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Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By bluedaisy
Happy-jan, congratulations on your first baby! ...

Happy-jan, congratulations on your first baby!

Choosing a care provider can be overwhelming - I moved to a new town when I was 5 months pregnant with my first, and I asked any contacts that I knew...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   08-25-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By bluedaisy
I'm still nursing my 2 1/2 year old ds. I'm not...

I'm still nursing my 2 1/2 year old ds. I'm not going to force weaning but if my milk dries up and he weans I'll be ok with it.

When I was pg with my ds, I was nursing dd (who was just over 3...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   08-21-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,462
Posted By bluedaisy
I'm also dealing with nausea - I'm only 6 weeks...

I'm also dealing with nausea - I'm only 6 weeks and I don't remember it hitting so bad this early with my others. WIth my other 2 I never actually threw up, just nausea all day.
I've started...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   08-19-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,066
Posted By bluedaisy
Welcome Morgan! Your story sounds like the story...

Welcome Morgan! Your story sounds like the story of my first - we had only been married 4 months and were planning to wait 2-3 years, but we ended up with a big surprise. I had just turned 27. I...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   08-18-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,194
Posted By bluedaisy
OMG, I also have worries about twins! I noticed...

OMG, I also have worries about twins! I noticed last month I had a lot more cervical fluid than I normally do, and I was wondering if this can be a sign of releasing two eggs? Then I have had waves...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   08-18-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By bluedaisy
I also find it hard to keep quiet about it since...

I also find it hard to keep quiet about it since it is always on my mind, but we will probably wait about a month to tell family and work, though I will likely tell one or two close friends soon.
...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   08-14-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,066
Posted By bluedaisy
HI everyone! I am also expecting #3...

HI everyone! I am also expecting #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) - I have a 5 year old DD and a 2 1/2 y.o. DS who is still nursing so I may end up...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-31-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By bluedaisy
Any natural ways to boost melatonin in children?

I was wondering if there are any natural ways of boosting melatonin production in a child without giving it as a supplement.

My 5 1/2 year old daughter has had sleep issues from day 1. She just...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-20-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By bluedaisy
5 year old has a hard time falling asleep

My 5 year old has had sleep issues from day 1. She seems to have a hard time settling down into sleep.

As a baby, it would take an average of 45 min of nursing every single time she was going to...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By bluedaisy
Thanks everyone,   the TIG is made with...

Thanks everyone,
 
the TIG is made with human antibodies, the antiserum is made with horse antibodies.  I think there is more of a risk of an allergic reaction with the antiserum so that is why...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By bluedaisy
UPDATE - we live in a foreign country which is...

UPDATE - we live in a foreign country which is why we had such a hard time finding the TIG...
 
Then, on top of everything our house was broken into on Sunday and our computers and internet router...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-14-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By bluedaisy
I still haven't been able to find the TIG....the...

I still haven't been able to find the TIG....the wound looks ok and I keep putting on hydrogen peroxide which bubbles up nicely....
 
If I can find it I will give it her, if not I will keep...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-12-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By bluedaisy
UPDATE - when my daughter was going to bed, I...

UPDATE - when my daughter was going to bed, I asked her to pick off the scab that was starting to form (she loves picking scabs) and I was able to squeeze out a drop or two of blood which made me...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-12-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By bluedaisy
My 5 year old daughter was visiting a friend on...

My 5 year old daughter was visiting a friend on her farm and she fell on a board that had a small piece of nail sticking out.  She got a small puncture wound on her leg - it's not very deep, but it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-31-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,747
Posted By bluedaisy
MAGNESIUM!!   there is a magnesium...

MAGNESIUM!!
 
there is a magnesium supplement called "calm" - we had terrible sleep issues with DD - I am sure there are lots of archives with my many posts asking for help.  DD would be awake for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-27-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,030
Posted By bluedaisy
My favorite books:   the business of baby ...

My favorite books:
 
the business of baby  http://www.amazon.com/The-Business-Baby-Corporations-Childbirth/dp/1451636083/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388174771&sr=8-1&keywords=the+business+of+baby...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   11-13-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By bluedaisy
No, thankfully none of us did!   the crazy...

No, thankfully none of us did!
 
the crazy thing was that DD got chicken pox exactly two weeks after getting the mumps - (poor girl!  but it was also very mild and now she is immune to both of...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   09-25-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By bluedaisy
Hi happilymama2, thanks for the concern!  DD is...

Hi happilymama2, thanks for the concern!  DD is recovered and it was very mild - she had one day of a mild fever (101-102) where she literally slept the whole day (from noon until the next morning,...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   09-17-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By bluedaisy
My 4 year old DD has the mumps (there was a case...

My 4 year old DD has the mumps (there was a case in her school) and I'm guessing my 20 month old DS will get it too - any suggestions for natural treatment and relieving the discomfort?  Thanks!
Forum: Learning at School   09-11-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,949
Posted By bluedaisy
My daughter is very sensitive, and we made a...

My daughter is very sensitive, and we made a HUGE life move (to another continent) just months before starting preschool.  I knew she would not be ok to be dropped off in a new environment without...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-19-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By bluedaisy
I live in Uganda and travel to other countries...

I live in Uganda and travel to other countries in Africa a few times a year.  Recently, they have begun to check more for yellowfever cards when people travel.  I have several friends that have been...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   06-24-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By bluedaisy
Thank you all so much for your kind posts...I...

Thank you all so much for your kind posts...I hadn't checked this post in a while so I just read most of the responses now.
 
It's helpful to know there are others in the same situation and that...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-24-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By bluedaisy
I'm American, DH is Kenyan, and we are currently...

I'm American, DH is Kenyan, and we are currently living in Uganda. 
 
One thing I've noticed is that Ugandan culture is very "shame based" in dealing with children and getting them to behave.  Our...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-24-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,212
Posted By bluedaisy
Nikkiw - I am married to a Kenyan and we lived...

Nikkiw - I am married to a Kenyan and we lived in Moshi for 8 months...I responded to this thread earlier, but I would happy to answer any other questions if there are specific things you want to...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   06-02-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By bluedaisy
Thanks for the encouragement...lazurii...how did...

Thanks for the encouragement...lazurii...how did you wean?  Was it a smooth transition for your children?  Most of th things i've read about weaning are geared toward much younger children
 
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