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Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-26-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By jitterBug mom
I just got my baby his PKU screen today! He is 6...

I just got my baby his PKU screen today! He is 6 days old and was born at home. I probably would have done it a bit earlier if I could have, but with the holiday weekend I wasn't able to. Our...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-26-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By jitterBug mom
I just researched this (but for a HB not a UC)....

I just researched this (but for a HB not a UC). I got the book by Sara Wickham, but in the end I didn't need the shot because my husband was ab- all along.

The shot no longer contains themerisol,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-25-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 953
Posted By jitterBug mom
Love the Bumpkins. It is so nice that they are...

Love the Bumpkins. It is so nice that they are waterproof but not stiff or made of icky vinyl. We wash and dry them like any other laundry - or just rinse in the sink if they are only a little...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-20-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By jitterBug mom
If it is just AF and not PG for you, you might...

If it is just AF and not PG for you, you might want to take calcium/ magnesium supplements after ovulation up until AF comes. I think I had found the dosage on Kellymom but it is supposed to help...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   05-19-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By jitterBug mom
Ah, ok, that is a little different if it is a...

Ah, ok, that is a little different if it is a more temporary thing. I was thinking about longer term for parks and schools and such - and the public schools in Brooklyn Center / N. Minneapolis don't...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-19-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By jitterBug mom
Thanks so much everyone for the replies. As...

Thanks so much everyone for the replies. As usual it is just so nice to hear that there are other people that have gone through this.

I'm going to think over some of these ideas and make a "game...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   05-18-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By jitterBug mom
lol, I don't know about the bachelorette party...

lol, I don't know about the bachelorette party part of it.. but I'll tell you some places that I think are fun around there. Are you looking to drink I assume? Or did you want restaurant info?
...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   05-18-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By jitterBug mom
Are you trying to find a place near an employer?...

Are you trying to find a place near an employer? Is there a reason you are looking in the north Minneapolis or Brooklyn Park/ Brooklyn Center area? Or is cost your major factor?

I guess it is...
Forum: Homebirth   05-18-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By jitterBug mom
It differs state to state. In MN it is my...

It differs state to state. In MN it is my understanding that CNMs have to abide by certain rules for licensure (though they don't have to work with an OB). Some of these rules might include things...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-18-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By jitterBug mom
Hi, I'm hoping for some advice, especially from...

Hi, I'm hoping for some advice, especially from those who have bottle weaned a toddler in a gentle manner.

At around 18 months of age, my DS nightweaned and transitioned from family bed into...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-18-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By jitterBug mom
Raya. That is the only one that I would...

Raya. That is the only one that I would definitely pronounce "ray uh".

For what it is worth, I sometimes use this site for baby name stuff, and it also thinks Raya is the only one pronounced that...
Forum: Homebirth   05-16-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By jitterBug mom
Quote: Originally Posted by Beauchamp...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beauchamp http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13776031)
Quite possibly very true. I never really...
Forum: Parenting   05-16-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By jitterBug mom
My DS is 23 months, and I'm 39 weeks pregnant,...

My DS is 23 months, and I'm 39 weeks pregnant, and I've definitely slowed down again! Hang in there though, because I still think the first trimester is the hardest. Also, you are probably being...
Forum: Parenting   05-16-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By jitterBug mom
For us routines work very well. My DH and I were...

For us routines work very well. My DH and I were NEVER routine people and didn't think we would be as parents (sounds like boot camp or something). But at about 4 months of age we started following...
Forum: Lactivism   05-15-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,278
Posted By jitterBug mom
Quote: Originally Posted by Slabobbin...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slabobbin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13772375)
It takes a lot to make me complain about...
Forum: Lactivism   05-15-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,278
Posted By jitterBug mom
Well, first, I do sympathize with your friend,...

Well, first, I do sympathize with your friend, and I'm sure there are people who would do just fine on the track with a stroller .. but to me people with strollers can be like car drivers on cell...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-15-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By jitterBug mom
Many babies have nursing strikes around that...

Many babies have nursing strikes around that age, and if you can hang in there you can almost always get through it. Pump to keep your supply up and wait.. try offering her the boob at night...
Forum: Homebirth   05-15-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By jitterBug mom
There is a person around here who does the...

There is a person around here who does the encapsulation for new moms, and she claims that freezing is not good - it kills the hormones. So she asks that it be kept refrigerated for a day or so...
Forum: Lactivism   05-15-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,278
Posted By jitterBug mom
I think that the branch management and/ or the...

I think that the branch management and/ or the regional office should be contacted. Before I did any kind of protest action I'd want to figure out if it was the bad behavior of an individual or two,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-14-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By jitterBug mom
Hi! Well, I know that once toddlers start...

Hi!

Well, I know that once toddlers start walking and really being active their weight often plateaus or drops a little. My DS has not lost weight but hasn't gained any in forever, since he...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-14-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By jitterBug mom
Lol, sorry, no - I work at Metro State U in St....

Lol, sorry, no - I work at Metro State U in St. Paul, part of the MNSCU system. I do also have my undergraduate degree from the U of MN but I don't know what their career services office offers.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-14-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By jitterBug mom
Quote: Originally Posted by NicaG...

Quote:
Originally Posted by NicaG http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13762136)
Hmm....I got my BA at a state school in the...
Forum: Homebirth   05-13-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By jitterBug mom
Yeah... I mean it would be nice to hear more...

Yeah... I mean it would be nice to hear more positive feedback. I don't get a ton of negative comments but I get a lot of the "oh, if I would have had a homebirth my LO would have died because of...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-13-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By jitterBug mom
Well ... I haven't had this exact experience,...

Well ... I haven't had this exact experience, but I will say that when I knew I had a schedule change coming up soon, I would "practice" the schedule ahead of time. So maybe you could start the new...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-13-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By jitterBug mom
Many states have things like "workforce centers"...

Many states have things like "workforce centers" that provide assessment tests, and some public libraries do, too. Also, have you attended a college? The reason I ask is that most schools allow...
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