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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-27-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By GracesMama
My second grade daughter received her first...

My second grade daughter received her first personal phone call from a friend from school today. Her friend left a message, so we had a discussion about proper phone etiquette, and I told her she...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By GracesMama
Thank you everyone for your thoughts and sharing...

Thank you everyone for your thoughts and sharing your personal experiences. I would love to hear more!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-06-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By GracesMama
I have 3 young kids (7, 4, and 2 years of age)....

I have 3 young kids (7, 4, and 2 years of age). When my oldest was a baby, I had planned to homeschool all my children. After the birth of my second child, I felt very overwhelmed and couldn't...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-08-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 484
Posted By GracesMama
I am so frustrated!!! DDs ages 7 and 4 1/2 give...

I am so frustrated!!! DDs ages 7 and 4 1/2 give me so much grief when it's time to clean up. Here is what I do already:
- a 5 to 10 minute warning that it's almost time to clean up
- specific...
Forum: Babywearing   05-09-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By GracesMama
I love my original ergo, but we live in Phoenix...

I love my original ergo, but we live in Phoenix where it's over 100 degrees all summer and it just gets too hot. I'm thinking about getting the ergo sport or ergo performance. They both seem like...
Forum: Homebirth   11-16-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By GracesMama
Last time I bought my mw a children's book for...

Last time I bought my mw a children's book for her lending library, "Angel in the Waters" and I pasted a picture of DH, DD, the baby, and me right after the birth on the inside with a little note. ...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   10-18-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,922
Posted By GracesMama
Dr. Bowen in the West Chester area is really...

Dr. Bowen in the West Chester area is really good. Towards the end of my pregnancy, I decided to have a homebirth. He supported me completely and continued to see me as shadow care in case of a...
Forum: Homebirth   10-18-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By GracesMama
I was feeling the exact same way at the...

I was feeling the exact same way at the beginning of this pregnancy. Now towards the end (I'm 35 weeks). I'm feeling more confident than ever that we should have our baby at home. I think it helped...
Forum: Homebirth   10-16-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By GracesMama
Thanks everyone for your help and support. I'm...

Thanks everyone for your help and support. I'm 35 weeks now and hanging in there. It turns out, I only need to make it to 36 weeks to birth at home, so 1 more week. Watch, I'll probably have a 42...
Forum: Homebirth   10-16-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By GracesMama
I bought the Vitamin K-1 from...

I bought the Vitamin K-1 from www.birthwithlove.com (http://www.birthwithlove.com) and I saw 2 different protocols:

1. Give 1 drop at 1 day, 1 week, and 1 month

2. Give 2 drops at day 1, 2...
Forum: Women's Health   10-15-2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,825
Posted By GracesMama
My 5 year old daughter has a strange rash on her...

My 5 year old daughter has a strange rash on her chest, belly, and back. It started a little over a week ago with a few pinkish/tan oval shaped spots, no wider than 1/4 inch, slightly raised. Over...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-10-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,396
Posted By GracesMama
With my second child, I got pregnant when I...

With my second child, I got pregnant when I ovulated around day 23, and with this baby (I'm 34 weeks now), I got pregnant when I ovulated around day 20. Both times, it was my second cycle after...
Forum: Homebirth   10-10-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By GracesMama
This is my 3rd baby. I'm currently 34 weeks...

This is my 3rd baby. I'm currently 34 weeks along. My baby is very, very low. He dropped at 30 weeks, just like my other babies (who were full term). However, I've been urinating way more...
Forum: Homebirth   09-23-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,503
Posted By GracesMama
I birthed standing up. I pushed while sitting on...

I birthed standing up. I pushed while sitting on the toilet and when I felt the "ring of fire", I stood up and let my baby ease out into my mw's hands. Then, I sat down on the toilet and held my...
Forum: Homebirth   09-23-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,145
Posted By GracesMama
My mw told me to wait until the yeast cleared up...

My mw told me to wait until the yeast cleared up and then to take the probiotic to prevent reoccurrence. I think she said something about the probiotic feeding the yeast...
Forum: Family Safety   09-13-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By GracesMama
Quote: Originally Posted by WindyCityMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by WindyCityMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15836475)
How much does she weigh, and how tall is...
Forum: Homebirth   09-12-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By GracesMama
I have never heard of yeast excluding someone...

I have never heard of yeast excluding someone from homebirth. I have battled yeast a bit this time around, not vaginal, but in the groin area. My mw discussed treatment options with me and didn't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-12-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By GracesMama
Thanks, ladies. It helps to know others have...

Thanks, ladies. It helps to know others have experienced the same frustration. 2 days ago, after 5 "accidents" I finally just put her in diapers. She was devastated. I told her that if she kept her...
Forum: Family Safety   09-12-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By GracesMama
DD is 5 and still rides in her convertible 5...

DD is 5 and still rides in her convertible 5 point harness car seat that will last until she weighs 50 lbs. However, it will expire soon, and we plan to get her a new seat. Based on my research I...
Forum: Homebirth   09-11-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,836
Posted By GracesMama
Thank you everyone for your responses. I...

Thank you everyone for your responses.

I did forget to mention that when they did the cs, the cord was wrapped around the baby's neck. However, isn't that true of about 25% of births? Could that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-10-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By GracesMama
I don't know what to do. Back in June, DD...

I don't know what to do. Back in June, DD started taking off her diaper and using the potty all on her own. So, we bought her underwear and after a few accidents she was using the potty full time...
Forum: Homebirth   09-10-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,836
Posted By GracesMama
A friend of mine just had a baby and she had...

A friend of mine just had a baby and she had planned a homebirth. After being dialated at 7 for 7 hours, she transferred to the hospital because the baby just wouldn't descend. The baby never showed...
Forum: Homebirth   09-10-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,862
Posted By GracesMama
Like most mamas, I was naked by transition, but...

Like most mamas, I was naked by transition, but before that I wore a robe. The only problem was that my belly was so big, it didn't close all the way, and I think this time I'd like something that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-06-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,484
Posted By GracesMama
I just use an electric shaver, like the kind a...

I just use an electric shaver, like the kind a guy would use. It has a variety of settings (you can do a close shave or use a setting to leave it a bit longer). When my belly gets so big that I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-06-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,278
Posted By GracesMama
I told DD when she was a little over 2 because I...

I told DD when she was a little over 2 because I was pregnant with #2 and I was having the baby at home. It really wasn't a big deal.
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