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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-24-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By orangeiron
thanks for the responses, there is just so much...

thanks for the responses, there is just so much conflicting advice out there, I get scared I'm going to mess something up. I am going to start with running and see where that gets me.
I would love...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-21-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By orangeiron
DS is 2 months now and I would like to start...

DS is 2 months now and I would like to start exercising, but I am scared of messing with my separated muscles.
Can I run?
Can I do workout videos?
He is number 3 and I am done having babies, I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-22-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By orangeiron
i just checked it out of our library, don't know...

i just checked it out of our library, don't know if that is a possibility for you.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-22-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By orangeiron
Yelling happens, it's what comes after that...

Yelling happens, it's what comes after that counts, I think. When I do lose my cool, I make sure to talk to them afterwords about why I yelled and explain if I was tired or hungry or just...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-05-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,085
Posted By orangeiron
she's never, um, 'done it' in the nude, I was...

she's never, um, 'done it' in the nude, I was just saying those parts aren't exactly private to her at the moment.
thanks playamama, that made me feel better, I just have such a fear of messing her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-03-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,085
Posted By orangeiron
Thanks for the responses. I try to talk to her...

Thanks for the responses.
I try to talk to her about doing it private. She is a very stubborn and headstrong child (she gets it from me) and just does it anyway. She doesn't get why she shouldn't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-02-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By orangeiron
personally i think 2 is too young for any kind...

personally i think 2 is too young for any kind of tv/movies. we let our 6 yo watch movies when she is sick, but can't really keep them from the 2 yo and it literally seems to take her months to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-02-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,085
Posted By orangeiron
DD has been humping things since she could get...

DD has been humping things since she could get on them, maybe around 9mos old. At first we honestly thought she was just putting pressure on her belly so we started calling it 'belly thing' which is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-25-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By orangeiron
First of all I highly recommend the book...

First of all I highly recommend the book 'Adventures in Tandem Nursing' It really helped, it has a little bit of everything.
As far as what to do when the baby comes with the older one, I would...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-25-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By orangeiron
My dd had cavities on her front teeth and the...

My dd had cavities on her front teeth and the dentist (who is otherwise a good dentist) told me to nightwean and that the breastmilk was causing the decay. That just didn't make sense to me and I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-18-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,435
Posted By orangeiron
I have heard that dairy can irritate cysts and...

I have heard that dairy can irritate cysts and make them grow larger. A friend of mine had a cyst (before getting pregnant) and the midwives told her to stop consuming dairy. She got pregnant with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-07-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By orangeiron
and without using training wheels if possible....

and without using training wheels if possible. She is 5, but really big for 5 and has good balance.
Any ideas, helpful hints? We have only just begun and I expect it to be a long process. It is so...
Forum: Women's Health   05-20-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By orangeiron
DD has a inguinal hernia, which must be...

DD has a inguinal hernia, which must be surgically repaired. It is an outpatient procedure and heals quite quickly. She is a very sensitive child and gets very nervous about things. I haven't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-19-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By orangeiron
dd just turned 2. She is a very active,...

dd just turned 2. She is a very active, rambunctious, wonderful, full of life, exuberant, cheerful, crazy goofball. And I love her dearly for all of it of course. But she is really hitting me and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-30-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,859
Posted By orangeiron
Hi Daydreamer, I have a lot of info on this...

Hi Daydreamer,
I have a lot of info on this and am discovering more every day. PM me if you have specific questions and I can share my story so far with you as well.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-08-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By orangeiron
I don't think it is night terrors, but I don't...

I don't think it is night terrors, but I don't know much about it. It just seems to me that our dreams are a space that we can subconsciously work through stresses that we have had during the day....
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-08-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By orangeiron
When my 5 year old has nightmares I immediately...

When my 5 year old has nightmares I immediately want to run to her and hold her and make everything OK, but I restrain because our dreams are a way that we work through fears and such, right?
I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-04-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By orangeiron
My dd didn't start playing on her own until...

My dd didn't start playing on her own until maybe 4.5 and then only a little bit, she still (almost 5) wants to be in the same room as someone else at all times.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-21-2007, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By orangeiron
Could you try to get your DD to nurse less...

Could you try to get your DD to nurse less often? It seems to me that when you get pregnant, if your milk supply goes down it is because your growing baby needs the nutrients more than your toddler....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-20-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By orangeiron
that is a great book for your situation. like...

that is a great book for your situation.
like the last post said, unless you are at risk for miscarriage, there shouldn't be a problem with nursing while pregnant.
you need to be aware though that...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-20-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By orangeiron
The baby does need the milk more than she does...

The baby does need the milk more than she does and it is important that she understand this right from the start. explain it to her and she will understand, it may be hard at first, but in order to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-15-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By orangeiron
my dd got horrific yeast rashes, i am trying to...

my dd got horrific yeast rashes, i am trying to remember everything we did.
lots of air time, definitely.
also mix the powdered acidophilus with olive oil to make a paste and apply directly to the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-13-2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By orangeiron
I love sibling co-sleeping. we have 2 dds one is...

I love sibling co-sleeping. we have 2 dds one is 5 and the other 1.5, i would have them totally co-sleeping if i could, but dd2 still nurses ALL NIGHT. anyway, whenever we can we put them together...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-13-2007, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By orangeiron
She's actually done this for awhile. it...

She's actually done this for awhile. it certainly keeps her happy..
basically she lies over something like a stool and wriggles around a little and makes funny little grunts, for a long time......
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-08-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By orangeiron
i just did a quick google search and came up...

i just did a quick google search and came up with this:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...toryId=5439359 (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5439359)
there mat be more...
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