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Forum: Life With a Baby   09-15-2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
My dd didn't laugh until around 4.5 months. I...

My dd didn't laugh until around 4.5 months. I think 14 weeks may be a bit on the early side for laughing, and babbling. I wouldn't worry too much about the milestones though as I found dd would be...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-09-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
This is great advice! I just started dealing...

This is great advice! I just started dealing with this issue and when baby would bite down I would yell out YEE-OUCH and pull away which I guess is the opposite of what to do - LOL!!

I will try...
Forum: Babywearing   09-06-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
I've got the Beco and my dd is also very heavy....

I've got the Beco and my dd is also very heavy. I don't know if it's just because I'm carrying her more lately but my back and shoulders get very sore from it too. I'm pretty sure it is adjusted...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-06-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
The majority of the money goes into a joint...

The majority of the money goes into a joint account for any bills, expenses or family purchases. Then an equal portion goes into DH's and my personal accounts for discretionary spending. Sometimes...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-06-2009, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
I flew with my dd when she was 4 months on a 5...

I flew with my dd when she was 4 months on a 5 hour trip and it went much better than I thought it would! My DH and I got an extra seat for her and we took the carseat. (we didn't take the base...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-04-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,090
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
I also sleep with dd on a queen mattress on the...

I also sleep with dd on a queen mattress on the floor and DH sleeps in the master bedroom. We often slept apart even before dd came along just because we both got the best sleep that way. I get lots...
Forum: January 2010   08-22-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 522
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
I used hypnobabies for my birth and it worked...

I used hypnobabies for my birth and it worked very well. I was in back labour for 45 hours, I wouldn't say it was pain free but definetely manageable. I also used non-focused meditation (I think...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-22-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
That is a great idea! I'm going to start doing...

That is a great idea! I'm going to start doing this with my dd. We will be moving in a few weeks so hopefully this will help her adjust to the new house.
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-19-2009, 03:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 610
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
It's nice reading the updates for all your...

It's nice reading the updates for all your babies! My sweetie is always saying dadadada now. She has said mamama twice but they were both when she was crying!!

It seems like she's been teething...
Forum: Parenting   08-14-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,858
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
Quote: Originally Posted by spmamma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by spmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14233305)
I wish that AP was considered to be the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-03-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
You could also use onesie extenders too. Here's...

You could also use onesie extenders too. Here's a link http://www.cheekymonkey.ca/IplayGarment.htm
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-30-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
My daughter is almost 5 months and I will put...

My daughter is almost 5 months and I will put her in a bouncy chair when I take a shower and she goes in the swing when I cook. She really loves being in her swing so I don't feel guilty about it...
Forum: Canada   07-30-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 5,515
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
Quote: Originally Posted by downunderdiva...

Quote:
Originally Posted by downunderdiva http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14153736)
Hi everyone,

I'm not too sure where...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-27-2009, 03:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,408
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
YayJennie, just want to let you know I am in the...

YayJennie, just want to let you know I am in the exact same boat you are. I am also 4 months pp and 20 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight. I go for walks with dd but it doesn't really do much to...
Forum: Canada   07-22-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 5,515
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
Quote: Originally Posted by tiffani...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tiffani http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14120122)
Nikola's mommy, coming from Ontario, I would...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-22-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,550
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
Our townhouse got sold - HOORAY!! Now I can...

Our townhouse got sold - HOORAY!! Now I can finally take a break from cleaning!!!

I am thinking of getting rid of a bunch of furniture and old stuff - for those of you who are doing this, are you...
Forum: Canada   07-21-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 5,515
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
Thanks for your responses about North...

Thanks for your responses about North Vancouver!!! The move is still a few months away but I can't wait!!

Just out of curiosity, when you say that certain areas are crunchier than others - how do...
Forum: Canada   07-21-2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 5,515
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
Hey there Vancouver Mamas!! My husband got...

Hey there Vancouver Mamas!!

My husband got a job offer in North Vancouver and we just came back from looking at houses in the area. I'm hoping some of you could give some advice or perspective...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-08-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,866
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
My degree is in psychology and I feel that it is...

My degree is in psychology and I feel that it is far more applicable to parenting than it was in my career. Now that I'm in my 30's, I feel like I was born to be a mom but it took me a while to...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-06-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,550
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
Our house just got listed today and everything...

Our house just got listed today and everything is finally in tip top shape. I hope I can keep it this way!!!!!

Does anyone know how moving companies charge? Is it by the amount of stuff or how...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
I tried it with dd and it didn't take the rash...

I tried it with dd and it didn't take the rash away. The only thing that helped was changing her zinc cream from a generic one to penaten.

Hope you find something that works!!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-24-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,728
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
Kudos to you mamas taking online classes! I...

Kudos to you mamas taking online classes! I couldn't take the pressure of exams or papers with a tiny baby.

I don't know what it is but I will go out of my way to make sure I read the news every...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-24-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
The exact same thing happened with my dd!! I...

The exact same thing happened with my dd!! I learned to change her superfast! Don't worry, it's normal.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-23-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,550
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
I'll be moving across the country in a couple...

I'll be moving across the country in a couple months and I am stressing big time!! We have a cat and my baby nurses on demand every hour or two. Thank God I had a huge nesting urge during my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-23-2009, 06:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,056
Posted By Nikola's_Mommy
Yeah, I'm "parked" at my current weight too...

Yeah, I'm "parked" at my current weight too because I'm just crazy hungry all day. I read that breastfeeding burns 600 calories per day and I think that makes me feel like I have a pass to eat...
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