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Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-25-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By gbutterflykissesm
Quote:Originally Posted by Mama...

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Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-24-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
I have 3-yo and a 2-yo DS's, and they fight over...

I have 3-yo and a 2-yo DS's, and they fight over toys constantly. DS2 (the 2yo) is relatively easy going, but DS1 (who will be 4 in May) has a LOT of trouble sharing. He doesn't want DS2 to use his...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-17-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
I wish there were more answers on this thread!...

I wish there were more answers on this thread! My 2.5 year old does the same thing, and he has been night weaned since 14 or 16 months and sleeps with a paci instead. He sleeps in his own bed and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-18-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
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I have a friend who recently emailed me an article called 31 Reasons You Shouldn't Feel Mom Guilt and included things like *Enjoying...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-18-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
Could he be teething? My DS is 9.5 months old...

Could he be teething? My DS is 9.5 months old and has gone through several phases like this. Most of them were when he was teething or had a cold. It seems to happen for about one week every month....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-17-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,874
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
It's interesting reading how you all share the...

It's interesting reading how you all share the duties. My main issue is that we both feel like we do a lot, and I know that my DP feels like I do less than him. And that irks me.

I wake up during...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-17-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
I am in the exact same boat as the OP. I get...

I am in the exact same boat as the OP. I get home from work around 6, 6:15 after picking DS up from daycare. We play for a little bit, sit at the table and he eats, bath, nurse, and he's in bed by...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-16-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,475
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
Is there anyone who is sad at the thought of...

Is there anyone who is sad at the thought of giving up pumping? My DS is almost 10 months old, and is not very into solid foods yet, so I'm sure I will be pumping after he turns 1, but I know that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-19-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,445
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
When my 7.5 month old was on his second nursing...

When my 7.5 month old was on his second nursing strike because his top 2 teeth were starting to come in, and I was DEVASTATED, my mom said, "Yup, you girls all weaned at 6 months."

Me: babies...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-21-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
buckeye, I'm sooo happy for you! I am going...

buckeye, I'm sooo happy for you! I am going through the same exact thing, and it is heart wrenching. I think breastfeeding is stronger than a drug because nursing strikes are an awful kind of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-21-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
Has this happened to anyone? I have heard it can...

Has this happened to anyone? I have heard it can happen, but I don't have any friends who have had babies who have gone on nursing strikes, so I don't know where to get any support.

Background:...
Forum: Babywearing   01-20-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
I have a stretchy wrap - a Gypsy Mama Bali Baby...

I have a stretchy wrap - a Gypsy Mama Bali Baby Stretch - which is more supportive than a Moby, and I was doing some great back carries a few weeks ago. But my baby must have hit 20 lbs or something...
Forum: Babywearing   01-20-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
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Forum: Babywearing   01-20-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
Quote: Originally Posted by MommaShark...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MommaShark http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14944702)
A cross body satchel/messenger bag - put...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-20-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,510
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
My DS does it too, mainly when he's hungry or...

My DS does it too, mainly when he's hungry or teething. I work full time, and when I come home from work, he throws himself at me and does this to any thing he can get! (usually my shoulders or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-19-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
I found that up until about 6 months or so, I...

I found that up until about 6 months or so, I could go anywhere and bring DS everywhere. He loved the stimulation and slept so much better at night when he had a full day of playdates, beach, parks,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-19-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
larzanna, is this all the time (at night and for...

larzanna, is this all the time (at night and for naps) or only for naps? If it's only for naps, I would say that your baby might just be a short napper. Mine is. We normally only get 30-45 minutes...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-19-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 827
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
KarlaC, that is hilarious! My LO will be 8...

KarlaC, that is hilarious!

My LO will be 8 m.o. on Jan 27 and we started offering him solids at 5.5 months because he was so interested in our food. We would just give him little bites of mashed...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-19-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
My DS only said bababa, papapa and gagaga at...

My DS only said bababa, papapa and gagaga at that age (and mamama when he was crying). But he would just repeat those over and over. He just started babbling last week, at 7.5 months old. All of a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-19-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
My (now 8 m.o.) DS was just like your LO! He...

My (now 8 m.o.) DS was just like your LO! He would fart ALL the time. Big, vibrating, rumbling, explosive farts! If I had him sitting on my lap it would scare the bejesus out of me every time I felt...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-19-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
My LO is about the same age as yours, and is a...

My LO is about the same age as yours, and is a horrible daytime napper. I hear your frustration. I can lay him down awake at night and he drifts off without a peep, but during the day he needs...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-18-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
Boy, have I been there. You didn't mention how...

Boy, have I been there. You didn't mention how often you put her down for a nap. At that age, I was putting my DS down for a nap every hour to hour and a half. Sometimes he would only sleep for 20...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-18-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,725
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
The links that DevaMajka posted are great. I...

The links that DevaMajka posted are great. I find myself saying "Good boy" a lot to my 8 month old son! I cringe every time I do, but I'm so used to having dogs, and this is my first child. Reading...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-18-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
Hi Kali...

Hi Kali http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif

If it were me, I would try sidecarring first since you are worried about him not seeing you at night. You might as well start...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-18-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By gbutterflykissesm
As soon as my DS could roll over onto his tummy,...

As soon as my DS could roll over onto his tummy, he wouldn't stop! He did it in his sleep, in the swaddle, all the time. There was nothing we could do to stop it. We ended up not swaddling him...
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