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Forum: April 2012   11-07-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,758
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
That's pretty definitely a boy; turtle shell and...

That's pretty definitely a boy; turtle shell and head. 
Forum: Homebirth   04-29-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,004
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
1) I think so. My midwife does this specifically...

1) I think so. My midwife does this specifically so if a baby comes before she can get there (long drive, at another birth, whatever) that there's no incentive for the parents to say "oh no, don't...
Forum: Homebirth   04-29-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
Yup, I had no problems with my fishy pool for...

Yup, I had no problems with my fishy pool for either of my births. We poured boiling water right in it and I spent most of labor and all of pushing leaning on the side.
 
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-13-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
I'm a huge fan of the Diva Cup, but it helps if...

I'm a huge fan of the Diva Cup, but it helps if you have the right set up for it. I find that it's MUCH easier to deal with if you have a sink right next to your toilet. It's certainly possible to...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   03-16-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
I may be a dirty hippie, but I'm also reasonably...

I may be a dirty hippie, but I'm also reasonably vain. I won't wear dirty clothes, uncomfortable clothes, and certainly not stained clothes. Consequently, I care a lot about clothing care, and I'm...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-18-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
My husband was homeschooled from grades 3-8 then...

My husband was homeschooled from grades 3-8 then went to a boarding school with a heavy math focus, and then went to college for math (got a degree in CS with a math minor, but close enough). The...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-16-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,523
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
I don't own a scale, so I didn't weigh myself...

I don't own a scale, so I didn't weigh myself until my 2 weeks post-op appointment. I had gained ~30 pounds during pregnancy and was a few pounds below pre-prego weight at 2 weeks PP. DD was almost...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-04-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
Miranda: Fair enough, I guess I misspoke. Often...

Miranda: Fair enough, I guess I misspoke. Often when DD hits a developmental leap or things suddenly change for us I have a few days of "bwah?!?!" where I post to the internet before fully thinking...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-04-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
I thought it had been clear from my original...

I thought it had been clear from my original post, but I guess I need to spell it out explicitly.
 
Yes, my 2  old is absolutely leading this, no I'm not pushing it. She asks me to show her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-03-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
My 2.5 year old is rather surprisingly...

My 2.5 year old is rather surprisingly precocious and I'm looking for resources to stay a few steps ahead of her. Several times now she's surprised me with where she is "academically" (I hesitate to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-30-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,663
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
Why bother mentioning it to the ped at all? I...

Why bother mentioning it to the ped at all? I don't talk to my doctor about my sleeping arrangements, why would you mention it to the ped? Peds are doctors, not parenting advisors.
 
 
Forum: C-section Birth   12-29-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
It sounds like to me there was a milk transfer...

It sounds like to me there was a milk transfer problem. Was he ever evaluated for tongue tie? Did you ever see a LLL Leader or lactation consultant?

From what you've said here, my guess is that...
Forum: VBAC   12-21-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 243
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
Are you certain it was true CPD and not a bad...

Are you certain it was true CPD and not a bad position? I had planned a homebirth but after 40 hours of natural labor wound up with a c-section at 42+3. I'm enough of a birth junkie that DH knew the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-18-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,539
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
Well in this case the CNM practice is connected...

Well in this case the CNM practice is connected to our largest clinic/hospital. They're very much "medwives." So I don't think it's that they thought she was too unhealthy to have a hospital birth...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-17-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,539
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
Rosie, this is one of the many reasons I'm...

Rosie, this is one of the many reasons I'm homebirthing. I don't want to deal with that crap. I'm already on metformin because I do have (very mild, but highly symptomatic) insulin resistance and I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-17-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,539
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
Yeah, it's pretty standard these days. Out here...

Yeah, it's pretty standard these days. Out here they want all moms to do it at 8 weeks and at 28 weeks.
Forum: VBAC   12-16-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
We considered doing a hospital birth an hour...

We considered doing a hospital birth an hour away for this pregnancy and decided that, if so, we'd travel to that town in, ideally, early active labor, labor at a motel very nearby until pushing,...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-11-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
What's the material of the pants? I wash all my...

What's the material of the pants? I wash all my jeans on cold or warm then stick them in the dryer and they never ever shrink.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-10-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
My daughter was like this, and bribery worked....

My daughter was like this, and bribery worked. First, I just started working on getting her to sit on the potty at all. Then it was 1 sticker for sitting on the potty, 2 stickers for potty with no...
Forum: April 2012   12-06-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
Also, my understanding is that the rupture rate...

Also, my understanding is that the rupture rate is true of VBACs with pitocin, cervidil, or cytotec (especially cytotec), not non-augmented VBACs. There's actually a hospital out here who will...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-03-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
High quality and thrift stores typically don't...

High quality and thrift stores typically don't go together. Depending on the era you're going to have seams that are half worn out, fabrics that are closer to threadbare, not to mention lots of...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-03-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,311
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
I eat largely whole foods, but heavy on the...

I eat largely whole foods, but heavy on the meat, kind of a more natural form of the standard american diet, haven't used deodorant for years and have never had a complaint. My husband has a hyper...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-03-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
I think if you have long hair the key is...

I think if you have long hair the key is brushing semi-frequently. I'm transitioning now from low-poo/no-cone conditioner to BS/jojoba or olive oil and I have butt length curly hair. I brush my hair...
Forum: April 2012   12-03-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,758
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1338013/ultr...

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1338013/ultrasound-thread#post_16773730
 
Started the ultrasound thread in the social group.
Forum: VBAC   12-03-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,333
Posted By sunflwrmoonbeam
http://wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/   This...

http://wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/
 
This blog talks about obesity and pregnancy, and specifically VBAC quite a lot. I highly recommend any fat pregnant woman read it.
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