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Forum: Diapering   07-09-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By MommaCrystal
Coming back to CD's after a long time away.... help!

I CD'd my older 3 children for over 6 years successfully. We never had an issue. In our front loader, super efficient washer I would use do a cold rinse, a hot wash with about a tablespoon of...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   03-17-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 580
Posted By MommaCrystal
Well we are plant based (no animal products)......

Well we are plant based (no animal products)... so... my menu might look a bit different. 
 
For breakfast I had a green salad with some fruit tossed in and a bowl of hot rolled oats.  Plus OJ and...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   03-10-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 1,718
Posted By MommaCrystal
Popping in. I'm still here. 19+ weeks. I'm...

Popping in. I'm still here. 19+ weeks. I'm struggling to embrace and enjoy this pregnancy. I started another thread about that so as to hijack this one. I have full placenta previa and they couldn't...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   03-09-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By MommaCrystal
Hi ladies, I had an ectopic in July.  You all...

Hi ladies,
I had an ectopic in July.  You all know how that feels.  I won't go into it.  I'm not 19 weeks plus and I'm STRUGGLING!  I mostly ignore the fact that I'm pregnant which is truthfully...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   02-25-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14
Posted By MommaCrystal
My obsession this pregnancy is tomato...

My obsession this pregnancy is tomato sandwiches.  Some sliced tomatoes, onion, spinach, a little horseradish and/or hummus.  Oh and basil, can't forget that!  
 
PERFECT! 
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   02-22-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 30
Posted By MommaCrystal
You could always just put your mattress on the...

You could always just put your mattress on the floor.  Lots of families do that. 
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   02-10-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 1,718
Posted By MommaCrystal
So my due date for my baby that I lost this...

So my due date for my baby that I lost this summer is next week.  My Facebook newsfeed is filling up with pictures of babies being born to the moms who were all due with me.  I have probably a dozen...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   02-05-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,100
Posted By MommaCrystal
Belly Pictures!

Ladies the program I'm using is online and available to anyone.  It is SO easy to do too!  http://thetummyteam.com/  It does come with a price but you see my results in just 9 days, and I've seen...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-05-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By MommaCrystal
I'm sorry but how do you say the first name?

I'm sorry but how do you say the first name?
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   02-03-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 1,718
Posted By MommaCrystal
@monkeyscience...

@monkeyscience (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/101702/monkeyscience) I have felt EXACTLY the same way!  My mother has bought/made me things with that indicate I have 3 kids or their...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   02-02-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,100
Posted By MommaCrystal
Belly Pictures!

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/323354/width/500/height/700 (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/323354/width/500/height/700)
The photo on the LEFT was done...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   01-25-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
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Views: 12
Posted By MommaCrystal
I only skimmed but didn't see this mentioned....

I only skimmed but didn't see this mentioned.  Do not forget, next year you will have 2 new dependents when you fill out your tax forms.  I believe that will be $2,000 per child or $4,000 for the...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   01-20-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 752
Posted By MommaCrystal
I totally lost this thread when we moved to...

I totally lost this thread when we moved to January.  Need to catch up! Still doing well here.  I'll be crossing over into the 2nd trimester this week and heading to my very first midwife...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   01-20-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By MommaCrystal
I've started doing a little winter hiking with...

I've started doing a little winter hiking with my kiddos.  Easy stuff.  We are all enjoying it. (Ages 3,6, and 8).
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   01-17-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 34
Posted By MommaCrystal
Yeah smidge! Isn't that the best? Anyone...

Yeah smidge! Isn't that the best?

Anyone else feel like ever day and ever week is a victory? I've made it to twelve weeks, http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   01-13-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 34
Posted By MommaCrystal
Glad to see pretty much all positive updates!...

Glad to see pretty much all positive updates!  Hooray!
 
I've had no more spotting at all!  Phew!  I haven't tried the doppler and I won't for a few days.  Give that thing a rest!
 
Here's my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-12-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By MommaCrystal
Hooray!  Great update!

Hooray!  Great update!
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   01-12-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 17
Posted By MommaCrystal
I spent some time with my Mother-In-Law...

I spent some time with my Mother-In-Law yesterday.  Now just to be clear... SHE didn't make the announcement.  It was the bride's mother who did, but she found out from my MIL.  My MIL also told ALL...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   01-12-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 34
Posted By MommaCrystal
Hey ladies!  @Smidge...

Hey ladies!  @Smidge (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/90290/Smidge) I'm glad you are starting to feel better!  Still true a few days later?
 
@Margo Nelson...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   01-12-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,100
Posted By MommaCrystal
Belly Pictures!

This was me today at 11 weeks 4 days.  Baby pregnancy number 4, baby number 5.  It seems no one dare ask me if I'm pregnant.  I had a loss this past summer and I think everyone is afraid of me or...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   01-12-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 19
Posted By MommaCrystal
I never do before birth but I think it is common...

I never do before birth but I think it is common for many women.  Just a sign our bodies are doing what they should!
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   01-06-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 157
Posted By MommaCrystal
@lucky#7...

@lucky#7 (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/140563/lucky-7) I don't have any words that will help but know that I prayed for you. 
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   01-06-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 17
Posted By MommaCrystal
I am 10 weeks pregnant.  Up until this point we...

I am 10 weeks pregnant.  Up until this point we had only told a VERY VERY SELECT group of people that I am pregnant. I had a loss in July.  This isn't something I wanted broadcasted yet.
 
My...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   01-06-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 34
Posted By MommaCrystal
@Margo Nelson...

@Margo Nelson (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/208315/Margo-Nelson) thank you for your reply.  It made me feel so much better.  I'm also feeling so many of the same things.
 
  I haven't...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   01-03-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 1,851
Posted By MommaCrystal
@taichimom...

@taichimom (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/232036/taichimom) I rented a doppler from Babybeat.  It is staticky as I slide around of course but not really once I stop and hold still.  Yes, 2nd...
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