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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-13-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 187
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Posted By pumpkinhead
USAmma, she is such a beautiful young lady! I am...

USAmma, she is such a beautiful young lady! I am so glad she is doing so dramatically better, but sorry to hear about Abi and your dh. It's so good to hear from you!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-17-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,045
Posted By pumpkinhead
USAmma, she is gorgeous!...

USAmma, she is gorgeous! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif: I'm so glad to hear that she is doing so well! I'm sorry about the Celiac, but I am happy that Abi and your dh have a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-06-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,045
Posted By pumpkinhead
I haven't posted in a very long time. I still...

I haven't posted in a very long time. I still come back and read occasionally and I think about many of us "oldies" often.
 
USAmma, I have actually been thinking of you and your daughters and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-23-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By pumpkinhead
Wow, long time no see! It's been forever! I...

Wow, long time no see! It's been forever! I remember you, my friend. This is the first time I've been here in at least a year and it's good to see a familiar face :love:
 
My boys are growing like...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-23-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By pumpkinhead
I found that right around 18 mos there was an...

I found that right around 18 mos there was an increased need for nursing with mine. An almost constant need with very little flexibility in terms of patience/waiting. refusal to sit down and nurse...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-23-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,740
Posted By pumpkinhead
Your body sequesters toxins in stored fat...

Your body sequesters toxins in stored fat tissue. When you detox, you mobilize those toxins and they are no longer sequestered. Personally, I wouldn't deliberately detox while nursing. Since you...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-23-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By pumpkinhead
If she were my child I'd offer to let her try...

If she were my child I'd offer to let her try some milk in a cup. I don't think I would allow her to nurse directly from the breast. I don't necessarily think it is wrong, but I wouldn't be...
Forum: Lactivism   09-23-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,868
Posted By pumpkinhead
My favourite comments were when little ones...

My favourite comments were when little ones asked which one made the chocolate milk or which one made apple juice :)
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-30-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 32,741
Posted By pumpkinhead
Hi Anna. I have been following this thread but...

Hi Anna. I have been following this thread but haven't posted as yet. I wanted to tell you that I think that you have been amazing on this thread...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-30-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,049
Posted By pumpkinhead
I doubt it. Afterpains have to do with your body...

I doubt it. Afterpains have to do with your body releasing oxytocin to help the uterus contract back to size. The more downsizing that needs to be done, the more hormone that is produced IIRC.
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Forum: Breastfeeding   09-29-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,346
Posted By pumpkinhead
How long does your baby nurse on each breast?...

How long does your baby nurse on each breast? Does he take both breasts during a feed?

I suspect the weight gain and mucuos issues could possibly be due to a hindmilk imbalance, especially if...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-29-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,693
Posted By pumpkinhead
I stand corrected abou tthe counter thing. ...

I stand corrected abou tthe counter thing.



Quote:
Originally Posted by ErinYay http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-29-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By pumpkinhead
We used to refer to diapering ds2 as "wrestling...

We used to refer to diapering ds2 as "wrestling a greased seal". It gets worse before it gets better, but then they're potty trained http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif....
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-29-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,693
Posted By pumpkinhead
We borrowed one to test drive. Ds spent more...

We borrowed one to test drive. Ds spent more time trying to get out of it than actually sitting in it, so we didn't use it much. It made a great door stop!...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-28-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By pumpkinhead
I didn't have any water left to break with ds1....

I didn't have any water left to break with ds1. I had what I think was a slow leak and was induced at 42 weeks + 5 days. When they tried to break my water, there was really nothing there.

With...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-28-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,417
Posted By pumpkinhead
Quote: Originally Posted by ancoda...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ancoda http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15859619)
I think the friend was the tacky one for...
Forum: Canada   09-26-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,847
Posted By pumpkinhead
Halifax/Dartmouth is a little more cosmopolitan...

Halifax/Dartmouth is a little more cosmopolitan than the smaller communities in Nova Scotia. There are a few Mexican chains in NS (Mexicali Rosa's and more recently a couple of Taco Bells). In...
Forum: Canada   09-24-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,847
Posted By pumpkinhead
Quote: Originally Posted by limette...

Quote:
Originally Posted by limette http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15879652)
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia maybe? We've met a...
Forum: Canada   09-24-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,847
Posted By pumpkinhead
Oh try poutine, you must! It is so disgustingly...

Oh try poutine, you must! It is so disgustingly awesome! I like mine with ketchup and it it is best with cheese curds, not shredded cheese. Beaver Tails and Cow's Ice Cream are also necessities.
Forum: Canada   09-23-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,847
Posted By pumpkinhead
Quote: Originally Posted by Bluegoat...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluegoat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15874920)

NS: Where I'm from, so I haven't any...
Forum: Canada   09-23-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,847
Posted By pumpkinhead
Bluegoat, I love Dartmouth...

Bluegoat, I love Dartmouth http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif. It's really pretty. On our recent visit, we checked out Dartmouth Crossing and it seems like it's going to...
Forum: Canada   09-22-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,847
Posted By pumpkinhead
Quote: Originally Posted by limette...

Quote:
Originally Posted by limette http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15870230)
We just moved to Bridgetown Nova Scotia from...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-21-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By pumpkinhead
We used Padraigs http://www.padraigcottage.com/...

We used Padraigs http://www.padraigcottage.com/ and MEC's hyperloft booties http://www.weewelcome.ca/en/node/13244 for winter. i loved them both...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-20-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,417
Posted By pumpkinhead
Quote: Originally Posted by corysmilk...

Quote:
Originally Posted by corysmilk http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15858846)
you can have your opinion, and I have mine....
Forum: Family Safety   09-20-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By pumpkinhead
Quote: Originally Posted by chickabiddy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chickabiddy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15859496)
In people with mature (post-puberty)...
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