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Forum: Breastfeeding   06-21-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,516
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
Putting an gel ice pack on your breasts before...

Putting an gel ice pack on your breasts before nursing can also help since it numbs the area. 
 
Good luck!
Forum: Women's Health   05-25-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
SO interesting to read all the different...

SO interesting to read all the different experiences.

amcal--6 times you've exposed your kids and no pox and nothing on the titers?! Wow....Now THAT stinks.....You def. win the award for...
Forum: Women's Health   05-23-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
Is it b/c much of the CP going around now is...

Is it b/c much of the CP going around now is from shingles or folks who get cp after getting the varicella vax? Any other ideas?

My 4 y/o dd just had CP. She got it from another homeschooling kid...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-04-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
Sorry, everyone, but dd is no longer in "full...

Sorry, everyone, but dd is no longer in "full bloom". For us, it was not even 4 days. She's been fine during the day and fairly miserable at night, even w. a lot of calamine lotion and Bendaryl when...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-04-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 19,392
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
Dd and I also had a great time! You and your son...

Dd and I also had a great time! You and your son are terrific! Let me know if you're ever in the area again. We could all use a little more pirate in our day, eh (arrgh?)?!
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-03-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
Hi Cara, Welcome aboard! If you search the...

Hi Cara,

Welcome aboard! If you search the main MDC forums, you'll find lots of info about "wild" chicken pox and why you might want to expose your kids to them.

Good luck finding what you're...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-02-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif 4 y/o dd finally has them! PM if you want to come for a playdate! We are a few miles North of Boston, one mile from Rt. 93.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-02-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 19,392
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
Chicken pox available in Malden, MA (just North...

Chicken pox available in Malden, MA (just North of Boston). PM me if you want to come play.
Forum: Women's Health   04-28-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
So what'd you do? Personally, I would have...

So what'd you do?

Personally, I would have gone to r/o a greenstick fracture, esp. since he had one already.

Hope he is feeling better!!!!
Forum: Women's Health   04-28-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
No smoothies. If you can't (theoretically) read...

No smoothies. If you can't (theoretically) read the newspaper through it, it's not considered clear.

I agree w. making the chicken broth w. bones. You will get much-needed protein. You can also...
Forum: Women's Health   04-28-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,122
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
Do your kegels every time you're at a stoplight!...

Do your kegels every time you're at a stoplight! (Only works if you drive, of course....)

There are also other exercises, medications and, as mentioned above, surgery. Do not NOT not think this...
Forum: Women's Health   04-28-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
I am so sorry to read all this. What a scary,...

I am so sorry to read all this. What a scary, scary time for you and your family.

The one thing that I kept thinking reading your post was, "is there another hospital near you that you could go...
Forum: Family Safety   04-27-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,540
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
I know it's not what you want to hear, but I...

I know it's not what you want to hear, but I wouldn't do either....

Good luck working it out. You sound like a caring mom.
Forum: Women's Health   04-27-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
My dd was 6 mos. old when she got chicken pox...

My dd was 6 mos. old when she got chicken pox from me (I had shingles [my one and only time]. When she was 5, her younger sister got CP naturally (from someone else this time!) and she had a mild...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   03-16-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
Blacker's Bakery on Comm Ave in Newton is...

Blacker's Bakery on Comm Ave in Newton is kosher, pareve (i.e. milk-free) and nut-free. I'm not sure if they have an egg-free option, though....

Good luck finding a yummy cake!
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-12-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
Thank you!~ Yes, my 12 y/o still talks (w. a...

Thank you!~ Yes, my 12 y/o still talks (w. a smile on her face) about how I "tricked" her at almost 4 yo by saying she could choose a 2nd story before nap time, or choose to nurse...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-12-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
Hi Stacey, Did she not ever ask to nurse...

Hi Stacey,

Did she not ever ask to nurse after that???

Looking for ideas on weaning an almost 4-year-old!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-12-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,640
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
just want to send you strength during this time....

just want to send you strength during this time. I came to mdc today looking for posts about weaning older kids (my dd is turning 4 in a few weeks. I have been nursing for 12 years of my life. I'm...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-12-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
Thank you for the replies--they were really...

Thank you for the replies--they were really helpful. I had looked on my health insurance website and they did not have info re. the cost of immunizations. Thankfully, though, it did not cost to go...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   10-07-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
Ah, nice idea, but my employer is my...

Ah, nice idea, but my employer is my homeschooled kids http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Thanks for replying, though!
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   10-06-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
Not looking for a flame (I'm an RN and a...

Not looking for a flame (I'm an RN and a selective vax-er), just some input if anyone has figured out what/where is the cheapest way to get flu vax (metro Boston, if it matters, Tufts HMO if THAT...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-26-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
I have a bunch of mostly older-style nursing...

I have a bunch of mostly older-style nursing clothes to give away. Mostly size S and M, including several sweaters, which may not be in great shape, but which are very nice when your tummy is warm...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-18-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
Just wanted to update that, unfortunately, we...

Just wanted to update that, unfortunately, we have no pox here. Could still happen (this Weds. will be 3 weeks since we visited Krista's family, so that's the outside window for it to pop up).
...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-09-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
We're 10 days out from visiting Kristy's family,...

We're 10 days out from visiting Kristy's family, so we're at the earliest time for pox to develop. So far, nothing, but I'll keep you and the board posted so metro-Boston folks can come visit...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-01-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,166
Posted By CrunchyGranolaMom
Re. babies: if they get it less than a year old,...

Re. babies: if they get it less than a year old, it doesn't confer full immunity, but the next case should be very mild.

One of my kids had it at 9 mos and then, when her sister got it 4 years...
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