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Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-31-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Kokopelli-mana
These answers have been really helpful.  I was...

These answers have been really helpful.  I was wondering about food sensitivities, too.  He does swallow some oatmeal and some yogurt on occasion, but that is barely a few bites every few days....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-31-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
Thank you for your prompt response!  No, he's 22...

Thank you for your prompt response!  No, he's 22 months now.  I apologize - I have not updated my signature in a long time.  I agree that 10 months is entirely too early to night wean.  I'm at a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-31-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
Super sleep deprived over here!!! DS3 is STILL...

Super sleep deprived over here!!! DS3 is STILL waking 10-20 times per night.  We co-sleep and nurse.  It's not just waking and nursing.  It's walking and usually wimpering or crying or screaming and...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-15-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
Hi All, Are any of you familiar with diastasis...

Hi All,
Are any of you familiar with diastasis recti? or split abdominal muscles?  I had my 3rd 10 months ago and have a 6 inch gap between the muscles when they are not flexed.  This has led to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-15-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,587
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
I was in the same boat. Absolutely hated the...

I was in the same boat. Absolutely hated the seat from day 1 and it also severely limited my going out.  This was my 3rd child and the others weren't like this.  When we did have to go out, it was a...
Forum: August 2011   07-20-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,185
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
Treat yourself to a few sips of the Dr. Pepper!...

Treat yourself to a few sips of the Dr. Pepper! Lol

I can't wait to nurse again. I honestly think the nursing hormones set my brain chemistry to the perfect calibration.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-02-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
Congrats! And welcome

Congrats! And welcome
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-02-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
If you're anemic it could lead to preterm labor....

If you're anemic it could lead to preterm labor. I recently upped my iron and D3 intake to prevent ptl myself.
Forum: August 2011   05-19-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
Oh I forgot to add, I just started taking...

Oh I forgot to add, I just started taking spirulina w/ 20 mg chlorophyll tablets as well....
Forum: August 2011   05-19-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
Hi Everyone I'm 29 weeks and recently learned my...

Hi Everyone I'm 29 weeks and recently learned my hemoglobin is severely low.  I've always been chronically anemic and of course the iron pills get me really constipated.  If I don't get it up my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-24-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
I like Jade best on your list, since the baby...

I like Jade best on your list, since the baby will be born in the spring. I think of winter when I hear Aspen, and the other 2 seasons are, well, not spring either.
Or maybe there's a name that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-24-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 323
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
I love it! It goes perfectly with your other...

I love it! It goes perfectly with your other son's name, and it is unique yet will fit right it next to the overpopular "Liam".
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-12-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
I got a couple of foam pillows from Walmart....

I got a couple of foam pillows from Walmart. They are soft and very supportive. I rearrange every couple hours through the night. They are great for putting behind the back when sitting up, too....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-05-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
Oh no! I hope things work out for you,,, The...

Oh no! I hope things work out for you,,, The number is so close to the limit.
Was that test "required"? I 'm wondering because I don't want to get a test that will prevent me from homebirth.
I'm...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-28-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,863
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
We give names we've already discarded. I don't...

We give names we've already discarded. I don't want opinions on the real contenders. And if I say we're not sure they go on and on with hideous options. If we say we're not telling, we get the riot...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-25-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
That's how  my ds's RSV started when he was 3...

That's how  my ds's RSV started when he was 3 weeks old.  The thing I WISH I would have known was that if they admit him, they likely do a spinal tap, even though the baby almost never has...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-16-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,729
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
I suspected she kind of did it on purpose...

I suspected she kind of did it on purpose thinking the baby was too big. Some moms get crazy like that. And sure enough, she has her own issues with body image. That just confirmed my suspicions. To...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-16-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
My midwife said for me to take skullcap...

My midwife said for me to take skullcap tincture. Might be worth a try. I'm taking Floradix+Iron, too.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-13-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
My midwife told me to take Floradix Iron +...

My midwife told me to take Floradix Iron + Herbs. Everything else constipated me.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-13-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
I wouldn't want it. I think there's alot to be...

I wouldn't want it. I think there's alot to be said about allowing the baby to come when ready. My unassisted birth was the single most amazing experience of my life. One thing that kept me from...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-09-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
Could it be uterine malposition? Here's some...

Could it be uterine malposition? Here's some more info. Good luck to you. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/272497-overview
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-09-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 687
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
At about 12-13 weeks. I noticed also that the...

At about 12-13 weeks. I noticed also that the nausea was in direct correlation to how many prenatals I took. Feel better soon
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-08-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
Stay positive. So many amnio and cvs results...

Stay positive. So many amnio and cvs results cause unnecessary anguish and heartache to pg mothers. Since the abnormality isn't linked specifically to any disorder, it is likely your baby is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-08-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
#4 and #12 above are ABSOLUTE must-haves!

#4 and #12 above are ABSOLUTE must-haves!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-04-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By Kokopelli-mana
My mom picked up a pair of black knit pants for...

My mom picked up a pair of black knit pants for me on Clearance at Macy's. They are motherhood brand. They are so comfortable! I'm in them all the time at home. Don't wear them much out because they...
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