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Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   01-09-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By JHopesMomma
It's the SO Delicious brand, cultured coconut...

It's the SO Delicious brand, cultured coconut milk. It's a lot lighter/thinner than yogurt, but close to the same consistency and comes in a variety of flavors, including chocolate!
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   01-07-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13
Posted By JHopesMomma
I was raised vegetarian! The only times I'm...

I was raised vegetarian! The only times I'm vegan is when I'm breastfeeding, since neither of my kiddos tolerated dairy well. I usually don't eat a lot of dairy anyway, but lately my favorite snack...
Forum: Family Safety   01-07-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By JHopesMomma
Thanks! That's a handy reference. I think I may...

Thanks! That's a handy reference. I think I may end up buying/returning a few different ones to figure it out. I love my Pilot, but the huge downside is trying to get in and out of the third row...
Forum: Family Safety   12-16-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By JHopesMomma
Yeah, I was worried about the Frontier. We just...

Yeah, I was worried about the Frontier. We just got it, so switching it out isn't really a good option for us. Thanks for your input!
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   12-15-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 25
Posted By JHopesMomma
JHopesMomma (Jessica), due Aug 17th, with our...

JHopesMomma (Jessica), due Aug 17th, with our third!! My first two came before their due dates, but who knows this time http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif.
Forum: Family Safety   12-15-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By JHopesMomma
Hi all, I have a 4 year old in a forward facing...

Hi all, I have a 4 year old in a forward facing Britax Frontier, and a 1 year old in a rear facing Britax Marathon.  Anyone know if I could squeeze an infant seat in between those two, and if so,...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   12-15-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10
Posted By JHopesMomma
I am very sensitive to chemicals in food, and so...

I am very sensitive to chemicals in food, and so I usually shop just in the produce and all natural/organic food section of the store.  When I go out to eat I try to get foods I know are safe…so...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   12-13-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 77
Posted By JHopesMomma
Hello everyone, I'm Jessica, mom to a 4 year old...

Hello everyone, I'm Jessica, mom to a 4 year old DD and a 20 month DS.  My husband is on a 13 month deployment right now, but came home for 2 weeks in November on leave.  We were on the fence about...
Forum: March 2012   10-02-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 552
Posted By JHopesMomma
With DD, I ended up getting an epidural shortly...

With DD, I ended up getting an epidural shortly after we were admitted to the hospital (I was at 4cm for 2 days with contractions before I was admitted...), and although it was a very calm birth...
Forum: March 2012   08-02-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,749
Posted By JHopesMomma
My Dad is here, and he said earlier that he'd be...

My Dad is here, and he said earlier that he'd be cooking Indian food for dinner, which sounded so good to me at the time.  But...once he started cooking all the smells really bothered me.  I was...
Forum: March 2012   08-02-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,714
Posted By JHopesMomma
With our first, we had her name (and a boy name)...

With our first, we had her name (and a boy name) picked out way before she was even conceived.  We also had an alternate girl name picked out, so I figured with this one, we'd just use those names,...
Forum: March 2012   08-02-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 328
Posted By JHopesMomma
My husband and I are both in the military, and...

My husband and I are both in the military, and already I'm feeling so tired and sick all of the time, I'm not sure how we'll manage!  My parents are in town for visit, and have been so helpful with...
Forum: March 2012   07-24-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 751
Posted By JHopesMomma
I haven't had a strong feeling either way, but...

I haven't had a strong feeling either way, but with my daughter, I knew she was a girl well before we did the ultrasound to find out.  With this pregnancy, as soon as I thought I might be pregnant...
Forum: March 2012   07-15-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 9,519
Posted By JHopesMomma
*Name (whatever you would like to be called or...

*Name (whatever you would like to be called or like us to know you by):  Jessica
*EDD: March 20
*Age/ age when the baby will be born: 26
*Location: Midwest
*How long it took you to get your...
Forum: Family Planning   12-10-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 20,614
Posted By JHopesMomma
I'd like to join this thread - my husband just...

I'd like to join this thread - my husband just recently told me that he's done.  It's very heartbreaking to hear this, since I NEVER thought we'd only have one child.  I don't think there's much I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-17-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 11,124
Posted By JHopesMomma
I have an 18 month old and work at least 45-50...

I have an 18 month old and work at least 45-50 hours per week, and so does DH. We trade off going in early/staying late so DD is in day care no more than 10 hours a day. It is difficult, especially...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-23-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By JHopesMomma
I actually just returned from a 5-day trip...

I actually just returned from a 5-day trip overseas away from my 15 month old. This was pretty monumentous for us, since I've never even spent one night away from her. Since I work, she only nurses...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-08-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,937
Posted By JHopesMomma
My DD scratches a lot too, she has gotten scabs...

My DD scratches a lot too, she has gotten scabs both on the back of her neck/shoulders and her lower back. She also tends to do this more when she's sleepy, so I usually just try to keep her nails...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-24-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By JHopesMomma
When my DD transitioned to the next age group at...

When my DD transitioned to the next age group at her daycare (she'd be in the same room, with the same caregivers from 6wks-12 mo), she would scream every day that I dropped her off. It was really...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-21-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,307
Posted By JHopesMomma
Quote: Originally Posted by kittywitty...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kittywitty http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15309599)
After I had #3 this is how I was, too. I...
Forum: Women's Health   04-21-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By JHopesMomma
Thanks! I'll try cutting out dairy from her/my...

Thanks! I'll try cutting out dairy from her/my diet again...I guess I was hoping it was just because of the winter and dry air, but it's definitely not getting better. Thanks for the lotion and body...
Forum: Women's Health   04-20-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By JHopesMomma
Well, she was super sensitive to dairy whenever...

Well, she was super sensitive to dairy whenever I ate it and she was breastfeeding, but by about 8 months or so, I was able to add dairy back into my diet and it didn't seem to bother her. Could...
Forum: Women's Health   04-20-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By JHopesMomma
My daughter (13 months) has pretty sensitive...

My daughter (13 months) has pretty sensitive skin, which I'm sure she gets from DH and I. It first started with a couple dry patches on each arm when she was 3 months. I took her to the dr because...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-17-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By JHopesMomma
We actually got this on video because it cracks...

We actually got this on video because it cracks us up...everytime I try to get DD to say mama she looks at me very seriously and says "Dada!". Everytime...the only time she says mama is when she's...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-30-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By JHopesMomma
Oh mama, hugs, I know how logistically...

Oh mama, hugs, I know how logistically challenging working and pumping is! When I first went back to work, I was doing 12 hr. shifts, so I'd have to pump 2x a day and then see my DD at lunch to feed...
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