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Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-09-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By aloneinid
Baby Braatens Mama- I was in your DDC and it is...

Baby Braatens Mama- I was in your DDC and it is nice to see a familiar name!  I was just thinking this morning that I can't believe we are going on six months already! 
I have worked at home doing...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-12-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,199
Posted By aloneinid
At this age, an infant is still waking at night...

At this age, an infant is still waking at night due to hunger!  Co-sleeping or not really won't matter if your baby is hungry.  Also, I think our expectations can sometimes be skewed. My oldest...
Forum: September 2010   10-07-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By aloneinid
Four days. Midwife said they'd be gone after...

Four days. Midwife said they'd be gone after three days. At 14 days I would contact my care provider.
Forum: September 2010   10-06-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By aloneinid
My first thought is reflux. Most people think...

My first thought is reflux. Most people think that you can't have reflux without heartburn, but it is called "silent" reflux and a sore throat and/or cough can be your only symptom. You can try an...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-01-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By aloneinid
I have an odd observation about amber teething...

I have an odd observation about amber teething bracelets (mine by Finn, too). I used one on my DS2 when he was an infant and after wearing it for several days he began to have black colored wax from...
Forum: September 2010   10-01-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By aloneinid
La Leche League. The friends I made after my...

La Leche League. The friends I made after my oldest son was born six years ago are still my best- as a matter of fact we just finished eating a dinner dropped off by one of them and they will be...
Forum: September 2010   09-30-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 854
Posted By aloneinid
We're just using what we used for our first two...

We're just using what we used for our first two boys since everything is still in great shape. (Looks brand new, actually!) Chinese prefolds with Snappis and an assortment of covers. Bummis are...
Forum: September 2010   09-30-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By aloneinid
I am trying binding this time, too, as I have...

I am trying binding this time, too, as I have really flabby abdominal muscles after I give birth and this is my last baby. I bought a Baboosh binder and tried wearing it about 24 hours after I had...
Forum: September 2010   09-29-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By aloneinid
Raising your Highly Spirited Child by Kurcinka...

Raising your Highly Spirited Child by Kurcinka was a godsend for me, too!
Forum: September 2010   09-29-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By aloneinid
All of the above suggestions are great, and I...

All of the above suggestions are great, and I feel for you because our oldest had "colic" and was SOOOO hard to take care of. I tried EVERYTHING and nothing ever did help. Now we now that his...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-28-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By aloneinid
Thanks, everyone. Obviously the baby was upset...

Thanks, everyone. Obviously the baby was upset by the "forced" latching (my midwife is very sweet and only meant to help because he was not latching properly and not getting any milk). It took him...
Forum: September 2010   09-28-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By aloneinid
Phew! I thought we were the only ones. We just...

Phew! I thought we were the only ones. We just named our son on Sunday, as he was turning a week old. We had a HORRIBLE time this time and I ended up settling more than my husband did. I figured...
Forum: September 2010   09-27-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 13,308
Posted By aloneinid
Chiming in on this discussion because a couple...

Chiming in on this discussion because a couple of things rang a bell and I am actually post partum-yay! First, I have to say whooohooo for me surviving my after pains and all the icky stuff that...
Forum: September 2010   09-24-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By aloneinid
Thanks for the congratulations, everyone. ...

Thanks for the congratulations, everyone.

Had a much better day today and am figuring out how to nurse this tricky-nurser. Just goes to show you that every baby is different and what works for...
Forum: September 2010   09-23-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By aloneinid
Thanks for asking, Redoak. It was my best...

Thanks for asking, Redoak. It was my best delivery, I think, with the excitement of doing it ourselves. I tore in the same spot as with my first two births, but no worse and am healing fine. My only...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-23-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By aloneinid
Yep, not his tongue. Think it is due to recessed...

Yep, not his tongue. Think it is due to recessed lower jaw/gums.
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-23-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By aloneinid
Just had my third baby and he has a shallow...

Just had my third baby and he has a shallow latch. Midwife came over last night for 3 day check and tried to help with his latch by holding his lower jaw open and "pushing" him onto my breast. he...
Forum: September 2010   09-20-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By aloneinid
My third son was born at 1248 this morning,...

My third son was born at 1248 this morning, weighing 7lbs15oz and 20 1/2 in. I was in early labor all day, starting at 7am, but wasn't sure if it was the real deal up until bed time. We prepared our...
Forum: September 2010   09-18-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,772
Posted By aloneinid
I'm here and just now due today. Counting on a...

I'm here and just now due today. Counting on a baby by the end of the month. No signs of imminent labor going on.
Forum: September 2010   09-17-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By aloneinid
I would be freaking out about this- you sound so...

I would be freaking out about this- you sound so calm! I think I would schedule it ASAP. Can they do it tomorrow? First thing Monday morning? Do the whole house now and definitely stay somewhere to...
Forum: September 2010   09-16-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,269
Posted By aloneinid
Yeah, I am tired of this, too. Right now its...

Yeah, I am tired of this, too. Right now its flushed cheeks and really bad PMS-type symptoms. I am exhausting myself cleaning and re-cleaning everything for weeks now because I was convinced (due to...
Forum: September 2010   09-14-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By aloneinid
Back pain like that can be a sign of a posterior...

Back pain like that can be a sign of a posterior baby and makes for a harder labor. Do you know what position the baby is in? Check out spinningbabies.com for ideas on how to turn the baby to a...
Forum: September 2010   09-14-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 743
Posted By aloneinid
For me, the difference between false labor and...

For me, the difference between false labor and real labor is the trips to the bathroom between contractions. So, if I were you, I would think it was the real deal. Good luck!
Forum: September 2010   09-14-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By aloneinid
I would nurse twice as much on the un-engorged...

I would nurse twice as much on the un-engorged side and nurse your older child on that side, too. Of course, try to let the baby drain the engorged side so you don't get mastitis. This is a tricky...
Forum: September 2010   09-13-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,131
Posted By aloneinid
Crafty, I am very impressed with you hanging in...

Crafty, I am very impressed with you hanging in this long (I have somewhat of an idea of what it feels like- more than a week overdue in my last pregnancy). I hope you are rewarded with an amazing...
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