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Forum: Parenting   10-31-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,694
Posted By mama2silas
Gemma wanted to be a princess for reasons...

Gemma wanted to be a princess for reasons unknown.  I suggested a superhero. The solution? A superhero princess -- brains, strength, and beauty!...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-14-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By mama2silas
We had our son's 4th birthday at The Little Gym....

We had our son's 4th birthday at The Little Gym. This was 6 days after his sister arrived! It is so painless. They did the set-up and clean up and took notes on the gifts. I just provided the cake,...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-03-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By mama2silas
Hi all! We have to put DD into daycare...

Hi all!

We have to put DD into daycare earlier than we wanted and have to start shots. We see Dr. Salter, who doesn't do them in her office. Any recommendations for peds on the Illinois side of...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-02-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By mama2silas
Hi! DD will be one in 2 weeks. YIKES! I had...

Hi!

DD will be one in 2 weeks. YIKES! I had planned on delaying vaccines until age 2 or until we had to put her into daycare. Well, it looks as though we may have to put her into daycare before...
Forum: VBAC   11-20-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,276
Posted By mama2silas
My physical VBAC recovery is still ongoing after...

My physical VBAC recovery is still ongoing after a month. Definitely harder than the c-section. I was up and walking in a day after my C and stopped bleeding after a week. Didn't really have to take...
Forum: October 2006   11-09-2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 98
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Posted By mama2silas
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sorry.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sorry.
Forum: VBAC   11-09-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 50,494
Posted By mama2silas
Background: Silas was born by c/s after 37...

Background:
Silas was born by c/s after 37 hours of labor -- labor which started with my water breaking. 20 hours into labor, I was at 7 cm, and despite starting pitocin at that point and...
Forum: VBAC   11-08-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By mama2silas
There is no reason you cannot have a VBAC. Every...

There is no reason you cannot have a VBAC. Every pregancy is different, and the reason for your c/s is not any more likely to occur again just because it happened before.

DS was a c/s after 37...
Forum: October 2006   11-02-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,034
Posted By mama2silas
SQUEAL!!!!! They are beautiful, Kathryn. I love...

SQUEAL!!!!! They are beautiful, Kathryn. I love the b/w photos.
Forum: October 2006   10-30-2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,321
Posted By mama2silas
Here are pics of our little Gemma!...

Here are pics of our little Gemma! (http://baldwinthomasino.shutterfly.com)
Forum: October 2006   10-30-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,023
Posted By mama2silas
Love and peace to you, Jaya. I hope your heart...

Love and peace to you, Jaya. I hope your heart heals. I'm very sorry about Trace Oak.
Forum: October 2006   10-25-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By mama2silas
Gemma had her first bath last night (and hated...

Gemma had her first bath last night (and hated it!). I found her skin to be even drier this morning than it was (despite lots of lotion last night), so I think we are definitely going to limit baths...
Forum: VBAC   10-24-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By mama2silas
I just did! My OB is very VBAC friendly,...

I just did!

My OB is very VBAC friendly, but he wasn't even in town during the majority of the hospital laboring. The hospital staff was great, and there was never any mention of a repeat C, even...
Forum: October 2006   10-24-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,896
Posted By mama2silas
It's a girl!! Gemma Baldwin Thomasino ...

It's a girl!!

Gemma Baldwin Thomasino
October 15, 2006 (her daddy's birthday)
3:22 a.m.
9 pounds, 15 ounces and 21.5 inches long

The birth story is way too long -- 60+ hours of active...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-24-2006, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By mama2silas
Well, sometimes they need to do it just so they...

Well, sometimes they need to do it just so they can stitch you up. After 37 hours of labor, my ob used lots of pitocin and massage to get my uterus back in a state to close me up. It took a long...
Forum: October 2006   09-09-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By mama2silas
Oh mama! Except for the swellen and weight gain,...

Oh mama! Except for the swellen and weight gain, I totally understand you. I am getting tired of being Dance Club Tiffany!

BUT, I keep thinking about how easy it is to take care of babies in...
Forum: October 2006   09-09-2006, 10:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 695
Posted By mama2silas
Welcome home baby Quentin!! He is so sweet!...

Welcome home baby Quentin!! He is so sweet! Congrats!
Forum: VBAC   09-09-2006, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By mama2silas
This is great! I *may* have the beginnings of...

This is great! I *may* have the beginnings of pre-eclamsia, so your story is really encouraging in case we do need to induce.
Forum: October 2006   09-07-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 424
Posted By mama2silas
Silas was an October baby, so I am going to use...

Silas was an October baby, so I am going to use the halloween onesie, black leggings, and pumpkin hat we used for him. Baby will be in a sling most of the time, so that should suffice for this year....
Forum: October 2006   09-04-2006, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By mama2silas
Quote: Originally Posted by lizabird Someone...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lizabird
Someone just asked me yesterday when I was expecing a baby and I said "next month" and thought to myself wow, that's really soon! I am feeling big enough now...
Forum: October 2006   09-04-2006, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 803
Posted By mama2silas
I am still enjoying pregnancy. My first was an...

I am still enjoying pregnancy. My first was an uneventful breeze, and so has this one. *knock wood*. I just hope this one's birth isn't like the first -- 37 hours, very painful back labor, ended up...
Forum: October 2006   08-31-2006, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 577
Posted By mama2silas
This is basically our story, too -- just...

This is basically our story, too -- just different makes of cars.

For this one, DH probably won't be transporting baby in his car, so we are going to use the extra base for my mom's car.

We...
Forum: October 2006   08-28-2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 800
Posted By mama2silas
congrats mama! Happy to hear that all is ok now.

congrats mama! Happy to hear that all is ok now.
Forum: October 2006   08-28-2006, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By mama2silas
I think it is funny that people ask now, "are...

I think it is funny that people ask now, "are you going to find out?" Um, yes, in 6 weeks. I mean, if we held out this long, I think we can wait until the baby makes his/her arrival.
Forum: October 2006   08-24-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 384
Posted By mama2silas
I'm pretty sure that Silas will be there. He...

I'm pretty sure that Silas will be there. He will be almost 4 when the baby arrives. Our doula brought us lots of birth videos, but we need to pre-screen them before showing him. We will decide by...
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