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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-21-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Tithonia
We are currently "doing" (more or less) Oak...

We are currently "doing" (more or less) Oak Meadow kindergarten, and I am thinking ahead to whether we will continue to use it in future years. I was very happy to find it as a kindergarten...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-07-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,066
Posted By Tithonia
The ideas people have posted are fantastic, but...

The ideas people have posted are fantastic, but if you're still wanting another outside resource, I highly recommend Life of Fred. Here's the website:...
Forum: Diapering   07-03-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By Tithonia
Thanks for the suggestions! We went ahead and...

Thanks for the suggestions! We went ahead and got a couple of Flips, and they're just perfect. Plenty of space for him to grow yet. I wasn't sure about the snaps at first, but actually they're great...
Forum: Diapering   03-05-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By Tithonia
Thanks, we'll give that a try! I wonder why more...

Thanks, we'll give that a try! I wonder why more diaper covers don't have the flaps? We think they're a great feature.
 
Forum: Diapering   02-16-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By Tithonia
Can anyone recommend a diaper cover that has...

Can anyone recommend a diaper cover that has those nice pockets inside the front (and maybe in the back, too) to tuck a prefold or folded flat diaper into?
 
We have always used Bumkins covers and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-13-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Tithonia
They look like silvery flames--a visible...

They look like silvery flames--a visible reminder of the power within.
 
And they go well with the blue lightning on my chest that shows my power to feed my baby when he or she comes! ...
Forum: January 2011   11-15-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 901
Posted By Tithonia
I'm on the week 4 class, and I am really liking...

I'm on the week 4 class, and I am really liking it so far. I notice that it keeps me a lot happier when I listen to the tracks--if I miss a day, I get grumpier and feel more...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Tithonia
Hee hee, that's great! I have a nephew who is a...

Hee hee, that's great! I have a nephew who is a great advertisement for natural childbirth, too. He was born at almost 12 pounds, and my sister describes it as painless!

An ultrasound not long...
Forum: January 2011   10-19-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Tithonia
Here are some questions to get you started: ...

Here are some questions to get you started:

Where were you born? Where do you live now? Do you like it?
I was born in Iowa. I don't want to say where I live now because I don't want to have my...
Forum: January 2011   09-28-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Tithonia
Yes, Adorkable, please give details! I've been...

Yes, Adorkable, please give details! I've been dealing with this lately too, especially after sitting down for awhile.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-21-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 774
Posted By Tithonia
For me hearing the heartbeat on a Doppler the...

For me hearing the heartbeat on a Doppler the first time (around 11 weeks, I think), was all it took. We don't do ultrasounds, but I could see that that would have a similar impact: "Whoa, there's...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-20-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By Tithonia
My niece, born a few years ago, has a (very...

My niece, born a few years ago, has a (very beautiful) name that gives the initials BM, and she even has a T-shirt with just her initials on it. When she was a couple of years old my mom said to me...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-16-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,441
Posted By Tithonia
For me it's less a matter of the studies that...

For me it's less a matter of the studies that have been done so far than the feeling that it's not right for my baby. We're going to quit with the Doppler too (except during labor) because of the...
Forum: January 2011   09-15-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By Tithonia
One thing I've found helpful is to go on hands...

One thing I've found helpful is to go on hands and knees and then lift one knee at a time and rotate it in small circles. (I usually do about 12 circles on one side and then switch.)
Forum: January 2011   09-14-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,076
Posted By Tithonia
I decided to save up and get the home study...

I decided to save up and get the home study course. It came last week, and I am very excited!!! I'm still figuring out exactly how to fit it into my life, but I figure I have time (I'm 23 weeks...
Forum: September 2010   09-02-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,981
Posted By Tithonia
DDCC too... Mine broke sometime while I was...

DDCC too...

Mine broke sometime while I was hanging out in the tub during labor... At least, when we called the midwife to come on over she checked me and wanted me to get out of the tub because...
Forum: January 2011   08-31-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By Tithonia
We're still hanging in there, usually for...

We're still hanging in there, usually for naptime. I pretty much only let her nurse (dry nursing) on one side at this point, since the other side is just too painful. I'm waiting to see how things...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-26-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,709
Posted By Tithonia
I realized early on that this was my biggest...

I realized early on that this was my biggest lingering fear about going with my current MW, who doesn't suture. I apparently had a 2nd degree tear with my first birth, although I actually never...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-18-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,240
Posted By Tithonia
I don't know if you're still looking for...

I don't know if you're still looking for responses, but this was a HUGE issue for us, so I thought I'd chime in. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Keeping my last name...
Forum: January 2011   08-04-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 625
Posted By Tithonia
Totally not planning to get one unless there's...

Totally not planning to get one unless there's some medical indication. I didn't with my first and am happy that way. I don't want to see the baby yet, don't want to know the gender, would not...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-04-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By Tithonia
The thought of the "standard" American glucose...

The thought of the "standard" American glucose tolerance test makes my skin crawl, too. Aren't we supposed to do healthy things during pregnancy? Fasting for 8 hours and then having a super-sugary...
Forum: January 2011   07-22-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Tithonia
When I was researching prenatals, the other...

When I was researching prenatals, the other well-loved brand I came across was New Chapter. That's what I went with, and really like them. They're also food-based, but you do have to swallow 3 (but...
Forum: January 2011   07-12-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 843
Posted By Tithonia
What a fun discussion! Reading this thread has...

What a fun discussion! Reading this thread has totally made my day! Books!!!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif

I just re-read Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth too, and...
Forum: Homebirth   07-08-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,661
Posted By Tithonia
Wow, I know how you feel! This was my biggest...

Wow, I know how you feel! This was my biggest worry about birthing in our ugly, hot, tiny, weird apartment in Toronto. A run-down, small apartment in Toronto in July was NOT my ideal "home" setting...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-08-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,084
Posted By Tithonia
I just want to add to all the good advice that's...

I just want to add to all the good advice that's already been given: it helps to know what's going on. If you study the pictures and descriptions in a book like "Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way,"...
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