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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-18-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 159
Posted By redbirdlady
As far as my father, I know that he is...

As far as my father, I know that he is comfortable, paying the bills, and that's that.  I have no idea how much money he makes or what his monthly bills are.
 
MIL, on the other hand, is a whole...
Forum: January 2012   01-17-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By redbirdlady
First of all, congratulations on your new bundle...

First of all, congratulations on your new bundle of joy!
 
What a scary experience, but SO glad for you that you had competent birth attendants and that hospital staff treated you well, and, more...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-16-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 513
Posted By redbirdlady
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Mulvah http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1341859/extreme-couponing/20#post_16831484)



I've seen a...
Forum: January 2012   01-16-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By redbirdlady
Normal in our house as well.  I always have good...

Normal in our house as well.  I always have good swing-sleepers, but have never had a baby who will sleep in a crib on their own until at least 12 months or is into the bouncy seat.
 
Definitely...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-15-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 513
Posted By redbirdlady
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Quote:Originally Posted by nstewart http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1341859/extreme-couponing#post_16827995)

I wouldn't be...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-12-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 164
Posted By redbirdlady
I took my kids for the first time when DD was 3...

I took my kids for the first time when DD was 3 1/2 and DS was 1.  DD was SO into everything, and she remembered a LOT of it when we went back this past year (DD was 6 and DS was 3).  The little...
Forum: January 2012   01-10-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By redbirdlady
Congrats mama!  She's adorable!!

Congrats mama!  She's adorable!!
Forum: January 2012   01-09-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By redbirdlady
  Quote:BUT on the plus side, baby is healthy,...


Quote:BUT on the plus side, baby is healthy, and is for sure a girl (thank GOD), and was roughly estimated to weight a whopping 8.5LBS. She says "you're tall, don't worry, it'll all be fine" easy...
Forum: January 2012   01-09-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 299
Posted By redbirdlady
Congrats, mama!  He is precious!!

Congrats, mama!  He is precious!!
Forum: January 2012   01-09-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 186
Posted By redbirdlady
Congrats to you all!! ...

Congrats to you all!!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Birth Stories   01-08-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By redbirdlady
For background purposes, my previous births were...

For background purposes, my previous births were DD (hospital induction with epidural at 41 weeks due to being "overdue" - 9 pounds), DD#2 (hospital induction with epidural at 38 weeks for...
Forum: January 2012   01-08-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 456
Posted By redbirdlady
40 weeks, 5 days of pregnancy, several weeks of...

40 weeks, 5 days of pregnancy, several weeks of prodromal labor, 14 hours of active labor, 15 minutes of pushing, and at 2:30 in the morning on January 8th, Eleanor Ruth was born at home, all 10...
Forum: January 2012   01-07-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By redbirdlady
Congrats, mama!  He's adorable!

Congrats, mama!  He's adorable!
Forum: January 2012   01-07-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 322
Posted By redbirdlady
I spent several hours last night with...

I spent several hours last night with contractions 3 minutes apart.  Called my midwife, we decided that since they weren't necessarily painful (they hurt, but I could talk through them), that we'd...
Forum: January 2012   01-06-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 473
Posted By redbirdlady
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by begoniamama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1340851/daily-check-in-january-4th/20#post_16816623)
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Forum: January 2012   01-06-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 431
Posted By redbirdlady
Didn't see a thread yet, so I figured I'd start...

Didn't see a thread yet, so I figured I'd start it today.  TGIF!  How's everyone doing?  Any big plans for the weekend?
 
I'm 40+4, exhausted and ready to have this baby already!  My midwife...
Forum: January 2012   01-05-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,209
Posted By redbirdlady
I was due this past Monday, 1/2.  So I'm already...

I was due this past Monday, 1/2.  So I'm already overdue, and loathing it.
Forum: January 2012   01-05-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 305
Posted By redbirdlady
hannabee - sending good thoughts your way!  Hope...

hannabee - sending good thoughts your way!  Hope everything is going well!
 
Kaitlyn - hope you are feeling better!
 
montessorimama - blood is a good thing!  Speaking of which...
 
I forced...
Forum: January 2012   01-04-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 473
Posted By redbirdlady
  Quote:My mom tells me not to worry about...


Quote:My mom tells me not to worry about that since I have already had one child (even if he was small) and that my hips are more than sufficient enough to pass a bigger kid.  She also thinks...
Forum: January 2012   01-04-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 473
Posted By redbirdlady
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by AfricanQueen99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1340851/daily-check-in-january-4th#post_16813688)
 
my...
Forum: January 2012   01-04-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 473
Posted By redbirdlady
Good luck, kewpie!  :)   I'm 40w2d, still...

Good luck, kewpie!  :)
 
I'm 40w2d, still miserable, still having prodromal labor.  Came thisclose to calling DH home from work yesterday (contractions were 9 minutes apart for about an hour, then...
Forum: January 2012   01-04-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 580
Posted By redbirdlady
Wow!  What a story!  :)  Congrats mama!

Wow!  What a story!  :)  Congrats mama!
Forum: January 2012   01-03-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 450
Posted By redbirdlady
Congrats on that water breaking!  Add me to the...

Congrats on that water breaking!  Add me to the jealous list!
 
I walked up the big hill in front of our house yesterday, took my black and blue cohosh as directed by my midwife, had a few...
Forum: January 2012   01-03-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 363
Posted By redbirdlady
Oh he is just TOO cute!  Congrats mama!

Oh he is just TOO cute!  Congrats mama!
Forum: January 2012   01-03-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By redbirdlady
Congratulations!  He's precious!   Sex...

Congratulations!  He's precious!
 
Sex hasn't worked for my prodromal labor yet, but I'll ask DH to read this thread when he gets home and maybe it'll inspire him to try it again.  ;)
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