we are here toohi moms. I'm new to this forum, but I already love it so much. And that I can find some moms from LI, that's really great. We've moved from Brooklyn to Lindenhurst (south shore, close to Babylon) 7 months ago, and we really need some play-dates. I have two-year old daughter Amelie and a brand new baby-girl Maya and we are so up to spend some fun time with "mothering" mammas.
After I got pregnant second time, we kind of escape from the city. I just couldn't imagine living there with 2 dogs and 2 kids, and the husband. I thought that the island might be a good idea, away from noise, dirt and horrible smell. In my head that was a good place for "natural living", but unfortunately the reality is a little bit different. First of all it was a little bit difficult to find a midwife that does a homebirth, but after some time we did it, Dale Cook helped us welcome our second daughter in our own bedroom. That was an incredible experience. But after that we found another trouble- finding a "no-vaccine" friendly ped. This is just a nightmare. Please, moms, I'm begging for help, if you know a good doc let me know. We have seen already few of them, but none of them seems to be ok. Just yesterday we had an appointment with one family doc, it was suppose to be a just a physical, but it happened that this some day Amelie started running a fever and besides that she didn't have any other symptoms. You can imagine how surprise I was when doc subscribe her antibiotics for ten days, and Tylenol to reduce fever. Of course we didn't follow his recommendations. I put her on vit C , some herbs and plenty of water, and next morning my kid was back to normal. I just want to trust my doc, I don't want to be the one to point out his mistakes. And I'm really tired of people who give me "the look" when I start talking about homebirthing, breastfeeding, cloth diapers and so on. I think that this is the way to go, and I love it, and hoping more people can share it with me.
Sorry, for my big intro, but I just had to talk about this with somebody.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to any response
Love you all: love