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Forum: C-section Birth   06-06-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By blackannis
Everyone's been giving good tips, so I don't...

Everyone's been giving good tips, so I don't have much to add there, but I do want to emphasize that a planned c/s can be a very positive thing. With DS#1, I was planning a "natural" birth, but was...
Forum: C-section Birth   06-06-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By blackannis
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamapigeon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-27-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By blackannis
I would be inclined against this one as well,...

I would be inclined against this one as well, simply because of the actual stories behind it. Cuchulain's an impressive hero, but very, very bloody, and verging on the berserker end of things....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-27-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,341
Posted By blackannis
I've kept up with my usual tasting-my-husband's...

I've kept up with my usual tasting-my-husband's beer or cider routine since getting the BFP, but haven't really had anything more than sips because my stomach simply hasn't been up to it. Honestly,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-27-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By blackannis
My situation is like Nattery's--I knew exactly...

My situation is like Nattery's--I knew exactly when my LMP began, and gave them that date, but when we did the first ultrasound, the little one was measuring a week bigger than that. It seems like I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-24-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By blackannis
Babysmurf has a very good point--there's no...

Babysmurf has a very good point--there's no telling what the baby is going to be like. My son is now 3 years+2 months, and he's only been sleeping reliably in his bed all night for about 3 months ....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-20-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,537
Posted By blackannis
Congratulations!   And since when is three...

Congratulations!
 
And since when is three kids "lots"?? DH and I are planning to stop at two, and I feel like that's a small family! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-20-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By blackannis
So I've been wondering if something was going on...

So I've been wondering if something was going on over the past week or so, because I thought I should have gotten my period last week, but just kept getting light spotting. I hadn't been keeping...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-31-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By blackannis
That's exactly the reasoning I used with my...

That's exactly the reasoning I used with my husband whenever he started pushing CIO: "No, it makes me hurt and feel ill, so I will not do it." That has changed in the past few months as DS has been...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-31-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By blackannis
It sounds like there's got to be something else...

It sounds like there's got to be something else going on. Have you tried contacting your pediatrician about this? The "lying on you and crying" sounds like more than emotional issues, though I can...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-31-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By blackannis
My son actually slept pretty well with us until...

My son actually slept pretty well with us until 20 months or so, even though we were only in a full-size bed. We weaned just before his 2nd birthday after he started showing some negative signs that...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-24-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By blackannis
My DS likes to cuddle up and sweat on me no...

My DS likes to cuddle up and sweat on me no matter what he's wearing. Recently, we've just had him in long PJ pants with no shirt or a short-sleeve shirt. He's generally quite toasty, and only gets...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-24-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,339
Posted By blackannis
In our old house (~1300 sq. ft, 2 floors, 94...

In our old house (~1300 sq. ft, 2 floors, 94 years old but with newer windows, in Rochester, NY), we kept the thermostat at 66-67 during the day when we were there, and 59-60 at night or when we...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-10-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By blackannis
I recently fully weaned my son because I was...

I recently fully weaned my son because I was just too tired and he kept waking up and sleep-nursing and it was just too much. I felt as though neither of us was getting the sleep we needed, because...
Forum: Parenting   10-10-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 17,694
Posted By blackannis
*hugs* No, there's no magic component. It always...

*hugs* No, there's no magic component. It always takes a lot of work, and if you feel like you're the only one doing the work, it seems much more like hell than heaven. Plus, honestly, sometimes one...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-04-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By blackannis
DS had his 24-month check-up last week, and...

DS had his 24-month check-up last week, and during the check-up, the nurse practitioner who is his main care provider was very disturbed that his foreskin didn't retract at all. I was a bit puzzled...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-04-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By blackannis
It sounds like you've got some good support...

It sounds like you've got some good support starting already--yay! Personally, I didn't have much trouble with breastfeeding once my milk came in, but the first night before my milk came in was...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-04-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By blackannis
Funny how half of attachment parenting seems to...

Funny how half of attachment parenting seems to be figuring out what limits to set, isn't it? We're still doing really well with the weaning, though I think we both miss it. If I snuggle DS down to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-15-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By blackannis
So, to update: it's actually going extremely...

So, to update: it's actually going extremely well, and to judge from my son's response, is exactly what he needed. Daddy's been putting him to bed at night by lying down in our bed and snuggling,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-13-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By blackannis
Yes, we have been working with painkillers when...

Yes, we have been working with painkillers when we're sure that he's having teething problems--he makes it pretty clear by being excessively clingy and crabby. We've also all been sick for the past...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-13-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By blackannis
Ugh, you've got my sympathy, particularly on the...

Ugh, you've got my sympathy, particularly on the meltdowns. My DS tends to only want to nurse when he's tired, but if I try to tell him no, we get a huge tantrum. Since this generally happen at...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-13-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By blackannis
So I always saw child-led weaning as a fairly...

So I always saw child-led weaning as a fairly peaceful process of the child in question gradually cutting back on his/her own and eventually just stopping altogether. This morning, though, I started...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-31-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 18,597
Posted By blackannis
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by noodlz1974 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1322845/primal-family/20#post_16580313)

Is...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-24-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By blackannis
I'd definitely get the bed rail so that she's...

I'd definitely get the bed rail so that she's only by one of you--that's what we ended up doing with our son, and it worked just fine. He also has a thing for sleeping flat, even now (he's 22...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-24-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By blackannis
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by kimkim http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1322136/our-bed-stinks#post_16569565)

I cut a...
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