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Forum: Parenting   03-05-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,444
Posted By redpajama
First and foremost, if the books in question are...

First and foremost, if the books in question are indeed by Alison Bechdel, have you read them yet?  Do.
 
If you think the relationship with the friend is "more than it seemed," my guess is that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-25-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By redpajama
My son will be 8 in a couple weeks.  He wet the...

My son will be 8 in a couple weeks.  He wet the bed pretty consistently (wore pull-ups to bed) from the time he potty-trained (around 2) until last spring.  Shortly after his 7th birthday, he...
Forum: Allergies   01-25-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By redpajama
This sounds EXACTLY like my daughter at that...

This sounds EXACTLY like my daughter at that age--her eczema was so bad her face looked burnt, her lymph nodes were always swollen, blood and mucus in her stools, et cetera.  When you say that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-22-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,057
Posted By redpajama
Eczema can also be a sign of a food allergy.  My...

Eczema can also be a sign of a food allergy.  My 5-year-old had terrible eczema as an infant, beginning at about 4-6 weeks.  My pediatrician was really dismissive of the idea that it could be...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-05-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,795
Posted By redpajama
My sister changed my niece's name when she was 6...

My sister changed my niece's name when she was 6 months old (which is, I understand, quite a bit younger--but we were certainly all used to calling her by her given name).  She just told us that she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-02-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By redpajama
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Forum: The Childhood Years   11-05-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 639
Posted By redpajama
My kids are 6.5, almost 5, and 2 (and 5 weeks,...

My kids are 6.5, almost 5, and 2 (and 5 weeks, but she takes her meals in my arms http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif), and they all sit at the table for meals.  If we go out to eat,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-30-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By redpajama
We have a Radian XTSL that my 2-year-old (30ish...

We have a Radian XTSL that my 2-year-old (30ish pounds) rear-faces in.  I drive a Honda Odyssey, and the super-latch was loosening on its own, so we don't use it anymore (just use the seatbelt to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-09-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,852
Posted By redpajama
My oldest did almost exactly this as a newborn....

My oldest did almost exactly this as a newborn.  But, like your daughter, he was gaining well, wetting, and generally developing normally, so my pediatrician said it wasn't a problem.  He once went...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-13-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,374
Posted By redpajama
My 6.5-year-old wears a 13-1. My 4.5-year-old...

My 6.5-year-old wears a 13-1.
My 4.5-year-old wears a 11.5.
My 2-year-old wears an 8.5-9.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-13-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By redpajama
We don't really have a routine (or, not an...

We don't really have a routine (or, not an intentional one), but my K and 1st graders get home around 4:00.  They usually eat a snack at that time, put their lunchboxes on the kitchen counter/hang...
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,117
Posted By redpajama
I haven't read the other responses, but--while I...

I haven't read the other responses, but--while I generally think requesting no gifts is at worst, tacky and, at best, pointless--I think a first birthday is a particularly sensible time to request...
Forum: September 2011   09-05-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By redpajama
To me, it sounds pretty clear that your "due...

To me, it sounds pretty clear that your "due date" is later than originally assigned.  The early ultrasound is a strong indication, as is your history of longer-than-28-day cycles, and the fact that...
Forum: Midwives   09-01-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By redpajama
I had my third baby when I was ~18 months into...

I had my third baby when I was ~18 months into my apprenticeship.  I brought her with me to prenatal/postpartum visits for ~10-12 months, but not to births.  I think it would have been fine taking...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-31-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,328
Posted By redpajama
We have a Kettler tricycle that we bought when...

We have a Kettler tricycle that we bought when my oldest was ~2.5-3.  It's adjustable, so we were able to make it small enough for my youngest to start riding when she was ~20 months old, and she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-31-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By redpajama
My daughter used to do this, too--it only seemed...

My daughter used to do this, too--it only seemed to apply when I was substituting for "yes," though--she'd ask a question, and I might said, "uh-huh."  And she'd ask again, and I'd say, "mmmhmmm."...
Forum: September 2011   08-29-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By redpajama
It's so funny, the way people feel compelled to...

It's so funny, the way people feel compelled to comment.  I think I'm getting equal parts, "Whoa, you're huge!" (mostly from my family) and "You look so small--you have plenty of room to grow!"...
Forum: Parenting   08-26-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By redpajama
I would put the child to bed the way the parents...

I would put the child to bed the way the parents asked me to, if they specified.  Just as I would be upset to learn that a babysitter had put my baby in a room and let him or her cry him-or-herself...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By redpajama
I feel like, when my kids are getting enough...

I feel like, when my kids are getting enough sleep, they'll wake up on their own in the morning.  Last year, we found that if they went to bed around 7:30, my son was awake in time to get ready for...
Forum: Midwives   08-17-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By redpajama
No way.  I love my eReader for reading novels...

No way.  I love my eReader for reading novels and other books that I plan to read "cover to cover," but I wouldn't want textbooks in that format.  (And I personally can't imagine reading even a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-15-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By redpajama
I think you're over-reacting, unless there's a...

I think you're over-reacting, unless there's a lot more to this story.  

My kids have told me I'm a "good cooker" before.  I think it's reasonable to assume that just like "cooker" = "person who...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-15-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By redpajama
My kids have all gone from co-sleeping to a twin...

My kids have all gone from co-sleeping to a twin size bed.  It's nice because if they want one of us to lay down with them, or wake up in the night, or whatever, we fit comfortably on a twin...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-15-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By redpajama
I like to fill our sink with warm, soapy water...

I like to fill our sink with warm, soapy water and put dishes that need to be washed in there.  My almost-2-year-old will play in the water for quite a while, and if my older two (4.5 and 6.5) get...
Forum: September 2011   08-12-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By redpajama
I have found my music/iPod extremely helpful...

I have found my music/iPod extremely helpful during each of my 3 labors. For me, the music I find mot helpful during labor is the same music I most enjoy when *not* in labor. I found, though, that...
Forum: September 2011   08-12-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 34,266
Posted By redpajama
I picked up a used "belly bandit" to try this...

I picked up a used "belly bandit" to try this time. While I don't have any illusions of "washboard abs" in my future, this is my fourth baby, and I have a moderate dyastasis (separation of the facia...
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