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Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-02-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 19,711
Posted By takasmom
Any pox around the Boston area by chance??? We...

Any pox around the Boston area by chance???
We missed the spots down in Hull, but thought maybe there could still be some being passed around from that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-26-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,002
Posted By takasmom
Not to be a scare monger, but put me in the...

Not to be a scare monger, but put me in the stairs require adult supervision camp. On a lot of safety things I am somewhat lax and let ds (17 months) explore as he pleases unless I can think of a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-20-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 617
Posted By takasmom
DS is 17 months and has had the front four on...

DS is 17 months and has had the front four on top and bottom for awhile. I recently discovered he has two top molars as well and is, i think, working on two on the bottom. but those are harder to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-20-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By takasmom
well we are just on the cusp of 18 months and am...

well we are just on the cusp of 18 months and am holding my breath bc everything i've heard/read is that it is a tough age. according to the ames/ilg book (which i LOVE) on "your one year old" 18...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By takasmom
Owachi, I'm curious how you know DS isn't...

Owachi, I'm curious how you know DS isn't wheezing. Our 15 mo ds struggled w/ viral induced asthma all winter and there were times when i couldn't hear the wheeze but the doctor could with...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-28-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,320
Posted By takasmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Thao...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thao http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13967695)
I consider us ambassadors for the new wave of...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-24-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By takasmom
Our planned hb last year ended in a transfer to...

Our planned hb last year ended in a transfer to Brigham and though it wasn't what we were envisioning for the birth we were happy with our experience there and felt we were treated respectfully. I...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-12-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By takasmom
there is a very good breastfeeding support group...

there is a very good breastfeeding support group run by the LC at cambridge hospital (just up the street from inman) every t/th mornings. initially i was deterred from attending by the "support...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-29-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,576
Posted By takasmom
it is hard to tell from the examples you give...

it is hard to tell from the examples you give whether your bf's relatives are trying to be rude or not but to a great extent it doesn't actually matter. i think regardless of the intent the result...
Forum: Women's Health   01-26-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By takasmom
we've unfortunately been dealing with this here...

we've unfortunately been dealing with this here as ds has been anemic since 6mo. you've gotten good advice so far. just to reiterate: baby does not receive additional iron through breastmilk if you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-23-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,971
Posted By takasmom
we had ours tested at 6months as part of other...

we had ours tested at 6months as part of other labwork. ds was low (~8) despite EBFing, full term, etc. we had not started solids then. i looked into floradix but even the honey/gluten free one has...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-23-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By takasmom
we were JUST at the children's museum last...

we were JUST at the children's museum last weekend. lots of fun!!! enjoy your triphttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-17-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By takasmom
congrats mama. you've been through a lot and...

congrats mama. you've been through a lot and deserve some props!!
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-14-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By takasmom
Quote: Originally Posted by UrbanEarthMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanEarthMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12836812)
Had a great experience with Midwives at...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-14-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By takasmom
We recently switched to Harvard Vanguard in...

We recently switched to Harvard Vanguard in Cambridge and have been very happy with all the staff we've seen there. The doctor we saw, Lauren LaGrega, mentioned she bf'd her own children until 2 or...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-01-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By takasmom
your mw may have a hospital that she prefers in...

your mw may have a hospital that she prefers in the event of transport.

we ended up transporting to brigham after 4+ days at home and were assigned the house ob since we did not have our own ob...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-30-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 72,887
Posted By takasmom
my son (half tibetan) was born with a large one...

my son (half tibetan) was born with a large one on his bum. he is only 8mo so don't know when it's going away, although i will say i kinda like it (is that weird??) and it was one of the first...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-25-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,840
Posted By takasmom
OP, have you seen the movie the namesake? the...

OP, have you seen the movie the namesake? the son starts out hating the name his father gave him, being different from everyone else, and in the end he finally realizes the meaning and appreciates...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-14-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By takasmom
Quote: Originally Posted by ceeveg...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ceeveg http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12610130)
My daughter is 4mo and almost 21lbs. A lot of...
Forum: Television   11-14-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,875
Posted By takasmom
Pre-baby I used to watch this show and even...

Pre-baby I used to watch this show and even liked it sometimes. Now it annoys me that the narrator always tries to make it so dramatic. "When we return...will the Jones' survive the first 36 hours...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-14-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By takasmom
You don't state whether your baby is EBF or not....

You don't state whether your baby is EBF or not.

From personal experience (my 7mo has taken bottles of EBM since 4 months in daycare) 6oz every four hours does not seem extreme to me. Mine took...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-14-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By takasmom
I'm gonna just include a little bit different...

I'm gonna just include a little bit different perspective here from those already posted, that personally I do feel it's important to go to the WBV even if not vaxing. My niece had a heart murmur...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-12-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By takasmom
it is really helpful to hear how other mamas are...

it is really helpful to hear how other mamas are dealing with this and other perspectives very different from my own.

i'm trying to look on the bright side, which is that this most recent request...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-08-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By takasmom
We have this mini crib set that we set up as a...

We have this mini crib set that we set up as a side car:

http://www.target.com/gp/search/192-...bx_1_1&x=0&y=0...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-07-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,167
Posted By takasmom
are there other mamas on here who send money to...

are there other mamas on here who send money to your in-law's family overseas? how do you and your DH deal with it? in terms of agreeing on it, coming up with the money, etc.

i am struggling to...
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