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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 01:05 PM
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Posted By lightheartedmom
I have realized lately that to most 21 year olds,...

I have realized lately that to most 21 year olds, 30 might as well be 90. I've had some extremely amusing reactions to my age lately from the young'uns. I don't remember thinking of 30 as that old...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   07-03-2015, 09:49 PM
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Views: 339
Posted By lightheartedmom
Cannot believe it's already July!! Hope you are...

Cannot believe it's already July!!
Hope you are able to keep your BP down FFF. I imagine the heat makes a big difference (in a bad way). I lament the coastal fog we have all summer every year, but...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-03-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By lightheartedmom
With SB277 - we already have bribery based...

With SB277 - we already have bribery based medicine. Your child will be rewarded with access to a public education (now only for the special vaccinated class) if you submit them to be vaccinated.
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-28-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,533
Posted By lightheartedmom
I love all the ways we can describe the weirdness...

I love all the ways we can describe the weirdness of feeling a small person-who-is-distinctly-not-us moving around in our bellies...
I am still a bit mystified by the position of my little one. I am...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-23-2015, 12:55 PM
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Views: 269
Posted By lightheartedmom
I personally would be fine with the 36 week trip...

I personally would be fine with the 36 week trip but not the one at 39 weeks...but 2 out of my 3 were born before 40 weeks (due to pre-eclampsia dx, so...not exactly spontaneous labor).
If you have...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-21-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By lightheartedmom
I think it depends a lot on the hospital....

I think it depends a lot on the hospital. Definitely a conversation you should have with your OB in advance - and maybe ask if/when you take a tour of L&D.
I've had three hospital births - the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-19-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,533
Posted By lightheartedmom
Sorry you're so sore and exhausted. My midwife...

Sorry you're so sore and exhausted. My midwife was going over my food journal at my last appt and reminded me to try and include more protein in my snacks because she said I'd need it to compensate...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-19-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,533
Posted By lightheartedmom
Count me in for weird cramps and sharp pains....

Count me in for weird cramps and sharp pains. Especially those sharp shooting ones that feel like a stab in the cervix. Ouch!! I get really uncomfortable ctx and/or cramps from sitting the wrong way,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-18-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,331
Posted By lightheartedmom
First (cytotec induction @ 38.6 weeks for...

First (cytotec induction @ 38.6 weeks for pre-eclampsia): 13 hrs from first contraction (in the hospital) to birth. 1 hr of pushing. 7 hrs of "transition" - probably due to fatigue, hunger,...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-17-2015, 12:14 PM
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Views: 1,533
Posted By lightheartedmom
Haven't checked in in awhile... 31w2d now. Time...

Haven't checked in in awhile...
31w2d now. Time is flying now. Yikes! Last check up baby was very much head up, I have an appointment tomorrow. Hopefully this little one has decided to flip and...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-01-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,586
Posted By lightheartedmom
This is so sweet! Isn't it crazy how hard it is...

This is so sweet! Isn't it crazy how hard it is for us moms to ask for help? I've been much more aware of it this pregnancy - realizing that sometimes I really do just need some help and it's okay to...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   05-28-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By lightheartedmom
DDC crashing because I saw this and had to say HI...

DDC crashing because I saw this and had to say HI persephassa - we were both in the May 2012 DDC. ;-) How's your little guy? I still miss the ladies from that DDC. Hope you're doing well! Congrats on...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-27-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By lightheartedmom
Sorry quantumleap - you're a midwife. I would...

Sorry quantumleap - you're a midwife. I would never count you in the group of people I had in my head when I wrote my comment. ;-) I need to be less twitchy. I have dealt with a significant amount of...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-27-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By lightheartedmom
I'm sorry but this sounds like something a pushy...

I'm sorry but this sounds like something a pushy OB would tell a woman to try and bully her into a birth plan she didn't want.
My third birth was my fastest and easiest yet (3 hrs start to finish...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-23-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,338
Posted By lightheartedmom
pumabearclan - I think you meant well with your...

pumabearclan - I think you meant well with your comments, and I definitely took to heart your points especially about being more open minded and resourceful about food use (using all the typically...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-22-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By lightheartedmom
First time it was dx'd at 35 weeks. Blood...

First time it was dx'd at 35 weeks. Blood pressure (140/80ish...which was very high for me, previous readings were usually 110/60 max), protein in urine and later, hemoconcentration. I was put on...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-22-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By lightheartedmom
So sorry you're dealing with this. :( I've had...

So sorry you're dealing with this. :( I've had pre-eclampsia twice and I know it sucks to feel like your body is not cooperating with what you want/need it to do. But you're already making really...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-21-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By lightheartedmom
Oh my! I have been thinking of you the last day...

Oh my! I have been thinking of you the last day or two. Her name is beautiful. You are both okay?

When you have time please let us know how you are both doing. I hope she adjusts to her life in ...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-19-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By lightheartedmom
Oh no!! Will definitely keep you in my thoughts...

Oh no!! Will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Let us know how you're doing when you can. ((hugs))
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   05-19-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By lightheartedmom
Pineapple did not work for me when I was overdue...

Pineapple did not work for me when I was overdue with my second born. It's delicious though and I highly recommend eating it anyway. ;-)

DDCC from August (I had a May baby in 2012) - have you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-18-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By lightheartedmom
I think your idea of craft stations is a great...

I think your idea of craft stations is a great idea. We had a bday party in our backyard when our kids turned 7, 4 and 1. They had mostly the same friends at that point so it made sense to do the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-18-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,586
Posted By lightheartedmom
Totally weird about the dreams! I've had two...

Totally weird about the dreams!
I've had two vivid dreams about this baby. The first, it was a boy, and we were thrilled, but then DH for some reason took him to the pediatrician and came back and...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   05-18-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 550
Posted By lightheartedmom
DDCC from August to say good luck! And also hi...

DDCC from August to say good luck! And also hi MLog - I think we were in May 2012 together. :) Nice to see you're still here! My 2012 baby just turned 3 yesterday! Cannot believe how fast those years...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-17-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,586
Posted By lightheartedmom
I get the same thing, though not as bad. :(...

I get the same thing, though not as bad. :( Stretching, exercise ball and lots of magnesium seem to help most.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-15-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,928
Posted By lightheartedmom
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with an organized...

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with an organized religion, though my roots are protestant Christian. I still have deeply held spiritual beliefs but they are much more personal now than they were in...
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