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Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-04-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By AppleCrisp
Hello mamas - been a long time since I posted...

Hello mamas - been a long time since I posted here!  I have a lovely 5 year old...who becomes a totally wild, crazy, uncontrollable beastie as soon as evening arrives. I am at my wits' end here!  I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-19-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By AppleCrisp
Well, if the suction weren't right, wouldn't I...

Well, if the suction weren't right, wouldn't I feel the suction less when pumping? I previously was able to pump 10+ ounces at a time with this pump when she was in the NICU, so I think the size is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-19-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By AppleCrisp
Its a four year old Medela pump in style double...

Its a four year old Medela pump in style double electric with new tubing and membranes. I called the lactation consultant to see if there was any way to see if the pump was working okay, and she...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-18-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By AppleCrisp
I'm nursing my 5 month old, who is a former...

I'm nursing my 5 month old, who is a former preemie...calories are really important for her. I have a huge freezer stash, but its slowly but surely getting used up. The end of it is in sight. I just...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-15-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By AppleCrisp
What do you think about this? What would you do?...

What do you think about this? What would you do?

I work for a big hospital. They just announced that "we have committed to a 90% vaccination rate for our employees this year!" (Great...thanks for...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   09-14-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,015
Posted By AppleCrisp
Same here....my baby could only nurse for short...

Same here....my baby could only nurse for short periods before becoming exhausted and falling asleep, so I wanted to nurse her more often than every 3 hours. They said no... the activity would use...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-31-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,614
Posted By AppleCrisp
I also hid my mom's keys. She was a teacher in...

I also hid my mom's keys. She was a teacher in my school and I hid them in her classroom. At the end of the day I came down and she was all upset, and had all these kids taking her room apart...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-22-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By AppleCrisp
I did appreciate preemie clothes since obviously...

I did appreciate preemie clothes since obviously I didn't have any already. It was nice to dress her in clothes that fit when she was able and make her look like my little girl.

Food for pumping...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   07-22-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,434
Posted By AppleCrisp
Quote: Originally Posted by bandgeek...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bandgeek http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14107731)
My DD was in the NICU for 7 1/2 weeks and I...
Forum: May 2009   07-04-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,361
Posted By AppleCrisp
Hi Everybody! I disappeared into NICU land when...

Hi Everybody! I disappeared into NICU land when my daughter was born at 34 weeks. Nice to see how you all are doing. I too miss my midwife, and it seems like such a shame not be able to see her...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-24-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,574
Posted By AppleCrisp
I did it!! Chopped it all off! The back and...

I did it!!

Chopped it all off! The back and sides are gone....totally razored off. The top is a little longer with side swept bangs. I thought I would freak out and get cold feet, but the stylist...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-19-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By AppleCrisp
Hi - sorry if this has been addressed before. ...

Hi - sorry if this has been addressed before.

In regards to combination vaccines vs. giving them singly...

If you separate them (say, break up the Pentacel vaccine), is the amount of chemicals...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-18-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,574
Posted By AppleCrisp
I tried styling it the night before, and it...

I tried styling it the night before, and it worked just ok...good enough for mommy duty but not for work. So, pixie, here I come.
Forum: Women's Health   06-17-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By AppleCrisp
I hope this is the appropriate forum to post...

I hope this is the appropriate forum to post this.

Does anyone else's child experience ADD type symptoms after eating dairy? I swear if I give my son too much dairy, he has no impulse control,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-16-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,574
Posted By AppleCrisp
I forgot....I have braces. I'm afraid if I cut...

I forgot....I have braces. I'm afraid if I cut it way short that's the only thing anyone will see. But I am tired of being a slave to the hairdryer.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-16-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,574
Posted By AppleCrisp
Well, I've reached a new level of dumpiness...

Well, I've reached a new level of dumpiness since the 2nd child...lots of saggy parts and no time for hair. Seems like the flat iron is pretty popular. Maybe I can style it at night and then use a...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-16-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By AppleCrisp
Do any of you NEPA mommies have any suggestions...

Do any of you NEPA mommies have any suggestions in regards to finding nannies in our area? I did contact child care information services, but they only provide info on outside the home child care...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-16-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,574
Posted By AppleCrisp
The make up only takes me 5 minutes, that's not...

The make up only takes me 5 minutes, that's not a problem, luckily.

Does the flat iron dry the hair? That might work. I don't wash it in the morning, I just wet it down to get rid of bed head.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-16-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,574
Posted By AppleCrisp
So this might seem frivolous - but I have to...

So this might seem frivolous - but I have to look professional, and where I work, everyone else is dressed up to the nines - suits, white coats, high heels, make up. I'm trying to figure out how to...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-04-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,381
Posted By AppleCrisp
OK, I totally understand what you're saying. My...

OK, I totally understand what you're saying. My daughter was also 34 weeks and she had numerous apnea episodes and bradycardias (low heart rate) in the NICU mostly when feeding. They TOTALLY blew me...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-01-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By AppleCrisp
PAK too!!!!! YAY!!

PAK too!!!!!

YAY!!
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   05-21-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,066
Posted By AppleCrisp
Hey welcome to this forum. My daughter just came...

Hey welcome to this forum. My daughter just came home. I also had HELLP.

They told me to pump at least 15 min with the double pump, at least 8 times in 24 hrs (not necessarily every 2 hours)....
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   05-17-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,313
Posted By AppleCrisp
I really needed my daughter close to me, so the...

I really needed my daughter close to me, so the sleeping arrangements were important...I didn't want her in a crib in another room. I ended up buying a bassinet with wheels since she has to be flat...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   05-17-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,115
Posted By AppleCrisp
Ours never held babies. They also chatted or...

Ours never held babies. They also chatted or played on the computer when they had free time. But I don't think they had much free time. One once offered to give my daughter her binky if she cried...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   05-17-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By AppleCrisp
Just wanted to chime in. It is hard when...

Just wanted to chime in. It is hard when everyone there seems to know more than you do about how to care for your little one. I felt uncomfortable talking to her or singing to her because there were...
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