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Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-12-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By zuleicamoon
Thank you all! I forgot to mention I tried the...

Thank you all! I forgot to mention I tried the backward pjs, but he flipped at the pressure around his neck. He is my most challenging child by far (#4 of 5) and really keeps me on my toes, so I'm...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-12-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By zuleicamoon
Every morning for the last month or more, he...

Every morning for the last month or more, he wakes up and before making a peep he takes his diaper off. This leads to varying levels of freak out on his part depending on the state of his diaper....
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-09-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By zuleicamoon
Would your group be a good fit for a family with...

Would your group be a good fit for a family with older kids and littles? Or are your activities generally geared toward a particular age range? We moved to Sandpoint last spring and would love to...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-07-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By zuleicamoon
I thought I wanted my older kids present, too. ...

I thought I wanted my older kids present, too.  Leading up to the birth I told my girls (10, 7 and 5) that they were welcome to watch if they wanted but when it came down to it none of them chose...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-07-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By zuleicamoon
Thank you for the ideas and support.  I think...

Thank you for the ideas and support.  I think I'm just going to have to accept being patient and sloooowly build a little stash of cash as I can.  We really rarely use cash and as part of dh's...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-03-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By zuleicamoon
So I'm not a single parent, but over the years...

So I'm not a single parent, but over the years I've thought seriously about whether my marriage can continue and I've always come upon a roadblock that seems so insurmountable to me -- achieving the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-27-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
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Views: 556
Posted By zuleicamoon
I hadnt hired a midwife, but I did consult with...

I hadnt hired a midwife, but I did consult with two later in my pregnancy when we werent sure dh was going to be able to make it home for the birth. So while I didnt have to terminate, I did have ot...
Forum: Unschooling   02-26-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By zuleicamoon
We have had good fun this year with History...

We have had good fun this year with History Odyssey and REAL Science, both from Pandia Press. Enough structure for my kids (who sound a bit like Miranda's in that they asked for curriculums to...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-19-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,094
Posted By zuleicamoon
I chose to have an anatomy scan done around...

I chose to have an anatomy scan done around 20wks (that was my only "outsourced" care) and then from about 32-ish weeks onward I checked my bp with a home monitor. I had a stethescope but could only...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-19-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By zuleicamoon
I actually chose with my fourth birth to forgo a...

I actually chose with my fourth birth to forgo a free birth in my bathtub for a mw assisted birth in a nice comfy pool, so for me the drive for depth, comfort and space was significant. For baby #5...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-19-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By zuleicamoon
I answered the poll with regards to my most...

I answered the poll with regards to my most recent birth (uc)...i caught him, but I hadnt planned to/didnt care who did it and dh was right there immediately helping me untabgle him from the cord....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-22-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 954
Posted By zuleicamoon
I guess I wasnt so surprised at the medical...

I guess I wasnt so surprised at the medical bent...it is a "teaching" type book, so it makes sense that variations within and outside of normal would be discussed. I do agree it wasnt the emotional...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-23-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,112
Posted By zuleicamoon
My oldest is 10.5yo and has had bralets in her...

My oldest is 10.5yo and has had bralets in her drawer for at least a year. She asked (begged, really) for them and wears them at her discretion. Just in the last several months she has started to...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-20-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By zuleicamoon
No, I don't qualify in my state because of...

No, I don't qualify in my state because of "assets" (ie, one crappy old motorcycle that dh cant sell) even though we didnt have work between March and two weeks ago. Having a up/uc has been my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-21-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By zuleicamoon
The times I've been pg while nursing I was...

The times I've been pg while nursing I was starving constantly for the first couple weeks until morning sickness hit.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-03-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By zuleicamoon
Enjoy yourself and this transition to a new part...

Enjoy yourself and this transition to a new part of your life. I was 21 when my first was born and all around were people feeling sorry for me, pointing out all the ways this was a tragic situation...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-29-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By zuleicamoon
I've had spotting ranging from light and brown...

I've had spotting ranging from light and brown to moderate and red in two of my full term pregnancies, both in the first tri. With my ectopic, I had nearly two weeks of red but light spotting before...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-17-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By zuleicamoon
Anyone have a midwife they love in Spokane? Or...

Anyone have a midwife they love in Spokane? Or know of anyone to avoid? My search has turned up very few options and none have really inspired me to make contact (ie, I shouldnt have to play...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-10-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,946
Posted By zuleicamoon
I was 21 when my first was born. I will be 32...

I was 21 when my first was born. I will be 32 when this baby, #5, arrives this fall.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-29-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 453
Posted By zuleicamoon
I came across an article in a local independant...

I came across an article in a local independant newspaper when I was in high school about unassisted birth and it rocked my world. I had never really thought about eventually having babies or birth...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-26-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By zuleicamoon
The hospital based mw practice I used for my...

The hospital based mw practice I used for my last three births was required to risk you out of their care if you refused the gd or gbs tests (although based on my convos with them, none were too...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-26-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,068
Posted By zuleicamoon
My first was an induction just past 40wks, but...

My first was an induction just past 40wks, but #2, 3 and 4 came spontaneously at 39w6d.
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-21-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By zuleicamoon
How would it work to have a set time to call?...

How would it work to have a set time to call? That helped me. Knowing that at 7pm dh would either call or skype made it less lonely throughout the day and I didnt worry about if we would talk. That...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-18-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By zuleicamoon
For me, if it's clean enough to re-wear, it's...

For me, if it's clean enough to re-wear, it's clean enough to go back in the drawer/hung up again.
Forum: December 2011   12-18-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,335
Posted By zuleicamoon
Totally done here, too, at 39+2.  I sat in bed...

Totally done here, too, at 39+2.  I sat in bed last night and just cried.  I had every intention of finishing this out gracefully since it will be our last and I wanted to enjoy every last second,...
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