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Forum: Parents as Partners   07-12-2007, 01:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By mommasuz
He is an alcoholic. I'm married to one and I...

He is an alcoholic. I'm married to one and I understand everything you've written. My husband was sober for 5 years, then started drinking again a year ago. He's currently at an inpatient rehab...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-10-2007, 01:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 585
Posted By mommasuz
Yes, all marriages go through times like that. I...

Yes, all marriages go through times like that. I think it's very important to get some time alone (can you leave the kids with his mom since she's always intruding anyway?) as well as time away...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-10-2007, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 220
Posted By mommasuz
I second al-anon. I haven't been but I think...

I second al-anon. I haven't been but I think it's a great thing. Maybe also therapy as a couple, as well as individual (for him)? I don't agree with the pp that if he relapsed something really...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-09-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,115
Posted By mommasuz
Oh Melissa, I'm so sorry you're dealing with...

Oh Melissa, I'm so sorry you're dealing with this. My husband is an alcoholic and while we don't have the strip club issues, I totally feel your pain regarding the loss of the man you knew and the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-08-2007, 01:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 306
Posted By mommasuz
Wow I just read my reply and realized what a...

Wow I just read my reply and realized what a ramble that was - sorry! It also made me put myself in his shoes and realize how hard it must be to deal with everything he does, and to have your...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-08-2007, 01:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 306
Posted By mommasuz
You know, something I've realized lately is that...

You know, something I've realized lately is that I really have to be the one in charge. Not so much of him, but pretty much everything else. I used to refuse, because it shouldn't be that way, but...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-07-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 306
Posted By mommasuz
I can totally relate. My DH has similar issues...

I can totally relate. My DH has similar issues and honestly, my life is a wreck right now. In addition to the mental issues DH is an alcoholic and relapsed a year ago (when I was pg with #3) after 5...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-20-2007, 12:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 825
Posted By mommasuz
We dated for four years before we got married,...

We dated for four years before we got married, and we've been married for 7 this summer. High school sweethearts. We have a pretty good relationship, very good compared to most couples I know, and...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-14-2007, 08:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,100
Posted By mommasuz
I think it's a very common fantasy (along with a...

I think it's a very common fantasy (along with a woman's best friends), and I don't think any fantasies are bad unless they consume you or become reality. I don't want to know all of DH's fantasies...
Forum: Parenting   04-08-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By mommasuz
I'm sorry you're facing this. Can you break up...

I'm sorry you're facing this. Can you break up the ride into 30 min segments or travel at her naptime? I'd probably go to the wake for an hour or two then back to the hotel, and attend the funeral....
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-07-2007, 05:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,047
Posted By mommasuz
I'm sorry. I would be furious.

I'm sorry. I would be furious.
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-04-2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,115
Posted By mommasuz
My mom pays for a maid to clean my house every...

My mom pays for a maid to clean my house every other week as a baby gift, though she said she'll pay indefinitely because she knows how hard it is with three young kids. It's just one person, not a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-01-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By mommasuz
You can get thrush inside the milk ducts. I...

You can get thrush inside the milk ducts. I don't remember feeling much pain or discomfort inside the breast other than the occasional feeling of being too full. You will be a little sensitive at 5...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-30-2007, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By mommasuz
Oops, forgot the rest. I don't nurse laying down...

Oops, forgot the rest. I don't nurse laying down anymore but always nursed that way with my son. I don't think I could describe it very well though.

I've never used breast pads so I'm no help...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-30-2007, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By mommasuz
Is there really anything wrong with nursing her...

Is there really anything wrong with nursing her to sleep?
Nope! All of my kids nursed to sleep and they all are normal sleepers now.

Is it OK to use a Boppy pillow frequently?
I have My Breast...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-30-2007, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By mommasuz
Has anyone rented a pump? What did you think of...

Has anyone rented a pump? What did you think of it? How much did it cost?

I need to use occasional bottles when I go back to school next semester but my manual pump doesn't cut it. I've tried it...
Forum: Parenting   03-29-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,674
Posted By mommasuz
Quote: Originally Posted by Sylith...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sylith http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7689321)
... explained that this particular word was one...
Forum: Parenting   03-29-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,674
Posted By mommasuz
My kids know there are words they say (and hear)...

My kids know there are words they say (and hear) at home that are just for the house. They do say crap and freakin, and I'd much rather hear that then stupid, idiot, etc, which I don't "allow"....
Forum: Parenting   03-29-2007, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By mommasuz
Oh man, I'm so sorry. What a horrible...

Oh man, I'm so sorry. What a horrible experience. We pull over all the time too, to nurse or mostly just because my infant hate the car with a passion and I have to calm him down. I've been in the...
Forum: Parenting   03-29-2007, 08:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,517
Posted By mommasuz
I agree that car seats are safer. I also agree...

I agree that car seats are safer. I also agree that they are a big PITA. If it were me on a 14 hour flight I wouldn't bring in onboard, especially if it made the flight there harder than it needed...
Forum: Parenting   03-29-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By mommasuz
We rented two at the San Jose airport last...

We rented two at the San Jose airport last summer and they were OLD. Like, the kind I used when I babysat in the late 90s. I didn't want to check my seat either because it cost $275 and they way...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-28-2007, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By mommasuz
I've always has a more than abundant supply and...

I've always has a more than abundant supply and have never been able to pump. I had the Avent Isis and a single Medela but couldn't ever let down for either one. I tried all the tricks and nothing...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-28-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 992
Posted By mommasuz
5-6 weeks pp, with all 3 kids, nursing...

5-6 weeks pp, with all 3 kids, nursing exclusively and often. Yay http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif:
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-28-2007, 06:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,640
Posted By mommasuz
Regarding the cleaning service - we have a maid...

Regarding the cleaning service - we have a maid come every other week and it is AWESOME. I think you'll really like it and you deserve the break!
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-26-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By mommasuz
Find a new ped that is supportive of bf. Mine...

Find a new ped that is supportive of bf. Mine wants to see bf babies regain to birthweight at 2 weeks and your son meets that criteria. Make sure he's feeding long enough on each side to get enough...
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