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Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-03-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By nilatti
No advice...but mine did the SAME THING. Awful. ...

No advice...but mine did the SAME THING. Awful. 
 
The only comfort I can offer is, "this too shall pass!"
Forum: Homebirth   04-27-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By nilatti
I put "home."

I put "home."
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-22-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By nilatti
I have a jogging stroller. My dad bought it for...

I have a jogging stroller. My dad bought it for us--we probably wouldn't have, but we like it. Since he's a bike nut, he bought us a Schwinn. It's fine. It has a few features that I think are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-15-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By nilatti
My daughter (18 months) was pretty clearly...

My daughter (18 months) was pretty clearly dehydrated recently, as my milk supply is fading and she rarely is willing to drink from a sippy or a bottle. I managed to convince her to take some...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-10-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By nilatti
Quote:She gets livid if she's offered "false"...

Quote:She gets livid if she's offered "false" choices, and says "I don't like EITHER of those choices!!!!!"  She's impossible to sway by mention of fun things, too.  OP, is your son like that, too? ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-10-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By nilatti
Thanks for the feedback everyone. True to form,...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. True to form, like six hours after I posted this, he was begging to go outside. :)
 
He's one of those people...giving him choices honestly doesn't work with him....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-09-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By nilatti
So, I live in a beautiful, unbelievably idyllic...

So, I live in a beautiful, unbelievably idyllic piece of land. I mean, seriously, we live on the back corner of someone's dairy farm, over a mile from the paved road and at least 1/4 mile from any...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-19-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By nilatti
I'm reading this amazing book right now,...

I'm reading this amazing book right now, called Bedtiming. One thing that it spends a lot of time on is that there are certain stages in a baby's life when he/she tends to be more emotionally stable...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-16-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By nilatti
Oh goodness, I had it so bad! I'm sorry. It does...

Oh goodness, I had it so bad! I'm sorry. It does get better...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-03-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By nilatti
DH caught both of ours and says they were among...

DH caught both of ours and says they were among the most meaningful experiences of his life. I wanted to catch #2, but couldn't do it in the moment.
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-15-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By nilatti
I put my baby in a carrier when I vacuum,...

I put my baby in a carrier when I vacuum, although that's suboptimal. I've found that the white noise of the vacuum cleaner doesn't wake my kids up, generally, if they're napping.
I vote that you...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-03-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By nilatti
I have had ZERO libido while pregnant or...

I have had ZERO libido while pregnant or nursing, but I remember that it came back when I weaned baby #1 (and then, almost immediately, got pregnant again!)
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-28-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By nilatti
I'm glad I'm not the only one! I actually talked...

I'm glad I'm not the only one! I actually talked with a friend about this after I posted it, and she said she has the same thing.
 
If it doesn't go away when I wean, I might need therapy,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-27-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By nilatti
During my second pregnancy, I started to get...

During my second pregnancy, I started to get completely grossed out by a particular category of sounds---wet, splorpy sounds, like my dog licking himself. I've never liked that sound before, but now...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-04-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By nilatti
I agree with the PP that your son is old enough...

I agree with the PP that your son is old enough to learn about having different relationships with different people. When my son was 10 months old, my BIL taught him to head-bonk, HARD. Even when he...
Forum: Homebirth   08-23-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By nilatti
My midwife actually does a couple of "pre...

My midwife actually does a couple of "pre conception" appointments each month, for people who are trying to get pregnant and want to meet her in case they do. She gives a little advice about cycle...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-22-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By nilatti
So, I'm on a beach vacation right now, and it is...

So, I'm on a beach vacation right now, and it is Not Going Well.
 
My son (almost three years old) is terrified of the ocean. He says he's scared that he will "wash away." He also gets utterly...
Forum: Homebirth   08-07-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,683
Posted By nilatti
Can I just say, since you are asking and you...

Can I just say, since you are asking and you want a supportive answer, you should contact a pediatric urologist. Also, if your midwife isn't going to give the baby a Vitamin K shot (which helps the...
Forum: Homebirth   08-03-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By nilatti
Is your MW doing just the thing where you get a...

Is your MW doing just the thing where you get a finger prick and she uses just a drop of blood on a piece of paper thing in a monitor? Mine did that and my Hb was always low (like 9 ish). She...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-01-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By nilatti
My 10-month-old has her hair in her eyes all the...

My 10-month-old has her hair in her eyes all the time. DH wants me to cut bangs for her, but that's where all her cute baby curls are! I can't do it. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-16-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By nilatti
If I had it my way, there would be no TV in my...

If I had it my way, there would be no TV in my house at all, but it really is part of DH's *culture*, if that makes sense. He wants to share movies he loved as a kid with our kids, and I get that....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-21-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By nilatti
My two were almost exactly two years apart. Here...

My two were almost exactly two years apart. Here is what worked for us. At a time when we weren't dealing with crazies, I handed the baby to my DH and did some one-on-one time with my son. We read a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-17-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By nilatti
They mean the first thing (you put baby in a...

They mean the first thing (you put baby in a seated position and she stays there). The second usually comes right before crawling, more like 8-12 months.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-20-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By nilatti
I don't want to make anyone feel guilty for not...

I don't want to make anyone feel guilty for not doing official play dates, but I want to point out that parallel play is NOT the same as ignoring other kids. They are totally watching each other and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-18-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By nilatti
I had the same thing you are describing. I think...

I had the same thing you are describing. I think it finally ended at about 3 months pp? I asked my MW if there was something we could do, and she said that if I was really concerned, they could do...
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