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Forum: Women's Health   11-16-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By mom2e
I have been struggling with this with my dd (5)...

I have been struggling with this with my dd (5) for a year now.  In October 2009, she developed a dry cough following a cold.  It lasted for about three months and then went away.  It came back in...
Forum: Allergies   11-16-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By mom2e
I have been struggling with this with my dd (5)...

I have been struggling with this with my dd (5) for a year now.  In October 2009, she developed a dry cough following a cold.  It lasted for about three months and then went away.  It came back in...
Forum: Mental Health   08-25-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By mom2e
A family member was recently hospitalized for...

A family member was recently hospitalized for OCD (among other mental health issues). I think she also has depression. She has always struck me as one of those people who just can't handle life and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-30-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By mom2e
Could you put a mattress on the floor and sleep...

Could you put a mattress on the floor and sleep next to him or slide off when necessary? That way you don't have to worry about him falling off.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-30-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By mom2e
I simply could not relax enough about...

I simply could not relax enough about co-sleeping right next to a newborn. I got an arm's reach co-sleeper for about the first 4 months. Would have kept dd in it longer but she started waking up and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-30-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By mom2e
Kate, thank you for the ideas. When dh is home,...

Kate, thank you for the ideas. When dh is home, bedtime goes fine. the problem is that he is usually not home for bedtime 3 nights a week. Then it is a total debacle! My younger dd settles right...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-30-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By mom2e
I think you are probably right that he will fall...

I think you are probably right that he will fall asleep quicker if you are not in the room with him. At 6.5, you should be able to reason with him and come up with a "plan." Maybe you could put a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-30-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By mom2e
I am so at my breaking point. My dd's (10...

I am so at my breaking point. My dd's (10 months) night sleep is actually not too bad. It's getting her to sleep that is killing me. Rocking leads to screaming and flailing. Nursing leads to her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-30-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By mom2e
I LOVE the Kumon workbooks. DD especially...

I LOVE the Kumon workbooks. DD especially enjoyed the cutting ones when she was learning to use scissors. My dd is now 5 and the workbooks are a bit too repetitive for her, but I think overall the...
Forum: Babywearing   11-09-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By mom2e
do you have to use the safety harness only when...

do you have to use the safety harness only when the child is on your back or in front too?
Forum: Babywearing   11-08-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By mom2e
I am thinking about getting one. I feel like dd...

I am thinking about getting one. I feel like dd is getting too big for the Moby. Do you think the Beco will get us through the toddler years? I don't want to have to purchase another carrier after...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-08-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By mom2e
Right now she doesn't like anything except...

Right now she doesn't like anything except pretty smooth purees. I would say maybe she's not ready, but she sits and the table with us and grabs at the food and really enjoys "sucking" on food...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-08-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By mom2e
Any suggesitons? I love my regular cuisinart (it...

Any suggesitons? I love my regular cuisinart (it gets the consistency just right), but I need one with a smaller capacity cup. I have the Kidco food mill, but the food comes out just a bit too...
Forum: Babywearing   11-08-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By mom2e
or any of those types of carriers? my dd really...

or any of those types of carriers? my dd really likes to face out to be able to see everything and i feel like she is going to outgrow the moby soon. if anyone can recommend a good carrier, i'd...
Forum: Babywearing   11-08-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By mom2e
I was raking the other day with my 5 month old...

I was raking the other day with my 5 month old in the Moby wrap. Difficult and slow, but doable! As for shoveling snow, when my 4 year old was little, if the snow was heavy, I would put her in the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-07-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By mom2e
I tried the Amby (a friend had given me one--...

I tried the Amby (a friend had given me one-- thank goodness I didn't pay for it myself and then not really use it!) as well as a bouncy chair. Nothing really works. Maybe it is something she just...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-05-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By mom2e
I went through something kind of simliar with my...

I went through something kind of simliar with my dd, who is now 4.5. I eventually did use a paci for her (which she is still using... ugh, but I swear it made the night sleep MUCH better). I would...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-05-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By mom2e
Any ideas on this? My 5 month old dd and I...

Any ideas on this? My 5 month old dd and I co-sleep at night. For naps, she's been sleeping for 45-60 minutes in the Moby Wrap (on me) in the morning, and I sleep with her for an afternoon nap....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-19-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By mom2e
i guess the title says it all... just a vent....

i guess the title says it all... just a vent. the sleep problems are bugging me so much that i feel like i'm not able to enjoy being a mom. any thoughts on ways to cope mentally with difficult...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-19-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By mom2e
you might want to try some white noise, like a...

you might want to try some white noise, like a fan. although i have the same problem & that didn't work for me. also, i moved a twin mattress to the floor of my room and am going to try laying on...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-12-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By mom2e
I think maybe that is what I'm worried about-...

I think maybe that is what I'm worried about- that even though this might be normal for this age, I might be getting into a pattern that will be hard to get out of later. I went through sleep chaos...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-12-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By mom2e
Thank you. I sometimes feel like my frustration...

Thank you. I sometimes feel like my frustration stems more from me feeling like I'm doing something the wrong way or that my dd's sleep is not normal more than from just sheer lack of sleep. I think...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-12-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By mom2e
I just want to make sure I have reasonable...

I just want to make sure I have reasonable expectations here. Of course I am sure there are babies who are breastfed and who cosleep who sleep long stretches, but would you say the majority of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-02-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By mom2e
We currently co-sleep (me & dd on a mattress on...

We currently co-sleep (me & dd on a mattress on the floor in my room). She was in an arm's reach cosleeper until a month or so ago, but I moved onto the mattress with her because she would wake up...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-02-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By mom2e
i'm at that point where something has to give....

i'm at that point where something has to give. my dh is gone from 6 am to 7 pm m-f, travels a lot, i have a 4 y.o., and a 4 month old who is a horrible sleeper (up 5+ times a night, including a 1-2...
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