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Forum: Life With a Baby   03-29-2004, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
Andi, that is so funny! The only time I've done...

Andi, that is so funny! The only time I've done my hair and put on makeup in the past 8 months is when dh says it's time for Mommy to be in a few pictures! Other than that, it's sweats and a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-22-2004, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
Here's something to try.... fill the playpen...

Here's something to try.... fill the playpen with balls, the kind like are in the ball pit at Chuck-E-Cheese. This keeps my 8 month old daughter occupied for 5 or 10 minutes. Of course I need to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-19-2004, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
Try a stack of tupperware-like containers, empty...

Try a stack of tupperware-like containers, empty cardboard boxes, or a ball.
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif Have Fun but Take it Easy.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-12-2004, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Sophia's Mommy
Wow! Something other than "convenience...

Wow! Something other than "convenience parenting" in mainstream media??? Well, semi-mainstream anyway. When does your show air? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-12-2004, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
This is all a matter of opinion, of course. But...

This is all a matter of opinion, of course. But my vote is still to disable the airbag and put them up front. Second choice is turn them front facing earlier. I say up front before turning them...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-10-2004, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
okay, I know I'm in the minority here, but I...

okay, I know I'm in the minority here, but I think "safe" is relative. It's safer to wear a helmet when you ride a bike, and even when you ski, but I don't. Volvos are safest, but I don't drive one....
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-07-2004, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
The car seat holder with the backpack straps is...

The car seat holder with the backpack straps is called "Ultimate Car Seat & Booster Seat Carrier" by J.L. Childress. They have them at Babyage.com for $45. We just bought one, but haven't used it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-03-2004, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
Hi. My Sophia is 7 1/2 months old, in the...

Hi.

My Sophia is 7 1/2 months old, in the 75th percentile for length and weight. The NewNative works for the hip carry, but it doesn't really come up far enough on her back that I would feel...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-03-2004, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
I loved my NewNative when she was an infant, but...

I loved my NewNative when she was an infant, but now it's not versitile enough. The B'Jorn isn't versitile either plus it's hard to pack into a diaper bag. I've heard rave reviews about the Maya...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-02-2004, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
OshKoshB'Gosh online has some good prices, but...

OshKoshB'Gosh online has some good prices, but I'm finding that their pants are for skinny babies! My 7 month old is too "healthy" (read: Chubby!...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-28-2004, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
My suggestion is to not force it. We never...

My suggestion is to not force it. We never pushed Sophia to do tummy time. If it lasted 2 minutes a day before she got frustrated- we stopped. Some days we didn't do it at all. Then all of a sudden...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-25-2004, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
KFH- It was the way he said it. I loved being...

KFH-
It was the way he said it. I loved being pregnant and think pregnant woman are beautiful. But that wasn't his tone- he meant it as a negative, as though I should be more concerned with my...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-24-2004, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
Thanks to all! You've inspired me to start...

Thanks to all! You've inspired me to start working on a business plan. And maybe this means I can buy a new camera and write it off on next years taxes!!...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-24-2004, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
I can totally relate to your question! We've...

I can totally relate to your question! We've settled into a routine where I change her diaper just before bed. Then if she seems restless during the night (waking every hour instead of every two) I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-24-2004, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
I got one from my uncle of all people.. ...

I got one from my uncle of all people..

"You still look pregnant when you wear that sling thing. Wasn't 9 months of carrying her enough?"...
Forum: Infertility   02-22-2004, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
Hi Gals. I just wanted to drop in here and...

Hi Gals.
I just wanted to drop in here and offer support. I ttc #1 for over 3 years before dd through IVF. I velcro-ed the thermometer to the back of our headboard it had become such a permanent...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-22-2004, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
Thank you, Joni! What would be an affordable...

Thank you, Joni! What would be an affordable service? How much do you usually spend at Sears, and how many pictures do you get?

I need to do some research on what other places charge... Sears,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-22-2004, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
Thank you, trishshack. I've seen that statistic,...

Thank you, trishshack. I've seen that statistic, which is why Sophia is still in the back. But I've also seen statisics that say 40% of accidents where there is one adult and one child in the car...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-22-2004, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
I love taking photographs, and I'm told I'm...

I love taking photographs, and I'm told I'm pretty good at it. When we show off our daughter's brag book, people often think they are professional photographs. I've taken several classes, but would...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-22-2004, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
We have had this problem since day 1. Well, day...

We have had this problem since day 1. Well, day 3 anyway. We had to stop on the way home from the hospital because Sophia was screaming. The minute she got out of the seat and in my arms, she was...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-20-2004, 11:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,032
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
The Dr Spock book from the 70s. I think that he...

The Dr Spock book from the 70s. I think that he started a lot of the convenience parenting trends. Oh, and the Ferber book. Not sure what it is called- but his "Ferberize the Baby" is a battle cry...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-18-2004, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
My MIL gave me the "crying is good for the...

My MIL gave me the "crying is good for the lungs" line too. I think it came from the Dr Spock book that was popular in the 70s. Here are some other of her "jewels":

- Formula is healthier than...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-18-2004, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
My little pumpkin was 3 weeks premature and...

My little pumpkin was 3 weeks premature and slept a lot. The doctor told me to wake her up every 2 hours to eat, and if she ever went 4 hours to feed her from a cup. At her 1 month visit, the doctor...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-17-2004, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
Thanks! I don't have specific questions, really....

Thanks! I don't have specific questions, really. Just looking for stories on whether it works. If the baby has to move a lot to get movement out of the bed, it probably wouldn't work for Sophia. I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-17-2004, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By Sophia's Mommy
I have a 1998 Honda Civic- probably about the...

I have a 1998 Honda Civic- probably about the same size as your Toyota- and the Marathon fits fine behind the pasanger seat. If you put it in the middle it would be hard for anyone else to sit in...
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