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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-04-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,039
Posted By Laurucha
I have a 14 month old and I have been wondering...

I have a 14 month old and I have been wondering the same thing! On a good night, he wakes up 4-5 times, and I don't always fall back asleep easily. Then we have bad nights when he seems to wake...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-10-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,661
Posted By Laurucha
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LittleCapucine http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Lactivism   08-05-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,602
Posted By Laurucha
Thank you for this thread! I found it months ago...

Thank you for this thread! I found it months ago and have been so much happier since I stopped feeling guilty about drinking. I've been preaching to other breastfeeding mothers that it is absolutely...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-03-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By Laurucha
Wow, that's crazy. I also had an early teether....

Wow, that's crazy. I also had an early teether. My baby had eight teeth before he ever tried solid food. He is now 12 months and getting in his molars and still nurses. I can't say we didn't have...
Forum: Parenting   07-31-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,129
Posted By Laurucha
"Love You Forever" is so creepy. That is not a...

"Love You Forever" is so creepy. That is not a healthy mother-son relationship. I found a copy that my mother-in-law had given to my husband before we were together and I thought, "What the hell?" I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-22-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By Laurucha
If you don't use bottles, leaving your baby...

If you don't use bottles, leaving your baby isn't an option until they are getting significant nutrition from solids, which should be after they are one year old. I believe that in an ideal world,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-17-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By Laurucha
Thanks for all the tips everyone! I read your...

Thanks for all the tips everyone! I read your responses when you posted them, but it has taken me days to find the time to compose a response. I’d better keep this short before baby wakes up again....
Forum: Infertility   01-08-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Laurucha
The only way to know for sure if your tubes are...

The only way to know for sure if your tubes are blocked is by a laparoscopy. The HSG is just a screening test and often has false positives. I was told after an HSG that both my tubes were blocked,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-08-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By Laurucha
I've got a giant baby. He started off big, and...

I've got a giant baby. He started off big, and keeps getting bigger! He has been above the 99th percentile since birth. (Side note: It's a pet peeve of mine when people say their babies are in the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-08-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Laurucha
Length measurements for babies are very...

Length measurements for babies are very inaccurate. Until they stand up straight on their own, it's just a rough estimate. Have you seen how they measure them? I'd say that the measurements could...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-02-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By Laurucha
Did you water down the Dr. Bronner's? We use it...

Did you water down the Dr. Bronner's? We use it at 50% strength. It works great in a foaming dispenser.

By the way, there was some controversy about a change in the California Baby ingredients....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-17-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,666
Posted By Laurucha
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353143/marijuana-and-pregnancy-in-ks/20#post_16983657)

" It is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-17-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,666
Posted By Laurucha
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by philomom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353143/marijuana-and-pregnancy-in-ks/20#post_16983612)

But its...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-17-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,666
Posted By Laurucha
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BroodyWoodsgal http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353143/marijuana-and-pregnancy-in-ks/20#post_16983382)

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Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-17-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Laurucha
The doctors' urine tests are not better than...

The doctors' urine tests are not better than your home pregnancy tests. A blood test is the only sure thing.
 
In reality there are problem never false positives on home pregnancy tests. If a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-17-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,666
Posted By Laurucha
Quote:Originally Posted by budwana...

Quote:Originally Posted by budwana birth http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353143/marijuana-and-pregnancy-in-ks/20#post_16983105)
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-16-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Laurucha
The early ultrasound should be accurate within a...

The early ultrasound should be accurate within a week. Later ultrasounds are not as accurate. It sounds like you conceived in early to mid-December.
 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-14-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,666
Posted By Laurucha
I did a little research into this issue when I...

I did a little research into this issue when I considering trying medical marijuana to cope with some of my first trimester problems. I guess your question is what is the likelihood that you will be...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-10-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Laurucha
I went to a new prenatal yoga class, and it was...

I went to a new prenatal yoga class, and it was mostly good. However, the instructor had us do one exercise that involved holding our arms out for several minutes, way past the point of causing...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-04-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Laurucha
Fish oil is great for your fetus. I am not one...

Fish oil is great for your fetus. I am not one to take supplements unless they have some proven benefit, and fish oil does. Personally, I don't like much fish, and with the restrictions on which...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-04-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Laurucha
It is normal to be worried. In fact, I would...

It is normal to be worried. In fact, I would think that something is not right about a mother who does not experience any anxiety about having a child. Pam England, author of Birthing From Within,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-20-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Laurucha
That is a dark line for only 12DPO! Maybe twins?...

That is a dark line for only 12DPO! Maybe twins? http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-20-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Laurucha
Your goal is to get her to quit smoking, right?...

Your goal is to get her to quit smoking, right? There is nothing wrong with bringing it up and gently challenging her beliefs that it's not hurting her baby. But nagging, judging, shaming, etc. are...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-15-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By Laurucha
I went through IVF, so I know a little bit about...

I went through IVF, so I know a little bit about this. My progesterone was tested a couple times in early pregnancy, but my doctor didn't seem to care about the results. Keep in mind that the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-13-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By Laurucha
I add almond butter and yogurt for protein. I...

I add almond butter and yogurt for protein. I throw a few strawberries and a banana broken into pieces together in the freezer so they are ready to go.
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