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Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-15-2003, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,423
Posted By Brandonsmama
I had my beautiful boy at 43. Normal pregnancy,...

I had my beautiful boy at 43. Normal pregnancy, except I was sick as a dog for 13 wks!! Then, at the very end, I had elevated blood pressure, so I was induced at 36 wks. He was little, but perfect,...
Forum: Parenting   07-12-2003, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By Brandonsmama
All your kind words and support have really...

All your kind words and support have really warmed my heart. I feel better today-and you're right, I could be his grammie. . .but, I'm so very happy to be his ever-lovin mama. I think that mortality...
Forum: Parenting   07-11-2003, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By Brandonsmama
This seems kind of silly, but I am sooo sad...

This seems kind of silly, but I am sooo sad tonight. I am 51 and have a 7 yo ds. I am healthy, not overweight, dress well, and IMHO, look young for my age. But lately, I am getting more people...
Forum: Women's Health   04-29-2003, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Brandonsmama
Breast milk really is considered a clear fluid,...

Breast milk really is considered a clear fluid, even by many anesthesiologists. I agree that it is the best thing you can give him. Ice chips are sometimes helpful too. I used to make sure that my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-27-2003, 11:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,975
Posted By Brandonsmama
My ds is 7 and a real cuddler. He is my only...

My ds is 7 and a real cuddler. He is my only child and we have always been really close. He hasn't expressed any embarrassment yet if I hug him or hold his hand in front of his friends.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-26-2003, 01:15 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,810
Posted By Brandonsmama
Women who choose to have an abortion often mourn...

Women who choose to have an abortion often mourn their loss. In some situations, some women feel that it is the best choice, but many times a very painful one. I am strongly pro choice, having...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-26-2003, 01:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,851
Posted By Brandonsmama
You sound like a wonderful mom who is trying...

You sound like a wonderful mom who is trying hard to tune in to your child and meet her needs. I nursed my ds until he was just shy of 5 yrs. he still has fond memories of nursing and often snuggles...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-21-2003, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Brandonsmama
I think that kids are like big people, some need...

I think that kids are like big people, some need lots of sleep, some less. My ds is 7, goes to sleep at 10 and is up at 7;45. Is rested and happy, and does well in school. I know a lot of people...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-21-2003, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By Brandonsmama
I love your pictures!! And what a lovely tribute...

I love your pictures!! And what a lovely tribute to you and the hard work of birthing. congrats to you and your...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   01-11-2003, 02:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Brandonsmama
Oh my dear, I am so sorry for all that happened...

Oh my dear, I am so sorry for all that happened to you. You will get through this, it will take time. Maybe write a letter to the hospital team. Let them know how they made you feel. Let them know...
Forum: Dental   01-02-2003, 11:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,048
Posted By Brandonsmama
No offense taken Smilemama. I guess what I...

No offense taken Smilemama. I guess what I really meant is. . .Since he has no cavities yet, I feel reassured that not having sealants is the best decision for us right now. I have read, however,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-31-2002, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By Brandonsmama
I am so very sorry. . .peace to you and your...

I am so very sorry. . .peace to you and your family.
Forum: Dental   12-31-2002, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,048
Posted By Brandonsmama
My ds is only 6, so I guess I can't say I know...

My ds is only 6, so I guess I can't say I know about long term issues, but he doesn't use flouride toothpaste, and I refused the sealants. He will be 7 next week, and has never had a cavity. My...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-20-2002, 12:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By Brandonsmama
Yes, my dear, it will, it does, get easier. But...

Yes, my dear, it will, it does, get easier. But all of us who have walked thru this must follow our own path thru the grief. If it feels right to name your baby, then do so. You had already begun to...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-15-2002, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Brandonsmama
I am so sorry for the loss of you littlestar,...

I am so sorry for the loss of you littlestar, sending love and healing your way. Sandi
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-15-2002, 03:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Brandonsmama
Jacquie, blessings and peace to both you and...

Jacquie, blessings and peace to both you and Amanda Leigh.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angel.gif
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-14-2002, 03:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,702
Posted By Brandonsmama
Katherine, I am so sorry for your loss. Please...

Katherine, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that this is a really good place to talk and share. People here understand. I wish you and your family peace. Sandi
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-04-2002, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By Brandonsmama
When our kitty had to be put to sleep, I...

When our kitty had to be put to sleep, I encouraged my little one to participate in a ceremony to memorialize Meisha. We shared memories and picked flowers, and cried together. I think that Meisha's...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-04-2002, 12:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,354
Posted By Brandonsmama
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.g...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-10-2002, 07:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,072
Posted By Brandonsmama
Two Billy Ocean songs are on our wedding video....

Two Billy Ocean songs are on our wedding video. "Love is Forever", and "What is the Colour of Love?" We have the CD, and always listen to it on long road trips. Makes us both feel kinda squishy!!
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-31-2002, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Brandonsmama
I lost my mind this morning. My ds pushed me...

I lost my mind this morning. My ds pushed me right to the limit, and I went nuts. I yelled and lectured, ignored his tears, and said "ass" to my six year old son. What I said was "Get your little...
Forum: Learning at School   10-26-2002, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,804
Posted By Brandonsmama
I have a similar problem with not fitting in....

I have a similar problem with not fitting in. Although I feel I fit in well with the school and their philosophy(It's a Montessori Private school), many of the moms are stay at home moms and I am...
Forum: Grief and Loss   10-23-2002, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By Brandonsmama
Thinking of you and your family today. I will...

Thinking of you and your family today. I will light a candle for your brother tonight. I am so sorry. . .Sandi
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-18-2002, 11:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,167
Posted By Brandonsmama
My thoughts are with you, and your beautiful...

My thoughts are with you, and your beautiful little girl.
I wish you peace.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-08-2002, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 970
Posted By Brandonsmama
I would agree with the advice other posters have...

I would agree with the advice other posters have offered, but would add one more thing. When my 5 yo ds began asking questions, I gave him the "simple" answers, without too much info. . .but it...
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