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Forum: Women's Health   05-28-2011, 06:06 AM
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Posted By lactavia
My son is one year old and has slightly crossed...

My son is one year old and has slightly crossed eyes.  He has been seen by doctors at Children's in Boston.  We've done patching and he is not a candidate for glasses.  The recommendation is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-17-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By lactavia
It was good you contacted the teacher. As an...

It was good you contacted the teacher.
As an educator and a parent, here are the steps I would take.

1. Since this has escalated to physical violence, I would skip the teacher and go straight to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-06-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By lactavia
As a former professional myself, the only money...

As a former professional myself, the only money you should put out if you are signing with an agency is the commission the agent makes when your child has a gig. They are more likely to push for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-06-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,385
Posted By lactavia
Once the basement is finished (carpet coming in...

Once the basement is finished (carpet coming in at 830!!! wooo!) all his toys are moving down there. DS 5 yr old, has some toys in his room but mostly it's markers and paper. With him sharing a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-06-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By lactavia
Sometimes all 3 of us hop in. It becomes a need...

Sometimes all 3 of us hop in. It becomes a need to just get clean. However my son usually just showers with his dad. He still sees me nude because as it is with others, he follows me everywhere and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-29-2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,139
Posted By lactavia
he/she slept through the night. My son who is 2...

he/she slept through the night. My son who is 2 months old needed to spend 5 hours with my parents yesterday because we had to take our older son to get his eyes checked out. They both did well, but...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-29-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,877
Posted By lactavia
Quote: Originally Posted by Katie34...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Katie34 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15673938)
I think it is right to trust that pit in the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,496
Posted By lactavia
Please note that my son is almost 5 so I figured...

Please note that my son is almost 5 so I figured I'd answer this!

-what does your 5-year-old do all day?
When he's home he reads, does art projects, plays with legos, train set, plays piano or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-13-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By lactavia
I'm in the first few weeks so far...and I'm...

I'm in the first few weeks so far...and I'm exhausted, but the second time around for me has been easier since I already knew what I was getting into. BFing has been a snap, I'm not as nervous about...
Forum: June 2010   06-03-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By lactavia
I was going with the parent to the main...

I was going with the parent to the main office...and I told her I don't think we'd be going there - we need to stop at the Nurse's office instead because my water just broke. She was shocked and...
Forum: June 2010   06-02-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By lactavia
Quote: Originally Posted by Burnindinner...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Burnindinner http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15471944)
How exciting!

Did your temps go back...
Forum: June 2010   06-02-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By lactavia
Quote: Originally Posted by Noah's mommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Noah's mommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15471921)
Congrats! I teach third grade (still...
Forum: June 2010   06-02-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By lactavia
Okay - so my water broke at work (I teach middle...

Okay - so my water broke at work (I teach middle school!) in the hallway with a parent next to me about two minutes away from having a full class of kids on May 20th. I was due June 18th. I ended up...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-27-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By lactavia
My son is less then a week old. He's gaining...

My son is less then a week old. He's gaining back the weight he lost from the hospital and is doing fabulous at breastfeeding.

My concern is after a feeding while in that milk coma as we call it...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-08-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 758
Posted By lactavia
Nope! Almost done with pregnancy number 2. I eat...

Nope! Almost done with pregnancy number 2. I eat well! The vitamins I tried to take with my first made me sick so I threw them away. The first one is fine. People had babies all these years without...
Forum: June 2010   05-06-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By lactavia
I'm 34 weeks tomorrow and I think I'm doing the...

I'm 34 weeks tomorrow and I think I'm doing the slow leak of fluid. I'm wet and constantly so....I'm waiting to see if something will stop or what, but this happened with my first one at term....
Forum: June 2010   04-27-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By lactavia
I'm only five feet tall and with my first one I...

I'm only five feet tall and with my first one I gained about 50 pounds. For number two my goal was not to gain as much, but I'm still eating a lot - not gaining huge amounts, just right. I'm 32...
Forum: June 2010   04-27-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By lactavia
I find the more I do during the day, the worse I...

I find the more I do during the day, the worse I sleep at night. For example, I just finished up April vacation and one day I went to Boston and ran around like crazy. It took me about two days to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-08-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By lactavia
Oooh!!! I think I'm going to get this one. ...

Oooh!!! I think I'm going to get this one.

Thanks so much!

Quote:
Originally Posted by marisa724 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: June 2010   04-08-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By lactavia
I'm at 30 weeks and I've been leaking for at...

I'm at 30 weeks and I've been leaking for at least 8 weeks. This happened with my first as well. And let me tell you - that baby didn't have to really suck, rather just open his mouth and let that...
Forum: June 2010   03-28-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By lactavia
I broke down and bought the Bob yesterday. I...

I broke down and bought the Bob yesterday. I tried out a bunch of strollers and since my old Graco bit the dust two years ago in NYC, I was determined to buy something that would last the abuse. I...
Forum: June 2010   03-28-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By lactavia
I've been dreaming of my son who is currently...

I've been dreaming of my son who is currently 4.5 years old. I've had no dreams of baby to come. But the dreams of my son involve him being left alone or placed in some horrible dangerous situation...
Forum: June 2010   03-28-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By lactavia
I'm going to blame the fact that I'm able to...

I'm going to blame the fact that I'm able to sleep on the new bed. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
But for real now...I'm in the same boat. I toss and turn at night...
Forum: June 2010   03-26-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By lactavia
That's awesome! Whew! I'm glad there are others...

That's awesome! Whew! I'm glad there are others like me out there! I'm actually looking forward to the birth for several reasons, but one of them is having the regular bowel movements once again....
Forum: Family Planning   03-26-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 384,933
Posted By lactavia
Coming up on my two year anniversary of the...

Coming up on my two year anniversary of the removal and I feel like my old self and going strong (and pregnant with planned baby number two!) I never regret having it removed, although I'm bummed...
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