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Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-28-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By katelove
My DH is one of four and is closest to his...

My DH is one of four and is closest to his youngest brother who is nearly 10 years younger. There are some unique family circumstances which have contributed to that but the age gap hasn't stopped...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-26-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By katelove
I would like to have a weekly plan but I'm not...

I would like to have a weekly plan but I'm not motivated enough. I've done it a couple of times and it works well when I do :-)


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Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-25-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By katelove
We are a mixed household. DH has been a...

We are a mixed household. DH has been a vegetarian for most of his adult life. I am an omnivore with no current plans to give up meat entirely.

We generally all eat different things for breakfast...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-25-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 939
Posted By katelove
We have been having kidney bean tacos quite a lot...

We have been having kidney bean tacos quite a lot lately. I just fry a tin of kidney beans with taco seasoning, cut up some tomatoes and grate cheese. Sour cream if we have it. I would do avocado as...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-24-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By katelove
We have a nearly-5yo and a nearly-2.5yo. It is...

We have a nearly-5yo and a nearly-2.5yo. It is beginning to get a bit easier. I think the ages your kids are at are particularly difficult. They certainly were for me!

Getting up before the kids...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-23-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 58
Posted By katelove
Actually, it is still extremely beneficial for...

Actually, it is still extremely beneficial for children to continue breastfeeding beyond infancy. Increasing solid food and reducing breastfeeds will not help with supply. And replacing breastmilk...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-23-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 56
Posted By katelove
I really like the website/FB page It's Not About...

I really like the website/FB page It's Not About Nutrition


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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-23-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By katelove
I wouldn't wake her. You're probably right about...

I wouldn't wake her. You're probably right about it not being a regular thing at this age but my second DD was sleeping pretty long stretches early on.

I think, as long as you feed on demand you...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-23-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By katelove
I started leaving my girls for sleeps at about...

I started leaving my girls for sleeps at about 4mo. We have rails on the bed and, once DD1 was mobile we put the mattress on the floor.

I just moved all the pillows to the head of the bed and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-23-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By katelove
I've found most baby clothes to be pretty...

I've found most baby clothes to be pretty colourfast. Unless you have any dark reds or blues I think they'll be fine.


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Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-23-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By katelove
I would have written a birth plan for induction...

I would have written a birth plan for induction and c/s as well as the natural birth I had hoped for. As things turned out, I had very little time to think about what I wanted and to prepare my care...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-22-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 316
Posted By katelove
14 & 15/52 - rainbow flannel trousers for the...

14 & 15/52 - rainbow flannel trousers for the girls.


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Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-20-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 316
Posted By katelove
12/52 - 2-tiered skirt for DD1. 13/52 -...

12/52 - 2-tiered skirt for DD1.

13/52 - 3-tiered skirt for DD2

I used the Dana-Made-It tutorial.

I've also finished another quilt top and cut out most of the fabric for the girls' car...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-18-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By katelove
This is something I am quite strict about. It was...

This is something I am quite strict about. It was just after 6 months with both my girls and I would have waited longer if they hadn't had all the signs of readiness then.


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Forum: Life With a Baby   03-17-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By katelove
I agree with the other posters. At 12 weeks I was...

I agree with the other posters. At 12 weeks I was doing very little playing with my girls. They were mostly just in the carrier while I did whatever I was doing. Going outside was always a bit magic...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-13-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By katelove
I do one piece outfits for as long as I can get...

I do one piece outfits for as long as I can get away with it. At least for the first year.

I mainly kept the footed ones for nighttime once they were older than newborn. After that I did leggings...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-11-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 70
Posted By katelove
I'm not an artist but I love to sew clothes and...

I'm not an artist but I love to sew clothes and quilts and other bits and pieces. I do a couple of things:

- I do whatever I can when the girls are awake so I don't "waste" my alone time with...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-11-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By katelove
I think this is a much more realistic...

I think this is a much more realistic expectation. As long as the definition of "cared for" isn't to narrow ;-)

I'm glad you're both feeling better about things. I feel happier and less stressed...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-10-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By katelove
I think that it's pretty individual and depends a...

I think that it's pretty individual and depends a lot on your circumstances. What is considered routine also varies from place to place. Some thoughts though:

STD testing: may not be necessary if...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-10-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 316
Posted By katelove
Zebra, oh no! What a shame about the llama. Can...

Zebra, oh no! What a shame about the llama. Can you find the same colour in another sort of yarn?

10/52 - another quilt finished. Only four more pending as gifts now then the two I want to do as...
Forum: Women's Health   03-09-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By katelove
For the weight gain and hair loss if suggest...

For the weight gain and hair loss if suggest hormone levels and thyroid function tests. Just in general, I'd suggest a full blood count, urea & electrolytes and cholesterol.


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Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-08-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By katelove
vitamins- too late to start now?

It's not too late but start taking it now. Frolic acid supplementation reduces the risk of neural tube defects. Because the neural tube is formed before the end of the first trimester, by about 6...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-08-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By katelove
Your milk may not dry up. Mine didn't. DD1 was...

Your milk may not dry up. Mine didn't. DD1 was 19mo when I got pregnant with DD2. I always had milk and she didn't wean until she was 4.5yo.


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Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-08-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 316
Posted By katelove
Great maternity clothes, Angelorum! I especially...

Great maternity clothes, Angelorum! I especially like the stripey top.

9/52 - it is 11:24pm here and I have finally finished my niece's quilt. Yay! I think it has taken me a year. It was supposed...
Forum: Homebirth   03-07-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 526
Posted By katelove
I agree with JennaBear, the birth centre sounds...

I agree with JennaBear, the birth centre sounds the best option at this stage.

What is the midwife's plan for your birth if she sick or attending another birth when you go into labour?

I find...
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