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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-19-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 256
Posted By Elowyn
Housecleaner. Totally. (I'm in the same boat, as...

Housecleaner. Totally. (I'm in the same boat, as a single mom who works 3 nights a week.)
Forum: Lactivism   11-07-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,773
Posted By Elowyn
If you go with the paternal side, we're BF back...

If you go with the paternal side, we're BF back as far as anyone can tell. I was BFed (in the 70's,) as was my dad (early 50's, wtg grandma!,) and undoubtedly my paternal grandmother as well...
Forum: Pets   11-04-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,164
Posted By Elowyn
Two cats. Three if the human's a fastidious...

Two cats. Three if the human's a fastidious housekeeper.

Speaking as someone who's reno-ing my late cat-hoarding aunt's house, after evicting her 12 cats...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-30-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 2,716
Posted By Elowyn
Yes - I have my PEO chapter and my coworkers, as...

Yes - I have my PEO chapter and my coworkers, as well as several close friends and family members. Essentials for the single mama of twins.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-18-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Elowyn
Sounds like you're getting ready to O to me. I...

Sounds like you're getting ready to O to me. I try not to get bogged down in the terminology, but just use terminology consistently each cycle that makes sense to me, KWIM?

All of the below IME,...
Forum: Fertility   10-16-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,139
Posted By Elowyn
The blue tests are bad about those shadowy evap...

The blue tests are bad about those shadowy evap lines. ITA with the pp - have her retest with her first urine in the a.m., with a pink test (First Response Early is good.) If her line's that faint,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-14-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 240
Posted By Elowyn
I tend to put a cloth dipe, or something else...

I tend to put a cloth dipe, or something else cotton, under the boobage if it's getting damp under there. But a soft sleep/leisure bra would work too. I have one of my old bras that had the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-08-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 256
Posted By Elowyn
Very cool! And realized quickly that my biology...

Very cool! And realized quickly that my biology degree doesn't mean that I had the first clue where an elephant's vagina would be.
Forum: Parenting   10-06-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,082
Posted By Elowyn
That's the kind of question that causes me to...

That's the kind of question that causes me to give people "the look." You know, the "did you really just say that?" look that is vaguely reminiscent of how one would regard something nasty on one's...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-03-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By Elowyn
I wear the Medela underwire (40H) and haven't...

I wear the Medela underwire (40H) and haven't had clogged duct/mastitis issues with it except one wearing when I wore a bra for ~24 h straight. Bad idea, that. Otherwise, no problems, and the girls...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-30-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 668
Posted By Elowyn
Just dealt with this here (toxic, abusive aunt...

Just dealt with this here (toxic, abusive aunt who ultimately died of complications from gastric bypass) and I didn't go.

I would only have gone if my grandmother (the only person who truly loved...
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-26-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Elowyn
Average blood volume is about 100 ml/kg in...

Average blood volume is about 100 ml/kg in neonates (based on my sources.) So the average term newborn would have 300-400 ml of blood.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-24-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 898
Posted By Elowyn
2-3 bags here, with one adult and two sposied...

2-3 bags here, with one adult and two sposied babies.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-15-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Elowyn
I have one. Just my daily life since 2005, with...

I have one. Just my daily life since 2005, with ttc then adopting then ttc then pregnant with twins and now raising twins. http://elowyn.wordpress.com/
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-13-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By Elowyn
Tandem breastfeeding is the only way to fly,...

Tandem breastfeeding is the only way to fly, imho. I found that anything that introduced more artificial nipples into my babies' lives was ultimately detrimental to our breastfeeding.

(When I did...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-11-2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 283
Posted By Elowyn
As a medical family, we're always working around...

As a medical family, we're always working around somebody's call/work schedule, so we often celebrate on the "wrong" day. It's fine by me, although I do want to do at least a little small something...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-10-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 502
Posted By Elowyn
Unless you live in a really big,...

Unless you live in a really big, public-transit-friendly city (which it sounds like you don't) then he needs to get his license. Any parent who's physically able and not in a city as above, needs...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-09-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Elowyn
I just wouldn't sign the thing altogether,...

I just wouldn't sign the thing altogether, personally. In a true, life-threatening emergency, they'll take care of your child regardless.

In urgent situations (where care should be started before...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-07-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,185
Posted By Elowyn
This is a really interesting thread to me. ...

This is a really interesting thread to me.

No DP here, so I didn't vote, but I have a suit, and can't think of anyone in my extended family that *doesn't* have a suit or two or ten (other than a...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-05-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,314
Posted By Elowyn
I've never liked fondant (have probably had the...

I've never liked fondant (have probably had the gross pre-made stuff) so you all with the marshmallow fondant recipes, get to posting them! My dds have their 1st birthday in a month!

OP, awesome...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-31-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Elowyn
I woke/fed both if one woke, for months. (Also...

I woke/fed both if one woke, for months. (Also with the EZ2Nurse here, too.) Now I'm not strict about it, as they only sometimes need to feed at night, and hardly ever more than once. They're both...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-29-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Elowyn
Polish them with silver polish (avail at any of...

Polish them with silver polish (avail at any of the large groceries or WM/Target/etc in the dish cleaning area) with a soft rag. The kind I like comes in a jar like face cream, can't remember the...
Forum: Infertility   08-29-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 13,942
Posted By Elowyn
Totally barging in here, but Christy, please...

Totally barging in here, but Christy, please stay on your progesterone and get at least one beta done. I had amazing, huge amounts of bleeding during my early pregnancy. Heavier than a period,...
Forum: April 2010   08-29-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Elowyn
Found this in new posts (not a DDC member) but -...

Found this in new posts (not a DDC member) but - say you're looking into using this MW for well-woman care. Or if you don't want to lie, say you "just need to schedule a checkup." Which you do, sort...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-28-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 31,265
Posted By Elowyn
Just wanted to check in and say Hi. I'm a SMC...

Just wanted to check in and say Hi. I'm a SMC (through IVF - TTCed and tried to adopt for almost 3 years) to 10 month-old twins, and couldn't be happier. I'm strongly considering/saving up for TTC...
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