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Forum: I'm Pregnant   Today, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By pokeyac
I'm sorry you are in this tough position. If you...

I'm sorry you are in this tough position. If you do meet with him, maybe you could bring a friend with you. They could be a bit of a buffer and it might help to have a neutral third party there for...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By pokeyac
I agree about not looking them up because it will...

I agree about not looking them up because it will only cause added anxiety for you. You can't go back and change anything now, and there wouldn't have been much you could have done anyway. Without...
Forum: Queer Parenting   Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,496
Posted By pokeyac
lovestreet13 I'm also sorry to hear that they...

lovestreet13 I'm also sorry to hear that they found another bleed. I hope it is something baby can recover from fully and be healthy upon arrival. I'm glad all of the other development and growth...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-25-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,572
Posted By pokeyac
Let's refrain from attacking the OP's mother...

Let's refrain from attacking the OP's mother please. We may disagree with her but we don't allow name-calling even if the person is not a member.
Thank you,
Pokey
Moderator
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-23-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By pokeyac
I'm sorry I can't answer all your questions but I...

I'm sorry I can't answer all your questions but I would say it is ok to let her sleep at this point. I don't see a need to wake her up to eat. Unfortunately, sleeping 6 hours may not become a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-20-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By pokeyac
We have hardwood floors and it wasn't an issue....

We have hardwood floors and it wasn't an issue. There are cute knee pads you can buy if you are concerned about his knees getting scraped up. I don't think babies need only soft surfaces on which to...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-19-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By pokeyac
I rinsed my pump parts and kept them in the...

I rinsed my pump parts and kept them in the fridge until the next pumping session. I only washed them at the end of the day. Totally fine!

Here is their website...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-19-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,572
Posted By pokeyac
I would delete the texts and ignore them. You...

I would delete the texts and ignore them. You need to focus on healing and taking care of your new baby. The immediate postpartum period can be rough and people around you should only be helpful...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-17-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By pokeyac
They do look similar. Did you see if Playtex has...

They do look similar. Did you see if Playtex has replaced the old product with a new one? Perhaps the link you had to Amazon was old and they have a new product. It seems like the pack from Kmart...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-16-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By pokeyac
Great news! You followed your instincts and you...

Great news! You followed your instincts and you were right!
Forum: Infertility   03-16-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By pokeyac
Telling someone who is struggling to conceive to...

Telling someone who is struggling to conceive to relax is one of the worst things you can say. It will only make her feel worse, and it's not helpful. When you hear that, you think, "I'm trying too...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-13-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 417
Posted By pokeyac
Just a reminder that only members of the DDC may...

Just a reminder that only members of the DDC may post to the DDC.
Thank you!
Pokey
Moderator
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-13-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By pokeyac
Just a reminder that only members of the DDC may...

Just a reminder that only members of the DDC may post in the DDC.
Thank you!
Pokey
Moderator
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-13-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By pokeyac
Just a reminder that only members of the DDC...

Just a reminder that only members of the DDC should be posting in the DDC.
Thank you!
Pokey
Moderator
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-13-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations freqflyer! I hope the rest of...

Congratulations freqflyer! I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly!
Forum: Family Planning   03-13-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 537
Posted By pokeyac
:w cwill I'm glad you are in a good spot with...

:w cwill I'm glad you are in a good spot with waiting and with your kids. It can be hard to think about starting over with a newborn when the older kids are doing well and you are able to sleep.
Forum: Family Planning   03-12-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 537
Posted By pokeyac
:w Jbuck2013 I hope your husband is able to sort...

:w Jbuck2013 I hope your husband is able to sort through his feelings and go for it soon!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-12-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By pokeyac
Jenabear Giving birth is considered a disability...

Jenabear Giving birth is considered a disability and it is covered under state disability insurance in the US. That is how the majority of women receive any pay after they give birth. It is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-11-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By pokeyac
I'm more concerned about you than your daughter. ...

I'm more concerned about you than your daughter. Perhaps you could take this opportunity to look at yourself and ask why it matters to you how she plays with her dolls and why you feel you need to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-11-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By pokeyac
You should contact your state disability agency...

You should contact your state disability agency and see if there is a way you would qualify. If your employers are paying taxes for you, I would imagine that would include disability taxes to the...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   03-11-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By pokeyac
:w to Mothering nymm! Congratulations on your...

:w to Mothering nymm! Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope all goes well at the ultrasound. You should check out the I'm Pregnant forum and your Due Date Club.
Forum: Family Planning   03-10-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 537
Posted By pokeyac
:w frugalmama Do you have a donor lined up or...

:w frugalmama Do you have a donor lined up or will you be using a bank?

sillysapling I'm very sorry about the miscarriage and how it is still affecting you in a tough way. I hope your body and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-10-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By pokeyac
Kiwi Magazine...

Kiwi Magazine (http://www.kiwimagonline.com/eco-nursery) just had some eco-friendly furniture. They have a bassinet in this story, but it's $395. BabyBjorn also makes a bassinet, the BabyBjorn...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-09-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,496
Posted By pokeyac
Welcome back Sphinxy! We have also been talking...

Welcome back Sphinxy! We have also been talking about #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) but aren't ready to make a decision yet. I would be happy to talk...
Forum: Infertility   03-09-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By pokeyac
I've never heard anyone mention they had hair...

I've never heard anyone mention they had hair loss while taking these medications. I would be more concerned about the more serious side effects. You hair changes quite a bit through pregnancy and...
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