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post #261 of 366
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Pam, I saw your smiling face in the mural of pictures in the 4th ave underpass!
How fun. Both the kids are there as well. We're each on a different section. The baby was still a baby, I think 6 months. My guy was resting his head on his arm and just looked up when they took the picture. Very cute.

The baby's photo was within 2 photos of getting graffiti on it. Why would someone paint such a cool thing?
post #262 of 366
Hmmm....anyone have more rec's for dr's? Do you actually ASK if they take non/delayed vax before becoming a patient? Cushing st is not accepting new patients and catalina just told me they do NOT take patients that delay/no vax. Urgh. This is really annoying. We need to see a doc in 1 or 2 days since we are discharged from the hospital but I am only allowed to change his doc like 2x a year! I certainly don't want to sit here calling all 50 billion docs but OTOH they may ALL say that technically no they don't take delay/no vax.
post #263 of 366
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We see Janel Lloyd at Catalina. She doesn't make an issue that we don't vax. Maybe just make an appt. with her without discussing the vax thing before hand. No guarantees, just an idea.
post #264 of 366
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...catalina just told me they do NOT take patients that delay/no vax. Urgh. This is really annoying.
We did not ask upon making an appointment, and they haven't kicked us out. So you might want to just try going in and seeing if they throw you out? I haven't yet taken Hazel in -- she has an appt for May 7th, I'm interested to see how they react when we don't want the whole array of shots.

When we first started going there, we never had to sign the waiver about vaxes, and suddenly they had it last time--so they could be getting stricter about it?
post #265 of 366
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The waiver thing has to do with insurance companies. The insurance companies tally how good they are about getting everyone vaxed. If they don't vax and don't get a waiver, they get a black mark against them. If they get the waiver they don't get the black mark. That's what our ped told me.
post #266 of 366
Alina and I are headed to conner park, if anyone would like to join us!
Hope everyone is well.
post #267 of 366
Danielle, we go to Elizabeth Grady for our pedi. I love her! She does not take insurance so I pay up front but then mail in a claim to my insurance afterward to get reimbursed. I don't know if that could work for you or not? It is absolutely worth the little extra hassle going to her, in my opinion. She only stocks the tetanus vaccine. Other than that, she does not even do them and clearly doesn't believe in them.
post #268 of 366
Danielle- Hope your little guys is better, and you are all recovering!

Anyone going to be at Conner today?
I am thinking we need a park day...but won't travel that way unless others are going. Let me know, otherwise we'll try an Eastside park- Jen!?

Just found out that DH is getting transferred to Seattle!!
I want to hang out with you gals before we go!!...in about 6wks (give or take a wk or so?).
post #269 of 366
Hi everyone! It's been ages since I posted here. My Cecilia is finally here! She came on April 6, when I was exactly 38 weeks. Her birth did NOT go as planned, unfortunately, but while I still have moments of sadness over that, the bottom line is that I have a gorgeous, happy, tiny baby (6 lbs 6 oz when weighed at her 2 week appt) who is the light of my life and my dream come true.

Birth story


Some photos


So...on to my next question- are any of you still breast feeding and overproducing? I am a BFAR mama, and I don't produce anywhere near a full supply for Cecilia. Currently I supplement her with 8-12 oz of donated milk a day (I should say in 24 hours since day and night are interchangeable for my newborn...) and I know it'll just go up from here. It's a long shot, but I thought I'd put the feelers out to you ladies!

Some day soon we'll come to a park outing!
post #270 of 366
Aimee- CONGRATS!!
I'm so happy for you, you'r little girl is an angel!! Sorry things didn't go as planned but it's really awesome you avoided a c-section! Good job!

I would love to help out with some milk...I havn't even tried pumping yet, but I've done it before with my last...I'll steralize my pump and see what I can get. Been meaning to do it anyways! BUT I will only be in town for about 6 more weeks...I hope you can find some other donors. I requested you as a friend on FB (Ayn). I think my # is on my profile page. I might have some more prefolds for you (my friend didn't want hers back after all). And I have a bunch of girl clothes if you want them. ( I was saving them for my brother but they had a miscarrage)

Talk to you soon!
Ayn
post #271 of 366
Awesome, Ayn, I'll take anything! I'm sorry you're leaving though!
post #272 of 366
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Hi everyone! It's been ages since I posted here. My Cecilia is finally here! She came on April 6, when I was exactly 38 weeks. Her birth did NOT go as planned,
Congratulations.

I read your birth story. I saw a women seize from pre-eclampsia. It wasn't pretty. You made good choices.

I still feel a little sad that at the very end of my birth, my son's heartrate dropped dangerously and they had to cut an episiotomy. I got a healthy son, but still, from time to time, I wish I'd been able to savor his birth just a bit more instead of having to have a rush of worry. So I know how you feel.

Regarding the supplementation. Are you using a lactaid? http://www.lact-aid.com/ I am adoptive nursing so have supplemented. The lactaid is great because the baby is still at breast so you are getting additional stimulation (and maybe making more milk) plus your baby gets to just nurse at the breast.

As far as pumping from your right breast, usually the baby's suck is better than a pump. Is there some reason you're not just nursing her there. She'd probably get more milk. Also, if you use the supplementer while she's on that breast, she'll get the flow she needs with the supplementer and you'll get the stimulation of having her nurse.

A lot of people tried to give me advice while I have adoptive nursed. Except the advice they gave me was for normal post-partum nursing and is not the same. So, if my advice doesn't apply to you, I apologize. (Though I think the supplementer would be a good idea.) Also, would medications make a difference? I am taking domperidone and Motherlove's More Milk Special Blend. They have helped a lot. However, we are probably in very different boats regarding milk.

I went to the mom/baby group at the birth center every week and weighed my baby to track her weight. I knew when I needed to supplement more based on her weight. It was a good way to tell if I was judging her supplement needs correctly. Do you have a way of getting weekly weights? I'd highly recommend the mom/baby group no matter what. It's a really great way to be with other like-minded mommies. I learned a lot while attending.
post #273 of 366
I suppose I probably should've amended my birth story. First off, she does nurse on both sides. Now that her latch is significantly stronger than it was at birth, she gets my right nipple to work for her with little issue.

I do use a supplemental nurser for all of her supplementing. At some point I may have to introduce her to a bottle but for now there doesn't seem to be a point!

Regarding her weight, she did really well at her two week appointment-- she was 3 ounces over birth weight and had put on six ounces in one week. Her doctor (the sweet Doctor Lloyd!!) was very happy with that. But now that we don't have another appointment until her two month I want to check out the mom/baby group. Thanks for the recommendation! I'll call them to get the info on when it meets.
post #274 of 366
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Glad it's all going well. The mom/baby group has historically met Tuesdays and Saturdays 12:30 to 2:30. Nancy Barber ran (I assume still runs) the Tuesday group. Every week she has a speaker come in. I'm not sure who is running the Saturday group. When I went the leader didn't have speakers come in very often, but I think they have a new leader.

My experience was Tuesday was a bunch of first time SAHM. The Saturday group was working moms or moms on their second kid who needed the first kid to stay home with dad.

I enjoyed both groups.
post #275 of 366
I second the mom/baby group-and Nancy is awesome-LOVE her.
post #276 of 366
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Hey all you gardeners. There's a thread going on Arizona Gardens that I thought some of you might like to join in on. http://www.mothering.com/discussions...1#post15354647
post #277 of 366
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yay becca! i can't wait to get to the park sometime soon and see the new babes! get some therapy going for myself. i'm not sure that i am ready to want to have this baby! I just don't know how it's going to work! But that newborn stage is just so precious...wish it lasted longer! Enjoy the babymoon!

Welcome Cecillia's mama. I'm due in april too and there's actually another mom in the ddc (due date clubs come check us out!) that is a tucson mom as well thats due in april....there's something in the water

Ayla started preschool so we don't nearly as much time to get out and play as we did but if there's going to be a good turnout for the park i'll just keep her home! Both kids also started daycare and they are doing pretty well although we got our first sickness already and hopefully the kids will have it beat by this afternoon cause i have CLASS!
Hi! I'm Sarah, here in Tucson, and have been a ghost on mothering! I'm just writing becuase I did a search for Tucson+Daycare and yours was the only result I got. I was wondering what daycare you sent your lil ones to and if you were happy with it? I have to go back to work (my kids are 3 & 4 and have been home with me their whole life) and I'm looking for something good. My 4 year old starts kindergarten in the fall, but I need something expecially for my 3 year old (who I'm still trying to get potty trained.)

Thanks!
post #278 of 366
nak my kids go to daycare at my college sp i dont think it would help you! its the first time theyve had it so theres no previous exp
post #279 of 366
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Hi! I'm Sarah, here in Tucson, and have been a ghost on mothering! I'm just writing becuase I did a search for Tucson+Daycare and yours was the only result I got. I was wondering what daycare you sent your lil ones to and if you were happy with it? I have to go back to work (my kids are 3 & 4 and have been home with me their whole life) and I'm looking for something good. My 4 year old starts kindergarten in the fall, but I need something expecially for my 3 year old (who I'm still trying to get potty trained.)

Thanks!
What part of town are you in?
post #280 of 366
hey everybody!

danielle, have you found a ped?

Ayn, seattle!?!? wow!

Everybody-- we're heading to Connor Park this morning about 8:30.

-Sarah

ps. hazel is rolling over.. it's all happening too fast!

(faces by carter)
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