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Forum: Vaccinations   07-09-2013, 10:41 PM
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Posted By 47chromosomes
My kids, 7, 5, 2 are vaxed.  Not fully, and not...

My kids, 7, 5, 2 are vaxed.  Not fully, and not totally on schedule, but nearly.  And now we have a couple sticky situations and I don't really know where to go from here.
 
My 5 and 2 year old...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-26-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By 47chromosomes
Thank you.  He has Down Syndrome, and we were...

Thank you.  He has Down Syndrome, and we were sent home with the Allen Test and the tumbling E.  He just does not understand the tumbling E.  I had the bright idea to call the school nurse who I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-23-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By 47chromosomes
DS has Down Syndrome.  He is 7.  He's never worn...

DS has Down Syndrome.  He is 7.  He's never worn glasses, has been followed by a pediatric Ophthamologist every 2 years, and has no eye issues other than mild farsightedness.  The ped Ophth. no...
Forum: Mental Health   02-08-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By 47chromosomes
Thank you.  I found that very interesting.  So...

Thank you.  I found that very interesting.  So much of what he said resounded with me.  I would love to read his book.
 
And update:  DS has weaned valiantly.  I am very blessed.  Started on...
Forum: Mental Health   02-06-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By 47chromosomes
I've been off meds for ADHD since I conceived by...

I've been off meds for ADHD since I conceived by first child almost eight years ago.  I've been pregnant or breastfeeding (or both) since.  It has not been easy on me, my marriage, my faith, or my...
Forum: Pets   01-21-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By 47chromosomes
We have a lovely puppy.  He's 4 months old now,...

We have a lovely puppy.  He's 4 months old now, a sweet little guy, learning to get on with the kids and behave himself.  I am training him with positive reinforcement, and he is learning so much. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-03-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By 47chromosomes
I do not have experience related to what you are...

I do not have experience related to what you are describing, but just wanted to share that in the past when a doctor was dismissive to ME, he was not dismissive when I put my concern like this, "Our...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-20-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By 47chromosomes
We have friends with a daughter with Down...

We have friends with a daughter with Down Syndrome who was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension when they had moved to high altitude.  It resolved when they moved back down to lower altitude.  Here...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-12-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By 47chromosomes
Your doctor's advice is of highest importance. ...

Your doctor's advice is of highest importance.  My son with Down Syndrome was a totally chubster the first six months, and then gained nothing for the next six months.  And it was the same scenario...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-19-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By 47chromosomes
I really appreciate the info... thanks!  

I really appreciate the info... thanks!
 
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-19-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By 47chromosomes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by marsupial-mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-17-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By 47chromosomes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by homeschoolingmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-16-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By 47chromosomes
We have a bio son with Down Syndrome, and we...

We have a bio son with Down Syndrome, and we desire to adopt another child with Down Syndrome (or deaf, blind, or orthopedic challenges).  Very specific, I know, but it is what we feel led to do and...
Forum: Family Planning   09-14-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By 47chromosomes
Boy... all the things that came to my mind,...

Boy... all the things that came to my mind, well, I'm afraid I have no more brilliant ideas. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif  I am breast feeding my 23 month old still night...
Forum: Family Planning   09-13-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By 47chromosomes
what reasons are making you feel sure you...

what reasons are making you feel sure you ovulated?  Also, are you monitoring cervical mucus signs?  And are there factors that could be causing "breakthrough" type of bleeding?  Like, did you...
Forum: Fertility   09-11-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By 47chromosomes
Thanks for the input!  I thought I had heard...

Thanks for the input!  I thought I had heard that can happen, and since I have been religious about taking it at the same exact time each day one of my thoughts is that it could have happened that...
Forum: Fertility   09-10-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By 47chromosomes
Curious to have your expert opinions...   I...

Curious to have your expert opinions...
 
I did not begin taking temps until day 14.  Sorry I don't have a chart...
 
day 14 97.5, CM = stretchy and egg white.
day 15 97.5, CM = stretchy, lots,...
Forum: Family Planning   09-06-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 141,588
Posted By 47chromosomes
Oh gosh, I love that this thread is here for us...

Oh gosh, I love that this thread is here for us to get our feelings out.  DH and I have not been charting at all, though I can usually just tell from experience having previously charted about when...
Forum: Allergies   03-28-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By 47chromosomes
They are just general pink patches that kind of...

They are just general pink patches that kind of show up and disappear quickly.  There are often little round, blanched welts on the line where his diaper contact his skin.  No more hives so far...
Forum: Allergies   03-26-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By 47chromosomes
Hello!  I have a question for those experienced...

Hello!  I have a question for those experienced with allergies...  I have a beautiful 17 month old DS.  Over the past week he has developed hives and congestion.  Poor guy can hardly sleep with his...
Forum: Women's Health   06-28-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By 47chromosomes
Thank you for the further suggestions.  We have...

Thank you for the further suggestions.  We have not had a CBC for him, or a vit B test.  I will ask about that.
 
And I agree with making sleep a priority.  We do have an extra bedroom.  Maybe we...
Forum: Women's Health   06-27-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By 47chromosomes
@ the vitamins.  I think I will check for...

@ the vitamins.  I think I will check for something for kids that seems more high quality.  Any suggestions?  The ones he is getting are pretty run-of-the-mill.
 
@ sleeping.  I had that thought...
Forum: Women's Health   06-25-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By 47chromosomes
Thank you for the suggestions.  I did have the...

Thank you for the suggestions.  I did have the idea to do some green smoothies.  I will get on that.  Also your suggestion for allergens... it makes so much sense.  I think I will try.   For some...
Forum: Women's Health   06-23-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By 47chromosomes
My 3 year old son has been ill recently, and...

My 3 year old son has been ill recently, and frequently it seems.  I had his hemoglobin checked in March, it was fine.  He just seems run down, sad and frustrated.  It makes me really sad to see him...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-14-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By 47chromosomes
My son has Down Syndrome, and I highly recommend...

My son has Down Syndrome, and I highly recommend the Downsyn.com forum. link to the forum below. http://www.downsyn.com/phpbb2/index.php
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