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Forum: Waldorf   09-25-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By girlspn
I've read the life after Waldorf support thread...

I've read the life after Waldorf support thread here and some comments about how it can be cultish and extreme. Basing off my school visits, I liked what I saw in the Waldorf school vs Montessori or...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-25-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By girlspn
Welcome! I began oil pulling a month ago...

Welcome!

I began oil pulling a month ago again because my gums were bleeding quite often. I use coconut oil and I've noticed improvement since. My gums are not as sensitive and bleed a lot less...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-23-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 790
Posted By girlspn
My baby will get all the routine vaccines at...

My baby will get all the routine vaccines at birth-- BGC, vitamin K, hep B. I'm delivering at the public hospital and even the private doula who will be with me will not openly say not to get...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-23-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,771
Posted By girlspn
Delurking.. So happy to hear you're still...

Delurking.. So happy to hear you're still pregnant!!
Forum: Single Parenting   09-22-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By girlspn
sunshinerocket, my dd was about the same age when...

sunshinerocket, my dd was about the same age when my ex and I divorced. How did you explain it to your son? Does he ask about his father or want to talk about him?

My ex suddenly contacted me...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By girlspn
We were living in Kerala at the time, about an...

We were living in Kerala at the time, about an hour outside the capital.

We talk a lot about her baby sister, topics like how they're going to share nursing and what she can do to help when time...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-21-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By girlspn
I hired a doula this time, just for support and...

I hired a doula this time, just for support and control, and also because there's no family member I want in the delivery room with me, yet I don't want to be by myself. I felt quite panicked in the...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-21-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 8,318
Posted By girlspn
Glad to hear you are having fun!! Enjoy dating! I...

Glad to hear you are having fun!! Enjoy dating! I wish I could date but now don't feel attractive with my belly, lol. Not to mention feeling tired all the time.

I totally understand with opk and...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-19-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By girlspn
I was born in Guam, and moved to Hong Kong when I...

I was born in Guam, and moved to Hong Kong when I was 10. At that time, people didn't go to China much, considering it backwards and dangerous. Hong Kong people are snobby and don't consider...
Forum: Waldorf   09-17-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By girlspn
My 3 year old was watching 2 hours of TV earlier...

My 3 year old was watching 2 hours of TV earlier this year during my first trimester when I was always too tired or sick to play with her. I used the TV as a babysitter. Afterwards, her aunts (my...
Forum: Waldorf   09-16-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By girlspn
how did you discover Waldorf?

I visited a Waldorf kindergarten for the first time last week and was very impressed by the school and teachers. The school felt homey and nurturing.

Waldorf is not popular where I live because...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-16-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By girlspn
My sleep is pretty poor these days too. I have...

My sleep is pretty poor these days too. I have pain in my pelvis when I turn over or move too quickly, and also too many thoughts!

My dd had pain in her left knee and was up for hours crying at...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-16-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By girlspn
Bitter gourd is definitely an acquired taste! I...

Bitter gourd is definitely an acquired taste! I ate it a lot as a little kid, so actually like the bitterness. It's in chinese dishes but most people I know don't like it.

My siblings live close...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-16-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By girlspn
apeydef, glad to hear that weaning went well and...

apeydef, glad to hear that weaning went well and that you can have a break before the new baby comes.
Forum: Single Parenting   09-16-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 8,318
Posted By girlspn
angeebaby, it's cool that you are meeting men who...

angeebaby, it's cool that you are meeting men who can accept your plans. How do you meet them? I can't imagine having the time or energy to date at this point, even though I wouldn't mind some adult...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-15-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By girlspn
Thanks chapsie for these spotlights! I can't...

Thanks chapsie for these spotlights! I can't believe it's my turn already!

What are your plans for your upcoming birth? **Hospital birth. Home births are not legal where I am, and all the private...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-13-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 8,318
Posted By girlspn
prescottchels, I'm sorry to hear about that...

prescottchels, I'm sorry to hear about that foster care might not work out, but glad to hear you got in touch with your donor in time!!

angeebaby, good luck! I conceived my dd the cycle following...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-11-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By girlspn
I don't know, but I caught a flu that lasted more...

I don't know, but I caught a flu that lasted more than a few days last week. I had body aches and was so tired. My dd had runny nose for a day and that was it. I hope whatever she's getting is...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-11-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By girlspn
I also did not care much for Moby wrap, but more...

I also did not care much for Moby wrap, but more so because my dd was born in the summer, and all that fabric just made us both sweat a lot! I used a Maya ring sling until dd got too heavy, then a...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-09-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By girlspn
How many books do you keep for a child? We...

How many books do you keep for a child?

We don't live close to a library (and the selection there isn't that great) so the books we have are either bought or gifted. My dd usually likes to listen...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-07-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 8,318
Posted By girlspn
angeebaby, I'm sorry to hear this. Get some rest...

angeebaby, I'm sorry to hear this. Get some rest and take it easy.. I hope that good egg is right around the corner!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-06-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By girlspn
My 3-year-old nursling has no plans to stop; she...

My 3-year-old nursling has no plans to stop; she nurses even more now and talks about sharing with her baby sister. I've toughed it out for 26 weeks, only 14 left! There's only colostrum now.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-05-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By girlspn
tonika, I tried both cotton and linen ring...

tonika, I tried both cotton and linen ring slings. Linen was cooler, but the fabric slipped through the rings often. Cotton was more secure, but the thicker fabric made baby wearing a lot warmer. I...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-04-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 793
Posted By girlspn
I'll take a shot at this! I'm on baby #2...

I'll take a shot at this! I'm on baby #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) and have a better idea now. I was actually surprised by how little babies need. We...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   09-01-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,456
Posted By girlspn
You mamas are so creative with names! I've felt...

You mamas are so creative with names! I've felt stuck for awhile. My dd has a Hindu name; her father was Hindu and we only considered Hindu names.

This time around, I think Gaia or Leela/Leila,...
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