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Forum: Child & Teen Health   07-25-2015, 01:48 PM
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Views: 669
Posted By EmTheWife
What is your platelet disorder? I have ITP,...

What is your platelet disorder? I have ITP, which became severe with my most recent pregnancy, and it affected the baby too, though he's now recovered. Hang in there, mama, there have been huge...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   12-27-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
Posted By EmTheWife
I've been lurking, due mid-feb :) With my...

I've been lurking, due mid-feb :)

With my previous two, I've worn an old wool sweater with a deep V-neck over a nursing tank for winter nights, which keeps me warm enough to be coverless above the...
Forum: Diapering   10-29-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By EmTheWife
lol, Mama, with all due respect, you will be...

lol, Mama, with all due respect, you will be fine!
Cloth diapers...they're fun, and lot's of options, huh!?

You can wash natural and man-made diapers together without issue! However, when...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-16-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By EmTheWife
I was pretty much paleo due to a variety of...

I was pretty much paleo due to a variety of reasons and some quick easy breakfasts included:
a breakfast hash of chicken sausage (Aidelles) diced, with diced sweet potato and zucchini, cooked in a...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   06-09-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,714
Posted By EmTheWife
I'm emthewife, aka Emily My edd is February...

I'm emthewife, aka Emily
My edd is February 14th (but my other two were both early, so I'm thinking late January)
I live in California
This is my third pregnancy. Dd is 2 (and still nursing 2x a...
Forum: California, Nevada   02-02-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By EmTheWife
Have you heard of Geeta Swamidass, M.B.,...

Have you heard of

Geeta Swamidass, M.B., B.S., L.M.
California Licensed Midwife
Licensed Physician, India
Birthing Care Center
2010 N. Tustin Ave. #D
Orange, CA 92865
Office: 714-637-9664...
Forum: Allergies   11-05-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 343
Posted By EmTheWife
The scratch tests and blood are not 100%...

The scratch tests and blood are not 100% accurate, for example, DS has tested negative 3x, once to scratch testing, and twice to blood tests, but is absolutely clinically allergic to wheat, with...
Forum: Potty Learning   05-22-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By EmTheWife
I sympathize sweet mama!  DS potty trained at 25...

I sympathize sweet mama!  DS potty trained at 25 months while DD was 7 weeks old, and we are now a year past that and still happy!
As for baby, she can go on your back in a woven wrap (non-stretchy...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-05-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By EmTheWife
We have the same problem over here!  DS, 2 yrs,...

We have the same problem over here!  DS, 2 yrs, 9 months, hates it when I go put DD, 9 months to bed for her naps.  He too will do anything to keep me from doing so, especially for her afternoon...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-11-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,079
Posted By EmTheWife
We bought our mattress from Ikea about 4 months...

We bought our mattress from Ikea about 4 months ago, and we love it.  We got the Sultan Edsele (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30188468/), which is a combo of natural and man-made latex...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-11-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,733
Posted By EmTheWife
We bought our Latex mattress from Ikea about 4...

We bought our Latex mattress from Ikea about 4 months ago, and we love it. 
 
We got the Sultan Edsele (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30188468/), which is a combo of natural and...
Forum: California, Nevada   06-07-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By EmTheWife
Dr Thomas Lin of Irvine Kids MD...

Dr Thomas Lin of Irvine Kids MD (http://www.irvinekidsmd.com/) takes PPO and about 40% of his practice is non-vax'd.  He views his role as one who gives information, and firmly believes that it is...
Forum: Women's Health   05-01-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By EmTheWife
What would you recommend as the best probiotic...

What would you recommend as the best probiotic supplement for a newborn?
 
I am going to be receiving antibiotics while in labor for + GBS (oh, I'm aware of the controversy :) no need to get...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-09-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,201
Posted By EmTheWife
As an FYI, the pack-and-play and...

As an FYI, the pack-and-play and portable/mini-crib are almost exactly the same size...
 
DS out-grew his mini-crib at about 14 months - he was getting cramped and couldn't roll over comfortably....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-08-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By EmTheWife
We have this crib...

We have this crib...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-31-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By EmTheWife
He sounds normal to me!  You don't need to be...

He sounds normal to me!  You don't need to be teaching him in any specific direction of information, just follow his lead. 
 
Read to him, point out the words and the pictures that correspond, as...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-15-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By EmTheWife
I'm right with you Dovemama!  I charted my...

I'm right with you Dovemama!  I charted my cycles prior to pg, so I knew that my migraines were caused by progesterone spikes, that said, I had more migraines while pg than not.  I'm now 18 wks into...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-15-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By EmTheWife
I haven't had a tubal so take this with a grain...

I haven't had a tubal so take this with a grain of salt :), but I have assisted in 100's of tubals.
One side effect of a tubal ligation (that MDs tend to minimize IMHO) is increased pain and PMS...
Forum: Women's Health   12-15-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By EmTheWife
I am GF, though dh is not, and we have a 19month...

I am GF, though dh is not, and we have a 19month ds who I have made GF as of about 2 weeks ago, after noticing some celiac-like symptoms, mainly recurring diarrhea, rash and 5+ poops a day, and I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-05-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,789
Posted By EmTheWife
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-04-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,789
Posted By EmTheWife
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Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-06-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By EmTheWife
I grew up learning to sew on a vintage Singer,...

I grew up learning to sew on a vintage Singer, so I am probably biased :) 
 
I recommend keeping both machines - the cost to have them occasionally serviced and even repaired will still be less...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-04-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By EmTheWife
filled it out and shared it with friends -...

filled it out and shared it with friends - thanks for the link!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-01-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,449
Posted By EmTheWife
We have nights in the high 40's to 50's inside...

We have nights in the high 40's to 50's inside (we don't heat at night) and use wool.  I generally dress ds in wool longies and a wool sweater upcycled from old cashmere sweaters from the thrift...
Forum: California, Nevada   11-01-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,463
Posted By EmTheWife
If you are looking for free activities, they are...

If you are looking for free activities, they are much harder to come by!
 
Most libraries have free morning story time, just check the library's web-page.
The Fullerton arboretum is a great free...
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