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Forum: Infertility   03-10-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,147
Posted By tangledblue
I had very low amh, less than 0.1, and higher...

I had very low amh, less than 0.1, and higher FSH than you (over 21) and when I went to the RE and they were looking at my ovaries, they gave me some progesterone just in case while waiting for some...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-23-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,005
Posted By tangledblue
My kids hated the sling. Even the Ergo wasn't...

My kids hated the sling. Even the Ergo wasn't great. The Bjorn worked ok for us in the babywearing department. AP says wear your baby, but heck, if she doesn't like it, don't do it. AP is really...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By tangledblue
Thanks! Yes, we have done some things like that....

Thanks! Yes, we have done some things like that. She is a good helper for sure and I appreciate the extra suggestions.
 
I was just feeling like maybe I could be doing more because we have friends...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-12-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By tangledblue
So, I have a 4-year old and a young toddler. The...

So, I have a 4-year old and a young toddler. The 4 year old (girl) has adjusted well to baby over the past year but is still not really "into" him. They are starting to interact more in general and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-07-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By tangledblue
Maybe somebody said this...choose a walkable...

Maybe somebody said this...choose a walkable neighborhood with a playground, grocery store, coffeeshop, library, etc. It will make life so much easier! 
We always took babies out even at a few...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-28-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By tangledblue
Hang in there, it is hard enough to be a new...

Hang in there, it is hard enough to be a new parent without adjusting to a new country where you don't have a network at the same time. I agree, look for other expats if you can, and maybe take a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-09-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By tangledblue
Look online, it is somewhat gendered but sounds...

Look online, it is somewhat gendered but sounds like the store you visited was particularly skewed. We have a girl veterinarian, gymnast, cowgirl, farm girl, snorkeling girl plus some...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-11-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,816
Posted By tangledblue
Cecily or Cecilia! (Love them but they were...

Cecily or Cecilia!
(Love them but they were vetoed by my husband who is just like yours, will veto but not suggest.   :)  )
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-02-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By tangledblue
For an older baby, a simple shape sorter or...

For an older baby, a simple shape sorter or imbucare (?) box...kept my DD busy for ages.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-30-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By tangledblue
I had that problem but it went away when I took...

I had that problem but it went away when I took extra iron. Have your ped. check her iron levels (don't just supplement without checking levels because too much iron can be really bad for...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   09-30-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By tangledblue
Also, if you are having suicidal thoughts you...

Also, if you are having suicidal thoughts you can call this number and they can help you: 1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 
 
Good for you for coming here for support. You are...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-29-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By tangledblue
I found that the days right after the D&C for...

I found that the days right after the D&C for the m/c was the worst because of the hormone crash. You will be sad about it for a long time, but it will get better after a while. This is the most...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   09-28-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By tangledblue
OP, how are you doing?

OP, how are you doing?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-27-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By tangledblue
Awesome, thanks!

Awesome, thanks!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-27-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By tangledblue
Hey--There seems to be no shortage of good arts...

Hey--There seems to be no shortage of good arts & crafts ideas out there on the interwebs, but can anyone recommend a good science-oriented blog for little kids? There is Candy Experiments...
Forum: Montessori   09-26-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By tangledblue
Your son just sounds social to me, that's...

Your son just sounds social to me, that's all...I think it's easier to play independently after filling social needs with a playdate or group activity. My 4 y.o. DD is in preschool and loves it, but...
Forum: Site Help   09-26-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By tangledblue
I agree, that would be so useful. There are so...

I agree, that would be so useful. There are so many social/emotional/financial/logistical issues associated with this and I can imagine a host of topics that people would benefit from discussing. It...
Forum: Montessori   09-24-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By tangledblue
Wow. I am no Montessori expert but that amount...

Wow. I am no Montessori expert but that amount of homework sounds developmentally inappropriate to me, like something more appropriate for a 7th grader.  It also sounds un-Montessori...I thought M....
Forum: Family Safety   09-24-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By tangledblue
Hey--I'm going to need to change around our...

Hey--I'm going to need to change around our carseats soon as my younger one is outgrowing his infant seat. With the current recommendations to rear-face until 2, what would be a good option for a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-18-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By tangledblue
Parenting is hard and we all make mistakes. Even...

Parenting is hard and we all make mistakes. Even if you never did CIO you will eventually find something to beat yourself up about, promise.  :)   We all want to be the best parents we can be and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-11-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By tangledblue
My son hated the car seat for a while but music...

My son hated the car seat for a while but music seemed to change his mind! (I discovered this when I cranked it a little louder than usual so I could focus on something besides the screaming.)...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-04-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By tangledblue
Hey--my son, same age, is like this too and so...

Hey--my son, same age, is like this too and so was my daughter. But here is what I have discovered (and wish I knew it earlier with my daughter): they come into a light sleep every 45-50m minutes,...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand   08-30-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By tangledblue
I am so sorry. I have had two miscarriages and I...

I am so sorry. I have had two miscarriages and I know how horrible it feels.  The first time my ob was similarly blunt and I ditched that practice and found a midwife that basically counseled me...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-28-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By tangledblue
Couldn't read and not reply! First of all, know...

Couldn't read and not reply! First of all, know that you are worthwhile and a good mother -- because you are trying and you sound like you know that you need some help, just like everyone does at...
Forum: C-section Birth   08-09-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By tangledblue
Fwiw, my version did not work either. Another...

Fwiw, my version did not work either. Another mama I know had a baby that turned at the last minute. You never know. Having had a cs, I would say...just do your best to reframe it in your mind ahead...
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