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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-08-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By McNic
Our 4 year old son has AFOs. They have a neat...

Our 4 year old son has AFOs. They have a neat cars n' trucks pattern on them that he loves which helps make him want to put them on. They are cheerful and fun looking.
I hear you that its a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-27-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,293
Posted By McNic
Just wanted to say "thank you" for this thread!...

Just wanted to say "thank you" for this thread! I'm no stranger to AFOs personally but our 4 yoson (who inherited my Charcot Marie Tooth neuromuscular disease) was just casted for his first pair a...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   04-05-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By McNic
I know the OP was more about baby stuff but as a...

I know the OP was more about baby stuff but as a Mama of a Prem who was hospitalized for one month may I suggest putting the word out for:

- a parking pass (or cash for a parking pass). Parking...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   03-24-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By McNic
Update!...

Update! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Visit was very productive. Basically boils down to:

-as I have no PA risk factors, chances of abruption a second time are...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   03-19-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By McNic
Thanks for the reply! I will not have to go...

Thanks for the reply!

I will not have to go back to Hospital #1 again. My OB (again, weird) works out of hospital #2....where I would up delivering. So no more OB triage/high risk clinics at...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   03-18-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By McNic
4 years ago we had our son was born at 31 weeks...

4 years ago we had our son was born at 31 weeks and 4 days. This Monday we have an appointment with my OB (which I feel strange coining him, but more on that later) to go over what happened/what...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   02-11-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By McNic
Quote: Originally Posted by moaningminny...

Quote:
Originally Posted by moaningminny http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15021639)
I've just seen someonewho had a...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   02-11-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,909
Posted By McNic
Quote: Originally Posted by Sadie's Mom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadie's Mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15051959)
I feel like no one understand the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-23-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,918
Posted By McNic
[QUOTE=bri276;12823428]http://www.mothering.com/d...

[QUOTE=bri276;12823428]http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif It's just sooo transparent and icky. We often take that time to verbally create horrific family Christmas letters...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-23-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By McNic
Kids are cruel. I say that as a 31 year old...

Kids are cruel. I say that as a 31 year old woman with a moderately visible disability. My childhood years were peppered with questions and comments, ranging from inquisitive to cruel, from my...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-23-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,834
Posted By McNic
I love this list...I wish I had it at my...

I love this list...I wish I had it at my disposal 3 years ago.

Too bad we couldn't just add: "If you have not had a prem, keep your comments, suggestions and critical observations to yourself."
...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-23-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,560
Posted By McNic
DH and I were checking out of the hospital. My...

DH and I were checking out of the hospital. My heart was on the floor and I couldn't believe I was leaving the hospital with only a bouquet of flowers and a helium balloon that screamed "Its a Boy"....
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   12-10-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,667
Posted By McNic
I went into labour at 30 weeks and 6 days. I...

I went into labour at 30 weeks and 6 days. I asked about stopping labour and they said the risks outweighed the benefits at that stage. (DS was born at 31 weeks and 4 days).

I'm not sure if there...
Forum: Parenting   11-27-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,650
Posted By McNic
My Dad built my sisters and I one 25+ years ago....

My Dad built my sisters and I one 25+ years ago. It was passed onto younger cousins and returned to my family when DS was about a year old. I restained it to match our living room furniture, added...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-24-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By McNic
It is defiantely a tough call. I'll save you my...

It is defiantely a tough call. I'll save you my whole boring medical background but after DS my hubby and I are very close to making the decision that he will be our only child. (Unless we adopt)....
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   09-15-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,965
Posted By McNic
We found ourselves weaning our son off of noise...

We found ourselves weaning our son off of noise when he started sleeping in his own room. We knew he couldn't sleep without sound so we put a clock radio in his room tuned into a talk radio station...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   09-15-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By McNic
What a timely thread for our family. For our...

What a timely thread for our family. For our screen saver we have pics of Izaac from the day he was born onward. Its one of the methods we use to keep him aware of all the members of his family....
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   02-13-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By McNic
Just wanted to follow up and say "thank you" to...

Just wanted to follow up and say "thank you" to all the Mamas who responded. The stories of the subsequent pregnancies we especially encouraging.
Thank you all for sharing!
*smiles*
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   02-13-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By McNic
Yes, yes, yes to the magazines! NICU can be a...

Yes, yes, yes to the magazines! NICU can be a bit tedious (which is a good thing...as "exciting" is not a good thing) so I devoured magazines and books during Izaac's stay. Meals are also great as...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   02-03-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By McNic
I delivered our son via emerg. c-section at 31...

I delivered our son via emerg. c-section at 31 weeks due to a placental abruption. (Incidently, today is his second birthday! Yay!)

DH and I are still debating whether or not to have a second....
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-01-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,753
Posted By McNic
All I would ask is: A) Do Not leave me in...

All I would ask is:

A) Do Not leave me in the emergency room waiting room. I presented 9 weeks pregnant with vaginal bleeding - put me somewhere, anywhere by myself. I would have taken a broom...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   02-01-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By McNic
"Oh, he's so tiny!" This drove me crazy the...

"Oh, he's so tiny!"

This drove me crazy the first year of Izaac's life. He had come so far and to call him small negated all of his progress.
I know no one meant any harm by the statement but it...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   02-01-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By McNic
I'm so sorry to hear your little one is in the...

I'm so sorry to hear your little one is in the NICU. It is stressful and exhausting.
Its hard not to blame yourself, I went through (and some days *still* going through) the same thing. Our son was...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-31-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By McNic
Honestly, I have always felt betrayed by my...

Honestly, I have always felt betrayed by my body. I have Charcot Marie Tooth -a neuromuscular disorder- that has affected me since birth and will continue to do so for the rest of my life.
Having...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   01-31-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By McNic
I'm sorry you are going through this Sabrina. ...

I'm sorry you are going through this Sabrina.

With respect to the physical aspect of miscarrying - it was just a heavy period that lasted a few hours for me. I miscarried so "quickly" and...
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