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Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-11-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By lemontree
Thanks lovepickles... I have been feeling this...

Thanks lovepickles...
I have been feeling this struggle in him, like when he is saying "no talking daddy" and "ONLY MOMMY ONLY DS" He is struggling with the push and pull of being an autonomous...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-11-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By lemontree
Hm....yes.  I can not use blender, mixer or...

Hm....yes.  I can not use blender, mixer or vacuum when he is around.  But a couple of my friends have the same issues so I thought it might just be a baby-toddler thing? Oy.
 
His "no talking"...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-11-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By lemontree
No one has any insight?  

No one has any insight?
 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-10-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By lemontree
My son has been an intense and opinionated boy...

My son has been an intense and opinionated boy since the moment he splashed out of the birthing pool and into the midwife's hands. 
 
Even as a newborn, his demands were specific.  For example, he...
Forum: Pets   12-21-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By lemontree
Hi, DS is in love with our new puppy and the...

Hi, DS is in love with our new puppy and the feeling is mutual.  The only thing is, when they are together the puppy (11 week old blk lab mix/resuce) gets overstimulated FAST and plays way too...
Forum: Parenting   12-20-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,007
Posted By lemontree
I have been thinking about this so much.  DS is...

I have been thinking about this so much.  DS is 2.  My family is across the country and on a totally different page than me.  No matter what I offer up as gift ideas, my mom sends huge plastic toys...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-30-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,636
Posted By lemontree
Ladies. Thank you.  Time to myself would be an...

Ladies.
Thank you.  Time to myself would be an amazing miracle.  Not so easy when DH works such insane hours just so we can (almost) make ends meet right now.  And family is no help too, as they...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-28-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,636
Posted By lemontree
Tired, THANK YOU so much for the support.  I...

Tired,
THANK YOU so much for the support.  I was feeling so alone!
 
And great suggestions as well, thank you.  I have been trying to "breathe through" the discomfort as much as possible but I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-24-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,636
Posted By lemontree
DS is 24 mths.    He has nursed on demand...

DS is 24 mths. 
 
He has nursed on demand his entire life, slept with me every night since he was born and the midwife placed him in my arms, I am a SAHM and he is with me all day every day....He...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-20-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,108
Posted By lemontree
APToddlerMama, please tell me how you avoid...

APToddlerMama, please tell me how you avoid Santa talk?  It's not even Halloween and I have already heard one Mama on the playground mention Santa, "maybe Santa will bring you that tricycle" ....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-20-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,108
Posted By lemontree
Please help me process through this.    I...

Please help me process through this. 
 
I was raised Catholic by a very strict and rigid family.  Christmas was a huge consume-y extravaganza with a lot of Church. And a lot of "Santa is watching...
Forum: California, Nevada   06-07-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By lemontree
My husband and I have been talking about...

My husband and I have been talking about relocating to the Bay Area in the fall. We have a 20 mth old and plan on getting pregnant soon. I know the Bay is huge and so I am planning to take a trip up...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-03-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By lemontree
Cross posting because I really need advice, and...

Cross posting because I really need advice, and don’t know where to turn....
 
DS will be 20mths this week. I have always BF on demand. And believe me there has been a lot of demand. He has always...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-03-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By lemontree
Cross posting because I really need advice, and...

Cross posting because I really need advice, and don’t know where to turn....
 
DS will be 20mths this week. I have always BF on demand. And believe me there has been a lot of demand. He has always...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-03-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By lemontree
Cross posting because I really need advice, and...

Cross posting because I really need advice, and don’t know where to turn....
 
DS will be 20mths this week. I have always BF on demand. And believe me there has been a lot of demand. He has always...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-19-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,863
Posted By lemontree
DS is 19mths.  He gets breastmilk and I have a...

DS is 19mths.  He gets breastmilk and I have a cup with a straw full of H2o around.  Some days he drinks a lot of water, some none.  He also loves coconut water and asks for it.  Some days he drinks...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-14-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By lemontree
Your perspective is appreciated!  That's just...

Your perspective is appreciated!  That's just it.  I don't want my guy to be traumatizing other Littles!  I just don't know what to do - it's hard to anticipate what he's going to do when he is so...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-13-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By lemontree
Hm.  We practice alot of "gentle touch" etc with...

Hm.  We practice alot of "gentle touch" etc with the pets....you're right that little toddlers seem to "get it" more than older toddlers....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-13-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By lemontree
...I don't know how else to explain it.  DS has...

...I don't know how else to explain it.  DS has just started being really social.  In the past he was content to play with me at park, playground etc but now he wants to follow around big kids and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-09-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,278
Posted By lemontree
I am surprised by the responses!  DS just turned...

I am surprised by the responses!  DS just turned 17 months and we close all the doors.  (Bathroom, Bedroom, Office)  We live in an apartment.  Sometimes we leave our bedroom opened, since it's his...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-28-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By lemontree
If so, how?  What does it look like?   DH...

If so, how?  What does it look like?
 
DH works a lot of nights and DS (16mths) needs the boob to fall asleep right now...I read about partners "putting the baby down" and I wonder - at what point...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-28-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,453
Posted By lemontree
I have read and re read this thread 50 times...

I have read and re read this thread 50 times since I came across it.  It just feels so good to know I am not alone with the nonstop all night nursing, and the going to bed early just so I can...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-12-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By lemontree
Last night was hard.   16mth old DS, who is...

Last night was hard.
 
16mth old DS, who is a spirited co-sleeping boy, is a very frequent night nurser on his best night.   I have gotten used to not really discussing his sleep with anyone but...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-08-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By lemontree
Thanks.  Well, today he woke up at 5:30 which is...

Thanks.  Well, today he woke up at 5:30 which is a step in the right direction!  Guess we just need to "ride it out"
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-07-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By lemontree
DS is 16 mths (today!)  We co-sleep.  He has...

DS is 16 mths (today!)  We co-sleep.  He has never been a great sleeper and at Xmas started getting molars and has had such a hard time with them.  On the nights when he is in so much pain I have...
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