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Forum: Parenting   04-22-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,396
Posted By Jane456
We live in China with our two kids (1.5 and 3.5)...

We live in China with our two kids (1.5 and 3.5) and I would definitely argue you should come to Shanghai! We have found living & travelling in China to be extremely kid-friendly. Some suggestions:...
Forum: Learning at School   01-31-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By Jane456
We live in Mainland China, but have only been...

We live in Mainland China, but have only been here a few months so our kids (English-speakers) understand a lot of Chinese but don't speak much of it yet. Our 3.5 yr old son will be starting a...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-24-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,861
Posted By Jane456
Quote: Originally Posted by mamakah...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamakah http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13810184)
I am not afraid of chicken pox, and would not...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-24-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,861
Posted By Jane456
Quote: Originally Posted by jeliphish...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeliphish http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13802580)
I think it would be very irresponsible of...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,861
Posted By Jane456
We're far "crunchier" than most of our friends,...

We're far "crunchier" than most of our friends, and delight in telling them about cloth diapers, co-sleeping, etc. But none of them - at all - can believe our decisions to selectively and delay...
Forum: Homebirth   05-10-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By Jane456
Hi Carolynn, My daughter was recently born...

Hi Carolynn,

My daughter was recently born at home in October - in Ottawa. She was my second child, my first was delivered in a hospital, with an OB. I think at the time my first was born, my...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-02-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By Jane456
My first son nursed to sleep until 22 months...

My first son nursed to sleep until 22 months when he weaned on his own. It was exhausting, and despite a variety of different sleep strategies, nothing seemed to change him. It was just who he was....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-08-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Jane456
Just wanted to give you some support - we are...

Just wanted to give you some support - we are going through the exact same thing - 2.5 yr old son, being very violent and aggressive with everyone else, and a 3.5 m,onth old daughter, who is mostly...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-13-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Jane456
This seems to be all the news today... ...

This seems to be all the news today...

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/01Januar...kslowered.aspx (http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/01January/Pages/Epiduralriskslowered.aspx)

I can't help but wonder...
Forum: October 2008   10-27-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,180
Posted By Jane456
Baby's Name: Evelyn Anne Birthdate & Time:...

Baby's Name: Evelyn Anne
Birthdate & Time: October 20 at 1:52am
EDD: Oct 10
Weight: 7lbs 11oz
Length: 22 inches
Labor Lasted How Long: about 1h45min. An hour or so of "hmm... those contractions...
Forum: October 2008   10-18-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,738
Posted By Jane456
I'm surfacing from the depths of lurking to post...

I'm surfacing from the depths of lurking to post here too! I have posted a couple times here and there throughout the pregnancy, but never really found much time to post regularly (although I read...
Forum: October 2008   10-09-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Jane456
When I did it last pregnancy, I always pierced...

When I did it last pregnancy, I always pierced some holes in the caplet I inserted vaginally - I found that made it more effective, and I was less worried about it not absorbing by the time it fell...
Forum: October 2008   09-28-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By Jane456
I'm so sad to hear everyone talk about going...

I'm so sad to hear everyone talk about going back to work at 12 or 16 weeks after the birth... I'm in Canada, where I work for the Federal government - so I'm preparing to take my full 12 months off...
Forum: October 2008   09-27-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Jane456
I agree with the traditional spelling too......

I agree with the traditional spelling too... Better to have it be authentic and have to explain it, than have to explain it twice (its Hawaiian... should be spelled this way but isn't because of...
Forum: October 2008   09-14-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Jane456
My first birth was pitocin-induced, but...

My first birth was pitocin-induced, but otherwise no medications (epidural, etc.). I was induced really because my OB at the time was desperate to find a reason to induce - he had tried for weeks to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-26-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By Jane456
All our neighbours are "Bobby" - the name of one...

All our neighbours are "Bobby" - the name of one of our neighbours. And all older women who read him books are "Nana" - regardless of WHOSE Nana they happen to be!

We also should have been...
Forum: October 2008   08-24-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,885
Posted By Jane456
I'm also in Canada and kinda worried about the...

I'm also in Canada and kinda worried about the Listeriosis thing... Although I completely get the argument that the chances we have eaten the affected meat are slim - pregnant women are 20x more...
Forum: October 2008   08-21-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Jane456
One thing our doula recommended for our birth...

One thing our doula recommended for our birth plan - before sharing it with the doctor - was to put it in point form. She recommended that I divide it out into sections for each stage of labor (i.e....
Forum: Canada   08-06-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,206
Posted By Jane456
We moved to Ottawa last summer and went through...

We moved to Ottawa last summer and went through much of the same thing... Here is a local Yahoo group for Ottawa AP moms - lots of good discussion and they do arrange playgroups from time to time....
Forum: October 2008   08-05-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By Jane456
I'm not sure I understand why the midwives need...

I'm not sure I understand why the midwives need to replace a doppler check with a fetoscope check at all... I requested that my midwife didn't use doppler, and they have been happy to stop - they...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-31-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Jane456
We just went through a bit of this trying to...

We just went through a bit of this trying to enroll my 2 yr old son in a preschool in Ottawa. He has had at least one of every shot, but is NOT up to date according to the Ontario requirements for...
Forum: October 2008   07-21-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By Jane456
Pregnant women can't watch sappy things -...

Pregnant women can't watch sappy things - especially with sad music! Now I can't stop crying...
Forum: October 2008   06-09-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 618
Posted By Jane456
I absolutely love it - it is a beautiful french...

I absolutely love it - it is a beautiful french name for a little girl. If you keep the french pronunciation, it would be "aleks'an" - which looks funny but thats the best I can do without a...
Forum: October 2008   05-22-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,036
Posted By Jane456
Grrrr... That U/S tech sounds like a real b*tch!...

Grrrr... That U/S tech sounds like a real b*tch! I have had a few u/s like that his pregnancy, done by really self-righteous women who don't try to hide their feelings of disdain towards the women...
Forum: October 2008   05-20-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,840
Posted By Jane456
Me too! First birth was as natural as possible...

Me too! First birth was as natural as possible in a hospital with an intervention-happy OB who insisted on inducing at 40w2d. Luckily here in Ontario Canada midwives are covered 100% by insurance...
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