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Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-29-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By MiaMama
The OB will code that an "elective induction."...

The OB will code that an "elective induction." If it is elective, she can choose to not "elect" it. LOL

There is no medical reason to induce just because it is the ESTIMATED due date. Even the...
Forum: Homebirth   09-29-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,369
Posted By MiaMama
Quote: Originally Posted by ARG2003...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ARG2003 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15891091)
...It is very low-key but takes an hour or...
Forum: Homebirth   09-29-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By MiaMama
You know, all of our kids have already seen...

You know, all of our kids have already seen birth.

Their own.

Disgusting and traumatic, I know. I am going to wait to get pregnant again until they invent fetal blindfolds so I don't have to...
Forum: Homebirth   09-29-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,764
Posted By MiaMama
Uggg. Car accidents are the leading cause...

Uggg.

Car accidents are the leading cause of death and injury for children under 14 in the US. CPS should come take my kids from me because I drive them to the park.
I risk their lives daily for...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-29-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,708
Posted By MiaMama
Please (not just you, but all new mommies) stay...

Please (not just you, but all new mommies) stay in bed a bit longer. Don't get up and do stuff, if you feel great after birth, hang out and enjoy that feeling.

I did too much, and as a result, my...
Forum: Homebirth   09-29-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By MiaMama
My oldest DD had IUGR. We were planning a...

My oldest DD had IUGR. We were planning a natural birth in a hospital with midwives, but when the tech measured with US and estimated 5lbs 0oz, I was sent for an emergency induction right then. I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-27-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,106
Posted By MiaMama
I offered my 3yo DD a smoothie I made, and she...

I offered my 3yo DD a smoothie I made, and she scrumched up her nose and said "well.... does it have placenta in it?" I said nope, so she smiled and said "Ok!"

I have never given her placenta...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-27-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By MiaMama
Most recent birth, my water did not break. The...

Most recent birth, my water did not break. The MW finally got through it AFTER DD's entire head was born, as she was rotating to get her shoulders out.

Urge to push? I had an urge to NOT push,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-25-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 482
Posted By MiaMama
I think a lot of people underestimate how...

I think a lot of people underestimate how difficult it can be when you are totally on your own. My husband is former military, but he traveled for 3 wks in a row when DD2 was 2 weeks old.

When my...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-17-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,785
Posted By MiaMama
Another SAHM with a (former) military husband. ...

Another SAHM with a (former) military husband.

I did 24/7/365 for a 15 month deployment. My DD1 was attached, and no one else watched her almost ever. And now my husband is a contractor, and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-16-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,258
Posted By MiaMama
Ohhh me too! I moved here last Dec, when I was...

Ohhh me too!
I moved here last Dec, when I was 7mo pregnant. Also, my DH travels for a week at a time about every other week, so I don't even see him either. I am in perpetual infant and 3yo mode....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-31-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,411
Posted By MiaMama
Sweet potato cooks faster than white potato. I...

Sweet potato cooks faster than white potato. I don't particularly like the texture of them baked and mashed.

I also was in the "don't like 'em" camp until I started cooking them for my daughter....
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-09-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,378
Posted By MiaMama
I was so at the end of my rope with my 3yo, that...

I was so at the end of my rope with my 3yo, that I bought as many used gentle parenting books off Amazon as I could find. I seriously ordered 4 in one day.

My favorite is Positive Discipline for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-09-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By MiaMama
With DD1 at that age, I was astounded to find...

With DD1 at that age, I was astounded to find that not enough naps during the day = awful sleep at night.

For 2 days, I resolved to get NOTHING done and just watched her. Around the same time...
Forum: Women's Health   06-08-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,771
Posted By MiaMama
Could be molluscum contagiosum. My DD had...

Could be molluscum contagiosum.

My DD had that. The little "blisters" were not red at all, just little kind of clear bumps.
Forum: March 2010   06-07-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,059
Posted By MiaMama
I spotted/light bleeding on and off for 10 days....

I spotted/light bleeding on and off for 10 days. I have not had any now about 4 weeks since it started. If we aren't archived in 2 weeks, I'll come back and update. Maybe it wasnt AF.

I don't...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-03-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,748
Posted By MiaMama
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hu...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif

I wish I could help, but I came here to post a similar question. Hopefully someone else can help us. When you are already down the path of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-21-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,173
Posted By MiaMama
I am messy. VERY. My problem? too much junk...

I am messy. VERY.

My problem? too much junk
You know that saying "a place for everything and everything in its place"? It only works if you really do have a place for everything.

When my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-20-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By MiaMama
Mom to a 3yo and a 9 wk old here....

Mom to a 3yo and a 9 wk old here. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/surrender.gif

I think I am also in the running for that "most incompetent" award. DD1 doesn't climb or jump on us...
Forum: March 2010   05-17-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By MiaMama
Another prolapsed mama here. I found it...

Another prolapsed mama here.

I found it when I was pregnant, so I'm guessing it was DD1's birth that really did it. I noticed when I was checking my cervix. I could feel a rectocele and has to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By MiaMama
My 3yo has been out of diapers full time since...

My 3yo has been out of diapers full time since Feb. I had another baby Mar 19, and I expected some potty regression. When my milk came in, my 3yo started wetting the bed, I figured since we are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-17-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By MiaMama
My 3yo has been out of diapers full time since...

My 3yo has been out of diapers full time since Feb. I had another baby Mar 19, and I expected some potty regression. When my milk came in, my 3yo started wetting the bed, I figured since we are...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-14-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By MiaMama
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http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif

Not feeling heard and nurtured when pregnant is rough.

I only have one suggestion. Instead of saying something that has to be...
Forum: Allergies   05-12-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,194
Posted By MiaMama
I am celiac. I do not use hershey's. ...

I am celiac. I do not use hershey's.

Hershey's claims that their "natural flavors" are proprietary. I believe they are required by law to list if it contains wheat, but if you have to avoid...
Forum: March 2010   05-12-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By MiaMama
The whole time I was pregnant, I was dreaming of...

The whole time I was pregnant, I was dreaming of another beyond this one. The birth went great!

Then PP wrecked me. I had all sorts of problems. My 3yo has been great, no jealosy issues, wanting...
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