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Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-22-2010, 05:37 PM
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Posted By jenveg618
I've got to rethink our bedtime routine-   I...

I've got to rethink our bedtime routine-
 
I have two boys, ages 5 and 2 1/2.  4 nights a week my husband is at work so I do the bedtime routine by myself.  We've always had a very consistent...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-26-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By jenveg618
I'm glad to hear some of you talk about the...

I'm glad to hear some of you talk about the sensory issues; this is something I've wondered about but wasn't sure if we should pursue getting a diagnosis. I'm assuming I'd probably need to go to his...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By jenveg618
I'm certainly not one for conforming or "fitting...

I'm certainly not one for conforming or "fitting in", but there are a few things where my son (who will be 5 in a couple of weeks) is quite atypical that have me a little concerned. He is a very...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-01-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By jenveg618
It's funny, I've heard some parents say that...

It's funny, I've heard some parents say that they love 5, that it's the best age so far with their child. I guess in my experience so far I've seen a pattern where the half-years (like the current 4...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-01-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By jenveg618
Thanks for all the feedback; sometimes it's just...

Thanks for all the feedback; sometimes it's just helpful to hear that your child is being normal!

Another thing I forgot to mention is that he also used to be extremely outgoing/social with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-29-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By jenveg618
I have been having quite a difficult time with...

I have been having quite a difficult time with my 4.5 yr old DS (he'll be 5 in early October, and will start Kindergarten in the fall). A little background on him:

He's a really bright, sensitive...
Forum: Women's Health   05-30-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,149
Posted By jenveg618
I think I may have finally put 2 and 2...

I think I may have finally put 2 and 2 together....my just-turned 2 yr old ds has had this occur approx. once a month since the winter - he'll seem to be coming down with something (often when...
Forum: Women's Health   04-29-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By jenveg618
I've been wondering about my younger son, who's...

I've been wondering about my younger son, who's about to turn 2, and his tendency to get a fever with almost every virus that he catches. This past year has been especially tough since my older son,...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-25-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By jenveg618
Well, it looks like the mystery has been solved....

Well, it looks like the mystery has been solved. After continuing to have a fever today, he started having diarrhea throughout the afternoon. Just over a week ago I had a bad 24 hr bug with fever...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-25-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By jenveg618
Well, we went to the ped yesterday and he did a...

Well, we went to the ped yesterday and he did a culture swab from the tip of his penis (no retraction whatsoever; there was what looked like pus coming out the tip; asked dr. if it could be smegma...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-24-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By jenveg618
Well, he just woke up from his nap with a...

Well, he just woke up from his nap with a definite fever, so I'm pretty convinced it's an infection. But now my question is (and I'll ask the dr. too), would the bacitracin be enough, or will he...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-24-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By jenveg618
I have 2 sons, both intact. My younger son, who...

I have 2 sons, both intact. My younger son, who is 21 months, experienced for the first time a ballooning of his penis yesterday and seemed to be in a lot of discomfort. DH was very concerned and I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-03-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By jenveg618
Quote: Originally Posted by umsami...

Quote:
Originally Posted by umsami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15018722)
I actually found that 3 was easier than 2.......
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-02-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By jenveg618
Thanks everyone! I'm still in the "figuring it...

Thanks everyone! I'm still in the "figuring it all out" phase, and this is very helpful to hear others talk about their own experiences.

The other thing is, I have a pretty rough time during the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-02-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By jenveg618
In a bit of shock right now...I'm 39, married...

In a bit of shock right now...I'm 39, married with 2 boys (4 1/2 yrs and 21 months) and just found out yesterday that I'm pregnant! This was not planned (we had pretty much decided to stop at 2) and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-19-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By jenveg618
These are all great suggestions. Actually, for...

These are all great suggestions. Actually, for some reason this has become less of a problem the past couple of days (now he's focusing more on not wanting to eat anything...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-17-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By jenveg618
I'm feeling very frustrated with my 3.5 year...

I'm feeling very frustrated with my 3.5 year old. Just about every time he needs to either get dressed for the day, or get ready for bed and put on his pj's/brush his teeth, there's a struggle. He...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-30-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By jenveg618
Thanks for the responses and all the...

Thanks for the responses and all the links/suggestions. Actually, the Dr. never suggested a connection, I just wanted to prepare myself for the possible event that someone might. The Dr. did say...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-28-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By jenveg618
MY 3yo son, who is intact, was diagnosed with a...

MY 3yo son, who is intact, was diagnosed with a UTI last week after a urinalysis and urine culture. He also has/had some redness and irritation at the tip of his penis (right around the hole, inside...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-28-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By jenveg618
My 3yo son, who is intact, was diagnosed with a...

My 3yo son, who is intact, was diagnosed with a UTI last week. He also had/has some irritation and redness at the tip of his penis (right at the hole), and we're using a topical antibiotic for this...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-28-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By jenveg618
My oldest DS, who turned 3 this past October,...

My oldest DS, who turned 3 this past October, has been fully potty-trained during the day since around June/July. He had gotten totally reliable with always using the potty whenever he needed to go,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-09-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,422
Posted By jenveg618
thanks for all the product recommendations and...

thanks for all the product recommendations and article links! I think for now I'll follow my instincts and hold off on using the supplements; will probably take cod liver oil (I take other types of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-08-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,422
Posted By jenveg618
Our pediatrician recommended that we give our...

Our pediatrician recommended that we give our baby Trivisol because apparently vitamin D is not accessible through breastmilk and babies need it. My first thought was, is it really necessary? DS #1...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-16-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By jenveg618
thanks for all the replies... Yes, he is...

thanks for all the replies...

Yes, he is gaining weight like crazy! He was 7.11 at birth and at his 2 month checkup he was 13.3!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-15-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By jenveg618
I posted a few days ago re: block feeding to...

I posted a few days ago re: block feeding to help with oversupply issues with my 8 week old. After the first few difficult days, it seemed like things were getting easier for most of today....he was...
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