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Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-21-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,236
Posted By maiaminna
DD3 was born at 39 weeks - 9lbs 14oz, no...

DD3 was born at 39 weeks - 9lbs 14oz, no problems. Her big sister who was born at 42 weeks weighed a whole pound less.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-19-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By maiaminna
I second the recommendations above, and I'd also...

I second the recommendations above, and I'd also suggest reading "Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way" - the Bradley techniques were a huge help to me during my second dd's birth - and reading as...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   09-18-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,491
Posted By maiaminna
I suppose, if he was circumcised, he wouldn't...

I suppose, if he was circumcised, he wouldn't have the "ridged band". It's kind of hard to see anyway; does anyone have a link to a good photo? Retracted, if you see it, he's intact - if you see a...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   09-17-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,429
Posted By maiaminna
That is one of the most insane things I've ever...

That is one of the most insane things I've ever seen... especially the reason given - he's supposed to be "generous" and do it so 100 boys can have it done for free??? What??!!
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   09-17-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,305
Posted By maiaminna
Quote: Originally Posted by knitted_in_the_wom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by knitted_in_the_wom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12200288)
Ummm...yeah. Why make ANYTHING...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   09-17-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,491
Posted By maiaminna
Quote: Originally Posted by snowgirl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by snowgirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12196645)
Wow, I didn't know you can restore the...
Forum: Homebirth   09-17-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,024
Posted By maiaminna
I first saw the midwife at about 8 weeks with...

I first saw the midwife at about 8 weeks with this pregnancy (my fourth), and it was about the same with the others, if I recall correctly.
Even though I'm not very concerned about the medical...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-17-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By maiaminna
I didn't care for the wording, either. The term...

I didn't care for the wording, either. The term "coach" is paternalistic, and I also don't think the sports metaphor really fits that well (although Bradley does use this metaphor in a way that...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-16-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,356
Posted By maiaminna
None of my 3 dropped until I was in labor,...

None of my 3 dropped until I was in labor, either.
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   09-16-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 21,413
Posted By maiaminna
30yo DF, no problems ever. All the men in his...

30yo DF, no problems ever. All the men in his extended family, no problems (that he knows of). Oh, yeah, and most of the other men in Germany, too....
Forum: December 2008   09-16-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 473
Posted By maiaminna
Yep! The next three months can't go fast enough...

Yep! The next three months can't go fast enough for me, though. I've been working in a hospital over the summer, and every time I'm in the birth center & see the newborns I am so jealous of those...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-06-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,984
Posted By maiaminna
I wonder if it doesn't convey more of a sense of...

I wonder if it doesn't convey more of a sense of embarrassment and shame if parents use "clinical" sounding terms when those don't feel natural to them than if they use "cutesy" terms. My mother...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-05-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By maiaminna
I had some spotting & cramping at 8 weeks in...

I had some spotting & cramping at 8 weeks in this pregnancy, and hadn't in any of my three previous ones. Now I'm 26 weeks and everything is fine. The midwife said it was probably the placenta...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   09-03-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,675
Posted By maiaminna
Sorry to hijack, but I couldn't resist: ...

Sorry to hijack, but I couldn't resist:

"This is not up for discussion. It is a very personal decision between me, my husband and my child."

At what point were they planning to consult the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-31-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By maiaminna
What helped me was realizing that I would get...

What helped me was realizing that I would get the same peace cigarettes "gave" me by breaking the addiction (that is, the addiction creates the anxiety the cigs seem to relieve). I also focused on...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-31-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By maiaminna
I certainly hope not, that's 33 weeks. ...

I certainly hope not, that's 33 weeks.

EDIT: Unless I count from the beginning of feeling movement every day, in which case I get 39.5 weeks, and the date my intuition has been telling me since...
Forum: Lactivism   08-30-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,177
Posted By maiaminna
Well, it's good to hear about a bf'ing,...

Well, it's good to hear about a bf'ing, baby-wearing mom in her position, and it makes me feel better about her as in individual, but even if I agreed with her on the issues that matter most to me...
Forum: December 2008   08-29-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By maiaminna
Quote: Originally Posted by wowsa...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wowsa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12063994)
But if you were about to deliver shouldn't you...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   08-28-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By maiaminna
My first thought was that this was a...

My first thought was that this was a pro-circumcision person trying to argue for circumcision by making people think this is what intactness involves.
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   08-28-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By maiaminna
Oh, great. Just what we need. As if people don't...

Oh, great. Just what we need. As if people don't think badly enough of us... http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif
Forum: December 2008   08-27-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By maiaminna
Mine has me weigh myself at every appointment,...

Mine has me weigh myself at every appointment, which makes me a bit nervous, because I gained 60-70 lbs with each previous pregnancy - and I was eating right, and I lost it all quickly afterwards,...
Forum: Homebirth   08-27-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By maiaminna
Whatever you do, don't do what I did with Tara's...

Whatever you do, don't do what I did with Tara's - I kept it in the freezer for three years and then forgot it when we moved out.

I wonder what the new tenants thought...
Forum: Homebirth   08-27-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,145
Posted By maiaminna
Quote: Originally Posted by Emmeline II...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emmeline II http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12043033)
To the brave thing you could say "oh no,...
Forum: December 2008   08-26-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 752
Posted By maiaminna
A Storchenwiege wrap......

A Storchenwiege wrap... http://www.theslingstation.com/storch.html

but I just splurged on two hotslings, so I really shouldn't.

A Bloom baby lounger...
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Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-26-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By maiaminna
Sounds like it could end up being a bit of a...

Sounds like it could end up being a bit of a tongue twister - you could end up calling "Heathen and Heller" in for dinner. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

I...
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