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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-20-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By etsdtm99
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It was a stab in the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-20-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By etsdtm99
I have tried bedtimes if 7,7:30 and 8 over the...

I have tried bedtimes if 7,7:30 and 8 over the past 6 months and the 6:30 seems to get the most sleep (closer to 12 hours, like my other kids)- when I get her to bed earlier she sleeps later - when...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-20-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By etsdtm99
My DD2 is 2 yrs 9 months and has been waking at...

My DD2 is 2 yrs 9 months and has been waking at night, 3-7 times a week for HOURS...She sleeps in a toddler bed in her room and then comes to our bed when she wakes up,  there is almost never...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-20-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,568
Posted By etsdtm99
my 3rd pregnancy was also awful - it would have...

my 3rd pregnancy was also awful - it would have been completely miserable if i ahd not sucked it up and paid for the chiropractor - this time (#4) the spd and hip pain came back at 10 weeks and the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-20-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By etsdtm99
i have a minivan - my kids are currently 6,4,...

i have a minivan - my kids are currently 6,4, and 2 - when they were 4, 2 and newborn I had the 2 yr old and the newborn in the middle bucket seats and the 4 yr old in the back, she could buckle and...
Forum: Birth Stories   01-16-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By etsdtm99
congrats Holly!! thanks for sharing - glad...

congrats Holly!! thanks for sharing - glad everyone is home now, enjoy your babies!
 
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   12-21-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By etsdtm99
I have nursed through 2 pregnancies, though my...

I have nursed through 2 pregnancies, though my milk dried up for a while and then turned to colostrum both times.. 3 times if you count my current pregnancy (33 wks) my toddlers were 17-21 mo at the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-21-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,065
Posted By etsdtm99
 while my 2nd was 1lb bigger than my first - he...

 while my 2nd was 1lb bigger than my first - he was born 2 weeks later, 41 vs 39 wks, so it doesn't really count and my 3rd was about the size of my 1st born at 40 wks .. so basically all my kids...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-15-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By etsdtm99
reverse the order of your two birth stories and...

reverse the order of your two birth stories and that was my 1st 2 births - #3 came all on her own, 40+2, i just went into labor (water broke 1st, ctx started right away)  your body CAN go into...
Forum: Homebirth   12-14-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By etsdtm99
I never use all the pads either, but i still...

I never use all the pads either, but i still loved the depends for the first day or two ..  i also love the mesh underwear though so i may be strange ;)
 
your list is shorter than mine and it...
Forum: Homebirth   12-14-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,485
Posted By etsdtm99
My CPM carries O2 and I've 'needed' it in every...

My CPM carries O2 and I've 'needed' it in every one of my births so far.. baby didn't need it after birth , but my large headed babies always have trouble during a long pushing phase (and a bit in...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-29-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By etsdtm99
Well.. i would be hurt too, 1st pregnancy, if my...

Well.. i would be hurt too, 1st pregnancy, if my husband didn't come to classes and do all the baby prep stuff with me..
 
but i just wanted to say, i think it will turn out to be more important...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-24-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By etsdtm99
i have never even measured 40cm - i think at the...

i have never even measured 40cm - i think at the end it just depends so much on your height, your torso, how you carry, baby's position, fluid levels etc.   I topped out at 38 w/#1, 37w/#2, and...
Forum: Homebirth   11-24-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By etsdtm99
I did not get everything exactly on the list ,...

I did not get everything exactly on the list , the list i was given was one size fits all - some of the supplies were for the wrong season, some were only if you were having a water birth, etc. i...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-24-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By etsdtm99
i agree that it really depends on the baby.. ...

i agree that it really depends on the baby..  and your DH may change his mind/view etc when he sees how things are actually going.. (I know mine did)
 
we got a crib and never used it with our...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-21-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By etsdtm99
I would try baking soda and/or EO too on an...

I would try baking soda and/or EO too on an unscented pad, i think it would work better than anything you could just buy already scented .. maybe putting some kind of naturally scented baby powder...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-21-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
Posted By etsdtm99
our current kids are named for family members,...

our current kids are named for family members, then NN'd names we like - the newest addition's NN also has a meaning that means something to us .. I'd say at this point the family name thing is most...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-19-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By etsdtm99
i tore pretty badly with my first - partly due...

i tore pretty badly with my first - partly due to having an episiotmy and an epidural .. her head was 14.5 in, my OB told me it wasn't that bad 2/3rd degree, my midwife said my scar tissue indicated...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-19-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By etsdtm99
my 1st, my water broken @39 wks, ctx didn't...

my 1st, my water broken @39 wks, ctx didn't start 'fast enough' - they made m stay in bed as soon as my water broke (i went in cause i thought it was leaking, it broke in L&D)  started Pit - she was...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-13-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By etsdtm99
to me, 33 weeks IS close to 40 weeks ..  i would...

to me, 33 weeks IS close to 40 weeks ..  i would say its not unusual to feel like baby will be here soon for the last couple months of pregnancy ..
 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-11-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By etsdtm99
What i've read about molar pregnancy is that it...

What i've read about molar pregnancy is that it is not terribly predictable, it can be high or low/slow rising HCG levels and fast or slow growth, it can also cause bleeding .. also, i was told that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-11-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By etsdtm99
It is possible she lost a twin - but it is also...

It is possible she lost a twin - but it is also possible that it could be an ectopic pregnancy or a molar/partial molar pregnancy.. or an incomplete miscarriage.   there is no harm in hoping for the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-11-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By etsdtm99
yeah, those numbers don't sound good... you know...

yeah, those numbers don't sound good... you know that - i'm glad they are checking again as this early things could turn around..  hoping you'll get good news from the most recent bloodwork ..
 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-08-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By etsdtm99
my sons ultrasounds look like the pic on the...

my sons ultrasounds look like the pic on the left - at 16-18 wks - the first one is 4 and is a boy for sure, my 2nd son is in my belly - 2 ultrasounds at 16 and 19 wks showed the same boy parts.....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-08-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By etsdtm99
my first 2 births were in the hospital with an...

my first 2 births were in the hospital with an OB - a midwife/birthcenter/homebirth was no really an option (legally) at that time.  I wanted a natural birth but the ob/hospital etc. was not...
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