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Forum: Life With a Baby   12-13-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By fostermama
I locked my then 2 year old in the car.  I was...

I locked my then 2 year old in the car.  I was putting his backpack and nap gear in the front seat after daycare and he pushed the lock button on the door.  I said "no thank you, don't press the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-09-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,154
Posted By fostermama
We call it boobie "do you need some boobie?". ...

We call it boobie "do you need some boobie?".  My non-biological 4 year old call it milk-things "I think she needs your milk things!!!"
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-22-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By fostermama
I am 37.3 weeks pregnant with gestational...

I am 37.3 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes and a really big baby.  To avoid Cytotec/Pit induction I am working some more natural ways to get my body into labor or at least ready...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-22-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By fostermama
Thank you ladies!  I did the Hibiclens and its...

Thank you ladies!  I did the Hibiclens and its worked:)  GBS-.  I will keep up the cleanse every few days and then again in early labor.  Thanks for the great advice:)
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-01-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By fostermama
Hi mamas, My wife and I are expecting a baby...

Hi mamas, My wife and I are expecting a baby girl very soon and she found out recently that she is being laid off on our due date. Our original plan was to share child care between us and she was...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-31-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By fostermama
Hey ladies, Does any one have any suggestions on...

Hey ladies, Does any one have any suggestions on how to prevent GBS? I currently have insulin resisitant gestational diabetes and have already watched my whole natural midwife guided pregnancy and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-09-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By fostermama
I requested to be tested early because of a...

I requested to be tested early because of a drastic weight gain at 23 weeks. Passed with no problems. Then the midwife said it's protocol to test everyone at 28 weeks so I had to drink the gross...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-21-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By fostermama
Oh yeah, location!! We live in Everett MA and I...

Oh yeah, location!! We live in Everett MA and I work in Cambridge. So anything Boston or North Shore is manageable for us!
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   06-21-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By fostermama
Hi ladies, My wife and I are expecting in...

Hi ladies, My wife and I are expecting in September and would like to take a natural childbirth class. I'm having the baby at Mt Auburn with the midwives there and they offer classes, but I am...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-06-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By fostermama
I'm exausted, my feet are swollen up like...

I'm exausted, my feet are swollen up like potatoes and I just had to kick my first patient of the day out of my office because I'm 26 weeks pregnant and he was getting too verbally aggressive for my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-04-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By fostermama
Good luck and take good care of yourself. ...

Good luck and take good care of yourself.  Pregnancy is a rollercoaster and you deserve to feel loved and cared for during this special time. 
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-15-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By fostermama
Thank you so much for the advice! I called my...

Thank you so much for the advice! I called my insurance company and was thrilled to hear that I have 100% coverage for a Medela Pump in Style. If anyone is shopping definitely call your insurance. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-15-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By fostermama
Hi Mamas! My mom has offered to buy my breast...

Hi Mamas! My mom has offered to buy my breast pump because she will not be able to attend my baby shower (I'm on the East Coast and she's in the Midwest). I will have to go back to work 6-8 weeks...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-15-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By fostermama
I've totally been there! I say "I'm sorry that...

I've totally been there! I say "I'm sorry that you feel that way, I love you very much" and then either walk away or move on with whatever she is supposed to be doing. I'm sorry you are dealing with...
Forum: Parenting   05-07-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,992
Posted By fostermama
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I love the mothering community because I can...
Forum: Homebirth   03-03-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,577
Posted By fostermama
Could you ask the midwives if they know of...

Could you ask the midwives if they know of another dad or two that could share their experience with your husband? Sometimes hearing from another dad what homebirth was like for them is more helpful...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   02-26-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By fostermama
Paula Stahl at Children's Charter in Waltham is...

Paula Stahl at Children's Charter in Waltham is AMAZING.  She also supervises a team of highly skilled child therapists.  We had a foster son with a lot of trauma issues and she was great with him...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   04-02-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By fostermama
Hi all,   I am new to Mothering (and new to...

Hi all,
 
I am new to Mothering (and new to being a mom).  My wife and I became long term foster parents about 2 months ago.  We had about a week to prepare from the time we learned of our little...
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