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Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   07-25-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By bax
I love Liz O'Shea. She's a CPM, but I understand...

I love Liz O'Shea. She's a CPM, but I understand she's currently partnering w/ a CNM & would come to Frederick. Had a great experience w/ her.
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   07-25-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By bax
Ok, maybe I'm too late to this thread, but DH...

Ok, maybe I'm too late to this thread, but DH and I really liked Susan Gunn with Bradley--took her class prior to DD1. She is a home birther herself, and we were really well prepared. In fact, DH...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   07-24-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By bax
Had my first at home w/ Alice (5 yrs ago) when I...

Had my first at home w/ Alice (5 yrs ago) when I lived in DC. Awesome experience. Highly recommend.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-26-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,603
Posted By bax
Thank you so much! I have stopped the tummy belt...

Thank you so much! I have stopped the tummy belt the past few days & already feel better. Will dig out my Mummy Tummy book (we moved a few weeks ago so--bec. of the baby--many things are still in...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-23-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,603
Posted By bax
Just wanted to chime in and say how much I'm...

Just wanted to chime in and say how much I'm appreciating this info., too. I had cystocele/rectocele issues after my second birth, and it contributed mightily to the depression I suffered then....
Forum: Homebirth   06-23-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By bax
We moved 2 weeks before my EDD with DD1 (she was...

We moved 2 weeks before my EDD with DD1 (she was 12 days late, so we were in the apartment ~3 weeks prior to the actual birth) and 2 weeks before my EDD with DS (born last week, 5 days "late"). Both...
Forum: Homebirth   06-23-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By bax
Hi LinzW--   Welcome to Frederick! You're...

Hi LinzW--
 
Welcome to Frederick! You're right on the legal status of home birth here. I've had a home birth with a CNM and one with a CPM in MD. :)
 
Was attended by L last week & had a...
Forum: June 2011   06-19-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,189
Posted By bax
My first was persistent OP. She came later &...

My first was persistent OP. She came later & labor was long--but I had her @ home 12 days past my EDD. I had a couple sweeps & also did the fun natural inductio things (like sex w/ nipple stim.) You...
Forum: June 2011   06-18-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By bax
Wright was born in the caul at home. I labored...

Wright was born in the caul at home. I labored through the night (with a full moon!) & he was born at dawn--just as I'd pictured this birth! He was around 8 1/2 lbs, 21 in., 14 in. head. He is very...
Forum: Spirituality   06-18-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,826
Posted By bax
Just wanted to update. DH and I talked further,...

Just wanted to update. DH and I talked further, and he said he would feel completely fine having the saint name of my choice be baby's middle name and would let go of having his grandfather's name...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-14-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By bax
This is so funny. DH was reading an article in a...

This is so funny. DH was reading an article in a (fairly prominent) online magazine yesterday and realized the writer was named Wright, so he emailed him and asked him what it was like to have his...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-13-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By bax
Thanks, ladies, for taking the time to reply....

Thanks, ladies, for taking the time to reply. The thoughtfulness about pronunciation/spelling confusion and potential jokes is very helpful.
 
Also, if there's anyone out there who knows someone...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-12-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By bax
DH and I both really like the name Wright for...

DH and I both really like the name Wright for our son (due yesterday but still not born...). It's brisk, old-fashioned, masculine, we like the long-I sound with the last name, we like the meaning of...
Forum: Religious Studies   06-03-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,194
Posted By bax
I'm not RC, but was interested in the thread....

I'm not RC, but was interested in the thread. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif If you look at the Greek, the word anthropos is in there ("for us anthropos and our salvation")--and...
Forum: June 2011   06-03-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By bax
I am getting fearful, too. I had a 50 h labor w/...

I am getting fearful, too. I had a 50 h labor w/ 5 hours of pushing with my first (persistent posterior positioning), and I was terrified it would happen with my second.
 
So that time, I did...
Forum: Spirituality   05-31-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,826
Posted By bax
Thanks so much everyone for sharing your...

Thanks so much everyone for sharing your perspectives. This is really helpful to me, as I'm still a newbie. I re-opened talks w/ dh and have emailed a few more questions to our priest. We are...
Forum: June 2011   05-31-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By bax
Thanks so much for the support everybody! We...

Thanks so much for the support everybody! We moved in and have been here a couple days. I'm catching up on a little rest, but am now feeling the urge to embrace the to-do list. I love the idea of...
Forum: June 2011   05-31-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 609
Posted By bax
Nope. With my first preg., I went late and...

Nope. With my first preg., I went late and around 41w, my MWs did a check and we decided to strip my membranes. (They were CNMs and were hoping I could avoid induction which their OB would probably...
Forum: June 2011   05-31-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 645
Posted By bax
Hi! To take this back to the OP's issue, I just...

Hi! To take this back to the OP's issue, I just wanted to say that before our first birth, my dh said something SO insensitive that I wept and raged at him and held it against him for a long time....
Forum: Spirituality   05-24-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,826
Posted By bax
Hi Orthodox Mamas--I've been pondering legal...

Hi Orthodox Mamas--I've been pondering legal name/baptismal baby name issues and wonder if you all have some perspectives.
 
DH and I had two daughters prior to my becoming Orthodox. We gave them...
Forum: June 2011   05-24-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By bax
I'm 37w 4d, and we're moving on Saturday. Our...

I'm 37w 4d, and we're moving on Saturday. Our house is a complete pit, we're way behind packing, and I'm exhausted all the time. I've been a snarly evil mommy and wife, and I find myself sometimes...
Forum: June 2011   05-23-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 639
Posted By bax
We settled on our first house today; we move...

We settled on our first house today; we move Saturday, when I'll be 38 weeks. I've been exhausted for weeks with all the paperwork and packing and taking care of my 2 littles. I really want a little...
Forum: June 2011   05-16-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 943
Posted By bax
I gained 45-50 lbs with each of my first two...

I gained 45-50 lbs with each of my first two pgs. The first time, I ate whatever I wanted and did some gentle exercise; the second time I was very measured about my eating and also exercised. Didn't...
Forum: June 2011   05-10-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By bax
For the past week or so, I've been having, like,...

For the past week or so, I've been having, like, 3-4 BMs/day. This is unusual for me--I'm typically a once/day girl.
 
Also, I've been having more earthy BH contractions--like, not just that...
Forum: June 2011   04-18-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,181
Posted By bax
With our first, I was convinced I wanted the...

With our first, I was convinced I wanted the very private mommy/daddy/baby experience. My husband took two weeks off and we insisted that nobody come help. I really regret it. I had a three-day...
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