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Forum: February 2012   09-20-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,186
Posted By mosomers
Oh, man! I can't imagine what you must be going...

Oh, man! I can't imagine what you must be going through! I sure hope you find a network of like-minded mommas out there! And soon! How does one go about preparing for an unassisted birth? The idea...
Forum: February 2012   09-05-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,394
Posted By mosomers
I started making cloth diapers when my now 14...

I started making cloth diapers when my now 14 month old was about 4 months old. I use Ultrex and cotton for the cover and a sherpa-type soaker that's just a rectangle inside that. It's a really...
Forum: February 2012   09-04-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,705
Posted By mosomers
Ahh, the name game. We have a love/hate...

Ahh, the name game. We have a love/hate relationship. I absolutely adore my other kids' names (Raelin, Ryker, Alaina, and Landon--well, Landon was not at the top of my list due to its popularity,...
Forum: February 2012   09-04-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,186
Posted By mosomers
Homebirthing too! This is baby #5 and homebirth...

Homebirthing too! This is baby #5 and homebirth #2.  "Birth in your shack and you'll never go back!" is absolutely true for me! Best experience ever! 
Forum: February 2012   09-04-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By mosomers
I just posted about this in another thread, so...

I just posted about this in another thread, so sorry for the duplicate info for those of you who are reading both, but ask your midwife/ob about MSM. It's a sulfur supplement that's good for...
Forum: February 2012   09-04-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By mosomers
I get the pressure thing too. I think for me...

I get the pressure thing too. I think for me it's sometimes baby position but also sometimes pressure on my intestines. Like I'd have to go #2 in a minute if the uterus wasn't pinching everything...
Forum: February 2012   09-04-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By mosomers
I so feel your pain! We've been in school...

I so feel your pain! We've been in school FOR-E-VER, so Medicaid, all the way. The first three we had natural but in a hospital. It's very hard to consider anything else when you are in such a tight...
Forum: February 2012   09-04-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By mosomers
I think it really depends on so many things! My...

I think it really depends on so many things! My 3 older kids were at the birth of #4 and they were 6, 4, and 17 months at the time. I had my sister there to be in charge of them so my hubby could...
Forum: California, Nevada   08-25-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By mosomers
No, I haven't! I would love a recommendation!...

No, I haven't! I would love a recommendation! I've been kinda dragging my feet because it seems like such an overwhelming task at the moment, but I'm starting to get ready to get on it. Thanks!
Forum: Parenting   08-13-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By mosomers
Yes, ElliesMomma, my kids are still pretty...

Yes, ElliesMomma, my kids are still pretty little. My oldest is 7, then 6, then 2.5, then just turned 1. Add to that a new one due in February and yeah, AP gets hard. I didn't know about AP when we...
Forum: Parenting   08-12-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By mosomers
Ahh, I believe I see the crux of our difficulty,...

Ahh, I believe I see the crux of our difficulty, Alyantavid. Let me try to explain better what I think it is you are finding offensive. I said in my original post a couple of times that I'm willing...
Forum: Parenting   08-11-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By mosomers
Ha! You're right Linda! There probably is some...

Ha! You're right Linda! There probably is some anger in there! Usually, I feel like changing diapers just comes with the territory, but I was asking my husband to change so many poopy diapers that...
Forum: Parenting   08-11-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By mosomers
Oh, I don't have a problem with what alyantavid...

Oh, I don't have a problem with what alyantavid said in her first paragraph; it's the second where I felt she was being unnecessarily snide. Being offended is a choice we make and it's always my...
Forum: Parenting   08-10-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By mosomers
I do understand the big picture from an...

I do understand the big picture from an intellectual standpoint, but it's just a hard one for me to fully internalize sometimes. I just wanted to vent about how frustrating it is to read and read...
Forum: Parenting   08-10-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By mosomers
I'm getting so, so frustrated. I have learned...

I'm getting so, so frustrated. I have learned and studied and researched all kinds of natural and child centered methods of raising my kids. I'm a firm believer in co-sleeping, breastfeeding,...
Forum: California, Nevada   08-03-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By mosomers
I don't know, but I'll tell you that it's worth...

I don't know, but I'll tell you that it's worth it to pay out of pocket if you can't find a midwife who will take medi-cal (and I have to say that I personally have never heard of one who does--but...
Forum: California, Nevada   08-01-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By mosomers
Here's what my friend responded:   "I had...

Here's what my friend responded:
 
"I had spoken with Karen Baker (who is a really busy midwife) and Karen Pecora (Who I really liked). Also, about a month ago, I was looking up California...
Forum: California, Nevada   07-31-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By mosomers
My hubby graduates from school in December. We'd...

My hubby graduates from school in December. We'd planned to get a job and move to Grass Valley or Nevada City. Then we got pregnant with baby #5 who is due in February. Now I'm not sure what to do....
Forum: California, Nevada   07-31-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By mosomers
I was helping my friend research this a little...

I was helping my friend research this a little over a year ago. I can't remember everything we found, but if I remember right the only medi-cal option is the birthing center in Redlands, Inland...
Forum: Babywearing   06-22-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,645
Posted By mosomers
Gotta love the perpetual spit up. I always...

Gotta love the perpetual spit up. I always complain to my husband that I can't wait for the day when I can wear the same sweatshirt two days in a row again. I constantly have snot, drool, and spit...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-19-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By mosomers
Breastfeeding... If it's not one thing, it's...

Breastfeeding... If it's not one thing, it's another. A while back my son started biting HARD and it made it hard for my body to produce milk because it was scary to nurse there for a while. We got...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-08-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By mosomers
I just read madskye's post (after I posted my...

I just read madskye's post (after I posted my response) and that's another good one I'd like some input on. My kids, particularly my son, are terrible about being engaged in their problem solving....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-08-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By mosomers
Thank you for your comments thus far. Your...

Thank you for your comments thus far. Your insights have been a useful tool for me these past few days as I've contemplated where I want to be as a parent and how I can find peace in my parenting...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-06-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By mosomers
Okay, here goes. I SO don't get how to use GD. I...

Okay, here goes. I SO don't get how to use GD. I mean, I get it in theory (I think), but in practice? I'm totally blowing it. Or maybe it's just the transition from where I am to where I want to be...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-04-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,299
Posted By mosomers
I agree with the sensory idea. Don't know much...

I agree with the sensory idea. Don't know much about the Feingold diet but it's on my list of things to research. The fact that your son can sit still and be engrossed in something kinda rules out...
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