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Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-27-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
I can't answer the question about why you got IV...

I can't answer the question about why you got IV pitocin. But where I live, it's standard protocol to give a single intramuscular dose of pitocin after the birth of the baby, before birth of the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-24-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
Thank you both for sharing your thoughts and...

Thank you both for sharing your thoughts and experiences http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-23-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
Yes I wish I didn't have to work, but we're...

Yes I wish I didn't have to work, but we're dependant on the income to pay the bills. My DH prefers to be at home and has always been reluctant to go anywhere with babies and young toddlers without...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-23-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
Has anybody done this successfully?  D is 9...

Has anybody done this successfully? 

D is 9 mon and had never had a bottle. He's been EBF but eats a wide variety of solids in good amounts. So far he will only drink water from a straw that I'm...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-23-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,235
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
My first was a c-section and I never got to...

My first was a c-section and I never got to pushing. My second was a VBAC and I pushed for 45 min. My third (2nd VBAC) I pushed for 20 min
Forum: Intact Care   01-09-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 380
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
A good epsom salt soak in the tub might help.

A good epsom salt soak in the tub might help.
Forum: Babywearing   01-09-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
I agree with Katelove.  Your money would be much...

I agree with Katelove.  Your money would be much better spent on a carrier that would last longer.  But if you want to try a stretchy wrap now (they're great for newborns), I'd check out thrift...
Forum: Parenting   01-08-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
I'm would probably be considered one of those...

I'm would probably be considered one of those 'icky' parents you speak of.  I have a lot of social anxiety and am often perceived as 'odd' despite my best efforts not to be.  My 6 YO is really...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-07-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,412
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
I wouldn't unless she child proofed it some how....

I wouldn't unless she child proofed it some how. Are there covers strong enough for a toddler not to fall through that they wouldn't be able to remove? I'm totally clueless about pool equipment.
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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-07-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
And good to see another BC coast mama here. I'm...

And good to see another BC coast mama here. I'm in Victoria
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-07-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
My younger two had an older sibling sleeping in...

My younger two had an older sibling sleeping in the same bed from birth. I just made sure I was sleeping between them. It's a bit tricky with nursing when I need to switch sides. I can only fall...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-07-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
Gotcha. I submitted before Seeing your post,...

Gotcha. I submitted before Seeing your post, Dalia and my comment was more in reresponse to Sassy's who seemed to be assuming the OP's reasons for treating were purely cosmetic.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-07-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
I just want to chime in that dental problems are...

I just want to chime in that dental problems are not just a cosmetic problem. Left untreated, they can be very painful and affect overall health. Obviously prevention is best, but not always...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-06-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
My son had Midazolam and propofol for an MRI...

My son had Midazolam and propofol for an MRI when he was 13 mon and it worked very well.  They tried to put an IV catheter in without sedation and it was horrible baby...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   01-01-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 54,229
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
I think my DD is somewhere in the middle between...

I think my DD is somewhere in the middle between introvert and extrovert.  She does need some time to play by herself to recharge, but she also hates being alone sometimes and craves play mates. ...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   01-01-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
[/quote]te name="YoginiMoma The problem is......

[/quote]te name="YoginiMoma The problem is... what if the same thing happens (or worse)? I'm just going to keep having babies in search of the homebirth that will never happen? similar to how people...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   12-31-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 791
Views: 54,229
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
I'm so sorry for reviving this thread and then...

I'm so sorry for reviving this thread and then abandoning it!  Life got crazy and I didn't have a phone for a while.  My only other on line source is a big PC that I can rarely get to.  Anyone still...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-31-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,163
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
My 6 yo loves the Ivy and Bean series

My 6 yo loves the Ivy and Bean series
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   12-30-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif. Woo hoo! Im so glad it worked out for you. Congrats!
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-30-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
One thing I forgot to mention, there are 3 years...

One thing I forgot to mention, there are 3 years in between my first and second child, and my 2nd and 3rd.  So it wasn't something I rushed into.  In my case because of my c-section, it was best to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-30-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
My first went through an awful biting phase as...

My first went through an awful biting phase as well. I eventually used the same approach as garden dweller and it did work! But it was soo hard to stay calm and not yell because it hurt so much. My...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-30-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
Hugs to you! I have a screamer too and It's so...

Hugs to you! I have a screamer too and It's so hard! My LO's have all been early teethers so far who were done by 21 mon. But I remember once when I was staying with my parents, my DD having a...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-30-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
I can relate.  I had similar feelings after my...

I can relate.  I had similar feelings after my 1st.  I'd planned a natural hospital birth with a MW and ended up with an induced labor that ended in c-section.  I was devastated, despite having a...
Forum: Parenting   12-10-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,266
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
Yes we do the whole Santa thing. I had a...

Yes we do the whole Santa thing. I had a wonderful experience believing as a child, one of my happiest memories. I came to the conclusion on my own when I was 8 that he wasn't real, but wasn't...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-05-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,295
Posted By CuddleBug'sMama
We say nursie. My first called it 'aa-ee' until...

We say nursie. My first called it 'aa-ee' until she could say nursie. My second called it 'gee gee' (attempting 'nursie') so the rest of the family called it the sameduring his toddlerhood. My...
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