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Forum: Multicultural Families   09-24-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By sky_and_lavender
Another check in. Without much change in my...

Another check in. Without much change in my behavior--I read books and tell her some extemporaneous stories and sing English language songs--my daughter is now, at age 4, passable in English. Her...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-23-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By sky_and_lavender
Sounds like normal early labor or even warm up...

Sounds like normal early labor or even warm up labor. Try not to focus on it too much, could go on for days or even weeks, or things could heat up faster. You don't need to call anyone or tell...
Forum: Birth Stories   05-09-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By sky_and_lavender
Congratulations! I love your writing style, and...

Congratulations! I love your writing style, and I'm so happy you got to naturally birth this baby. Beautiful!
 
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-08-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By sky_and_lavender
I was just listening to the Hypnotic Childbirth...

I was just listening to the Hypnotic Childbirth #2 track while in eyes open hypnosis, and it specifically states that you should be able to use eyes open as much as you want during birthing and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-06-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By sky_and_lavender
I am not a hypnobabies expert, but I did use...

I am not a hypnobabies expert, but I did use hypnobabies with my first and I'm practicing for my next birth in a few weeks.
 
First, during pushing I have to say I wasn't very focused on the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-03-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By sky_and_lavender
When my daughter was around 8 or 9 months and...

When my daughter was around 8 or 9 months and beginning to eat a little bit more food (but most of her calories were definitely still from bm) was when I suddenly lost a bunch of weight without...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-26-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 728
Posted By sky_and_lavender
I had a homebirth, but after reading MamaZee's...

I had a homebirth, but after reading MamaZee's post, I was surprised by all the similarities between hemorrhage experiences despite the different circumstances. I was just on the edge of needing to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-16-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,047
Posted By sky_and_lavender
A really interesting thing about pain is that it...

A really interesting thing about pain is that it is not only very individual, but your experience of the sensations will be deeply affected by your attitude about them. (I am not saying that people...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-08-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By sky_and_lavender
I thought this article...

I thought this article (http://www.drmomma.org/2009/10/neonatal-resuscitation-life-that-failed.html) was pertinent. Long but interesting, written by a care provider. Covers the normal transition to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-27-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By sky_and_lavender
Mamazee, Thank you so much for your wise...

Mamazee,
Thank you so much for your wise words. They are just what I needed to hear, and I think I may print your reply out for times when I start to feel upset about this.
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   03-26-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By sky_and_lavender
Thanks for sharing your experiences on this!  ...

Thanks for sharing your experiences on this!
 
I agree one moment is not going to irreversibly ruin a relationship, and that physical touch is not the only important thing. For me, I might not...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   03-24-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By sky_and_lavender
My birth story is posted in the birth story...

My birth story is posted in the birth story section. It wasn't really traumatic in itself. What was traumatic was that I was terrified of motherhood and depressed before I ever started giving birth....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-22-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By sky_and_lavender
I'm 29 weeks. I don't think she minds how the...

I'm 29 weeks. I don't think she minds how the milk tastes or how much there is. She insists there is plenty, but I'm sure there's not much.
 
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-21-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By sky_and_lavender
I'm pregnant with my second baby. My first is...

I'm pregnant with my second baby. My first is now 3.5yo and still breastfeeding.
 
My approach until I got pregnant was to give her milk whenever she asked, day or night. She was a baby and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-20-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By sky_and_lavender
Oh, what an exciting time! Nobody but you is...

Oh, what an exciting time! Nobody but you is living in this time of possibility and mystery. Enjoy it! Talk to your baby about how happy you are that soon you will meet him/her, and how happy you...
Forum: Potty Learning   03-17-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By sky_and_lavender
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by womenswisdom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Potty Learning   03-15-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By sky_and_lavender
I'm not the OP, but we're in a similar situation...

I'm not the OP, but we're in a similar situation with our 3.5 yo regarding pee. (She's been potty trained for #2 since before she was 1, and I was sure we'd be done with #1 by the time she was...
Forum: Homebirth   03-13-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By sky_and_lavender
My first was a homebirth, and I plan this one to...

My first was a homebirth, and I plan this one to be a homebirth, too. I didn't have a lot of fear about birth prior to the beginning of labor, but I think most people do regardless of where they are...
Forum: Birth Stories   03-10-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By sky_and_lavender
Thanks for sharing your story and your sense of...

Thanks for sharing your story and your sense of humor! And I loved the pictures. Congratulations on your sweet baby!
 
Forum: Birth Stories   03-10-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By sky_and_lavender
What a fast, uncomplicated birth story! I'm so...

What a fast, uncomplicated birth story! I'm so glad it worked out so perfectly for you, and that you had plenty of food (and help) around you when the time came! Congratulations on your beautiful...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   03-02-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By sky_and_lavender
An Easier Childbirth: A Mother's Guide to...

An Easier Childbirth: A Mother's Guide to Birthing Normally...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-02-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By sky_and_lavender
Before I got pregnant or even started trying to...

Before I got pregnant or even started trying to be pregnant, I did a lot of research about pregnancy and birth and heard about the chain of intervention. When I saw pictures of hospital births they...
Forum: Birth Stories   02-19-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By sky_and_lavender
What a lovely story! I am glad you had and have...

What a lovely story! I am glad you had and have so much love and support around you and your baby. Congratulations!
 
Forum: Birth Stories   02-07-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,925
Posted By sky_and_lavender
Thank you for sharing! Your son is so beautiful....

Thank you for sharing! Your son is so beautiful. Usually I don't think babies in photos are beautiful except in that they are babies, but he really is. I'm so happy that you had a healing birth!
 
Forum: Homebirth   02-07-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By sky_and_lavender
I have glossopharyngeal neuralgia that sometimes...

I have glossopharyngeal neuralgia that sometimes becomes very awful headaches in my neck, so I sympathize with your symptoms. Mine is related to my nerve being in the wrong location against my neck....
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