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Forum: The Childhood Years   12-05-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,496
Posted By coopsmama
I am a *very* infrequent poster, but this thread...

I am a *very* infrequent poster, but this thread really caught my attention. I don't know if any of my ideas will help, but felt compelled to respond.

First, it seems to me that your daughter has...
Forum: Babywearing   03-15-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By coopsmama
Those look pretty cool, thanks for the...

Those look pretty cool, thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Babywearing   03-13-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By coopsmama
I am desperately in need of some expert...

I am desperately in need of some expert opinions. I have a 4 month old who is staying with his grandmother during the day. With my other two I was fortunate enough to SAH, but not this time.

So,...
Forum: November 2008   09-07-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By coopsmama
I do know that there is some sort of flu that is...

I do know that there is some sort of flu that is going around here--my brother has been having symptoms like you describe for over a week now (I know you don't want to hear it). He is hungry, eats,...
Forum: November 2008   07-27-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 643
Posted By coopsmama
A thought for those who are hesitant to purchase...

A thought for those who are hesitant to purchase cloth, for my second I used a small (infant) prefold immediately post-partum. It worked great, no leaks and comfy. A bit bulky, yes, but I had them...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-10-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,138
Posted By coopsmama
I am certified to teach 1st through 12th because...

I am certified to teach 1st through 12th because of oddities in my degree plan. However, I have never taught elementary primarily because I kept envisioning myself in the "lecturer" role. What I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-27-2005, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By coopsmama
I just wanted to chime in and give a hug and say...

I just wanted to chime in and give a hug and say that your dd is brilliant. Having said that, you will have heck parenting her for a while. I like the suggestions given. Could you let her play in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-10-2005, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By coopsmama
Hi, I have BTDT. . .I kept a little girl...

Hi,

I have BTDT. . .I kept a little girl for a friend of mine until last semester. I didn't entirely resent it, but it was difficult, and I much prefered having my mornings with ds uninterrupted....
Forum: February 2005   02-16-2005, 11:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,798
Posted By coopsmama
Ok, I have been awol for a few days, sorry. I...

Ok, I have been awol for a few days, sorry. I edited in the user name and password to the original link. Hope that works.
Forum: February 2005   02-14-2005, 12:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,358
Posted By coopsmama
The story of William's birth is here: ...

The story of William's birth is here:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=249927 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=249927)
Forum: Birth Stories   02-14-2005, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By coopsmama
I woke up to contractions at around 4:30 a.m. on...

I woke up to contractions at around 4:30 a.m. on Feb 2 and realized, after going to the bathroom, that they were not going away. They seemed fairly irregluar, and though I stayed awake for a while,...
Forum: February 2005   02-13-2005, 09:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,798
Posted By coopsmama
Ok, Here are pictures of our homebirth. I...

Ok,

Here are pictures of our homebirth. I omitted all of the really gory pictures, but this give you the flavor. Story coming soon.

William's homebirth...
Forum: February 2005   02-07-2005, 12:28 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,971
Posted By coopsmama
Three ultrasounds done by our friend who is a...

Three ultrasounds done by our friend who is a radiologist. She swore each time young William was a girl. Granted, we didn't have one done after 23 weeks or so, can't remember. I can't wait to get...
Forum: February 2005   02-07-2005, 12:05 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,971
Posted By coopsmama
Hello everyone! Well, I had baby William...

Hello everyone!

Well, I had baby William Sidney on Groundhog day. The story is a good one, but will take a while to type out. We were all very surprised because we were expecting a little girl,...
Forum: February 2005   01-28-2005, 09:24 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,150
Posted By coopsmama
Hi guys, Wow! So many new mamas!...

Hi guys,

Wow! So many new mamas! Congratulations!

Not much to report here. I am still not gaining weight, and now am anemic, so I am beefing up, literally. But the baby is getting bigger, and...
Forum: February 2005   01-25-2005, 08:16 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,150
Posted By coopsmama
I also take EPO per midwife's recommendation....

I also take EPO per midwife's recommendation. She says that it helps to ripen the cervix, but it won't exactly put you in labor. It isn't for induction. Dh is also using EPO for perineal massage.
Forum: February 2005   01-24-2005, 10:42 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,150
Posted By coopsmama
Happy Monday everyone! Congratulations to...

Happy Monday everyone!

Congratulations to our new mamas! I hope your babymoons are glorious. I just wanted to pop in to allay some big baby fears. I got to assist in my friend's home birth last...
Forum: February 2005   01-24-2005, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By coopsmama
As to cords, my mw quoted a statistic that one...

As to cords, my mw quoted a statistic that one in three babies has the cord around the neck, not a problem. And even if they could tell for sure that there was one, what could they do? I totally...
Forum: February 2005   01-21-2005, 11:40 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,740
Posted By coopsmama
FUN STUFF!!!!! I don't have much to stay,...

FUN STUFF!!!!!

I don't have much to stay, just wanted to pop in and let everyone know that I am hanging out and keeping watch . . . http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif:
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Forum: February 2005   01-19-2005, 12:21 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,740
Posted By coopsmama
Hello all, I am thinking of all of you and...

Hello all,

I am thinking of all of you and hoping for the best. As for me, more bh, more crampy, same stuff as all of you. I am not looking to see this baby any time soon though. (like not in the...
Forum: February 2005   01-16-2005, 05:43 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 3,969
Posted By coopsmama
Ok, weird pg dream alert -- Dreamed last...

Ok, weird pg dream alert --

Dreamed last night that Joy just discovered that she is pregnant with twins, boy and girl, both head down. Good news was that her midwife would still allow her to...
Forum: February 2005   01-15-2005, 09:42 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 3,969
Posted By coopsmama
Shannon -- I know what you mean about a...

Shannon -- I know what you mean about a thrashing partner. What I did for Cooper was to get a side rail (nothing special, whatever was at Wal-Mart) and he slept between the rail and me. I was a...
Forum: February 2005   01-14-2005, 08:10 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 3,969
Posted By coopsmama
Hey everyone, Just jumping in to say "hi."...

Hey everyone,

Just jumping in to say "hi." I had my GBS test yesterday and I am 1.5 cm dialated and 80% effaced. My ctrx have begun to feel a little more productive, and seem to get worse as the...
Forum: February 2005   01-08-2005, 07:44 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,513
Posted By coopsmama
Wow guys, I'm feeling like a princess. I have...

Wow guys, I'm feeling like a princess. I have had all of my MW appointments at my house. But, also there are two other mamas due within a month of me who live here too. That probably has a lot to do...
Forum: February 2005   12-24-2004, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By coopsmama
Hi guys, I have been cruzing around other...

Hi guys,

I have been cruzing around other due date clubs and looking at how they have set up their birth announcements. Since we have our first DIF babe here, I thought it might be time to think...
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