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Forum: Babywearing   05-15-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,752
Posted By prufrocks_lady
Hey Doug :)   The baby I mentioned in my...

Hey Doug :)
 
The baby I mentioned in my original post is 9 months old. Is that too old to get the benefits of a cradle board? I downloaded the pdf book and am looking forward to reading it....
Forum: Babywearing   03-23-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,752
Posted By prufrocks_lady
Thanks to everyone for the responses! I ended up...

Thanks to everyone for the responses! I ended up using a stiff-bodied Chinese baby carrier that my friend who lives in China brought home on her yearly visit to the US. It is longer than most...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-06-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,937
Posted By prufrocks_lady
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Forum: Babywearing   08-14-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By prufrocks_lady
I just finished reading the Happiest Baby On the...

I just finished reading the Happiest Baby On the Block by Dr Harvey Karp and it could be that your little one is just extra sensitive to waking up. Some babies don't handle the transition between...
Forum: Babywearing   08-13-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,752
Posted By prufrocks_lady
  I am expecting my third child very soon and...


I am expecting my third child very soon and plan to wear them as I did my first two. Since my first daughter our adventures in babywearing have taken us from a simple pouch sling (still handy in...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-03-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By prufrocks_lady
Hello, My little one is almost 12 months...

Hello,

My little one is almost 12 months and is still 90% breastfed. She has been teething, sick, or both this past week and we seem to be having more trouble than usual with reluctance to nurse...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-29-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By prufrocks_lady
In addition to the wonderful resources listed...

In addition to the wonderful resources listed here, you might also consider inventing your own stories. My 3 yr old and I do a lot with oral storytelling, which she loves and allows me to expose her...
Forum: Babywearing   08-14-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By prufrocks_lady
I used my maya ring sling when my daughter was...

I used my maya ring sling when my daughter was getting heavier. we did a lot of hip carrying. you can also find pouches made specifically for hip carries.

Good luck!
Forum: Babywearing   08-12-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By prufrocks_lady
I am working with my local crisis pregnancy...

I am working with my local crisis pregnancy center to provide slings for moms who can't afford to buy them and I was wondering if anyone can help me with a sizing question. I will probably be making...
Forum: Babywearing   08-12-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By prufrocks_lady
I bought an unpadded Maya sling when pregnant...

I bought an unpadded Maya sling when pregnant with my first daughter and didn't find it uncomfortable at all if positioned properly. So don't let a lack of padding scare you from a sling you really...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   08-12-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By prufrocks_lady
I am a Virginia Beach native and avid...

I am a Virginia Beach native and avid babywearing looking to take my skills from intermediate to advanced. I carried my first daughter in a pouch first then later a ring sling until she was 2.5 and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-12-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By prufrocks_lady
I had my first daughter during a "baby boom" in...

I had my first daughter during a "baby boom" in my social circle-- there were about four or five of us that gave birth around the same time. I openly discussed bedsharing whenever we talked about...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   08-12-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,308
Posted By prufrocks_lady
The midwives at Depaul's birthing center...

The midwives at Depaul's birthing center recommended Seven Cities to me as a good homebirth provider. I have not birthed with them personally but plan to for any subsequent pregnancies.

Good luck...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-16-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By prufrocks_lady
I had what could be called a difficult time...

I had what could be called a difficult time starting out with my first daughter-- my milk took a while to come in, she wanted to nurse hourly or multiple times within the hour, I had cracked...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-16-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By prufrocks_lady
I would also consider trying brewer's yeast....

I would also consider trying brewer's yeast. It's an all-natural supplement available at your local vitamin shop that will boost your production.
Forum: Birth Stories   07-16-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,596
Posted By prufrocks_lady
The birth of my daughter River Lynn has to have...

The birth of my daughter River Lynn has to have been one of the greatest gifts I've ever received. After an unwanted hospital induction with my first daughter, we wanted a homebirth for River but...
Forum: Homebirth   07-16-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,003
Posted By prufrocks_lady
All of these ideas are great! I'll have to...

All of these ideas are great! I'll have to remember them for future births. For my recent birth, I am making the midwives a thank-you quilt. It has pictures of my three year old and my new baby,...
Forum: Homebirth   07-16-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By prufrocks_lady
The birth educators and doulas I have talked to...

The birth educators and doulas I have talked to about hypno-birthing seem to be of the consensus that the major value of the classes lies in training your mind to relax your body. "Active mind,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-08-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By prufrocks_lady
I am a second-time mom settling into...

I am a second-time mom settling into breastfeeding with my month-old daughter, and am suffering pacifier angst. Nursing is going fairly well-- especially compared with the difficult time I had...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-04-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 55,336
Posted By prufrocks_lady
Thanks all! I definitely agree that it'll...

Thanks all! I definitely agree that it'll ultimately be a decision I make in the minute. I also think that's why homebirths are so ideal because it gives you that private setting to really be primal...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-30-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 55,336
Posted By prufrocks_lady
I am 35 weeks pregnant with my second child and...

I am 35 weeks pregnant with my second child and am hoping to have a natural labor. (We wanted that last time too but got intimidated into an induction last minute.) I have been reading the writings...
Forum: June 2009   04-29-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By prufrocks_lady
Oh yes! I'll be 35 weeks this Friday and it...

Oh yes! I'll be 35 weeks this Friday and it seems that in the past week I've gone from "tired but able to manage" to "completely exhausted, cranky, and spending way too much time collapsed on the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-29-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By prufrocks_lady
Thanks guys...

Thanks guys http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif It's refreshing to know that I'm not the only pregnant lady trying to figure out how to welcome the new baby without leaving...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-27-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By prufrocks_lady
Hey all, I was wondering if anyone could...

Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me about how long is normal for little ones to co-sleep in one form or another. My daughter is almost 3 and my husband feels we should be more...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-26-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By prufrocks_lady
When I became pregnant, I didn't intend to wean...

When I became pregnant, I didn't intend to wean totally unless my daughter was ready but I did want to night-wean. She was probably 26 or 27 months at the time and was very much used to nursing to...
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