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Forum: Family Safety   08-24-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,583
Posted By chrstene
Thanks for everyone's opinions.  Any experience...

Thanks for everyone's opinions.  Any experience putting a Nautilus on an airplane seat...specifically.  It just seems like such  wide seat (compared to the cosco scenario we used to use while...
Forum: Family Safety   08-22-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,583
Posted By chrstene
Hello.  We are planning a surprise trip to see...

Hello.  We are planning a surprise trip to see my inlaws in 2 weeks...and here is our conundrum.  they have spare carseats at their home, BUT since we are flying in for a big family surprise, we...
Forum: Diapering   07-02-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,997
Posted By chrstene
We used prefolds and covered for both our babies...

We used prefolds and covered for both our babies when they were born. Loved them !  I got preemie size and the newborn size.  My babes were small so I knew I'd need the preemie, plus it's nice they...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   01-25-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By chrstene
I am so sorry for your loss.  I also have 2...

I am so sorry for your loss.  I also have 2 beautiful children 4 and 2.  I have also lost 4 babies...and I am now feeling the very same thing you are feeling.  I don't know if I can do it again.  I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-20-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By chrstene
Well, you asked for advice OR...

Well, you asked for advice OR commiseration....and I am only here to commiserate !  
My DD is 4 and is the worst sleeper and is terrible at falling asleep. We have gotten ourselves psyched up so...
Forum: Family Safety   01-11-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By chrstene
Well there isn't really a budget set, since it...

Well there isn't really a budget set, since it is a few women chipping in we are hoping to get a nice seat.  
It's her first child, so we dont have to worry about 3 across, etc.  
As far as...
Forum: Family Safety   01-11-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By chrstene
Hello Ladies !    A coworker of ours is...

Hello Ladies ! 
 
A coworker of ours is having a baby girl.  She has a bucket/infant seat already from a shower...we would like to chip in and get her a GOOD/SAFE convertible seat.  
 
My DC are...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   01-07-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 850
Posted By chrstene
I really have no insight to offer, other than...

I really have no insight to offer, other than random chromosomal issues, but would like to see the pictures if still ok.  I am so sorry for your loss and wish none of us had to go through this. :(
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   01-06-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By chrstene
Thank you ladies for reading and...

Thank you ladies for reading and responding....gosh this can be so frustrating !
I hope the next cycle is better/normal
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   01-05-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By chrstene
I will admit I am a bit preoccupied with this...

I will admit I am a bit preoccupied with this whole thing....mostly because I wanted SO bad not to have ANY D&C's.
 
I had 2 m/c...then had 2 beautiful children...followed very recently by 2 more...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-01-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By chrstene
I don't think this sounds like CIO to me.  But I...

I don't think this sounds like CIO to me.  But I totally understand your situation.  Although our scenario was a little different, a lot of similarities ring true in our family:  
My son is now 27...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-15-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,577
Posted By chrstene
Thank you everyone for your replies....so...

Thank you everyone for your replies....so helpful !!!  
and Physmom...I"m not in NY (used to be)...too bad :(
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-13-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,577
Posted By chrstene
My DS (2) loves playing with all sorts of...

My DS (2) loves playing with all sorts of buckles, straps, etc....and I recently remembered seeing this board at the toy store.  I am wondering if it is worth the $, or do the kids get bored with it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,237
Posted By chrstene
We are a Christian family and also do not "do"...

We are a Christian family and also do not "do" Santa.  My DD is 4...and this year seems much more aware of all the Santa "stuff" around her.  She keeps telling me " Lori told me Santa comes to her...
Forum: Women's Health   12-10-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By chrstene
Gosh I don't really have any answers but I...

Gosh I don't really have any answers but I didn't see any replies and wanted to send some hugs.  
How did your son's day turn out ?  Did he start nursing again?  or did he go to the doctor?  
 
I...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-10-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By chrstene
I am so sorry for your loss.  I have sadly had 4...

I am so sorry for your loss.  I have sadly had 4 d and c's...even after trying to miscarry naturally at home.  I will say that physically I felt normal that same night (except groggy/out of it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,028
Posted By chrstene
Lisa, I understand your frustration.  We don't...

Lisa, I understand your frustration.  We don't "do" Santa either.  There's a million reasons for people to DO or NOT DO Santa I suppose...but I do believe that others should really respect the...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-03-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By chrstene
I have the same mutation.  I see a Hematologist...

I have the same mutation.  I see a Hematologist because I know have 4 losses and he treats me during pregnancy.  I also have 2 beautiful children, between the losses....both preterm labor.  
The...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-02-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,084
Posted By chrstene
I've started a previous thread to try to figure...

I've started a previous thread to try to figure out which kitchen set to buy my DD 4.  I really think the accessories are just as important as the set, but I am torn between buying wood or felt food...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-01-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,762
Posted By chrstene
Thanks for all the replies.  Puffingirl, which...

Thanks for all the replies.  Puffingirl, which Kidkraft one do you have?  I definitely like the refrigerator idea on their sets and I think the kids will love it too.   Would you say it will have...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-29-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,762
Posted By chrstene
Looking to get my 4 y/o DD a new kitchen for...

Looking to get my 4 y/o DD a new kitchen for Christmas.  She has the play felt food from Ikea, as well as all the dishes, etc...which she received a few months ago for her birthday.  
I figured we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-26-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By chrstene
We dont' do the whole Santa thing here either....

We dont' do the whole Santa thing here either.  My kids are young, 4 and 2, but know the presents come from us. THey know WHO Santa is...make believe.  Make believe is fun. we also do St. Nicholas...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-26-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By chrstene
So sorry for your loss.  I have just gone...

So sorry for your loss.  I have just gone through my 4th loss so I know that there are no words to say to make you feel much better.  I will say....it is not your fault.  
I will also add my own...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-23-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By chrstene
Ladies, thank you so much......I called the...

Ladies, thank you so much......I called the midwife and ob....both told me to go to ER to get evaluated to see what is going on.  I felt crazy at the time, and thought they felt I was crazy to say...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-23-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By chrstene
I started miscarryng (finally) last Tuesday...

I started miscarryng (finally) last Tuesday night.  Cramping, clots, tissue...passed most of it within the next day.  ?? 
Bled lightly for the next few days.Thought it was over !  
 
Sunday...
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