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Forum: Parents as Partners   10-27-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By laurelg
Several years ago, before kids and when DH and I...

Several years ago, before kids and when DH and I were still dating, I had a similar experience. I went away to visit family/friends in CA for a couple of weeks, and realized partway through the trip...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-27-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By laurelg
I know there's a million and a half of these...

I know there's a million and a half of these threads, but I wanted to get my own thoughts out, so I hope y'all don't mind another.

My daughter is 21.5 months old. Ideally, I wanted to nurse until...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-11-2010, 03:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,802
Posted By laurelg
First contractions were at 2:30am, after we...

First contractions were at 2:30am, after we finished watching Terminator 3. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-11-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By laurelg
We have from day 1 as well, on a Tempurpedic.

We have from day 1 as well, on a Tempurpedic.
Forum: Homebirth   06-06-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,067
Posted By laurelg
I just wanted to chime in that I, too, felt like...

I just wanted to chime in that I, too, felt like I was buying insurance for my midwife's skills and expertise. I was a very low-maintenance client, very rarely called my midwife, had my daughter on...
Forum: Pets   06-06-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By laurelg
Try keeping the litterbox very, very clean.

Try keeping the litterbox very, very clean.
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-06-2010, 01:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,139
Posted By laurelg
Thank you all for your replies. I appreciate...

Thank you all for your replies. I appreciate both your tactful tactics and honesty about your no-go issues.

The more I reflect, the more I feel like rather than having a hard and fast litmus test...
Forum: Family Safety   06-03-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 9,462
Posted By laurelg
I just wanted to thank everyone for the civil...

I just wanted to thank everyone for the civil tone here and opening my eyes about appropriate reasons to use a kid leash.

Until I read this thread, I was 100% opposed to them and thought they...
Forum: Pets   06-03-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By laurelg
They can and will fine you, and if you have any...

They can and will fine you, and if you have any question about the seriousness of money owed to your HOA...

http://motherjones.com/politics/2010...tion-foreclose...
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-02-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,139
Posted By laurelg
I've been interested into getting into birth...

I've been interested into getting into birth work for a few years, and after my own home birth last year I'm getting more serious about it. I'm contemplating going forth with doula...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-04-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,311
Posted By laurelg
Quote: Originally Posted by JSMa...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JSMa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15138943)
He doesn't really have friends...

Gee, I...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-03-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,311
Posted By laurelg
Quote: Originally Posted by JSMa...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JSMa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15137674)
I honestly could not just kick him out like...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-02-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By laurelg
I was absolutely, 100% without-a-doubt committed...

I was absolutely, 100% without-a-doubt committed to providing breastmilk, by whatever means necessary, as the bulk of DD's nutrition until at least age 1.

Between 1 and 2 (she's 13.5mos now),...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-02-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 944
Posted By laurelg
Quote: Originally Posted by Llyra...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Llyra http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15114115)
In my own home, I'd nurse at the dinner table...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-02-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By laurelg
My DD (13.5mos) is doing the same thing. She...

My DD (13.5mos) is doing the same thing. She usually nurses to sleep, a couple of times during the night, and when we wake up in the morning. I have been offering her a few times throughout the day,...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   01-23-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By laurelg
I'm posting this on behalf of a non-MDC friend....

I'm posting this on behalf of a non-MDC friend. She's pregnant for the 2nd time; her son is 2. She had a little bit of spotting with him at about 6.5 weeks, but a normal pregnancy and birth. Though,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By laurelg
Thanks for weighing in, everyone. I know our...

Thanks for weighing in, everyone. I know our schedule can totally work for some people, and I kinda wish we were some of them. But, DH is definitely looking at a 9-to-5 type career, and I'd like to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,357
Posted By laurelg
The Blackeyed Peas vid reminded me of this...

The Blackeyed Peas vid reminded me of this personal fave:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY

...which also makes me cry.
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-16-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,545
Posted By laurelg
I agree with a PP that you need to get your...

I agree with a PP that you need to get your husband onboard with watching the kids so you can exercise. I, too, am finding it difficult to pin my DH down on that one.

I also think a little...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,357
Posted By laurelg
Quote: Originally Posted by mamalisa...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamalisa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14801629)
The song Roll On by Alabama. My sister and I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 199
Posted By laurelg
Quote: Originally Posted by Rosehip...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rosehip http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14804735)
I used to be a landlady, and I did my best to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By laurelg
I hope this is okay for TAO - it's not really a...

I hope this is okay for TAO - it's not really a nighttime parenting issue, per se. Mods, move it if you need to.

I fail at sleeping during the socially-acceptable hours. I've always been a night...
Forum: Family Safety   12-16-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By laurelg
FWIW, I tried the MyRide in the backseat of our...

FWIW, I tried the MyRide in the backseat of our extended cab 2001 Dodge Ram, and did not like the fit AT ALL. The strap adjustment release was stuck down the seat in such a way that pulling up on...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-16-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 813
Posted By laurelg
Quote: Originally Posted by DangerMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by DangerMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14806092)
We have two dogs, and we let our...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-16-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,176
Posted By laurelg
My DD is 11 months and still primarily BF. Your...

My DD is 11 months and still primarily BF. Your ped is looney, glad you'll be finding a new one.

I'm also with a PP on the WBV thing; we're not vaxing, so DD has been to the doctor exactly twice...
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