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Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   09-14-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Mermaidmomma
Both DD's have gone to Magic Years Nursery...

Both DD's have gone to Magic Years Nursery School in Braintree. My oldest graduated from there last year. Neither one was up to date on vaccines and when I submitted their paperwork at the beginning...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-09-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Mermaidmomma
If you want to meet up at the Tufts Library let...

If you want to meet up at the Tufts Library let me know! I have two girls Ava 5.5 and Piper 3 and I live in Quincyhttp://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: April 2009   04-20-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 722
Posted By Mermaidmomma
Woke up this morning to an AWESOME DREAM! I...

Woke up this morning to an AWESOME DREAM! I dreamt that I had my baby (Piper Faye) at 11pm at the birth center and we where all back home the next morning. I was holding her and she was so sturdy...
Forum: April 2009   04-14-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,000
Posted By Mermaidmomma
39 weeks, I have a midwife visit today and I'm...

39 weeks, I have a midwife visit today and I'm secretly hoping she'll strip my membranes. With DD #1 I went into labor 2 days after having that done. SOOOO Ready for baby to make her arrival. Lots...
Forum: April 2009   03-24-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 604
Posted By Mermaidmomma
Yup, Me too! I'm 36weeks and I'll work until...

Yup, Me too! I'm 36weeks and I'll work until 38weeks. I work 7p-7a 2x week
(24hrs). And I'm soooooo tired:yawning:
Between waking up every 2hrs when I'm home at night to roll over or pee and then...
Forum: April 2009   03-20-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 503
Posted By Mermaidmomma
As a postpartum/baby nurse I have NEVER EVER...

As a postpartum/baby nurse I have NEVER EVER heard of anyone retracting an intact penis on a newborn. I think that's something the pedi might attempt to do at Well Baby Visits.
Forum: April 2009   02-25-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,535
Posted By Mermaidmomma
If mom is O+ or A,B,AB,O- then baby will have...

If mom is O+ or A,B,AB,O- then baby will have cord blood obtained right after birth (from the part of the cord still attached to the placenta, not the babe) The cord blood will have 2 tests run on...
Forum: April 2009   02-15-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By Mermaidmomma
If I drink a 6-8oz glass of V8 juice a couple...

If I drink a 6-8oz glass of V8 juice a couple hours before going to bed it totally wards off leg cramps. It's like a shot of Mag and K right before the witching hours of cramps. It did the trick...
Forum: April 2009   01-24-2009, 04:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 582
Posted By Mermaidmomma
I work as a RN 24 hrs a week. I call myself the...

I work as a RN 24 hrs a week. I call myself the fake stay at home because I get to be home with my 2 y/o all day and then 2 night's out of the week I work 7p-7a. It works for us and I'm lucky enough...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-21-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By Mermaidmomma
Beautiful story Ali!!!!!!!!! I'm so proud of...

Beautiful story Ali!!!!!!!!! I'm so proud of you, you did an amazing job!!! Benji is beautifulhttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-14-2008, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Mermaidmomma
I got my first and only post-partum period when...

I got my first and only post-partum period when dd was 21 mos old. The only change in nursing we had made was nightweaning at 19mos (which was difficult as we cosleep, but so worth it to be able to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-14-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,964
Posted By Mermaidmomma
I got my first post-partum period when dd was 21...

I got my first post-partum period when dd was 21 mos, and I totally noticed super sensitive painfull nipples while nursing during and after ovulation. None of my other momma friends had this except...
Forum: April 2009   11-13-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By Mermaidmomma
I'm loving second trimester!!!! Food commercials...

I'm loving second trimester!!!! Food commercials are making me droolhttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif: and I finally have my appitite back. Anyway I'm not a lunchmeat person at...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-12-2008, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,293
Posted By Mermaidmomma
I dont think any of the Boston Hospitals have...

I dont think any of the Boston Hospitals have big jacuzzi tubs. Regular sized bath tubs, but not big comfy ones. And all labor rooms as far as I know are private. You can always call OB services and...
Forum: April 2009   11-11-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 283
Posted By Mermaidmomma
I'm 16 weeks and DH felt the baby kick on...

I'm 16 weeks and DH felt the baby kick on Saturday! I was laying flat on my back on the bed and the little one was super active. He was totally excited!
Forum: April 2009   09-02-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 486
Posted By Mermaidmomma
Pain is still present only during the intital...

Pain is still present only during the intital latch onto my right breast only. Weird Huh? Twiddling is driving me crazy! I keep telling her, to please be gentle etc... But that little hand keeps...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   09-02-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Mermaidmomma
Thank You so much for responding. I would LOVE a...

Thank You so much for responding. I would LOVE a homebirth and I know I could totally do it, given my previous birth. But we just don't have the $$$....
Forum: April 2009   08-27-2008, 05:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 857
Posted By Mermaidmomma
It's so nice to hear from other preggo nursing...

It's so nice to hear from other preggo nursing mama's who are in a similar boat. DD is 22mos and this pregnancy happened a bit early for us. Seriously I just got my first post-partum period in...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-27-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Mermaidmomma
Has anyone here had a birthing experience at New...

Has anyone here had a birthing experience at New England Medical Center? Could you share please?
I'm weighing my options on where to deliver. I had a great natural child birth at MGH, but the...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-09-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Mermaidmomma
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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-08-2007, 02:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 304
Posted By Mermaidmomma
Hey, Sorry I havent responded, I haven't been on...

Hey, Sorry I havent responded, I haven't been on mothering in a bit. Anyhow Panera is wonderful, looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-30-2007, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Mermaidmomma
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Forum: Breastfeeding   08-30-2007, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Mermaidmomma
I understand completely. I work 7p-7a x2 a week...

I understand completely. I work 7p-7a x2 a week as an RN. And I went back to work when dd was 3 mos. I had to leave work and go home once. And dh feed her many nights with an eyedropper before they...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-30-2007, 02:28 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 3,735
Posted By Mermaidmomma
twogreencars- Ava was born 409am EST. Yeah to...

twogreencars- Ava was born 409am EST. Yeah to the 16th http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
anypixiemomma- I have some close dear mainstream momma friends as well and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-27-2007, 11:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,185
Posted By Mermaidmomma
My babe is 9 mos and I just now am able to sleep...

My babe is 9 mos and I just now am able to sleep braless, and forgo pads during the day. When I get my letdown I just put pressure over my other breast to hinder leakage. Seems to do the trick
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