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Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-03-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,378
Posted By arizonawillow
We got a bunch of preemie clothes and she was...

We got a bunch of preemie clothes and she was able to wear them while still in the hospital. I'm sure it varies depending on the hospital. We did lose a blanket of ours to the hospital laundry...
Forum: June 2010   10-29-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By arizonawillow
I don't know what I'm going to do yet. There is...

I don't know what I'm going to do yet. There is one doc in my area who will do VBA2Cs and he is about 45 minutes away for appointments and hospital location.

I am fairly certain if I want to have...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   08-22-2009, 02:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By arizonawillow
We didn't qualify, didn't get it, and it was...

We didn't qualify, didn't get it, and it was very difficult to have my dd in the children's hospital for 8 days when she was 6 wks old. I really didn't think she'd have any problems and I don't know...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-22-2009, 02:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 992
Posted By arizonawillow
(my girl was a preemie and one of the first...

(my girl was a preemie and one of the first 12/08 babies... born in 10/08 http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif)

1. What's your babe eating these days? What's...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-01-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 786
Posted By arizonawillow
Hey! My baby girl is 8 months now (she was...

Hey! My baby girl is 8 months now (she was preemie) and scooting and getting up on her hands and knees. Almost crawling. She's eating one meal of baby food per day, mostly veggies or fruits.
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-13-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,893
Posted By arizonawillow
Hey there mamas.... don't know if you remember...

Hey there mamas....
don't know if you remember me but I was in the 12/08 DDC and had my baby in October. Lauren is almost 7 months old now and such a sweetie. She was on the home monitor until 5...
Forum: December 2008   02-25-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,162
Posted By arizonawillow
My EC update-- I'm not holding her over the sink...

My EC update-- I'm not holding her over the sink anymore. She'll sit on the bjorn potty or let me hold her facing backwards over the toilet. She's had some really messy poopy diapers and I'm trying...
Forum: December 2008   02-25-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By arizonawillow
I took my boys to the dr. yesterday and just had...

I took my boys to the dr. yesterday and just had them weigh dd. She was 4 months old yesterday and is 11 lbs 7 oz. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: December 2008   02-05-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,162
Posted By arizonawillow
I am a relaxed ECer, I also ECed with my 2 sons....

I am a relaxed ECer, I also ECed with my 2 sons. I always use diapers or trainers. I mostly pee my baby over the bathroom sink (only at home though, I wouldn't ever do that in a public sink) and...
Forum: December 2008   02-04-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By arizonawillow
My baby was in the NICU for 12 days and I was...

My baby was in the NICU for 12 days and I was away from her for 4 nights total during that time.

Since then I have left her with dh for 2-3 hours several times. It is very easy to leave her with...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-06-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By arizonawillow
I would follow your baby's lead WRT night time...

I would follow your baby's lead WRT night time EC. I never ECed my oldest at night, and my 2nd baby started waking to pee at around 9 months so I started taking him potty when he woke up at night....
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-06-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By arizonawillow
I'm ECing my 3rd baby now and I always used...

I'm ECing my 3rd baby now and I always used diapers or poquitos... until I didn't need to anymore. I really believe and my experience with my 2 older kids shows that even part time ECing really...
Forum: December 2008   12-23-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By arizonawillow
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: December 2008   12-22-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By arizonawillow
Congratulations! I had a similar...

Congratulations!

I had a similar experience, sort of. I really thought I was going to have my "best" birth experience yet with this baby, my third. I did hypnobabies too and had a doula and a...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-21-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By arizonawillow
Congratulations! That's wonderful.

Congratulations! That's wonderful.
Forum: December 2008   12-15-2008, 01:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,171
Posted By arizonawillow
I'm interested in who else had preemies and who...

I'm interested in who else had preemies and who had VBACs.

I planned an unmedicated hospital birth with a very midwife-y doctor. It was supposed to be my 2nd VBAC.

I ended up with preterm...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-05-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By arizonawillow
You could call the NICU at the hospital he's in...

You could call the NICU at the hospital he's in and ask them if a baby in X size range is allowed to wear clothes. Our dd had clothes on (put on by the nurse) after she was off the phototherapy,...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-04-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By arizonawillow
That is awesome! Congrats! It's interesting to...

That is awesome! Congrats! It's interesting to see the different rules for different hospitals. We were told our baby had to take all her feedings by mouth for 48 hours but then were discharged...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-04-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
Posted By arizonawillow
I burst into tears when the physician's...

I burst into tears when the physician's assistant told me my baby would be going home from the NICU in about a week. It totally freaked me out. I said, "I had to get ok with her being here, now I...
Forum: December 2008   12-04-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By arizonawillow
I was acquainted with a Teo in high school; he...

I was acquainted with a Teo in high school; he was a big, popular, Polynesian football player. I think it's a good name. I like Dylan too though.
Forum: Birth Stories   12-03-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By arizonawillow
Congratulations! I'm also from Dec dd club and...

Congratulations! I'm also from Dec dd club and had a slightly similar situation with my baby's birth. I had a c/s with my first baby, VBAC with #2, and during labor with #3 (at 33 weeks 4 days) she...
Forum: December 2008   11-20-2008, 11:12 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,970
Posted By arizonawillow
I'm in JoCo...

I'm in JoCo http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: December 2008   11-19-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,970
Posted By arizonawillow
Congrats to the 2 new mamas! Leningradka,...

Congrats to the 2 new mamas!

Leningradka, I'm in Kansas City. My master's project was a study of a rare plant called Arizona w*illow in southern Utah, oh 12-14 years ago now....
Forum: December 2008   11-13-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,970
Posted By arizonawillow
Here's mine: ...

Here's mine:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=992168 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=992168)

adding that her name is Lauren and there are a couple pictures...
Forum: December 2008   11-11-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By arizonawillow
I had nothing ready when my baby decided she was...

I had nothing ready when my baby decided she was coming. For the hospital I had my dh and best friend get me:

socks
lotion
lip balm
cuticle cream
toothbrush/paste
comb
a sleep bra then a...
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