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Forum: Breastfeeding   06-01-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By cushy
Does anyone read this? In Sundays comic strip,...

Does anyone read this? In Sundays comic strip, the mom is reading a book to the baby, and the baby starts going under her shirt and starts nursing. I've read the comics since I was little, and I...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   03-22-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,339
Posted By cushy
Quote: Originally Posted by UrbanMamma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanMamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15024598)

One of the hardest parts of deciding...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-31-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By cushy
Thanks for the replies. He came off the iv...

Thanks for the replies. He came off the iv yesterday to help stimulate his hunger, and he's been nursing since then, doing okay out of the tent, so now he's just on room air in there. Last night I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-30-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By cushy
My DS is 5 wks old in the hospital with RSV....

My DS is 5 wks old in the hospital with RSV. He's in pretty bad shape. I've been pumping but my supply is decreasing and I'm wondering what I can do to increase it. I was getting 4-6 oz per breast...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-27-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By cushy
Is it possible that cosleeping is keeping her...

Is it possible that cosleeping is keeping her too stimulated? I found that at 14 months both of my sons became terrible sleepers, and I moved them to their own beds. Then I still tried to nurse to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-24-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 703
Posted By cushy
I got the flu shot this pregnancy and the last...

I got the flu shot this pregnancy and the last one with no bad effects. Last year I actually got the flu, and I will not go through that again. I literally wanted to go to the hospital and die. I...
Forum: Parenting   10-23-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 958
Posted By cushy
I also don't think there's any such thing as...

I also don't think there's any such thing as "too much cake." October is cake filled for us too. It does sound like they weren't going to be included in the cake thing this year because of...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-23-2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By cushy
I feel for you. I've had the same axieties, but...

I feel for you. I've had the same axieties, but being on the other side of things, I thought I'd share my experience (I'm pg with my 3rd)- maybe it will give you hope.

My first was 2.5 when I had...
Forum: November 2009   10-20-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By cushy
This is my 3rd. I have two boys, so the...

This is my 3rd. I have two boys, so the differences between those two didn't predict a gender difference.

With my first, my body hair grew really fast and I had lots of it. With my 2nd, I had...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-20-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,747
Posted By cushy
This time around kefir cured the nausea every...

This time around kefir cured the nausea every time. When that wasn't available I would just take acidophilus, but the kefir was better.

The apple cider vinegar is really helping me with reflux...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-18-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By cushy
I go to Dr. Kraut at Pedimedica on Rochelle...

I go to Dr. Kraut at Pedimedica on Rochelle Avenue in Rochelle park. Dr. Azzariti there is also my sons' pediatrician, if you want everything in one place.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-18-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By cushy
A tribe I can join! How fun. I didn't like...

A tribe I can join! How fun.

I didn't like my name growing up at all. Then in 6th I became best friends with another Erin who moved around the corner from me and was in my class. We couldn't have...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-16-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By cushy
My husband is also quite unsympathetic, but I've...

My husband is also quite unsympathetic, but I've realized that when I want something done and I just simply ask him to do it, often he does. Like if I've made dinner, I might just say "can you do...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-15-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 774
Posted By cushy
I have had the worst acid reflux. I've found...

I have had the worst acid reflux. I've found that tums and mylanta didn't work at all, and papaya enzyme was good for gas, but didn't help the reflux. I tried the apple cider vinegar last night...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-24-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By cushy
We moved 3 weeks before DS1 was born (he came on...

We moved 3 weeks before DS1 was born (he came on his due date). I would go ahead and move, because at least then you can get everything set up for the baby, and just feel like the nest is ready and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-23-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,000
Posted By cushy
I gained 90 with my first, then lost all but 10,...

I gained 90 with my first, then lost all but 10, gained 60 with my second and lost it all plus the original 10 I held onto. I had hopes of only gaining 40 with this one, but I'm over that already...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-21-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 44
  Pitocin
Views: 1,541
Posted By cushy
I didn't read all of the other responses, but I...

I didn't read all of the other responses, but I wanted to say that I had a great experience with pitocin. I was totally opposed to it at first. I had already had a natural childbirth, but it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-30-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By cushy
I bought one of those 10 foot inflatble pools...

I bought one of those 10 foot inflatble pools and a good electric pump from the camping section of kmart and that keeps my 3 1/2 yr old and 18 month old occupied for a quite a while. I highly...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-17-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By cushy
I'm starting to be a little worried. My friens'...

I'm starting to be a little worried. My friens' daughter just had it and another friends cousin just died from it, and he was my age. Also my children have asthma, so that concerns me a little bit.
Forum: November 2009   07-16-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By cushy
It really depends on what you like. I used to...

It really depends on what you like. I used to think freezing was a mystery until I went on a serious nesting-cooking binge with my second. Then I just froze stuff- it's really that simple. I use the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-16-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 823
Posted By cushy
Kefir or yogurt, or if you can't stomach it,...

Kefir or yogurt, or if you can't stomach it, acidophilus supplements worked extremely well for me this time around. It was actually quite amazing.
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-26-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By cushy
I love Rehoboth. I've gone there my whole life....

I love Rehoboth. I've gone there my whole life. I would recommend staying in "South Rehoboth" - it's basically what you would tell the realtors, it's not a real designation. The beaches aren't very...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-25-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By cushy
The tv is how we do it in our house. Usually at...

The tv is how we do it in our house. Usually at around 4pm DS is getting worn out and needs a break, and by that time I am definitely overdue too. I don't think it's such a bad thing- they need to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-25-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,267
Posted By cushy
I say trike. I just don't see how balance bikes...

I say trike. I just don't see how balance bikes are fun, but my DS has tons of fun on his trike and he gets a lot of exercise (I would say to try to get one that can be pedaled backwards as well as...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-19-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By cushy
I've recently become very aware that I do this....

I've recently become very aware that I do this. DH and I have been having a generally bad time, so it's really caused me to just talk/deal with him as little as possible, and I'm contemplating...
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