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Forum: Life With a Baby   Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By JessieBird
I feel for you, Triniity, this is a really tough...

I feel for you, Triniity, this is a really tough time for you. 3-5 mos was the most intense for me with DS2, who also needed to be held non-stop. I didn't have back problems prior but very quickly...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   Today, 08:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Posted By JessieBird
Maternity support belt = nausea & indigestion?

Trying to figure out how to feel better in the third trimester... Wearing a maternity support belt (Trainer's Choice) has almost eliminated my back pain and has really helped me to get through the...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Today, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 72
Posted By JessieBird
Ugh, feels like the first trimester all over again

Has anyone else had a return of nausea and increased indigestion? I'm miserable. The second trimester glory days are over that's for sure. I've had to stay on anti-nausea meds (Diclectin) throughout...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   Today, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By JessieBird
I'm expecting #3...

I'm expecting #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) as well. Even though I used to always say I wanted three, our families and friends were really surprised. We...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-27-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By JessieBird
I second the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"...

I second the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach.

I didn't swaddle DS1 because he slept just fine (for an infant) and I wasn't about to start any extra work unless it was necessary. DS2, on...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-25-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By JessieBird
Hi and welcome! I've heard mixed things...

Hi and welcome!

I've heard mixed things about whether RRL tea helps or not, but I also really like tea so I'll start drinking a few cups a day soon. My midwives swear by it. I've had two great...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-25-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By JessieBird
Ahhh you sound wiped out! I don't know anything...

Ahhh you sound wiped out! I don't know anything about mould so won't comment on how concerned you should be about that. But I can say that last week both my boys had bad head & chest colds (one with...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By JessieBird
That's awesome that you are published, LilyTiger!...

That's awesome that you are published, LilyTiger! Is there any way we can have a peek at your recent book? Though these days I rarely finish a full article in Vanity Fair :frown:, I got through my...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By JessieBird
Post Yeah the price is making my jaw drop too! Though...

Yeah the price is making my jaw drop too! Though living where I live, where it regularly gets down to -30C in the winter, we have to budget for good winter clothes just like you would any household...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-22-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By JessieBird
I'm sorry to say I could never manage it. I tried...

I'm sorry to say I could never manage it. I tried between DS 1 & 2. It was technically possible but I found myself resenting my baby and this was absolutely horrible. I'd tell myself it was just...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By JessieBird
Retail therapy - have to share this coat recommendation

I thought of this just after posting to Chapsie's thread about feeling good about our bodies.

I'm not usually much of a shopper but a few weeks ago, I bought myself this and I can't stop raving...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By JessieBird
Just checked in for some inspiration - I've...

Just checked in for some inspiration - I've totally fallen off the wagon. Swimming-duck, you are a machine!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By JessieBird
Good question! It's been harder for me to feel...

Good question! It's been harder for me to feel good lately - my bump is still cute and not too enormous yet but my back hurts and my body is getting very achy all over. It makes me so tired and...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By JessieBird
Yay! to all of you moms to many!! I think that...

Yay! to all of you moms to many!! I think that having any more than two or three kids is unfathomable to most people these days and they gasp at the image of their own lives with many children, not...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By JessieBird
You are so right, Zjande! And most of the time I...

You are so right, Zjande! And most of the time I really do feel this way. Actually, all of the time I do. I have a lot of respect for my own choice to be a mother and how I parent and I'm really glad...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-21-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,768
Posted By JessieBird
If you're too tired to celebrate, there are lots...

If you're too tired to celebrate, there are lots of women here who will do it for you! :grin: Though every day baby that stays in is a great day, this is a particularly exciting milestone I think....
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-19-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,768
Posted By JessieBird
Oh man, I wouldn't have been able to keep my...

Oh man, I wouldn't have been able to keep my mouth shut either. You handled that conversation really well!

I was just talking about circumcision with our midwife at yesterday's appointment - for a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-19-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By JessieBird
So sorry you're going through this, it sounds...

So sorry you're going through this, it sounds awful! I find everything more intense when I'm pregnant - including illnesses that would otherwise be minor, they get worse and last longer. If it feels...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-17-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By JessieBird
Are you 40+? how do you feel about it?

Just wondering how many of us are "older" mums? I'm 40 and might be 41 when this baby is born (she's due right around my birthday). If you're in the same boat, how do you feel about it?

I feel...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By JessieBird
Ah your story about meeting JB is so similar to...

Ah your story about meeting JB is so similar to how I got together with my DH. Bit of an age gap and best friends for a long time first as well, it's wonderful!
Titus is a lucky boy!
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-17-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By JessieBird
Along the lines of food and cleaning, another...

Along the lines of food and cleaning, another great thing to ask for is a few months of pre-paid diaper service. Especially if you don't have a washer/dryer in your apartment or easy access to a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-17-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By JessieBird
I'm so sorry to hear that many of you have it...

I'm so sorry to hear that many of you have it much, much worse than I do! My one day of not being able to walk hasn't repeated itself and I've cautiously increased my exertion with no change. There's...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By JessieBird
Make that two steps forward, TEN back!!! Not long...

Make that two steps forward, TEN back!!! Not long after posting about the Floradix, I dumped a full adult-sized bowl of chilli all over the lego table. There went the two free hours I had to get...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By JessieBird
For anyone who doesn't already have a stretchy...

For anyone who doesn't already have a stretchy wrap, here's an inexpensive trick: buy jersey knit yardage at a fabric store - I can't remember how much but I'm sure a wrap's manufacturer's website...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By JessieBird
You guys are so inspiring! I got off to a great...

You guys are so inspiring! I got off to a great start but have been busy so far this week and have created more mess than I tackled. No progress on the master closet or the pantry. :(

However I...
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