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Forum: Life With a Baby   05-27-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By pamelaRRRR
I drive older cars that don't have tether...

I drive older cars that don't have tether anchors. You can. It's just recommended that you use the tether anchors. I found a way to put one in my 99 jeep grand Cherokee.
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-13-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 30,752
Posted By pamelaRRRR
We have tile and I put my 10-week old on our bed...

We have tile and I put my 10-week old on our bed while I sit there with him and talk or fold laundry. I also have one of those sheep skins, which is super warm and snuggly.

We are moving in a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-28-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By pamelaRRRR
We did. My son (8 weeks) screamed bloody murder...

We did. My son (8 weeks) screamed bloody murder in the car seat unless he was asleep.

We took him to the chiropractor and his clavicle was out, likely from fast pushing/dystocia. I pushed for...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-25-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By pamelaRRRR
I didn't actually see anyone nurse a baby until...

I didn't actually see anyone nurse a baby until I was 25 years old, but I knew I wanted to nurse my babies.

It always seemed like the logical choice, from a natural and financial standpoint.
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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-25-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,430
Posted By pamelaRRRR
Give it at least 3 weeks. Then 3 more. For my...

Give it at least 3 weeks. Then 3 more. For my first, it took a solid 6 weeks for it to get easier.
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By pamelaRRRR
I have a video of my first mimicking me saying...

I have a video of my first mimicking me saying hi around 9-10 weeks but I didn't count it as his first word until he said it to someone during a walk to the mail box around 9 months.
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-19-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By pamelaRRRR
Mine basically wasn't mobile til 9 months. No...

Mine basically wasn't mobile til 9 months. No scooting, rolling or crawling. He was huuuuuge and hated to be in his belly. We got him a walker because he loved to stand. He finally got over his...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-18-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,158
Posted By pamelaRRRR
I donated about 1,000 oz with my first and now,...

I donated about 1,000 oz with my first and now, with a 7 week old I've been pumping one side once a day because he doesn't like my left side when he's awake. I'll probably end up donating it. I like...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-14-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By pamelaRRRR
I also have a 6-week-old and it's completely...

I also have a 6-week-old and it's completely normal in my experience.

Even the well baby check paperwork from my pediatrician's office says it's normal and that you can't spoil a baby.

Hold...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-02-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,448
Posted By pamelaRRRR
I was told by a postpartum nurse at the hospital...

I was told by a postpartum nurse at the hospital after my first was born that my breasts were probably too big to do it.

To be fair , they're huge and it was a steep learning curve to maneuver a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-19-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,596
Posted By pamelaRRRR
I sing songs I know--which aren't necessarily...

I sing songs I know--which aren't necessarily kid songs :

Karma police and street spirit by radiohead

Luna , mayonnaise, into the arms of sleep, 33, beautiful by smashing pumpkins

Goodnight...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-12-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,382
Posted By pamelaRRRR
Yep. It was no big deal. A friend watched my...

Yep. It was no big deal. A friend watched my first for a day while I had to go to a conference and he wouldn't take a bottle. We had babies close in age so she just nursed him.

Fast forward a...
Forum: Intact Care   02-12-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By pamelaRRRR
I just had my second boy 1/28 and he roomed in...

I just had my second boy 1/28 and he roomed in and I declined baths. They asked me several times and I just said I'd take care of it at home.

No one gave me any grief, but I was at a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-27-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By pamelaRRRR
I did a whole lot of activity around 12 weeks...

I did a whole lot of activity around 12 weeks and started spotting similarly, and then it turned into full fledged bleeding and spotting for the next 6 weeks.

Turned out I had a very low lying...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   01-22-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By pamelaRRRR
My son was never a fan of bottles or milk not...

My son was never a fan of bottles or milk not straight from the tap so by around 9 months he was eating food and drinking water while at an in-home daycare and saved his milk consumption for at...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-21-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,469
Posted By pamelaRRRR
$650 for a family of 3.  We don't eat strictly...

$650 for a family of 3.  We don't eat strictly organic, but we do eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and pretty much nothing processed. 
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-09-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By pamelaRRRR
My son wasn't a roller. He COULD, but he rarely...

My son wasn't a roller. He COULD, but he rarely did it before he was a year old. He was 9months before he crawled but walked and ran weeks later. He's 5.5 now and has great motor skills.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-08-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,344
Posted By pamelaRRRR
NOPE. I'm generally laid back about things,...

NOPE.

I'm generally laid back about things, but an older woman, huge house ad her blasé attitude tell me this is a bad idea. No way she'd be able to police it well enough.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-03-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By pamelaRRRR
They sent me to the perinatal place for my...

They sent me to the perinatal place for my 20-week and it was $1,300 for the us.

I talked to my ob and asked if they could do the follow-ups at their office instead (where it's $200) and because...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-02-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By pamelaRRRR
I should add that I was bleeding from 12 weeks...

I should add that I was bleeding from 12 weeks to 18 weeks and none since then, so all of that worry cleared up.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-02-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By pamelaRRRR
I have one, too, and have high deductible...

I have one, too, and have high deductible insurance so I had to pay out of pocket up to $2500. Bleeding from a low lying placenta has me paying tons for this pregnancy.

I listened to them and did...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-02-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By pamelaRRRR
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by anyalily http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394826/postpartum-mama-cloth#post_17537603)
 Try a small prefold...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-30-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By pamelaRRRR
From what I understand, Listeria monocytogenes...

From what I understand, Listeria monocytogenes and listeriosis are MUCH more of a concern than salmonella.  Listeriosis causes premature birth, miscarriage, stillbirth and health problems for...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-25-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By pamelaRRRR
I work in the fruit and vegetable industry and...

I work in the fruit and vegetable industry and the only approved GM papaya are from Hawaii.

Enzymes from anywhere else should be ok, as well as any available in Europe. Europe did not approve...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-18-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By pamelaRRRR
I've been having pinches and twinges for a few...

I've been having pinches and twinges for a few weeks, some sharp enough to make me gasp. I'm 34 weeks now. Last time this happened later -- more like 36-37 weeks and I attributed it to...
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