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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-21-2010, 09:14 AM
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Posted By nicky85
Hi! We are living in utah right now and the...

Hi! We are living in utah right now and the temperatures are swinging to low quickly. Tuesday the low is supposed to be 9, Wednesday the is going to be 17. We've planted cold hardy greens and have...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-16-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,664
Posted By nicky85
We will probably be having squash stew (a...

We will probably be having squash stew (a concoction of rice, lentils, squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, celery, and spices that I throw together) and yeastless bread. I may also make a pumpkin pie...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-16-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By nicky85
We don't do extra multivitamins, but keep up our...

We don't do extra multivitamins, but keep up our three green smoothies a day. But mostly I'm just posting to say that your username is really fun PuppyPanties. =) I'm sure there is a great story...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-15-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,594
Posted By nicky85
Six weeks, and I thought it would never end!

Six weeks, and I thought it would never end!
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-15-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,560
Posted By nicky85
I've been giving my son a little stuffed animal...

I've been giving my son a little stuffed animal to knead and handle while breastfeeding and so far it seems to be working. DS, Bartholomew the stuffed dog and I all snuggle up together and DS plays...
Forum: Allergies   11-15-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By nicky85
Can you do seeds like sunflower and pumpkin? You...

Can you do seeds like sunflower and pumpkin? You could try getting some brown rice protein powder (I hear sunwarrior is a good brand) and putting it in a drink. I would not recommend getting some of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-13-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By nicky85
I appreciate the small things about having a...

I appreciate the small things about having a baby now. I'm grateful that my son can pee because he has spina bifida and we were told he would need life-long catheterization. He peed all over me in...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-12-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,272
Posted By nicky85
We drink three big green smoothies a day and...

We drink three big green smoothies a day and actually don't do multivitamins any more since we get lots of iron and calcium that way. We're actually feeling better than we ever did before. For...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-12-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By nicky85
Another interesting documentary (though it's...

Another interesting documentary (though it's kind of slow and not nearly as polished as Food Inc.) is King Corn. The reason that all this fast food is so cheap here in America is because the...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-12-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By nicky85
My sister-in-law is from Nicaragua and started...

My sister-in-law is from Nicaragua and started eating junk when she moved to California. She now has insulin dependent type II diabetes. In fact, she's so insulin dependent that she is hooked up to...
Forum: Lactivism   11-12-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By nicky85
Unbelievable. Maybe try writing a letter to the...

Unbelievable. Maybe try writing a letter to the grocery store? Besides stating that you find it offensive, you might also point out that they're not hitting their target market very well with a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-12-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,842
Posted By nicky85
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Forum: Vaccinations   11-07-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By nicky85
This is on H1N1, but you still might find it...

This is on H1N1, but you still might find it interesting: http://livingonlogic.blogspot.com/20...influenza.html (http://livingonlogic.blogspot.com/2010/11/h1n1-influenza.html)
Forum: Vaccinations   11-07-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,272
Posted By nicky85
Even in third world countries where polio...

Even in third world countries where polio vaccination is well under way, polio continues to be epidemic. This was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal:...
Forum: May 2011   11-01-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,213
Posted By nicky85
I waived screenings and my son was born with...

I waived screenings and my son was born with spina bifida. I would absolutely make the same decision again in a heartbeat. If we had known, I might have been sent to the hospital for a C-section...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-01-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By nicky85
So glad to know I'm not alone...

So glad to know I'm not alone...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-01-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,623
Posted By nicky85
My son was born with spina bifida, so he spent...

My son was born with spina bifida, so he spent the first two weeks of his life on his stomach or his side or being held while scar from his back surgery healed up. When we brought him home I tried...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-01-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,566
Posted By nicky85
Our hospital did have a weekly parents' lunch. I...

Our hospital did have a weekly parents' lunch. I don't know if that's just because they're a really big children's hospital or what, but they did have something. They had parents of NICU graduates...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-01-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By nicky85
My husband is really dairy sensitive and the...

My husband is really dairy sensitive and the change didn't happen over night. It was seriously like he was going off of a drug. He was miserable for a couple of weeks until he was used to the dairy...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-29-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By nicky85
Completed!

Completed!
Forum: Parenting   10-29-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,461
Posted By nicky85
I guess maybe should have put "I guess kinda". I...

I guess maybe should have put "I guess kinda". I just remembered I was cloth diapered as a baby. My parents didn't have money for disposables. And my mom partially breastfed my brother and sister...
Forum: Allergies   10-29-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By nicky85
My husband has rheumatoid arthritis and tried...

My husband has rheumatoid arthritis and tried going gluten free, dairy free and both. He only saw improvements for a short time. Cutting out tomatoes, corn and potatoes and doing green smoothies and...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-29-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By nicky85
My son was grabbing for food and watching us...

My son was grabbing for food and watching us really closely during mealtimes at about 4 months old. We gave him little, tiny tastes of green smoothie at that point- like a 1/4 teaspoonful just to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-29-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By nicky85
I wonder if her jaw could be out of alignment?...

I wonder if her jaw could be out of alignment? The birth process can push a baby's jaw out of alignment, making it difficult for her to open up her mouth all of the way to establish a proper latch....
Forum: Parenting   10-29-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,146
Posted By nicky85
Does my mom agree with my parenting choices? Oh...

Does my mom agree with my parenting choices? Oh nooooooooo.

She was totally against me having an out-of-hospital birth. Whenever she hears about giving birth at home she always says it's...
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