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Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-14-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By KakuChan
Oh, you bet I'll hold off until he's sure! He...

Oh, you bet I'll hold off until he's sure! He knows it's his choice.
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-13-2005, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By KakuChan
My guy has decided to stop on his fifth...

My guy has decided to stop on his fifth birthday, which is next week. He's allergic to shellfish, so... assuming all goes to plan... For myself, I am going to go to the wharf and buy me the biggest,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-13-2003, 10:20 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 21,967
Posted By KakuChan
Good to read all these. My ds is three and a...

Good to read all these. My ds is three and a quarter and nurses 5-8x a day, plus once or twice at night. I'm seven weeks pregnant, and all of a sudden my family is suggesting I wean. Not that they...
Forum: Homebirth   04-08-2003, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By KakuChan
We did a freestanding birth center for ds#1,...

We did a freestanding birth center for ds#1, mainly because in NC, where we then lived, only unlicensed lay midwives could (practically) attend births, and we couldn't afford somebody who wasn't...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-23-2003, 10:23 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,758
Posted By KakuChan
Hey all, just peed on a stick and we're looking...

Hey all, just peed on a stick and we're looking at November 28. Whoo hoo!!! This will be number two. I think I have to go turn some cartwheels or something!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-23-2003, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 96,369
Posted By KakuChan
Just found out #2 is on the way, November 28....

Just found out #2 is on the way, November 28. I'm so incredibly psyched. Planning a home birth. #1 was born 2/21/00 naturally in a birthing center and is still a very avid nurser....
Forum: Parenting   03-14-2003, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,622
Posted By KakuChan
Well, I do lie to our current doc. We moved in...

Well, I do lie to our current doc. We moved in August and are still shopping around. This guy seems to have no problem with anything AP, but the first thing he did was prescribe flouride supplements...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-09-2003, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By KakuChan
Thanks, y'all. I just hate that we can't keep...

Thanks, y'all. I just hate that we can't keep him protected forever -- and know just typing that what incredible privilege it describes. Many people in our city don't have any choice in the matter....
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-06-2003, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By KakuChan
We've tried pretty hard to shelter 3yo ds from...

We've tried pretty hard to shelter 3yo ds from current events, tv, and violence in general, but today he saw a picture of a soldier (at the library -- grr!).

"What that thing he holding, mama?...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-20-2003, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By KakuChan
Steve is also an incredible hottie. Ah, those...

Steve is also an incredible hottie. Ah, those small skinny guys with nice smiles.... Joe is so not my type.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-20-2003, 03:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By KakuChan
I have the most shameless crush on Oliver Wood....

I have the most shameless crush on Oliver Wood. It's ridiculous. I actually sigh and squirm every time he's onscreen. And if he opens his mouth...

Of course, he does look A LOT like DH did at...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-12-2003, 07:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,543
Posted By KakuChan
It's not lab grade, but I've had good success...

It's not lab grade, but I've had good success with plain old Red Devil lye. You can buy it in the supermarket near the drain cleaners. Just weigh it carefully, and if you live someplace humid, open...
Forum: Women's Health   01-10-2003, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By KakuChan
Metrogel has metronidazole, same stuff as...

Metrogel has metronidazole, same stuff as Flagyl, I believe. It depends on who you talk to whether it is safe when nursing. There is a dosage break -- it's discussed in the Mothering mag article...
Forum: Homebirth   09-13-2002, 09:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,802
Posted By KakuChan
I did the whole Bradley breathing thing, and a...

I did the whole Bradley breathing thing, and a lot of whimpering and whinging, but generally being game. Freestanding birth center, and everything went great until the very very end, when the MW...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-03-2002, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By KakuChan
I can't help with all your questions, but here...

I can't help with all your questions, but here in the states you only need a doctor's note if the futon is all cotton. If it has wool in the middle then you're ok without one. We got an organic one...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-03-2002, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,254
Posted By KakuChan
Have you tried a solution with tea tree oil? It...

Have you tried a solution with tea tree oil? It gets rid of mildew smells nicely (not to mention an old man's collection of ancient Aqua Velva...)
Forum: Women's Health   08-06-2002, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By KakuChan
I would nurse ds in the extremely steamy...

I would nurse ds in the extremely steamy bathroom, holding him as upright as possible. Sometimes that would let him drain enough to eat. My husband was brave enough to use the snot snatcher or suck...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-27-2002, 08:54 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 16,176
Posted By KakuChan
One other benefit to the babies I don't think...

One other benefit to the babies I don't think anybody has mentioned is the increase in immunologic benefit for babies. When babies are passed from mama to mama in the village, they are receiving the...
Forum: Homebirth   07-22-2002, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,979
Posted By KakuChan
I hated the tub. It made me feel too restricted...

I hated the tub. It made me feel too restricted and sntsy. I got out and went into the shower, which was great. I could go in and out as I wanted and it had a squat bar. I hate lying around though,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-15-2002, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,313
Posted By KakuChan
Our guy only liked spicy stuff. Mahed cajun...

Our guy only liked spicy stuff. Mahed cajun kidney beans and guacamole were the top two for a long time.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-12-2002, 07:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 857
Posted By KakuChan
How about Neal Stephenson? Snowcrash is the most...

How about Neal Stephenson? Snowcrash is the most famous, but "The Diamond Age" is perhaps more apropos to us parents.

And the Hyperion/Endymion series by Dan Simmons is just spellbinding. His...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-01-2002, 09:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 857
Posted By KakuChan
My dh and I recently discoverd Ken MacLeod. I...

My dh and I recently discoverd Ken MacLeod. I can't recommend his stuff highly enough. We read it all, from Heinlein to Gibson, LeGuin to McCaffrey. And we love it. David Brin is probably our all...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-23-2002, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By KakuChan
I second the vote for the Brother 929D. I...

I second the vote for the Brother 929D. I recently upgraded to the Huskylock 910 (it's great for designing custom stuff, but a lot more expensive. I was always breaking needles on the Brother when I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-27-2002, 11:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,899
Posted By KakuChan
3rd degree tear and epi. plus 27 months pp and...

3rd degree tear and epi. plus 27 months pp and no period in sight -- sex still hurts. Combo of scar tissue and no natural lube. Sigh. I know it will get better some day. Some day soon, for all our...
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2002, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,747
Posted By KakuChan
My ds is two and will only wear clothes with...

My ds is two and will only wear clothes with animals on them. I bought a bunch of wild animal print fabrics at Walmart and the quilting store and made him a ton of pants and shorts. Also polka dots...
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