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Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By quantumleap
Lots of water! Epsom salt baths, nettle and...

Lots of water! Epsom salt baths, nettle and dandelion tea (go a bit easy on the dandelion/do more nettle than dandelion), elevation and massage, and some people say supplementation with vit e and c...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-17-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By quantumleap
I would go for something that makes the catwalk...

I would go for something that makes the catwalk "safe" instead of a gate. Higher railings, or the cables someone else mentioned, or something else. Surely there are people who deal with this sort of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-17-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By quantumleap
Part-time Public School?

We're in Canada, and are strongly considering public school next year for our kids. The pull to put them in is pretty much entirely language based. I am a francophone, partnered with an anglophone...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-08-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By quantumleap
I'm not going to argue test vs no test, 'cause I...

I'm not going to argue test vs no test, 'cause I think both are extremely valid choices. But, the 3 hour is a diagnostic test, vs the 1 hr, which is only a screening test. If I had done the test, I...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-05-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,040
Posted By quantumleap
zzzzane - so glad you had a nice visit with your...

zzzzane - so glad you had a nice visit with your mother in law. That can be such a sticky relationship, but it's so lovely when it's a positive thing. :)
forestfoster - hooray for single babies...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-27-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,794
Posted By quantumleap
I'm also enormous! Seriously. Size of baby,...

I'm also enormous! Seriously.
Size of baby, position of baby and placenta, your muscle tone (sorry, this is a really big one!), your body shape (ie: someone with a shorter torso doesn't have room...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By quantumleap
I think we'd all be able tot oss out a bunch of...

I think we'd all be able tot oss out a bunch of ideas, but you're going to have to pick something that resonates for *you*! Congratulations on the baby shower! So fun. I'm sort of jealous. This is...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-08-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,228
Posted By quantumleap
Figured I'd pop in again and say hello. It's been...

Figured I'd pop in again and say hello. It's been awhile!
I, too, love all the chicken/goat/garden talk going on. We left our much-loved flock of chickens with some lovely friends when we moved...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-07-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By quantumleap
I'm not in your ddc. I'm due in early Aug, and...

I'm not in your ddc. I'm due in early Aug, and sometimes stalk you guys here because I think/hope my babe will come in July. Anyway, I second the "nothing to worry about", and thought I'd add this...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,843
Posted By quantumleap
I'm so sorry you guys are getting headaches! My...

I'm so sorry you guys are getting headaches! My sister gets migraines in pregnancy too, and even the idea makes me feel desperate and twitchy! Does accupressure/accupuncture or chiropractic care...
Forum: Canada   03-01-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By quantumleap
I know this thread is super old, but thought I'd...

I know this thread is super old, but thought I'd chime in just in case someone else is looking. Mountain Rose is *not* a good idea for Canadians, sadly. Unless you are really close to the border and...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-25-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By quantumleap
That's really stressful! We would occasionally...

That's really stressful! We would occasionally get labs with low white blood cell counts. Not every day, but several times a month on different people. There's apparently a correlation with radiation...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-25-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 92
Posted By quantumleap
We told our kids pretty much right away. They're...

We told our kids pretty much right away. They're 4 and 6. As my belly has gotten bigger, it is sinking in more and more, I think. 6 year old would like to cut the cord, and I am so happy to have her...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-25-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By quantumleap
Weeks/Days along: 15+6 (yay!!!!) Symptoms:...

Weeks/Days along: 15+6 (yay!!!!)

Symptoms: So, so tired, still. I think this is partially pregnancy and partially not being recovered from the past two years of high stress/no sleep/abuse of my...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-25-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By quantumleap
Jojobean - that's so interesting about the...

Jojobean - that's so interesting about the vertigo! I *suffer* from vertigo. Ugh. I never managed to read about that link, but I'll take it. It super flared for me while we were in Texas and I...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-23-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By quantumleap
When I first saw this, I thought maybe there was...

When I first saw this, I thought maybe there was a bit of prolapse happening, but after reading your description, I'm not at all convinced.
Thought I'd reply though because it's never any fun when...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-20-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 145
Posted By quantumleap
I'm just flying through with a random factoid:...

I'm just flying through with a random factoid: People who are getting pregnant, and finding out they're pregnant now, are due in NOVEMBER. Look at us moving up the ddc list, slowly, slowly. That's...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-20-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 934
Posted By quantumleap
Well look at that! :) I didn't realize there...

Well look at that! :)
I didn't realize there were so many of us, and so many having baby #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) +. Fun!
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-19-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 475
Posted By quantumleap
Re: prematurity Again, there are *so* many...

Re: prematurity Again, there are *so* many studies and articles and opinions, but I thought this might be relevant to your situation:
"In one of the largest studies on this topic, Thai researchers...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-19-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,794
Posted By quantumleap
14+a few with baby #3...

14+a few with baby #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3)
I'm not in love with the shape/look of this belly. My first, and even my second were pretty cute little...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-16-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By quantumleap
My partner *just* told me that the boy name we...

My partner *just* told me that the boy name we had agreed on, that he liked, he doesn't actually like. So, back to the beginning. Bah.
We were going to use Eamon for our dd, but she was a she, and...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-15-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By quantumleap
You guys, we just got "home" to our own country,...

You guys, we just got "home" to our own country, and I'm going through the boxes we left here when we went to Texas two years ago. I found my Ellaroo! And some sweet little baby hats! Still hunting...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-14-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By quantumleap
Ooo, good question. I'm going to hang out here...

Ooo, good question. I'm going to hang out here and see what people say! I've heard people like this one: http://versioned.nameberry.com/ but I'm really not very familiar. I tend to go down rabbit...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-14-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 475
Posted By quantumleap
This is obviously a "pro" k article, but it has...

This is obviously a "pro" k article, but it has some decent studies cited. Related to what MamaChick said about maternal supplementation, there is evidence to support.
"What is the take-away point...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-12-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 475
Posted By quantumleap
We won't be doing the hep b. I even have a hard...

We won't be doing the hep b. I even have a hard time presenting this one as a balanced discussion for pregnant/new parents. It's transmitted via sexual contact and/or needle sharing, etc. Hard to...
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