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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-07-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,368
Posted By laurata
Oh wow! Funny to see this pop up again three...

Oh wow! Funny to see this pop up again three years later. So, an update!

I put my kids in school last year (2010-2011). I had an infant and preschooler at home, and my kindergartener, 3rd grader,...
Forum: December 2010   12-16-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,341
Posted By laurata
I woke up this morning thinking "Today is the...

I woke up this morning thinking "Today is the day."  Had some nice contractions, and thought how odd it would be to labor during the day.  Nothing much happening for me except coughing and cranky...
Forum: December 2010   12-15-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By laurata
I know its wrong of me, but I am so reassured to...

I know its wrong of me, but I am so reassured to hear that I am not alone in this.  Pants wetting and vomitting from the coughing, OMG, its awful.  I've been sick 2 weeks now, and starting to get...
Forum: December 2010   12-15-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,341
Posted By laurata
I'm 41 weeks, and beginning to despair that I...

I'm 41 weeks, and beginning to despair that I will ever go into labor.  My midwife offered to strip my membranes yesterday, and I declined.  What was I thinking?!  I've had the most horrible cough/...
Forum: December 2010   11-30-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By laurata
It's not quite midnight here, but YEAH!  I've...

It's not quite midnight here, but YEAH!  I've got a bit more than a week, maybe two, but probably not more than that.  I am SO READY TO BE DONE! 
Forum: Homebirth   11-29-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By laurata
I haven't had this experience as a mother, but...

I haven't had this experience as a mother, but the book Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple had a great chapter about jaundice and the cut offs between normal/ not normal, studies on treatment, and...
Forum: December 2010   11-16-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,548
Posted By laurata
Ladies, I just have to comment...  We're halfway...

Ladies, I just have to comment...  We're halfway through November!  I am SO excited to be meeting my little one soon!  I can hardly stand it. 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By laurata
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by nayma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-11-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By laurata
I'm currently using Dr. Brandy Ross as my...

I'm currently using Dr. Brandy Ross as my midwife.  (She is a naturopathic midwife.)  I'm very pleased so far.  I also really liked Suzanne Thomson, and have heard lots of good things about her.  I...
Forum: December 2010   10-25-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 689
Posted By laurata
I typically go up a cup size or two between 34...

I typically go up a cup size or two between 34 weeks and 1 week postpartum. I tend to wait to get a bra if I can and mostly go without. That said, I recently picked up a Bravado nursing tank, and am...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-25-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,415
Posted By laurata
Quote: Originally Posted by SpottedFoxx...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpottedFoxx http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15980898)
I'd love to hear some recommendations...
Forum: Parenting   10-15-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By laurata
Quote: Originally Posted by ChetMC...

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Originally Posted by ChetMC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15941566)
Does having more kids make you more strict...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-13-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,348
Posted By laurata
Quote: Originally Posted by LiLStar...

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Originally Posted by LiLStar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15846366)
I still have some stink and minor repelling...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-13-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By laurata
I don't see TriCare listed, but I love Dr....

I don't see TriCare listed, but I love Dr. Brandy Ross in Lynnwood. She has been so amazingly helpful and supportive of my health struggles, but pregnant and not. It might be worth contacting her to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-12-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By laurata
What about wiping down with a velour or baby...

What about wiping down with a velour or baby washcloth after each meal? It might not be as effective, but would remove some of the surface grime and might help to acclimate his mouth to different...
Forum: December 2010   10-08-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 878
Posted By laurata
My experiences have all been that laboring alone...

My experiences have all been that laboring alone in early labor (so I can go within myself and focus on breathing and welcoming baby) helps me get in the groove. When I need more support, I am...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-07-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By laurata
Is her crib too cold? We placed a hot water...

Is her crib too cold? We placed a hot water bottle under dd's blanket before I began her bedtime nursing, which eased the transition. Of course temperament plays a big role. Another option might be...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-07-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By laurata
I'm thinking there may be some days without...

I'm thinking there may be some days without actual sleeping as you make this transition. It might be a few weeks of quiet time in which you make it clear that this is quiet time, and we need to rest...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-07-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,383
Posted By laurata
All of the above! Most of the time, he...

All of the above!

Most of the time, he sleeps. However, with our fourth, he would move her to her crib when he came to bed, and then get her for me some of the time the first time she woke. How...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-07-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By laurata
Personally, I would not feel bad about telling...

Personally, I would not feel bad about telling them you are going to take a break. You'll age out of EI in the spring anyway. I would sandwich the fact that you feel there are personality conflicts...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-07-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By laurata
Quote: Originally Posted by PikkuMyy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PikkuMyy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15922737)
Just FYI - being very social doesn't...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-07-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By laurata
I wish I knew. My 2yo is extremely intense and a...

I wish I knew. My 2yo is extremely intense and a bit rigid with routines. Her 5yo brother has ASD, and her two older sisters are just quirky. We have found that some dietary changes help, but of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-07-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,829
Posted By laurata
Quote: Originally Posted by PikkuMyy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PikkuMyy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15922727)
Laurata - I was the case supervisor for a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-06-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,829
Posted By laurata
My husband got an eye hook from Lowes and put it...

My husband got an eye hook from Lowes and put it in a load bearing beam. Like the lower one here: http://img.alibaba.com/photo/5235897..._eye_screw.jpg...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-26-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By laurata
Quote: Originally Posted by AnalogWife...

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Originally Posted by AnalogWife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15884528)
Reading this IEP notice consistently...
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