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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-08-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,604
Posted By Cassaba
cww- I empathize with you and I give you huge...

cww- I empathize with you and I give you huge kudos for reading all the books and working so hard at this. I have a 9 month old whose sleep habits sound very similar. I am also working full-time, so...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-06-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Cassaba
Thanks everyone for your feedback. I have been...

Thanks everyone for your feedback. I have been using the book Super Baby Foods, which suggested the 4-day rule. There are so many different schools of thought on everything that I decided to just go...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-06-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Cassaba
Redmom, I am in almost the exact same situation....

Redmom, I am in almost the exact same situation. I am disappointed to hear the No Sleep Solution ideas didn't help, because I just read the book and started implementing some of them last night. :( ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-26-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Cassaba
We've been following a 4-day rule when...

We've been following a 4-day rule when introducing new food to our 8.5 month old. We only introduce 1 new thing every 4 days so we can see if she has any negative (allergic or otherwise) reaction to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-26-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,590
Posted By Cassaba
I have an 8.5 month old. Currently, she's...

I have an 8.5 month old. Currently, she's drinking 3-4 bottles of breastmilk (for a total of about 12 ounces) during the day while I'm at work.
I nurse her to sleep between 8-9 pm. She nurses 1-2...
Forum: Women's Health   08-08-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,824
Posted By Cassaba
Would love to try them. Our daughter turned 8...

Would love to try them. Our daughter turned 8 months yesterday and has her first 2 teeth ready to pop through. We couldn't find Hyland's so our natural grocery store suggested Boiron Camilia. Can't...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-08-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By Cassaba
Vit K was the one thing that I was on the fence...

Vit K was the one thing that I was on the fence about up until the time I got to the hospital. We ended up refusing it because we had a normal birth and I couldn't imagine someone poking a needle...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-08-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By Cassaba
Yes, have a written and detailed birth plan and...

Yes, have a written and detailed birth plan and be sure to go over with your provider and any other providers who might attend the birth in his/her absence. Let the nurses know you have a birth plan...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Cassaba
Hi Anna, I remember someone told me "if you can...

Hi Anna, I remember someone told me "if you can breastfeed for 6 weeks, you can do it for 6 months." Well, 6 weeks came and I still wasn't liking it. I was, like you, counting down to 6 months....
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Cassaba
I am sorry you are going through this. My first...

I am sorry you are going through this. My first thought was "if she's nursing so regularly and everything else (poops, pees, development) is normal, is it possible that formula or solids won't...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Cassaba
I am curious to see other answers. I have been...

I am curious to see other answers. I have been erring on the side of caution and if DD doesn't finish a bottle that has been warmed within an hour or so, I dump it. But I HATE dumping it, especially...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Cassaba
Teraze, I am in an almost identical situation,...

Teraze, I am in an almost identical situation, but my baby is 7.5 months. We co-sleep, she eats solids, I nurse her while laying down, she stays in the same dipe all night, and I am only getting...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-20-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Cassaba
My DD is 7.5 months and I've been working and...

My DD is 7.5 months and I've been working and pumping since she was 7 weeks. I still get weepy sometimes when I pump. It's not that I'm thinking sad thoughts, but I just get an overall feeling of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-20-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Cassaba
I changed the title because I realized the...

I changed the title because I realized the abbreviation BM could mean Bowel Movement, LOL. I'm hoping someone has some feedback for me.
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-19-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Cassaba
I am a WOHM who exclusively BF DD for 6 months....

I am a WOHM who exclusively BF DD for 6 months. We've introduced solids and she's a great eater. I still pump during the day and BF at night and on weekends. DD has never slept more than a 5-hour...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-18-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By Cassaba
Thanks everyone for your responses. Teraze and...

Thanks everyone for your responses. Teraze and Monarchgrrl have described what we are experiencing. We will continue to respond as promptly as possible (believe it or not, we have to use the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-18-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By Cassaba
Our DD is 7.5 months old. She has been a...

Our DD is 7.5 months old. She has been a complete joy and an easy baby. We've been doing our best to practice AP. However, it seems like overnight she has developed "wants" in addition to "needs"....
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-29-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By Cassaba
I have an almost 4 month old daughter. I went...

I have an almost 4 month old daughter. I went back to work part-time (1/2 days) when she was 2 months old and back to work full-time last week. When I went back part-time, we started giving her...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-07-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 21,183
Posted By Cassaba
I was in active labor too, so only 2 hours for...

I was in active labor too, so only 2 hours for me.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-06-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,514
Posted By Cassaba
  Induction is not inevitable. At 40 weeks I...


Induction is not inevitable. At 40 weeks I was a fingertip dilated and 80% effaced. At my 41-week appt I was only 1 cm dilated and still 80% effaced. My MW did an NST and checked my amniotic...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-29-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Cassaba
We decided to wait to see if she had an...

We decided to wait to see if she had an infection. Everything else they were monitoring was improving, so we thought that was a good sign. Turns out that she did not have an infection, so we were...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-08-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Cassaba
Hi Mamas, I just had a baby girl....

Hi Mamas,

I just had a baby girl. Apparently my bag of waters had broken at some point prior to the onset of labor and I didn't know. The hospital ped wants to run a blood test for infection and...
Forum: November 2010   12-06-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,999
Posted By Cassaba
I'm still here. I'll be 41 weeks tomorrow (Tues)...

I'm still here. I'll be 41 weeks tomorrow (Tues) with no indication that baby is ready to meet us. Trying to be patient...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-06-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,450
Posted By Cassaba
Thanks so much for all the replies. I am now 1...

Thanks so much for all the replies. I am now 1 week PAST my due date, so I have officially declined to host Christmas Eve. I am also considering opting out of attending my DH's family celebration on...
Forum: November 2010   12-01-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Cassaba
I'm still here too at 40+1. My MW did a cervical...

I'm still here too at 40+1. My MW did a cervical check and I'm only a fingertip dilated and 70% effaced. She thinks she'll see me at my 41 week appt. I'm bummed mainly because I started my leave...
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