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Forum: Life With a Baby   02-06-2014, 01:50 PM
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Posted By bdoody11
We swaddled both of our older girls until they...

We swaddled both of our older girls until they were 13 months. This baby is 6 months, is still swaddled, and took a 3 hour nap today. I will use it as long as it helps her sleep. When she's not...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-19-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,979
Posted By bdoody11
Onesies are also good even in cooler weather if...

Onesies are also good even in cooler weather if you swaddle. We swaddle our kids day and night as newborns so a long sleeve sleeper isn't always appropriate.

I like both long and short sleeve...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-28-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By bdoody11
We went through this with DD1 at 3 and now again...

We went through this with DD1 at 3 and now again with DD2. I don't have much advice, I just wanted to tell you that it's pretty normal. I just hold them until they calm down and the lay with them...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-10-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,247
Posted By bdoody11
We have Breastmilk Makes My Tummy Yummy by...

We have Breastmilk Makes My Tummy Yummy by Cecilia Moen. Unfortunately, it looks like it's out of print. I got mine through Paperback Swap (http://www.paperbackswap.com).
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-06-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By bdoody11
You may want to try posting in the "Finding Your...

You may want to try posting in the "Finding Your Tribe" area. There is one for Michigan.

I'm in Ann Arbor and I'll be having a water birth with the midwives at University of Michigan. I'm not...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   07-30-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 160
Posted By bdoody11
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Shiloh http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1385894/molar-pregnancy#post_17417564)

I got mine after being told I was...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   07-28-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 160
Posted By bdoody11
That's great news about the miscarriage not...

That's great news about the miscarriage not being molar. Now you can try again as soon as you feel ready.

Take care of yourself and know that your rainbow baby is coming!
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   07-25-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 76
Posted By bdoody11
I have a Mirena success story. I had mine placed...

I have a Mirena success story. I had mine placed in July 2010 and removed September 2012 for the sole purpose of conceiving. We conceived on the third cycle and I'm 37 weeks today.

In fact, I had...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   07-25-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 160
Posted By bdoody11
I'm so sorry for your loss. I had a partial...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

I had a partial molar pregnancy 4 years ago. My D&C was painless, not even a cramp. I was still nursing DD1 and nothing changed. In fact, I nursed her another year and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-25-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By bdoody11
As a soon to be third time Mom, go with the...

As a soon to be third time Mom, go with the flow. My babies have always needed a ton of walking, bouncing and cajoling to get to sleep. Honestly, I'm a bit jealous of you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-02-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,068
Posted By bdoody11
DD#1 was gifted a Strider at 3 years by her...

DD#1 was gifted a Strider at 3 years by her Grandpa. She didn't have much interest until 4 and at 5 she literally hopped on a two wheeler and took off. It was amazing! I'm a huge fan!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-02-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By bdoody11
Unless there is a pressing need, I wouldn't push...

Unless there is a pressing need, I wouldn't push it. My DD was day learned by 2.5 years and wore a pull up until her 4th birthday. After that she refused to wear a pull up. However, we went through...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-22-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By bdoody11
Oh Mama, I know your pain! My dd went on a...

Oh Mama, I know your pain! My dd went on a nursing strike last year around 10 months and it was definitely the longest, most stressful 3 days of my life. You are definitely doing all the right...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-13-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
Posted By bdoody11
I have a difficult sleeper so I have been where...

I have a difficult sleeper so I have been where you have been, for sure. Could the jumping craziness be part of the routine? Like take him in your room and give him 10 minutes to get the crazies...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-13-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By bdoody11
Hugs, mama! My DDs are 3 years, 4 months apart...

Hugs, mama! My DDs are 3 years, 4 months apart so I know exactly what you're going through. That was us last summer! We had many of the same issues you are having: touching the baby roughly, waking...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-07-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,113
Posted By bdoody11
DD#2 was sitting independently by 6 months....

DD#2 was sitting independently by 6 months. Thankfully, unlike DD#1, she sat before she crawled. DD#1 crawled at 7 months, but didn't sit independently until 9 months. My doctor never commented on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-04-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By bdoody11
You might want to check out Meg McElwee's blog...

You might want to check out Meg McElwee's blog post about toddler art: http://sewliberated.typepad.com/sew_liberated/2010/07/toddler-art-experiences.html
She talks about a book First Art : Art...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-28-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By bdoody11
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by OTMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-28-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,616
Posted By bdoody11
Apparently my nephews both went through a phase...

Apparently my nephews both went through a phase were they wouldn't hold their penis to pee because they didn't want to wash their hands. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif
 ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-28-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By bdoody11
We went through something similar with DD#1 when...

We went through something similar with DD#1 when she was close to 3 years old. If she took any sort of nap she would be up to 10 pm or so. I am a SAHM and needed some down time so we dropped the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By bdoody11
We recently faced a similar situation with my...

We recently faced a similar situation with my cousin. He is my first cousin, but I haven't seen him in years. I thought the last time I saw him was at my wedding 6 years ago, but my Mom didn't think...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-16-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By bdoody11
My DD#1 did this too. She was 3 years 4 months...

My DD#1 did this too. She was 3 years 4 months when DD#2 was born. She was still nursing so we didn't have that issue, but we definitely had a lot baby talk, running to get on the changing table...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-12-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,088
Posted By bdoody11
I joined Weight Watchers (WW) at 7 months PP...

I joined Weight Watchers (WW) at 7 months PP with DD#2 (I had done WW in the past as well). As of today (11 months PP), I've lost 26 pounds with no effect on supply. For the first few weeks I lost...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-12-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,267
Posted By bdoody11
When DD#2 was 7 weeks she got pharyngitis...

When DD#2 was 7 weeks she got pharyngitis (fever, sore throat, crankiness) from her older sister. I felt awful, especially since I was tandem nursing so she was exposed first hand. Having two sick...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-24-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By bdoody11
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Quote:Originally Posted by Perdita_in_Ontario http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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