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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-23-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Ruthe
Tese people have their heads in the wrong place.

Tese people have their heads in the wrong place.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   08-04-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 934
Posted By Ruthe
I used to have this saved but it has...

I used to have this saved but it has disappeared?  It was a good resource to use at Doctor's appts. and I really would like to access it again.  I tried googling but they've hidden it or something? ...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-27-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,181
Posted By Ruthe
My last few kids nightweaned around age 2. It...

My last few kids nightweaned around age 2. It seems impossible; it seems like it's never going to happen, until it happens! I did have to make the decision and push it for a few/ several nights but...
Forum: Grief and Loss   09-07-2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,315
Posted By Ruthe
My son would have been 17 on the 3rd of...

My son would have been 17 on the 3rd of September. No it isn't getting better. I smile, I laugh, I go about life, and cry only when I am alone. No one knows what it's like unless it has happened to...
Forum: Homebirth   08-24-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By Ruthe
I'm paying out of pocket for mine; the first...

I'm paying out of pocket for mine; the first $3000 I paid from selling stuff on ebay but the last $500 went on Mastercard because I'm a slacker this past month, oops. Oh well, I will just have to...
Forum: Homebirth   08-24-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,568
Posted By Ruthe
I've had a placenta in my freezer for nearly 3...

I've had a placenta in my freezer for nearly 3 years and it's about to be joined by another within the next few weeks. Not sure where the pair of them will end up. My midwife was all for...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-24-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By Ruthe
I had back labor with my second baby and it was...

I had back labor with my second baby and it was awful! Then he turned or moved somehow, all of a sudden, no more back labor, and voila, not half bad! Then transition a while later, awful again, but...
Forum: December 2010   08-17-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By Ruthe
Congratulations! I had 4 boys in my 20s and then...

Congratulations! I had 4 boys in my 20s and then was done... until surprise! a baby girl 9 years after the last boy, at 36... and wouldn't it be nice if she had a sister, so I had another baby at...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-06-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By Ruthe
Everyone is different, but for me even early on,...

Everyone is different, but for me even early on, my joints start to loosen up; so it is easier to turn my ankle if I step wrong, or sprain (and possibly break) something if I fall. So that is a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-22-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,663
Posted By Ruthe
This article (pertaining to baby carriers) has a...

This article (pertaining to baby carriers) has a bit in it about baby positioning and what happens to the curve of their spine when on their backs:...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-16-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Ruthe
I'm seven months pregnant and I can carry my 2.5...

I'm seven months pregnant and I can carry my 2.5 year old son in my ergo carrier for BRIEF periods, on my back, by wearing the belt low. It's not comfortable for long stretches and I haven't tried...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-12-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,352
Posted By Ruthe
I don't know if this helps at all, but with my...

I don't know if this helps at all, but with my previous pregnancy, I had sex on day 8 of a 42 day cycle (like you, still bleeding) then a day or two later, came down with raging mastitis and...
Forum: VBAC   05-17-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By Ruthe
I don't really have anything helpful to add but...

I don't really have anything helpful to add but just had to point out that any ob who does not do VBAC is not going to attempt a version for breech in a woman he wouldn't deliver vaginally anyway......
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-26-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Ruthe
First, a Great piece on carseat safety .. when...

First, a Great piece on carseat safety .. when to forward face (and it's not 1 year/20 pounds anymore! even though that is still legal - it is NOT the recommendation anymore - for easy to...
Forum: Diapering   04-23-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By Ruthe
My feeling is, there is a time and a place for...

My feeling is, there is a time and a place for everything, and a long visit to the inlaws with no washing machine is the time and place for Pampers.
I used to use cloth and wash dipes (in a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-18-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By Ruthe
You know that light fuzzy hair you can have...

You know that light fuzzy hair you can have along your jawline? Mine has gotten really LONG and it is freaking me out to see fuzziness. It's downy-fine, and pale yellow, and I am afraid if I shave...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-06-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,889
Posted By Ruthe
Hi! I'm Ruthe, I'm 41/will be 42; baby due...

Hi! I'm Ruthe, I'm 41/will be 42; baby due 8/27/10, gender unknown for now, of course.
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   09-19-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By Ruthe
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   09-08-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By Ruthe
Thread title says it all; if you can help, post...

Thread title says it all; if you can help, post or PM me. I'm in manassas, we do vax, but we do it late and selectively. I was given a couple of names by some acquaintences but neither participates...
Forum: Homebirth   12-29-2008, 03:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Ruthe
Personally? I think Tricare Standard is awesome,...

Personally? I think Tricare Standard is awesome, and I've had it for 19.5 years. I don't know anyone whos 100% happy with their insurance except for some military people. People just like to...
Forum: Homebirth   11-21-2008, 05:13 AM
Replies: 136
  Poll: Wwyd?
Views: 6,224
Posted By Ruthe
Well, if I were you and wanted more children?...

Well, if I were you and wanted more children? I'd just go for the section. because you had two shoulder distocias and two hemmorhages. HELLO! Either of those, alone, would make me think.
I lost a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-12-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By Ruthe
To start, massage the lump gently, in the...

To start, massage the lump gently, in the direction of your nipple. Then just see if you can figure out how to hand-express, I don't know how to best explain that; just gently squeeze your breast...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-28-2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Ruthe
My almost 1 year old has 8 teeth; he's had them...

My almost 1 year old has 8 teeth; he's had them since 4-5 months, and impulsively wants to bit a chunk out of my shoulder, leg, hand etc. I say "no biting!" loudly and with anguish (real anguish!!!...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   09-04-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,408
Posted By Ruthe
Quote: Originally Posted by lilmissimpatient@c...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilmissimpatient@c http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11874807)
Woodbridge, here! Ruthe, you used...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   07-27-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,408
Posted By Ruthe
We need to plan a meet-up somewhere, sometime......

We need to plan a meet-up somewhere, sometime... maybe Frying Pan Park?
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