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Forum: Homebirth   09-12-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,223
Posted By Pippi L.
I gave birth to my first in a basement suite and...

I gave birth to my first in a basement suite and the owners upstairs definitely heard me. She thought it was great when I told her the baby had been born at home (we were going to tell them before...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-11-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By Pippi L.
Hehe -- my daughter does this, too. Sometimes it...

Hehe -- my daughter does this, too. Sometimes it makes me want to laugh. I usually give her a reason in simple language that she can understand similar to what you do. I'll repeat it maybe once....
Forum: September 2010   09-11-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By Pippi L.
Have had insomnia as well though it has gotten a...

Have had insomnia as well though it has gotten a bit better. July and the beginning of August were a nightmare. If I wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall back to sleep I try a warm...
Forum: September 2010   09-09-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 970
Posted By Pippi L.
Saturday is my due date. Every time some asks...

Saturday is my due date. Every time some asks when I'm due and I tell them I get a look or a comment -- except from my BIL. It's his birthday so he's cheering for the 11th.
Forum: September 2010   09-08-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By Pippi L.
What a roller coaster ride! I'm so glad to hear...

What a roller coaster ride! I'm so glad to hear he's doing better! He's lucky to have such a perceptive mother!
Forum: September 2010   09-08-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 164
Posted By Pippi L.
I'm soo jealous! Mint chocolate chip is my...

I'm soo jealous! Mint chocolate chip is my favorite. I almost made my husband go to the ice cream shop the other night at 9pm to get me some...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-08-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,742
Posted By Pippi L.
No!!! My midwife told me to ignore the...

No!!! My midwife told me to ignore the instructions because they were so overboard. She said a full bladder would be fine -- just drink enough water to feel it's full and don't go the washroom. I...
Forum: September 2010   09-07-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 164
Posted By Pippi L.
I had one Sunday. My toddler keeping me up for...

I had one Sunday. My toddler keeping me up for three hours the night before was probably the cause. Today I feel better. But I still think I'm going to find an excuse to go to the grocery store for...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   09-07-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By Pippi L.
I was an exchange student when I was 16! I'm...

I was an exchange student when I was 16! I'm still in touch with my family and if I have a boy (I'm due in 5 days) I'm naming him after my host dad.

We had some rough times but we got through...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-05-2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,333
Posted By Pippi L.
Yep. We're very matter a fact in our family and...

Yep. We're very matter a fact in our family and it came up pretty early. She's seen birth videos and will have the option of being around when the baby is born. To her it's just part of life.
Forum: Vaccinations   09-03-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By Pippi L.
Nope. I don't do flu shots and I'm a teacher. I...

Nope. I don't do flu shots and I'm a teacher. I think I've gotten the flu one time but it may have just been a really bad cold. I eat healthy, take cod liver oil, get plenty of sun in the summer...
Forum: September 2010   09-03-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
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Views: 541
Posted By Pippi L.
How frustrating! My fingers are crossed that the...

How frustrating! My fingers are crossed that the baby will come quickly and easily very, very soon.
Forum: September 2010   09-02-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,763
Posted By Pippi L.
Wow, Coopersmommy! That is unreal! Are we...

Wow, Coopersmommy! That is unreal! Are we supposed to ignore our kids so they're prepared to have a sibling? That just doesn't make sense! What was that woman thinking?
Forum: September 2010   09-02-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By Pippi L.
Yep. We have drops this time. Last time we got...

Yep. We have drops this time. Last time we got the shot because my daughter came before we got the drops. I'm still torn about it because in general my philosophy is not to mess with the body's...
Forum: September 2010   09-02-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,763
Posted By Pippi L.
I got a lot comments about how it must be SO...

I got a lot comments about how it must be SO DIFFICULT to be so pregnant in the heat. They were meant in kindness but 1) it got kind of old and 2) I live in VANCOUVER!!! It's not hot here. It was 26...
Forum: September 2010   09-02-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Pippi L.
Congratulations!! It's wonderful that...

Congratulations!! It's wonderful that breastfeeding is going better today.
Forum: September 2010   09-02-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 974
Posted By Pippi L.
At the PNE (our version of a State Fair) or in...

At the PNE (our version of a State Fair) or in front of an elementary school class. I'm so glad I don't have to go back to work next week!
Forum: September 2010   08-31-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,703
Posted By Pippi L.
Congratulations!! He's so beautiful and chubby!!

Congratulations!! He's so beautiful and chubby!!
Forum: September 2010   08-31-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,462
Posted By Pippi L.
My midwives have it on their list of things to...

My midwives have it on their list of things to have for after the birth. It's safe.
Forum: September 2010   08-31-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By Pippi L.
I did -- I'd wake up in the middle of the night...

I did -- I'd wake up in the middle of the night and have to change my shirt because it was soaked. This time, though, I have a nursing toddler so there's no leaking.

I'm sure it's normal whether...
Forum: September 2010   08-28-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Pippi L.
No inversions -- so don't go upsidedown...

No inversions -- so don't go upsidedown http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Pretty easy to follow. If you do yoga stay away from down dog!

And congratulations! That's...
Forum: September 2010   08-27-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 693
Posted By Pippi L.
It doesn't hurt to ask! I might mention how your...

It doesn't hurt to ask! I might mention how your doctor stripped your membranes without telling you and how uncomfortable you feel being in his care. Maybe she'd have extra sympathy...
Forum: September 2010   08-26-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,344
Posted By Pippi L.
I'd say that's definitely your water! Good luck!...

I'd say that's definitely your water! Good luck! I hope it goes well and we're all looking forward to news of your little one!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-26-2010, 03:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By Pippi L.
I'm so glad things are looking up! The last...

I'm so glad things are looking up! The last thing anyone needs at this point in a pregnancy is drama with birth team. I hope you go into true labor soon and that it's fast and uncomplicated!
Forum: September 2010   08-26-2010, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Pippi L.
So the baby hasn't been moving as much the last...

So the baby hasn't been moving as much the last couple of days and it started to worry me a bit as I was falling asleep. I thought I would give it a few pokes just to check in. Sure enough, it is...
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