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Forum: Parenting   07-03-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,989
Posted By LeighPF
We have a big snack mid afternoon and dinner...

We have a big snack mid afternoon and dinner later. We make sure that there is something on the table my four year old likes (thank you Ellen Satter). If he eats a reasonable amount, he can have a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-23-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By LeighPF
We do all the state standard heels stick tests....

We do all the state standard heels stick tests. We did an early is charge with Bee so our doc did them at her two day apt while I nursed. The assistant midwife will do them at the next day check up...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-13-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By LeighPF
My second was an in hospital birth center and it...

My second was an in hospital birth center and it was good. Same getting there issues, but the midwives had really set the tone for the place and natural normal birth was treated as normal.

Talk...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-13-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 786
Posted By LeighPF
31 weeks with my third and still, not loving the...

31 weeks with my third and still, not loving the pregnant. I know babies are nice, but not he cooking. It does get better for me by 16 weeks.

Baby is pretty abstract. Except her limbs at this...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-13-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By LeighPF
I found our special time got compacted into...

I found our special time got compacted into smaller moments, but we both recognized how special they were and paid more attention. I find the same with my second. Little things like tickle attacks,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-07-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By LeighPF
What I found both times and what I see echoed...

What I found both times and what I see echoed here is that guests who come take care of the parents, so parents can take care of baby are welcome and wonderful. That is my parents. They are here for...
Forum: Homebirth   06-03-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By LeighPF
phathui5. We talked about emergency transfer,...

phathui5. We talked about emergency transfer, the big three (cord prolaps, placental abruption and something else) where it is 911 ights flashing ambulance to the ER and thank goodness for modern...
Forum: Homebirth   05-31-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By LeighPF
Thanks ww. My midwife delivered at my transfer...

Thanks ww. My midwife delivered at my transfer hospital for a decade so they give her very smooth transitions. So I am not worried, just need to have plans.

I like the skin to skin with someone.
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-30-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By LeighPF
Rinse ASAP in cold water. Sun if i can. Grease i...

Rinse ASAP in cold water. Sun if i can. Grease i also love dish soap, for the rest I found a good gel from whole foods, their 365 brand. Then I wash normally and try to check before the dryer. Some...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-30-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By LeighPF
My kids transitioned to mattresses on their own...

My kids transitioned to mattresses on their own early, 23 and 18 months, of their own choice.
One of the things they loved is that we could lay down beside them.
Now we start that way, with story...
Forum: Homebirth   05-30-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By LeighPF
I am making my list for my transfer bag and...

I am making my list for my transfer bag and writing that section of my birth "plan"

I have had two hospital births, so know what to pack for that, but wondering how a transfer old be different.
...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-20-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By LeighPF
I also recommend the pj pants, for labour as...

I also recommend the pj pants, for labour as long as you want, then postpartum with nursing tanks.
Yoga ball uninflated and a pump is quite pack able and the nicest to sit on for my births.
Get...
Forum: Homebirth   05-15-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By LeighPF
Sorry, re read, if insurance is paying $6500 for...

Sorry, re read, if insurance is paying $6500 for the birth, the midwives need to get $6500. But you need to take into account what you already paid hem.
Forum: Homebirth   05-15-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By LeighPF
Did you pay the full mount to the midwife and...

Did you pay the full mount to the midwife and insurance is reimbursing you for their portion? That happens with one doc I see where I pay upfront. Call and talk to your insurance.
Forum: Homebirth   05-15-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By LeighPF
There are lots of Chicago area hb midwives. Only...

There are lots of Chicago area hb midwives. Only CNMs are licensed in Illinois.
Check out birthlink.com

I am seeing Hillary Kaisser at gentle birth care and am very happy with her.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-15-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By LeighPF
Ideally, baby comes in the evening and you tell...

Ideally, baby comes in the evening and you tell the people you want to visit to turn up in the morning with breakfast and they do the baby love thing while you eat. Ask them to keep the visit short,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-15-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 808
Posted By LeighPF
Membrane sweep worked like a charm with my...

Membrane sweep worked like a charm with my second. Pedicure sounds pretty nice.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-11-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By LeighPF
I heartly agree with reserve your right now to...

I heartly agree with reserve your right now to say no to visitors. But be open (though prehapse not with them) to changing your mind.
 
With my first I was in the hospital for two or three days...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-30-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,855
Posted By LeighPF
We lived in the urban Boston area when my first...

We lived in the urban Boston area when my first was born and I became a SAHM mom. We lived in an area where people were realistic about what things cost (we had the best discount grocery store) but...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-19-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,901
Posted By LeighPF
I also love he kid swap. I do it twice weekly...

I also love he kid swap. I do it twice weekly plus extra as needed. Sure cheaper than finding part time toddler daycare. Or a sitter for dinner dates.
Forum: Family Safety   04-19-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By LeighPF
I have the same seat Take the strap covers off...

I have the same seat
Take the strap covers off and you can get the clip to the right spot.
Are the straps below or at his shoulders? Hard to tell from the photo with the covers.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-19-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By LeighPF
Nail clippers. Mine came put with talons....

Nail clippers. Mine came put with talons. Nosefreida is wonderful.
I love a Mei tai for newborns, and beyond. Easy to take them out and sometimes it is the only thing that keeps them happy, plus...
Forum: Homebirth   04-19-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,361
Posted By LeighPF
I had my second in a hospitaller birth center...

I had my second in a hospitaller birth center with a built in birth tub. I figured I would try it and see. Lots of thing I try don't work, but you never know.
I got in and was in love. My...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-19-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By LeighPF
I found waves to be how it worked for my two. By...

I found waves to be how it worked for my two. By no means comfortable. But it is things working.

No one told me contractions don't get more painful once they get going which was a nice surprise....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-13-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By LeighPF
I love the duralex glasses. I have one in my...

I love the duralex glasses. I have one in my cupboard that has survived 20 years of family use.
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