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Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-22-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By CocoBird
Thank you for the reassurance! I am trying not to...

Thank you for the reassurance! I am trying not to take it personally, and even if it hurts my feelings, I try not to let her see that, and also remember to be grateful she and her other mom love each...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-21-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By CocoBird
Being the 2nd Favorite Parent

I am the second favorite parent of my 14 month old baby. :serious: This has been the case for a while, but is becoming increasingly obvious! I try to be a good sport about it, not let my feelings get...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-23-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By CocoBird
Also, I could possibly use free-range eggs if a...

Also, I could possibly use free-range eggs if a recipe called for them, but no other dairy.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-23-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By CocoBird
Hi, I am raising my baby vegan (with the...

Hi,
I am raising my baby vegan (with the exception of free-range eggs). I would like to teach her about the reality of why I choose to be vegan and why it is important. There are a couple of books...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-23-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By CocoBird
Hi, I posted about this elsewhere, then realized...

Hi, I posted about this elsewhere, then realized I might get more responses here. I am searching for a dairy-free and sugar-free dessert to serve for my baby's first birthday in June. I am open to...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-23-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By CocoBird
I use coconut milk. Sometimes I add just a tad...

I use coconut milk. Sometimes I add just a tad bit of agave. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-23-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By CocoBird
Hello, I am searching for a vegan and sugar-free...

Hello, I am searching for a vegan and sugar-free dessert to serve for my baby's first birthday in June. I am open to using agave as a sweetener. I don't need to completely avoid sweet things (I love...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-13-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By CocoBird
I feel like I'm at the end of my rope, but have...

I feel like I'm at the end of my rope, but have nowhere to go with it. I joined this family 5 years ago and I love them dearly and am committed to them. I married my wife 2 years ago. She had two...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-22-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,256
Posted By CocoBird
You know you are a breast feeding/pumping Mama...

You know you are a breast feeding/pumping Mama when you might actually cry over spilt milk!
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-20-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By CocoBird
I've been looking for a baby bath ring seat, and...

I've been looking for a baby bath ring seat, and found out that I've been having trouble finding one because they have all been recalled! Are there ANY that haven't? My 8 month old is 21 lbs. and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-20-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By CocoBird
I know someone who is training to become a...

I know someone who is training to become a post-pardom dula. Helping moms with this sort of thing! She has offered to come over to play with/care for baby so that I can get things done. I may take...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-20-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By CocoBird
Who caught your baby? My wife and my midwife...

Who caught your baby?
My wife and my midwife caught our little darling. My wife was too nervous to catch her on her own, so they both had their hands on her as they caught her and brought her up to...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-20-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 16,667
Posted By CocoBird
Isa!! Congratulations!! :) So exciting. And hi,...

Isa!! Congratulations!! :) So exciting. And hi, everyone! I haven't been on here in a while, but I was missing you.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-20-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,489
Posted By CocoBird
I should add, I was first standing, then tried...

I should add, I was first standing, then tried squatting, then moved to semi-reclined on my back because after 30 hours of hard back labor and no food, I was exhausted. My vision was going double....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-19-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,489
Posted By CocoBird
Toilet baby! I squatted/stood during delivery....

Toilet baby! I squatted/stood during delivery. It was nice to be able to sit between pushes. Glad the midwives suggested it!
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-28-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,539
Posted By CocoBird
Congrats, Soto!!!...

Congrats, Soto!!! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif And bravo.
It's nice to hear that I'm not the only one not helped much by hypnobirthing. I didn't take a class but used a tape....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-23-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By CocoBird
Okay ii have to say that grandma is not abusive...

Okay ii have to say that grandma is not abusive to our baby nor do I believe she ever would be. The ornery comment bothers me, but I also know that she enjoys playing with her and taking care of her...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-20-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By CocoBird
I just have to find a way to stay sane.  I have...

I just have to find a way to stay sane.  I have to find a way to not let it bother me. My partner is very protective of her mother, she says she doesn't have anybody else (my partner is an only...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-20-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By CocoBird
Neither of the girls are comfortable waiting...

Neither of the girls are comfortable waiting after school, so it isn't so much the extra driving ,as the fact that their schools get out at the same time and are in opposite directions. They both...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-20-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By CocoBird
She is working with a therapist, that is how the...

She is working with a therapist, that is how the diagnosis came about.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-20-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By CocoBird
LOL, good to know I'm not alone. She is over at...

LOL, good to know I'm not alone. She is over at our house EVERY DAY and I don't know how to change that. It is usually for a brief period of time. Our older daughters go to schools on opposite sides...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-20-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By CocoBird
My MIL is making me crazy...

My MIL is making me crazy http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif
I feel like she will never think I am good enough for my partner. I get that whole "no one is ever good enough" for...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-20-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By CocoBird
Hello. DD2 (11 yrs old) was recently diagnosed...

Hello. DD2 (11 yrs old) was recently diagnosed with ASD...we were told more similar to Asperger's. While DW and I have found this to be an answer to some of our questions and it has given us some...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-20-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By CocoBird
I am constantly telling DD to look at me when...

I am constantly telling DD to look at me when I'm telling her something. It drives me crazy how she avoids eye-contact! Silly me. We just recently got the diagnosis, so I am realizing that things...
Forum: Parenting   12-20-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By CocoBird
Cosleeping does put a bit of a damper on it for...

Cosleeping does put a bit of a damper on it for us. My baby will only go to sleep with us in bed with her. She nurses to sleep. By the time she is asleep we often are, too! So I guess it's not just...
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