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Forum: October 2011   10-10-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,454
Posted By mimie
You are not cruel at all!  Jasper is getting the...

You are not cruel at all!  Jasper is getting the care he needs - now you need to take care of yourself so that you can continue to be the mommy he needs.  And pumping is such hard work, and very...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-27-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By mimie
    Quote: how can I take better precautions...


 
Quote: how can I take better precautions to safeguard my baby since I'll be birthing at home?


 
I would put birthing at home as a secondary goal and safeguarding your baby (and yourself)...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-27-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By mimie
Yes.  You and the baby are both at risk.  You...

Yes.  You and the baby are both at risk.  You may need prophylactic antibiotics during labor, and you will need proper wound care and possibly postpartum antibiotics if you tear.   The baby will...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-03-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,736
Posted By mimie
I think some of the things you have tried are...

I think some of the things you have tried are directly related to trying to help him manage the problematic behavior.
 
Limiting screen time is a GREAT idea.  I wouldn't phrase it as a punishment,...
Forum: Diapering   04-13-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By mimie
  Quick summary of my experience -   CD'd...


Quick summary of my experience -
 
CD'd DD for 20 months, first with Kissaluvs/covers, then with BGOS.  The toddler poop/BGOS combination eventually got to be too much, so she wore sposies/pull...
Forum: Diapering   04-13-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By mimie
I just bought a bunch of the Carters leggings...

I just bought a bunch of the Carters leggings from the outlet, as well as some onesies and one-piece outfits.  BUY BIG!  My DS just completely outgrew all of his 12 month sizes, so I bought 18...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-13-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,965
Posted By mimie
I had my son a year ago at a hospital in central...

I had my son a year ago at a hospital in central Oregon.  Circ was never even mentioned.  I was there for four days.  
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-11-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By mimie
 Do you really mean her BMI is in the 90s?...


Do you really mean her BMI is in the 90s?  Anything over 40 is morbidly obese.  She would have to weigh, like, 300 lbs. to have a BMI of 90 at 8 years old.  Do you mean she is in the 90th...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-01-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By mimie
I wanted to update to say DS just had his six...

I wanted to update to say DS just had his six month WCV, and our NP did not even touch that area - a quick peek in the diaper area to check for rash (didn't even get the diaper off all the way) and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-01-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By mimie
I am really, really torn about taking Reglan. ...

I am really, really torn about taking Reglan.  The potential side effects are no joke.  Tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, involuntary movement disorders, serotonin, syndrome,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-04-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 983
Posted By mimie
Quote: Originally Posted by Essie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Essie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15906015)
mustard outta the jar?

Not straight out of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-02-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 983
Posted By mimie
My little one, Colonel Mustard, is asleep in the...

My little one, Colonel Mustard, is asleep in the next room. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Unschooling   09-28-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By mimie
Our only rule around the house is to cover your...

Our only rule around the house is to cover your bottom (i.e. wear undies or pants). It is more sanitary, and if DD runs out the front door in her undies she doesn't get any weird looks/comments.
Forum: Parenting   09-20-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,835
Posted By mimie
I threw up the whole time I was pregnant with...

I threw up the whole time I was pregnant with DS. DD ate Cheerios or granola in the morning with milk in a sippy. Once a week or so, DH would bake a banana bread with all sorts of good healthy stuff...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   09-19-2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By mimie
Well, to be fair, I did ask her if everything...

Well, to be fair, I did ask her if everything looked normal, so that's why she was looking at it. But it is good to know that I should ask her NOT to "test" the retraction in the future. I have a...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   09-19-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By mimie
DS had his four months WCV, and at one point his...

DS had his four months WCV, and at one point his nurse practitioner looked at his diaper area. I asked if all looked normal down there, since I don't even know what an intact baby is supposed to...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-18-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,159
Posted By mimie
His SSDI counts as income for child support....

His SSDI counts as income for child support. Also, his minor child is entitled to SSDI benefits as well, even if the child lives with you.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-16-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,140
Posted By mimie
Playing musical instruments - French horn and...

Playing musical instruments - French horn and piano (my hobby)
Working with people with severe mental illness (my profession)
Cloth diapering
Folding perfect origami cranes
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-16-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 212
Posted By mimie
Creating and living off of a budget. Been trying...

Creating and living off of a budget. Been trying for YEARS, and still are flying by the seat of our pants, financially.

Oh, and gardening of any kind... now that we have a house, I would love to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-15-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,023
Posted By mimie
For my late October baby, I used short sleeve...

For my late October baby, I used short sleeve onesies as undershirts. Long sleeve onesies are difficult to layer because the sleeves tend to bunch up.

Long sleeve shirts that snap at the crotch...
Forum: Women's Health   09-15-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,122
Posted By mimie
A second degree burn on the hand needs to be...

A second degree burn on the hand needs to be seen by a doctor. They may refer him to a burn center/specialist if it is serious enough. Aside from being prone to infection, the way it heals can...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-14-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,284
Posted By mimie
My dd's daycare is similar - $50 registration...

My dd's daycare is similar - $50 registration fee, plus 10 volunteer hours that can be fulfilled by selling stuff for the fundraisers or helping out in various ways around the school. On top of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-14-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,418
Posted By mimie
I'm super tacky then. I almost always nurse DS...

I'm super tacky then. I almost always nurse DS (and did the same with DD) while I have my drink at a restaurant. It accomplishes two things - first, baby is nursing before the drink hits my system;...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-14-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By mimie
My first c-section was at a small rural...

My first c-section was at a small rural hospital, unplanned. I was away from DD for nearly two hours. They wouldn't allow her into the recovery room, and I had a rough recovery.

My second...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-13-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By mimie
We have had great luck with the Medela bottles....

We have had great luck with the Medela bottles. DS has always taken one easily, they don't leak, and I already had a bunch that came with my PISA and my Medela manual pump.

The other bottle we...
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