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Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By Calycanth
Sunfish, we're still stuck on names, too! DH...

Sunfish, we're still stuck on names, too! DH vetoed the only one I really loved (Nathaniel). Fair enough - I vetoed a couple of his top picks, too. I like the names on our short list (Zane and Lionel...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Calycanth
Me too, Rosie023 and Monkeyscience. I feel like...

Me too, Rosie023 and Monkeyscience. I feel like things have finally gotten easier with my first, and now I'm going to have to start all over again. And we'll be moving to a new city where I know no...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-21-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By Calycanth
Congrats mama! I also love the names, and I'm...

Congrats mama! I also love the names, and I'm thrilled you made it as long as you did!
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-20-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Calycanth
I'm not due until the end of October. I wouldn't...

I'm not due until the end of October. I wouldn't mind if he came a week early, but since my daughter was a week late, I'm not counting on it! I don't feel ready now, but I think I'm going to be DONE...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-17-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 687
Posted By Calycanth
Bumping this in case anyone else wanted to see...

Bumping this in case anyone else wanted to see the list of estimated due dates. We're going to see some birth announcements in this forum very soon!!!
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   09-11-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Calycanth
No one in EP? Oh dear.

No one in EP? Oh dear.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By Calycanth
I've been wearing an Anita microfiber underwire...

I've been wearing an Anita microfiber underwire nursing bra for the past few weeks, and I must say, it's very comfortable. The straps are spaced a little too wide for my body, but the fabric is soft...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Calycanth
Sorry mama! But I'm glad you're in good,...

Sorry mama! But I'm glad you're in good, competent hands and that you made it this far. Will be thinking of you!
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-10-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 598
Posted By Calycanth
I have two decent pairs of maternity pants. Other...

I have two decent pairs of maternity pants. Other than that, I mostly wear pajama or yoga pants and tank tops, and I keep my a/c at 70. I have a couple of maxi dresses that I wear if I'm not going to...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-08-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Calycanth
Thinking of you, blueridgemama!

Thinking of you, blueridgemama!
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-02-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Calycanth
Yeah, it varies so much from person to person and...

Yeah, it varies so much from person to person and pregnancy to pregnancy. I'm not sure there's a way to know what the "right" amount of weight gain is, or to predict how easy it's going to be to lose...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   09-01-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By Calycanth
DD was born at 40w6d, so I'm not counting on an...

DD was born at 40w6d, so I'm not counting on an early arrival, either (my due date isn't until 10/28, anyway - he could very well be a November baby). I feel ENORMOUS. I'm bigger now than I was when...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   08-29-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Calycanth
Any Mamas in El Paso?

Hi everyone! We will be moving to El Paso in December as my DH recently got a faculty job at UTEP. Just wondering if there are any other crunchy or semi-crunchy (as I would describe myself) mamas in...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   08-12-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,354
Posted By Calycanth
Monkeyscience, now I'm really curious what the...

Monkeyscience, now I'm really curious what the name is, though I understand if you're keeping it under wraps until the baby arrives.

I'm hesitant to use Galen because I'm worried he'd have a tough...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   08-12-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,354
Posted By Calycanth
Since we already have one child, we have most of...

Since we already have one child, we have most of the things we need (though we desperately need another dresser!), but I haven't organized anything or rearranged furniture or gotten our baby...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-03-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Calycanth
I have a friend who did the girl gets mom's name,...

I have a friend who did the girl gets mom's name, boy gets dad's name thing. Seemed to work out fine for them.
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-31-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Calycanth
I think having a consistent on-call schedule is...

I think having a consistent on-call schedule is going to be key for you, and it sounds to me like you have a pretty good idea of what your options are. You could hire someone to come in, help out...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-26-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Calycanth
The other day, I told another pregnant woman that...

The other day, I told another pregnant woman that I'm expecting in October. She said, "And you don't look pregnant at all!" Which is not true - I am definitely, obviously pregnant, with a big ol'...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-20-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Calycanth
I never needed breast pads, so maybe you won't...

I never needed breast pads, so maybe you won't either! But you will almost certainly need giant maxi pads. I use cloth pads for menstruation, but I can't justify spending the money for postpartum...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-17-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By Calycanth
Monkeyscience, my babe is a really active little...

Monkeyscience, my babe is a really active little guy, too. It makes me feel seasick.

25w2d here and I feel like I've been pregnant FOREVER. When exactly does the third trimester start? 27 weeks?...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-11-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Calycanth
We had our first at 31 and were among the first...

We had our first at 31 and were among the first in our group of friends to have kids! Times, they are a changin'. :)
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-09-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By Calycanth
Kaliakra, if you're looking for inexpensive...

Kaliakra, if you're looking for inexpensive covers, try DiaperSwappers. There are usually lots of used newborn and small covers for sale. Buy a few different kinds so you can experiment. I bought all...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-07-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By Calycanth
Monkeyscience, I have a Blueberry cover that...

Monkeyscience, I have a Blueberry cover that works well over fitteds. Their covers are nice, but spendy! I bought mine used. I have a friend who uses Bummis covers over fitteds and doesn't seem to...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   07-04-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By Calycanth
DD was six days late and weighed 6lb, 15oz. Of...

DD was six days late and weighed 6lb, 15oz. Of course, I was SURE she would come early, so I started maternity leave at 38 weeks and just sat around twiddling my thumbs for three weeks. :) My due...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   06-27-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By Calycanth
Subbing. I have no suggestions, but I hope other...

Subbing. I have no suggestions, but I hope other people do!
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