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Forum: Laura Markham   07-21-2013, 08:32 PM
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Posted By gemasita
Dr. Markham,   I've loved reading your...

Dr. Markham,
 
I've loved reading your articles about the best age to start preschool and the links you've provided to articles like, "The Dark Side of Preschool."
 
My son is 2.5 and I am a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-22-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By gemasita
Sometimes I'll let my 20-month-old nurse for a...

Sometimes I'll let my 20-month-old nurse for a few minutes and then say, "Ok, you go play with blocks now," to get his mind on the next thing.  And sometimes I'll follow it with "Mommy's going to go...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-20-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By gemasita
I was thinking 4 month sleep regression too! ...

I was thinking 4 month sleep regression too!  Hopefully he'll go back to sleeping a little better soon.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-16-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By gemasita
Sounds like he's just stressed being in a group...

Sounds like he's just stressed being in a group setting with other children and being away from you for such long periods.  I think that's what the changes in his behavior are showing.  Could you...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-12-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By gemasita
Yes, craniosacral can do wonders too!

Yes, craniosacral can do wonders too!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-12-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By gemasita
I don't have any advice but wow on using the SNS...

I don't have any advice but wow on using the SNS for 20 months!  That's incredible and wonderful.  What a commitment.  Hope he'll wean off of it smoothly!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,239
Posted By gemasita
My son is only 19 months so take my input with a...

My son is only 19 months so take my input with a grain of salt but I think toddlers need a lot of adult guidance at this age and if there is a group of them playing on their own, a lot of stuff is...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-08-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By gemasita
I also wear a nursing tank and a long-sleeved...

I also wear a nursing tank and a long-sleeved shirt over it.  If I want covers on me, I sleep on my side and put the covers up over my shoulder and then in front, I put them between my knees.  So...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-05-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,505
Posted By gemasita
Thanks to this thread, we got into a better...

Thanks to this thread, we got into a better routine and turn lights out and TV off way earlier than we used to and the more gradual bedtime routine is working GREAT!  We used to do it more abruptly...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-05-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By gemasita
I'm glad he's doing great!  So I'm hesitant to...

I'm glad he's doing great!  So I'm hesitant to suggest anything else but maybe you can just file this information away for later.  I was just wondering if he had a tightness in his neck that made...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-05-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By gemasita
I've been wondering this too.  No chance of...

I've been wondering this too.  No chance of pregnancy but I'm the last nursing friend (all with children around the same age) with no period yet.  DS is 19 months.  We do nurse a lot during the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-01-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By gemasita
Hmm...I forgot about this.  Wonder if it's what...

Hmm...I forgot about this.  Wonder if it's what we are going through.  DS is waking constantly but also having a hard time nursing back to sleep.  It's like he WANTS to but can't.  I didn't think...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-29-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By gemasita
HappyHappyMama's suggestion is a good one! ...

HappyHappyMama's suggestion is a good one!  Also, may I ask, are you or would you *consider* medication?  It might be helpful to get through this period.  I am not a survivor but I had LOTS of pain...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-19-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,302
Posted By gemasita
I wonder if she's coming up on a developmental...

I wonder if she's coming up on a developmental milestone.  Before my son started walking, he would sit up in bed all the time and scoot all around.  He still does some but it was like his body was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,003
Posted By gemasita
I go to Jazzercise in the evenings and DH...

I go to Jazzercise in the evenings and DH watches DS.  They do have childcare but DS doesn't do well with anyone other than family so right now, I just go when DH is home.  I LOVE it!
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   08-16-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By gemasita
I'm in Apex and have an 18-month-old!

I'm in Apex and have an 18-month-old!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-14-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By gemasita
We were only attempting to nurse about once/day...

We were only attempting to nurse about once/day for the first 8 weeks and I pumped around the clock and we gave bottles.  After about a week of transition time (so he was 9 weeks), I was no longer...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   08-05-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,052
Posted By gemasita
path33 - I had a great homebirth with Nancy in...

path33 - I had a great homebirth with Nancy in Feb 2011!  Highly recommend her!
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   08-05-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By gemasita
Yes, Nancy is still practicing.  But she is...

Yes, Nancy is still practicing.  But she is still looking for a long-term solution to the "supervising physician" issue.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-02-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By gemasita
Ha ha!  So I'm not the only one!  If we aren't...

Ha ha!  So I'm not the only one!  If we aren't in a time crunch, I try to let 18-month-old DS bring me his shoes when he's ready (I keep saying "Bring me your shoes so we can go in the car") because...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-30-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By gemasita
MamaBice - thank you for that suggestion.  I'll...

MamaBice - thank you for that suggestion.  I'll give that a try!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-28-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By gemasita
I think laying down anywhere (I haven't tried...

I think laying down anywhere (I haven't tried the floor but I've tried the bed and couch) will just encourage an episode of nursing gymnastics.  He likes to use me as the vault but tries to stay...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-28-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By gemasita
My son had a sleep regression right around 4...

My son had a sleep regression right around 4 months too.  It lasted about 3-4 weeks and then got MUCH better.  I have low milk supply so it did help to go back to giving him bottles at night...not...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-28-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By gemasita
Every time I sit down, my 18-month-old DS wants...

Every time I sit down, my 18-month-old DS wants to nurse!  I feel like I have to stand all day!  I've tried sitting in different places, telling him we can nurse in a little while....he gets so...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-22-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By gemasita
"She won't even let me get up to pee sometimes,...

"She won't even let me get up to pee sometimes, she just starts screaming like a two month old. For her to go to sleep sometimes I have to lay in bed for an hour cause if I get up too soon she'll...
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