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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-17-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,186
Posted By Kikelet
My 15 month old DD does this in the bath tub....

My 15 month old DD does this in the bath tub. She is actually self weaning and we haven't nursed in 3 (!!!!!) days.. :( The constant re-latching makes me cringe and it hurts my nipples so much. I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-17-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,794
Posted By Kikelet
Oh goodness, you won't like my answer.. we have...

Oh goodness, you won't like my answer.. we have tried multiple times to wean DD from swaddling, but here we are at 14 months and she still needs her A&A blanket around her top half to fall asleep....
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-07-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
  soap?
Views: 288
Posted By Kikelet
I use California Baby wash that we use maybe...

I use California Baby wash that we use maybe once every week-10 days and I love it. I buy it from Target. I think it's about $7 but you only need such a tiny bit. I am still using my first bottle...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-07-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Kikelet
My DD is doing this. She's almost 10 months. The...

My DD is doing this. She's almost 10 months. The way I've been dealing with this is by letting her grab onto the skin around my breast, but when she starts pinching with her fingernails, I move her...
Forum: September 2010   10-14-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,557
Posted By Kikelet
Yay!!! Congratulations, mama! I have been...

Yay!!! Congratulations, mama! I have been stalking you for almost two years and I am thrilled to log on and find that you had your baby! You helped me a lot with my cycles when I was TTC and I got...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-14-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,723
Posted By Kikelet
I would love to post about how great Evelyn is...

I would love to post about how great Evelyn is doing http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif.... but all I can think of is my horrendous first postpartum period that I'm...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-03-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By Kikelet
In my experience, the nurses or MW are very...

In my experience, the nurses or MW are very eager to hold the newbies! They love it!! I never worry about bringing DD to appointments because there are plenty of capable women to fight over who gets...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-02-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Kikelet
Oh man, I am so not looking forward to the...

Oh man, I am so not looking forward to the biting while nursing thing.. Have you read the Breastfeeding Book by Dr. and Martha Sears? I think they have some good advice about this. If I remember...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-02-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,244
Posted By Kikelet
Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of bundling up either....

Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of bundling up either. It's been a super hot summer here in VA and I have yet to put on a few outfits we were given.. Stinks because it got hot so fast here and I had all...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-01-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,123
Posted By Kikelet
Hang in there, mama. This will definitely get...

Hang in there, mama. This will definitely get better. I am struggling with PPD and PTSD from an extremely difficult pregnancy. 5mo DD is a terrible napper/sleeper and it has been wearing on me...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-01-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By Kikelet
I know how you feel, mama! My boobs are a no-go...

I know how you feel, mama! My boobs are a no-go zone right now. My libido is pretty non-existent here, though, since DD is EBF'ing at 6 mos. I really loved my breasts pre-baby; I was a 34DD and they...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-01-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By Kikelet
5 mo DD has a horizontal ridge across the back...

5 mo DD has a horizontal ridge across the back of her head. It's normal for her plates to still be moving around and getting into place. She has reflux, so we have to put her in the swing for naps,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-01-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,916
Posted By Kikelet
Quote: Originally Posted by staceychev...

Quote:
Originally Posted by staceychev http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15794800)
It's 5:46 am, and I'm sitting at the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-31-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By Kikelet
Our 5 mo old either nurses or sucks her paci to...

Our 5 mo old either nurses or sucks her paci to sleep. We swaddle her 50% of the time and still give her the boob or paci for either swaddle or unswaddle. In the bed, unswaddled, we will usually...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-31-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By Kikelet
Quote: Originally Posted by First Time Mama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by First Time Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15790952)
We didn't do any WBV with DS who is...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-31-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By Kikelet
Quote: Originally Posted by Addie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Addie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15788483)
We go for all the reasons mentioned above. In a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-31-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,739
Posted By Kikelet
BIG HUGS, MAMA. You will get through this. I am...

BIG HUGS, MAMA. You will get through this. I am suffering from severe PPD, plus post-traumatic stress from my extremely difficult pregnancy. I had hyperemesis for 8 months and just about lost my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-31-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,826
Posted By Kikelet
Evie is 5.5 months and gets bathed every 2-3...

Evie is 5.5 months and gets bathed every 2-3 days. My mom likes to bathe her and I have to remind her to go easy on the CA Baby shampoo/soap.. If I'm taking a bath and she wakes up from a nap, I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-31-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,916
Posted By Kikelet
My little serious baby is finally laughing! I'm...

My little serious baby is finally laughing! I'm so ecstatic! She does this hehehehuuuuh thing, but no big belly laughs. She is really smiling at other people now, but at the same time she will...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-29-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
  Apathy
Views: 695
Posted By Kikelet
I agree that apathy is a symptom. It's on the...

I agree that apathy is a symptom. It's on the low end of the emotional scale; an emotion that results in inactivity (not caring, not thinking about doing things) versus an emotion like obsession,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-27-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,916
Posted By Kikelet
Quote: Originally Posted by staceychev...

Quote:
Originally Posted by staceychev http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15765568)
Baby chiro! Evie got her first adjustment...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-27-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,916
Posted By Kikelet
Yeah, am I completely insane?? I'm actually...

Yeah, am I completely insane?? I'm actually thinking about another baby!! ...after 8 months of hyperemesis and hyperemesis of labor. What is WRONG with me? It's a darn good thing I have Paraguard!!
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-16-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,646
Posted By Kikelet
I absolutely love our city mini. It has trudged...

I absolutely love our city mini. It has trudged through heaps of mud at the Renn Faire without much effort and just needed a good hosing when we got home. Yes, the basket is not easily accessible if...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-16-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,316
Posted By Kikelet
Oh my goodness I am glad for this thread. I have...

Oh my goodness I am glad for this thread. I have like, ZERO libido. DP and I are in a rut because of the lack of "intimacy" but he really means intercourse. We snuggle a lot, but I don't really like...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-12-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,916
Posted By Kikelet
Well imagine my surprise when Evie rolled over...

Well imagine my surprise when Evie rolled over hours after writing my original post! It's so hard to be objective as a first time mom, isn't it? Rationally, I know she is a normal size and is...
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