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Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-08-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,333
Posted By aikigypsy
I conceived easily at 39 (twice -- had a...

I conceived easily at 39 (twice -- had a miscarriage in there) but haven't tried since (had 2 kids then, husband got a vasectomy). I got my first period late, at about 14 and a half. It seems like...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-07-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By aikigypsy
Yeah, I am also not totally sold on the...

Yeah, I am also not totally sold on the dentist's idea that the night nursing causes cavities, which is why I haven't pushed it until now. The doctor even supports me on that. But these cavities are...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-06-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By aikigypsy
I have an underweight 2-year-old and we've been...

I have an underweight 2-year-old and we've been recommended to wean (or at least night wean) him because of tooth decay issues and also in hopes that it will help him gain weight. I'm not sold on...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   10-06-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,857
Posted By aikigypsy
Just chiming in to this old thread because I'm...

Just chiming in to this old thread because I'm facing the same issue. My little guy was born at 34 weeks, 4 lb 7 oz, right on the 50th percentile for his gestational age.
 
Since then he has been...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-14-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By aikigypsy
Just a note on pacifiers -- my little guy used...

Just a note on pacifiers -- my little guy used one from being in the nicu, but not as much after he got home. When he was about 5.5 months home, he got a really bad cold/fluey/sick and didn't want...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   03-14-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By aikigypsy
My little guy was born at 34 weeks, 50th...

My little guy was born at 34 weeks, 50th percentile for size at that gestational age. He was in the NICU for 7 weeks, though, with apnea/bracycardia (I can't even remember how it's spelled! PTSD!)...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-14-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By aikigypsy
Different perspective: It might be worthwhile to...

Different perspective: It might be worthwhile to keep nursing even if he's not getting much. I nursed my 2.1-2.9 year old through pregnancy, and through having a preemie stuck in the NICU for 7...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-14-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By aikigypsy
My 4.4 year old just declared herself done. What...

My 4.4 year old just declared herself done. What we did, is that I cut back a lot, gradually, but the cutting back was very much a mother-led process. At 2, we night-weaned except for going to sleep...
Forum: Learning at School   07-26-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,046
Posted By aikigypsy
My daughter will be gong to preschool for 3...

My daughter will be gong to preschool for 3 years. Last year, she went 3 days a week to a school I was OK with but didn't love, this coming year she'll be going to a less convenient school (15-20...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-10-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,245
Posted By aikigypsy
My baby had some reflux, and this was discussed...

My baby had some reflux, and this was discussed as a treatment, but we never tried it. He gained well and wasn't miserable, so I didn't think there was any need to actively treat the reflux,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-10-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By aikigypsy
 He's 19 lbs. at 9 months. That sounds totally...


He's 19 lbs. at 9 months. That sounds totally normal to me. Are you looking at where his percentile is on the WHO charts? My little guy is 9 months adjusted (he was a preemie) and he's only 16.5...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-04-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By aikigypsy
My daughter was about 20-22 pounds at a year and...

My daughter was about 20-22 pounds at a year and really didn't gain any weight for ages. I think that between 9 months (when she could stand independently, straight up from the ground) to 24-ish...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-04-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By aikigypsy
 Gerber training pants, which are basically just...

 Gerber training pants, which are basically just thick underwear, come in 18-month size. They're inexpensive, which is nice. My 3.5 year old is still wearing hers, but we got them before she was a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-19-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,351
Posted By aikigypsy
I have a 3.5 year old and our mealtimes can be...

I have a 3.5 year old and our mealtimes can be like that, too. I am anxiously awaiting any advice you might get, and only have a few thoughts. 
 
Sometimes my DD won't eat anything at meals. I am...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-18-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,886
Posted By aikigypsy
I sent DD at 2.9. I was having a baby (due a...

I sent DD at 2.9. I was having a baby (due a week or 2 after school started but born early, at 34 weeks), so it was nice to have the time to focus on the new little one, but mostly it was because...
Forum: Family Safety   06-17-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,558
Posted By aikigypsy
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Forum: Life With a Baby   06-17-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,865
Posted By aikigypsy
Me too!   My little guy was a preemie, but...

Me too!
 
My little guy was a preemie, but at 4 lb 7 oz was actually on the 50th percentile for his gestational age. Came home 7 long weeks later at about 7 lbs, and kept gaining OK for a few...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-08-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By aikigypsy
Hi.   I haven't been on here much lately but...

Hi.
 
I haven't been on here much lately but I'm worried about my little guy's weight and finding our pediatrician's advice stupid and illogical. 
 
My son is 9.8 months old from birth, about...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-18-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,257
Posted By aikigypsy
I delayed solids for my first until she was...

I delayed solids for my first until she was interested in finger foods, grabbing, etc. and introduced them very slowly, starting around 7 months. She has done pretty well developmentally, but at 3...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-18-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,858
Posted By aikigypsy
Bring-your-own-plate is standard at big...

Bring-your-own-plate is standard at big community potlucks here, but it took me a while to catch on, and remember to bring ours. I think it's an OK idea, but that you should have some plastic-ware...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-02-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,829
Posted By aikigypsy
Hi, I'm new here! I was in the September DDC,...

Hi, I'm new here! I was in the September DDC, and was expecting another late baby (DD born at 42 weeks, 6 days, after a long induction), so I lurked in October, too. No such luck. Due to placenta...
Forum: Parenting   12-30-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By aikigypsy
Thanks for the replies, everyone. I got out to...

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I got out to the dojo tonight, and had a good practice. I think that, at this point, one evening a week is all I'm comfortable with, on the home front.  It won't be...
Forum: Parenting   12-30-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By aikigypsy
Before kids, I practiced a martial art, usually...

Before kids, I practiced a martial art, usually 3-5 times a week, mostly in the evenings. The dojo here, where I started, has classes from 6-7/7:30 two or three nights a week. I keep saying I'll get...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-21-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By aikigypsy
I would get him tested, but I doubt that the...

I would get him tested, but I doubt that the doctor would write an order for it, We can't switch because there are vanishingly few doctors in our area. Any of the half-decent ones don't take new...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-21-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By aikigypsy
I am confused about iron supplementation and the...

I am confused about iron supplementation and the bio-availability of the iron in breastmilk for my baby. He was born at 34 weeks and received iron supplements for about 2 months after birth, first...
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