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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   06-10-2014, 10:50 AM
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Views: 914
Posted By vachi73
In the (very) few incidences where people have...

In the (very) few incidences where people have been pushy in asking me/us why our boys are all intact, I either:

(a) refer to the child we knew whose circ was botched and resulted in partial...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   06-10-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By vachi73
Hi - quick addition to the great comments above -...

Hi - quick addition to the great comments above - you didn't mention HOW the lab/doctor obtained a urine sample. If done via "bag catch" (taping or holding a bag around the penis until the baby...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-15-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 238,910
Posted By vachi73
Aw, ashleybess, I just wanted to give you a...

Aw, ashleybess, I just wanted to give you a virtual hug. Parenting is hard. I can tell how much you love your son and want only the best for him. Please, try to forgive yourself -- you absolutely...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-21-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By vachi73
This may or may not be useful, but I thought I'd...

This may or may not be useful, but I thought I'd share it. NiteNicole mentioned impulses, which echoes my thoughts on this topic.

My 9yo talks incessantly and interrupts others - at home, and at...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-21-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By vachi73
Thanks for all three posts. He is an...

Thanks for all three posts.

He is an interesting kid -- "unmeasurably high" verbal IQ, coupled with really low processing speed, mild inattentive ADD, and dysgraphia. Oh, and perfect (musical)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By vachi73
My 9yo DS is a constant, persistent nose picker....

My 9yo DS is a constant, persistent nose picker. Particularly his left index finger in his left nostril. I drove on a field trip yesterday and witnessed his finger up his nose for probably 60% of...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-20-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By vachi73
I was sicker - much, much sicker - and sooner...

I was sicker - much, much sicker - and sooner with my twins. However, even though the vomiting started at 6-6.5 weeks or so, it actually ended sooner than in my singleton pregnancies - go figure....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-20-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By vachi73
Update: all that worry for nothing!!! I reported...

Update: all that worry for nothing!!! I reported accurate numbers and she didn't even mention it. My BP was slightlyelevated (for me ... not elevated in any other sense of the word) so I could tell...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-19-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By vachi73
I am too repulsed by the smell of alcohol in the...

I am too repulsed by the smell of alcohol in the first 20 weeks to even consider it. I hated when my DH would breathe "wine breath" on me if he'd had a glass. LOL
 
In the third trimester, I am...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-19-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By vachi73
I am just over 37 weeks along, and have my...

I am just over 37 weeks along, and have my regular appointment today. I weigh at home the morning of each appointment and report when I get there -- I guess for consistency's sake, they do it this...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-19-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By vachi73
I have had a wide variety of maternity clothes,...

I have had a wide variety of maternity clothes, almost exclusively hand-me-downs (or shared stash), especially with this pregnancy and my last (twin) pregnancy. Here is what I feel I have learned:...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-11-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By vachi73
To be totaly honest, I am losing patience with...

To be totaly honest, I am losing patience with the potty training process this time. I welcome any ideas here -- even "go back to diapers," which would probably be a relief vs status quo.
...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-05-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By vachi73
Hi Katie - thanks for the response. I guess a...

Hi Katie - thanks for the response. I guess a lot of people read this thread but only one response -- does that mean I am really crazy?! ha!
 
I took some of your advice yesterday, including...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-04-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By vachi73
Hi. I am 35 weeks with #5, and find myself...

Hi. I am 35 weeks with #5, and find myself increasingly, unusually irritable and anxious. Not about the birth itself - which is somewhat a relief - but the reality of parenting five kids as nearly a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-22-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By vachi73
Hi there! Expecting #5. Had severe morning...

Hi there! Expecting #5. Had severe morning sickness and didn't "break even" on weight until around 18 weeks or so.
 
At my 32 week appoitment last Fri, my OB noted that I am measuring (fundal...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-22-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By vachi73
Hi - not sure if reassuring or not, but here's...

Hi - not sure if reassuring or not, but here's my experience:
 
I declined the flu vaccine this year, due to my pregnancy. I did swab positive for Influenza A (the more severe strain) just before...
Forum: Babywearing   01-22-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By vachi73
Shamlessly bumping myself back up, with 6 weeks...

Shamlessly bumping myself back up, with 6 weeks to go and new info :)
 
My SIL is going to give me her MOBY wrap to use with the newborn - yay! So I can try it without a big investment.
 
I also...
Forum: Family Safety   01-22-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By vachi73
You guys are my heroes!!! Two Radian R100s...

You guys are my heroes!!! Two Radian R100s later, we can fit!! HOORAY! No new car for me after all. (Instead, I think it's new washing machine ... oh well!)
 
Thank you so so much!!
Forum: Family Safety   01-14-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By vachi73
Hello! I really, really hope one of you has a...

Hello! I really, really hope one of you has a good idea for me, as I'm fresh out of any ideas at all!
 
Situation:
 
We are expecting #5 in early March. Currently we have two cars: an SUV that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-26-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By vachi73
Thanks for the responses. And happy holidays! ...

Thanks for the responses. And happy holidays!

My HELLP/pre-E panel came back "stone-cold normal." Huge relief. So I guess ow it's "just" figuring out the GTT, anemia, and platelets.

To answer...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-20-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By vachi73
I saw my OB yesterday for normal 28 week appt,...

I saw my OB yesterday for normal 28 week appt, but called the day before due to acute upper respiratory infection/symptoms. I had my scheduled one-hr GTT, an U/S to check placenta one ast time...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-08-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By vachi73
First of all, thank you all so much for your...

First of all, thank you all so much for your kind, non-judgmental responses. Truly, brings me to tears! (OK, it's hormones, too, but still!) Thank you.
 
Secondly, I am so glad I am not alone in...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-07-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By vachi73
I think it's a boy!

I think it's a boy!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-07-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By vachi73
I am 22 weeks with our (surprise) fifth child....

I am 22 weeks with our (surprise) fifth child. We have four boys, incuding a set of fraternal twins (so, in other words, we REALLY make boys). I have intentionally NOT found out this baby's gender...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-07-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By vachi73
Hey there - not to be alarmist, but please be...

Hey there - not to be alarmist, but please be sure to mention this to your MW as soon as possible. Although rib pain is most likely benign (just from stretching and being kicked), it is also a sign...
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