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Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-27-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Truvie
I have five kids, pregnant with number six, and...

I have five kids, pregnant with number six, and am in a similar situation as you. Babies number 2 and 3 both came in 4 hours, then baby number four was super quick, 1/2 hour. For baby number 5, we...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-21-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Truvie
My baby was born on April 5, and just had her...

My baby was born on April 5, and just had her tongue tie fixed about ten days ago too. She didn't nurse from one week old to ten weeks old, but for the past week she's been nursing constantly. I had...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-17-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By Truvie
Your story is very similar to mine. My daughter...

Your story is very similar to mine. My daughter got diagnosed with tongue tie at 9 weeks old, and got it fixed a few days later and now, at ten weeks old, is nursing. She was seen by two...
Forum: Family Safety   08-02-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By Truvie
Oh, wow, what a weight off my shoulders that...

Oh, wow, what a weight off my shoulders that this is possible! I'm afraid I don't recall any of the specifics on the car seats; I'll find time today to look and then post again later. Thank you!
Forum: Family Safety   08-02-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By Truvie
I am due with our fifth child next year, and I'm...

I am due with our fifth child next year, and I'm worrying about fitting them in our car, or if we'll need to get a different car. Right now we have a 9 year old in a backless booster seat and a 6...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-10-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By Truvie
Your husband's IT company is in Boring?? I live...

Your husband's IT company is in Boring?? I live out by Boring. It is a rural area about 45 minutes from Portland. My sister was recently looking at homes in this area (she lives in SF), and for...
Forum: Diapering   11-22-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Truvie
Are you in Portland? I have XL Fuzzi Bunz with...

Are you in Portland? I have XL Fuzzi Bunz with inserts. I'm not exactly sure how many, but maybe two dozen? Gosh, probably more than that. I also have some really cute XL covers, and big prefolds....
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-05-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By Truvie
My 8 yo *loves* The Warriors series. Tons of...

My 8 yo *loves* The Warriors series. Tons of books in this series.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-23-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Truvie
My county extension office just told me 90-120...

My county extension office just told me 90-120 days for pig poop. ? We have a pen that we moved the pigs out of in the Spring, and it's now awash in tomato plants. Didn't realize I fed them so many...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-28-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 242
Posted By Truvie
I just bought a Lego rosary on etsy, $20,...

I just bought a Lego rosary on etsy, $20, perfect for my 7 yo boy.
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-18-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 28,651
Posted By Truvie
Lindsay, I had that myself! After my second...

Lindsay, I had that myself! After my second child was born, my dad died suddenly, and I think I got it from the stress. The neuro-optomalogist said that it's more common in women in their 30's. But,...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-05-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By Truvie
The XL's are pretty big (my oldest was just a...

The XL's are pretty big (my oldest was just a gigantic baby), so most people wouldn't have need of this size. They are too big for my 29lb 3 yo, for instance, but were great for my older son as a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-24-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 263
Posted By Truvie
We're doing polished rocks this year.

We're doing polished rocks this year.
Forum: Women's Health   03-03-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Truvie
I had something similar sounding. My optometrist...

I had something similar sounding. My optometrist saw nothing unusual, but my opthamologist did. I had psuedotumor cerebri, caused in my case by stress and sudden weight gain. Resolved itself. My...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-17-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,216
Posted By Truvie
I have what seems to be an MRSA mastitis...

I have what seems to be an MRSA mastitis infection. I'm prone to clogged ducts and mastitis, having had it many times over the past seven years of nursing. I feel that I'm pretty darn good at...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-07-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Truvie
At the end of the treasure hunt, they could open...

At the end of the treasure hunt, they could open a box that has mouse-ear-shaped helium balloons. Or you could make "tickets" with a countdown calendar on them.
Forum: Parenting   11-17-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Truvie
We are helping a refugee family in our community...

We are helping a refugee family in our community through Catholic Charities. For Thanksgiving and Christmas we're delivering needed goods directly to them. There isn't a religious component to it. I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-04-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Truvie
After my fourth, my midwife gave me crampbark, I...

After my fourth, my midwife gave me crampbark, I think twice 15 min apart. Boy did it work, and fast! Of course I don't know if it was a coincidence, but my afterpains went from really painful to...
Forum: Spirituality   09-29-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Truvie
We use Catholic Mosaic (a Charlotte Mason living...

We use Catholic Mosaic (a Charlotte Mason living books approach) and Home Catechesis Manual for Ages 3-5 by Moira Farrell (Montessori, really great, available from Our Father's House).
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-15-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Truvie
We often take a bed rail with us. Hotel beds can...

We often take a bed rail with us. Hotel beds can be pretty tall and we've had some falls. At home we have queen and twin beds pushed together, so our kids are used to lots of space and roll right...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-01-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By Truvie
I had this with my oldest. I finally used OTC...

I had this with my oldest. I finally used OTC hydrocortisone cream and it cleared up in a day or two, and never came back (and now I'm nursing #4).
Forum: August 2009   07-29-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,139
Posted By Truvie
I just had one of these too, my first also. It...

I just had one of these too, my first also. It really hurt, but I think yours sounds worse, I'm so sorry! I used tons of witchhazel and soaked in hot water. The blood clot came out on its own...
Forum: July 2009   07-14-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Truvie
My first was born at 39 weeks (10 lbs), my...

My first was born at 39 weeks (10 lbs), my second at 38 weeks (7.5 lbs), and my third at 41 weeks (9 lbs). I was astounded when my third came so late as I was expecting another early one!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-14-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Truvie
We had a bobcat that did that; he was so big...

We had a bobcat that did that; he was so big that at first glance I thought a dog was in our yard. We reinforced our coop and sat on our back porch and watched him try to get in again. He gave up...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-13-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By Truvie
My just-turned-7 yo just read George's Secret...

My just-turned-7 yo just read George's Secret Key to the Universe by Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking, and the sequel George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt. He says they are his favorite books! I haven't...
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