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post #41 of 271
I love Dr Foote at TVC he's never said anything about my delay vax schedule, BFing, no circ'ing, co-sleeping etc. He makes me love him more every time AND just as a FYI fact for the day during grad school (or just after?) he went to The Farm and learned a bit from the midwives there for a bit.
post #42 of 271
Smoke, smoke, smoke. Whole sky is red, listening to the radio it doesn't sound promising. Sigh.

DH asked me if I wanted to take the kids south (to Anch/etc) on Sat, and I said no. Wish we'd gone, tomorrow is going to be BAD.

Take care, all you interior folks. WIth the seismic activity in the Ring of Fire plus these wildland fires...I'm not optimistic.

love, penelope
post #43 of 271
Thanks for all the pediatrician recommendations. I think calling around will be a good project for next week.

This week: nursery stuff! We bought our diapers today; we are officially ready for this baby. I still have lots of stuff I'd LIKE to do, but nothing I HAVE to do before the kiddo can come. I'd like to pick up a rocking chair and a co-sleeper, but what we have now will certainly work.

All the talk about gardens and growing is certainly inspiring. It looks like we actually have a decent amount of growing space here on campus too. I was surprised to see it, but it looks like next year I'll be joining the fun!

Oh Alaska. So fun.
post #44 of 271
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We go to the My Health Clinic off of Abbott, across from the Fred Meyer. It is run by 2 NP's. They are super awesome and they take Tricare so I assume they also take DKC. They do our whole family and have never pushed anything on us. This year I have a 15 year old Daughter who needs a "woman's exam" very soon and I will be discussing some shots like Tetanus and stuff with them.
They handle my DH's Type 1 diabetes and my son's Hypothyroidism (sp?). I would go there for pregnancy too if they do that sort of thing. It is LONG way from home but I like them so the drive is worth it!



LOL!! I just realized you are in FAIRBANKS!!



I do recommend Janice Stables NP. Her office is in the building next to Wendy's on Airport. I think PP is in that same building.
Tee hee, I'm not in Fairbanks, I'm in Anchorage, too. I've never even been to Fairbanks. Thanks for the tip.

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It's AUGUST!!??! I dunno whether to : or

On the one hand; sweaters! gorgeous fall colors! that crisp, clean smell and the chill of the morning... termination dust!

And on the other... wah. Summer's...almost...over... :
oh, this makes me sad. Where I come from (Oregon and various other locations, but mainly grew up in Oregon) August was still full on summer! Fall didn't start until September and went all the way through November. I miss the mild weather and four equal seasons.
post #45 of 271
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I can confirm that if I ever were to taste donkey butt... I'm certain, this would taste very similar.


how on earth does anyone get their children to take this stuff? it is just vile and you can't get the taste off your tongue. blech. but effective, I guess. oregano leaf is not the same.

um, I think I saw in last month's thread a question about me and my store... I'm still here and I still own my store. I have a buyer interested and we're working on it. I'll let everyone know when it sells, cause I'll be : It'll be awesome to pay off my school loan We're finishing getting the house ready for sale too and when that sells I'll be really : : :

We got our vax exemption for DD2 at Avante- our NP just signed her off on all the vaxes, even though we're selective/delayed with her, so we just gave a copy of that to her preschool- as far as I'm concerned it is none of their business to worry about which shots she's had or not. DD1 is fully vaxed except for this 2nd chicken pox shot... we'll probably just get her the 2nd shot.

what age did you delayed vax mamas start with your little ones? DD3 hasn't had any yet, and she's 8 months...
Gosh Liza, too bad you couldn't have asked your co-worker to share some lollipops or something, lol. Chicken pox is hard to find!

anyway, happy august everyone!
post #46 of 271
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Brightonwoman, the one less/fewer thing drives me crazy too! Incorrect grammar an a commercial is so distracting from whatever the commercial is trying to say!!

Well, hubby and I are pretty much falling in love with Alaska and Fairbanks. I'm a little disappointed with all the smoke, and disappointed in how sensitive I am to it while preggo. But everything else is wonderful. People are great, we're FINALLY in family housing on campus (::::: and getting settled, the birth center midwives are wonderful, and Alaska is more beautiful every day.

So glad to be here!
I'm glad you like it here! Enjoy your last few weeks before the baby...I miss baby days!

I had 3 of my kids w/ the Birth Center midwives...two at the birth center and one at home. Say hi to Dana for me!


Oh, and Georganne, I saw you in the reproductive freedom thread on the NewsMiner. (I'm on there, too).

love, penelope

love, p
post #47 of 271
And so it begins.. Swine flu in Anchorage High Schools and school hasn't even started yet.

http://www.adn.com/life/health/story/888027.html

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Bartlett is Anchorage's second team to report a player sick with swine flu, school superintendent Carol Comeau said Tuesday. Late last week, the parents of a West High player told the district their son had the flu, prompting the district to send letters home with players from that team.
Bartlett and West have both had players out with swine flu.. So many players are sick at this point, some of the practices are scaled back.
post #48 of 271
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And so it begins.. Swine flu in Anchorage High Schools and school hasn't even started yet.

http://www.adn.com/life/health/story/888027.html



Bartlett and West have both had players out with swine flu.. So many players are sick at this point, some of the practices are scaled back.
great. going to bartlett today to register.
post #49 of 271
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Oh, and Georganne, I saw you in the reproductive freedom thread on the NewsMiner. (I'm on there, too).

love, penelope

love, p
Cool, you should be sure to comment as well lol.
post #50 of 271
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Smoke, smoke, smoke. Whole sky is red, listening to the radio it doesn't sound promising. Sigh.

DH asked me if I wanted to take the kids south (to Anch/etc) on Sat, and I said no. Wish we'd gone, tomorrow is going to be BAD.

Take care, all you interior folks. WIth the seismic activity in the Ring of Fire plus these wildland fires...I'm not optimistic.

love, penelope
sigh....waking up to a layer of ash on EVERYTHING is not how I wanted to wake up this morning

On the bright side the kids and I are making turkey soup today with:
Turkey (we raised)
Carrots (from the garden)
celery (from garden)
onions (from garden)
parsley (garden - I LOVE fresh parsley!)
will probably throw in some noodles too, but I love that we can get so much from the garden this time of the year, and the tomatoes are FINALLY getting ripe! ::

We saw Dr. Foote for Z's allergies, we were really impressed! another vote for him

Also...(man this is getting to be such a long post) we are trying to decide what to do about the chicken pox vaccine, I hate the very idea of it, but...chicken pox is so rare these days I don't want to have them get it when they are older and suffer the more serious side effects that come with getting it later on...I don't know, I guess I am rambling...I just don't think that there was anything wrong with getting chicken pox to begin with, why did they start vaccinating for it?!?!?!?
post #51 of 271
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Cool, you should be sure to comment as well lol.
anyone got a link??
post #52 of 271
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sigh....waking up to a layer of ash on EVERYTHING is not how I wanted to wake up this morning

On the bright side the kids and I are making turkey soup today with:
Turkey (we raised)
Carrots (from the garden)
celery (from garden)
onions (from garden)
parsley (garden - I LOVE fresh parsley!)
will probably throw in some noodles too, but I love that we can get so much from the garden this time of the year, and the tomatoes are FINALLY getting ripe! ::

We saw Dr. Foote for Z's allergies, we were really impressed! another vote for him

Also...(man this is getting to be such a long post) we are trying to decide what to do about the chicken pox vaccine, I hate the very idea of it, but...chicken pox is so rare these days I don't want to have them get it when they are older and suffer the more serious side effects that come with getting it when they are older...I don't know, I guess I am rambling...I just don't think that there was anything wrong with getting chicken pox to begin with, why did they start vaccinating for it?!?!?!?
that is so great bout your garden~!

2 of my kids got CP for real and 2 of them got the shot.
One of my kids got Shingles at age 13!!!

I just wish that sometimes people would stop messing with nature.
post #53 of 271
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Also...(man this is getting to be such a long post) we are trying to decide what to do about the chicken pox vaccine, I hate the very idea of it, but...chicken pox is so rare these days I don't want to have them get it when they are older and suffer the more serious side effects that come with getting it when they are older...I don't know, I guess I am rambling...I just don't think that there was anything wrong with getting chicken pox to begin with, why did they start vaccinating for it?!?!?!?
My oldest got chicken pox in 99. A whole bunch of his kindy class ended up out sick with it. It is on his medical record (which is good, I didn't think it was). The doc's office listed it on his immunization record under the varicella section. They told me since he had the disease, they couldn't give him the vax even if I had wanted it (I didn't)..

fast forward to school enrollment today.. the school nurse would not accept the entry on his official immunization chart. Doesn't matter that the doc's office listed it on the vaccination record with appropriate date and everything. It has to be on a separate paper with a PA or MD signature. Reason: it is a disease, not a vaccination and so therefore it does not meet the same requirement of proof.

AGGGHH.. Back to the doc's office. I hope they will just write me the letter without another appt. What a waste of time.
post #54 of 271
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Cool, you should be sure to comment as well lol.
Oh, I do, I do. I'm one of the ones arguing against the legislation.

love, p
post #55 of 271
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If we change doctors, I'd need a recommendation from one of you wise mamas, and they'd have to take Denali Kid Care.
Dr Tulip at The Children's Clinic! I work at Prov in the Mother-Baby Unit so I see loads of pediatricians, and he is my favorite (Dr Penman, OTOH, is WAY too pro-circ IMO ). I don't vax at all and he is very good about it and never mentions it at our visits
post #56 of 271

Maybe TMI, so you're forewarned.

This whole post is rather personal.

My mind is all scattered lately and I guess now I am willing to share what has me freaking out.
There is a possibility I may be pregnant, or having early menopause, or some other uterine problem. I've scheduled an appointment at the ANHC for next Friday, before anyone suggests I must first get medical advice.

Background: I was pregnant in 1995 by my first husband and miscarried. If I hadn't miscarried, I'd have a 14 year old daughter right now. I never used any birth control during the nine years I was married to him and never got pregnant again. Four months into knowing my now husband, I was preganant with Abigail. hen Abigail was only 5 months old, while I was on two forms of birth control, we conceived Sophia. 2 months after Sophia was born, I had an IUD put in (the kind that is safe for use while breastfeeding, of course). Sophia will be three years old on the 22nd. I've been, overall, fairly happy with the IUD.

After the IUD was put in, my periods were pretty much the same as they'd always been. Instead of a 28-29 day cycle, though, I've had a 30-31 day cycle. I am counting from first day of one period to the first day of the next period. My periods last between 6 to 7 days just like they did pre - IUD. They are heavy, and I get clots and cramps and PMS really bad, just as I always have.

Well, the last several months I hadn't been writing down start/end dates as I usually do. But, I know my last period pretty much ended on July 1st, which means it likely began on or around June 24th. The past couple months I've had some spotting around ovulation time and thought nothing of it. All of July, I've had some spotting every 3rd day or every other day, it varies. It's nothing that requires a tampon or pad, it's just noticeable when I wipe after peeing. Well, here it is now 6 weeks since my last period began. I'm really worried.

It's not that I wouldn't want another child... someday, when we have a decent housing environment, more space, more money, less debt, etc. ... I did after all, at some point in time, want 4 kids, but that was before two unplanned for and unwanted cesarean deliveries. I'm fat, I'm out of shape and can't imagine I have a suitable body for growing another life. Those are just some of my worries right now. That aside, if I am pregnant, I'm having a third child!
post #57 of 271
Katreena

Whichever way it turns out, we're here to support you.

love, penelope
post #58 of 271
Katreena, do you have a home test? Another mama i know gets them at the dollar store in Northway mall- which isn't really a dollar, but like $2 or something? Might give you some peace of mind until your appt?

I had an IUD (mirena) for four years.. I had spotting with it, but not regular cycles at all..
post #59 of 271
Thank you pinokoi, my husband is already on his way there!


...and he just got home from work about 5 minutes ago.
post #60 of 271
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Thank you pinokoi, my husband is already on his way there!


...and he just got home from work about 5 minutes ago.
Well, let me know if they are out.. I bought a box of tests the other day at Fred's.. and I know what life is like when one desperately needs one and doesn't have one..
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