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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-21-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By CocoBird
Thanks for your reply. You're right, she's not an...

Thanks for your reply. You're right, she's not an only child. I was using it as a comparison, but questioning that, also. It's good to hear positive things about this. I guess what started this...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-21-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By CocoBird
Thanks for your response! :) what would you say...

Thanks for your response! :) what would you say the "perks of being an only child" are?
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-20-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By CocoBird
Children with much older siblings

Hi, I have two stepdaughters (12 and 16), and on birth-daughter (1 1/2). I love them all dearly. The older girls are wonderful sisters to the baby. Because they are so much older, though, I worry...
Forum: Women's Health   11-10-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,817
Posted By CocoBird
I love that I can find answers and ideas on old...

I love that I can find answers and ideas on old threads here!
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-06-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By CocoBird
Yesterday my 12 year old asked me to tell her...

Yesterday my 12 year old asked me to tell her everything I voted for. I did, and she told me I voted wrong on everything. I didn't argue with her, just explained my reasoning. She insisted I was...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-06-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By CocoBird
Hi, we did at-home insemination with a known...

Hi, we did at-home insemination with a known donor. When we decided to try again (a couple years after our miscarriage) , I was able to track my cycle for the past two months and guess at the best...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-24-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By CocoBird
I guess I just compartmentalize. Her genetic...

I guess I just compartmentalize. Her genetic heritage is that of myself and the donor, but our family's heritage includes my wife's heritage, so it is Amadora's heritage as well. I guess I'm evading...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-24-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By CocoBird
I would like to join, too!!

I would like to join, too!!
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-24-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By CocoBird
Very cool thread! I like this discussion. :smile:...

Very cool thread! I like this discussion. :smile: We have quite the mix of genetic heritage. I am Dutch/French/Indian, my wife is Italian/Russian/Cherokee. Our donor is Swedish/Danish/Norwegian. When...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-19-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By CocoBird
I'm not sure I have any advice, but my heart goes...

I'm not sure I have any advice, but my heart goes out to your family and I hope you can find some harmony soon. I had a hard time with my oldest stepdaughter for a few years. It was challenging to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-18-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By CocoBird
Pinching!

Hi! I am still nursing my darling 15 month old and plan to do so until she self-weens. Lately, however, she has been feeling the need to hold and sometimes pinch my other nipple while nursing! It is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By CocoBird
Thanks for the feedback and reassurance. :) I...

Thanks for the feedback and reassurance. :) I didnt think it would ever change, but I see now at 15 months that it fluctuates. She is still of course excited to see mom when she gets home from work,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-22-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By CocoBird
Thank you for the reassurance! I am trying not to...

Thank you for the reassurance! I am trying not to take it personally, and even if it hurts my feelings, I try not to let her see that, and also remember to be grateful she and her other mom love each...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-21-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By CocoBird
Being the 2nd Favorite Parent

I am the second favorite parent of my 14 month old baby. :serious: This has been the case for a while, but is becoming increasingly obvious! I try to be a good sport about it, not let my feelings get...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-23-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By CocoBird
Also, I could possibly use free-range eggs if a...

Also, I could possibly use free-range eggs if a recipe called for them, but no other dairy.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-23-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By CocoBird
Hi, I am raising my baby vegan (with the...

Hi,
I am raising my baby vegan (with the exception of free-range eggs). I would like to teach her about the reality of why I choose to be vegan and why it is important. There are a couple of books...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-23-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By CocoBird
Hi, I posted about this elsewhere, then realized...

Hi, I posted about this elsewhere, then realized I might get more responses here. I am searching for a dairy-free and sugar-free dessert to serve for my baby's first birthday in June. I am open to...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-23-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By CocoBird
I use coconut milk. Sometimes I add just a tad...

I use coconut milk. Sometimes I add just a tad bit of agave. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By CocoBird
Hello, I am searching for a vegan and sugar-free...

Hello, I am searching for a vegan and sugar-free dessert to serve for my baby's first birthday in June. I am open to using agave as a sweetener. I don't need to completely avoid sweet things (I love...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-13-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By CocoBird
I feel like I'm at the end of my rope, but have...

I feel like I'm at the end of my rope, but have nowhere to go with it. I joined this family 5 years ago and I love them dearly and am committed to them. I married my wife 2 years ago. She had two...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-22-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,353
Posted By CocoBird
You know you are a breast feeding/pumping Mama...

You know you are a breast feeding/pumping Mama when you might actually cry over spilt milk!
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-20-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By CocoBird
I've been looking for a baby bath ring seat, and...

I've been looking for a baby bath ring seat, and found out that I've been having trouble finding one because they have all been recalled! Are there ANY that haven't? My 8 month old is 21 lbs. and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-20-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By CocoBird
I know someone who is training to become a...

I know someone who is training to become a post-pardom dula. Helping moms with this sort of thing! She has offered to come over to play with/care for baby so that I can get things done. I may take...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-20-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By CocoBird
Who caught your baby? My wife and my midwife...

Who caught your baby?
My wife and my midwife caught our little darling. My wife was too nervous to catch her on her own, so they both had their hands on her as they caught her and brought her up to...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-20-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 17,611
Posted By CocoBird
Isa!! Congratulations!! :) So exciting. And hi,...

Isa!! Congratulations!! :) So exciting. And hi, everyone! I haven't been on here in a while, but I was missing you.
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