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I guess I am not really a kick counter...this is baby #4 and I just kind of trust things are fine. But this is the first time I have had an anterior placenta. With my first 3 I had definite movement at 16 weeks and by the time I hit 20+, babies were BUSY.  I am 23 weeks now, anterior placenta, didn't feel baby until 19-20 weeks, and will go days now where I feel one tiny kick all day.  Our 20 week anatomy scan had a kidney abnormality, which may resolve, but 2 of our...
Thanks for the thoughtful reply.  It helps to know I am not alone, lol.  DH is pretty good about getting super quality time with each kid when he is home.  We need to carve out sacred time for each of us with each kid though, that doesn't get messed with.  We tend to let the rise and fall of the youngest dictate the day.  I actually realized something today.  My mom was here for a couple hours this morning and I got the house cleaned/laundry finished.  I really had the...
I have a 19 month old with some special needs that always hated slings, so I never used many carriers for her.  My other 2 loved them.  Now at 19 months she is suddenly wanting to be up and close a lot and I think she would be more content if I could wear her a lot.  I am leaning towards a sling because I am 23 weeks pregnant and front carrying is becoming a challenge.  She does not seem to love the back carry.    I own a maya wrap ring sling and pouch, an ergo, a...
When I had DD1, I felt like SuperMom.  We did all of these wonderful things.  DD2 came 8 years later and I felt pretty close to good Mom-ness.  DD1 adored DD2.  DD2 was a treat. Then 2.5 yr later came DD3.  She has been working through some health issues that has made her realllly challenging, in addition to just being an incredibly active, strong willed, tough kid.  She is now 19 months, DD2 just turned 4 and DD1 is 12.5 yr.  I am really struggling about what to do with...
THank you so much for the thoughtful replies.  Both kids still nap, usually at the same time.  My 19 month old has some severe sleep issues, stemming from her comfort level, so she is up and down a lot.  BUT, I absolutely could use a sitter or my 12 yr old to help with the little.  We have one sitter that we are comfortable "managing" the 1 yr old. She should get easier to manage (if she doesn't hs may not be an option).   I think where my panic has set in is two...
Thank you!  I will take your advice...I never even thought about the different learning styles and type of materials.  My 4 yr old is an extremely versatile leaner.  My now 19 month old, who knows...but I suspect she will be my challenge. ;)
Thanks Erin :)
Thanks for the reply. She had an emptying scan done and was normal. She has been worked over from the GI side...5 upper/lower scopes, biopsies, upper gIs, DGE study, ph probe, etc. Our GI says we are at ground zero there. We don't know if we need to be looking at behavioral or physical. Luckily she rarely vomits now.
My DD3 is 19 months old.  At a young age she was diagnosed with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease.  Basically, her immune system sees protein chains of any size as a pathogen and attacks in the GI tract.  We went through the food elimination until I was eating 3 foods, no improvement, reflux meds, antispasmotics, various natural routes, specialists, traveling out of state, etc.  From 4 weeks forward she screamed 16-20 hr a day.  Only slept in 20-30 min blocks and...
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