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Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-25-2014, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Brighids Flame
I've been lurking for the past week, finally...

I've been lurking for the past week, finally remembered my login info so I can comment :)

This is our first cycle TTC since DD(2.5) was born. She is still nursing frequently, and almost all night...
Forum: March 2012   10-24-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By Brighids Flame
I was planning on getting an ultrasound (I...

I was planning on getting an ultrasound (I actually have my 20 week appointment tomorrow!) but now I'm kind of getting cold feet. On the one hand, if there is something that needs to be fixed in...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-13-2011, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Brighids Flame
Thanks for sharing your experience. I probably...

Thanks for sharing your experience. I probably should have mentioned that we don't use a bed frame, and are planning on just having our mattress on the floor, so I'm not sure if they make bedrails...
Forum: March 2012   10-08-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,735
Posted By Brighids Flame
I'm totally stealing this idea from the February...

I'm totally stealing this idea from the February 2012 DDC, because it seems like such fun! If you want to see their thread, click here...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-28-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,794
Posted By Brighids Flame
We used quart jars, which works well for things...

We used quart jars, which works well for things like quinoa, cous cous and bulgur that aren't necessarily biweekly staples. A box of Jiffy All-Purpose Mix fit into 2 jars, but for things we use more...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-27-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,794
Posted By Brighids Flame
The oven worked perfectly, and I have about half...

The oven worked perfectly, and I have about half my jars filled already. It's working well, and I've already gotten compliments on how nice the jars look lined up on the counter. I actually like...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-23-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,794
Posted By Brighids Flame
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Quote:Originally Posted by Katarianna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-23-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,794
Posted By Brighids Flame
I'm at the end of my rope trying to get rid of...

I'm at the end of my rope trying to get rid of an Indian meal moth infestation. We bought a bag of rice that was infested last year, and haven't been able to eradicate the last of the little pests....
Forum: March 2012   09-22-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 182
Posted By Brighids Flame
The headaches I've been having lately are...

The headaches I've been having lately are different from the migraines I had pre-pregnancy (I could only take vicodin for those, nothing else worked). For the past month I've been getting terrible...
Forum: March 2012   09-21-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 720
Posted By Brighids Flame
I'm 15 weeks today, and I hadn't been weighing...

I'm 15 weeks today, and I hadn't been weighing myself since the day we got our bfp because I didn't want to be stressing out about it. As of yesterday I've lost 5 lbs. I don't know if I lost more...
Forum: March 2012   09-13-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,366
Posted By Brighids Flame
I was super excited to use some sort of...

I was super excited to use some sort of hypnobirthing techniques (though what I was really looking for was something to focus on for meditation to deal with pregnancy stress). I got a Hypnobabies...
Forum: March 2012   09-08-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 866
Posted By Brighids Flame
I don't know how I missed this thread before,...

I don't know how I missed this thread before, this sounds like an awesome idea! I'd love to participate
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-02-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Brighids Flame
To some extent it depends on the specific...

To some extent it depends on the specific hospital and birth center. However, if you know that the birth center is natural-birth friendly/woman-centered, or if your hospital has midwives that you...
Forum: March 2012   08-30-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By Brighids Flame
I'm definitely in this group. For the longest...

I'm definitely in this group. For the longest time all I wanted was chips or chili cheese fritos or honey mustard and onion pretzels. Even now I can't eat any meat unless it's well hidden in...
Forum: March 2012   08-30-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 930
Posted By Brighids Flame
I had planned on doing this, but when I spoke to...

I had planned on doing this, but when I spoke to a local midwife a few months before TTC, she said that it seems like a lot of the vitamins/nutrients/enzymes/hormones would be lost in the...
Forum: March 2012   08-30-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By Brighids Flame
I will be 12 weeks pregnant tomorrow...

I will be 12 weeks pregnant tomorrow http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif and I keep reading about 12 weeks being a magical cutoff point where the risk of miscarriage goes way down. We...
Forum: March 2012   08-27-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Brighids Flame
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by mollsworth http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1327246/working-out#post_16627097)

I have done water...
Forum: March 2012   08-26-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By Brighids Flame
I haven't been reading much about pregnancy or...

I haven't been reading much about pregnancy or birth, because lately I've been trying to keep my mind on other things so I don't stress out. I've been mostly reading for fun lately, and since our...
Forum: March 2012   08-25-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Brighids Flame
DH and I decided that we're going to wait until...

DH and I decided that we're going to wait until the 16 week appointment to try to hear the heartbeat. I was 10 weeks 6 days at my first midwife appointment, but we knew that there was no guarantee...
Forum: March 2012   08-09-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,511
Posted By Brighids Flame
Saturday morning after I had woken up and gotten...

Saturday morning after I had woken up and gotten dressed, I bent over to pick a book and had a twinge of pain that started on the left side of my lower back and sort of shot down through my bum and...
Forum: March 2012   08-04-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Brighids Flame
Time out. 7 vials?!?! Is that if you're getting...

Time out. 7 vials?!?! Is that if you're getting all the recommended tests done? I don't do well with blood draws. I hate needles and I have low blood pressure so it doesn't work out very well. Last...
Forum: March 2012   08-01-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Brighids Flame
Most of what we have to do involves fixing up...

Most of what we have to do involves fixing up the house. We moved in 2 years ago, but we still haven't painted our (pink and green) bedroom, or the room we'll be using for the nursery. I also have...
Forum: March 2012   07-29-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,943
Posted By Brighids Flame
Got my Non-Puker status revoked today. It's a...

Got my Non-Puker status revoked today. It's a good sign that my all-day-sickness is getting worse, right?
 
I had actually been doing somewhat better as far as being able to force food down. I've...
Forum: March 2012   07-29-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,101
Posted By Brighids Flame
Wow, thank you all so much for your replies! I...

Wow, thank you all so much for your replies! I never realized there were so many different ways to handle prenatal testing! I think at this point I'm going to do the initial bloodwork, and ask how...
Forum: March 2012   07-26-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By Brighids Flame
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Quote:Originally Posted by happyblessedmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1323002/first-appointment#post_16572801)
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