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Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-15-2014, 11:26 AM
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Posted By laurela
I've been reading Alfie Kohn's book and I agree...

I've been reading Alfie Kohn's book and I agree with you so far -- haven't finished it yet. I agree that Dr Sears' ideas are quite loving and reasonable too.

I was raised largely in the Dr Dobson...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   04-10-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 1,243
Posted By laurela
Right on, @Anna1979...

Right on, @Anna1979 (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/100196/Anna1979) between my first naturopathic appt last fall and now the TCM practitioner, I am ready to put allopathic medicine (and the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   04-09-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 1,243
Posted By laurela
Huge congratulations @NSmomtobe...

Huge congratulations @NSmomtobe (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/140197/NSmomtobe)! So happy for you after your long wait.
 
Just a quick update that I had a really wonderful visit to the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   03-24-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,196
Posted By laurela
Thanks so much to everyone for the welcome and...

Thanks so much to everyone for the welcome and your kind thoughts about where I am at.

I haven't been saying much because I've been in that limbo between a loss and a regular cycle, and I felt...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   03-13-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,196
Posted By laurela
I'm joining after experiencing my first...

I'm joining after experiencing my first miscarriage last month. (We'd be in the waiting to ovulate camp)
 
The doctor said we should wait at least one cycle before TTC and that's what we're doing...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   03-13-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 45
Posted By laurela
I'm so very sorry for your loss, Redmom.  I had...

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Redmom.  I had a miscarriage of my baby due in October, and was back visiting the DDC today and saw your post.
 
There are no words to take away from your pain,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-23-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By laurela
Yes! This is definitely normal and it means that...

Yes! This is definitely normal and it means that your little guy is right on developmentally.
 
If you're interested in reading more or figuring out ways to predict order-related problems before...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-12-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6
Posted By laurela
Thank you so much to everyone who has posted...

Thank you so much to everyone who has posted here. It means more than you know, and more than I expected.
 
Thanks especially to OregonMoon for the specific advice. I realized yesterday that I no...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-11-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6
Posted By laurela
It seems my fears last night about the lack of...

It seems my fears last night about the lack of pregnancy symptoms were coming from a sense of knowing that things just weren't right. I went to bed with very, very light spotting and woke to bright...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-10-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By laurela
Is anyone else having minimal or no symptoms? Or...

Is anyone else having minimal or no symptoms? Or fewer symptoms than a previous pregnancy? I'm 6w2d and I'm not experiencing any of the things I did while pregnant with my son: terrible nausea,...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-06-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 20
Posted By laurela
Juniper is one of our favourites, but I know...

Juniper is one of our favourites, but I know (fairly distantly, although we have met in person once) another family with the same sibling set of names: juniper and older brother J-name the same as...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-06-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 20
Posted By laurela
I'm so sorry to hear this, and I honour your...

I'm so sorry to hear this, and I honour your courage in telling Bram's story.

I look forward to a day when vehicles are seen as inherently dangerous, and broken hearted mamas don't have to say...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-05-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16
Posted By laurela
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Naftalita2012 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396705/nursing-bf-mamas#post_17559144)

I'm still nursing...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-05-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9
Posted By laurela
I've only told DH (he was actually there when I...

I've only told DH (he was actually there when I POTS) and we'll joyfully keep it our little secret for a while. I'm happy and looking forward to being (more, visibly) pregnant and having a new...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-05-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11
Posted By laurela
We did last time, and probably will again,...

We did last time, and probably will again, except in the case of a real emergency/medical concern. Unfortunately, last time despite going a whole pregnancy without even dopper use, we ended up...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-05-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 334
Posted By laurela
October 2014 Roll Call

This will be baby #2, my son is 17 months.
EDD is October 7, 2013.
Don't know & won't know gender until baby is born! Last time I felt strongly early on that it was a boy, but I don't have any...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   02-05-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 30
Posted By laurela
We are planning a home birth with midwives. ...

We are planning a home birth with midwives.

This was our plan last time around, in September 2012, but there was meconium staining so we had to transfer to the hospital, where we had constant...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-26-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By laurela
I think you're doing some really great mama work...

I think you're doing some really great mama work in terms of thinking about these things on your daughter's behalf. And I think you're already doing an important thing when it comes to kids & media...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-20-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By laurela
I also didn't see this thread until these...

I also didn't see this thread until these responses have bumped it -- maybe it got lost in the shuffle. Hoping things are improving for you and your little family. Be gentle with each other and take...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-15-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By laurela
So that time my husband (in what I assume was a...

So that time my husband (in what I assume was a fit brought on by sleep-deprivation and new parenthood) said "I'm not getting chocolate for you, you'll give our baby diabetes" when I'd ask him to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-27-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By laurela
What a hard time for you all! I totally...

What a hard time for you all!

I totally agree with the PP about getting a post partum doula, and I think that this post has great advice about getting your partner on board to keep up the support...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-28-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By laurela
In the crowd while Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic...

In the crowd while Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes performed... with baby wearing noise-cancelling baby banz headphones of course. And he drifted off to sleep.
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-27-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By laurela
For us it took much longer than everyone seemed...

For us it took much longer than everyone seemed to promise. I have quite large breasts to begin with and was promised that side-lying would be the ideal position for me & my little guy.
 
It's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 8,846
Posted By laurela
We intend to homeschool our son because we're...

We intend to homeschool our son because we're drawn to the freedom, the flexibility and the creativity we believe this lifestyle holds.
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