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Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-21-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By eleanorm
Hi Mckensifam and welcome to MDC!!  I can...

Hi Mckensifam and welcome to MDC!!  I can sympathise with the confusion with all the acronyms.  I managed to make Jamiee think that my body was producing cloth diapers (CD) instead of mucus!  The...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-20-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By eleanorm
Sure here it is; ...

Sure here it is;
http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/396010
 
I am really 95% sure that it's not my cycle.  I have absolutely no pregnancy symptoms but plenty of pre-menstrual ones.  And the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-19-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By eleanorm
Well it's about time for an update.  And it's a...

Well it's about time for an update.  And it's a mixed bag of feelings.  
 
So I started charting for the first time a few weeks ago.  I had to give up a bit with the CM as (except for the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-06-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By eleanorm
Thanks Jaimee - and sorry for the unusual...

Thanks Jaimee - and sorry for the unusual abbreviation.  And as a result of your helpfulness I'm back with another question!
 
In the past I have always done more of an external check on CF, but...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-02-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By eleanorm
So, thanks to Jaimee's advice I have started...

So, thanks to Jaimee's advice I have started charting with temps.  Now that my period is nearly over I would like to add CD info.
 
But how do other people check and chart CD when they are busy...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-28-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By eleanorm
Thanks Jamiee.  Your answer totally makes sense....

Thanks Jamiee.  Your answer totally makes sense.  I had been searching online for info but nothing explained it for me properly.
 
As far as I remember, I have almost always had some light...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-28-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By eleanorm
Hi all,   What exactly is the first day of...

Hi all,
 
What exactly is the first day of your period? Before there is a real flow I always have 3-4 days of very, very light spotting. Only visible on the toilet paper. Is the 1st day when there...
Forum: Diapering   01-03-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By eleanorm
With so much branding, marketing and hype I find...

With so much branding, marketing and hype I find it hard to figure out which is really the better diaper (as least for the majority of users). If you have tried both brands can you give us your...
Forum: Allergies   03-18-2008, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By eleanorm
A question for anyone who's dc had infant eczema...

A question for anyone who's dc had infant eczema that you successfully tied to a food intolerance / allergy; were there other symptoms in addition to the skin issues - gas/bloating/fussing at the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-25-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By eleanorm
Does your son still take an afternoon nap? If so...

Does your son still take an afternoon nap? If so maybe these battles are his way of postponing bedtime as he is not yet tired?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-24-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 45,001
Posted By eleanorm
I had something similar with my DS for about a...

I had something similar with my DS for about a year - also a big fruit eater (and still is). It only changed to once/twice a day when he started to use the toilet/potty. Since then he has had no...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-21-2008, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By eleanorm
FWIW, I found the period between 9 and 12 months...

FWIW, I found the period between 9 and 12 months the hardest with my DS at night. After that he (by himself) started extending his stretches between wakings and sleeping more soundly. I hope this...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-21-2008, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By eleanorm
I also think you are doing the right thing....

I also think you are doing the right thing. While my memories are a little hazy (but only 2 years old) I do remember having occasional nights like you describe. They were irregular and never lasted...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-21-2008, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By eleanorm
Momily- how young do you think you were able to...

Momily- how young do you think you were able to get your DS to fall asleep in that way? My DS also changed to going to sleep with rubbing/singing but he was closer to 18 months before that was...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-20-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By eleanorm
I have been co-sleeping with DD (now 3 1/2...

I have been co-sleeping with DD (now 3 1/2 months) since day 1. From very early on I have really being getting plenty of sleep - long may it continue. As long as I am lying next to her, she can...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-20-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By eleanorm
I really think that co-sleeping requires a lot...

I really think that co-sleeping requires a lot of practice for most people (mother, father and child). With my DS we didn't co-sleep for the first 4 months as he was doing great in the crib, but...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-13-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By eleanorm
My 3.5 month old dd has developed a wonderful...

My 3.5 month old dd has developed a wonderful new *need* in the last few weeks. Unless she is really hungry or tired, she often wants to be rocked and nursed at the same time. She will cry and fuss...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-13-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,275
Posted By eleanorm
As I don't have a car while DP works during the...

As I don't have a car while DP works during the week, groceries have to be done on foot with the stroller and DP refuses to spend his weekend in the supermarket - and we usually come up with more...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-11-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,455
Posted By eleanorm
I think this is one of my least favourite...

I think this is one of my least favourite aspects of SAHing. Before children I worked full-time with an office job that required a lot of client visits. So most days I made an effort with make-up...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-10-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By eleanorm
I feel for you...

I feel for you http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif

I don't have it quite so bad - dp works long days, but most of the time he gets home at night. But so, being at home with a...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-10-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,517
Posted By eleanorm
Very interesting - DS has the frenum you...

Very interesting - DS has the frenum you describe (at least compared to mine). He has quite a few issues but unfortunately on many of his top teeth. Worst affected are the 2 incisors (one has 3/4...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-07-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By eleanorm
Jessica - I'm afraid I have no personal...

Jessica - I'm afraid I have no personal knowledge as my ds never wanted to nip when he was a toddler (he was just a real nap nurser). But my guess would be along the lines of what the pp said - you...
Forum: Homebirth   01-04-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By eleanorm
Welcome Sarah. I am Irish but living in...

Welcome Sarah. I am Irish but living in Amsterdam for 5 years. I had both my dc here and I love the whole system they have for birth - I will never do it anywhere else! I was previously not a major...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-04-2008, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By eleanorm
I'm not sure this will completely help, but when...

I'm not sure this will completely help, but when I was pregnant with #2 and needed more sleep, dp took over nighttime care of ds. We put him in his own room (well we actually moved out of his) and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-03-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By eleanorm
Has anyone at all some tips from their...

Has anyone at all some tips from their experience??
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