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Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-30-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By jakesask
I've asked 5 or 6 times now, so I don't think...

I've asked 5 or 6 times now, so I don't think it's just a matter of reminders anymore. I have tried dropping by (we are 120 miles apart now, but I'm occasionally in the city) but there's not been...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-30-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By jakesask
The birth was in Dec 2007 and I started...

The birth was in Dec 2007 and I started requesting the records in June 2009. To my understanding, she definitely still has them: she did say she would copy them and bring them, and if she didn't...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-29-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By jakesask
Tell me it doesn't matter that my past midwife...

Tell me it doesn't matter that my past midwife won't give me a copy of her notes from my birth (i.e., my chart). I've been asking for a year and she just won't. She said she'd mail them, but didn't....
Forum: Diapering   10-10-2008, 04:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,095
Posted By jakesask
We cloth diapered from the very start, from...

We cloth diapered from the very start, from about 2 hours old. My midwife did the first diaper job on my bed. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I had 24 prefolds and 6...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-09-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By jakesask
What time does your son get up? Maybe if you got...

What time does your son get up? Maybe if you got him up earlier, he'd be likely to go to bed earlier. It's cruel to wake a sleeping baby, I know, but it's a suggestion.

I have a 10-mo-old...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-09-2008, 03:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By jakesask
Do you have an Attachment Parenting group in...

Do you have an Attachment Parenting group in your town? You can check here:

http://www.attachmentparenting.org/groups/groups.php

It's a good place to make friends!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-20-2008, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By jakesask
My baby basically didn't eat for the first three...

My baby basically didn't eat for the first three days, she lost about 10% of birthweight, wasn't peeing or pooping much after the initial meconium. Then at about a week she figured out how to...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-20-2008, 03:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By jakesask
Could your dp contact the nurse who said it and...

Could your dp contact the nurse who said it and ask where her info comes from? He could say that someone had asked about it and he just wanted to be able to give them a source.

I'm interested,...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-20-2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By jakesask
Dr Sears recommends Vit C in his vaccine book ....

Dr Sears recommends Vit C in his vaccine book . . . starting on the day of the shots, continuing for 5 days, 150 mg for infants and 250 mg for toddlers.

He also recs Vit A. Once a day for three...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-20-2008, 02:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,090
Posted By jakesask
I didn't have it done. Sometimes if a birth is...

I didn't have it done. Sometimes if a birth is really rough, I think it might be warranted, and for that reason I did get my vit K prescription filled (homebirth). But didn't use it. Didn't even...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-18-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,039
Posted By jakesask
We used to do this as a stretch in phys.ed. I...

We used to do this as a stretch in phys.ed. I guess times have changed!

I can sit like this if called upon to do so, although I wouldn't choose it for fun! I don't have any muscle, joint, or...
Forum: Diapering   03-09-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By jakesask
Some vinegar in the rinse will improve things a...

Some vinegar in the rinse will improve things a little bit.

My best advice is to not worry about stains. They're just part of cloth diapering and they don't hurt anyone. Can't even see them after...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-13-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 783
Posted By jakesask
Hubris is right -- there was a study showing...

Hubris is right -- there was a study showing that people who drink milk lose weight more easily. Because of calcium. I saw it on the news.

Milk has calories, so if you consume it in excess you...
Forum: Diapering   02-07-2008, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By jakesask
Since day 1 I've been using plain prefolds and a...

Since day 1 I've been using plain prefolds and a Snappi fastener. I thought I'd want to switch to fitteds or all-in-ones or pocket diapers, but I really don't mind the prefolds. They work well, fit...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-07-2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By jakesask
I chose to get pregnant while single and have my...

I chose to get pregnant while single and have my daughter as a single mum -- in my case the "sperm donor" was a genuine sperm donor -- so I can certainly understand what you're feeling.
Forum: Parenting   02-07-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,713
Posted By jakesask
How old are you? 28 How old were you when you...

How old are you? 28
How old were you when you started having kids? 28
How old are your kids now? 2 months
How old are your friends? generally 25ish-35ish

Most of my long-time friends haven't...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   01-31-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By jakesask
This link will take you to a chart that shows...

This link will take you to a chart that shows the various childbirth educator programs and their details (including cost). You can find out summary details of each on their websites (google them if...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   01-27-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By jakesask
My midwife is 48 and her youngest child is 15....

My midwife is 48 and her youngest child is 15. And she's a FABULOUS midwife and I wouldn't change a thing about her. So I don't think you have to worry.

I liked having a midwife who was closer to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-24-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,706
Posted By jakesask
1. a) That it might hurt forever b) That no...

1. a) That it might hurt forever
b) That no one will be able to help you

I've been nursing for 6 weeks and every single session has been painful. Help from LLL, a midwife, 3 lactation...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-23-2008, 07:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,440
Posted By jakesask
I'd take the ALACE childbirth educator course. ...

I'd take the ALACE childbirth educator course.

Bills be darned!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-18-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,628
Posted By jakesask
Not UC but an interventionless homebirth: ...

Not UC but an interventionless homebirth:

The pain was worse than I expected. I had never been scared of the pain beforehand: I figured I was all tough and fabulous and I'd just glide through it,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-11-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,919
Posted By jakesask
Way more painful than I ever could've imagined...

Way more painful than I ever could've imagined (and way more painful than I was prepared to deal with) but completely normal, natural and without interference or intervention
Forum: Family Safety   12-11-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By jakesask
Been using mine for 10 years, no problems....

Been using mine for 10 years, no problems. Produces the best pizza crust ever, I think.

Is there something specific you're thinking of in terms of it not being safe?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-11-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 499
Posted By jakesask
When I was in law school, we were COMMANDED to...

When I was in law school, we were COMMANDED to use Aboriginal, by the Aboriginal law prof who worked in the Native Law Center. It's a mess!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-11-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 499
Posted By jakesask
Quote: Originally Posted by AMum...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AMum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9983377)
Saskatchewan was horribly racist toward Native...
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