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Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-07-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By crunchykd
Moving to Columbia next month and we...

Moving to Columbia next month and we selective/delay vax our 3 kiddos. Any recommendations? Thanks.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-02-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By crunchykd
I feel like this forum is a good place to start....

I feel like this forum is a good place to start. I used to spend countless hours on the pregnancy and parenting boards. We are organic eating, extended bfing, selective/delayed vaxing, etc. We...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-02-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By crunchykd
Hi everyone, I'm new here. Our 17 month old...

Hi everyone,

I'm new here. Our 17 month old daughter is starting early intervention for many developmental delays and autistic indicators. Going through lots of emotions since we...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-19-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By crunchykd
When DH traveled for work and was gone several...

When DH traveled for work and was gone several months, I drove my kids to sleep. Lots of gas $ but I enjoyed the quiet time and it put them to sleep. I just carried them into their beds when we got...
Forum: December 2006   01-09-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
  Vbac!
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Posted By crunchykd
Congrats! I've had 2 VBACs (1 med-free) and I...

Congrats! I've had 2 VBACs (1 med-free) and I know how great it feels!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-09-2007, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By crunchykd
double shot of espresso each morning. I also...

double shot of espresso each morning. I also drank it through pregnancy. With my boys, I drank 3 cups each morning 1/2 decaf and 1/2 caf.

Edited: She's a great sleeper so far, too.
Forum: December 2006   01-07-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,869
Posted By crunchykd
Hi..I'm mostly a lurker here but I have a quick...

Hi..I'm mostly a lurker here but I have a quick question. How long did you bleed bright red blood? I'm almost 2 weeks postpartum and still bleeding bright red blood. I passed a golf ball sized clot...
Forum: VBAC   12-16-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,007
Posted By crunchykd
I had a VBAC last time and the OB offered to...

I had a VBAC last time and the OB offered to break my water this time if I didn't want to have a Christmas baby. (Since I'm a "proven VBAC"). No way would he have done that last time, though. I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-05-2006, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,928
Posted By crunchykd
2 for 2 here...I guess I'll be getting my...

2 for 2 here...I guess I'll be getting my Depends ready again.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-01-2006, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By crunchykd
My aunt had a baby 3 years after a tubal. When...

My aunt had a baby 3 years after a tubal. When they cut her open for the c-section, they found the OB had cut a ligament instead of a tube. That caused her TONS of pain during her pregnancy. Her...
Forum: December 2006   12-01-2006, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By crunchykd
With my last 2 pregnancies, I lost globs and...

With my last 2 pregnancies, I lost globs and globs of yellow mucous for a couple of weeks. The closer to my "due date", the more mucous I'd get - globs every time I wiped vs. a few times/day. But...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-16-2006, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By crunchykd
I had 2 boys and NO belly hair during either of...

I had 2 boys and NO belly hair during either of those pregnancies. This time, I'm having a girl and tons of belly hair. I hope it goes away after delivery.
Forum: VBAC   11-11-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By crunchykd
I think it is hard to convince anyone that has...

I think it is hard to convince anyone that has made up their mind. I had a VBAC and it was a "walk in the park" compared to my c/s.

I had an OB who was very supportive and she said that a VBAC is...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-10-2006, 09:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 752
Posted By crunchykd
My almost 18 month old DS wakes at midnight...

My almost 18 month old DS wakes at midnight every night and tosses/turns/plays with my hair/talks for 4-5 hours every night. Many nights he even screams or fusses and I give in to Motrin (which only...
Forum: VBAC   09-29-2006, 08:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,616
Posted By crunchykd
I had a wonderful hospital VBAC and am planning...

I had a wonderful hospital VBAC and am planning another one. I DO think that the doula was very beneficial, though. Not sure I would have had a VBAC without her but am having a hard time finding a...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-17-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By crunchykd
We don't have a "family" doctor but I second the...

We don't have a "family" doctor but I second the recommendation for Dr. Wampler at All Children's in Middletown as a pediatrician. I LOVE him. He could care less whether we vax or not. In fact, I...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-13-2006, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By crunchykd
THANKS SO MUCH EVERYONE!!! I googled and...

THANKS SO MUCH EVERYONE!!! I googled and couldn't find any info. I knew I could find it here. I definitely could be dehydrated. I haven't given up my coffee, yet, and have had extra the last 2 days....
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-12-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By crunchykd
I'm 25-26 weeks pregnant. DH and I eliminated...

I'm 25-26 weeks pregnant. DH and I eliminated eggs, fish and meat about 10 days ago. We also went ALL organic. Previously, we were only partially organic. I'm so proud of myself for getting in more...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-29-2006, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By crunchykd
I give my 16 month old DS Rice Milk Vanilla...

I give my 16 month old DS Rice Milk Vanilla flavor - Whole Foods brand. (I had to wean for medical reasons a couple of months ago). I've heard that it taste close to breastmilk. My pedi says that he...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-29-2006, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By crunchykd
My 4 y/o would like his 16 month old brother to...

My 4 y/o would like his 16 month old brother to sleep with him at night. I would LOVE it, myself. Is this too early for my 16 month old?? Anyone have children that sleep together? If so, how do you...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-21-2006, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By crunchykd
I've read that you shouldn't take it while...

I've read that you shouldn't take it while pregnant and breastfeeding due to the estrogen effects and the blood thinning effects (for the third tri).

Does anyone else take it? I'm just not...
Forum: December 2006   08-01-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 477
Posted By crunchykd
I drink a double espresso everyday and sometimes...

I drink a double espresso everyday and sometimes go back for a second one. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/caffix.gif I didn't drink any during the first tri but started having...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-01-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By crunchykd
We moved here 2 years ago from Dallas. And, now...

We moved here 2 years ago from Dallas. And, now we are leaving.. Here's what I like...lots of crunchy folk, the nicest people I've ever met, love the parks, close to Cincy which has some great...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-30-2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 813
Posted By crunchykd
We are also planning to move to Johnson county...

We are also planning to move to Johnson county within the next year or so. I'm looking for an AP friendly pediatrician??? Especially one that "tolerates" (at the minimum) selective or non-vax.
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Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-29-2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By crunchykd
My first tri, I ate horrible nasty foods that...

My first tri, I ate horrible nasty foods that I'd never eat normally. I ate lots of Taco Bell and cube steaks for breakfast with butter on them. I ate no vegetables and only apples as my fruit. With...
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