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Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-20-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,458
Posted By theatermom
I just re-read OP's question, and I see that she...

I just re-read OP's question, and I see that she wrote "I experience mittelschmertz every month 2-3 days AFTER I ovulate" (which is what I responded to, lol). But then I see that OP is basing...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-19-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,458
Posted By theatermom
Actually, you don't ovulate after you conceive....

Actually, you don't ovulate after you conceive. Your body is designed to prevent this from happening.
 
Your ovaries are probably sensitive to the fluids released by the ruptured follicles -- you...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-19-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By theatermom
Hi! I'm just starting to research adoption, so...

Hi! I'm just starting to research adoption, so my response is not from that perspective, but from my experience with my oldest son. He was a high needs baby, and was just as you described. I've...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-19-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By theatermom
I agree -- I would read Taking Charge of Your...

I agree -- I would read Taking Charge of Your Fertility, and schedule an appointment with a midwife or ob/gyn. When I was your age, I also had crazy long cycles, and could go months without...
Forum: Learning at School   08-15-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By theatermom
We've homeschooled, but when my oldest was...

We've homeschooled, but when my oldest was Kindergarten age, we would have (and looked at briefly) sending him to K at age 4 (a Sept. 9th bday with a Aug. 23rd cutoff) because:
 
1) He was already...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-14-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By theatermom
It's been awhile since I've read a chart, but it...

It's been awhile since I've read a chart, but it looks like the lower temp at 3dpo is a fallback temp. You have a nice clear rise on the 9th with ewcm, and your cm was sticky on the 11th coinciding...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-29-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,297
Posted By theatermom
Quote: Originally Posted by rhiandmoi...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhiandmoi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15998081)
If the state of the child's immune system...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-21-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By theatermom
HUGS, I totally hear you. Being hooked up to...

HUGS, I totally hear you. Being hooked up to *anything* (and I was definitely hooked up for 30 minutes or longer at a time) meant more interventions, period. And being hooked up also meant being...
Forum: Parenting   10-17-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,138
Posted By theatermom
Oh, and I do think there's a difference between...

Oh, and I do think there's a difference between feeling grateful (an internal state) and being polite (a behavior/action sometimes motivated by feeling grateful, but just as often ingrained and...
Forum: Parenting   10-17-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,138
Posted By theatermom
Raising Your Spirited Child has a great section...

Raising Your Spirited Child has a great section on Mood as a temperamental trait. I highly suggest reading it to gain better understanding of this normal (albeit sometimes highly frustrating) trait....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-17-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,560
Posted By theatermom
Hmmm... I've never seen a natural low sugar/non...

Hmmm... I've never seen a natural low sugar/non diet soda with caffeine. I would love to find one.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-17-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,035
Posted By theatermom
I think it's extremely likely that her doctor...

I think it's extremely likely that her doctor told her exactly what she said he did. When my mom started radiation treatments for cancer, her radiologist specifically told her (in my presence) to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-30-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,383
Posted By theatermom
Hugs! At 16 months, none of my four boys ate a...

Hugs! At 16 months, none of my four boys ate a lot. Mostly they grazed here and there, and nursed a lot. Don't underestimate the importance and caloric intake from bm for toddlers! It's more than...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-29-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,860
Posted By theatermom
Thanks, all. I'll pass the info along to my...

Thanks, all. I'll pass the info along to my brother. It's definitely been a rough week, to say the least!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-29-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,860
Posted By theatermom
I normally don't post a lot of personal...

I normally don't post a lot of personal information on here, but this situation is rather critical (and largely out of my control). My brother's girlfriend has had a very rough year and a half with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By theatermom
4 hours of writing (this includes math,...

4 hours of writing (this includes math, spelling, anything requiring him to put pencil/pen to paper) at age 9 (for a boy in particular) is too much.

BTW, it is not at all uncommon for older...
Forum: Parenting   09-16-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By theatermom
I prefer that they start and end on time. I have...

I prefer that they start and end on time. I have young kids -- by the time a lesson ends, the ones not participating are usually ready to go and I've used up my mommy tricks. I don't mind the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 38,775
Posted By theatermom
Quote: Originally Posted by 2xy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2xy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15847988)
Unschooling does not mean doing all hands-on work...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-15-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,494
Posted By theatermom
I never really got that with ds#1 because he was...

I never really got that with ds#1 because he was 95th percentile for his height for the longest time. So, unless he did something totally age appropriate (but shocking for the age they thought he...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-14-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By theatermom
Quote: Originally Posted by pregnant@40...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pregnant@40 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15841977)
Just wanted to add, docs don't want...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-14-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,312
Posted By theatermom
HUGS! Ds#3 has been intense. He was emotionally...

HUGS! Ds#3 has been intense. He was emotionally laid back as a baby/early toddler, but we had some major life changes from just before he turned 2 until the past 6 months (moved 12 hours away from...
Forum: Parenting   09-14-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By theatermom
I have a friend who to this day makes a plan of...

I have a friend who to this day makes a plan of escape for every new place she sleeps, even if only for a night. I know you said that fire interventions might make your daughter more anxious, but is...
Forum: Parenting   09-14-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By theatermom
Quote: Originally Posted by Storm Bride...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Storm Bride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15836323)
Prior to puberty, pretty much everyone...
Forum: Parenting   09-14-2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By theatermom
Quote: Originally Posted by Lisa1970...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisa1970 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15840161)
How do you know it will be a boy? It is...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-14-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By theatermom
I agree about making certain that the meat is...

I agree about making certain that the meat is tender and juicy. Little ones are still developing jaw strength and it's easy to overestimate their ability to chew something.

Also, if he likes...
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