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Forum: Multicultural Families   04-17-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By Gaviota
Hi, I'm American and speak English natively...

Hi,
I'm American and speak English natively and Spanish fluently. My DH is Mexican and has been learning English during our 6 years of marriage. We have lived in the US. When our daughter was born...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-17-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Gaviota
Thanks, ChipiChipi! That would be great! Too bad...

Thanks, ChipiChipi! That would be great! Too bad you've left. How do I get in touch with the midwife? My sister-in-law is ttc; I wonder if she'd be interested....probably not, but who knows? Did you...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-19-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Gaviota
I know they are strong and can really hurt way...

I know they are strong and can really hurt way before they have any ability to understand what they are doing. My baby is also 5 months old and he sometimes pulls hair hard enough to bring tears to...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-19-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By Gaviota
"Partera" o "comadrona" are words for midwife in...

"Partera" o "comadrona" are words for midwife in Spanish. Not sure how to discuss traditional versus certified, etc, though. Good luck. Maybe if you look at MANA (Midwife Alliance? of North...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-19-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Gaviota
Hello Everyone, I'm American and my husband is...

Hello Everyone,
I'm American and my husband is Mexican. We've been living in the US since we were married almost 6 years ago, but my husband needs to finish this thesis project at the University of...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-19-2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Gaviota
Sorry I won't be in el DF, and not to hijack...

Sorry I won't be in el DF, and not to hijack your thread (but I haven't posted enough lately for it to let me start a new thread. Urg.), but I'll be in Xalapa, Veracruz for a couple months starting...
Forum: Homebirth   08-02-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 71,823
Posted By Gaviota
This is my first homebirth, and I'm a little...

This is my first homebirth, and I'm a little surprised by the length of the supply list. It includes things like a De Lee Suction Kit as well as lots of gloves, antiseptic liquids, a cord clamp,...
Forum: Parenting   07-30-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,445
Posted By Gaviota
I appreciate how careful you all are; obviously...

I appreciate how careful you all are; obviously our children are our most valuable possessions, but I wonder where all this protection leads? I mean, my parents, 30 years ago, were more protective...
Forum: Birth Stories   07-16-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,328
Posted By Gaviota
Congratulations and welcome Jordyn! Thanks for...

Congratulations and welcome Jordyn!
Thanks for sharing your story, but I, too, am scared off of raspberry leaf tea! I think I'd rather a slightly longer, less intense labor!

Enjoy your new baby!
Forum: September 2007   02-13-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 776
Posted By Gaviota
I'm only nine weeks, but my belly looks like it...

I'm only nine weeks, but my belly looks like it did at 16 weeks last time! And I thought I'd moved into maternity pants earlier than most people last time when I started wearing them at around 12...
Forum: September 2007   01-28-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Gaviota
My two and a half year old knows that Mommy has...

My two and a half year old knows that Mommy has a little tiny baby growing in her tummy, but she also will say that she has a baby in her tummy, too. She's also been playing with putting dolls under...
Forum: September 2007   01-28-2007, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By Gaviota
Ugh. It is 5:18am. I've been awake since my DD...

Ugh. It is 5:18am. I've been awake since my DD woke up to nurse at 3:45am. Tonight has actually been better than some of the other nights over the last couple weeks; last night I woke up around 2:15...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-13-2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Gaviota
My dd turned two in July, and she has always...

My dd turned two in July, and she has always been very strong-willed. But recently things seem to be a lot worse. Nearly every diaper change is a fight. Things turn especially ugly in the evenings...
Forum: March 2007   08-21-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Gaviota
Sorry for crashing your due date club. I usually...

Sorry for crashing your due date club. I usually just lurk, but I had some sympathy and suggestions here. My Dh also works nights, so I feel your pain. It sucks being oh so tired and having to be...
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