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Forum: December 2011   11-15-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 43
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Quote:Originally Posted by Ruthiegirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1334988/who-has-a-name#post_16731160)

Nope, no names....
Forum: December 2011   11-15-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,024
Posted By blastomom
35wks 5 days, 50% effaced and still tight as a...

35wks 5 days, 50% effaced and still tight as a drum.  That doesn't mean much though because last time I was 2 then 4 centimeters for days and days until all of a sudden I went from 4 to fully...
Forum: December 2011   11-13-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 5,513
Posted By blastomom
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Quote:Originally Posted by wendizbaby http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1326109/can-we-have-a-complaining-thread-too/200#post_16745432)
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Forum: December 2011   11-08-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,402
Posted By blastomom
I was a Fuzzi Bunz "hostess" back during the...

I was a Fuzzi Bunz "hostess" back during the brief time they did home sales so I have nearly 20 ( or more) of each regular size, plus a few x-small, x-lrg and petites. The mediums have seen years of...
Forum: December 2011   11-07-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,431
Posted By blastomom
I'm with an OB and a maternal fetal doc right...

I'm with an OB and a maternal fetal doc right now due to some odd complications halfway through, and neither of them palpate.  Crazy, I know.  I learned some very basic hands-on palpation techniques...
Forum: December 2011   11-07-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By blastomom
One little midwife/doula "trick" is to keep your...

One little midwife/doula "trick" is to keep your mouth open and relaxed or open and smiling.  Tight, clenched lips, jaws and facial muscles directly relate to a tight, clenched bottom.  Open,...
Forum: December 2011   11-07-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By blastomom
Just had to swoon a bit.  Spent the day...

Just had to swoon a bit.  Spent the day yesterday listening to Ina May talk about midwifery, normal birth, oxytocin and...shit ;-)  It was great and just what I needed right now.  Heading out in an...
Forum: December 2011   11-07-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 818
Posted By blastomom
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Quote:Originally Posted by mamadonna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1332215/glucose-test/20#post_16734799)

I've had gd with...
Forum: December 2011   11-05-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By blastomom
I'm in the same boat!  I haven't stressed over...

I'm in the same boat!  I haven't stressed over much at all this pregnancy, but now I'm starting to panic about showing up at the hospital only to find that the on-call doc from my OB's practice is...
Forum: December 2011   11-05-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 818
Posted By blastomom
Warning, I'm gonna get all preachy here, lol! ...

Warning, I'm gonna get all preachy here, lol!  Pregnancy #1 I failed the 1 hour and passed the 3 hour.  Pregnancy #2 I passed the 1 hour.  With this pregnancy I had to see an OB while I was on an...
Forum: December 2011   08-16-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,078
Posted By blastomom
Hiya! I'm an old-timer who's coming back as a...

Hiya! I'm an old-timer who's coming back as a newbie now that I'm pregnant again http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif

Due on 12/12
I'm 39. Will be the big four-UH-oh unless baby...
Forum: December 2011   08-16-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By blastomom
I suffered a ruptured disk a few years back that...

I suffered a ruptured disk a few years back that led to major sciatic pain. As a last ditch effort before scheduling back surgery I went to an acupuncturist. The results were amazing. A year of PT,...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-26-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,924
Posted By blastomom
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Quote:Originally Posted by Ldavis24 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-24-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,924
Posted By blastomom
Seriously, if you are considering building a...

Seriously, if you are considering building a large outdoor run for fuzzy little piggies, why do you think chickens would be harder or more expensive?  If it's meat on your table and in your freezer...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-07-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,162
Posted By blastomom
We've had Welsummer, Silkies and young bantam...

We've had Welsummer, Silkies and young bantam Cochin/ISA Brown crosses. All are very sweet, but we've hatched them all from eggs and they've been handled nearly every day of their lives. Our Wellie...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-24-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By blastomom
That is awesome! Over 50% hatch rate on a...

That is awesome! Over 50% hatch rate on a slapped together $10 incubator is amazing. Congrats on your new fuzzy butts, may you have a lovely new roo in the bunch!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-24-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By blastomom
Whoops, just saw that your're in the UP....

Whoops, just saw that your're in the UP. Nevermind. Probably a bit too far for you to pop over to pick up a grinder http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-24-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By blastomom
We have a Lebanese grocer here (I'm in VA) who...

We have a Lebanese grocer here (I'm in VA) who stocks them, though I've never priced them out. I've also seen them at the Pioneer Store (Amish run) in Oscoda County (near Mio), though I have no idea...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-19-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By blastomom
We hatched ours. Our first eggs came from a...

We hatched ours. Our first eggs came from a lovely local woman who has beautiful, non-hatchery Welsummers. Next were some cochin/ISA brown crosses from my aunt and right now I have a few silkies due...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-15-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By blastomom
There may be some lasting health issues if your...

There may be some lasting health issues if your chooks were not getting enough protein since they hatched, but then again, putting them on a better-balanced feed now might lit them catch up without...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-15-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By blastomom
We love our chickens. Having them free-range in...

We love our chickens. Having them free-range in a veggie garden would be a problem (for you, not for them http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif) but if the garden is small...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-03-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By blastomom
I was worried about my pullets, what with their...

I was worried about my pullets, what with their first winter coming up here in Virginia, until I visited my Aunt who lives in Northern Michigan. Her girls are in a large pen with an old kitchen...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-03-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By blastomom
Try searching backyardchicken for members near...

Try searching backyardchicken for members near you--I know there are a ton of Texans on that board! The quality of breeder vs. hatchery stock is often quite significant and you may luck out and find...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-03-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By blastomom
Eglus are lovely, though quite pricey and they...

Eglus are lovely, though quite pricey and they get mixed reviews. They are also very, very small. So you couldn't keep more than 2 large breed or 3 bantam hens, and even then it would be tight....
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-03-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By blastomom
Quote: Originally Posted by chaoticzenmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chaoticzenmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14582898)
If they pass the law after you have...
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