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Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-21-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By montessorimama1
Thank you everyone. lunarsongbird - That was...

Thank you everyone. lunarsongbird - That was just lovely and exactly what I needed to read. I will hold that thought close to my heart. xoxo
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   07-21-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By montessorimama1
Thank you SO much for this thread. I just m/c...

Thank you SO much for this thread. I just m/c today at 5w. I'm feeling pretty well emotionally, thankful to my body and nature for knowing when things weren't going right and putting a stop to it. ...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   07-21-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By montessorimama1
I just m/c today @ 5w and my midwife said to just...

I just m/c today @ 5w and my midwife said to just expect a heavier than normal period, then some lighter bleeding, and that's it. Lots of fluids, iron-rich foods and rest. She didn't mention...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-21-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By montessorimama1
Thank you so much, everyone! It helps to know...

Thank you so much, everyone! It helps to know that so many of you have been through it (although I wished it never happened to anyone!!). I was doing fine until someone IRL who I'm very close to...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-21-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By montessorimama1
m/c this morning

Hi ladies... I just m/c this morning. :( I'm actually fine emotionally, I felt something was amiss when my symptoms slowed down a few days ago and I no longer "felt" pregnant. Talking my husband...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-20-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
  Intro
Views: 84
Posted By montessorimama1
Hi Kimmy, congratulations and welcome to the DDC!!

Hi Kimmy, congratulations and welcome to the DDC!!
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-20-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,492
Posted By montessorimama1
LexiDrewMama - I feel the same way and we're also...

LexiDrewMama - I feel the same way and we're also not doing early u/s. How far along are you? I had some early symptoms but they faded and now I feel a bit tired but overall pretty decent. I read...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-20-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By montessorimama1
sleepymama - Ahh! That makes perfect sense......

sleepymama - Ahh! That makes perfect sense... Isn't insurance just frustrating??? We also have a stupid deductible, and our insurance probably won't even consider the midwife as a legitimate...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-20-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 325
Posted By montessorimama1
Starting a roll call?

Hi all! I was wondering if you guys would like to start a list of names that we can post as a stickie for any newcomers and just to keep track of due dates and that sort of thing. Maybe it could...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-20-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By montessorimama1
sleepymama - I would be distraught if I had to...

sleepymama - I would be distraught if I had to birth in a hospital, I'm so sorry that your state makes it so hard to use a midwife!! So, is the birthing center your best choice at this point?
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-19-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By montessorimama1
Yaliina - That sounds tough to deal with! :( ...

Yaliina - That sounds tough to deal with! :( Have you heard of "Birthing from Within"? I've heard of women getting good results in working through their birth trauma, even if they choose to go...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-19-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,492
Posted By montessorimama1
sleepymama - Ugh, so sorry to hear about your...

sleepymama - Ugh, so sorry to hear about your coffee! That was the hardest thing to give up pre-pregnancy, but I'm glad I did because it really messes with my system. This morning I had two cups of...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-19-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,492
Posted By montessorimama1
Pregnancy brain is setting in... Last night I...

Pregnancy brain is setting in... Last night I stashed the parmesan cheese in the spice rack and this morning I hollered at my husband: "Where's the dog leash??" Only to discover that I was holding...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,492
Posted By montessorimama1
Happy Mama - So glad you asked about the toddler...

Happy Mama - So glad you asked about the toddler thing! I keep thinking "How am I going to do all this?" Thankfully, he'll be in school from 8:30-12:30 starting in September, and hopefully he'll...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-18-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By montessorimama1
Breaking the news to your other child(ren)

I am newly pregnant with #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) and I have a 2 1/2 year old son. We're thinking of telling him about the baby after the first...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,283
Posted By montessorimama1
Congratulations bshea, and welcome to the DDC!!! ...

Congratulations bshea, and welcome to the DDC!!! :) Let us know how you tell your husband, it's always so much fun!
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
  Names
Views: 487
Posted By montessorimama1
teamviddy - That's such a great shortening of the...

teamviddy - That's such a great shortening of the name, and I love how it goes from cute and endearing for a child to short and masculine for an adult! And anyways, in other languages the J is...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,007
Posted By montessorimama1
sleepymama - congratulations on the new house!! ...

sleepymama - congratulations on the new house!! How wonderful that you can move in and get settled with plenty of time before the baby arrives.

teamviddy - You must feel so frustrated by those...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By montessorimama1
Your husband has to be 100% onboard so you don't...

Your husband has to be 100% onboard so you don't have to deal with reassuring him when you're in the middle of labor! I dragged my husband to every midwife interview, made him watch three homebirth...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16
  Names
Views: 487
Posted By montessorimama1
OK wow. I woke up this morning at 4am and a...

OK wow. I woke up this morning at 4am and a girl's name came to me in that moment between sleeping and waking. I'm hesitant to put it out there yet, but I'm excited - it's perfect!!! I think we...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,007
Posted By montessorimama1
Sleepymama - yes, it totally feels like it's...

Sleepymama - yes, it totally feels like it's going to be a looooong pregnancy! I found out at 3w5d this time. Last time I was well into my 5th week before finding out, so this feels weird.
...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 631
Posted By montessorimama1
HappyMama - What an awesome way to surprise your...

HappyMama - What an awesome way to surprise your husband!!! :) I'm also stumped about how to tell the grandparents. I told my parents flat out because I tested at their home while visiting them...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By montessorimama1
Klee - Yes, I did have a home birth for my first...

Klee - Yes, I did have a home birth for my first (10lbs @ 41w gestation!!). It was an amazing experience, but it's really not for everyone. You have to have a lot of faith in your body, you have to...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-17-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By montessorimama1
Hi klee! I knew I wanted a home birth so I...

Hi klee! I knew I wanted a home birth so I interviewed four midwives and asked for references. I spoke with the midwives' clients and chose my amazing midwife based on how compatible she was with...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   07-17-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,007
Posted By montessorimama1
teamviddy - Wow, it sounds like you got a lot of...

teamviddy - Wow, it sounds like you got a lot of practice for what it will be like when you have a baby... I'm so sorry for your loss; it sounds like your pup had a wonderful life and a peaceful...
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