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Forum: Breastfeeding   Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By katelove
Showing interest in parents eating is not a sign...

Showing interest in parents eating is not a sign of readiness. Babies are interested in everything we do.

Showing no interest may be a sign of *not* being ready but not the other way round.

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Forum: Life With a Baby   Yesterday, 02:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By katelove
You can minimise the mess by just offering one or...

You can minimise the mess by just offering one or two pieces of food at a time. That often works better anyway. My girls would get overwhelmed by lots of good but with one or two pieces there were no...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-29-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By katelove
That sounds totally normal for BLW :-) One of the...

That sounds totally normal for BLW :-) One of the major principles is the exploration of food. That means that most of it does end up squashed and dropped as they learn how it behaves when treated in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By katelove
What if you paid all the bills out of the joint...

What if you paid all the bills out of the joint account and each of you had a fortnightly allowance ("pocket money") to spend as you liked? Would he be disciplined enough not to dip into the joint...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By katelove
mend and make do

Converting boys clothes to girls is definitely easier than the other way around. I would just add trims such as pockets, appliqués or ruffles in girly fabric. Or add lace or ribbon or buttons.

You...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-22-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By katelove
My 2.5yo rolled over the other day and said...

My 2.5yo rolled over the other day and said "Don't put it away. I not finished yet."


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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-21-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 590
Posted By katelove
Diastasis recti, seperation of the rectus...

Diastasis recti, seperation of the rectus abdominus muscles. You can check it yourself. Lie on your back, knees bent. Place your fingers on the midline of your abdomen just above your belkybutton....
Forum: Meal Planning   06-21-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By katelove
How many people do you have to feed? Does the...

How many people do you have to feed? Does the kitchen have an oven? If you have an oven you could keep any sort of stew or casserole or roast hot in there during church. Or quiche/zucchini slice.
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Forum: Breastfeeding   06-21-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By katelove
If mine noticed a difference she didn't mention...

If mine noticed a difference she didn't mention it and it didn't change the way she fed.

Raw garlic can improve the taste of breastmilk. LCs recommend it when you have mastitis to improve the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-20-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By katelove
In that case I would stop doing VEs. You don't...

In that case I would stop doing VEs. You don't want to risk accidentally rupturing your membranes or stimulating your cervix any further. And, if you have any changes - pv loss, contractions etc -...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-19-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By katelove
Sounds like it could be some forewaters you're...

Sounds like it could be some forewaters you're feeling. If you're at full term it's probably not an issue. Is the baby's head well down? The risk, with a high head, is that when your waters break the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-18-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By katelove
She may wake for the babysitter because her's is...

She may wake for the babysitter because her's is a less familiar voice. We all tend to wake more readily to unfamiliar sounds even if they are quieter than familiar ones.

I think it is reasonable...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-18-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By katelove
Yes, that is worrying. I'm not sure what I would...

Yes, that is worrying. I'm not sure what I would do. Maybe attend some meetings, if parents are allowed. And possibly raise the matter with the most senior leader (assuming he wasn't the one taking...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-16-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By katelove
If she likes the ergo then maybe a swing would...

If she likes the ergo then maybe a swing would work better than a cot for times when she can't be held.


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Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-10-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By katelove
I actually think clothes are one of the things...

I actually think clothes are one of the things where we can allow young children to have some control over their lives and bodies.

Unless it is a safety issue or one of respect, when they probably...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-09-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By katelove
Did it need to be aspirated because of it's...

Did it need to be aspirated because of it's location? Was it interfering with attachment? If not, I would be inclined to leave it alone. It was probably the aspiration which introduced the infection...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-09-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By katelove
Was it a galactocele or an abscess? Mine...

Was it a galactocele or an abscess?

Mine didn't go away but I didn't stop breastfeeding between babies either :-)


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Forum: Intact Care   06-09-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By katelove
I suggest you take him to ED as well. If he can't...

I suggest you take him to ED as well. If he can't urinate then he is going to be in a lot more pain soon from a full bladder.


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Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-08-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 716
Posted By katelove
It's cool, isn't it? Very 70s :-) 22/52 -...

It's cool, isn't it? Very 70s :-)

22/52 - and here is DD2's pinafore. I adore this fabric. I wish I'd bought more.

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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-08-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By katelove
It sounds like maybe yours was worse than mine so...

It sounds like maybe yours was worse than mine so I'm not sure how helpful this will be. Mine developed when I was pregnant with DD1. It didn't have any impact on breastfeeding either DD1 or DD2.
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Forum: Mental Health   06-04-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By katelove
Benadryl Sent from my iPhone using...

Benadryl


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Forum: Mental Health   06-03-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By katelove
Ok, well if you have already been reducing that...

Ok, well if you have already been reducing that is different. The cough medicine may not make you sleepy if you are having withdrawal symptoms but it's probably not a great idea to test that theory...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-03-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 716
Posted By katelove
21/52 - I made a corduroy pinafore for DD1. Now I...

21/52 - I made a corduroy pinafore for DD1. Now I need to make one for DD2 as well!http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/03/7a5e47fed677f49fe1e621f855fc9e25.jpg


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Forum: Mental Health   06-03-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By katelove
I agree that you need to discuss a weaning plan...

I agree that you need to discuss a weaning plan with your doctor. Stopping tramadol cold turkey can result in some very nasty withdrawal symptoms. The reason you haven't had any so far is probably...
Forum: Diapering   06-02-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By katelove
Elastic definitely deteriorates over time....

Elastic definitely deteriorates over time. Generally you can tell by stretching it. If it stays stretched it's worn out. If it snaps back into shape it's fine. Sometimes you will hear a sort of...
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