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Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   10-14-2016, 10:53 AM
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Views: 1,142
Posted By lifeguard
She definitely does not want to discuss if she...

She definitely does not want to discuss if she has not brought it up. If someone I had not brought it up with had engaged me in that type of conversation it would have been very very difficult for...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-11-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,920
Posted By lifeguard
I don't have any resources for you but that is...

I don't have any resources for you but that is utter nonsense. It's also not really their business how long her breastfed. Sorry, it's super frustrating when kids bite & hit.
Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   10-11-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,516
Posted By lifeguard
Involving older children in pregnancy & growth

So with my 2nd pregnancy my son was only 2+ & so generally discussion about baby & a few children's books was plenty.

This time around we have a 8 & 5 year old & they are pretty excited,...
Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   10-09-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By lifeguard
I would be interested, as long as it's a secret...

I would be interested, as long as it's a secret group.
Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   10-09-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By lifeguard
The nausea & tiredness & sore breasts I can cope...

The nausea & tiredness & sore breasts I can cope with but the vivid dreams & restless legs (& arms!) that wake me & keep me up for hours just might be the end of me! It's awful. I'm already taking...
Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   10-09-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By lifeguard
We told as soon as we confirmed the edd (about 2...

We told as soon as we confirmed the edd (about 2 weeks after bfp because getting an ultrasound took forever!) - I was 9w3d at that point. We told the kids right away after the bfp & our immediate...
Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   10-09-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,890
Posted By lifeguard
Hello! I am expecting our 3rd baby on April 30th...

Hello! I am expecting our 3rd baby on April 30th - I expect that there will be a push to deliver before than as I have type II diabetes now & after my experiences with gestational diabetes with the...
Forum: April 2017 Due Date Club   10-09-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By lifeguard
As someone who struggled with infertility I'm not...

As someone who struggled with infertility I'm not sure there is much you can do. I was so incredibly bitter at the world (it took us 6 years to conceive my son) I couldn't be around friends & we...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-30-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,999
Posted By lifeguard
We don't have his money & my money. Haven't...

We don't have his money & my money. Haven't since we moved in together 16 years ago (although I worked full time or multiple jobs up until we had our children). Our accounts & bills have always been...
Forum: Babywearing   10-13-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By lifeguard
I am a ring sling fan. Make sure the shoulder is...

I am a ring sling fan. Make sure the shoulder is sitting over your shoulder cap (not sliding into your neck) & spread the fabric across your back for max comfort. I rarely use the cradle carry...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-12-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By lifeguard
We're hoping to get ours soonish - we're in...

We're hoping to get ours soonish - we're in Ontario, good winter! We are hoping this way they will be ready to lay as the light is improving so we can optimize their best laying time. First we need...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-08-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,873
Posted By lifeguard
Ds has a balance bike & he LOVES it - lately...

Ds has a balance bike & he LOVES it - lately he's been asking us to build him a jump! He goes to the top of our yard & flies down. We got it when he was 2 & he's now almost 4.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-08-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,041
Posted By lifeguard
Oh, that's hard. I had dd's tongue tie clipped...

Oh, that's hard. I had dd's tongue tie clipped at 4 months & the clinic thought that was old. We never got her lip tie clipped 'cause they wouldn't do both procedures at once & the clinic is a 5...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-07-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By lifeguard
How long did you try the nightweaning for? Can...

How long did you try the nightweaning for? Can you & dh switch so you can get a break?
 
Nightweaning helped ds sleep longer but not dd. With ds we found offering water helped significantly when...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-04-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,636
Posted By lifeguard
I have parented both of my children very...

I have parented both of my children very similarly. Ds was the easiest baby ever. He'd happily play on the floor for hours, or happily be in the sling, or someone else's arms, or, well, anywhere....
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-02-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,131
Posted By lifeguard
DD will be a year on the 7th! Af didn't return...

DD will be a year on the 7th! Af didn't return until 18mos with ds & then we actually induced with drugs.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-02-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,863
Posted By lifeguard
Much like pp we don't insist on plate clearing...

Much like pp we don't insist on plate clearing or a lot of dinnertime rules. We make a meal, we serve it & then we put it away. If ds doesn't eat he knows there will be nothing else until breakfast....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-01-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By lifeguard
All I can share is my own prodromal labour...

All I can share is my own prodromal labour experience. For the last 3 weeks of my pregnancy with dd I had good, solid, timeable contractions for 3-8 hours every single day. I went to the hospital...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-01-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 847
Posted By lifeguard
mumm - I think I love you!   I would like to...

mumm - I think I love you!
 
I would like to be the sort of woman who works out daily, eat wonderfully & is therefore healthy, strong, & feels great in her skin & she does this 'cause she enjoys...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-01-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By lifeguard
tanyato - your original post is exactly where I...

tanyato - your original post is exactly where I am. I actually left the house & went & swore at the chickens at 4:00 this morning. I swear this girl is slowly killing me. Glad you found a solution,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-30-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,808
Posted By lifeguard
Both of my kids have/had tongue-tie & lip-tie &...

Both of my kids have/had tongue-tie & lip-tie & no one irl was familiar with it - not even my doctor & the lactation consultant didn't know about lip ties. Like a pp said it seems more prevalant...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-30-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,215
Posted By lifeguard
Interesting read. Thank you. I most definitely...

Interesting read. Thank you. I most definitely struggle with moderation.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-29-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,131
Posted By lifeguard
Please add me to waiting to catch first pp. Baby...

Please add me to waiting to catch first pp. Baby girl will be a year next week. I am planning to go to the ob soonish to see if we can get af going. I have pcos & don't generally o on my on. I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-29-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,215
Posted By lifeguard
I listened to an interview with the woman who...

I listened to an interview with the woman who wrote a book called "The Vegetarian Myth". She was very knowledgeable & well-spoken. It's a book I've been meaning to read. I've never been a vegetarian...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-06-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By lifeguard
I am. Last week was a rough week for me - felt...

I am. Last week was a rough week for me - felt awful - dragging, tired, irritable, depressed. The week before I was away & it was very heavy carb/wheat meals. I think what it says about withdrawal...
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