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Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-11-2012, 07:19 PM
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Views: 1,217
Posted By ArcticRose
DD turned 3 last month. I am completely fed up...

DD turned 3 last month. I am completely fed up with the whole potty training issue. She knows what the potty is for. She knows we want her to pee and poop in it. She can and has done so... a lot....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-11-2012, 11:49 AM
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Views: 14,434
Posted By ArcticRose
Thank you MrsMike/Funky Little Earthchild for...

Thank you MrsMike/Funky Little Earthchild for helping me discover this thread! I committed to getting rid of 2012 items in 2012 before I read your blog today, but you helped me find the needed...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-17-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By ArcticRose
I don't have any suggestions.. in fact this is...

I don't have any suggestions.. in fact this is one of the questions I came here to ask. Our DD will be three in less than 2 months and she is completely dependent on diapers. What is really sad is...
Forum: July 2011   08-18-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By ArcticRose
Baby is 6 weeks old and DD1 is still driving me...

Baby is 6 weeks old and DD1 is still driving me nuts! Tantrums and back talk and potty regression. She's back in diapers 24 hours a day! AAAAHHHHH!!!!

Nothing seems to work.. is she going to be...
Forum: July 2011   08-18-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By ArcticRose
Girl!

Girl!
Forum: July 2011   07-09-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By ArcticRose
Yesterday morning (July 8th, 3 days before DD)...

Yesterday morning (July 8th, 3 days before DD) at about 3am, I was shifting around trying to get more comfortable in bed, when my water broke and flooded my bedroom, lol. I got up and pulled off the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-04-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,897
Posted By ArcticRose
Quote:My son's 2 hour night waking sessions only...

Quote:My son's 2 hour night waking sessions only happen when he eats tomatoes. Tomatoes= waking a ton, plus 2-3 hours awake in the middle of the night. No tomatoes= 2-3 short nursing sessions, and...
Forum: July 2011   07-03-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By ArcticRose
Wow! What an abrupt entry into the world!...

Wow! What an abrupt entry into the world! Congratulations on the new member of your family!

Take the NICU stuff one thing at a time, you will get through it, even if it feels like an eternity,...
Forum: Birth Stories   07-02-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,551
Posted By ArcticRose
What a beautiful story! Thank you so much for...

What a beautiful story! Thank you so much for sharing. I can only hope my birth goes as smoothly!

Congratulations Mama, and welcome Cosima Rose!
Forum: July 2011   06-27-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By ArcticRose
I had a completely intervention free pregnancy...

I had a completely intervention free pregnancy with my first... right up until I went into labor at 32 weeks. Within a few hours we went from intervention free to c-section, what I consider the...
Forum: July 2011   06-26-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By ArcticRose
It would make me sad, but I wouldn't go. You...

It would make me sad, but I wouldn't go. You need to be fully recovered before you take on something like this and, imo, it just hasn't been long enough since you had major surgery. The last thing...
Forum: July 2011   06-25-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 40,373
Posted By ArcticRose
Quote:If it really was amniotic fluid, that...

Quote:If it really was amniotic fluid, that would mean your water broke and you need to get on the phone with your midwife or OB.


No worries, I've talked with her (MW) and she's not concerned...
Forum: July 2011   06-25-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 40,373
Posted By ArcticRose
I've been having BH off and on for weeks now,...

I've been having BH off and on for weeks now, but they are getting more intense, and last night they were more like real contractions and about five minutes apart for an hour. Then they quit....
Forum: July 2011   06-25-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By ArcticRose
If it's not tmi for you to share.. what exactly...

If it's not tmi for you to share.. what exactly is it that hurts? Is it a deep, cervical type pain? Or an external pain? Or is it that the skin feels raw?

For me, I have very tender areas after...
Forum: July 2011   06-22-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 274
Posted By ArcticRose
Definitely counting here! I'm just past 37...

Definitely counting here! I'm just past 37 weeks, so gtg for home birth, yay!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-22-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By ArcticRose
I don't have any answers for you, sorry. But I...

I don't have any answers for you, sorry. But I can tell you that the garlic isn't going to hurt anything. You could use it for a week or two without any negative effects, so don't worry about using...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-22-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 5,703
Posted By ArcticRose
Steps one and two complete! ...

Steps one and two complete!

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Forum: July 2011   06-20-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 532
Posted By ArcticRose
We are having trouble picking boy names too. At...

We are having trouble picking boy names too. At this point I think we're just hoping for a girl, since we have a girl name picked out, lol.

No K names? Darn. I was going to suggest Corbin or...
Forum: July 2011   06-14-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By ArcticRose
I had a few real contractions yesterday and am...

I had a few real contractions yesterday and am definitely feeling more pressure down low....

My midwife says she's comfortable doing a home birth at 36 weeks... so I guess we are good to go....
Forum: July 2011   06-12-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 523
Posted By ArcticRose
Yay! Our second July baby is here! (I think...

Yay! Our second July baby is here! (I think Slippy was first, on June 4th, announced on the PAL thread)

I am so happy for you! It sounds like everything went really well. She is beautiful!...
Forum: July 2011   06-12-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,096
Posted By ArcticRose
I am so sorry you are sick! I had a nasty flu a...

I am so sorry you are sick! I had a nasty flu a few weeks ago.. coughed for three weeks! My ribs and back ached with all that coughing. And I was wetting myself whenever I coughed (so.. pretty much...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-04-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,121
Posted By ArcticRose
It is my understanding that babies get first...

It is my understanding that babies get first pick of the nutrients we eat and we get the leftovers. (yes, I know that's simplifying things) Your baby has likely been getting sufficient iron, but...
Forum: July 2011   06-03-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Posted By ArcticRose
I am so sorry you are all going through this...

I am so sorry you are all going through this too! Yet... I can't help but be a little glad, as this must mean I'm not just weird. If so many of you are struggling with similar issues, then maybe...
Forum: July 2011   06-02-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Posted By ArcticRose
Thank you all so much! I still feel tired and...

Thank you all so much! I still feel tired and frustrated, but I don't feel alone with it. kwim?

I should stop sweating the small stuff, as they say, and focus on growing this baby and keeping DD...
Forum: July 2011   06-01-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Posted By ArcticRose
I think I'm just going to have a nervous...

I think I'm just going to have a nervous breakdown and get it over with.

This afternoon I couldn't get my 2yo to nap, so I sat on the floor next to her bed and cried while she played. I don't...
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