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Forum: Family Planning   07-07-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By Patchfire
I have three - 9, 5, & 1. I was convinced...

I have three - 9, 5, & 1. I was convinced throughout my pregnancy that #3 was the last one. While I was in labor, I kept thinking - "I'm so glad this is my last one!" Even staring at my newborn, I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-21-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,316
Posted By Patchfire
I had an intense fear of the "what if"...

I had an intense fear of the "what if" surrounding death. I truly didn't believe there would be an issue, but I carried fear for my older two kids. I was very conscious of being afraid of "letting...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-21-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,438
Posted By Patchfire
Let's see... I bought about $130 in various...

Let's see... I bought about $130 in various birth supplies, including a pool, and our FSA judged those expenses reimbursable. Other herbs, essential oils, et cetera, I would have purchased if I had...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-18-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,044
Posted By Patchfire
Quote: Originally Posted by sha_lyn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sha_lyn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13637370)
The Girl Scout Council of Greater Atlanta has...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-13-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,400
Posted By Patchfire
I didn't use a doppler. We did have a fetoscope...

I didn't use a doppler. We did have a fetoscope but I knew it was unlikely we'd use it during labor. I probably was somewhat assured by the fact that with my son, the mw arrived 30 minutes before he...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   04-03-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Patchfire
I just use my GP for everything. Most GPs aren't...

I just use my GP for everything. Most GPs aren't going to really care where you have your babies, as long as you aren't asking them to provide prenatal care. The key there is just finding one who...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   04-03-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By Patchfire
we will be there!

we will be there!
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   04-03-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Patchfire
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif

Hey, you. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Look up CHE - Creative Home Educators. There's a yahoogroup...
Forum: Family Safety   03-25-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Patchfire
Ahh, don't tempt me with the Safeguard! Must....

Ahh, don't tempt me with the Safeguard! Must. Resist. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif
Forum: Family Safety   03-25-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Patchfire
Okay - as soon as the tax refund from the state...

Okay - as soon as the tax refund from the state comes, I'm going to get ds a new seat. He's barely barely fitting into his Blvd. and probably if I could check more closely I'd be unhappy with what I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-26-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,544
Posted By Patchfire
Quote: Originally Posted by SublimeBirthGirl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SublimeBirthGirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13265659)
I thought my hospital birth was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-25-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By Patchfire
We just bought LoF Fractions (and, boy, did it...

We just bought LoF Fractions (and, boy, did it arrive quickly - ordered on a Saturday, it arrived on Tuesday, and Monday was a no-mail holiday). Dd hasn't started it yet - she has three more days in...
Forum: Birth Stories   02-24-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By Patchfire
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jo...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: Homebirth   02-24-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Patchfire
I was enthusiastic and started early - wish I'd...

I was enthusiastic and started early - wish I'd started at 28 or 30 weeks instead.

I also had this idea of well, if I do things 'right,' I won't have back labor - which, admittedly, the program...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-23-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Patchfire
As far as rationality... as I was pushing my...

As far as rationality... as I was pushing my daughter out, I told dh to make sure that the membranes weren't over her face ("Move the membranes off her face, she can't breathe through that"), to...
Forum: Parenting   02-23-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Patchfire
Quote: Originally Posted by EnviroBecca...

Quote:
Originally Posted by EnviroBecca http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13242282)
You can join any time of year! If you can...
Forum: Parenting   02-23-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Patchfire
Absolutely not too late to join! Now, it's...

Absolutely not too late to join! Now, it's possible that individual troops prefer to wait, but especially now that Daisies is a two year program, I don't see any reason why not to join now.

I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-23-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,143
Posted By Patchfire
I've gotten longer every time! #1 - 39w4d ...

I've gotten longer every time!

#1 - 39w4d
#2 - 40w2d
#3 - 41w2d

The only one where dates are not certain is #1. She could have been as early as 39w1d or as much as 40w even. Either way, it'd...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-21-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,622
Posted By Patchfire
My dh had active pertussis when my oldest was...

My dh had active pertussis when my oldest was born. She never showed even the slightest sign of being sick. There are absolutely no guarantees, of course, but that definitely reinforced for me that...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-21-2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,008
Posted By Patchfire
I walked from the birth pool to the futon on the...

I walked from the birth pool to the futon on the floor right away. I sat there and drank hot RRL tea and cooed over the baby and ate cinnamon rolls and tried to convince her to open her eyes and all...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-20-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Patchfire
I had a similar experience with a midwife when I...

I had a similar experience with a midwife when I was pg. On the surface, she was saying she 'respected my decision,' but then she would follow that with dead & 'damaged' baby stories, which was...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-20-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By Patchfire
For me, part of the FER was moving (really...

For me, part of the FER was moving (really rapidly!) into a different position. Even as I was moving, there was a tiny voice in the back of my mind going how am I doing this?...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-20-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By Patchfire
Most days dd can do any seated, written work in...

Most days dd can do any seated, written work in 1.5 to 3 hours. That's very much dependent on how much daydreaming she does. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I know that...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-20-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By Patchfire
Wow, I never thought about Disney as a risk. I...

Wow, I never thought about Disney as a risk. I mean, I'm a little perplexed. Ds has been twice in his (un-vaccinated) life and dd2 went for the first time at 5 weeks....
Forum: Birth Stories   02-20-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,643
Posted By Patchfire
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jo...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: again!

One of the gals @ the Y looked at me and said, "She was doing it like you did, wasn't she?" I didn't clarify, just nodded and...
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