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Forum: Life With a Baby   12-12-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By salmontree
I live in Alaska and if 9 degrees above zero was...

I live in Alaska and if 9 degrees above zero was too cold for babies, we'd be stuck at home all winter. Which is about 8 months long here. I try to avoid going out with baby when the temp drops to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-02-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By salmontree
What size were you before pregnancy? I was a B...

What size were you before pregnancy? I was a B and even though I went up to a D when nursing after I weaned they went back to a modest B and were definitely more deflated than before nursing. I...
Forum: Women's Health   11-20-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 50,361
Posted By salmontree
I'm wondering if its safe to use this garlic...

I'm wondering if its safe to use this garlic treatment when I'm 3 weeks postpartum. My bleeding is down to just occasional spotting. I was told not to stick anything up in there until bleeding was...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-16-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By salmontree
I've experienced this too and my midwife said...

I've experienced this too and my midwife said its called dysphoric milk ejection reflex or D-MER (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysphoric_milk_ejection_reflex). It was worse with my first couple...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-11-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By salmontree
I only have my children 50% of the time and...

I only have my children 50% of the time and struggle with this as well. It's really hard. I haven't yet figured out how to make the sadness go away completely, I have found that by doing things in...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-15-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,128
Posted By salmontree
Your doctor has horrible bedside manners and...

Your doctor has horrible bedside manners and sounds ignorant of the facts. There is a biolgical "grace period" at the beginning of pregnancy and the odds that you caused harm with one night of binge...
Forum: VBAC   01-13-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By salmontree
I was just thinking today that I never really...

I was just thinking today that I never really got to hear the details of your birth story and I was about to ask you over on facebook for your birthstory when I realized that I could probably find...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   08-20-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 6,068
Posted By salmontree
Quote: Originally Posted by brightonwoman...

Quote:
Originally Posted by brightonwoman http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14260780)

Here's an unrelated question for...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   08-20-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By salmontree
We use the religious exemption and it was as...

We use the religious exemption and it was as simple as signing the form provided by the school district (North Star Borough for us) that basically says we are religiously opposed to practice of...
Forum: Pets   08-20-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By salmontree
I couldn't figure out a way to keep water always...

I couldn't figure out a way to keep water always available for the dogs and still away from my toddler. My solution was simply to stop making a big deal out of it. It seemed like the more I made it...
Forum: Parenting   08-19-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,481
Posted By salmontree
I haven't read many of the replies on this...

I haven't read many of the replies on this except the OP's updates but I felt the need to share my experience with a very similar situation.

When my son was nearly 4 we were temporarily staying...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-31-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,743
Posted By salmontree
My son's father was very defensive when I...

My son's father was very defensive when I brought it up and he was adamant that it was the right thing to do. I gave him the chapter of Women's Bodies Women's Wisdom about circumcision to read and...
Forum: Parenting   07-30-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,824
Posted By salmontree
Nope. It's just to much work to explain to the...

Nope. It's just to much work to explain to the youngest why they can draw on their own walls while other walls are off limits. Plus I don't want the added work of having to de-sticker it and repaint...
Forum: Parenting   07-05-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,994
Posted By salmontree
I relate just about completely to the OP. Except...

I relate just about completely to the OP. Except the part about your husband. Mine works a job that isn't very physical so he gets away with showering about as often as I do.. every five days on...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   07-05-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 7,750
Posted By salmontree
ooo that's a tempting offer Penelope. I think...

ooo that's a tempting offer Penelope. I think I'll try and get in touch with this old contact person we had before but if I can't get anywhere with that I will probably take you up on that. Thanks!
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   07-04-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 7,750
Posted By salmontree
Thanks for the tip Penelope. I think I will try...

Thanks for the tip Penelope. I think I will try looking through old paperwork for a contact number. I'm tired of the waiting and wondering.

Pinoikoi, I'm sorry for your loss....
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   07-03-2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 7,750
Posted By salmontree
Hi everyone! I had to pipe up because we're...

Hi everyone! I had to pipe up because we're waiting on DKC to come through too. We sent our application in about a month ago and haven't heard anything beyond the pending letter. I've left a couple...
Forum: Family Planning   06-22-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,399
Posted By salmontree
We've been using condoms since my fertility has...

We've been using condoms since my fertility has returned after this last baby but I totally sympathize. It didn't burn but would often be very itchy and of course I hate the mess too. I read about...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   02-14-2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,028
Posted By salmontree
Quote: Originally Posted by onyxravnos...

Quote:
Originally Posted by onyxravnos http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13175248)
where did everyone go? it's not very...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-07-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,345
Posted By salmontree
I was living in Oregon and was asleep in bed...

I was living in Oregon and was asleep in bed with my partner and our 2 month old son when the phone rang and J answered. After a pause he exclaimed,
"WHAT? What the $%^& are you talking about??!!"...
Forum: Parenting   02-04-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 5,214
Posted By salmontree
As far as the prosecuting thing goes.. It sounds...

As far as the prosecuting thing goes.. It sounds like some small town S.C. police chief trying to squeeze his 15 minutes of fame out of this whole thing.

Absurd.
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   01-30-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,189
Posted By salmontree
Congratulations and a warm welcome to Tucker!...

Congratulations and a warm welcome to Tucker! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-28-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 633
Posted By salmontree
I would make myself a nuisance to the police...

I would make myself a nuisance to the police until they did something about it.
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   12-13-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,820
Posted By salmontree
Congratulations! And a big welcome to Rowan!! I...

Congratulations! And a big welcome to Rowan!! I love that name. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-07-2008, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 524
Posted By salmontree
Aww what a cutie! I say silly.. It really...

Aww what a cutie! I say silly.. It really captures a lot of personality and I think the color and framing is nicer too.
Great sweater, btw!
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