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Forum: Parenting   01-18-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,017
Posted By Sharon, RN
My older son is 12, and has understood the...

My older son is 12, and has understood the basics of sex since he was young, and I always answered his questions in terms he could understand based on his age.  He understands that men have sperm,...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-08-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,297
Posted By Sharon, RN
I don't remember DS#1's weight at 2 (because,...

I don't remember DS#1's weight at 2 (because, that was a long time ago!), but DS#2 is 2 years, 4 months and just made it to 25 lbs.  He was stuck at 22 lbs for a long time- like months.  My niece is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-04-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,095
Posted By Sharon, RN
I wouldn't do private cord blood banking- it's...

I wouldn't do private cord blood banking- it's expensive and there is no guarantees- that is, they could damage the cord blood, go out of business, etc, and you are out your $.  I do not believe...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-01-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 163
Posted By Sharon, RN
Thanks for the info, Cristeen.  After the...

Thanks for the info, Cristeen.  After the hearing test, we will look into other assessments and interventions.  Luckily, our insurance covers 100% of the audiological exam- I know, because I have to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-25-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 163
Posted By Sharon, RN
Wow!  I'm expecting again, too, in June. Must be...

Wow!  I'm expecting again, too, in June. Must be something in the water. :-)
 
I don't know how tall Noah is, but he's almost 26 lbs. and I think he feels so heavy- no more complaining from me!
 ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-14-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,908
Posted By Sharon, RN
I never realized swaddling was such a big deal....

I never realized swaddling was such a big deal.  DS#1 was probably swaddled for a week, but it was just too much work- I was no good at it!  He didn't really seem to care for it anyway.  DS#2 was...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-01-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,768
Posted By Sharon, RN
My ex-BIL got involved with this company a long...

My ex-BIL got involved with this company a long time ago (like 10 years ago) so I know they've been around a while.  I never saw his "sales pitch" but just from the things he told me it seemed like...
Forum: Diapering   10-29-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By Sharon, RN
Thanks Tired!  I used them after washing them...

Thanks Tired!  I used them after washing them twice and they worked just fine. Yippee!  
Forum: Diapering   10-23-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By Sharon, RN
I've searched for this info and I can't find it....

I've searched for this info and I can't find it.  I blame baby brain!
 
I used to use pre-folds and some Mother Ease fitted, which I love, but my 2 year-old doesn't really sit still long enough...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-22-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By Sharon, RN
I'm a little late to this party, but my...

I'm a little late to this party, but my university has a lactation room for breastfeeding and/or pumping.  Here's the link: 
 
http://library.uncg.edu/spaces/lactation_room.aspx
 
The only sad...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-18-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Sharon, RN
They have them listed under the group feature....

They have them listed under the group feature.  If you look under the purple community tab at the top of your screen, you'll see a bunch of subheadings: Home, Forums, Reviews, etc... 3rd from the...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-11-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Sharon, RN
I think, even if you have sole custody, that you...

I think, even if you have sole custody, that you would need his consent and a go to court to change her name.  
 
My older son is from my 1st marriage, and I hyphenated his last name (my maiden...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-27-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,723
Posted By Sharon, RN
I understand how you feel about making the...

I understand how you feel about making the minimum payments, but I don't think it really helps you much to make big payments and then charge the cards back up, ykwim?  You can still pay more than...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-27-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,723
Posted By Sharon, RN
I understand about the rental now.  I'm a little...

I understand about the rental now.  I'm a little short on time right now, but just glancing at your first posting I'd ask if there is any way to lower the CC payments each month?  Did you pay your...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-27-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,723
Posted By Sharon, RN
I didn't want to read and not post.  I'm sorry...

I didn't want to read and not post.  I'm sorry your are going through this.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gifThere are many more learned ladies on this board who can give a lot of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-10-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By Sharon, RN
Sorry it took so long to return to this thread!...

Sorry it took so long to return to this thread!  Thank you ladies for your ideas.  I actually needed surgery not long after I posted this, and that's why I've been away.  It did turn out that my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-11-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Sharon, RN
The "don't BF for 24 hours/a day/etc" is a...

The "don't BF for 24 hours/a day/etc" is a common saying among health professionals.  Many just don't know.    
 
What they are describing sounds like conscious sedation, which is usually a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-11-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,795
Posted By Sharon, RN
My mother did not breastfeed any of her...

My mother did not breastfeed any of her children, generally because he doctor told her she shouldn't if she was uncomfortable with "things hanging on her breasts."...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-11-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By Sharon, RN
Hey there guys!  Several weeks ago, my ds went...

Hey there guys!  Several weeks ago, my ds went through a constant nursing "thing" that coincided with some teeth and being sick.  I was a little frustrated, but figured he would go back to his...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-03-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By Sharon, RN
Thanks so much for the info!  :-)  The gas...

Thanks so much for the info!  :-)  The gas company will be coming out sometime tomorrow or Thursday to see how much work needs to be done, so they can give me a quote and I can save up $.  Yay!  I'm...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-01-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,122
Posted By Sharon, RN
Congrats on your new pregnancy!   I don't...

Congrats on your new pregnancy!
 
I don't have many answers for you, but I don't know how you can come to an agreement if you both seem to have such separate desires, particularly if you want to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-30-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By Sharon, RN
Wow, it sounds like you have some tough work set...

Wow, it sounds like you have some tough work set out for you.  I have a similar situation with my DS, who is 11 1/2.  Just a question-
 
Are you sure he has not started puberty?  I only ask...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-30-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By Sharon, RN
Our home is about 11 years old.  We have natural...

Our home is about 11 years old.  We have natural gas heat, hot water heater, and fireplace.  I can see in our attic that we have lines run to have a gas dryer and a gas stove, but both of those are...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-25-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,087
Posted By Sharon, RN
This has made for a very interesting thread and...

This has made for a very interesting thread and discussion.  My DS#1 is 11 1/2, so I'm going to be facing this issue very soon.
 
I think we (and that's a collective we, not anyone in particular)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-25-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,245
Posted By Sharon, RN
I'm so sorry this is happening to you and your...

I'm so sorry this is happening to you and your family.
 
2 things-

if you really cannot move back to CO, then you really just have to sell the house.  It's not helping you, it's draining you....
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