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Forum: Life With a Baby   07-06-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,674
Posted By sarahl918
We just moved into a house with a carpeted den...

We just moved into a house with a carpeted den and I had the same concerns as you. I have had to just relax about it. We had the carpets cleaned, did a steam clean ourselves, and then I vacuum almost...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-06-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By sarahl918
I am so right there with you. My DD is 9 mo and...

I am so right there with you. My DD is 9 mo and makes a HUGE mess every meal. All her pajamas and shirts are stained with avocado (the worst!!) and everything else. I have tried a few different types...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-06-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By sarahl918
My daughter just turned 9 months old and I would...

My daughter just turned 9 months old and I would also recommend seeing if he would be willing to cut down to 2 naps. DD goes to bed around 7-8pm (4 hours after she wakes up from last nap) and usually...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-16-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By sarahl918
I stopped wearing a nursing bra to bed when DD...

I stopped wearing a nursing bra to bed when DD was about 3-4 months old. For starters, I began leaking a lot less around that time (and even if I do, it's not much at all), plus I have pretty small...
Forum: Allergies   06-14-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By sarahl918
Thanks for your input, ladies. Update for...

Thanks for your input, ladies.

Update for us, I have been off dairy (and soy/soybean oil/lecithin, until very recently) for about 3.5 months. Her eczema cleared up almost instantly, and her yucky...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-03-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By sarahl918
Wow LilStar, that is so scary! I'm so glad both...

Wow LilStar, that is so scary! I'm so glad both your LOs were okay, a skull fracture my goodness. I am also afraid of her moving off the bed when awake, once she becomes mobile. She is very...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-03-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By sarahl918
Thanks ladies. She isn't much of a roller when...

Thanks ladies. She isn't much of a roller when she sleeps so right now just keeping an eye on her. If and when she gets more mobile while sleeping, we may have to try the mattress on the floor. 
Forum: Allergies   03-03-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By sarahl918
Curious about this as well! I personally just...

Curious about this as well! I personally just had to give up dairy for my 5 month old EBF daughter who developed an icky rash that appears to be eczema. I haven't had any testing done to confirm an...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-26-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By sarahl918
Bedsharing mamas - what do you do for keeping...

Bedsharing mamas - what do you do for keeping your LO safe in the bed after they've gone to bed for the night, but you haven't? Bedrails? Pillows? 
 
My 5 month old daughter goes to bed around...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-21-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By sarahl918
Sign up for a Mommy & Me group- I did and it was...

Sign up for a Mommy & Me group- I did and it was the best money I've spent! Not only is it great to get out of the house but it is a wonderful place to get support and make new friendships. It's...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By sarahl918
There is a great book called Sleeping With Your...

There is a great book called Sleeping With Your Baby by James McKenna which is a WONDERFUL resource, as is Dr Sears' Baby Book. I was not planning on bedsharing with my daughter, we bought a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By sarahl918
My 5 month old daughter has been trying to...

My 5 month old daughter has been trying to "stand" for what seems like forever, possibly from around the same age as your baby. I think it's completely normal and natural, it's just important to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-26-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,117
Posted By sarahl918
 Breastfed until 18 months, tho still nursed at...

 Breastfed until 18 months, tho still nursed at night til 22 months I believe. Started solids at 6 mos but wasn't much interested in them until 1 yr. I have been in relative good health, good...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-07-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By sarahl918
Not sure if this is re: bathing or swimming, but...

Not sure if this is re: bathing or swimming, but we gave DD sponge baths until 2wks/no more cord, then we introduced her to water by bringing her into the shower with us a few times. We just did the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-07-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By sarahl918
Have you tried steam? One thing that has helped...

Have you tried steam? One thing that has helped my daughter has been bringing her into the bathroom while running a hot shower, or even bringing her into the shower/bath with me. My Mom took me into...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   10-12-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 2,664
Posted By sarahl918
yay maszat! congrats! he is precious. our babies...

yay maszat! congrats! he is precious. our babies share a birthday, my daughter Nora was born the same day :) hope you are enjoying these early days and getting good rest!
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   10-12-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 2,664
Posted By sarahl918
Congrats Shiloh!!! so glad you got your perfect...

Congrats Shiloh!!! so glad you got your perfect birth. enjoy those baby snuggles :)
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   10-06-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 2,664
Posted By sarahl918
You're all so sweet, thank you so much!! ...

You're all so sweet, thank you so much!!
Quote:Originally Posted by hippy mum http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   10-05-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 2,664
Posted By sarahl918
Here are a couple of pics of my angel! Hoping to...

Here are a couple of pics of my angel! Hoping to be more active soon, we are still adjusting to our new routines. Every minute is exciting and new, and sometimes crazy. Sometimes remarkably calm. I...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   10-04-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 2,664
Posted By sarahl918
Quickly popping in to say my baby was born Oct 1...

Quickly popping in to say my baby was born Oct 1 at 12:37pm! Eleanora "Nora" Lynne decided to come on her own, little angel, my water broke at 1:45am the day I was supposed to be induced and after 5...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   09-30-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 2,664
Posted By sarahl918
Subbing!

Subbing!
Forum: Diapering   09-30-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 149
Posted By sarahl918
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lovemylab http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390611/front-loader#post_17473259)


Yes that's the same...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   09-30-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 2,212
Posted By sarahl918
M Anna - one thing that we put in our birth...

M Anna - one thing that we put in our birth preferences "in the event of a c-sec" was that I wanted double suturing (two layers) which would allow for an easier time with VBAC... I'm not sure if...
Forum: Diapering   09-29-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 149
Posted By sarahl918
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lovemylab http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390611/front-loader#post_17472746)

My front loader has a soak...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   09-27-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 2,212
Posted By sarahl918
Cool I will! Thank you! :)

Cool I will! Thank you! :)
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