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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-31-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,365
Posted By Cheshire
Odds are you won't have any problems.  Sounds...

Odds are you won't have any problems.  Sounds like you're worrying about a doctor's recommendation (even when you know a real medical reason to circ is extremely rare) and many, many doctors are...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   01-23-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By Cheshire
Deepest hugs.  My second son died due to trauma...

Deepest hugs.  My second son died due to trauma from a hospital birth - do not blame yourself, as hard as that can be don't let yourself question your decisions.  You did the best you could with the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-18-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By Cheshire
Thanks!  Were there any state or city laws about...

Thanks!  Were there any state or city laws about cleaning?
 
And, did the steam cleaner you use have a special spot for the essential oil or did you just add it to the water?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-18-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By Cheshire
Not sure where to put this - I'm really curious...

Not sure where to put this - I'm really curious how do costume rental shops clean their rentals?  I figure for the costumes they dry clean?  What about the hats and wigs???
 
Anyone ever worked in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-25-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By Cheshire
We have an Ooma as well.  We bought the system...

We have an Ooma as well.  We bought the system and now we pay $120 a year (so $10 buck a month).  It says we will still be charged monthly taxes (which would be about $4 a month) but we haven't seen...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-16-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 282
Posted By Cheshire
Daydream about what it will be like when they...

Daydream about what it will be like when they are a little older.  It also brings me perspective to hold them while they are still little because they grow up way too fast. 
 
Remind myself of who...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   10-06-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By Cheshire
I'm in need of recommendations for shopping cart...

I'm in need of recommendations for shopping cart software that also has the ability to track rentals (calendar function, tracking of what's rented on what dates, etc.).
 
Anyone have good or bad...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   09-04-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Cheshire
What got me through my PAL and birth after loss...

What got me through my PAL and birth after loss was an OB who listened and was honest with what she felt was medically necessary.  When I reached the point in my pregnancy that I was considering a...
Forum: Family Safety   08-26-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By Cheshire
I'm trying to find a booster rated higher than...

I'm trying to find a booster rated higher than 100 lbs.
 
My 7 yo is 97 lbs and about 4'3" (he's had a big growth spurt this summer so he could be a little taller).
 
I need to replace his...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-25-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By Cheshire
Mine was open to it and she wanted to know why I...

Mine was open to it and she wanted to know why I wanted it.  I brought her a copy of this study (http://www.womenandbirth.org/article/S1871-5192%2808%2900081-4/abstract) and left it for her to read....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-25-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 514
Posted By Cheshire
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by A&A http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1326885/help-me-think-this-through/20#post_16623092)

I don't...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-24-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 146
Posted By Cheshire
I found it!  Here is the article - tissue alert:...

I found it!  Here is the article - tissue alert:
 
http://cribchronicles.com/2010/01/06/twelfth-night/
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-24-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 146
Posted By Cheshire
You do whatever feels right for you and your...

You do whatever feels right for you and your family - whatever tradition you want to set, do it.  Really, whatever you do is for you and to heck with what others think. 
 
My son was born August...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-21-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By Cheshire
My midwife with my first did the same thing.  DH...

My midwife with my first did the same thing.  DH said I tore right where she was stretching and it made him wince with pain when it happened. If she had left well enough alone I probably would have...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   08-19-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Cheshire
Congratulations.  Not any advice to your...

Congratulations.  Not any advice to your specific circumstances except I understand PAL and how difficult it can be - especially when you don't have the answers you want.
 
Best wishes and I'm...
Forum: Birth Stories   08-14-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 85,545
Posted By Cheshire
After losing my son to VCI we decided with our...

After losing my son to VCI we decided with our next pregnancy to find an OB and a perinatologist to work with us to make sure it didn't happen again.  We knew it would be rare for it to happen again...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   08-03-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By Cheshire
It's been a couple of years since my PAL. ...

It's been a couple of years since my PAL.  Looking back I remember a few things that helped me stay sane.  First, we found a therapist that specialized in infant loss (she had lost her first son and...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   08-03-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Cheshire
With my first son I delivered at 40w5d. With my...

With my first son I delivered at 40w5d. With my second son I was induced right at 40w and he died 12 hours after his birth due to TSHTF during delivery (undetected issues that lead to his cord...
Forum: Grief and Loss   07-24-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,915
Posted By Cheshire
I'm so sorry for your loss (and your friend's...

I'm so sorry for your loss (and your friend's loss).  I agree with Ariahsmum - just be there.  When my son died I found out who my friends were - they were the ones who weren't afraid of my tears. ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-12-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Cheshire
I've had it twice and the most important thing I...

I've had it twice and the most important thing I did was see a nutritionist and kept a food and blood sugar log.  I learned that I wasn't eating enough calories (I had to consume at least 2,000 with...
Forum: Homebirth   07-09-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,478
Posted By Cheshire
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by waluso http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-05-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 615
Posted By Cheshire
I'm 40 and I agree with so much that has been...

I'm 40 and I agree with so much that has been shared.
 
One of my latest "oh, crap, look at that..."  If I stand a certain way I get wrinkles over my knees.  Not a lot and not that most people...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-02-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,960
Posted By Cheshire
My children's safety outweighs any friendship or...

My children's safety outweighs any friendship or neighborly relationship.  You won't be neighbors forever and you don't want to have to live with the repercussions of a dog bite forever. 
 
This...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   06-27-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By Cheshire
I think she means docs that are against home...

I think she means docs that are against home birth (or birth centers/midwives) and use losses mentioned here to support their own theories.
 
Could you PM me the sites you are talking about?  I'm...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   06-13-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,114
Posted By Cheshire
Hi, I have a couple of thoughts.  My second...

Hi,
I have a couple of thoughts.  My second son's birth was traumatic and he died 12 hours after.  I lost a lot of blood and my family was scared for my safety as well.  I'm sure my parents were...
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