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Forum: Breastfeeding   11-04-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,351
Posted By AUvetmom
My 2 yo puts the pump on his belly too! I don't...

My 2 yo puts the pump on his belly too! I don't have the heart to tell him he won't be able to nurse his kiddos.

When your toddler has a meltdown shouting "boob! Boob!" in public because he was...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-04-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,000
Posted By AUvetmom
Sorry I don't have time to type much now but I...

Sorry I don't have time to type much now but I wanted to pop in and say, "me too!" I have a 2 yo and an 11 week old. DS1 has been asking to nurse a good bit more than before the baby was born, and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-04-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By AUvetmom
Does anyone have any experience with this? I...

Does anyone have any experience with this? I want to donate but don't want it to affect my supply.
Forum: Babywearing   10-31-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By AUvetmom
I'm hoping to get some advice from experienced...

I'm hoping to get some advice from experienced girasol wrap users. I just started using this type of wrap and I love it. However, I have one of the longer sizes and I'm not that tall. How can I get...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-23-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By AUvetmom
I know this thread is a year old, but I thought...

I know this thread is a year old, but I thought I would give my advice for the people reading too.

I graduated vet school about 2 years ago. I waited to start our family until right before...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-21-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By AUvetmom
I found two great sitters/nannies through the...

I found two great sitters/nannies through the site. They are both great people and one is on her way to becoming a close friend. My only warning: be sure to cancel. The membership automatically...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-18-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By AUvetmom
Hi everyone. I have a 2 yo DS1 and 8 wk old DS2....

Hi everyone. I have a 2 yo DS1 and 8 wk old DS2. My 2 yo has been coping with the new baby by nursing more. Prior to birth, we had been down to 2-3 nursing so during the day- morning, nap and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-02-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By AUvetmom
I am currently nursing my 2 week old son and...

I am currently nursing my 2 week old son and occasionally my 2yo son. A couple days ago, I noticed I was losing weight a little more quickly than I'd like and was hoping to get some nutritious snack...
Forum: Family Safety   04-25-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By AUvetmom
Hi everyone. I'm looking into a second carseat...

Hi everyone. I'm looking into a second carseat for us. We currently have a britax boulevard which I love. The marathon is about $30 cheaper and wasn't sure what the difference is. Anyone have...
Forum: Homebirth   04-11-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By AUvetmom
Sounds to me like she used the system exactly...

Sounds to me like she used the system exactly the right way. Home birth when low risk, transfer when risk increased. Good for her.
Forum: Homebirth   04-11-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By AUvetmom
I totally agree. This is how I approached my...

I totally agree. This is how I approached my home birth. I was all in until my very experienced midwife told us there was an emergency and it was time to transfer. At that point I gladly (well, I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-14-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 11,287
Posted By AUvetmom
EEEK! I just got a BFP! I wonder how many panic...

EEEK! I just got a BFP! I wonder how many panic attacks I'll have today.http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif
 
Good luck to everyone else waiting!
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-13-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 11,287
Posted By AUvetmom
Serenyd- Sorry about this cycle. I use a cheapy...

Serenyd- Sorry about this cycle. I use a cheapy thermometer from target too. Look for the one that says basal body temp thermometer. Charting your temp isn't that much help in predicting your...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-10-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 11,287
Posted By AUvetmom
ao05 and mamamash - I chart because up until...

ao05 and mamamash - I chart because up until this month, we were TTA. Last preg I needed to know when I was ovulating so my husband could travel. And since I was two weeks post due date last preg...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-07-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 11,287
Posted By AUvetmom
It's fun to hear everyone obsess over tiny...

It's fun to hear everyone obsess over tiny symptoms. I totally did that last time we were trying to get preg. I'm not far enough past ovulation to really have any symptoms so I haven't really...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-06-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 11,287
Posted By AUvetmom
Hi Everyone. This month is our first month of...

Hi Everyone. This month is our first month of TTC our #2. I am charting and my temp rose on Dec 1. I guess that makes me 6 DPO. I think I'll probably test next friday. I've had pretty regular cycles...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-11-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By AUvetmom
My kiddo does that sometimes too. He's 9 months....

My kiddo does that sometimes too. He's 9 months. I have found he does it most when not really paying attention to how he's latching. I try to get his attention and say something like "gentle" or "...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-06-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By AUvetmom
Hi. I'm a vet (again with the cryptic...

Hi. I'm a vet (again with the cryptic username!). Not a "real" doctor :-) but I still practice medicine. Think of me like a family practitioner who makes house calls. I have an 8 month old son. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-07-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By AUvetmom
I was homeschooled from 3rd- 8th grade. Because...

I was homeschooled from 3rd- 8th grade. Because my older sister had decided to go to the public high school, I figured that was the thing to do as well. So I went to 9th grade at the local high...
Forum: Family Safety   05-06-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By AUvetmom
Hi Everyone,   My 7 month old son is...

Hi Everyone,
 
My 7 month old son is starting to pull up to standing. We have a stone fireplace that he really wants to climb on but I'm afraid he's going to hurt himself really badly if he falls...
Forum: Lactivism   05-06-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,812
Posted By AUvetmom
I just flew on Delta last weekend and nursed on...

I just flew on Delta last weekend and nursed on every flight. I never had a problem and I wasn't using a cover. I even had a flight attendant chat with me about carriers. I suspect most reasonable...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   05-04-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By AUvetmom
I second Peggy and Kim. They were with me for...

I second Peggy and Kim. They were with me for my labor at home and they were amazing. I needed to transfer to the hospital due to baby heartrate decelerations, and Kim made a quick decision that it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-03-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,505
Posted By AUvetmom
Yeah. I've done that. Twice....

Yeah. I've done that. Twice. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/Sheepish.gif (oops). He was no worse for the wear. I think he got his thick skull from his...
Forum: Babywearing   04-13-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By AUvetmom
That's a good idea. I'll give it a try!

That's a good idea. I'll give it a try!
Forum: Lactivism   04-10-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By AUvetmom
Have you considered getting a nursing cover to...

Have you considered getting a nursing cover to wear and a little sign to post on the door if you have to pump in a place where you might be interrupted? I am an ambulatory vet and have to pump in my...
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