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Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-21-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By MaddieMay
I am 99% sure that you will receive the BAH for...

I am 99% sure that you will receive the BAH for the area in which you are living, as long as you have proof of residency there (which you do).  We were facing a similar situation about two years ago...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-29-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By MaddieMay
My three month old has had a rash since a few...

My three month old has had a rash since a few days after birth.  It started on one part of her body and quickly spread.  It was diagnosed as ezcema.  The rash has worsened over time, even with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-13-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,100
Posted By MaddieMay
Nothing here.  We are religious, but don't get...

Nothing here.  We are religious, but don't get into the whole Easter Bunny and Easter basket thing.  My parents sent the kids some church clothes and the ILs will probably send something as well,...
Forum: VBAC   04-12-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,129
Posted By MaddieMay
My first was a true emergency c/s.  My second...

My first was a true emergency c/s.  My second was a VBAC attempt that ended in RCS.  The RCS was terrible-worse than my first in many ways, complete with a post-op infection.  If I had just...
Forum: VBAC   04-12-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,978
Posted By MaddieMay
I have Tricare Prime, where you are supposed to...

I have Tricare Prime, where you are supposed to receive all medical care from a MTF (military treatment facility).  My MTF would not allow a VBAC, but I was covered for a VBAC (which ended up being...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-02-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,256
Posted By MaddieMay
We are seriously contemplating homeschooling, so...

We are seriously contemplating homeschooling, so it's likely I'll stay at home. :)  If we don't, I will probably return to work very part time.  I have a graduate degree and could easily be an...
Forum: Lactivism   03-02-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,265
Posted By MaddieMay
I've had nothing but great experiences with AA...

I've had nothing but great experiences with AA as well.  Both domestic and international.
Forum: VBAC   02-28-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By MaddieMay
Honestly, I read the stats and acknowledged that...

Honestly, I read the stats and acknowledged that there was a risk and filed that in the back of my mind so I could focus on a positive pregnancy.  The risk of a repeat c/s for me was much higher...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-26-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By MaddieMay
DH had a duffel bag that was gifted to him...

DH had a duffel bag that was gifted to him through Land's End.  A hole wore in the bottom (which we just patched) but then the strap on it snapped.  He'd had it about five years at that point, with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-23-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By MaddieMay
It's definitely not CIO and don't feel guilty! ...

It's definitely not CIO and don't feel guilty!  I have two under two and there is always commotion at our house...usually one kid is crying at any given time during the day.  The child that needs me...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-22-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By MaddieMay
My first is 18 months and I have a newborn.  It...

My first is 18 months and I have a newborn.  It was a planned surprise, if that makes sense.  Things are chaotic and crazy right now, but I do like it.  They are close in age, we still have all our...
Forum: January 2011   02-22-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,813
Posted By MaddieMay
We introduced a pacifier early on.  Both my kids...

We introduced a pacifier early on.  Both my kids have had a high need to suck.  DD doesn't take to it as well as DS did, but she will in a pinch.  I only use it when everything else (diaper, nurse,...
Forum: VBAC   02-22-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By MaddieMay
I'd also mention nutrition.  I am convinced that...

I'd also mention nutrition.  I am convinced that the reason I was in such a good position to VBAC (even though it ended in another c-section) during my last pregnancy was that my nutrition was...
Forum: VBAC   02-17-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By MaddieMay
I attempted a VBAC a few weeks ago (ended up in...

I attempted a VBAC a few weeks ago (ended up in another c-section) and my hospital had a continuous monitoring policy.  When I showed up in labor, they didn't want to budge.  I told my doula that...
Forum: January 2011   01-26-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,780
Posted By MaddieMay
Still pregnant here and no sign of labor anytime...

Still pregnant here and no sign of labor anytime soon.
Forum: January 2011   01-26-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By MaddieMay
Congrats, especially on the VBAC!

Congrats, especially on the VBAC!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-26-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By MaddieMay
Buy the extra seat!  I am very conservative...

Buy the extra seat!  I am very conservative money-wise, but it's a priority for me.  I've done both domestic and international legs with DS (alone and with DH) and we always get an extra seat.  We...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-26-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
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Views: 521
Posted By MaddieMay
Generally, our rules are the same.  But like a...

Generally, our rules are the same.  But like a pp said, sometimes his ideas of acceptable and mine are different.  DH is more lenient with food than I am nutrition-wise (he still feeds DS healthy...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-26-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,185
Posted By MaddieMay
I am the type that gets up and ready each...

I am the type that gets up and ready each morning.  I shower before DH leaves for work and I put on makeup and do my hair, just basic.  I wear jeans and a nice top (no-tshirts, but that's because I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-25-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,243
Posted By MaddieMay
I agree that the first thing you need to do is...

I agree that the first thing you need to do is simplify.  But do a general sweep first-if you KNOW it needs to go, get rid of it.  The minor things (going through and examining every single item in...
Forum: January 2011   01-10-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By MaddieMay
I normally have really really low BP too (I set...

I normally have really really low BP too (I set the machine off at the doc's office), but especially towards the end of pregnancy mine does creep up a bit.  I had a reading like that in my last...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,786
Posted By MaddieMay
Maybe a couple times a month.  One or two lunch...

Maybe a couple times a month.  One or two lunch dates for DH and I (usually at a sandwich place or something) and maybe a nice sit down dinner at a local place.  Eating out is not fun with DS, so we...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-07-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,735
Posted By MaddieMay
We are another military family (Navy) being told...

We are another military family (Navy) being told we will most likely be denied for overseas orders to Guam due to our selective/delay vax status. I've read the instruction and it does say no...
Forum: January 2011   01-06-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By MaddieMay
That is awesome-congrats!

That is awesome-congrats!
Forum: VBAC   01-04-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By MaddieMay
Can she switch doctors?  Also, I'd encourage her...

Can she switch doctors?  Also, I'd encourage her to hire a really good doula.  I'm planning on a VBAC any day now and I know without a supportive doc and doula, there's no way I'd be able to even...
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