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Forum: Breastfeeding   11-30-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By UrbanMamma
Aaww, Mama, be kind to yourself.  It sounds like...

Aaww, Mama, be kind to yourself.  It sounds like you are doing most everything you can.  One piece of advice for managing the little milk that you do have - only make 3 bottles and leave enough for...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-03-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By UrbanMamma
Hi all,   I have about 100 oz of milk I'm...

Hi all,
 
I have about 100 oz of milk I'm looking to give to a needy Mama. 
 
About 20 oz of it is from mid March through mid May including about 10 oz of colostrum that is completely free from...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-06-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By UrbanMamma
I love my Japanese weekend shirts and dresses,...

I love my Japanese weekend shirts and dresses, although certain styles do better than others for my body type.  I am 5' and thus find that double v-necks do  better than the scooped neck that seems...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By UrbanMamma
We are also in Portland and put our first on the...

We are also in Portland and put our first on the front with a Bobike Mini and the smallest helmet we could find around 9 months.  We are a one car family and it allowed my husband (who bike...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-20-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,775
Posted By UrbanMamma
Buzzer - thanks for the clarification.  I'm...

Buzzer - thanks for the clarification.  I'm really trying not to be alarmist, but sometimes I find people who are fairly natural living minded tend to downplay the real risks in pregnancy of going...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-19-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,775
Posted By UrbanMamma
Here is a reference for the Total T4 in...

Here is a reference for the Total T4 in pregnancy issue.  http://labmed.ucsf.edu/labmanual/db/data/tests/918.html  While your labs reference values may differ slightly, this shows how Total T4...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-19-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,775
Posted By UrbanMamma
OP -I'm pretty sure high TSH and normal T4 (with...

OP -I'm pretty sure high TSH and normal T4 (with normal blood tests to rule out pituitary issues) is classic subclinical hypothyroidism.  Interpretation = your thyroid is struggling to work...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-18-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,775
Posted By UrbanMamma
You are ok until tomorrow.  I didn't mean to add...

You are ok until tomorrow.  I didn't mean to add to the anxiety.  But this isn't something that can wait until next week IYKWIM.  Your baby is 100% dependent on you for its thyroid hormones until...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-18-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,775
Posted By UrbanMamma
You want to be more aggressive with meds if you...

You want to be more aggressive with meds if you are already pregnant.  Miscarriage (as you know, I'm sorry mama) and cognitive development is what you should be weighing this against.  You need to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-18-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By UrbanMamma
Also, while I wouldn't banish him to his room,...

Also, while I wouldn't banish him to his room, there is something to making home life VERY boring if he stays home.  No TV, lots of quiet time for baby naps, etc during school hours.  If he...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-18-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By UrbanMamma
I'll second the picture of the family in his...

I'll second the picture of the family in his pocket.
 
Does he know how to tell time?  My almost 4 year old had a similar aversion to a new all day pre-K - missed us too much.  He claimed...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-06-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,834
Posted By UrbanMamma
Ultrasound tech accurately predicted boy for for...

Ultrasound tech accurately predicted boy for for my 1st at an 12ish-week dating ultrasound performed at a university children's hospital's radiology lab.  She said something like "I'm 90% sure that...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-23-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,656
Posted By UrbanMamma
My kid is a lot younger (4), but very gifted -...

My kid is a lot younger (4), but very gifted - particularly in the verbal department.  He has been attempting to negotiate his way out of discipline (or trying at least) since he was 2.  So, you can...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-21-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By UrbanMamma
My thyroid disease started after baby number 1,...

My thyroid disease started after baby number 1, so I have no experience adjusting levels immediately post-partum.
 
That said, I've never read (and I've done extensive research professionally and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-19-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By UrbanMamma
I've nursed in class as a grad student (less...

I've nursed in class as a grad student (less than 1 month old).  I've nursed through department meetings; when you schedule it for 10:30am and I clearly only have a childcare schedule for the...
Forum: March 2012   02-18-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By UrbanMamma
I have both (3 bottles and 2 pacifiers for...

I have both (3 bottles and 2 pacifiers for newborns) in the house.  
 
For my first, I didn't have either (well, besides the bottles that came with my breast pump - but I didn't have nipples for...
Forum: January 2012   02-10-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By UrbanMamma
Not in DDC, but thought I'd drop by to say my...

Not in DDC, but thought I'd drop by to say my first had small ducts and goopy eyes off and on for a long time (mainly in one eye, but sometimes both).  We were warned about a possible surgery but...
Forum: Parenting   01-24-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By UrbanMamma
I think you'll have a blast!   I've taken...

I think you'll have a blast!
 
I've taken this route a couple of times on my own and a similar one (CA Zepher SF to Chicago) with DH, a 2 year old, and a broken foot.  Good times.  We actually...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-02-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By UrbanMamma
I primarily utilized my doula as a support for...

I primarily utilized my doula as a support for my birth partner who then supported me.  I think this is really common and encourage you to not underestimate the value in this.  He really wanted to...
Forum: March 2012   10-19-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By UrbanMamma
Iodine in salt is not identical to all forms in...

Iodine in salt is not identical to all forms in seaweed, but a healthy body should be able to covert either into appropriate forms for thyroid health.  If you have a nutritional deficiency,...
Forum: March 2012   10-17-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By UrbanMamma
A TSH of 3.0 is borderline in a non-pregnant...

A TSH of 3.0 is borderline in a non-pregnant woman according to (relatively) new standards.  The latest literature, however, shows that pregnancy causes a ramping up of thyroid and a TSH above 2.95...
Forum: March 2012   10-10-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By UrbanMamma
I woke up with a milk stain on my shirt...

I woke up with a milk stain on my shirt yesterday at 17 weeks - about 2 weeks earlier than my first.  My breasts really haven't changed much this pregnancy though - although they didn't really go...
Forum: March 2012   10-08-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By UrbanMamma
I have a preschool aged niece on a similar...

I have a preschool aged niece on a similar protocal.  Children's hospital can get it done in one VERY long day, but juggling the niece's twin and younger sibling is an ordeal every 6 weeks.
 
I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-08-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 564
Posted By UrbanMamma
You can ask for student lobbying, but my...

You can ask for student lobbying, but my experience FWIW (as a grad student w/ a weird student AND employee relationship with a university) is that maternal rights (leaves and breastfeeding) are...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-06-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 564
Posted By UrbanMamma
For a while, I was pumping in a rest area on the...

For a while, I was pumping in a rest area on the way to a bathroom at a university.  As long as I didn't go between classes, it was quiet but oiy, that time period right after class but before...
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