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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-18-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,046
Posted By trmpetplaya
Neither my intact dh or my intact ex-bf (both in...

Neither my intact dh or my intact ex-bf (both in their mid-20s now) were ever teased because of their circumcision status. The circumcision rates are MUCH lower now than they were when either man...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-07-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,233
Posted By trmpetplaya
Well... actually... they do check for labial...

Well... actually... they do check for labial adhesions on little girls and prescribe (or at least push) steroid cream and sometimes they even rip the adhesions forcefully apart... so little girls...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-31-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,757
Posted By trmpetplaya
Huh, so, you had yourself circumcised because of...

Huh, so, you had yourself circumcised because of bunch of women who probably had never been with an intact man "preferred" what they were used to?

My ex-boyfriend was (is still, I assume) intact...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-25-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,746
Posted By trmpetplaya
I don't see anything wrong with the initials...

I don't see anything wrong with the initials B.O. - and he could always go by the nickname "Bo" if he felt like it. The only person I ever knew who was teased about initials in school (middle school...
Forum: November 2009   08-22-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By trmpetplaya
I've never had any issues getting slings used -...

I've never had any issues getting slings used - all but two of mine are either used or wraps that I made myself.

I've also never had any issues getting cloth diapers used though I recommend...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-19-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,437
Posted By trmpetplaya
http://www.cirp.org has a huge library of...

http://www.cirp.org has a huge library of studies (with anti-circumcision commentary in a different color, but the studies really do speak for themselves) if you want a place to find many studies in...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-14-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,159
Posted By trmpetplaya
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif I'm so sorry http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif That's such a hard thing to watch happen... but at least you...
Forum: November 2009   08-08-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 353
Posted By trmpetplaya
I first felt movement at around 13 weeks or so...

I first felt movement at around 13 weeks or so and dh was able to feel it from the outside at about 14 weeks and we've been able to see my belly move just a bit since about 15-16 weeks (which was...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-27-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By trmpetplaya
I've heard of pro-circ doctors (particularly...

I've heard of pro-circ doctors (particularly ones who think the kid should "match") who don't push it if the father is intact. At least they're consistent!

Dh's intact so I don't think we'll be...
Forum: November 2009   07-22-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 730
Posted By trmpetplaya
My parents will have T-giving at their house and...

My parents will have T-giving at their house and we will make it if the baby hasn't come yet or if the baby comes fairly early. They live closer to my midwife than I do so going into labor at their...
Forum: November 2009   07-22-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 503
Posted By trmpetplaya
To get my older ready for tandem-nursing with my...

To get my older ready for tandem-nursing with my younger I would "nurse" her doll at the same time on the other breast (over my shirt - 'cause it was easier and more comfortable for me). After the...
Forum: November 2009   07-21-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 782
Posted By trmpetplaya
I have a cousin in his mid-20s named Wesley and...

I have a cousin in his mid-20s named Wesley and I think it's a great name!
Forum: November 2009   07-13-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 503
Posted By trmpetplaya
Yep. My 2 yo is still nursing several times a...

Yep. My 2 yo is still nursing several times a day including to fall asleep at night and my 3.5 yo is nursing maybe once every 2-4 days. Obviously I'm fine with tandem-nursing...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-13-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 996
Posted By trmpetplaya
That argument makes absolutely no sense at all...

That argument makes absolutely no sense at all for the reasons already stated. Anecdotally - My dh's wisdom teeth came in just perfectly fine and he's never had any problems with them. Neither has...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-08-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,096
Posted By trmpetplaya
I've had spotting with all of mine (except my...

I've had spotting with all of mine (except my 1st m/c at 14 weeks... go figure...) and it ranged from brown (mainly) to a bit of red with tiny clots. I voted brown because that's mostly what it was...
Forum: November 2009   07-08-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By trmpetplaya
It could be the placement of the placenta or it...

It could be the placement of the placenta or it could be that you just have a really mellow, relaxed baby! My older dd moved *constantly* it seemed like... my younger dd didn't move much at all. The...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-27-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By trmpetplaya
I'm so happy to hear this! Congratulations to...

I'm so happy to hear this! Congratulations to both you and your son! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-25-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By trmpetplaya
Quote: Originally Posted by Crunchy Frog...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crunchy Frog http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13991542)
I think in our society we're conditioned...
Forum: November 2009   06-24-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 380
Posted By trmpetplaya
Nope - not too early for BH at all. They start...

Nope - not too early for BH at all. They start at around 6 weeks and different women start noticing them at different points in pregnancy - usually earlier with subsequent pregnancies. If this is...
Forum: November 2009   06-20-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By trmpetplaya
I'm doing exercises from Elizabeth Noble's book...

I'm doing exercises from Elizabeth Noble's book Essential Exercises for the Childbearing Year. I don't usually exercise and these are very simple and easy exercises that specifically work on muscles...
Forum: November 2009   06-20-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By trmpetplaya
Yep! Sounds like a Braxton Hicks contraction!...

Yep! Sounds like a Braxton Hicks contraction! They generally start at around 6 weeks for everyone, the difference is when you notice them. I didn't notice them with my first until nearly 8 months...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-11-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,416
Posted By trmpetplaya
I think they should absolutely do a study on...

I think they should absolutely do a study on this, but I think that if circumcised men *are* less likely to use condoms that it probably has more to do with the fact that they're more likely to...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-11-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By trmpetplaya
Quote: Originally Posted by benj...

Quote:
Originally Posted by benj http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13922347)
i know it shouldn't be any of their business. in...
Forum: November 2009   06-11-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By trmpetplaya
Generally they're more noticeable with...

Generally they're more noticeable with subsequent pregnancies which has definitely been true for me! I don't think I noticed them until I was nearly 8 months along with my 1st and I was at least 20...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-09-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,758
Posted By trmpetplaya
What it comes down to for me - other than the...

What it comes down to for me - other than the fact that the medical benefits aren't enough to justify a prophylactic surgery on a brand new baby - is choice.

The odds are good that either way -...
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