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Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By MeepyCat
That temp wouldn't move me to the ER by itself. ...

That temp wouldn't move me to the ER by itself. Lethargy in a young child would, or pain or symptoms of serious illness, but if you've got a basically okay kid, don't sweat it.

IMO, a child who...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By MeepyCat
YES. Contact the Labor Department. It...

YES. Contact the Labor Department.

It sounds like your employer is trying to deny you legally protected leave by failing to communicate with you appropriately, as required by law. It's...
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-24-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By MeepyCat
Aside from the fact that, no, at 5.5 months, your...

Aside from the fact that, no, at 5.5 months, your daughter isn't developmentally capable of things like spite, she is far too young to have that kind of bladder control. She doesn't have the muscle...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-23-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By MeepyCat
I absolutely would not let my kids play in the...

I absolutely would not let my kids play in the car. Aside from the accidental lock-ins thing (and, depending on the kids, the doors don't even have to be locked - if you aren't big enough or...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-23-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By MeepyCat
It's not clear to me how much bees have...

It's not clear to me how much bees have benefitted from human cultivation, and to what extent they now rely on humans, but we don't really have the option to stop cultivating bees. Cultivated bees...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-23-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By MeepyCat
If there wasn't a placenta previa at 18 weeks,...

If there wasn't a placenta previa at 18 weeks, there is no way there will be one at term.

The demonstration of this is simple. Take a latex balloon and draw two dots on it with a pen. How far...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-21-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By MeepyCat
I have a few thoughts. 1. This is not a...

I have a few thoughts.

1. This is not a scientific publication. It's a press release about a study. That makes it hard to really evaluate either the data used or the conclusions reached.
2. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By MeepyCat
Terrific_Son, when I talk about pageant culture,...

Terrific_Son, when I talk about pageant culture, I mean that I think it's very important for children to understand that the value of any individual person doesn't rest on superficial features, so I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By MeepyCat
That part was blunt, but it wasn't intended to be...

That part was blunt, but it wasn't intended to be mean. Rather, it's a thing I've observed in raising my son.

When my boy wants to leave the house covered in ruffles, I do worry. I worry that...
Forum: C-section Birth   09-12-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By MeepyCat
Not The Truth About C-Sections

The Alpha Parent has used the image below as an ad for her planned Twitter activity about c-sections.

That picture does not represent the truth about c-sections. That scar is from a tummy tuck....
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By MeepyCat
I don't think it's a big deal. He's a great kid....

I don't think it's a big deal. He's a great kid. He likes wearing his sister's old pageant dresses. The dresses are there, the kids are having fun, end of story. (I'd be way more concerned about...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-11-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,404
Posted By MeepyCat
If they did that, the Coast Guard would have to...

If they did that, the Coast Guard would have to come out and find a bunch of people, who are already in perilous circumstances, and have no communication equipment, and the Coast Guard may well be...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-10-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,404
Posted By MeepyCat
There's a big difference between rendering...

There's a big difference between rendering humanitarian assistance at sea and boarding passengers at port despite objections from your insurers.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-10-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By MeepyCat
I wouldn't put work into this. Just say it, so...

I wouldn't put work into this. Just say it, so he knows what's up, you know? It's a baby, there is no way it could be not special.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-09-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,404
Posted By MeepyCat
My ER experience is very different from yours - I...

My ER experience is very different from yours - I went to hospitals by ambulance twice while pregnant with my daughter, because of bleeding. Both times, I was sent straight to L&D. The first time,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-09-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,404
Posted By MeepyCat
I got here through New Posts, and I think there's...

I got here through New Posts, and I think there's where a lot of people come in.

There are two points in your post where you are just wrong: your belief that an adult CPAP mask can somehow be...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-09-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,404
Posted By MeepyCat
IF you insist on leaving all the potential...

IF you insist on leaving all the potential prematurity points aside, I think you should still consider what happens if you show up at the cruise terminal and they deny you for boarding.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-09-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,404
Posted By MeepyCat
The 24-week pregnancy ban isn't about the cruise...

The 24-week pregnancy ban isn't about the cruise ship not having facilities for pregnant ladies. It's about the cruise ship not having facilities for premature infants. Before 24 weeks, if...
Forum: Parenting   09-07-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By MeepyCat
Your DIL sought prenatal care, and was active in...

Your DIL sought prenatal care, and was active in making medical decisions during a difficult induction, which led to c-section.
She, and your son, are feeding and caring for your grandchild in ways...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-07-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm opposed to paying subscription fees for the...

I'm opposed to paying subscription fees for the opportunity to lose years of personal journaling if a startup goes under.

I think it's cool to write things for your children to read in the future,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-03-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By MeepyCat
It is totally reasonable to hit your OB with all...

It is totally reasonable to hit your OB with all the questions in the world about this, and that is what I would strongly recommend that you do.

Questions I would ask include (but are definitely...
Forum: Education   09-02-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By MeepyCat
Ease up a little. I hear you on the cheese and...

Ease up a little. I hear you on the cheese and graham crackers, but your anti-potato stance is kind of raising my eyebrows.

Potatoes are a great choice for cooking on an industrial scale. They...
Forum: Education   09-02-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By MeepyCat
When yous ay the lunches come from US Foods, are...

When yous ay the lunches come from US Foods, are the lunches pre-made and supplied by US Foods, or is US Foods a supplier for the school, where cafeteria workers prepare food on-site? If US Foods is...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-31-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By MeepyCat
Hi Girazol, My heart absolutely goes out to...

Hi Girazol,

My heart absolutely goes out to you, but I am really worried about the safety of you confiding in, and receiving advice from, a totally unvetted stranger via internet. The situation...
Forum: Parenting   08-31-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By MeepyCat
Some of the behavior you're describing (like...

Some of the behavior you're describing (like choosing a repetitive thing to talk about at bedtime, or choosing to talk about trivia) is totally age appropriate. Seriously, if I want to hear what my...
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