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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-29-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,310
Posted By deannanmc
Hi! We are Americans living in Yorkshire,...

Hi! We are Americans living in Yorkshire, England for work reasons. My daughter, M1, will be four in two weeks and was diagnosed autistic in February. Since then we've added dyspraxia to the list....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-29-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By deannanmc
Oh wow. We had no idea. Autism wasn't even on...

Oh wow. We had no idea. Autism wasn't even on our radar until we were already in England so we only know the NHS. What you both are going through sounds so hard; I'm so sorry.
 
I know in Maryland...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-26-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By deannanmc
Autism diagnoses are being made earlier and...

Autism diagnoses are being made earlier and earlier now (our daughter was three) so services and screenings are becoming more common at his age. If you have any concerns at all, definitely contact...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-26-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By deannanmc
Hello all! My husband and I have a big decision...

Hello all! My husband and I have a big decision to make. We found out that we were approved for a two-year extension visa extension for his job in the United Kingdom last month, which coincided with...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-23-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By deannanmc
That is enormously helpful; I didn't know about...

That is enormously helpful; I didn't know about the LJ group! The MeLuna and cloth pad backups might be just what I need. Thank you!
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-14-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By deannanmc
Just over a year postpartum, and my cycle has...

Just over a year postpartum, and my cycle has returned! And after three cycles...wow. It's changed. Much heavier, and my Diva cup (size 2) that worked so well after my first child (8lbs, April 2009)...
Forum: Birth Stories   12-05-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By deannanmc
Thanks everyone! It was such a wonderful...

Thanks everyone! It was such a wonderful experience and Moira is a phenomenal baby--just as relaxed and snuggly as can be.
Forum: Homebirth   11-25-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By deannanmc
Here is the birth story! Thanks to all for your...

Here is the birth story! Thanks to all for your kind words: http://travelingmonkeys.org/2011/11/25/moira-part-1/
Forum: Birth Stories   11-25-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By deannanmc
My full homebirth story is posted on my...

My full homebirth story is posted on my blog: http://travelingmonkeys.org/2011/11/25/moira-part-1/
 
I didn't get into this part in the post because I wanted to save it for Part 2, but these were...
Forum: Homebirth   11-18-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By deannanmc
We have a girl! 41 weeks exactly. Born at home...

We have a girl! 41 weeks exactly. Born at home this morning. 10lbs, 2oz, 21", perfectly anterior and no infection symptoms. Thank you for the support!!
Forum: Homebirth   11-17-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By deannanmc
Thanks, everyone! I'm pleased to report that the...

Thanks, everyone! I'm pleased to report that the baby is now facing the correct way. Took HOURS on the ball and lots of walking but all is correct and well. :) Now the kid just needs to be...
Forum: Homebirth   10-25-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By deannanmc
Hi all! I could use some encouragement from...

Hi all! I could use some encouragement from other moms who have been there. I'm 37.5 weeks and preparing for a homebirth with a lovely bunch of midwives. I'm glad I found them as I moved to England...
Forum: Family Safety   05-21-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,139
Posted By deannanmc
Regarding the above questions about legality,...

Regarding the above questions about legality, our car has been fitted to UK automotive standards; our USAF base here in England has assured us that both our car and US car seat are road-legal under...
Forum: Family Safety   05-19-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,139
Posted By deannanmc
I have kind of a weird car seat dilemma. We are...

I have kind of a weird car seat dilemma. We are expecting our second child in November and our 2yo daughter is still rear-facing. She's a bit of a peanut so we expect to do extended rear-facing for...
Forum: Babywearing   04-29-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,029
Posted By deannanmc
I haven't used an Ergo, but I did use a Beco in...

I haven't used an Ergo, but I did use a Beco in Hawaii for two years (including hiking) and during one of the hottest Floridian summers in recent memory. The panel did seem to help wick a little bit...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-08-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,405
Posted By deannanmc
There's a movie from the 80s called "The...

There's a movie from the 80s called "The Adventures of Milo and Otis"...there are a few moments with a bear that might be a little hairy and it depicts animals giving birth, but otherwise it is a...
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