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Forum: Breastfeeding   08-08-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,301
Posted By ainh
66 and baby #3 is on her way any day now, so...

66 and baby #3 is on her way any day now, so maybe I'll aim for an even 100 ;)
 
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-24-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By ainh
Thanks for responding.  It's nice to know that...

Thanks for responding.  It's nice to know that I'm not the only one has feel a little surprised at higher than expected testing.  Of course, his teacher was like "how could you not know that he was...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-23-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By ainh
I've lurked here in the past...back when DS1 was...

I've lurked here in the past...back when DS1 was a toddler and I was trying to figure stuff out.   He never really struck me as exceptional with memory or math or reading, but DH and I are both have...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   01-26-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,449
Posted By ainh
I love Dr Chou at Clairmont Pediatrics.  She's...

I love Dr Chou at Clairmont Pediatrics.  She's 100% behind me with non-vaxing of my two boys and she gives natural remedies as often as not.  Dr Price is the head of the practice and she too...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   01-26-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By ainh
We live near OCP and my son attended there when...

We live near OCP and my son attended there when he was a two year old.  It turns out I'm not the coop type ;).  The community is great, however, and we have been part of the OCP family ever since --...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   01-26-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By ainh
We have been planning to send our first to...

We have been planning to send our first to Kindergarten next year at our local public school (Mary Lin) and it suddenly occurred to me that they might not take him?!?!  What is the story with...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-19-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By ainh
Man. I don't know if I should or shouldn't read...

Man. I don't know if I should or shouldn't read these posts!  I have long suspected DS2 of having seizures, but our doctors seem really unconvinced and keep saying "you'd know if you child was...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-29-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By ainh
I bit the bullet and nightweaned my 22 month...

I bit the bullet and nightweaned my 22 month old.  It was hellish the first few nights, but he's really old enough that he understood.  I explained that we'd hug and cuddle in the night, but no...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-15-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By ainh
I do think that peds are quick to give referrals...

I do think that peds are quick to give referrals these days. And many kids have a strong, strong preference for one leg over the other. My guy will be four in a couple of days and he still can't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-13-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By ainh
I suggest just ignoring it a for about two...

I suggest just ignoring it a for about two weeks. It might be a habit that is getting more and more ingrained (kids keep doing things when it gets attention and I'm sure that she's noticed she gets...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-12-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By ainh
Oh hugs. Is she walking well already? My guy...

Oh hugs. Is she walking well already? My guy threw terrible tantrums from age 12-14 months (he still hits his head hard enough on the floor that he has a constant bruise there...does it any time I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-29-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By ainh
I assume she's also been tested for strep again?...

I assume she's also been tested for strep again? This can be the only presentation for some kiddos....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-29-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By ainh
Is he getting iron? Sometimes with too much milk...

Is he getting iron? Sometimes with too much milk you get anemic. Then it spirals. Iron deficiency can lead to lack of appetite and irritability and sleep changes. My guy perked up and starting...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-29-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,579
Posted By ainh
I let my first use a bottle any time he wanted...

I let my first use a bottle any time he wanted for as long as he wanted. He did use straw cups and sippy cups at times, but I never fretted about the bottle. By age 2.5 he picked a bottle at most...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-29-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By ainh
OMG...my 14 month old started doing this about...

OMG...my 14 month old started doing this about 6-7 weeks ago. Tiredness and frustration bring it out in him...and he's also not comforted by me, though I can sometimes distract him. The only thing...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-29-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,607
Posted By ainh
I'm still this way. I try to use the technique...

I'm still this way. I try to use the technique that my MIL used on my husband (who used to be terrible as a kid, but who is quite reasonable about putting his book down these days, so her methods...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-01-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,254
Posted By ainh
I brought my 14 month old DS2 to the geneticist...

I brought my 14 month old DS2 to the geneticist on Friday. No info. She seemed very unconcerned with DS and, to be honest, he was unusually "good". At the very end I mentioned on more 'odd thing'...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-06-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By ainh
At 2.25 my guy first said "you pretend to be...

At 2.25 my guy first said "you pretend to be babysitter?" to me when I had dyed my hair (to the same color at the babysitters, naturally). He got SUPER into imaginative play by 2.5 -- one day we...
Forum: Women's Health   02-02-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By ainh
OMG. Hugs to you. I know the...

OMG. Hugs to you. I know the laying-in-bed-at-night-and-fretting thing! So hard to think back on all the preventable things -- like giving vaccines before I knew better and the non-stick pan that I...
Forum: Allergies   02-02-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By ainh
Biscuits? My son's preschool did these and it...

Biscuits? My son's preschool did these and it was a huge hit. Easy and delicious (and I'm *SO* bummed that DS2 has a severe wheat allergy, otherwise I'd whip up a batch now). They are Southern-ish...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-01-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By ainh
I put my kids to bed in the crib and then bring...

I put my kids to bed in the crib and then bring them straight to bed when they first wake (if I'm already sleeping, that is). Once they are used to sleeping through the night (even if part is in...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-31-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 0
  Vent...
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Posted By ainh
unventing

unventing
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-07-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,019
Posted By ainh
My LO is one tomorrow. He's pretty cranky lately...

My LO is one tomorrow. He's pretty cranky lately and I think it might be the teeth that refuse to fully break through! Today his top two teeth were out and visible in the morning and then they...
Forum: Parenting   12-28-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,851
Posted By ainh
Quote: Originally Posted by khanni...

Quote:
Originally Posted by khanni http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14770223)

I wanted, more than anything else in the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-28-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,231
Posted By ainh
Ah...I'm late to this thread! My guy was...

Ah...I'm late to this thread!

My guy was born 1/7 and I'm getting really nostaligic now that the year mark is coming up!

The tough things for us are lack of weight gain, sleep and allergies....
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