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Forum: Life With a Baby   01-16-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,322
Posted By orca
My oldest son was born with hydronephrosis,...

My oldest son was born with hydronephrosis, which may be what the doctor was referring to. We endured a battery of nuclear testing etc. after ds was diagnosed with a UTI at 3 weeks old. His primary...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-12-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By orca
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Forum: Women's Health   01-12-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By orca
My husband has shingles. Poor guy. We have a 6...

My husband has shingles. Poor guy. We have a 6 year old, 3 year old and a 16 week old baby in the house. None have any vaccines for chicken pox. From what I've read, the shingles can cause a pox...
Forum: September 2010   10-25-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By orca
I'm pretty cautious about vaccines for infants....

I'm pretty cautious about vaccines for infants. My first son had a massive allergic reaction to his first set and you really can't know which infant will react prior. I'm certainly not anti vax, and...
Forum: Learning at School   10-22-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By orca
Our family is heading off on a holiday (yeah!)...

Our family is heading off on a holiday (yeah!) and I'm looking for some recommended apps for my ipod to keep the kids busy on the airplane. My kids have never played any video games so they are not...
Forum: September 2010   09-14-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By orca
DH and I went out for a nice dinner with another...

DH and I went out for a nice dinner with another couple last night. I had a couple of good contractions at the restaurant, one in the car on the way home and a terrible back ache once I got home. As...
Forum: September 2010   09-14-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 3,635
Posted By orca
Quote: Originally Posted by orca...

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I'm 41+3 today. I've had two sweeps, two...
Forum: September 2010   09-12-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 3,635
Posted By orca
I'm 41+3 today. I've had two sweeps, two...

I'm 41+3 today. I've had two sweeps, two acupuncture treatments, and a chiropractic adjustment. I'm 5 cm dilated and.... nothing. I made dinner reservations at a very fancy restaurant...
Forum: September 2010   09-07-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 3,635
Posted By orca
I'm here too. I haven't posted much, but I do...

I'm here too. I haven't posted much, but I do check in to see how others are doing! I'm 41 weeks tomorrow. Ugh. My first was 10 days late and my second was 4 days late so I shouldn't be surprised,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-03-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By orca
I don't know where you are, but in our district...

I don't know where you are, but in our district if a child is "formally" identified as gifted then there is an IEP in place (which you would have had significant input in) and the current teacher is...
Forum: Women's Health   08-29-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,603
Posted By orca
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My Ds had WC when he was 15 months old. It was a brutal few weeks until things settled down and then it was about another 3 months of...
Forum: Canada   08-09-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,696
Posted By orca
We are in Steveston (South Richmond) and love it...

We are in Steveston (South Richmond) and love it here. The new Canada line has your DH downtown in 18 minutes and there are lots of busses that connect to the skytrain from this part of Richmond. I...
Forum: Diapering   06-11-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By orca
What system/ diaper do you use UNDER your...

What system/ diaper do you use UNDER your aristocrat? I'm curious to see what others find works without getting the cover too wet!
Forum: Vaccinations   06-04-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By orca
These resorts are in the business of serving...

These resorts are in the business of serving their customers and providing them with a hassle free holiday. I'd be surprised if they actually asked for proof when you get there (we've never been...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-04-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By orca
We've been to many large, all inclusive type...

We've been to many large, all inclusive type resorts in Mexico with our unvaccinated children. When you sign up for the kids clubs they are not looking for evidence of vaccination. Just nod your...
Forum: September 2010   05-04-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By orca
Yup. I'm 23 weeks with #3 and have had a few...

Yup. I'm 23 weeks with #3 and have had a few that actually made me pause and wonder if I needed to be worried about impending labour!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: September 2010   04-21-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,122
Posted By orca
With DS (my first pregnancy) my prenatal...

With DS (my first pregnancy) my prenatal screening came back with a 1 in 4 chance of having Down's. We had the amnio to be sure. Everything I read made me quite sure that preparing myself mentally...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-07-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By orca
It seems to be a little more common in Canada....

It seems to be a little more common in Canada. Our GP doesn't even give vaccines! She says if people want them so badly they can take their kids to the public health unit. I love that it is not even...
Forum: September 2010   02-17-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By orca
Quote: Originally Posted by slf...

Quote:
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fun!

Do you think you might have more children...
Forum: September 2010   02-16-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,316
Posted By orca
I'm so sorry. No advice, just...

I'm so sorry. No advice, just http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: September 2010   02-16-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By orca
It does make the whole thing much more...

It does make the whole thing much more "real"!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: September 2010   02-16-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By orca
This thread is good! It's forcing me to...

This thread is good! It's forcing me to participate more http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif ! Anyone care to educate me on how to do multiple quotes from multiple...
Forum: September 2010   02-16-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By orca
Yes, this was unplanned. DH was planning to go...

Yes, this was unplanned. DH was planning to go and have the big "snip" this Fall and we just never got around to it.

To be honest, I always felt like I had another one in me and that we weren't...
Forum: September 2010   02-15-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By orca
Ack! That's me!!...

Ack! That's me!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif

I'm feeling better these days. Diclectin has made a big difference. I was a little barfy with my first and none...
Forum: September 2010   02-13-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By orca
I had an amnio with DS because the initial...

I had an amnio with DS because the initial bloodwork/ ultrasound tests came back as positive for Down's. For me, it was better to know ahead of time and prepare appropriately then be guessing what...
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