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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-17-2007, 01:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,273
Posted By ollijsmama
My ds's score is 163. We just got a "mild AS"...

My ds's score is 163. We just got a "mild AS" diagnosis last week. Now I really want to read this book - I'm curious about the subtypes.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-09-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By ollijsmama
FWIW - I called Dr. Woodruff's office a while...

FWIW - I called Dr. Woodruff's office a while ago after getting a recommendation (thanks again, Fay) and they were extremely helpful. I had some questions and Dr. Woodruff actually got on the phone...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-13-2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By ollijsmama
sorry - no advice, but I'm right there with you....

sorry - no advice, but I'm right there with you. Specifics somewhat different but dynamic very similar between my 4.5yo ds and 2yo dd. Just re-requested Siblings w/o Rivalry through the library. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-05-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,088
Posted By ollijsmama
Hi, I've also read Kohn, and I understand his...

Hi, I've also read Kohn, and I understand his concern to be praise that is used (consciously or unconsciously) as positive reinforcement. So its okay to praise your child for an achievement, as long...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 430
Posted By ollijsmama
We are just in the diagnosis process with ds,...

We are just in the diagnosis process with ds, but we are considering homeschooling (we were thinking about it before we had any idea he had developmental issues). I love the idea and many days I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2007, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By ollijsmama
I appreciate the feedback. Good advice about...

I appreciate the feedback. Good advice about making sure that they are used to dealing with higher functioning kids. DS is one of those kids you have to know to see the issues. Even his grandparents...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-24-2007, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By ollijsmama
A few months ago my 4.5 yr old ds was evaluated...

A few months ago my 4.5 yr old ds was evaluated for an IEP by school staff. They concluded he "fit the criteria" for ASD. He is high functioning, maybe AS, definitely some SID. Initially my dh and I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-24-2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,013
Posted By ollijsmama
So, I have an infant seat and base sitting in my...

So, I have an infant seat and base sitting in my living room that is too old to pass along, consign, etc. I hate the idea of it going into a landfill, and am not having much luck with local...
Forum: August 2005   07-29-2005, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By ollijsmama
Hello Leila!!! Congratulations to Mama,...

Hello Leila!!!

Congratulations to Mama, baby and the whole family!

kerry
Forum: August 2005   07-28-2005, 11:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 658
Posted By ollijsmama
Our little Lucy was born at 8:05 pm on 7/27...

Our little Lucy was born at 8:05 pm on 7/27 after 2 hrs of labor and about 5 minutes of pushing. We had planned a hospital birth with a CNM, but instead I caught my own baby, unassisted, in the...
Forum: August 2005   07-25-2005, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 498
Posted By ollijsmama
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif:

Also looking for ideas - hadn't even thought about having ds pick something out for the baby...
Forum: August 2005   07-25-2005, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By ollijsmama
I lost my plug early with both ds and this preg...

I lost my plug early with both ds and this preg - 34 weeks the first time and 36 weeks this time (I'm 38 1/2 weeks now) and both times it was a gelatious blob, approximately 2 cm in diameter. The...
Forum: August 2005   07-25-2005, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By ollijsmama
I'm in this boat, too. I was having spme...

I'm in this boat, too.

I was having spme preterm labor problems from weeks 26-36, and having to stay off my feet, take it easy, blah blah. Consequently I felt rotten due to the lack of exercise....
Forum: August 2005   07-23-2005, 05:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 531
Posted By ollijsmama
Hooray!!! and congratulations!

Hooray!!!

and congratulations!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-23-2005, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By ollijsmama
I agree with Queenmommy - call your provider or...

I agree with Queenmommy - call your provider or discuss it at your next appt, but I wouldn't worry too much if nothing else is going on. It may or may not be the mp, but I lost mine early with both...
Forum: August 2005   07-13-2005, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 580
Posted By ollijsmama
Oh good, I thought it was just me growing out of...

Oh good, I thought it was just me growing out of my clothes. It's been very depressing since I had lost all my pregnancy weight plus another 20 lbs after ds. I figured the stuff I kept from before...
Forum: August 2005   07-12-2005, 11:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 981
Posted By ollijsmama
Breaking out of my shell here (I find you all so...

Breaking out of my shell here (I find you all so interesting ...I'm intimidated)

I'm a SAHM.

I have a degree in theatrical design, emphasis in costuming, but I have not worked in the theatre...
Forum: August 2005   07-11-2005, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By ollijsmama
Congratulations! I was on bedrest with ds, and...

Congratulations! I was on bedrest with ds, and was just living for that 37 week mark. Wouldn't you know we went to 39 weeks?! I was sure he'd pop right out at 37weeks 1 day...

good luck to you...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-10-2005, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By ollijsmama
This has been working for us (I'm at 36 weeks):...

This has been working for us (I'm at 36 weeks): Lots of pillows behind my back so I'm semi reclined, with one pillow under my hips. DH can then be in front of me (semi missionary) with his weight on...
Forum: August 2005   07-09-2005, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By ollijsmama
Oh yes. Lots and lots. For two months now....

Oh yes. Lots and lots. For two months now. Sometimes as close as 4-5 minutes apart for a couple of hours. Never painful, but some are pretty intense, especially this last week.

When they started...
Forum: August 2005   07-09-2005, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By ollijsmama
A good friend of mine who is a...

A good friend of mine who is a doula/midwife-in-training recommended blending cold RRL tea with fruit juice or lemonade. I've tried the lemonade, and its drinkable.

Does anyone know if its only...
Forum: August 2005   05-24-2005, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By ollijsmama
I've had a few hiccup episodes with this one,...

I've had a few hiccup episodes with this one, but ds was several times a day... come to think of it, he still gets them pretty regularly...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-04-2005, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By ollijsmama
I keep maxi-lock in all the basic/neutral colors...

I keep maxi-lock in all the basic/neutral colors - white, offwhite, black, grey (trick I learned in the costume shop - grey works for LOTS of things), brown, red. If I really need to match a color...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-03-2005, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By ollijsmama
I started feeling regular contractions at 33...

I started feeling regular contractions at 33 weeks with ds, also late at night and home alone (dh works nights). I called my CNM and she recommended many of the same things as pps - drink lots &...
Forum: August 2005   02-26-2005, 10:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,254
Posted By ollijsmama
I remember one or two baby dreams last time,...

I remember one or two baby dreams last time, nothing yet this time. The thing that stands out about my pregnant dreams is that they are extremely emotionally vivid. I sometimes have a hard time...
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