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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

To All a Goodnight…

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

5/29 14 months old

Defy Aster

Astral Defiance

14 months old

Whew…This month has flown by. I struggled all month to get a post up, but I REFUSE to let a month go by without updating this blog at least once. There are so many reasons I strive to keep the blog going, but the most important reason for this blog is to combat all the misinformation out there about veganism. Vegans can easily have healthy pregnancies, healthy children and healthy lives. Astral and Defy are proof of this. They are the best examples, times two!

There are a lot of people who read this blog from all over the world and every time I check the stats I feel an ever-growing responsibility, even with limited time. Almost every time I find a new vegan parenting, family or pregnancy blog I am disappointed with what I read and see. I just want to find consistent vegan, no-compromise messages out there, but there are few and far in between when it comes to children, pregnancy and families.

As I write my eyes are red and itchy from being outside in the 100 degree, pollen filled air at lunch. As I have said before, I hope Astral and Defy DO NOT inherit mommy’s allergies. Maybe this can be my excuse for ranting a bit. I never usually use this blog as a platform for complaints, but sometimes you just have to let it out.

Breathe out…

Our little guys are now 14 months old, though they will be turning 15 months in 3 days. Astral and Defy continue to learn new things at record speeds. The amount of objects, animals, people, etc they can identify is amazing. In addition to constantly pointing out things and explaining what is going on around them, we use flash cards and books to teach them new items. I think there is a lot to say for the no television rule. These kids are always engaged and never pacified by the magical branding machine. For 14 month olds they have a great amount of patience and are very observant. The boys are still a little shy at first with new people, but they are warming up faster and faster as time goes by.

With the scorching temperatures comes pool season! The boys have been thoroughly enjoying outdoor water play. They love playing outside, going on long stroller adventures and walking around the neighborhood with daddy. Recently walking indoors and out has morphed into very fast, reckless running which has led to various minor injuries. In one week we had a busted lip and chin. For the lip debacle I totally panicked and almost drove to the ER, but Lucas always the voice of reason calmed me down and everything turned out fine. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the bumps, bruises or scrapes…

DnA continue to eat an amazing vegan diet and have added even more new foods. I’m sure I’m forgetting something on the yummy new foods list, but here goes:
Swiss Chard
Sugar Snap Peas

Black Strap Molasses
Canola Oil
Romaine Lettuce

We are gearing up for the second plane trip with the boys in the next couple of weeks. NOT EXCITED. This time we don’t have business class seats with the extra room. The boys were just learning to walk the last plane trip so obviously now they are way more mobile. We will be bringing lots of snacks and distractions. Wish us luck!!!

Astral and Defy are obsessed with the children’s book we read to them before bed. We both read the book out loud to them in unison in silly singsong voices. The very last page reads “Goodnight!” so now of course every time we get to the last page the boys say, "GUH-NIE". They are so adorable greeting the mornings with "hehwo wohd" and ending the nights with "guh-nie". Little things like this make all the bathroom totally drenched after bath-time, oatmeal in your hair and on your clothes right before you walk out the door to the office, random cry fest in the middle of the store moments of parenting so worth it…

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Monday, May 30, 2011


Monday, May 30, 2011
Q : MY HCG was 178 when took first time 465 exactly after 2 days now after 11 days it is 27098 is it normal or any problem like molar
A : Hi kutti; The values of HCG are calculated according to the weeks or gestational age of pregnancy which you have not mentioned.It is difficult to assess the pregnancy whether normal or molar without knowing the weeks in relation with the HCG values.Also the second option is to get a ultrasound done to find out whether the pregnancy youn have is normal or not. Thanks

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Effects of ambien and false pregnancy

Saturday, May 28, 2011
Q : hi, i am 24 years old. i ve been having unprotected sex with my new partner for about 8 months off and on. My period is 3 weeks late and i have had irregular periods before so this wasnt really a surprise but i have had menstraul cramping for the past 3-4 weeks. i took 5mg of zolpidem to help me sleep last week thursday and on sunday i took a hpt and it was positive, i ve taken 3 more hpt just to be sure, they came back positive all 4 hpt. how long does zolpidem stay in ur system, how much can 1 dose of 5mg raise my hCG levels?... should i wait to take another hpt after more time has past? how likely am i really pregnant?
A : thanks for choosing health care magic.Missed period and positive test in most of cases indicates pregnancy.You may take that the test is false positive as you have taken zolpidem,but what about missed period which were regular ? so visit a doctor you might be pregnant.All 4 test can not be false positive.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Can 3 hpts be false positive?

Friday, May 27, 2011
Q : hi, i had a miscarriage 10 weeks ago and havent had a period since. (i confirmed with blood test 3 weeks after that the pregnancy had ended.) i had a blood test done on the 18th feb and it was negative for pregnancy so i went home and was to wait 2 months for period and doc would repeat tests if still no period, but on the 24th i did a home pregnancy test and it was positive, then again the following morning so my doc asked for another blood test to be done. i also did another test today (1st march) and it was positive again, but the nurse mentioned when i had my blood test today that the dr thought i had a false positive, surely 3 tests cant be false can they?

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tips for Determining the gender of the baby

Thursday, May 26, 2011
If you'd like daughter

• Do coitus 2-3 days before ovulation
• Prior to coitus, vaginal wash with acid solution. Suppose l 2 tablespoons vinegar dissolved in 1 liter of water.
• Keep the wife does not reach orgasm during coitus, because it will increase alkaline conditions, so that the Y sperm that successfully fertilize the egg.
• Do coitus with opposite positions so that the sperm collected in the vicinity of the mouth of the uterus,
• Perform penetration slowly, so most of the Y sperm will die at the time of the penis through the cervix. This is because the Y sperm long enough in the atmosphere of acidic vaginal mucus.
• Perform frequent coitus for 2-3 days before ovulation.

If you want a boy

• Perform coitus should be as close as possible DNG ovulation right on ovulation, ranged from 12 hours earlier.
• Prior to coitus, vaginal wash with soda so that alkaline conditions
• Perform direct penetration inside, so most of the Y sperm directly into the uterus.
• The time of ovulation is ± 14 days counted from the first day of menses for 28 days of her menses cycle.

Choosing to have a baby boy or a Woman

• Hoping is usually done by some people who have a plan in the future. For some people who do not have a plan in the near future, you can save it as a reference.


• male sperm containing the X and Y spermatozoa, X spermatozoon determines female element while the Y is the male element. Based on the physiological properties of spermatozoa above, experts gynetika making theory in choosing to give birth to a baby boy or a girl.

1. Food factor:

• If you want a baby girl

Husband must eat foods that contain lots of alkaline, while the wife a lot of eating foods that contain acid.
Foods that contain lots of alkaline are: vegetables, fruits, egg whites, milk, and marine algae.
Foods that contain lots of acids are: meat, meat and sea food (sea food)

• If you want a baby boy.

Husband had a lot to consume foods that contain lots of acid, while the wife had a lot of foods that contain lots of alkaline (liahat foods above)

2. The time factor (When intercourse?)

• If you want a baby girl

Diklakukan frequency of intercourse at the time before the time of menstruation.

• If you want a baby boy.

Diklakukan frequency of intercourse during menstrual period and close to or immediately after the menstrual period.

How do I know menstrual period?
Temperature or body temperature increases (you can use the body's temperature gauge and record it as a record)

3. Penetration factor (prick).

• If you want a baby girl.

The husband must avoid a deep puncture into the pubic wife at the time of intercourse.

• If you want a baby boy.

It is recommended to perform a deep puncture by the husband at the time of intercourse.


The character of X and Y Spermatozoa
Spermatozoa X: Marathon runners (much) with a high stamina (strong)
Sperm Y: sprinter sprinters (fast) with a lackluster stamina (weak)
So, with a deep puncture, the possibility for Y spermatozoa reach the goal will be greater.

4. Factor stimulation.

If you want a baby girl.

Wives must menhidari stimulation during intercourse. Secresi discharge from the genitals of women will become alkaline when stimulated, this will encourage the activity spematozoa Y.

 If you want a baby boy.

Ejaculation husband after wife aroused.

5. Preparation factors wife.

 If you want a baby girl.

Washing the vagina with a solution of two tablespoons of white vinegar that has been mixed in one liter of clean water. This is done for his condition became so acid decreased the activity of Y spermatozoon.

 If you want a baby boy.

Washing the vagina with a solution of two tablespoons of soda that are mixed in one liter of clean water.

6. Position factor

 If you want a baby girl.

Position wife over husband during intercourse.

 If you want a baby boy.
Position wife under her husband at the time of intercourse

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