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Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   07-22-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By ocelotmom
My suggestion would be to get an HbA1c test done...

My suggestion would be to get an HbA1c test done ASAP. It's a simple, widely-available blood test that gives an estimate of your average blood glucose levels over the past 3 months. An elevated...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-18-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By ocelotmom
There are two problems with oats. The first is...

There are two problems with oats. The first is that they may be cross-contaminated. The second is that they contain a protein similar to gluten (avenin), which some people sensitive to gluten have a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-18-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,339
Posted By ocelotmom
Today I had a job interview. DH and I had some...

Today I had a job interview. DH and I had some time to kill before it, so we went to a thrift store, because that is what we do when we have time to kill. I had a shirt to change into for the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-14-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By ocelotmom
I honestly don't remember - this was 6 years or...

I honestly don't remember - this was 6 years or so ago. I know that, when she gets exposed to something now, we can tell within a few hours. (This is also not my own child, but a girl we've been...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-13-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By ocelotmom
Cancelling the party is pretty extreme. That's...

Cancelling the party is pretty extreme. That's something she'll likely remember negatively for the rest of her life, and not in a "I learned my lesson" way.

I agree with you that she probably has...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-13-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 963
Posted By ocelotmom
The cornstarch is mostly there for texture and to...

The cornstarch is mostly there for texture and to help make it more solid - the coconut oil and baking soda are both effective as deodorant on their own. So you could just leave it out entirely if...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-13-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By ocelotmom
This was our experience, too. We were worried...

This was our experience, too. We were worried that she just wouldn't eat, but when we eliminated the preferred/problem foods, she quickly adapted, and will now eat basically anything (there are a few...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-13-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By ocelotmom
Keep in mind with goats (or anything dairy) that...

Keep in mind with goats (or anything dairy) that you have to breed them regularly in order to get milk. You then have to do something with the babies. Generally, you want at least two goats - both...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-11-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 963
Posted By ocelotmom
Any other weird symptoms? Are you sweating more...

Any other weird symptoms? Are you sweating more than normal, or just smelling differently? Can you describe the smell (I know that's not always possible)?

From a medical standpoint, thyroid would...
Forum: Babywearing   07-09-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By ocelotmom
I've been very happy with my Maya Wrap, much...

I've been very happy with my Maya Wrap, much moreso than the other ring slings I've tried - it distributes the weight about as well as a single-shoulder sling can, and I really like the integrated...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-09-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By ocelotmom
I admit, I'm tempted to get the Yo Ho Ho one for...

I admit, I'm tempted to get the Yo Ho Ho one for my baby (girl!). DH is notorious for saving changes for me to do.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-09-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By ocelotmom
Same happened to me. #1...

Same happened to me. #1 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) took 3 months of not-trying-not-avoiding. #2...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-09-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 710
Posted By ocelotmom
You just have to find the right thrift store. I...

You just have to find the right thrift store. I find HA regularly at one particular thrift store. It isn't in an affluent part of town or anything like that - I imagine there's a single family that...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-09-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 360
Posted By ocelotmom
Not Tortilla Factory. I think it was Teocalli...

Not Tortilla Factory. I think it was Teocalli Tamale, but it was 11 years ago, and we haven't lived there in 10, so I'm not 100% sure of that (and I wouldn't expect you to remember either after this...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-09-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 360
Posted By ocelotmom
Definitely not TTC right now since my youngest...

Definitely not TTC right now since my youngest isn't even three months old, but I recognized your name and wanted to say congratulations :) We met at a restaurant in Herndon once 11 years ago when my...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-04-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 963
Posted By ocelotmom
Alternative milk ice cream. So Delicious lives up...

Alternative milk ice cream. So Delicious lives up to its name. We have an ice cream maker that we've been using near-daily (also makes it easier to control the sugar levels and additives).
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-29-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 963
Posted By ocelotmom
My experience is that I can relax on the diet...

My experience is that I can relax on the diet restrictions at about 6 months - when they're ready for solids, basically. At that point, their gut is sealed (at least compared to how it is when...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-27-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 963
Posted By ocelotmom
It takes time. There's a saying "Nine months on,...

It takes time. There's a saying "Nine months on, nine months off". I was reading through my old journal the other day, and found an entry where I wrote that I tend to lose a bunch between 6 and 9...
Forum: Homebirth   06-26-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,064
Posted By ocelotmom
I labored in a hot tub this time around. Didn't...

I labored in a hot tub this time around. Didn't do the actual birth there for various reasons, and would prefer something else if I were to have another birth. But part of that is because our hot tub...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-22-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By ocelotmom
Would you be the only adult, and will your older...

Would you be the only adult, and will your older kids be with you? If so, they may be taken into CPS custody (temporarily) if you ended up having to go to the hospital en route.
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-20-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By ocelotmom
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2934/14466423532_42...

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Forum: The Childhood Years   06-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By ocelotmom
The episode of The Office where they think the...

The episode of The Office where they think the baby's name is Astird instead of Astrid came out not long after my Astrid was born. I had some regret for a while, but thankfully people forgot about...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-18-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By ocelotmom
I was a little hesitant about naming my daughter...

I was a little hesitant about naming my daughter Astrid for that reason. Thankfully, it hasn't been a problem. People have thought her name was Asteroid, though.

I realized well after the naming...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   06-14-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 963
Posted By ocelotmom
I've never really figured out the nursing in a...

I've never really figured out the nursing in a carrier thing, though I've tried with all my babies in multiple different carriers. I think some people's anatomies are more compatible with it than...
Forum: Site Help   06-08-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 14,916
Posted By ocelotmom
http://www.mothering.com/forum/17545-may-2014-due-...

http://www.mothering.com/forum/17545-may-2014-due-date-club/1407817-elizabeth-liddy-anne-birth-story-really-long-sorry.html appears to be a glitch - claims to be a birth story, but is something...
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