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Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-17-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By elismum1908
Another plug for Paul Anastasio - he helped to...

Another plug for Paul Anastasio - he helped to get my baby from transverse into head down position at 36/37 weeks. Louise Bastarche was my midwife and she and I talked about me seeing Dr. Tripp if...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-14-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 17,699
Posted By elismum1908
Hello All! I just found this thread. My...

Hello All!
I just found this thread.

My daughter is 6 weeks old. I had a wonderful birth and she is great but it's been very different this time around- I have a 2.5 year old son and I am...
Forum: June 2010   07-14-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
  colic
Views: 922
Posted By elismum1908
We are also in the midst of the evening crying...

We are also in the midst of the evening crying sessions. I just bought two "Little Tummys" products- gas drop and gripe water. Tried the gas drop last night and it seemed to make a huge difference,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-10-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,510
Posted By elismum1908
I just wanted to add that you need to be sure...

I just wanted to add that you need to be sure you get the right formula of Robitussin if you are going to do it. Buy the plain kind with no letters after it. The only active ingredient is...
Forum: June 2010   05-24-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
  Cramps
Views: 529
Posted By elismum1908
I've been having the period like cramps for a...

I've been having the period like cramps for a few weeks. This weekend they woke me and I was actually having them every 6 mins. for about two hours. My midwife has said it's my body getting ready...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-19-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By elismum1908
If it were me, I'd buy them. When I...

If it were me, I'd buy them.

When I *finally* got pregnant with our son we bought what was left of our retired donor, which meant we had 5 vials in storage.

It took several years and too many...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-19-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 17,325
Posted By elismum1908
Popping back in to say hi...it's been a while....

Popping back in to say hi...it's been a while. Nice to see so many new http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pos.gif!

I am in the home stretch and the exhaustion is setting in. I...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   04-19-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,320
Posted By elismum1908
After relocating when DS was 3.5 months I...

After relocating when DS was 3.5 months I started attending a local chapter of Holistic Moms group, and that is where I met the majority of my current friends. I have met some on the play ground and...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   04-19-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By elismum1908
I had my son while living in Western MA and...

I had my son while living in Western MA and could not have been happier with the Holyoke midwives and Holyoke Hospital. The nurses were awesome and a lesbian midwife attended my son's birth.
...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   03-30-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By elismum1908
We lived in Amherst when our son was born and we...

We lived in Amherst when our son was born and we saw Dr. Wong at Amherst Pediatrics. She was very supportive of alternative/selective/delayed vax schedules and was overall an awesome pediatrician....
Forum: June 2010   03-22-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By elismum1908
When I was looking for a jogger here is what I...

When I was looking for a jogger here is what I wanted:

1. Option to face baby towards me or out
2. Swivel front wheel
3. 5-point harness
4. Decent sunshade
5. Durability – able to go through...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-24-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,099
Posted By elismum1908
You don't get more gay friendly than P-Town, and...

You don't get more gay friendly than P-Town, and you've got the bayside as well as the ocean (Race Point is my favorite). We live in Brewster (on the Cape) and have not had any issues of people not...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-23-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,981
Posted By elismum1908
Not usually. This year we took some of the money...

Not usually. This year we took some of the money to purchase a big boy bed for DS and the rest when to pay off our credit card. Put that is such a huge weight off that I don't care that I didn't get...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-23-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,223
Posted By elismum1908
Yes. But I've come to realize the grass isn't...

Yes. But I've come to realize the grass isn't greener, it's brown on both sides.

It's a huge financial challenge for me to stay home. Huge. We are racking up debt where as we had previously been...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-23-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,948
Posted By elismum1908
There's figures really sting!!! I estimate...

There's figures really sting!!!

I estimate we spent $10,000 for DS and my current pregnancy cost about $1,500.

The only real costs though, were: sperm, shipping, storage, paying out of pocket...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-23-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,927
Posted By elismum1908
I have always been told frozen (washed or not)...

I have always been told frozen (washed or not) lived 12-24 hours after thaw. And that 24 hours was really pushing it. However my current pregnancy is defying those figures, as I ovulated at least 24...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-15-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,506
Posted By elismum1908
We are in the same predicament. We have three...

We are in the same predicament. We have three vials left over and I am pretty certain I never want to be pregnant again. My DW has no desire either. And two kids is just about all we can afford, and...
Forum: June 2010   02-12-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 393
Posted By elismum1908
Yes. This pregnancy has been miserable and...

Yes. This pregnancy has been miserable and mostly I just want it over, but the one thing that I am savoring is every last day that it's just me and my son. I can't imagine how much this baby is...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   02-08-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By elismum1908
I am in the same boat as you. I guess I am just...

I am in the same boat as you. I guess I am just figuring if I've done it once, I can do it twice. Last time I had to have pitocin and still managed without pain meds; hoping not to have pit this...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-06-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 18,143
Posted By elismum1908
Megan, Yay for the ultra sound! Good luck...

Megan,
Yay for the ultra sound! Good luck telling your in-laws! I hope it goes/went well.

Papa,
The hospital where I am giving birth has an H1N1 restriction - no visitors under age 18. But my...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-04-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By elismum1908
Very cool, Lex! This is what I miss about living...

Very cool, Lex! This is what I miss about living in Northampton. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: May 2010   01-31-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 513
Posted By elismum1908
You can do it!!! I also had to have pit...

You can do it!!!

I also had to have pit (and refuse to do it again) but did not have an epi. I kept waiting to feel the ring of fire as I pushed DS out, but I never felt it. I guess I was lucky?...
Forum: June 2010   01-29-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By elismum1908
No second shower here, but I am hoping to have a...

No second shower here, but I am hoping to have a blessing way. I am pretty sure DW will be organizing that. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-25-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 18,143
Posted By elismum1908
Yay Indigo! Welcome baby!!! As for how we...

Yay Indigo! Welcome baby!!!

As for how we phrase who's preg...
Most people know that I was the one trying so with people close to us it's a non-issue.

DW is a teacher and I am pretty sure...
Forum: June 2010   01-25-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By elismum1908
With DS we did not plan to co-sleep beyond the...

With DS we did not plan to co-sleep beyond the ArmsReach co-sleeper. He had a crib in "his room."

Well, he hated the co-sleeper and the only way any of us got any sleep was to co-sleep in the...
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