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Forum: Parenting   04-20-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,543
Posted By ginadc
  Quote:Subbing! Going from one to two...


Quote:Subbing! Going from one to two children has been insanely hard on us. I wanted four but I'm kind of scared to have any more after this. DH and I are both having second thoughts, actually....
Forum: Parenting   04-12-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,543
Posted By ginadc
1-2 was by far the hardest for us. ODD, our...

1-2 was by far the hardest for us. ODD, our first, was an incredibly easy baby. She napped like a champ, two good solid long nap blocks per day until she was about a year and then down to one good...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-21-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,839
Posted By ginadc
Quote: There were SO many instances when he...

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There were SO many instances when he was just not being heard, or he was feeling lectured or whatever, and since he hadn't learned good coping skills of his own, he would just act out. To me...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-21-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,839
Posted By ginadc
Quote: Another thing that helps me...most of...

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Another thing that helps me...most of the time...is actually planning what I will so if situations arise. So if you have a recurrent problem, act it out in your mind how you would like it to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-20-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,839
Posted By ginadc
Seventy, thank you so much! This is going to...

Seventy, thank you so much! This is going to take me a long time to read, but so much of it is soooooo familiar. I'm sure I can find some strategies in this thread.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-20-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,839
Posted By ginadc
This is all great advice, and a lot of it is...

This is all great advice, and a lot of it is stuff I already do--when I'm thinking rationally. It's not so much that I need more tools to use with my DD, as I need some tools to use with ME--to snap...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-20-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,839
Posted By ginadc
I was raised by a very gentle mother and a...

I was raised by a very gentle mother and a father with a terrible temper. He spanked and yelled, a lot, and I hated it. Unfortunately, I have inherited my dad's terrible temper. I struggle...
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,351
Posted By ginadc
Only if there's really no other choice. Bad...

Only if there's really no other choice. Bad enough with babies, but waking up a sleeping toddler before he or she is ready to get up is guaranteed to end up with an overtired, cranky kid, often with...
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,608
Posted By ginadc
The thing is, I DO say stop. I DID say stop when...

The thing is, I DO say stop. I DID say stop when my kids were sick and they were all up in their faces. Their parents are RIGHT THERE. I am walking out the door to the car and am SWARMED.

Yeah,...
Forum: VBAC   03-21-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By ginadc
Hi all, Wow, this feels like deja vu. A...

Hi all,

Wow, this feels like deja vu. A little over 2 years ago, I was on other MDC forums asking for help in turning my breech baby. I found out DS was breech at a 32-week ultrasound to check a...
Forum: Parenting   03-18-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By ginadc
Better question: do I ever feel like my life is...

Better question: do I ever feel like my life is not two steps (or fewer) away from total chaos? I once updated my Facebook status to read: "Ginadc is battling entropy, with limited success."
Forum: Parenting   03-03-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,835
Posted By ginadc
Quote: But, if I was in your exact situation...

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But, if I was in your exact situation what would probably bother me is that they don't usually seek out church when they're out of town, and yet they did this time, and then still didn't say...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-25-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By ginadc
Thanks, omelniko! I think I'll give her a call.

Thanks, omelniko! I think I'll give her a call.
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-25-2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By ginadc
I thought I had read in a listing that Julie...

I thought I had read in a listing that Julie Rosen also does hypnobirthing instruction--is that right? I'd love to find a doula who also does hypnobirthing. I'll be delivering with Avalon at...
Forum: VBAC   02-24-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By ginadc
Pixie, even if the CNM/doc don't take your...

Pixie, even if the CNM/doc don't take your insurance, can you submit their bills to the insurance company for reimbursement? My doc in NYC (Gae Rodke, the guru of vaginal breech delivery 'round...
Forum: VBAC   02-18-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By ginadc
My midwives required the operative report from...

My midwives required the operative report from my C-section. Basically, they need to know what kind of incision you had--and they can't necessarily tell just by looking, since sometimes the external...
Forum: VBAC   01-11-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,725
Posted By ginadc
This sounds a lot like the VBAC rules my midwife...

This sounds a lot like the VBAC rules my midwife explained to me. She didn't mention NPO, though; will have to ask her about that. (If that's the rule, then yeah, I'll just eat/drink when no one's...
Forum: Parenting   01-05-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 970
Posted By ginadc
Yep, another one here who could have written the...

Yep, another one here who could have written the OP, about 2 years ago before DS was born. DD was my "little buddy" and as excited as I was about the new baby, I was apprehensive about not having as...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-15-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By ginadc
I'm 14 weeks pregnant and still nursing DS, now...

I'm 14 weeks pregnant and still nursing DS, now 21 months. We had been tapering down our nursing sessions and mostly just nurse at bedtime, naptime and in the morning now. Well, the other day at...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-18-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 59,783
Posted By ginadc
Quote: STOP TWIDDLING MY OTHER NIPPLE WHEN YOU...

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STOP TWIDDLING MY OTHER NIPPLE WHEN YOU NURSE!! I'm sick and tired of having to fight you off the entire time you are getting bow-boos. KNOCK IT OFF! I can't stand you trying to twiddle...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-18-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,408
Posted By ginadc
I'm in! With a very smart, very athletic,...

I'm in!

With a very smart, very athletic, easily bored almost 4-year-old, and a 20-month-old who's really starting to feel his independent oats, plus one more on the way in June, I very much need...
Forum: Parenting   11-11-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,235
Posted By ginadc
OMG. I had wanted to watch "Miracle at St. Anna"...

OMG. I had wanted to watch "Miracle at St. Anna" and had meant to TIVO it. Now, I'm so glad I didn't. It was bad enough to read the spoiler but would have been a million times worse to watch the...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-21-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By ginadc
Also, does anyone know if Avalon requires a hep...

Also, does anyone know if Avalon requires a hep lock and/or CFM if you're having a VBAC? I can ask at my appt. in Nov. but I'm curious as to people's experiences...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-21-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By ginadc
Hey Marisa! :: wavewave :: Don't tell anybody,...

Hey Marisa! :: wavewave :: Don't tell anybody, but guess what? I'm pregnant again! Due in June. I'll be using Avalon again, but it's a bummer to hear that you can't actually deliver in the tub if...
Forum: June 2010   10-12-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
Posted By ginadc
Sonja--those names are beautiful! I like...

Sonja--those names are beautiful! I like Natalya/Natalia a lot but would feel a bit odd as it's my ex-BF's daughter's name. Not like we see him now, but still--you know how some associations just...
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