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Forum: Infertility   12-12-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,873
Posted By wallabisfarm
Hi - maybe I can join? I`ll probably be a...

Hi -

maybe I can join? I`ll probably be a pretty quiet member, but I`d like to drop in now and again!

I am Sara, infertile for something above six years now, with endo being my only identified...
Forum: Infertility   12-12-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,144
Posted By wallabisfarm
apart from the actual pain (when I had mine it...

apart from the actual pain (when I had mine it was almost no pain, but you don`t know `til you try it, right?) - if they find your tubes are blocked, or some other problem, will you be in okay shape...
Forum: Allergies   12-06-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By wallabisfarm
hi - I`ve been losing more weight than I...

hi -

I`ve been losing more weight than I feel good about since going GF two months ago, and have been tying to find ways to get more calories into my day, too (and I`m not breastfeeding - you...
Forum: Allergies   11-29-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By wallabisfarm
hey, me too! and, just like your dh, I had...

hey, me too! and, just like your dh, I had symtpms that I just thought were more or less normal for me, which makes it seem wierd that eating something with soy sauce in it by mistake, or which has...
Forum: Allergies   11-24-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By wallabisfarm
for some stuff, stir fry and such like, where...

for some stuff, stir fry and such like, where you want the complexity of a fermented sauce, you can substitute fish sauce (though not vegan, of course, and what else is in fish sauce, except that...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-10-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,735
Posted By wallabisfarm
(want to preface this by saying we live outside...

(want to preface this by saying we live outside of the states and don`t have the same language issues around adoption as most of you, so though I have seen the term "gotcha day" online, I have never...
Forum: Infertility   11-10-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By wallabisfarm
I have not gotten pregnant, so this is not quite...

I have not gotten pregnant, so this is not quite the story you are looking for, but for food for thought:

I saw a tradition chinese pharmacist (in Japan, so not sure if its exactly the same as if...
Forum: Allergies   10-10-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By wallabisfarm
Hi all - Whew, have I really spent three...

Hi all -

Whew, have I really spent three hours this afternoon going over old posts? The long to-do list I have would seem to suggest that I have. And yet, I have more questions that I have...
Forum: Allergies   10-08-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By wallabisfarm
thanks - moderate is a helpful word! I am...

thanks - moderate is a helpful word! I am working with a language barrier here; between my Japanese, the doctors English and dh sometimes available to translate we get the essentials, but I have...
Forum: Allergies   10-05-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By wallabisfarm
thanks for the replies, all! a clearer picture...

thanks for the replies, all! a clearer picture is slowly forming and I am now off to try to understand the IgE test results (wheat allergy but only a 3 on a scale of 1 - 6, not quite clear on what...
Forum: Allergies   10-03-2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By wallabisfarm
okay - can someone explain to me simply the...

okay - can someone explain to me simply the difference between an allergy and an intolerance, and in what ways either/both are identified?

I have had seasonal and dust and mold allergies forever,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-07-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By wallabisfarm
I haven't flown home w/ dd yet but this is a...

I haven't flown home w/ dd yet but this is a topic that comes up a lot on moms-living-outside-their-home-countries forums and one suggestion I see frequently is to have a bag that you are in charge...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-02-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By wallabisfarm
first off, ITA with what Marisol wrote about...

first off, ITA with what Marisol wrote about neighbors - we're above four yeras in to living here and the wonderful old man nearest us still stops by to let us know when we have a problem we haven't...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-31-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By wallabisfarm
I see you are in california - have you ever...

I see you are in california - have you ever flown in to a CA airport and noticed the biosecurity stuff? if you have been anywhere with fields, animals, farms, hiking...you are supposed to hand over...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-03-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By wallabisfarm
wish I could help you with the falling asleep...

wish I could help you with the falling asleep aspect, but as I just got back from putting dd down for her nap with a car ride ... I'll be watching to see if you get any suggestions!

but, while...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-03-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By wallabisfarm
we're having difficulties with mosquito bites,...

we're having difficulties with mosquito bites, so not exactly the same thing, but for a temporary measure - an ice pack has been helping dd calm down when the "it itches!" and "it hurts!" are out of...
Forum: Women's Health   07-28-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By wallabisfarm
We had this awhile back - keep the area as dry...

We had this awhile back - keep the area as dry as you can and dd`s nails cut short. when I looked up non-go-to-the-doctor remedies, I came up with gentian violet as the way they used to handle...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-27-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,230
Posted By wallabisfarm
we own our own business (small farm/bakery/other...

we own our own business (small farm/bakery/other community building activities in gestation) that keep both dh and I monetarily gainfully employed (well, most months, anyway), and which we built...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-27-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By wallabisfarm
thanks for the replies, it is nice to know we`re...

thanks for the replies, it is nice to know we`re not alone, at least. dh`s new theory is that it is the summer icky humidity and heat. certainly it does generate crankies.

re - the naps - thats...
Forum: Infertility   07-23-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By wallabisfarm
I sort of remember years ago coming across a...

I sort of remember years ago coming across a sort of calculator/predictor tool online where you enter your diagnosis, how long you have been trying, age, and that sort of thing, and it gave you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-22-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By wallabisfarm
dd will be three next month, sleeps on my futon...

dd will be three next month, sleeps on my futon or hers right next to me, plays hard and is clearly exhausted at both naptime an bedtime but will only voluntarily go to sleep about 2 or 3 times a...
Forum: Infertility   07-18-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,685
Posted By wallabisfarm
hi - I imagine there is more out there than...

hi -

I imagine there is more out there than what I found, but the English section in my little library there was an anthology of writings by women without children called "Bearing Life: Women`s...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-17-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By wallabisfarm
The Toddler Adoption book that QueenJane...

The Toddler Adoption book that QueenJane mentions is pretty much _the_ book on toddler adoption - I don`t know of any others specifically geared toward that age group (though if someone else does,...
Forum: Infertility   07-10-2009, 02:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,685
Posted By wallabisfarm
(((hugs))) don`t listen to anyone who...

(((hugs)))

don`t listen to anyone who starts off their conversations with "just be glad..." or "you are lucky that...." (harsh sentence deleted here - just want to say that the "be grateful it is...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-10-2009, 02:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By wallabisfarm
gonna agree with the do-not-tellers here,...

gonna agree with the do-not-tellers here, especially since it sounds like you have the option of pushing for PT work without needing to give a possible pregnancy as your reason. if you do that, you...
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