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Forum: Learning at School   05-07-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,396
Posted By katroshka
My two oldest (4th and 5th grade) have gone to a...

My two oldest (4th and 5th grade) have gone to a German immersion school since Kindergarten. It's not really dual immersion since there aren't many kids really learning English (though there have...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-30-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By katroshka
Hey, everyone. I posted on here in late October...

Hey, everyone. I posted on here in late October about my loss at 8 weeks. It was not too terrible physically and while I was disappointed, I wasn't really devastated as I have three great kids to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-28-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,228
Posted By katroshka
Hey, I'm really sorry you are going through...

Hey, I'm really sorry you are going through this. I was a very troubled teen and know how painful this is for your whole family. The good news is, many kids overcome these situations and go on to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-27-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By katroshka
We spent a couple days camping this summer at...

We spent a couple days camping this summer at 6,500 ft, and a couple days in the Sierras at 9,000 ft (almost twice as high as Denver), and while we could definitely feel the elevation while hiking...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-26-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 136
Posted By katroshka
That's great that you managed to get a midwife...

That's great that you managed to get a midwife appointment! I'll be thinking of you.

I didn't even tell about the other weird thing at the office today... The the nurse tried to take my blood and...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-26-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 136
Posted By katroshka
Yeah that would probably worry me, too,...

Yeah that would probably worry me, too, Pregnova. I mean, it's probably nothing but I would for sure want to have it checked out. Like my lovely OB said today, "you can do whatever you want" after...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-26-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 136
Posted By katroshka
Just got back from my ultrasound, they saw a...

Just got back from my ultrasound, they saw a very small sac but nothing else, the OB figured the loss occurred very early on. Had blood drawn again, they want to monitor the levels until they drop...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-26-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,400
Posted By katroshka
Well, reading the first half of your post I was...

Well, reading the first half of your post I was going to say "pneumonia"! But I guess not, though it could still be developing. All I can say is that fevers can be mysterious things and don't...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-25-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 136
Posted By katroshka
Pregnova, will definitely update.

Pregnova, will definitely update.
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-25-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 136
Posted By katroshka
Thanks for the replies, everyone. Pregnova,...

Thanks for the replies, everyone.

Pregnova, like you I'm having a really hard time believing that what I experienced Sunday was the worst of it, but it actually sounds like you had it much worse...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-24-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 136
Posted By katroshka
I am almost positive I am currently miscarrying,...

I am almost positive I am currently miscarrying, tomorrow I would be 9 weeks pregnant. I had spotting for 2 days, light bleeding for two days, then yesterday I had heavier bleeding and cramping. The...
Forum: California, Nevada   10-24-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,285
Posted By katroshka
Hey, congratulations on getting the job offer,...

Hey, congratulations on getting the job offer, that is really exciting! I'm really betting you will like CA a lot.

Our farm is JR Organics: http://www.jrorganicsfarm.com/

They are really great...
Forum: California, Nevada   10-17-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By katroshka
Hey, we live pretty close, in Logan Heights. I...

Hey, we live pretty close, in Logan Heights. I have two big kids (9 and 10), a 7 month old, and I'm expecting number #4 in May. We could do a park trip if you want!
Forum: California, Nevada   10-17-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,285
Posted By katroshka
I live in central San Diego, near downtown....

I live in central San Diego, near downtown. Generally speaking, once you get out of the city area it tends to get pretty conservative, but I'm sure you can find like minded souls anywhere- but how...
Forum: California, Nevada   10-14-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By katroshka
I have talked to 2 people who used Birth Roots,...

I have talked to 2 people who used Birth Roots, one at the birth center who loved it, and the other tried to do a homebirth with their midwives. After talking to her at length about it I kind of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-14-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By katroshka
Cathedral ceilings are definitely bad for...

Cathedral ceilings are definitely bad for heating- it's just a lot of unusable space to heat, and running fans will increase your energy usage and not totally do it anyway.

When we were looking...
Forum: Activism and News   10-14-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,925
Posted By katroshka
I'm also happy to see this on here, parents like...

I'm also happy to see this on here, parents like us have a lot at stake here.
Forum: Personal Growth   10-12-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,700
Posted By katroshka
Well, as someone who also was the victim of...

Well, as someone who also was the victim of sexual abuse in my teens, I would just like to say to all the people jumping all over APToddlerMama that you don't represent all sexual abuse survivors....
Forum: Personal Growth   10-11-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,700
Posted By katroshka
And another thread is hijacked so that every...

And another thread is hijacked so that every little statement has to get picked apart over and over again. Awesome.
Forum: California, Nevada   10-11-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By katroshka
I have a number of friends who had babies at...

I have a number of friends who had babies at UCSD and everyone was pretty happy with it. Good luck!
Forum: Personal Growth   10-11-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,700
Posted By katroshka
With the terribly high rate of abuse in foster...

With the terribly high rate of abuse in foster homes, I don't think there is much off limits when evaluating potential foster parents. Everyone I know that was in foster care had at least one, and...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-10-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,700
Posted By katroshka
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by APToddlerMama http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-10-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,154
Posted By katroshka
So glad to hear you sounding so positive! You...

So glad to hear you sounding so positive! You are strong, mama. It's great that you are making connections, I think you'll find life a lot easier and happier now, and even on days that you don't, at...
Forum: California, Nevada   10-09-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By katroshka
I used to take my daughters to UCSD pediatrics...

I used to take my daughters to UCSD pediatrics when they were located in Hillcrest, but a few years ago they moved up to the Rady's Children's Hospital campus, which is far from me. It was a big...
Forum: California, Nevada   10-09-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By katroshka
I had my last baby at UCSD and will be having...

I had my last baby at UCSD and will be having this one there, too. There are OBs and midwives, there is a birth center on one floor of the hospital and a floor below is regular L&D. I saw the...
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