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Forum: March 2012   12-19-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By freelancemom
So, I woke up this morning and my belly is...

So, I woke up this morning and my belly is SMALL. As in, half the size it was yesterday. I can see my toes (I'm 30 weeks)!!! The baby is still bopping around in there like normal, though I think he...
Forum: March 2012   12-05-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 621
Posted By freelancemom
I live in Guatemala, so I just tie a sling using...

I live in Guatemala, so I just tie a sling using the traditional suti, which is just a big square of fabric that is folded into a triangle and tied over one shoulder. I learned to use it while...
Forum: March 2012   12-05-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By freelancemom
That's not cool! Just keep in mind though, if...

That's not cool! Just keep in mind though, if your mom has to come, that it means a healthy baby! Fingers crossed for your little one to hang out in there til the due date. 
Forum: March 2012   12-05-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By freelancemom
I'm the same way. When I visited my family a few...

I'm the same way. When I visited my family a few months ago, I was stunned to see my mom leaving all this stuff out on the counter overnight! I was running around cleaning up after her, lol. But...
Forum: March 2012   11-09-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By freelancemom
I need to see if I can find some RRL . . . I've...

I need to see if I can find some RRL . . . I've had some pretty unpleasant cramps lately. Very similar to menstrual cramps. Walking around tends to bring them on, especially if I hit the market and...
Forum: March 2012   11-03-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 150
Posted By freelancemom
I'm homeschooling, actually a second generation...

I'm homeschooling, actually a second generation homeschooler! But like you, it's been thrown off by being so sick. Then we went to Canada (which was educational in itself) and now I'm swamped with...
Forum: March 2012   11-03-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 621
Posted By freelancemom
At this point, probably no one since I'll likely...

At this point, probably no one since I'll likely be giving birth in the public hospital. Public hospitals here in Guatemala don't allow anyone in with you. If we get together enough money for the...
Forum: March 2012   10-28-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 54
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Views: 1,140
Posted By freelancemom
We're still debating boy names. We had one,...

We're still debating boy names. We had one, Dastan Cruz, but then I mentioned that I always liked Dimitri (which is still my fave, but hubby hates it) and Dominick. So now DH is thinking Dominick...
Forum: March 2012   10-23-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,686
Posted By freelancemom
Guess: Girl Appointment Date: Oct. 27 Its...

Guess: Girl
Appointment Date: Oct. 27
Its a... BOY!
 
I actually don't really have a strong feeling about this one. I KNEW with both my boys. But this time, I've been far sicker than I ever was...
Forum: March 2012   10-23-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By freelancemom
I've got some colostrum, plus the dried flakes...

I've got some colostrum, plus the dried flakes that make my nipples itch like mad! I had this in my second pregnancy, but attributed it to the fact that I'd had a baby just a few months before (who...
Forum: March 2012   10-23-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 539
Posted By freelancemom
I haven't bought much, just a handful of onesies...

I haven't bought much, just a handful of onesies and my mom and I made some cute sleepers. Apart from that, I'm just waiting because a friend of mine just had her "last" baby about 9 months ago and...
Forum: March 2012   10-23-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By freelancemom
Sorry for the absence, my oldest son was really...

Sorry for the absence, my oldest son was really sick and ended up in the hospital. He's fine now, but it was a stressful time!
Interestingly, the rash gets worse during stress, so I am guessing...
Forum: March 2012   10-04-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By freelancemom
While I was in Canada, I ended up with this red...

While I was in Canada, I ended up with this red rash under my breasts and while I wash with soap and water a couple times a day and apply baby powder to keep things dry, it keeps getting worse. I...
Forum: March 2012   09-19-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 697
Posted By freelancemom
I'm 17 weeks and I've lost a total of 30 lbs so...

I'm 17 weeks and I've lost a total of 30 lbs so far with this pregnancy. :S I think it's partly because I'm so nauseous (still!!!!) that I can't eat much and partly because I only want to eat fresh,...
Forum: March 2012   09-19-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,588
Posted By freelancemom
I kinda just look fat still, but the other day,...

I kinda just look fat still, but the other day, my sister took a shot of my kids at the Fall Fair and there's my belly, sticking WAY out. I think I was leaning back a bit, but still, it was a little...
Forum: March 2012   09-19-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,575
Posted By freelancemom
I started feeling little rolls around 14 weeks,...

I started feeling little rolls around 14 weeks, but at 16 weeks, there was this flurry of kicks and punches that started at my belly button, then moved over to my side and back again. Just testing...
Forum: March 2012   09-19-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,254
Posted By freelancemom
I'm staying with my parents in Canada for a...

I'm staying with my parents in Canada for a while, so my mom and I have been working on baby clothes. We made some bunting bags and a little dress for my niece who was born in Guatemala while I was...
Forum: March 2012   08-16-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By freelancemom
Well, I am away from my husband for 6 weeks...

Well, I am away from my husband for 6 weeks (it's been 5 days now) and we Skyped last night. I held it together until we hung up and then my 5 year old started crying about being away from his papa...
Forum: March 2012   08-10-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By freelancemom
I have since talked to another friend who is due...

I have since talked to another friend who is due mid-March and uses the same FB app and she said it was definitely wrong for her, too. Lol. Ah well. I'm just happy to be a week from DONE the first...
Forum: March 2012   08-09-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By freelancemom
So, I thought I had the worry under control, but...

So, I thought I had the worry under control, but I've been super grumpy while shopping and packing for our trip. Today I went in for my checkup and it was awesome. I came out feeling much better and...
Forum: March 2012   08-09-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By freelancemom
We live in Guatemala and I'm fairly pale, with...

We live in Guatemala and I'm fairly pale, with blue/green eyes, my husband is a regular Latino, dark eyes, skin, hair, etc. When my first son was born, he had the weirdest silver eyes and was super...
Forum: March 2012   08-05-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,749
Posted By freelancemom
With my firstborn, I ate Burger King at least...

With my firstborn, I ate Burger King at least three times a week in the beginning. Terrible!!! But it was the only thing that appealed and my doctor was on my back about gaining weight since I only...
Forum: March 2012   08-04-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,749
Posted By freelancemom
Yesterday, I had Mommy Brunch, each of us brings...

Yesterday, I had Mommy Brunch, each of us brings a dish. I took soup and was worried about the other foods, but it turned out that one woman brought bacon (can't get enough of that!) and the other...
Forum: March 2012   08-04-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By freelancemom
I still haven't gone for my blood tests because...

I still haven't gone for my blood tests because I'm dreading it so much. They never get it on the first try. I always point out the successful scars (caused by the stupid digging) to indicate WHERE...
Forum: March 2012   08-02-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By freelancemom
Well, I've only had boys and I was a little sick...

Well, I've only had boys and I was a little sick with them. This time, though, I'm bedridden for half the day. If I get up to go to the bathroom, I am likely to vomit. :( Based entirely on that . ....
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