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Forum: Babywearing   04-03-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 5,715
Posted By billikengirl
I love babywearing because it helps me be able...

I love babywearing because it helps me be able to keep my baby happy while I chase her big brother.
 
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-15-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By billikengirl
I have also heard good things about Dr. O'Brien,...

I have also heard good things about Dr. O'Brien, though I've heard she can be impatient with folks about not following the CDC vaccination schedule. (I too left Centennial Pediatrics, the...
Forum: Homebirth   01-22-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By billikengirl
We had a scary bradycardia in 2nd stage,...

We had a scary bradycardia in 2nd stage, episiotomy and purple pushing and I'd totally do it again at home.  My midwife was awesome (and even with the sense of urgency, was explaining and getting my...
Forum: Homebirth   01-22-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By billikengirl
DMGCNM, my understanding is that Carbondale...

DMGCNM, my understanding is that Carbondale sucks for CNMs.  I'm so disappointed in my hometown--I was born at home with a MD and a midwife attending back in the 80s but now... blech.
 ...
Forum: Homebirth   01-22-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,774
Posted By billikengirl
I birth at home and go ahead with the 20 week...

I birth at home and go ahead with the 20 week anatomy scan.  Count me as another vote for "wanna see if baby would need extra support at birth/placenta position"
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-22-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,989
Posted By billikengirl
There was a great post on this forum once that...

There was a great post on this forum once that said "My son's body is not a marital bargaining chip" -- for those husbands who would argue to "trade" a circumcision for some other parenting choice.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-22-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,989
Posted By billikengirl
 http://www.adriancolesberry.com/life/?p=554...

 http://www.adriancolesberry.com/life/?p=554 (http://www.adriancolesberry.com/life/?p=554)
Framing Circumcision for the (Happily) Circumcised
 ...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-22-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By billikengirl
http://www.thewholenetwork.org/intact-friendly-do...

http://www.thewholenetwork.org/intact-friendly-doctors.html
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-18-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By billikengirl
My sister cut both her sons and frankly I have...

My sister cut both her sons and frankly I have to just compartmentalize and block it out.  It makes me physically ill if I don't.
Forum: Babywearing   01-06-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,853
Posted By billikengirl
You're meeting your daughter's needs and...

You're meeting your daughter's needs and respecting others' things.  That is not selfish.  I'm sure these people who didn't have the nerve to ask to play with your baby or criticise you to your face...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-28-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By billikengirl
Check out drmomma.org and click the link for...

Check out drmomma.org and click the link for information packs in the left hand margin. They have resource packets including articles and research for $13 (or you can get on a waiting list for a...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-28-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,521
Posted By billikengirl
I hope she will include some of your resources...

I hope she will include some of your resources in her research. My sister told me she researched it (and I believe her) but when we talked further it was a shock to her to hear that the foreskin is...
Forum: Homebirth   08-23-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By billikengirl
Quote: Originally Posted by MsBlack...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MsBlack http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15761354)
Absolutely, listen to your instincts! I kept...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-22-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By billikengirl
My baby (1st and only so far) wasn't at all...

My baby (1st and only so far) wasn't at all engaged at my 40 week appointment, and labor started not even 24 hours later. He was at -2 when the midwife arrived and I asked to be checked.
Forum: Homebirth   08-19-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By billikengirl
It seems like my midwife came to me a lot, every...

It seems like my midwife came to me a lot, every day for the first two or three days, then 2 weeks, then I went to her at 6 weeks. And we were on the phone often, too.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-19-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By billikengirl
I've heard from a lot of my friends that their...

I've heard from a lot of my friends that their periods after 1st baby threw them for a loop, different from pre-baby. Mine aren't any shorter or longer, but boy oh boy are they heavier.

I'm not...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-19-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,757
Posted By billikengirl
Nope. My husband is still very upset about it....

Nope. My husband is still very upset about it. He is not interested in the facts. Oh well. I couldn't sacrifice my child's body to my DH's issues.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-18-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By billikengirl
Quote: Originally Posted by JBaxter...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JBaxter http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15748042)
Im just the mom of 4 boys so I might have...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-15-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,710
Posted By billikengirl
40+3 spontaneous

40+3 spontaneous
Forum: Birth Stories   08-15-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,042
Posted By billikengirl
Beautiful story! How are you feeling with the...

Beautiful story!
How are you feeling with the postpartum challenges? Better I hope http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-14-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By billikengirl
We're in a similar situation with 9 month old...

We're in a similar situation with 9 month old crawling off the bed (opposite side from the sidecarred crib) and I think we will end up pulling the bed apart and having the whole thing on the floor....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-14-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By billikengirl
I either bring the 9 month old, or hold it and...

I either bring the 9 month old, or hold it and wish for Depends.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-14-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By billikengirl
Why have I never heard of this?!?!? We are in...

Why have I never heard of this?!?!? We are in the thick of it now and DS is 9 months today. We have crying every hour and crawling in his sleep going on for the past week. I thought it might be...
Forum: Homebirth   08-14-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,410
Posted By billikengirl
http://www.nashvillemidwife.com/safety.html ...

http://www.nashvillemidwife.com/safety.html

I wonder if your husband would read through The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth. I find it really interesting how some husbands (mine...
Forum: Homebirth   08-14-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By billikengirl
Yes my midwife attends with art least one...

Yes my midwife attends with art least one assistant--and at my birth when both the mw and assistant were really busy (bit of an emergency right at the end) my picture taking friend was recruited to...
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