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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-17-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By PinkSunfish
I remember making a conscious decision to stop...

I remember making a conscious decision to stop sucking my thumb when I was about eight. No-one tried to pressure me into stopping, I decided on my own. It was around the same time that I started...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-13-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 256
Posted By PinkSunfish
What a wonderful speech and it is very...

What a wonderful speech and it is very reassuring that there are women like you out there prepared to challenge these people.

I always thought that this was pruely a US problem but it is...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-07-2006, 08:20 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,575
Posted By PinkSunfish
Hi Sarah, I was in the same position as you...

Hi Sarah,

I was in the same position as you are now when DD was 10 months the only difference being that my period returned at 8 months pp (much to my surprose as DD wasfeeding evry 2 hours in...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-07-2006, 05:47 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,575
Posted By PinkSunfish
I agree with the other posters, don't get...

I agree with the other posters, don't get stressed about setting arbitary limits, especially at this satge. You have no idea where you will be in a years time.

I thought I would like to BF to two...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   03-06-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,775
Posted By PinkSunfish
Well I don't have boys and dont' have any...

Well I don't have boys and dont' have any experience with circumsised men at all so can't say from direct experience. However logic dictates that your youngest son will have a smaller penis because...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-06-2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,204
Posted By PinkSunfish
OMG, that article was thoroughly reprehensible...

OMG, that article was thoroughly reprehensible in all sorts of ways.

Having had an emergency C-section myself I cannot understand why anyone would volunteer to have one unless it was medically...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-22-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By PinkSunfish
Don't worry. My DD wasn't interested in solids...

Don't worry. My DD wasn't interested in solids until she was 13 months old. She onyl had BM and the odd piece of dry toast up until then. Even when she did start eating she would only have a *very*...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-27-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By PinkSunfish
I definately agree that talking to people who...

I definately agree that talking to people who have been through similar, especially when they also wanted as natuarl a birth as possible, is extremely helpful.

There is nothing worse than hearing...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-17-2006, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By PinkSunfish
Well I was BF on demand for 15 months and my Mum...

Well I was BF on demand for 15 months and my Mum never used a dummy (pacifier) and I sucked my thumb for years, bite my nails and also chewed on my sleeves, chewed pencils and pens as a child.

No...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By PinkSunfish
I used to do this as a child, I would also bite...

I used to do this as a child, I would also bite my fingernails and chew pencils and pen tops.

I grew out of it (although I still bite my nails). I wouldn't worry about it too much.
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-08-2005, 02:57 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,647
Posted By PinkSunfish
Personally I think that earings on babies looks...

Personally I think that earings on babies looks just awful. In fact I hate any kind of jewellry on young children. It's gilding the lilly IMHO.

Apart from that I wouldn't do anything to DD which...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-24-2005, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By PinkSunfish
My DD was never very keen on being on the floor...

My DD was never very keen on being on the floor and I rarely saw her doing much rolling.

Havign said that she cruised at 9 months, crawled at 10 months and walked at 11 months so don't worry too...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-24-2005, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By PinkSunfish
I'm sorry, what a nightmare. Have a good...

I'm sorry, what a nightmare. Have a good celebration anyway.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-23-2005, 10:10 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,068
Posted By PinkSunfish
Not a 1 year old, no way. she wouldn't...

Not a 1 year old, no way. she wouldn't understand why we had left her and it is an interminable amount of time for a young child. I would happily eave her for weekends when she was much older (say 5...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-19-2005, 08:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,009
Posted By PinkSunfish
Can I just smugly say that I drove past the...

Can I just smugly say that I drove past the Quidditch Stadium set everytime I took DD to music class last year!!

Really looking forward to seeing this film, if we can get a babysitter.
Forum: Spirituality   11-18-2005, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By PinkSunfish
It's not just Christmas - it's Easter too! Lots...

It's not just Christmas - it's Easter too! Lots of the Easter traditions (egg rolling for eg) were appropriated by Christians but were originally part of the Pagan Spring celebrations.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-10-2005, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 24
Posted By PinkSunfish
Have a wonderful time, I am sure that she will...

Have a wonderful time, I am sure that she will be fine.

We have only been out twice (we have no babysitters near us) and neither time to things we particularly wanted to go to. Hoping to go out...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-02-2005, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By PinkSunfish
Well my boobs are DD's "lovey", I am sure she...

Well my boobs are DD's "lovey", I am sure she will grow out of that eventually http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif !!

You can get loveys made with your own hair...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-01-2005, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By PinkSunfish
This is very nromal behaviour at this age. ...

This is very nromal behaviour at this age.

Our DD was in a forward facing car seat from 7 months (but she was a *big* baby and an early sitter) so I cna't really help you there. We did find that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-01-2005, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By PinkSunfish
Oh yes. My toddler was 90% BF until 13 months...

Oh yes. My toddler was 90% BF until 13 months which is when she started eating some solids. She started eating plain grilled chicken and some steamed vegetables and then I got her eating some fish...
Forum: VBAC   10-29-2005, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,063
Posted By PinkSunfish
I totally agree with the OP and I am glad that...

I totally agree with the OP and I am glad that you started this thread. I *love* MDC, I was lurking here for a very long time before I became a memeber and elarned so much that has contributed to...
Forum: April 2006   10-28-2005, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 411
Posted By PinkSunfish
I'm still nursing my 19 months old. I think...

I'm still nursing my 19 months old. I think there is a lot less milk than there used to be but she is still nursing like anything.

I am ready for her to quit now but not keen to forcibly wean...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-24-2005, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 325
Posted By PinkSunfish
Hi there. I am in the SE (although I hail from...

Hi there. I am in the SE (although I hail from Scotland originally). Welcome to MDC http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif!
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-24-2005, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By PinkSunfish
I had a great big baby, she was 9lbs 1oz at...

I had a great big baby, she was 9lbs 1oz at birth and 14lbs at 6 weeks old. She continued to gain off the charts until she was 8 months olds when it started to settle down a bit.

For her first...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-15-2005, 05:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 250
Posted By PinkSunfish
DH insisted that I only test when he was there...

DH insisted that I only test when he was there and that we both look at the tests together! I still have the test sticks from DD in a drawer (good idea about putting it in her scrapbook, I will buy...
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