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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-13-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,186
Posted By wami
I came across something, I think on MDC, about...

I came across something, I think on MDC, about how gifted kids metabolize food differently. I've been noticing that my DD, age 3, is showing some signs of hypoglycemia. At the very least, she is a...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-13-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,835
Posted By wami
Thank you for the comments. They are reassuring,...

Thank you for the comments. They are reassuring, if not a bit confusing. Should I just completely ignore growth charts? 
 
I haven't reduced the amount of protein she is offered and, if anything,...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-10-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,835
Posted By wami
DD just had her birthday and well check and came...

DD just had her birthday and well check and came in at 34 lbs. and 36 inches tall. The only thing surprising to me was her height, which was about an inch shorter than I thought it would be. 
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-07-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By wami
I have absolutely no advice for you, but I can...

I have absolutely no advice for you, but I can commiserate. We've been potty training our almost 3-year-old for almost a year. After several weeks of wearing underwear (with some accidents,...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-21-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,430
Posted By wami
Wow, really? That is so disturbing. I'll share...

Wow, really? That is so disturbing. I'll share that with my DH.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-21-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,430
Posted By wami
That's what I think. Obviously, if it were to...

That's what I think. Obviously, if it were to affect the function of his penis now or later, that's a different story.

Curiously, I did a little reading about this condition and learned that it...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-21-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,430
Posted By wami
We have a three-week old DS whose foreskin...

We have a three-week old DS whose foreskin didn't cover the tip of his penis when he was born. The pediatrician called it a "natural" circumcision (I know, oxymoronic, but I use the term in case...
Forum: Homebirth   09-21-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,609
Posted By wami
I had a sweep done on my due date with my DD. I...

I had a sweep done on my due date with my DD. I was 1 cm dilated and 90 percent effaced and had been since 36 weeks. I decided to do it because the last month of my pregnancy was miserable -- DD had...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-30-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By wami
Honestly, it sounds like your DD eats just fine....

Honestly, it sounds like your DD eats just fine. Similar to some previous posters, we only feed our DD food that we feel good about her eating. We also have set meal times and set snack times. I...
Forum: Parenting   08-24-2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,452
Posted By wami
I had a large chest from an early age. Full...

I had a large chest from an early age. Full disclosure: I had a breast reduction when I was 21 because of the physical pain I endured due to my large breasts.

I think it's fantastic that you took...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,329
Posted By wami
My DD is older than the OP's -- 30 months. I...

My DD is older than the OP's -- 30 months. I realize there can be a huge difference between a 2-year-old and a 2.5-year-old.

That said, my very extroverted DD is particularly aggressive with one...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-12-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By wami
Good points. I don't expect the school to be...

Good points. I don't expect the school to be perfect at all. We certainly aren't! In fact, I see the school as a complement to what we are doing at home. My husband and I are fairly cerebral, though...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-11-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By wami
Thanks for the replies. I sent an e-mail to her...

Thanks for the replies. I sent an e-mail to her teacher yesterday who acknowledged receiving it this morning and said she would respond tonight.

I'm feeling a little better about the aggression...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-10-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By wami
Thanks for your thoughts. Just to clarify: ...

Thanks for your thoughts. Just to clarify:

The school is a mixed-age classroom. The children range from as young as 10 months old to 4.5. For the most part, they are never separated by age,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-10-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By wami
I'd love to get some honest feedback from those...

I'd love to get some honest feedback from those of you who post here. I'm not a frequent poster, but a frequent lurker and I apologize in advance if this becomes a really long post.

We enrolled...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   04-13-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 201,546
Posted By wami
Hi everyone. I'm new here and thankful to have...

Hi everyone. I'm new here and thankful to have found this thread. When I have time, I'll sort through the messages.

I am almost 17 weeks pregnant with our second child and am fairly certain I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-12-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,086
Posted By wami
I'm so sorry for what you are going through. I...

I'm so sorry for what you are going through. I was immediately drawn to your post because I am 16 weeks and have had very similar problems to you. I have a retroflexed uterus (tilted toward the...
Forum: September 2010   01-15-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,553
Posted By wami
Hey there. Just found out this week we are...

Hey there. Just found out this week we are expecting

EDD: Sept. 17 (by my calculations, we conceived the day after Xmas)
Name: Wami
Age: 33
Location: Western Oregon
How long it took to you to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-10-2009, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By wami
If the timing were any different, I would answer...

If the timing were any different, I would answer this question with a resounding yes. DD, who is 22 months, has shown a heightened interest in using the potty the past few weeks. She sits on the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-20-2009, 04:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,119
Posted By wami
Just wanted to chime in her that your dd sounds...

Just wanted to chime in her that your dd sounds a lot like mine. Very early talker (7 months) and late walker (15.5 months). She's 21 months and has been speaking in phrases and sentences for...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-29-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By wami
I weaned my dd at 18.5 months for many of the...

I weaned my dd at 18.5 months for many of the same reasons as you. I will say that by that point, she was only nursing 1x a day consistently, so you may want to take what I have to say with a grain...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-29-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By wami
Good points, all around. I also have watched...

Good points, all around. I also have watched people who were able to coast through school sink pretty badly once they met a challenge, or lose interest in school -- and much of life, unfortunately...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-28-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By wami
I very much agree with that article's premise!

I very much agree with that article's premise!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-27-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By wami
Quote: Originally Posted by Cavy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cavy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14580768)
The book Siblings Without Rivalry has a lot in...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-26-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By wami
I can't find a better title for this post, so I...

I can't find a better title for this post, so I apologize if it's a bit vague. But I'd like to hear how moms of gifted children have instilled a healthy sense of self in their children, a...
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