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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-20-2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,922
Posted By eastendjenn
Thanks, lach. She does nap pretty well twice a...

Thanks, lach. She does nap pretty well twice a day. Putting her down for bed earlier is certainly worth a shot, though; I'll try that tomorrow. I have tried putting her in her crib with a toy...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-20-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,922
Posted By eastendjenn
I'm so tired of sleep shit. We have a three year...

I'm so tired of sleep shit. We have a three year old who, at 18 months, was still waking every 2 hours to nurse. She finally started sleeping through the night a little past two, shortly before our...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-16-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By eastendjenn
My youngest daughter is almost 5 months old, and...

My youngest daughter is almost 5 months old, and exclusively breastfed. I work from 8:30 - 3:30 every day and she is with a nanny then. I pumped some while I was at home with her and froze it, and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-26-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By eastendjenn
My 2.5 year old nursed through my pregnancy, but...

My 2.5 year old nursed through my pregnancy, but I lost my milk about halfway through. When my colostrum came in, her poops were definitely affected, but I knew to expect that. However, the day...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-15-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By eastendjenn
This pregnancy has been such a rollercoaster for...

This pregnancy has been such a rollercoaster for me in terms of care and birth plans. I started off being seen by midwives, but at our 20 week ultrasound was diagnosed with a complete placenta...
Forum: Diapering   12-04-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By eastendjenn
We've never used anything but cloth wipes, and...

We've never used anything but cloth wipes, and we love them. We keep water (nothing added) warm in the wipes warmer, and just wet them as we use them.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-04-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 685
Posted By eastendjenn
Right now, DD eats a few hours before DH and I...

Right now, DD eats a few hours before DH and I do. DH doesn't get home until almost 7, and I'd rather spend the time I have with DD after I pick her up and before he gets home playing with her,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-03-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By eastendjenn
My 16 month old has been the same way for a...

My 16 month old has been the same way for a couple of months now - waking almost hourly for 4-5 nights, sleeping a little better for a few, and then back to the constant waking. She did get one...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   11-24-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By eastendjenn
I can imagine that's hard. I have a hard time...

I can imagine that's hard. I have a hard time hearing other parents talk about their babies spiking high fevers or sleeping 23.5 hours after getting vaxxed. Makes me sad, too.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-24-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 941
Posted By eastendjenn
Based upon how long she sleeps before we join...

Based upon how long she sleeps before we join her in bed vs. after, I don't think DD sleeps longer when we are in the bed with her. But i don't think she wakes more often, either. She seems to be...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-21-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By eastendjenn
I don't know how much help I can be, but I can...

I don't know how much help I can be, but I can commisserate. DD is 15 months, and we go about 2-3 days of only waking to nurse 2-3 times to 2-3 days of waking to nurse every hour. I really think for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-21-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By eastendjenn
My DD is only 15 months, so I haven't been where...

My DD is only 15 months, so I haven't been where you are yet, but everything I've read/heard indicates it's completely normal for a kid that age to have a hard time sitting still to eat. Unless the...
Forum: Diapering   11-21-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By eastendjenn
I do a prewash, long hot wash, cold rinse, and...

I do a prewash, long hot wash, cold rinse, and then one or two more rinse cycles these days and it seems to be helping with stink.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-20-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By eastendjenn
At 14 months, I would think you could offer him...

At 14 months, I would think you could offer him just about anything. You said he doesn't like anything "mushy" - what do you consider mushy? If you're looking to get more fruits and veggies into...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-19-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By eastendjenn
Our 15 month old often wakes that frequently,...

Our 15 month old often wakes that frequently, though thankfully she usually cuts back to 2-3 times a night for a night or two once or twice a week, so we get a break. For her, it really seems to be...
Forum: Diapering   11-19-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By eastendjenn
It sounds like you're dealing with a lot, and it...

It sounds like you're dealing with a lot, and it makes sense that you're frustrated. I think whether or not you should stick with it depends on why you are passionate about CDing. Then you just have...
Forum: Babywearing   11-18-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,473
Posted By eastendjenn
I do have to tell you how much I love my Peekaru...

I do have to tell you how much I love my Peekaru babywearing vest. I used it last winter with her in a front carry on my chest, and this year she's on my back and I love it like that too. It's...
Forum: Diapering   11-18-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
Posted By eastendjenn
We have a HE machine and I adore it for washing...

We have a HE machine and I adore it for washing diapers, primarily for all of the programmtic features it offers. It does take a long time, but I can program it to do a prewash, wash, and extra...
Forum: Diapering   11-17-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By eastendjenn
We chose cloth for several reasons, but baby's...

We chose cloth for several reasons, but baby's health/safety and comfort were the big ones. I wrote about all of our reasons (and included several links that might be helpful to you) in a blog post...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-17-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By eastendjenn
My daughter is 15 months old, too, and has a lot...

My daughter is 15 months old, too, and has a lot of nights like that. There are usually periods in between where she only wakes a couple times a night to nurse, though. It seems to be tied at least...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-17-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By eastendjenn
We'd like to start a tradition of engaging in...

We'd like to start a tradition of engaging in some type of community service-type activity as a family every year around the holidays, and we'd like to start this year. DD will be 16 months old in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-17-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By eastendjenn
We wondered the same thing - our DD will be 17...

We wondered the same thing - our DD will be 17 months at Christmas. We've decided to go ahead and get it this year. She's started pretending to stir things in bowls, and pretending to feed us,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-17-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By eastendjenn
We're not vegetarians, but we don't eat a lot of...

We're not vegetarians, but we don't eat a lot of meat, and when we do it's typically a minor component in a dish with multiple ingredients. We just don't do the meat and sides thing, so we end up...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-14-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,538
Posted By eastendjenn
Still going strong at 15 months!

Still going strong at 15 months!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-13-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By eastendjenn
DD is 15 months and only has 4 so far. Should we...

DD is 15 months and only has 4 so far. Should we start brushing those now?
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