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Forum: Single Parenting   09-10-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,331
Posted By bella99
I pay $1520 a month right now, about to go down...

I pay $1520 a month right now, about to go down to $1212, after we move from the older one to a preschool program instead of daycare.
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-12-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By bella99
I have tried that, and it didn't work.  Maybe it...

I have tried that, and it didn't work.  Maybe it wasn't high enough to keep her from rolling over?  I do have a sleep positioner I never used I could maybe try.  I'm also wondering if removing the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-09-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By bella99
  How do I get this kid to sleep on her...


How do I get this kid to sleep on her back....without her Mama.?!
 
I am not against co-sleeping, but doing it every night for 8-9 hours leaves me very stuff, achy, and unrested.  I need a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-30-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By bella99
So this is a bit of a silly question, but one I...

So this is a bit of a silly question, but one I would like answered if possible.
 
I am currently nursing and pumping for my 6 month old.  She, like my older daughter, is sensitive to milk...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-29-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By bella99
I just wanted to say that neither of my girls...

I just wanted to say that neither of my girls napped well during the day until they were at least 6 months old.  Before that, it was 30-45 minutes a couple of times a day unless they were being...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-29-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By bella99
Babies r us sells blankets very similar to the...

Babies r us sells blankets very similar to the Land of Nod blankets but for about half the price.
 
My daughter has two of them in purple.  Unfortunately, she realizes now that there are two, and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-26-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By bella99
With my first, I started only very cautiously a...

With my first, I started only very cautiously a bit past 6 months.  She gagged and spit stuff out at first, and so we went very slowly.
 
With my 6 month old, we started about 3 weeks ago.  At...
Forum: Parenting   07-26-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,404
Posted By bella99
Two nights ago, my husband and I were in the...

Two nights ago, my husband and I were in the front yard with our 2.5 year old daughter.  We were watering the flowers and playing with the hose.  My husband sprayed my daughter (as we have been...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-19-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By bella99
You don't have to give cow's milk, but if you...

You don't have to give cow's milk, but if you want to, here is what I suggest, although my advice assumes you can pump some milk for a bottle/sippy cuy.
 
Make the bottle/cup 3/4 breast milk and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-19-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By bella99
I introduced yogurt with my first at 11 months....

I introduced yogurt with my first at 11 months.  She had a milk protein problem which necessitated her drinking goat's milk from 12-24 months, but the process of making the yogurt changes the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-18-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By bella99
Simply because the CASA worker isn't speaking to...

Simply because the CASA worker isn't speaking to the foster parent or caseworker doesn't mean that the judge isn't getting relevant information about what is going on with the case.  I finished a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,031
Posted By bella99
We either spritz with some water or if it's...

We either spritz with some water or if it's really messy, use California Baby detangler.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,534
Posted By bella99
When we first transitioned to the big girl bed...

When we first transitioned to the big girl bed for our 2.5 year old (about 6 months ago), this is what our naps and bedtime were like.  And, like you, I would lose it.  I was being slapped, kicked,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,834
Posted By bella99
We recently got a used one for free and my 2.5...

We recently got a used one for free and my 2.5 year old loves it!
 
I wouldn't have paid for a new one though, no matter how much she loves it.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-17-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By bella99
Literally, no information.  According to the...

Literally, no information.  According to the lawyer for the local department of DSS, it's a state regulation, and my only guess is that somewhere down the line, somebody, a caseworker or foster...
Forum: Parenting   07-17-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,598
Posted By bella99
Just following up on what I wrote a couple of...

Just following up on what I wrote a couple of days ago.
 
Kathymuggle, interesting what you wrote about your baby doing worse with you in the room.  The screaming fits that my almost 6 month old...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By bella99
Totally within the range of normal.  My...

Totally within the range of normal.  My daughter's does that, and so does a daughter of a friend of mine.
 
And really, unless my body is totally out of the ordinary, my urine doesn't always come...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-16-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By bella99
I'm a caseworker, not a foster parent...   ...

I'm a caseworker, not a foster parent...
 
...I work in NY and here, we expect that the foster parents come to court for all permanency hearings.  Things like fact-findings or dispo hearings they...
Forum: Parenting   07-15-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,598
Posted By bella99
My almost 6 month old does well in the car...

My almost 6 month old does well in the car sometimes, and then other times, nothing makes her happy, even if an adult sits where she can see them and where they can touch her.  There have been times...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-16-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By bella99
We've discussed using a new reward, something to...

We've discussed using a new reward, something to get her interested again in wanting to use the potty.  Right now she gets two m&m's or jelly beans for peeing and a frozen stonyfield farm yogurt...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-16-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By bella99
Target sells toddler underwear (sold in the baby...

Target sells toddler underwear (sold in the baby aisle, not the kid underwear).
 
My daughter also wears greendog underwear I got at Macy's.  I think it's still size 2T or something, but the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-16-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By bella99
I have an almost 5 month old and a 2.5 year old....

I have an almost 5 month old and a 2.5 year old.
 
The 2.5 year old has been learning to use the potty since October.  Up until recently, during the day she was more or less always using the potty...
Forum: Parenting   05-03-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,413
Posted By bella99
My husband is a public school...

My husband is a public school teacher...purposely.  Unless we were in dire straights, he would not accept a teaching position at any private school.  We *believe* in the public school system,...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-27-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By bella99
I'm looking for a new doctor in the Ulster...

I'm looking for a new doctor in the Ulster County/Northern Dutchess County area.
 
I took both my daughters to a Family Practicioner in Saugerties that we loved, but our doc is leaving the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-13-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,045
Posted By bella99
So here's an update.   We are on day 6 and...

So here's an update.
 
We are on day 6 and it's the first day without vomiting and diarrhea...yay!  My girl is finally off the couch and playing again (and talking back :)).
 
As for the baby,...
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