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Forum: Diapering   03-16-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By jessikate
We used cloth from the very beginning with baby...

We used cloth from the very beginning with baby #2 and like others have said, the meconium didn't stain one bit. So go ahead and use your nice organic diapers from the beginning and when you start...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-11-2007, 01:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,886
Posted By jessikate
My son is 21.5 months and nurses once or twice...

My son is 21.5 months and nurses once or twice during the day and all freaking night long. My daughter weaned sometime in the month following her third birthday, so we tandem nursed for just under a...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-09-2007, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By jessikate
Hey Hindy, My aunt is an IBCLC and while...

Hey Hindy,

My aunt is an IBCLC and while she doesn't live in the Twin Cities, she's in Winona - if you're willing to do a little driving she'd be thrilled to help you out. Let me know if you want...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-31-2006, 01:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,123
Posted By jessikate
In line with the scratch baker who got a box of...

In line with the scratch baker who got a box of cake mix for Christmas:

My MIL gave me a box of hummus mix. I found it kind of confusing, since it likely cost more than the ingredients to make...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-27-2006, 01:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,258
Posted By jessikate
My grandpa was in Korea and managed to survive...

My grandpa was in Korea and managed to survive military service intact.

Sadly, despite my grandpa being intact, my uncle was circumcised and had his two sons circ'd. Meanwhile, my aunts who had...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-26-2006, 10:11 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,369
Posted By jessikate
For us, I think it was the stevia-sweetened,...

For us, I think it was the stevia-sweetened, low-carb pumpkin pie. I have no problem with either the stevia or the low-carb, but the person who made it had a very heavy hand with the cloves and it...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-12-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By jessikate
There's also Borealis Yarns...

There's also Borealis Yarns (http://borealisyarn.com) in St. Paul, with J&S Coffee adjacent. Borealis has a fantastic selection of yarns, the biggest selection of sock yarn I've seen in any area...
Forum: Parenting   10-19-2006, 12:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,892
Posted By jessikate
I called the police a few weeks ago about an...

I called the police a few weeks ago about an unrestrained child. I gave them the make, model, and license plate # of the car and in what direction it was headed. They sent an officer out to talk to...
Forum: September 2006   10-12-2006, 01:22 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,277
Posted By jessikate
I'm so sorry for your loss....

I'm so sorry for your loss. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif I can't imagine that there would've been any different outcome had you been giving birth in a hospital, from...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-06-2006, 12:55 AM
Replies: 67
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Views: 2,104
Posted By jessikate
I just grafted the toe on the second sock of a...

I just grafted the toe on the second sock of a pair for my 3.5yo DD - she'll be *thrilled* to find them in the morning.

That leaves the second sock of a pair for me, the Peace Shawl...
Forum: Diapering   10-01-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,417
Posted By jessikate
That's b.s. plain and simple. Babies with...

That's b.s. plain and simple.

Babies with hip dysplasia wear braces to push their hips out, so cloth diapers could help with that. I believe I've read of more than a few people double-diapering...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-01-2006, 01:41 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 15,804
Posted By jessikate
Wow, how incredible! Congratulations and many...

Wow, how incredible! Congratulations and many blessings to you!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-15-2006, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By jessikate
Quote: Originally Posted by...

Quote:
Originally Posted by OtherMother'n'Madre
There is some chunky weight wool here (http://www.kraemeryarns.com/yarn/). Their yarn is so so soft (I have some of the cotton). Maybe try them? I...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-19-2006, 11:07 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,684
Posted By jessikate
I'm sorry you're faced with this situation....

I'm sorry you're faced with this situation. Hopefully they either change their minds or have a girl.

You mentioned that they don't have much money. Are they on private insurance or...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-07-2006, 04:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,105
Posted By jessikate
Some of us have found other boards that are a...

Some of us have found other boards that are a better fit, are smaller and more close-knit, and do most of our posting there. I do still read here (much more now that the search function is up...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-06-2006, 11:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,042
Posted By jessikate
Can you link me? I'm not finding it.

Can you link me? I'm not finding it.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-02-2006, 05:29 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,475
Posted By jessikate
I couldn't stand him before and I *really* can't...

I couldn't stand him before and I *really* can't stand him now.
Forum: Women's Health   08-01-2006, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 153,082
Posted By jessikate
If it hurts that badly, it could be an...

If it hurts that badly, it could be an inflamed/infected lymph node. I had one near my collarbone and it was so exquisitely painful that I burst into tears when my doctor merely brushed it with her...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   07-24-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By jessikate
For me, it was over a month before it really hit...

For me, it was over a month before it really hit me that DD had weaned. I didn't quite make it to a year of tandem nursing, and I was quite happy when she weaned.

What's interesting to me now is...
Forum: Women's Health   07-21-2006, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By jessikate
That's correct - I just did a google search of...

That's correct - I just did a google search of MDC (are we EVER going to get the dang search function back?!) for craniosynostosis and Past_VNE is the mama of a cute little boy with it. Hopefully...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-20-2006, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 541
Posted By jessikate
How scary! I'm glad he showed up and is okay....

How scary! I'm glad he showed up and is okay. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-07-2006, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 914
Posted By jessikate
Quote: Originally Posted by jo15 I live in...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jo15
I live in the city proper, and I'm currently looking around for a midwife that would be interested in a homebirth.

Here...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-30-2006, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 115
Posted By jessikate
Does your house not have good cross-ventilation?...

Does your house not have good cross-ventilation? I've got a few windows open here and it's 79 degrees. Very comfortable.

Thank goodness it's not so humid out today - that's what does me in.
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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-30-2006, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 884
Posted By jessikate
I got mine from Cafepress. I'm too lazy to go...

I got mine from Cafepress. I'm too lazy to go searching right now (plus that site runs so slowly on Safari), but if you just search "nocirc" or similar terms, you'll find several.

There are some...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-29-2006, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 884
Posted By jessikate
I had someone vandalize mine. It's just the word...

I had someone vandalize mine. It's just the word "circumcision" in a circle with a line through it.

They wrote "Anti-semite" on it. Yeah, whatever. Cuz you KNOW it's just the Jews and Muslims...
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