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  • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
    i also had an unassisted home birth which flips alot of people out.
    OMG you are hard core! If I had another baby I'd love to do that.

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    • Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
      if their behaviour is impacting on the health/lives of others - they need to seriously pull a finger out !!!! Emergency medicine is hard core and not something to dick around with. I am happy to give them both a rark up !!!!! (two women, i'll bet !!!)
      I know, this is my headache. So far we have been lucky in that each time its gone wrong the emergency hasn't been time sensitive. Nevertheless, feathers are being ruffled (my residents) and I'm most concerned next time someone's life will be on the line - its a big responsibility for me and I need to know that when I'm not around the appropriate resources are in place. Unfortunately its not as simple as two people who won't talk to each other, its two organisations that would prefer not to talk to each other. So we end up with one bypassing the other for information and getting stroppy with my residents who can't/are not able to/should not have to give them the information they need to respond appropriately. Sigh.......

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      • http://thief.mars.ucla.edu/piefiles/...20Workbook.pdf i warn you it doesnt look like a barrel of laughs or even fun. i hate those type of what i call circuit training workouts. i can do them if i have to but the emphasis is on the have to. i can see no earthly reason to do reps of 20 kettlebell swings interspersed with 2 mins of active rest lol active rest being jumping jacks or mountain climbers etc and that is just the start! give me a hill and a gun and some food to chase any day!!!

        LL work politics suck. we come up against it every now and then and it is usually for someone's ends. what i find unreal is that no one can see that if we all get on and co-operate, work would be stress free, we'd all perform better, the client would be happy and so on and so on. unassisted home birth was sort of accidental but so much better than having a midwife there. i was slutted i called the midwife for the next one. i didnt need her and she got in the way to the extent that i actually made her and my backup midwife a cup of tea when i was in transition as i was that uncomfortable with them being there. the only reason i had called her is my second had been posterior so i tore. i didnt want a tear with the 3rd so i figured i would get the midwife in. she then just stood back and let me tear so she was worse than useless. i did do a subsequent informal poll of women i knew who had her and we all tore as she did the whole hands off approach. i did swear after that, if i ever had anymore kids, i would just call them after and say i didnt have time to get to the phone.
        Last edited by seaweed; 10-25-2012, 06:13 PM. Reason: spelling yet again!

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        • LL good luck, it is not easy when you are in the middle of sh-t like that. But don't take no sh-t !!!!! we will all back you up !!!!!
          Seaweed you are hard core. I so want you on my team !!!!!!
          I would have loved to have had home births, but all our 5 have been premature. First was only 3 wks early, so that wasn't too bad....but at 6 wks old I had a postpartum haemorage, and lost 2 pints of blood. I was not well !!!!! Second was 6 weeks early and really unwell, so spent 3 weeks in the neonatal unit. Our third wee fella, was only 24 weeks gestation, I had a terrible infection in my broken waters and nearly died and he had a knot in his cord, and only lived a few minutes. So so sad. Then number four was 29 weeks gestation. I should never have lost him. My waters had broken at 27 weeks, and was happily waiting in hospital, just tryng to incubate him a wee bit longer, but at 29 weeks I knew I was getting an infection, but the night nurse kept sending me back to bed. By the time the morning shift came on, they took one look and I was down for a caesarian within 10 minutes. This wee fella fought so hard, but he was full of infection and died about 6 hours later. Then we tried one more time and had a wee 3lb daughter at 31 weeks. She was very well, spent 7 weeks in NICU and is now spending a year in the states, doing her 7th form....... so I had to have a specialist, and heaps of intervention etc... In fact I could possibly write a book on pregnancy issues !!!!!

          anyway I really envy low intervention pregnancies, but their is definately a time and place for specialist help
          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

          ...small steps....

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          • I'll second seaweed as being hard core!!

            Thanks for popping by Gwamma :-)
            I challenge you to give it a go, it'll go nicely with your plank challenge ;-)
            If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

            Originally posted by tfarny
            If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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            • I had an unassisted homebirth (planned) too! I feel completely normal, but yeah, it flips people out. LOL

              LizzieLou, I have a lead on a client who may want your nappies. She's reading my elimination communication (EC) book this weekend, and I told her that we used cloth back-up and it was easy-as. So, you'd have to send them to welly, but they'd go to a good home.

              Today was an exhausting day. Just a lot of work. good work, but exhausted.

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              • We shall see Misabi. hope you are well and looking forward to another weekend of weird weather !!!!!!!
                I am so looking forward to your roady...... hope it is soon. The kids have flown the coup, so heaps of beds for a combi van full !!!!
                bring it on ! LOL
                "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                ...small steps....

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                • Zoebird, day 2 of IF. Didn't really feel hungry until about 4pm, so went with that. Hopefully I won't feel too hungry overnight.
                  I shall report in tomorrow.......
                  G
                  "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                  ...small steps....

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                  • Oh gwamma so much sadness for you! That is so awful, but happy in the end that your wee miracle made it through. Thanks for sharing. Glad to hear the IF is going well, I only IF about once a week and its mostly a skip breakfast and wait until lunch thing. I have never been able to IF in the past, isn't it great being off the sugar and being able to skip meals without getting all light headed and feeling starved?

                    Came home to a happy family this evening, all outside enjoying the sunshine. We whipped up a BBQ for tea and my wee boy stayed up late with his old mum on the sofa and drank milo and chatted until 8.30. Makes a change from the usual hectic bedtime routine.

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                    • LL, those impromtu nights are the best. BBQ tea, happy families - sounds great.
                      have a wonderful sleep
                      G
                      "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                      ...small steps....

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                      • Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                        The old DH is always a bit more hesitant.



                        Organize the closet to house our capsule wardrobes (this is easy, honestly -- though I could keep the dresser that we have to facilitate this
                        At the entry, we'd put hooks for coats/bags/scarves, a small shelf for our key bowl, space for our bags, and then a space for our shoes (we are looking to minimize down to 4 pairs each).


                        But, I do what I can. For example, DH has already agreed that capsule wardrobes are great. So, we've done that. We also do kitchen minimalism -- just enough dishes for us, just enough cooking stuff (we use all of our cooking stuff every day). We have bathroom minimalism as well -- currently the only products in there are vinegar, coconut oil, castile soap and baking soda. We have two towels each, and hooks for our PJs.


                        Zoebird, your goals are very minimalist indeed. Please tell me about your capsule wardrobe and 4 pairs of shoes. I'm intrigued.
                        Annie Ups the Ante
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                        • Originally posted by Lizzielou View Post
                          Oh gwamma so much sadness for you! That is so awful, but happy in the end that your wee miracle made it through. Thanks for sharing.
                          Actually LL we have had a couple more miracles since then !!!! Our eldest daughter was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 18. No history of papadopalis virus - or whatever its called. They say it takes 8/9 years for a cervical cancer to form, so not sure how this happened. After 10 procedures, she had no cervix left, only the os at the top of the cervix. Her gynae didn't ever think that she would have children.... but she has had two little boys. So I have my wee boys now, albeit not technically mine, but close enough !!!!! Very very lucky
                          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                          ...small steps....

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                          • Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                            Actually LL we have had a couple more miracles since then !!!! Our eldest daughter was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 18. No history of papadopalis virus - or whatever its called. They say it takes 8/9 years for a cervical cancer to form, so not sure how this happened. After 10 procedures, she had no cervix left, only the os at the top of the cervix. Her gynae didn't ever think that she would have children.... but she has had two little boys. So I have my wee boys now, albeit not technically mine, but close enough !!!!! Very very lucky
                            What absolute blessings. And I echo what Lizzielou said.
                            Annie Ups the Ante
                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                            • thanx Guys. I actually have the luck of a squashed hedgehog most of the time !!!!!!!!! LOL
                              "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                              ...small steps....

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                              • My capsule wardrobe is based on what works for me:

                                5 sets yoga pants/tanks;
                                2 skirts;
                                2 sweaters;
                                4 t-shirts;
                                4 dresses;
                                2 jeans.

                                Undergarments:

                                1 silks;
                                2 lingerie sets;
                                3 socks

                                PJs:

                                Old yoga pants and old t-shirt plus fleece

                                outerwear:

                                Denim jacket
                                fleece and vest
                                winter coat
                                4 pashmina scarves

                                Shoes:

                                One heels,
                                2 vibrams,
                                1 gum boots.

                                For DS, I keep it to 5 jeans, 2 pjs, and 5 under shirts, 7 over shirts, and 3 sweaters plus his three jackets (warm, rain, and denim) and rain pants, plus his day-shoes and his gum boots. He also still likes to wear his "old shoes" so he has 3 pair technically.

                                DH's is similar to DS's but he has more shoes (DH is a shoe guy).

                                I also do toy minimalism for DS. He has 400 piece lego, 100 blocks, 5 musical instruments (which we all enjoy), 10 stuffed animals, 2 puzzles and 11 wooden vehicles. He has a couple of scarves/flags, and also plenty of sticks and egg cartons. LOL He has a lot of books though. He has archery gear, a balance bike, and a bike that we're going to refurbish (given to us) for him.

                                In the kitchen we have 3 plates and 3 bowls and two large dinner plates (which we use as serving platters), three sets of cutlery, and a mug/cup each. We had keep cups, too (for take-away tea/coffee -- taking it away frm our house that is), but mine got yucky by DH's bone broth and medicine stuff, so mine died and I'm ok without it. DH's is still used and so is DS's though.

                                We have a teapot, a pot, a pan, an muffin tin, a pie plate (glass, for quiches), a large mixing bowl, and a crock pot. We have a small set of knives (5 knives), a cutting board, metal tongs and a wooden spatula. We also have a lot of recycled jars for storage and we use several ice cream containers as our "tupperware" for our lunches.

                                We have our luggage, which is where I store the clothes that DS will grow into, as well as where I hide whatever toys i'm getting rid of that he's not playing with. I hold onto them for 3 months, and if he hasn't asked for them, I send them along. I also have my roller derby gear stored in one of the bags when I'm not washing or airing them.

                                In terms of linens, we have two sets for each bed and two towels each. It works really well for us, honestly.

                                And, I've managed to contain the clutter into one area, where I can then go through it and get rid of it. I managed to clean 4 medium sized baskets out completely (papers, old mailers and magazines), and then I have DH's basket. One basket I kept to hold business basics (the notebook with our legal documents and stuff) as well as our extra cables and what not for our technology. It also houses the external hard drive for us.

                                It's just great to let go and have so little. Honestly.

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