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Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 06:26 AM
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Since we like old sounding names, DH and I...

Since we like old sounding names, DH and I searched through the social security database for popular names in the 1920s - so many great ideas! Not the most romantic way to go about choosing a name,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
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There's lots of research out there now suggesting...

There's lots of research out there now suggesting that lots of positive praise doesn't have the intended effect, and can have lots of negative consequences on a child. Punishment and rewards are two...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-19-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 108
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Eye contact, yes! DS will often, even at 4, stop...

Eye contact, yes! DS will often, even at 4, stop what he's doing and hold my face between his hands and stare at me, sometimes with a dreamy little sigh. It is THE sweetest thing in the universe!
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Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-19-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 141
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Here it is! ...

Here it is!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI5-jx_vcp4

I love that she has her daughter helping her labor, and there are other kids there as well. I also love that she's vocal; probably closer...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   11-19-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 106
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We have a few contenders, but probably won't...

We have a few contenders, but probably won't choose until after baby is born (well, for sure, since we don't know the sex!).

There are too many girl names we like, but top of the list is Nell...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-18-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 290
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I pushed for two hours and had ZERO concept of...

I pushed for two hours and had ZERO concept of time by that point. It might as well have been ten minutes. It was the easiest part of labor for me - no pain, just the urge to push.

I'm having...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-18-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 9,629
Posted By luckiest
Re iron - if you're eating meat and iron rich...

Re iron - if you're eating meat and iron rich foods and still low, my first thoughts would be low stomach acid (extremely common) and lacking cofactors (like vitamin C). Iron won't dissolve unless...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   11-18-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 745
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One of those big pregnancy pillows helps keep me...

One of those big pregnancy pillows helps keep me from rolling on my back. It's a space hog, but having a pillow between my knees keeps my hips from hurting and the part behind my back keeps me from...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-18-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 141
Posted By luckiest
I just searched YouTube. I started by searching...

I just searched YouTube. I started by searching for hypnobabies births, since they're typically so quiet. Then I searched "peaceful home birth" and that gave me some more "normal" births re noise...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-17-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 141
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Now he's telling me specifically that he wants to...

Now he's telling me specifically that he wants to see the baby come out of my "pachina" and is asking every day to watch more birth videos. I think we'll plan to have him there, although maybe just...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-14-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 141
Posted By luckiest
Older children at birth

I know a lot of us have built in restrictions on who can be at the birth based on their chosen location, but for those of you who have the option of having children attend, how are you handling it?
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Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-14-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 9,629
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I'd been having some SI and pubic bone pain, and...

I'd been having some SI and pubic bone pain, and being REALLY aware of my posture and making sure I'm using my stabilizing (esp glutes) muscles when I walk instead of allowing my hips to sway helps...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-13-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 9,629
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Valerie11 I'd been using Natural Calm, which is...

Valerie11 I'd been using Natural Calm, which is mag citrate. I used to use it specifically because it would help get things moving, because usually if I'm going to have any digestive problem it's...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-12-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By luckiest
2-4 weeks, I'd want plenty of clothes, hats, burp...

2-4 weeks, I'd want plenty of clothes, hats, burp cloths and receiving blankets. Probably a little grooming kit with a bulb syringe and nail scissors. Diapers and wipes of some kind, obviously. A...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-12-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,253
Posted By luckiest
I finally started my baby blanket! It took me two...

I finally started my baby blanket! It took me two years to do DS's, so here's hoping I can somehow manage to do this one in 3-4 months...


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Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-12-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 9,629
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Opposite problem over here! I need to switch to a...

Opposite problem over here! I need to switch to a different form of magnesium at night. Usually it doesn't bother me, but for some reason now ANY amount will give me loose stools. Bummer, because it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-08-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By luckiest
We set the candy out for Santa's elves to take -...

We set the candy out for Santa's elves to take - since they live on candy and will be so busy soon making toys for Christmas - and the elves left a little bag of bouncy balls in return for my nearly...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   11-07-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By luckiest
We have the Sears Baby Book. It's regularly...

We have the Sears Baby Book. It's regularly updated, so a new edition wouldn't be outdated. It's a tome, very comprehensive, with the AP slant of all Sears books.

And after a while you'll start...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-06-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,627
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I'm partial to Lewis/Louis on that list. Just...

I'm partial to Lewis/Louis on that list. Just some to add - Cliff(ord), Calvin, Odin, Otto, Corbin, Ford, Francis...


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Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-06-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By luckiest
I'm not playing anything specifically for baby,...

I'm not playing anything specifically for baby, but I've made a labor playlist that I listen to pretty frequently.

DS always surprises me with the songs he requests. Fleet foxes, Jens Lekman, Sun...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-06-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,041
Posted By luckiest
B - GF pancakes, bacon, decaf w raw cream L...

B - GF pancakes, bacon, decaf w raw cream

L - leftover chili (made with primal ground beef), baby carrots

S - clementine, glass of milk

D - probably pho/Thai takeout, because I don't feel...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-03-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By luckiest
I was going to recommend Laura Markham's book....

I was going to recommend Laura Markham's book. It's really amazing, and so helpful when you know what you don't want to do but you don't know what TO do.

It sounds like you're on the right track....
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-03-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 609
Posted By luckiest
I'm also short and carry very out and round. I'm...

I'm also short and carry very out and round. I'm also much fuller this second time around. In my yoga class on Sunday we all went around introducing ourselves and when I said I was 23 weeks I saw one...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   11-02-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 426
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I had been really struggling with fatigue for a...

I had been really struggling with fatigue for a few weeks...not just sleepiness, but must-lie-down-now fatigue. It alleviated *completely* when I upped my D3 dosage. My bloodwork showed I was a bit...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   11-02-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
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I confess - I just don't think BFW is my cup of...

I confess - I just don't think BFW is my cup of tea. I don't dislike it at all so far (I'm about halfway), it's just not doing anything for me. I'm not real into the art projects (doing them...I...
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