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Forum: Life With a Baby   02-25-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,147
Posted By karanyavel
I grew up around smokers and have many smoking...

I grew up around smokers and have many smoking relatives, plus I tend to be pretty lassez-faire  about a lot of things, so I'd personally insist on handwashing but not changing clothes. In my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-25-2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By karanyavel
Never!   Sorry, that's not actually helpful....

Never!
 
Sorry, that's not actually helpful. But my daughter was a HUGE spitter -- I can't recall for how long, though -- and at six years old she still has reflux.
 
One thing that struck me as...
Forum: Homebirth   02-25-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,117
Posted By karanyavel
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Forum: Birth Stories   02-25-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 26,937
Posted By karanyavel
I'm so sorry.   I've been trying for over a...

I'm so sorry.
 
I've been trying for over a week to figure out how I could express my reaction to your story without rubbing salt in your wounds. Please try not to take offense at what I'm about...
Forum: Birth Stories   02-24-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By karanyavel
Monday Feb 7th: With my due date rapidly...

Monday Feb 7th: With my due date rapidly approaching, my midwife asked if I'd like my membranes swept. I agreed -- the supervising OB for the freestanding birth center she works at requires a bunch...
Forum: Unschooling   02-23-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,335
Posted By karanyavel
It annoys me because answering truthfully often...

It annoys me because answering truthfully often leads to judgment, unwanted advice, etc. None of which I appreciate. It seems to depend a lot on where you live though. Where I grew up, no one would...
Forum: Parenting   02-22-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 31,635
Posted By karanyavel
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-21-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,855
Posted By karanyavel
#1 - 40 weeks on the dot #2 - induced early ...

#1 - 40 weeks on the dot
#2 - induced early
#3 - 40+2
 
 
Forum: Unschooling   02-21-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,335
Posted By karanyavel
I just say, "We homeschool so she's in different...

I just say, "We homeschool so she's in different grades in each subject, but if she were in public school she'd be in either Kindergarten or 1st grade." We switched to unschooling a few months ago...
Forum: February 2011   12-08-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,928
Posted By karanyavel
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Forum: February 2011   12-07-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By karanyavel
Thanks everyone!   This is HUGE for me. The...

Thanks everyone!
 
This is HUGE for me. The freestanding birth center here is wonderful beyond my wildest dreams; the hospitals are AWFUL. DD was actually born at one of these local hospitals and...
Forum: February 2011   12-07-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,928
Posted By karanyavel
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Forum: February 2011   12-07-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,928
Posted By karanyavel
Good luck!! I'm always terrified when I do the...

Good luck!! I'm always terrified when I do the GTT because I'm overweight and have a family history of diabetes, but have yet to fail one (got a 76 on the 1-hour this time). The 3-hour test (which I...
Forum: February 2011   12-07-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By karanyavel
And.. *drumroll*:   "There is absolutely no...

And.. *drumroll*:
 
"There is absolutely no reason to expect anything other than a normal labor and delivery. In fact, I've had several pregnant patients with much more advanced MS and none have...
Forum: February 2011   12-06-2010, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By karanyavel
I'm going to a new neurologist today (haven't...

I'm going to a new neurologist today (haven't seen one since pre-pregnancy and I fired my old one) in the hopes of getting "cleared" to use the local freestanding birth center. If I can't get...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-06-2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By karanyavel
Light pink = you're pregnant. In a week or so...

Light pink = you're pregnant. In a week or so it'll probably come out dark.
 
Congratulations!
 
--K
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-30-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 285
Posted By karanyavel
My dad ROCKS!   He's 85 years old; he was 53...

My dad ROCKS!
 
He's 85 years old; he was 53 when I was born. He's a WWII vet, and has had a huge variety of careers throughout his life, as well as owning many different kinds of businesses, all...
Forum: Unschooling   11-30-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,335
Posted By karanyavel
I tell them we homeschool and that C. works at...

I tell them we homeschool and that C. works at her own pace, but the things she is currently studying would be typical for grades X/Y/Z. Here, people usually just ask how old she is, and when they...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-26-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By karanyavel
I consider myself pretty minimalist, but here's...

I consider myself pretty minimalist, but here's my list.
 
Must-haves:
 
Car seat
Diapers (do your research if you're going cloth.. if you're using disposables, Luvs are pretty good)
Wipes (a...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-25-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,850
Posted By karanyavel
Here are the arguments I would present (in no...

Here are the arguments I would present (in no particular order):
 
1. Infection rarely becomes a concern unless (usually well-meaning) parents/doctors attempt to retract the foreskin too early for...
Forum: February 2011   11-25-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By karanyavel
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Forum: February 2011   11-25-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By karanyavel
My ex-OB (prior pregnancy) actually recommended...

My ex-OB (prior pregnancy) actually recommended I take Sudafed -- the kind you have to get over the pharmacy counter in most states now, not Sudafed PE -- because my blood pressure ran even lower...
Forum: February 2011   11-25-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By karanyavel
So... here's what wound up happening:   MIL...

So... here's what wound up happening:
 
MIL emailed me today with a link to a Craigslist ad in her area. The ad was for one of those carseat/stroller/baby bucket combos, purchased but never used,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-23-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,161
Posted By karanyavel
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-23-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,161
Posted By karanyavel
Could the tooth fairy leave a nice note for her...

Could the tooth fairy leave a nice note for her -- maybe written with calligraphy or just your best handwriting -- and sprinkled with a little glitter? If possible, you could even include a little...
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