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Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-10-2012, 07:09 AM
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Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by cat13 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1364992/balance-bikes-for-toddlers#post_17136292)

I've always...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-09-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,068
Posted By onetrumpeter
I LOVED our kids using their balance bikes and...

I LOVED our kids using their balance bikes and so did they!  We could go on brisk walks/jogs for me, and could just go so many places and so far.  They didn't get nearly as tired as they would...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-30-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By onetrumpeter
whew.  long crazy day.  Our dear little one is...

whew.  long crazy day.  Our dear little one is hearing no sounds at any of the frequencies or volumes tested - profound hearing loss in both ears.  There was a possibility she might have detected...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-29-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By onetrumpeter
yes, the test is tomorrow am!  I'm most anxious...

yes, the test is tomorrow am!  I'm most anxious about making sure she is sleepy for the test...  I'm sleeping at my parents to avoid a long commute and for help w/ the older two.  thanks for praying...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-27-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By onetrumpeter
thanks again, ladies. I'm having peaks and...

thanks again, ladies. I'm having peaks and valleys, emotionally.  some hours I feel sorrowful and others I feel like, "OK, we can do this - we'll figure it out and there's clearly a lot of support...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-25-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By onetrumpeter
Yes!  the waiting to know is feeling awful.  I...

Yes!  the waiting to know is feeling awful.  I can only speculate that she doesn't hear anything as we've never seen her startle to a loud noise or turn to a sound or voice or anything.  but the...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   08-24-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 765
Posted By onetrumpeter
I'm so sorry :( I dealt w/ depression after my...

I'm so sorry :( I dealt w/ depression after my 2nd for sure, and perhaps my first.  Somehow I'm doing well at this point, but keeping a close eye on it.  Sorry your little guy had a rough time...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-22-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By onetrumpeter
Our ydd was born right at 33 weeks and in the...

Our ydd was born right at 33 weeks and in the NICU for 25 days.  She failed the ABR hearing screening twice just before her discharge.  I honestly wasn't too concerned as I'd heard about fluid...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   08-22-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By onetrumpeter
hey!  thanks so much for all the support and...

hey!  thanks so much for all the support and thoughts.  I think I should have worded "busting her butt" differently; I mean she was eating all she possibly could, as far as I could tell.  But that...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   08-10-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 765
Posted By onetrumpeter
awwww :(  so sorry to hear but i totally get...

awwww :(  so sorry to hear but i totally get your feelings.  i didn't have hellp, just pre e, but felt so guilty and mad at my body for essentially evicting our litte girl.  it's definitely a roller...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   08-09-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By onetrumpeter
freegirl, just wondering how you all are doing? ...

freegirl, just wondering how you all are doing?  are you still offering 1 or 2 24 cal/oz bottles a day?  how is your little one's growth?  so tough to be concerned about their growth when they're so...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   08-09-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By onetrumpeter
DD2 is our first preemie - DD1 and DS were term,...

DD2 is our first preemie - DD1 and DS were term, birth center and homebirths.  I developed severe pre-eclampsia w/ this one.  She was born via c section on July 2, *right* at 33 wks.
 
At birth...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-08-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By onetrumpeter
I've long wanted to be able to get my beans as...

I've long wanted to be able to get my beans as soft/tender as from a can but never have.  I've not tried a pressure cooker, though.  I think a lot might have to do w/ how fresh the dry beans are...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-17-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By onetrumpeter
I read about the possible negative effects of...

I read about the possible negative effects of bran on Kitchen Stewardship (I think?!) a while back and it's been on my mind but until last month I wasn't usually grinding my own grains anyway (w/...
Forum: Gardening   03-11-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By onetrumpeter
I'm sure your AZ climate is very different from...

I'm sure your AZ climate is very different from mine here in VA but all I know is that mint is TOUGH!  For us, anyway, I wish I'd originally done as MonarchMom mentioned as the mint sent out runners...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-09-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By onetrumpeter
I appreciate the thoughts on becoming more...

I appreciate the thoughts on becoming more gun-familiar!  My husband is less familiar than I am so we'd both need to learn.  I'll have to look into the air cartridge bb guns...  thanks, ladies.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-08-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By onetrumpeter
yes - agree with all above support!  and SO glad...

yes - agree with all above support!  and SO glad you were able to get rid of that rooster.  sad he was coming around in such a bad way.
 
we're hoping to soon move to the country and right now I'm...
Forum: Homebirth   12-22-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By onetrumpeter
ok - looked in groups and found it - slightly...

ok - looked in groups and found it - slightly embarrassed lol!
Forum: Homebirth   12-22-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By onetrumpeter
Hi, ladies, I'm a homebirth 1x mama so hope it's...

Hi, ladies, I'm a homebirth 1x mama so hope it's OK to post here looking for any DDCs after April 2012.  I think that's the latest one I can find.  Where should I look?  Thanks! :)  -me and my 4wk...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-10-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,256
Posted By onetrumpeter
all I can say is that I'm wondering the same...

all I can say is that I'm wondering the same thing.  We farm sat a few months ago and fed "layer crumbles" from Southern States (not sure how big of a chain that is but it's similar to Tractor...
Forum: Women's Health   07-19-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By onetrumpeter
Hippiemom, thanks for this.  Your experience is...

Hippiemom, thanks for this.  Your experience is very helpful.  hugs!
Forum: Women's Health   07-04-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By onetrumpeter
I'm replying as I searched "flovent" and found...

I'm replying as I searched "flovent" and found your post - DD is on it right now and I'm also wondering about what options we have.  Technically she doesn't have asthma yet as it's only be dx'd once...
Forum: Women's Health   07-04-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By onetrumpeter
hope your LOs are on the mend.  we've dealt w/...

hope your LOs are on the mend.  we've dealt w/ HFMD (what's the name? coxsackie virus, IIRC) a few times and it's been really bad.  I'm so sorry!  there are several strains(?) and we've had it a few...
Forum: Women's Health   06-21-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By onetrumpeter
DD will be 4 in October but I just had her 3 YO...

DD will be 4 in October but I just had her 3 YO physical a couple of weeks ago (we're delaying/skipping vax at this point).  Was bummed that the dr heard wheezing so we've been doing albuterol and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-10-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,778
Posted By onetrumpeter
happy for you! :)  LOVE finding great deals -...

happy for you! :)  LOVE finding great deals - I've not found any exciting deals relevant to what I'm dreaming of - homesteading - gotta have a place first - but it's fun to hear of your finds! ...
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