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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-09-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By clarissaM
Hi, Rachel! My experience was great. The midwife...

Hi, Rachel! My experience was great. The midwife who delivered my DD was Mary Lou Kopas. Awesome, intuitive woman. I arrived at the hospital in transition and was immediately taken from triage...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-09-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By clarissaM
Hi, Rachel! My experience was great. The midwife...

Hi, Rachel! My experience was great. The midwife who delivered my DD was Mary Lou Kopas. Awesome, intuitive woman. I arrived at the hospital in transition and was immediately taken from triage...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-22-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By clarissaM
I need some ENCOURAGING stories about natural...

I need some ENCOURAGING stories about natural births at Valley Medical Center in Renton. Any mamas out there who've had a GOOD (somewhat recent) experience with the midwives who deliver there? I'm...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-12-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By clarissaM
Thanks for your responses! So helpful! As for...

Thanks for your responses! So helpful! As for why I was headed to Seattle ... I found out I was pregnant about a month after we moved here, and a friend (in Kirkland) recommended Cindie Brown, so...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-08-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By clarissaM
Could anyone give recommendations of quiet,...

Could anyone give recommendations of quiet, family-friendly communities in the South Sound area? I find I'm always going up to the Seattle area (we're currently down by Puyallup) for natural-type...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-28-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By clarissaM
Hi! We just moved here two months ago from a...

Hi! We just moved here two months ago from a progressive community in the Chicago suburbs, and I'm feeling kind of lost in Auburn. (We came sight-unseen, and we're renting a home our realtor chose...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-30-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By clarissaM
What a cool way to celebrate International Fair...

What a cool way to celebrate International Fair Trade Day!

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/treehugger.gifVisit Ten Thousand Villages in Glen Ellyn, IL for Fair Trade...
Forum: May 2009   05-16-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By clarissaM
If I wasn't already feeling like I'd be pregnant...

If I wasn't already feeling like I'd be pregnant forever (due Mon), DD and DS have both gotten the sickies in the last 24 hours -- fever, vomiting, argh.

Just had to vent a bit...
Forum: May 2009   04-20-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By clarissaM
I'm wondering if I should bother writing a birth...

I'm wondering if I should bother writing a birth plan this time around. My first pg, I was all idealistic and wrote this glorious birth plan that got totally thrown to the side after I never...
Forum: May 2009   04-05-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 423
Posted By clarissaM
all my babes have been persistently posterior,...

all my babes have been persistently posterior, and though my doula rotated this babe on friday, he's back to where he's apparently most comfy - posterior again. argh! i know it's still early to...
Forum: May 2009   04-05-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,444
Posted By clarissaM
my DD's first babysitter's name was eunice, and...

my DD's first babysitter's name was eunice, and we adored her. so i guess i'm a bit biased. DH and i even considered it for a middle name if we were having a girl.
Forum: May 2009   10-23-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 606
Posted By clarissaM
I know this is an old thread, but I had brown...

I know this is an old thread, but I had brown spotting today. my midwife offered the u/s but I opted out. (I have an appt on Tuesday, so I figured I could just get one then.) Am I nutty? My husband...
Forum: May 2009   09-22-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 5,933
Posted By clarissaM
hurray! we're expecting #3 in mid-may!

hurray! we're expecting #3 in mid-may!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-20-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By clarissaM
you can do it! it's amazing how love can expand...

you can do it! it's amazing how love can expand your heart.

as for co-sleeping, DS slept with us until 10.5mo and then we sensed he and DD should be together. moved him into her room with her, he...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-20-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By clarissaM
my situation was exactly the same with DD, and...

my situation was exactly the same with DD, and we let the ILs run all over us -- bring us meals ... and then stay to eat them! come for a "visit" and then never leave, even when i had retreated as a...
Forum: May 2009   09-16-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 57
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Views: 1,670
Posted By clarissaM
hiya, we are the type who need to decide early...

hiya, we are the type who need to decide early (and brace ourselves to tell the extended family) ...

girl: Eowyn Therese

boy: Ethan Walter (it bugs me that 'ethan' is so popular now, but we're...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-09-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 4,629
Posted By clarissaM
music is such a great idea! even tho DS loves to...

music is such a great idea! even tho DS loves to dance to it, it had totally slipped my mind! and yes, if i could find a *manly* doll, i think MIL would dig it ... i have no problem working within...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-08-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 4,629
Posted By clarissaM
hi, i mostly lurk here but was wondering how...

hi, i mostly lurk here but was wondering how you're all responding to gift requests for birthday time? DS and big sister have so much stuff that I don't even know how to respond except for "no gifts...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-08-2008, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By clarissaM
Quote: Originally Posted by dawncayden...

Quote:
Originally Posted by dawncayden http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11162012)...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-07-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By clarissaM
wow! this is SO my life right now!! i am so...

wow! this is SO my life right now!! i am so sorry to hear we're going through the same thing (and also kind of glad i'm not alone!!). DD's tantrums in public are insane (she's also almost 3). DS is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-07-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By clarissaM
check out inmotion entertainment. they rent dvd...

check out inmotion entertainment. they rent dvd players at airports. each day's rental includes a free dvd. much easier than bringing your own player (if you have one) and it was a special treat for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-07-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By clarissaM
my dd's all broke through the gums at the same...

my dd's all broke through the gums at the same time. i wasn't even thinking about teething until one night when we were brushing her teeth and i noticed they had arrived! definitely explains her...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-27-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 5,649
Posted By clarissaM
can i just say i'm exhausted?? ds is up 3 times...

can i just say i'm exhausted?? ds is up 3 times a night to bf, never sleeping more than a 3 hr stretch. augh. anybody else bfing that much at night? he doesn't sleep more than an hr total during the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-21-2007, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By clarissaM
i've made them out of old fleece blankets for my...

i've made them out of old fleece blankets for my 2yr old dd with velcro at one shoulder so she can put them on and take them off all by herself. can't sleep without them!
Forum: Craft Workshops   11-21-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,457
Posted By clarissaM
I've got a PDF of one I found on the internet....

I've got a PDF of one I found on the internet. PM me if you'd like it. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
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