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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-24-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By tracymom1
There aren't stickies anymore. Now there are...

There aren't stickies anymore. Now there are "wikis" and we can create and edit them. Most of the old stickies are gone, but some of them are around in the wiki form. I don't think the UC birth...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-12-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By tracymom1
I guess we just have different views of what is...

I guess we just have different views of what is meant by "farm" and "in the city". I would never consider the Farm in the Zoo at Lincoln Park an actual "farm" and Grayslake is nowhere near Chicago....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-12-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By tracymom1
Look in the "Birth Stories" forum. There are...

Look in the "Birth Stories" forum. There are lots of UC birth accounts in there. It is in this Birth and Beyond category, first forum listed http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-12-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By tracymom1
OP, break the link. Why make more fodder for her...

OP, break the link. Why make more fodder for her snark?
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-11-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By tracymom1
Call Dr. Minkus. He is a ped on staff at...

Call Dr. Minkus. He is a ped on staff at Evanston and is very natural minded and parent-focused. He has always let me make ALL of my own decisions regarding my kid's healthcare. We don't vax or do...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-11-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By tracymom1
First, there are no farms in Chicago. Way, way...

First, there are no farms in Chicago. Way, way out in the burbs you might encounter one... but it's probably not organic and owned by Monsanto.

Portland to Chicago is a HUGE change. I moved to...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-05-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By tracymom1
I PMed you!

I PMed you!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-05-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 498
Posted By tracymom1
My 3 SILs are my best friends. I lucked out big...

My 3 SILs are my best friends. I lucked out big time. They are the best family I could have ever asked for.

Monarchgrrl, I am so sorry for your loss, and for having to deal with such a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-04-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 652
Posted By tracymom1
DDs name is Kaya, pronounced with the sound like...

DDs name is Kaya, pronounced with the sound like in "eye". EVERYONE calls her Kay-a like the sound in "okay". It drives me bonkers. I really didn't think it was such a hard name to pronounce! I was...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-04-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By tracymom1
I have had the Nook Color for about a year and...

I have had the Nook Color for about a year and it is by far my most favorite thing in the whole world!! I love it to pieces. I have never had any problems with it and the one time I contacted...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-04-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By tracymom1
The other name thread got me thinking about how...

The other name thread got me thinking about how nobody really calls me by my name anymore! I have several alias' with "Mom" being the most used.

As odd as it sounds, my nickname, given to me by...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-03-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 457
Posted By tracymom1
Well, I don't have any blood siblings, but my...

Well, I don't have any blood siblings, but my sisters-in-law and I are all spectacularly close. They always tell me to drop the "in-law" thing because it is unnecessary - we are sisters, plain and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-02-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 758
Posted By tracymom1
I started an interesting thread about this a...

I started an interesting thread about this a while ago...

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1270631/what-are-your-thought-on-people-begging-in-the-streets

And I can say that I still don't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-30-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 509
Posted By tracymom1
Run the Chicago marathon in less than 4:40. I...

Run the Chicago marathon in less than 4:40. I can only focus on one major goal at a time!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-27-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 212
Posted By tracymom1
DS1: Sensitive DD: energized DS2: smiley ...

DS1: Sensitive
DD: energized
DS2: smiley

My kids are little (4,2 and 6 months) but they most certainly have very definable personalities. Picking only one word is challenging, but gave me a...
Forum: C-section Birth   12-22-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By tracymom1
WIth my c-section, it took SIX day for my milk...

WIth my c-section, it took SIX day for my milk to come in!!!! I thought for sure it would never come. With my others, it was in within 2 days. Maybe it just takes longer after a c-section for the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By tracymom1
I remember seeing a clip on ESPN years ago that...

I remember seeing a clip on ESPN years ago that still makes me shiver. Charles Barkley (Suns basketball star) was at the free throw line. He missed his first shot, SPIT out his mouthguard, STEPPED...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,070
Posted By tracymom1
I agree that vet bills are getting out of...

I agree that vet bills are getting out of control. Our dear cat, who had cancer (multiple myeloma, yikes) cost us over $1000 for some basic blood tests, one xray and 2 office exams. Then, when it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 278
Posted By tracymom1
Aveda's Shapure shampoo is my all time favorite...

Aveda's Shapure shampoo is my all time favorite smell.

Also:
rosemary
pine
almond oil
almost anything baking - bread, cookies, cakes, etc...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 341
Posted By tracymom1
I think if it bothers you this much, maybe your...

I think if it bothers you this much, maybe your DD shouldn't stay with your MIL. Can you find another occasional babysitter - like a local college student, aunt, cousin, friend? There are a million...
Forum: C-section Birth   12-13-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By tracymom1
Thank you for sharing your story. Much healing...

Thank you for sharing your story. Much healing and love to you as you prepare for your VBAC!!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-13-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By tracymom1
For me, and I realize this is not the popular...

For me, and I realize this is not the popular opinion here, I would go to the hospital. We have an amazing hospital near us with a level 3 NICU and excellent care. When my first was born via planned...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-12-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By tracymom1
I had a small labial tear with my last one....

I had a small labial tear with my last one. Though it was a bit painful for a couple of weeks, it healed naturally and without any complications. For a large tear, I would seek the attention of a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-12-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By tracymom1
I brought my 2 HBAC/UC babies to the doc a...

I brought my 2 HBAC/UC babies to the doc a couple of days after they were born. Mostly for 2 reasons - one was peace of mind for DH and I - we completely love our kid's ped and wanted him see them...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-08-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,353
Posted By tracymom1
This is a tricky one... I don't believe that...

This is a tricky one... I don't believe that lying is the way to go when talking about something like your baby's birth, but I understand why someone would lie in order to avoid criticism or...
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