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We are having our third (and last) baby this Dec/Jan. Since this is the third and planned I have saved everything from the previous two. We are cloth diapering and breastfeeding so I don't need disposables or bottles or formula. There is really nothing that we need at all. My 5 yo dd is the one who wants the baby shower. She has talked about it several times. It would be nice, since this is the last pregnancy, to have a party. So I'm thinking... can I have a...
I think it is completely appropriate to include websites in your invitation. People want to get you what you will want and use, not stuff that will get wasted. there are so many things out there for babies that your guests will probably be relieved that you are making it a bit easier for them by telling them exactly what you want. People who don't have kids especially have NO IDEA what to give at a baby shower.
My dd tells anyone who asks that that is where the doctor took off her tail :. Her dad told her to tell people that.
Has your friend gotten a copy of the hospital records from her son's surgery? The only person I know of who has had this kind of post-traumatic stress from a hospital stay is my MIL. Back when she had her first child in the 50s they gave her the twilight sleep drug which is supposed to make you forget everything. Well, she remembers everything, how out of control she was, how she was tied down, the pain. And when she tried to convince her husband and her dr. that...
I just took my double stroller to the consignment store. My kids are now 3 and 5, the same age difference yours will be. It really felt like the end of an era!! We had the Graco Duo Glider and really loved it. I'm not so much a just-for-the-heck-of-it-walker. I needed the stroller for running erands, going in and out of stores, that sort of thing. This stroller worked well because the seats are one in front of the other (the side by side models can be impossible to...
Everybody will probably think I am the meanest mommy in the world... When I finally got totally fed up with my then 4 yo dd doing this, one day I obediently followed her to the potty, waited until she was seated and peeing and then said I'd be right back and left the room. She protested, but didn't get off the potty until finished. I came back in and made some excuse about something I had had to do that very second, and praised her for doing it all by herself. ...
Sometimes a grandparent being super permissive can really backfire on them. It did with my MIL. Every time she comes over to see the kids (about once a week) she brings a sugary treat or a flashy battery operated toy. We've told her many times about the sugar (each time she acts like it's the first time she's heard it). The toys usually find their way into the consignment bin before too long and the kids never miss them. She also lets the kids get away with MURDER,...
I stood up while dh and I did mine. And I did start to feel light-headed. I figured it was because of all the standing. Dh got a tall stool for me to sit on and we finished up quick. But I did feel really wiped out for the rest of the day. Not enough fluids and too much standing, and the heat of the plaster all did it.
My son was mostly toilet trained by 2 yo, and he wasn't verbal enough to discuss it until long after that. I don't see anything wrong with introducing the potty and letting a child run around bare-bottomed, just so long as you don't expect miracles, are prepared to clean up some messes, and have a long range attitude about it. My inspiration is a momma who raised 5 kids in Thailand and they were all potty trained by 18 months! And this is the gentlest woman I know...
Hi, I just came back to this thread and realized there were some questions for me. My parents divorce was quite amicable. My dad had become very involved in a life that didn't really include the rest of us. He was/is an artist and pilot and he spent all of his time on solitary activities that eventually led him to think that living at his studio - separate from his family was acceptable. Finally my mom had to push him for a divorce because they had become so...
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