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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-23-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By downvalleygirl
we struggle so much with this.  she doesn't...

we struggle so much with this.  she doesn't really nap anymore but i want to instill the values that quiet time brings.  i think it's a valuable skill to have, to enjoy being just by yourself.  i...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-09-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By downvalleygirl
heather - lol, too funny!   thanks, aimee!...

heather - lol, too funny!
 
thanks, aimee!  can the noise go longer than 45 minutes?  i run my 4-year old's fan all night which i know isn't good and wondering if it's continuously spreading sick...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-05-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By downvalleygirl
i'm looking for one that has good volume and a...

i'm looking for one that has good volume and a timer, mostly.  under $40 would be great!  but willing to spend more on one rather than less on many, iykwim.
 
thank you!
Forum: Women's Health   01-16-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By downvalleygirl
i would beef up your system as much as possible...

i would beef up your system as much as possible since you are nursing.  i always freak when my older dd gets a cough.  and it usually is just that - a cough.
 
are there any reported cases in you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-16-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By downvalleygirl
update on us....dd has gone two nights w/out...

update on us....dd has gone two nights w/out pull-ups!  elliesmomma, i went with your advice and added one incentive - new big girl underwear.  she went for it and i am super psyched.  thanks for...
Forum: Women's Health   01-12-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By downvalleygirl
since i had my baby in august my sex drive has...

since i had my baby in august my sex drive has been in "park."  lol (sort of)
 
this happened with my other babies, too.  it sucks.  my dh is getting bummed (though he says he understands).  i...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-12-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By downvalleygirl
    Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
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Forum: Diapering   01-11-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By downvalleygirl
i'm looking for a diaper that will fit a 5 month...

i'm looking for a diaper that will fit a 5 month old and will hopefully be able to span several months after that.  a diaper that's got good seal around the thighs and maybe even a top to protect...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-11-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,319
Posted By downvalleygirl
i agree, i think they are trying to form the big...

i agree, i think they are trying to form the big picture in their minds.  my 3.5 yo does the same thing.  i love your tactic, KLM99!
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-11-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By downvalleygirl
my dd will be 4 in march and she is wearing a...

my dd will be 4 in march and she is wearing a pull-up at night.  i always told myself i wouldn't "worry" about when my babies potty train, stop wearing pull-ups.....but, i guess i'm tired of buying...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-10-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By downvalleygirl
love the cricket mags, too.  maybe i'll check...

love the cricket mags, too.  maybe i'll check out those if my niece doesn't like new moon.  so far, though, i think she's digging it. 
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-07-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,211
Posted By downvalleygirl
LOVE all the insight/experiential advise and...

LOVE all the insight/experiential advise and info on this - thanks again!
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-06-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,211
Posted By downvalleygirl
thank you everyone!  i feel much better now.  i...

thank you everyone!  i feel much better now.  i always knew boys did all kinds of penis play but didn't realize 3yo girls did with their yonis - but makes perfect sense.  
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-05-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,211
Posted By downvalleygirl
lol meemee!  isn't that called a queef?     ...

lol meemee!  isn't that called a queef?  
 
the feel-good thing at 3.5 is what's sorta freakin' me out, but maybe she'll be an early bloomer!
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-04-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,211
Posted By downvalleygirl
i've been trying to figure out exactly what my...

i've been trying to figure out exactly what my 3.5 yo dd is doing - it's like she's holding her breath.  she does it when we're driving so she'll be in her car seat and she'll like, stiffen up and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-04-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By downvalleygirl
just wondering - does your dd go to preschool?...

just wondering - does your dd go to preschool?  when my 3.5 yo dd started she became much more independent.
Forum: Grief and Loss   01-04-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,558
Posted By downvalleygirl
oh this is heartbreaking.  i am so so sorry.  do...

oh this is heartbreaking.  i am so so sorry.  do the doctors have any idea what happened?  my firstborn died just after birth, he never breathed on his own.  the pain is unbearable.  a great website...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   01-03-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By downvalleygirl
i love that.     i have a few good friends...

i love that.  
 
i have a few good friends whose kids were about 2.5 - 3 when they're brothers died just after birth.  they love to talk about them and i love to talk about them with them!  
 ...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-30-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By downvalleygirl
thank you japonica.  the morning of our son's...

thank you japonica.  the morning of our son's birthday, my dd and i lit candles and later in the day we all went out to hang cranes on his tree.  we all said "happy birthday clovis!"  and my dd...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-28-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,614
Posted By downvalleygirl
also, i found You Are Your Child's First Teacher...

also, i found You Are Your Child's First Teacher by Rahima Baldwin Dancy very helpful.  if i can come from a place of understanding where my child is at developmentally, i can parent better.  and...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-24-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,114
Posted By downvalleygirl
hi becky.  i'm so sorry for your loss.  i think...

hi becky.  i'm so sorry for your loss.  i think it's really tough timing for you right now - you've got your one year anniversary coming up (which for me was brutal and, like you, was 30 weeks pg),...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-23-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,224
Posted By downvalleygirl
wow, beautiful!  was this your first labor?...

wow, beautiful!  was this your first labor?  just curious.........sounds like you had it all under control!  way to go and congrats on your babies (love the name jova, btw)!!!
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-23-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,114
Posted By downvalleygirl
hi everyone - back from a family visit so wasn't...

hi everyone - back from a family visit so wasn't able to post!  i will post the crane story as soon as i can get it from my friend, who is going through her one-year anniversary right now of her...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-18-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,114
Posted By downvalleygirl
hi everyone, thought i'd introduce myself.  i've...

hi everyone, thought i'd introduce myself.  i've posted a little bit but hadn't really told my story.  today is my son's fifth angel birthday.  every year we hang origami cranes on his tree, a...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-15-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By downvalleygirl
thanks, i'll check it out.  

thanks, i'll check it out.  
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