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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-01-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Litcrit
My 2.5 yo just weaned herself 4 days ago, no...

My 2.5 yo just weaned herself 4 days ago, no problems here - no engorgement or leaking or anything. Same when kid #1 weaned at the same age.
 
Perhaps you could try cutting down a bit before you...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-01-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,478
Posted By Litcrit
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by melon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-13-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Litcrit
A friend of mine had a vaginal breech birth...

A friend of mine had a vaginal breech birth without too many complications. The baby had a broken collar bone which healed on its ow a few days afterwards.
 
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-24-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Litcrit
I thought I'd update for the sake of anyone...

I thought I'd update for the sake of anyone wondering whether to try pacis in "extreme" situations such as colic.
 
Our experience was great. We used a paci when nothing else worked (pooped? no....
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-16-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,658
Posted By Litcrit
The only time my 5mo is willing to cuddle is...

The only time my 5mo is willing to cuddle is when she's still "soft" from a nap.After that, it's wiry, edgy, crazy baby all the way!
 
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-16-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By Litcrit
... if baby seemed ready and eager? DD2 is...

... if baby seemed ready and eager?

DD2 is 5 months and 5 days old, sits on her own, can easily coordinate putting stuff in her mouth, demands to sit at the dining table on my lap (she's not AS...
Forum: Parenting   11-15-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,703
Posted By Litcrit
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-28-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,091
Posted By Litcrit
My personal whacky belief is that a baby's...

My personal whacky belief is that a baby's inborn temperament has an effect on how it is born.

My husband forced his mom into a c-section (he was huge, breech, the water broke and then there were...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,891
Posted By Litcrit
Quote: Originally Posted by indigosky...

Quote:
Originally Posted by indigosky http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15947846)
My theory is that "society" tells us sex...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-01-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Litcrit
For some reason, I thought pacifiers were evil....

For some reason, I thought pacifiers were evil. I never used one with DD1 and she never needed it. She nursed to sleep and was a happy baby. I thought pacis were used by evil parents to shut needy...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-25-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By Litcrit
I followed the usual advice for baby #2 and did...

I followed the usual advice for baby #2 and did the recommended breathe-in tuck-in exercises during pregnancy and belly binding right after... and I might just have a small diastasis - two fingers...
Forum: Parenting   09-25-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,909
Posted By Litcrit
3 year difference here! Liking the...

3 year difference here!

Liking the responses so far!

For me, a closer age gap would mean it would be harder. As it is, DD1 is aware DD2 is her sister snd she's very gentle, loving and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-12-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By Litcrit
Quote: Originally Posted by Belia...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Belia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15705623)
When Ina May writes things like "have your...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-23-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,223
Posted By Litcrit
Saving a baby that's REALLY stuck or REALLY...

Saving a baby that's REALLY stuck or REALLY needs to get out NOW.

Or, if you're not too lucky, extensive scar tissue from a previous mediolateral episiotomy making it impossible to stretch enough...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-06-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Litcrit
Quote: Originally Posted by californiajenn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by californiajenn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15591580)
I will third that. Several of my...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-04-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Litcrit
So, help, all you nutrition-savvy people! ...

So, help, all you nutrition-savvy people!

With DD1, I was at a healthy weight right after giving birth. Then gained 10lbs in the first 4 months of nursing. Never quite lost it, got pregnant again...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-27-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Litcrit
So, how does one know one's cervix is closed and...

So, how does one know one's cervix is closed and there's no more risk of infection without going to the gyn? When the bleeding stops? It can't always be exactly 6 weeks, right?

The first time, it...
Forum: Parenting   06-21-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,412
Posted By Litcrit
Quote: Originally Posted by MittensKittens...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MittensKittens http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15539278)
Really? What catacombs are those?...
Forum: Parenting   06-20-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,412
Posted By Litcrit
If you can continue the friendship by forgiving...

If you can continue the friendship by forgiving them and then never ever trusting them again with your children's safety, then why not? If you can't and/or don't think it's worth it, then it's their...
Forum: June 2010   06-06-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,225
Posted By Litcrit
I'm in! According to LMP, my due date was...

I'm in!

According to LMP, my due date was May 31... but I never took that one seriously.

My own calculations pointed to June 5... Nope.

An early ultrasound said "EDD June 7" - so I guess I...
Forum: Parenting   06-03-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,573
Posted By Litcrit
Quote: Originally Posted by MittensKittens...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MittensKittens http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15476279)
"Don't worry, he's only playing! That...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-19-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By Litcrit
It's no threat to the baby to have candida in...

It's no threat to the baby to have candida in your vagina during delivery, is it?
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-15-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Litcrit
Thank you all so much for responding! I don't...

Thank you all so much for responding! I don't have any of the other symptoms you mentioned and my BP has been normal (averaging 115/75) for the past 2 days that I've been relaxing (an elderly couple...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-11-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Litcrit
I'm 36 weeks 3 days and today my blood pressure,...

I'm 36 weeks 3 days and today my blood pressure, usually around 100/60, jumped to 130/90 at the doctor's office. I hadn't slept the night before, the weather is horrible (pre-rain heaviness) and...
Forum: June 2010   04-19-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By Litcrit
Quote: Originally Posted by Gingercat...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gingercat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15314027)
This is usually the case here in public...
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