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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2006, 04:58 PM
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Posted By nursiemom
So at least I know it's "normal" behavior,...

So at least I know it's "normal" behavior, huh?!! My daughter didn't do it nearly to this extent-- she went through a short period (a few months) when she was in her 2's, but this has been dragging...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2006, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By nursiemom
I have an almost 3 year old boy. He is smart,...

I have an almost 3 year old boy. He is smart, creative, and a complete JOY to be around-- most of the time! He will have these times when he gets way too physical-- bites, hits, kicks, scratches,...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-24-2006, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By nursiemom
See that's the thing, though-- I haven't had any...

See that's the thing, though-- I haven't had any bleeding in 5 days now, and I'm not bleeding or spotting today. The cramping isn't severe-- just uncomfortable. I was thinking of taking some of the...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-24-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By nursiemom
I had moderate bleeding and moderate/severe...

I had moderate bleeding and moderate/severe cramping for a week, about a week and a half ago. At my OB appointment last week, my beta was 6 and my cervix was closed, and I had stopped bleeding. I...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-22-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By nursiemom
This is my third miscarriage but the first that...

This is my third miscarriage but the first that has been like this. I found out I was pregnant 2/3. Started brown spotting with moderate/severe cramping on 2/6. Spotted for a week, then brown blood...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-05-2005, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,646
Posted By nursiemom
I am so very sorry for your heartbreaking...

I am so very sorry for your heartbreaking decision and for the loss of your precious baby. I did not have to make the decision on whether or not to terminate, but I definitely understand your...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-19-2005, 11:33 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,142
Posted By nursiemom
My 2 year old is intact here in VA! He was born...

My 2 year old is intact here in VA! He was born at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA, and boy, did they ever push circ! I had to tell them over and over that I did NOT want him circ'd! In...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   10-06-2005, 07:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,681
Posted By nursiemom
Speaking of drinking another's species' milk--...

Speaking of drinking another's species' milk-- right after my son was born we had to evacuate for a hurricane, and our house lost power for over a week. My son had been in the NICU after birth, so I...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   10-05-2005, 02:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,681
Posted By nursiemom
Just wanted to post a quick note-- my daughter...

Just wanted to post a quick note-- my daughter just (mostly) self-weaned at 6.5 YEARS old this summer! I stopped nursing her in public when she was about 4 year old, and even though I tandem nursed...
Forum: Lactivism   08-01-2005, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 962
Posted By nursiemom
My son has eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) and can...

My son has eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) and can not BF. He is unable to digest and absorb proteins of any type in my BM, regular food, or regular abm. He has a gastrostomy tube and is fed an...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-18-2005, 08:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,584
Posted By nursiemom
I worked as a labor & delivery nurse before my...

I worked as a labor & delivery nurse before my daughter was born, and I used to have to assist on circs.... It was terrible-- I used to hide in the bathroom so I wouldn't have to be there.... The...
Forum: Women's Health   04-29-2004, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,867
Posted By nursiemom
When our daughter was most difficult we would...

When our daughter was most difficult we would give her her toothbrush with a little toothpaste on it and just let her chew on the brush. I could sometimes get her to move it around to different...
Forum: Dads   02-09-2004, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,421
Posted By nursiemom
I'm not a dad-- but I did want to reply to your...

I'm not a dad-- but I did want to reply to your post with a cute story: when my daughter was about 18 months old, she didn't have many toys, and her few toys included a car, a bus, some stuffed...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-02-2003, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By nursiemom
I hope someone can help.... We just recently had...

I hope someone can help.... We just recently had our second baby, and our 4.5 year old daughter is not adjusting well. The baby was hospitalized his first week with pneumonia and now suffers from...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-05-2003, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,036
Posted By nursiemom
My daughter is 4.5 years old and I am almost 36...

My daughter is 4.5 years old and I am almost 36 weeks pregnant with our next. My daughter really only asks to nurse at naptime and bedtime, so nursing in public isn't much of an issue any more. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-01-2003, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,366
Posted By nursiemom
What a helpful topic! I have so much enjoyed...

What a helpful topic! I have so much enjoyed reading all the thoughtful replies to this question. I have beem getting so much pressure from family to send our 4.5 year old to preschool this fall...
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