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Forum: Life With a Baby   08-17-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By ProtoLawyer
My hospital's normal policy is to keep mom and...

My hospital's normal policy is to keep mom and baby together, even after a c-section, unless there's a medical emergency. There was an emergency in my case (baby was healthy but I had cardiac...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-24-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,742
Posted By ProtoLawyer
I shoulda seen this coming...my son still hasn't...

I shoulda seen this coming...my son still hasn't called me any variation of "Mom," but yesterday, he very clearly, twice, said "hi five" in proper context.
 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-16-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,742
Posted By ProtoLawyer
We're not quite toddling yet--in fact, we're not...

We're not quite toddling yet--in fact, we're not crawling and probably won't. Ellison scoots on his backside, across great distances, carrying large objects (and, when he knows he's going to get...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-23-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By ProtoLawyer
We had to supplement early on (my son lost a...

We had to supplement early on (my son lost a pound in three days, my milk was slow to come in, and he couldn't clear the jaundice without eating)--he got sent home with formula and a billiblanket....
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-20-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By ProtoLawyer
We didn't use one in the hospital, and by the...

We didn't use one in the hospital, and by the time we did offer him one (around a month) he thought it was poison. He came across a pacifier in his toy box the other day (he's 11 months--the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-20-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,989
Posted By ProtoLawyer
Avocado. Some banana, yogurt, butternut...

Avocado.
Some banana, yogurt, butternut squash...meh...
 
Pulled pork got stolen from my plate and happily consumed. Pretty much since then (7.5 months--he's 11 months now) he's been eating what...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-18-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,417
Posted By ProtoLawyer
My 11-month-old son has the head of a...

My 11-month-old son has the head of a 3-year-old, literally off the charts. He's big but not BIG in his other measurements. However, doc's not worried--my husband has a giant head (he has trouble...
Forum: Parenting   06-04-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,818
Posted By ProtoLawyer
The book "Geek Dad" has some great projects,...

The book "Geek Dad" has some great projects, including making a slip-n-slide, and making a movie screen to use outside.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-02-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By ProtoLawyer
My stepdaughter has several sets of...

My stepdaughter has several sets of grandparents--she calls my parents Grandma (Firstname) and Grandpa (Firstname), which is just what my parents wanted (and how they referred to themselves back...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-27-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,326
Posted By ProtoLawyer
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-27-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,201
Posted By ProtoLawyer
FWIW, a friend of mine's 2-year-old son had a...

FWIW, a friend of mine's 2-year-old son had a partial circumcision due to a congenital, urological issue I'm not fully versed in --that was, apparently, the least invasive way of correcting the...
Forum: Parenting   05-17-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,305
Posted By ProtoLawyer
My 10-month-old's first solid food was dog hair....

My 10-month-old's first solid food was dog hair.
 
After that, we tried a few purees (mango and peach were liked; chicken was not) but he was more interested in the spoon than in the food. I...
Forum: Women's Health   05-16-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By ProtoLawyer
Hopefully this has resolved by now, but that...

Hopefully this has resolved by now, but that sounds like when I got strep a few years back. (I'd never had strep before, and had long assumed I never would.)
 
I went to a walk-in drugstore...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-13-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By ProtoLawyer
Is this LO on the big side? Is she especially...

Is this LO on the big side? Is she especially top-heavy? That could explain some of where she is, large-motor-wise...my almost-10-month-old son has a huge head (about the size of a 3-year-old's) and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-13-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By ProtoLawyer
Let him play! As long as he's growing and...

Let him play! As long as he's growing and healthy, he's getting what he needs, and he'll figure it out eventually.
 
We started with BLW around 6 months, but he wasn't interested...avocado made...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-03-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,091
Posted By ProtoLawyer
Just to update everyone--days 2-3 were the...

Just to update everyone--days 2-3 were the worst, then it gradually got better. By the 2-week mark, he fit right in and his sheet almost never includes "fussy" or "crying." He's napping well in his...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-03-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By ProtoLawyer
It took my son about 2 weeks to settle in at his...

It took my son about 2 weeks to settle in at his daycare, with Days 2-3 being the absolute worst. 
 
He's in full-time care, though, and he seems to thrive on chaos. (The daycare isn't chaotic,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-03-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By ProtoLawyer
I got IUD'd at about 14 weeks out, and aside...

I got IUD'd at about 14 weeks out, and aside from a few days of spotting after that, I've not had a visit. Not that I am complaining--we're 99% sure we're done (that 1% is why I have an IUD and did...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-29-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,421
Posted By ProtoLawyer
50 centimeters. Off the charts by a good margin....

50 centimeters. Off the charts by a good margin. He's 29 1/2 inches tall (so TALL), and 21 pounds and a few ounces that my husband didn't write down (a little bigger than average). The doc's not...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-25-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By ProtoLawyer
I found my hand pump (it's that plunger thingy...

I found my hand pump (it's that plunger thingy that comes with some Medela pump kits) and tried it out at home this weekend. Wholly uncomfortable, but manageable, and I won't have to haul around the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-21-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By ProtoLawyer
It's a state bar CLE conference with breakout...

It's a state bar CLE conference with breakout sessions, so the good news is I won't be with my boss the whole time, and there are copious breaks to "visit with the vendors" (which, since I have no...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-21-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By ProtoLawyer
I've called the venue and they've got jack...

I've called the venue and they've got jack diddly squat (even though this is a common request, apparently). They recommended me getting a room at the adjacent hotel, too, which would be in the $150...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-21-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By ProtoLawyer
I have a conference in a couple of weeks. I have...

I have a conference in a couple of weeks. I have to go. It's local and during business hours, so it won't take me away from home (any more than usual)...BUT.
 
How do you pump when you're away...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-19-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By ProtoLawyer
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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-18-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,168
Posted By ProtoLawyer
Yeah, I think it depends on just what your kids...

Yeah, I think it depends on just what your kids will accept. Some will accept "Daddy went to the doctor, had some tests, and he's fine but ouchy," and others want the details.
 
Does your daughter...
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