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Forum: Life With a Baby   04-11-2013, 10:46 PM
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Posted By maryamrose
If we do have to night-wean, we will try Dr....

If we do have to night-wean, we will try Dr. Jay's method after he turns one. He's a stubborn baby so I don't know if it'll work!

Yes, I am very exhausted but mostly ok with it at this point. I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-10-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By maryamrose
I'd made peace with my 11-month-old son's need...

I'd made peace with my 11-month-old son's need to nurse at night, but we're having an issue now. The problem is that the frequency of wakings has gone up over the last couple months (at least every...
Forum: California, Nevada   03-31-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By maryamrose
I'd like to start seeing a OB-Gyn for yearly...

I'd like to start seeing a OB-Gyn for yearly check ups, and to use for a future pregnancy if I decide not to plan a home birth again next time. Does anyone have leads for truly...
Forum: Diapering   09-18-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By maryamrose
thank you! all those are great options. though...

thank you! all those are great options. though we had some perfect size Fuzzibuns on hand, and tried one, and I couldn't even snap it shut - he started wailing :( we also tried BG Elementals which...
Forum: Diapering   09-17-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By maryamrose
my son has been cloth diapered since birth....

my son has been cloth diapered since birth. we've had him in GMD prefolds (orange, yellow, and now red), Goodmamas, Little Lions (currently size medium) w/ Flip covers. lately we've noticed that...
Forum: C-section Birth   08-27-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By maryamrose
thank you for sharing your experience! I also...

thank you for sharing your experience! I also had a postitive c-section experience after planning a homebirth (and being in labor at home for over two days before complications started). when I was...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-24-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By maryamrose
I know how you feel, mama. I'm a very analytical...

I know how you feel, mama. I'm a very analytical person, and what helped me was reading other people's experiences with surgery, and outlining the positive things about my own experience. I was a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-30-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 9,357
Posted By maryamrose
I made a quick, creative lunch and actually got...

I made a quick, creative lunch and actually got to enjoy eating it since my son was taking a nap.
I ran errands efficiently (cat litter and pajamas!) without getting distracted too much.
I learned...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,262
Posted By maryamrose
I had a Jessica McClintock dress for my wedding....

I had a Jessica McClintock dress for my wedding. I believe I paid about $250 for it seven years ago but the prices don't seem to have changed. you might also check Craigslist - there are great deals...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-22-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By maryamrose
my father-in-law bought this stuffed peacock toy...

my father-in-law bought this stuffed peacock toy (http://www.tomy.com/lamaze/product/detail/LC27013A?locale=en_US) (I see his name is Jacque - we call him Deepak), and my nine-week-old is obsessed...
Forum: C-section Birth   06-03-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By maryamrose
I asked for skin-to-skin, and tried to nurse...

I asked for skin-to-skin, and tried to nurse him, but it was very difficult given that the epidural made me feel numb from the breasts down. I was also very shaky and nauseous. still, I appreciated...
Forum: California, Nevada   03-26-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By maryamrose
I received prenatal care at Sutter Davis and I'm...

I received prenatal care at Sutter Davis and I'm so surprised, since many of their midwives go on to practice independently and have no problem with VBAC mamas. it must be an insurance issue? I'm...
Forum: California, Nevada   03-22-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By maryamrose
I know I'm late, but congrats Cindy and...

I know I'm late, but congrats Cindy and dovemama!
 
edit: it looks like that birth center in Oakland is open. I know it was closed for a little while - I wasn't able to get ahold of anyone in...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-23-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By maryamrose
in the case of insufficiency or deficiency, it's...

in the case of insufficiency or deficiency, it's not uncommon at all to get large weekly doses of (usually) injectible D2. I wasn't pregnant when I treated my deficiency, but I opted to take D3 on a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-20-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,919
Posted By maryamrose
I found my Armour-friendly doctor by asking...

I found my Armour-friendly doctor by asking around at the Real Thyroid Help forums: http://forums.realthyroidhelp.com/
 
I've since switched to a compounded T4/T3 combo, prescribed by my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-18-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By maryamrose
please try not to worry. everyone - everyone -...

please try not to worry. everyone - everyone - gets stressed during pregnancy. I've experienced some pretty severe stress that was out of my hands. my mother has experienced severe stress. I don't...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-18-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,088
Posted By maryamrose
congratulations :) I'm sorry that you've...

congratulations :) I'm sorry that you've received some negative reactions.
 
I live in a part of the country where people are, on average, highly educated, have smaller families, and start having...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-16-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By maryamrose
Quote: Originally Posted by...

Quote:
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Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-14-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By maryamrose
I've decided to hire someone - I think it's...

I've decided to hire someone - I think it's $250. I could do it myself since we have all the equipment, but I don't particularly want to be spending much time in the first few days figuring out yet...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-14-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By maryamrose
haha, I outgrew my old one by a lot by 5 weeks....

haha, I outgrew my old one by a lot by 5 weeks. so my experience may not apply. at ~29 weeks I've gone up 3 or 4 cup sizes (depending on the brand) and a band size. whenever I think that I've...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-31-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 2,283
Posted By maryamrose
I'm expecting my first at 27. hoping to have one...

I'm expecting my first at 27. hoping to have one more, maybe at or before 30 if it's right for us.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-27-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 9,357
Posted By maryamrose
I led three discussion sections and actually...

I led three discussion sections and actually felt like my students were learning from me! I'm always worried that I'm being unclear, but I'm starting to get feedback that they get it. it feels...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-09-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By maryamrose
Though my decision wasn't quite as calculated as...

Though my decision wasn't quite as calculated as yours, I decided to get pregnant for very similar reasons. I was never the girl who dreamt of having babies, and if I ever thought about it, it was...
Forum: California, Nevada   10-24-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By maryamrose
Dr. Elizabeth Korza is my naturopath and I can't...

Dr. Elizabeth Korza is my naturopath and I can't recommend her enough. She also does homeopathy. Drs. Stoop and Colby work more specifically with children, and while I don't have experience with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-09-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,370
Posted By maryamrose
Complete Prenatal System has more vit A, C, D,...

Complete Prenatal System has more vit A, C, D, E, K, B-1, B-2, Niacin, B-6, Folic Acid (1000 mcg vs. 800), B-12 (the more absorbable methylcobalamin as opposed to cyanocobalamin), biotin, B-5, way...
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