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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-05-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By petra_william
I had been Breastfeeding non stop for 6 years so...

I had been Breastfeeding non stop for 6 years so I wasn't going to let this stop me!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-04-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By petra_william
It was a Saturday night when I finally went into...

It was a Saturday night when I finally went into labour - for real after 2 nights of pre labour! My doula Zita arrived and supported me, alongside my husband throughout the night until our beautiful...
Forum: Birth Stories   03-31-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By petra_william
thankyou! I'm half austrian, living in UK now...

thankyou! I'm half austrian, living in UK now http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Birth Stories   03-31-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By petra_william
On the night of the 24th we celebrated my mums...

On the night of the 24th we celebrated my mums birthday with a Chinese at my house with the rest of the family. During our meal I felt irregular but relatively strong contractions but I didn’t want...
Forum: March 2010   03-28-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,614
Posted By petra_william
Your name: Petra Baby's name or nickname:...

Your name: Petra
Baby's name or nickname: Johannes
EDD and Birthday: 19th, Born on 25th
Sex: Boy
Stats:3900 g, 8lBs, 10 1/2 oz, HC, 35cm
Born at home, in water, Birthstory Being written, need...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-27-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By petra_william
just gave birth in uk ad had mw care throughout,...

just gave birth in uk ad had mw care throughout, you dont see a dr unless theres something wrong. generally they check blood pressure, they may take your bloods, check urine, maybe feel the baby and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-27-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,824
Posted By petra_william
first: just as labour started, second: as the...

first: just as labour started, second: as the head was crowning
Forum: Homebirth   03-27-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,709
Posted By petra_william
i loved being i complete controll at all times....

i loved being i complete controll at all times. everything was as blissfull and calm and tranquil as i wanted it to be. i could just let those wonderful sensations take over and really give in to...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-28-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By petra_william
i "knew" i wanted a water birth ad for me it was...

i "knew" i wanted a water birth ad for me it was the best experience ever (in a mwl birthing centre) this time round im having a home water birth and cant wait!!
Forum: Homebirth   02-26-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By petra_william
DS got in it and jumped around in it wanted to...

DS got in it and jumped around in it wanted to go for a swim straight away! lol will be doing a tryal run asap hehe . http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif this is the pool i got:...
Forum: Homebirth   02-24-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By petra_william
Im hoping i wont tear, i didnt last time and...

Im hoping i wont tear, i didnt last time and having a waterbirth again which i know helps but i read a story that one woman chose not to have stitches as long as she promised to stay in bed and let...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-24-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By petra_william
Homebirth back on!!!! just thought id let you...

Homebirth back on!!!! just thought id let you all know. had a TV scan today and everything is fine - placenta well out of the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-23-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By petra_william
thank you all for your replies. i would love to...

thank you all for your replies. i would love to have a doula but cant afford one although have thought about how we could! what i have decided to do now is to write a birth plan underlining the most...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-21-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By petra_william
wanted a home birth... but due to low lying...

wanted a home birth... but due to low lying placenta looks like i need to go to hospital http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif i am absolutely gutted but want to try ad...
Forum: Family Safety   01-10-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By petra_william
Quote: Originally Posted by aelf...

Quote:
Originally Posted by aelf http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14910951)
I do let my child play with our old toys (though...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-04-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,995
Posted By petra_william
speaking from a pedagogical viewpoint (studied...

speaking from a pedagogical viewpoint (studied to be a kindergarten teacher and we learnt about what dolls are suitable / best for a kindergarten)
the face of the doll is best kept "neutral" ie not...
Forum: Family Safety   11-26-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,940
Posted By petra_william
Quote: Originally Posted by Adventuredad...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adventuredad http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14724401)
For those with tall and/or heavy kids...
Forum: Family Safety   11-26-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,940
Posted By petra_william
I'm in England and have my ds (3 in FEbruary) RF...

I'm in England and have my ds (3 in FEbruary) RF in one of the biggest RF seats available (britax Multitech) He'll very likely make it to 5, likely to 6 and possibly even to 7 depending on his...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-13-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,203
Posted By petra_william
Quote: Originally Posted by HappilyEvrAfter...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappilyEvrAfter http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14664414)
Thanks for the article. I finally got...
Forum: Family Safety   11-09-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,152
Posted By petra_william
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alegna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14645806)
Dd was quite comfortable. Her legs dangling ff...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-08-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By petra_william
i like boardgames, for example: ...

i like boardgames, for example:

http://www.amazon.com/Haba-4416-Monz...7694606&sr=1-4...
Forum: Parenting   11-08-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,201
Posted By petra_william
i find it really difficult to mmob in these...

i find it really difficult to mmob in these situations.... ive come across a few...
a friend of mine gives her dd black tea (weak with milk and no sugar or caffeine so certainly not as bad as what...
Forum: Parenting   11-08-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By petra_william
maybe: it is true that some people who make...

maybe:
it is true that some people who make toys think that girls toys need to be pink and boys toys need to be blue but there are plenty of boys and girls who disagree and like playing with all...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-07-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By petra_william
Quote: I suggest work on getting yourself...

Quote:
I suggest work on getting yourself healthier. I know you said you don't have a lot of money, but it really doesn't cost that much to eat healthier. Even Mcdonald's has salads, etc to choose...
Forum: Family Safety   11-07-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,973
Posted By petra_william
well, since ds is likely to reach AT LEAST 5...

well, since ds is likely to reach AT LEAST 5 years of age before outgrowing his britax multitech (55lbs rf limit!!) it really is hypothetical....


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Me, personally? age 5+ probably not.
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