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Forum: Life With a Baby   05-28-2016, 06:07 PM
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Mom Related : Losing my hair!!

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but I am really losing my hair!! This is my second child, and he's 5 months old. I've been vacuuming clumps of hair, pulling clumps off of my hair...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-21-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By element2012
Taking from the baby

DD is 4 and DS is 5 months. We are running into an issue now with ownership and toys. Obviously because of the age difference, 95% of DDs toys she's had since before the baby came. She initially...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-07-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By element2012
"Crunchy" jumperoo?

With my first I never used a jumper or walker, but this boy is different! At 4 months he is getting a lot of pleasure out of "jumping" in his bouncy seat (digs his heels in and arches his back to...
Forum: Parenting   04-29-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By element2012
I know a few adults who can't swim, which means a...

I know a few adults who can't swim, which means a lifetime of being tense and uncomfortable around bodies of water. I also had a classmate who went away to college who drowned in a hazing incident...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-24-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,164
Posted By element2012
Mine was born with a decent head of dark hair,...

Mine was born with a decent head of dark hair, and has lost most of it on the top! I have friends whose babes were born with dark hair, lost it all, and came back a completely different color or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-24-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By element2012
I echo food! I sooo appreciated the...

I echo food! I sooo appreciated the thoughtfulness of friends who dropped off meals! Drop off meals with no expectation to stay. Offer to clean. Arrange to hold the baby so mom can take her time to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-24-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By element2012
I can't help from a btdt perspective because my 3...

I can't help from a btdt perspective because my 3 month old doesn't willingly take a bottle either! I can only suggest to be diligent in working on the bottle every day. I've only ever gotten my babe...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   03-24-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By element2012
Good to hear some updates! Baby R is 3 months...

Good to hear some updates! Baby R is 3 months tomorrow (lost track of the weeks after 1 month!). I'm slightly concerned that his weight is not keeping up with his height. He's only 14.5 lbs, and 25...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-24-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By element2012
A 4 year old and a baby... Too rough?

DD is 4 and the baby is 3 months. DD LOVES her baby brother, sometimes a little too much! She's never done anything aggressive, but cannot keep her hands off him! If the baby is laying anywhere,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-23-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By element2012
Storing clothes for future children

What is your policy on storing clothes for future kids? I have a 4 year old DD and a 2 month old DS. We received A LOT of clothes over Christmas and I feel overrun! How long will you hang onto...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-07-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By element2012
I bought one for a great price used on...

I bought one for a great price used on Craigslist. I'm rather "meh" about it. If baby is in a good mood or sleeping I can put him in it for about 10 minutes. At 6 weeks old, he's happy to be placed...
Forum: Babywearing   02-07-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By element2012
Baby wearing in cold climate?

I've been in Florida far too long and I've never been in cold weather with a baby! We're taking a trip to nyc next week with our 4 year old and 7 week old. I baby wear exclusively and was thinking...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-07-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By element2012
Baby wearing in cold climate? X-post in baby wearing

I've been in Florida far too long and I've never been in cold weather with a baby! We're taking a trip to nyc next week with our 4 year old and 7 week old. I baby wear exclusively and was thinking...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   01-19-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,262
Posted By element2012
JadePlant my first was like that too. My biggest...

JadePlant my first was like that too. My biggest piece of advice to the first time mamas is to ensure the baby gets good sleep. As soon as the baby shows any sign of sleepiness (yawning, fussing...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   01-19-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 924
Posted By element2012
I'm 3.5 weeks and we haven't yet. Last time we...

I'm 3.5 weeks and we haven't yet. Last time we only made it 2 weeks because I had stopped bleeding by then. I'm still bleeding a little but we have been intimate without penetration. We have to be...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   01-19-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By element2012
Has everyone stopped bleeding? I'm 3.5 weeks PP...

Has everyone stopped bleeding? I'm 3.5 weeks PP and still bleeding some, so I thought I couldn't work out yet? I am walking as much as I can, but I sooo want to do some vigorous yoga or weight...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   01-08-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,359
Posted By element2012
Just saw this and already posted on firmfoot...

Just saw this and already posted on firmfoot other thread! Soooo glad to hear this! Congrats!!
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   01-08-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By element2012
firmfoot, thinking of you! How are things? I...

firmfoot, thinking of you! How are things? I remember you were dealing with a posterior babe like me in the past. Did you try chiropractic? I had contractions that night after going to the...
Forum: Homebirth   01-01-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By element2012
Dealing with visitors

I am 1 week PP now and my mother and grandmother are arriving tomorrow for a week. If that sounds wonderful, you don't have my mom! She stresses me out! When she came to visit after DD's birth almost...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   12-29-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By element2012
I had the same thing the night before labor. I...

I had the same thing the night before labor. I think they tapered off when I laid down. The next night when the back contractions started I stayed on my feet, tidying, dancing with DD, etc. I think...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   12-25-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,359
Posted By element2012
Baby boy R is here! Christmas Eve started...

Baby boy R is here!

Christmas Eve started rather uneventful. I went to Whole Foods to get Christmas dinner from prepared foods, feeling rather foolish as I certainly felt I could cook as there...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   12-25-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By element2012
Friday Dec 25 - Merry Christmas!

How's everyone??
DS arrived this morning. Quick and easy! Will write the birth story later in the December babies thread. Thinking of you all!
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   12-23-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,359
Posted By element2012
Congrats MulberryMom! Teles I couldn't...

Congrats MulberryMom!

Teles I couldn't stop from saying wow out loud multiple times while reading your birth story. Glad you are all ok! I think extra rest is in order. Enjoy that baby!
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   12-23-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By element2012
I had also thought I was going to be early as...

I had also thought I was going to be early as this is my second child and I was having lots of BH and cervical pinching. However here I am at 40+3 and nothing going on. Yesterday I got a pedicure and...
Forum: December 2015 Due Date Club   12-21-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By element2012
Monday Dec 21

How is everyone feeling??? I'm definitely getting a little anxious. I've heard that labor often starts in the evening because you're relaxed. So how does that happen when you've got needy older...
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