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Nov. 14th, 2007 @ 01:36 pm
Hi everyone!
I've been here awhile but I never post and rarely comment not because I'm inordinately shy but because I'm a total rookie and I learn more by listening rather than talking. :)

We have a slew of toddlers and older kids(usually 4 and as of yesterday, 6)
We are foster/adopt family and we just got an 8 month old foster girl. My wife works days and I work nights so I'm home with this kid days.

Please tell me 2 things I need to know about 8 month old kids.
The other youngest kid we've ever had was almost 20 months.

URGENT! Nov. 11th, 2005 @ 06:34 am
Hello all, this is something that I just recieved from another list, and am passing it along because I believe it is vitally important!!! Please read all the way to the end......

Hello Birth People,

You have all probably heard of Dr. Tom Brewer and his important work in prenatal nutrition. He has devoted his life to spreading the word that excellent nutrition during pregnancy prevents MTLP (toxemia), pre-eclampsia, placental abruption, pre-term labor and other complications. He has worked tirelessly, but unfortunately mostly fruitlessly, to get the medical establishment to understand the importance of protein, salt, and other nutrients during pregnancy.

Dr. Brewer is now elderly and not in the best of health. His son tells me that he has been in poor spirits and depressed that his message has not been accepted as truth by the birth community.

So I’m asking that if you have been affected by his work, if you use his nutrition information to help clients, or have followed his advice in your own pregnancies, please drop him a short thank you note or message of appreciation. I think that knowing how many moms and babies he has helped would cheer him up; and it would let him know that his life’s work was not in vain to hear how many midwives, childbirth educators, parents, and others involved in birth, believe in his ideas.

He is a national treasure, and he may not be around much longer.

> Hello Everyone,
> The list has been awfully quiet. I hate to break the
> silence with sad
> news, but it seems Dr. Tom Brewer won't be with us
> much longer. His
> health has been declining this year, and just this
> past weekend he had a
> medical incident which caused his daughter to
> annouce to family and
> friends that if they want to see him, they should do
> so this week. He
> could have a major event and be gone quickly, or he
> could have several
> minor events and be like this for days, months. He
> is lucid and still
> feisty enough to sign out of the hospital AMA, but
> his time on earth is
> short. Please take time NOW to write him a note of
> appreciation for all
> he has done, and assure him that his work will be
> carried on. Write to
> him at his daughter's address. He is no longer at
> his apartment.
> Tom Brewer, M. D.
> c/o Ms. Cornelia Brewer
> 3 South Willard Street
> Apt. 6
> Burlington, VT 05401
> PLEASE Forward this to every childbirth and
> parenting list you are on.
> Modify it if you're sending to a group who may now
> know his work, so
> they can be aware that there is hope for
> preeclampsia and toxemia!! Many
> still do not know. Let's be sure his last days are
> filled with the
> knowledge that he is loved and appreciated.
Current Mood: sadsad

May. 24th, 2005 @ 03:22 pm
I've created a new community for lesbian couples that have or are interested in adoption! Feel free to check it out, and join if you want!

It's still under a bit of construction, but that doesn't mean we can't start using it! Please visit:


Mar. 8th, 2005 @ 07:46 am
Hi, my name is Amy. I thought some of you might be interested in this.I am working with a team called Stayin Home and Lovin it. We not only stay home and work but we work to support wellness and enviromentally safe homes for our families, children and even our pets!! If anyone is interested in this exciting career you can contact me through my website. You get to enjoy a healther life while helping others. Plus the sign up bonus this month is $100 in FREE prouducts!!

I hope to here from you soon.

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OT: New community Dec. 6th, 2004 @ 05:42 pm

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» Most dramatic thing that's happened to your child
So what's the most dramatic thing that's happened to your child, that has completely freaked you out? This happened to us this weekend, when we were camping. I had my tent well secured to the ground, and was very close to the tent. So we had our 4 month old in the tent, with all the screens open to get good air flow by keep the mosquitoes out. The baby was fast a sleep after eating some lunch, and mommy and daddy were going to have some lunch also. So we made lunch, and started eating. I was two bites into my lunch, when a sudden gust of wind came up, and ripped the tent from the ground, ripping a big whole in one side, leaving the stake in the ground. Tossing the baby around inside the tent. I don't think I've jumped over a chair like that in forever. Franticly looking for the baby inside, I found her, under her car seat upside down, but the car seat wasn't actually touching her. She was still asleep, seemed unharmed, but I woke her never the less. She was ok, my wife was crying, and I was just completely and utterly freaked. I think I want an RV. :(
» My 3 Month old Daughter just said her first word today!
She said 'Hi' and waved her hand, I thought it was a fluke, but she just did the same thing to my wife. She's only a little over 3 months old!
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I attempted to make homemade birth announcments but failed so finally went online and orderd some. Just wondering if this is a good price. I got 50 with envolpes black and white pic of her satin red ribbon plus vellum cover for $81 (thats with shipping) I was ging to order 25 but figured I needed to give 26 out....not fair Now Ill have a billion extra but there cute.
I put "Lillian Pettit and Gabriel Dolecal announce the birth of there little Goddess" Does that sound good? Im expecting bitching from my mom because I used the term "Goddess" Is that considered anti-bible? I would say angel but goddess sounded better to me but I guess thats cuz im Wiccan.
Oh and my mom wants Kaida babtized in her church "Russian orthodox" but the person who I want as godmother cant be because she isnt of that religion...(there strict) So I figured I give my mom her fun babtizm then do another one with my friend. Would that be considerd odd?
I mean this one will only be with my mom and her churchy friends and my daughters godparents are in Russia so they will have standins. So none of my friends will be there. So then Ill have another one I guess in a diffrent church without my mom because its "evil" and she wont enter any other church Uggg If she wasnt so bitchy Id have only one with the people I want but then ill never hear the end of it.
Has anyone else done this? I was done twice but 7 years apart.
Oh and a big thing any natural pills without a presciption for depression I have a bad case of it but finding time with the baby is hard.

» Here's a little rant...
I have been told several times that I am lazy because I am bottlefeeding my daughter. I don't think that the folks that said this realize, that bottlefeeding can sometimes be harder than breastfeeding. Breastfeeders don't have to get up go to the kitchen and heat the bottle up at 4:00 am, all the while dealing with a squaking munchkin. It is a lot easier to go get the baby, whip out the boobie and lay back down, and go back to sleep. (at least alll the folks I have talked to IRL, have said that.) I am sick of people telling me that I am lazy/don't care about my baby/she will have a low IQ and/or get sick all the time. No matter how you feed your baby, it's NOT easy, and bottle feeding does not make you a lazy parent.

crossposted to altparenting,assisted_birth,bottlefeeding.
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