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Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By clintonhillmama
looking for some advice and perspective....   ...

looking for some advice and perspective....
 
my son (aged 5) has started talking about santa bringing him presents.  since i'm jewish, i know nothing about santa, and have never encouraged a...
Forum: Homebirth   01-12-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By clintonhillmama
yet another hbac here!! my son was a c/s after...

yet another hbac here!! my son was a c/s after SROM, pit and then a long pushing phase - he was compound. but the 2.5 hrs of pushing + a fever (probably from the epi) proved too much for the...
Forum: Television   01-02-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 12,487
Posted By clintonhillmama
please PM me, too - we're getting rid of our...

please PM me, too - we're getting rid of our cable, and i'd hate to miss this season...
thanks!
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-02-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By clintonhillmama
I have a friend who's due early October, and due...

I have a friend who's due early October, and due to a complication, will be monitored throughout her labor. She's feeling very apprehensive about labor and birth in general, and since she knows she...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-06-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By clintonhillmama
i took homeopathic hammamelis (witch hazel)...

i took homeopathic hammamelis (witch hazel) pellets, and i swear, they did wonders. i got them at the health food store. there's some other herbal supplements/remedies, if you google it, you'll find...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-21-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,739
Posted By clintonhillmama
thanks for all the great info! here's an...

thanks for all the great info!
here's an update from my friend- surprising and wonderful news!
Just talked to my doc - great news! She is not at all concerned (oddly enough) with the 1.2cm. She...
Forum: Birth Professionals   04-19-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,739
Posted By clintonhillmama
posting for a friend: As of 33 weeks my...

posting for a friend:
As of 33 weeks my placenta is 1.2 cm from my cervix (marginal previa). Most everything I have read indicates the safest course of action to avoid possible hemorrhage is a C...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-02-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,122
Posted By clintonhillmama
thanks for all the speedy replies. in...

thanks for all the speedy replies.

in response to those questioning the safety of this situation, there was no danger to my son. the tub was draining, so the water level was low, and my husband...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-01-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,122
Posted By clintonhillmama
so my 3.5 yr old son started pouring water from...

so my 3.5 yr old son started pouring water from a play bucket in the tub onto the floor of the bathroom while my husband was toweling off dd in the adjacent room. when he returned, there was 2...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-30-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 846
Posted By clintonhillmama
jen, hope things are ok...

jen, hope things are ok http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gifs. clearly, you are more mature than i am http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif

anyone...
Forum: Homebirth   03-30-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 757
Posted By clintonhillmama
this is a red flag for me, too - 20% seems high,...

this is a red flag for me, too - 20% seems high, although i have no idea what my MW's stats are. also, "too pooped to go on" and transferring for an epi seems like a very non-HB approach to things....
Forum: Homebirth   03-26-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,044
Posted By clintonhillmama
after reading stuff like that, i'm glad i have a...

after reading stuff like that, i'm glad i have a place like MDC where i can talk about HB and other "radical" topics with like minded people.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-19-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By clintonhillmama
could just be dry skin build-up - dd had this,...

could just be dry skin build-up - dd had this, and it went away with some lotion after bath time.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-18-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By clintonhillmama
my dd loves the boob, which is nice, but it...

my dd loves the boob, which is nice, but it seems the ONLY way that i can comfort her is by nursing. lately, she's been really hard to get down for naps. i nurse her down, and when she's asleep, i...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-06-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By clintonhillmama
most condos have guidelines for "noise" in the...

most condos have guidelines for "noise" in the house rules - 80% of floors covered with carpet/rugs, loud noises not allowed after 10 pm until 7 am, etc. i would find a copy of these rules for your...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-31-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,280
Posted By clintonhillmama
i just emerged from the f train on 23rd street...

i just emerged from the f train on 23rd street and 6th ave in nyc when the first plane hit. everyone was standing there, looking down 6th ave, where we had a clear view of the tower. i asked someone...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-31-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,043
Posted By clintonhillmama
we've also been struck by the stomach bug, which...

we've also been struck by the stomach bug, which poor dd got first, and got over it last. it was pretty hideous in this house - one by one, each of us got sick, and i pretty much got puked on...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-30-2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By clintonhillmama
Quote: Originally Posted by GoGoGirl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoGoGirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13049686)
We're taking a childbirth education class...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-24-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,426
Posted By clintonhillmama
Would you let your toddler wear bedroom slippers...

Would you let your toddler wear bedroom slippers to the farmer's market?
Would you let your toddler wear sneakers to bed, if she insisted?
Would you allow a 4 year old to wear really badly...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-23-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By clintonhillmama
miriam schwarzchild was my midwife for my dd's...

miriam schwarzchild was my midwife for my dd's vbac, and i LOVE her. she's very hands off, does home prenatals, has loads of experience, and i felt she was very warm and relatable.

she left all...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-20-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By clintonhillmama
my 13 month old got a stomach bug with the rest...

my 13 month old got a stomach bug with the rest of us last week. she seemed to be fine by last friday, but she's still not eating all that much, and nursing a little bit more than usual.

she's...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-19-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By clintonhillmama
Quote: Originally Posted by readytobedone...

Quote:
Originally Posted by readytobedone http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13015363)
how is she with solids? if she's a good...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-17-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By clintonhillmama
Quote: Originally Posted by AutumnMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AutumnMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13006544)
I left for the weekend when my DD was a...
Forum: Television   01-16-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By clintonhillmama
Quote: Originally Posted by Amys1st...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amys1st http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13004386)
They ran out of cities so now they are in...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-16-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By clintonhillmama
hey mamas i have a work commitment at the...

hey mamas

i have a work commitment at the end of april that will have me out of town for 4 days. it is not possible for me to bring my dd (now 13 months), and she only likes BM from the tap. is...
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