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Forum: VBAC   03-11-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
This might be a good resource, too:...

This might be a good resource, too: http://www.cesareanrates.com/vbac
You could find the VBAC rates for hospitals within driving distance of you.
Forum: VBAC   03-11-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
Hi there. I don't have any experience/knowledge...

Hi there. I don't have any experience/knowledge about the area, but I'm from SE Missouri and it's pretty VBAC hostile and I'd imagine that area is, too. Is there an ICAN chapter anywhere near you?...
Forum: Learning at School   09-10-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,953
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
I understand that this comes from an incredible...

I understand that this comes from an incredible position of privilege, but I've never left my children crying for me anywhere, and it is very hard for me to imagine doing so.

Honestly, I wouldn't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-09-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,393
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
Mine is 2 years and 9 months and still very...

Mine is 2 years and 9 months and still very happily rear-facing. She's small for her age, so we'll definitely keep her RF til 3, and very probably longer if she fits -- she's just under 30 pounds...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-19-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
My grandma told me all about making formula! She...

My grandma told me all about making formula! She said her oldest was colicky and so the doctor adjusted the "formula" -- ratio -- all the time.
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-19-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
I used my Avent Isis Duo with great success...

I used my Avent Isis Duo with great success BFing my DD for 18 months and pumping while at work. I really like it and urged others to look into it, rather than just the default Medela.

However,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-07-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
You can let the hospital know your situation and...

You can let the hospital know your situation and negotiate directly with them for labor/delivery costs -- if you speak directly with billing, they can sometimes give you an 'economic hardship' or...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-05-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By crystal_buffaloe
You need to tell a medical professional what...

You need to tell a medical professional what happened. If they are operating under the assumption that the baby did not receive any trauma and do a basic external check and tell you "everything is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-05-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
I read both, but if I was just going to read...

I read both, but if I was just going to read one, it would be Guide to Childbirth http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif HTH
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-05-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,120
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
I agree with a lot of what prior posters have...

I agree with a lot of what prior posters have said.

Before I had DD (2 years old now), I knew that we wouldn't spank, but I didn't feel particularly strongly about it. DH and I were both spanked...
Forum: TV-Free   07-28-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,675
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
I only skimmed through the replies, but here is...

I only skimmed through the replies, but here is my two cents (take it how you will).

If your mom continues to provide daycare and has to have screen time for a break, I would personally rather my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-23-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by skycheattraffic http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-22-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
I came on here to see when we actually started...

I came on here to see when we actually started the pacifier-ditching process -- it's been almost 2 months! Taking it slowly is good, though!

I took this picture 2 days ago, and we actually lopped...
Forum: Babywearing   07-21-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 15,334
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
And just a random (if slightly fussy) day (5...

And just a random (if slightly fussy) day (5 months old):
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/258312/width/350/height/700/flags/LL...
Forum: Babywearing   07-21-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 15,334
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
At a wedding (10 weeks): ...

At a wedding (10 weeks):
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/258309/width/350/height/700/flags/LL (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/258309/)
Forum: Babywearing   07-21-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 15,334
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
This was the day Dada got sworn in as a member...

This was the day Dada got sworn in as a member of the Missouri Bar -- and the 3+ hour crowded event would have been impossible without wearing the toddler! (16 months)...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-20-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
Thanks for the advice so far, mamas...

Thanks for the advice so far, mamas http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I'd been filling the cup less than 1/2 full (so that's only 2 ounces), but putting just a few sips in makes...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-20-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
Okay. I know that my 25 month old should be...

Okay. I know that my 25 month old should be drinking from an open cup a lot more than she is. She physically is able to drink from one -- but THE MESS. If she has a cup with a lid, there is much...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-14-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
kathan12904 - I sent you a PM...

kathan12904 - I sent you a PM http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-13-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 7,442
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
I think that most people are aware that children...

I think that most people are aware that children (and adult women) are most likely to be sexually abused by someone they know. Believe me, you're not teaching me anything new here. My grandmother...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-12-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
I just wanted to update that I am going to...

I just wanted to update that I am going to switch care to Dr. Burks -- I'm feeling much better about the situation than I was before, but it really is frustrating that it is so incredibly difficult...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-12-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 7,442
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
We were already saying vulva/vagina with my 25...

We were already saying vulva/vagina with my 25 month old, but then I read this today:
Quote:And, here’s another good reason to add to the PANTHEON of reasons to teach your children the anatomically...
Forum: Birth Stories   07-07-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
Congratulations, mama! (And a friend of...

Congratulations, mama!

(And a friend of mine just had a baby and named him Declan! I'd never heard it before http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif )
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-07-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
Thanks for the replies! I called Burks back...

Thanks for the replies!

I called Burks back and got a consult for Wednesday (it would have been earlier, but the 4th was the next Wednesday, and I guess that's when he does new patient visits).
...
Forum: VBAC   07-05-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,203
Posted By crystal_buffaloe
Congratulations! Way to go, mama!

Congratulations! Way to go, mama!
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