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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-20-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By penstamon
DS1 is 28 mo and a few weeks ago he decided he...

DS1 is 28 mo and a few weeks ago he decided he would use the potty and wear underwear.  He has done fantastic with only an accident here and there.  Most days he even stays dry for naps.  He has...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-18-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By penstamon
OP, our situation has become quite similar to...

OP, our situation has become quite similar to yours unfortunately.  DS2, now just over 5 mo,  used to sleep from 7p-3 or 4, then up every 2 hrs until 6 or 7a.  Now he goes down at 7p but is up...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-17-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,246
Posted By penstamon
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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-17-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By penstamon
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-12-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By penstamon
Oh, so frustrating!  Everyone has made great...

Oh, so frustrating!  Everyone has made great points.  What I always tell people is that there is no solid argument (for us) in favor of having a child and giving it over for someone else to raise. ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-12-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By penstamon
I have a 5 mo who is going through a strong...

I have a 5 mo who is going through a strong separation anxiety phase.  Since I am a SAHM to him and DS1, who is 2 yr, I am with them at all times.  I have NEVER left DS2 and due to the stress and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-07-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By penstamon
I am no newbie to sleep problems- DS1 was a once...

I am no newbie to sleep problems- DS1 was a once an hour or more waker for over 1.5 yrs so I have btdt.  BUT, DS1 was always a bad sleeper.  DS2 has been a great sleeper- can do 8+ hour stretches...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-05-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,246
Posted By penstamon
I chopped my long hair into a trendy messy bob...

I chopped my long hair into a trendy messy bob (so unlike me) and did a henna rinse.  Wow, made a difference!  I have also been wearing light makeup (also unlike me) and trying to wear clothes that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-03-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By penstamon
I would have blamed this on a milestone or...

I would have blamed this on a milestone or something but it has been a full month of DS2 doing this. He is 4.5 months. Every night he is up starting anywhere from 1-4am and will stay up for about 2...
Forum: Allergies   09-20-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,225
Posted By penstamon
Oh mamas, have I btdt!  Both my boys were/are...

Oh mamas, have I btdt!  Both my boys were/are spitters and DS2 (4 mo) is the worst.  Down the cleavage, down the back, in my pockets- you name it.  It is miserable but like your LO's he doesn't have...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-14-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By penstamon
I usually put DS2 (4 mo) down for a nap in the...

I usually put DS2 (4 mo) down for a nap in the next room over from DS1 (2 yr) who will usually sit and read books by himself or "help" me get DS2 to sleep.  I only lay DS2 down when I know he is...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-12-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By penstamon
 Exactly!  Well said Quote:Originally Posted...


Exactly!  Well said
Quote:Originally Posted by tracymom1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-12-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By penstamon
DS2 just turned 4 mo and for the past 2 weeks he...

DS2 just turned 4 mo and for the past 2 weeks he has been way more fussy and difficult.  He went from waking once a night to sometimes 4 times and he won't put himself to sleep anymore.  His nights...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-06-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,602
Posted By penstamon
I have a hard time first thing in the morning...

I have a hard time first thing in the morning because I am exhausted and not ready to move yet but DS1 is jumping on me, needing to go potty and/or get changed and DS2 co-sleeps so DS1 wakes him up....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-06-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By penstamon
I have a 3mo and a 2yo and we stay home a few...

I have a 3mo and a 2yo and we stay home a few days a week.  I don't think it is necessary to go out every day because it is so exhausting getting everyone to move and then keep them happy.  We do...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-06-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By penstamon
Um, yeah.  I HATE the spit up.  I know I need to...

Um, yeah.  I HATE the spit up.  I know I need to find time to do stuff for myself but it is just not feasible on a regular basis.  I know this will pass soon enough and I will miss the kids being...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-01-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By penstamon
I have been a sahm since DS1 was born 2 years...

I have been a sahm since DS1 was born 2 years ago.  I never really followed this forum but I am happy to have found it!  Recently however we added DS2 and I lost my pt wah job so I find I am falling...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-25-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By penstamon
I saw the IBCLC today and she diagnosed it as a...

I saw the IBCLC today and she diagnosed it as a posterior tongue tie and a possible labial tongue tie on the top lip.  This is what I was concerned about when I first started seeing drs and it is...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-23-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By penstamon
No, he doesn't do it every time but lately it...

No, he doesn't do it every time but lately it has been pretty frequent especially at the end of a nursing session.  If I break the latch he will scream and kick for a long time so he obviously wants...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-19-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By penstamon
DS2 is 3mo and he still has to spit up enough...

DS2 is 3mo and he still has to spit up enough that we can't side-lie nurse.  I mean we can nurse that way but he will start screaming soon after because he needs to burp then spit up.  I usually sit...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-17-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By penstamon
DS2 is now 3mo and I started having pain at 1...

DS2 is now 3mo and I started having pain at 1 mo.  I have been to different peds, LCs (IBCLC), LLL leaders and meetings, essentially everyone.  He seems to rake my nipple over his lower gums- the...
Forum: Fertility   08-11-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By penstamon
DS2 just turned 3 mo and we are NOT trying to...

DS2 just turned 3 mo and we are NOT trying to get pregnant, but last week my libido returned with a vengeance.  I had much more cm, kinda stretchy, and even broke out a little on my face.  DH and I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-05-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By penstamon
DS1 just turned 2 and has been PLing on and off...

DS1 just turned 2 and has been PLing on and off for a few months.  Lately he has been waking, sometimes for up to 2 hours, because he wants to go potty and then wants a clean diaper.  He does go pee...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-05-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By penstamon
triplicate post- oops, sorry!

triplicate post- oops, sorry!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-05-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By penstamon
deleted- triple post!  oops!

deleted- triple post!  oops!
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