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Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-17-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,032
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: 535
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: 300
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: 1,312
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: 661
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: 1,478
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: 285
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: 285
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: 498
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: 963
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: 358
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: 358
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: 358
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: 358
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: 358
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: 334
Views: 6,597
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: 1,058
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: 1,058
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: 1,058
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....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-14-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By blissful_maia
Thanks so much for the links and personal...

Thanks so much for the links and personal stories!

HarperRose, can you believe she said that? The only logical thing I can think of is that she was trying to lessen the blow of the 3-4 year...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-13-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By blissful_maia
Thanks mamas! So we got the diagnosis of...

Thanks mamas!

So we got the diagnosis of "moderate ASD". She couldn't give us many specifics other than that he scored 19/30 on the ADOS. He did do some typical things, like answering the phone,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-13-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By blissful_maia
I have been lurking on this forum since ds...

I have been lurking on this forum since ds regressed at 20 months (now 32 months) and I started to suspect an ASD but I figured I'd come out of the shadows and hopefully drum up some support for...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-18-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,853
Posted By blissful_maia
Our daughter is Ayla Mahalia, both names are...

Our daughter is Ayla Mahalia, both names are Hebrew. Ayla means "oak tree" in Hebrew, which we chose because she was the beginning of our roots as a family. It also means "halo of light around the...
Forum: Canada   11-12-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By blissful_maia
BMI or weight alone is not a contraindication to...

BMI or weight alone is not a contraindication to midwifery care, as long as you don't have any related health issues like diabetes or hypertension. Also, midwives bill differently than physicians in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,734
Posted By blissful_maia
Hi mamas! I would love to join this thread!   ...

Hi mamas! I would love to join this thread!
 
a. Who you are
My name's Sabrina, I'm a registered midwife mama to three gorgeous children (son age 2, and daughters age 5 and 7). We are a single...
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