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Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-02-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,119
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Posted By triskelion
I like Mothering on fb and actually spend more...

I like Mothering on fb and actually spend more time on the page there than here http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   03-04-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By triskelion
I wish I'd seen this earlier! I lived in...

I wish I'd seen this earlier! I lived in Bloomington for two years. I would suggest walking around campus if the weather cooperated-there is a stream and pond and other things just generally...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   03-04-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,246
Posted By triskelion
Hi, I used the one midwife mentioned above. Her...

Hi, I used the one midwife mentioned above. Her name is Sameerah Shariff and she delivers at Ingham Regional instead of Sparrow. Ingham is a lot smaller than Sparrow and we (DH and I) were pretty...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-27-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By triskelion
SO I think (rough self diagnosis) I may have a...

SO I think (rough self diagnosis) I may have a prolapsed uterus 10 weeks after the birth of my first child. I was induced with Pitocin and had a very fast labor that was all from the pit. I feel...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-26-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By triskelion
Interesting replies! I'm happy to hear that so...

Interesting replies! I'm happy to hear that so many of you didn't really have a routine this early...I think I want a routine more than she needs one, TBH. I love that she is so small now but a part...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-25-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By triskelion
I'm cosleeping with my 10 week old. She...

I'm cosleeping with my 10 week old. She definitely knows the difference between night and day and really only wakes at night to eat. She normally goes down anywhere from 6 to 8 pm and is out until...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-23-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By triskelion
Thanks everyone! I have been tracking her intake...

Thanks everyone! I have been tracking her intake and she's been right around 30 and now that I track how many times she spits up, it's a lot less than I thought. So for now, I'm just going to assume...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-21-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By triskelion
Hi, I'm an EPer myself so I can give you some...

Hi, I'm an EPer myself so I can give you some tips from that side of things. First, if you are going to EP long term, you will need to do it more often. I know that you have a great supply now, but...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-20-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 837
Posted By triskelion
For a four month old, her supply probably won't...

For a four month old, her supply probably won't drop because of a five or six hour break, although it can certainly make her uncomfortable. Does she drive to work? She could pump on her way to/from...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-19-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By triskelion
Thanks for your replies! A lot of the Kelly Mom...

Thanks for your replies! A lot of the Kelly Mom stuff is directed at people who primarily nurse, but it seems I should start tracking how much she eats-apparently the norm is 19-30 oz. per day....
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-19-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By triskelion
My DD is 9 weeks old and weighs 17 lbs (8 lbs at...

My DD is 9 weeks old and weighs 17 lbs (8 lbs at birth). I know that it is supposed to be impossible to overfeed a breastfed baby BUT I EP and she gets her milk from a bottle. There are some really...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-19-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 837
Posted By triskelion
Man I am so angry for your friend too! I heard...

Man I am so angry for your friend too! I heard that there are some mandated pump break policies in the works right now, although that doesn't help her. I would agree with the PP's who said she...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-19-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By triskelion
I'm so sorry for your loss-what a wonderful,...

I'm so sorry for your loss-what a wonderful, loving mama he has! It sounds like you're doing pretty well-I EP and the standard advice for the immediate PP period is 8-12 times a day, 15-20 min at a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-19-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By triskelion
Do you have a manual pump you could try? I find...

Do you have a manual pump you could try? I find that sometimes that is helpful to get a letdown before using the electronic pump although I have no idea if that's an universal thing for other women.
Forum: Personal Growth   02-17-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,820
Posted By triskelion
I definitely have tension with my MIL but I only...

I definitely have tension with my MIL but I only see her a couple times a year so I'm able to keep it under wraps except for complaining about it to my friends. For me, the biggest source of tension...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-17-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,215
Posted By triskelion
I'm also terrified of driving and haven't...

I'm also terrified of driving and haven't overcome that fear yet. I'm 27, have had a learner's permit 4 times but never even gotten close to taking the road test for my license. I grew up in a very...
Forum: Diapering   02-10-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By triskelion
Just a note on the Kissaluvs fitteds-I got some...

Just a note on the Kissaluvs fitteds-I got some of mine new and some used and I was surprised at how "unfluffy" the used ones felt. But after I prepped the new ones, they felt the same so they...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-09-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,233
Posted By triskelion
I'm EPing-DD is 7 weeks old and had some...

I'm EPing-DD is 7 weeks old and had some latching issues when we tried to BF at the hospital immediately post-birth. TBH, I really didn't try that hard to get her to latch for a variety of reasons...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-09-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By triskelion
My DD is much younger than yours (7 weeks) and...

My DD is much younger than yours (7 weeks) and I'm EPing. I plan to get her through next winter so about 15-16 months. I'm very lucky to have a great supply so far so I will probably stop pumping...
Forum: Babywearing   01-15-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By triskelion
My 4 week old DD has gas and reflux and she...

My 4 week old DD has gas and reflux and she strongly prefers to be held/carried upright. I really want to wear her more but I'm having some issues with the stretchy wrap (homemade out of fabric)...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-14-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By triskelion
Thanks for all the replies! It really is uncanny...

Thanks for all the replies! It really is uncanny how much a newborn wail puts you on high alert and it's interesting to hear how that baby cries change for mommas over time. Thanks for the advice on...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-12-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By triskelion
I assume I'm not the only first time mom to feel...

I assume I'm not the only first time mom to feel this way but my 3 week old daughter's cries almost bring me to tears! Not to jinx myself, but we've been lucky and seem to have a pretty easy baby....
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-12-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 962
Posted By triskelion
Oooh, looks like  a good thread to follow. There...

Oooh, looks like  a good thread to follow. There are some good suggestions so far and here's my two cents.


Humorous essayists: Sloane Crosley, Augusten Burroughs, Simon Rich. I really want to...
Forum: January 2011   01-09-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By triskelion
 I'm not in your ddc but thought I'd chime in! ...

 I'm not in your ddc but thought I'd chime in!

That seems like a strange policy to me. I was GBS+ (and induced but for different reasons) and I was told if I were to go into labor spontaneously...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-08-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,864
Posted By triskelion
OP, your story is exactly why I didn't get...

OP, your story is exactly why I didn't get cervical checks while pregnant! I gave birth three weeks ago and like you, there were absolutely no signs of labor being imminent towards the end. I ended...
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