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Forum: VBAC   01-17-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,040
Posted By heather_c
I had a VBAC with a epi with my second.  I had...

I had a VBAC with a epi with my second.  I had labored for 24 hours prior to receiving the epidural.  I also knew my baby was in an optimal position (LOA, 6 cm, and at 0 station).  It is hard to say...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-17-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By heather_c
I am an obsessive rule follower, and I think you...

I am an obsessive rule follower, and I think you are totally OK. None of the options you presented were "reasonable" for your family.
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-14-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,621
Posted By heather_c
I attended my DONA workshop when my DS1 was 7...

I attended my DONA workshop when my DS1 was 7 months old. My MIL brought him to me throughout my classes and I nursed him there. I also pumped on one of the short days and she fed him one bottle. It...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   06-29-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By heather_c
I had a VBAC at MH - The Woodlands in February....

I had a VBAC at MH - The Woodlands in February. They were very VBAC friendly for a hospital, and they were definitely baby friendly. If you can make the drive to The Woodlands, I would recommend it....
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-30-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By heather_c
Eli is about the same age and does the same...

Eli is about the same age and does the same thing. After about 10 minutes on the first side, he pulls off and starts smiling at me. I know that I have an abundant supply of milk, plus he has gained...
Forum: Diapering   04-03-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By heather_c
Quote: Originally Posted by Biscuits & Gravy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Biscuits & Gravy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13483476)
I have a Bumgenius organic AIO and...
Forum: Women's Health   03-30-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By heather_c
I have had it with both of my boys. With my...

I have had it with both of my boys. With my older DS, I went to the doctor who gave me a brace. After wearing the brace for a couple of weeks, it totally went away. With my new little one, it is...
Forum: Birth Stories   03-24-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,821
Posted By heather_c
Quote: Originally Posted by txgal...

Quote:
Originally Posted by txgal http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13231982)
Congratulations doula sister, so happy for...
Forum: Birth Stories   03-19-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,491
Posted By heather_c
Congrats! You did amazing!

Congrats! You did amazing!
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   03-11-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By heather_c
My older son had hernia surgery with Dr. Jones...

My older son had hernia surgery with Dr. Jones (ped uro) at TCH a little over a year ago. He was 2.5 at the time. We were very scared as well, but it went great. In our appointments prior to the...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   02-26-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,962
Posted By heather_c
I recently birthed at Mem Hermann in The...

I recently birthed at Mem Hermann in The Woodlands (a VBAC with Dr. Johnson). My birth story is in the link for Eli's name. My son was not taken from my room at any point. They even did the hearing...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   02-20-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,858
Posted By heather_c
I just had a great VBAC experience with Dr....

I just had a great VBAC experience with Dr. Johnson. The link to my birthstory is in my sig. I delivered at 41 weeks 6 days. She was incredibly patient during my long labor. I hope this helps...
Forum: Birth Stories   02-15-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,821
Posted By heather_c
Eli Stephen was birthed at 11:52am on February...

Eli Stephen was birthed at 11:52am on February 11, 2009 by successful VBAC. He was 9 lbs 4 ounces (almost 2 lbs more than Matthew) and 20.5 inches long. I birthed with a great and patient OB,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-19-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By heather_c
I also had an unplanned c/s with my DS. I had...

I also had an unplanned c/s with my DS. I had him on a Tuesday night, and my milk came in on Sunday, which sounds similar to your timing. Milk can take a while to come in after a c/s and for first...
Forum: Birth Professionals   12-01-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By heather_c
As a knitter, I usually knit a newborn hat for...

As a knitter, I usually knit a newborn hat for the baby. One other gift I have given is to take a small blank canvas from the craft store and have the baby's foot prints stamped onto the canvas. You...
Forum: VBAC   11-26-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By heather_c
I am so excited for you!! Enjoy your babymoon.

I am so excited for you!! Enjoy your babymoon.
Forum: Birth Stories   10-31-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By heather_c
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: VBAC   10-31-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By heather_c
I am another Houston mom planning a VBAC. I...

I am another Houston mom planning a VBAC. I would run away from Women's as fast as I can. In addition to its incredibly high c/s rate, it is not mother/baby friendly at all. There are plenty of...
Forum: February 2009   10-27-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By heather_c
I have a pretty crazy newborn and small stash...

I have a pretty crazy newborn and small stash going already. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I am hoping to use mostly fitteds and prefold with covers for the...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   10-26-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 780
Posted By heather_c
DH and I both voted this week in Montgomery...

DH and I both voted this week in Montgomery County. It was quick and we had no problems.

For those in The Woodlands, avoid the polling place at the Community Center. It has had a crazy long line...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-06-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By heather_c
Do you have a CarMax near you? If so, they will...

Do you have a CarMax near you? If so, they will give you a free buy quote on your car, and you do not need to trade it in for another vehicle. The offer will not be as much as what you could receive...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   10-02-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,556
Posted By heather_c
I think it is great that you are thinking ahead....

I think it is great that you are thinking ahead. I live in The Woodlands, and will be birthing at MH-TW a couple of weeks before you. I am using Dr. Johnson, who is in solo practice. She attends...
Forum: Birth Professionals   08-04-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,857
Posted By heather_c
Quote: Originally Posted by mrsfru...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsfru http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11857394)
Also, they are pretty strictly looking at...
Forum: Birth Professionals   08-04-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,857
Posted By heather_c
Here is a good article by researchers at Johns...

Here is a good article by researchers at Johns Hopkins about why low AFI is not a good reason to induce if everything else is fine. It was presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine...
Forum: Family Safety   07-24-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 794
Posted By heather_c
DS is almost three and is rear-facing in a...

DS is almost three and is rear-facing in a Britax Boulevard. Ours is the older model, so he is almost at the weight limit(33lbs) at 31 lbs. He is also quite tall for his age, and has no problems...
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