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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Today, 04:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,003
Posted By Chapsie
I understand what you are saying, Katelyn--...

I understand what you are saying, Katelyn-- that's how I feel about home birth in general (about not having fear and that I have to trust God). I think I have just seen too much (as a neonatal...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Today, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By Chapsie
I use hypnobabies, too. This will be my third...

I use hypnobabies, too. This will be my third hypnobabies birth (out of 4 births). I am planning another home water VBAC. If it can be pretty much identical to my last one, I'll be happy. :)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Today, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 267
Posted By Chapsie
hemorrhage is scary. I never had a postpartum...

hemorrhage is scary. I never had a postpartum hemorrhage, but I did hemorrhage after a miscarriage and lost over 2 L (half my blood volume). I had to do a lot of fear clearing and praying before my...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Today, 10:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,003
Posted By Chapsie
I would agree with the above. I have attended...

I would agree with the above. I have attended hundreds (its probably around 1100-1200 by now) births and have had three of my own, but my midwife brings such a calming presence with her that I can't...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Today, 09:34 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 452
Posted By Chapsie
We are due date buddies! I'm also due the 8th,...

We are due date buddies! I'm also due the 8th, but I usually go 8-9 days "late." :wink: welcome!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Today, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 267
Posted By Chapsie
zjande, an IHIP is a state regulation. I have to...

zjande, an IHIP is a state regulation. I have to send it into the district-- our learning goals/ resources and a statement saying we will school the equivalent of a public school year (in regards to...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,458
Posted By Chapsie
Yes, my last DDC (march 2013) was AMAZING and...

Yes, my last DDC (march 2013) was AMAZING and there is still a big chunk of us that are still somewhat active on Facebook. I have met two DDC members in real life and one of them I now consider one...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 07:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 437
Posted By Chapsie
I love Wyn! That is so pretty!

I love Wyn! That is so pretty!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Chapsie
Swan, Hi and Welcome! Katelyn started this...

Swan, Hi and Welcome! Katelyn started this awesome thread about home birth here:...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 06:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,458
Posted By Chapsie
LilyTiger, that's awesome!! My sister lives in...

LilyTiger, that's awesome!! My sister lives in Rochester. (we are just north of Buffalo).

After our babies are born, we should totally meet up for a "play date." :)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 267
Posted By Chapsie
Weekly Chat Thread 7/28-8/4

Can you believe it is almost AUGUST??? Where has the summer gone??

I had a nice weekend-- I didn't have to work (yay!) and I was able to go to a dancing for birth class and to a doula networking...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-26-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,458
Posted By Chapsie
A kitten?? WOW! My DH would is terribly...

A kitten?? WOW! My DH would is terribly allergic, so even though I love cats, we can't have one (unless he gets allergy shots I guess). What made him bring the kitty home? Was it a stray?


I...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-26-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By Chapsie
badwolf092087

badwolf092087
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-26-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 437
Posted By Chapsie
My kids all have Biblical place names. (Judah,...

My kids all have Biblical place names. (Judah, Galilee, Shiloh). I was going to name a boy Carsten Luke (Carsten is german for Christian). When we found out it was a girl, I was stumped.

I like...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By Chapsie
~*~*~*Spotlight on Badwolf092087*~*~*~

How did you meet your significant other?

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,458
Posted By Chapsie
All the Portland talk has gotten me curious about...

All the Portland talk has gotten me curious about where everyone else is from? In my last DDC, we had a bunch of people in the East, a bunch of people in the west, a few Canadians, and a couple of...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 248
Posted By Chapsie
DBurri Thanks for your intro! Glad to have you!!...

DBurri Thanks for your intro! Glad to have you!! What is your due date? I can add you to our roster! :)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Chapsie
thanks!!

thanks!!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 254
Posted By Chapsie
Ooh, I'll have to check out Cress! I wish...

Ooh, I'll have to check out Cress!

I wish I had more time to read!! My latest book wasn't YA, but a midwifery memoir by Carol Leonard (Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart). Before that, I finally...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,003
Posted By Chapsie
3surfboys-- I'd also love to see pics! A birth...

3surfboys-- I'd also love to see pics! A birth deck sounds wonderful!! Too bad our babies are coming in Winter, otherwise, I'd totally look into an outdoor birth!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By Chapsie
Try B12, vitamin D (4,000 + IUs a day), and look...

Try B12, vitamin D (4,000 + IUs a day), and look into Floradix liquid iron and herbs (you can buy on amazon) if your hemoglobin is a bit low. That stuff is AMAZING.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Chapsie
I was induced for oligiohydramnios with my first...

I was induced for oligiohydramnios with my first (against my will! I was sooooo disappointed to be induced!). The pit was so high that I felt I needed an epidural (which I really didn't want). He...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 452
Posted By Chapsie
Love your cows' names!! :)

Love your cows' names!! :)
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Chapsie
My kids are thumb suckers so I have no experience...

My kids are thumb suckers so I have no experience with pacifiers. Just that for lactation purposes, wait until breastfeeding is well established before routinely offering one!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-25-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By Chapsie
Do you know any jokes to share? This thread...

Do you know any jokes to share?

This thread has made me laugh, and now it's made me hungry! I love these spotlight threads!



I don't really have any good jokes from off the top of my head,...
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