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Forum: California, Nevada   07-22-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
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A friend of mine will be moving home to...

A friend of mine will be moving home to Riverside from MO sometime in the next few months. She will likely be around 6 months pregnant at time of the move and is wanting a natural birth with a...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-17-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By summermommy2004
I'm wondering if anyone here has any insight...

I'm wondering if anyone here has any insight into birth providers who are natural birth friendly in the Independence, MO (Kansas City) area? I have a friend who is new to that area and is going to...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   03-28-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By summermommy2004
You've got...

You've got mail http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   03-28-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By summermommy2004
Is anyone in the Fond du Lac area interested in...

Is anyone in the Fond du Lac area interested in donating some breast milk? My midwife contacted me just a little while ago. She's in need of some breast milk for one of her clients. I don't know the...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-02-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By summermommy2004
When DS was really little, I suspected an upper...

When DS was really little, I suspected an upper lip tie. I still think he may have one, though his latch has corrected itself and so I'm not pursuing anything as far as having it clipped. But I had...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-23-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By summermommy2004
That really made me feel sick to my stomach. How...

That really made me feel sick to my stomach. How awful. *snuggles intact baby son*
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-15-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By summermommy2004
The Boxcar Children!!! I loved them when I was...

The Boxcar Children!!! I loved them when I was in elementary school.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-15-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,662
Posted By summermommy2004
My daughter is on the younger end of her grade....

My daughter is on the younger end of her grade. She will be 7 in June and is in first grade. In our city, 4yo kindergarten is half day and 5yo kindergarten is a full day. She did 4yo kindergarten...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-15-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By summermommy2004
Are you nursing? If so, have you tried nursing...

Are you nursing? If so, have you tried nursing him to sleep while laying down with him and then sneaking off once he's out? My son is not one who will sleep on his own for very long, but sometimes...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-11-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By summermommy2004
Florajen probiotics are Dairy Free. You can get...

Florajen probiotics are Dairy Free. You can get them at Walgreens -- I would imagine CVS or the like would have them too. You have to ask at the pharmacy counter for them as they are refrigerated.
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-11-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,179
Posted By summermommy2004
DD self-weaned at 3 years, 7 months. I am...

DD self-weaned at 3 years, 7 months. I am particularly proud of that, because I was 18 when she was born and I didn't know anyone who breastfed. :) DS is 5 days away from 5 months and I look forward...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-11-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,595
Posted By summermommy2004
My son is almost 5 months old. No problems at...

My son is almost 5 months old. No problems at all so far. I know that's a very short life to comment on, but with the way everyone tells me that ZOMG HE'S GONNA HAVE SO MANY INFECTIONS he should've...
Forum: Homebirth   02-09-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,220
Posted By summermommy2004
We took DS to the doctor at 8 days old. Our...

We took DS to the doctor at 8 days old. Our midwife came at 36 hours and 4 days, so if there were anything she was concerned with, we would've gone earlier. The nurses at the doc's office seemed...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-03-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 905
Posted By summermommy2004
My DD's middle name is my deceased grandmother's...

My DD's middle name is my deceased grandmother's middle name. DS has 2 middle names -- my DH's father's first name and my dad's first name. DSS's middle name is DH's middle name.
 
DD: Maia...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-03-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 986
Posted By summermommy2004
We went to Yellowstone Nat'l Park when I was...

We went to Yellowstone Nat'l Park when I was about 12 and it was amazing. I'm hoping to get back with my own kids and my hubby someday.
Forum: Homebirth   02-03-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,507
Posted By summermommy2004
I was intending on a waterbirth, however the...

I was intending on a waterbirth, however the pool didn't cool quickly enough for me to get in it. I had taken a couple of showers early on in labor and never bothered to get dressed after the second...
Forum: Homebirth   02-03-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
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Our dog and cat were left to roam during the...

Our dog and cat were left to roam during the birth. Both instinctively kept their distance when they're usually all over me. They weren't a problem at all :)
Forum: Homebirth   02-03-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By summermommy2004
I actually just bought a 5 pack of painting drop...

I actually just bought a 5 pack of painting drop cloths at Target and used one of those. It worked just fine and my MW didn't have an issue with it at all :)
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-03-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By summermommy2004
There used to be a couple of midwives who worked...

There used to be a couple of midwives who worked out of the Aurora clinic in Fond du Lac -- not sure if they are still there yet, but it may be worth looking into. I have no experience with them as...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-02-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,635
Posted By summermommy2004
My daughter is 6 years old. Her father lives 45...

My daughter is 6 years old. Her father lives 45 minutes away. Our arrangement is this...
 
During the school year, he gets her every other weekend from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. If...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-25-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,431
Posted By summermommy2004
I had my first child (a daughter) when I was 18....

I had my first child (a daughter) when I was 18. I'm so thankful I had a girl first, because I had never even HEARD the term 'circumcision' before that. I didn't see the word until I was reading...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   01-17-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By summermommy2004
I'm not a non-vaxxer, but we are doing the Dr....

I'm not a non-vaxxer, but we are doing the Dr. Sears modified schedule with my son. I can see the virtues of vaccines, but could never see making a young child deal with 6+ vaccines at once. I fully...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-13-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,796
Posted By summermommy2004
I do apologize. I get rather intense sometimes...

I do apologize. I get rather intense sometimes with the misinformation that is spread around about intact males -- especially when it's coming from healthcare professionals. I'm sure your doctor is...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   01-13-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By summermommy2004
I used to live in Fond du Lac and I sent my...

I used to live in Fond du Lac and I sent my daughter to Southtown Children's Center. It's not a family-fun daycare, but I always thought they did a great job there. My daughter loved it too! Not...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-13-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,796
Posted By summermommy2004
Your doctor is an idiot. Never retract the...

Your doctor is an idiot. Never retract the foreskin. The only person who should do retracting is the OWNER of the penis. It will retract on its own eventually - probably years from now. Leave it...
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