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Forum: Single Parenting   01-17-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By SereneBabe
Just chiming in that I'm looking for resources,...

Just chiming in that I'm looking for resources, too, for our 6.5 year old. She's very, very, very close to both of us. We're splitting up amicably and will definitely be sharing custody. But I'm...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-23-2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By SereneBabe
nak -- hope to be clear our almost 6 yo...

nak -- hope to be clear

our almost 6 yo (July) is with us and now our 6week old. the baby wakes Maya (older) up, so I end up now getting up for the 3am-ish and staying up. I want Maya to want to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-23-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By SereneBabe
nak no flames! we did very little...

nak

no flames!

we did very little daddy nighttime/bedtime parenting w/dd1 but fully expect to do lots w/dd2 (she's 6 wks so it'll be a while). i agree w/the pp -- totally NOT cio if she's...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-22-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 925
Posted By SereneBabe
I need to break the caffeine (too much) cycle.

I need to break the caffeine (too much) cycle.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-22-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 925
Posted By SereneBabe
it's nice to hear "from the other side." it's...

it's nice to hear "from the other side." it's also very nice to have a place I feel I can talk about the exhaustion without everyone trying to FIX the situation. :-)
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-21-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 925
Posted By SereneBabe
Quote: Originally Posted by Amber Lion...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amber Lion http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13797532)...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   05-21-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,092
Posted By SereneBabe
nak decay rel to genes don't let milk...

nak

decay rel to genes

don't let milk pool

keep nursing until your child doesn't need it anymore

:-)
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-20-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 925
Posted By SereneBabe
joining! nak tho 6 wk old and almost 6...

joining!

nak tho

6 wk old and almost 6 yr old w/ me and husband

it will pass, but i miss being kind!!!!
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   05-19-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,257
Posted By SereneBabe
I've just stopped being naked around my...

I've just stopped being naked around my almost-six year old. I'm nursing her 6 week old sister now, so she's seeing my breasts again. But, after Maya stopped nursing (in December, she was 5.5) I...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   05-15-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,799
Posted By SereneBabe
Quote: Originally Posted by weliveintheforest...

Quote:
Originally Posted by weliveintheforest http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13668455)
another option could have been "no,...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   04-26-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,764
Posted By SereneBabe
Just starting the journey again here with my 2.5...

Just starting the journey again here with my 2.5 week old. My first daughter nursed until she was 5.5 years old, and that just ended in December. It's already different this time with Althea (the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-15-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By SereneBabe
We've got me, my husband, and our 5.5 year old...

We've got me, my husband, and our 5.5 year old in our bed. On Saturday we added our new daughter (she's 1 week old tonight).

I'd love to hear how you all managed with similar adjustments? So far,...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   04-15-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,812
Posted By SereneBabe
5.5 years old. If my version of child-led...

5.5 years old. If my version of child-led weaning meant ONLY her wishes, she probably would have gone longer. We were a team through it all and ended when I needed to and when she was ready.
Forum: May 2009   04-14-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By SereneBabe
Thought you other footling or non-turning breech...

Thought you other footling or non-turning breech baby mamas might be interested to hear this.

Maya's cord was wrapped not just around her left leg, but also around her neck THREE times. So, I'm...
Forum: May 2009   04-13-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,370
Posted By SereneBabe
Maya wants me to put in a picture. Here is is:...

Maya wants me to put in a picture. Here is is: http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/cat.gif:

Althea was 5lbs 15oz and I don't know how long.

She's very sleepy, but nursing...
Forum: May 2009   04-13-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By SereneBabe
We were going to have a planned c-section but...

We were going to have a planned c-section but Althea had different plans. So, we had an "emergency" (unplanned, early) c-section. I wrote about it here:...
Forum: May 2009   04-13-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 874
Posted By SereneBabe
Thanks all of you for your amazing words! (And...

Thanks all of you for your amazing words! (And for taking the time to read the story...)

Just a plug for getting everything ready NOW. One of the worst things about this is how totally unprepared...
Forum: May 2009   04-13-2009, 03:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 874
Posted By SereneBabe
SO sorry I haven't updated! I'm gushing milk,...

SO sorry I haven't updated! I'm gushing milk, gushing gushing and now it's annoying. :-) As soon as we got her in our room with us and out of the NICU, the milk came in strong.

I don't have the...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   04-10-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
Posted By SereneBabe
Baby in NICU, urgently need breastfeeding advice...

Baby in NICU, urgently need breastfeeding advice
Hi all,

This is Heather's husband, Josh - we have had our second child, Althea, about four weeks early. We had her by caesarean section. at 3:38...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-09-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By SereneBabe
Hi all, This is Heather's husband, Josh -...

Hi all,

This is Heather's husband, Josh - we have had our second child, Althea, about four weeks early. We had her by caesarean section. at 3:38 p.m. on 4/8.

She had some respiratory distress,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-09-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By SereneBabe
Hi all, This is Heather's husband, Josh -...

Hi all,

This is Heather's husband, Josh - we have had our second child, Althea, about four weeks early. We had her by caesarean section. at 3:38 p.m. on 4/8.

She had some respiratory distress,...
Forum: May 2009   04-09-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 874
Posted By SereneBabe
Hi all, This is Heather's husband, Josh -...

Hi all,

This is Heather's husband, Josh - she asked me to get online and give you an update. Her water broke yesterday morning around 9:45; as Althea had not yet turned and was about four weeks...
Forum: May 2009   04-08-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By SereneBabe
It's so strange how I think *I* can prepare...

It's so strange how I think *I* can prepare emotionally, but I am really caught up with those around me. Afraid of feeling like i need to defend this situation even though everyone (save maybe one...
Forum: May 2009   04-08-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 808
Posted By SereneBabe
Accepting things as they are, you get now to...

Accepting things as they are, you get now to focus on meeting your little one soon! Enjoy!
Forum: May 2009   04-07-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By SereneBabe
Quote: Originally Posted by Asher...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Asher http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13514981)
Some days I just want to say screw this, I am...
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