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Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By Cian'sMama
The time has come for us to say goodbye to our...

The time has come for us to say goodbye to our old beloved dog. Can anyone help wiht how to explain the idea of cremation to a five and seven year old?
 
Thanks.
 
 
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-16-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,957
Posted By Cian'sMama
Thanks for the replies! Interesting about the...

Thanks for the replies! Interesting about the c-sections happening more quickly these days, I hadn't thought of that. In my case it was very obvious, my stomach literally looked like an hourglass. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-04-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Cian'sMama
If you do, please share!   Thanks!

If you do, please share!
 
Thanks!
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   02-25-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,734
Posted By Cian'sMama
Maryeliz,   A big hug to you. Yours sounds...

Maryeliz,
 
A big hug to you. Yours sounds like an incredibly harrowing experience and I am so sorry that you went through that. I wish I had a positive answer for you on how to communicate with...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-15-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,957
Posted By Cian'sMama
I know this is a pretty rare thing...still I am...

I know this is a pretty rare thing...still I am surprised that no one has had this! Thought I'd try again....
 
 
anyone? anyone know anyone who had this?
 
thanks!
Forum: Learning at School   01-26-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Cian'sMama
Starfall--fantastic reading site with fun games.

Starfall--fantastic reading site with fun games.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-23-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,957
Posted By Cian'sMama
Isn't there anyone out there?! Please share!

Isn't there anyone out there?! Please share!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-20-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,957
Posted By Cian'sMama
Hi Mamas,   I am wondering if anyone else...

Hi Mamas,
 
I am wondering if anyone else has had a Bandls' Ring. In my quest for healing from my vba2c turned repeat cesarean birth I am trying to read what I can on what this is, and sadly I can...
Forum: Spirituality   01-19-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,528
Posted By Cian'sMama
"We are thankful for our food, and remember...

"We are thankful for our food, and remember those who are hungry
We are thankful for our friends and our family, and remember those who are alone
We are thankful for our health and remember those...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-18-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Cian'sMama
So I have a 4 week old and am once again a...

So I have a 4 week old and am once again a nursing mama. It is so amazing to me to see him growing so well and so healthy...I have a 6 yo DS and 4 yo DD who nusred for a couple years each and wonder...
Forum: VBAC   10-27-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,090
Posted By Cian'sMama
Hi Mamas, I am holding a beautiful baby boy...

Hi Mamas,

I am holding a beautiful baby boy in my bed...we went into labor at 40+6, on our own, naturally. My baby was born last thursday, Oct 21st. He is healthy and happy and nursing like a...
Forum: VBAC   10-19-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,090
Posted By Cian'sMama
I am 40+5 today, waiting for my baby to tell me...

I am 40+5 today, waiting for my baby to tell me it is time to start laboring. I have been encouraged for days now by very heavy contractions and lots of pelvic pressure. Yesterday I lost my mucous...
Forum: Parenting   09-30-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By Cian'sMama
I had to chime in on this. I feel very strongly...

I had to chime in on this. I feel very strongly that these syndromes--"only child", "middle child" as well as birth order syndromes--are myths perpetrated by parents and society. I do not think it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-29-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,371
Posted By Cian'sMama
I am a Montessori teacher and worked in...

I am a Montessori teacher and worked in preschool for 10 years. I agree with not limiting children's creative play. I also feel strongly protective about other children who are frightened when they...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-20-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,218
Posted By Cian'sMama
So if the average is 41.5 for caucasian female,...

So if the average is 41.5 for caucasian female, does this change at all based on past gestation length?

I was 41+2 for DS and 42 for DD. 42 is my limit, then I would get NST and BPP.
Forum: VBAC   08-26-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By Cian'sMama
Hi Mamas, I am trying to decide if we need...

Hi Mamas,

I am trying to decide if we need to take a childbirth class. We are expecting #3 in 7 weeks and there is a local childbirth class for parents who have been through labor before.

My...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-11-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,398
Posted By Cian'sMama
"I kind of think if you're so shy that you'd...

"I kind of think if you're so shy that you'd ONLY nurse if you had a nursing cover, then they might be a good idea, but i also think women shouldn't HAVE to feel awkward about it, and i'd rather...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-11-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,398
Posted By Cian'sMama
I kind of think if you're so shy that you'd ONLY...

I kind of think if you're so shy that you'd ONLY nurse if you had a nursing cover, then they might be a good idea, but i also think women shouldn't HAVE to feel awkward about it, and i'd rather live...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-11-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Cian'sMama
I am not familiar with the doctor you are...

I am not familiar with the doctor you are speaking of, but I wanted to share my experience. I night weaned at 15 months. I would nurse DD to sleep at 8pm then if she woke before midnight for any...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-11-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,398
Posted By Cian'sMama
Hi Mamas, I have spent a total of nearly 4...

Hi Mamas,

I have spent a total of nearly 4 years nursing my two children. It has been 1.5 years since DD weaned. I am now 30 weeks pregnant with my third child and I am so excited to have another...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-03-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Cian'sMama
Hi Mamas, I am interested in finding out...

Hi Mamas,

I am interested in finding out what strategies you used to get through labor. I am 30 weeks pregnant with my third child and will be having a vba2c. We have a doula whom we feel very...
Forum: VBAC   07-02-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By Cian'sMama
I am just venting here... I saw my MW...

I am just venting here...

I saw my MW yesterday--we are working with a large hospital--and while they have been supportive of vba2c I can't stand the lingo!

"When you arrive at the hospital in...
Forum: VBAC   06-28-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By Cian'sMama
I am planning my hospital vba2c. I met with the...

I am planning my hospital vba2c. I met with the head of obstetrics who was 100% supportive, very positive and encouraging. I am concerned about the rest of the team. I see the midwives for prenatal...
Forum: VBAC   06-12-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Cian'sMama
thanks for the reply's. I am planning a hospital...

thanks for the reply's. I am planning a hospital birth and have met with the head of obstetrics although I see the midwives for prenatal care. The Ob was very supportive. My concern is that when I...
Forum: VBAC   06-08-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Cian'sMama
Has anyone planned a vbac at a hospital and then...

Has anyone planned a vbac at a hospital and then decided while in labor that they do not want to go? I am on the fence about hbac or hospital vbac. My hospital option looks like a great one, but I...
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