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Forum: Queer Parenting   01-15-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,949
Posted By Magistra
Quinsmommy- Did you use a doctor to do the...

Quinsmommy-
Did you use a doctor to do the insemination?  In many states, using a doctor as an intermediary removes the donor's parental rights or, at the very least, would allow him to be declared...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-28-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Magistra
I'm in the middle of a PhD program (in Classics,...

I'm in the middle of a PhD program (in Classics, not that far off from History) right now and worked on my teacher's license while on maternity leave.  Truthfully, the teacher certification is much...
Forum: Diapering   12-21-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By Magistra
 I looked into it, and the Kroger brand is made...

 I looked into it, and the Kroger brand is made by the same company as Earth's Best, so they have wheat filler too.  That would definitely be the way to go, however, for anybody who doesn't need to...
Forum: Diapering   12-09-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By Magistra
 We've decided to order 7th Generation from...

 We've decided to order 7th Generation from Amazon--it's possible to get 30% off by subscribing.  Earth's Best are cheaper, but they use wheat in the filler, and we're gluten sensistive.  We'll see...
Forum: Diapering   11-29-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By Magistra
We've mostly had out 10-month-old in cloth...

We've mostly had out 10-month-old in cloth (prefolds with various covers), although we keep some disposables around for travel and such.  He'll be starting at a daycare in the new year.  They will...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-04-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Magistra
Thanks. I haven't been good about using cream,...

Thanks. I haven't been good about using cream, mostly because I think I got rid of all my breast pads once my supply evened out. I should see if I can dig a couple up or go ahead and spring for...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-04-2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Magistra
My almost 9-month-old has 6 teeth, 4 on top and...

My almost 9-month-old has 6 teeth, 4 on top and 2 on bottom. We seem to have gotten over the purposeful biting phase, but he's always getting me with his teeth. Sometimes it feels like a pinch,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-29-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,702
Posted By Magistra
My almost 9-month-old has been on Zantac for a...

My almost 9-month-old has been on Zantac for a week now. He took the full dose a few times but has since been fighting it and not getting all of it. His trick is to not swallow and then spit it out...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-24-2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Magistra
We have a natural latex mattress, and I...

We have a natural latex mattress, and I generally really like it. However... I've been in a lot of pain recently because of co-sleeping and nursing on my side. I end up on one side, in one position,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-20-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Magistra
I'm doing grad school with a kid on the spectrum...

I'm doing grad school with a kid on the spectrum (high-functioning Asperger's). We didn't know when I started--he was 2 and we knew he was a little different, but hadn't begun the journey yet. I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-19-2010, 03:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Magistra
Glad to hear that taking a quarter off and...

Glad to hear that taking a quarter off and getting that funding pushed back to a later quarter is so straightforward. That gives you one less thing to worry about (or at least push the worrying back...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-16-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Magistra
Is there a standard maternity leave policy at...

Is there a standard maternity leave policy at your university or would you even be interested in that? I'm currently on mine (for a Canadian university--where it's automatic) and had hoped to get a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-11-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By Magistra
Our older son has Asperger's and sensory issues....

Our older son has Asperger's and sensory issues. When I was pregnant with our younger son, we asked the OT about any advice for early intervention since it took several years from when we started...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-09-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By Magistra
This is my 8-month-old. 2 30-minute naps a day...

This is my 8-month-old. 2 30-minute naps a day and waking up every 1-2 hours at night--usually one 2-hour block and the rest an hour or less. He usually falls asleep for night-time without nursing....
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-07-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Magistra
My 8-month-old has never slept for longer than...

My 8-month-old has never slept for longer than an hour or two at a time. During the day, he rarely naps more than 20-45 minutes two, maybe three, times. At night, he has maybe one two-hour block and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-06-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,257
Posted By Magistra
Quote: Originally Posted by snoopy5386...

Quote:
Originally Posted by snoopy5386 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15919881)
I'd love to know too, I have a 4.5 yo DD...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-06-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,594
Posted By Magistra
Our bedroom is just the right size for us to...

Our bedroom is just the right size for us to have added the crib, changing table, and a small dresser. Mostly the baby sleeps in our bed, occasionally naps for a bit in his crib, but it's mostly to...
Forum: Family Safety   10-02-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By Magistra
Another minivan convert. We have a Town and...

Another minivan convert. We have a Town and Country with Stow 'n Go. Not that we ever stow the captain's chairs since those are the kids' seats, but it makes for good storage--diapers, wipes,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-30-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By Magistra
I don't know how you are managing 9 classes....

I don't know how you are managing 9 classes. Right now, I'm managing by letting things drop. Technically, this is my load right now: a .4 teaching position at a middle school (though it's taking...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-27-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Magistra
My 7-month-old has loved his older brother's old...

My 7-month-old has loved his older brother's old peek-a-blocks for a while now. His favorite activity is knocking down towers I build, but he also likes grabbing blocks and banging or throwing them....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-26-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By Magistra
I get in a ballet class most weeks and then walk...

I get in a ballet class most weeks and then walk the dog every morning (but frequently end up throwing him out the back door for any other outings). I'm teaching part-time, so I'm on my feet a few...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-23-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Magistra
After doing two courses in a compressed summer...

After doing two courses in a compressed summer semester, the coursework for my student teaching seems very light. The actual teaching and trying to juggle everything else is running me down. I'm...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-20-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By Magistra
Quote: Originally Posted by EFmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by EFmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15862243)
I would try to make sure you get the course...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-19-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By Magistra
I'm in a PhD program in Classics right now. I'm...

I'm in a PhD program in Classics right now. I'm also getting my teaching licensure for grades 7-12. I expect to have much more success working for the public schools than getting a university job....
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-08-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,726
Posted By Magistra
Are the 3 earlier miscarriages documented? I had...

Are the 3 earlier miscarriages documented? I had 2 at over 30, so that would have qualified me for the infertility clause in my insurance (not in Massachusetts, though), but one of them was...
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