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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-02-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By starbarrett
I take it from the dirth of responses that this...

I take it from the dirth of responses that this isn't normal, but I think maybe people are getting hung up on her age.  I know that her developing at 8yo is not normal, though it's not medically...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-02-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By starbarrett
MeepyCat,     Thank you for responding....

MeepyCat,
 
 
Thank you for responding. This change has been occuring over longer than a couple months-- it's been over a year in the making.  I did talk to her pediatrician during her last well...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-02-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By starbarrett
My oldest daughter fits your description and...

My oldest daughter fits your description and first let me give you lots of hugs for the sleep deprivation you are currently experiencing.  It gets better, I promise.  My dd is currently 8 and sleep...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-02-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By starbarrett
Comrades in parenting, I need to know more about...

Comrades in parenting, I need to know more about the tween/preadolescent developing body.  I know my 8 yo has started developing early-- she has body odor and breast buds.  My family tends to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-08-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 974
Posted By starbarrett
yeah, I was too busy pushing to care at the...

yeah, I was too busy pushing to care at the time! What a irritating midwife to yell it at you!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-05-2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By starbarrett
I'm glad you're feeling better. It's amazing...

I'm glad you're feeling better. It's amazing what a good night's sleep will do!! It's no wonder you're tired and ready to have this pregnancy over with-- you have 4 kids!! You must be exhausted!! I...
Forum: Homebirth   10-04-2007, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By starbarrett
So interesting to see the differences in how...

So interesting to see the differences in how hombirthing functions in the UK vs. US.

They have homebirthing teams that work out of hospitals?! Neat. Homebirthing is part of the system rather than...
Forum: Homebirth   10-03-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 25,162
Posted By starbarrett
that is such great news!! I'm so glad to hear...

that is such great news!! I'm so glad to hear it! what a waste of a metric EDD is ifthey can randomly change it by a month and a half!! But anything that works the system so that it works for you!!...
Forum: Homebirth   10-02-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 25,162
Posted By starbarrett
Mimiharshe? Any word? She hasn't posted since...

Mimiharshe? Any word? She hasn't posted since yesterday morning... does that mean she went into labor??!!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-02-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,878
Posted By starbarrett
I'm totally crying! So beautiful!! Thank you for...

I'm totally crying! So beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!
Forum: Birth Stories   09-30-2007, 02:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,334
Posted By starbarrett
OHG! Who needs words. What an incredible...

OHG! Who needs words. What an incredible souveniour.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-30-2007, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By starbarrett
breastmilk in the nose works wonders. I do it...

breastmilk in the nose works wonders. I do it for myself and my older children also when I have milk and we have colds. Breastmilk is magic!
Forum: Homebirth   09-30-2007, 01:36 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 25,162
Posted By starbarrett
Mimiharshe!! You have been on my mind since I...

Mimiharshe!! You have been on my mind since I read your post an hour or so ago, and I had to get back on hte computer to write to you. My heart goes out to you and I hope at this very moment that...
Forum: Homebirth   09-29-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By starbarrett
don't get too anxious! This is the way you want...

don't get too anxious! This is the way you want it to go, believe me!! Your body is doing good work while allowing you to sleep and go about your business!! My second was 14 days late, and I started...
Forum: October 2007   09-29-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By starbarrett
nope, EPO doesn't start labor. It just gives...

nope, EPO doesn't start labor. It just gives your body the prostaglandins it needs to be able to dialate more efficiently when it's ready.
Forum: Homebirth   09-26-2007, 01:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By starbarrett
For me, it's all about not havng to get in a car...

For me, it's all about not havng to get in a car during labor! ouch! And for that matter, not having to get into a car to get home to cuddle up with the family and new baby after delivery. We can...
Forum: September 2007   09-26-2007, 12:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,234
Posted By starbarrett
I think the bowling ball belly phenomena is due...

I think the bowling ball belly phenomena is due to good abs. Your body is still adjusting and shrinking, but in the meantime, your abs are doing such a good job of holding it together, rather than...
Forum: Homebirth   09-23-2007, 02:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,738
Posted By starbarrett
Ya know, I had great luck with homeopathic...

Ya know, I had great luck with homeopathic treatments for my uti. I tend towards naturopathic and/or allopathic medicine, not homeopathic generally. But I was desperate and knew I couldn't wait to...
Forum: Homebirth   09-15-2007, 02:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By starbarrett
yup, breastmilk. Magic stuff, that.

yup, breastmilk. Magic stuff, that.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-01-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By starbarrett
I'm a big fan of prenatal yoga exactly for these...

I'm a big fan of prenatal yoga exactly for these kinds of pregnancy woes. I have sciatica issues for the last two pregnancies-- both of which I also have/had toddlers to carry. That pesky pelvis!!...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-29-2006, 01:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,940
Posted By starbarrett
This sounds like completely normal infant...

This sounds like completely normal infant behavior to me. It seems to me that a baby is either a sleeper or it isn't. I really don't think there's anything you can do about it, but just settle in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-29-2006, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,850
Posted By starbarrett
Okay, I don't know if it's the same thing, but...

Okay, I don't know if it's the same thing, but when my first was about that old, I ran terrified to the ER for something that sounds similar. Turns out she needed to be burped. I felt so silly, but...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-22-2006, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By starbarrett
Hmmm. Maybe I should get this book. I'm really...

Hmmm. Maybe I should get this book. I'm really good at limit setting with adults, but I'm having a hard time with my 2yo. The more firm and consistant I am with limits, the more we seem to butt...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-22-2006, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By starbarrett
I'm looking for books for a 2yo that talk about...

I'm looking for books for a 2yo that talk about appropriate expressions of anger. There was a great thread a few days ago where people posted with their favorite books, but I can't find it. I did'nt...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-20-2006, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By starbarrett
When dd starts falling alot-- like suddenly more...

When dd starts falling alot-- like suddenly more than normal-- it's a sign that the ear canal has fluid in it. It messes with their balance. Keep an eye on it, fluid can be a precursor to infection.
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