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Forum: Homebirth   10-21-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By alegna
Babies come when ready.  A "due date" is just an...

Babies come when ready.  A "due date" is just an estimate.  My second was 43 weeks 5 days.  And yes, my dates were accurate.  Turn your phone off.  Take some time and relax.  Go out with your...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-04-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,640
Posted By alegna
never mind

never mind
Forum: Vaccinations   08-31-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,640
Posted By alegna
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-15-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 8,116
Posted By alegna
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by frito99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360670/its-not-just-a-personal-choice#post_17076276)

For those...
Forum: Family Safety   08-14-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By alegna
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mama2soren http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Family Safety   08-14-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By alegna
My parents have one and installing it with the...

My parents have one and installing it with the belt is a huge pain.  It's an okay seat.  I would not be comfortable with a 2yr old ff under any circumstances though.
Forum: Homebirth   08-14-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,038
Posted By alegna
All of mine have been born at home, including my...

All of mine have been born at home, including my first.  Wouldn't plan it any other way.  If we're discussing an out of hospital birthing center they don't provide anything that a homebirth midwife...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   08-10-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By alegna
There are a number of good birth centers in...

There are a number of good birth centers in town, but a birth center doesn't provide anything that a homebirth midwife doesn't.
 
If you don't have any "complications" other than being over 35 and...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   08-09-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,434
Posted By alegna
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rubasfad http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: TV-Free   07-25-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,633
Posted By alegna
Another thought- how about adding videos for...

Another thought- how about adding videos for some specific purpose?  At that age my kids LOVED Signing Time and the signing really helped with toddler frustration too.  Or there are some cute...
Forum: TV-Free   07-25-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,633
Posted By alegna
A couple of different thoughts here, in no...

A couple of different thoughts here, in no particular order.
 
- If you don't like the daycare situation, get another one.  What she is doing is not harmful or dangerous.  Not ideal- I can see...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-22-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By alegna
(((hugs)))  My second was 43 weeks 5 days.  My...

(((hugs)))  My second was 43 weeks 5 days.  My advice is turn off the phone and do whatever you like to do to relax- bubble baths, a massage, bad movies  ;)  Babies come when ready.
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   07-20-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,434
Posted By alegna
Cassandra Dickerson is supportive of parents...

Cassandra Dickerson is supportive of parents making their own choices.
Forum: Homebirth   07-18-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,245
Posted By alegna
My ds was 43 weeks 5 days.  Babies come when...

My ds was 43 weeks 5 days.  Babies come when ready  ;)  Turn off the phone and relax.
Forum: Family Safety   07-06-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,700
Posted By alegna
I find the ISR to be an abusive method.  No way...

I find the ISR to be an abusive method.  No way I would subject my kids to it.  We have started swim lessons at a year here and they both swim well.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-02-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,229
Posted By alegna
I don't know any non-vaxing families who shelter...

I don't know any non-vaxing families who shelter their non-vaxed children.  My kids are totally unvaxed and we go and do everything we would otherwise.  We do homeschool but that is an education...
Forum: Family Safety   07-02-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By alegna
It's made by dorel.  Some people are comfortable...

It's made by dorel.  Some people are comfortable with dorel seats, I'm not.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-carseats-special,0,7744829.story
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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-18-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By alegna
If it works for you- go for it.  For us there's...

If it works for you- go for it.  For us there's no way it would work.  My kids are further apart and so the oldest has lots of activities (we homeschool).  To deny her all afternoon (or full day)...
Forum: Family Safety   06-11-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By alegna
My understanding is that current LATCH limits...

My understanding is that current LATCH limits apply only to the weight of the child, not the seat.
Forum: Family Safety   06-11-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By alegna
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by TiredX2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Family Safety   06-03-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By alegna
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MarineWife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Family Safety   05-26-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By alegna
I have a radian rxt and like it.  Not sure what...

I have a radian rxt and like it.  Not sure what you mean about the head wings not adjusting?  There is the angle adjuster out now which helps with install issues and it not taking as much room front...
Forum: Family Safety   05-25-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,330
Posted By alegna
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by KeanusMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353161/checking-in-car-seats#post_16990812)

What about...
Forum: Family Safety   05-25-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By alegna
I've flown numerous times with boulevards (same...

I've flown numerous times with boulevards (same footprint as a marathon) and it fits fine.  I do lift the armrest, and ask for a belt extender (because otherwise the buckle ends up at an impossible...
Forum: Family Safety   05-23-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,330
Posted By alegna
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Maedze http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353161/checking-in-car-seats#post_16988802)

It is not 'safe' for...
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