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Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 09-09-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By cajuncurls
Need advice from longterm Mirena users

I'm trying to decide whether to hang in there a little longer with this thing or try to get my life back.

Had Mirena inserted 5 months ago and have bled - to varying degrees - ever since. Every...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 06-18-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By cajuncurls
Sometimes it makes me feel better to just vent,...

Sometimes it makes me feel better to just vent, then I'm good to go for a little longer!:thumright:

Yeah, I'm cutting back on those diet pills, they were making me feel wired and a little...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 06-16-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By cajuncurls
Are all you moms as tired as I am?

I don't know if it's just me or if everyone here with small children struggling to make it through every day?
I know I'm blowing my Supermom facade (lol), but I can't make it another day with two...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 06-15-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,269
Posted By cajuncurls
Oh all those old wives tales are baloney. The...

Oh all those old wives tales are baloney. The only one that every rang true for me was the morning sickness one. The only child I had absolutely no illness with was my last, my only boy.
For my...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 06-15-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By cajuncurls
You know, an old wives' tale is that morning...

You know, an old wives' tale is that morning sickness indicates that you're having a girl. In my case it held true, I was sick with all three of my daughters and with my son, I was fine.
I agree...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 06-14-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By cajuncurls
I have the Toddler's Busy Book, it is written by...

I have the Toddler's Busy Book, it is written by Trish Kuffner. And it is so packed with ideas that you'll never be bored on a rainy afternoon again. The great majority of the ideas use everyday...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 06-14-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By cajuncurls
Don't they just sleep so much better on their...

Don't they just sleep so much better on their tummies?

That's what Ian's doing right now. He's been down for about an hour. Mama got to take a bath and wash her hair!
I believe it's fine, as...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 06-14-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By cajuncurls
Here's an update: We went into the hospital...

Here's an update:
We went into the hospital Wednesday morning. They sedated my son (so scary!) and put a scope down all the way to his intestines and took a tissue sample from his esophagus. Dr told...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 06-05-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By cajuncurls
I had a long stretch between kids, and obviously...

I had a long stretch between kids, and obviously in that time I forgot how difficult one-year-olds can be! The public displays of anger directed toward ME were apparent around the first birthday, and...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 05-26-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By cajuncurls
We don't know yet. The dr. is supposed to get the...

We don't know yet. The dr. is supposed to get the results and call me (Dr. at hospital told my hubby it was definitely a hernia). I wasn't there, obviously, because I would have driven them crazy...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 05-26-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By cajuncurls
UPDATE: After a weekend of not eating, we visited...

UPDATE: After a weekend of not eating, we visited the dr once again. He ordered tests at the hospital and Ian was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. I am thrilled to know what it is and that my baby...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 05-22-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By cajuncurls
I was exclusively breastfeeding and he was...

I was exclusively breastfeeding and he was gaining weight like crazy until the beginning of April, when he was 3 months. (Of course thats when I had the Mirena put in, so I thought the hormones had...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 05-22-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By cajuncurls
help figure out my baby's problem please ...

OK I posted a while back that my son who is now 5 months (on 25th) is not gaining weight. At 3 1/2 months I started supplementing with formula to help with his weight gain. In the six weeks since he...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 04-27-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By cajuncurls
The incessant bleeding isn't the worst part. That...

The incessant bleeding isn't the worst part. That would be the cramps-the kind u get when u first start that make your legs feel like jelly. Had em for two weeks now and everyday i have to take 4...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 04-23-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By cajuncurls
Believe me, we've talked about the old snip! And...

Believe me, we've talked about the old snip! And he's completely willing. But the dr told me there is a six-month window after a vasectomy in which he's still fertile. And with our track record, we'd...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 04-23-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,291
Posted By cajuncurls
Congratulations! I've got a Christmas baby. If...

Congratulations! I've got a Christmas baby. If you gotta share your birthday, it might as well be with Jesus!:toothy8:
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 04-23-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By cajuncurls
Thanks. I spent all morning reading the mirena...

Thanks. I spent all morning reading the mirena posts and frankly, they scared the poop out of me! I really wasn't gung ho about this type of BC, but at my age (38 1/2), I'm running out of options...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 04-21-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By cajuncurls
Got the Mirena ...

TO ALL OF YOU WITH MIRENA EXPERIENCE: I got the Mirena IUC on April 9, almost two weeks ago. Insertion was not bad, except for the big *cramp* when it was in place. Afterwards, I got really, really...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 04-16-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By cajuncurls
Yes, the problem may be that Ian is very easily...

Yes, the problem may be that Ian is very easily distracted. And especially lately since he's found his hands! They are SO entertaining!
He was born a long, skinny baby and I guess he'll stay that...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 04-14-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By cajuncurls
Thanks ladies. This is my fourth baby but my...

Thanks ladies. This is my fourth baby but my first breastfed one, and i love it. I dont want to give it up but i want whats best for ian. I guess im used to having fat formula babies and up until...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 04-14-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By cajuncurls
My breastfed boy is not gaining ...

Yesterday the home health nurse came by (son was a month early) and when she weighed Ian he had lost two ounces since two weeks ago. He is going to be 4 months old on the 25th and weighs 13 pounds, 5...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 02-19-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By cajuncurls
Mirena IUC ... anybody have one?

I'm scheduled to get the Mirena intrauterine contraceptive on Wednesday. Anybody have one/heard something positive/negative about it?
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 02-19-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By cajuncurls
Thanks, everyone. Breastfeeding was DEFINITELY a...

Thanks, everyone. Breastfeeding was DEFINITELY a challenge, I went through two good rounds of mastitis and if it wasn't for my sister who BF her boys for over a year and kept my spirits up, I'd...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 02-17-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By cajuncurls
My Christmas baby! A little late ...

OK, I'm a little late but I just came back to work this week and life is just starting to get back to normal (with a new one and a 1 year old!)

I had my 36 wk appt. on Dec. 23 and my dr. checked...
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting 01-05-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By cajuncurls
For Christmas I got ...

a 5 pound 9 ounce baby boy!

Ian Ross was born at 12:45 p.m. Christmas Day, 19 3/4 inches long and 4 weeks early. Will post more and pics when I have time.
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