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Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-22-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By caitryn
Thanks. I'm looking into them now. :)

Thanks. I'm looking into them now. :)
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-21-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By caitryn
As another update, my son was officially...

As another update, my son was officially diagnosed today as autistic (leaning toward the severe side).  Now, that just adds to the stress of finding a good doctor because we obviously need one who...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-28-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By caitryn
Okay, I found that a birthing center was just...

Okay, I found that a birthing center was just opened in May, I believe, of this year in Springfield (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Ueland-Certified-Professional-Midwife/133918109979112).  I'm...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-27-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By caitryn
I am unsure of how insurance will work right...

I am unsure of how insurance will work right now.  My husband just started his new job today, and he should be signing all the benefits paperwork today.  He mentioned something about union...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-25-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By caitryn
Hi!  I am currently living in south Mississippi,...

Hi!  I am currently living in south Mississippi, but my husband got a job in Springfield, MO, so my whole family will be moving there in the near future.  I have an almost 4 year old son (possibly...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-25-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By caitryn
Honestly, I would offer him the more "grown-up"...

Honestly, I would offer him the more "grown-up" foods first.  When he doesn't take them, I would then mash them to make sure he actually eats something.  Also, my son is 31 months and JUST started...
Forum: April 2011   03-16-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,182
Posted By caitryn
Being at around 37 weeks and being completely...

Being at around 37 weeks and being completely unsure of when my daughter will make her debut, I have been putting some personal updates on Facebook, but those updates have been mine to make.  I am...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-12-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By caitryn
Well, we finally had our evaluation yesterday....

Well, we finally had our evaluation yesterday.  Three women came to our house to observe DS in his natural environment.  (It almost sounds like we're talking about a Discovery Channel documentary!)...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-09-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By caitryn
Thanks, everyone!  We should be able to see...

Thanks, everyone!  We should be able to see someone soon (hopefully) about his language.  I was told that First Steps had to make arrangements with me and see my son within 45 days of his referral....
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-07-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By caitryn
My sister and I both had severe reactions to the...

My sister and I both had severe reactions to the DTP (pertussis portion) as well, and the doctors said it was hereditary.  Now, the information the CDC releases on the DTaP says that anyone who had...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-07-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,747
Posted By caitryn
I think it depends entirely on your family, each...

I think it depends entirely on your family, each individual child, and what you want to vaccinate against.  For instance, if you are worried about rotovirus, there is a very limited time frame in...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-07-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By caitryn
I don't know about any DVDs, but a book I really...

I don't know about any DVDs, but a book I really like is The Vaccine Book by Dr. Sears (don't remember which Sears.)  Everything I read in it was presented in a scientific/medical way with the names...
Forum: April 2011   03-07-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By caitryn
LOL  Yeah.  I'm discovering that it's getting...

LOL  Yeah.  I'm discovering that it's getting harder and harder for me to move around.  Moving too much causes me to have more of those pains!
 
I also just found out this morning that I'm 2cm...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-07-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By caitryn
Thanks!  He does seem to understand what is...

Thanks!  He does seem to understand what is being said to him (beyond the typical "selective hearing," of course.)  Following directions is something we are still working on, but I believe that part...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-06-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By caitryn
Yeah, I meant his made up language.  I have had...

Yeah, I meant his made up language.  I have had his hearing checked, and his hearing is fine.  He has met all developmental stages within normal ranges, sometimes early.  He just doesn't seem to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-06-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By caitryn
Okay, this month DS will be 31 months and he...

Okay, this month DS will be 31 months and he still doesn't talk very much.  We call what he does say "Martian" because he seems to have developed his own language.  To give a little background...
 ...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   03-06-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By caitryn
This is a bit late, I think, but I would suggest...

This is a bit late, I think, but I would suggest trying to get in to see Leigh Haden at the Children's Clinic over behind Hattiesburg Clinic/Women's Place if you haven't found a pediatrician...
Forum: April 2011   03-06-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By caitryn
So the baby has been getting more and more...

So the baby has been getting more and more active (or at least I'm feeling it alot more) over the past couple of weeks.  Last night, I went to stand up, and I could have sworn she punched me right...
Forum: April 2011   03-06-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,146
Posted By caitryn
I also loved when, while pregnant with DS, I was...

I also loved when, while pregnant with DS, I was walking through the hospital where I was WORKING and got stopped by some random lady to ask me how bit my litter was going to be?  How freakin rude!...
Forum: April 2011   03-06-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By caitryn
I've had a different experience with the due...

I've had a different experience with the due date since my first was a preemie.  It has been a count down for me and everyone I care about to see how close we can get to the due date with this one....
Forum: April 2011   03-05-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,146
Posted By caitryn
Well, I carry small, so people act really...

Well, I carry small, so people act really surprised when I tell them how far along I am.  Apparently, I look closer to 6 months than 8.5 months. One random woman told me that I must be going to have...
Forum: April 2011   03-05-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By caitryn
1) I want to be closer to her due date!...

1) I want to be closer to her due date!  (Already had one preemie and would rather not repeat that.)
2) I want a little more time to get DS to accept his daddy over comfort in place of me because I...
Forum: April 2011   03-05-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By caitryn
I feel like I'm going to explode in that Alien...

I feel like I'm going to explode in that Alien movie sort of way.  I think she's going to born out of my belly button at this rate!  (Well, she might be coming from between my ribs right now since...
Forum: Diapering   03-05-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By caitryn
Well, I am planning to CD my second child when...

Well, I am planning to CD my second child when she arrives (due in 4.5 weeks!) and have a stash of cloth diapers already (about 48, I think.)  We don't have alot of money to spend, so I've been...
Forum: April 2011   11-08-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 619
Posted By caitryn
As others have said, it depends on the birth...

As others have said, it depends on the birth experience for each woman. It also depends on how you heal. In my case, I had a perfectly normal (or at least as normal as premature can be) vaginal...
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