

something that helped me was to use the contractions as a starting point for visualization. with each one, i imagned my cervix opening, and the baby moving down, bit by bit. i sat and rocked on the...
Forum: Homebirth   08-20-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By javilu
Your husband isn't going to be the one consuming...

Your husband isn't going to be the one consuming the placenta, so I wouldn't let his qualms hold you back. I have also had PPD with both of my kids, and did not treat it and it was horrible. I am...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   08-20-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 735
Posted By javilu
we settled on hb yesterday. yes, at 25+ weeks. my...

we settled on hb yesterday. yes, at 25+ weeks. my first two sons were born with midwives at a great birth center, but we've since moved and the hospitals here don't even have tubs. my second son was...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   08-20-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By javilu
to the OP: are you well hydrated? i know that i...

to the OP: are you well hydrated? i know that i haven't been drinking enough water, and dehydration can affect blood glucose.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,234
Posted By javilu
we weren't going to buy new stuff anyway. we keep...

we weren't going to buy new stuff anyway. we keep clothing pretty gender neutral. i have two boys, so i know they can play together, etc., but longer term i cannot imagine my life without an adult...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   07-15-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,234
Posted By javilu
ultrasound yesterday. boy #3...

ultrasound yesterday. boy #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) . really, really, really disappointed and sad. and then, of course, sad about being sad about that.
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   05-30-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By javilu
I rented one with my second son. I had two...

I rented one with my second son. I had two miscarriages between my sons, and I feel very nervous in pregnancy in general. I tried to use it minimally, but if I had a day when I felt especially...
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   05-30-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 1,342
Posted By javilu
I am joining this club pretty late. I am...

I am joining this club pretty late.

I am due in late-November (I am not sure I trust the ultrasound), and approximately 14 weeks along now. I have two sons already, ages 5 and almost 3.

I am...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-30-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By javilu
Just to clarify, you usually have an 18-day...

Just to clarify, you usually have an 18-day luteal phase (5dpo + 10 days + 3)?

If you are sure of when you ovulated and there was no other unprotected sex, you are not pregnant. The egg does not...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-27-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By javilu
i am also taking milk thistle and semi-ttc. we...

i am also taking milk thistle and semi-ttc. we shall see! i had debilitating nausea and vomiting for several months with both of my sons.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-26-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By javilu
yes, you can get pregnant having sex 3-4 days...

yes, you can get pregnant having sex 3-4 days before O, if the conditions are right.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-26-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By javilu
i see it!

i see it!
Forum: Family Planning   03-17-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By javilu
I was on it for a couple years before TTC. LOVED...

I was on it for a couple years before TTC. LOVED it!
Forum: Family Planning   03-17-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,479
Posted By javilu
Ecological breastfeeding spaced my kids just...

Ecological breastfeeding spaced my kids just under 29 months apart.
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-16-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By javilu
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: Childbirth Educators   03-16-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By javilu
Ah, nevermind - I am not going through BAI after...

Ah, nevermind - I am not going through BAI after all. I cannot attend any births at this time in my life (no childcare besides my husband, so I can't do anything "on-call"), so I will be going...
Forum: Childbirth Educators   03-15-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By javilu
I am likely going to do doula & breastfeeding...

I am likely going to do doula & breastfeeding certs thru CBI, starting late summer or early fall. Right now, I'm signing up for PP doula & CBE courses through BAI. Hi!
Forum: California, Nevada   03-15-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By javilu
dr fields (yosemite pediatrics) hasn't batted an...

dr fields (yosemite pediatrics) hasn't batted an eye at our non-vaxing.
Forum: Birth Professionals   03-15-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By javilu
hello! i am very interested in doing online...

hello!

i am very interested in doing online certifications in postpartum doula training, childbirth education (my highest priority), and potentially a breastfeeding educator program. i would like...
Forum: California, Nevada   10-30-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By javilu
Hi!! I know this thread is old, but I'm a...

Hi!! I know this thread is old, but I'm a new-to-Fresno SAHM with a toddler and a young baby. I would LOVE to meet-up for playdates for my toddler. I'm also interested in finding a friend to walk...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   08-07-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 2,404
Posted By javilu
Erica - what a beautiful baby! We're living...

Erica - what a beautiful baby!

We're living in Fresno now. When I have a chance, I will PM you, to get an insider's scoop on the area!

Congrats again!
Forum: July 2011   07-31-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,759
Posted By javilu
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by javilu http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1287197/birth-predictions#post_16136507)

Baby's sex...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   07-30-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 2,404
Posted By javilu
i am posting from my phone, so this'll be brief...

i am posting from my phone, so this'll be brief (as usual).

my rainbow boy is one week old today. he was born at 39w4d (like his big brother), in an intense waterbirth (unlike his brother, born...
Forum: July 2011   07-21-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,914
Posted By javilu
i'm still waiting. EDD is 7/26, but my first...

i'm still waiting. EDD is 7/26, but my first baby was born three days "early," so this newbaby has two days to go if he follows suit.

i am feeling pretty at-capacity. today i had some waves of...
Forum: July 2011   07-15-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By javilu
i went through a month or two of major nursing...

i went through a month or two of major nursing annoyance/resentment, but it seems to be easing up these past few weeks, even though i have noticed a lot more nipple pain when he latches on at first....
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