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Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   03-11-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By Writerbird
We moved here because it was the exact midpoint...

We moved here because it was the exact midpoint between my mate's job and Grandma's house. I guess that's what people mean by work life balance.

At any rate - the old town is nice. Good...
Forum: Past Holiday Helpers   11-16-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,720
Posted By Writerbird
I've only got a few kid things left... seven...

I've only got a few kid things left... seven trips to the post office later... http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

My boy *just* grew out of these things or they'd...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-27-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,113
Posted By Writerbird
9-10 months were bad with my little man, too....

9-10 months were bad with my little man, too. Around 15 months we had a biting episode. For a few days there I was scared to nurse him. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif...
Forum: Past Holiday Helpers   10-26-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,720
Posted By Writerbird
All either gently used or never used - if it was...

All either gently used or never used - if it was used hard it went into the Purple Heart pickup pile for tomorrow http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif But this stuff was all...
Forum: Past Holiday Helpers   10-26-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 7,255
Posted By Writerbird
Definitely, J! I thought I'd add that if...

Definitely, J! I thought I'd add that if something needs to be padded, you can save money and help the environment by not using packing peanuts or airbags - use GU clothes instead.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-16-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,290
Posted By Writerbird
I'm just posting in here to say the 20 month old...

I'm just posting in here to say the 20 month old at my feet wakes up every two hours. Eight months ago it was every four. I don't get a lot of help IRL, except from one friend whose son is like...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-13-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 23,748
Posted By Writerbird
I lost my cue cat...

I lost my cue cat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CueCat). I can't afford to replace it. It's still in the small plain brown cardboard box it came in (big enough for the 'cat and the CD it came with),...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-10-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,294
Posted By Writerbird
Perhaps the leader's sole experience with Ferber...

Perhaps the leader's sole experience with Ferber (second hand, remember) wasn't actually bad. My SIL, bless her, tells everyone she Ferberized her four month old.

But here's the thing. She had an...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-04-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By Writerbird
Honestly, long explanations don't work with this...

Honestly, long explanations don't work with this kind of person. Keep it simple - "We will never agree. Change the subject, please, or I will have to hang up." "I love you, and I don't like how mean...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-28-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By Writerbird
I've got a little night owl, too. Not a shock,...

I've got a little night owl, too. Not a shock, both me and the mate are night owls. He is naturally sleepy between 10 and 11. Period, the end, and no sleep expert has been born to make my baby tired...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-25-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Writerbird
Don't overthink - if she's happy in the crib,...

Don't overthink - if she's happy in the crib, let her be in the crib, and enjoy all that lovely personal space (says the mama who is usually mistaken for an all night buffet). If she's not happy...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-24-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Writerbird
Well, um... he still sleeps on the big bed for...

Well, um... he still sleeps on the big bed for naps.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif:

I leave a few of his board books near him when he's fallen asleep, and when...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-24-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Writerbird
My one year old is still nursing to sleep,...

My one year old is still nursing to sleep, sleeps in our bed, and is not what I'd call a good sleeper. Whenever I feel bitchy about him waking up for a nursing every two hours, he ups the ante and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-16-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,181
Posted By Writerbird
Do you use the bedroom for anything besides...

Do you use the bedroom for anything besides sleeping? If it's the default playroom, you'd want the space. But if it's just for sleeping, absolutely get the king.

BTW - you can negotiate for a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-18-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By Writerbird
There's a linen closet in our bedroom, which has...

There's a linen closet in our bedroom, which has an en suite bathroom. I still keep towels on the top shelf, but somehow the rest of that closet has become the baby's...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-13-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
  Poll: Which is worse?
Views: 1,252
Posted By Writerbird
This poll is somewhat tongue in cheek, but man,...

This poll is somewhat tongue in cheek, but man, I am so tired right now.
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-30-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Writerbird
So... um... I totally drooled at the description...

So... um... I totally drooled at the description of the fake whipped cream sugary jam filled lard pastry.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Bolt.gif
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-11-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,211
Posted By Writerbird
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alegna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12776940)
What would be horrible about "letting" him be...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-11-2008, 01:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,211
Posted By Writerbird
/hug My little man is refusing sleep. In...

/hug

My little man is refusing sleep. In fact, I'm a horrible mother because I let him cry earlier, and now I'm horrible for one hand typing and letting him be awake snuggled on my lap at 11 PM....
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-19-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,141
Posted By Writerbird
So, there's a baby in my extended family right...

So, there's a baby in my extended family right now who is just freakish looking. The least attractive baby you can imagine. The thing is, though, if you really look, you realize she is a dead ringer...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-19-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Writerbird
I suspect you feel like you should have family...

I suspect you feel like you should have family time when your husband is there... but do not fall for that trap. Kiss him and leave the house for two or three hours. If you have to justify it inside...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-19-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,651
Posted By Writerbird
I did not believe anyone telling me it would be...

I did not believe anyone telling me it would be better when I was on here sobbing at one week, so I'll understand if you don't.

I couldn't think until three weeks. I was sort of functional at...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-19-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By Writerbird
I third the Ergo. My little guy went through a...

I third the Ergo. My little guy went through a number of carriers, hating them all, but he liked a soft cloth carrier called an Infantino. Only until his legs got long enough to ride the Ergo, and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-26-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Writerbird
My guy shrieks when he's happy. He's happy...

My guy shrieks when he's happy.

He's happy a lot.

I can't hear anyone complaining about it since the sound burst my eardrums weeks ago.
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-25-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 978
Posted By Writerbird
Oh, the old keyboard! We set one up for him in...

Oh, the old keyboard! We set one up for him in front of our keyboards so he can type while we work. It's a great toy!
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