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Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-26-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By wilddreamergrl
Thanks y'all. I think I've decided that we'll...

Thanks y'all. I think I've decided that we'll only get together at neutral locations - playgrounds, pools, etc. - where there are no toys to fight over and more space to share. We did that a few...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-20-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By wilddreamergrl
I have a ... situation ... I would like y'alls...

I have a ... situation ... I would like y'alls perspective on. A good friend of mine recently moved back to the area - she has a 21 month old son. My son is 27 months old. We've been getting...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-16-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By wilddreamergrl
Thank you, cowkisses. That means the world to...

Thank you, cowkisses. That means the world to me. I think sometimes what I need more than anything is empathy - thank you for giving that to me today.
 
Jill1085 - thanks, I'll look into it.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-15-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By wilddreamergrl
Rebecca - I AM exhausted. But to imply that I...

Rebecca - I AM exhausted. But to imply that I just haven't tried to teach better sleep habits ignores almost everything I have said thus far. I cannot nurse all night. I'm not one of those lucky...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-14-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By wilddreamergrl
Greenlea - I've been very conflicted about the...

Greenlea - I've been very conflicted about the nightweaning, but it doesn't seem to have affected him during the daytime at all. He is still the same happy-go-lucky kid he always was. He does still...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-14-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By wilddreamergrl
Rebecca - way to NOT be encouraging or...

Rebecca - way to NOT be encouraging or supportive. That was exactly the kind of answer I was hoping to avoid by posting here vs another mommy group. "Stop torturing yourself" is another way of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-13-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By wilddreamergrl
My son is almost 19 months. For the first 4...

My son is almost 19 months. For the first 4 months he slept pretty well - we had a bear of a time with bedtime, but once he was really down (about midnight) he'd consistently sleep for 6 hours.
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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-12-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By wilddreamergrl
Your son sounds like mine was at 9 months. We...

Your son sounds like mine was at 9 months. We tried the No Cry Sleep Solution, and while various aspects of it did help, we are a not a success story. My son is almost 19 months old and still wakes...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-21-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By wilddreamergrl
First, the independence that attachment...

First, the independence that attachment parenting fosters doesn't show up until much older. It takes TIME to build a secure attachment. Healthy independence does come from that, but not until the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-17-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By wilddreamergrl
Thank you all so much for your comments. It is...

Thank you all so much for your comments. It is nice to know I am not alone.
 
@GoddessKristie - he's never taken a pacifier, and I never pushed it. I agree he's comfort nursing all night but I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-16-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By wilddreamergrl
DS is 8 months. For the first four months he was...

DS is 8 months. For the first four months he was a great sleeper - 6-8 hour stretches. I would count on 6 hours. I felt fabulous. Bedtime itself was a nightmare (a three hour process usually ending...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-20-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By wilddreamergrl
My 4 mo DS does this also...I feel lucky when he...

My 4 mo DS does this also...I feel lucky when he does nurse to sleep. Usually he requires a great deal of walking in a wrap or mei tai. Often he falls asleep easily around 9, then wakes up half an...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-16-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By wilddreamergrl
D_McG - Bedtime has always been pretty late with...

D_McG - Bedtime has always been pretty late with this little one. When he was a newborn we were in bed by 10. Around 6-8 weeks is when he started this...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-16-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By wilddreamergrl
foreverinbluejeans - thanks for your input. I...

foreverinbluejeans - thanks for your input. I know babies don't need naps every day - my little guy was born at home and didn't have a bath for almost a month! But after a couple of baths we...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-15-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By wilddreamergrl
Hi all,   I'm looking for some encouragement...

Hi all,
 
I'm looking for some encouragement and maybe ideas. I have an almost 4 mo son and we co-sleep (he's in bed with us - he was not into the co-sleeper next to the bed.) Bedtimes are...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-22-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By wilddreamergrl
PPD is often related to the massive hormone drop...

PPD is often related to the massive hormone drop after birth. She doesn't just need therapy (or even primarily) - she needs to get hormone levels checked and possibly on some supplements. Thyroid...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-07-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,608
Posted By wilddreamergrl
I had severe adrenal fatigue a few years back...

I had severe adrenal fatigue a few years back and began taking hydrocortisone supplements. (Actually, I started with Isocort and it helped but wasn't nearly strong enough.) I continued with HC...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-05-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By wilddreamergrl
Thank you....the whole "treat it like his last...

Thank you....the whole "treat it like his last nap" thing is a really good idea and I think would make it a LOT less stressful. :-P I think the reason I haven't looked at it that way is that it's so...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-04-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By wilddreamergrl
My 2.5 mo son has been having quite a hard time...

My 2.5 mo son has been having quite a hard time getting down for bed. Our bedtime routine is as follows: approximately 2 hours after his last nap of the day, when he's displaying a lot of tired...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-23-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,357
Posted By wilddreamergrl
I'm not actually sure how things are today... ...

I'm not actually sure how things are today...
 
I didn't think my milk came in overnight, but I hand expressed a little that does NOT look like colostrum to me - it's opaque white/watery, not...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-22-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,357
Posted By wilddreamergrl
Thanks all for your thoughts...very encouraging...

Thanks all for your thoughts...very encouraging and I feel less worried. My pediatrician just called to check in and he was not concerned about the long sleeps as long as baby is nursing well when...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-22-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,357
Posted By wilddreamergrl
Hi,   I had my first baby on Wednesday at...

Hi,
 
I had my first baby on Wednesday at 1:35 am. So today is Day 4 but it's been more than 96 hrs. My milk has not come in yet and I'm starting to wonder if I should be concerned. Baby boy...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-25-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By wilddreamergrl
OP - did they test FREE T3 and T4 or just total...

OP - did they test FREE T3 and T4 or just total T3/T4? If your FREE levels are in the normal range I'd go by that + symptoms. TSH is a horrible test to diagnose thyroid issues. It doesn't test your...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   02-02-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,952
Posted By wilddreamergrl
http://sacredjourneymidwifery.com/home   I...

http://sacredjourneymidwifery.com/home
 
I think she's in Germantown, MD but travels for homebirths. I think that's close enough. 
Forum: June 2011   01-28-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,119
Posted By wilddreamergrl
So, we're having a pretty low-tech birth...no...

So, we're having a pretty low-tech birth...no ultrasound or doppler, etc. Working with a CPM. I'm 22 weeks today and haven't felt baby move - at least not "for sure". There have been a few times...
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