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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Today, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By girlspn
2nd birth vs 1st birth

How does the birth of a second child compare to the first? Is there anything that happened in the labor and delivery of the first child that affected how you prepared for the second?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   Today, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By girlspn
Have you and your family been to or plan to go to...

Have you and your family been to or plan to go to Taiwan?
Forum: Single Parenting   Today, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By girlspn
do you talk about the father?

My ex and I divorced in January, and he moved to another country the following month. We have a 3 year old daughter, of whom I have full custody. At first, he would call/video chat with dd almost...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-22-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By girlspn
I gained 20 lbs with dd in the first trimester,...

I gained 20 lbs with dd in the first trimester, and then gained and lost the same 5 lbs throughout the last trimester. I worried a lot about lack of weight gain then, but dd just kept growing! Net...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-20-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 699
Posted By girlspn
Tank tops with a shirt over them work well for...

Tank tops with a shirt over them work well for nursing. I always found nursing bras uncomfortable, so have worn tank tops with built-in shelf bra for the past 2 years.

I also liked nursing shirts...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By girlspn
I'm almost 19 weeks and only started feeling...

I'm almost 19 weeks and only started feeling kicks regularly this week. With my first, I had an anterior placenta and felt movement only after 22 weeks.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 699
Posted By girlspn
katelynrose, that's awesome!! :) I got some...

katelynrose, that's awesome!! :)

I got some newborn and 0-3 months long sleeve shirts, socks, hats, footies, from my SIL. Her son barely wore or outgrew them last winter. Yay! I've forgotten how...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By girlspn
I usually used a cover when wearing dd in a...

I usually used a cover when wearing dd in a sling. But I found she hardly ever peed when she's in the carrier. She would pee the moment she's out of it.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By girlspn
What language(s) do you speak to your children?

What language(s) do you speak to your children?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By girlspn
katelyn, they do water births in Beijing?? I live...

katelyn, they do water births in Beijing?? I live in Hong Kong, technically China, and home births are not legal here.

I didn't have a homebirth, but I was by myself when I gave birth in the...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-17-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 699
Posted By girlspn
I never thought of this! My daughter was born in...

I never thought of this! My daughter was born in the summer so it didn't matter much... this time it will be different though.

I'm also envious of all you mamas with access to secondhand/thrift...
Forum: Montessori   07-16-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By girlspn
3 year old cries every day before school

My dd is 3 years old and enrolled in a summer program at a Montessori school. It's M-F for 3 hours for 4 weeks. She cries every day before going to school. Her first language is English and this...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 699
Posted By girlspn
galatea, I checked out Zutano's website-- the...

galatea, I checked out Zutano's website-- the designs are cute but clothing pricey!

katelynrose, after cutting off the flats, the onesies basically became shirts. I cut off the flaps off onesies...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-15-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,006
Posted By girlspn
chapsie--- congratulations on another girl! :) ...

chapsie--- congratulations on another girl! :)

apeydef-- $625 for anatomy scan! Wow! And I thought my area was expensive, at $300. Are you hoping for a boy or girl?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-15-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By girlspn
katelyrose, I think those are great questions!...

katelyrose, I think those are great questions! All of them popped up for me along the way!

I found taking baby to a regular toilet a bit difficult. I couldn't squat with the baby all the time...
Forum: Diapering   07-15-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By girlspn
Another question-- if you use wool...

Another question-- if you use wool soakers/longies, what kind of tops do you use for newborns?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-14-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By girlspn
I tried it with my dd. I found it challenging in...

I tried it with my dd. I found it challenging in the early days because she usually pooped while nursing, and I couldn't figure out how to catch those poops and nurse at the same time. Around the...
Forum: Diapering   07-14-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By girlspn
What kinds of soakers/covers work best for...

What kinds of soakers/covers work best for newborns and up? I'm hoping to find some one-size covers but there aren't that many options. I wish I could make my own but unfortunately don't know how to...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-13-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 384
Posted By girlspn
What is it like with so many kids? Do you ever...

What is it like with so many kids? Do you ever feel stressed with rural living (vs city living)?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-13-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 465
Posted By girlspn
Do you plan to have more kids?

Do you plan to have more kids?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-13-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 280
Posted By girlspn
Thanks for this info. I probably haven't been...

Thanks for this info. I probably haven't been drinking much water lately.. I get tired of going to the bathroom all the time.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-13-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By girlspn
crunchymama, that's so interesting about...

crunchymama, that's so interesting about grounding. I've never heard anything about it. It's been sunny lately (so rare here), and I think being out in the sun has helped me get over jet lag in a few...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-13-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By girlspn
Floor Bed?

We're moving to a new apartment and I am not sure what kind of bed we should get. I have an available double mattress ready, but no bed frame. Now I'm thinking to skip the bed frame altogether and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-13-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By girlspn
Thanks mama! We're moving so I'm trying to decide...

Thanks mama! We're moving so I'm trying to decide on what type of bed and bed size we would need. Our apartment will be quite small. I'm looking into just putting a double mattress on the floor, and...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-12-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 699
Posted By girlspn
Galatea, what are the options other than onesies?...

Galatea, what are the options other than onesies? I don't like onesies as well and ended up cutting off the bottom of the ones we had.
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