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Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-29-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By ihathi
@SugarFinny...

@SugarFinny (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=279065) , I'm glad you're here too! It seems we're in similar situations (at least in the "shocked and overwhelmed as this was not planned"...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-27-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By ihathi
Thanks, mamas! I can't tell you how much it helps...

Thanks, mamas! I can't tell you how much it helps to know I'm not alone.

The truth is that I'm convinced that both my boys will be very excited and happy about this--I can hardly wait to share...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-26-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By ihathi
montessorimama1, :smile:

montessorimama1, :smile:
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-25-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By ihathi
When I was pregnant with DS2, I remember my...

When I was pregnant with DS2, I remember my favorite book was a classic Mr. Rogers book: http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Baby-Mr-Rogers/dp/0698113667

If you don't mind outdated pics (something that...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-25-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By ihathi
Anyone else feel like it's been forever since you've had a baby in the house?

My two boys will be 7 and 10 when this baby is born. Honestly, I am still in shock that this has happened (which is not to say I'm not also thrilled!)

It has literally been years since we've had...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-25-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By ihathi
We scheduled a vasectomy for my husband! ...

We scheduled a vasectomy for my husband!

:laugh:
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-23-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,473
Posted By ihathi
Hi there--I'm Kathy. I'm due with #3...

Hi there--I'm Kathy.

I'm due with #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) (surprise baby!) on May 17-ish. DS1 was born in 4/05 and DS2 was born in 4/08....
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   09-20-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By ihathi
Wow, it is lovely to see all you 35+ mamas on...

Wow, it is lovely to see all you 35+ mamas on here! I just found out I am pregnant and, honestly, I'm still a bit in shock.

I am 38--my DSs were born when I was 28 and 31. Honestly, it's surreal...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-01-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By ihathi
Thanks, mamazee!   I did discuss this with a...

Thanks, mamazee!
 
I did discuss this with a doula-friend of mine who had a similar story and told me that no one-not the school, not DCFS, NO ONE-batted an eye when they submitted their physical...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-27-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By ihathi
So I haven't posted on MDC in YEARS and I'm...

So I haven't posted on MDC in YEARS and I'm afraid I may have accidentally posted this question in the wrong forum. As such, I'm cross-posting and I apologize to the admins for the redundancy!
 ...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-26-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By ihathi
Hi there,   We have decided to finally catch...

Hi there,
 
We have decided to finally catch our 2 boys up with the required school vax schedule. This, in and of itself, is not a problem.
 
The problem is that my boys have each gotten some...
Forum: Women's Health   01-08-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By ihathi
Hi there,   For the last week, I've been...

Hi there,
 
For the last week, I've been going without coffee and almost without sugar.  This was a pretty huge shift for me as I've been drinking strong coffee for a very long time (except during...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-12-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By ihathi
Hi Oliver's Mama,   I just wanted to let you...

Hi Oliver's Mama,
 
I just wanted to let you know that, as the mother of a couple of boys who are also 3 years apart, I understand where you're at with this!  My boys are a couple years ahead of...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-12-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By ihathi
I don't know if this topic will resonate here,...

I don't know if this topic will resonate here, but I'm not sure where else it might go on the MDC boards...
 
I have regularly traveled to Mexico with my 2 boys since I became a mama. That's where...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-22-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By ihathi
Thanks, Christine!  We actually did end up at...

Thanks, Christine!  We actually did end up at North Shore (today, as a matter of fact), but Dr. Gerber wasn't going to be able to fit us in for another few weeks!  As such, we saw an ENT who I think...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-17-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By ihathi
Hi collectquotidn,   I love, love, LOVE...

Hi collectquotidn,
 
I love, love, LOVE living in Rogers Park!!  My DH and I have been in the neighborhood for almost 20 years total (with some breaks taken to live in Spain, Mexico and downstate...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-16-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By ihathi
Hi there,   We need to get my son to an Ear,...

Hi there,
 
We need to get my son to an Ear, Nose & Throat doc within the next 1-2 weeks.  Any recommendations?  Our son's audiologist (he has hearing loss) recommended one who we really didn't...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-23-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By ihathi
Yeah!!  I guess these things often tend to be...

Yeah!!  I guess these things often tend to be "show up and smile" events, don't they?  Hope you get lots of extra time and cuddles with the baby in the months and years to come...  (That's the part...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-22-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By ihathi
Okay, so then the savings bond idea isn't too......

Okay, so then the savings bond idea isn't too... practical for something so... spiritual?  My mom actually made the same suggestion, but, well, she is a super-practical person, so I thought that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-22-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By ihathi
Hi there,   In a couple of weeks, my husband...

Hi there,
 
In a couple of weeks, my husband and I will be a part of our goddaughter's baptism ceremony.  We are really honored that the parents asked us to be godparents, but the truth is that we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By ihathi
I would agree with the suggestion that you not...

I would agree with the suggestion that you not give much weight to the situations that brings out your 4 y/o's sensitivity.  I've been known to say things to my DS1 as flippant as, "You know kids do...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-21-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,749
Posted By ihathi
I would encourage you not to worry too much...

I would encourage you not to worry too much about this.  It sounds like you responded in a very thoughtful, loving way and that's what your DS needed.  It also sounds like you have a wide range of...
Forum: Mexico   03-12-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,650
Posted By ihathi
Thanks, sraplayas!  Our trip to MX went really,...

Thanks, sraplayas!  Our trip to MX went really, really well, but, yes, we only went to my ILs in Guerrero.  The trip involves 14 hours of travel and I was alone with my 2 y/o and 5 y/o--once we got...
Forum: Mexico   03-07-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,650
Posted By ihathi
Thanks so much for your thoughtful post, QiMom! ...

Thanks so much for your thoughtful post, QiMom!  I would have seen it sooner had we not been in MX, visiting my in-laws.  Very valuable information...  And everything you say about the value of...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-23-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,600
Posted By ihathi
Yeah, Lisa1970, this is the same conclusion my...

Yeah, Lisa1970, this is the same conclusion my DH and I came to after the party.  It makes me so sad though...  For immigration reasons, DH can't travel to Mexico to see his family there (brothers,...
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