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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-16-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Bena
 Obviously, if DD is going GF, then it would be...

 Obviously, if DD is going GF, then it would be easier for the whole family to be GF, plus that would reduce the risk of cross-contamination.  But I am wondering what are (if any) the implications...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-06-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,146
Posted By Bena
You've hade tons of great replies and ideas, and...

You've hade tons of great replies and ideas, and I wanted to add another if that's ok!  We were in a very similar situation with my daughter.  In our case, one thing that has really helped is...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-19-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 26,768
Posted By Bena
Well consider it "jump started"!!!!   I am in...

Well consider it "jump started"!!!!  
I am in need of motivation also and see this thread appearing as a sign!  
So excuse me while I"m off to sweep the floor and clean off DS's high chair (ooooh...
Forum: Ontario   11-19-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By Bena
wow...how did I never see this thread???  I have...

wow...how did I never see this thread???  I have a just turned 4 yo girl and almost 8 month old boy.  Brewer park is a big hit in this house!  We are there almost every weekend.  
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-24-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By Bena
Maggie....my comment had nothing to do with...

Maggie....my comment had nothing to do with yours!!! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif Don`t worry!!!
It`s a very common assumption I just wanted to address! I hope it didn`t come...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-24-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By Bena
I've been told that the policy at the hospital...

I've been told that the policy at the hospital here is "one hour labor=1 cm dilated".  Wow.....if I'd have given birth there with dr and nurses (I gave birth there twice but with a midwife so had...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-24-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Bena
My daughter's kindergarten teacher has suggested...

My daughter's kindergarten teacher has suggested that we work at increasing her concentration and attention span.  She is extremely bright, alert and curious but flutters from one activity to the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-10-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,226
Posted By Bena
33 when DD was born, and 36 when DS was born. ...

33 when DD was born, and 36 when DS was born.  We were not ready to even* think* of children before I turned 31....then oh my!  Baby fever hit hard!!!!
 
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-27-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,901
Posted By Bena
Bringing this old thread back to light to see if...

Bringing this old thread back to light to see if anyone has new imput!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-19-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Bena
I'm going to skip over the details, but...

I'm going to skip over the details, but basically, we found out, this week, that DS (he'll be 4 weeks on Sunday) has a type III posterior tongue tie and a class IV lip tie.  My supply was very good...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-23-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Bena
oh yeah..that's a positive! ...

oh yeah..that's a positive!  Enjoy!http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif
 
Forum: Parenting   03-20-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By Bena
I am not in the States, but I've been around MDC...

I am not in the States, but I've been around MDC long enough and have participated in two DDCs now so I'm aware of the disrepancies between our maternity leave here in Canada and in the States.  I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-10-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By Bena
This is something that's been on my  mind for...

This is something that's been on my  mind for ages!!  DD was born a week early, and her birth was fast and furious (especially for a first time birth).  It's like she just needed to get out NOW and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-07-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By Bena
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by velveeta http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375289/suggestions-for-an-easier-birth#post_17287834)

Ok....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-07-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Bena
Anxiety about giving birth and labor has just...

Anxiety about giving birth and labor has just hit me hard in the last few weeks now that it's actually a reality that it WILL happen in the next few weeks (or days!!).
 
I feel like during my...
Forum: Parenting   03-06-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By Bena
I'm due in two weeks (and, if I go by my gut,...

I'm due in two weeks (and, if I go by my gut, this baby is coming sooner than that!) and DD is 3yrs 4 months.  I guess I was in denial or some sort of pregnancy bliss, but seriously  it just...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-14-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Bena
Unfortunatly, the third trimester is not a...

Unfortunatly, the third trimester is not a switch that gets turned on and everything is magical and nice.  That would be soooo awesome!
This time around, I felt tired and crappy well into my 17th...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-18-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Bena
Is it my imagination or are they stronger?   I...

Is it my imagination or are they stronger?   I remember them from my first pg being more like a sensation that my uterus was getting hard, but this time around, they actually catch my breath away...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-04-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By Bena
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kynid http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-26-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By Bena
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by CountryMommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1368757/anterior-placenta-question#post_17182162)
...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-25-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By Bena
Quote:, Originally Posted by...

Quote:,
Originally Posted by rubidoux http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1368757/anterior-placenta-question#post_17180593)

He only...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-24-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By Bena
If you had an anterior placenta, when did your...

If you had an anterior placenta, when did your partner start to feel the baby kick???
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-18-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,035
Posted By Bena
I had a fast and furious first labor, and this...

I had a fast and furious first labor, and this is an issue I brought up with our midwife.  (I'm afraid of having the same thing happen again).
She had a very interesting point.  She explained that...
Forum: Homebirth   11-18-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,264
Posted By Bena
Oh..and by the way, I didn't homebirth.  I...

Oh..and by the way, I didn't homebirth.  I actually brought the placenta home from the hospital!!!   I can't remember how, I guess the midwife just put it in a plastic bag for us and we packed it in...
Forum: Homebirth   11-18-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,264
Posted By Bena
Well am I ever relieved to see I'm not the only...

Well am I ever relieved to see I'm not the only one holding on to a placenta!!!  DD is 3!  We had plans for it, but it didn't work out (long family drama over family land that is being sold...our...
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