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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-20-2014, 02:13 PM
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Posted By preemieprincess
One of the few shots my daughter ever got was...

One of the few shots my daughter ever got was the vitamin K in the hospital shortly after her birth.

My midwife (who is respectful of delayed/ no vax) suggested we do the vitamin K because of...
Forum: Parenting   03-08-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,749
Posted By preemieprincess
My parents have a philosophy with child-rearing,...

My parents have a philosophy with child-rearing, which I have adopted for my own family: Children should be spending their time learning who they are and what makes them happy, not worrying about...
Forum: Parenting   03-08-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,749
Posted By preemieprincess
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Thank you for clarifying. Not all ear infections are equal. My daughter doesn't get them that bad.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-08-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By preemieprincess
I'm hoping to hear some success stories. My...

I'm hoping to hear some success stories. My husband and I have said we are "not trying, but not not trying" for another child. The VR happened this past summer. We're both 30ish, so we are at the...
Forum: Parenting   03-08-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,749
Posted By preemieprincess
Hot showers/ hot compresses work well for...

Hot showers/ hot compresses work well for treating ear infections. While cupping my hand over her ear, aim the hot water right on the ouchie ear, then gently massage, with two fingers, the area of...
Forum: Spirituality   03-08-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By preemieprincess
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by suzywan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   03-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,749
Posted By preemieprincess
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by KSLaura http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398181/here-comes-the-judgment/20#post_17585828)

I think the...
Forum: Parenting   03-08-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,749
Posted By preemieprincess
I don't believe the "if everyone else jumps off...

I don't believe the "if everyone else jumps off a bridge" idea is too simplistic. It gets the point across to a five year old. It makes sense to a teen. It still makes perfect sense to me, over a...
Forum: Parenting   03-08-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,749
Posted By preemieprincess
"That way, her child could have the same yogurt...

"That way, her child could have the same yogurt package as everyone else without having all the sugar." Now that I've had a few days to ponder this parental judgment thing.... I feel sorry for this...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-07-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By preemieprincess
Nope! I even managed to nap sometimes :)

Nope! I even managed to nap sometimes :)
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-07-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By preemieprincess
When I came home from the NICU with the little...

When I came home from the NICU with the little one, a dear friend moved in for about two months to help us.

With enough fenugreek and mother's milk tea, I was able to have an hour or two a day to...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-07-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,780
Posted By preemieprincess
We were heaped with negativity at every turn. My...

We were heaped with negativity at every turn. My daughter was born about 33 weeks, PPROM, likely due to lead exposure.

I was told by the NICU staff to give up breastfeeding, because it was...
Forum: Spirituality   03-07-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By preemieprincess
MarieHoney, thanks for the link to CLF. I need...

MarieHoney, thanks for the link to CLF. I need to check it out, because I honestly didn't know they had a website. I came to UUism, at my husband's urging, when my daughter was an infant. He...
Forum: Spirituality   03-07-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By preemieprincess
My little one is still in the nursery, but she...

My little one is still in the nursery, but she associates UUism, church, the flaming chalice, etc. with friends. One of her first really complex sentences was, "I like to go to church because I get...
Forum: Spirituality   03-07-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By preemieprincess
Joining this thread so I will be more inclined...

Joining this thread so I will be more inclined to follow it.

Hoping to deepen my spirituality this year with y'all.

Love and Light!
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Forum: Spirituality   03-07-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By preemieprincess
The church teaches that anything besides NFP is...

The church teaches that anything besides NFP is not ok. My parents are very devout Catholics, and they used birth control to limit their family size, like all their other Catholic friends did....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-07-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,640
Posted By preemieprincess
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mulvah http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-07-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,941
Posted By preemieprincess
Let's not forget, "You have to give her a bottle...

Let's not forget, "You have to give her a bottle sometimes, or else she won't bond with her father." LOL wut? She's bonded just fine with all the people who love her! K? thanks!

I'm still...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-07-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,941
Posted By preemieprincess
"If you're doing it right, it won't hurt." BULL!...

"If you're doing it right, it won't hurt." BULL! I'm not about to get into detail about nursing up to 18 times a day and spending 3 hours a day on the pump for my daughter's first 3 months of life....
Forum: Parenting   03-07-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,483
Posted By preemieprincess
I feel that domestic abuse is somewhat similar...

I feel that domestic abuse is somewhat similar to child abuse, so I share this story about my own experience with calling the police in regard to finding myself in a "domestic situation," as the...
Forum: Family Safety   03-07-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By preemieprincess
My little one could not be out of my sight for...

My little one could not be out of my sight for 10 seconds until she was almost 2, given her motor delay. Even with constant supervision, she was bumping into things constantly.

My mother assured...
Forum: Parenting   03-06-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,289
Posted By preemieprincess
Maybe this is a conversation for another thread,...

Maybe this is a conversation for another thread, but why all the dislike of strollers on mothering? It bears mentioning, as a few PPs have said "no stroller." I feel like I'm from another planet, a...
Forum: Parenting   03-06-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,483
Posted By preemieprincess
Unfortunately, the most pervasive and insidious...

Unfortunately, the most pervasive and insidious form of abuse, neglect, is nearly impossible to prove. If CPS investigates, it's about 99% likely nothing will happen, so long as the children are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-06-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By preemieprincess
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by salr http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398220/at-my-wits-end#post_17584355)


I also have had luck with...
Forum: Parenting   03-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,749
Posted By preemieprincess
I'm pretty neurotic about what kind of food my...

I'm pretty neurotic about what kind of food my little one eats, but I would *never* do something so bold as to tell other parents to do things my way. However, if anyone asks why we're neurotic...
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