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Forum: Birth Stories   05-29-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 62,480
Posted By pinuchkin
Mama, your birth was almost identical to mine...

Mama, your birth was almost identical to mine with my first except that we had prepared with hypnobabies instead of Bradley. As others have said, you didn't do anything wrong. Their policies were...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-29-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By pinuchkin
I'm an audiologist, so I've overseen screening...

I'm an audiologist, so I've overseen screening programs. The point in testing at birth is to catch the small % of childhood hearing losses that occur at/before birth, most of which are permanent and...
Forum: VBAC   05-29-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By pinuchkin
The hospital in DeKalb is not VBAC friendly - or...

The hospital in DeKalb is not VBAC friendly - or at least, they weren't when I lived there. I had my VBAC in Oak Park with West Suburban Midwives. There is a good Chicago-area ICAN group online with...
Forum: VBAC   05-29-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 806
Posted By pinuchkin
Angry Hospital Politics

I have a supportive midwife and OB, and have to birth at a hospital locally due to finances/insurance. There my difficulty starts. The hospital's "VBAC Policy" says that I can't be in a tub/shower,...
Forum: Women's Health   06-05-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By pinuchkin
DD1 (5) has been prone to yeast infections...

DD1 (5) has been prone to yeast infections (vaginal) since birth (which I've blamed on the 4 doses of penicillin we were given in labor). We've tried topical creams, which seem to help the symptoms...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-07-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By pinuchkin
I loved the West Suburban Midwives, but you're...

I loved the West Suburban Midwives, but you're right, the hospital post-partum experience (in 2007 at least) was ridiculous. I'm in the same boat as you (except I'm due in December).
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-04-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By pinuchkin
I'm due with #3 in December. #1 is 5 and #2 is...

I'm due with #3 in December. #1 is 5 and #2 is 3. We have 2 queen sized beds attached to one another, and most mornings both girls come in with us by 3-4 am.

After I had #2 and was nursing in...
Forum: December 2010   04-04-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By pinuchkin
Have had a few bouts of "I'm hungry ... no wait,...

Have had a few bouts of "I'm hungry ... no wait, that smells bad, no I'm not hungry" followed 30 minutes later by, "I'm STARVING FEED ME NOW! WHOLE COW? SURE! BRING IT ON! No wait, no, I'm not...
Forum: December 2010   04-04-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,261
Posted By pinuchkin
Sitting at 5 weeks now, going through my closet...

Sitting at 5 weeks now, going through my closet for my bigger pants or things with drawstrings. With #2, I broke out maternity clothes around 8wks much to my chagrin.
Forum: December 2010   04-04-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By pinuchkin
I'm completely with you. I've been a mess the...

I'm completely with you. I've been a mess the past 2 weeks since finding out (had a BFP at 9dpo which seems great but just adds another week to the torture!). Starting to feel early sx now (fatigue...
Forum: December 2010   04-04-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By pinuchkin
We were told that DD1 & 2 were "flukes" and we...

We were told that DD1 & 2 were "flukes" and we weren't supposed to be able to get pregnant on our own. :roll: So when we decided to TTC#3 5 weeks ago, we assume we would be long-haul not-preventing...
Forum: December 2010   04-03-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 11,585
Posted By pinuchkin
Name: Danica EDD: December 6th Age: 34...

Name: Danica

EDD: December 6th

Age: 34

Location: Illinois

Family (partner, other children, etc): SAHD DH Doug, DD1 Cora (5), DD2 Marlowe (3)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-17-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,200
Posted By pinuchkin
OMG, I have a huge HUGE problem with the Disney...

OMG, I have a huge HUGE problem with the Disney princesses and all of the princes/Diva marketing of little girls. Big problem for me, with two very socially involved (@ school) little girls. We call...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-17-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,402
Posted By pinuchkin
Girls here, but the exact same thing. We call it...

Girls here, but the exact same thing. We call it "fiddle-faddling" and say that it's perfectly fine, but it's something we get to do when we have privacy, not in public (including the dinner table...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-14-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By pinuchkin
It sounds like you might want to: 1 - see an...

It sounds like you might want to:
1 - see an ENT to be sure there isn't a structural difference that makes blowing difficult/painful for either of them, then
2 - see an occupational therapist to...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-14-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By pinuchkin
If it were clearly a personal request, then - at...

If it were clearly a personal request, then - at least in IL - you would be bound by state ethics laws to decline on the basis of being a state employee (profs can't ask you to pick up their...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-14-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By pinuchkin
I can't speak for your husband, but I tend to...

I can't speak for your husband, but I tend to sympathize with him. I'm a primary wage earner, though I generally have liked my positions/career. DH worked full time when DD1 was small and we split...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-14-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By pinuchkin
As someone who sits on professional school...

As someone who sits on professional school (audiology) admissions committee some years, I would suggest that the first question is more for them to know how well you can defend a controversial...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-14-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By pinuchkin
Around 5wks, DD1 had what we called the...

Around 5wks, DD1 had what we called the "witching hour" (or more honestly, 2-3 hrs :rollhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif. Has DH tried different positions of...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-14-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By pinuchkin
I interviewed when 5 months pregnant with DD2...

I interviewed when 5 months pregnant with DD2 (and showing IMO quite a lot). I consulted a friend in HR about what I should do. She told me that I should wear something that was apparently a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-14-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By pinuchkin
Could she use the bathroom, and blow her nose...

Could she use the bathroom, and blow her nose directly into the sink (then wash out the sink)?
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-14-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,239
Posted By pinuchkin
I had a VBAC with West Suburban Midwives at West...

I had a VBAC with West Suburban Midwives at West Sub hospital in 2007. I *loved* the midwife practice - changed to them at 28 weeks and they took me on like an old friend. I birthed with Julie who...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-02-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By pinuchkin
Are you talking about the newborn hearing...

Are you talking about the newborn hearing screening? The problem with delaying past 2-3 months is that babies become MUCH more difficult to screen/test. So by the time you might start to notice...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-02-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,794
Posted By pinuchkin
A friend told me that the IKEAs have kids' play...

A friend told me that the IKEAs have kids' play areas but I'm clueless ... any experience?
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-02-2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,330
Posted By pinuchkin
I wrote a summary post of my experience with...

I wrote a summary post of my experience with West Sub that I'm sure is floating around here somewhere still. Long story = I'm over 1-1/2 hrs from them and it was well worth the drive. Labor at a...
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