7/15/05 at 9:58am
Posts by underthebluerug
7/14/05 at 11:53pm
*NAK* Here's what I can tell you, based on my experience and research. The advantages to Wellbutrin (generic name: Bupropion) compared to most SSRIs (Paxil, Prozac, Celexa, Zoloft etc.), include no weight gain, no carbohydrate cravings, no negative sexual side effects, and no sedative effect. Many people, on the contrary, find that it makes them more alert and energetic. Many who take it also experience certain side effects, which diminish after 2-4 weeks of taking...
7/13/05 at 1:46pm
My dd is on the autistic spectrum and was not vaccinated. My son is not ASD and was also not vaccinated. My children were/are not given casein-containing products for the first two-three years of life. Each generation in our family has one or two individuals with the syndrome (either diagnosed or apparent), who can be traced right down to us. My own twin has an ASD, but I do not have it. Obviously, we were exposed to the same factors from before birth onwards. We were both...
7/5/05 at 11:18pm
About three weeks ago, my sweet, cheery ds (turned one year old mid-June) had fifths disease---symptoms were *not* overwhelming---and a week later also suffered a 24-hour bout of a stomach flu that made its way through our whole family. Before that time, he loved nothing more than to have help experimenting with walking, and seemed so enthused and impatient to walk on his own. Since that time, however, he sinks to his bum immediately when we take his hands and try...
7/3/05 at 10:41pm
Hi Carol, Congratulations on your pregnancy! I think I remember you saying just a little while ago that there was a wee chance you might be pregnant, but that you really thought the stress you were under was making your body uninhabitable. So you did it! And now you're sick as a dog. What have we learned from all this, hmm Carol? :LOL Seriously, though. My heart goes out to you in your sickness and your dilemma. I was in much the same situation during my last...
7/3/05 at 1:29am
: I just want to echo what's been said above, and send you an enormous , mama. What a terrible time you're having. I want to add that, even if you have no viable alternative yet to your current living situation, your son will grow quickly and you yourself will gain in independence and empowerment as he does. It WILL get better. You *will* have more options as time goes on and you will feel stronger and more in control of your life---and therefore more able to...
7/2/05 at 7:49pm
My understanding is that they work better if you save them for nursing play only, rather than letting baby hold or play with them during the rest of the time. The ones made of a super-strong cord that won't break or spill beads and that have a snap-apart/together safety bead to prevent strangulation are the best. I fell in love with these ones: www.tickled-pink-designs.com and will probably order a second one soon. They are incredibly GORGEOUS and most of all, SAFE.
6/29/05 at 3:13am
- Forum: Parents as Partners Archive
FOUR DAYS after my next-door neighbour and closest mama-friend at the time had lost her life suddenly, dh said to me while I was looking shell-shocked and weepy: "Um... don't you think you should move on?"
6/22/05 at 9:19pm