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Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-10-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By avivaelona
I like Etana better for a girl, it's a Hebrew...

I like Etana better for a girl, it's a Hebrew girls name, the feminine of the name known as Ethan in English.  It's not a common name but I've known a couple over the years.
 
Etana Sol  Darkstar...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-05-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,881
Posted By avivaelona
We did this.  We had a renaming party for our...

We did this.  We had a renaming party for our relatives.  It actually took place about  a year before we got the legal name change done.  I really wanted to be sure before I made it legal that we...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-07-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By avivaelona
Thanks for asking. Mostly I feel angry a lot...

Thanks for asking. Mostly I feel angry a lot actually and I'm not even sure why. I don't like to see him have to struggle so much and I wish he didn't have to. We are having a little trouble getting...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-05-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By avivaelona
I wanted to update this, haven't been around in...

I wanted to update this, haven't been around in a while, but I want to thank everyone who weighed in. Shortly after this we were able to see a neurologist at Boston Children's who diagnosed him with...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   06-05-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By avivaelona
6 years later I still think of him every day....

6 years later I still think of him every day. It's okay to feel however you feel and do whatever brings you comfort. Don't feel guilty about a teddy bear, he knows you loved him with or without a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-25-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By avivaelona
Just curious, where did you get the body sox...

Just curious, where did you get the body sox like tunnel? My son has a body sock but hates it, and says he wants one open on both ends (like a tunnel).
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-25-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By avivaelona
I don't even know where to begin. I've got a 4.5...

I don't even know where to begin. I've got a 4.5 year old son who was evaluated when he was 2.5 and found to have sensory processing issues. He "graduated" from the early intervention program and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-25-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By avivaelona
Hmmm. My mom wants to take the kids to Disney in...

Hmmm. My mom wants to take the kids to Disney in a year or two but it sounds like we should avoid it for a while longer. Thanks for the report.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-25-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By avivaelona
Has anyone had any experience with a...

Has anyone had any experience with a multi-disciplinary team evaulation for Autism spectrum disorders in Massachusetts? I'm in Western Mass so further west would be better but may have to go further...
Forum: January 2010   08-24-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By avivaelona
Josepha and Josefina are two other options to...

Josepha and Josefina are two other options to get Josie. I think Josie is adorable but I'd go with a fuller name myself that she can use an adult personally.
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-21-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,911
Posted By avivaelona
Unless you gave him blueberries or prunes I'd...

Unless you gave him blueberries or prunes I'd probably call your health care practitioner. Tarry stools can mean blood in the stool. Blueberries and prunes can both create the look of very dark...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-21-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,654
Posted By avivaelona
I had a very high needs first child that never...

I had a very high needs first child that never could be put down, the sling was a lifesaver. The more he cried the more he'd get worked up and so keeping him from crying was important.

My second...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-21-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 775
Posted By avivaelona
Have to ditto the crib mattress on the floor...

Have to ditto the crib mattress on the floor idea, its what we did for naps for my son who wouldn't sleep in his crib. I don't see why its any more cluttered than a futon. A futon isn't safe for a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-21-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,296
Posted By avivaelona
I think you can have a healthy vegetarian or...

I think you can have a healthy vegetarian or vegan child, however, I'm surprised that you are finding meat so expensive. Remember you don't have to feed it often and you can buy a very small amount...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-11-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,686
Posted By avivaelona
Aviva means Spring Elona means oak tree (also...

Aviva means Spring
Elona means oak tree (also can be spelled Ilona or Alona)
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-11-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By avivaelona
I didn't see Alice/Celia Also just on names...

I didn't see Alice/Celia

Also just on names that are palindromic by themselves, Aviva
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-28-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By avivaelona
If you are using Joy for a middle name and your...

If you are using Joy for a middle name and your last name is one syllable I would definitely choose Natalia. Natalia Brown sounds great and isn't as common as Grace Brown might be. Also since Joy is...
Forum: Parenting   05-28-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By avivaelona
Hi CB! I think Willem is beautiful, and if the...

Hi CB! I think Willem is beautiful, and if the nickname Will is working for him than I wouldn't change it, just call him Will and don't worry to much if people think he's named William in full. If...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-24-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By avivaelona
Given its metoric rise in the last few years I...

Given its metoric rise in the last few years I think its pretty clear that Penelope will increase in popularity, perhaps breaking the top 100 in another few years. (it was not in the top 1000 in...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-24-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 915
Posted By avivaelona
Brenna Anna is almost comical, I know that you...

Brenna Anna is almost comical, I know that you really don't say your first and middle together all that often, but I would avoid that one completely.

None of the names work perfectly with Anna...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-24-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By avivaelona
I'd go with a different name, it would bug me if...

I'd go with a different name, it would bug me if we spent lots of time together for the two boys to share a name. If the name had strong family significance than I'd see keeping it, but just because...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-24-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By avivaelona
It may be the proper latin spelling but in...

It may be the proper latin spelling but in English Lucius is either Loo-shus or Loo-shee-us, you won't get Loo-kas from anyone so I would not do it. (would the latin have been pronounced Loo-kas? I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-20-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By avivaelona
They have them by sex now, not just one type...

They have them by sex now, not just one type fits all. They are sold either by hip or waist size, I can't remember which now! Sorry.

I found them to be MUCH better than any kind of pad, because...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-20-2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By avivaelona
Yay for you! Hang in there, we have had some ups...

Yay for you! Hang in there, we have had some ups and downs once he got started and it took longer than I thought for some behaviors to become more automatic, but he is slowly getting there.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-18-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,510
Posted By avivaelona
Its a boys name. Its being used more these days...

Its a boys name. Its being used more these days for girls than it was. Its still primarily a boys name. Many women who grew up with boys names don't mind it, others really hated it. Try using it...
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