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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-09-2011, 02:01 AM
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Posted By Collinsky
Thanks for all the replies - I did do an online...

Thanks for all the replies - I did do an online calculator once I got an accurate height for him, and it says 5' 2"... which isn't tall but isn't very worrisome to me. 
 
Our caregiver isn't...
Forum: Diapering   12-01-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By Collinsky
I just heard that traces of arsenic can be left...

I just heard that traces of arsenic can be left on wool; I can't seem to find much info about that though. Does anyone else know anything about that? Also, are there any other heavy metals that are...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-08-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Collinsky
Hmmm... perhaps "bedtime routine" is the wrong...

Hmmm... perhaps "bedtime routine" is the wrong phrase? I'm more interested in hearing about less conventional approaches to bedtime routines. The bath-book-bed thing has never worked well for us.
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Forum: The Childhood Years   11-07-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Collinsky
My Ds is 4.5 this month... he's always been a...

My Ds is 4.5 this month... he's always been a peanut, and I was okay with it until I realized he's going to be 5 in half a year. FIVE. He's the same size as my 2.5 year old, who is average sized for...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-07-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Collinsky
I have a family of night owls... myself...

I have a family of night owls... myself included. And my husband (who works third shift, so he's set LOL). If left to our own devices, every one of us would choose a bedtime between midnight and 2...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-07-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,183
Posted By Collinsky
I have initiated night weaning each time, with...

I have initiated night weaning each time, with varying degrees of crying. The plan is, if my toddler wakes and is fussy crying, then I make sure they have something to drink, I hold them and cuddle...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-07-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Collinsky
All my kids (so far) have continued to cosleep...

All my kids (so far) have continued to cosleep full-time for about 2-3 years after they stopped nursing at night. Dh works nights, so I was on my own for most night weaning; if you have a partner at...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-17-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,276
Posted By Collinsky
This is kind of a spin-off of the "true natural...

This is kind of a spin-off of the "true natural cure" thread. For those who are taking (or have looked into taking) amino acids, what dosages did you take while breastfeeding? Were you able to find...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-16-2010, 08:44 PM
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Views: 107,564
Posted By Collinsky
Quote: Originally Posted by anielasmommy09...

Quote:
Originally Posted by anielasmommy09 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15587384)
ok so it IS SAFE while BFing to take...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-12-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By Collinsky
gah, I just posted a long reply to this, and it...

gah, I just posted a long reply to this, and it disappeared into the ether! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif

Anyway, long story short, with my little ones, I told...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-12-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,944
Posted By Collinsky
I think it depends on your recovery - even the...

I think it depends on your recovery - even the same woman having more than one Cesarean might have to do things differently for each one. That said, at 3 weeks I did lift my 27 lb toddler, but not...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-12-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By Collinsky
Do you change your ratios with the seasons? I...

Do you change your ratios with the seasons? I use a pretty dilute BS solution, with a dilute vinegar rinse, and I was thinking that maybe I needed a different ratio for the summer months as it seems...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   07-02-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Collinsky
Hi everyone, thanks for all your thoughts! ...

Hi everyone, thanks for all your thoughts!

Two weeks ago I started supplementing (multivit, B-50 complex, inositol (3g/day), fish oil (3g/day), cal/mag, and a multimineral) and taking motherwort...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-23-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By Collinsky
Thanks... I am taking some choline, but it's not...

Thanks... I am taking some choline, but it's not in anywhere near the amounts I'm taking of inositol. I will keep an eye on my supply, thanks for the heads up!
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-21-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By Collinsky
Do any of you who take inositol for depression...

Do any of you who take inositol for depression also take choline? And if so, how much do you take?

Also, is there any concern that taking this in large doses might cause an imbalance in the B...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-21-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Collinsky
Quote: Originally Posted by mom0810...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mom0810 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15541422)
Please consider meds. There are so many that...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-21-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 12
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Views: 991
Posted By Collinsky
The thought of exercise makes me cry. I can't....

The thought of exercise makes me cry. I can't. All I want to do is sleep and watch TV.

I have been to LLL, I have been with my friends -- they are amazingly supportive and offer help all the...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-20-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 991
Posted By Collinsky
I am going to be taking motherwort for the next...

I am going to be taking motherwort for the next couple weeks (I have my 6 week appt with the OB in 2 weeks, and if natural things aren't making any difference, I'm going to ask about meds then), as...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-20-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 991
Posted By Collinsky
I tried posting before, but felt really stressed...

I tried posting before, but felt really stressed out about it that night and the next day I deleted it. Needless to say, anxiety and sleeplessness are part of my problem that brought me to this...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-04-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 14,149
Posted By Collinsky
After four awesome unassisted homebirths and...

After four awesome unassisted homebirths and almost ten years of advocating for and encouraging homebirths, my fifth baby was born (a little over two weeks ago) via C-sec... I haven't had a lot of...
Forum: Diapering   05-13-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Collinsky
Thanks all! Diaper service is out of the...

Thanks all! Diaper service is out of the question, it hasn't been available in our area for years now. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

We just got a diaper...
Forum: Diapering   05-12-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Collinsky
I'm going to be doing cloth diapers for my...

I'm going to be doing cloth diapers for my upcoming baby -- something I haven't done for five years, since we moved to an apartment with no W&D. I tried continuing with cloth, but ended up giving...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-01-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Collinsky
Thanks -- turns out my Dh had some diarrhea as...

Thanks -- turns out my Dh had some diarrhea as well, and he ate entirely different deli meat than I did. Also, after my bout this morning, I haven't had any more and it's my understanding that if it...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-28-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Collinsky
I'm 27 weeks, and I woke up this morning with...

I'm 27 weeks, and I woke up this morning with diarrhea. I would normally not be too worried - sometimes you get a bug, and you get tummy troubles. HOWEVER we were without electricity for two days...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   01-27-2010, 03:06 PM
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Views: 93,748
Posted By Collinsky
Awesome, Arduinna -- thanks so much!...

Awesome, Arduinna -- thanks so much! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
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