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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Today, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 99
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm not saying that this guy is awesome, but all...

I'm not saying that this guy is awesome, but all your complaints seem to me to be about your mom.

That is not a problem with her husband. It may be that he's not a great guy and he encourages...
Forum: Breastfeeding   Yesterday, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 41
Posted By MeepyCat
Target apparently has data analysis down to the...

Target apparently has data analysis down to the point that they can predict what week you're due based on what you buy - they track individual purchases through customer loyalty/discount cards, and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-13-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 101
Posted By MeepyCat
I think that being open with your son about the...

I think that being open with your son about the move, talking positively about it, and being clear about when grandma and grandpa are moving - when's the last trip to their old house, and when will...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   12-11-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 260
Posted By MeepyCat
Marci, is there a middle way? Can you schedule 2...

Marci, is there a middle way? Can you schedule 2 appointments with the OB, maybe, and stay mostly with the midwife? Personally, I have never walked out of a first appointment with someone and NOT...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-10-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm a CPA too - my eyebrows are raisee. ...

I'm a CPA too - my eyebrows are raisee.

Incidentally, my eyebrows are also up about the distinction you draw between Christians and people who want or need medical care. Plenty of people fall in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-10-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By MeepyCat
MyFillingQuiver, what you describe doesn't sound...

MyFillingQuiver, what you describe doesn't sound all that different than buying health insurance - you're paying a monthly amount, you're just sending it to a different family every time. Because...
Forum: Parenting   12-10-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By MeepyCat
You need to look into the law where your...

You need to look into the law where your girlfriend lves, and you need to do some serious thinking.

In the state I live in, if you are married to a woman 300 days before she gives birth, you are...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   12-09-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 260
Posted By MeepyCat
Indiana, I think it's inappropriate for a doula...

Indiana, I think it's inappropriate for a doula to advocate for a dangerous course of action, and that was what I read Mamashanti as doing here. Because cervical dilation can damage the placenta,...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   12-09-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 260
Posted By MeepyCat
And this, right here, is why people say things...

And this, right here, is why people say things like "the important thing is that you and the baby are safe." That woman could easily have died, and if the blood loss had been more rapid than it was,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-09-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 33
Posted By MeepyCat
Why are you asking? My answer isn't likely...

Why are you asking?

My answer isn't likely to help you much. I'd do whatever seemed best to me at the time. Guys know the testicles are a vulnerable spot, so the odds of getting a hand in there...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-07-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 39
Posted By MeepyCat
There are three basic uses for pitocin: 1. ...

There are three basic uses for pitocin:

1. It can be used to induce labor, to cause contractions when it's been determined that it's safer for delivery to happen soon than it is to wait for labor...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   12-07-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 260
Posted By MeepyCat
I had placenta previa with my daughter, and I...

I had placenta previa with my daughter, and I remember thinking all the things you're thinking. It's hard not to get invested in a birth plan. Birth is beyond our control, and most birth plans are...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-05-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 88
Posted By MeepyCat
Fluency in basic mathematical operations is...

Fluency in basic mathematical operations is important - you can't work satisfyingly at advanced concepts if you get bogged down in the basics when they arise, and you lose the practical benefits of...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-04-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By MeepyCat
Back up a few steps. Why would you tell...

Back up a few steps.

Why would you tell someone that you are attracted to them if you don't want to act on it? I'm not sure if that's a worse idea if that person isn't attracted to you, or if...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-04-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 175
Posted By MeepyCat
I come at this from a different angle - we live...

I come at this from a different angle - we live in a city, and unless I quit my job to move to the suburbs, we're staying, but there is a lot of both random and gang-related after school street...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-02-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm going to talk like this guy actually has a...

I'm going to talk like this guy actually has a lawyer, because you need to think about that, but it wouldn't shock me to learn that he in fact has no lawyer.

I completely understand why you don't...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-02-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 172
Posted By MeepyCat
Fair enough. I basically only weighed at...

Fair enough.

I basically only weighed at well baby checks. A baby who looks plumper, and is outgrowing her clothes sounds to me like she's gaining weight. However you're feeding her, it's...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-02-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 172
Posted By MeepyCat
Applejuice, I know you meant to be helpful but...

Applejuice, I know you meant to be helpful but your post is actually exactly the kind of thing that drove me elsewhere. Seriously, this is the kind of post I retreated to the Skeptical OB to escape...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-02-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By MeepyCat
You certainly can make bad and selfish decisions...

You certainly can make bad and selfish decisions if you want, but it's not a great plan.

When I got pregnant, I was hoping for a healing second birth after a long and traumatic first one. And I...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-02-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 37
Posted By MeepyCat
This survey reads like a marketing tool for a...

This survey reads like a marketing tool for a genetic test purporting to help evaluate concussion risk. (I see no other interpretation that could be placed on question 4.)

While there are some...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-02-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 172
Posted By MeepyCat
The board has slowed down. Also, I think MDC can...

The board has slowed down. Also, I think MDC can be really hard on preemie moms. I know I don't always love the parenting I see on babycenter or wherever, but I've seen some really unrealistic...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-02-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 27
Posted By MeepyCat
The top tether installation shouldn't be a...

The top tether installation shouldn't be a problem, but I'm not sure it's even possible to get lower anchors installed. My understanding (not an expert) is that the LATCH anchors are safe because...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   12-01-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 97
Posted By MeepyCat
Wait, why are you trying to limit a toddler's...

Wait, why are you trying to limit a toddler's meat intake, and replace the meat with vegetables? Meat is great for your daughter - it has fats and proteins she needs. You can't replace that with...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-01-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 888
Posted By MeepyCat
I absolutely don't think you're crazy. I...

I absolutely don't think you're crazy.

I had terrible anxiety during my second pregnancy - it turned off like a light switch when I miscarried, and the difference in my thinking was shocking. ...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-30-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By MeepyCat
If his dad really doesn't do the holiday at all,...

If his dad really doesn't do the holiday at all, can you tell him that Santa comes to one house per kid, and Mommy's address is the one Santa has on file for him? Elves are great toymakers, but...
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