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Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-06-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,981
Posted By Blue Lotus
With my first, my water broke in the middle of a...

With my first, my water broke in the middle of a 42+ hour painful labor (My membranes had been stripped, which I think prematurely started labor for me - baby was NOT ready to come yet).
 
My...
Forum: Homebirth   02-06-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Blue Lotus
No problem! Interesting anout the clouding...

No problem! Interesting anout the clouding though, it didn't cloud up our water much. Maybe it was a different salt that we used.''
 
Good luck with your water birth!
Forum: Homebirth   01-30-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Blue Lotus
We picked up a tub of sea salt from a restaurant...

We picked up a tub of sea salt from a restaurant supply place.
 
Sea salt in the water will make you more bouyant(you float more, which helps during labor) and better mimics the amniotic fluid...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-22-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,757
Posted By Blue Lotus
Wow! What a variety of responses!!   Birth...

Wow! What a variety of responses!!
 
Birth #1 - 42+ hour labor, maybe an hour or more of pushing (was exhausted and had epidural after 30+ hours of very painful labor)
Birth #2 - 4 hour labor at...
Forum: Homebirth   12-31-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Blue Lotus
Hi mama, As a hypoglycemic mom who had two...

Hi mama,
As a hypoglycemic mom who had two successful homebirths ( one just 4 months ago), I just wanted to interject a couple of things. Diet is really critical during pregnancy and nursing. It...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   11-16-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Blue Lotus
Hi! Right now we are back in ABQ to have baby...

Hi! Right now we are back in ABQ to have baby #3, but there is a possibility we will move back up to the IL's in the early spring once baby is a little older. We are trying to figure all that out...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 10,282
Posted By Blue Lotus
If you do turn out to be the father and truly...

If you do turn out to be the father and truly want to maintain a relationship with your daughter, i suggest you start documenting every text, phone call and attempt you have made to be a part of her...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-19-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By Blue Lotus
I just wanted to send hugs your way, Mama. My...

I just wanted to send hugs your way, Mama. My DD2 was breech up until the last three weeks of pregnancy, and moved a lot after that (all three of mine were posterier). It seems that you are doing...
Forum: Homebirth   09-12-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Blue Lotus
Aolive - Just wanted to get back to you real...

Aolive - Just wanted to get back to you real quick about a few thoughts I had and what ended up working (or not) for us. My DD1 was my high-needs, boob loving baby, so when I was pregnant with DS I...
Forum: Homebirth   09-07-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Blue Lotus
I just want to second the above advice. Building...

I just want to second the above advice. Building good sleep habits in your toddler and having help with nighttime parenting will be really important once you have your birth.

You may also find...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-29-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Blue Lotus
I think you're doing just fine with your...

I think you're doing just fine with your approach, so I just wanted to offer my support. I think that giving her periods of your undivided attention are really important, as is allowing her the time...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-10-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By Blue Lotus
Kids are so different, that is for sure!   ...

Kids are so different, that is for sure!
 
My DD stopped all naps by 18 months, and it was a very quick process. She was too busy to want to sleep, and is still a very busy 7 year old. Just part...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   03-25-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Blue Lotus
We aren't in Durango, but we come up that way...

We aren't in Durango, but we come up that way often and are looking for property in the area. Would love to meet sometime! :)
 
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   03-09-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,817
Posted By Blue Lotus
We used MI Paste for a while when DD was little....

We used MI Paste for a while when DD was little. I'm still not convinced that it helps (or hurts). I do know some people saw a vast improvement, so it might be worth a try.
 
If you are drinking...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-29-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,907
Posted By Blue Lotus
I know it doesn't answer the OP's original...

I know it doesn't answer the OP's original question, but I thought I would post a link to a short video of a flame test between standard polyester fabric and a polyester fabric that had a chemical...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-28-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Blue Lotus
I wouldn't bother with the baby blender. Cooked...

I wouldn't bother with the baby blender. Cooked Sweet potatoes cut into chunks, avocado, egg yolk, banana, etc. are all great foods to start with.
 
I am sure someone else has more info on...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-28-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By Blue Lotus
Welcome to pregnancy!! :)   *HUGS*   It...

Welcome to pregnancy!! :)
 
*HUGS*
 
It gets better. It is totally normal, even though it sometimes feels like a battle to even get out of bed and face the day.
 
Try to rest up as much as you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-28-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,907
Posted By Blue Lotus
Amberskyfire - Actually, if you check their...

Amberskyfire - Actually, if you check their website, Carter's PJ's ARE flame retardant:...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   08-23-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Blue Lotus
Hi, Yes we are. Although we really would like to...

Hi, Yes we are. Although we really would like to move to CO!! How funny. What part of the state are you coming from?
 
(Also, I don't get on here as much as I used to, but you can always reach me...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   06-19-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Blue Lotus
There are several great HS communities in...

There are several great HS communities in Albuquerque, all very supportive. It is a great place to live with kids.
 
We are considering a move up that way, actually. We could trade houses (we are...
Forum: Lactivism   06-19-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,516
Posted By Blue Lotus
Thanks for posting this, nighten, I was just...

Thanks for posting this, nighten, I was just about to.
 
Here is another few links, along with a contact/idea/resource page that has a lot of email addresses and phone numbers. Please pass this...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   06-17-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Blue Lotus
Great to know! Thanks for the responses. We are...

Great to know! Thanks for the responses. We are still considering it, and being surrounded by few people sounds quite appealing right now :)
 
I will definitely look up that book, LittleBirdy, it...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   06-07-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Blue Lotus
Our family is considering a possible move to...

Our family is considering a possible move to western Maine (Rangeley area), and we would love to know a little more about what to expect before we actually make the plunge. I already know it would...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-03-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Blue Lotus
How about adopting an animal at the local zoo...

How about adopting an animal at the local zoo (if you have one) in her name? Or through the World Wildlife Fund?
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   05-30-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Blue Lotus
I am looking for people interested in...

I am looking for people interested in homesteading, organic gardening, healthy and sustainable living.

Our family has access to a few acres of previously farmed land through a land share we are...
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