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Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-11-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By tiqa
With my first, we were totally inexperienced and...

With my first, we were totally inexperienced and I was so sick with pregnancy (not to mention pretty broke) that I didn't even get to think much of it before my mother bought a lot of stuff for us. ...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-11-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 517
Posted By tiqa
I think we're pretty minimalist at the moment. ...

I think we're pretty minimalist at the moment. We're in the middle of decluttering stuff as it is, and getting rid of debt, and I don't feel like spending money on things I will end up donating in a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-10-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By tiqa
Just a quick update here - things are definitely...

Just a quick update here - things are definitely going better than they were just a few weeks ago. We've been getting outside a lot more with the weather getting better, and just simplifying our...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-09-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By tiqa
How are things for everyone? In the past...

How are things for everyone?


In the past couple of weeks, maybe even week, I've donated almost 20 filled-too-bursting garbage bags, several plastic bins' worth, and some miscellaneous larger...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-08-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 438
Posted By tiqa
My appetite is all over the place. Sometimes I...

My appetite is all over the place. Sometimes I would be happy to eat three steaks and sides, and then other days I have force myself to eat anything. (It also depends a lot on how nauseated I am -...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-07-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 716
Posted By tiqa
This thread makes me sad. I'll probably be...

This thread makes me sad. I'll probably be giving birth alone in the hospital this time, and I'll really be missing DH there. He's been at my other births too. He was pretty nervous the first time...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-03-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By tiqa
I don't know what the official rules are, but I...

I don't know what the official rules are, but I say if you want to, then do! Three weeks sounds plenty. I was taking baths way before I was "allowed" to (that's probably why I don't remember the...
Forum: Family Safety   04-03-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By tiqa
That's a tough one. We lived in FL for a year...

That's a tough one. We lived in FL for a year where the house had a large, in-ground pool. The kids were 3 and 4 at the time and spent pretty much every day and afternoon in the warmer months...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 973
Posted By tiqa
MrsKoehn - that is so sad! My kids have had a...

MrsKoehn - that is so sad! My kids have had a few doozies too but it's always heart breaking. I'm good with dealing with blood on anyone except my kids. If it's them, the smallest bit will send me...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By tiqa
For me, it does seem that my mental state...

For me, it does seem that my mental state corresponds with my kids' temperaments - BUT I think it's just a coincidence. I don't have a gut feeling that they're related. And even my least stressful...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 973
Posted By tiqa
Great news about the cervix! I never...

Great news about the cervix!


I never thought I would get a minivan, and neither did DH. We were very adamant about it. One day, long story short, we got one for a test drive - we bought it...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-02-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 873
Posted By tiqa
I lost a mucous plug a few weeks back. I know...

I lost a mucous plug a few weeks back. I know they can regenerate but I never lost one except right before labor, and I was feeling very crampy (not BH, just crampy) for a few days before, so I went...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-01-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 581
Posted By tiqa
Great!!

Great!!
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-01-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 873
Posted By tiqa
Yep. I felt very strongly that I was done after...

Yep. I felt very strongly that I was done after my third baby, but... I didn't "know." Now I do.


Not only am I good with having four children, I also know my body can't handle another round...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-01-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 973
Posted By tiqa
I'm also on a complete decluttering / purging...

I'm also on a complete decluttering / purging rampage. It's partially the season, partially nesting, partially logistics (we're painting the house and re-arranging some rooms, and have a big tag...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   04-01-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 581
Posted By tiqa
I'm dreading it too. My doctor said that the...

I'm dreading it too. My doctor said that the type of sugar in a can of orange Crush was close enough to the glucose drink that he was comfortable with it, even despite my iffy history with pregnancy...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-30-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,188
Posted By tiqa
My first two were so insanely hyper inside. When...

My first two were so insanely hyper inside. When they did the 20 minute monitoring, the nurses would laugh because they'd get their needed kick counts within the first 30 seconds or something. they...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-30-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,188
Posted By tiqa
Yesterday I took my older two to see a children's...

Yesterday I took my older two to see a children's orchestra for their homeschool curriculum. (The kids weren't the ones playing, it was just geared towards them!) The musicians played a variety of...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-29-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 679
Posted By tiqa
I agree with the whole fluid overload thing. I...

I agree with the whole fluid overload thing. I didn't even bother with a shirt last time around, just draped a really soft towel around me. I had postpartum mama cloths which were so much nicer...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-29-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 973
Posted By tiqa
Yep, that was me! I'm a lot better, haven't been...

Yep, that was me! I'm a lot better, haven't been in the hospital for months, but still throw up a few times a week and I'm only able to get up enough energy to get out of bed / off the couch about...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-29-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By tiqa
Age gaps here are weird. 8,7,2, and coming-soon....

Age gaps here are weird. 8,7,2, and coming-soon. The first two act pretty much like twins; they were born less than a year apart and went through everything together. They weren't really enthused...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-29-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By tiqa
Same thing here. I definitely had to breathe...

Same thing here. I definitely had to breathe through them!
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-29-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 781
Posted By tiqa
Speaking of FB - anyone on there wanna be friends...

Speaking of FB - anyone on there wanna be friends with me? (Hmm, that sounds desperate, lol. But PM me if you're on there and wouldn't mind an add. ;) )
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-29-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 973
Posted By tiqa
Maia - we like the Natural Candy Store too! Too...

Maia - we like the Natural Candy Store too! Too bad I always end up over-ordering (it's hard not to, the way the amounts work, either you get a tiny bit or a ton!) and have leftovers for-e-ver...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-29-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 973
Posted By tiqa
I'm kind of glad we got Ostara out of the way...

I'm kind of glad we got Ostara out of the way already. I'm usually not big on the holiday due to childhood associations (well, with Easter at any rate - lots of religious-related misery) but this...
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