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Forum: Family Safety   04-30-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By jennica
We got an old tv for our bedroom. We had to...

We got an old tv for our bedroom. We had to place it on a tall dresser. It's 27" so very large and heavy. I thought there was a strap we could buy to secure it to the wall, but all I can find are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-25-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By jennica
For the purposes of applying to programs and...

For the purposes of applying to programs and services such as WIC, or health care assistance, or reporting income on school forms for reduced lunch, etc. does tuition reimbursement count as part of...
Forum: Family Safety   12-12-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By jennica
Yeah, I've done that with the light fleece under...

Yeah, I've done that with the light fleece under the coat. For my son that is fine, except on days he goes to school. With all the stuff he has to take on and off for winter, I hate to add one more...
Forum: Family Safety   12-12-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By jennica
Thanks. Yeah, a light fleece just will not cut...

Thanks. Yeah, a light fleece just will not cut it here. I sometimes do a light fleece under their heavy jacket so when I take the jacket off at least they have something. But, no, if I sent my son...
Forum: Family Safety   12-11-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By jennica
I have a 6 year old who is in a Graco Nautilus...

I have a 6 year old who is in a Graco Nautilus and a 16 month old who is 17 and a half pounds and in a Cosco Scenara (rear facing). I didn't intend to put her in this seat, but we went out of town...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   10-29-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,690
Posted By jennica
We do vaccinate, just on a delayed schedule. I...

We do vaccinate, just on a delayed schedule. I just wanted to add here that my daughter is going in for surgery (not open surgery, but with a tube and injection) and we had to get the tetanus...
Forum: Elimination Communication   08-12-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By jennica
Hi. I have never had much interest in EC and we...

Hi. I have never had much interest in EC and we tried it a couple times when my daughter was first born and it didn't work out (she would hold her poop for a few hours if we tried holding over the...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   03-18-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,322
Posted By jennica
I just thought I'd update this thread to let...

I just thought I'd update this thread to let everyone know how things ended up! My daughter was born in late July 2010, so she is 7 months old right now. I interviewed a few of the midwives...
Forum: Religious Studies   01-02-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,775
Posted By jennica
My uncle just died and I attended his funeral....

My uncle just died and I attended his funeral. My relatives are all Catholic and the person who spoke at the funeral was a deacon. My uncle was a well respected auto mechanic who owned a shop in our...
Forum: Homebirth   08-28-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By jennica
I sent a letter of complaint shortly after Ds...

I sent a letter of complaint shortly after Ds was born to the hospital. I complained about their policies and about the care I received from the nurses and midwives. The head midwife called me back...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-24-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,650
Posted By jennica
I used it for a couple weeks with Ds. One night...

I used it for a couple weeks with Ds. One night I woke up and looked inside and he wasn't in there! I found him nestled against my thigh. Babies don't like barriers and they will go to great lengths...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-24-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By jennica
Really? No one is familiar with this issue?

Really? No one is familiar with this issue?
Forum: Homebirth   08-18-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By jennica
24 hours, 3 days, 1 week (all at my home), then...

24 hours, 3 days, 1 week (all at my home), then 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 6 weeks at their home where we did prenatals. I like all the visits, even though I really don't "need" them. It's fun to see how...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-16-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By jennica
Ds has general anxiety, and possible OCD and...

Ds has general anxiety, and possible OCD and Tourettes. He is 5 right now and has had transitory tics since age 2.5. One of his new "tics" is arm and hand flapping. He does this A LOT. When he is...
Forum: Homebirth   08-16-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,630
Posted By jennica
I can't control pushing either way, so what...

I can't control pushing either way, so what difference would an exam make? My last labor (2 weeks ago) was 2 hours and 15 minutes total. During transition my body started pushing at the ends of...
Forum: July 2010   08-16-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By jennica
Have you tried using a carrier? So far when we...

Have you tried using a carrier? So far when we go out in public with Dd we use the Moby Wrap. Just a tiny part of her face is showing and people don't even register that there is a baby in there...
Forum: July 2010   08-05-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By jennica
Thanks everyone! And thanks for letting me...

Thanks everyone!

And thanks for letting me know how your experience went Romana, I've been thinking about you!
Forum: July 2010   08-02-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By jennica
I'm right there with you, though I already have...

I'm right there with you, though I already have a 5 year old Ds and just had a Dd. My theory is that little boys in our society get punished for acting out their societal imposed gender roles, while...
Forum: July 2010   08-02-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By jennica
Isla Fayette was born at 5:04 am on the morning...

Isla Fayette was born at 5:04 am on the morning of the 28th.
7 pounds 6 ounces
19 inches long

I woke up at 2:50 with contractions that came every 5 minutes. 2 hours and 15 minutes later I...
Forum: July 2010   07-26-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By jennica
My midwife said you either loose it as one...

My midwife said you either loose it as one piece, or it comes out as snotty looking stuff over the weeks before birth. I lost Ds's in snotty stuff over a few weeks way, and am loosing this one that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-26-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By jennica
This isn't vacation for goodness sakes, this is...

This isn't vacation for goodness sakes, this is a birth of a baby! Have you looked into FMLA leave (http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/benefits-leave/fmla.htm)? If your husband qualifies for FMLA, it is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-25-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By jennica
I take 6000 IU's daily.

I take 6000 IU's daily.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-24-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,261
Posted By jennica
With Ds, I didn't know it meant nothing. Had I...

With Ds, I didn't know it meant nothing. Had I known that at the time I would not have done them as they were really uncomfortable. My midwives acted as though they meant something, and I trusted...
Forum: Homebirth   07-24-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By jennica
I had difficulty finding someone to do the NT...

I had difficulty finding someone to do the NT ultrasound being I was having a homebirth. My normal clinic wouldn't do it. I ended up going to a women's clinic that had CNM's on staff.

Also, to...
Forum: Homebirth   07-24-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By jennica
I rented a tub. Our baby is due any day now so...

I rented a tub. Our baby is due any day now so haven't used it for birth yet, but I did fill it and get in it already. I like it because it is deep and it is heated. I've seen a lot of water birth...
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