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Forum: Parenting   06-24-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,885
Posted By DoulaVallere
Wow, I would be LIVID. My MIL feels like she's...

Wow, I would be LIVID. My MIL feels like she's too young to be a grandma, too...um...she was like 50 when my eldest was born. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif Anyway, she...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-24-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,672
Posted By DoulaVallere
The single dose flu shots are mercury free, as...

The single dose flu shots are mercury free, as are all of the H1N1 vax's. We're personally an anti-vax family, but if you feel like you need the flu vax, just ask your dr to give you one from a...
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-24-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By DoulaVallere
The mw's around here have the clients buy a...

The mw's around here have the clients buy a disposable liner with their birth kit that can just be thrown away. That way, none of the mom's "fluids" actually come into contact with the tub.

In...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-24-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By DoulaVallere
Congrats on the impending homecoming!!! Praying...

Congrats on the impending homecoming!!! Praying that you get lots of special time with your sweet boy!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Homebirth   06-21-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By DoulaVallere
Congrats, mama! Don't focus on the end...

Congrats, mama! Don't focus on the end product...just one contraction at a time. All you have to get through is the NEXT one! Your body is wise...listen to it and do what it says! Be in the present,...
Forum: Homebirth   06-21-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By DoulaVallere
Bump...Anyone? Any ideas on how to get comfy in...

Bump...Anyone? Any ideas on how to get comfy in the pool? Any positions or little tips that I haven't thought of?

I've been having ctx every 20 min or so for about 3 days now, and right now they...
Forum: Homebirth   06-21-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By DoulaVallere
Looking for some insight into the AquaDoula tub....

Looking for some insight into the AquaDoula tub.

My second son was a waterbirth in a FSBC, and they had an oversized tub, fiberglass like what you would have in your bathroom, but a little...
Forum: Homebirth   06-21-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,203
Posted By DoulaVallere
The pp's list was very similar to what we asked...

The pp's list was very similar to what we asked at our interviews. You might follow up the transfer question with WHO transfers...ie, our mw said that while she transfers about X% of the time, about...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-19-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By DoulaVallere
We *might* end up being in the same boat as you....

We *might* end up being in the same boat as you. Our son has a preliminary diagnosis of GHD: his IGF-1 was 2 SD's below normal, he's in the 1st percentile for height and weight, and has bone age...
Forum: Parenting   06-11-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,577
Posted By DoulaVallere
Can I jump in and ask what constitutes a MoM? We...

Can I jump in and ask what constitutes a MoM? We have #3 due any day now and, where I live, most people think we are nuts for having more than 2. We've always said we want 4 or 5 or...however many...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   06-11-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,274
Posted By DoulaVallere
Quote: Originally Posted by beanma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by beanma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15506748)
I had my youngest (now 6.5) at the birth...
Forum: Parenting   06-09-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 107,514
Posted By DoulaVallere
Wow, just read through this whole...

Wow, just read through this whole thing...unbelievable!

The one I got most recently was from MIL. We had planned to keep the "homebirth" aspect of this baby's entrance a secret until after she...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-09-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By DoulaVallere
We had been planning to go to Australia next...

We had been planning to go to Australia next year for DH to fill a 12 mo position and now that we are pretty certain DS2 will be diagnosed with GHD, we are having a heck of a time finding any...
Forum: Parenting   06-06-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,141
Posted By DoulaVallere
Gotta say I'm kinda shocked at all the...

Gotta say I'm kinda shocked at all the respondants who would immediately assume a 5yo kid in a stroller has a special need rather than just assuming it was a LONG walk and they were tired or that...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-06-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,962
Posted By DoulaVallere
Quote: Originally Posted by Mama Moo Martin ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mama Moo Martin
Of course, this is just interpretation since I can't speak for DoulaVallere but I don't think that's what she was trying to say in that post. I think...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-05-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By DoulaVallere
Quote: Originally Posted by Cinder...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cinder http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15483161)
Wow...River was just diagnosed with a growth...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-04-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By DoulaVallere
Quote: Originally Posted by BookGoddess...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BookGoddess http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15482398)
I'm sorry it's not the news you were...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand   06-04-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By DoulaVallere
Florida, huh? *sigh* Well, we'll have to...

Florida, huh? *sigh*

Well, we'll have to pray and wait now to see what is going to happen. We had an...interesting...appointment with a pediatric endocrinologist this morning for our son and a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-04-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By DoulaVallere
DH would be going in a locum tenens program,...

DH would be going in a locum tenens program, which is essentially a "work abroad" type thing where he will fill a physician slot at a hospital that needs doctors. So it's a totally private thing,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-04-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By DoulaVallere
So, bad news. The endo says he "wouldn't be...

So, bad news. The endo says he "wouldn't be surprised at all" if he's growth hormone deficient. His IGF levels were 2 standard deviations below normal, his bone age is somewhere between that of a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-03-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,962
Posted By DoulaVallere
Quote: Originally Posted by Polliwog...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Polliwog http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15478365)
You would not be allowed to breastfeed a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-03-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By DoulaVallere
We have our appt with the pediatric...

We have our appt with the pediatric endocrinologist tomorrow morning. We had all our blood work done a couple of weeks ago, and the bone age x-ray last week. We got to take the CD of the x-ray home...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-03-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By DoulaVallere
So precious!

So precious!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-03-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,962
Posted By DoulaVallere
Feel free to hijack! The more I read, the more I...

Feel free to hijack! The more I read, the more I learn!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smithie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand   06-03-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By DoulaVallere
Thanks so much for the reply! I'm going to check...

Thanks so much for the reply! I'm going to check those websites that you mentioned. And energizer-buni...maybe we can keep in contact and get together once we are over there! We got the official...
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