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Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-03-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By DelawareMom
Maybe not exactly the same, but whenever my...

Maybe not exactly the same, but whenever my kiddoes eat cinnamon, their poo gets kind of like this, gritty and hard to wipe off.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-19-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 382
Posted By DelawareMom
So this was her transition, that happened VERY...

So this was her transition, that happened VERY gradually, with no clear plan, really. She and I shared a mattress on the floor, while DH slept in the guest room from the time she was one until we...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-16-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 382
Posted By DelawareMom
Just wanted to chime in with another terrible...

Just wanted to chime in with another terrible sleeper at almost 16 months. My little guy is currently waking up more than a dozen times a night to nurse and wants to switch sides every. single....
Forum: Parenting   07-08-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,755
Posted By DelawareMom
Oh my goodness, I am soooo relieved! My brain...

Oh my goodness, I am soooo relieved! My brain immediately shuts down when my 5yo DD starts with the "Hey Mom, pretend I'm your second baby and I just ate some apples but I don't really like apples...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-05-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By DelawareMom
Hi All, My nipples have been sore lately, I...

Hi All,
My nipples have been sore lately, I think due to increased pumping during a long work week. This morning, my left nipple started bleeding while pumping. I've got a 10-hr work day coming up...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-13-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By DelawareMom
I can totally relate. I have a challenging 5.5...

I can totally relate. I have a challenging 5.5 yo DD and an 8 mo baby boy. The image of the three of you naked, crying on the bathroom floor had me close to tears myself. That could be me.
Our YMCA...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-11-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By DelawareMom
It has been easier for us, this second time. I...

It has been easier for us, this second time. I struggled to keep enough milk in the freezer for my daughter, but a combination of experience, more committed daily pumping, and (I think) just a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-10-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By DelawareMom
Hugs. It is hard. I wait tables 4 nights a week....

Hugs. It is hard. I wait tables 4 nights a week. That is such a great arrangement for us right now, because, like pp said, unless it is significant income, covering daycare is tricky. But, even...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-26-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By DelawareMom
We have a 5 yo DD and I'm still dealing with...

We have a 5 yo DD and I'm still dealing with this with nursing our 8 month-old DS. Goodness I think of the leisurely hours I spent with her, just nursing quietly, holding her while she slept. Poor...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   05-26-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By DelawareMom
This is so so lovely. Thank you for sharing it....

This is so so lovely. Thank you for sharing it. I especially like the part about where "sleep and nursing meet." Absolutely precious moments.
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-12-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 360
Posted By DelawareMom
I love my DH so so much, but he just sucks at...

I love my DH so so much, but he just sucks at this stuff. He has so many other wonderful qualities and EVERY time a special day rolls around, I tell myself, "He is an amazing husband and father. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,857
Posted By DelawareMom
Ahhh... We just had our first birthday party for...

Ahhh... We just had our first birthday party for DD. She turned 5 on Saturday and we planned a party for her at our house. I was almost in tears the whole morning, thinking no one would show up. I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-02-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By DelawareMom
I've got one just like this, too. Almost 15...

I've got one just like this, too. Almost 15 weeks and screams in the car. I hate hate hate it. He is such a calm, happy little love bug- except for the darn car.
My daughter was not a fan, either,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-07-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By DelawareMom
I'm sorry you're having to deal with this. We...

I'm sorry you're having to deal with this. We reside in the same "middle-class gray area". I currently have no health insurance and am 31 wks pregnant. We were supposed to get on DH's employer's...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-06-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By DelawareMom
I'm so sorry you're dealing with this in the...

I'm so sorry you're dealing with this in the midst of all the other challenges that come with early pregnancy (especially surprise ones.) Does he know how you're feeling now? It sounds like you,...
Forum: Parenting   05-01-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 29,910
Posted By DelawareMom
http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/24772...

http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/247721/width/600/height/600 (http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/935138/width/600/height/600/flags/)
Our girl playing peek-a-boo at the Botanical...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-22-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By DelawareMom
My daughter is 3 1/2 and has been wearing...

My daughter is 3 1/2 and has been wearing glasses for about 8 months. She does pretty ok with them. The doctor assured me that they would help her see so much better that she would want to wear...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-21-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,092
Posted By DelawareMom
Not so much bruises with our 18 mo DD, but one...

Not so much bruises with our 18 mo DD, but one or both of her poor little knees are all bunged up at all times.
Good luck!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-03-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By DelawareMom
Thank you for this!...

Thank you for this! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
Forum: Allergies   07-29-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By DelawareMom
Hi Everyone. Our DD was recently had a RAST...

Hi Everyone.
Our DD was recently had a RAST test and was diagnosed with a Class 5 peanut allergy and a 0.05 for wheat. So, obviously, peanuts are a big no-no, but what about wheat? Her pedi didn't...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-26-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By DelawareMom
I had this same issue while pregnant and found...

I had this same issue while pregnant and found that the Belly Band worked great for me. It's that maternity layering accessory meant to give you a little extra coverage for shirts that aren't quite...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-24-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By DelawareMom
I have no advice, really. I only want to offer...

I have no advice, really. I only want to offer support. My husband can be alarmingly selfish and immature, but I love him very much. I know that he is blissfully unaware of the disparities in our...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-12-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By DelawareMom
We had an Arm's Reach and, basically, it...

We had an Arm's Reach and, basically, it functioned for us the same as Sandra S. DD would never sleep that far away from me, but I felt safer having it there for when she was on that side of me.
As...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-08-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By DelawareMom
This is very sweet. Thank you for...

This is very sweet. Thank you for sharing.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-03-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By DelawareMom
I'm totally with you! Our DD is 16 months and...

I'm totally with you!
Our DD is 16 months and still nurses A LOT and I am way more shy about NIP now then I was when she was tiny. Particularly because she likes to mess around with my other boob...
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