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Forum: Diapering   06-22-2013, 07:40 PM
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Posted By mousebandit
I'm searching back threads as well, but I...

I'm searching back threads as well, but I finally have my stash pulled out and sorted and ready to use on the kids (3 still in diapers), and could use some quick answers tonight.  :-)
 
Are there...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-07-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,139
Posted By mousebandit
Hi everyone.  Another update.  Had some small...

Hi everyone.  Another update.  Had some small breakthroughs, although still pumping.  Went to an Above Rubies retreat this weekend and met some awesome mamas who had been through the same thing. ...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-02-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,139
Posted By mousebandit
We're still here and still pumping.  We still...

We're still here and still pumping.  We still haven't gotten a quiet time to try the tub/rebirthing, but the baby and I are going away to a ladies' retreat this weekend, and I will at least have...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-25-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,139
Posted By mousebandit
Thank you mamas!  I got out the feeding tube...

Thank you mamas!  I got out the feeding tube thingy for the next feed, and tried that but she was screaming too much and way too mad to even take my nipple in her mouth, much less get the tube in...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-25-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,139
Posted By mousebandit
Okay, trying to breathe.  Today we are trying to...

Okay, trying to breathe.  Today we are trying to make the switch back to bf from pumping and bottle.  Dd is 12-weeks old, and has been almost exclusively bottle-fed pumped bm (came a little early,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-07-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,377
Posted By mousebandit
Not an expert, but I have been told consistently...

Not an expert, but I have been told consistently with my little ones that they need to go to breast at the latest every 3 hours.  I know with ours, they were lethargic and did not wake themselves up...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-06-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By mousebandit
Thank you ladies for the replies!  I hadn't...

Thank you ladies for the replies!  I hadn't heard of either power pumping or laid-back nursing, but I think we're going to try both.  I stopped weighing her so much, but I do think that she has...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-02-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By mousebandit
Warning:  I am totally sleep-deprived, so this...

Warning:  I am totally sleep-deprived, so this may be rambling and not make much sense!  Please bear with me!
 
My new LO is 6 weeks now, and we're still doing the pump and bottle.  I want to make...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-25-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By mousebandit
Just wondering how all the other mamas of little...

Just wondering how all the other mamas of little ones that are trying to get nursing going are handling the time requirements of nursing then pumping every 2-3 hours round the clock?  My new little...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   08-03-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,554
Posted By mousebandit
Hi mamas!  I am wondering what you mamas that...

Hi mamas!  I am wondering what you mamas that are nursing and pumping round the clock for a preemie do with the baby while you are doing the pumping, especially AP type mams?  I am currently pumping...
Forum: Diapering   03-02-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By mousebandit
Hi.  Could you do this with FB - that have the...

Hi.  Could you do this with FB - that have the PUL outers?  Since we've been at our new place, it seems the CDs are getting stinkier.  Maybe it's hard water - I'll have to check into that.  Just...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-09-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By mousebandit
Help!  I'm totally losing it.  I don't seem to...

Help!  I'm totally losing it.  I don't seem to be able to accomplish anything anymore.  Now that little one #2 is crawling, and big sister (2-1/2 yo) is talking nonstop and wants to be involved in...
Forum: August 2011   12-23-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,497
Posted By mousebandit
Planning a HBAC, but also getting shadow OB care...

Planning a HBAC, but also getting shadow OB care since all mine have been 34-36 wks.  Gonna go the distance this time, though!  And will just have the MW hang out in another room unless we need...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 975
Posted By mousebandit
We got a used rocker/recliner off of craigslist...

We got a used rocker/recliner off of craigslist and LOVED it. I almost never used the recliner feature, but it was padded and perfect for pulling your legs up like you talk about. It was super comfy...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By mousebandit
Help! I am really dealing with lots of doubt and...

Help! I am really dealing with lots of doubt and guilt right now. Lots of questions mixed in here, but I don't really know who else to ask.

3-1/2 month old ds (born at 36wks) seems very mad, sad,...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-22-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By mousebandit
Hi. I'm not sure where to start. I'm not certain...

Hi. I'm not sure where to start. I'm not certain that I am experiencing PPD, or just a very bad week/couple of weeks/day, etc. I've had pretty much no sleep at all last night, so that may definately...
Forum: April 2010   03-20-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,795
Posted By mousebandit
Very short update. Will do a good one tomorrow...

Very short update. Will do a good one tomorrow in a new post.

Baby boy - Jeremiah Guy Roberts. 6 lbs 11-1/2 oz. 20" long.

He's perfect (of course!) and we are both doing great. Went 36 weeks...
Forum: April 2010   03-16-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,795
Posted By mousebandit
Update: No baby yet. Water broke, no labor....

Update: No baby yet. Water broke, no labor. Still not quite 36 wks, and no signs of infection so we're just sitting tight. Trying not to be impatient, but it's hard, LOL! I am hoping it will happen...
Forum: April 2010   03-13-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,795
Posted By mousebandit
Okay, guess I'm not making it to 36 wks, LOL! 4...

Okay, guess I'm not making it to 36 wks, LOL! 4 days shy will have to be close enough. Water broke this morning, contractions here and there but nothing like what I've been having all week and not...
Forum: April 2010   03-11-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By mousebandit
I'm anticipating post-partum to be much easier....

I'm anticipating post-partum to be much easier. It is SO hard to maneuver around this travel trailer with my huge belly and butt, and the way our bed is set up, and have to do this walrus-shuffle to...
Forum: April 2010   03-11-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By mousebandit
YOu're keeping things clean AND feeding your...

YOu're keeping things clean AND feeding your family??!! You're my flippin' hero!!!

And MPP - you're cracking me up on the Vit. C. I actually hid all the stupid vitamins for the very same reason....
Forum: April 2010   03-11-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By mousebandit
I think it's perfectly normal to feel that way....

I think it's perfectly normal to feel that way. And no, you're not a horrible mother. You're just a mother. Especially if you want more children and your hubby doesn't. That's just hard, no matter...
Forum: April 2010   03-09-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By mousebandit
We did get a little list of *what*, just not...

We did get a little list of *what*, just not *how much*. We go in tomorrow and I'll ask. Just wondered how much stuff everyone else is taking.

Tracey R.
Forum: April 2010   03-09-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By mousebandit
Hi mamas! This will be our first birth center...

Hi mamas! This will be our first birth center birth and I was packing a bag (we've had 3 preterm/preemie births so we're getting ready now) but suddenly was confused about how much stuff to bring...
Forum: April 2010   03-08-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 740
Posted By mousebandit
Hubby will be with me the whole time, midwives...

Hubby will be with me the whole time, midwives and apprentices in and out as needed (we'll kind of feel it out as we go- last birth was supposed to be UC until we PROM at 33wks), and then we're...
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