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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-06-2011, 07:51 PM
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Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
I agree that she probably won't be able to...

I agree that she probably won't be able to nurse, although if you were comfortable with it (and it's totally fine that you're not) I'd say let her try. Maybe you could offer to snuggle with her and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-28-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 32,727
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
Our Naturopath does it. It is basically about...

Our Naturopath does it. It is basically about gently manipulating the bones of the skull and sacrum to affect the flow of spinal fluid. I think it's pretty woo-woo, but the baby loved it and it...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-28-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 32,727
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
Have you tried craniosacral therapy? It really...

Have you tried craniosacral therapy? It really helped my baby sleep better. Of course, I say this having just put my one-year-old back to sleep after a two hour awake period in the middle of the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-28-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
I feel your pain! My now-one-year-old needed...

I feel your pain! My now-one-year-old needed exactly the same stuff to sleep: bouncing, vigorous dancing, etc. I used to wish I could just sit in a rocking chair and nurse, like all those mothers I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-04-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-03-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
You could also look into craniosacral therapy....

You could also look into craniosacral therapy. We just started it with my babe, but it seems to work like magic. He's gone from waking every 45 minutes to waking 3 times a night. I hear it helps a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-03-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
I'm lying here in bed next to my sleeping eight...

I'm lying here in bed next to my sleeping eight and a half month old son, thinking about how nice it is to kiss his little forehead and gently squeeze those pudgy little hands, hear his soft sighs...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-29-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,058
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
I guess if they're really strapped for cash I...

I guess if they're really strapped for cash I could see doing that, but generally if something comes up where we are feeding someone else, we feed them our grassfed beef, pastured poultry, organic...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-28-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
The babe is 7 months and change, and we just...

The babe is 7 months and change, and we just started EC at night last night. I consider it a phenomenal success, even though I spilled the yogurt container full of cold urine all over myself and the...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   04-16-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
Heaven Sent didn't make me do a bunch of...

Heaven Sent didn't make me do a bunch of testing. I think you can get it if you want it, but all my prenatals consisted of peeing into a cup, getting my blood pressure taken, my belly felt and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-04-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,079
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
I slept with my parents off and on until I got...

I slept with my parents off and on until I got married, pretty much, Haha. I went to college hundreds of miles away, but when I came home for holidays I would usually spend at least one night in...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   03-29-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
I'm late to the party and you've probably...

I'm late to the party and you've probably already found someone, but I just wanted to second the rec for heaven sent. They attended my birth and were great!
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-28-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
Yes, me too. I do think it's my brain preparing...

Yes, me too. I do think it's my brain preparing for the worst, just in case. I feel like I've never had so much potential for profound loss before.
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-28-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 20,025
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
Yeah, raw garlic minced into a glass of water is...

Yeah, raw garlic minced into a glass of water is what I did so I could just swallow it. Probiotics also helped, eventually.
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-28-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 20,025
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
We went out for Pho over the weekend and...

We went out for Pho over the weekend and Cady-Bear grabbed a bean sprout and immediately choked on it! Red face, not breathing. DH was holding him at the time and turned to me and said, "Chelsea,...
Forum: Diapering   03-27-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,528
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
We've used thirsties duos from birth with our...

We've used thirsties duos from birth with our six month old, and cheap gerber prefolds as well as better ones. Worked great and now he's just about to outgrow them. I love the low rise. So trim and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-16-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,831
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
We do recreational bathing with either me or DH...

We do recreational bathing with either me or DH probably once a week, but I don't remember the last time we used soap on him. He's six months.
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-03-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 20,025
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
I just gave my Cady-Bear some celery to gum. I...

I just gave my Cady-Bear some celery to gum. I don't guess it counts as giving solids since more drool got on it than celery got into him, haha.

SLEEP IS WEIRD. It just changes all the time. The...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-28-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 20,025
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
Here are some pictures of my baby in a tiny...

Here are some pictures of my baby in a tiny suit. (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=290200330&aid=4384) It's my husband's album, let me know if you can't look at it.

I suppose we'll start...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-27-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,436
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
My DH used to beg me to stop reading these...

My DH used to beg me to stop reading these forums because I would start obsessing over every little thing and thinking there was something wrong with me or DS. I think at some point I just stopped...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-15-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
Thanks for the replies! My midwife looked at it...

Thanks for the replies! My midwife looked at it 2 weeks postpartum and said it looked good, but obviously that was months ago. I'll make an appointment with an ob/gyn today. This granulated scar...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-14-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
My baby will be 5 mos. on the 18th. He was frank...

My baby will be 5 mos. on the 18th. He was frank breech. DH and I still haven't had intercourse because as soon as we start trying it's uncomfortable. I don't really know about degrees of tearing,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-13-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
Mine falls out all the time and is getting super...

Mine falls out all the time and is getting super thin and greasy and hideous and straight, for eff's sake.  Not beautiful and thick and shiny and curly and voluminous, like it was during pregnancy....
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-12-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
Thanks for the replies!  Shortly after I posted...

Thanks for the replies!  Shortly after I posted this, he fell asleep and whimpered and nursed while sleeping for over 3 hours.  Now he's awake and cheerful as all get out!...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-12-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By ChelseaWantsOut
He's been sleeping really poorly the last few...

He's been sleeping really poorly the last few nights, coughing in his sleep (sounds like he's choking on spit or something), waking up crying, needing to be bounced back to sleep as opposed to just...
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