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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Today, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By katelove
I think 15hrs a week is completely unrealistic...

I think 15hrs a week is completely unrealistic for for most people with small children. There is no way DH and I are spending that sort of time together alone!

What is DH doing while you're...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Today, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By katelove
Any chance you and DH could "divide and conquer"...

Any chance you and DH could "divide and conquer" for the errands/shopping etc and use the grandparent time for yourselves? Because, to be honest I'm not really sure where else you can fit it in....
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-28-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By katelove
So, just for future reference, maybe it would be...

So, just for future reference, maybe it would be a good idea to provide that information in your first post. And to consider a slightly less provocative username :-)


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Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-26-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 58
Posted By katelove
If it's been two weeks since your period started...

If it's been two weeks since your period started then then you could do a pregnancy test. Everything else is just speculation I'm afraid.


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Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 155
Posted By katelove
I can't give a straightforward yes/no answer to...

I can't give a straightforward yes/no answer to the safety question.

Also are we talking MMR here or is there a measles-only vaccine available in the US?


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Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 809
Posted By katelove
Yes. And this is is also worth remembering when...

Yes. And this is is also worth remembering when discussing anything scientific as well
http://reason.com/archives/2012/10/02/half-of-the-facts-you-know-are-probably

This review of the book...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-26-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 105
Posted By katelove
I agree with MeepyCat. Both my girls were like...

I agree with MeepyCat. Both my girls were like you describe your 21mo as well... when they were 21 months old. All of what you describe is totally normal behaviour for a 4yo. And it's totally normal...
Forum: Family Planning   02-25-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 91
Posted By katelove
Birth control while breast feeding

I could only find one study, published in 1989 and only including 64 women, which found any reduction in milk supply after TL.


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Forum: Breastfeeding   02-23-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 44
Posted By katelove
How do you know your supply has decreased? Is...

How do you know your supply has decreased? Is your baby losing weight or having fewer than 6-8 wet nappies/day. If so then I would suggest expressing after each daytime feed. Even if you don't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-23-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 68
Posted By katelove
Our play kitchen gets heaps of use. Unfortunately...

Our play kitchen gets heaps of use. Unfortunately it doesn't for in our playroom but I would love it if it did. We also have 4-5 large floor pillows in the playroom which my girls use a lot.



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Forum: Baby Health   02-21-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By katelove
No, she's not vaccinated yet. We delay until...

No, she's not vaccinated yet. We delay until around 3yo. I think she wasn't very sick because of her age (in first six months of life pertussis can be life threatening, after that the rate of death...
Forum: Baby Health   02-20-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By katelove
Yes, it's simple to diagnose with a swab. It may...

Yes, it's simple to diagnose with a swab. It may take a few days to a week to get the results back though.

My DD was older than yours when she had it. She was 22 months. We did choose to give her...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-20-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 160
Posted By katelove
The Anti D your doctor is offering you isn't...

The Anti D your doctor is offering you isn't related to your last pregnancy. It's related to this one. If this baby is a positive blood group and you are exposed to some of it's blood you may develop...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-16-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 144
Posted By katelove
For sure. This is the pattern I used...

For sure. This is the pattern I used http://vendulkam.blogspot.com.au/p/free-patterns.html?m=1

I have just finished the size 3 and am starting on the size 5. They are generous sizes though (or...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-15-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 144
Posted By katelove
2015 Project challenge

2-3/52 - two skirts for DD1

4/52 - pair of shorts for DD2

5/52 - crochet cardigan for DD2

6/52 - crochet dolls skirt. It started life as a V-stitch blanket in my crochet class last year. I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-14-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 72
Posted By katelove
I agree with Newmammalizzy, it's wonderful to...

I agree with Newmammalizzy, it's wonderful to hear people valuing the work of SAH parents and homemakers.

Dropping daytime sleeps can be hard (especially on parents!). I suggested it because long...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-13-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 72
Posted By katelove
This is what I would do: - stop the nap ...

This is what I would do:

- stop the nap

- wake her at 7am (I would get up early myself to do this)

- prepare to have a grumpy day supporting an underslept toddler

- start the bedtime...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-13-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 72
Posted By katelove
Is she still sleeping during the day? What time...

Is she still sleeping during the day? What time and for how long?

What time does she wake up in the morning?

How long has she been going to sleep after midnight?

What is your bedtime...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-08-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 315
Posted By katelove
Stranger stopped vehicle to talk to my child

The stranger in this case didn't offer your son a ride though. He didn't say or do anything which suggested he wanted your son to get in his car according to your OP.

I see this as more analogous...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-07-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 212
Posted By katelove
Has anyone discussed using a supply line so he...

Has anyone discussed using a supply line so he can get formula whilst still sucking at the breast? That may solve the latch issues if they are coming from nipple preference and would increase breast...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-06-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 212
Posted By katelove
The scales thing is extremely important....

The scales thing is extremely important. Different scales can weight very differently.

What are his wet nappies like? Is he having 6-8 soaked nappies in 24hrs?

Have you tried adding oats, flax...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-06-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 315
Posted By katelove
This is what I was thinking too. Sent...

This is what I was thinking too.


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Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-03-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By katelove
I agree. I'm not sure what's going on here, could...

I agree. I'm not sure what's going on here, could be depression, could just be his way of controlling you, but it isn't normal and it isn't pregnancy hormones. Can you give your local women's shelter...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-02-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By katelove
My daughter had her first sleepover when she was...

My daughter had her first sleepover when she was 2.5yo, the night before her baby sister was born. Since then she's had lots just for fun. She sleeps on a mattress at the foot of my parents bed but...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-02-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 144
Posted By katelove
I finished the quilting on my neice's quilt. Yay!...

I finished the quilting on my neice's quilt. Yay! Now in the process of burying a billion threads before I bind it.

I have also started the second sleeve of DD2's crocheted cardie and cut out toe...
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