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Forum: Vaccinations   06-29-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,106
Posted By erigeron
I have one. I'm a retail pharmacist and in my...

I have one. I'm a retail pharmacist and in my state we can administer the flu vaccine to patients 14 and over--for all other shots we're allowed to give, it is 18 and over. Last fall/winter our...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   06-09-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By erigeron
I admit, I don't see myself as a "vaccine safety...

I admit, I don't see myself as a "vaccine safety advocate". I am not an arguer or debater. It's not the way I'm wired. I do think that general points can be made about the rareness of vaccine injury...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   06-08-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,719
Posted By erigeron
The little guy had his 4 month shots on Thursday....

The little guy had his 4 month shots on Thursday. He was kind of fussy for the rest of the day, but otherwise has been doing fine. I wasn't able to make it to the appointment and was actually in the...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   06-08-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By erigeron
I have a personal rule not to talk about anything...

I have a personal rule not to talk about anything medical at all on one of my crunchy FB groups. They are a lovely group of ladies, but there are some very entrenched views (non-vaxing, using...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   05-29-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By erigeron
I think there is this instinctive recoiling from...

I think there is this instinctive recoiling from the unfamiliar. People respond with skepticism to the notion of a "chemical", even if it's the same as something that occurs naturally. I posted on a...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   05-25-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By erigeron
If you don't want to tell them you miscarried,...

If you don't want to tell them you miscarried, maybe you could tell them that you took a few days off due to some medical issues, but are feeling better now and ready to get back into the swing of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-24-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,705
Posted By erigeron
From the article, sounds like it's not just...

From the article, sounds like it's not just bikini swimsuits, it's pasties and a G-string, which I find more disturbing personally. 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,705
Posted By erigeron
So basically Starbucks meets Hooters.   My...

So basically Starbucks meets Hooters.
 
My reaction is about like yours. As a woman, I'm put off; as a mother of a daughter, that's not how I want her to see adult women (and as the mother of a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,376
Posted By erigeron
We are potty training right now and spending a...

We are potty training right now and spending a lot of time sans pants. If I had a nickel for every time I've said the phrase "The ___ (koosh ball, pair of shorts, telescope, whatever) doesn't go on...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-22-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,294
Posted By erigeron
It is unfortunate that people are mistreated by...

It is unfortunate that people are mistreated by medical professionals. I, for the most part, have had good experiences. The midwife who delivered my son encouraged me to eat a popsicle in late first...
Forum: Potty Learning   05-22-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By erigeron
We did the "push the baby bird out of the nest"...

We did the "push the baby bird out of the nest" approach, and told her she didn't wear diapers any more because she was too big, and held firm. Within a day she started to get with the program with...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   05-20-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,437
Posted By erigeron
I am in two crunchy AP type groups on Facebook...

I am in two crunchy AP type groups on Facebook and I try to 99% ignore all medically related threads there... it's really best. Every once in a while I speak up a little but for the most part it's...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By erigeron
I would imagine that unless someone feels really...

I would imagine that unless someone feels really strongly in advance of having kids, this wouldn't even come up in the pre-marriage discussions. I can think of a lot of little minutiae of...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   05-18-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By erigeron
I was nervous about vaccines with my daughter,...

I was nervous about vaccines with my daughter, as I've been nervous about doing a lot of things with her (first time leaving her with anybody, first time leaving her with a sitter who wasn't family,...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-15-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By erigeron
Also, part of the reason they vaccinate babies...

Also, part of the reason they vaccinate babies is because even though Hep B acquisition is unlikely, it's much more likely to progress to chronic liver disease in a baby versus in an older child or...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-13-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By erigeron
I think the reasoning is it's better to get it...

I think the reasoning is it's better to get it in during the first year of life than not to get it at all. A lot of public health recommendations are kind of lowest-common-denominator. If you assume...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-12-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,021
Posted By erigeron
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MeepyCat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1384088/when-do-we-stop-attachment-parenting#post_17626180)

The...
Forum: Diapering   05-07-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By erigeron
I'd go easy on him. Tell him you want to try it...

I'd go easy on him. Tell him you want to try it and you won't make him do it. Then start buying stuff. When you find something you like, discuss the details with him and try to make it very...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-07-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By erigeron
I have one of each. With my daughter I was...

I have one of each. With my daughter I was constantly starving; with my son, I got awful stomachaches from sugar and felt lousy when I ate dairy. I also gained more weight and more boob size with...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-26-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,970
Posted By erigeron
Having the placenta manually extracted during...

Having the placenta manually extracted during 3rd stage was just as bad or worse than pushing contractions, and it didn't help that 1. it wasn't regular or predictable, at least I could count...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-21-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By erigeron
I liked it as a travel crib or for a visiting...

I liked it as a travel crib or for a visiting child to sleep in. Though when we went out of town we had the family members we were visiting borrow one for our use, instead of lugging ours there. I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,416
Posted By erigeron
I can't even follow that post, but those people...

I can't even follow that post, but those people sound nutso. Can't blame you for keeping your distance. 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-21-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By erigeron
I don't think there's a such thing as a joint...

I don't think there's a such thing as a joint IRA. My husband and I each have IRAs in our own name. But when we get money we want to put in an IRA, we split it evenly between the two. It doesn't...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By erigeron
I kind of agree with the consensus in this...

I kind of agree with the consensus in this thread. Going straight to splitting would be weird. Have you had disagreements over how to handle your money before? When we say you don't get much income...
Forum: Intact Care   04-14-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By erigeron
Well, I wanted my husband to do the bath,...

Well, I wanted my husband to do the bath, because I didn't feel up to standing for that long, but he wanted the students to do it. I think he felt unsure around a newborn again because it had been a...
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