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Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-22-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,460
Posted By ameliabedelia
From what you've posted (about the period and...

From what you've posted (about the period and the positive pregnancy tests starting iwth the very faint line getting darker) and you seem knowledgeable about your cycles (knowing when ovulation...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-05-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 234
Posted By ameliabedelia
I would definitely go ahead and take pictures,...

I would definitely go ahead and take pictures, and definitely DO email them to the other parents.  DON'T post them on the internet anywhere without the parent's permission though. 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-21-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,895
Posted By ameliabedelia
I've been know to use my cell phone at the...

I've been know to use my cell phone at the grocery store to tally up everything I put in my cart before check-out.  Really helps keep impulse purchases down and helps stay in budget.
 
We also do...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-07-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 856
Posted By ameliabedelia
I was totally thinking 35.  You definitely don't...

I was totally thinking 35.  You definitely don't look like a grandma..even with the short hair and glasses...your short hairstyle is different from the short hair-style of the typical grandma (which...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-17-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,170
Posted By ameliabedelia
My oldest was the only one that ever fought us...

My oldest was the only one that ever fought us about getting dressed.  That is because we used to let her hang out in the jammies or with just a diaper or whatever.   After a couple episodes of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-16-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By ameliabedelia
My midwife said that most women (provided their...

My midwife said that most women (provided their children have the same biological father and barring medical issues) tend to have all their babies at around the same gestational age.
 
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-12-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,253
Posted By ameliabedelia
I haven't read this whole thread, but have read...

I haven't read this whole thread, but have read most of it.  I think the major things you need to do are
1) change the entire family's eating habits to a healthier, more whole-foods diet.  Get rid...
Forum: Lactivism   12-28-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 7,086
Posted By ameliabedelia
Quote:The WHO article linked, while wonderful,...

Quote:The WHO article linked, while wonderful, is a global strategy and some of the issues do not apply well to many of the women  in the US (if that is where most of us are posting from). 


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Forum: Lactivism   12-28-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 7,086
Posted By ameliabedelia
I've been a member of LLL for a long time and...

I've been a member of LLL for a long time and been involved in different groups in 5 different states.  The very first LLL group I ever joined was an evening meeting (I was pregnant and working at...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-13-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 550
Posted By ameliabedelia
Quote:My sister said to me "I like the color of...

Quote:My sister said to me "I like the color of you floor.  It really hides the dirt."
 
OK........ um.... Thanks?



My parents built their house when I was about 7.  When my mom was picking...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-05-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,848
Posted By ameliabedelia
I would definitely NOT go with the plan of...

I would definitely NOT go with the plan of taking off her shoes yourself and then putting them back on.  That is just going to reinforce the idea in her mind that shoes comes off when we get in the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-30-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By ameliabedelia
If you O'd on Day 16 and today is Day 30...that...

If you O'd on Day 16 and today is Day 30...that is a perfect 14 day Luteal phase.  So, AF isn't even due until today...you aren't late and you could be pregnant.   I would expect either AF or a +...
Forum: Family Safety   09-23-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By ameliabedelia
My newborn (born just under 7 lbs and about 19"...

My newborn (born just under 7 lbs and about 19" rides in this and fits fine (her shoulders are above the top harness straps).
http://www.evenflo.com/product.aspx?id=213&pfid=4358
 
However, she...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-22-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By ameliabedelia
I'd go and I'd take the baby.  I would not leave...

I'd go and I'd take the baby.  I would not leave a baby that young for that long, and I would not want to miss out on a trip like that.   At 15 months, my kids were all still pretty portable, and...
Forum: Homebirth   09-14-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,330
Posted By ameliabedelia
I just had a homebirth with Dawn 3 days ago....

I just had a homebirth with Dawn 3 days ago. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif  This was my 4th baby, but 1st homebirth.  I was very happy with her care.  She was always very easy to...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   09-08-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By ameliabedelia
Where are you located?  

Where are you located?
 
Forum: Family Safety   08-30-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By ameliabedelia
I would go with the convertible, since it will...

I would go with the convertible, since it will last longer and you will need a convertible at some point anyway, so might as well put the money you put towards a base, towards the convertible.  ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-30-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By ameliabedelia
I think almost everyone find it easier to gain...

I think almost everyone find it easier to gain weight in the 2nd and 3rd trimester.  I know I do.  I've always gained right around 40 lbs (and am right on track for that now at 36 weeks).  That...
Forum: VBAC   08-29-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,080
Posted By ameliabedelia
I'm sorry for all your losses.   I've never gone...

I'm sorry for all your losses.   I've never gone through this, but I would guess it is due to your age (44) and hormone issues (maybe low progesterone)  which is common at that age.  I know you said...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-27-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,663
Posted By ameliabedelia
I think it really depends on the organization. ...

I think it really depends on the organization.  I think for some places it actually is voluntary and they don't mind if you can't pay, but for others it is basically a minimum, and they would be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-27-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,456
Posted By ameliabedelia
Personally, I feel like the biggest factor in...

Personally, I feel like the biggest factor in renting vs. buying is your income/job stability, ties to the community, family and the chances of having to move again.  We used to own a house, only to...
Forum: Learning at School   08-26-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,101
Posted By ameliabedelia
Quote:Ok Linda on the Move, your question is...

Quote:Ok Linda on the Move, your question is keeping me up right now, so I thought about it and this is where we are at.  DH finds out whether or not he has landed this job for sure on Tuesday. ...
Forum: Family Safety   08-17-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By ameliabedelia
I personally don't think I would feel...

I personally don't think I would feel comfortable biking with a toddler on rural roads  (assuming there are no bike lanes or sidewalks) which most rural roads don't have.   I think biking on a road...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-16-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,481
Posted By ameliabedelia
I believe the major concern with jolting/jarring...

I believe the major concern with jolting/jarring forces on rides is with placental abruption.  At that early in pregnancy, the placenta is still very, very, very, very small and still developing so...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-16-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 875
Posted By ameliabedelia
Quote:  -If there seems to be previa, you'll...

Quote: 
-If there seems to be previa, you'll have to come back again later and see if it's moved (which it likely will, as I understand it).  Does that mean if there's no previa at 20 weeks, you'll...
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