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Forum: Queer Parenting   09-21-2013, 09:04 AM
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Esen: about breastfeeding - I don't know your...

Esen: about breastfeeding - I don't know your specifics, but unless there were serious concerns with growth***, we just send kids home on breastmilk or formula and encouraged breastfeeding as much...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-09-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 16,362
Posted By darthtunaqueen
Esenbee, as long as they're on a firm surface...

Esenbee, as long as they're on a firm surface without anything around their faces (blankets, pillows, toys, etc) they'll most likely be fine.  Keep up the breastfeeding, you're doing a PHENOMENAL...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-04-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,615
Posted By darthtunaqueen
Granite, I would imagine your hospital is pretty...

Granite, I would imagine your hospital is pretty similar to the one I work in (and the same hospital where Carmen had her baby).  I've never had any issues (most of my co-workers are conservative...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-05-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,615
Posted By darthtunaqueen
Oh good lordy about the fruit names.  We can't...

Oh good lordy about the fruit names.  We can't all be like Kanye West and Kim (who named their son North West, in case any of you have been living under a rock, which is where I would have liked to...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-16-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 16,163
Posted By darthtunaqueen
Easttowest:  Take your pain meds regularly (your...

Easttowest:  Take your pain meds regularly (your pain should be well controlled that it should not impede you from getting up to the bathroom or getting dressed, you will be sore, but you should be...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-26-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 16,163
Posted By darthtunaqueen
Reading the history of modern circumcision (ie,...

Reading the history of modern circumcision (ie, NOT the Jewish Bris circumcision) totally turned me off of even considering circ.  It also made me want to stop consuming any Kelloggs products...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-12-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 16,377
Posted By darthtunaqueen
Threadcrashing: when I drop DW off at the...

Threadcrashing: when I drop DW off at the airport when she goes to see her dad, I don't come in, I just swing through International Departures and let her out of the car.  It also helps that she's...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-23-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 16,377
Posted By darthtunaqueen
Threadcrashing...   Esen, I'm so sorry you...

Threadcrashing...
 
Esen, I'm so sorry you and DSp are having a really rought go.  It's so tough.  DW and I are in counselling (due to infertility/total communication breakdown/etc).  Our...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-10-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 8,625
Posted By darthtunaqueen
***** THE MAX DOSE OF PARACETAMOL (aka Tylenol,...

***** THE MAX DOSE OF PARACETAMOL (aka Tylenol, or Acetaminophen as its known in North America) IS 4000mg or 4grams PER 24 HOURS (approx 10x325mg tablets). NOT 10g (yikes!).

Tylenol overdose is...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-05-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 8,625
Posted By darthtunaqueen
Good fats for pregnancy are things like avocados...

Good fats for pregnancy are things like avocados and coconut oil. The concept of eating foods with no more than five ingredients is intriguing, but we eat a lot of curry (yay for living in...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-04-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By darthtunaqueen
I totally agree with Seraf about the counseling....

I totally agree with Seraf about the counseling. We were forced into taking a break for medical reasons (DW has a large fibroid that needs to be surgically removed, she got appendicitis a month...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-03-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 8,625
Posted By darthtunaqueen
Glad I'm not the only one who bawls during...

Glad I'm not the only one who bawls during acupuncture!!!!! And granite, I know what you mean about the hormones. Strangely enough, I don't have it at work (am a NICU nurse, so I'm with babies...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-02-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By darthtunaqueen
Cassidy, your blog is fantastic!!  I've read...

Cassidy, your blog is fantastic!!  I've read some about unschooling and really like the whole concept of it.  I *hated* school, as did DW.  I did the International Baccalaureate program for grade 11...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-02-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 554
Posted By darthtunaqueen
I'm also from the Wet Coast (although it's...

I'm also from the Wet Coast (although it's currently the foggy coast... what's up with that?!  SO ANNOYING.  I'm in Vancouver.  Well... suburb of Vancouver).  My blog is...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-02-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By darthtunaqueen
We did one year and 10 failed cycles before...

We did one year and 10 failed cycles before finding out DW has a massive cyst thing that needs to be surgically removed, and that our KD had a 100% abnormal sperm morphology. I was so pissed. We're...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-02-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 16,377
Posted By darthtunaqueen
Carmen, you can always ask for freezer meals in...

Carmen, you can always ask for freezer meals in place of presents. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif I will be available for breastfeeding help!...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-23-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 13,106
Posted By darthtunaqueen
Darcy, the $3,000 is the deposit. They put it...

Darcy, the $3,000 is the deposit. They put it towards your fees, and we can roll it forward through children, and if by some miracle we get 2 positives after a first try, then they'll give us the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-22-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 24,570
Posted By darthtunaqueen
Oh no, Max!!  That is so unbelievably...

Oh no, Max!!  That is so unbelievably heartbreaking, I'm so so so sorry!!  :( :(  Big hugs to you and your DP.
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-22-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 13,106
Posted By darthtunaqueen
I'm always lurking, but I love QOTD so I'm going...

I'm always lurking, but I love QOTD so I'm going to chime in.  I'm a NICU RN, so homebirth is OUT (even though it's safer in low risk pregnancies!!  I see too many scary things!).  We live outside...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-14-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 24,570
Posted By darthtunaqueen
Ida, meh... I used to teach swim lessons and I...

Ida, meh... I used to teach swim lessons and I find now that floating things on the baby impede my ability to feel that I've got a hold on them, or impede my ability to help them learn to feel safe...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-13-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 24,570
Posted By darthtunaqueen
Sara/Seraf, what a load of crap they fed you....

Sara/Seraf, what a load of crap they fed you. You absolutely do not retract to get a catheter in. And a bag is perfectly fine, we use them all the time in NICU. If we're really concerned we do an in...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-26-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 8,362
Posted By darthtunaqueen
Sphinxy and the inseminators sounds like a death...

Sphinxy and the inseminators sounds like a death metal band. ^_^
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-20-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 24,570
Posted By darthtunaqueen
A really really great resource is the Standford...

A really really great resource is the Standford Hand Expression video. It was developed as a test project for NICU mamas who were taught to hand express AND pump to get and keep an excellent milk...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-18-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 24,570
Posted By darthtunaqueen
E2W, I'm sorry my comment came off that way. I...

E2W, I'm sorry my comment came off that way. I grew up Christian (baptist) and my youth group used to recognize most of the Jewish holidays (which, I now find very interesting considering how...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-17-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 24,570
Posted By darthtunaqueen
One last thing on circumcision and I'll shut up....

One last thing on circumcision and I'll shut up. "routine infant circumcision" is NOT the same as what it was when god came down from a cloud and told all the Jews to cut off their foreskins. It was...
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