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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-12-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By nicoolmama
Thanks for the advice betsy. We do have...

Thanks for the advice betsy.

We do have toys in their room and wondering if that will be a problem.

Also, my toddler is a VERY light sleeper. I have gone in there to grab extra diapers for the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-09-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By nicoolmama
Hi, I am seeking some advice for two small...

Hi,
I am seeking some advice for two small children sleeping in the same room.

I currently have a 21 month old who sleeps in his crib and a 5 month old who co-sleeps with myself and my DH in our...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-04-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,852
Posted By nicoolmama
I have been with my partner for just about 2.5...

I have been with my partner for just about 2.5 years. I got pregnant a month after we met(planned)because, well, we were nuts. Then I got pregnant with our 2nd son when our 1st son was 7 months old....
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,884
Posted By nicoolmama
Quote: Originally Posted by _betsy_...

Quote:
Originally Posted by _betsy_ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14714100)
Totally normal.

DD2 used to have spastic...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-22-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By nicoolmama
Side lying position is awesome! I do the same...

Side lying position is awesome! I do the same thing as writinginkursive. I leave my boob out for the milking, lol. I have big breasts (like H size breasts, no joke) and thought for the longest time...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-22-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By nicoolmama
WAHOO!! That is a HUGE accomplishment!!! Way to...

WAHOO!! That is a HUGE accomplishment!!! Way to go!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-22-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By nicoolmama
Thanks Jeannine! I especially agree with this: ...

Thanks Jeannine! I especially agree with this:

the Bible teaches that sin is sin - so the rest of us, with different sins, can't feel superior to my step-son just because he stole something and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-22-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By nicoolmama
Hi mamas! I exclusively bf my 3 1/2 month...

Hi mamas!

I exclusively bf my 3 1/2 month old son, Theo. I am a stay at home mom but also am on-call at an assisted living facility. I have to work 1-2 four hour shifts a month to keep my on-call...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-20-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,436
Posted By nicoolmama
Haha! I like how you just slipped that one in ,...

Haha! I like how you just slipped that one in , ProtoLawyer! Congrats!!!


I had a boy with my ex and my husband had two kids(a boy and a girl)from his previous marriage. Together we had two...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-19-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By nicoolmama
Hey mamas, My SD is having an issue with...

Hey mamas,

My SD is having an issue with stealing. On a family road trip about a month and a half ago, we both went in a gas station to use the restroom. We came out at the same time and were...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-10-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By nicoolmama
I struggle with this too- with both my SD and...

I struggle with this too- with both my SD and SS.

My SS was the youngest until we had our babies together. He struggled a bit when my 19 month old was born and a LOT when my 3 month old was born....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-10-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By nicoolmama
I think reminiscing is ok, however feeling...

I think reminiscing is ok, however feeling excluded is not.

If it truly bothers you- find ways to involve yourself, such as asking questions about DSD when she was little, piping in cute things...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-07-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By nicoolmama
Thanks for the advice. It breaks my heart...

Thanks for the advice.

It breaks my heart to think about weaning my babe. I didn't nurse my first son(bc I was lazy) and had SUCH trouble nursing my 2nd. My 3rd boy is SO easy to nurse, and I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-07-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By nicoolmama
Hi mama! I, like you, wanted my babies...

Hi mama!

I, like you, wanted my babies close, close together. I certainly got my wish and am one lucky,lucky mama however if I could go back in time, I would wait until my baby was at least a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-05-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By nicoolmama
Thanks everyone!! To answer your question,...

Thanks everyone!!

To answer your question, I am more depressed than manic. I have *small* bouts of being manic but I mostly hinge on the depressive side.

I am looking up psychiatrists that my...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-04-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By nicoolmama
Hi Mamas! I am writing to get some advice....

Hi Mamas!

I am writing to get some advice. I was diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder after my 1st son was born 5 1/2 years ago. This was after my antidepressants weren't working and a BAD bout of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-04-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By nicoolmama
Hi Mamas! I am writing to get some advice....

Hi Mamas!

I am writing to get some advice. I was diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder after my 1st son was born 5 1/2 years ago. This was after my antidepressants weren't working and a BAD bout of...
Forum: July 2009   08-18-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,040
Posted By nicoolmama
My in-laws are pretty decent about that- they...

My in-laws are pretty decent about that- they brought over some snacks when they came to visit and just played with the kids and held the baby.

It's my sister that drives me nuts. She just came...
Forum: July 2009   08-09-2009, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By nicoolmama
Hi mamas! My big guy, Theodore "Theo"...

Hi mamas!

My big guy, Theodore "Theo" William was born 8/6/09 at 1:42 am. He weighed 9 lbs 2 oz and is 20 1/2 inches long! He is by far my biggest baby!

I went into labor on my own Wednesday...
Forum: July 2009   08-09-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By nicoolmama
WAHOO!!!! Congrats Mama! I love that he came on...

WAHOO!!!! Congrats Mama! I love that he came on her birthday after all- what an amazing day for the rest of your life!!
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: July 2009   08-04-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,827
Posted By nicoolmama
Hello mamas, I am now 40 weeks, 1 day so I am...

Hello mamas,
I am now 40 weeks, 1 day so I am posting here. HUGE amounts of vibes are being sent to those of you beyond 41 weeks! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif: You...
Forum: July 2009   08-04-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By nicoolmama
WOW, how rare is that?! My boys due dates were...

WOW, how rare is that?!
My boys due dates were 4 years and 4 days apart. However, my youngest ended up coming April 1st and my oldest's birthday is April 10th. We told him the baby was his early...
Forum: July 2009   08-03-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By nicoolmama
Well.....I MADE IT TO 40 WEEKS!!! Come on out...

Well.....I MADE IT TO 40 WEEKS!!! Come on out now baby boy!!!

Since I never went beyond 37 weeks with my other boys, I was so certain we would have a July baby- guess it's August for us!

I am...
Forum: July 2009   07-31-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By nicoolmama
Hugs to you mama!!! I hope your baby turns last...

Hugs to you mama!!! I hope your baby turns last minute. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: July 2009   07-30-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,616
Posted By nicoolmama
I just got an appt. with the high risk doctor...

I just got an appt. with the high risk doctor that lives an hour away. I have been told he is the ONLY one that would possibly take on my case. Unfortunately, he had NO openings until next Thursday-...
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