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Forum: Trying To Conceive   Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 10,305
Posted By blissful_maia
perkier, what's a CP? Sorry if it's obvious! Good...

perkier, what's a CP? Sorry if it's obvious! Good luck with your move and swift conception soon after!

AntoninBeGonin, wow! Congratulations! Enjoy every minute and come back and let us know if...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By blissful_maia
Yes, it's legal in AB. Perhaps what the doula...

Yes, it's legal in AB. Perhaps what the doula meant is that it's illegal for a doula (or "traditional birth attendant", etc) to attend with the intention of performing any medical procedures or...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 10,305
Posted By blissful_maia
Awesome Melinda1980 about the plant and wishing...

Awesome Melinda1980 about the plant and wishing you continued easy conception vibes! :love
Forum: Trying To Conceive   Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 10,305
Posted By blissful_maia
Huge congrats clarwyn!!!!

Huge congrats clarwyn!!!!
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-20-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By blissful_maia
Congrats wombjuice! I love FRERs as well, but...

Congrats wombjuice! I love FRERs as well, but because they're so pricey I usually test with dollar store tests until I get a BFP then confirm with the lovely FRER. H&H 9 months!
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-20-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 10,305
Posted By blissful_maia
Hi ladies, I would love to join if you don't...

Hi ladies, I would love to join if you don't mind! We are officially TTC #4 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) .

Currently I'm in the 2ww, this is our first...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-17-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By blissful_maia
dd1 = 42w5d (induced) dd2 = 41w4d...

dd1 = 42w5d (induced)
dd2 = 41w4d (spontaneous)
ds = 41w0d (spontaneous)
 
19, 11, and 7 days "overdue". :)
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-11-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 567
Posted By blissful_maia
Mine was 11 months, I am a midwife and this is...

Mine was 11 months, I am a midwife and this is when I went back on call for births. My first not birth-related overnight away was when he was newly 2 for an overnight trip with my own mother. :)
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-28-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By blissful_maia
This is such a very, very personal choice. All...

This is such a very, very personal choice. All that I can tell you is that I would never (ever!) vaccinate any of my children, but most particularly our one with ASD. I have too much understanding...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-28-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,387
Posted By blissful_maia
Our 3.5 year old ds has autism. He regressed at...

Our 3.5 year old ds has autism. He regressed at about 16 months (lost speech, social skills, and started to exhibit sterotypical behaviours). We live in Canada, and relocated this past summer from...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-26-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By blissful_maia
We are currently using PRT (Pivotal Response...

We are currently using PRT (Pivotal Response Training) for our 3.5 year old ds... it is a form of ABA but much more child led/naturalistic in it's approach. I felt very uneasy when I watched ABA...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-20-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,513
Posted By blissful_maia
4 times... DD9, DD6, miscarriage at 7-8 weeks,...

4 times... DD9, DD6, miscarriage at 7-8 weeks, DD3 (conceived next egg after miscarriage).
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-22-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 304
Posted By blissful_maia
Reading this through just reminded me I haven't...

Reading this through just reminded me I haven't decided on a stuffing! Anyone want to share their most favourite recipes or tips etc?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-22-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 304
Posted By blissful_maia
I was hoping to find a thread like this today. I...

I was hoping to find a thread like this today. I have our menu planned but nothing is set in stone yet! Still cruising for ideas. :)

Appetizers: cheese platter and ginger/cardamom toasted pecans...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-22-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By blissful_maia
My ds just had a sedated MRI today! He is 3y3m....

My ds just had a sedated MRI today! He is 3y3m. It went so, so smoothly. He had similar sedation for a dental procedure (called "conscious sedation", they seem fully out but not as risky as a GA) at...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-27-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By blissful_maia
Oh yes! First was 16 hours active, second <2...

Oh yes! First was 16 hours active, second <2 hours, third was 21 mins from first contraction to out.


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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-03-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By blissful_maia
Thanks again so much, Linda. It is so...

Thanks again so much, Linda. It is so encouraging to read that post! To be honest, the comment about your dd enjoying reading and gardening was really helpful, because I realistically don't mind if...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-30-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By blissful_maia
 Quote:Originally Posted by...


Quote:Originally Posted by Peony http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361327/so-worried-about-preschool-starting#post_17090938)

My 3...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-27-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By blissful_maia
Thanks for the support. I have noticed these...

Thanks for the support. I have noticed these past few weeks ds is starting to at least watch/observe what other kids are doing (as opposed to being completely oblivious to them) so maybe that will...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-25-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By blissful_maia
Thanks, Rhu. I really do appreciate the...

Thanks, Rhu. I really do appreciate the commiseration. This has been so hard for me. I think the most difficult thing is that this all goes so far against how I intuitively parent. I tended to let...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-22-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By blissful_maia
Hey mamas, As some of you may remember, my...

Hey mamas,

As some of you may remember, my sweet boy was diagnosed ASD this April. We have since moved our entire family across Canada to access better services for him, leaving our lovely...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-04-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 7,662
Posted By blissful_maia
31+36+36 (this one still nursing)! Wow, 103...

31+36+36 (this one still nursing)!

Wow, 103 months!!


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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-17-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By blissful_maia
Yes, your friends definitely aren't the norm,...

Yes, your friends definitely aren't the norm, and are extremely fortunate to have accessed the necessary services in a timely manner! It also depends what you define therapy as. I'm talking about...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-16-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By blissful_maia
Jen Muise, it's both the province and our area,...

Jen Muise, it's both the province and our area, unfortunately. Ontario has the absolute worst supports for autism spectrum disorders from what I've heard/read. A wait time of 2-3 years for ABA is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-15-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By blissful_maia
Yes, it's a difficult decision, almost like...

Yes, it's a difficult decision, almost like trading family for money. Money may not buy happiness, but it sure does buy better services for your child with special needs....
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