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Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-24-2011, 07:11 AM
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Posted By starlightsound
Hi, our son has been throwing tantrums...

Hi, our son has been throwing tantrums (screaming, throwing toys, hitting tables/chairs/etc) when he gets frustrated.  He knows what he wants to do, like draw a perfect circle or make two legos fit...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-17-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By starlightsound
Um, Moby, not mint. Darn autofill!

Um, Moby, not mint. Darn autofill!
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-17-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By starlightsound
Thanks for all the input! We went to an...

Thanks for all the input! We went to an afternoon show and it was great! The theater was not crowded and I got an aisle seat close to an exit. I had her in the mint and she slept through the whole...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-17-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By starlightsound
Ok, I would LOVE to see the new Harry Potter...

Ok, I would LOVE to see the new Harry Potter movie today, but would like to take my two month old.  She's pretty mellow, would probably nurse/sleep through the experience, and I'd be prepared to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-22-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,172
Posted By starlightsound
Just wanted to pop/chime in and say I am also 41...

Just wanted to pop/chime in and say I am also 41 weeks 1 day over... we had a full term loss with our first (arrived just after his due date), our second son arrived 12 days early and was a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-22-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By starlightsound
Ooo, I'll ask for that book at our next meeting!...

Ooo, I'll ask for that book at our next meeting! Thanks for the reassurance... I keep wondering if he's bored with the same foods, but he won't even try anything new!

Sigh... just a frustration I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-22-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,528
Posted By starlightsound
DS fell in love with a pair from Target and has...

DS fell in love with a pair from Target and has worn them every day since we purchased them. They were only 16 bucks and have relatively flexible soles. Since he is in bare feet/soft soles at the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-22-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By starlightsound
DS is 21 months and has slowly gone from an...

DS is 21 months and has slowly gone from an awesome eater (loved avocado, sweet potatoes, peas, pasta, berries, apples, meats, hummus, EVERYTHING!) to only eating a few items. Mainly applesauce,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-21-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By starlightsound
AAAARGH, the food frustrations around here! Peas...

AAAARGH, the food frustrations around here! Peas must accompany all courses (including yogurt, applesauce, etc).

That is, when he eats... he's been on a food strike lately.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-07-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By starlightsound
DS is 21 months, and we transitioned him to a...

DS is 21 months, and we transitioned him to a crib in our room a couple of months ago. It was the same story: we got kicked and prodded All. Night. Long. So, now he sleeps in his crib for the first...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-14-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,546
Posted By starlightsound
My 13 month old is going through the exact same...

My 13 month old is going through the exact same things!!! The biting has gotten a bit better (we say No Bite! or: No Bite Mama/Papa/Cat/Dog/Friend! and then offer some biting alternative, from a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-02-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,548
Posted By starlightsound
Yup. DS still loves to "taste" me. Especially...

Yup. DS still loves to "taste" me. Especially knees and elbows!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-24-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,056
Posted By starlightsound
DS is just over 1 year. I pumped 2x a day at my...

DS is just over 1 year. I pumped 2x a day at my 9-5 job until he was about 10 months and loving lots of solids, then began pumping just once. I'm still getting about 6-8 oz from the one pumping...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By starlightsound
Bwa-ha-ha! We leave tomorrow with our 1 year...

Bwa-ha-ha! We leave tomorrow with our 1 year old. This will be his first flight. We have a 2.5 flight at 6am, then a 2 hour layover and a 1.5 hour flight to our destination.

DS sounds similar:...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By starlightsound
Totally normal. DS does this when his mouth...

Totally normal. DS does this when his mouth hurts from teething. Ugg, I can't stand the sound! Have you tried frozen stuff (wet frozen washcloths, peas, etc?) usually offering a distraction helps.
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-23-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By starlightsound
11 mo DS has 8 choppers and more on the way....

11 mo DS has 8 choppers and more on the way. UGG, the grinding drives me crazy!!! We try and distract him when he starts it up, offering anything to chew as an alternative: Sophie...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-12-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By starlightsound
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/no...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/notes.gif:

Thanks for these!
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-11-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,197
Posted By starlightsound
My 11mo is just now growing out of this stage....

My 11mo is just now growing out of this stage. Phew!!!
He would do everything you described: pinch and smack while nursing, fidget and twist and scratch and even give bites instead of kisses. And...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-04-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By starlightsound
I gotta get to Ikea soon... I just looked up...

I gotta get to Ikea soon... I just looked up what you were chatting about!!
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-07-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By starlightsound
Our 10 month old falls a lot. He just lost...

Our 10 month old falls a lot. He just lost another rug burn scab on his forehead from trying to stand unassisted (lost his balance and fell face first onto the carpet instead of landing on his...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-04-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By starlightsound
same here... tight little wrinkly pruney thing...

same here... tight little wrinkly pruney thing when we're doing "free range baby time" and soft and big and squashy after he's been in a diaper for a while or in a sling/carrier.

Sounds normal to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-04-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By starlightsound
cute!

cute!
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   04-04-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By starlightsound
Hugs... tomorrow would be Burke's second...

Hugs... tomorrow would be Burke's second birthday... I'll be thinking of you, mama.
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   04-04-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,764
Posted By starlightsound
I'll take April 5th, what would have been...

I'll take April 5th, what would have been Burke's second birthday, and April 10th, the day he died. I miss him so much...
Forum: Women's Health   03-30-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By starlightsound
This is what I'm thinking... we has improved...

This is what I'm thinking... we has improved being off the antibiotics, but I know he will need to go back on something (milder!) to get rid of this ear infection! I'll keep up with the probiotics...
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