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Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-10-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By MeepyCat
How solid are your dates? How are you feeling? ...

How solid are your dates? How are you feeling? How do the baby and the placenta look on NSTs?

One of the possibilities is that your dates are off. If you're using the standard LMP dating...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By MeepyCat
I generally have not had these problems, but it's...

I generally have not had these problems, but it's not my impression that they're not normal - I think I'm sometimes a touch oblivious, and that I was very sheltered during my childhood. ...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   07-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By MeepyCat
I had a miscarriage and hadn't really recovered...

I had a miscarriage and hadn't really recovered when I started feeling pregnant again. Turned out I was, indeed, pregnant. I won't lie, it was rough. It's hard on your body and hard emotionally. ...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-03-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By MeepyCat
Angie's breasts, Angie's risk, Angie's choice. ...

Angie's breasts, Angie's risk, Angie's choice. (As a breast cancer survivor, I really appreciate Jolie's candor about her decisions. I've had one therapeutic and one prophylactic mastectomy myself....
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-03-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By MeepyCat
If actual things are currently happening, it is...

If actual things are currently happening, it is too late to prevent those things. Prevention, by definition, involves things that have not happened yet, and therefore are not absolutely certain to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-03-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By MeepyCat
If you want kids to behave all day the way they...

If you want kids to behave all day the way they would in daycare, it's my experience that you have to basically run your house like a daycare program. Lesson plan every minute. Put a schedule on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-02-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By MeepyCat
With 2 and 4 yo kids, I don't think you'll get...

With 2 and 4 yo kids, I don't think you'll get very far past letting it all hang out. Maybe you get please and thank you half the time.

Until the entire household is potty trained, there's gonna...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-01-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By MeepyCat
I'd want to go back to the doctor about the...

I'd want to go back to the doctor about the continued cracking. I'm maybe extra twitchy on breast weirdness. The ongoing soreness and the open skin worry me. Someone has to look at that. I don't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-01-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By MeepyCat
I'd take three hours of babysitter, spend $10 on...

I'd take three hours of babysitter, spend $10 on cheap wine to bring to Knit Night at the local yarn store, and save up the spare ten until I had enough for good sock yarn.

That's seriously what I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-29-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By MeepyCat
The financial issues sound really rough. I don't...

The financial issues sound really rough. I don't know what to recommend there. You seem painted in on all sides, but hopefully the internet suggestion will help some.

The only thing I have to...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-29-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By MeepyCat
I feel like you should be warned that the way...

I feel like you should be warned that the way your pediatricians are most likely to keep themselves out of that legal battle is by telling you that you have to find a new pediatrician. (Also, what...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-29-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By MeepyCat
Oh my god. I am so sorry you are dealing with...

Oh my god. I am so sorry you are dealing with this. You're trying to support your partner in this very emotional time, and instead, you're chasing the toddler around being terrified. (I would also...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-24-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By MeepyCat
I second what Katelove says about medication. IT...

I second what Katelove says about medication. IT is sometimes helpful. However, if you don't want to consider it at this time, I also second all the things she says about NICU social workers, and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-23-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By MeepyCat
There is no guarantee that your daughter will...

There is no guarantee that your daughter will find her family situation confusing. Kids tend to accept things as they find them, so there may well be a day when she asks you why some of her friends...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-23-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By MeepyCat
I agree that you may need to let go of the cloth...

I agree that you may need to let go of the cloth pads idea. I hated - HATED - the feeling of bleeding into my undies, or the sense that I was wearing anything like a diaper. The technology for...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-19-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By MeepyCat
I wouldn't expect to heal the relationship. ...

I wouldn't expect to heal the relationship. Ever. Even if he were healthy. Given time, you might be able to build a new relationship - one that acknowledges that you're an adult now, and that he...
Forum: Women's Health   06-18-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By MeepyCat
I agree - she is just too young to get it. As...

I agree - she is just too young to get it. As long as you're present, she's going to want to interact as normal. If there's someone else who can pitch in, I would be pretty unembarrassed about...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   06-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By MeepyCat
I know that doctors in my area now consider...

I know that doctors in my area now consider anyone who has been outside to be potentially exposed to ticks. The one we've ever found attached on my kids has to have hopped on during a completely...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-12-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By MeepyCat
It sounds like your daughter is quite young, if...

It sounds like your daughter is quite young, if this is his first father's day. And he seems to be really into fighting with you.

Look, you can't go right here. If you do nothing, he can fight...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-12-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By MeepyCat
Oh no! I am so sorry. I really, really wish...

Oh no! I am so sorry.

I really, really wish that the information about breast feeding and formula feeding was more balanced. I hear a lot of mothers like you who feel like they've failed if they...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-09-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By MeepyCat
I can't recall the MANA stats for this off the...

I can't recall the MANA stats for this off the top of my head, but there are some scary mortality rates for breaches at home in the US. And the 30 minute drive is a long trip if things go south.
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Forum: Child & Teen Health   06-03-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By MeepyCat
My experience with child cares and schools is...

My experience with child cares and schools is that they will absolutely not give medication, not even OTC stuff like tylenol, without parental consent.

As far as I can tell, the nurse's main job...
Forum: Homebirth   06-03-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,548
Posted By MeepyCat
Breech is a not uncommon thing, but that doesn't...

Breech is a not uncommon thing, but that doesn't mean it's trivial. And of course breech births in online videos look easy - when a birth goes to hell in a fast car, does your friend with the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-01-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By MeepyCat
They're still legally married, and she got a book...

They're still legally married, and she got a book deal.

No word on whether his good stretch, from November of 2008, held up.
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-31-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm more likely to think that this strategy...

I'm more likely to think that this strategy worked for Munsun because her husband made some decisions that worked out in her favor. She took a chance and it worked out. It was a really big risk.
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