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Forum: January 2011   01-31-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By thebeljur
The placenta is steamed first because it...

The placenta is steamed first because it follows USDA guidelines to safely prepare and dehydrate meat.  Steaming it first heats the "meat" (placenta) to 160 °F and assures that any bacteria present...
Forum: January 2011   01-25-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By thebeljur
Welcome to my William Pierce!   January...

Welcome to my William Pierce!
 

January 15 @ 11:18 p.m. (his due date)
 

9 lb. 10 oz.
 

20 3/4"
Forum: January 2011   01-15-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By thebeljur
Well, I guess something DID happen -- lol! ...

Well, I guess something DID happen -- lol!  Congratulations!  How did you handle being unassisted?  What was it like?  Enjoy your new baby, mama!
Forum: January 2011   01-15-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By thebeljur
Well, I don't really "know" you...

Well, I don't really "know" you http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif, but congratulations!  Welcome, Hanna Clare -- such a sweet name!  I'd love to read the birth story.  I heart home...
Forum: January 2011   01-15-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,637
Posted By thebeljur
There are no words, mama.  I am so sorry for...

There are no words, mama.  I am so sorry for your loss.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/candle.gif
Forum: January 2011   01-15-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By thebeljur
I'd say your body is definitely gearing up, and...

I'd say your body is definitely gearing up, and it will probably be soon.  (What "soon" means, though, can be difficult to predict!)  Bloody show is a great sign, though, that it's close.  I agree,...
Forum: January 2011   01-15-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By thebeljur
Welcome, Caroline!  I'm sorry you had to wait to...

Welcome, Caroline!  I'm sorry you had to wait to push -- I can't imagine!  Would love to read the birth story if you write it.  Enjoy, mama!
Forum: January 2011   01-14-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By thebeljur
Congratulations!  Oohhh, I would have begged...

Congratulations!  Oohhh, I would have begged them to fudge the birth time -- hehe.  Can't wait to hear your birth story, mama! 
Forum: January 2011   01-14-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By thebeljur
Congratulations, mama, what a fantastic...

Congratulations, mama, what a fantastic anniversary present!  Welcome, Yrsa!  Looking forward to the birth story. 
Forum: January 2011   01-14-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By thebeljur
Well?  Anything happen? ...

Well?  Anything happen?  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: January 2011   01-13-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By thebeljur
Congratulations!  Thanks for sharing your...

Congratulations!  Thanks for sharing your story.  It sounds like it was quite an intense birth this time! 
 
Enjoy baby #4, mama!
Forum: January 2011   01-13-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By thebeljur
Congratulations, mama!  I admire you for going...

Congratulations, mama!  I admire you for going drug free with pitocin.  I've heard that makes labor extra painful, so I'm sure it was challenging!  I don't know the effects of being born with one...
Forum: January 2011   01-13-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By thebeljur
I previously posted my link for doing it...

I previously posted my link for doing it yourself if anyone is looking for instructions: http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1285995/placenta-encapsulation 
 
I do it for mothers in my...
Forum: January 2011   01-13-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By thebeljur
Awww, hooray, I'm so happy for you!  I can't...

Awww, hooray, I'm so happy for you!  I can't wait to read the birth story (so frustrating for you that it accidentally got deleted -- urgh!). 
Welcome, Gavin! ...
Forum: January 2011   01-13-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By thebeljur
I think it will be really soon for you, mama. ...

I think it will be really soon for you, mama.  Keep us posted!
Forum: January 2011   01-12-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By thebeljur
Congratulations!  I like that name Corbin.  I...

Congratulations!  I like that name Corbin.  I was just watching The 5th Element the other day and said, "Corbin is a neat name."  Can't wait to read the birth story!
Forum: January 2011   01-12-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,780
Posted By thebeljur
Still pregnant, but my "due date" isn't until...

Still pregnant, but my "due date" isn't until 1/15 anyway.  I've been walking around 6 cm dilated and 100% effaced for a while, but showing no signs of...
Forum: January 2011   01-12-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By thebeljur
Congratulations, mama!  Take it easy and enjoy...

Congratulations, mama!  Take it easy and enjoy your new daughter.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif
Forum: Birth Stories   01-11-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By thebeljur
Congratulations, mama, and welcome, Elliott! ...

Congratulations, mama, and welcome, Elliott!  Thank you for sharing the story -- an amazing home birth! 
 
I'm sad that there's a crummy part to your experience all because of an outside force. ...
Forum: January 2011   01-11-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By thebeljur
Awww, congratulations on your VBAC!  Can't wait...

Awww, congratulations on your VBAC!  Can't wait to read the story!
Forum: January 2011   01-11-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By thebeljur
Welcome, Henry and congratulations, mama!  Too...

Welcome, Henry and congratulations, mama!  Too bad he wasn't born a half hour earlier -- 11:11 a.m.http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif  I hope your and his recoveries are smooth...
Forum: January 2011   01-11-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By thebeljur
Wow, that is quite a story, mama!  It sounded...

Wow, that is quite a story, mama!  It sounded like a scene from a movie -- I can't even imagine.  I hope you're able to process the loss of the birth you wanted and embrace your reality.  You have...
Forum: January 2011   01-11-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By thebeljur
Wowzers -- can't wait to hear the whole story!  ...

Wowzers -- can't wait to hear the whole story! 
 
Congratulations and welcome baby!
Forum: Homebirth   01-10-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,220
Posted By thebeljur
I feel like a bad mom, but I honestly can't...

I feel like a bad mom, but I honestly can't remember when I've taken each child in? http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shy.gif I want to say it was a couple months after birth?  Maybe six...
Forum: January 2011   01-10-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By thebeljur
Hmmmm...I don't know.  I wonder if it's because...

Hmmmm...I don't know.  I wonder if it's because it was a VBAC?  My recoveries have all gotten easier and faster with subsequent births.  And my births are all fast, so that hasn't made recovery more...
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