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Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-23-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By Momma2Gianna
I tried for over 3 years and experienced a...

I tried for over 3 years and experienced a miscarriage before finally getting pregnant with my daughter.  THEN I had severe preeclampsia, which led to a very traumatic induction of labor, and my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By Momma2Gianna
My DD has a stuffed bunny thats been in her crib...

My DD has a stuffed bunny thats been in her crib since she was a newborn.  She has always loved it.  I'm not sure when the lovey attachment formed, but it was early - She was barely a year old when...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By Momma2Gianna
We're the same as Carmel23 - All our books are...

We're the same as Carmel23 - All our books are in tightly so it takes some effort to take them out.  Our DVD's live in our office which is off limits to little hands.  I got very very very very...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Momma2Gianna
We had the paci at just bedtime and one night we...

We had the paci at just bedtime and one night we forgot it...And so did she.  The next night, we didn't offer it, and she didn't ask for it.  Had she asked for it either the night we forgot it or...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Momma2Gianna
Redirection is what I use most.  Try to find an...

Redirection is what I use most.  Try to find an outlet for the "bad" behavior.  As far as the highchair thing, I would just remove her to the floor and tell her that she would be welcome to come...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-12-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,900
Posted By Momma2Gianna
I'm sorry I have no advice, but I understand how...

I'm sorry I have no advice, but I understand how you feel.  Hang in there sweetie...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-12-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,774
Posted By Momma2Gianna
You are a wonderful friend.  I don't know much...

You are a wonderful friend.  I don't know much about the Ronald McDonald House since our house was 10 mins away from the hospital, but perhaps laundry service?  Since you are so close, it would be...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Momma2Gianna
Mommies I need help...My DD has started this new...

Mommies I need help...My DD has started this new thing where she takes a sip of whatever she is drinking and SPITS IT OUT. She could be at the dinner table, or sipping water from her cup in the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Momma2Gianna
My daughter is 2.5 years old.  She has started...

My daughter is 2.5 years old.  She has started giving up her naps some days per week.  Her regular "naptime" is anywhere from 2-5PM (could be 3-5, could be 2-4, could be 2-5).  Normal bedtime is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Momma2Gianna
When my DD is being a pain about brushing, (she...

When my DD is being a pain about brushing, (she is 2.5) I ask her if she wants to do it.  She usually says yes.  I let her hold the toothbrush, and I put my hand over hers and we do brushing...
Forum: Parenting   12-12-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By Momma2Gianna
Penny for your thoughts! Example Situation...

Penny for your thoughts!

Example Situation - Child is crying, for whatever reason, and heading in the direction of tantrum...Distraction methods haven't worked.

Would you remove the child from...
Forum: Parenting   12-12-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,434
Posted By Momma2Gianna
Dear Original Poster - You have obviously...

Dear Original Poster -

You have obviously agonized with a tough decision and in my eyes, made the right choice. How lucky for that child that you are there to provide the much-needed rescue from...
Forum: Parenting   11-30-2009, 03:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 863
Posted By Momma2Gianna
Not so much "extended family"...Aunts, uncles,...

Not so much "extended family"...Aunts, uncles, cousins, etc...But in my family, there are people who I feel are "required" to do something. For instance, my sister, who is my DD's favorite...
Forum: Parenting   11-28-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Momma2Gianna
I can't figure out this behavior...She is...

I can't figure out this behavior...She is playing quietly with toys, and then suddenly starts throwing a tantrum, and runs over to the stairs saying "Night Night". So I take her upstairs to bed, and...
Forum: Parenting   11-23-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,460
Posted By Momma2Gianna
Oh I am so sorry you have to deal with ignorant...

Oh I am so sorry you have to deal with ignorant insensitive jerks. I'm a mom of an only, quite against my will. I wanted other babies - I still do. Unfortunately, nature gives us obstacles: First in...
Forum: Parenting   11-16-2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,357
Posted By Momma2Gianna
I had preeclampsia with my first and my DH...

I had preeclampsia with my first and my DH doesn't want to risk my health. We also experienced infertility and a miscarriage and to my DH, pregnancy is nothing but trouble...(Except of course for...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-16-2009, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Momma2Gianna
I'm considering going back to school. DH and I...

I'm considering going back to school. DH and I are at that rare window of opportunity where the child is old enough to be left in day care, and our finances are enough to allow me to start applying...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-15-2009, 02:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By Momma2Gianna
I don't think it's a "myth" per se. Of course,...

I don't think it's a "myth" per se. Of course, you'll never know when your child hit certain milestones if they had been born FT, but then again, parents of FTers never know when their kid would...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-14-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,365
Posted By Momma2Gianna
My friend's baby has persistent, recurring,...

My friend's baby has persistent, recurring, horrible diaper rashes. Looking for your remedies.

Obviously tried the usual - Desitin, A&D, Balmex, and basically anything on the WalMart shelves. Any...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-13-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,623
Posted By Momma2Gianna
Great article!! Thanks for posting! My DH loved...

Great article!! Thanks for posting! My DH loved it as well too.
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   11-13-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,405
Posted By Momma2Gianna
It has been almost two years since my daughter's...

It has been almost two years since my daughter's birth. She is the light of my life, and I wouldn't trade her for anything, and I do feel fortunate that my baby is OK.

That being said. I'm not...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-13-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Momma2Gianna
Have you tried pull ups instead of diapers? That...

Have you tried pull ups instead of diapers? That way they slide on and off like big boy underwear, but not to the point where you are doing laundry twice a day every day.
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   11-13-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By Momma2Gianna
Hello from Salem, and welcome. This is a...

Hello from Salem, and welcome. This is a wonderful place. I am so sorry for your loss. I experienced my second loss in July. Check out the "Finding Your Tribe" forum, specifically the...
Forum: Parenting   11-13-2009, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,602
Posted By Momma2Gianna
A toy timeout!!! OMGsh!!! What a great idea!!! I...

A toy timeout!!! OMGsh!!! What a great idea!!! I just read about this in another post (the one about the nerf guns) and I seriously did a little dance inside because I am SOOOOO going to try that...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-13-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Momma2Gianna
I vote for July or August. I live in the...

I vote for July or August. I live in the Willamette Valley (Salem area) and it's just gorgeous here in the summer.
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