Karen, if Sears says 3-7% (and I'm guessing it's older info, even though it's on his site), then going with 7% puts about 1:14 kids with issues... SO for there to be 2 kids on here like that would be normal, we're a bit above average with Carmen, Lauren and Ori.
Laura, Megan is beeeeaaautiful!
Hehehe Eamon would make a great queen, IF he'd let you wear his clothes
ROFL Heidi - it was my crack adddiction that made me do it !!!! :LOL
Joyce, yer babes were full term, right? I think as a culture, we've learned that "normal" for twins is 28-36 weeks, when really, they should stay in the whole time!
Hehe Andy, handmedown from my SIL
I'm not too opposed to traditional stuff (Mickey, Pooh, etc) but the spongebob group bugs me. And who wants to wear Barney on their clothes?
Andy, I'm going to find you a cookie recipe that has no wheat. And you can put in your choco chips.
Joyce's Artilce - with the exception of the "no benefits after 4 mos" thing, I can see the author's point. BUT why not rally the feminists to get that national law passed that lets moms pump at work w/o harassment, just like smokers get to smoke! And get WIC to give pumps to mamas, not formula vouchers, and more!
Besides, wasn't the point to show Bab's she was an idiot and should let moms nip? I don't think the nurse-in was trying to force bf as the only choice, but to force society to be tolerant of the bf'ing mamas!
Andy, a doula I know says her homebirth was 5 weeks late, which is amazing to me.
Heidi, perhaps now is the time to reach out to other midwives in your area and coordinate under one business? You can play ringleader and do the "work" ($, hiring, etc) and they can do the majority of deliveries? Perhaps you can extend and coordinate doula services and postpartum care, and more? Like an inclusive birth service, do childbirth class, etc.
Karen, yah, at least the LLL mantra I hear is "when bfing is no longer mutually beneficial" we know babies will benefit for years, but there comes a point when mama isn't getting a benefit, and for most of our culture, that's somewhere between 6 wks - 3 mos. while many of us go on for years... or at least hope to!
Karen, I don' tknow if you intentionally use c-birth over c-section, but to me (just mho) giving it the name "c-birth" makes it more "normal" and accepted... wanna debate the cultural significance of the language used?
Ut oh, I just read all the way to the end of the thread. I'm going to copy and post, and start reading again. You mamas are CHATTY!