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Forum: Gardening   08-24-2009, 03:03 PM
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Posted By mikayla's mama
Does anyone make leather britches from their...

Does anyone make leather britches from their beans? I'm getting conflicting info on the net, some say to hang in the sun and other to keep out of direct sunlight. Some say to freeze them and some to...
Forum: Gardening   03-28-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By mikayla's mama
I'm in zone 5 Michigan and we plant the end of...

I'm in zone 5 Michigan and we plant the end of May, beginning of June.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-21-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,705
Posted By mikayla's mama
My baby was wedged incorrectly in the birth...

My baby was wedged incorrectly in the birth canal because of the horribly strong contractions, which obviously caused a cascading effect of problems for both of us.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-21-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,463
Posted By mikayla's mama
I had a 2.5 hour natural labor and she nursed...

I had a 2.5 hour natural labor and she nursed off and on for about an hour before I got up and took a shower. I had no problem being up and moving around though unlike my highly medicalized first...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-10-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By mikayla's mama
Another update... I found a place here...

Another update...

I found a place here locally that has family nurse practioners, we have an appointment set up next month to get the children accepted there. I have already talked to them about...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-10-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By mikayla's mama
No, I'm not BF'ing her anymore, my ped...

No, I'm not BF'ing her anymore, my ped recommended that I start giving her carnation instant breakfast in a cup and half and half in her cup for extra calories. I breastfed her until she was 12...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-07-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By mikayla's mama
The more I think about everything the angrier I...

The more I think about everything the angrier I get. Her exact words were, well I'll be happy with her at this curve if you are, just as long as she doesn't "flatline" again. Please tell me where...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-07-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By mikayla's mama
Well she gained 14oz so she is now at 9.6kg and...

Well she gained 14oz so she is now at 9.6kg and also she has grown full 1/2 inch since her appointment 2 weeks ago. I am unsure of how she was able to do that considering she barely ate for a week...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-06-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By mikayla's mama
If anyone is interested here is her age/weight. ...

If anyone is interested here is her age/weight.

birth-3.3 kg
2months-4 kg
6months- 6kg
9months-6.5 kg
11months-7 kg
12months-6.8kg (loss-this I think was due to weaning her at my ped...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-06-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By mikayla's mama
Quote: Originally Posted by thepeach80...

Quote:
Originally Posted by thepeach80 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13140547)
I'm not sure what you guys are looking at,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-06-2009, 01:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By mikayla's mama
I am so angry. My ped has been terrorizing me...

I am so angry. My ped has been terrorizing me and my kids for FTT. I just now stumbled onto the WHO growth charts for BF infants and children. I even weaned my youngest at 12 months at my ped's...
Forum: Diapering   11-27-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By mikayla's mama
I bought some diaper making materials and never...

I bought some diaper making materials and never got around to sewing them. My little one is almost out of diapers so no point in it now. Would anyone be interested in the materials?

I could take...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-27-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,355
Posted By mikayla's mama
Like everyone else said, warm water, I had a...

Like everyone else said, warm water, I had a peri bottle and it was my best friend for a couple weeks. I had a really nasty tear into the urethra. Also, it hurt really bad to wipe so I used my hair...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-28-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,699
Posted By mikayla's mama
Both. First labor I was confident. Then I...

Both.

First labor I was confident. Then I had complications and a very long, very malpositioned baby and pitocin.... much more painful than I imagined.

Second time around, I found it so much...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-28-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 27,392
Posted By mikayla's mama
Omgoodness, I tore into my urethra with my...

Omgoodness, I tore into my urethra with my first... I swear it felt like I was peeing FIRE for weeks. Peri bottle and me, we became best friends. lol It healed, probably major improvement in pain...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-11-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,849
Posted By mikayla's mama
My highly medicalized first birth (26 hour, 4...

My highly medicalized first birth (26 hour, 4 hours pushing, pitocin, epidural, back labor, malpositioned baby, meconium, vaccuum extraction, episiotomy, rip into the urethra, etc.) was pretty...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-09-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 737
Posted By mikayla's mama
Both were born at 40 weeks 3 days. #1 8lb...

Both were born at 40 weeks 3 days.

#1 8lb 13oz (gained almost 40lbs)
#2 7lb 10oz (gained about 20lbs but started out 20lbs heavier than my frist pregnancy)

Only about a pound difference, my...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-14-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 923
Posted By mikayla's mama
My second birth (completely natural) was so much...

My second birth (completely natural) was so much easier and much less painful than my first pitocin/epidural birth.

I intended to go natural with my first but I ended up with a lot of...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-07-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By mikayla's mama
prune juice always worked for me

prune juice always worked for me
Forum: Family Planning   09-06-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By mikayla's mama
For me, it took us several years to get pregnant...

For me, it took us several years to get pregnant the first time so I really wasn't worried too much about birth control. I BF, and didn't get my cycle back until she was around 15 months. I was...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-02-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,309
Posted By mikayla's mama
Yes, very. I also had pit and antibiotics plus...

Yes, very. I also had pit and antibiotics plus she was a meconium baby and a very long and rough delivery. So, it could be attributed to other factors as well. She went immeditely to the NICU so it...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-24-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,150
Posted By mikayla's mama
My OB insisted on one due to the vacuum...

My OB insisted on one due to the vacuum extraction... just one more thing I can add to the list of "if I only knew then what I know now".

Episiotomy took months and months to heal and almost a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-24-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By mikayla's mama
Could you see if your midwife would strip your...

Could you see if your midwife would strip your membranes and/or stretch your cervix. From the sounds of it that would put you into labor almost immediately. The only thing with that is there is a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-21-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,291
Posted By mikayla's mama
I have to echo what a lot of other moms have...

I have to echo what a lot of other moms have said. Don't let them force you into a bunch of unwanted/unneeded interventions. That is when labor gets painful, or that was my experience anyways.

I...
Forum: Gardening   08-05-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,195
Posted By mikayla's mama
Yep, they need to have dirt pushed up at the...

Yep, they need to have dirt pushed up at the base to make them stronger. Also, an old farmer that rides by here on his tractor everyday told me that you can mound corn and plant several in a mound...
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