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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-11-2010, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Astoria
I haven't posted in ages, but your beautiful...

I haven't posted in ages, but your beautiful post about weaning just spoke to my heart today.

My daughter is weaning this week, my third and final baby, and I feel a lot of pride and relief and a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-17-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Astoria
I totally relate. No advice but similar...

I totally relate. No advice but similar concerns.

My baby is 17 months and she's 75% for height, 95% for head size, and between 5th and 10th % for weight. That worries me because with that kind...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-04-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,538
Posted By Astoria
Hi all, just noticed this thread. I haven't been...

Hi all, just noticed this thread. I haven't been around much. Phoebe is fabulous. Such a sweet and easy baby. She's eating a little but not much, just tasting. I'm not usually a worrier but she's a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-04-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 353
Posted By Astoria
All my babies preferred being with me. But as...

All my babies preferred being with me. But as Phoebe is the third, sometimes she's out of luck and spends an hour or two with her dad. Doing it gets her used to it. She's exclusively breastfed so...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-04-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Astoria
We didn't! Gag reflex. Phoebe will not take a...

We didn't! Gag reflex. Phoebe will not take a bottle or a pacifier. She gags when breastfeeding and will immediately vomit if you try to give her a bottle or a pacifier. Some babies just aren't...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-04-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By Astoria
Nova Natural carries them. Google it. They are...

Nova Natural carries them. Google it. They are expensive, but lovely to have. Nova Natural is based in Vermont. Also A Toy Garden has them, much cheaper. Haven't tried theirs.
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-17-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By Astoria
I've heard a lot about early swimming and was...

I've heard a lot about early swimming and was gifted a waterbabies book at a shower once. But am I the only one who wonders about putting a tiny baby in chlorine water? It does a number on my skin...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-03-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Astoria
You got some great advice. I also think it may...

You got some great advice. I also think it may not be a ploy for attention but just a way to process her feelings. She may really feel threatened and unhappy about sharing her parents with a new...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-03-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,302
Posted By Astoria
I just have a couple of nursing shirts and a...

I just have a couple of nursing shirts and a glamourmom tank or two. The nursing shirts have full underlayers so I pull up the top layer, leave the underlayer covering my belly and nurse her through...
Forum: August 2008   09-03-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Astoria
Wow, I'm so impressed with you all! I've...

Wow, I'm so impressed with you all!

I've been only pumping the left, nursing on the right. I'm lucky if I get a full ounce from the left, pumping it for 20 minutes, about 5 times in 24 hours....
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-17-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,892
Posted By Astoria
Not in your due date club but my baby is two...

Not in your due date club but my baby is two weeks old.

I am a little struggling with the breastfeeding this time (I didn't at all last time but the baby has a smaller mouth and not a great...
Forum: August 2008   08-10-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,340
Posted By Astoria
I've got a blister on the left side that is...

I've got a blister on the left side that is killing me. It's so hard to nurse on that side. Reading kellysmom and dr. jack. So far I'm nursing the uninjured side first, so she's not as powerful on...
Forum: August 2008   08-09-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,161
Posted By Astoria
Due Date: Aug 13 Birth Date: Aug 5 Name:...

Due Date: Aug 13
Birth Date: Aug 5
Name: Phoebe Annabella
Weight: 7lb, 15oz
Length: 20 in
Forum: August 2008   08-09-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By Astoria
Phoebe Annabella was born on Tuesday, the 5th! ...

Phoebe Annabella was born on Tuesday, the 5th!

We got some labor in, and had a c-section. I'm having a much better recovery than I did with my other two sections. The doctor made a very small...
Forum: August 2008   08-09-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By Astoria
I love Allegra. There's a wondeful poem called...

I love Allegra. There's a wondeful poem called "The Children's Hour" about the poet's three daughters: "Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra, and Edith with golden hair." Allegra always makes me think...
Forum: Diapering   08-04-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,035
Posted By Astoria
I saw them last time I was there and was...

I saw them last time I was there and was surprised.

They look very pretty on the shelves and all but I generally don't like one sizes and wow, expensive. I haven't compared, how much do they...
Forum: Diapering   08-04-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Astoria
Green Mountain Diapers sell doublers that are a...

Green Mountain Diapers sell doublers that are a beautiful quality fleece (malden mills 200 virgin polyester fleece) on the top and very absorbent hemp on the bottom. Putting these in any of your...
Forum: Diapering   08-04-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,445
Posted By Astoria
If you write to Charlie's or to Country Save (my...

If you write to Charlie's or to Country Save (my personal fave detergent for cd's), they will give you advice on exactly what to do with their product and hard water.

A basic place to start is to...
Forum: Family Safety   08-04-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 996
Posted By Astoria
I actually think this is a fascinating thread. ...

I actually think this is a fascinating thread.

I had no idea about not washing straps, though I never have done it myself. But I'm glad to know. Thanks everyone for sharing and for sharing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-03-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,752
Posted By Astoria
I toe-walked my entire childhood due to short...

I toe-walked my entire childhood due to short tendons. I still have a hard time getting my heels down, but as a teenager I learned to try in order to look normal. So now I do put my heels down but...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-03-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By Astoria
I think chlorine is really unhealthy. It's...

I think chlorine is really unhealthy. It's particularly bad for the skin and babies have such delicate skin. It can be damaging, cause rashes, and especially kill healthy bacteria leading to an...
Forum: August 2008   08-02-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 255
Posted By Astoria
With Jesse and Javier my immediate thought was...

With Jesse and Javier my immediate thought was Joachin / Joachim. Just seems like a really nice match. I love your names by the way. Dexter is great. I like Elias, Noel, Marcus/ Marcos, and Angelo....
Forum: August 2008   08-02-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By Astoria
Yup, water. Water, water, water. Tub better than...

Yup, water. Water, water, water. Tub better than shower. That's the only natural pain reliever that has ever made any difference to me in labor. That and a tennis ball shoved in my back for my first...
Forum: August 2008   08-02-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 619
Posted By Astoria
Kids are with my mom for the weekend....

Kids are with my mom for the weekend. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif It's their first overnight (2 nights!) without us (and they're 5 and 7!) Getting tons done today....
Forum: August 2008   08-02-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 373
Posted By Astoria
Wow, she was so beautiful and perfect at 1 hour...

Wow, she was so beautiful and perfect at 1 hour old! She looks a day or two old already. And the kids together, heart melting.

Congrats on your super-fast birth, I hope it wasn't too intense.
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