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Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-17-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By strmis
too small on the growth curve issues?

I feel like some pediatricians put too much emphasis on the growth curve. I have a friend who was asking my thoughts on it. Her doc is giving her grief because her child is small (3rd percentile, i...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-23-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By strmis
Water filter dilemma?

What water filter do you use? I'm looking into a New Wave water filter which will take out all kinds of nasty stuff (heavy metals, VOCs, chlorines, microorganisms, fluoride,... etc) The only issue...
Forum: Women's Health   01-23-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,377
Posted By strmis
have you found the answer yet? I'm curious,...

have you found the answer yet? I'm curious, because I also have a berkey filter at home. I can probably check and let you know
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-23-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By strmis
Hi. I see this is a very old post. Did you ever...

Hi. I see this is a very old post. Did you ever get an answer? which water filter did you end up going with?
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-02-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By strmis
How important is it to change filter on breastpump?

I have a hospital grade (pj comfort) breastpump. I'm the only one who's used it for my two girls. I have to get a new filter, but I wanted to start pumping already (in the next couple days) as I...
Forum: California, Nevada   07-20-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By strmis
Hospital bill for a birth? Anyone willing to share one with me?

So, I'm having a home birth but, of course, the insurance company doesnt want to cover it. I'm trying to appeal and would like to include the cost of a hospital birth but cant seem to find costs. ...
Forum: Homebirth   02-19-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By strmis
in network exceptions for HB

Anyone have any luck recently on in network exceptions for home births? I've had it granted in the past, but not sure how much things have changed in 4 years. (I even have the letter to prove it!!)...
Forum: Homebirth   02-19-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By strmis
Hi Good luck. I'm out here in California, so...

Hi
Good luck. I'm out here in California, so not sure if they go nationwide, but they are located in Utah, so worth a shot.

https://larsenbilling.com

it seems to be the go to company around...
Forum: Family Safety   02-16-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By strmis
Thanks. Just saw this reply. I'm also assuming...

Thanks. Just saw this reply. I'm also assuming it's safer to keep all three kids in one row rather than putting one kid in the third row? I worry a side impact could be really dangerous with three...
Forum: Family Safety   02-16-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By strmis
Curious too:relaxed:

Curious too:relaxed:
Forum: Homebirth   01-12-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By strmis
Why am I seeing negative home birth articles lately?

I've successfully delivered 2 beautiful baby girls at home. Great births!

I'm currently pregnant w/the third and these darn articles keep showing up. I just can't imagine having a birth in the...
Forum: Family Safety   12-27-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By strmis
2008 acura MDX. Mid size SUV. I feel like a...

2008 acura MDX. Mid size SUV. I feel like a booster seat could potentially get squished between or next to 2 bigger seats in the event of side impact accident, but that's just my logic.
Forum: Family Safety   12-21-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By strmis
3 car seats? safety?

If all goes well, baby #3 will be here in the summer. I've got a 6 year old (7 by the time DC3 gets here) and a 3 year old.


Looking at the Diono...
Forum: Free For Shipping   12-20-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 490
Posted By strmis
Free baby food steamer/prep station

I have to find a picture of this online. I have a baby food steamer/puree tool. I've opened the box but never ended up using it. now its just sitting in our garage collecting dust. I'm going to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-20-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By strmis
WOW!! I can't believe i held out this long in...

WOW!! I can't believe i held out this long in telling him. I was really freaking out there, for no real reason. I'm going to jut go ahead and pull the "pregnancy hormones" card.

Long story...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-07-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By strmis
. Haha. Like ripping off a band aid. I...

. Haha. Like ripping off a band aid.

I might be over thinking it, but should I do this before his year end is over (super stressful time of year for him) or just wait it out until they shut down...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-06-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By strmis
Thanks for the advice. I guess there really is no...

Thanks for the advice. I guess there really is no easy way to deliver stressful news! Ugh
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-05-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By strmis
how to tell husband about unplanned pregnancy

Any suggestions on how to tell dh about #3 when we thought we were done after having dc#2? Timing wise its a bit rough with my career barely starting to gain traction (I have no idea how I'll take...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   04-02-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By strmis
Dd is 5. This had been going onabout 5 days.....

Dd is 5. This had been going onabout 5 days.. er, nights now. I don't knew if it's a coincidence or if this issue was set of by her drinking expired grape juice. My mom let her drink some that was...
Forum: Family Planning   02-22-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By strmis
   I Had what I thought was implantation...

   I Had what I thought was implantation spotting nearly 4 weeks ago. I started taking my BBT again after several negative HPTs but no AF. In my past pregnancies I've tested strongly positive before...
Forum: Family Planning   02-22-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By strmis
Thanks for the input! Yes, we co sleep, so that...

Thanks for the input! Yes, we co sleep, so that does help a ton
Forum: Family Planning   02-15-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By strmis
Dd nurse all night and usually wakes somewhere...

Dd nurse all night and usually wakes somewhere between 4 and 5 to nurse before she wakes up for the day around 630-7 which is when I usually temp. The routine is, I roll over to feed her and...
Forum: Women's Health   02-14-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By strmis
Well, im but even sure if this is a cyst. Git a...

Well, im but even sure if this is a cyst. Git a while I thought I might be pregnant since af never showed up and I had what I thought was implantation spotting. Several bfns later, and almost 3...
Forum: California, Nevada   02-13-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By strmis
Just wondering if there's is an obgyn (I live in...

Just wondering if there's is an obgyn (I live in Fremont) that is supportive of birthing choices (had two home births) and who won't make me feel bad about being long overdue for a pap smear :-)
Forum: Family Planning   02-13-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By strmis
Ah... a cyst is something that I never thought...

Ah... a cyst is something that I never thought about! Could be a possibility. I don't have any history of them except for one that I think burst when dh and dtd while prego with dd2. If this keeps...
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