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Forum: Allergies   09-15-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By monkey-lamb
I apologize if there is an existing post or...

I apologize if there is an existing post or sticky about this, but I couldn't find one.  I have been on a dairy elimination diet for 12 weeks and am ready to do a dairy challenge.  My 6 1/2 month...
Forum: Allergies   07-06-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,680
Posted By monkey-lamb
I have a pretty severe allergic reaction to...

I have a pretty severe allergic reaction to adhesives, but I don't seem to have any problems with corn products or any other substance. 
Forum: Lactivism   06-28-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,892
Posted By monkey-lamb
I only have one friend who gets the way I...

I only have one friend who gets the way I parent.  Most of my close friends IRL think I'm nuts.  I just don't discuss all my parenting decisions with most of them.  We have other things in common...
Forum: Allergies   06-27-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By monkey-lamb
Thank you so much for your help!  I also...

Thank you so much for your help!  I also realized that I started eating granola bars with pecans in them only once I returned to work - sometimes two of them a day.  Obviously I will stop eating...
Forum: Allergies   06-24-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By monkey-lamb
Is it possible for an allergy to develop around...

Is it possible for an allergy to develop around 3 months or would I have noticed it immediately?  I don't think I've changed my diet, but my 4 month old DD's behavior changed drastically around that...
Forum: March 2011   01-07-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By monkey-lamb
We used HynoBirthing with DD1 and will be using...

We used HynoBirthing with DD1 and will be using it with DD2.  We did take the class though, and I wouldn't recommend doing it by just reading the book.  It was a wonderful birth experience.  Good...
Forum: Site Help   12-07-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By monkey-lamb
What is the name of the company for which you...

What is the name of the company for which you included a toy catalog in the last issue?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-07-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By monkey-lamb
I'm getting DD one made by Schylling Toys.  I...

I'm getting DD one made by Schylling Toys.  I can't tell from Amazon where they are made, but I saw them for sale at Whole Foods recently and they are very particular about the toys they carry.  I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-10-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,322
Posted By monkey-lamb
Wow! Your story made me cry! Thanks for sharing....

Wow! Your story made me cry! Thanks for sharing. I hope your DD is better.
Forum: Lactivism   06-18-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By monkey-lamb
DJs make these kind of comments here all the...

DJs make these kind of comments here all the time. It makes me angry but I don't have the energy to address every ignorant comment I hear.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-15-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By monkey-lamb
This is so frustrating, isn't it? My 21 month...

This is so frustrating, isn't it? My 21 month old DD becomes a holy terror the minute I walk in the door from work. Her nanny swears she doesn't act that way the entire day. Also, my DD would go to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-15-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,015
Posted By monkey-lamb
I agree with the others that it is perfectly...

I agree with the others that it is perfectly normal for a toddler to not want to sit still. I have the exact situation as you. My child has a nanny and isn't often around other kids and runs wild in...
Forum: Lactivism   03-15-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,211
Posted By monkey-lamb
I have mixed feelings about this article. ...

I have mixed feelings about this article.

It bothers me that this article makes breastfeeding and EP seem equal.I would never choose to EP and can't understand people who do. I pump 2-3 times a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-11-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By monkey-lamb
My DD is 17 1/2 months old and I just got my...

My DD is 17 1/2 months old and I just got my first one two weeks ago. I reduced my pumping from 15 to 10 or 12 ounces per day because DD's demand decreased. She still nurses 2 or 3 times during the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-11-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By monkey-lamb
I went under a type of sedation that wasn't...

I went under a type of sedation that wasn't specifically classified as anesthesia but for all intents and purposes, I was O-U-T. I called the doctor's office to ask about it before the surgery and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-04-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,871
Posted By monkey-lamb
My nanny was holding her 8 month old DS on one...

My nanny was holding her 8 month old DS on one hip and my 17 month old DD on the other hip when my DD put her hand on her Nana's breast, looked straight at Nana's DS and said, "Ted, want milk?" She...
Forum: Parenting   03-03-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,304
Posted By monkey-lamb
We kiss on the lips, and I love the teeth...

We kiss on the lips, and I love the teeth kisses. I wouldn't want anyone else, even grandparents, kissing DD on the lips, but Mommy and Daddy do. I will stop whenever it makes her uncomfortable. My...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-01-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By monkey-lamb
I mainly work with men, but I have been able to...

I mainly work with men, but I have been able to make friends with some of their SAHM wives. A lot of our friendship is over email, but it gives me another mom to talk to.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-01-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,497
Posted By monkey-lamb
Can you just remind her without beating around...

Can you just remind her without beating around the bush that you don't want your DD watching TV? Is it possible that your reminders have thus far been innuendos?

As long as you don't suspect this...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-26-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By monkey-lamb
I definitely say hire the nanny in June. I got...

I definitely say hire the nanny in June. I got laid off from my previous job the same week our current nanny started. I was home for seven weeks with her before starting a new job. I spent most of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-19-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,892
Posted By monkey-lamb
I have replaced the membranes, back plate, etc...

I have replaced the membranes, back plate, etc on my Medela Freestyle several times, and the motor is brand new because I had a problem with mine and it was replaced. I have never replaced the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-19-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By monkey-lamb
I know there are many threads on here about...

I know there are many threads on here about thrush and how to treat it, but I'm not really sure that is what I have. I had a pap last week, and the results showed I have a yeast infection. I had not...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-18-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,970
Posted By monkey-lamb
Regarding the driving, if she has failed one...

Regarding the driving, if she has failed one test and been in an accident, I wouldn't want my kids in the car with her even if she manages to pass the test eventually. If driving is part of the job,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-17-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 976
Posted By monkey-lamb
DD is almost 17 months and I still pump three...

DD is almost 17 months and I still pump three times a day for about 15 ounces of milk on work days. On the weekends I pump once each day to keep up my supply and add to my stash since I don't always...
Forum: Lactivism   02-10-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By monkey-lamb
I went to see my OB/GYN today for a checkup....

I went to see my OB/GYN today for a checkup. Though he was completely supportive of my natural childbirth, he is an OB afterall and I always thought he was more or less mainstream.

He asked me...
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