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Forum: Parenting   11-14-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,898
Posted By coldandsleepy
I've got a 3 year old and a 9 month old. My 3...

I've got a 3 year old and a 9 month old. My 3 year old would be happy to hear books all day long. I'd say that on the average weekday, we spend a minimum of an hour on picture books throughout the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-26-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By coldandsleepy
My almost 3 year old son is also terrified of...

My almost 3 year old son is also terrified of automatic flushing toilets and hand dryers... he'll still use public/unknown toilets but he flips when he hears the noise.  (It didn't bother him for...
Forum: January 2012   04-26-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By coldandsleepy
So far W seems like a great sleeper to me... his...

So far W seems like a great sleeper to me... his older brother really, really was not as a baby.  (I don't think he slept more than 2 hours in a row at any time in the day or night until he was...
Forum: January 2012   04-23-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By coldandsleepy
W will grab for hands if they come near his...

W will grab for hands if they come near his face, and shove them into his mouth.   I think maybe he thinks our hands are his hands, and he is a biiiig hand sucker.
 
He won't do the same with...
Forum: January 2012   04-23-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By coldandsleepy
Wombjuice, thinking of you.  My first was a lot...

Wombjuice, thinking of you.  My first was a lot like that and I developed PPD as well, even without having physical trauma related to his birth.  So I feel for you.  I ended up going to a weekly...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-16-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,080
Posted By coldandsleepy
My older son definitely still wanted me to be...

My older son definitely still wanted me to be playing with him most of the time at that age.  He didn't really start having bursts of independent play until he was maybe 2.  Then he started having...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-10-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,024
Posted By coldandsleepy
With my first son, I would often begin crying...

With my first son, I would often begin crying when he cried.  I absolutely could not think about anything except responding to his cries. 
 
Interestingly, with my second son, I don't feel that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-05-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By coldandsleepy
We live about a 10 minutes walk from the beach,...

We live about a 10 minutes walk from the beach, and I finally took my younger son (about 2.5 months old) for the first time today.  At this age, it's more about the rest of the family's enjoyment...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-05-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By coldandsleepy
My older son was a biiiiig baby.  I can't...

My older son was a biiiiig baby.  I can't remember when he hit 22 lbs but I think it was around the same time.  He was 15 lbs at 6 weeks and about 30 at a year, so yeah-- huge.  (He's totally normal...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-31-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,093
Posted By coldandsleepy
My older son started out as a VERY fast gainer....

My older son started out as a VERY fast gainer.  He was 9 lbs at birth and 15 lbs at 6 weeks.  He wore 2T clothing at 9 months old and was 31.5 lbs at 15 months old.  So let me say:  I understand...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-30-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,972
Posted By coldandsleepy
Many many people do manage to shop (at malls and...

Many many people do manage to shop (at malls and elsewhere) with strollers, but I think in general, it can be really tricky to navigate big strollers in shops. 
 
At that at that age, one nice...
Forum: January 2012   03-28-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By coldandsleepy
It's funny, my older son loved being worn in any...

It's funny, my older son loved being worn in any kind of carrier or hold, all the livelong day.  I thought that was hard but I got used to it and planned to do the same exact thing with W...
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Forum: January 2012   03-28-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,241
Posted By coldandsleepy
I've already had my first postpartum period...

I've already had my first postpartum period (boo) and there's a strong precedent for pregnancies occurring despite nursing in my family-- soooo I got a copper IUD promptly.  One less thing to worry...
Forum: January 2012   03-27-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,083
Posted By coldandsleepy
Ha!  That's a great picture!  I feel like you...

Ha!  That's a great picture!  I feel like you can really see the family resemblance.
 
And yeah, W is oddly shaped-- he's not fat enough for the size S Thirsties covers but is really a bit too...
Forum: January 2012   03-26-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,083
Posted By coldandsleepy
Awww.  I love all these beautiful babies!   ...

Awww.  I love all these beautiful babies!
 
MontessoriMama-- Z is a big guy, huh?  My older son was like that, about 16.5 lbs at that age.  It's so funny because I look at W, who is about 14 lbs...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-21-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By coldandsleepy
0 to 1 was harder BY FAR for us.   1 to 2...

0 to 1 was harder BY FAR for us.
 
1 to 2 hasn't been a big deal at all.
 
Part of this is that my second baby is muuuuch much easier personalitywise than my first.  My older son had bad reflux...
Forum: January 2012   03-21-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By coldandsleepy
Ah!  Poor little guy!  I really feel for babies...

Ah!  Poor little guy!  I really feel for babies who teeth early, before they're able to do much to soothe themselves (handle their own teething toys, etc)... just makes a hard thing that much...
Forum: January 2012   03-21-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,241
Posted By coldandsleepy
We tried at 5 weeks pp but it just wasn't...

We tried at 5 weeks pp but it just wasn't happening.  Even with lube, it was so painful for me that I was tearing up.
 
Tried again yesterday at 8 weeks pp and it was fine-- still a bit sore and...
Forum: January 2012   03-08-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,583
Posted By coldandsleepy
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Forum: Life With a Baby   02-23-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,258
Posted By coldandsleepy
Yup... what everyone else already said... way...

Yup... what everyone else already said... way way way too early to worry!  The rule I've always heard is "some form" of mobility by 1 year old.  Which could be walking, or crawling, or cruising, or...
Forum: January 2012   02-23-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,448
Posted By coldandsleepy
Big sympathy to everyone dealing with the...

Big sympathy to everyone dealing with the remaining weight.  I gained 53 lbs with this guy and lost 30 instantly... Then 4 more over the next 2 weeks... And now nothing for 3 weeks.  It's...
Forum: January 2012   02-20-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,043
Posted By coldandsleepy
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Quote:Originally Posted by AfricanQueen99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: January 2012   02-18-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,448
Posted By coldandsleepy
Hey ladies!  I'm in the camp of always reading...

Hey ladies!  I'm in the camp of always reading but rarely having hands free to write a reply!
 
We're dealing with oversupply here too.  Block feeding has no discernible effect on my supply but I...
Forum: January 2012   02-13-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By coldandsleepy
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Quote:Originally Posted by AfricanQueen99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1344953/taking-lo-out#post_16873382)

I have older...
Forum: January 2012   02-13-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,448
Posted By coldandsleepy
I think the biggest thing I hear about...

I think the biggest thing I hear about co-sleeping (both with  my first son and this little guy) is "oh you'll NEVER get him out of your bed!"  We transitioned my older son out right before...
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