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Forum: Women's Health   10-19-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By CBall
So my nine month old has had a very mild cold...

So my nine month old has had a very mild cold for the last 3 days. Last night after sleeping for a few hours she suddenly cried out, by the time we made it down the hall to check on her, she had...
Forum: Family Planning   10-15-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By CBall
I started the mini pill when my dd was 6 months....

I started the mini pill when my dd was 6 months. My midwife told me that the mini pill reducing milk supply was a myth. I had always had a lot of milk so I didn't really worry about it. Well it...
Forum: Family Safety   10-10-2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By CBall
Hi Everyone! I'm not sure if this is even...

Hi Everyone!

I'm not sure if this is even the right place to post this, but here goes. I'm looking for a child-safe pool fence for an above ground pool that has a deck built up to it. So far I've...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-10-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By CBall
Hi everyone! I have a 10 month old baby...

Hi everyone!

I have a 10 month old baby girl with narrow feet. She prefers to spend the majority of her time standing, cruising and walking holding our hands. I've found that the robeez moccasins...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-13-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,189
Posted By CBall
Hi everyone! There's a another study that's...

Hi everyone!

There's a another study that's all over the internet about how vaccines are totally safe etc. etc. I don't really buy that. And in all of the pro-vaccine research I've read I've...
Forum: Family Safety   08-17-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By CBall
Hi everyone! I'm looking for a convertable...

Hi everyone!

I'm looking for a convertable carseat rec. Dd is 7.5 months and we have the Britax Marathon which we love. But it was super expensive and I'm looking for something economical, and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-15-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,374
Posted By CBall
This happens to me often. I think it's because...

This happens to me often. I think it's because dd has such a vibrant personality for a 7 month old. She's outgoing, friendly, and on the move. When people ask me this I know they wonder if I'm...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-27-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By CBall
None. We did all the research and settled on the...

None. We did all the research and settled on the diaper champ when I was pregnant. We used it for about a month and a half. After that we just went through too many diapers a day. We would have had...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-22-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
Posted By CBall
I'm putting this out there because when I was...

I'm putting this out there because when I was searching for information about the mini pill I was told it was fine for nursing mothers. Hope this helps someone else.

Since my dd was born I have...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-08-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By CBall
You just described my dd at that age! It felt...

You just described my dd at that age! It felt like we did nothing but nurse. In the evenings there was a 3 or 4 hour period where we would nurse both sides, I'd have a 5 to 10 miniute break to use...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-18-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,949
Posted By CBall
Hi everyone. Just wanting to know if I'm alone...

Hi everyone. Just wanting to know if I'm alone out here. My dd is 6 months, breastfed with a little bit of solids, and VERY active. She's in the 97th for height and something like the 37th for...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   06-12-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By CBall
So I think that we fall into the very selective...

So I think that we fall into the very selective camp. I'm getting the polio since we plan on doing international travel but not until DD is two or three. And if she doesn't get chicken pox naturally...
Forum: Lactivism   06-12-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By CBall
That's so wonderful! It's really depressing to...

That's so wonderful! It's really depressing to always be the white elephant in a room.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Lactivism   06-12-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By CBall
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/ye...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif

Thank you for saying that. I've been trying to express something similar to family and "friends" when they are surprised that I either...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-12-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By CBall
Maybe I'm paranoid but if it wouldn't be that...

Maybe I'm paranoid but if it wouldn't be that inconvienent to reschedule,(as in they live fairly close by) that's what I would do. I have a 5 month old and while I try not to be too overly concerned...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-12-2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,872
Posted By CBall
I consider myself fairly AP, but I LOVE the...

I consider myself fairly AP, but I LOVE the stroller. I own an ergo, maya wrap, baby bjorn, and a ring sling. But we've always used the stroller because while I love the ergo and the ring sling my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-31-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By CBall
So I have a very busy 5 month old dd. I keep...

So I have a very busy 5 month old dd. I keep reading and hearing that babies her age should be sleeping 12 hours or so a day and taking at least one nap. I think dd missed the memo. She sleeps 8...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-30-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,033
Posted By CBall
LOL so glad I'm not the only 1st mom constantly...

LOL so glad I'm not the only 1st mom constantly thinking what I'll do differently next time.

#1 & 2 Buy a decent pump and teach baby to take a bottle.

I'm a stay at home mom so I just got the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-28-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By CBall
I wanted to comment on the the nipple shields....

I wanted to comment on the the nipple shields. While they are not the optimal method, sometimes I think they get a bad rap. I almost gave up breastfeeding all together because of my babies latch...
Forum: Lactivism   05-28-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By CBall
Quote: Originally Posted by Bokonon...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bokonon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15454241)
28-32 oz. of breastmilk divided by 4 feedings...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-25-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By CBall
We nurse to sleep and our baby is 5 months. We...

We nurse to sleep and our baby is 5 months. We also have had burp issues in the past. What we do now is, burp her on the first side and after nursing on the second side we swaddle her, then DH does...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-21-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By CBall
My daughter does this! She's 5 months old and it...

My daughter does this! She's 5 months old and it only happens during nursing when she's falling asleep. It doesn't happen every day though, and it varys as to how bad, long etc. We looked it up on...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-20-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By CBall
We are planning on doing some european travel...

We are planning on doing some european travel fairly soon as well. Because of that we got the Chicco Liteway. (I think that's what it's called?) It's really lightweight, folds down small, has a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-18-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By CBall
The gerber cloth diapers to be used as burp...

The gerber cloth diapers to be used as burp cloths. Those are the best as far as being absorbent. Also, if they get too nasty you can just toss them, since they are fairly cheap.
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-16-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By CBall
So Dd is 4.5 months now. Up until the last...

So Dd is 4.5 months now. Up until the last couple of weeks she used to be firmly in the blow-out or two a day camp. It's gradually tapered off to being once every 3-4 days and not even a blow out!...
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