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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By 3surfboys
I've enjoyed reading everyone's responses so far...

I've enjoyed reading everyone's responses so far - and I agree with zjande that birth is a personal experience and for me there are differences with each birth. My first two were born in the...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By 3surfboys
Just found out today we are having a girl! This...

Just found out today we are having a girl! This means I have followed my mother's footsteps and will have 3 boys and 2 girls :smile: So exciting!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-21-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 532
Posted By 3surfboys
Hello! About 18 weeks here, and I'm not feeling...

Hello! About 18 weeks here, and I'm not feeling much baby movement yet either. I was told that the placenta is in the front and it will take longer. I had the fetal scan today and tried not to be...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 979
Posted By 3surfboys
I haven't felt much movement at all and I'm 17...

I haven't felt much movement at all and I'm 17 weeks now. I was told that my placenta is in the front and that will make it hard to feel movement. When my midwife checked for the heartbeat last...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-15-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 979
Posted By 3surfboys
wow! so exciting to hear about all the girls! ...

wow! so exciting to hear about all the girls! I'm kinda hoping this one will be a girl :) we won't know til next week though.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-12-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By 3surfboys
I have an home birth midwife who will give...

I have an home birth midwife who will give overdue mamas a "labor drink" that includes castor oil and other ingredients it is very effective. Hopefully you have started labor or birthed your baby by...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-12-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By 3surfboys
I think my 2yo dd is ready to wean, yippee! I...

I think my 2yo dd is ready to wean, yippee! I never rush my babies from the breast - ds3 was almost 4yo when he stopped. But now at 17 weeks pg, I'm really ready for her to stop. I try pairing...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-11-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 430
Posted By 3surfboys
for my first 3 pregnancies, I only had an...

for my first 3 pregnancies, I only had an ultrasound at 20 weeks for the fetal scan (plus doppler checks at appointments if we are counting those). #4...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-10-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 547
Posted By 3surfboys
we have always found out the gender - we like to...

we have always found out the gender - we like to pick the name and start calling the baby by its name before birth. This is the first time that I have a strong desire for a particular gender (hoping...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-10-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By 3surfboys
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-09-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 127
Posted By 3surfboys
hey there - sorry I can't help out with the...

hey there - sorry I can't help out with the co-leader position, just too crazy busy with 4 kiddos and working full time.
But, I thought this might be a place to ask a question. I find it hard to...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-05-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By 3surfboys
Hugs Galatea, I think it does sound like PTSD -...

Hugs Galatea,
I think it does sound like PTSD - similar to mamas who have traumatic births, even though there is a healthy baby (positive outcome?), it can cause nightmares, etc. and require some...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-04-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 37
Posted By 3surfboys
true, I don't sleep great on air mattresses...

true, I don't sleep great on air mattresses either. My dh loves sleeping on a cot - I might have to give it try.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-04-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 471
Posted By 3surfboys
I agree with Chapsie - after baby #1, I realized...

I agree with Chapsie - after baby #1, I realized I didn't need so much of the gear that I was given - we even gave away the crib and never used one for babies 2, 3, 4. I do like having a moses...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-04-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 37
Posted By 3surfboys
I will finally have my first appt with my midwife...

I will finally have my first appt with my midwife on Tuesday - it has taken forever to get here! I don't recall that she made me wait to almost 16 weeks with my other pregnancies, I think she must...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-01-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 504
Posted By 3surfboys
so so happy to hear this wonderful update!! And...

so so happy to hear this wonderful update!! And I'm very sorry that you had to go through this experience :(
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-24-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 23
Posted By 3surfboys
I am still nursing my daughter who will be 2 next...

I am still nursing my daughter who will be 2 next week, but have been gently encouraging weaning even prior to getting pregnant. I'm a huge extended breastfeeding advocate, and my third child was...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-23-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 234
Posted By 3surfboys
walking and yoga is my plan for this pregnancy. ...

walking and yoga is my plan for this pregnancy. I'm trying not throw out my back when lifting my 2 year old, so picking her up is a workout in itself! LOL
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-23-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 504
Posted By 3surfboys
I'm sorry! I'm sending you peaceful thoughts,...

I'm sorry! I'm sending you peaceful thoughts, especially with getting through all your family events.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-20-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 19,777
Posted By 3surfboys
hey CaritasRainbow - gosh, I'm sorry you don't...

hey CaritasRainbow -
gosh, I'm sorry you don't have acess to a home birth midwife. I'm in neighboring VA and have a wonderful midwife who works with families who can't afford her services. 2 of my...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-19-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 30
Posted By 3surfboys
This is the pregnancy tea I order and drink in...

This is the pregnancy tea I order and drink in large quantities (like all day long) in the second half of my pregnancy:...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-18-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 30
Posted By 3surfboys
hey mamas! NaturallyMo - yikes! so scary! ...

hey mamas!

NaturallyMo - yikes! so scary! I'm glad everything turned out okay.... I guess you and dh will need to find other creative ways to be intimate ;)

I'm now 13 weeks, and my symptoms...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-12-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12
Posted By 3surfboys
she did actually - she used midwives in the...

she did actually - she used midwives in the hospital with no pain meds. She had retained a part of the placenta that caused her to hemorrhage. In talking it through with my midwife, we decided my...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-10-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12
Posted By 3surfboys
hey everyone, so have the signature lines...

hey everyone,

so have the signature lines disappeared for everyone or is it just me? I find that info helpful :(
I think I am finally over the hump with nausea and fatigue. After feeling...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   06-10-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8
Posted By 3surfboys
so I decided to call before they closed yesterday...

so I decided to call before they closed yesterday and I'm sooooo glad that I did! When they put me on hold and a doctor came back on the line, I was nervous. I was expecting a call back from a...
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