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Forum: Allergies   03-03-2012, 05:02 AM
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Posted By jenfl
We vaccinate fully but haven't had one in nearly...

We vaccinate fully but haven't had one in nearly a year.  I don't think they're connected.
 
Yogurt is pretty lactose-free, so if it were just lactose, I don't think he would react so strongly to...
Forum: Allergies   02-26-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By jenfl
  Background: My DD had a fairly severe dairy...


Background: My DD had a fairly severe dairy intolerance, which I finally discovered at around 8 months.  While breastfeeding, I couldn't eat any dairy.  Her symptoms were colic, stomach pain, and...
Forum: Allergies   04-13-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 20,032
Posted By jenfl
Thank you for coming back with an update! ...

Thank you for coming back with an update!  Although I'm sorry your family is going through this, I'm so glad to hear that you have a diagnosis.  Some day when you have time, I'd love to hear how you...
Forum: December 2010   12-15-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By jenfl
Congratulations!  Sprout was in the NICU for...

Congratulations!  Sprout was in the NICU for rapid breathing, too.  Three days of precautionary antibiotics until the blood cultures came back negative for sepsis.  It can be pretty rough to deal...
Forum: Allergies   12-03-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By jenfl
Greetings!    Background: I have a 3.5 year...

Greetings! 
 
Background: I have a 3.5 year old daughter who was very intolerant to dairy (GI symptoms) until 2-2.5 years. 
 
I now have a 8 month old son, as well.  After our experience with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By jenfl
Very similar here.  I started out the "school...

Very similar here.  I started out the "school year" with a big plan for daily Montessori times of an hour or two for my 3 year old, following the progressions, making lots of materials....
 
And...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-17-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By jenfl
My DS is 7.5 months old and a dedicated finger...

My DS is 7.5 months old and a dedicated finger sucker.
 
He took to solids slowly -- we've done both BLW and purees.  We're at the point where he enjoys tasting and playing with different foods,...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-13-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,035
Posted By jenfl
I've had this in the back of my mind for...

I've had this in the back of my mind for ages.....
 
http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2009/07/play-flower-box/
Forum: October 2010   11-07-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By jenfl
DDDC -- I'm so sorry you're going through this!...

DDDC -- I'm so sorry you're going through this! My DS was also tongue tied, and we went through crazy stuff to try to get it resolved (which we didn't, but we're still BF). The only advice I have is...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-02-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By jenfl
Sprout turned 7 months yesterday! We're...

Sprout turned 7 months yesterday!

We're currently battling a nasty fungal diaper rash. A week of Nystatin didn't clear it up, so now we're on Monostat. Yes, my DH had to go to Target and buy...
Forum: Allergies   10-30-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 20,032
Posted By jenfl
Yea!...

Yea! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif
Forum: Allergies   10-29-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 20,032
Posted By jenfl
Thinking of you guys.... any improvement?

Thinking of you guys.... any improvement?
Forum: Allergies   10-29-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By jenfl
All of those things are going to vary from...

All of those things are going to vary from person to person.

My DD was dairy intolerant -- she didn't have an IgE allergy (like can be detected with skin or blood tests), but any amount of dairy...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
Posted By jenfl
It looks great! I wouldn't worry too much about...

It looks great! I wouldn't worry too much about next year, because I imagine life will change things. But if you're trying to figure out how more structured homeschooling will fit in to today's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-26-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,157
Posted By jenfl
AFWife -- My DD was one of those kids who did...

AFWife -- My DD was one of those kids who did those quiet, calm activities at 18 months. On the flip side, she's 3.5 and still can barely run. It's totally personality. There's nothing I did to...
Forum: Allergies   10-25-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 20,032
Posted By jenfl
Oh, I'm so glad to hear it went better! Looking...

Oh, I'm so glad to hear it went better! Looking forward to the details and the timeline for any tests....
Forum: Allergies   10-25-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 20,032
Posted By jenfl
How did it go? I was thinking good thoughts for...

How did it go? I was thinking good thoughts for you!
Forum: Montessori   10-24-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 10,648
Posted By jenfl
AFWife -- The Gettman book is my bible!...

AFWife -- The Gettman book is my bible! http://www.amazon.com/Basic-Montesso.../dp/0312018649...
Forum: Montessori   10-23-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 10,648
Posted By jenfl
Speaking of bead stuff.... what did you guys do...

Speaking of bead stuff.... what did you guys do for the complete bead material? Did you buy, make, or replace?
Forum: Allergies   10-23-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 20,032
Posted By jenfl
Now that she's having difficulty on the Neocate,...

Now that she's having difficulty on the Neocate, will the GI doc pay more attention?

I spoke with a nurse friend, and she suggested that you fill out a schedule for a week (or some number of...
Forum: Allergies   10-23-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 20,032
Posted By jenfl
You need to see a new GI. I know the thought of...

You need to see a new GI. I know the thought of driving 4 hours is overwhelming, but so is the thought of not having anyone in the medical community investigating or on your side.

Is there ANYONE...
Forum: Montessori   10-22-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 10,648
Posted By jenfl
We're just getting into the golden bead stuff --...

We're just getting into the golden bead stuff -- Nugget's working on learning the terminology (she's got "one unit" and "ten bar" down, but needs prompting for "hundred square" and "thousand cube")....
Forum: Allergies   10-22-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 20,032
Posted By jenfl
So happy you guys have found some peace....

So happy you guys have found some peace. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Montessori   10-22-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 10,648
Posted By jenfl
greenmom4 -- Welcome! I think it's going to...

greenmom4 -- Welcome! I think it's going to depend a lot on where your kids are going to start their work. For instance, the Sensorial were the most important to me at first, but you likely don't...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-21-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 683
Posted By jenfl
To keep us from getting overwhelmed with signs...

To keep us from getting overwhelmed with signs and signing all the time, I *just* did "nurse" until DD started signing back. It's easy for me to do, easy for the kid to do, and easy to associate...
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