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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-24-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By orangeiron
thanks for the responses, there is just so much...

thanks for the responses, there is just so much conflicting advice out there, I get scared I'm going to mess something up. I am going to start with running and see where that gets me.
I would love...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-21-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By orangeiron
DS is 2 months now and I would like to start...

DS is 2 months now and I would like to start exercising, but I am scared of messing with my separated muscles.
Can I run?
Can I do workout videos?
He is number 3 and I am done having babies, I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-22-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By orangeiron
i just checked it out of our library, don't know...

i just checked it out of our library, don't know if that is a possibility for you.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-22-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By orangeiron
Yelling happens, it's what comes after that...

Yelling happens, it's what comes after that counts, I think. When I do lose my cool, I make sure to talk to them afterwords about why I yelled and explain if I was tired or hungry or just...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-05-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,978
Posted By orangeiron
she's never, um, 'done it' in the nude, I was...

she's never, um, 'done it' in the nude, I was just saying those parts aren't exactly private to her at the moment.
thanks playamama, that made me feel better, I just have such a fear of messing her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-03-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,978
Posted By orangeiron
Thanks for the responses. I try to talk to her...

Thanks for the responses.
I try to talk to her about doing it private. She is a very stubborn and headstrong child (she gets it from me) and just does it anyway. She doesn't get why she shouldn't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-02-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By orangeiron
personally i think 2 is too young for any kind...

personally i think 2 is too young for any kind of tv/movies. we let our 6 yo watch movies when she is sick, but can't really keep them from the 2 yo and it literally seems to take her months to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-02-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,978
Posted By orangeiron
DD has been humping things since she could get...

DD has been humping things since she could get on them, maybe around 9mos old. At first we honestly thought she was just putting pressure on her belly so we started calling it 'belly thing' which is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-25-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By orangeiron
First of all I highly recommend the book...

First of all I highly recommend the book 'Adventures in Tandem Nursing' It really helped, it has a little bit of everything.
As far as what to do when the baby comes with the older one, I would...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-25-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By orangeiron
My dd had cavities on her front teeth and the...

My dd had cavities on her front teeth and the dentist (who is otherwise a good dentist) told me to nightwean and that the breastmilk was causing the decay. That just didn't make sense to me and I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-18-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,572
Posted By orangeiron
I have heard that dairy can irritate cysts and...

I have heard that dairy can irritate cysts and make them grow larger. A friend of mine had a cyst (before getting pregnant) and the midwives told her to stop consuming dairy. She got pregnant with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-07-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By orangeiron
and without using training wheels if possible....

and without using training wheels if possible. She is 5, but really big for 5 and has good balance.
Any ideas, helpful hints? We have only just begun and I expect it to be a long process. It is so...
Forum: Women's Health   05-20-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By orangeiron
DD has a inguinal hernia, which must be...

DD has a inguinal hernia, which must be surgically repaired. It is an outpatient procedure and heals quite quickly. She is a very sensitive child and gets very nervous about things. I haven't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-19-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By orangeiron
dd just turned 2. She is a very active,...

dd just turned 2. She is a very active, rambunctious, wonderful, full of life, exuberant, cheerful, crazy goofball. And I love her dearly for all of it of course. But she is really hitting me and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-30-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,770
Posted By orangeiron
Hi Daydreamer, I have a lot of info on this...

Hi Daydreamer,
I have a lot of info on this and am discovering more every day. PM me if you have specific questions and I can share my story so far with you as well.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-08-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By orangeiron
I don't think it is night terrors, but I don't...

I don't think it is night terrors, but I don't know much about it. It just seems to me that our dreams are a space that we can subconsciously work through stresses that we have had during the day....
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-08-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By orangeiron
When my 5 year old has nightmares I immediately...

When my 5 year old has nightmares I immediately want to run to her and hold her and make everything OK, but I restrain because our dreams are a way that we work through fears and such, right?
I...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-10-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By orangeiron
This probably doesn't help, but I was actually...

This probably doesn't help, but I was actually laughing by the end of your post. You just said it all so well. Those darn DP's are just so infuriating. It isn't wrong at all to be annoyed. I have...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-06-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,383
Posted By orangeiron
Wow, what a tough situation you are in, but you...

Wow, what a tough situation you are in, but you can get through it. And you will one way or another. I have learned that age brings a certain amount of wisdom, but experience brings more and you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-04-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By orangeiron
My dd didn't start playing on her own until...

My dd didn't start playing on her own until maybe 4.5 and then only a little bit, she still (almost 5) wants to be in the same room as someone else at all times.
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-04-2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,218
Posted By orangeiron
I didn't read all the posts so I don't know if...

I didn't read all the posts so I don't know if someone suggested this already, but could you get a long range baby moniter and have that with you? it takes away the scary part I think and it might...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-03-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,101
Posted By orangeiron
It sounds like you really do need to take steps...

It sounds like you really do need to take steps to be separated from your boyfriend, but it doesn't need to be as dramatic as packing up his stuff and locking him out. I think for your kids sake you...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-21-2007, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By orangeiron
Could you try to get your DD to nurse less...

Could you try to get your DD to nurse less often? It seems to me that when you get pregnant, if your milk supply goes down it is because your growing baby needs the nutrients more than your toddler....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-20-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By orangeiron
that is a great book for your situation. like...

that is a great book for your situation.
like the last post said, unless you are at risk for miscarriage, there shouldn't be a problem with nursing while pregnant.
you need to be aware though that...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-20-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By orangeiron
The baby does need the milk more than she does...

The baby does need the milk more than she does and it is important that she understand this right from the start. explain it to her and she will understand, it may be hard at first, but in order to...
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