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Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-28-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By aerobrandi
DS will be one in about 3 1/2 weeks, I plan on...

DS will be one in about 3 1/2 weeks, I plan on dropping down to one pumping session when he hits a year, and then sticking with the one session for a week or two and stopping all together. We're...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   09-19-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,655
Posted By aerobrandi
I'm an Iowa mama now....

I'm an Iowa mama now. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif Ds was born last November. We live in the Ft Dodge area. I don't seem to run across a lot of like minded...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-05-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By aerobrandi
We tried BLW weaning with the larger chunks of...

We tried BLW weaning with the larger chunks of food but it just scared us too much. So as soon as he mastered the pincher grasp we started giving him small dices of avocados, bananas, tomatoes,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-02-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By aerobrandi
Great idea, that never occured to me. I do have...

Great idea, that never occured to me. I do have an additional set of tubing and when I went and compared it to the tubing I'm currently using it does appear to be stretched out. I'll swap them out...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-01-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,989
Posted By aerobrandi
Scientist/lab rat. We aren't really supposed to...

Scientist/lab rat. We aren't really supposed to wear makeup or jewelry at all to maintain the sterility of the lab enviornment. We also change into uniforms when we're in the labs so I can wear...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-01-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,133
Posted By aerobrandi
IT DOES GET BETTER! It did for us anyway. DS was...

IT DOES GET BETTER! It did for us anyway. DS was much the same way and we tried everything and I was of course convinced it was something I was doing. After he was six months he got better and now...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-01-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By aerobrandi
Oh, as far as birthday party goes, I've already...

Oh, as far as birthday party goes, I've already rented the place, and invited everyone, have the theme - giraffes, and am narrowing down cake designs...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-01-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By aerobrandi
I've been wanting to try the flip diapers, why...

I've been wanting to try the flip diapers, why didn't they come out with those when I was pregnant? We use BumGenius 3.0 one size and love them although now that DS has figured out how to take them...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-01-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By aerobrandi
By soft parts are we talking the membranes (I...

By soft parts are we talking the membranes (I have a Medela PIS)? I've replace those a few times and it doesn't seem to help. Could there be an issue with the tubing?

I like the frequent pumping...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-31-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By aerobrandi
DS is 9 months old and I've been back to work...

DS is 9 months old and I've been back to work and pumping for 6 months now. It went great at first, I was pumping more than he was eating while I was gone, about 15-18 ounces in two 10-15 minute...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By aerobrandi
What a sweet guy. I agree, when they do things...

What a sweet guy. I agree, when they do things like that they're just trying to be considerate and not thinking of the balancing act of breastfeeding. DH keeps offering to take the night shift so I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-20-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By aerobrandi
Definitely cover for the bucket seat. Ours had a...

Definitely cover for the bucket seat. Ours had a flap to open up for their face and you could unzip the sides. I'd make sure to unzip it when we were in the vehicle with the heat going or in a store...
Forum: Diapering   07-20-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By aerobrandi
We really like the pocket style, we have a few...

We really like the pocket style, we have a few AIO and don't care for them at all. The pockets really aren't that much more work than the all in one and it's nice being able to double stuff for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-20-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By aerobrandi
DS thinks it's hilarious when I brush my teeth....

DS thinks it's hilarious when I brush my teeth. I have no idea why but it gets crazy giggles from him.

He also likes to growl back at Daddy when they're playing on the floor. It is so adorable.
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-20-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By aerobrandi
For us the crying and just general unhappiness...

For us the crying and just general unhappiness really started getting better the more mobile he got. Once he figured out how to crawl and pull himself up, around 6 months, he was much happier. He...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-18-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,373
Posted By aerobrandi
I just wanted to say instead of a changing table...

I just wanted to say instead of a changing table we got a dresser that you can put a changing pad on. That way it's not a single use type item and you can use it when the child is older.

We got a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-18-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,050
Posted By aerobrandi
My DH is a SAHD and I work, although we both...

My DH is a SAHD and I work, although we both wish we were in each others' shoes. It's just what we have to do for the time being. But he obviously does everything as far as childcare goes and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-17-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By aerobrandi
Quote: Originally Posted by Mawood...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mawood http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15633218)
I think I read that carrots have high nitrate...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-17-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By aerobrandi
I stored all my milk in 4 ounce amounts and that...

I stored all my milk in 4 ounce amounts and that seemed to be just right. I built up a supply by feeding him on one side first thing in the morning and then pumping the other side. I sometimes had...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-17-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By aerobrandi
Quote: Originally Posted by bella99...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bella99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15633199)
I started leaking colostrum at 20 weeks or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-15-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By aerobrandi
We went through something very similar when I...

We went through something very similar when I went back to work when DS was 3 months. He was taking a little breastmilk in a bottle every day just fine and then we got lazy and skipped a few days...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-27-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,489
Posted By aerobrandi
Those have to be some cute toothy smiles....

Those have to be some cute toothy smiles. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

My little man has discovered how to pull himself up on his feet now. He started...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-27-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,599
Posted By aerobrandi
One of my coworkers gave me the tip of getting...

One of my coworkers gave me the tip of getting situated with the pump and then hooking a regular nursing bra around it. It's not always perfect but I've gotten the hang of it and it seems to work...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By aerobrandi
Quote: Originally Posted by HappiLeigh...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappiLeigh http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15560334)
people are much less likely to gift us...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,489
Posted By aerobrandi
Quote: Originally Posted by Jewels06...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jewels06 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15552120)
Hey ladies! I also forgot to ask - I think I...
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