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Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-25-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,199
Posted By StephandOwen
Thanks for the thoughts! I took a test this...

Thanks for the thoughts! I took a test this morning- bfn. Dh and I dtd this morning and then I had the tiniest of spotting again but that's it since Saturdays tiny spotting. Who knows. No matter...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-23-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,199
Posted By StephandOwen
Question for you who might know- DS is 14 months...

Question for you who might know- DS is 14 months old and I still haven't had PPAF. I started keeping a loose eye on cm on December 6th. On the 14th it was EWCM, I believe. We did BD that day. On...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-26-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,598
Posted By StephandOwen
If you use an expired cheapy internet test and...

If you use an expired cheapy internet test and the control line comes up, can you consider it accurate? I have a bunch of cheapies I got when TTC my second ds (got pregnant on the first try so...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-16-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,598
Posted By StephandOwen
Congrats Skycheattraffic!!!!!    I went to...

Congrats Skycheattraffic!!!!! 
 
I went to my OB for my annual and pap today. I absolutely love this guy. He's so crass in some ways that I think a lot of women would be turned off and would...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-12-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,598
Posted By StephandOwen
StephandOwen- Waiting to catch first PP egg- 13...

StephandOwen- Waiting to catch first PP egg- 13 month old (tomorrow) ds
 
Could you please add me? I think I might hang around here a little bit. My little one turns 13 months tomorrow. He still...
Forum: Family Safety   04-04-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By StephandOwen
Sorry, I should have mentioned- ds1 has autism....

Sorry, I should have mentioned- ds1 has autism. He is doing better now, but went through a phase of trying to unbuckle constantly and trying to jump out if the car (when he was 5-6). He has been...
Forum: Family Safety   04-04-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By StephandOwen
DS1's Regent is expiring next month so I'm...

DS1's Regent is expiring next month so I'm getting ready to play the carseat shuffle.
 
In my car I will get rid of the Regent and move his Frontier (harnessed) in (currently that one is in dh's...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-17-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By StephandOwen
I only pump if I know the bottle will be needed....

I only pump if I know the bottle will be needed. With ds1 I had oversupply and pumped all the time (was a sahm) and he used very little of it (i did give it to my sister to feed her son bc she had...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-16-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 798
Posted By StephandOwen
Our families knew we were going to be getting...

Our families knew we were going to be getting married (they even knew when and where) but we were completely alone for our wedding. DH and I flew out to the Virgin Islands and got married on a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-11-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,425
Posted By StephandOwen
Before I got done reading the whole post I was...

Before I got done reading the whole post I was thinking to myself "would you let your ds bathe in the same water one of the other kids bathed in?" and then you answered it. So, I think you have your...
Forum: Allergies   03-08-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By StephandOwen
Do you have any ideas what she might be reacting...

Do you have any ideas what she might be reacting to? If you do, I would take out all those foods immediately. Start a food diary as well. Wait a couple weeks and see if there is any improvements....
Forum: Allergies   03-06-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By StephandOwen
UPDATE!   I ended up taking out chocolate...

UPDATE!
 
I ended up taking out chocolate and it helped a little, but not completely. His rash was still covering his head and there was on and off mucous in his poop. So I decided to take out all...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-06-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 975
Posted By StephandOwen
Hmmmm.... okay, thinking I will take the "smile...

Hmmmm.... okay, thinking I will take the "smile and ignore" approach while dressing the baby in too-short pants and no shoes every time we see MIL. LOL! Thanks for the thoughts everyone!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-04-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 975
Posted By StephandOwen
The december incident can be summed up as my dad...

The december incident can be summed up as my dad was in the hospital very very ill (less than 10% chance of survival when he first went in). DH and I (and our kids) went to be with my dad 2 states...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-04-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 513
Posted By StephandOwen
DH would have no clue what to get me unless I...

DH would have no clue what to get me unless I specifically wrote down EXACTLY what I wanted (along with a description of the packaging http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif). He means...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-04-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 975
Posted By StephandOwen
A little background.... MIL and I don't get...

A little background.... MIL and I don't get along. She stepped far over the line in December and I basically am done with her. I see her every once in awhile for my dh's sake, but I try to just keep...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-16-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,075
Posted By StephandOwen
What really helped you during labor?   ...

What really helped you during labor?
 
Having a focus spot. I kinda stumbled upon it and found if I stared at a specific spot on the floor I handled the contraction much better. I needed to start...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-14-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By StephandOwen
I just wanted to come back and thank everyone...

I just wanted to come back and thank everyone for the thoughts! I decided to switch gears and go into nursing. I talked to my adviser this morning and she worked out a path for me. Thankfully, 7 of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-14-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,138
Posted By StephandOwen
Both of my births were induced. My first I had...

Both of my births were induced. My first I had an epidural, my second I had no pain meds at all. First baby was 8lb 14oz and pushed less than 10 minutes, second was 8lb 12oz and pushed less than 5...
Forum: Allergies   02-12-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By StephandOwen
The mucousy poops started around 3 weeks old,...

The mucousy poops started around 3 weeks old, the same time the rash on his head started. I remember because we originally thought the rash on his head was caused by the soap we had used on him the...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-12-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 56,522
Posted By StephandOwen
OMGosh! How have I not seen this thread??   ...

OMGosh! How have I not seen this thread??
 
My MIL is the center of the universe and is a PITA to deal with. Unfortunately, we live about 5 minutes away from her so I don't even have a good excuse...
Forum: Allergies   02-12-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By StephandOwen
My younger ds is almost 4 months old. Breastfed...

My younger ds is almost 4 months old. Breastfed only at this point.
 
He's had mucous poops for almost his whole life, but we thought it was just from a stuffy nose that he gets on and off (he's...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-06-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By StephandOwen
I did this recently with my MIL (and, because of...

I did this recently with my MIL (and, because of the way their relationship is, with my FIL too). There's threads on here about my MIL and her craptastic behavior over the years. She thinks she's...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-31-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 2,283
Posted By StephandOwen
18 when I got pregnant with ds1 (19 when...

18 when I got pregnant with ds1 (19 when delivered). 27 when I had ds2. Might try for one more around 30.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-30-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,250
Posted By StephandOwen
I should clarify on the medical.... we use the...

I should clarify on the medical.... we use the fsa card to pay medical bills (and cross our fingers and pray that it gets us through the year). The money on the fsa card is taken out of dh's...
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