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Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-16-2005, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By starlite
I am 36 weeks pregnant - and went to the...

I am 36 weeks pregnant - and went to the antenatal clinic because of really painful Braxton Hicks contractions. The doc examined me - and told me I was beggining to loose my mucous plug. I never...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-11-2005, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,997
Posted By starlite
It is not uncommon for an ultra sound done at 8...

It is not uncommon for an ultra sound done at 8 weeks to be rather disappointing; This is why routine ultrasounds are usually done at/after the 12 week mark (unless there is a problem that an early...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-05-2005, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 99
Posted By starlite
Thankyou for your support and kind words USAmma...

Thankyou for your support and kind words USAmma - and everyone else.

I found this great article on pediatric congenital hip displacia...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-05-2005, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 99
Posted By starlite
Quote: Originally Posted by USAmma I would...

Quote:
Originally Posted by USAmma
I would suggest a second opinion, maybe a third, before you agree to any surgeries. It just doesn't sound right that they tell you kids with that can't walk or...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-04-2005, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 99
Posted By starlite
I just had an X-Ray done on my 2.5 year old DS...

I just had an X-Ray done on my 2.5 year old DS who has a limp and trips over alot.

We were told that he has a condition called ' Congenital Hip Displacia' and that it is a birth defect that will...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-04-2005, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By starlite
Hmmmm ... Sounds like she just needs...

Hmmmm ...


Sounds like she just needs reassurance and a good, long, mamma cuddle.

I think kids can be funny about certain things - they get ideas and run wild with them. For example (and this...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-03-2005, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,041
Posted By starlite
An interesting update on my situation.... I...

An interesting update on my situation....

I am in hospital (allowed home for an hour - so a quick post!!)

The reason I was admitted was asthma - I was about to stop breathing and very close to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-25-2005, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By starlite
Quote: Originally Posted by loveharps I'm...

Quote:
Originally Posted by loveharps
I'm sorry I don't have all the answers for you, but I will tell you what I have done in similar situations, that seem to work for my ds.

He doesn't have...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-25-2005, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By starlite
Quote: Originally Posted by mamakay As for...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamakay
As for bed...
Have you tried just letting him do his thing till he gets tried?
Unfortunately for you, it sounds like he only needs 7 or so hours of sleep a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-25-2005, 02:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By starlite
My DS will turn 3 in August. My DH & I are...

My DS will turn 3 in August.

My DH & I are at odds as to how to deal with DS - who is as stubborn as a mule by nature!! I think DS's tantrums, although tedious, are kinda cute and very normal. My...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2005, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By starlite
I am due to have our second baby on July 14th -...

I am due to have our second baby on July 14th - DS will turn 3 in August. I am NOT the expert, but I AM full of ideas to make the transition period easier for the centre of our universe (DS#1)!
...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-22-2005, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By starlite
What's so terrible about a posteria position???...

What's so terrible about a posteria position??? My DS was born staring at the ceiling - and I had a back labor WITHOUT an epidural (just gas and pethidene) and we turned out just fine. I had no...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-21-2005, 03:25 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,571
Posted By starlite
Quote: Originally Posted by mountain OK, I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mountain
OK, I get the assumption part...bad to assume.

But, you would kill your kids if not medicated? To feel you would have so little control over your own...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-20-2005, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By starlite
I have a different spin on this: Sounds...

I have a different spin on this:

Sounds like your DH is a wonderful huband and father.

Sometimes, dads can get lost in the process and feel kinda 'left out'. My DH and I are in a similar...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-20-2005, 07:29 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,571
Posted By starlite
Quote: Originally Posted by oceanbaby I am...

Quote:
Originally Posted by oceanbaby
I am begrudginly taking thyroid medication. I fought it for a long time, but when I found myself raging at ds over a non-issue, I called the doc and said I'd...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-18-2005, 06:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,041
Posted By starlite
Thanx mamaroni!!! Will go have a look at the...

Thanx mamaroni!!! Will go have a look at the mothering mag article.

I noticed your siggy; Happy birthday to your cute, 3 year old boy!!! What an adorable photo ... these big blue eyes all lit up...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-17-2005, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By starlite
I get the feeling that 'moving' may not be the...

I get the feeling that 'moving' may not be the answer to you're problems.

I also get the feeling there is a real need for change in your life!

My suggestion???

* renovate/extend the house....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-17-2005, 02:41 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,971
Posted By starlite
Please read this ... If CPS was a parent I'd...

Please read this ... If CPS was a parent I'd have to give them life in prison for these crimes. A foster mother bashed and tortured a 5 month old boy and authorities turned a blind eye.

ARTICLE:...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 915
Posted By starlite
Quote: Originally Posted by famousmockngbrd ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by famousmockngbrd
I don't think anyone actually *flamed* her.

You are dead right. "Flamed" was a poor choice of words on my part. I just think that some of the PP's...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-16-2005, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,041
Posted By starlite
I had my appointment today - I thought I was...

I had my appointment today - I thought I was leaking amniotic fluid (but wasn't as it turned out) so I went to the hospital to get checked out;

GOOD NEWS!!!!

Baby is 'healthy' small - not...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-15-2005, 09:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 915
Posted By starlite
Quote: Originally Posted by tinybutterfly ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tinybutterfly
You know, in an ideal world every child would be born into an ideal family...and wanted and loved. The family unit would be functioning well and intact....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-15-2005, 09:56 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,971
Posted By starlite
I've never had a run in with CPS as a mother...

I've never had a run in with CPS as a mother (knock on wood!!!) but i came from a very abusive family. I ran away from home at 13 years old - was a ward of the state, lived in over 17 youth refuges...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-15-2005, 08:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 915
Posted By starlite
Quote: Originally Posted by JoAida I know a...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoAida
I know a man like this. He was just saying the other day how great is was to get away from his kids for the weekend and the only regret he had was that he "had...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-08-2005, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 188
Posted By starlite
I'd emphasise that 'boredom' is a state of mind....

I'd emphasise that 'boredom' is a state of mind.

I'd also encourage this mamma to try a range of new activities (or even pick up old ones!) and then dedicate more time to the activity that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-06-2005, 02:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,041
Posted By starlite
Just an update for those caring mamma's...

Just an update for those caring mamma's following this thread;

I did see a doctor in town - he seemed more concerned with my asthma than with my fetal development. Basically he asked me what the...
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