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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-25-2014, 07:27 AM
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Posted By laurac5
Where do these small Nutrimil parts go?

Our Nutrimill has been leaking flour lately, so I poked around and found that these two parts had come off.

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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-21-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,365
Posted By laurac5
If it makes a difference, my ds just threw up...

If it makes a difference, my ds just threw up once or twice at the very beginning of my third pregnancy (when I posted the above) and then didn't anymore... I went on to nurse him to 18 months.
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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-10-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By laurac5
We've been giving our kids Juice Plus, but we...

We've been giving our kids Juice Plus, but we recently stopped giving my 2yo the fruit ones because they gave him a bit of a rash.  (I assume this is because of the cranberry in them -- he's...
Forum: Allergies   12-20-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By laurac5
Thanks to all of you who responded -- this is...

Thanks to all of you who responded -- this is all super helpful.  We were at the ped's yesterday for our newbie, and I squeezed in some questions about ds's allergic reaction.  We came home with an...
Forum: Allergies   12-17-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By laurac5
Yesterday my 23mo ds had a reaction to something...

Yesterday my 23mo ds had a reaction to something in my homemade Lara bars (cashews, dates, coconut oil, and chocolate chips).  Within 10-20 minutes of eating it, he got red bumps around his mouth,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-12-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By laurac5
Bumping this up now that I'm 41 weeks...

Bumping this up now that I'm 41 weeks...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-09-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By laurac5
My first baby went to 42w1d, and here's what I...

My first baby went to 42w1d, and here's what I remember:  I got a non-stress-test a couple of times that last week, and an extra ultrasound to check amniotic fluid levels.  My midwife stripped my...
Forum: Montessori   08-17-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By laurac5
I am interested in setting my dd up with the...

I am interested in setting my dd up with the tools she needs to prepare some of her favorite snacks.  The one I'm having trouble with is cheese -- one of my daughter's favorite snacks.  Many of the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-08-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By laurac5
Dd was 15 days late and that stump stayed on for...

Dd was 15 days late and that stump stayed on for weeks!  Can't remember exactly, but I think she was almost a month before the last of it was off.  January ds was on time and still took a couple...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-08-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By laurac5
Crazy theory, probably, but I've been wondering...

Crazy theory, probably, but I've been wondering if we mamas who have babies in the colder parts of the year have a harder time keeping the cord stump uncovered because we need to keep the baby warm....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-08-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By laurac5
My 10 year class reunion is three weeks before...

My 10 year class reunion is three weeks before my due date.  It's 30-45 minutes away, and I have family in town that could probably babysit.  I do want to see friends, and I've never gone into labor...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-31-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By laurac5
My 16mo ds keeps unloading everything he can...

My 16mo ds keeps unloading everything he can reach on our bookshelves (games and books, mostly) to the point that I don't want to keep anything there anymore.
 
Someone remind me that I'm going to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-05-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By laurac5
Based on my experience in school... I would...

Based on my experience in school... I would choose the gifted school.  Let's just say, I am planning to homeschool my kids because of a series of bad cluster class experiences in middle school.  I...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   04-02-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,649
Posted By laurac5
That is very helpful; thanks!  Would you mind...

That is very helpful; thanks!  Would you mind telling me some specifics on what the OB's do?
 
Regarding the homebirth option... I've spent a lot of time thinking about homebirth in GA, and the...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   03-29-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,649
Posted By laurac5
Some of these questions might be better answered...

Some of these questions might be better answered by PM.
 
Can someone explain to me what is different about Intown Midwifery that you would recommend them over one of the midwives at North Fulton?...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-09-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 58,464
Posted By laurac5
Indy... CHEWING IS NOT NURSING!!!  AND _WHY_ DO...

Indy... CHEWING IS NOT NURSING!!!  AND _WHY_ DO YOU HAVE TO  SPEND 4AM TO 6AM CRYING EVERY SECOND YOU'RE NOT LATCHED ON? (AND CHEWING!!!)  IT HURTS AND I CAN'T SLEEP!!!!
 
Savannah... WHY DO YOU...
Forum: Family Safety   03-08-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By laurac5
Okay, the third baby is on the way.  Right now...

Okay, the third baby is on the way.  Right now my 13month old sleeps in our bed.  I am planning to night wean in the next couple of months with the hopes that I will be able to get some more sleep...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-06-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By laurac5
Thanks for all the ideas!  At this point I'm...

Thanks for all the ideas!  At this point I'm leaning towards chicken skewers, vegetable crudites, and crackers with bean dip and/or hummus.  I have some GF crackers, and then I'll put out some...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-04-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,365
Posted By laurac5
I'm always on the pro-breastfeeding side of...

I'm always on the pro-breastfeeding side of things... but based on what happens with my kids I would say there's a possibility that there is some truth in this.  When I was nursing dd and pregnant...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-03-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By laurac5
We're planning a party, and most of our guests...

We're planning a party, and most of our guests are dairy-free, and one family also avoids gluten, corn, soy, and tree nuts.  One couple is going grain-free for the month.  
 
We are also trying to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-23-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By laurac5
DD is 32 months old.  For the first 30 months of...

DD is 32 months old.  For the first 30 months of her life she had LOTS of Daddy time -- dh was in school and was gone probably 20 hours a week or less.  Two months ago, dh  started working while I...
Forum: January 2011   03-29-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By laurac5
Got another "are you pregnant?" comment from a...

Got another "are you pregnant?" comment from a sweet, well-meaning friend today and am wondering if (hoping) I am not the only one who still has a "baby bump" at 2+ months pp... 
 
I told her no,...
Forum: Homebirth   03-24-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By laurac5
For me it's not so much a matter of not trusting...

For me it's not so much a matter of not trusting the lay midwives, as it is not wanting to be participating in something that has to be "underground," just as a personal conscience issue.  And I...
Forum: Homebirth   03-24-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By laurac5
Good point, MarineWife.  Maybe I should have...

Good point, MarineWife.  Maybe I should have said that homebirth isn't 100% legally supported, not that it isn't 100% legal.  I don't think I would be doing anything illegal to procure a midwife's...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-23-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,369
Posted By laurac5
Bumping because the title was not clear before...

Bumping because the title was not clear before...
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