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Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-09-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By wendypf
Since I was diagnosed and started treatment for...

Since I was diagnosed and started treatment for cancer at the end of august, I can count the number of days I've seen my 14 MO DD. Luckily, she is cared for by people who love us both and I know she...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-19-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By wendypf
She really won't drink milk -- believe me, we...

She really won't drink milk -- believe me, we tried! She also has a dairy sensitivity, so I tend to stay away from other dairy sources. Though I did try yogurt after I got sick just to see (which...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-18-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By wendypf
I was diagnosed with cancer last month and had...

I was diagnosed with cancer last month and had to wean 13 MO DD on 8/31 when I started chemo.

She has no interest in milk. any kind of milk. any kind of container.

We've been doing baby led...
Forum: Parenting   09-05-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By wendypf
I spent today on the couch, mostly sleeping and...

I spent today on the couch, mostly sleeping and trying to eat. 1YO DD is at my MILs, she spent the night last night and probably tonight too because I am too sick to watch her and DH has had a few...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-30-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By wendypf
I have to wean DD starting tomorrow to start...

I have to wean DD starting tomorrow to start treatment for cancer http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

Luckily I have a friend who can pump 20oz at a time who is...
Forum: Women's Health   08-26-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By wendypf
I was diagnosed with a very rare cancer,...

I was diagnosed with a very rare cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma recently. I start treatment next week and would love to find a good cancer forum.

Problem is, I'm not sure where to go. This cancer...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-26-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By wendypf
Thanks everyone! This week has been...

Thanks everyone!

This week has been miserable. I wanted to enjoy my daughter and instead every time she nurses my heart breaks http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-23-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By wendypf
Quote: Originally Posted by TiredX2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TiredX2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14274488)...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-23-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By wendypf
Quote: Originally Posted by Tofu the Geek...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tofu the Geek http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14274412)
How old is she mama? I think...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-23-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,512
Posted By wendypf
I was diagnosed with cancer last week. I will be...

I was diagnosed with cancer last week. I will be starting treatment on 8/31. It will involve a lot of chemo over the next 9-10 months with little time off.

That means 8/31 is the last time I can...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-16-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By wendypf
I was diagnosed with cancer on Friday. The...

I was diagnosed with cancer on Friday. The pathology will be available tomorrow, so I have no idea what is in store.

DD is 1 year old today. The idea of weaning early is heartbreaking. I know I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-14-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By wendypf
I had the surgery today -- if anyone can help me...

I had the surgery today -- if anyone can help me with these drugs (they were very firm in the hospital, 24 hours...). i could really use the comfort of nursing, I was diagnosed with cancer today......
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By wendypf
DD is also entering toddlerhood -- DH and I were...

DD is also entering toddlerhood -- DH and I were just talking this evening about how her interactions with the world around her has really changed in the last week. Its pretty amazing and lots of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-13-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By wendypf
Until DD started walking I wore her everywhere....

Until DD started walking I wore her everywhere. Now that she's mobile, sometimes she's happier in the umbrella stroller than when I wear her. I like that stroller better than the bigger one, it fits...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-13-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By wendypf
The anesthesia group told me to pump and dump...

The anesthesia group told me to pump and dump for 24 hours... I tried to explain to the receptionist that the lactation consultant knows better about the drugs and all I wanted was a list of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-13-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By wendypf
I work from home and occasionally have to go to...

I work from home and occasionally have to go to the office.

We had a lot of difficulties in the beginning, so I did not try too hard to get her to take a bottle. I think we had 2-3 failed...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-13-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By wendypf
I'm scheduled to have surgery under general...

I'm scheduled to have surgery under general anesthesia tomorrow morning. I will be on painkillers and antibiotics (so far I have failed to get a list of possible medications -- working on this......
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-10-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By wendypf
DD's party will be this Sat. There will be about...

DD's party will be this Sat. There will be about 25 people, mostly family and a few friends with babies the same age.

DH and I have done nothing yet. I'm still amazed we managed to send out...
Forum: Parenting   08-10-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,251
Posted By wendypf
Her backyard sounds a lot like mine... you know...

Her backyard sounds a lot like mine... you know what I do? I only go in the backyard with DD when we're going swimming and usually someone else is home too. As soon as we are out of the pool, its...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-09-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By wendypf
No real advice here, just hugs -- you're not...

No real advice here, just hugs -- you're not alone!

I'm slim, so my tummy looks ok -- however, when I tighten my abs, I can put two fingers in the gap between my abs by my belly button. My belly...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-04-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By wendypf
We've had good luck w/herb for kids gum-o-mile....

We've had good luck w/herb for kids gum-o-mile. DD gets some relief, though for major teething and better sleep, we still need motrin. Its the only teething treatment besides motrin DH agrees does...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-19-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By wendypf
11 MO DD finally popped a tooth after 2 months...

11 MO DD finally popped a tooth after 2 months of teething! We had a good night sleep last night for the first time in a long time. We were pretty sure it was teething because Motrin would help with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-17-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By wendypf
What do you think about babies going into a pool...

What do you think about babies going into a pool naked?

It seemed pretty normal to me, but after a comment from my sister's friend on facebook, I thought it must have made her uncomfortable to...
Forum: Family Safety   07-16-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 964
Posted By wendypf
I logged in to write this same message. 11MO DD...

I logged in to write this same message. 11MO DD is screaming in the car the entire time and its very hard to get her in the seat. She stands in it facing forward and I literally have to hold her...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-10-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By wendypf
I recently got a few ecapants, which I love....

I recently got a few ecapants, which I love. Only thing is that they've only been washed a few times and it seems like at least one pair is not waterproof anymore -- any ideas?

How do you usually...
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