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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-18-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By petitchou
And I am going batty! Ds3 is pretty much...

And I am going batty!

Ds3 is pretty much attached all night long. Once I put him down, he'll give me a two hour stretch - and sometimes I can nurse him back to sleep for another little stretch if...
Forum: Family Planning   03-24-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By petitchou
Thanks for your thoughts. I should add that I am...

Thanks for your thoughts. I should add that I am 36 and only have one ovary (that works very well apparently ;-) and don't want to wait too long so the time factor stresses me too. I know it's not a...
Forum: Family Planning   03-24-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By petitchou
I am really struggling with this. We have 3 boys...

I am really struggling with this. We have 3 boys - 6, 3 and 13 months. Three was always a number in my head. In fact, after ds2, I really wasn't sure I wanted another baby but I knew I wanted three...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   04-12-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By petitchou
Peggy Franklin and Kim Pekin at NOVA Natural...

Peggy Franklin and Kim Pekin at NOVA Natural Birth Center. They are CPMs so are not affiliated with a dr and they do homebirths too. Ds3 was born at the birth center and it was such an amazing...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By petitchou
Interesting. I'm never quite sure how much to...

Interesting. I'm never quite sure how much to say to anybody. If we do selective vaccines at a clinic and I don't tell school, I assume we don't tell the dr either, right? So I would need to find...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-12-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By petitchou
Ds turned 5 in November and will start...

Ds turned 5 in November and will start kindergarten next fall.  He has received all the vaccines he needs except the Hep B series (needs all 3 of them) and varicella and I really don't want to give...
Forum: Women's Health   03-30-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By petitchou
Or do you just give ibuprofen then? Ds2 has...

Or do you just give ibuprofen then?

Ds2 has never run higher than 102. He's at 103 right now and seems miserable - just zoned out. We've all had the same cold and I felt miserable yesterday with...
Forum: Parenting   12-16-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By petitchou
So I talked with my mom about the Christmas...

So I talked with my mom about the Christmas stuff and I think we have worked something out.  They are making the special wagon for ds1 and will make a horse trailer out of the wagon for ds2 since he...
Forum: Parenting   12-15-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By petitchou
I need some (very gentle please) perspective...

I need some (very gentle please) perspective here.  This got kind of long - guess I needed to vent a bit too..
 
Ds1 (5) has been telling me for months that he wants a red tractor with a  wagon...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-14-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By petitchou
we are hosting Christmas brunch for my parents...

we are hosting Christmas brunch for my parents and my very mainstream brother and his family.  I want some things we can all eat but my mom has lots of allergies and I'm having trouble finding...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-28-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By petitchou
Chesapeake women's Health in Easton MD has...

Chesapeake women's Health in Easton MD has midwives. They deliver at the local hospital which has birthing rooms with jacuzzi tubs you can labor in.  It's an hour away but I know quite a few people...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-27-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By petitchou
I'm not even sure I belong here yet but I'm...

I'm not even sure I belong here yet but I'm realizing that I need help and I need to follow my gut on this.
 
I think Ds1 may be on the spectrum.  Or at least has some serious sensory issues.  He...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-12-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By petitchou
Ds1 is 4.5 and still wears a diaper at night. ...

Ds1 is 4.5 and still wears a diaper at night.  PLing has been a long process.  He still sometimes has daytime accidents when he is too engrossed in whatever he is doing to take time to go to the...
Forum: Gardening   03-23-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By petitchou
I've been looking at the forecast and temps may...

I've been looking at the forecast and temps may drop to the mid to upper 20's for the next few nights - possibly even a few snow flakes.  This is my first 'real' gardening year and I've got a raised...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-23-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,045
Posted By petitchou
My mom recently found out she is allergic to...

My mom recently found out she is allergic to milk and yeast (as well as a host of other things...)  She has drastically modified her diet but one of the things she really misses is cheese - grilled...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By petitchou
I'm posting this here because I think it may be...

I'm posting this here because I think it may be a developmental thing and am curious if any kids the same age are doing this.  Mods, please feel free to move as needed.
 
For the past 2 weeks, ds...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-17-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By petitchou
Ds2 is 19 months and we are going through the...

Ds2 is 19 months and we are going through the same thing.  No, you are absolutely not alone!  If he would just unlatch and let me roll over in between nursing, I think I could handle even the...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-29-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By petitchou
I put my diva cup in yesterday morning and...

I put my diva cup in yesterday morning and forgot about it until this morning!  I'm at the very end of my period so there wasn't much in it but it's pretty stinky now.  I tried washing it with soap...
Forum: Gardening   12-27-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By petitchou
Not really sure at all!  Maybe there is hope? ...

Not really sure at all!  Maybe there is hope?  There are so many variables to consider. 
 
My only gardening experience comes from my dad who has a container garden at his house which is in full...
Forum: Gardening   12-27-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By petitchou
I am thinking of building raised beds this year...

I am thinking of building raised beds this year for our garden. Last year was our first year here and my first attempt at gardening - it was pretty much a trial year.  We have two main problems: ...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-21-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By petitchou
Ds2 is 18 months old.  We cosleep and for about...

Ds2 is 18 months old.  We cosleep and for about 3 weeks, he has been nursing all night long.  He must be attached most of the night.  If he unlatches and I roll over or go to the bathroom, he wakes...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-16-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By petitchou
I talked to his step-grandmother (close friend...

I talked to his step-grandmother (close friend of my mom's) - he likes puzzles - not jigsaw but brain teaser type puzzles that he can manipulate.  I think I'll look for something like that.  Any...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-16-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By petitchou
My parent's 17yo godson will be staying with us...

My parent's 17yo godson will be staying with us for Christmas and I'd like to have something under the tree for him to open Christmas morning.  I know he likes basketball and doesn't like reading...
Forum: Women's Health   12-08-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By petitchou
I've used Arum Triphyllum for vocal fatigue.  As...

I've used Arum Triphyllum for vocal fatigue.  As well as the standard advice - steaming, staying hydrated, vocal rest...
 
I have a concert tomorrow night and just started coming down with the...
Forum: Women's Health   11-24-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By petitchou
My 4yo woke up this morning complaining about...

My 4yo woke up this morning complaining about his tummy and throat and has since thrown up 5 times.  No food, just mucousy yuck.  He has no fever but says he has a sore throat and is going through a...
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