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Forum: Life With a Baby   04-24-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By joy2grow
It is also considered BLW to pre-load a spoon...

It is also considered BLW to pre-load a spoon and hand it to your child. Our LO had 4 teeth by 8 months so the soft only foods was a very short stage for us!
 
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Forum: Life With a Baby   04-23-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By joy2grow
My first didn't crawl till 14 months, she moved...

My first didn't crawl till 14 months, she moved on to walking within two weeks.

My second started crawling at 11 months. She was turning in a circle & scooting backward for a few month prior. She...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-23-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By joy2grow
I suggest the feeder with a silicone insert...

I suggest the feeder with a silicone insert rather than the mesh bag type. Much easier to clean!
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-10-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By joy2grow
8 mo DD never accepted a bottle, I'm home full...

8 mo DD never accepted a bottle, I'm home full time so it wasn't a big problem.  We started her on a NUK Trendline Tie Dye Learner Cup...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-30-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By joy2grow
Thank you so much for the reply. My husband...

Thank you so much for the reply.

My husband went out and bought Lasinoh to use when it clears up, good to know that can help prevent this again. He also got anti fungal cream, hydrocortisone...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-30-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By joy2grow
I'm sure this has been discussed but the search...

I'm sure this has been discussed but the search feature is just giving me an error message. I am traveling and so can't take dd to her ped (which I honestly avoid as much as possible). I am...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-12-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By joy2grow
I did not feel the baby move till 21weeks, which...

I did not feel the baby move till 21weeks, which caused me some anxiety as I had experienced two later term losses before.  It was suggested to me that since my placenta is anterior this time that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-10-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By joy2grow
I've been reading a lot from this site lately...

I've been reading a lot from this site lately and am very impressed with the range of positive results from ingesting black cumin seed: http://www.nigella--sativa.com/my-herbal-products.html I also...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-26-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By joy2grow
Pregnancy insomnia is the pits!  I find that...

Pregnancy insomnia is the pits!  I find that eating a protein based snack before bed along with supplemental magnesium is helping me stay asleep.  I use a generic form of Natural Calm most nights...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-24-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By joy2grow
Anterior placenta would be my guess as well.  My...

Anterior placenta would be my guess as well.  My placental placement was confirmed with doppler & ultra sound.  Now at 24 weeks I have only just begun to feel kicks and bumps in other places besides...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-28-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,268
Posted By joy2grow
I tested positive for ANA a few years before I...

I tested positive for ANA a few years before I had my first child.  They told me the markers were present but not active.  I was tested because my mother has Lupus and I was experiencing some sudden...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-04-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By joy2grow
I would contact a midwife for home birth sooner...

I would contact a midwife for home birth sooner than later because due to the nature of their involvement they can only take a few women with close due dates. Where I live homebirth is not an option...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-14-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By joy2grow
I am 41 and 5 wks pregnant after two...

I am 41 and 5 wks pregnant after two miscarriages (at 12 & 10 wks) so I understand the anxiety you are feeling.  For the first time in pregnancy I had my beta hCG tested this time around.  Even...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-11-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 55
Posted By joy2grow
I'm finding a lot of answers to my questions on...

I'm finding a lot of answers to my questions on this website www.pregnancyloss.info (http://pregnancyloss.info/)
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-09-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 242
Posted By joy2grow
I was able to rearrange my schedule and make...

I was able to rearrange my schedule and make time to take the cytotec yesterday morning.  The contractions were very painful and intense, but thankfully as soon as I passed one large mass the pain...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-04-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 242
Posted By joy2grow
Thanks for your input, M Anna, I'm sorry for...

Thanks for your input, M Anna, I'm sorry for your loss as well. I have decided I am going to pursue the drug induction route.  Will see my doctor on Monday & pick up the prescription on Tues -- will...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-04-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 242
Posted By joy2grow
I just found out yesterday that my baby passed...

I just found out yesterday that my baby passed at 6 weeks, s/he should have been 12 weeks old (the sack had continued growing till 10 weeks).  So now I am waiting to miscarry too.  I would really...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-12-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By joy2grow
Makes me think of dagger and that's not a good...

Makes me think of dagger and that's not a good association imo.
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-01-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By joy2grow
http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1326761/prim...

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1326761/primal-paleo-pregnancy http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
 
OP, I'm also 7 weeks along ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-14-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,652
Posted By joy2grow
Hello,   I just got my BFP earlier this...

Hello,
 
I just got my BFP earlier this morning!  I don't have time to catch up and read through this thread at the moment but look forward to doing it as soon as I can. I've been eating Primal...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-14-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By joy2grow
Thanks so much for sharing my happiness!  We had...

Thanks so much for sharing my happiness!  We had been trying for 6 months prior deciding to try the NPC.  I am 40 years old & DH is 42.  I used a brand called Premugest (http://www.premugest.com/). ...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-14-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By joy2grow
Got a BFP at 2:30am this morning!  I couldn't...

Got a BFP at 2:30am this morning!  I couldn't wait to test, after so many days w/o symptoms of my period coming & then breast heaviness -- I just felt it was finally my month.   I do think the NPC...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-11-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By joy2grow
I am on my second month of using NPC...

I am on my second month of using NPC (http://www.premugest.com/) and have only been keeping record of my LP since I started the cream.  I'll share what I've noticed these past two months for what...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-04-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By joy2grow
My friend wrote me this in an email today:   ...

My friend wrote me this in an email today:
 
"Do you know of a website that is helpful for guidance on child behavior? Particularly 4 year old boy behavior and hitting? I know there's the "boys...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-29-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 233
Posted By joy2grow
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by tooraloora http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1333445/water-bottle-for-school#post_16708795)

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