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March Mamas:<br><br>
Rebecca (Ravenmoon) 3/1 <span>Girl</span><br>
Christine (Cholderby) 3/2 <span style="color:#0000FF;">Boy</span><br>
Kylie (luvmy3boyz) 3/2 <span>Girl</span><br>
LeShea 3/3 <span>Girl</span><br>
Barb (meant2beamom) 3/4 <span>Surprise</span><br>
Alicyn (mommy2b) 3/5<br>
OaklandMama 3/5<br>
bubbles 3/6<br>
JoyfulMomma 3/6 <span>Surprise</span><br>
MsDoula 3/8<br>
Shannon (MamaSpruce) 3/8 <span>Surprise</span><br>
Eva (Finnsma) 3/8 <span>Girl</span><br>
Aquarianmom 3/8<br>
Susan (srmina) 3/9 <span style="color:#0000FF;">Boy</span><br>
Fiercelove 3/9 <span style="color:#0000FF;">Boy</span><br>
Michelle (Mtm) 3/10 <span style="color:#0000FF;">Boy</span><br>
Dawn&Gianna 3/11<br>
Cyndi (CyndiN) 3/11<br>
mommyto2 3/11 <span>Surprise</span><br>
Citygirl 3/12<br>
Kimberly (kimisaur) 3/12<br>
Ang (Crayon) 3/13 <span>Surprise</span><br>
Jo (Jocmtl) 3/13 <span style="color:#0000FF;">Boy</span><br>
Autumn (newmomma2005) 3/13 <span style="color:#0000FF;">Boy</span><br>
Serina (Somewhere to grow) 3/13 <span>Girl</span><br>
Annabelle's Wish 3/13<br>
Melissa (Ladyelmo1) 3/16<br>
Maya (muse) 3/16<br>
Rachel (rad) 3/16<br>
Shannon (RaisinGirl) 3/17<br>
Wildcrafter 3/18 <span>Surprise</span><br>
Rebecca (MamaGaia) 3/20<br>
Heidi (Weebitty2) 3/20<br>
Rebecca (GeoGirl) 3/20 <span>Girl</span><br>
Shannon (sm3247) 3/20 <span>Girl</span><br>
Kash (Patchfire) 3/21 <span>Surprise</span><br>
puddinnpeanut 3/21<br>
Trish (Ellis Herr) 3/21 <span>Girl</span><br>
Amanda (TXmidwife) 3/22 <span style="color:#0000FF;">Boy</span><br>
Shannon (Isfahan) 3/22<br>
Jennie (Jenniebug) 3/23<br>
Molly (mimim) 3/23 <span>Surprise</span><br>
Kim (EllieB) 3/23 <span style="color:#0000FF;">Boy</span><br>
Simplehome 3/24 <span style="color:#0000FF;">Boy</span><br>
Dee (Morningtillmoonmama) 3/24 <span style="color:#0000FF;">Boy</span><br>
Jen (LoveChild421) 3/24 <span style="color:#0000FF;">Boy</span><br>
Lotta 3/24<br>
Lise (TOmomma) 3/25 <span>Surprise</span><br>
Gina (stringbean) 3/26 <span style="color:#0000FF;">Boy</span><br>
Ryann (anazmommy) 3/26<br>
Giggs 3/28<br>
Sprinklepocket 3/28<br>
Erica (Kindermama) 3/28 <span>Girl</span><br><br>
Sometime in March:<br>
polihaupt <span style="color:#0000FF;">Boy</span><br>
Pam (EMZ) <span>Girl</span><br>
Jenrose<br>
Carla (carlasher)<br>
Mady (Mady5) late March <span>Girl</span>
 

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Hi All. Doing okay here....we painted the room that will house the baby's things this weekend (odd calling it the baby's room, since the baby probably won't spend much time in there for quite a while!), and it is going to be really fun. It's the first room in our upstairs that we've even TOUCHED since we bought this place 3.5 years ago, so it's nice to see a change.<br><br>
I think I may have over-done it, though. I've just been feeling SO GOOD that I sometimes forget that my body is changing, and I need to slow down more and more as time goes on. After a weekend of painting and other cleaning, I had pretty bad cramps last night, what felt like menstrual cramps to me. Because I haven't really felt ANYTHING odd during this pregnancy, it made me lie down for the evening....I felt better this morning before I got out of bed, but moving around made it worse. I don't think it's ctx, though, because it's just a constant dull pain in my front and back abdomen, not coming and going. Oh well. I'm just taking it easy today, trusting that it will go away.<br><br>
Baby still twirling around in there....after having him in the same position for 6-7 weeks at least, it's kinda fun to feel him moving all over the place. I'm happy that he's exploring, and just hoping that he'll end up head-down in the end.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think I may have over-done it, though. I've just been feeling SO GOOD that I sometimes forget that my body is changing, and I need to slow down more and more as time goes on. After a weekend of painting and other cleaning, I had pretty bad cramps last night, what felt like menstrual cramps to me. Because I haven't really felt ANYTHING odd during this pregnancy, it made me lie down for the evening....I felt better this morning before I got out of bed, but moving around made it worse. I don't think it's ctx, though, because it's just a constant dull pain in my front and back abdomen, not coming and going. Oh well. I'm just taking it easy today, trusting that it will go away.<br><br>
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I had the same happen to me last week and . I've been really busy around the house and decided to take a day to myself and walked downtown ALONE (never happens) and barely made it home because the cramps were so horrible. I got home and just rested all evening and all night and it was fine the next morning but I've been taking it very easy since then.<br><br>
So far,that's the only thing even eventful that's happened this pregnancy LOL
 

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Hello to everyone!<br><br>
Take it easy, simplehome. You probably shouldn't be painting at all (fumes and such), so I'm glad you're done.<br><br>
After a few quiet days, this baby is active again. Maybe she'll flip around--that would be great!<br><br>
I'm starting to play my post-Christmas projects, including diaper-making for the new baby. I have a few bags of old cotton clothes that I'm going to turn into various types of diapers. My biggest desire is for a serger, so that diapers will be churned out faster! Anyone else making diapers for their March baby?<br><br>
Before Christmas, I plan to make training pants for my two year old. Not an exciting gift for some, but I think she'll be happy to receive them. I'm also making her a doll...hope it all gets done!
 

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I've always worried about painting while pg, too, but we got some paint from the Environmental Home Center that is about as close to non-toxic as you can get.....my midwife said it was fine to use regular acrylic latex paint as long as there was good ventilation, but that just didn't sit well with me. This stuff would even be okay if the kid decides to start eating it off of the walls!! I was amazed that there were no fumes at all.....<br><br>
I'm also making some diapers...I borrowed my mother's serger, and am getting used to using it. The wipes that I made came out GREAT, but I tried a butt-sweater, and it didn't work so well.....at the time, though, I didn't think to switch to ball-point needles, so I think I'll give it a shot again at some point.
 

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I'm doing well. Just getting ready for Christmas around here. I've been trying to get NB covers and my PP pads cut out so I can get sewing them after the holidays are over. I need to start working on a few projects around the house. K and Chandra will have to share a room so I'd like to redo their room to be something fun. I also need to help DH finish the bathroom. We're trying ot get our house refinance so we can get a sunroom added to our house. So hopefully everything will go through soon.
 

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Hey ladies!<br><br>
I feel better (I had been feeling crabby and hormonal, but its all good now).<br>
DH has been flying all over the country to interview with different firms (Miami, Boston, DC, and mid-Michigan)(hows that for a line up?). I really wish I knew where we would be living in a few months and the thought of having to move right around my due date is enough to make me pass out.<br><br>
I have all sorts of cooking to do for the holidays, so thats a lovely distraction. And I became an aunt last week, I get to meet my neice for the first time on Christmas Eve. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I decided to read Ina May's Guide to Childbirth over the weekend and I just adore it. Not only is it great info, but it is so <b>positive.</b> SIL keeps wanting to tell me about her horrid hospital birth while it is fresh in her mind (naturally, she assumes this will make me change my mind about natural childbrith; instead it just makes me more sure). I've been avoiding hearing it.<br><br>
How do you make wipes? Just finish the edges on some flannel?
 

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cholderby-sometimes we just need someone to hear our story, even if it isn't a pleasant one to hear....I think that as long as you're confident in your own choices, you'll probably find things in her story to learn from. I've heard a couple of horrid birth stories lately that have had this affect on me, and have made me ask more questions to find out how I can avoid putting myself and baby in a particular situation (set up for disaster...)<br><br>
Congratulations o becoming an aunt! I just became an aunt a few months ago, too (twins), but haven't seen them since just after the birth. Can't wait to spend time with them around Christmas!
 

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Hi everyone!<br><br>
I've been feeling great too! I just am starting to really stick out. I think the baby's having a growth spurt. My belly has expanded all the way up to my ribcage now and it is an odd feeling. The baby is moving around a ton now and I am beginning to sense a bit of a personality forming.<br><br>
I finished school--all A's!! So I am now officially a graduate. AAAAhh after 15 years of messin' around such a relief to have it behind me.<br><br>
Big bummer or blessing in disguise: I was offered a great job with a good salary, full benefits and lots of room for growth. A real "career" type position in Marketing. The whole process started back in August. I decided that I would not tell them about the pregnancy until they actually made me an offer. Not to be unethical or deceitful, just wanted to know that they wanted me first I just didn't think it would take so long for them to decide. Anyway, they finally made the offer last week. I said I was definately interested and needed to think about it over night. I told her about the pregnancy and was met with dead silence on the phone. I think she was totally shocked, which was not my intention. Three hours later she sent me a letter by courrier withdrawing the offer. Boo hoo. I was soo dissapointed. Does this mean I am meant to be a SAHM? I even bought a crockpot. I also thought momentarily about putting the baby up for adoption. I guess I was in some kind of denial about what it really means to have a baby. I just really was jazzed about the potential of this new job. Am I a bad mom already?<br><br>
Thanks for reading---needed to vent a little
 

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aquarianmom -<br><br>
Is that legal? My husband is a lawyer, if I remember I'll ask him tonight. That really stinks, but like you said maybe it is a blessing in disguise. They probably wouldn't have been too child-friendly.<br><br>
Congrats on finihsing school! It took me 12 years and I know what a TREMENDOUS relief and joy that is.<br><br>
Oh, and crockpots are great for working moms too. Put the stuff in it in the morning, come home to dinner. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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That has to be totally illegal Aquarianmom! You should contact a lawyer right away. Ooh, that really chaps my hide! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry">
 

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That's discrimination, and illegal. How totally infuriating.<br><br>
Well, dh kept reminding me that I'd get to the point where I kept saying "God, I love being pregnant", and he was right--I'm there! This stage is just terrific. As long as I do yoga regularly, I feel absolutely terrific. A couple days of not doing yoga and I start sleeping badly, having aches in my hips and tightness through my back and legs. I have a huge appetite, but my weight gain has smoothed out since the morning sickness stopped--just 1.5 lbs in the past few weeks. And since I now really LOOK pregnant, I find that people are really kind, and solicitous, and considerate. And I just love, love the feeling of this little being moving around inside me--dh and I can just look at my belly percolating and laugh and laugh.<br><br>
Dd (3 years old) is absolutely adorable about the pregnancy. Every day she asks "can I talk to the baby?" and she loves to massage my belly, rubbing lotion or oil into it. It's so wonderful. I tell her the baby will be born knowing her voice and she thinks that is *amazing*. (Which it is!)<br><br>
Now, if it weren't for the ongoing twin annoyances of my mother and MIL, I'd be happier. They are so annoying. I literally cannot mention my homebirth without my mother saying "Now, what will the midwife do in case of an emergency again?"
 

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Aquarianmom, I would definitely be checking with a lawyer to see if what they did is legal or not!<br><br>
I was told Monday night that I don't really pregnant even now. Then five minutes later, another friend said that it looks like I've really popped. Which is it? :LOL<br><br>
Is anyone's partner able to take parental leave? Dh happened to look into it yesterday (it's a slow time at his job, obviously), and apparently he can use accumulated sick time, between 2 and 12 weeks' worth, with supervisor approval. He's only got about six weeks' worth of sick time, and I don't know if it's really necessary for him to take off that much, but we are toying with the idea of him taking off three or four weeks. I already know I'll have my friend down here until about the end of March, and my mom will be down here some as well... so would we be nuts just to say certain *dates* that he would take off? The neat thing is that between my friend, my mom, and this, I could end up with someone here at least half a day for a good six weeks after birth. It's not something we had available to us when dd was born, though, so I just hadn't thought about it. (Well, and there I was, going back to school at 2 weeks pp... obviously I was nuts.)<br><br>
well, it's actually cold here - brrr - so I'm going to huddle up on the couch under a blanket. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yep, that's it. Easy peasy with a serger, but can be done with a regular sewing maching, too. Mine are 8"x8". I suggest using old clothes, if you have them lying around, as wipes tend to get stained (and stay that way). Our dipes are stain-free, after 2 years, but our wipes are...not!
 

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Good to hear everyone is doing so well!<br><br>
I too have to finish (start?) the kids' room since ds will be moving and the baby going in with him when he leaves my bed. Ds' room will become the change room as it has a sink in it. Needs the holes in the walls patched and some carpet and paint. And some money <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I agree, it's sometimes necessary to tell people you gruesome birth story - it somehow makes you feel better to share it.<br><br>
Aquarianmom! I can't believe they can get away with that! Don't let them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br><br>
Patchfire - I don't know about the US, but in Canada the father can take as much of the parental leave (up to 35 weeks) as the mother doesn't want to take. The mom get 17 weeks of maternity leave which obviously isn't transferrable as men don't give birth :LOL. My partner took a month last time, but he's not get any this time - I want the whole thing!<br><br>
Went to the midwife yesterday and I must have the most uncooperative baby on record. Not only would it not cooperate so I could see what sex it was during the ultrasound, but yesterday when the mw was trying to hear the heartbeat, she couldn't get it anywhere. The baby was kicking her in the head each time. Hard to be concerned about no heartbeat when you can feel the kicks. Maybe it really IS an alien <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was told Monday night that I don't really pregnant even now. Then five minutes later, another friend said that it looks like I've really popped. Which is it? :LOL</div>
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Well, at least people aren't asking you, "Are you sure you aren't having twins?!?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> Hey--it's my 4th pg in less than 6 years. I'm a little bit stretched out, thank you very much! Geesh! My grandma is so rude! :LOL No, but really I get that look <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> from people when they ask me when I'm due. We are getting a dig camera for Christmas, so I'll post a belly pic when I get the chance. Then all of you March Mamas can tell me how *barely pg* I look. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
P.S.--Why do I have a * by my name, Patchfire? Just curious.
 

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I have no idea. :LOL It's probably that when I was putting in the list, some of the lines 'broke' oddly, and I had to go back and delete these random 'enters' - I may have hit the * when I was deleting.
 

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Hey. I know i havent posted in a while... but Im still here & you never added the BOY after my name <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, at least people aren't asking you, "Are you sure you aren't having twins?!?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> Hey--it's my 4th pg in less than 6 years. I'm a little bit stretched out, thank you very much! Geesh! My grandma is so rude! :LOL No, but really I get that look <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> from people when they ask me when I'm due. We are getting a dig camera for Christmas, so I'll post a belly pic when I get the chance. Then all of you March Mamas can tell me how *barely pg* I look. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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Oooh, I hate that. People keep asking when I'm due, I tell them, then they say "well, you have a LOOOONG time left to go!". I find that terribly irritating. Although I find most things terribly irritating nowadays...<br><br>
Saw the MW yesterday. GD came back negative, BP was normal, weight gain since the appt. two weeks ago - 0lbs! That's great because I'm already up 35 lbs. Oh and no Rh anitbodies yet.<br><br>
I had got some rhogam at the pharmacy. The scrip was for "1 dose, use as directed". Walgreen's didn't know what that meant, so they gave me a case (retail value $900, according to MW). My insurance covered it (at least for now, till they come after me) but WHAT A SCAM! Walgreen's won't take it back (not that I blame them, I wouldn't want a blood product that had been in someone's house). I'm just going to donate the extras to the MW practice, I faithfully kept it refrigerated the whole time but the whole situation makes me feel like I'm going to get in some sort of trouble somehow. It never occured to me to open the package at the pharmacy, I mean it's not like I was going to inject the stuff myself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yep, that's it. Easy peasy with a serger, but can be done with a regular sewing maching, too. Mine are 8"x8". I suggest using old clothes, if you have them lying around, as wipes tend to get stained (and stay that way). Our dipes are stain-free, after 2 years, but our wipes are...not!</div>
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I just posted the "instructions" for homemade baby wipes the other day here: <a href="http://groups.msn.com/DomesticBliss/ecofriendly.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=481&LastModified=4675501637083252373" target="_blank">Homemade Baby Wipes</a><br><br>
It has both disposable & washable kind with the "recipe" for the wet stuff to put on them...if you use anything besides water,that is. My very first job out of high school,I was a nanny for a couple that had this great system where they had a thermos of hot water,a bowl and a roll of paper towels by the changing table and that was their "wipes" system, so I was indoctrined to simplistic wipes early on :LOL<br>
(but with my own kidlets I prefer using the cloth wipes to the paper towels. Call me overly crunchy if you want.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> )<br><br><br>
Ok, there was some other things I was going to comment on and *poof*...it's all gone.<br><br>
Is anyone else having like severe "Pregnant Brain" issues???I swear I'm lucky to remember my own name lately <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 
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