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Forum: Queer Parenting   06-22-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By maryeliz
I bought a copy of This Day in June a few days...

I bought a copy of This Day in June a few days ago, and I highly recommend. The illustrations are really great and it's fun to read. It's nice to have an LGBT-themed book in our collection that is...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-22-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By maryeliz
One of my favorite gifts was a little plaster kit...

One of my favorite gifts was a little plaster kit for footprints. I assume maybe it came from a craft shop. One of the nurses helped us do the footprints in the NICU.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-22-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By maryeliz
I developed severe pre-eclampsia at 27 weeks. ...

I developed severe pre-eclampsia at 27 weeks.

Prior to pregnancy, I'd been eating a whole foods diet for at least 5 years (lots of fruits and vegetables, local meat, whole grains).

During...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   09-18-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,840
Posted By maryeliz
We got the synagis shots for my 29weeker.  I...

We got the synagis shots for my 29weeker.  I think there are two issues to think about 1) lungs, even preemies with good lungs are weaker than full term babies; 2) immune system, as it was explained...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   09-18-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By maryeliz
I agree with what everything Meepy Cat said.  My...

I agree with what everything Meepy Cat said.  My daughter was also a 29weeker, and was very small.  I found that my baby acted like her adjusted age, so when she was 4months she still acted like a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-27-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By maryeliz
Thanks for coming back here to share your story...

Thanks for coming back here to share your story Morel-I have been worrying about you, although I was hoping everything had just magically resolved.  It's hard to have pre-e, hard to birth on mag,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-05-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By maryeliz
Any updates?  Thinking of you!

Any updates?  Thinking of you!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-03-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By maryeliz
Oh morel, that sucks!  Did they redo your labs...

Oh morel, that sucks!  Did they redo your labs and are they doing at 24hr urine?  Are you back at home?  I hope things calm down, but please keep a really close eye on your symptoms.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-02-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By maryeliz
Have you called in about the high diastolic...

Have you called in about the high diastolic numbers and the heartburn?  I would definitely call your mw and ob and give them a heads up.  I know heartburn can be a totally normal pregnancy symptom,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-24-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By maryeliz
And congratulations!

And congratulations!
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-24-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By maryeliz
Have you looked on the Donor Sibling Registry?...

Have you looked on the Donor Sibling Registry?  You can look for free to see if there are any other kids listed from that donor-it's the biggest registry I know of.
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   05-24-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By maryeliz
I think baby-friendly NICUs tend to do this as a...

I think baby-friendly NICUs tend to do this as a way to get parents more involved in a baby's cares and promote bonding.  My NICU also had us hold the tube for NG feedings.  The older nurses said...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   04-15-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By maryeliz
How's it going Cali?  Thinking of you and hoping...

How's it going Cali?  Thinking of you and hoping everything is going as good as it possibly could.
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   04-11-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By maryeliz
Agree with what everyone else has said,...

Agree with what everyone else has said, especially the advice to get it in writing.  If the drs agree your baby can bf on demand, make sure that is written in baby's chart.  
 
If your baby is...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-29-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By maryeliz
If you haven't already checked in out, you might...

If you haven't already checked in out, you might try this board
http://www.dcurbanmom.com/jforum/forums/list.page
 
It's definitely not crunchy, and sometimes mean, but they have a lot of reviews...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-17-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By maryeliz
You definitely need to talk to someone higher...

You definitely need to talk to someone higher up.  Do you see your baby's doctors regularly?  If so, I would speak to them, if not I would speak to the charge nurse and tell her that you need to...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   02-21-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By maryeliz
It can be hard to offer advice, because every...

It can be hard to offer advice, because every NICU operates a little differently.  Everything you are describing sounds normal to me-my daughter spent a couple extra weeks in the NICU because she...
Forum: C-section Birth   01-31-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By maryeliz
I swear by the binder for post c/s.  The...

I swear by the binder for post c/s.  The hospital where I delivered provided them.  I don't have a specific brand rec., but would suggest just doing a search for "abdominal binder" and choosing the...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-07-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By maryeliz
At her 2-year-old check up, my former 29w (2lb...

At her 2-year-old check up, my former 29w (2lb 3oz) was 34in and 24lbs.  Her docs are happy with her size, and she's not that small in terms of percentiles, but she does seem smaller than other kids...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   12-27-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By maryeliz
I had a good experience with the Center for...

I had a good experience with the Center for Advanced Fetal Care at Mercy Hospital.  
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-06-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By maryeliz
My 29weeker came home in January and we kept her...

My 29weeker came home in January and we kept her quarantined until May of that year. She also received the Synagis shots to help boost her immune system.   We had visits from grandparents, trips to...
Forum: Parenting   12-04-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By maryeliz
The IRS actually has very specific rules,...

The IRS actually has very specific rules, including what I would call "tie break" rules.  The parent the child lives with most gets to claim the child, but if time is equal, then the parent with the...
Forum: Family Safety   12-03-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By maryeliz
 I also have a 2 year old.  We have only lived...

 I also have a 2 year old.  We have only lived in properties (rentals) built before 1930 since she was born.  Our first rental had windows that were not in great shape, and we did cover the worst...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-30-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By maryeliz
Agree with liberal chick that it seems like...

Agree with liberal chick that it seems like reflux is the first thing you might suspect.  Can you get a referral to a doc with more preemie experience/or are you part of a NICU follow-up program?...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-29-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,079
Posted By maryeliz
Another show I haven't seen mentioned is Maisy...

Another show I haven't seen mentioned is Maisy (the mouse), which I think would fit your criteria.  There are some videos available on youtube.
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