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Forum: Parenting   01-14-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,052
Posted By AlpineMama
Quote: Originally Posted by angie7...

Quote:
Originally Posted by angie7 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12987449)
Yes a child should open the door for someone...
Forum: Parenting   01-14-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,506
Posted By AlpineMama
The funny thing about age-appropriate...

The funny thing about age-appropriate expectations is that just because you're encouraging more maturity than is typical for an average 2 year old in our culture doesn't necessarily make it happen....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-14-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 942
Posted By AlpineMama
Quote: Originally Posted by momof4peppers...

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Originally Posted by momof4peppers http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12981295)
After my unmedicated, ultra fast...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-14-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By AlpineMama
Quote: Originally Posted by fairydoula...

Quote:
Originally Posted by fairydoula http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12978982)
I was very sick, I had morningsickness all...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-13-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,188
Posted By AlpineMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Turkish Kate...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Turkish Kate http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12963518)
All I could ever find is the OB tampons....
Forum: Parenting   01-13-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,297
Posted By AlpineMama
I have yet to have one... Last alone time was......

I have yet to have one... Last alone time was... early 2006. Sigh.
Forum: Parenting   01-13-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By AlpineMama
Have you tried doing little/no electric lights...

Have you tried doing little/no electric lights at night for a few weeks? Perhaps it would get your LO's clock into better synch if you let the house get dark and quiet in the evenings. It might be...
Forum: Parenting   01-13-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,506
Posted By AlpineMama
I just read most of the replies to the OP. I...

I just read most of the replies to the OP. I added on before reading them. I'm just a little overwhelmed (underwhelmed might be more apt to say) about the attitudes from people saying that the kids...
Forum: Parenting   01-13-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,506
Posted By AlpineMama
My period returned 2 weeks after giving birth...

My period returned 2 weeks after giving birth and I was pregnant the next cycle. I had DD 10 months after having DS. DS was planned, DD was a happy oops....
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-13-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By AlpineMama
Same thing happened to me with DS. I had a...

Same thing happened to me with DS. I had a lovely labor and a pretty long, intense (not traumatic by any means, nor excruciatingly painful, but just intense) pushing phase lasting about 2 hours give...
Forum: Parenting   01-13-2009, 02:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By AlpineMama
(I'm not sure what sub forum to post this in,...

(I'm not sure what sub forum to post this in, but I thought this one was the best fit!)

It has occurred to me that eventually we will want to take DD to a pediatrician. The time isn't quite YET,...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-13-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 414
Posted By AlpineMama
Sorry to start two threads in this section on...

Sorry to start two threads in this section on the same day, but a friend of mine asked this and I haven't been able to find ANY info via google that seemed relative, no matter how I phrased it...
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Forum: Birth Professionals   01-12-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By AlpineMama
I know there is the famous "I can't do this"...

I know there is the famous "I can't do this" feeling when transition hits, but what else do you look for in a laboring woman? At some point the sense of humor fades as well, right? And modesty drops...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-12-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 942
Posted By AlpineMama
I didn't yell at all with either my birth center...

I didn't yell at all with either my birth center birth or my UC. I did "strain" while pushing but it wasn't yelling, more like the sound you'd make lifting a heavy box. With my UC I was pretty quiet...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-12-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,230
Posted By AlpineMama
Great read so far, I'm about halfway through......

Great read so far, I'm about halfway through... So glad I found this thread!!

This part gave me chills:

"Amelia recounted a similar experience of “seeing” the baby’s descent and entrance into...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-12-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By AlpineMama
Lie down on your side for an hour or so after...

Lie down on your side for an hour or so after you drink some ice cold juice (or another sugary drink). Maybe poke at her a little. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif How...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-12-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By AlpineMama
DD is almost a year and wakes at least 6-8 times...

DD is almost a year and wakes at least 6-8 times a night to nurse, much more frequently if she's teething or sick. Huh.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-11-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By AlpineMama
Hmm - that's a good question! Perhaps ask...

Hmm - that's a good question!

Perhaps ask her to look at maps from different perspectives. Like say this one. http://www.proliberty.com/observer/20050410.htm (This one is interesting too, but...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-11-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,000
Posted By AlpineMama
[QUOTE=marcitrix;12966262]Quote: Originally...

[QUOTE=marcitrix;12966262]Quote:
Originally Posted by AlpineMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12961717)
I don't think I...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-11-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,552
Posted By AlpineMama
nak so sorry if I'm short - is there any other...

nak so sorry if I'm short - is there any other way you can provide her with one on one intimacy without actually nursing? I imagine you have had an incredibly tough couple of years and no doubt your...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-11-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,661
Posted By AlpineMama
Quote: Originally Posted by jrose_lee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrose_lee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12962598)
During the visit (she DID let them in the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-10-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,000
Posted By AlpineMama
I don't think I would ever UP, although I would...

I don't think I would ever UP, although I would want to. I have issues with hyperemesis at the start of my pregnancies, and towards the end I have issues with preterm labor. Really icky pregnancies...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-10-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By AlpineMama
Hijacking here but the only reason I would like...

Hijacking here but the only reason I would like to know *personally* is because I'm prone to PTL. I do tend to deliver at the early end of safe zone (36-37 weeks) so I would really need to know at...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-10-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By AlpineMama
Terbutaline is nasty stuff! I had it with both...

Terbutaline is nasty stuff! I had it with both my pregnancies.

I THINK with both DS and DD I had them around 30-32 weeks. I delivered DS at 37 weeks and DD with 36 weeks. Terbutaline did pretty...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-10-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By AlpineMama
I'm thinking fundal height would be one but that...

I'm thinking fundal height would be one but that might only work later on...

Erm... kicks usually started around the beginning of the second tri for me, as did round ligament pains, but the pains...
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