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Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-13-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By mamatoElias
I was about that far along with my second son...

I was about that far along with my second son when I woke up from a nap to smell paint remover fumes.  (Long story involving ink stains from a pen in the dryer and a door to the garage left open.)...
Forum: Lactivism   05-04-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,567
Posted By mamatoElias
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Forum: Lactivism   05-03-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,567
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Forum: Lactivism   05-03-2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,567
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Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-17-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By mamatoElias
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Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-17-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,811
Posted By mamatoElias
You're not ridiculous at all and definitely...

You're not ridiculous at all and definitely shouldn't be banned from reproducing (well, I don't know you, but nothing you said in your post would make me think so!).  You're just in a kind of tough...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-07-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,824
Posted By mamatoElias
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Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-07-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By mamatoElias
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http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif  My first day of work was yesterday and I am devastated even though I am lucky enough to work part time. My daughter is not quite 3 months old and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-07-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,824
Posted By mamatoElias
NOT OKAY!!!  Please bring those photos and take...

NOT OKAY!!!  Please bring those photos and take your child to the pediatrician.  S/he can help you take the next step to alert the proper authorities.  Sorry, but bruises shaped like fingers don't...
Forum: Family Safety   03-20-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,702
Posted By mamatoElias
Thanks ladies, but I actually found out a friend...

Thanks ladies, but I actually found out a friend of mine has a radian I can try out.  She bought it out of state and flew it up.  Where did you purchase yours?  
Forum: Family Safety   03-19-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,702
Posted By mamatoElias
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Forum: Family Safety   03-18-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,702
Posted By mamatoElias
Thanks for the responses!   Oops, I didn't...

Thanks for the responses!
 
Oops, I didn't mean to imply that the third row isn't safe.  I just had visions of being rear-ended by a big truck with my little guy so close to the back door.  The...
Forum: Family Safety   03-17-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,702
Posted By mamatoElias
I drive a Suzuki XL7 with a third row and have...

I drive a Suzuki XL7 with a third row and have three little ones.  My 2 month old is in a graco snugride on one side of the second row and my four-year-old is rear facing in a Safety First Alpha and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-06-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By mamatoElias
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http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif  I don't feel qualified to give much advice, but I didn't want to read without commenting.  My older two children are similarly spaced and I also...
Forum: January 2011   02-15-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,196
Posted By mamatoElias
Greenmulberry, congrats on your little one's...

Greenmulberry, congrats on your little one's arrival.  I'm sorry to hear that your birth did not go as planned.  I hope you are being gentle with yourself and giving your body time to heal.  I'm so...
Forum: January 2011   02-11-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,196
Posted By mamatoElias
My understanding is that cervidil is released...

My understanding is that cervidil is released for the entire 12 hours it is in (or until it is removed), so you are monitored the entire time.  Plus, I don't think you can be up and around too much...
Forum: January 2011   02-09-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,196
Posted By mamatoElias
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Forum: January 2011   01-19-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By mamatoElias
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http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif  And I  just wanted to share that I had planned a birth center birth, but had to be induced at 38 weeks for a condition that could've been harmful...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-10-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,270
Posted By mamatoElias
I don't necessarily think 16 months is "really...

I don't necessarily think 16 months is "really young" to set limits on nursing.  I started setting limits with my boys starting at about a year and that was the right choice for myself and my...
Forum: January 2011   12-10-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By mamatoElias
I don't have a suggestion for disposables, but,...

I don't have a suggestion for disposables, but, just so you know, meconium didn't stain for us.  You can use cloth from the start without doing anything special.  We just threw those in the wash...
Forum: January 2011   12-10-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By mamatoElias
I think we brought 6 infant prefolds, 6 newborn...

I think we brought 6 infant prefolds, 6 newborn prefolds and 4 or 5 various covers.  We had planned a birth center birth, so we didn't intend to be gone long.  I brought so many just because I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-01-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,034
Posted By mamatoElias
  I cannot give an accurate opinion on whether...


I cannot give an accurate opinion on whether or not your child is malnourished or not based on the information in your post.  I'm sorry to say that neither can any of the other ladies on this...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-01-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,331
Posted By mamatoElias
I second finding an MD who will discharge you if...

I second finding an MD who will discharge you if baby is doing fine. Our ped is a friend, but she offered to discharge baby over the phone when my son was born so we could leave. That way you don't...
Forum: January 2011   10-28-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By mamatoElias
I am only working part-time (20ish hours per...

I am only working part-time (20ish hours per week), but I'm exhausted. I work a 12 hour shift once a week and then work one or two short shifts as well and I am exhausted. I feel like it takes me a...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-16-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By mamatoElias
This is just my experience and I know there are...

This is just my experience and I know there are others who have used castor oil successfully with minimal discomfort. I tried it at 41 weeks and 5 days because I was approaching the 42 week mark at...
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