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Forum: Babywearing   04-03-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 5,954
Posted By KoalaMommy
My favorite thing about baby wearing is that my...

My favorite thing about baby wearing is that my babe is safe and comfortable, cuddled next to me.  My son has multiple allergies and reflux.  He was always the happiest baby all day long, held...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-05-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By KoalaMommy
ugh, Cutchogue is quite close to where we're...

ugh, Cutchogue is quite close to where we're looking.  Lyme scares me!
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-03-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By KoalaMommy
Thanks for the info. We visited last week and...

Thanks for the info. We visited last week and LOVED it! We're going to take it if offered! Chickens are allowed in the area we are considering moving to and the people I met all seemed very sincere,...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-10-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By KoalaMommy
My husband has a job interview in Eastern Long...

My husband has a job interview in Eastern Long Island in a couple of weeks, we anticipate he'll be offered the job because of where he is in the process.  In some ways, I'm very excited having lived...
Forum: Mental Health   02-10-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By KoalaMommy
I have a lot of your issues myself.  Let me just...

I have a lot of your issues myself.  Let me just say that the anxiety and the ADD issues can help one another stay in balance, and they can be exacerbated when you treat one, requiring you treat the...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   02-10-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,011
Posted By KoalaMommy
Dr. Brabson isn't working with Lisa Ross...

Dr. Brabson isn't working with Lisa Ross anymore, but he does have 2 nurse midwives seeing patients at St. Mary's that he works with.  I'm guessing the switch had something to do with the change in...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   01-27-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By KoalaMommy
Thank you so much for your response, it's very...

Thank you so much for your response, it's very helpful and makes me think Pueblo may not be the right place for us.  Good schools are really high priority for me.  Where we live now, we're zoned for...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   01-23-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By KoalaMommy
Unfortunately, we wouldn't really have much...

Unfortunately, we wouldn't really have much choice about where we live, and Colorado Springs definitely isn't an option.  We would have to live in Pueblo if he got (and took) the job, and since I...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-23-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By KoalaMommy
I LOVE my former midwife, Elaine, but she's...

I LOVE my former midwife, Elaine, but she's semi-retired now.  I'm not sure who is there and who is not anymore, but I had a really bad experience with Linda if she's still there, and so did a...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-23-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By KoalaMommy
I go to dr. Brabson as well, he is super vbac...

I go to dr. Brabson as well, he is super vbac friendly as is st. Mary's hospital where he delivers unless something has changed under their new ownership. I can tell you that with any other doctor I...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   01-18-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By KoalaMommy
My hubby has a phone interview for a job in...

My hubby has a phone interview for a job in pueblo. I've never been there but have been to denver, boulder and co springs. I absolutely love denver and boulde and that's why he was looking for a job...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   11-03-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By KoalaMommy
I love Orlando, we lived there for just over 2...

I love Orlando, we lived there for just over 2 years!  It's so great, you can take the kids to the playground year-round.  Most playgrounds are covered, so you can even go in summer, and there are...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   11-03-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,011
Posted By KoalaMommy
I go to Dr. Brabson too!  He does water births...

I go to Dr. Brabson too!  He does water births as well, IN THE HOSPITAL!!  And he took me on as a patient at 38 weeks when I fled the practice I was in under pressure to schedule an induction just...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   11-03-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By KoalaMommy
I hated Dr. Rhea's office!  Long waits and I...

I hated Dr. Rhea's office!  Long waits and I never would see the same person on follow-up so I'd have to  go through the whole story all over again.  I wish I'd seen your posts sooner, Dr. Shults is...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   11-03-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By KoalaMommy
DH is seriously looking at a job in the Atlanta...

DH is seriously looking at a job in the Atlanta area, near the Emory University area.  I am kind of excited about it because Atlanta has almost everything I want in a city: public transit, Trader...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   01-19-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By KoalaMommy
I believe Prozac is actually the first choice...

I believe Prozac is actually the first choice while pregnant.  You should talk to your doctor about it.  There's a lot you can take very late in pregnancy that's not allowed early on.  You could try...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-18-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By KoalaMommy
unless he's acting overly hungry and not having...

unless he's acting overly hungry and not having enough wet diapers, I wouldn't worry too much.  You could try taking some fenugreek if you wanted to give your supply a little boost, but I'm going to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-17-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By KoalaMommy
I'm glad you're having it checked, that doesn't...

I'm glad you're having it checked, that doesn't seem like a normal stool pattern to me for such a young baby.  I would expect at least daily at this point.  If your pedi is concerned, I hope you'll...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-15-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By KoalaMommy
I made fabulous roast duck for Christmas this...

I made fabulous roast duck for Christmas this year.  I brushed it with soy sauce and mustard, and then pricked the skin all over with a fork (so the fat runs out instead of pooling).  You have to...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-15-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,261
Posted By KoalaMommy
I can't have butter, so I use coconut oil.  Yes,...

I can't have butter, so I use coconut oil.  Yes, you can replace shortening with coconut oil with good results, I do it all the time.  And I replace butter with coconut oil.
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-14-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,903
Posted By KoalaMommy
It sounds like you really need to deal with your...

It sounds like you really need to deal with your fear.  The fear of the pain itself could create a self-fulfilling prophecy.  I used Hypnobabies with my last pregnancy, and it really helped me to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-14-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By KoalaMommy
I've never nursed my babies that long, so maybe...

I've never nursed my babies that long, so maybe my opinion doesn't count as much, but my approach to everything tries to be that as long as the benefits outweigh the downsides, we do something, and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-14-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By KoalaMommy
I can understand the need to knock out this...

I can understand the need to knock out this infection before it gets any more resistant, however, I would still, in your situation, work with my provider to see if there wasn't an option that was...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-13-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By KoalaMommy
What abx is she putting her on that aren't...

What abx is she putting her on that aren't compatible?  I've had strep while nursing.  The usual course is amoxicillan, which is totally fine for BF, another, stronger option is the zpack, which I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-12-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By KoalaMommy
I get So Delicious coconut creamer at my local...

I get So Delicious coconut creamer at my local health food store in the dairy section.  I have to be completely dairy free, though, like you, in the beginning, just getting the major stuff out...
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