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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-01-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By BarefootGirl
Our bed is about 18in high.  We could've used...

Our bed is about 18in high.  We could've used the Arms Reach Universal, but I got a good deal on the mini.  We thought about cutting the legs a bit shorter somehow, but I want to be able to resell...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-31-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By BarefootGirl
We've been cosleeping with our 4 month old since...

We've been cosleeping with our 4 month old since birth.  From about 4 weeks on (once we found a swaddle blanket that would hold him), we have all slept great.  He woke up several times a night to...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   03-23-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By BarefootGirl
Bump and adding my email in case I don't check...

Bump and adding my email in case I don't check back here often enough:
lifecirclesnecklaces@yahoo.com
 
I also started a yahoo group:
auburnnaturalmamas@yahoogroups.com
 
 
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-14-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By BarefootGirl
I bought a bunch of nursing tanks and fitted...

I bought a bunch of nursing tanks and fitted V-neck Ts from Target.  I can mix and match the colors and they go with any of my casual pants.  (This is also what I wear to work over my scrub pants -...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-14-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By BarefootGirl
What are the pros/cons to giving a pacifier? I...

What are the pros/cons to giving a pacifier? I hadn’t planned on introducing it, but my unknowing sister gave us a pack of them and in a night of desperation during the first month, we let him have...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   03-11-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By BarefootGirl
I am looking for natural-minded mamas in the...

I am looking for natural-minded mamas in the Auburn, AL area.  PM me if you want to meet!
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   03-11-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By BarefootGirl
I gave birth at Doctors Hospital in Columbus,...

I gave birth at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, GA.  I had been seeing a midwife at Trinity Center for women on Warm Springs Rd.  All 3 midwives are great - Julie attended my birth.  The hospital is...
Forum: Parenting   03-11-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By BarefootGirl
I have a blog I started pretty recently...

I have a blog I started pretty recently www.musingsofabarefootgirl.blogspot.com (http://www.musingsofabarefootgirl.blogspot.com) It's kind of a mishmash of natural living topic and personal baby...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-06-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,107
Posted By BarefootGirl
If you DO decide you just can't take the...

If you DO decide you just can't take the nighttime nursing, try pumping during the day so you can at least give breastmilk in the bottles at night - sooo much better than formula.  But try not to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-06-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By BarefootGirl
My DS has been in daycare part-time since 10...

My DS has been in daycare part-time since 10 weeks old and he is 15 weeks old now.  He is usually there about 6 hours.  He gets one bottle of pumped milk in the morning and I go by to nurse him...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-06-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By BarefootGirl
Nursing necklaces are great!  I started making...

Nursing necklaces are great!  I started making my own.  PM for details if you like.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-02-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By BarefootGirl
Sounds like you definitely need to pump more. ...

Sounds like you definitely need to pump more.  While you may not get much at first, think of it as "placing an order" for more.  If you keep asking your body for more, it will hopefully respond. ...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-24-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By BarefootGirl
It went great!  He latched on, no problem.  I am...

It went great!  He latched on, no problem.  I am super excited to finally be free of the shield!!!  It's been just over 5 days now. 
 
I'm trying to decide if I should throw them in the garbage in...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-22-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By BarefootGirl
My DS is 13 weeks and we are FINALLY off the...

My DS is 13 weeks and we are FINALLY off the nipple shield (I think).  We haven't used it since early Saturda morning, but I think the real test will be to see if we need it when I go nurse him at...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-22-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By BarefootGirl
My sister is getting married this Fall and has...

My sister is getting married this Fall and has asked me to be her maid of honor.  She is looking at dresses and of course it is her wedding and I'll wear anything she wants me to.  However, my baby...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-26-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,307
Posted By BarefootGirl
DS is almost 10 weeks old now.  We started...

DS is almost 10 weeks old now.  We started getting out for short trips to the store pretty much right away.  DH and I went to Target to Christmas shop when he was he was 2-3 wks old and I nursed him...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-26-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By BarefootGirl
My DS was really gassy and fussy from weeks...

My DS was really gassy and fussy from weeks 2-4ish.  It got a LOT better after that, but he still gets gassy once or twice a day and will cry about it - just not nearly as much as he did.  We did...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-24-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By BarefootGirl
Didn't go to that school, but did get a masters...

Didn't go to that school, but did get a masters online from another school.  Now I have thousands of dollars of debt and still don't have a decent job.  Maybe a teaching cert would be worth it.  I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-24-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,948
Posted By BarefootGirl
YES.  I am going back next Tuesday and my son...

YES.  I am going back next Tuesday and my son will be 10 weeks old then.  It's going to break my heart to not be with him all the time.  Unfortunately it is just not financially possible for me to...
Forum: Family Planning   01-21-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,417
Posted By BarefootGirl
Can I join?  My first was born 11.20.10.  I...

Can I join?  My first was born 11.20.10.  I charted religiously for several months to conceive him (on Clomid - my natural cycles were often long and/or anovulatory).  I was off HBC for two years...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-19-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By BarefootGirl
those are beautiful!   anyone else?

those are beautiful!
 
anyone else?
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-19-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By BarefootGirl
upcycling is what it is called when you take...

upcycling is what it is called when you take unused stuff and make it into something new and beautiful/useful right? 
 
for example my sister makes and sells beautiful jewelry out of vintage...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-18-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By BarefootGirl
That's all I did with my DS at that stage.  He...

That's all I did with my DS at that stage.  He was attached to me and I was attached to the couch.  If I had to pee or get something from the fridge or do a load of laundry - anything - I carried...
Forum: December 2010   01-18-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,399
Posted By BarefootGirl
Mine was 10 total from tiny bit of spotting to...

Mine was 10 total from tiny bit of spotting to baby in arms.  Pretty sure that is short for a first birth.  And really, the first 3-4 hours I wasn't sure it was really since the contractions weren't...
Forum: December 2010   01-07-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By BarefootGirl
I'm sick of nursing tanks!  I haven't found any...

I'm sick of nursing tanks!  I haven't found any affordable nursing clothing :-(  I'm wearing nursing tanks from Target and pajama pants all.the.time.  If we leave the house I put on jeans and a...
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