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Forum: October 2017 Due Date Club   04-09-2017, 05:29 PM
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Views: 254
Posted By quantumleap
Weekly Thread 4/7 - 4/13

Late on the "week", but here we are. We just got back from a weekend with the in laws. We told them about the baby, and they were excited. :) One of my sisters in law was not there, and we told her...
Forum: October 2017 Due Date Club   04-03-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By quantumleap
Hunh. Magnesium, hey? I've been very sporadically...

Hunh. Magnesium, hey? I've been very sporadically supplementing myself recently, but will try to be more consistent and see how it goes. I've only had restless legs a handful of times in my life, but...
Forum: October 2017 Due Date Club   04-03-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By quantumleap
Is anyone on here still breastfeeding a kiddo? My...

Is anyone on here still breastfeeding a kiddo? My supply drops around 6 weeks, and the nipple sensitivity makes me want to scream, but my kids always seem to just get more determined to keep at it as...
Forum: October 2017 Due Date Club   04-03-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By quantumleap
Bahahaha. I haven't told them yet either! We have...

Bahahaha. I haven't told them yet either! We have to tell my in laws this weekend, because we'll be seeing them and, well, at this point, there is no disguising the issue. Which, I guess, means I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-01-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By quantumleap
Congratulations on the pregnancy! I agree with...

Congratulations on the pregnancy! I agree with the above who said to call the clinic asap. In many places, if you don't call the second you pee on the stick, you can't get in. Wanting a homebirth...
Forum: October 2017 Due Date Club   03-30-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By quantumleap
Weekly Thread 3/30-4/6

Hey, I'm being optimistic about number of members/posts. :)
Also, the wide world doesn't yet know about this baby, but I have to share somewhere - I HEARD THE KIDDO'S HEARTBEAT!!!! 10 weeks today,...
Forum: October 2017 Due Date Club   03-29-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By quantumleap
Hunh. At 12 weeks you should be just able to feel...

Hunh. At 12 weeks you should be just able to feel the uterus at the pelvic bone, just sort of popping up, or even just level with. 18-20 weeks is at the umbilicus, depending on who you read/ask. Your...
Forum: October 2017 Due Date Club   03-28-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By quantumleap
We're only expecting #4...

We're only expecting #4 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) , but the way people react, you'd think it was #12...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   03-28-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By quantumleap
I can't help you with names, but midwives,...

I can't help you with names, but midwives, especially unlicensed midwives, put their butts (and their homes, families, futures...) on the line every time they attend a birth. Any midwife you would...
Forum: October 2017 Due Date Club   03-22-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By quantumleap
Telling?

Any fun ideas? How do you plan to do it? Have you already?! We told our eldest, and she drew an awesome picture and had me stick it to my belly in order to tell our two boys. It was a hilariously...
Forum: October 2017 Due Date Club   03-05-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By quantumleap
Hi all. Seems like most of you are in CA? Kinda...

Hi all. Seems like most of you are in CA? Kinda cool. :) I'm in the other CA (Canada).
EDD is 10/26. My first was born on her EDD, and each baby after that was born a week earlier. We'll see if the...
Forum: October 2017 Due Date Club   03-05-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By quantumleap
Twins! EEeek! How do you feel about that? I can...

Twins! EEeek! How do you feel about that? I can imagine it must be a gamut of emotions! Was it surprising to find out, or did you have a suspicion? Congratulations!
Forum: Single Parenting   07-11-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 799
Posted By quantumleap
Homeschooling?

We have homeschooled our children until this year, when I put them in public school, primarily for language acquisition (we fail at OPOL!). It wasn't horrible, but homeschooling fits much better for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,290
Posted By quantumleap
I read this post when it first came out (on...

I read this post when it first came out (on Mothering.com, right?), and it definitely resonated. My sadness over the loss of the "village" though, has turned to frustration. If we all crave...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   08-05-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,560
Posted By quantumleap
Baby Boy born 8/4/15 at 10:15pm, at 38+5. 9lbs...

Baby Boy born 8/4/15 at 10:15pm, at 38+5. 9lbs 2oz, 20 1/4" We're still working on a name. <3
I took castor oil around 4pm, and it produced nothing in the way of castor oil-ness, other than dry...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   08-02-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,684
Posted By quantumleap
My SPD is WAY worse these past few days too. I'm...

My SPD is WAY worse these past few days too. I'm telling myself it is a sign, because it's the only good I can find in it! 38+3 today according to conception, 39 according to my doctor (WHY do they...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-30-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,335
Posted By quantumleap
My baby just UNdropped. Seriously. I've never...

My baby just UNdropped. Seriously. I've never even. He was low, not super low, but I could touch his head easily, vaginally. Sort of hard to get station on my own self, for me. But, low. And, I could...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-30-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,397
Posted By quantumleap
Taking them *with* the abx actually doesn`t work,...

Taking them *with* the abx actually doesn`t work, sadly. The antibiotics will kill the probiotics, and there's some evidence that the probiotics will make the antibiotics less effective (obviously...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-29-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,397
Posted By quantumleap
I was also shocked to test positive this time...

I was also shocked to test positive this time around! (3rd time, after 2 negatives) I had already been doing half of the gbs protocol because I've been trying to get rid of a yeast infection. Alas. I...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-23-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,684
Posted By quantumleap
I've always done epo too, but I read, this time,...

I've always done epo too, but I read, this time, that it's been shown to actually increase the length of labour, so, the end. For me. :P
I've been having prodromal labour for more than a week now....
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-23-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,335
Posted By quantumleap
Splashing Puddle, you are a wonder. Seriously. I...

Splashing Puddle, you are a wonder. Seriously. I am SO done, at 37 weeks, with a singleton. I keep thinking that surely you're going to birth those babies any second!
Prodromal labour is new for me...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-21-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,335
Posted By quantumleap
a library list is brilliant! I want to know what...

a library list is brilliant! I want to know what else you do!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-21-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,335
Posted By quantumleap
I'm so sorry. :( I don't think people realize how...

I'm so sorry. :( I don't think people realize how much this sort of thing means to the mother! It's not even all about the "stuff"!
We also literally got rid of everything. A shower would have been...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-21-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,335
Posted By quantumleap
I thought I was going to be posting a birth story...

I thought I was going to be posting a birth story on here, but, instead I'm just really tired and a bit discouraged! I'm only 37 weeks, and have not gone this "early" before, although I've also not...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-13-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,335
Posted By quantumleap
Is this something your midwife could discuss with...

Is this something your midwife could discuss with you guys?
In my experience, many Drs/hospitals are really good at playing the fetal distress card, and there isn't a parent out there who would...
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