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Forum: Vaccinations   06-29-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 903
Posted By gibsonsmom
Quote: Originally Posted by cortsmommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cortsmommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11580193)
I disagree with these ladies who insist...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-29-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 903
Posted By gibsonsmom
Then you understand how scary seeing that can...

Then you understand how scary seeing that can be. Imagine your dog having constant seizures for days and then dying or needing to be put down, that's distemper, and it is harsh. Distemper shots are...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-29-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By gibsonsmom
I live in a Central American country and only...

I live in a Central American country and only return to the US occasionally. They do not ask you about vaccinations.
Forum: Vaccinations   06-19-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By gibsonsmom
I'm a non vaxing parent who lives in a 3rd world...

I'm a non vaxing parent who lives in a 3rd world country. however, we live in a very industrialized country, it is really more 2nd world at this point. It is also very "westernized" we have very...
Forum: Gardening   06-15-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By gibsonsmom
It is amazingly super unlikely that your orchid...

It is amazingly super unlikely that your orchid will bloom again. You should buy a new one if you want the flowers. I live in the tropics and even here orchids are extremely sensitive and hard to...
Forum: Women's Health   01-29-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,443
Posted By gibsonsmom
Quote: Originally Posted by NotTheOnlyOne...

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Originally Posted by NotTheOnlyOne http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10417093)
just wanted to say...

whoever said...
Forum: Women's Health   01-29-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,443
Posted By gibsonsmom
My son gets croup whenever he is about to get a...

My son gets croup whenever he is about to get a cold, usually for the 2 nights before. This has gone on since he was a baby, he is 6 now. I have never heard of getting a steroid shot for it, in fact...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,462
Posted By gibsonsmom
If you want to try this, it works. I live in the...

If you want to try this, it works. I live in the tropics and parasites/worms are an issue. Our ped told me that every 3 months we should drink fruit smoothies with papaya seeds in them.

It is a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-07-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 932
Posted By gibsonsmom
When my son originally went through this I...

When my son originally went through this I didn't know how to handle it. I tried reasoning, explaining and pleading. Then my mom told me something that really worked. Now when DS says I hate you I...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-29-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 22,479
Posted By gibsonsmom
You should go to the National Institute of...

You should go to the National Institute of Mental Health website to get a concise definition of Pervasive Developmental Disorders, which is the actual umbrella that the Autism spectrum is under.
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-25-2007, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By gibsonsmom
I had a security blanket named ninny, and later...

I had a security blanket named ninny, and later called Blankie, until 5th grade, my mother would not budge on letting me give it up when I was ready and never bowed to outside pressure.

When it...
Forum: Birth Stories   11-25-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By gibsonsmom
On December 24th, 2001 I brought my son Gibson...

On December 24th, 2001 I brought my son Gibson into the world. It was a medicated interfered with hospital birth that left me with the distinct impression that many medical professionals just had no...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-25-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By gibsonsmom
my DS gets croup usually for a day or two before...

my DS gets croup usually for a day or two before he shows symptoms of something else, usually a cold but sometimes something intestinal. For him it has always been a precursor to something else and...
Forum: Fertility   11-24-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,155
Posted By gibsonsmom
I agree with many of the posters about why I...

I agree with many of the posters about why I started using tampons, i didn't want anyone at school to know I had my period. It was pointed out on other people many times and not just by the boys. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By gibsonsmom
I am dealing with a plugged duct as we type....

I am dealing with a plugged duct as we type. It's horrible, I feel like I have the flu and my boobs totally hurt. The breast with the duct hurts for obvious reasons and my other breast hurts, it...
Forum: Homebirth   11-14-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By gibsonsmom
So I was getting a hair cut yesterday & reading...

So I was getting a hair cut yesterday & reading the new Vogue and what did I find but a positive 5 pager about home birth. They did include a quote from a doctor who disagreed but 97% of it was...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-23-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By gibsonsmom
Gripe water rocks! Anytime my kiddos have...

Gripe water rocks! Anytime my kiddos have digestive problems I give them a little dose and it does the trick. It is super easy to make your own too. All it is is water, bicarbonate (baking soda) and...
Forum: Women's Health   10-18-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By gibsonsmom
I spent so many months of childhood suffering...

I spent so many months of childhood suffering through bouts of tonsillitis which every doctor said was not severe enough to warrant removal. My mother had hers out when she was young because of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-18-2007, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By gibsonsmom
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who...

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who replied back with their bottle experiences and suggestions. I am going to get a few different kinds and check them out. I was really happy that so many of...
Forum: Women's Health   10-17-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,685
Posted By gibsonsmom
When I was recently pregnant my midwife noticed...

When I was recently pregnant my midwife noticed that my iron was a little low. She suggested the following and it totally worked to bring my iron up. Now technically I was still low, but thats just...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-16-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By gibsonsmom
You should try going for a half hour walk...

You should try going for a half hour walk whenever you can. With DS (kiddo #1) I ended up housebound, BFing constantly and feeling like you described. DS would not take a bottle of breastmilk and so...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-16-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By gibsonsmom
HI everyone. I am getting ready to start...

HI everyone.

I am getting ready to start pumping and wanted to know what bottle types are peoples favorites. With my DS he refused to use a bottle and now with this baby I want to be a little...
Forum: Homebirth   09-29-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 787
Posted By gibsonsmom
Last Sunday I had an unexpected UC and it was...

Last Sunday I had an unexpected UC and it was amazing. I wasn't scared at all, my body took over even when my brain was saying, "I can't be having the baby all ready" You will know what to do,...
Forum: September 2007   09-25-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By gibsonsmom
My baby girl was born Sunday the 23rd at 9:30am...

My baby girl was born Sunday the 23rd at 9:30am in an unexpected super fast unassisted home birth. My midwife was en route but the baby was waiting for no one. Everyone is healthy and happy and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-22-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,209
Posted By gibsonsmom
Honestly unless it was my grandmother I think my...

Honestly unless it was my grandmother I think my reply would be " yeah well there's no prizes for being an ass*ole either"

Don't hold back, thats is a super rude comment to make to someone. Why...
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