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Forum: Babywearing   11-26-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By HopefulJo
I love my Maya Tie- the wrap-like straps can be...

I love my Maya Tie- the wrap-like straps can be spread across my shoulders, my back or front, and across Baby's bottom, for more comfort for all! Unfortunately, Maya  Wrap isn't making these...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   10-29-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By HopefulJo
We're in Noblesville/Westfield, but in Lebanon...

We're in Noblesville/Westfield, but in Lebanon almost weekly since DH's family all lives there. I'm due in early March! There are a few 'crunchy' families in Lebanon that I know, but you're right,...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-16-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By HopefulJo
We give our one-year-old raw...

We give our one-year-old raw milk http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shrug.gif As always with raw milk, know your source. If you're comfortable with the rest of your family drinking it, it...
Forum: Babywearing   10-10-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,183
Posted By HopefulJo
Moby for the early weeks.   Ergo for Dad,...

Moby for the early weeks.
 
Ergo for Dad, and quick trips, or a potentially napping babe.
 
Maya Tie (discontinued) for longer wearing of my toddler. The tall back will allow him to fit this for...
Forum: Birth Stories   09-27-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,657
Posted By HopefulJo
What a beautiful story! I'm really struggling...

What a beautiful story! I'm really struggling with the decision to birth in a hospital, and your story has given me hope that it can be OK :)
Forum: Diapering   08-29-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By HopefulJo
I think the advice "Your mileage may vary"...

I think the advice "Your mileage may vary" applies to the cheap China diapers. I liken it to buying jeans- You can buy jeans at Walmart, they'll cost less, they may not last as long or fit as well,...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   07-30-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By HopefulJo
Bloomington is a crunchy town, and would be your...

Bloomington is a crunchy town, and would be your best bet. Fort Wayne DOES have the only freestanding birth center in the state somewhat nearby, but if you're looking for homebirth, that doesn't...
Forum: Babywearing   07-18-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 15,868
Posted By HopefulJo
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-02-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,401
Posted By HopefulJo
My 18-month-old is the same way. At home, we...

My 18-month-old is the same way. At home, we have a "high chair" that straps to a normal chair- I've taken the tray off and don't strap him in, so it feels more like a normal chair, while still...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   06-28-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By HopefulJo
I've got an 18 month old in Indy- Welcome! And,...

I've got an 18 month old in Indy- Welcome! And, Aloha! (I grew up in Hawaii, too :) )
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-26-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,995
Posted By HopefulJo
CD 30, 16 DPO, no AF... I finally tested- and...

CD 30, 16 DPO, no AF... I finally tested- and got a strong BFP! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
 
This TTC journey has been longer than I anticipated, but I'm glad I could...
Forum: Diapering   06-26-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By HopefulJo
I own a cloth diaper shop...

I own a cloth diaper shop (http://www.toastybaby.com/), and answered this exact question last week :)
 
With the sale, the Flip is a better choice, for basically the same price. Confession: half...
Forum: Diapering   06-25-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By HopefulJo
Flips are good covers if you're looking for a...

Flips are good covers if you're looking for a one-size option. I like Mother-Ease covers, too, but you have to use a fitted or a Snappi- you can't pad-fold in the side-snapping cover. The Bummis...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-25-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,995
Posted By HopefulJo
Congrats wp135 and letileon! Hooray!   I'm...

Congrats wp135 and letileon! Hooray!
 
I'm here on CD 29. My last 2 cycles were probably anovulatory, but I *think* I ovulated on CD14ish this time around, so that put me at 14-15DPO right now......
Forum: Babywearing   06-19-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By HopefulJo
I read a post recently about a family that wears...

I read a post recently about a family that wears their disabled 11-year-old (http://www.rachelcoleman.com/2011/08/10/baby-wearing-toddler-wearing-eleven-year-old-wearing/). You may get ideas from...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-12-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,995
Posted By HopefulJo
Sorry I've been MIA for so long.   I'm...

Sorry I've been MIA for so long.
 
I'm coming off of 2 cycles that I suspect were anovulatory, but I think I (finally) may have ovulated. Nursing became painful promptly on CD15, after a couple...
Forum: Parenting   06-12-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,625
Posted By HopefulJo
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

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Caught this while...
Forum: Diapering   05-22-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By HopefulJo
Homemade detergent is the problem. I KNOW it...

Homemade detergent is the problem. I KNOW it saves money, but it's just not the right choice for cloth diapers. Borax is very harsh on the elastic and PUL, and the "laundry soap" (usually Fels...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-21-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,094
Posted By HopefulJo
organicviolin - Congrats! Let us know if you...

organicviolin - Congrats! Let us know if you find a fun way to tell DH!
 
AFM - Ugh. CD21 and no signs of O at all. It's kind of demoralizing, after getting my hopes up last cycle. Also, THREE...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-07-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,094
Posted By HopefulJo
letileon - I totally understand what you're...

letileon - I totally understand what you're going through this cycle- I was in your shoes a week ago. I've been having LPs around 9 days, and I waited until 15DPO to test with a FRER... BFN. Of...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-02-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By HopefulJo
I KNEW as soon as I mentioned this weird cycle...

I KNEW as soon as I mentioned this weird cycle to ANYONE that AF would come. Sure enough, she did. So, whether it was a chemical pregnancy on anovulatory, I'm starting over now. Hopefully I don't...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-01-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By HopefulJo
So, here's my situation: I'm on my 6th PP cycle,...

So, here's my situation: I'm on my 6th PP cycle, still nursing my 16 mo. All the previous cycles have had an LP between 7-11 days (usually 9) and I've O'ed on CD16-20. This time around, I flew by...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-30-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,620
Posted By HopefulJo
So, here's my situation: I'm on my 6th PP cycle....

So, here's my situation: I'm on my 6th PP cycle. All the previous ones have had an LP between 7-11 days (usually 9), and I O'ed on CD16-20. This time around, I flew by 9DPO and 11DPO with no signs...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-23-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By HopefulJo
For me, this happened when my cycle returned-...

For me, this happened when my cycle returned- right around the time I'm O'ing, nursing gets painful.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   04-20-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By HopefulJo
Subbing. I'm considering hosting a "Meet The...

Subbing. I'm considering hosting a "Meet The Doulas" night at our store in Fishers and need to know who to invite :)
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