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Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By katelove
It's not quite the same though, because...

It's not quite the same though, because government health agencies are not seeking to make a profit. Breaking even would be nice of course :-)



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Forum: Arts & Crafts   Yesterday, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 162
Posted By katelove
8/52 - just finished the curtains while DD2 had a...

8/52 - just finished the curtains while DD2 had a sleep.


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Forum: Arts & Crafts   Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 162
Posted By katelove
7/52 - I did end up finishing DD2's second pair...

7/52 - I did end up finishing DD2's second pair of shorts I just forgot to post.

No other finishes. I made the binding for one quilt and quilted the other one. I had the brilliant idea that I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By katelove
stuff to take from parents house before an estate sale

The things I have been really grateful for from my grandmother's homes have been sewing things - old patterns, a long ruler, a packet of pattern tracing paper, crochet hooks - and some kitchen things...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-03-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By katelove
I would too, if you have the space. I have a...

I would too, if you have the space. I have a 4.5yo and a 2yo and I have bought two of some things to avoid constant fighting.


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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-02-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By katelove
I think 15hrs a week is completely unrealistic...

I think 15hrs a week is completely unrealistic for for most people with small children. There is no way DH and I are spending that sort of time together alone!

What is DH doing while you're...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-02-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By katelove
Any chance you and DH could "divide and conquer"...

Any chance you and DH could "divide and conquer" for the errands/shopping etc and use the grandparent time for yourselves? Because, to be honest I'm not really sure where else you can fit it in....
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-28-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By katelove
So, just for future reference, maybe it would be...

So, just for future reference, maybe it would be a good idea to provide that information in your first post. And to consider a slightly less provocative username :-)


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Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-26-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 65
Posted By katelove
If it's been two weeks since your period started...

If it's been two weeks since your period started then then you could do a pregnancy test. Everything else is just speculation I'm afraid.


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Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 157
Posted By katelove
I can't give a straightforward yes/no answer to...

I can't give a straightforward yes/no answer to the safety question.

Also are we talking MMR here or is there a measles-only vaccine available in the US?


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Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 826
Posted By katelove
Yes. And this is is also worth remembering when...

Yes. And this is is also worth remembering when discussing anything scientific as well
http://reason.com/archives/2012/10/02/half-of-the-facts-you-know-are-probably

This review of the book...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-26-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 107
Posted By katelove
I agree with MeepyCat. Both my girls were like...

I agree with MeepyCat. Both my girls were like you describe your 21mo as well... when they were 21 months old. All of what you describe is totally normal behaviour for a 4yo. And it's totally normal...
Forum: Family Planning   02-25-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 92
Posted By katelove
Birth control while breast feeding

I could only find one study, published in 1989 and only including 64 women, which found any reduction in milk supply after TL.


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Forum: Breastfeeding   02-23-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 47
Posted By katelove
How do you know your supply has decreased? Is...

How do you know your supply has decreased? Is your baby losing weight or having fewer than 6-8 wet nappies/day. If so then I would suggest expressing after each daytime feed. Even if you don't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-23-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 69
Posted By katelove
Our play kitchen gets heaps of use. Unfortunately...

Our play kitchen gets heaps of use. Unfortunately it doesn't for in our playroom but I would love it if it did. We also have 4-5 large floor pillows in the playroom which my girls use a lot.



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Forum: Baby Health   02-21-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 78
Posted By katelove
No, she's not vaccinated yet. We delay until...

No, she's not vaccinated yet. We delay until around 3yo. I think she wasn't very sick because of her age (in first six months of life pertussis can be life threatening, after that the rate of death...
Forum: Baby Health   02-20-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 78
Posted By katelove
Yes, it's simple to diagnose with a swab. It may...

Yes, it's simple to diagnose with a swab. It may take a few days to a week to get the results back though.

My DD was older than yours when she had it. She was 22 months. We did choose to give her...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-20-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 162
Posted By katelove
The Anti D your doctor is offering you isn't...

The Anti D your doctor is offering you isn't related to your last pregnancy. It's related to this one. If this baby is a positive blood group and you are exposed to some of it's blood you may develop...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-16-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 162
Posted By katelove
For sure. This is the pattern I used...

For sure. This is the pattern I used http://vendulkam.blogspot.com.au/p/free-patterns.html?m=1

I have just finished the size 3 and am starting on the size 5. They are generous sizes though (or...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-15-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 162
Posted By katelove
2015 Project challenge

2-3/52 - two skirts for DD1

4/52 - pair of shorts for DD2

5/52 - crochet cardigan for DD2

6/52 - crochet dolls skirt. It started life as a V-stitch blanket in my crochet class last year. I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-14-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 74
Posted By katelove
I agree with Newmammalizzy, it's wonderful to...

I agree with Newmammalizzy, it's wonderful to hear people valuing the work of SAH parents and homemakers.

Dropping daytime sleeps can be hard (especially on parents!). I suggested it because long...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-13-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 74
Posted By katelove
This is what I would do: - stop the nap ...

This is what I would do:

- stop the nap

- wake her at 7am (I would get up early myself to do this)

- prepare to have a grumpy day supporting an underslept toddler

- start the bedtime...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-13-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 74
Posted By katelove
Is she still sleeping during the day? What time...

Is she still sleeping during the day? What time and for how long?

What time does she wake up in the morning?

How long has she been going to sleep after midnight?

What is your bedtime...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-08-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 316
Posted By katelove
Stranger stopped vehicle to talk to my child

The stranger in this case didn't offer your son a ride though. He didn't say or do anything which suggested he wanted your son to get in his car according to your OP.

I see this as more analogous...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-07-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 212
Posted By katelove
Has anyone discussed using a supply line so he...

Has anyone discussed using a supply line so he can get formula whilst still sucking at the breast? That may solve the latch issues if they are coming from nipple preference and would increase breast...
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