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Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-08-2012, 01:26 PM
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Views: 4,593
Posted By gardenofsimple
My middle son did this. We would block off the...

My middle son did this. We would block off the living room, lay on the floor and let him play while we dozed. We would trade nights so one of us slept soundly in bed, the other lightly downstairs.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-08-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,120
Posted By gardenofsimple
I haven't posted much on mothering.com since my...

I haven't posted much on mothering.com since my youngest was born last year. So I'm not sure if this is the appropriate forum, but I'm losing my damn mind and I think everyone else I know might stab...
Forum: July 2011   09-13-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By gardenofsimple
Thanks ladies :)

Thanks ladies :)
Forum: Birth Stories   09-12-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,100
Posted By gardenofsimple
oh, the updated pics on page 2 - my goodness!...

oh, the updated pics on page 2 - my goodness! your birth is soooo beautiful and then it looks so scary for you :( I can't even imagine what a wild ride of emotions that was!
Forum: Birth Stories   09-12-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,100
Posted By gardenofsimple
what a beautiful story! Your birth sounded...

what a beautiful story! Your birth sounded absolutely amazing. He is so beautiful in that picture. Good luck to you all!
Forum: July 2011   09-12-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,822
Posted By gardenofsimple
ha - I was WAY off!   Quote:Originally...

ha - I was WAY off!
 
Quote:Originally Posted by gardenofsimple http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: July 2011   09-12-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By gardenofsimple
We decided to go ahead and do meds for reflux....

We decided to go ahead and do meds for reflux. We were all miserable and for about a month being his mama was no fun. I hated every second he was awake cause he just screamed.

The meds have...
Forum: July 2011   09-12-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By gardenofsimple
Hope it's ok to post a link to my birth story...

Hope it's ok to post a link to my birth story http://moonlithill.blogspot.com/2011/07/about-boy.html

The short version is that he was born a week and a half early, weighing 10lbs 7oz and we named...
Forum: July 2011   06-07-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By gardenofsimple
I'm due 7/2 and don't tend to go early (2 days...

I'm due 7/2 and don't tend to go early (2 days over with my oldest and right on the due date with my youngest) - BUT, my body has definitely been getting ready the last week or so and I'm beginning...
Forum: July 2011   06-07-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By gardenofsimple
good luck! keep us posted!

good luck! keep us posted!
Forum: July 2011   06-03-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By gardenofsimple
I'm in a tremendous amount of pain right now...

I'm in a tremendous amount of pain right now too. A ton of pelvic pressure and an excruciating backache - it might be worse than when my last one was on my sciatic nerve!

Yep, it hurts to just...
Forum: July 2011   06-03-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By gardenofsimple
One of the kiddos left our full size freezer...

One of the kiddos left our full size freezer door open last week and 1/2 our food thawed. I was forced to spend about 5 hours cooking up chickens and sausages. Now I have a lot of diced and sliced...
Forum: July 2011   06-03-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By gardenofsimple
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by SuburbanHippie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1315731/losing-it-big-time#post_16479299)  I...
Forum: July 2011   06-03-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By gardenofsimple
oh my goodness I so feel you! I called into work...

oh my goodness I so feel you! I called into work yesterday and slept half the day away. Then I got enough energy (finally!) to get my room really cleaned out and ready.

I still have meals to...
Forum: July 2011   05-31-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,822
Posted By gardenofsimple
It's awfully close for me to be doing this now,...

It's awfully close for me to be doing this now, but I'm going to anyway ;D

 
Baby's gender
Guess- Boy (actual guess before sono - promise!)
Actual- Boy (per sono)
 
Baby's birth date and...
Forum: July 2011   05-31-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By gardenofsimple
Kelly, I'm so sorry about your dog! I...

Kelly, I'm so sorry about your dog!


I wish nesting would kick in. I have SO MUCH to get done!

Also, I've totally jumped on the "you're not making it to July 2nd" bandwagon that everyone has...
Forum: July 2011   05-31-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By gardenofsimple
I've had two days of quite a bit of mucous in...

I've had two days of quite a bit of mucous in the last week. It can come out in pieces over the course of a few weeks.

When I lost it with my last one, it was pretty much all at once and labor...
Forum: July 2011   05-26-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By gardenofsimple
I'm almost 35 weeks and it seems sooooo far away...

I'm almost 35 weeks and it seems sooooo far away to me, lol! Nesting has sort of kicked in, but only as much as scowling at the mess and things that need to be done. Not very much in the way of...
Forum: July 2011   05-26-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By gardenofsimple
oh my goodness - I'm so glad I'm not alone!...

oh my goodness - I'm so glad I'm not alone! haha!

I feel like I can't complain at home, because my oh-so-understanding husband pulls the "you wanted another baby" crap with me. :/

I've heard...
Forum: July 2011   05-26-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By gardenofsimple
I always swore if I ever got pregnant again, I...

I always swore if I ever got pregnant again, I wouldn't whine or complain. I would enjoy it. And I mostly have. I feel pretty darn good until about a week and a half ago.

Now I'm done, thanks.
...
Forum: July 2011   05-26-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By gardenofsimple
3 or 4 on a good night. 10+ on a bad night.

3 or 4 on a good night. 10+ on a bad night.
Forum: July 2011   05-19-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,715
Posted By gardenofsimple
 I'm 5'3 and before my youngest I weighed...


I'm 5'3 and before my youngest I weighed around 115 (and he was 10.12 - I also gained 80 lbs!)
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Forum: July 2011   05-19-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,715
Posted By gardenofsimple
I'm measuring 4 weeks ahead too. I have a sono...

I'm measuring 4 weeks ahead too. I have a sono today to check on a CPC and also LGA. I'm not at all worried about measuring large - I measured 2 weeks ahead with my oldest (8 lbs 12 oz) and 4 weeks...
Forum: July 2011   05-15-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By gardenofsimple
With my first I went 15 hours (4 cm, 2 minute...

With my first I went 15 hours (4 cm, 2 minute contractions - no progress) before I got an epidural. He was born 12 hours later.

I wanted to go natural the second time. His labor was only 5 hours,...
Forum: July 2011   05-15-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By gardenofsimple
I am currently 33 weeks, and feel like I've been...

I am currently 33 weeks, and feel like I've been carrying very low!

This is my 3rd pregnancy, but my last one was 8 years ago.

I feel like the baby is sitting VERY low, a lot of bladder and...
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