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Forum: 4 08-10-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3,829
Views: 226,707
Posted By Congolaise
Humm..... It's been a while since my last post. I...

Humm..... It's been a while since my last post. I am thankful to have given birth to another beautiful healthy girl 4 weeks ago. Glad to be back in my size 4 jeans without breaking a sweat!
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Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 08-05-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,357
Posted By Congolaise
Thanks ladies for your help. My baby girl, Ima,...

Thanks ladies for your help. My baby girl, Ima, was born on the 4th of July! She came 9 days early. I started to nurse her about two hours after delivery and she immediately latched as if she was...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 05-18-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,357
Posted By Congolaise
Oh my God! Now that's interesting!! I will...

Oh my God! Now that's interesting!! I will definitely look for videos of that online tonight. That's amazing. My first child was also born naturally, 21 painful hours from start to finish. I am...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 05-15-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,357
Posted By Congolaise
Thank you ladies for all of the advice. I really...

Thank you ladies for all of the advice. I really feel like I cheated my first child. I guess I was clueless. I am definitely preparing myself better this time. Thanks again.
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 05-14-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,357
Posted By Congolaise
How soon after giving birth did you start nursing?

Ladies,

I would those of you who had the chance to nurse your babies very lucky. My milk (all 4oz. of it) did not come until two to three days after delivery. I new nothing about engorgement...
Forum: 4 05-13-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,953
Posted By Congolaise
Since I have been natural, that is definitely my...

Since I have been natural, that is definitely my experience as well. I now seem to be an African magnet and I'm totally digging it!! :thumbup:
In fact, my husband is African (Senegalese to be...
Forum: 4 05-13-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 8,675
Posted By Congolaise
I don't think I am better for deciding to go...

I don't think I am better for deciding to go natural. I do agree with the above statements and many others. I decided to go natural because I am simply tired of feeling like a slave to relaxers. I...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 05-12-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,293
Posted By Congolaise
I am a chemist, soon to be stay at home me for a...

I am a chemist, soon to be stay at home me for a couple of years. I hate Corporate America!! As others have said, I have no talent either. I am very interested in real estate (hgtv addict) which we...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 05-11-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Congolaise
From a career woman to a stay at home mom (getting nervous)

Hello Ladies,

I am 31 weeks and I also have a 2.5 years old daughter. Hubby and I decided that it's best that I stay home for two years or so after the birth of our second child. Although I am...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 05-11-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By Congolaise
This is my second pregancy and I told my boss as...

This is my second pregancy and I told my boss as soon as found out simply because I am chemist working in a lab. I wanted to get away from the lab environment. Had it not been for that, I would have...
Forum: 4 05-08-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,617
Posted By Congolaise
LOL, that's funny, brownsugahgirl :laughing2:. I...

LOL, that's funny, brownsugahgirl :laughing2:. I certainly do not miss it. It was time consuming and I hated the fact that my head would itch two days after paying all of that money. It got to the...
Forum: 4 05-06-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Congolaise
French braids, French braids, French braids every...

French braids, French braids, French braids every Sunday! I hated as I got older. That's probably why I've only braided my 5 times in the past 20 years. But now I understand that it was convenient...
Forum: Transitioning 05-06-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By Congolaise
Congrats! Huh, corona! Funny you mentioned it...

Congrats! Huh, corona! Funny you mentioned it because I am craving one. I am getting the urge to chop too but I am nervous. I will wait a few more months. Please post pics!!
Forum: 4 05-04-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By Congolaise
Shawnette, I agree with you. I started processing...

Shawnette, I agree with you. I started processing my hair at the age of 11 and I honestly don't remember what my natural texture feels like. I have been transitioning for almost 5 months and I am a...
Forum: Transitioning 05-04-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Congolaise
Girl, when I tell you I was having a breakdown...

Girl, when I tell you I was having a breakdown this morning, I am not lying. I just unrolled my bantu knots and I was so dissapointed. Why did my DH (bless his heart) come in the room and start...
Forum: 4 04-30-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 307,075
Posted By Congolaise
Me toooooooooo!!! I have no hair to show :mad:....

Me toooooooooo!!! I have no hair to show :mad:. You're all very beautiful. I want beautiful hair too. :sad4:
Forum: 4 04-22-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,325
Posted By Congolaise
ebzonix, Count me in! A bun is about the only...

ebzonix, Count me in! A bun is about the only thing that I have done lately. No energy to try other styles. My twist out and braid outs are a hot mess! I might have to cheat and get cornrows around...
Forum: 4 04-13-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,523
Posted By Congolaise
this part kind of made me feel like :shock:. i...

this part kind of made me feel like :shock:. i get what youre saying, i really do, but for me things that are original parts of my body arent up for debate. and i really feel that we, as a culture,...
Forum: 4 04-13-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,286
Posted By Congolaise
This is a problem for blacks all over the world....

This is a problem for blacks all over the world. As someone said before, we have been conditioned to think a certain way for centuries. Can you believe that family members addicted to extensions have...
Forum: 4 04-13-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,523
Posted By Congolaise
I totally agree with you. I think everyone’s...

I totally agree with you.
I think everyone’s situation is different. I have a wonderful husband who is an excellent father to my daughter and his feelings matter to me just like mine matter to him....
Forum: Transitioning 04-12-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By Congolaise
Hello Ekaette (I see there's an Akwa Ibomite...

Hello Ekaette (I see there's an Akwa Ibomite here. My daughter's middle name is Ekaete).

I've been transitioning for four months and there are days when transitioning styles are not working for...
Forum: 4 04-10-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,998
Posted By Congolaise
Ladies, thanks to all of you here for the...

Ladies, thanks to all of you here for the support. I wanted to do this a long time ago but I did not know how or where to start. I have learned so much from this site and others (I stalk your fotkis...
Forum: 4 04-10-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,998
Posted By Congolaise
How does your spouse/boyfriend feel about natural hair?

Ladies,

I am curious to know how your significant other feels (felt for the veterans here) about you going natural? My husband has always been a fan of long straight hair :-( so I am trying to...
Forum: 4 04-09-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,063
Posted By Congolaise
Fleurzty, Will you please give me the...

Fleurzty,

Will you please give me the recipe for your homemade gel? Thanks.
Forum: 4 04-09-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,953
Posted By Congolaise
I purchased a bottle three weeks ago for my...

I purchased a bottle three weeks ago for my daughter's eczema. She recently had a break out so I decided to try neem oil. Oh my goodness, that smell!! I only used 4 drops on her torso and I nearly...
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