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Forum: Intact Care   04-02-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By icxcnika
Backstory: I have a 2mo son who is my first...

Backstory: I have a 2mo son who is my first uncircumcised boy.
At our first well-baby checkup, our doctor looked at him with great concern, saying that the opening in his foreskin was very small,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-21-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,999
Posted By icxcnika
Where I'm planning to give birth, it's listed as...

Where I'm planning to give birth, it's listed as an option to refuse triple dye on babe's umbilical cord stump.  Is there any reason to refuse?  Of all the research I've done in the past, that one...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-08-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By icxcnika
Okay, under the screw-top lid, there used to be...

Okay, under the screw-top lid, there used to be a safety seal that was kind of a layered plastic/cardboard/foil-ish thing, with print on the top.  It had at least one little "tab" along the...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   06-03-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,374
Posted By icxcnika
I have an opportunity to apply for a...

I have an opportunity to apply for a (legitimate!) medical claims processing job that can be done from home.  Before looking at the job description, I was under the impression that it would mostly...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-25-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,528
Posted By icxcnika
I'm planning to sew a maternity skirt...

I'm planning to sew a maternity skirt (approximately knee-length, with a stretchy waistband that's intended to be worn lower, under the belly button, kind of like this style of...
Forum: Fertility   01-17-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,569
Posted By icxcnika
Mine has taken over a year every time; the...

Mine has taken over a year every time; the shortest gap was 14 months (then sporadically for several months) and the longest gap was about 2 years..  Sounds like you're fine!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-17-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By icxcnika
So with afterpains typically being more intense...

So with afterpains typically being more intense after subsequent births, I am a little nervous.  My afterpains were very intense after the birth of baby #3, even with a steady dose of ibuprofen....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-13-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By icxcnika
Thank you all for your ideas...the removable...

Thank you all for your ideas...the removable labels sound just perfect! :D
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-07-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By icxcnika
As a learning aid for studying a second...

As a learning aid for studying a second language, I'd like to label various items around the house. But what kind of labels should I use? I'd like something that's
a)readily available and...
Forum: Allergies   10-13-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By icxcnika
I agree with what changingseasons said...I am...

I agree with what changingseasons said...I am shocked your doctor would be so cavalier about what was so obviously a fairly substantial egg allergy.
Definitely have your little one tested (I would...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-11-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By icxcnika
Okay, so I bought a lovely chicken last week. I...

Okay, so I bought a lovely chicken last week. I bought it on Wednesday night, made chicken soup with it on Thursday night, and made stock with the bones on Saturday. Ordinarily I would have cooled...
Forum: Women's Health   09-16-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By icxcnika
Thank you so much...those were the ones I was...

Thank you so much...those were the ones I was hoping to use! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Women's Health   09-16-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By icxcnika
Does anyone know of a good Vitamin D supplement...

Does anyone know of a good Vitamin D supplement that would be suitable for kids and that is not fish-oil-derived? Thank you so much!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-13-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,931
Posted By icxcnika
Thank you for all the ideas, everyone!...

Thank you for all the ideas, everyone! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-13-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,314
Posted By icxcnika
If you're still interested, this lady has a...

If you're still interested, this lady has a series of fantastic youtube crochet videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963

Happy knitting and crocheting!...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-10-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,931
Posted By icxcnika
Hi mamas, I want to make some door draft...

Hi mamas,
I want to make some door draft stoppers for our house this winter, and am wondering whether it would be best to have fabric (sewn) ones or crocheted ones. I am open to either option, but...
Forum: Women's Health   08-05-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,956
Posted By icxcnika
Okay, so usually I am an obsessive...

Okay, so usually I am an obsessive expiration-date checker at the store. But yesterday I was in a hurry and didn't check the date on the cheddar cheese I was buying (cheese sticks, in plastic like...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-02-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 648
Posted By icxcnika
I have been asked to sew some suede patches on...

I have been asked to sew some suede patches on the elbows of a tweed jacket. How should I go about doing this? I know I can sew them on however I please, but is there some customary method I should...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-02-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By icxcnika
Charm pack! Beautiful, thank you!...

Charm pack! Beautiful, thank you! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
LOVE the skirt.

So if they shrink when I wash the finished product, will it warp or pull...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-01-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By icxcnika
...for a quilt. I have never bought something...

...for a quilt. I have never bought something like that before; usually I use repurposed fabric or other fabric that has been washed and that I've cut (and ironed, no starch).

Am I correct to...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-24-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By icxcnika
A lady here put up a really nice tutorial for a...

A lady here put up a really nice tutorial for a simple A-line skirt on flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/princes...7594277833787/...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-24-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By icxcnika
Can you guys help me brainstorm about a t-shirt...

Can you guys help me brainstorm about a t-shirt quilt? I have the shirts and I'm ready to go on the quilt top, but I need some ideas for the rest.

First, I'm not going to use fusible interfacing,...
Forum: Women's Health   06-17-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By icxcnika
Thank you guys, it feels a lot better today. (I...

Thank you guys, it feels a lot better today. (I was going to call the doc if it was still all goofy today.) http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Women's Health   06-15-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By icxcnika
So I have seasonal allergies, and yesterday I...

So I have seasonal allergies, and yesterday I was in bed, on my side, and apparently blew my nose too hard. My right ear feels kind of blocked and won't come unblocked. It feels weird. What did I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-15-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By icxcnika
My 5yo is very, very sensitive. She is...

My 5yo is very, very sensitive. She is especially sensitive to feeling left out in some way. I discovered early on that even if I give one of her siblings (and not her) a chore, she will feel left...
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