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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-04-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,968
Posted By writteninkursive
Nooooo "well baby" visits for us!  We used to...

Nooooo "well baby" visits for us!  We used to take our first two, until we figured out what a joke they were and that they were really only about vaccinating.  Plus, our kids got sick EVERY time we...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-04-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By writteninkursive
My first was fully-vaccinated according to CDC...

My first was fully-vaccinated according to CDC schedule.  After her second serious reaction, I stopped vaccinating her completely and cut off her then 9-month-old sister's vaccines.  Our son has...
Forum: December 2011   08-04-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By writteninkursive
I just knew my first was a girl too... even...

I just knew my first was a girl too... even before I was pregnant, I had very strong feelings that it would be a girl I had first.  I was right.  With my second, I swore it was a boy.  I was wrong. ...
Forum: December 2011   08-04-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By writteninkursive
Midwives who do homebirths tend to be a lot more...

Midwives who do homebirths tend to be a lot more hands-off.  And that's a good thing, I think, because they do NOT interfere with birth.  I just attended a friend's birth and her midwife literally...
Forum: December 2011   08-04-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By writteninkursive
We're not finding out at all.  When baby...

We're not finding out at all.  When baby arrives, we'll announce his or her full name, birthdate, height/weight, all that stuff.  Everyone's kind of irritated with us for not finding out, but I'm...
Forum: December 2011   08-04-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,683
Posted By writteninkursive
I had my first baby's name picked out when I was...

I had my first baby's name picked out when I was about 12 years old.  But, this is baby #4 and our kids all have two middle names, so it's a LOT harder now.  And I think their names should be...
Forum: December 2011   08-04-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,378
Posted By writteninkursive
Since DS is potty-learning right now (he's...

Since DS is potty-learning right now (he's almost 2), hopefully we'll have his (about 10) Sunbaby diaps available when this one arrives.  And I just ordered 10 custom-made gender-neutral cloth...
Forum: Pets   07-27-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,814
Posted By writteninkursive
So we got two kittens in May.  They're a little...

So we got two kittens in May.  They're a little over 3 months old now.  Neither of them had fleas or bugs of any kind when we got them.  About two weeks ago, we noticed they were itching like crazy...
Forum: December 2011   07-26-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,061
Posted By writteninkursive
Ooh ooh! Add me!!!     EDD: December 4 ...

Ooh ooh! Add me!!!
 
 
EDD: December 4
Age at conception: 27
Number of child: #4
Conception: first try (we're pros now)
Birth plans: home waterbirth after 3 cesareans
Gender: surprise!
Forum: December 2011   07-26-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 26,670
Posted By writteninkursive
I'm totally brand new to this thread. Due...

I'm totally brand new to this thread. Due December 4 with baby #4.
 
20 weeks:
 
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Forum: Family Planning   08-27-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By writteninkursive
Yep! Been there, done that - a thousand times! ...

Yep! Been there, done that - a thousand times!

We have DD (4 1/2), DD (almost 3), and DS (12 mos) and are planning for our fourth and final baby, hopefully who will be conceived in November. We...
Forum: Fertility   08-27-2010, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By writteninkursive
I'd just wait it out and see if the next few...

I'd just wait it out and see if the next few periods are as bad. If so, check with your midwife/ob/gp/whatever you use. It takes mine a looong time to regulate after a birth. Never had the nausea...
Forum: Fertility   08-25-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By writteninkursive
Thanks Jenn. I've been spotting for 4-5 days. I...

Thanks Jenn. I've been spotting for 4-5 days. I initially thought it could be from DTD, but we weren't DTDing during that time. :/ I'm so confused and really hopeful that I'm NOT going to end up...
Forum: Fertility   08-25-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By writteninkursive
I knew I would ovulate on DH's birthday. I told...

I knew I would ovulate on DH's birthday. I told him that for the last month. We do NOT want to get pregnant right now. We're in the middle of moving, I'm starting a new job, our son just turned one...
Forum: Women's Health   07-17-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By writteninkursive
I need help. My 10-month-old son is completely...

I need help. My 10-month-old son is completely unvaxxed (although my two older daughters are partially vaxxed). He is starting to show signs that he may have contracted Pertussis. He has the super...
Forum: Mental Health   07-15-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By writteninkursive
Yes! My first thought was definitely trauma...

Yes! My first thought was definitely trauma during childhood! And PTSD...

Therapy, I think, would help you a lot. If for whatever reason you don't want to or can't do professional therapy, get...
Forum: Mental Health   07-15-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,091
Posted By writteninkursive
How we were parented often manifests in our...

How we were parented often manifests in our parenting. My parents were yellers. I am a yeller. I am so critically aware of it, but my temper gets the best of me sometimes. To be very honest, I use a...
Forum: Mental Health   07-15-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By writteninkursive
No, no, no, no, no! Do NOT let your son go with...

No, no, no, no, no! Do NOT let your son go with them this weekend! Omg... one mistake they make and it could cost your son's life! Especially if they are driving him somewhere and they are drunk!
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Forum: Looking For Work   07-13-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,842
Posted By writteninkursive
A lot of the work from home "jobs" are scams....

A lot of the work from home "jobs" are scams. It's been disheartening. Two things you can do that are legitimate are...

Sell stuff on Ebay. Sell your kids' clothes, things you have laying around,...
Forum: Women's Health   07-12-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By writteninkursive
I don't know how you would assess that risk, but...

I don't know how you would assess that risk, but keep your eyes open for the symptoms in your two children: headaches, extreme fatigue, seizure-like episodes, stopping eating and drinking, neck...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-12-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 45,460
Posted By writteninkursive
The most common type of sexual abuse in America...

The most common type of sexual abuse in America is brother-sister incest. It's not at all unusual for siblings to have stories like this. I don't mean to play down the seriousness of your situation,...
Forum: Family Planning   07-11-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
  Yikes!
Views: 479
Posted By writteninkursive
Ha. I guess you are stuck in the waiting boat....

Ha. I guess you are stuck in the waiting boat. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif

One thing I have to say about diaphragms is that they are relatively ineffective at...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-11-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,942
Posted By writteninkursive
Omg, what is WITH the OB's and MD's not knowing...

Omg, what is WITH the OB's and MD's not knowing when they THEMSELVES are pregnant!?!? Kind of makes you wonder about the people we women trust to care for our pregnancies, doesn't it???
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Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-11-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By writteninkursive
I would think that two days of sustained + opks...

I would think that two days of sustained + opks indicates a pretty solid chance that you O'ed. (My O dates are often similar to yours - normally around day 22, sometimes wacky times like day 18 or...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-11-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,170
Posted By writteninkursive
They look positive, but be careful not to get...

They look positive, but be careful not to get too excited if they didn't look like that within 10 minutes of taking it. I get dark evap lines like that on even the pink ink tests!

Otherwise,...
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