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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-20-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Xerxella
Thanks all. I was struggling with telling her...

Thanks all. I was struggling with telling her she couldn't do something, when she was telling me she wanted to do it. But, her actions are saying she doesn't want to do it. Thanks Miranda for your...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-18-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Xerxella
8 year old and a love/hate relationship with piano

I want my kids to have some sort of extra curricular activity, so I signed them up for piano. They've been doing it for a few years now. My DS does fine with it. My DD, OTOH, doesn't. She's more...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-13-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 73,085
Posted By Xerxella
Wow! I've been away for awhile and there are...

Wow! I've been away for awhile and there are lots of new members! Awesome! Baby dust to all!


AFM - This is our last month trying on our own and the timing was fine, but the cycle didn't...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-10-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By Xerxella
I don't have teens yet, but I remember thinking...

I don't have teens yet, but I remember thinking relationships were "supposed" to go a certain way at that age. First date you do this, second date you do this, etc. Kids/teens can have very precise...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-10-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By Xerxella
Probably neither. If the pregnancy tests are...

Probably neither. If the pregnancy tests are negative, you're not pregnant. If you have no pain or foul smelling discharge, there's probably no infection, but get it checked out if you're concerned. ...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-05-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Xerxella
No. No. No. Deborah Cervical cancer in young...

No. No. No. Deborah Cervical cancer in young women is soaring because testing is at an all time low...

...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-23-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Xerxella
I don't think it's child abuse, I just don't...

I don't think it's child abuse, I just don't think it's useful. There's lots of articles out there on why timeouts aren't helpful. Here's some:...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   05-23-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By Xerxella
Hopefully someone in the area can give you more...

Hopefully someone in the area can give you more direct advice. Or, you could try posting on the vax forums.


But, my advice is look for a family practitioner, not a pediatrician. Family...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-18-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Xerxella
Why would they recommend a vaccine for adults...

Why would they recommend a vaccine for adults that is contraindicated in women past puberty? Doesn't the risk of serious arthritic events rise significantly if the MMR vaccine is given to women?
Forum: Vaccinations   05-18-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,122
Posted By Xerxella
I think you're about the only one who doesn't...

I think you're about the only one who doesn't have Serenbat blocked....
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-18-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 73,085
Posted By Xerxella
@BirthFree...

@BirthFree (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=43410) - Awesome news!!!! Wow! A little girl. How wonderful. Do you have a mix of boys and girls now? I think you've had the u/s by now. ...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-26-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 73,085
Posted By Xerxella
Hi superseeps - Sorry for the loss, but I'm glad...

Hi superseeps - Sorry for the loss, but I'm glad you at least had a shot. I used to get regular positives but lots of losses. Now at 41 (almost 42), I haven't' even gotten a + in months. :(

...
Forum: Infertility   04-14-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,953
Posted By Xerxella
Hi @lilacvioletiris ! Time sure does fly! My...

Hi @lilacvioletiris ! Time sure does fly! My little guy is 2 1/2! How did that happen?!?!? If we're going to use our last embryo we should do so soon. We plan to try again this summer. DH is sure...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-11-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 11,835
Posted By Xerxella
The new EPA administrator Scott Pruitt refused to...

The new EPA administrator Scott Pruitt refused to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos that the EPA (his own agency) has stated is unsafe. Because... science.


Pruitt said in a statement. “By...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-11-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Xerxella
I wish. We're flying Southwest. No movies. ...

I wish. We're flying Southwest. No movies. They are strictly BYOD (bring your own device). On the way there, I like the bring a cheap book and leave it. I'd hate to pay airport prices for a book...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-11-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Xerxella
Need help with travel activities!

So, we travel with the kids a lot. This summer, we're going on an outdoorsy adventure where everything you need for the week, you have to carry. We fly into one airport and out another. The...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-11-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By Xerxella
Get out of the house and you'll get away from the...

Get out of the house and you'll get away from the screens. Biking, hiking, playing at the park, kicking the ball around the backyard, basketball in the driveway.


Pick some days where no...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-30-2017, 04:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,292
Posted By Xerxella
In 2003, when this post was started, Sawyer was...

In 2003, when this post was started, Sawyer was unusual. Not anymore.

I've always liked the name Xerxes. Classic, but never used.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-30-2017, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 73,085
Posted By Xerxella
@birthfree - yeah for one heartbeat!!!!! So...

@birthfree - yeah for one heartbeat!!!!! So excited for you. Some people just have high hcg. It might just mean nothing other than a healthy pregnancy. :hug I'm so sorry about the u/s tech. What a...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-30-2017, 03:59 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 73,085
Posted By Xerxella
@onewithtwo - :w There's so few of us here,...

@onewithtwo - :w There's so few of us here, another friendly face is definitely welcome. I don't know much about dom so I really can't answer your questions, sorry.
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   03-24-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Xerxella
:w Hugs to all :grouphug I ended up with...

:w


Hugs to all :grouphug I ended up with c sections too despite doing everything possible to avoid it. It still makes me angry sometimes. But, it is what it is. I focused on breastfeeding...
Forum: Intact Care   03-24-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,127
Posted By Xerxella
Honestly, I think anytime anything on the body is...

Honestly, I think anytime anything on the body is swollen to twice it's normal size it's time to see a doctor. Depending on where you live, there are a lot of (dare I say most) doctors that are...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-24-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Xerxella
It as mentioned above and I had never thought...

It as mentioned above and I had never thought about it before. What's the "flu season" in the southern hemisphere? What about nearer the equator, like Mexico City or Buenos Aires? Do they even...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-24-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,169
Posted By Xerxella
I have to say, I really like the idea of an...

I have to say, I really like the idea of an adjuvant that doesn't circulate throughout the body. I think that's the most important development they talk about. Obviously, even if true, it wouldn't...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-23-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 73,085
Posted By Xerxella
BirthFree - Woohoo!!!!!!! Great number!

BirthFree - Woohoo!!!!!!! Great number!
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