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Forum: Queer Parenting   05-17-2013, 05:39 AM
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Posted By gumshoegirl007
Wishin - I'm so sorry to hear that your DW is...

Wishin - I'm so sorry to hear that your DW is having such a rough time.  I know you mentioned birthing issues, maybe I missed it, but what happened (if I can ask)?
 
Seraf - I love the kid with...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-11-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 17,189
Posted By gumshoegirl007
It's been such a long time since I've been...

It's been such a long time since I've been around these parts of the interwebs (I have a glorious three hours to myself this morning and I need to use most of it to clean the house which WILL get...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-23-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By gumshoegirl007
It's super cold here (-42 today!), but MUCH...

It's super cold here (-42 today!), but MUCH warmer in the house http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif.
 
While we're not formally potty training at night, we have lots of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-21-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By gumshoegirl007
We're in the process of potty training our...

We're in the process of potty training our daughter who will be 22 months this week.  I say process, even though she's pretty much there after 2.5 weeks, but I don't want to jinx it ;)
 
I looked...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-31-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By gumshoegirl007
So I don't know if this is a jurisdictional...

So I don't know if this is a jurisdictional thing, but donor contracts in Canada don't trump parental rights or rights that are legally enshrined.
 
When we went to draw up our contract, a few...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-15-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By gumshoegirl007
We just started gymnastics for the first time...

We just started gymnastics for the first time today with our DD who is 17mo.  There's 5 or 6 kids in the class.  Most of the kids are in the 12mo-18mo range with the exception of one who is 2 (and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-31-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By gumshoegirl007
Yes!  We discovered that we had a posterior...

Yes!  We discovered that we had a posterior tongue tie at around 3-4 weeks of age.  We didn't get it lasered.
 
Aside from the initial latching issues and mastitis soon after my milk came in,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-29-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By gumshoegirl007
I don't think your DD is exceptionally early,...

I don't think your DD is exceptionally early, but she's not also late.  I read somewhere that the 1 year molars usually make their appearance beginning around 13 months.
 
In our case, my DD got...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-04-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 25,181
Posted By gumshoegirl007
AHope - Sorry to hear about L's head bonk.  Poor...

AHope - Sorry to hear about L's head bonk.  Poor kiddo.  I know that head bonks are par for the course, but it doesn't make them any less scary!  We've had a couple of douzies if it makes you feel...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-03-2012, 07:02 AM
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Views: 25,181
Posted By gumshoegirl007
We started signing to the baby around 6 or 7...

We started signing to the baby around 6 or 7 months.  We were so excited to sign with her.  And then it took forever to get it going.  Up until now (at 14 months) she's been pretty fixated on gross...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-17-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By gumshoegirl007
Thanks everyone. I've read some good things...

Thanks everyone. I've read some good things about the doidy cup and I'll see if they can offer water more frequently.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-15-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By gumshoegirl007
My DD is just over 1 year old and we started the...

My DD is just over 1 year old and we started the transition to daycare two weeks ago. Tomorrow is my first day back to work. My DD exclusively drinks breastmilk and we have some concerns around...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-15-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 25,181
Posted By gumshoegirl007
Desert - Congrats on 20 weeks!!! On the car...

Desert - Congrats on 20 weeks!!! On the car front, we almost went with the CRV but then went with the Toyota RAV4. We needed more space than a car but weren't quite ready to go to a minivan yet. The...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-14-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 25,181
Posted By gumshoegirl007
Since I'm trapped in the nursery with the baby,...

Since I'm trapped in the nursery with the baby, I'll take a moment to respond AmandaHope.

We always gave A. the option of water with solid food. At first she'd drink an ounce or two of water and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-05-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 25,181
Posted By gumshoegirl007
Desert - Congrats on the baby girl!   ...

Desert - Congrats on the baby girl!
 
AngelaM - Ocean is so big! I think she may look older than she is, or that's just me without any concept of what kids at her age look like.  Good luck with...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-02-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 25,181
Posted By gumshoegirl007
Happy shiny new thread with pics of cute kiddos...

Happy shiny new thread with pics of cute kiddos in slings and with bunnies!!!
 
I don't have much time for personals this morning, but I just wanted to dump. 
 
We started daycare this morning...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-28-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 21,502
Posted By gumshoegirl007
AmandaHope - We must have been writing our posts...

AmandaHope - We must have been writing our posts at the same time, as I didn't see yours until now!  I'm glad to hear that the daycare/nanny situation seems to have worked itself out.  I know that...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-28-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 21,502
Posted By gumshoegirl007
OMOM - What an awesome and empowering birth...

OMOM - What an awesome and empowering birth story (and the pics, too!)  Sage is a cutie!
 
Isa - I laughed my ass off at your cocoon vs birth canal dilemma.  I think the cocoon will be big enough,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-23-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 21,502
Posted By gumshoegirl007
Fly by post!   OMOM - Congrats!!!!  I'm so...

Fly by post!
 
OMOM - Congrats!!!!  I'm so glad the baby is here and you got your waterbirth.  Can't wait for the story and pictures!  Okay I'm impatient.  Pics first!  Story later!!
 
Mami -...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-18-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 21,502
Posted By gumshoegirl007
MMM - I had some spotting with the wee nearly...

MMM - I had some spotting with the wee nearly one year old that is nursing as I type this.  It was over one weekend around the 8 week mark.  I, too, was totally worried because it was spotting after...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-15-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,901
Posted By gumshoegirl007
I think we're one of the first ones to celebrate...

I think we're one of the first ones to celebrate the baby's first birthday. Our girl turns 1 next Saturday, gulp!  We're sorta having a party.  It's just family coming in for some food and cake. I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-15-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By gumshoegirl007
Not all babies crawl (I think it's like 6%) and...

Not all babies crawl (I think it's like 6%) and it's important to remember that crawling IS NOT a developmental milestone.  In many cultures it isn't safe for babies to be on the floor and they go...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-13-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By gumshoegirl007
Thanks, DaisyMae.  This is super helpful.   ...

Thanks, DaisyMae.  This is super helpful.
 
I think the key reason, other than daycare only has one nap per day but they'd accommodate two naps, is that she seemed ready.  It was getting harder to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-13-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By gumshoegirl007
There's a lot of changes happening with my...

There's a lot of changes happening with my baby's schedule which are feeling kind of overwhelming (mostly because it's been a rough week and I'm tired), but I'm really trying to figure out how to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-12-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,369
Posted By gumshoegirl007
We flew this winter on Sunwing and gate checked...

We flew this winter on Sunwing and gate checked our stroller.  Easy peasy.  We left it right as we boarded the plane and we picked it up as soon as we debarked.
 
You may want to check your...
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