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A friend just sent me this and I couldn't stop laughing. DH said he will use some of the quotes during our next homebirth.     http://homebirthgosling.tumblr.com/
I just wanted to say that reading your story made me cry. You are such an strong woman. 
I second the tongue tie possibility. The same thing happened to us. Everyone missed the posterior tongue tie (8 different people!) until I met with a specialist when DD was 4.5 months. My supply was shot and I had to take domperidone after her tongue tie was clipped, but DD started gaining after that.   
The ped said she was very worried (even referred to my baby as obese!) because she jumped percentile curves. She is 95 percentile for weight and 35 for height. It irritated me because she should had taken the whole case into consideration. The reason DD was very skinny in the first five months of her life was because she had a tongue tie. She started gaining weight and jumping percentiles since it got fixed. So why call my baby overweight now? She told me I shouldn't let...
Thanks for the reply. I also think the ped is full of it. I am petite and my husband is tall. We were both big babies, so I think it is normal for my DD to be chubby. I am just tired of hearing "Oh my Gosh, your baby is so skinny!" then a few months later "Oh my gosh, your baby is overweight!". I don't want to have to worry about her weight. Just seems like a silly thing. DD started walking when she turned 11 months and she is getting super active now. Maybe is just a...
  I took my DD to her 1 yr appointment today and the pediatrician was shocked because my DD weighs 29 pounds.  She was 7 lbs 5oz at birth but had a really hard time gaining weight. We found out when she was close to 5 months that she had a posterior tongue tie. After that was fixed, she started gaining.  She loves solids and eats pretty well. We just put things in front of her and let her choose how much to eat. She asks for food a lot during the day and nurses on...
I have been sick 3 times since my baby was born. She never caught anything I had. She actually has never gotten sick. I had her with me the whole time. Her pedi is super pro breastfeeding and told me that's the best thing for my DD. She is getting all my antibodies through milk. I would not give your baby anything other than your breast milk. You are already giving her the best medicine there is. 
I am on the same boat. My DD is 11 months old and her sleep pattern is very similar as the one you describe. She has been like this since she was 5 months old. People first told me it was just a phase that would pass really soon, but it didn't pass. I just got used to it. It's hard because family and friends always comment on how I may be enabling her to continue sleeping like this. Sometimes I doubt myself, but when I really think about it, I think that my DD really...
I live in Hawaii and when my DD was 5 months old we traveled to Florida. It was a 6 hour time difference. The first few days were horrible. She was going to sleep in at 4 am and waking up at noon. Five days later she was fully adjusted to the time change. I exposed her to natural light as often as possible. Slept with no curtains so she could notice the light and dark differences. This may be harder for you to do because it is winter now and the days are shorter for you....
My DD is 11 months old. We make big pots of beans, lentils or chick peas. I cook them with other veggies like carrots, potatoes and celery. I feed her that for lunch and dinner. I also cook brown rice, oatmeal and quinoa. You can also freeze that. I normally don't because everyone in my house eat the same food, so we cook fresh batches every 2-3 days. We plan to always have left overs for the baby. I also give her yogurt or a smoothie with frozen blueberries in the...
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