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Forum: Breastfeeding   02-13-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By dahlialia
I have a 2.5 year old who is still nursing.   ...

I have a 2.5 year old who is still nursing.
 
I have PCOS that's not being controlled with bcp, metformin, and spironolactone.  I am in a lot of pain.
 
The next option would be danazol...
Forum: Parenting   05-01-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By dahlialia
I'm so sorry for your loss.  That somehow seems...

I'm so sorry for your loss.  That somehow seems so inadequate to say.
 
Would there be a possibility of talking to a grief counselor?  You might be able to find someone who specializes in grief...
Forum: Parenting   04-21-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By dahlialia
Dd2 is idk, teething? She is 20 months and...

Dd2 is idk, teething? She is 20 months and recently got one of her 2 year molars She's woken twice an hour since bedtime. Usual for her is every 1-2 hours. I can handle that, but not this. I simply...
Forum: Parenting   02-07-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By dahlialia
IDK if you want info from no-longer-onlies;   ...

IDK if you want info from no-longer-onlies;
 
After DD1 I was 100% committed to only having one; DH was pretty much on the fence.  We opted to not do anything permanent until we both felt we were...
Forum: Parenting   01-20-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By dahlialia
My DD1 was 6 1/2 when DD2 was born.  When we...

My DD1 was 6 1/2 when DD2 was born.  When we first told her, she cried and cried LOL.  What ultimately helped was when she could visualize what her role would be (she loved to plan that when DD2 was...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-17-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By dahlialia
We don't try to make things fair by the hour -...

We don't try to make things fair by the hour - our roles, needs, experiences, and personalities are all far too different for that to work.  So no 50/50.  We both try to give 100% of what we can to...
Forum: Parenting   12-18-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,341
Posted By dahlialia
We don't go in for an overwhelming number of...

We don't go in for an overwhelming number of presents (generally 3 each), so they are balanced number-wise because of that.
 
Dollar value isn't so important at this age (DD1 is 7, DD2 is 1).  And...
Forum: Parenting   12-18-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By dahlialia
Thanks for all the insights.   DH and I...

Thanks for all the insights.
 
DH and I discussed it more.  During the week we will have things like fruit salad, warm peach slices with cinnamon, and the occasional (wholegrain, low sugar) baked...
Forum: Parenting   12-16-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By dahlialia
We have a 7 year old DD, and a 16 month-old DD. ...

We have a 7 year old DD, and a 16 month-old DD.
 
Up until now, we've all had dinner together, then DH, DD1 & I have a little treat after DD2 has gone to bed.
 
This isn't working so well, for 2...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-06-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By dahlialia
My DD (almost 16 months) is fairly easygoing,...

My DD (almost 16 months) is fairly easygoing, and generally doesn't *want* to tantrum, so she will take an easy out, if given.  If I have to say no to something, and she starts screaming, I can...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-06-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By dahlialia
DD is almost 16 months.  A good night has her...

DD is almost 16 months.  A good night has her nursing every 2 hours (so 5-6 times).  An amazing night has her skipping one of those, and giving me a 4-hour stretch.  A bad night, which we have a lot...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-15-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,736
Posted By dahlialia
Dishes have generally been an issue here, for a...

Dishes have generally been an issue here, for a variety of reasons.
 
Now, right after dinner, I leave DH to field both kids and I do the kitchen right away.  Or vice versa.  That way it's already...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-05-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,909
Posted By dahlialia
I haven't dealt with this particular issue, but...

I haven't dealt with this particular issue, but we did deal with night terrors a lot. Could it be that he is reaching that "need to pee" point when he is in a deep part of the sleep cycle? Is there...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-05-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By dahlialia
DD1's school is at the top of a big hill. DD2...

DD1's school is at the top of a big hill. DD2 (14 months) goes along for drop off and pick up.

Last year we used the stroller when the sidewalks were pretty clear, and the moby wrap or bjorn the...
Forum: Parenting   11-02-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,047
Posted By dahlialia
I'm in a small city in Canada ~100,000 people. ...

I'm in a small city in Canada ~100,000 people.

A group in our neighbourhood gets together and plans something scary every year for Halloween. I love it.

I think people should be able to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-31-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,023
Posted By dahlialia
I would let her TOT, and discuss helping her eat...

I would let her TOT, and discuss helping her eat a responsible amount daily.

A couple of thoughts...it sounds like when she eats sweet foods, is when she wants and sneaks more. I wonder if for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-27-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By dahlialia
DD (14 months) does the bum slide down, with one...

DD (14 months) does the bum slide down, with one of us there to watch (she's new at it). DH used to hold her on his lap, and bump down that way with her, for fun. I think that's how she got the hang...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-20-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By dahlialia
With me and my LOs, first choice would be to...

With me and my LOs, first choice would be to take a family member with me if I could.

Second choice, would be to go, with a plan for helping the LO with the babysitter experience - I did this,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-19-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By dahlialia
once our DD had front teeth, top and bottom, we...

once our DD had front teeth, top and bottom, we could give her an entire apple, peeled, and she would essentially grate bits off with her teeth. She's 14 months now and we still give her apple this...
Forum: Parenting   10-17-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By dahlialia
kids live in the moment. the fact that he...

kids live in the moment.

the fact that he spent hours at the kids museum, bought something, and played out at the playground doesn't change how he feels about now not getting to watch/play/read...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-16-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By dahlialia
my almost-daily smoothie is: banana, frozen...

my almost-daily smoothie is: banana, frozen strawberries, soymilk, spinach, peanut butter, flax seeds.

You could use higher fat dairy, or flax oil if you are using soymilk. If the smoothie being...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-04-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,112
Posted By dahlialia
I am with you, for the most part. However,...

I am with you, for the most part.

However, provided you don't have qualms about your Dad's abilities with her, I could see that letting your Dad have an hour to care for her on the weekends he is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-03-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By dahlialia
Ouch mama, I feel for you. My DD at 3 would...

Ouch mama, I feel for you.

My DD at 3 would freak if anyone else (strangers) helped her. Ex. she knocked her chair down in a restaurant accidentally, and a sweet woman lifted it back up for her....
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-03-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By dahlialia
I have no experience with this, but my initial...

I have no experience with this, but my initial thought was - what about instituting regular "sit on the potty" times, with a specified length? After breakfast, after preschool, after dinner maybe....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-26-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By dahlialia
When you leave her for short periods, can you...

When you leave her for short periods, can you also leave something of yours with her? Something she can have, to focus on, to help reassure herself that you aren't gone for good?
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