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Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-21-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 968
Posted By LittleBirdy
My first was born at 40w6d and was 8 lbs 2 oz ...

My first was born at 40w6d and was 8 lbs 2 oz
 
My second I was really unsure of dates (my periods were still irregular from breastfeeding when I got pregnant).  He was born at what we think was...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-12-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By LittleBirdy
It will get easier, I promise.  Your baby sounds...

It will get easier, I promise.  Your baby sounds a lot like my older son was.  I couldn't put him down for an instant until he was about 5 weeks old, and at that point he might be content in a...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-05-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 714
Posted By LittleBirdy
The biggest obstacle I face as a mother is the...

The biggest obstacle I face as a mother is the judgement of other mothers - the near constant drama of breast vs. bottle, WOHM vs. SAHM, co-sleeping vs. Ferber.  I spent the entire first year of my...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-04-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 992
Posted By LittleBirdy
On Sunday for dinner I had a chicken salad...

On Sunday for dinner I had a chicken salad sandwich with lettuce, tomato, bacon and PICKLES.  The bacon & pickle combo?  Magic.
 
Forum: Homebirth   07-13-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By LittleBirdy
I got a disposable painters tarp from Home...

I got a disposable painters tarp from Home Depot/Lowes and then put an old blanket on top of it.  Worked great, no smell, and CHEAP :)
 
Really, you're not going to be getting any more water on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-02-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By LittleBirdy
It may very well be a phase.  DS rejected the...

It may very well be a phase.  DS rejected the highchair/booster seat right around 17 months.  We bought him a little table and chair to eat at for a little while.  Then he wanted to eat at the table...
Forum: Diapering   06-27-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By LittleBirdy
I use this:...

I use this: http://www.amazon.com/FuzziBunz-Hanging-Diaper-Pail-White/dp/B002OL1TBW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340799326&sr=8-1&keywords=fuzzibunz+hanging+diaper+pail...
Forum: Homebirth   06-21-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By LittleBirdy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by motherhendoula http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1356273/just-in-case#post_17020701)

I'd bet that your MW...
Forum: Diapering   06-18-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By LittleBirdy
Hi!  We started cloth diapering when our son was...

Hi!  We started cloth diapering when our son was just about the same size.  I found the toddler prefolds to be far too large!  The size large "brown edged" prefolds from Green Mountain Diapers fit...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-04-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,022
Posted By LittleBirdy
How long ago did your older child wean, assuming...

How long ago did your older child wean, assuming you breastfed him/her?  I could express some milk in the first trimester, but I think it was actually because DS had only weaned like 6 months ago. ...
Forum: Homebirth   05-31-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,579
Posted By LittleBirdy
I have had one successful homebirth and I'm...

I have had one successful homebirth and I'm planning on my second this summer.  As much as it sucks, if I suddenly lost access to my HB midwives I would go to the hospital before I would go...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-25-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,810
Posted By LittleBirdy
I checked off several items in the poll, but...

I checked off several items in the poll, but overall I'd say I chose NCB over an epi because for me - I'll take the devil you know vs. the devil you don't.  What I mean is that you pretty much know...
Forum: Diapering   04-23-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By LittleBirdy
www.nickisdiapers.com...

www.nickisdiapers.com (http://www.nickisdiapers.com) does do volume discounting - the more you buy, the cheaper they are.  Their best deal is 12 diapers (or more) for $16.95.
 
Probably your best...
Forum: Lactivism   04-17-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,641
Posted By LittleBirdy
 Quote:Originally Posted by Margot...



Quote:Originally Posted by Margot Dawson http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1350721/breastfeeding-passion#post_16948090)

I'm a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-12-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By LittleBirdy
We tried a lot of different cups, including some...

We tried a lot of different cups, including some of the more expensive brands and honestly had the best luck with these:...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-11-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,382
Posted By LittleBirdy
I have a little guy who preferred veggies over...

I have a little guy who preferred veggies over fruit as a baby, and now will rarely eat a vegetable.  I try to take a long-term approach to the problem.  Not eating vegetables for 6-12 months is...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-05-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By LittleBirdy
I'm not sure if this is what you mean, but a day...

I'm not sure if this is what you mean, but a day or two before my due date, suddenly I could see my ribs again and had more breathing room.  I went into labor a little less than a week later, and my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-04-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,714
Posted By LittleBirdy
Another vote for Stride Rite.  My son's daycare...

Another vote for Stride Rite.  My son's daycare spends as much time outdoors as possible (awesome!!) and he was destroying Robeez in a matter of weeks, so we moved up to Stride Rite which he's still...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-05-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By LittleBirdy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by gumshoegirl007 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1346895/home-day-care-vs-day-care-center#post_16900199)

I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-02-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By LittleBirdy
I actually found this really useful when DS was...

I actually found this really useful when DS was a baby!  Yes, it's pictures of poop.  There's a picture of poop from a healthy breast fed baby, and also one of mucus poop.
 ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-22-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By LittleBirdy
You know maybe I've blocked it out but I don't...

You know maybe I've blocked it out but I don't remember the pushing part as being particularly painful.  In my mind it's the contractions that hurt.  This may be because I had a swollen cervical lip...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-22-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 42,599
Posted By LittleBirdy
Yup that sounds about typical.  I was not seen...

Yup that sounds about typical.  I was not seen until 8 or 9 weeks with both pregnancies.  The only cases I know of where women are seen earlier is if there is a history of loss, or if she discovers...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-22-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By LittleBirdy
I didn't have any cervical checks during...

I didn't have any cervical checks during pregnancy.  I know I had at least one in active labor because that's how they discovered the anterior lip.  I may have had one before that, but I had been in...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-21-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By LittleBirdy
I had mine checked at about 7 weeks PP.  My TSH...

I had mine checked at about 7 weeks PP.  My TSH was a little lower than it had been during pregnancy, but still within an acceptable range - no medication adjustment was need.  (I also take Armour...
Forum: Homebirth   01-27-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By LittleBirdy
I had no diarrhea, no nesting, and no bloody...

I had no diarrhea, no nesting, and no bloody show.  The first sign that anything was happening were painful, irregular contractions.
 
I didn't lose my mucous plug until I had been in active labor...
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