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Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-16-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By calizacar
I was also given babywise as a gift and after...

I was also given babywise as a gift and after reading a few chapters I promptly threw it in the trash! I couldn't in good conscience pass that piece of crap on to anyone! Horrifying.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-16-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By calizacar
Oh god I remember this. 9 months was the...

Oh god I remember this. 9 months was the absolute worst! My son didn't sleep through the night until he was about 22 months and frankly, I was such a basket case at that point that I had to let him...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-22-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,634
Posted By calizacar
I'm 14 months postpartum and I'm worried...... ...

I'm 14 months postpartum and I'm worried......  She's different, real different.....  I noticed at 6 weeks that there was a lot of extra tissue on show.  My clitoris is much higher, opening much...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-03-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,015
Posted By calizacar
My DS was tongue tied and we had his frenulum...

My DS was tongue tied and we had his frenulum cut at 2 days old.  Once he was finally able to latch the nursing seemed to help keep it from reattaching.  Here's a blog I found about tongue ties and...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   07-03-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By calizacar
Thanks Ladies,   This subject is always so...

Thanks Ladies,
 
This subject is always so controversial and I loved the website A&A.  That had a lot of great info I can reference now. 
 
And P.J., I also have a Max born May 2010.  He was...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   06-30-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By calizacar
I just read this blog and thought I'd post it...

I just read this blog and thought I'd post it here to see if any of you non-circumcision parents know anything about these statistics.

virg.co/9kL48 (http://virg.co/9kL48)

I didn't circumcise...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-14-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By calizacar
I'm hoping I can get some advice and maybe some...

I'm hoping I can get some advice and maybe some encouragement.  I'm going back to work in a couple of months and already dreading it.  My DS has just turned 1.  I worked for 4 months while he was...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-28-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,227
Posted By calizacar
I've been going back and forth with this post. ...

I've been going back and forth with this post.  I have a friend who tried and tried and tried to breastfeed her son and for some reason it just didn't work.  She had a very difficult labor (who...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-04-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,888
Posted By calizacar
Kamakazismom - WHAT!???  What in the hell is...

Kamakazismom - WHAT!???  What in the hell is wrong with them??  Why would they pat down a baby!!!  That's ridiculous.  The last time I flew from England to home they patted me down since I was...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-30-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,096
Posted By calizacar
Laydiebugs, that's really interesting actually. ...

Laydiebugs, that's really interesting actually.  We do a bit of pooing on the potty as well since we've always known when he's pooping.  So EC by way of coincidence?  I end up holding him a lot when...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-30-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,111
Posted By calizacar
This thread made me laugh out loud because...

This thread made me laugh out loud because YES!!!!  My son definitely has a huge head!  At six months we had to buy him 18 month hats and he definitely has shirts that won't fit over his head.  He's...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-26-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,888
Posted By calizacar
My son and I have been on about 16 flights so...

My son and I have been on about 16 flights so far (he's almost 12 months and his first flight was at almost 6 weeks ) I find bringing both is helpful.  I would carry your baby in the Moby because...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-26-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,096
Posted By calizacar
Thanks Ladies, I spoke to my ped about it and...

Thanks Ladies, I spoke to my ped about it and she said it sounds like after having been constipated he's afraid now of pooping.  I started giving him flax seed this morning.  We have fruit and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-25-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,096
Posted By calizacar
My son is almost 12 months old and pooping has...

My son is almost 12 months old and pooping has always been a bit of an ordeal for him.  He was strictly breastfed for the first 6 months of his life and even then would cry when he pooped and once...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-15-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,926
Posted By calizacar
Cynthia - thank you for your message. We live in...

Cynthia - thank you for your message. We live in a one bedroom apt in NYC but we have sometimes taken turns sleeping on the couch which is quite comfy. But a question for you, is that where I am? Is...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-08-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,926
Posted By calizacar
Thanks Gals,   lizfu - We are co sleeping at...

Thanks Gals,
 
lizfu - We are co sleeping at the moment and no, I'm not dead set on it.  I would actually prefer that he start sleeping in his pack and play a little more because I do think he...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-31-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,926
Posted By calizacar
Thanks ladies,  I'm realizing that I need to...

Thanks ladies,  I'm realizing that I need to change his sleep association and that it's partially my fault he's waking up all the time.  So, I'm taking a little more of an advanced approach than the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-29-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By calizacar
Man, I remember that feeling. The first time my...

Man, I remember that feeling. The first time my son fell asleep in his basinet I was devastated. Now, we're in the middle of sleep training trying to get him back there...... Ugh.....
I recommend...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-29-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,926
Posted By calizacar
I'm hoping I can find some encouragement/help...

I'm hoping I can find some encouragement/help out there.  My son is 8 months old and while he's never slept through the night ( and I don't expect him to) he's only sleeping about 2 hours (if that)...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-26-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By calizacar
Hi, I haven't been on the forums in a long time...

Hi, I haven't been on the forums in a long time but I have a GREAT ped in the flatiron district.  Her name is Sapna Chaudhary and she's at The Continuum Center For Health And Healing.  I don't vax...
Forum: Babywearing   10-13-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By calizacar
My husband and I started wearing our baby boy...

My husband and I started wearing our baby boy when he was 2 days old in our Moby. We mainly did belly to belly but I had a friend who wore her baby in the hold you are talking about and her son...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-27-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By calizacar
Huh, that's really interesting. He has been...

Huh, that's really interesting. He has been growing like a weed so far so that could be why he was eating so much. And he definitely goes to town when he is hungry. Wet diapers are still present and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-26-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By calizacar
Sigt, I'm EBF so that makes me feel better. It's...

Sigt, I'm EBF so that makes me feel better. It's just so hard when everything all of a sudden changes right?! Just when I thought I knew what to expect....... He's also eating less now during the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-26-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By calizacar
What about a 3 month old??? DS poop has all of a...

What about a 3 month old??? DS poop has all of a sudden changed. Up until 2 weeks ago he was pooping a few times a day and it was pretty watery. Now, when he poops it a little more like poop and I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-17-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By calizacar
Thanks Gals, So far today I've tried to...

Thanks Gals,

So far today I've tried to just follow him and he's eaten a few times now, there's just no pattern so I don't know when to expect his next feeding time. Whenever he's fought me I've...
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